American Icons: National Treasures - Our Parks and Landmarks


This past weekend, summer kicked into high gear as we celebrated America’s independence.

It’s sometimes easy to forget just how special this nation is, that is until you visit our notable landmarks and national parks that will take your breath away, making you reflect not only on who you are, but who we are as a country.

Wherever you happen to live, there’s a place that epitomizes why America is so great.

New York has the Statue of Liberty. Maine has Acadia National Park. Arizona has the Grand Canyon. California has Yosemite National Park. Montana has Glacier National Park and Yellowstone. South Dakota has Mt. Rushmore. Our nation’s capital has the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall and the Vietnam Memorial.

These are just a sampling of the man-made and natural icons that dot this country’s landscape (click here for a full listing of parks and click here for a full listing of landmarks).  And if you happen to be traveling with your mom, dad, grandmother or grandfather, the National Park Service offers them a discount (click here) if they are 62 years of age or over.

Because many of America’s most iconic places are outdoors, you’ll want to bring along your sunglasses to ensure your eyes are properly protected. If you’re looking for a pair, then consider these brands – Ray-Ban, Maui Jim and Costa Del Mar – which are fashionable, cool and as iconic as the places you’ll be visiting.

In honor of these iconic landmarks, we’re offering a 20 percent discount on those three brands through the end of July. Just use the code NL2015 when checking out. Make sure to share your pics of you and your sunglasses on your summer travels with us on social media. 

Words of an Icon: “There is nothing so American as our national parks.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt