Travel Just Right combines user input (temperature and crowd-level) with data to recommend for users the best months to visit a destination. Presently, we only offer suggestions for America’s 59 national parks. We started with these destinations because they’re among the country’s top destinations and the National Park Service does a great job with providing visitation data on its properties. We hope to add more destinations in the future.
Our visitation data is taken from NPS’s Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA) Portal. For each park, we averaged monthly recreational visits from 2006 to 2015. Our historical weather data is taken from www.usclimatedata.com.
If you’re interested in seeing which libraries we used or how we implemented a particular feature, check out our Git repository.