7 National Parks to Visit During the Coronavirus Pandemic… Virtually
National Parks You Can Visit From Home
To say that the Coronavirus has thrown a wrench into our 2020 travel plans is an understatement. As a family who is always exploring, and always on the go, we crave adventure and the beauty of the outdoors. Although we are able to still get out and explore nature in our little neck of the woods, we miss traveling to experience the beauty of the rest of the world. To curb some of our wanderlust and help our kids along their journey to learn, we’ve found a way to continue to travel and see some of the most unique National Parks… from home!
Google Arts & Culture has knocked it our of the park with their virtual tours of 5 United States National Parks. Check ’em out below and tell us which one is your favorite!
If you’re still bored, take a trip to the Taj Mahal, visit the Gardens of Versailles, 6 Wonders of Italy, the Metropolotin Museum of Modern Art, the Eiffel Tower , or the Statue of Liberty!
1- Kenai Fjords, Alaska
Where mountains, ice, and oceans rule, climb into a crevasse in the middle of Exit Glacier at Kenai Fjords National Park . Make your dream of traveling to Alaska a reality!
2-Hawai’i Volcanoes, Hawai’i
Visit some of the worlds most active volcanoes and explore a lava tube at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park . Who says you still can’t visit Hawai’i?
3- Bryce Canyon , Utah
Take a journey to the greatest concentrations of hoodoos on the earth and explore the night sky at Bryce Canyon National Park . Explore the red rocks and geological wonders from your couch!
4- Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
Hidden below the surface of the Chihuahuan Desert, 119 caves carved out by sulfuric acid are ready to blow your mind! Travel 750 feet underground and fly with bats at Carlsbad Caverns National Park . Head to New Mexico after lunch.
5- Dry Tortugas, Florida
Looking to get your feet wet? Most of this National Park is underwater. Explore a Civil War era Fort Jefferson, swim through coral reef and explore a shipwreck at Dry Tortugas National Park.
Virtually Wander All the National Parks
Hungry for more National Park exploration? Wander all of the Nationals Parks on Google Earth, find your favorite park or plan your next trip. I get a serious case of wanderlust virtually exploring these online! Thirsty for more? Check out these amazing parks:
Yellowstone National Park
Take a trip to the first United States National Park and get a virtual tour of Upper Geyser Basin. Virtually explore 8 other popular spots in the park!
Yosemite National Park
Giant sequoias, granite domes, and spectacular waterfalls are just a few of the wonders of nature you can experience when visiting Yosemite National Park. Visit the sites of Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Mariposa Sequoia Grove, and Glacier Point all from the comfort of your own home. Hear the birds chirp, hear the flowing waterfalls and feel the sun on your cheeks!