Thanks to the coronavirus, the majority of the United States is enforcing self-isolation and social distancing. With so many forced to spend more time indoors, it’s understandable if you get a little stir crazy from time to time. We’ve got the perfect cure for your self-isolation blues, though—explore national parks virtually. Tour Glacier National Park and then “head south” for The Grand Canyon – all from your home.
US National Parks To Virtually Explore In Self Isolation
1. Big Bend National Park – Texas
Take in the majesty and wide-open beauty of Texas’ Big Bend National Park. Known for its stunning sunsets, dreamy canyon trails and expansive flora, it’s the perfect natural space to “visit” from the couch.
Start your adventure in Big Bend here.
2. Death Valley National Park – California
This eerie, extreme and desolate National Park is one of the most unique and famous in the country. Pan across the endless expanse of the desert and then take in the otherworldly views with a virtual tour of Death Valley.
Start your adventure in Death Valley here.
3. Dry Tortugas National Park – Florida
Fancy a beach day? We think we could all use a coastal vacay once this is over. But for now, you can digitally visit the stunning Dry Tortugas National Park in the Gulf of Mexico. Dry Tortugas’ dreamy turquoise waters and powdery white sands are just what the doctor ordered.
Start your adventure in Dry Tortugas here.
4. Glacier National Park – Montana
Take in some of North America’s most stunning scenery with a virtual tour of Montana’s Glacier National Park. Begin with the peaceful meadows before heading to alpine vistas and then vibrant green forests.
Start your adventure in Glacier National Park here.
5. Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona
This list just wouldn’t be complete without mentioning one of the most recognisable natural beauties in the world – The Grand Canyon. Being in self-isolation doesn’t mean you can’t experience the raw beauty caused by millions of years of erosion.
Start your adventure in the Grand Canyon here.
6. Olympic National Park – Washington
Washington state’s Olympic National Park is a fairy dreamland. Loaded with dewy meadows, velvety moss and peaceful streams, it’s the ideal “retreat” from home. After “wandering” through the dense woods and sunny rivers, you won’t notice you’re at home.
Start your adventure in Olympic Park here.
7. Yellowstone National Park
Lastly, The United States’ first national park is one of the most visited in the country. Chockfull of dramatic canyons, bursting geysers, piping hot springs and so much more, it’s worth a digital trip. Be sure to tune into Old Faithful if you can, it’s undoubtedly the perfect “escape.”
Start your adventure in Yellowstone here.