Make the most of the social distancing by taking a virtual tour of the best national parks in the US for free.
With the deadly pandemic that has gripped the world, most of us have been confined to living within the four walls of our homes for an extended period of time, which can take some getting used to. While it is true we look forward to a chill staycation more often than not, the fact that this one comes with so many strings attached doesn't bode well at all. Nevertheless, we can't change the situation so we might as well make the most of it. After all, Sir Isaac Newton used social distancing during the bubonic plague in 1665 to find the Theory of Gravity. So this period of isolation might turn a few cogs in our brains to help discover something, if a little, less inventive. Until then, Totally The Bomb suggests, you might as well have some fun staying indoors by going on a virtual tour of some of the best national parks in the country without spending a penny thanks to Google Earth.
Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast, the Arches National Park lies north of Moab in the state of Utah. The park is known as the site of as many as 2,000 natural sandstone arches, like the red-hued Delicate Arch in the east and thin Landscape Arch stands in Devils Garden to the north. Take a tour of the Arches here.
Badlands National Park, located in South Dakota, is home to some of the most dramatic landscapes including layered rock formations, steep canyons, and towering spires. You may even get to see some bison, bighorn sheep, and prairie dogs that inhabit its sprawling grasslands on your tour here.
The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona isn't just popular in America, it's known across the world for being the home to the Grand Canyon, which holds millions of years of geological history within its red rock formations. Visit the GC National Park here.
The Guadalupe Mountains National Park is located in the vast Chihuahuan Desert of western Texas and is known for its bright-white Salt Basin Dunes, wildlife-rich grassland, and fossilized reef mountains. Take a virtual tour here.
Located in northern Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park spans the continental divide and is home to protected mountains, alpine tundra, and forests. Some of the notable spots include Trail Ridge Road and the Old Fall River Road. Tour this park here.
The Yellowstone National Park is a nearly 3,500-square.-mile wilderness recreation area perched on top of a volcanic hot spot and spreads across three states: Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Here, you can take a virtual tour to explore its beautiful landscapes.
Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains is well-known for its giant sequoia trees, the Tunnel View, the iconic views of towering Bridalveil Fall, and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. You can visit Yosemite here.
In case you are looking for an cultural trip, you can choose to tour some of the biggest and the best museums around the whole world. So, go on, what are you waiting for?