Trip to the National Parks Postponed? See Them Virtually!
Trips to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and even Yellowstone are currently a thing of the past. However, that doesn’t mean you need to live without the beauty of these areas right now.
You can easily take a virtual tour of thirty-one of the national parks via Google Earth. Imagine seeing a few alligators within the Everglades, without risking your arm or leg, or gazing down deep into the Grand Canyon, without even leaving your bed. You can do all this and so much more through Google Earth’s virtual tours.
The Best Virtual Tours of National Parks
- The Everglades – This virtual tour will have you seeing sights that include the Otter Cave Hammock Trail, Anhinga Trail, and Miccosukee Indian Village.
- Grand Canyon National Park – Imagine lying in bed and seeing sights that include the Bright Angel Trailhead, Maricopa Point, and Hermit’s Rest. You definitely won’t regret spending some time looking at the canyon’s gorgeous views!
- Yellowstone National Park – During the Yellowstone virtual tour, you can see the Norris Geyser Basin up close, as well as Old Faithful and the Grand Prismatic Spring.
- Yosemite National Park – Yosemite is incredible, and you will love looking at Tunnel View, Sentinel Bridge, Yosemite Falls, and so much more during your virtual tour!
- Redwood National Park – This virtual tour will have you wandering around Lady Bird Johnson Grove, stopping at the Big Tree Wayside, and even seeing how a car can fit through the Klamath Tour Thru Tree.
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park – The Laurel Falls Trail is the perfect place to start during a virtual tour of the Smoky Mountains. From there, you can continue on to the Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin, Newfound Gap, and Mingus Mill. History abounds in this park and it all blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings.
- Acadia National Park – This beautiful park in Maine is a must-see for everyone, but you will need to make do with a virtual tour for now. Start with Thunder Hole, before venturing on to Otter Cliff, Jordan Pond, and Cadillac Mountain. At that point, you may be hungry from all the views, so take a little time to relax with the beauty of Sand Beach, as you grab a bite to eat.
These are only a few of the many national parks you can tour virtually through Google Earth. We recommend that you start with these and then see where your virtual vacation takes you next!