America’s beautiful natural treaures may be closed for now, but you can still dream and plan for when the time is right.
In times of stress or strife, many of us turn to nature for solace. The sweet song of the canyon wren, the fragrance of sagebrush and pine, the kiss of ocean mist. The childlike joy that comes from collecting kindling to ignite a campfire or hopping from boulder to boulder to cross a creek. Unfortunately, as fear and anxiety spreads along with the coronavirus pandemic, the obligation to shelter in place has stripped us of our outdoor sanctuaries when we need them the most. But when this crisis is over, our national parks will be waiting for us with open tree branches. In the meantime, while we’re stuck at home for hours on end, this is a great time to plan your next outdoor adventure.
Here is a short guide to exploring 10 bucket-list national parks, along with links to the parks’ multimedia pages and videos to inspire future soul-soothing vacations.