This week is an exciting time for the Grand Canyon National Park. On top of celebrating Earth Day today, it’s also National Park Week!
Earth Day is always a special time at the Grand Canyon as it reminds us to take a step back and gasp in awe of the natural beauty we see here. It’s also a time to reaffirm our commitment to keeping our land clean, recycling, and planning what we can do to help our planet in the coming year.
We take time to reflect with the entire country’s national parks one week each April. This year, since people across the country are practicing social distancing, we have shifted our focus to virtual experiences you can enjoy from the comfort of home. Every park across the country offers something different. What a time to see the sights at each one virtually!
With virtual experiences on the rise, check out our blog about what to see online at the Grand Canyon National Park. We’ve also curated a list of fun activities and parks you can visit from your computer.
The National Park Service has created a Find Your Park quiz that you can find here: https://findyourpark.com/find-your-park-quiz?_ga=2.61994668.1295411153.1587040848-1695141896.1571170206
Send your friends an audio postcard from Yellowstone: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/sonics.htm
Become an online Junior Ranger: https://www.nps.gov/kids/junior-ranger-online.htm
Stay “parked” at home and test your knowledge on national parks: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/games-and-challenges.htm
Need a trip to the beach? Visit the Virgin Islands National Park for their virtual tour: https://www.nps.gov/gis/storymaps/maptour/v1/?appid=cec84a8aa3dc45c296ab0b590946653a&webmap=c062bb25d1094b0a975e5309a2e51313
Always wanted to see the Big Apple? Visit the Lady of Liberty’s webcams: https://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/statueofliberty/?cam=liberty_harbor2
If you’re itching to plan your next trip to the Grand Canyon, don’t forget to use our promo code to save 20% off your next stay! You can visit our specials page for all of our active discounts. We hope to see you at Grand Canyon Rentals soon!