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Social Distancing Activities: National Parks Edition

Hi folks! Myran here (Co-Founder of Modern Gents)!

Just wanted to share an awesome social distancing activity you can do at home for those of you who love to travel!

Married couples hands in Hawaii

Throwback picture of my wife and I on one of our Hawaii excursions!

Let’s face it… most of us had travel plans before the coronavirus wiped them out!

Some of us in the office were planning on going to festivals like Coachella, others wanted to visit countries like Italy, and I myself was planning on taking the family to visit one of my favorite national parks: Yosemite.

Unfortunately due to this COVID-19 global pandemic, all our plans came to a screeching halt! Travel is not recommended, festivals have been rescheduled and most national parks are officially closed.

Girl's hand at Coachella wearing engagement ring

One of the girls from the Mod Gents team at Coachella 2019!

We’re all pretty bummed out, but what can we do right?

I’m happy to report that you can still visit some amazing national parks while you’re nice and cozy at home in quarantine! Our friends over at Google have graciously gifted us with some amazing virtual tours of some of the best national parks in the good ol’ United States of America!

I’ve done a few tours myself already and it’s actually really cool! If you have a pine air freshener handy, it can give you an even more realistic feel.

Yosemite National Park

Here’s a list of all the national parks you can tour in the comfort of your own home:

  • Acadia National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Badlands National Park
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Bruce Canyon National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Denali National Park
  • Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Everglades National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Redwood National and State Parks
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Virgin Islands National Park
  • Wind Cave National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Zion National Park
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Shot by one of our awesome Mod Gents influencers!

Interested in exploring? You can start your national park tours here!

While this may not be as good as the real thing, it’s definitely a good compromise for the time being! We’re definitely fortunate to be living in a time where we have such great technology. I know I’ll be virtually touring some more of these parks in the meantime while I wait for things to clear up! If you have a pine air freshener handy, it makes things feel a bit more authentic 🙂

Nonetheless, stay safe out there peeps!


P.S. Were you planning on traveling this spring and summer? Let us know in the comments below! Think of it as wanderlust therapy 🙂