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National Parks Have Virtual Tours So You Don’t Have to Feel So Cooped Up

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Being stuck indoors as the sun shines and the temperatures warm may be necessary, but it’s far from fun. Enter national park virtual tours. Thanks to the power of Google Earth, national parks around the country are now open and available at your fingertips.

According to PopSugar, Google Earth has set up a multitude of tourable national parks stretching across the United States. Whether you want to see the falls of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Everglades’ swampy flatlands, or the peaks of the Grand Tetons, the virtual tours allow you to step outside of your house without actually stepping outside of your house. Altogether, there are 31 national parks you can explore from the comfort of your couch.

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National Parks, however, aren’t the only places and events getting the virtual treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired a multitude of outdoor events to move inside.

You can attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival online now, for instance, if you don’t want to miss out on all the blooms. If, however, you prefer museums to the outdoors, famous sites like the Louvre are also offering online tours.

While traveling may be out of the question for now, you’ve still got so much to do right at your fingertips.

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