Supermoon rises over Turret Arch in Arches National Park by Jacob W Frank

Virtual Park Visits

Cancelled your vacation to Zion or Yosemite this spring? We did and as disappointing as it is not to be there right now, we have some tips for you on how to see the parks’ amazing views and cultural attractions virtually. #DreamNowTravelLater

Yosemite: Want to see how much water is cascading down Yosemite Falls at this moment? See it live.

Olympic: See what the weather’s like at Hurricane Ridge and how crowded First Beach is right now.

Grand Canyon: Visit spectacular attractions like Hopi Point, Bright Angel Trail and Phantom Ranch from your desk.

Arches: With Moab shutting down hotels and businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19, are people still going to Arches? Find out on this live webcam located at the entrance to the park.

Great Smoky: See how Great Smoky Mountains National Park is waking up to spring right now with these live views from Look Rock.

Rocky Mountain: Feel like the only one in the world at Rocky Mountain National Park’s Alpine Visitor Center right now when you catch this live feed from 11,796 feet.

Yellowstone: It may be one of the most consistent things in your life today. Watch Old Faithful erupt live throughout the day.

Near Channel Islands

Affordable Escape

Just 15 minutes from the beach and the ferry to Channel Islands, Camarillo offers affordable hotels, an organic farm experience and discount outlets.

Near Rocky Mountain

Best Town near the Park

Stay at a tiny house resort in an artsy historic town near Rocky Mountain National Park but far from its crowds. Here are our top 6 things to do.

Near Bryce Canyon

Closest Lodging to the Park

Stay minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park at this lodging complex that offers hotel rooms, RV park and a campground.

Near Alcatraz

Happy Trails

Just 45 minutes from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, discover down-to-earth wine, beer and ice cream trails amid gorgeous rolling hills of vineyards.

Photo by Danielle Poff

Trip Planning

Dream Now Travel Later

Get the insider tips on what to do and see on your next national park vacation with our 12 free trip planners.