These Are the National and State Parks Reopening in America

The world has been in lockdown for what seems like forever, but it seems as though people, companies, organizations, and attractions are starting to open up their doors again in order to get us used to the ‘new normal.’ In fact, some of the most popular national and state parks in America are reopening again, meaning that you should be able to get your natural fix before you know it.

Closing Up Shop

In light of everything that’s been going on over the past few months, many state and national parks across the United States decided that it was best to close up shop and shut down their attractions. This was to encourage people to abide by lockdown and social distancing rules, and to keep crowds away from these natural wonders. However, the time has now come for these parks to open up again – but not as we once knew them. While state parks are reopening under Executive Order No. 133, it’s a little different for national parks. They have all chosen their own timeframes, with the decision being placed firmly in their own hands.

Opening Up

These new decisions mean that many of our favorite national and state parks have now been opened again, and are ready to accept visitors. Yellowstone National Park is now open for business, but it’s important to note that camping is not prohibited under any circumstances. Alongside this, the likes of the Everglades National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park are open again. While the Rocky Mountain National Park opens on June 4th, this will only be available to those who buy tickets ahead of time. If these places don’t float your boat, the Grand Canyon will be open once again on June 5th.

It’s important to get some fresh air during this lockdown period, but those who attend these parks should also continue to adhere to social distancing rules.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Went on a Vacation to a British Island

Back in the day, the Cambridges made a summer pilgrimage to the Caribbean island of Mustique, in a French surf town called Biarritz. With the recent world events, though, long-haul travel poses serious safety issues. That said, this year, the royal family took a vacation closer to home.

Dolphin House- Tresco Island
Prince William and Kate Middleton Went on a Vacation to a British Island

Kate Middleton, Prince William, and their three children vacationed in Tresco. It’s a beautiful spot in the Isles of Scilly on the southwestern coast of England. The duchess and duke were spotted joyfully biking around the coast of the island. It’s a necessary means of transportation because Tresco is a car-free location.

Dolphin House, Tresco Island

You might wonder where they stayed. This would be Dolphin House, a gorgeous six-bedroom stone cottage with stunning views of the sea and the famed Round Island Lighthouse. Privacy is key at Dolphin House, as the property is set amid a walled garden, filled with greenery. It’s also available for anyone to rent.

The head of the family, Prince William, has quite the story with the Tresco island. Back in 1989, he was pictured there with her mother, Princess Diana, his father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince Harry. Decades later, he and Kate made an official visit there.

 Prince William and Catherine Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton Went on a Vacation to a British Island

Royal Island

Truth is, Tresco is part of the Duchy of Cornwall, and one day, the land will be his. When Charles becomes king, the duchy will pass to William. Royal lineages aside, their family trip to the Isles of Scilly is a great example of the travel trend in 2020.

More and more people who are seeking a safe respite from their homes are visiting local destinations instead of international ones. In the U.S, a recent survey shows that the majority of the U.S. people don’t expect to return to air travel until 2021. Meanwhile, the cottages in the UK are also camping sites and off-the-grid properties have seen a surge in summer bookings.