If you have a car, a picnic basket and an open mind, there are plenty of places to explore close to home. Best of all? Most of them are off the beaten track, so you can keep your social distancing intact.
- Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Colorado
Thanks to oxidized iron, the spires have the most beautiful colourful bands. The area is also rich in Native American history.
- The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa, California
However, the trails are still an amazing site to visit.
- Thor's Well, Oregon
The phenomenon is best caught at high tide—but don't get too close.
All it takes, is a little courage
- Kauapea Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
It has a lack of proper parking but if you can get past the steep, strenuous, 15-minute unmarked trek, it will be well worth your while. Swimming conditions vary day to day and the strong surf and current isn't suitable for novices.
- Peek-a-Boo Gulch, Utah
Once inside, hand and foot cut-outs help you navigate the canyon's awe-inspiring sandstone walls.
- Goblin Valley State Park, Utah
You no longer have to travel from the comfort of your arm chair with these and other off-the-grid Places in the U.S you can still visit.