With the Stay-at-Home order for Atlanta in place, many are wondering what they can do for themselves and their kids in order to not get cabin fever. Many landmarks and companies in the city are offering virtual tours and streaming services for free! Not only local ones, but around the country as well! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to visit, all from the comforts and safety of your Broadstone Midtown home.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Spring is just about here, and that means the flowers at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens are in full bloom. The garden has been around for nearly 45 years and has become known for its spectacular exhibits and collection of different plant species. They have 30 different unique gardens and exhibits, a children’s garden, and a canopy walk. Enjoy all the springtime beauty by following them on their Instagram and Facebook. They are posting videos and pictures daily so that you can discover all the blooming flowers right from your couch!
Animals have a way of making everyone smile and providing some feel-good content during stressful times. Atlanta is home to the wonderful Zoo Atlanta and they have set up a Panda Cam so that you can watch these cuddly creatures as they munch on bamboo throughout your day. You can also check out all the fun activities they have for kids. They have live readings, “backyard Bingo”, and plenty of education crafts that you can find on their website. In addition to Zoo Atlanta, zoos all over the world have set up live cams throughout their parks. Check them out here.
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The World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) logo is a giant panda because it has been a priority conservation effort for them since they were founded in 1961. Currently, WWF is focusing on aiding giant panda conservation by promoting sustainable use of natural resources, demonstrating innovative and effective approaches to forest conservation, and working with local communities and the government on environmental stewardship. With habitat destruction having such a large impact on giant panda population success, it’s organizations like WWF that need help and support to keep these efforts going. #NationalPandaDay #ZAPandas #OnlyZooATL
If it’s the great outdoors that you are missing, 33 National Parks around the country have set up virtual experiences. You can tour the big-name parks like Yellowstone, Death Valley, and even the Grand Canyon. If it’s smaller ones that you haven’t seen before, like the Redwoods and coast in California, and the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, they too have virtual tours available. And the best part is the price of admission is FREE! You can go on a different virtual adventure each day, and have your kiddos draw what they see, or learn about the history. Find the whole list of virtual tours of National Parks here.
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Good, great, grand, wonderful! Everybody on? Okay. Did you know two “grand” parks were established on February 26? Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park was established in 1919. (It was previously a national monument.) Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park is 10 years younger, but came on board in 1929. These two parks are just grand! Have you visited one or both? We won’t make you choose a favorite. Image: First image shows A view of the Grand Canyon from Maricopa Point. Second image shows the majesty of the towering Teton Range. @grandcanyonnps @grandtetonnps #findyourpark #nationalparkservice #grandcanyon #grandteton #wyoming #arizona
Keeping Going On Adventures!
Everyday Atlanta and the surrounding areas are coming up with resources to help you stay active during this difficult time. We want to see all that you are doing at home in Broadstone Midtown to stay active. Snap a photo and tag us on Facebook and Instagram when you are on your virtual adventures and activities to stay busy if you are having to stay home. Check our blog often for more inspiration for vibrant living in Midtown Atlanta.