Visiting a zoo should be about more than just looking at animals. It is important to patronize zoos with a mission of conservation, education and research. Support zoos that support animals by visiting these options around the United States.
Alaska Zoo is ideal for viewing animals you would not see in the continental United States. Arctic, sub-Arctic and like-climate species live at the zoo. Located in Anchorage, it is the only zoo in Alaska.
The non-profit Austin Zoo assists animals in need of rescue and rehabilitation. The zoo is accredited by the Zoological Association of America. Enjoy an up-close experience with more than 300 rescued animals across 100 different species.
The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is home to North America’s largest indoor rainforest and the world’s largest indoor desert, located under the world’s largest geodesic dome.
This California zoo focuses on housing endangered animals and protecting them from extinction. The zoo also partners with other zoos, conservation scientists and government agencies around the world on conservation projects. Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the zoo is normally open every day of the year, rain or shine.
The St. Louis Zoo is home to more than 13,000 animals across 555 species. The zoo is one of the few in the United States offering visitors free admission. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and has been recognized for its dedication to animal care, conservation and research.
The Urban Cowboy hospitality brand is no stranger to making city-adjacent stays feel a little more country. The newest addition to the roster, The Chalet, goes a rustic-chic step further at The Urban Cowboy property in the Catskills, New York.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
West Virginia is home to the United States’ newest national park. Last month, Congress passed a bill upgrading West Virginia’s New River Gorge from a national river to a national park. New River Gorge National Park and Preserve marks the 63rd national park in the United States.