Given the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are probably ready for a fun day out in the sun this summer. 

With Yellowstone National Park nearby, it serves as a great resource for fun and healthy recreation. 

Many families are especially looking to get everyone out of the house. Thankfully, Yellowstone is very family-friendly, according to Linda Verres, a spokesperson for the park. 

“Yellowstone is a very family-friendly park to visit…we have a variety of things for families to do,” Verres said. 

Verres suggested for families to do things like hiking, visiting the geysers or mud pots and watching wildlife. She suggested some ideal spots like the geyser basins, where there are boardwalks to allow people to explore more easily. 

Verres reminds people who decide to go to the geyser basins to stay on the boardwalks at all times. 

Verres also said the fun things for families to do could be something as simple as recreating off the side of the road. 

Another great place to check out things to do at Yellowstone is on their website. 

The website is full of information about the park, wildlife, history, educational opportunities and much more. 

Verres also said people who visit the park need always to remain at least 25 yards away from all wildlife and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves. 

The park was closed for a time during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, but now, its doors are wide open at all entrances, awaiting people to come to see its natural wonders. 

“Yellowstone is one of the most geographically dynamic areas on Earth,” Verres said. “This is the world’s oldest national park, and there’s quite a lot of things to see and do here.”