We’ve already covered some of the reasons why you should book a stay in a glamping tent for your next visit to Zion. Besides enjoying some of the comforts of home, you’ll also get a unique experience, a private outdoor patio perfect for stargazing, and access to the many amenities that Zion Wildflower Resort has to offer.
But there are plenty of other benefits of enjoying a glamorous camping experience and a visit to Zion National Park. From healthy perks to the chance to disconnect, keep reading to learn why everyone should book a stay in a glamping tent or Zion cabin in 2024.
1. It’s the Perfect Excuse to Disconnect
It’s no secret that most of us are a little addicted to our smartphones. In fact, we’ve become increasingly attached to technology. In some cases, that’s a good thing. It’s helping us advance our medicine, lower production costs, and more.
But while our smartphones can connect us with friends and family around the world or give us answers to our questions in seconds, it’s also becoming increasingly easy to get addicted to those tiny screens. American adults spend an average of seven hours and four minutes staring at a screen each day.
National parks are great for discouraging this habit. Not only will there be plenty of sights and activities to distract you, but once you get into the park, you’re not likely to have great service anyway. It’s an easy way to guarantee some quality time with friends and family.
Once back at your glamping tent, the chance to disconnect only continues. Our Grand Mesa tents have plenty of luxurious features. But one thing that you won’t find is a television. This is the perfect excuse to disconnect from all electronic devices, and spend some time re-connecting with your family instead!
2. There are Real Health Benefits
If you’ve ever taken a stroll outdoors on the first warm spring day of the year or relaxed on the beach and left feeling refreshed, you know just how beneficial time spent outdoors can be. But what you may not realize is that those benefits aren’t just in your head.
Science backs the perks of spending time outdoors. Besides just feeling good, you’ll also get a boost of vitamin D, which can help you fight disease. More than 40 percent of Americans are deficient in vitamin D. With regular outdoor adventures to national parks, state parks, or even your own backyard, you can fight this trend. Other benefits include less stress, lower cortisol levels, relieved muscle tension, and even lowered heart rates.
Zion National Park’s many hiking trails are perfect for spending time outdoors during your visit. But even if you plan to spend a day relaxing at Zion Wildflower Resort, there’s no shortage of ways to get outside. Take a dip in the pool, hop on a complimentary bike, or let your kids play their hearts out on the playground.
3. You’re Joining a Long History of Enjoying National Parks
America’s first national park, Yellowstone, was established in 1872. Yellowstone, as well as each of the other 428 federally protected areas, have a long history of perseverance and preservation. National parks aren’t simply set aside by chance. Instead, each one was only dedicated after citizens and officials came together and decided to fight to protect them.
The unique and treasured landscapes present in the parks that first inspired individuals to protect them are also what still draw tourists to visit them today. Visiting Zion National Park today, you can still experience the park’s stunning canyon, towering peaks, and unique formations like the Checkerboard Mesa that the park’s earliest visitors once enjoyed.
Planning a visit to any one of our national parks is a wonderful way to celebrate our nation’s history. Your entrance fees and purchases or donations in the park also help guarantee that future generations can enjoy our national treasures.
4. It Can Be a Chance to Save on Your Vacation
Depending on how far you have to travel to visit Zion National Park and where you choose to stay or dine, your trip expenses can add up fast. But if you’re looking to save some money on your next vacation, a national park visit can be a great alternative to other types of vacations, like cruises, theme parks, or all-inclusive beach vacations.
Besides a small entrance fee, you won’t have to pay to explore Zion. The Zion Canyon and Springdale Shuttles are free, and most hiking trails, with the exception of some sections of Angels Landing and the Narrows, do not require a permit and are free to hike.
Plus, Zion Wildflower Resort has a variety of lodging options to choose from, allowing your family to customize your stay. Whether you opt for a glamping tent, a Zion Cabin, or our unique covered wagons, you’ll be saving money and still getting to enjoy a unique and luxurious experience.
5. There’s Something for Everyone
Perhaps the biggest reason to book a stay in a glamping tent in 2024 is that it’s truly an experience with something for everyone.
A glamping tent at Zion Wildflower Resort gives you the experience of camping beneath the stars and the comforts of a modern hotel room. Whether you’re looking forward to sipping coffee as you watch the sunrise from your private patio, spending your days taking on Zion’s most challenging trails, or simply spending quality time with your family, our resort has something for everyone.
Ready to see for yourself what makes a glamping tent adventure a must for every family and traveler? Book your 2024 stay today!