The Galápagos is on most nonrev’s bucket list.
But it can be expensive, tough to nonrev to and usually not available at an interline discount.
What if there were a closer place to experience wildlife?
A place you could almost make a day trip out of if you live in the Western USA.
A place often referred to as California’s Galápagos.
Channel Islands National Park comprises five islands: an archipelago of four islands that hug the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Southern California, and the more remote Santa Barbara Island, further off toward Catalina to the southeast. The islands are remarkably close to the mainland, just 11 miles at the closest point.
The New York Times just did a nice story on what the Channel Islands National Park has to offer you. Read it and you just might be checking loads for this weekend to go visit.