Best places to travel for stunning nature sights this summer

Take a breath and enjoy nature this summer.

Nature Photography Day is Wednesday, June 15, and it’s the perfect excuse to disconnect from your busy life and immerse yourself in a wildlife adventure.

Get in touch with nature through wildlife tours, zoo visits, safari rides and other fun animal sanctuary events. These are the best places to travel in America to see some of the most beautiful animals, according to TripAdvisor.

Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Pricing: From $33.99 per adult. Get a glimpse of the South Carolina wildlife with this Waccamaw River tour. The experience will pass swamps and other animals that live near the water.

Location: Branson, Missouri. Pricing: From $24 per adult. It’s a butterfly haven at The Butterfly Palace. Explore five exhibits of exotic butterflies, spanning across the Science Center, Mirror Maze, Banyan Tree Maze, Movie Theater and Live Butterfly Aviary. Guests can hand feed the butterflies with a complimentary nectar flower.

Location: Bronx, New York. Pricing: $42 per ticket. The Bronx Zoo is described as the largest urban zoo in the United States, with over 6,000 animals within its 265 acres of parks, woods and streams.

Location: Brooklyn, New York Pricing: $27-$30 per ticket. Get a good look at the sea creatures inside the New York Aquarium. An all-day pass will give you access to sea lion shows, penguin feedings and more.

Location: Crystal River, Florida (departs at Margaritaville Resort Orlando in Florida). Pricing: $189 per person. This is an all-day experience for the ultimate animal lover. The tour starts at the Crystal River area of the Gulf Coast — one of the only places in the United States where it’s legal to swim and snorkel with manatees. Afterward, guests can encounter other local wildlife, including alligators, flamingos and more, at Homosassa Springs State Park. The experience will end with an airboat tour of the Withlacoochee River.

Location: San Diego, California. Pricing $65 per ticket. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a nonprofit wildlife sanctuary that hosts more than 3,000 animals, representing more than 300 species. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.75 million specimens.

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Pricing: $299 per person. The itinerary of this excursion highlights include Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, Fountain Paint Pots and multiple famous geysers. Throughout the tour, your guide provides in-depth commentary on the local geology, wildlife and wildfires.

Location: Cape May, New Jersey. Pricing: $36 per ticket. Discover the wildlife of the Cape May wetlands during this sunset cruise.

Location: Page, Arizona. Pricing: $90 per person. This walking tour explores the beautiful sandstone of the Lower Antelope Canyon. This tour takes adventurous travelers down ladders, through the tightly carved sandstone and into a part of the canyon most tourists don’t reach.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana. Pricing: $59 per person. Get yourself down to the bayou this summer. This airboat ride, near Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, is a great opportunity to learn about the history of the swampland and enjoy nature sites outside the city.

The San Diego Zoo and the Lower Antelope Canyon Tour are perfect getaways for the summer. (TripAdvisor)

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