March 30 is National Take a Walk in the Park Day. This observance comes at the perfect time, with the arrival of spring, warmer temperatures in most places, and many of us feeling cabin fever from being cooped up for months.

We love a great park or hiking trail, and below we share just a few beloved parks around the US where you can #StaySonesta nearby. It’s a great time to plan an outdoors vacation while staying safe with Sonesta!

Forest Park – St. Louis, Missouri

Be prepared to be amazed when you visit St. Louis’s beloved landmark, Forest Park. Home to past Olympic games, the park offers 1,300 acres of landscaped land, forest, lakes, streams, and five of the area’s best known cultural institutions, including The Muny and the St. Louis Art Museum.

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis overlooks Forest Park while the following Sonesta hotels also offer great proximity to all that St. Louis has to offer: Sonesta Simply Suites St Louis Earth City, Sonesta ES Suites St. Louis – Westport, Sonesta ES Suites St. Louis – Chesterfield

Scioto Audubon – Columbus, Ohio

Photo by Kayleigh Hind @clickandrelease_

Once the site of industrial landscape, Scioto Audubon is now a network of trails surrounded by greenery and wildlife. The park is located along the banks of the Scioto River, just south of downtown Columbus.

#StaySonesta in Columbus at Sonesta Columbus Downtown, Sonesta ES Suites Dublin Columbus, or Sonesta Simply Suites Columbus Airport Gahanna.

City Park New Orleans

City Park is a lush green oasis that features something for everyone. The sprawling park includes a sculpture garden, botanical garden, train rides, golf, tennis, a birding corridor, the Louisiana Children’s Museum, and of course, plenty of places to take a walk.

Choose from three Sonesta properties in New Orleans, Royal Sonesta New Orleans, Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention Center, and Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans.

Golden Gate Park – San Francisco, California

Dutch windmill at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco – Photo source

Golden Gate Park is a must-visit destination when you are visiting the San Francisco area. From its windmill to its waterfalls, from the botanical gardens to the Buffalo Paddock Bison, this park is ideal for long walks with endless attractions to take in.

Nearby you can rest your tired feet after your walk when you stay at one of these hotels: Sonesta ES Suites San Francisco Airport San Bruno, Sonesta ES Suites San Francisco Airport Oyster Point Waterfront, or The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel (reopening Spring 2021).