To celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, Google Maps is releasing some new scenic Street View sights across the U.S. collected with our partners in the Trekker Loan Program. In anticipation of the warm summer months ahead, discover and explore botanical gardens tours, historic boardwalks cruises and stunning city views all in your Google Maps app for Android and iOS.
Beginning our tour in Texas, working with our partners at the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, you can take a summer dip in the pristine Hamilton Pool, a popular swimming hole for tourists and residents alike. Heading west to El Paso with our partners at Visit El Paso, you can take a breathtaking walk through Hueco Tanks State Park, where rock climbers and hikers delight in the winding trails through canyons filled with unique bird species and botanicals. And for those in Houston, a stroll through Hermann Park thanks to Houston Parks Board, provides a scenic getaway in the heart of the city where visitors can enjoy a bit of recreation and relaxation.
Heading east, you’ll find Mississippi's scenic summer offerings from our partners at Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. First you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, where the endangered sandhill cranes hail during their migration patterns. You can also enjoy the afternoon sun at the Pascagoula Beach Park and Recreation Area.
End your tour in the northwest, where national parks are plentiful and the natural views will leave you breathless. In Oregon, with our partners at Travel Lane County, you can see the Heceta Head Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse on the West Coast. Then see if you can uncover the winding trail to Salt Creek Falls, Oregon’s second tallest waterfall.