Skip Black Friday! Free Passes to 49 Cali State Parks #OptOutside

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Thanksgiving is a great American tradition but Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks wants to make it even better! They want to encourage us to start a new tradition and instead of running to the stores for Black Friday, they are calling for us to run out to the great outdoors! To take a walk through the woods of majestic redwood trees FOR FREE!

The alternative Black Friday movement started with outdoor retailer REI, which in October decided to close its 143 stores nationwide on that day and encourage Americans to #optoutside. – Good for them!

So on November 27, 2015, the day after Thanksgiving, take your families to a redwood state park. Retailers will always be there, offering sales, closeouts and absolutely the cheapest possible deals (yeah right!).

This movement reminds us that Thanksgiving is about sharing time with family and appreciating our many shared blessings. When did it become about the shopping? Come back to the origin of this holiday and hang out with nature and if you absolutely still need some sort of deal, well… the League will cover the day-use cost for anyone who visits a participating redwood state park on the day after Thanksgiving – that’s the best bargain you’re going to find this Black Friday!

Please note that one pass per email address; voucher is good for one pass per vehicle for participating California State Parks on November 27, 2015. You must print your pass and present it to state parks staff at the entry gate. If no state parks employee is on duty, the pass must be displayed on your vehicle’s dashboard.