Practicing social distancing can feel isolating and even boring, but fortunately, with the help of modern technology, you can still explore some of the world’s best parks, museums, and cultural sites from the comfort of your own home. More and more destinations are offering virtual tours online to keep you educated and entertained while you help mitigate the spread of the virus.
More than 2,500 museums and galleries around the world are yours to explore with a new project from Google Arts and Culture. Notable options include New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. The Louvre is even offering its own virtual tour as well.
Many videos have gone viral this week of penguins exploring closed zoos across the country. You can join them by taking a look at live webcams from the San Diego Zoo, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. These options are extra exciting because you still get to view these animals in real-time.
Is visiting the Great Wall of China on your bucket list? Get a high-quality virtual visit of this wonder of the world with their virtual tour.
NASA and Google have partnered together to offer space lovers a tour of a 3D replica of the Martian surface. The replica is based on actual footage taken by the Mars rover Curiosity.
Just need to relax a bit? Hawaii is offering a tour of some of its beautiful landmarks including Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and Waikiki Beach.
Online tours may not be quite as captivating as visiting the real deal, but they are a great way to explore places you have always dreamed of seeing and for free! These virtual tours are a great way to clear your mind, explore, and even keep kids entertained for a while. If you’re looking for something more educational than browsing Netflix, pick a virtual tour to check out today!