Sticking to the self-quarantine guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic can get a little monotonous. There are just so many board games we can play or hours we can spend binge-watching the latest Netflix series before boredom sinks in. To avoid a bad case of cabin fever, why not escape for a while with a virtual tour?
Whether you want to visit a museum, go to the zoo or check out a piece of history on the other side of the ocean, virtual tours can give you the experience of (almost) being there. Here are some great examples to indulge any interest:
The British Museum, London. The British Museum offers an excellent “tour through history” on it’s website, where you can virtually travel through time to the distant past and learn all about the history of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas.
The Louvre, Paris. If you’ve always wanted to go to the Louvre, now’s your chance. They currently have four virtual tours for you to explore – The Advent of the Artist, Egyptian Antiquities, The Remains of the Louvre’s Moat, and Galerie d’Apollon.
The Vatican Museums. Always wanted to visit the Vatican? Now’s your chance! See the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms and more through the power of 360-degree imagery.
National Museum of the United States Air Force. For aviation and history buffs, the National Museum of the United States Air Force virtual tours offers a look at models of America’s early airplanes and their history.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has 17 virtual exhibits to tour. Whether it’s fashion or art, there is much to discover here.
The Winchester Mystery House. If museums aren’t your cup of tea, then maybe a virtual tour of the Winchester Mystery House will pique your interest. Built in 1884 by Sarah Winchester, heiress to a large portion of the Winchester repeating rifle fortune, under odd circumstances, this house certainly lives up to its name.
Houston Zoo. If you need a little diversion, watch the live feeds from Houston Zoo. Whether it’s the giraffes, gorillas or ants (yes ants!) you’ll have a front seat to how they spend their time.
Monterey Bay Aquarium. Sea life more your thing? Then tune into the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 24-hr livecams to catch a variety of creatures from the deep (including sharks!)
NASA Tours. If you really want to get out of this world, then take one of NASA’s virtual tours. From the Hubble telescope and NASA Research Centers to the International Space Station, you can learn a lot about our universe.
Machu Picchu, Cuzco. Take a tour of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from the comfort of your living room. This 360-degree guided tour details all you would see and learn about Machu Picchu in all its glory.
Ellis Island. Want to learn about the immigration process in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? Then take a virtual tour of Ellis Island, where over 12 million immigrants passed through the doors overlooking the Statue of Liberty.
Virtual tours allow you to discover the world – from the comfort of your own home. If you fall in love with any of these places and want to see more, Luxury Destinations Concierge is here to help you plan your next in-person trip. Give us a call at (805) 236-4437 to get started.
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