Sitting, under quarantine during #covid-19, your wanderlust spirit is probably suffering. If there is any silver lining to this strange situation, it is that we live in a digital age where technology can keep us somewhat connected.
While you are hunkering down at home, visit each continent on the globe with these amazing virtual reality travel experiences...until you can get back out in the real world again, of course.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
The Grand Canyon VR Experience
Get up close and personal with the Grand Canyon through this incredible digital experience from Immersive Entertainment. The experience is a paid product, but when you are holed up at home, it is $2.99 well spent.
The Beaches of Maui
Yosemite National Park
Monterey Bay Aquarium
NASA Langley Research Center
Dry Tortugas, Statue of Liberty and More
Enjoy the Fine Arts via the Kennedy Center
Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Canadian Arctic
This incredible site, part of Google Maps streetview, takes you to one of the most remote areas of Canada to explore Iqaluit in the territory of Nunavut.
From the warmth of your own home, enjoy a dog sled ride, walk a snowy trail and try to visualize what life would be like in this beautiful, remote town.
Visit the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru, courtesy of YouVisit. The UNESCO World Heritage site sits high in the Andes Mountains and the 360° virtual tour is thorough enough to tide you over until you can see the real thing.
Christ the Redeemer Stature- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Perito Moreno glacier-Argentina
The Palace of Versailles
The Sistine Chapel
The Louvre is the world’s largest and most vast art collection, not to mention that it actually was once a palace…making the Louvre building a work of art itself.
To fully tour the Louvre in person would require days. But, with the wide selection of virtual tours of their exhibits, you can now enjoy the highlights right from your home.
YouVisit also features a cool VR experience of the Louvre, as well.
The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
The Van Gogh Museum has a 4k YouTube video tour of the museum that celebrates the famous artists life and work. However, the site also features a fantastic selection of videos, lesson plans and activities for all ages to teach not just about Van Gogh, but also the different types of paintings and works he created.
Perfect if you need some art related activities for distance learning.
The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Take a Virtual Safari
Cape Town, South Africa
Pyramids of Giza
Mount Everest, Nepal
The Great Wall of China
The Taj Mahal- India
Visit the “Land of the Rising Sun” virtually through this 360° VR movie, produced by the Japanese National Tourism Organization, featuring insight into the traditions and landscape that make the country what it is.
Maeklong Railway Market, Thailand
The Great Barrier Reef
The Sydney Opera House
The Twelve Apostles, Australia
What is your favorite ” virtual” travel destination so far. Let me know in the comments, and be sure to share this post so other wanderlusters stuck at home can enjoy, as well!