Virtual tours and trips have been around for a while, but now they are gaining even more popularity and appreciation as we all spend more times indoors to help flatten the curve. The following list shows a few tours and trips you can take without the ticket prices, plane rides, and unnecessary exposure. Enjoy!
J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
With more than 6,000 years worth of creative treasures, the Getty is one of the best places for art on the west coast of the US. Go from neolithic clay figures to Van Gogh’s Irises and Renoir’s La Promenade – just two of many artworks that feature in the virtual tour. As with several of our selection, Google Arts and Culture offers a “museum view” tool to look inside gallery spaces, with clickable artworks presenting further information. The Getty’s sunny sculpture plaza and garden terrace are worth adding to your digital trip, via another viewing platform, Xplorit.
Vatican Museums, Rome
Soaring vaulted ceilings, intricate murals and tapestries, the Vatican’s museums are creatively rich sites. Don’t forget to look up when exploring the seven spaces in the museum’s virtual tour, to gawp at a series of 360-degree images, including the Sistine Chapel. Wander around the rest of Vatican City with a You Visit tour that takes in Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square, complete with a tour guide narrating each interactive space.
Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium's live cam. Scroll down to view each animal's live web cam, and maybe even pair it with some fun facts about each animal.
San Diego Zoo
With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between koalas, polar bears, and tigers in one sitting.
Sea World Orlando
The virtual tour of Seaworld includes a tour of Discovery Cove and the option to"ride" the steel roller coaster Mako.
All writes up taken from: The Guardian and Good Housekeeping on March 26, 2020