During the worldwide phenomenon which plagued us all to stay in our homes, you might find yourself itching to come back out in the real world. However, it still might not be safe enough for you to do that.
On that note, you should take this opportunity to be more creative. Try and look for more ways you can enjoy the outside world from the comfort of your home.
One way to do that is by trying out some virtual trips that people from all over the world organized for your viewing pleasure. You can still travel the world without having to lug around your carry-on with you.
Staying at home can be pretty dull, so here are 13 virtual trips that will hopefully reduce the monotony of being at home for a long time:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
For art lovers, you can’t miss out on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s virtual tour.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has around two million artworks. Although you can’t see all of them on the virtual tour, you can still see some exciting artwork from specific parts and times in the world.
In this particular virtual tour, you can enjoy seeing a variety of artifacts in the museum. Three of them, to be exact.
These would be the Greek Antiquities, the African Art, and then the Roman Antiquities.
The Louvre Museum is an iconic art museum because it’s the world’s largest art museum. Not to mention that its structure alone is a piece of art in itself.
If you haven’t been to this art museum, you can also try out its virtual tour.
Right now, it has about seven exhibits that you can enjoy. You can see a virtual tour dedicated to artist renditions of mythology from different times and places. There are also tours of exhibitions on Egyptian Antiquities.
You can choose which one you want to go to, or tour all seven! It’s all up to you.
The Guggenheim is another iconic art museum that you should visit once in your life if you’re a fan of art and museums.
In the Guggenheim, they focus more on contemporary and modern art styles. So if that’s something that interests you, then this virtual tour of the Guggenheim is worth a try.
The Guggenheim has three other locations aside from the one in New York that people know the most. There’s one in Venice in Bilbao and Abu Dhabi.
However, the virtual tour is the one in New York.
Speaking of an iconic place, you can also have the privilege of touring the Eiffel Tower from the comfort of your own home.
You can look over the beautiful sight of the Paris cityscape immediately in the virtual tour. You’ll notice the elegant city planning and enjoy the view atop the tower.
Central Park is a notable sight in Manhattan, New York, and they also have a virtual tour that you can click through while at home.
This urban park is America’s most popular and most visited urban park. Aside from that, it’s also one of the most famous film locations in the entire world.
Kenai Fjords National Park
Some virtual tours are just 360-degree photos of a particular place. Well, not this one.
The Kenai Fjords National Park’s virtual tour is very interactive, and you’ll have a virtual guide narrate what it is you see on the screen.
You can click through things based on command and enjoy an educational tour of the National Park.
Machu Picchu is a marvel by man and a place that you should go to feel the rich history behind it.
If you go and experience its virtual tour, you can enjoy a narration that will let you know about the rich history of this iconic view.
Hang Son Doong
The world’s largest natural cave is something that you can find nowhere else but in Vietnam. And you might think that this natural wonder doesn’t have its virtual tour, but it does.
Hang Son Doong is in the Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park. A local man discovered this cave system, but it took him 18 years to find it again after he found it in 1991.
Mind you, there are plenty of caves in this 200-kilometer cave system.
If you have any kids with you, you should encourage them to try this virtual tour of the Angkor Wat.
Since the project to make the Angkor Wat experience digitized was for students, it makes sense for a student to experience it.
You can see a virtual recreation of how people used to live around the area too.
Religious or not, going on a 360-degree tour of Jerusalem might still be of interest to you. You can also virtually step onto Mount Nebo.
This mountain was in the Hebrew Bible, where Moses had the chance to see the Promised Land.
Taj Mahal is a physical representation of enduring love for many people, based on the history of why it came to be.
The white marble of the Taj Mahal piercing the blue skyline is a sight to behold both on your screen and in real life. Hence, it’s best to explore the Taj Mahal virtually while at home.
Looking for something to entertain a family of all ages? Then look no further than Disney World.
Since the Disney amusement parks tend to have a cult following sometimes, it makes sense that they’d provide a virtual tour as well.
You can also see the Disney World in Orlando and get a view of parts of Disney’s the Animal Kingdom to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Over to You
You don’t need to feel disconnected from the world just because you’re stuck at home.
Through the virtual tours we have listed above, you’ll find a bit of joy and a connection to the outside world for a bit. You can use these tours as a chance to motivate you on your future travel plans.
But in the meantime, try and stay at home so you can be safe and healthy.
Geraldine is a self-confessed wanderlust from the land down under, Australia! She funds her adventures by working as a travel writer. She loves sharing the allure of backpacking and being one with nature.