Virtual Travel & Tour Options
Many museums, zoos, aquariums, and other popular world landmarks and destinations offer virtual tours and videos. And some, like the Metropolitan Opera, is offering live and recorded performances.
Why not do a little "couch travel" by checking out these great boredom busters?
- Texas State Aquarium
- National Parks
- The San Diego Zoo’s "live cams"
- The Northern Soltice Alpaca Farm in Maine virtual tours via their YouTube channel
- Monterey Bay Aquarium on the California coast is offering live-streaming webcams of all kinds of creatures, including sea otters, jellyfish, penguins, and more!
MUSEUMS & OTHER WORLD ATTRACTIONS
- World Famous Destinations - Many locations have new Google Street View tours offering experiences like the view from the top of Paris, France’s Eiffel Tower or a walk around the Taj Mahal in New Dehli, India. This site offers a wide range of other Google Street View Tours, too.
- The Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum current exhibits
- The Guggenheim Museum in New York City offers three different views - interior, aerial and tripod imagery.
- Disney has closed its parks temporarily, but you can visit them via 360-degree panorama views!
- You can live-stream the view of the North Lights from your couch!
- Virtually-visit favorite, historic, and beautiful performing art centers all around the world.
- Speaking of performing arts center, The Metropolitan Opera in New York City’s Lincoln Plaza is live-streaming its performances. These then remain viewable for 20 hours after the performance has taken place.
- Playbill offers webpage of links to 15 filmed Broadway plays and musicals you can watch at home!
- NPR has released a list of concerts you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.
ROCK & TOP 40 VIRTUAL CONCERTS
- Billboard is keeping a list of current rock and pop artists who are doing virtual concerts!
For a list of even more free virtual tours, visit this website for a comprehensive list of more than 300 virtual tours you can take from the comfort of your home!