Since most of us are currently unable to travel, this article will provide links to many places incredible places you can see without leaving your home. If you have a bit of a travel bug as I do, the thought of sitting in one place for too long is already driving me crazy. So to help, I found several places that you are able to take virtual tours, which may help that itch and wanted to share. We have been spending a good part of our day looking at all of these and the kids are really into it, admittedly, so am I!
Everything below has links, so be sure to click and explore!
I just happened to stumble upon AirPano and there is so much available, so here is a shortlist of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. You can also use the search box to put in where you may want to daydream going.
Great Wall of China (China)
Christ the Redeemer (Brazil)
Machu Picchu (Peru)
Chichen Itza (Mexico)
Taj Mahal (India)
Part 1: http://www.airpano.com/360photo/Taj-Mahal-India/
Part 2: http://www.airpano.com/360photo/Taj-Mahal-India-2/
Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
This is a list of museums and attractions that have joined the virtual world of travel. I found several more, but these were some of my favorites.
• The Louvre, Paris
• British Museum, London
• Guggenheim Museum, New York
• Musée d’Orsay, Paris
• Pergamon Museum, Berlin
• Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
• Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
• National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
• The National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.
• Vatican, Vatican City – Rome, Italy
• Sistine Chapel, Vatican City – Rome, Italy
• The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
The National Parks are a great option that is available for virtual visits. There are many more national and state parks, so I just chose to list a few. If you go to the National Parks website it is easy to find virtual tours and multimedia. This is similar to many State Parks.
Another option is to use Google Earth. This tool will allow you to virtually explore many aspects of practically anywhere, even places you’d normally have to PAY to visit. And guess what? It’s all FREE!
Here are a few other activities specifically for the kiddos:
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – Live Home Safari weekdays at 3 EST. The zoo will highlight one of their animals and include an activity for the kids.
Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site of a turning point in the American Revolution. Valley Forge was the headquarters where General George Washington and his officers during the encampment.
Mars: I know this one is a bit out there, but really, have you ever wanted to see Mars? Now you can explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover through a 360 digital view.
Georgia Aquarium has live webcams to many of their animals. The one for the Beluga Whales is my favorite as they are such beautiful animals.
San Diego Zoo has live cams on 11 different animals. My kids really like elephants; there is a baby!