Published April 24, 2020
Author: Christopher Taylor, special to penqu.in
With stay at home measures in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people have had to cancel travel and vacations. It’s disappointing and disheartening to have to cancel or postpone something you’ve been looking forward to, but just because plans have to change, doesn’t mean we can’t still experience some of the joy of traveling. Many places around the world have created virtual tours for all of us stuck at home. So even if you can’t experience the Louvre or the Grand Canyon in person, you can still see beautiful art or view the majesty of nature, right from your home. Whether your travel plans included wandering through museums, relaxing on a sunny beach, or catching a Broadway show, there are virtual tours for everyone. We’ve rounded up a few here that we think you’re going to love.
Arguably the most famous art museum in the world, the Louvre is offering free virtual tours of three of their exhibits including Egyptian antiquities.
2. Guggenheim, New York
Partnering with Google through their Street View feature, the New York Guggenheim is providing free tours, so you can see stunning Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art.
3. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
For those who can’t get enough of the outdoors, and those who want to see amazing mountain summit views without the labor of climbing, you can now e-climb the Grand Teton from your couch.
Grand Teton Tour
4. British Museum, London
The British Museum is world renowned for its collections of ancient artifacts. View the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, and much more with a virtual tour.
British Museum Tour
5. Grand Canyon, Arizona
The stunning views of the Grand Canyon are all over in online images, but you can now take a virtual archaeological tour and learn more about the canyon’s history and formation.
Grand Canyon Archaeological Tour
6. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum holds some of the finest works from the Dutch Golden Age, including paintings by Vermeer and Rembrandt. Now, you can take a virtual tour and see these stunning masterpieces from your own home.
7. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
One of the most beautiful sights in the world is watching the sun set over the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. View the majesty of these incredible cliffs with 360-degree views and virtual reality capability for anyone with a VR headset.
Cliffs of Moher Tour
Just because we can’t enjoy our regular travel or vacation plans during coronavirus lockdown, doesn’t mean we have to give up. Many of the most incredible sights in the world are now available right from your living room.