With the world currently on a standstill, travelers from all over are looking for ways to pass time as they take care of their health and the health of those around them. As a result, various tourist destinations and sites are rethinking the travel industry to inspire and show the beauty of the world from the comfort of their homes. From museums and national parks to art galleries and historical sites, here are some wonderful, virtual world experiences you can enjoy from home.
The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection museum is known to have some beautiful paintings, sculptures and other masterpieces by famous artists some of which include Vermeer, Bellini, Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Goya. If you’ve yet to visit this magnificent, New York museum head over to the virtual tour, which takes you through all the rooms—plus you select which sections of the museum to see and which ones to pass on.
The British Museum
This fascinating museum in London is one of our favorites, featuring ancient artifacts as well as modern ones from Africa, Europe, America and the Middle East. Special highlights include Egyptian mummies, Rosetta Stone, Medieval objects, Parthenian Marbles and Sutton Hoo Mask. To see these and other great wonders, click here for a virtual tour.
Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh fanatics will love this virtual tour of the Museum’s artwork on display. You can even “wander through” each one of the four floors. There are two interesting exhibits/stories for you to get a better sense of the artist including the books Van Gogh read and his love life.
Paris’ beloved museum is offering three different types of virtual tours. One of them is the Egyptian collection, the second is the remains of the Louve moat dating back to the 12th century, and the third is the Apollon Gallery known for its high ceilings and beautiful decor.
One of our go-to museums in Florence, Italy is home to precious works by Dutch and German artists, and ancient sculptures especially those from the famous Medici family. The artwork held inside the Uffizi Gallery ranges from the Middle Ages all the way to the Modern era. To see these and other pieces, click here for the virtual experience.
Kenai Fjords National Park
Love nature and want to see more? Kenai Fjords National Park now has a virtual tour that takes you through fjords and icebergs as well as glaciers and uninhabited natural areas. It’s absolutely breathtaking and there’s no need to dress in layers to see some of the coldest areas in Alaska.
Iconic monuments from all over the world can be explored and discovered all in one spot via the Open Heritage project. You can see famous sites that have been affected by war and conflict, temples from every part of the world, caves, cliffs and rock art (some of which are underground), and ancient archeological sites no longer in existence.
Nahuku Lava Tube
Take a dive into Nahuku Lava Tube right on your screen with a virtual tour that takes you through caves created by lava to cliffside views. The Nahuku Lava Tube is 500 years old and sits 3,900 feet on the Kilauea Cave, and once you find yourself at the end of the cavern, a jungle awaits.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns National Park is another top pick, featuring more than 100 caves you can explore on a virtual tour. Wander through caverns, see beautiful formations of rocks, and view the bats living inside. During the virtual tour, you can also choose to “experience life as a bat”.