It’s a common feeling. You spend too much time at home and then the travel itch sets in and you’re ready to hit the road. But you can’t always travel on a whim. And when that’s the case, virtual tours can be just the thing to whet your appetite.
Right now, many attractions around the U.S. are offering virtual tours. Included in this group are national parks, museums, theme parks, and more. We’ve rounded up six of our favorites that you should check out. Have fun and see something new!
Scratch the Travel Itch with Virtual Tours
1. Arches National Park
With three resorts in Moab, Utah, it’s no secret we love Arches National Park. But when you can’t be there in person, you can take a virtual tour. Using Google Earth, you can see the park’s namesake rock formations and trek the paths. It’s not quite the same, but it’ll do.
2. Acadia National Park
Looking for a different vibe than desert? Then head way up north to Acadia National Park. A virtual tour through the granite cliffs of Maine is absolutely stunning. You can enjoy views of the coastline and cliffs, without any of the trekking.
3. Walt Disney World
The magic of Walt Disney World is world famous, but you can’t always be there in person. Instead, try a virtual tour of the Disney parks! Visit Orlando allows you to explore multiple parks, including Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and more. From Main Street to Cinderella Castle and beyond, this is one of the most extensive tours available.
4. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The Smithsonian museums may be closed, but you can still see the Museum of Natural History. Virtual tours are available through permanent, current, and past exhibits. Get a close look at dinosaur bones, travel through the butterfly pavilion, and step back into ancient Egypt, all from the comfort of your couch.
5. San Diego Zoo
Considered one of the best zoos in the country, the San Diego Zoo is also one of the most accessible. The zoo is home to roughly a dozen live cams that allow you to see the animals going about their day. Additionally, pre-recorded footage of the pandas is available, even though they’ve been repatriated to China.
6. The Dali Museum
Pour a glass of wine, sit back, and browse collections of fine art. The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, has an incredible virtual tour available. While we recommend you visit in person when the time is right, the online experience is a great way to check out the museum’s collections.
With a list of virtual tours in hand, you’re ready to explore some of the finest attractions. If you know of others who could use a virtual escape, pass this post along!