While many vacations and trips have understandably been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, that doesn’t mean you can’t still see the world! Many organizations are offering free virtual tours for a limited time to spread some happiness while they’re closed to the public, and we’ve rounded up a list of our favorites.
So, settle in with a comfy blanket—we’re about to explore some of the world’s biggest destinations!
Volunteer Park Conservatory is livestreaming their gardens on Instagram, where you can get a daily dose of “plant therapy.”
Take a stroll through the Gardens of Versailles and learn about the history of the gardens.
The National Parks are open for the virtual exploration of everything from monuments to battlefields and parks to historic sites.
Many zoos and aquariums are offering live streams of their animals while the facilities are closed.
The Atlanta Zoo has PandaCam set up to bring some cuteness into your life!
Monterey Bay Aquarium has ten live camera options to watch some of the ocean’s creatures including jellyfish, penguins, and sharks.
Grab your passport! Sightsee from the comfort of your home and get the best views.
Walk along the Great Wall of China and learn about its long history.
Grab a cup of tea and tour Buckingham Palace!
Stand in awe of the Sistine Chapel’s rich history and unbelievable frescoes.
Visit Ellis Island and take in the Statue of Liberty standing tall in the sunshine.
The NYC Metropolitan Opera will be live streaming an opera performance at 7:30 ET every evening, and those performances will be available to watch until 6:30pm ET the following evening.
Head down under! The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is live streaming their performances on YouTube through April 13.
Walk the halls of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy and take in 100+ Renaissance paintings.
Virtual rides, anyone? Although theme parks are temporarily closed, you can still ride some of your favorite rides from these theme parks!