It’s a beginning of April, 2020, and usually the time when Easter break travel preparations are deep underway, but not this April. The world is in a horrendous agony of COVID-19 pandemics and travel is the last thing that one should think of now. In most countries, even going to the nearby supermarket can be challenging and straight up dangerous, especially for the most critical demographics – elderly and persons with underlying health condition.
From common people’s perspective, there is not much we can do except follow the directions and guidance of the authorities and try and be as safe and unexposed to the virus as possible.
For those of you who like to travel and are hit badly with travel restrictions, we prepared comprehensive list of virtual tours and live feeds from around the word (and beyond) so you can enjoy outside world and famous landmarks at least through your computer (or mobile) screens. Take your time and enjoy and who knows, maybe you will be inspired and plan a visit to some of these places when all this craziness goes away.
Google Arts & Culture Project is dedicated to bringing world art and culture (and more) through virtual world to every person, for free, via Internet. It is an impressive collection of virtual tours, exploration quests and an incredible learning experience. You can enjoy it better if you download an app from Google or Apple App store.
You can explore many museums from there, such as Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Uffizi Gallery, Florence and many more.
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Machu Picchu in Peru is a world wonder built by ancient Inca civilization. Virtual tours will enable you to roam the sites and learn about history of this amazing place.
Eiffel Tower is world’s most recognizable landmark and definitely a symbol of Paris and France. This virtual tour will give you bird eye view of the tower and panoramic view of Paris.
Another aerial presentation from the same provider, is famous Taj Mahal in India. You can enjoy site of this popular landmark and surroundings and also listen to some soothing music.
Stonehenge in the UK is very popular at this time of the year, both because of Spring time and nearby Glastonbury Festival. The ancient site dates back 5,000 years ago.
Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia, is famous for its many religious sites. Virtual presentation is taking us through the history of this magical place.
Colosseum in Rome is the main landmark in Italy and one of the most recognizable tourist attractions around the world. Virtual tours will enable you to have aerial view of this magnificent structure.
An ancient city of Chichén Itzá in Mexico is archaeological site with pyramid, temples and several other ancient structures, also globally known and popular attraction. Aerial view in this presentation lets you explore it from your home.
Aquariums, Zoos and Theme Parks
Aquariums, Zoos and Theme Parks are usually top landmarks in cities around the world and they are usually visited regularly on holiday trips, especially of you travel with children. Here are some virtual tours and live cams from around the world:
Explore.org has hundreds of live cams of wildlife, zoos, aquariums and natural landscapes. You will send hours watching!
Baltimore National Aquarium has several presentation and live camera feeds.
Monterey Bay Aquarium is offering several live cams, including coral reef, sea otter and shark cam.
Vancouver Aquarium has few cams with otters, jelly fish and penguin, but well worth watching.
Atlanta Zoo has Panda live cam, and other presentations to explore.
San Diego Zoo has many life feeds of animals especially catered for children to learn about wildlife.
Houston Zoo also have several live feeds with wild animals.
Walt Disney World has several virtual tours and live feeds you can explore while staying at home.
Theme Park Cams is website specializing in Theme Parks live feed.
Unusual and amazing live webcams around the world
International Space Station live feed is available most of the time and you can see Earth below in real time, from space.
Hubble Space Telescope brings you pictures from around the Universe. You will certainly spend hours on their website.
EarthCam.com is a large compilation of live web cams around the world. Worth exploring.
Abbey Road zebra crossing became popular since The Beatles walked across in their iconic photo. Now you can watch it live from here. You will notice crossing was recently renovated and repainted as there was no traffic during COVID-19. At least something good is happening during these terrible times.
Watch Northern Lights from this website of Canadian Space Agency.
You can even watch Loch Ness Monster live web cam. Yes, we know it’s a legend only but if you spot it, please let us know! 🙂
And last, but not the least, you can watch live Las Vegas Wedding Chapel cam with random weddings of people who probably didn’t think it through. We are not judging.
Yes, Internet is great when you are stuck at home like these days and you can find entertainment online and continue to travel, even virtually. We hope these suggestions killed your boredom a little bit and inspired you to keep exploring the planet as soon as pandemic is over. Stay safe and safe travels!