Amid Covid-19, many of us have now been isolated into our homes. Working from home can be hard to adapt into, especially if you have small children, and with the Easter holidays approaching you might have had a nice holiday or activity planned which has now either been cancelled or postponed. Well, did you know you can explore many places in the comfort of your own home, many virtual reality travel experiences are as good as the real thing – and free!
This can be a great way to spend your breaks in between working as it lets your brain transport into a happier place. To help you find that dream escape, virtually, the experts at Baltic Travel Company have listed your seven best options.
Google Arts and Culture have partnered with over 2,500 museums and galleries globally to offer virtual tours of their spaces. Options include Pergamon Museum in Berlin, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. They are all offering virtual video tours of current exhibitions and in depth looks at collection highlights. You can navigate your way around the museums and learn new angles of history and art. Pick a museum you’ve always wanted to visit and write down key facts which stand out to you.
2. Visit the zoo
If animals take you to your happy place, then a zoo is your dream. Immerse yourself into furry friend heaven, zoos like the Monterey Bay Aquarium are offering live webcam viewings of pandas, penguins and beluga whales. This is a great experience for children as they will be amazed that the feed is live.
With the help of Google Earth, you can take a tour of some of the world’s most iconic locations. The platform offers places such as the Taj Mahal and Great Pyramid of Giza to explore. Keeping your mind in check is as important as washing your hands. These experiences are vital to explore in order to remind yourself the world is out there to be discovered.
4. National parks
National parks are beautiful, an escape from reality and a chance to clear your mind. Well you can still do just that; many national parks have virtual tours on their websites and via Google Arts and Culture. The parks feature many different climates from across the country so you can pick one a day that suits your mood! One of the parks on offer is the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, the virtual tour lets you explore the Nahuku Lava Tube which is a cave made by flowing lava – it is truly magical.
You can decide to take yourself off Earth all together and visit another planet! You can explore the surface of Mars through 3D, 360 images which were recorded by NASA’s curiosity rover. If you want to explore more of space, there is a 360 YouTube video which allows you to travel and discover all of the planets.
Even if opera is not your usual activity of choice, there is a unique opportunity on offer from the famed Metropolitan Opera. The New York City opera house is closed to the public, but they have revealed streaming sessions starting at 7.30pm EST every night, the recordings will be available here on the website for 20 hours after they’ve been streamed at night. This is a great opportunity to video call friends and enjoy this one-off experience together.
Easter holidays normally see the theme parks filled with children enjoying their holidays. You can bring the adrenaline of rollercoaster rides into your house as YouTube is filled with videos that allows users be immersed into attractions in Disney resorts. Spend your weekends doing something different and enjoy the ride. Start with the Superman rollercoaster in Six Flags.
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