Looking to get out of the house but can’t? Are you yearning to travel but can only go to the grocery store? Fear not in this crazy time you can still explore exciting new places from the comfort of your home.
Many places for years have offered virtual tours and webcams that put you right there. Some places it feels like you could even reach out and touch them. Places like Yellowstone National Park, Aquariums and Zoos around the world. Famous Art Museums and you can even walk the Great Wall of China.
Maybe when this is all over you will find somewhere new that you want to see for yourself. Take in the sights and smells on your own in person. While you are home for the next few weeks practicing social distancing. Explore all the wonderful things this world can offer you.
San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is home to more than 650 species. Out of this they have over 3,500 animals for you to see and enjoy. You can watch over 10 live cams on the website (linked here).
Looking for an enjoyable video to watch from the zoo. Check out the video below from TheDailyWoo Youtube channel.
San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo in Texas is home to over 3,500 animals in this amazing 35 acre zoo. Check out this amazing video from IntheLoop on Youtube.
The National Zoo in Washington, DC is an amazing place to check out in person. Sometimes however, that is not possible. Don’t worry though they have you covered with webcams set up on the Pandas, Lions, Elephants and Naked Mole rats. Check the live videos here(https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams).
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is home to a massive 10 million gallon tank. On their website you will find more than 5 live streaming videos. Like one for the Beluga Whales (https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/).
The Clearwater Aquarium is home to Winter the Dolphin from the Dolphin Tale movies. Here you will find over 10 live web cams (https://www.seewinter.com/animals/webcams/winter-zone-cam-1/).
New York Aquarium
The New York Aquarium in Brooklyn is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the US. Below you will find a great Walkthrough tour by the Youtube channel Our Coral Reef.
Museums and Parks
One of the most famous museum’s in the world. Located in Paris, France the Louvre first opened back in 1793. It houses some of the most famous paints in the world as well. You can take a virtual tour around 3 different areas of the museum (https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne).
Yellowstone National Park
Ever wanted to explore Yellowstone National Park but can’t find the time to get out there? The National Park services is here to help you out. Check out there website (https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm) for virtual tours of many different areas including Mammoth Hot Springs, Fort Yellowstone and more.
See Yosemite like never before with this amazing virtual tour (https://www.virtualyosemite.org/). If only you could feel the wind in your hair. Maybe we just need to set up a fan to blow in our face.
National Museum of Natural History
The famous FREE Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC may not be open to the public right now. However, you can still see all the wonderful exhibits from the comfort of your home. See what you can discover here (https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour)
A very unique interactive exhibit from the British Museum. Scroll through time and explore artifacts as old as 2 Million years or as recent as 2000. Click on the picture to learn more. If you are trying to learn a little these next few weeks/months this would be a great place to do it (https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/)
The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg Florida has a great virtual tour. Be sure to check out the East Side First. You are left with an amazing view of the building. Even if you are not into are this is a pretty cool one to check out (https://thedali.org/virtual-tour/)
Arches National Park
Just as amazing on Google Earth as it is in real life. Arches National Park is simply breathtaking. You will enjoy the time you spend walking around this virtual area.
Mount Vernon– George Washington’s Home
Mars– Explore a new Planet
Eiffel Tower– Paris, France
Ellis Island– Immigration inspection station in New York Harbor
Also don’t forget about the power of YouTube. There’s many creators out there that make amazing content for everyone to enjoy. Plus in this crazy unpredictable time, the views really do help them out and every page you visit on KozmoPhotos.com helps me out.
It’s amazing what you can see and do with Google maps and Google Earth (with 30+ National Park Tours). You can drive around cities searching for fun and unique locations. Take walking tours of some of the most famous sites on Earth. Visiting major cities and Landmarks around the world has never been easier.
Visit places like Tokyo, Japan or Berlin, Germany. You can get a feel for what it’s like to drive through those cities. Some locations even have walking tours. You can take a Walking Tour around Universal Studios Orlando or Six Flags Over Texas.
Where you go is up to you. There are so many places for you to explore you might not get through them all in the next few weeks. Besides now you have tons of ideas to choose from when life gets back to normal.
When we do finally get back to normal remember to follow these tips here for staying healthy while traveling. We also have over 30+ Walt Disney World ride videos you can enjoy. Nothing beats being stuck inside better than watching your favorite ride videos. Some even make you feel like you are there.
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