We may not be able to take a “regular” vacation this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but lucky for us, we can visit museums, historical sites, foreign cities and much more right from our homes via the internet. We can still learn and discover new things about our own surroundings and the world in the safety and comfort of our own homes.
Trip Savvy writer Wendy Altshuler has an article titled, The Twelve Best Virtual Vacations You Can Take Without Traveling. You don’t have to pack, wait in the TSA lines, suffer jet lag, or find a pet sitter! Take a look at these cool virtual vacays.
- The Grand Canyon Even if you have been there before, I bet you didn’t get to see it like this. There are amazing views of places you couldn’t access in person. Frankly, I felt much safer viewing this from my couch and not on the back of a burro!
- Machu Pichu Just like the Grand Canyon, Machu Pichu might be rather hard to navigate in person, so just sit back and enjoy this virtual trip to the land of Incas and llamas.
- The Sistine Chapel The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous sites in the world. If you were to go there in person, you probably would find it quite crowded. This way you can take your time and appreciate all those Renaissance frescoes, gardens, and other sites at the Vatican.
- The Land of the Creation Jerusalem is said to be the home of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. This is a 360 degree tour of Jerusalem including The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Western Wall, the Mount of Olives and more.
- The White House On this virtual tour of the White House, you can visit the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, learn how the art and décor change with each administration, tour the “color” rooms and see the State Dining Room.
- The Guggenheim Museum This amazing museum is thought to be one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most stunning works. The tour takes you through the museum where you will be able to see the 600 pieces of art along the way.
- The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History If you were to go there in person, it would take you more than a few days to see everything since there are over 125 million artifacts housed there! This virtual tour takes you through the ground, first and second floors where you will be able to zoom in on displays that spark your interest.
- Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island On this tour, you will be able to see where more than 40% of Americans can find family history and climb inside the Statue of Liberty.
So, grab your cold drink or coffee, put your feet up and get ready to see the world!
To get more information on these virtual vacations, click here.
– Becky Lynn is a writer for EllisDownHome.com. She and her husband Bob enjoy spending time with their 8 grandchildren and traveling. Becky loves cranking up the music and heading to the kitchen to try out new recipes or cook for an upcoming party. She is passionate about continuing to be a life-long learner!