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Coronavirus: Beat Isolation Boredom with Virtual ToursPosted On: 04/27/2020
Travel writers are sharing their ideas for the best virtual entertainment to enjoy while stuck at home. Send your favorites to editor@GoAirportShuttle.com!
Because of the widespread Coronavirus pandemic, the world is practicing social distancing, which means staying at home for an indefinite period of time. People are trying to keep themselves occupied by finding new things to do every day. There are various online platforms that are trying their best to provide innovative solutions so people can stay occupied while quarantined.
Staying at home does not mean we have to be caged in our houses, in fact now it is possible to go on virtual tours and roam the world from the comfort of your own living room. You can travel the world and visit all the places on your bucket list through virtual tours. Not only do you get to see the beaches, mountains, and valleys of far off places, you also get to learn interesting information about its people and culture.
Virtual tours are for people of all ages and interests. Whether you are interested in science, art, wildlife, or historical places, there is something for everyone. Museums, Zoos, Art Galleries, and Theaters around the globe are collaborating with internet marketing services providers to bring online tours to your home. Following are some of the places you can visit virtually:
1. The Grand Canyon - USA
The Grand Canyon is one of the places in everyone’s bucket list. Now you can enjoy the experience of visiting this 446 km long erosion form virtually. Grand Canyon is considered nature’s wonder and truly mesmerizes the visitors with its unique formations. Now that you cannot physically visit Grand Canyon, you can enjoy and explore the view virtually. Through the National Park Service or through Google Trek View, you can explore one of the most thrilling treks around the globe.
2. The Northern Lights – Sweden
Now you can experience a virtual tour to northern lights from the comfort of your house. Northern lights or the Aurora Borealis are nature’s fireworks, seen only on the North Pole, these beautiful lights are beautiful beyond exception. Technology has made it possible for you to enjoy this magnificent view during self-isolation and immerse yourself in the experience of northern light along with huskies and reindeers. Now, this is
something worth experiencing during quarantine to engage yourself and experience an adventurous journey in a different style.
3. Disney Land - USA
If you have kids at your home, then Disney Land is one of the most suitable places for you and your kids to visit. Is your kid interested in meeting Mickey Mouse? Or Donald Duck? Now you can keep them immersed and get them to experience Disney Land from your house. Although Disney Land parks around the globe are closed due to the pandemic, that does not mean you cannot enjoy a tour.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the park along with your favorite characters in Disney Land virtually. With the interactive virtual tours being offered by Disney, you can experience several themed areas and water parks to show around your kids the experience of being at the glorious Disney Land. You can walk and navigate through the streets of Disney Land while sitting at your home in front of your TV screens.
4. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – USA
If you are a wildlife fan or you have bored kids at home, a virtual trip to the Zoo is just what the doctor ordered!
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is offering virtual tours to its patrons. It is now giving viewers an opportunity to visit and experience the joy of being at the zoo virtually through Facebook Live. They have scheduled events on their official Facebook page so that the viewers can follow the schedule and visit the beautiful gardens and zoo at the given time. Just join their live session as they show around the zoo, animals, and beautiful gardens.
You can also enjoy daily Home Safari at Cincinnati Zoo. This provides an excellent opportunity for people with kids to keep their kids entertained during the quarantine.
5. NASA – USA
Want to visit the Hubble Space telescope Center? NASA has collaborated with YouTube to show people around the Telescope Centre so you can visit and experience along with kids. This can be a fantastic educational virtual trip and can be inspiring for the kids as well. Enjoy the virtual 360-degree tours and explore various corridors, operation rooms, and lobbies with hardware. The online tour guides you and tells terrific facts related to the Hubble, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience.
6. Ann Arbor Film Festival
Ann Arbor is an annual film festival that takes place in the Michigan United States, but due to the prevailing conditions, it has been canceled. However, not entirely. You can still enjoy the festival virtually. You can enjoy the full documentation and presentation online by streaming it at the given time. The dates for their virtual displaying are March 24 to 29. The whole schedule is available online, so you can follow it based on your local timings.
7. The Forbidden City – China
It is regrettable how a lot of people had to cancel their annual vacations and tours, but technology is trying hard to help you in these times of distress. The Forbidden City of China is offerin virtual tourns in lieu of physical vists. Enjoy various places, including Treasure Gallery, the Gallery of Clocks, and the Lantern Festival that takes place inside the Forbidden City.
8. The Great Wall of China
You can explore the great wonders of the world while staying in quarantine. Experience the grandeur of visiting the Great Wall of China that too, with no money. Now, this is a deal we wouldn’t have imagined before.
But now, as the whole world is staying indoors and practicing social distancing, these sites are providing a visual tour without even charging you a single buck. See the fantastic view and explore it along with your family from anywhere you want.
Want to visit the Hubble Space telescope Center? NASA has collaborated with YouTube to show people around the Telescope Centre so you can visit and experience along with kids. This can be a fantastic educational virtual trip and can be inspiring for the kids as well. Enjoy the virtual 360-degree tours and explore various corridors, operation rooms, and lobbies with hardware. The online tour guides you and tells interesting facts related to the Hubble, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience.
Arslan Hassan is an electrical engineer with a passion for writing, designing and anything tech-related. His educational background in the technical field has given him the edge to write on many topics. He occasionally writes blog articles for Dynamologic Solutions, A software house in Pakistan.
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