15 Virtual Experiences to Travel the World Without Leaving Your Home

by  Rachel Friedman | Mar 26, 2020
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Stuck inside during the COVID-19 outbreak and reaching your once-impossible limit on Netflix? We’ve rounded up 10 virtual experiences, from live zoo feeds to concerts, that will help you feel like you’re off your couch and traveling the world. The best part: We've included an adorable panda cam. 

Museums

The Louvre: You don’t have to book a ticket to Paris to visit one of the world’s most famous museums. The Louvre has four free online virtual tours to some of its most visited exhibits, including the remains of its moat. 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: With a 360-degree room-by-room tour, you can visit every exhibit the museum has to offer at your own pace.

The British Museum: Break out your finest tea set and explore the Rosetta Stone, ancient Roman artifacts, and more on your virtual tour of the world’s first public museum.

Aquariums and Zoos

San Diego Zoo: Kids and adults alike can enjoy spending time looking at polar bears, elephants, and more with San Diego Zoo’s multiple live feed cams. Visitors can also  find activities for the little ones on the website.

Georgia Aquarium: You don’t have to travel to Africa to see African penguins. You can keep an eye on these adorable animals throughout the day with Georgia Aquarium’s live web cam. You can also see beluga whales, piranhas, and more. 

Atlanta Zoo: Keep up with the pandas of Atlanta Zoo throughout the day with its live panda cam.  

Concerts

Bastille: Lead singer, Dan Smith, livestreamed a 20-minute performance from his home for the "Together at Home" virtual concert series, which you can now watch on Instagram. 

Rolling Stone Magazine: Rolling Stone launched the new IGTV performance series “In My Room,” which features different artists singing classic music. Episodes will be released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Instagram.

Death Cab for Cutie: The band’s lead vocalist and guitarist, Ben Gibbard, will livestream performances from his home studio on YouTube and Facebook at 4 p.m. PST every day for the next few weeks. Keep a look out for guests who may stop by – digitally, of course.

Katharine McPhee: McPhee and her husband, Grammy-winning composer David Foster, will livestream a joint performance on Instagram every day at 5:30 p.m. PST. The singer is also taking song suggestions to feature during her performances.

Travel

Nevada: With 20 different virtual Treks, you can explore all of what the Silver State has to offer, from the beautiful scenery of Lake Tahoe State Park to the historic ghost town of Belmont, and everything in between.

Kentucky: You can watch multiple video mini-series that highlight the best of the Bluegrass State. Explore Kentucky’s culinary traditions, learn the fundamentals of Bourbon making, follow trainers as they train the next generation of famous horses, and more.

New York City: From Broadway shows to famous landmarks such as the Empire State Building, you can discover the country’s largest city without ever leaving your home.

Auberge Resorts Collection: This portfolio of luxury hotels, resorts, residences, and private clubs launched the Instagram series, #AubergeAtHome, highlighting experiences from family-friendly recipes to calming wellness activities.

Disneyland: Whether you’ve never been, or you consider it your second home, bring joy and magic into your home with the newest Disneyland park parade, Magic Happens.

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