15 Places You Can Virtually Visit During Quarantine
Updated: May 4, 2020
If you're anything like me, you've been itching to travel since Christmas time. With the rise of COVID-19 I've unfortunately had to cancel a spring-break trip to Spain and a 24th birthday🍾🍰 blowout in France. This is all small change of course as I am even fortune enough to be able to stay home during these challenging times.
Shoutout to all the essential workers & healthcare professionals working day in and day out to keep our cities running and our loved ones healthy✨
Double shoutout to the Black community at large because we make up the majority of essential workers✨
Clicking around a screen is hardly the same as the real thing, but it CAN give a little taste and maybe inspire you to plan some bucket list trips for when the world is back to normal. No one knows exactly when that will happen, only that it will!
Let me know where you want to head when it's safe to travel again? TBH I recently watched Bad Boys III with my family (in addition to the entire Netflix catalogue) and long story short–I'm in serious need of a girls trip to Miami. Anyone else? I'm playing the soundtrack on repeat until I'm beachside with a mojito in hand.
One of the most incredible archaeological sites in the world, the ruins of the once lost city of Angkor cover a vast area. The highlight here is Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. Tour Angkor Wat!
The Louvre, France
The Louvre in Paris is one of the world’s most famous museums – certainly the most famous in Europe – and houses the world’s most celebrated painting (Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa) and plenty more treasures from all times and places. Tour the Louvre!
Taj Mahal, India
One of the most beautiful buildings ever constructed, the Taj Mahal is an icon of India. It’s actually a mausoleum and was built about 400 years ago by the Moghul emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his wife. Tour the Taj Mahal!
One of the UK’s top attractions, this prehistoric stone circle has been standing for 5000(ish) years – about the same time as the Great Pyramid of Giza. Its construction has been baffling historians for centuries. Tour Stonehenge!
Sagrada Familia, Spain
The final (and still unfinished) masterpiece of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia is Barcelona’s top attraction. The entry fee is thought by some to be a little on the steep side, so now’s the perfect opportunity to skip the fee (and the queue) and see it virtually. Tour Sagrada Familia
Giant’s Causeway, UK
Made up of tens of thousands of basalt columns and located on the north coast of Northern Ireland, Giant’s Causeway is one of the UK’s best natural wonders. It was also one of several places in the country to feature in Game of Thrones. Tour Giant's Causeway
Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
Housing masterpieces from artists including Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Picasso, Renoir and Monet, the Met, as it’s known to its New York locals, is one of the world’s greatest museums. Tour the Met
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Uluru is an enormous monolith in the center of Australia. It’s one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. For the Anangu people, Uluru is inseparable from Tjukurpa, or traditional law. The actions of the creation ancestors are still visible around the rock, and their stories are passed on from generation to generation, just as they have been for thousands of years.Nearby is another equally impressive (though less famous) rock formation called Kata Tjuta (or the Olgas). Tour Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
Only surveyed for the first time in 2010, Son Doong Cave is the largest in the world, hidden deep in the mountains of Vietnam. Unlike most places on this list, the cave isn’t (yet) accessible to tourists even in normal times. A virtual tour is your best option either way! Tour Son Doong Cave
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The dizzying skyscrapers of Dubai look like something straight out of the future. You can have a virtual fly around their huge heights on this 360 virtual tour. See 360 of Dubai
Great Wall of China, China
Snaking its way for thousands of miles over mountain ridges through northern China, the Great Wall of China is one of the most impressive things built. Much of it is still standing centuries later. Tour the Great Wall
Carved into the rose pink walls of a canyon in southern Jordan, the ancient city of Petra is an extraordinary sight. The Treasury is the most iconic building, but surrounding it is an entire complex of man made caves and other ruins. Tour Petra
One of the most loved national parks in America, Yosemite is a place of spectacular beauty, characterised by sheer granite cliffs, stunning lakes, impressive waterfalls and incredible biodiversity. Tour Yosemite
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef, which stretches for 1400 glorious miles up the northeast coast of Australia, is one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. You can have a virtual snorkel and explore its colorful coral while the legendary David Attenborough talks you through it. Tour GBF
Ambrym Volcano, Vanuatu
This highly active volcano, located in the Vanuatu archipelago, is off-limits to tourists, but some daring explorers had a look around its crater and filmed what they saw. Which was lava, mainly, and lots of it. Tour the volcano