So, you’re stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, right? And at the same time, you’re daydreaming about the vacation you can’t take, correct? Well, consider a virtual vacation that you can take right from home.
Tourism Australia on YouTube features 360-degree aquatic and coastal experiences. This includes:
Sellick’s Beach in Adelaide
Great Ocean Road in Victoria
Great Barrier Reef in Queensland
Sydney Harbor in New South Wales
Kangaroo Island in South Australia
Rottnest Island in Western Australia
Virtually Israel on YouTube features 2D and 3D, 360-degree videos.
Jerusalem videos include:
Bible Lands Museum
Dead Sea Scrolls at The Museum of Israel
Tower of David
Tel Aviv videos include:
Independence Hall at the Shalom Mayer Tower
Taglit Innovation Center
While the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan are postponed until 2021, you can still explore Japan virtually.
The Japan National Tourism Organization features a 360-degree virtual tour of Japan, including Nara Park, Tokyo Tower and the Sagano Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, as well as 13 other locations.
Watch a live stream of Shibuya Crossing, a popular scramble crossing in Shibuya.
Between the hours of 7:00PM and 4:00AM EST, you can hang out with a pair of polar bears, Rossy & Vanilla, via a live stream of the Nihondaira Zoo in Shizuoka City.
Watch a 24-hour live stream of the popular Neko Cat Café in Tokyo.
Take a virtual tour of the 400-year-old Shukkeien Garden in Hiroshima.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
There is lots to do in New York City.
Take a virtual helicopter ride to get an aerial view of the city, including popular sites like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square.
Take a virtual walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
Virtually walk through and explore Grand Central Station.
On the New York Botanical Garden website, you can take a virtual walk through the cherry blossoms, the magnolias and the spring landscape.
Spend time, virtually, at the National September 11 Memorial.
Take a virtual stroll through Central Park.
WALT DISNEY WORLD- ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Walt Disney World, along with all of the Disney parks around the world, have been closed indefinitely since March 16th, 2020. However, you can still check out the theme park, including virtual rides, through an array of YouTube videos.
Attractions Magazine- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Ride-Through.
Big Fat Panda- The Seas with Nemo & Friends Virtual Ride.
Coaster Force- Splash Mountain Front Seat On-Ride.
Fun Family Florida- Pirates of the Caribbean Ride-Through.
Sharp Productions- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Ride-Through.
Virtual Disney World- It’s A Small World Ride-On.