Have you ever wanted to see The Louvre? Experience The Met? View the Vatican? While it might seem ironic – there is no better time than the present! As we all shelter-in-place, new online offerings from local gems to iconic landmarks around the world are opening their virtual doors for all of us to enjoy. If you have ever wanted to bring together the comfort of your favorite armchair and the trip of your dreams – here’s how.
Below we have featured a few fabulous finds for tours you can take today and in the weeks (months?) ahead, as well as compiled a list of articles that expand this concept to hundreds of offerings. We plan to take a few ‘trips’ ourselves… and we can’t wait to see where you will go! The best part – you can even bring your furry friends on these virtual vacations! 😉
First Stop: Paris
You can now view one of the world’s largest art museums and most iconic historic monuments for FREE! The Louvre is offering free online tours of its most important and popular exhibits, as well as a 360-degree view around the venue. Enjoy the views HERE.
Second Stop: London
Looking for a joyous journey you can take with the kids? The Natural History Museum in London invites you all to meet the giant Dippy the dino in the entrance hall, as well as enjoy butterflies, dodos and so much more. Take a peek at it all HERE.
Next Stop: New York
Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, and Giotto di Bondone are calling. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is providing an online glimpse of some of the most impressive pieces among its 2 million works of fine art. In partnership with Google’s Cultural Institute, there is even MORE to view online than ever before. Take it all in HERE.
Don’t Forget: Brazil
Did you know that the Museu de Arte de São Paulo has one of the broadest historical collections available to view, covering from the 14th to 20th centuries? The open-plan concept with crystal display easels makes paintings appear as thought they are suspended! See it for yourself HERE:
On Your Way Home: San Francisco
Do you wish you had visited the Farallon Islands’ wildlife before this all went down? Stopped at SFMOMA one more time? Enjoyed the classic art among the Legion of Honor collection? Well we will all be able to pop by soon enough… but until then, SF Curbed has provided a listing of virtual views of your favorite San Francisco sights. See all that the city by the bay has to offer HERE.
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Resources For Virtual Tour Offerings
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One more thing… you can even take these tours with a cup of hot cocoa in your pajamas (we promise not to tell!)
Have an amazing trip… or a few!
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