With the lockdown in order in different parts of the world, famous tourist spots and attractions are opening their doors to a virtual stroll around their parks to keep everyone entertained and at home as we flatten the curve and fight the coronavirus pandemic.
If you told us ten years ago that the only way to visit these world-famous attractions in the future is to go online and take a virtual tour, we would never believe you. Because of this new normal that we’re trying to get used to, brands are now finding new ways to keep in touch with their audience through the internet–including tourist destinations. So, if you’re one of us who has always longed to travel around the world, now is your chance to do so. Well, without having to leave the house, of course.
Below, we listed down virtual tourist attractions you can visit while you’re staying at home.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando
If you’re a certified Potterhead, these virtual tours of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will give you a front-row seat to all the best rides. From riding the Hogwarts Express, Flight of the Hippogriff, a walkway tour of WWOHP, Hagrid’s Motorbike, and the Escape to Gringotts. And of course, our personal favorite: Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey, which lets you experience the thrilling adventure of Harry Potter while he was in Hogwarts.
Sure, it’s not the same without a Butterbeer on your hand, but at least you don’t have to wait in line for hours?
Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico
You can now take a virtual tour at the La Casa Azul, the blue house where Frida Kahlo used to live. Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, it has opened the doors to La Casa Azul, the Frida Kahlo museum, tucked away in the suburbs of Mexico.
Le Musee du Louvre, Paris
Even if Paris went into lockdown, you can still visit the world’s largest art and antique museum, The Louvre, virtually in this site. While it’s not the same that you can’t waltz into the breathtaking glass exteriors of the museum, at least you can still learn a thing or two from their collection, from Egyptian antiquities to the Galerie d’Apollon.
There is a whole website that lets you have the full virtual experience of Amsterdam’s most famous attractions. Stuffed with masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, you can virtually visit the home of Rembrandt’s The Nightwatch and Vermeer’s The Milkmaid. Visit the site here.
Get a 360-degree virtual tour of one of the world’s foremost pilgrimage destinations in Israel. Holy to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this one-day experience of Jerusalem is like no other. Visit the site here and experience the virtual reality of going to Jerusalem’s most famous sights, along with a voice-over tour guide that informs you of what you’re about to see.
Central Park, New York
Ever dreamed of coming to New York? Well, New York City’s green centerpiece and thriving, thumping point of convergence is now just one click away. Playing backdrop to many romantic films, you can tour Central Park online with a virtual tour guide who will walk you through significant events in Central Park’s history while you travel the sites. Live out your Enchanted fantasy by visiting the website here.