take virtual tours

“Stay at Home” orders have been instituted across our nation, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re feeling like climbing the walls right about now, you might enjoy this activity. You’ll get to travel without actually getting out of your seat. Many local and distant points of interest offer free and easy virtual tours and here are a few to get you started.

La Purisma Mission State Park Virtual Tour

Check out this interactive exhibit guided by State Park professionals. These interactive displays will connect you to the rich history of California.

Chumash Painted Cave Virtual Tour

Located off the southern edge of the Santa Ynez Mountains, the Chumash Painted Cave offers a peek into the indigenous life of the Chumash people. This site gives access to one of California’s Indigenous historical sites.

Virtual Tours of Museums and Points of Special Interest

This site offers more than 300 links to museums, exhibits, and points of interest as well as online multimedia guided tours. Ever wanted to visit a museum that was too? Well now you can be there … almost in person.

360-degree Tours Around the Universe

Fullscreen 360 provides panoramas of iconic destinations around the globe. A full screen, 360-degree image allows visitors to virtually travel to some of the most famous and beautiful sites in the world. Look in any direction to get a feeling of standing at on Mars, in Machu Picchu, or the Trevi Fountain in Italy and dozens of others.

Visit Colleges For Free

Students hoping to take college campus tours don’t have to fret over the inability to get out and explore. Now they can check out their favorite college as they take virtual tours of more than 600 campuses.

You’ll probably hibernate for the next couple of weeks, but there’s no need to feel cooped in the house. Virtual tours allow you to visit destinations you may have had a lifelong wish to see and will help you feel as though you’re taking yourself somewhere else. And checking them out from the comfort of your couch can help you plan a trip to those places when we recover from this global health crisis.

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