10 excursions to do from home (virtual trips 2024)

Confined at home doesn’t mean you can’t see the country… Try one of these virtual trips to discover the world, from the comfort of your armchair.

The Covid-19 crisis is unprecedented and containment is part of the measures put in place worldwide to stop the spread of the virus. But thanks to the Internet, many things become possible. So, sit down comfortably and experience these fabulous exotic virtual excursions!

Walk the Great Wall of China, board a plane, attend a concert…and more, all from your home!

Visit Africa

Tempted by a safari where you would be in pajamas? If so, that’s great: AndBeyond brings Africa to your home through fun and exciting virtual experiences. Their website offers music programming, movies, book recommendations, but also delicious recipes inspired by African food. Do not hesitate to watch the short videos on wildlife: something to delight young and old!

Step inside an iconic plane

The Seattle Aviation Museum is THE largest independent, not-for-profit air and space museum in the world. More than 175 aircraft and space vehicles sit alongside several other fascinating exhibits. Difficult to get there in person, these days… Don’t worry: the experience of the Virtual Museum of Aviation online allows visitors to browse inside the museum. We discover the best of their collection, including the NASA Space Shuttle Trainer and the Boeing VC-137B (AKA, Airforce One ).

Virtual trip to Yellowstone National Park

Always wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park, but never got the chance? Yellowstone National Park offers virtual tours of some of its most iconic attractions. On the program: the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the hot springs of Mammoth and the mud volcano (among others).

In addition to the virtual visit, you will have the possibility of discovering the fauna and the magnificent landscapes of the park via incredible photos and videos.

Visit the Louvre from your living room

The Louvre is one of the most popular museums in the world with over 380,000 works of art, including Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa portrait. No need to go all the way to France to discover some of its finest gems! The Louvre notably offers virtual tours of its Egyptian antiquities and historic moat, as well as online resources to learn more about the art.

Walk the Great Wall of China without leaving your couch

You can’t move, but you have long dreamed of walking a few kilometers on one of the 7 wonders of the modern world? You will love the virtual tour of the Great Wall of China . Explore this marvel, admire this architectural feat and the magnificent views that surround it, without having to put on your shoes… that’s progress!

Immersion in country music

Nashville is the country music capital of the world and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is definitely one of the best places to experience it.

No need to travel to Tennessee! The virtual museum offers content for all fans of the genre who want to enjoy it from their own home: free videos and podcasts of artists’ performances , digital archives to explore their collection, and live performances …

Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Estate

No name is more famous or influential in American architecture than Frank Lloyd Wright. Located in Spring Green, Wisconsin, his 800-acre estate (his own home, complete with school, studio, and large garden) named Taliesin is a perfect example of his work. The estate was not only the architect’s home, but served as his laboratory for his creations.

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There are examples of buildings on site retracing almost all the stages of his career. Want to explore Taliesin, but can’t go in person: be sure to experience it in 3D virtual reality . Enter his home, his studio, his school and explore this magnificent estate. You will even have the opportunity to visit several areas normally closed to the public…

Underwater while staying dry

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is a magical place and is home to over 20,000 animals, such as birds, fish and many more. You can observe different marine species – such as blacktip reef sharks – thanks to their live video experience .

Different underwater cameras such as the Pacific Coral reef and their real-time jellyfish sighting video will keep you entertained! Children will also enjoy the activities and tutorials offered online . Something to do without having to go out.

Wine tasting

Visiting superb wine cellars is an experience that everyone should do at least once in their life. The exchanges with the winegrowers and the staff are all the more enriching and allow you to discover the work that is hidden behind each glass.

St. Supery Winery has found a way to bring this experience directly to your home through virtual wine tasting . Wine lovers can indeed order a tasting kit online! Once the package is received they can sip their wine, ask questions and learn more about the wines included in the kit. This is an opportunity to chat over a good drink, from your home.

On the way to the zoo

Your children are disappointed not to be able to go to the zoo? Give them a virtual tour of the San Diego Zoo! Indeed, the zoo’s website is a real gold mine, offering games, anecdotes, activities and videos. Gather the family around live video footage to observe polar bears, koalas, owls, elephants and several other species.

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Launch into space

As long as you travel virtually, why limit yourself to Earth? With Access Mars , you can get a 360-degree view of the surface of Mars, captured by NASA’s Curiosity Rover (without the effects of a rocket lift!). The information you find there may be useful to you one day: Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, said that humans could visit Mars by 2026… Be prepared!

Get to the Guggenheim with Google Street View

While you definitely can’t go to New York right now, thanks to Google Street View technology you can have an immersive experience in the halls of the Guggenheim Museum . A unique, artistic and instructive visit, in the tranquility of your own home! Browse the aisles of the Guggenheim Museum, which offers more than 1,700 works of art online.

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Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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