Amid COVID-19, many of us have now been isolated into our homes. But who says you can’t see the world if you stay home? With the latest technology like Virtual Reality (VR), you can now experience and view destinations all over the world without ever leaving your couch.
To help you find that dream escape, virtually, The Luxury Report has listed the best.
The operatic tradition is alive and well in the next generation! Whether you’re a live music lover, a history buff or a binge-watcher, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy with the famed Metropolitan Opera. The New York City opera house is however now closed but have revealed streaming sessions live every night at 7.30pm EST, the recordings will be available to view on their website for 20 hours after they’ve been streamed at night.
If you don’t want to be tied down by a schedule, OperaVision offers free recorded performances from all over the world, including Madama Butterfly from the Royal Swedish Opera and Tosca at the Polish National Opera.
Museums & Exhibitions
Take a trip through some of the world’s greatest collections through a virtual museum and gallery tours. Several museums have virtual tours are available online and with the partnership of Google Arts and Culture, there are over 2,500 museums and galleries globally that offer virtual tours of their spaces. These include including the Louvre, which offers a tour through its Egyptian antiquities department, the Vatican Museums offer 360-degree tours of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms and many more.
Navigate your way around and explore the greatest museums in the world from modern to ancient masterpieces from your home.
Landmarks & National parks
Virtual reality has made destinations that many of us may never see—like the summit of Everest—feel a lot more accessible, so why not take advantage and tour some of the world’s most iconic locations. National parks and Landmarks are beautiful escapes from reality, and many have virtual tours online on their websites and through Google Arts & Culture. The landmarks and parks also feature many different climates from across the globe, so you can pick one a day that suits your mood!
Some of the landmarks and parks on offer are the Taj Mahal and the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, which guides you on a virtual tour letting you explore the Nahuku Lava Tube which is a cave made by flowing lava – it is truly magical.
You can decide to take yourself off Earth all together and visit another planet!
With NASA 360 you can explore the surface of Mars, Mission Operations and deep space through 3D & 360 images. If that’s not enough to satisfy your taste your space, there are multiple 360 video available on YouTube which allows you to travel and discover all the planets.
Theme parks & Animal parks
Bring the adrenaline of rollercoaster rides into your house. YouTube is filled with videos that allows users be immersed into attractions such as Disney resorts and rollercoaster in Six Flags.
Or if animals take you to your happy place, then a zoo is your dream. Immerse yourself into furry friend heaven, zoos like the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Boston’s New England Aquarium, offer live webcam viewings of pandas, penguins and beluga whales, bringing the day-to-day life of its residents to the public, offering scheduled Facebook Live–access to feedings, tours, behind-the-scenes looks, and more.
Spend your weekends doing something different and enjoy the ride.