Did you know that even though travel is restricted right now, you can still go on a USA adventure? 🇺🇸
If you’re stuck at home, waiting to embark on your dream journey to the USA, or even if you’re already there waiting for your next road trip – check out our list of places you can virtually visit in the USA for free!
Sit back, get some snacks, and enjoy the beauty of the USA from your very own bedroom 🤩🍿
(Google Earth is required for a just few of these links – so go ahead and download the free app. Trust us, it’s soo worth it)
Virtual City Break 🏙️
- Take a guided 360 video tour through all of New York City’s biggest landmarks, starting in a helicopter over the city’s skyline, and then venturing on foot through sites such as the statue of Liberty, Times Square and Grand Central Station 🗽
- Google Earth’s new feature allows you to go on a guided 3D tour of a number amazing cities, including Phoenix, Arizona, Chicago, Illinois, and Las Vegas, Nevada! ☀️
- Alcatraz Island in California is small island home to one of the most famous prisons in history, and is now turned into a museum! It can be explored up close thanks to Google Arts & Culture.
- Take a sunny, palm-tree- studded stroll through Hollywood Boulevard, California! 🌴
National Parks 🏞️
- Yosemite National Park offers a stunning virtual tour of it’s scenery, compatible with VR headsets too. Click the pin of the area you want to delve into, and away you go!
- Google Earth launched a collection of virtual tours of America’s national parks, including quick jumps to the park’s most spectacular view points. Here’s a list of some parks available to explore:
- Alternatively, if you’re wanting somewhere with bit more magic, you can explore Walt Disney World, Florida (This counts as a national park, right?) 😍
Zoos and Aquariums 🐠
- San Diego Zoo has live cams you can watch, from Orangutans to Polar Bears. Head over to the Elephant Cam to peak at their 11 African elephants 🐘
- Houston Zoo has live cams that allows you to take control of the camera view yourself! Click the button, get in a queue, and wait your turn to start turning and zooming. Give the Gorilla Cam a try! 🦍
- Georgia Aquarium has live cams that include special feeding events throughout the week. Of course, that includes the Penguin Cam! 🐧
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams – watch out for the Sharks 🦈
- Dive into the USA’s deep blue wonders with this amazing virtual diving experience , compatible with VR Headsets 🤿
Museums and Art
If you have a thirst for culture and knowledge, these virtual Museum tours are a great way to get a look at a few of America’s best Museums, without the queue!
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 🖼️
Hudson River Museum, NYC 📜
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC 🦖
We hope this has fuelled your appetite for your next USA adventure. Hang in there, and soon, you’ll be right in the centre of your American dream! ❤️