Digital Staycation – How to Virtually Travel the World While Social Distancing

With all of our vacations cancelled and a big cloud of uncertainty over future travel plans, we could all use a little virtual escape. While you’re at home, instead of just fantasizing about the places you’ll go once the travel ban is lifted, pay them a virtual visit.

Enjoy fancy hotels live streams, wander around exotic markets, and learn about architecture – without leaving your pajamas. 

Treat Yourself to a Luxury View

Need an escape? These hotels around the world feel that. That’s why some of them are offering free live streams via webcams to make you feel like you’re there. Choose between Hotel Del Coronado’s beachy scenery (Coronado, California), Bahia Resort Hotel’s tropical garden (San Diego, California), or The Inbal Hotel’s view of the holy city (Jerusalem, Israel). 

Take a Guided Tour around Krakow

Ever thought about visiting this Polish city? Well, even if you didn’t, here’s a chance to have a taste of it without paying the airfare. Explore this fascinating Polish city with an interactive virtual walking tour around the old city.

Almost everything you can think of is included – squares, sacral monuments, museums, and more. You can wander around individually or go with the guided tour accompanied by an audio guide. 

Get Your Vitamin-D in the Bahamas

Raise your hand if your body is craving a dose of sun, salt, and sea? This panoramic view of the Bahamas feels so real you’ll almost feel like putting your swimsuit on. Skip between the island, be amazed by how clear the turquoise waters are, and marvel at the huge cruise ships. Who knows, maybe all this beauty will inspire your next real-life vacation.

Walk along the Great Wall of China

Take a few moments to explore China’s biggest attraction, which is also considered as one of the wonders of the world. The historical Great Wall of China stretches more than 3000 miles across the country and this high-quality virtual tour a small yet-beautiful six and a half miles segment of it. 

Discover Vibrant Tel Aviv

Take a 4-minute video tour of Israel’s most lively city. An audio guide accompanies this 360° virtual tour. It covers most of the city’s main attractions – the sunny beach, historical Jaffa, Rothschild Boulevard, the “white city” Bauhaus architecture, and more. 

Visit Ireland’s Iconic Cliffs of Moher

Take a virtual tour of this famous Irish landmark at sunset. The 360° views from these scenic peaks will take your breath away. If you have access to a VR set, you can use it to enjoy a fully immersive experience.

Enjoy Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

The beautiful cherry blossoms (also known as Sakura) happen every year around springtime and usually bring millions of tourists to Japan. Due to these unusual times, 360° cherry blossoms viewing videos are being published to make sure you won’t miss this beauty, even if you can’t physically be there. 

Immerse Yourself in Mount Kenya National Park

YouTuber Milosh Kitchovitch went hiking in this second-highest peak in Africa and captured it all in 4D so you won’t have to. In this 8 minute video, you’ll follow with Kitchovitch the scenic route between Chogoria gate to Sirimon gate, through magnificent views, lakes, glaciers, and grasslands.

Tour the Great Pyramids

This super-realistic Google tour includes two of the most massive pyramids ever built – the Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Khafre – plus the Great Sphinx to the east. It’s not just a virtual tour but a complete digital experience filled with sights, sound, and tons of exciting information. 

Soak in Santorini

Get a live view of what many historians call the lost city of Atlantis. This volcanic island is boasting 360 degree views and it’s all captured here on a live webcam. You can even get a glimpse of a time-lapse sunrise. Eat your heart out 😉

Visit New York’s Central Park

This fantastic tour takes you through the park’s notable sites, with a guide that tells you all about the park’s history, landmarks, and stories. Each spot is accompanied by an informative text about the trees in the area, and you can always go back and forth to control your experience.

Create Your Dream Destination Video

Now that you’ve garnered all of the inspiration you need – plan your own digital staycation! Choose from 25+ million pieces in our stock library and compile your own video that includes serene vistas, views, and sounds from anywhere in the world.

Stream it to your T.V. during your workday, or surprise a loved one with a “trip” around the world during dinner. Create your video now.