If the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench into your travel plans this summer, there are still options for you to see your favorite destinations without putting your health at risk. Because vacationing from home has become a new way of life for some, there are many famous attractions offering virtual tours. Here are a few of the islands, forests, beaches and national parks you can visit from the comfort of your couch.
Famous for its canals, Venice offers a rolling live stream around the city, featuring views of the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal. Live shots also include music to accompany the views.
Find it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph1vpnYIxJk
The upper section of the Yosemite Falls is available for virtual visitors to watch from the peak of the 2,425-foot tall waterfall. Webcams are also available for the El Captain wall, the Half Dome, High Sierra Camp and more.
Find it: https://wapo.st/2Bnp6VL
The Reach Resort (Key West, Florida)
The popular resort shows viewers what’s going on at the southernmost point of the U.S. with its oceanfront live stream. Viewers can see palm trees, white-sand beaches and crystal-blue waters.
Find it: https://www.reachresort.com/
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Often overshadowed by other beaches on the East coast, Myrtle Beach boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in the U.S. Viewers can take in the calmness of the boardwalk and shoreline.
Find it: https://www.earthcam.com/usa/southcarolina/myrtlebeach/?cam=myrtlebeach_hd
Hotel Del Coronado (San Diego)
For West Coast lovers, the Hotel Del Coronado’s live stream features crashing waves, ocean breezes and beaming sunshine.
Find it: https://hoteldel.com/live-webcam/