Since we’re not meeting in person, here are a few virtual tours we recommend. Perhaps it will inspire a future trip someday!
A 3-Minute Tour of Tokyo
Japan’s national tourism organization created a stunning tour of Tokyo, dropping participants into various sections of the city for a few moments of scrolling around before transporting you to the next location. Best viewed on a smartphone, it’s a great way to get a sense of one of the world’s most culturally rich cities. Their website also has details on each space, as well as tips for how best to view the experience.
A 360 Tour of Bletchley Park
Outside of London, Bletchley Park served several critical roles during WWII. The British estate was converted to serve as the center of Britain’s wartime code-breaking effort. Brilliant mathematicians like Alan Turing and Joan Clarke worked to crack German military coordination codes. Among other efforts during WWII, Bletchley Park was also considered a breakthrough for women working alongside male counterparts – on some of the first computers ever put into use – in a professional environment and having significant personal independence.
CNet partnered with the Bletchley Park Trust for a compelling 360 video of the estate.
Royal Academy of Arts – Sensing Spaces
London’s Royal Academy of Arts created a stunning, high-quality 3D photography experience for its Sensing Spaces exhibition, offering a unique perspective on architecture.
Disney Parks – 360 Street Views
The Disney Parks blog links to 360 views of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires – Google Street Art
If you want something a little more low-tech for your browser, check out this photo essay from the Google Street Art project on the Talking Walls of Buenos Aires, which documents art and activism from the last 30 years in Buenos Aires.
The World’s Largest Cave in Hang Sơn Đoòng, Vietnam
In the mood for some natural beauty? Try this incredible National Geographic tour of Hang Sơn Đoòng, Vietnam.
If you think you’ve seen and done it all … then try this amazing experiment from Google and NASA’s Jet propulsion Laboratory. It’s a 360 view of the surface of Mars, recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover.