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7 Places to Travel as a Virtual Tourist

7 Places to Travel as a Virtual Tourist

Virtual reality opens up many new worlds. A virtual reality (VR) headset can make gaming more exciting, immerse its wearer in 360° videos, open the door to virtual social interaction, and, notably, whisk would-be tourists away to places they may have never seen. After donning a headset, users can download an app, like Google 360, and search for destinations they would like to visit. Even without a headset, virtual travelers can click through stunning locales on their computers and other devices. Here are the 7 destinations on Google Street View that VR tourists should travel to first:

1. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, tourists from across the world can go inside the Rijksmuseum and look at thousands of beautiful pieces, including works by Rembrandt.
Click here to visit on Google Street View

2. Nishibama, Aka Island, Okinawa, Japan
Straying from the streets, virtual tourists can take a dive and get an underwater view of Nishibama’s sea life. Headset wearers can move through the water and get a close-up of the sea life and underwater landscape.
Click here to visit on Google Street View

3. Victoria Park, Hong Kong
Travelers can stroll through Victoria Park and take in the brightly-lit nightlife. Looking up can give viewers a glimpse of the stunning skyline.
Click here to visit on Google Street View

4. Milford Track, New Zealand
Tourists can transport themselves to the beautiful Milford Track and take in the view of a tall, gorgeous waterfall. Turning away from the main view, virtual visitors can walk down the boardwalk and spot smaller waterfalls, moss-covered trees, and the dense woods.
Click here to visit on Google Street View

5. The Colorado River, USA
VR tourists can stay completely dry while floating down the Colorado River inside the Grand Canyon. Looking in front and behind, virtual boaters can see the sparkling river. To the left and the right, they can examine the canyon’s colorful layers of rock. For a less serene view, look for the 36 Mile Rapid.
Click here to visit on Google Street View

6. Istanbul Toy Museum, Turkey
Travelers can transport themselves to Turkey and visit the Istanbul Toy Museum. Street View lets visitors walk from room to room, taking in the glass cases full of unique items, some of which are antiques.
Click here to visit on Google Street View

7. Lago di Coca, Bergamasque Alps, Italy
Those who don’t want to brave the mountains can take a virtual trip of the Bergamasque Alps. Visiting Lago di Coca lets tourists get a glimpse of a shimmering lake between the mountains. In the distance, it’s easy to see numerous snow-covered mountains.
Click here to visit on Google Street View