We know times are a little uncertain and let’s be honest, social distancing can be boring! So, we have compiled a list of things you can do to keep busy.
The road had the lonely times, but I kept myself busy. – Buck Owens
- A virtual tour of Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland
- Take a virtual tour of the geological landmark of the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
- A virtual walking tour of five National Parks Including Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, and Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida.
- A digital tour of some of the most beautiful theaters in the world can be found by visiting 11 Dramatic Virtual Tours of Stages Around The World
- Metropolitan Opera House streaming operas at 7:30 PM EST every night they are closed- The recordings will be available on the Met Opera homepage for 20 hours after they're streamed at night.
- Virtual roaming of Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
- Go for a virtual ride on a rollercoaster. YouTube is filled with rollercoaster ride recordings that let users envision themselves on attractions at Disney resorts, from the Incredicoaster at Disney's California Adventure park to the “Frozen” Ever After ride at Walt Disney World.
- Live streaming from Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Guggenheim Museum virtual tour of all of its galleries through its Street View feature.
- Take clear views of renowned spots around the world like the Taj Mahal in New Dehli, India, Eiffel Tower, and the Sydney Opera House, all while not actually traveling.
- See several 360-degree exhibits from the National Museum of Natural History in D.C.
- Watch live and archived videos from the San Diego Zoo
- Enjoy an interactive tour of the British Museum in London
- A virtual walkthrough of one of the Exhibits and select photos of permanent exhibits at MoMA
- Videos of the buildings of the Metropolitan of Museum of Art
- Take a virtual stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens in London using Google's Street View feature.
- Virtually explore the Dali Museum.
- Go on a virtual reality experience of NASA's Space Center in Houston using NASA's free Space Center Houston app
- Take a virtual tour of the courtyards of the Picasso Museum
- Free online educational seminars/classes from Ivy League schools – Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale. Educational Seminars
- ‘The Science of Well Being’: Yale’s most popular class ever will be available online HERE
- A 360-degree tour of The Louvre as well as a few virtual exhibit tours. A separate site, YouVisit, has a realistic 360-degree tour of several parts of the Paris museum.
- The Acropolis Museum has digitized many of its ancient artifacts, from statues to marble murals. Virtual visitors can also take in panoramic views of Athens via the Street View feature.
- Visit several exhibits from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
- National Museum of the US Airforce Virtual Tour
- National Aviation Museum virtual tour
- 15 Broadway Plays and Musicals you can watch from Home
- For Sports Fans:
29. Jewish content seminars/classes:
- Sign up for a virtual tour of Israel: Facebook group Thursday night for taking virtual tours of Israel with licensed guides via Zoom video-conferencing software.
- Chabad Jewish Knowledge Classes: https://www.chabad.org/multimedia/video_cdo/aid/2530155/jewish/Courses.htm
- Stand With Us Webinars and Virtual Tours: https://www.standwithus.com/connect
- J Street on-line programming: https://jstreet.org/j-stream/#.Xnphcy2ZP-Z
30. How to get or sign up for free music concerts:
31. Living Room Concerts:https://www.broadwayworld.com/topic/LIVING-ROOM-CONCERTS
32. Free lectures and concerts from the 92nd Street Y
If you have any other great ideas, please comment below and we can add them to our list.