Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.
– Hazrat Inayat Khan
Right now, most of us continue to stay at home. We do not know exactly when the stay-at-home order will be lifted and it will be safe to leave our homes during this pandemic. For some, this may bring up anxiety, thoughts of becoming stir-crazy, and sadness and grief about the people and places we cannot directly connect with at the moment.
But, this doesn’t mean that we cannot use this time to still find enjoyment and pleasure. This week, I want to share with a list of museums, gardens, automobiles, and zoos that have online tours! So sit back, perhaps grab a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy the scenery. Scroll down to find out which tours are among my favorites on this list.
Getty Museum: Two tours exploring the food of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
The Louvre: Tours of three famous exhibits
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Famous for the MET Gala, check out the Costume Institute Conversion Lab and 25 other exhibits
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): New York’s collection of modern art
National Women’s History Museum: Celebrate women’s history
NASA: Check out the Langley Space Center
Rijksmuseum: Learn about the Golden Age of Dutch Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Move at your own pace, with 360 views
Claude Monet’s Garden: A quick tour of this famous French garden
Kew Gardens: Take a quick trip through this famous British garden
US Botanical Gardens: Visit the Conservatory, National Garden and Bartholdi Park
Corvette Museum: A museum for die-hard Corvette fans
Lamborghini Museum: Admire an Italian supercar
Mercedes Benz Museum: View the massive collection of Mercedes history
Porsche Museum: Featuring one of the most iconic German sports cars
National Aquarium: Check out tropical water to the icy tundra
San Diego Zoo: Peek into the lives of zoo animals with San Diego Zoo’s live cams
Disney: Take tours of the theme parks
LEGOLand: Check out the great Lego Race and Miniland
Alfa Romeo Museum: For those who know me well, you know I cannot leave out this museum. Team Alfa here! I was fortunate in having the opportunity to visit this museum and the Ferrari museum (below) last year while traveling through Italy. Here you can take a photo tour of the museum.
British Museum: The British Museum has always been on my must-do list when visiting London. Check out the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies
Ferrari Museum: I must admit, this is a favorite museum of mine. I was fortunate in having had the opportunity to visit both Ferrari museums in Modena and Maranello, Italy, last year. The Modena museum is spectacular. Not only are the cars beautiful, but the architecture and design of the museum were impressive. This museum is on the top of my all-time museum list.
New York Botanical Garden: As an orchid collector and grower, this a stunning tour of their orchid garden!
Sigmund Freud Museum: This should not be a surprise on my list! It has been 15 years since I’ve been to this museum and I had planned to visit again this May. Of course, those plans are on hold and for the time being, so I will visiting it online. This virtual tour allows you to explore the house in London where Freud lived with his family during the last year of his life.