Don’t let your wanderlust drive you crazy while you’re stuck at home. There are plenty of travel and travel-related experiences you can enjoy from the comfort of your own couch (and those experiences may just spark new ideas for future travel).
Visit a Virtual Beach
Visit Florida allows you to virtually experience all 825 miles of Florida beaches via the Florida Beach Finder. The first step? Finding your perfect beach. Users choose their preferences, picking qualities such as action-packed, family-friendly, romantic or secluded. Then, they’re whisked away to visit that beach via 360-degree images integrated into Google Maps, from which they can explore the area further.
Visit a Virtual Museum
Visit one of the world’s premiere art museums and explore via immersive, 360-degree videos. The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers videos of all its locations, including The Met Cloisters, The Met Breuer and galleries throughout the Fifth Avenue location.
Go on a VR Adventure
Experience a ride on Niagara Falls’ Maid of the Mist, take a helicopter ride over the Falls and more, thanks to 360-degree video also compatible with VR goggles, if you have them at home.
Catch a Show
You may not be able to gather with hundreds of other music lovers to enjoy a show this season, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on fantastic performances. You can catch livestreams of performances of all types from organizations such as the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in New York, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and The Strand Theatre Hudson Falls.
Finding inspiration from the Netflix movie Yes Day, Fairmont Mayakoba unveiled a Yes Day-Inspired Vacation Experience for families. Families can experience a range of activities for a day of fun. Encourage your family to say yes to all the fun on offer.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Vintage clothing always makes a great conversation piece. The fabrics, textures, colors and patterns all have a unique story of where it came from and who wore it before you. Visit these vintage stores around South Street in Philadelphia to claim some one-of-a-kind pieces to make your wardrobe pop.
Gaylord Hotels invites guests to experience the Summer of More. The brand debuts its summer programming beginning May 21, running through Sept. 6 at Gaylord Texan in Texas, Gaylord Rockies in Colorado, Gaylord Palms in Florida, and Gaylord Opryland in Tennessee. Guests choose from a variety of special programming and events, including aquatic experiences, culinary offerings, spa treatments, live entertainment and more.
An Upgraded Points study, conducted in March 2021 across U.S. residents of various ages (18 and older) and genders, determined which Disney World rides were most popular. The survey participants were asked to name their favorite ride overall from Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, as well as their favorite ride in each specific park.