Virtual Travel: Seeing the World From Home

May 21, 2020

zooThe digital age has brought with it some technologies that have transformed the way in which we are able to interact with the world. Some of which involves bringing the world to you. While traveling afar may not be realistic, many museums and locations of interest around the world have realized this and have started offering a way to virtually discover all they have to offer in the form of a virtual tour.

What are Virtual Tours?

A virtual tour is exactly as it sounds: the ability to tour a place through the screen of your computer, phone, or tablet.

What are some virtual tours retirees can enjoy?

We're fortunate to live in an environment where there are so many options in regard to virtual tours. Some of these virtual experiences include:

Virtual Attractions

getty museumGetty Museum—The world-famous J. Paul Getty Museum offers a virtual tour for those interested in viewing thousands of years of art pieces collected from around the world. The art exhibits displayed at The Getty Museum are viewable via a tool offered by Google Arts and Culture experience, called the "museum view." Once you've entered the experience, you'll be able to view different pieces of art and click on them for further information.

vaticanVatican Museums—The Vatican also offers a virtual tour of their amazing, world-renowned structures, murals, tapestries, and ceilings. The museum's virtual tour enables users to view the historic works of art via 360-degree images, allowing for in-depth looks at some of the world's most cherished pieces. Currently, the Vatican offers 7 virtual tours, which include the Pio Clementino Museum, Chiaramonti Museum, New Wing, Sistine Chapel, Raphael' Rooms, Niccoline Chapel, and Room of the Chiaroscuri.

carFord Piquette Plant—Discover the birthplace of the Model T in this virtual 360 degree tour of the Ford Piquette Plant and museum. Built in 1904, this plant was the original car manufacturer, creating some of the oldest cars ever made, and you can get a front row seat!


zooLive Zoo Cameras—If you can’t make it to the zoo but still want to check in on your favorite animals, this selection of live feeds from the country’s best zoos is something you’ll love. From pandas to elephants, there are plenty of animals on display 24 hours a day. The Monterrey Bay Aquarium also has numerous live feeds of all of their most popular exhibits.

Thanks to technology and imagination, many of the world’s most interesting locations are available to you right in your home. Virtual tours are also available of Mooring Park’s three communities, Naples’ premier provider of luxurious residences, fine and casual dining, concierge physicians and personalized healthcare services, engaging social activities, and state-of-the-art fitness centers. Contact us today for your complimentary information kit or to schedule a personalized virtual tour.

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