Virtual tours are becoming more and more available. This is wonderful as many people have not been able to travel recently. Why not explore locations from a live webcam? We will share a few that we have come across this week.
Hiking at Arizona State Parks
We got a preview of Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park on google maps. Technology is pretty awesome. The Arizona State Parks website reports, “Arizona State Parks and Trails staff used the Google R7 Trekker Camera to capture 360 views of all state parks and more than 175 miles of trails in and connecting to the state parks across Arizona.”
Live Shark Cam at Odysea Aquarium
Love sharks? Odysea Aquarium is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. During business hours you can watch the Live Shark Cam see what the sharks are up to. We jumped on the website on Friday and watched the sharks. It was calming to watch them. Do you find yourself sitting and watching the animals when you visit an aquarium?
When we visit a new location we find tours of local distilleries. I enjoy learning about how the product is made, how the business came to be, and then my favorite part is the tasting. Although we are not in Colorado, I did find Distillery 291 in Colorado Springs, CO, who has been getting creative with their tasting room during the quarantine period by offering both virtual distillery tours and virtual whiskey flight tastings.
On Friday afternoon I attended Distillery 291 live “hype” videos on their social media, which they plan on doing every day to promote their 291 Quarantine Cocktail of the Day. That same evening they hosted a Virtual Happy hour. On Saturday afternoon we virtually attended the facility tour. We learned about the artwork on the distilleries. I admit it would have been better if I was on-site to sample the whiskey. We are looking forward to an in-person visit in the future.
Virtual Tours – Hiking, Sharks, and Whiskey
I am grateful for all the businesses that are finding ways for people to still enjoy locations and activities. These virtual tours have me adding to my future visit list. How about you, what virtual tours have been attended? Are the virtual tours causing you to add locations to your future places to visit list?