Being in quarantine can prove challenging to many people, especially to extroverts. It can get very boring really quick once you run out of things to do.
Some people have tried entertaining themselves by counting mundane things like the number of holes on a piece of Skyflakes cracker. Others have literally and creatively taken President Duterte’s advice to go around one’s home to see “if there are parts of the house they haven’t been to yet.”
To be honest, we think many of us can agree that we’re all ready for the quarantine and lockdown to be over now. Fortunately, virtual tours are a thing nowadays, and it could help satiate our longing for the outside world.
5 Virtual tours you can take while in quarantine
Explore malls and restaurants you haven’t been to
This is probably one of the things we miss the most – malls and eating out. Thankfully, SM City North Edsa, the largest mall in the Philippines, has a 360° virtual tour powered by ExSight.
If you’re already thinking of the establishments you want to visit as soon as the quarantine and lockdown are over, a cyber ocular visit through 360 Tours Philippines can help narrow your list down to save time and energy.
Sure, it’s not the same as actually being in the mall or restaurant, and you can’t exactly do any shopping through the tour but hey, it’s better than nothing, right?
Immerse yourself in arts and culture through museum tours
Going to museums usually requires you to pay an entrance fee. Virtual museum tours are a great way to immerse yourself in arts and culture without whipping out your wallet.
Go on a little cyber field trip with the National Museum of the Philippines’ virtual tour on its website. You will need the Adobe flash player installed on your device for this feature to work.
Google Arts and Culture Museum offers over 500 galleries that you can virtually wander in. Not only will these keep you entertained, but you’ll also have a more enriched quarantined life.
“Walk around” Disney parks
We think it’s safe to say that going to Disneyland (and other Disney parks) is in most people’s bucket lists. You can partially check it off yours by beholding the panoramic street views of Disney’s many amusement parks. This is a great way to do some pre-exploring for when you actually make a first visit.
Visit space with NASA’s Space Center mobile tour
If you’re looking for something that’s a little more out of this world, NASA’s Space Center in Houston has a free app that offers an interactive mobile tour, complete with guides, audio, and more.
Chill with the animals
If you just want to relax during this “down time,” animal watching through San Diego Zoo and Monterey Bay Aquarium’s live streaming of wildlife activity might be better than binge watching on Netflix. While these aren’t exactly virtual tours, these serene live streams along with everything else above can help keep you amused for the time being, until the Luzon lockdown is lifted.
There’s no doubt that thinking of ways to keep ourselves busy takes some creativity, especially in days like these where we’re ordered to stay at home for long periods of time. But as long as we’re actively looking, our hands are always bound to find something to do.
Tell us how you’re keeping yourself busy in quarantine! Share it in the comments below!