A great (virtual) trip is just a click away!
It's true that many of us are spending a lot of time at home, but thanks to some amazing virtual tours, a fantastic spring break soundtrack, and our Adult Services staff's new Literary Travel Logs series, you can take a trip anywhere in the world without leaving your living room.
Two of our biggest travel enthusiasts on staff, James and Guillermo , are starring in a new series: Literary Travel Logs . Follow along as they explore our travel collection, get some ideas for future trips, and stay tuned for more episodes.
It may not be exactly the same, but dozens of museums, parks, and tourist attractions have made virtual tours available. You can travel around the world, explore world class art, listen to the finest music, and travel through a National Park, just by clicking a link. If escapism is what you're looking for today, here are some of our favorite trips to take from home.
Musée d'Orsay (Paris): take a look at 278 stunning pieces of art on display in the famous Parisian museum.

National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.): over 42,000 pieces of art and special exhibits are available to view.

National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.): get an up-close look at the collection; our favorites are the famous Obama portraits.

British Museum (London): a beautiful visual timeline of the world is a highlight.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington D.C.): take a look at the highlights of one of the country's most sought after museums.

Banksy Murals (Worldwide): Google has compiled street views of Banksy's art across the globe.

From the Museum of Modern Art (NYC) : Google's Art Zoom has captured amazing closeups of many works of art, including "Starry Night".

The National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.): take a look at the museum's special exhibits.

The Louvre (Paris): offers virtual tours of three exhibits: Egyptian Antiquities, Remains of the Moat, and Galerie D'Apollon.

Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam): explore masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age.

Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam): take a look at the biggest collection of Van Gogh's work.

Museum of Fine Arts (Boston): 16 amazing exhibits, including one on 21st Century designer fashion.

Getty Museum (Los Angeles): explore paintings, drawings, and sculptures dating from the 8th century.

MASP ( São Paulo ): take a look at Brazil's first modern museum!

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul): features contemporary art from Korea and the globe.

Palace of Versailles (Versailles): take stunning interior and exterior tours of the famous palace.

The Sistine Chapel : the Vatican offers stunning closeups of the Sistine Chapel.
Vancouver Symphony (Vancouver): is offering listeners a chance to enjoy its final performance from Beethovenfest.

Royal Opera House (London): the YouTube channel for the Royal Opera House is an amazing collection of performances.

Vienna State Opera (Vienna): the Vienna State Opera has posted full streams of some of their latest performances.
Shedd Aquarium (Chicago): offers a variety of behind the scenes videos on their Facebook page.

Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey): has a number of live feeds.

Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta): we are partial to the African Penguin cam.
The National Aquarium (Baltimore): offers three live streams every day--Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef, and Jellies Invasion.
The National Parks Service has made virtual tours available for some of their most popular parks:

Statue of Liberty (New York)

Yellowstone National Park (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)


Disney World (Orlando): Disney has made Google Street View tours available of Magic Kingdom , Disney's Hollywood Studios , and Epcot .

Lego Land: take a virtual tour of the amazing hotel Lego Land.

Sea World (Orlando): take an interactive tour of Sea World.
You don't have to be taking a road trip to enjoy hoopla's Spring Break Collection . It's a collection of bouncy, catchy albums designed to put a smile on your face, even if you're on your couch and not the beach. Some of our favorite picks? Mandy Moore's new album Silver Landings, Dan & Shay's self-titled album, and Weezer's The Teal Album (it's impossible not to smile when you hear their version of "Mr. Blue Sky").
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