Whether you''re not quite keen to take a plane yet, or if you prefer to get a look at certain locations before booking a trip, then you can easily make a mini-trip from home. The Street View and Photo Sphere smartphones allow you to digitally roam virtually anywhere.
Before you select a PC, make sure youre is in satellite mode. Click and drag the tiny yellow person on the bottom right of the screen to any blue highlighted spot on the map. On your phone, simply tap the photo in the bottom left and Maps will drop you into your chosen location.
In Google Maps, here are 15 places to explore.
If you visit Roswell online, we will not promise you will see aliens.
If you enter Roswell, New Mexico, you may spot some little green men, but who knows? Roswell is more residential than Area 51 (the actual building, not the tourist areas). Unfortunately, you cannot zoom in so far on Area 51, and you cant drop the tiny yellow person anywhere. It does however turn into a UFO when you try.
The tragic events at Chernobyl have had a lot of attention in the last couple years. In 2019, the HBOs miniseriesChernobyl, starring Jared Harris, detailed the 1986 nuclear disaster. Ukraine made plans to accommodate an influx of tourists, while Craig Mazin, the show creator, asked tourists to show respect for the deceased. The war in Ukraine, which also affected the site of the disaster, has made real-life tourism impossible, but you can digitally roam the deserted towna
Pyramids in Egypt.
Pyramids of Egypt
You can drop in to look out for Egypt''s pyramids via Google Maps. Some of the major pyramids are said to be fake ones. For example, the Pyramid of Menkaure and Giza were constructed as tombs for the country''s pharaohs. Some of the structures were previously cursed. On Google Maps, you may visit both sites much quicker.
Devon Island has previously simulated the same terrain as that of Mars.
Devon Island, Canada
Because of the fact that Devon Island is a vast, barren, rocky area in the Canadian Arctic, it is. However, don''t write it off yet. In 2019, Google identified Devon Island and talked to scientists who are currently using the area as a training ground for future missions to Mars. According to the researchers, Devon Islands'' terrain is as close to Mars as it is on Earth.
Cape Town, Table Mountain
Table Mountain, South Africa
Table Mountain in South Africa is a flat-topped mountain that views the beautiful landscape of the Table Mountain Nature Reserve from the beginning. According to Lacaille, the constellation was discovered from this location.
National Park in Tikal.
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
Tikal National Park, situated deep in Guatemala''s jungles, has some of the most prominent areas left behind by the Maya civilization. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Tikal is one of the most important complexes built here. It features temples, ceremonial platforms, living quarters, game courts, and terraces, as well as mural paintings.
Sorry, there are no vampires at Bran Castle.
Bran Castle, Romania
All horror movies should not be taken photographs of this 14th-century castle that allegedly inspired Bram Stokers Dracula, but you may also see one inside a few rooms. I cant guarantee youll see a vampire (sparkly or otherwise), but the Transylvanian castle has a lot of history. The stone walls at the time of the castle that matched Stoker''s description, however. Dracula, the character, and Vlad Tepes aren''t meant to be the same as
Huashan Mountain, China
People with height worries should be cautious. It''s simple to climb this incredible mountain without leaving your seat. The trail starts out simple enough its high up, but the path is relatively wide, with interesting temples to stop at along the way. On your journey, youll encounter narrow stone stairs and a few vertigo-inducing paths. In some instances, it appears like unstable planks of wood were hammered into the mountainside. Gulp!
Cat Island sounds like a purr-fectly good time.
Cat Island, Japan
Aoshima, Ehime, is a Japanese island that has more cats than people. In 2016, the fishing village was built around a dozen residents and more than 160 cats, according to CBS News. In 2016, the cats were originally introduced on the island to solve a mouse problem several decades ago. Almost anywhere you click, youll find a cat (or several cats) lounging in the sun, aggressively ignoring the camera. Cat Island is like a grown-up, extra adorable version of Wheres Wald
Winchester Mansion, California
The Winchester Mansion is based in San Jose, California, and is believed to be quite a mystery. After losing her husband and son, Sarah moved to California and purchased a house, which had thrown away, and closed doors and painted windows. It was later discovered that Sarah had the property destroyed, and the house was ruined. You may also look at other areas in the future on Google Maps.
Myra''s ancient city is quite a mystery.
The ancient city of Myra, Turkey
According to the Turkish Cultural Foundation, ancient Lycian ruins in Myraare date back before the 5th century BC. Among the ruins are the rulers and their family members being cut into a steep cliff. Even though the former glory is still stunning, it is worth a digital visit to Tikal National Park.
Thors Well, Oregon
The beloved, hammer-wielding Avenger didn''t have anything to do with this tourist attraction near Cooks Chasm in Oregon. Thors Well is a giant hole in the basalt shoreline that Gary Hayes, the publisher of Coast Explorer Magazine, prioritizes as a sea cave. The roof eventually collapsed and left openings at the top and bottom for the ocean to surge through.
If you visit the Loch Ness Monster online or in person, we cant promise youll see it.
Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Scotland
Loch Ness is a freshwater lake that spans 23 miles in Scotlands highlands. Depending on where you click, people gather to see Loch Ness Monster. Some people claim they did this year, but they did not comment. In 2018, another event, Storm Loch Ness appeared.
Darvaza Gas Crater.
Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan
The Darvaza Gas Crateris is also known as the Door to Hell and the Gates of Hell (not intimidating at all), but on Google Maps. The photographs almost make it appear the world''s biggest fire pit (imagine the smores! ). The pits, based on your viewpoint, are mostly formed from an underground cavern in Derweze, according to Smithsonian Magazine. The site was collapsed and several craters were later opened up. The crater is believed to
Ice Caves in Mendenhall.
Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska
Did it get chilly all of a sudden? Because they were talking about Alaska''s ice caves. TheMendenhall Ice Caves in Juneau, to be exact. The first thing I noticed as I walked around the cavern was how many striking shades of blue there were. Alaska Shore Tours travel experts describe their adventures into the 12-mile Mendenhall Ice Caves as dreamlike. It may also be as close as you can get to outside of a Google Maps tour.
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