Who says you need to be in New York to get the New York experience? Ideally, it would be best to pound the pavement, taste the pizza, and smell New York’s signature aroma of hot garbage/stale coffee/urine/roasted peanuts #5 in person, but that’s not always possible. Fortunately, there are plenty of online resources to help you bide your time until you can go out and truly experience New York. Here are a few of the best virtual tours of NYC that will leave you feeling like you’ve had a true New York experience.
Grand Central Terminal
Narrated by historian Anthony Robins and New York Times journalist Sam Roberts, this video shows that Grand Central Terminal is anything but a typical train station.
The Plaza Hotel
Architectural Digest strikes gold again with their virtual tour of NYC’s ritziest hotel. Imagine being quarantined in these opulent digs.
The New York Public Library
The main branch of the NYPL is much more than a library; it’s a work of art. This virtual tour of this NYC landmark will share the stories contained within this 109-year-old building.
The Brooklyn Bridge
What do you get when you combine a comedian with a tour guide? The most entertaining virtual tour of NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge on YouTube.
New York Aquarium
Need to unwind from a stressful week? How about taking a trip to the New York aquarium? It’s just as relaxing via video as it is in person.
If you ever doubted the beauty of the Bronx, this walking tour will leave you enlightened. Prepare to have your perception of this misunderstood borough changed forever.
Are you missing your daily commute? Hop on board the 7 train and experience what it’s like to take the “International Express” from Queens into Manhattan.
Do you know of any other great virtual tours of NYC? Share them in the comments!