Bucket-list destinations include Route 66 and Nina Simone's childhood home.
Ever wanted to visit the house of Frank Lloyd Wright? How about driving down Route 66? Travel plans may be canceled for now, but the National Trust for Historic Preservation has come out with a special way to experience historic landmarks during our time in quarantine.
The nonprofit has officially declared the month of May "Virtual Preservation Month," and as travel enthusiasts, we are simply stoked. Every day, viewers can tune in for an exclusive peek into some of the nation's top destinations, from celebrity homes to architectural wonders. So far this week, the itinerary's been pretty impressive: a concert in Nina Simone's childhood home graced computer screens May 2, while a scenic trip down Route 66 occurred the next day, with navigation courtesy of Google Earth.
Nina Simone's childhood home, courtesy of National Trust for Historic Preservation
Of course, we can't leave out a tour of the Gothic masterpiece that is the Lyndhurst mansion! Next up on the list? Virtual game night at Woodrow Wilson's D.C. home! It'll be like a vacation (minus the airfare and jetlag!)
Major cultural centers like museums, zoos, and theaters have responded to the impact of COVID-19 by going digital, with online exhibitions spanning from D.C.'s National Gallery to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Many even offer educational tools for children to utilize while home from school.
The National Trust's tagline is "Save the past. Enrich the future." and for everyone stuck at home, it's the message we all need to hear right now. The possibilities for discovery are endless, and there's more where that came from—just sign up to receive daily or weekly emails, or check their website for updates on where they'll be taking us next. Whatever they are, we can't wait to find out!
What places would you like to experience virtually? Share your choices with us in the comment section!