Google Earth VR is a cool app to explore the world and go almost anywhere you want. It’s only available on PCVR, so if you have a Meta Quest headset, you’ll need to connect to your computer via a Link Cable or through Air Link.
Here’s a list of places to visit on Google Earth VR:
Places to Visit on Google Earth VR
- The Grand Canyon, USA
- Paris, France
- The Himalayas
- Venice, Italy
- The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- New York City, USA
- Ducie Island
- Your home
- Statue of Liberty
- Meteor Crater
- Sedan Crater (the aftermath of the Sedan nuclear test)
- Theme Parks
- Jesus Christ statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (you can go to the ground on a 1:1 scale and stand on this statue)
- Mt. Fuji in Japan
- Hong Kong
- Eiffel Tower
- The airport
- North Korea (if you’re curious)
- Standing on high buildings
- Devi’s Tower
- Mount Everest
- Football Stadiums
- Colosseum in Rome
- Inside the Chernobyl reactor in Ukraine
- Cathedral in Seville Spain – this building is huge!
- Abandoned Warehouses
Feel free to send some suggestions to add to the list!
1. The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder in Arizona USA. It’s a great place for a hike, but the view is breathtaking – it looks far better than on a 2D photo and be prepared for a reaction you wouldn’t expect – many people tear up seeing the place for the first time and there’s a reason why this is one of the most famous natural wonders in the world.
2. Paris, France
Ah, Paris, the city of light and love. Exploring Paris on Google Earth VR, you get to see why it’s so renowned. You can virtually walk around the Eiffel Tower or roam around the outside of the Louvre Museum, home to some of the world’s most famous art. It’s a chance to experience the charm of Parisian streets and the grandeur of its historic buildings. Plus, you can do all this without the crowds, which is a bonus!
3. Mount Everest, The Himalayas, Asia
The Himalayas mountain range is a symbol of natural majesty and spiritual significance.
On Google Earth VR, you can virtually trek these mountains, including the mighty Mount Everest. It’s a way to appreciate the scale and beauty of these peaks from a safe and comfortable vantage point. You’ll understand why mountaineers and nature lovers are drawn to this challenging yet beautiful part of the world.
4. Venice, Italy
Venice is a marvel of engineering and art. It’s a city built on water, with canals where streets should be. Using Google Earth VR, you can glide down the Grand Canal, pass by the Rialto Bridge, and explore the intricate layout of this unique city. It’s a fascinating way to see how the city combines its rich history with the challenges of maintaining a modern urban space literally floating on water.
5. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
My home country :) Australia has many great landmarks like Uluru and the Sydney Opera House, but the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system and a kaleidoscope of marine life, making it one of my favorite places to visit.
6. New York City, USA
New York is one of the world’s most iconic city – the epitome of urban jungle, and seeing it on Google Earth is a thrilling experience. You can check out the Statue of Liberty, take a virtual stroll through Central Park, and marvel at the skyscrapers like the Empire State Building. You can also explore freely without being hampered by the busy city life – whether you want to explore Times Square or the Metropolitan Museum of Art.