Now you can tour the halls of the White House adorned with Christmas trees and other seasonal decor — virtually, that is. Google first added the official residence of the President of the United States to the places you can visit on Street View nearly a decade ago. But now you can take a virtual walk around its premises to see how the place has been decorated.
The First Lady’s press office previously said the administration would launch interactive viewing experiences for the White House decorations this year. In addition to the 360-degree Street View experience, a “White House Vacation” tour is now available on the White House Experience mobile and web apps. According to The hilltours of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. are currently not available to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So these virtual experiences may be the only way to get a glimpse of her holiday decorations.
The White House is just one of the many historic sites you can visit on Street View. There is also the Palacio de la Moneda in Chile, the Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Giza, the Palace of Versailles and the Colosseum, among others. If you still can’t (or don’t want to) travel, maybe one or two virtual trips would be enough to sustain you for now.
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