Travel + Leisure
March 23, 2020 10:30 am

Now is the time to stay home. The messaging from health experts and political leaders is clear. For now, we must hunker down and stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). But that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in a bit of wanderlust, right from the couch. Museums around the globe are offering virtual tours of their best exhibits, Broadway is streaming past shows, and the Metropolitan Opera is offering encore performances online. And now there’s one more place to find inspiration: hotel live cams.

All over the globe, hotels are offering stunning views to people who need to escape, even for a few minutes. Here are five hotel live streams that will help you get away from it all right now.

Malibu Beach Inn: Malibu, California

Located on the Pacific Ocean, the Malibu Beach Inn is true California heaven. The hotel offers in-person and virtual guests panoramic ocean views—and the possibility of seeing a whale or two swim by at any time. The hotel is offering up Malibu’s beautiful scenery via its live webcam, pointing directly out from the hotel lobby. And, when you’re ready to travel again, it’s happy to set up one of its 47 perfectly appointed rooms for you.

Hotel Del Coronado: Coronado, California

The Hotel Del Coronado explains its view best: “Crashing waves. Ocean breezes. Beaming sunshine. Our live beach cams offer a glimpse of the breathtaking views from Hotel del Coronado.”

The San Diego hotel is in the perfect spot for a webcam thanks to its location right on the sandy beach, at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Maybe even put the hotel’s webcam up on your television so you can feel like you’re at the beach all day long.

Bahia Resort Hotel: San Diego, California

Want another view of San Diego? The Bahia Resort Hotel has your back. The hotel, located on its own 14-acre peninsula in Mission Bay, is surrounded by tropical gardens and miles upon miles of shoreline. Looking out onto the bay via the hotel’s webcam is a soothing adventure you can take from anywhere.

The Inbal: Jerusalem, Israel

The Inbal in Jerusalem offers up one of the most wide-ranging webcam views on the internet. The hotel is located on top of a hill overlooking Jerusalem’s Liberty Bell Park and the Old City, giving viewers a view for miles on end. Just as you can unwind in person in one of its 335 rooms or in its deluxe spa, you can also unwind by pouring a glass of wine and staring off into the view.

Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa: St. Barths

Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa is thinking a little differently when it comes to streaming into your home. Rather than a video, the hotel recorded the sounds of the sea at the nature reserve located in front of the hotel. The serene natural sounds are the perfect backdrop to a daily meditation or yoga practice while at home. And don’t worry: Soon enough, you’ll be back at it, traveling the world and listening to these beautiful sounds in St. Barths in person.

This story originally appeared on by Stacey Leasca.