Take a global spring break while sheltering in place

Take a global spring break while sheltering in place


It’s officially spring break for our kids. Yet here we are at home in Columbus on the verge of a mandatory, 2-week shelter-in-place order from our governor to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Canceling your vacation plans doesn’t mean you have to miss out on what the world has to offer, at least while you’re spending time at home in front of your computer. You can catch some interesting livestreams around the world – live footage from cameras placed at or near notable global landmarks.

For instance, today we’ve been staring at a live view of the crosswalk near the intersection of Abbey Road and Grove End Road in London. It’s where the Beatles were filmed crossing for the renowned Abbey Road album cover. Double-decker red buses and motorcycles zoom by, as we wait for pedestrians to cross. Little do they know we’re observing their every move from Columbus, Ohio.

Here’s a list we’ve put together that shows live streams of Old Faithful, Times Square and various other locations including Aruba, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Dublin, Ireland, as well as some rather unusual places.

United States

Around the World

Just for Fun

Abbey Road, London

Abbey Road, London

Times Square, New York City

Times Square, New York City

Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

Aruba

Aruba

Donkey Barn in Ipswich, Mass.

Donkey Barn in Ipswich, Mass.

Critter Cam, Tustin, Calif.

Critter Cam, Tustin, Calif.