Take a tour of Los Angeles' top museums without leaving your living room

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Visit Los Angeles’ museums without leaving your living room.

You’ve gone into self-isolation and you’re doing your part to protect others. But it’s only day two and isolation has you wishing you were anywhere but home.

Although we can’t physically help you escape (and don’t recommend it), we’ve found a way to help you pass the time by bringing the City of Angels straight to your living room.

A handful of museums across Los Angeles, which also happen to be some of the best cultural institutions worldwide, have gone digital with virtual tours and live streaming opportunities.

So after you’ve checked off your morning yoga, finished your daily dose of celery juice and ticked off time with the kids, open your laptop and enjoy an online holiday to Los Angeles’ hotspots such as:

First stop, Downtown Los Angeles

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The first stop on this digital tour bus will be The Broad in Downtown Los Angeles.

The contemporary art museum has created an online collection of work featuring pieces by respected artists such as Christopher Wool, Sherrie Levine, and Anselm Kiefer, to name a few.

Your discovery of the museum’s collection can continue through a series of YouTube playlists including a talk on The Un-Private Collection and more.

Next stop, Little Tokyo

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Take a sip of your Mocha and lets head to MOCA.

The second stop on this online escape will be the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) where you can take a virtual tour of the popular venue.

A new tour will be added daily and each will cover a different theme such as ‘Past, Present & Future’, which delves into MOCA’s history, past exhibitions and initiatives.

We’ve arrived at Malibu

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Famous for its surf, its parks and The Getty Center.

So, you might not be able to see its incredible views of Los Angeles, but you can check out its current exhibitions online.

Among the digital offerings is the Michelangelo: Mind of Master collection exploring the full range of the influential artist’s work.

Let’s stretch our legs in East Hollywood

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An iconic house, a centrepiece and the first LA Landmark designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

These are just a few fun facts about East Hollywood’s Hollyhock House, which you can now visit on a virtual tour.

You can now explore the site designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and even view pop up descriptions of select objects.

And back to Downtown Los Angeles for our last stop

Before you head back to your daily quarantine life, get a taste of what’s to come at the GRAMMY Museum.

Although it’s yet to physically open its doors, the GRAMMY Museum has released its digital Public Programs as an early preview of what’s to come.

The Public Programs feature intimate sit-down interviews with artists and musicians such as Billie Eilish and Greta Van Vleet.

The museum will release a new program every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, so there’ll be plenty of content to keep you busy at home.

We hope you enjoyed your digital tour through Los Angeles. For more quarantine-distracting content, click here to read about the planned opening of the city’s first Hotel June.

Nahrain John
As someone who has a firm belief that life is too short for dull moments, Nahrain John thinks it’s only right that she indulge herself in something as freeing and rewarding as working in the travel industry. As a writer, she gets to share the experiences she's had during past and current holidays, while also encourage others to go out and explore not only the amazing places she's visited but themselves. She believes there's so much that we can learn about ourselves and others during travel that her aim is to keep that fire stoked within everyone’s inner explorer.

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