SEMrush, a data analytics company, used Google search volume to discover the most popular virtual tours during the public health crisis and revealed the four most popular virtual tours in Boston. They are:
- Boston Children’s Museum
- New England Aquarium
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- Massachusetts State House
The Boston Children’s Museum virtual tour takes children through fun spots like the three-story New Balance Foundation Climb and its Construction Zone. At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, virtual visitors can stroll the lush courtyard and tour the South Shore greenhouses and nursery where the museum’s iconic nasturtiums reside. New England Aquarium seals and sea lions are only a click away, thanks to the aquarium’s virtual visits. And a virtual tour of the Massachusetts State House allows folks to check out rooms such as the Great Hall and Senate Chamber.
Worldwide, the most popular museum virtual tour is The Louvre; the most popular landmark virtual tour is the Great Wall of China; the most popular theme park virtual tour is Disney World; the most popular zoo virtual tour is the San Diego Zoo (with the New England Aquarium coming in at No. 4 on that list), and the most popular national park/beach virtual tour is Yellowstone National Park.