The world’s becoming a smaller place, flights are getting cheaper and the volume of flights is set to double. As such its no surprise that tourist boards and travel affcioandos have clambered onto the VR wagon and produced virtual reality apps for popular destinations.
Explore cities, culture and experiences from the luxury of your sofa. All you need is a basic VR headset, download the free apps and travel away. We’ve picked out three of our favourite virtual reality travel apps available from Google Play.
Las Vegas VR app
If you’ve ever wanted to experience what all the fuss was about when it came to Las Vegas then one of the latest VR apps on Google Play should be an instant download. The Las Vegas virtual reality app immerses users into all that’s great when it comes to Vegas. If you’re planning a trip there its also a useful resource for what you should get involved in and what you want to avoid. As there’s so much to do in this city an app like this is a great pre-holiday planning tool.
To navigate the app you need to choose the category that’s most of interest. From entertainment and restaurants through to attractions and hotels, this app has Vegas covered. There are a number of attractions such as a helicopter trip over the strip or a VIP nightclub experience that you can relive in full 36o degree panoramic video. Download this for free from Google Play.
Panowiz Barcelona VR
Barcelona is one of the most vibrant and energetic cities in Europe and can now be explored and discovered in full virtual reality. Once this app has been downloaded you can enjoy a fantastic 360 degree VR tour from your smartphone.
The developers have really gone to town with this app offering users an abundance of high quality material. Use their 3D map to find places of interest and watch true 4k video panoramas of those places. There’s also some great 3D sound to help immerse you in the experience. Amongst others you can check out the likes of the Casa Mila, Sagrada Familia and the Tibidabo mountain. Available now for the Cardboard and the Gear VR Barcelona VR is a top notch travel app. Download it for free here.
Tokyo VR app
Tokyo is one of those cities that conjures up a fantastic array of colourful and vibrant images from bright neon arcades to towering sky scrapers its a fantastic city to visit. However it is pretty remote for most Westerners so thankfully the clever chaps at Candlify have created a VR app that takes you to Tokyo for free.
Once loaded up you can visit over 25 startling locations throughout Tokyo including their most famous park – Shinjuku Gyoen. Fully compatible with Google Cardboard get a flavour of the middle east without having to move a muscle. Download it today from Google Play.