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9 Live Hotel Webcams that will Transport You from Your Sofa to a Suite

These live streams will take you far, far away.

After so many weeks in isolation, it’s normal to start feeling a little stir crazy. When you’re slowly losing track of what day it is, it’s hard not to get sick of the same four walls and if you’re anything like us, you’re just itching to get out and explore the world again.

While that may not be in the cards for now, there are still ways to satisfy your wanderlust from the comfort (and social distance) of your own home. Just because you’re physically stuck inside doesn’t mean you aren’t free to daydream about your next travel adventure or pretend that you’re somewhere (anywhere) else.

To help you out with that, we’ve aggregated a list of live webcams from resorts and hotels around the world, so you can virtually travel from your sofa to a suite. Mentally transport yourself anywhere from the beach to the big city. Read on for a positive distraction and a view that’s a tad more interesting than the building next door.

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

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The sun is shining, the sky is clear and just looking at a poolside cabana gently blowing in the breeze makes us feel calmer. To get your virtual vitamin D, swing by the Seven Stars Resort and Spa in Turks and Caicos to bring a little island life to your living room life. Don’t forget your sunglasses.

Seven Stars Resort

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Providenciales
9.6 Excellent (1604 reviews)

Coronado, California

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There’s something about a view of the beach that instantly melts our worries away. Get that same “ahhh” feeling at home with this live stream from Hotel del Coronado in California. Two camera options let you customize your vantage point. Top it off by pouring yourself a fancy frozen drink, complete with mini umbrella. No one’s around to judge you.

Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

Coronado
8.0 Very good (2894 reviews)

Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Wistfully wishing you had thought ahead and adopted a pet to keep you company during all this alone time? Have no fear: elephants are the new goldfish. Get wild at your party of one and hang out with rescued elephants at the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort’s wildlife camp. How can you not feel warm and fuzzy while watching Kamtul and Mae Moo roll around in the mud after reuniting post their very own quarantine? Cameras are rolling daily at 8:30 P.M. and 5:00 A.M. EST.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

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Chiang Saen
9.2 Excellent (207 reviews)

Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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These days, we could all use a bit more of the Costa Rican “Pura Vida” mentality: simplicity, positivity, and relaxation. Watch the waves from the Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort in Costa Rica for a dose of peace and quiet. Lay out a “beach” blanket, throw on a sunhat and let your stress wash away, Tico style.

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Playa Tamarindo
7.9 Good (1904 reviews)

Jerusalem, Israel

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If cityscapes are more your jam, make the digital pilgrimage to the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel in Israel. One of the most luxurious hotels in the historic city, its central location puts it in the middle of all the action. Head to the roof for sweeping panoramic views of the old town as far as the (virtual) eye can see.

Inbal Jerusalem

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Jerusalem
8.6 Excellent (754 reviews)

Malibu, California

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Just try to stay tense watching rolling waves glistening in the Malibu sunshine. Here’s a live feed of just that at the Malibu Beach Inn in California. It’s like a virtual white noise machine or that new meditation app you just downloaded, but with visuals. Indulge in some self-care for your travel-hungry spirit and start California dreaming.

Malibu Beach Inn

Top rated
Malibu
8.9 Excellent (1036 reviews)

Tokyo, Japan

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Missing the hustle and bustle of city life while you’re stuck on your own turf? Climb 24 floors to the rooftop of Japan’s Peninsula Hotel for views of the glittering night lights in the Marunouchi and Ginza districts. Order in some sushi to set the scene, spin some K-pop and be in the heart of it all.

Hotel The Peninsula Tokyo

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Tokyo
9.3 Excellent (1425 reviews)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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If you’re craving a destination a little further away than your living room, we’ve got you covered. Crank up the heat in the desert oasis that is Dubai. Check in to the Shangri-La Hotel and check out the sky high view from floor 42 looking over the Burj Khalifa and beyond. Plug in a space heater if you feel like going all out (how “method” of you).

Shangri-LaHotel,Dubai

Top rated
Dubai
9.2 Excellent (1899 reviews)

San Diego, California

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Welcome to the Hotel California – the Bahia Hotel in San Diego to be exact. Put on this live stream and some Eagles to practically feel the cool wind in your hair. Picture yourself livin’ it up on one of the poolside loungers and watch the shimmering lights of the local harbour. With no captain around, you’ll have to get your wine yourself though. Any time of year you’ll find it here.

Bahia Resort Hotel

San Diego
8.2 Very good (5022 reviews)