Not packed in a bus. Not herded with a group. Self guided walk is the SAFEST way to sightsee while observing SOCIAL DISTANCING!
10 Sightseeing Walks During Covid-19

10 Sightseeing Walks During Covid-19

Borders closed, flights canceled. As countries across the globe scrambling to curb the spread of coronavirus, it is nearly impossible to travel these days. For those with wanderlust at heart, living without exploring is a really tough challenge.

But even in times of hardship like this, one should not despair. Some of the coolest spots of Earth can be closer than you think, found right in your home city, or wherever else the outbreak may have caught you. So now is the perfect time to discover or revisit them.

This article reveals 10 best sightseeing ideas during the coronavirus lockdown. They are all self-guided walks fitted with detailed route maps. Not packed in a tour bus or herded with a tour group, you can give it a go while fully complying with social distancing rules. Sightseeing on foot is and will always be the healthiest way to see a city, during or after the coronavirus.

Most of the featured attractions are open 24 hours a day, all year round. With fewer people on the street these days, you can practically enjoy these places all by yourself.

Although many city governments have asked people to “stay at home”, walking for health reasons, which includes daily exercise, is allowed (we do, still, encourage you to check with your local authorities regarding freedom of movement, to be 100% sure). All these walks can be easily incorporated into your daily or weekly exercise routine. So whenever you feel like stretching your muscles and having some fresh air, consider taking one of these walks. If you don't happen to be/live in any of the cities below, go to www.gpsmycity.com where you will find many more self-guided walks in hundreds of cities worldwide. Chances are that some of these walks may fit right in with your current location.

1. Famous Houses in Palm Springs, California.

Famous Houses in Palm Springs, California.
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Since the early 1930s, Palm Springs has been a favorite desert oasis for the Hollywood elite. With its excellent winter and springtime weather, fabulous shopping, and beautiful overall ambiance, it offered a convenient escape from clamoring photographers and newspaper gossips. Behind the private walls of homes, bungalows, or hotels – and even in the city's restaurants and nightclubs – stars could be more relaxed and uninhibited.

With time, prominent architects received important commissions to design sleek, modern, and rather extravagant homes where celebrities could live their real lives. Included in this self-guided walk are just a few iconic Palm Springs homes to inspire you.
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2. Art Deco Architecture in Miami, Florida.

Art Deco Architecture in Miami, Florida.
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Take this self-guided walk to visit the most astounding constructions and places of interest in the Miami Beach Art Deco District. The buildings were built by famous architects and their design is worth to be admired. Aside from this, the tour will help you learn new things about the history of the city.
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3. Bridges of London, UK.

Bridges of London, UK.
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Thirty-three bridges span the Thames river in London. Each one has its own history and is worth seeing. This self-guided walk takes you to see nine historical bridges in central London.
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4. Banksy Paintings in Bristol, UK.

Banksy Paintings in Bristol, UK.
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Bristol's home-grown and anonymous street artist and painter, Banksy, is world famous for his satirical and thought-provoking street paintings with underlying social commentary. Several pieces of Banksy's work can be seen free of charge in various locations around Bristol, so it would be a shame not to take this self-guided walk and see his amazing work firsthand.

5. Loop District Architecture in Chicago, Illinois.

Loop District Architecture in Chicago, Illinois.
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Chicago features an outstanding architectural legacy. This city has long been connected with some of architecture's most important names: Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and Holabird & Root. The Loop District offers an extensive number of Chicago's famous architectural "must-see" buildings such as Aqua Tower, Willis Tower, Chicago Theatre, or Rookery Building. Take this self guided walk to explore the most famous constructions of the Loop District, Chicago.

6. Antoni Gaudí's Masterpieces in Barcelona, Spain.

Antoni Gaudí's Masterpieces in Barcelona, Spain.
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Gaudí is admired around the world as one of the most distinctive architects of the 20th century. The unique technique and use of natural forms make his creations stand out from the pack. La Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Casa Batlló and other masterpieces will definitely take your breath away with their beauty, forms, colors, and overall design. Take this self-guided walk and enjoy the sight of Barcelona's architectural marvels created by Gaudí.

7. Istanbul City Walls, Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul City Walls, Istanbul, Turkey.
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One of the most elaborate fortification systems of ancient times, the Walls of Constantinople were built by Constantine the Great to protect the city against attacks by both land and sea, ever since he established it as the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. From these older Constantinian Walls only the old Golden Gate did still exist in the late Byzantine Era when, in the reign of Emperor Theodosios II, a new series of Land Walls were built. Apart from Constantinople's remarkable geographical location, these incredible fortifications were what saved the Byzantines time after time as foreign armies crashed, in vain, against them.

The Theodosian Walls are now in various stages of preservation – some are almost intact, some are crumbling, and some are undergoing restoration – but all provide a vital link to the past of this great city. Free to wander around, they are best explored during daylight hours. View this walk here.

8. Singapore's Colonial District, Singapore.

Singapore's Colonial District, Singapore.
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Singapore was first established as a trading post in Southeast Asia by the British India Company in 1819. Its strong colonial heritage has left a number of European style buildings lining the banks of the Singapore River in the heart of the city center. This self guided walk leads you through Singapore's Colonial District, taking in some of the most famous landmarks in the city along the way.

9. Jerusalem City Gates, Jerusalem, Israel.

Jerusalem City Gates, Jerusalem, Israel.
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Historians believe that the Old City of Jerusalem probably came into being more than 4,500 years ago. The defensive wall around the city features a number of gates, just as ancient, each of which is an attraction in its own right. Prophesies about some of these gates are written in the Bible and the Koran. This self guided walk will lead you gate to gate through the Old City revealing mystery surrounding these magnificent structures.

10. Ancient Ruins of Antigua, Guatemala.

Ancient Ruins of Antigua, Guatemala.
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It would appear as if the time machine has finally been invented in a place none other than Antigua. The glorious ancient city offers so much history beyond its streets and buildings, fountains and courtyards, that the great ruins are almost impossible to explore in a single day. Luckily, with this self-guided walk, you will get to select from the myriad vestiges set against the impressive backdrop of Agua Volcano. Mentioned below are only some of the highlights, as you'll soon realize there is a church at almost every corner!
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