Bag Bites May 2020

Craig OuthierMay 5, 2020
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Leave the Gun, Move the Mouse: You’ll have to wait a few months for our Las Vegas cover story – slotted for May until the coronavirus outbreak – but one Sin City attraction is still packing them in, albeit virtually. A shrine to organized crime and law enforcement, The Mob Museum offers online tours and an app with a fun mobster face-match feature. themobmuseum.org

No-Travel Travel: Speaking of virtual travel, it’s trending with visitors bureaus as a way to plant seeds for future travel while providing a pastime. The San Diego Tourism Authority touts LEGOLAND California and its new online series (legoland.com/llcbuildingchallenge), and offers virtual neighborhood tours on its website (sandiego.org).

Virtual Van Gogh: The most impressive virtual travel resource we’ve seen? It could be Google Arts & Culture, which partnered with 2,500 museums and galleries worldwide to allow sequestered sight-seekers to peruse their halls. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art alone has a whopping 201,000 pieces for view online. artsandculture.google.com

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