Street View: Your Summer Vacation Preview

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM


Summertime means summer travel. Whether you're planning the next family trip or group outing, Google Maps can help. Street View’s immersive views lets you preview your adventure by transporting you to famous landmarks and tourist destinations around the world. Over the years, our Partner Program has allowed us to showcase a growing number of notable amusement parks, zoos and other points of interest, with our 360-degree panoramic imagery.

For example, if you’re on the West Coast of the US and want to visit the world famous San Diego Zoo, search for “San Diego Zoo” , drag Pegmen to a spot inside the zoo, and take a tour. You can also virtually explore the zoos in Honolulu, Denver, Detroit and more.


If you’re looking for some amusement without the animals, take a peek at some of the largest amusement parks across the country. Visit Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, and catch a glimpse of how movie magic is made. You can also preview with imagery from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Universal Studios Hollywood, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Great America, Busch Gardens, and Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii.


If you’re into high-octane trips to the racetrack, you can take a virtual look at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca or Infineon Raceway. Or if peace and quiet is more your speed, you can take a leisurely stroll through Balboa Park, the Chicago Botanic Garden, or Diamond Head park and trail.


Wherever you choose to adventure, feel free to explore these popular U.S. locations from the comfort of your desktop or mobile device. Let Street View imagery help you decide where to go on your next summer getaway. To see more popular locations, check out our Street View Gallery.