You can now visit all seven continents using Street View! See places from around the world, from penguins in Antarctica to beaches in Brazil. Continue exploring this collection of highlights directly in Google Maps.
Explore cultural sites around the world from UNESCO's World Heritage List. These places include historic city centers, archaeological sites, and beautiful palaces.
Travel across the USA with Street View, from Times Square in New York City, to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and even to beaches in Hawaii.
View soccer stadiums in South Africa from a pitch-level perspective. Look up at the stands and imagine the crowds there!
Street View has hit the slopes! Check out the views at Whistler Blackcomb and the Behind the Scenes video with the Street View snowmobile.
Treat yourself to an around the world tour of famous landmarks in Street View. Click "See this spot in Google Maps" to continue exploring the landmarks and surrounding areas.
Take a virtual vacation to the beaches of Hawaii. Learn more from the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau or click "See this spot in Google Maps" to see what's nearby.
Toronto, Canada - The CN Tower is a communications and observation tower standing 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) tall. After holding the tallest free-standing structure record for 31 years, the CN Tower was surpassed in height by the still-under-construction Burj Dubai in 2007. It is the signature icon of Toronto's skyline, and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually. CN originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. Ref: Wikipedia
New York, New York - The Guggenheim is one of the best-known museums in New York City and one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art, and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. Ref: Wikipedia
London, UK - Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and is often extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower as well. It is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the world. Ref: Wikipedia
London, UK - Westminster Abbey, is a large, mainly Gothic church, in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English, later British and later still (and currently) monarchs of the Commonwealth Realms. Ref: Wikipedia
London, UK - Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, which gives it its name and has become an iconic symbol of London. Ref: Wikipedia
Lisbon, Portugal - Belém Tower (in Portuguese Torre de Belém) is a fortified tower built in the early sixteenth century to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. It has become one of the symbols of the city, a memorial to Portuguese power as it was during the Age of Discovery. It was declared a National Monument in 1910. Ref: Wikipedia
Madrid, Spain - The Plaza de Cibeles is a square that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid. The fountain of Cibeles depicts the goddess Cibeles, the Phrygian goddess of fertility, sitting on a chariot pulled by two lions. The fountain of Cibeles has been adopted by the football team Real Madrid as the place to celebrate it triumphs. Ref: Wikipedia
Barcelona, Spain - The Sagrada Família, is a massive, privately-funded Roman Catholic church that has been under construction since 1882 and is not expected to be complete until at least 2026. A portion of the building's interior is scheduled to open for public worship and tours by September of 2010. The project's vast scale and idiosyncratic design have made it one of Barcelona's (and Spain's) top tourist attractions for many years. Ref: Wikipedia
Paris, France - The Eiffel Tower has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It is the tallest building in Paris and the single most visited paid monument in the world. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World's Fair. Ref: Wikipedia
Paris, France - The Arc de Triomphe is a monument that stands at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The triumphal arch honors those who fought for France, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. On the inside and the top of the arc there are all of the names of generals and wars fought. Underneath is the tomb of the unknown soldier from World War I. Ref: Wikipedia
Paris, France - The Louvre Museum is the largest national museum of France, the most visited museum in the world, and a historic monument. It is a central landmark of Paris, located on the Right Bank of the Seine. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). Ref: Wikipedia
Montreux, Switzerland - The Chillon Castle (Château de Chillon) is located on the shore of Lake Geneva and is Switzerland's most visited historical monument. The castle consists of 100 independent buildings that were gradually connected and now form a single whole. Chillon now hosts a museum with some historical objects preserved and is open to public tours. Ref: Wikipedia
Vatican City, Italy - St. Peter's Basilica has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world, holding 60,000 people. It is the symbolic "Mother church" of the Catholic Church and is regarded as one of the holiest Christian sites. As a work of architecture, it is regarded as the greatest building of its age. Ref: Wikipedia
Rome, Italy - The Colosseum is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles in ancient Rome. The Colosseum is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and its breakthrough achievements in earthquake engineering and is one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions. Ref: Wikipedia
Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei 101 is a landmark skyscraper that became the world's tallest skyscraper upon its completion in 2004. It comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground and is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. Taipei 101 was overtaken in height by the Burj Dubai in 2007. Ref: Wikipedia
Taipei, Taiwan - The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a famous monument erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of the Gate of Great Centrality and Perfect Uprightness. Ref: Wikipedia
Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower and is the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world and the tallest artificial structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations. Over 150 million people have visited the tower since its opening. Ref: Wikipedia
Auckland, New Zealand - One Tree Hill is an important memorial place for both Māori and other New Zealanders. Irish rock band U2 wrote a song about the hill, which inspired the naming of the television drama "One Tree Hill". Ref: Wikipedia
San Francisco, California - The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. It was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it was completed in 1937, and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and California. Ref: Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington - The Space Needle is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and a symbol of Seattle. It was built for the 1962 World's Fair and is 605 feet (184 m) high at its highest point. When it was completed, it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River. Ref: Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri - The Gateway Arch, also known as the Gateway to the West, is the iconic image of St. Louis, Missouri. It stands 630 feet (192 m) tall, and is 630 feet (192 m) wide at its base, making it the tallest monument in the United States. Ref: Wikipedia
Maui - The small, crescent shaped island of Molokini off the southwestern coast of Maui is a popular destination for snorkeling and diving. In fact, the waters and colorful reefs here are so rich with life, Molokini was named a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District. Molokini is only accessible by boat tour. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - This overlook, located at the base of Diamond Head (Leahi) crater, is a popular spot for watching windsurfers and surfers enjoying the waves below. Diamond Head, a United States State Monument, is a defining feature of the view known to residents and tourists of Waikiki. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - A marine sanctuary, this gorgeous bay lies between two dormant volcanic craters on the southeast tip of Oahu, its clear, shallow waters hold a multitude of tropical fish and marine life, making it one of the best places to snorkel on Oahu. Gear rental is available on site. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - A favorite of Oahu-born President Barack Obama, this stretch of sand is 10 minutes past Hanauma Bay near the Halona Blowhole. A popular local beach, the massive shore break here can be dangerous, so bodysurf at your own risk. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - One of Oahu's best bodysurfing and bodyboarding beaches with picturesque views of Manana (Rabbit) Island and Kaohikaipu, which are visible just offshore. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - Manana (Rabbit) Island is located 0.75 mi offshore, near Makapuu at the eastern end of Oahu. It is commonly referred to as Rabbit Island, because its shape as seen from shore looks something like a rabbit's head and because it was once inhabited by introduced rabbits. Ref: Wikipedia
Oahu - This beach is just around the corner from Lanikai and is known for its windsurfing, boat ramp and the opportunity to rent sailboards, kayaks or canoes. Its sandy bottom, ample parking and full facilities make this a popular beach for families. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - Across from Kualoa Ranch, this beautiful beach park offers spectacular views down the east coast of Oahu as well as Mokolii, an islet off the Windward Coast. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - Spanning in distance from Ehukai Beach (Banzai Pipeline) to Sunset Point and encompassing a dozen different reef breaks, this two-mile length of sand is considered the longest stretch of rideable surf spots in the world. This is also a venue for the Triple Crown of Surfing. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - The powerful waves at Banzai Pipeline break over a sharp reef, no more than a few feet from the surface. These massive tubes make this one of the most dangerous surf spots in the world and one of the venues for the Triple Crown of Surfing. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - This legendary beach is notorious for producing monstrous winter waves and is one of the first places surfers in the 50’s began to ride big waves. In the summer, the swells subside for great swimming and snorkeling. With full facilities, this is a popular beach for locals and visitors. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - During the winter months (between November and December), Haleiwa Beach is one of the North Shore beaches that hosts The Triple Crown of Surfing, known as the Super Bowl of Surfing. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - This dramatic lava shoreline is said to be the place where souls of ancient Hawaiians would jump off into the spirit world and meet the souls of their ancestors. With scenic views of the Waianae coast to the south, Mokuleia to the north, and the vast Pacific, it's easy to see why this point was deemed so sacred. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - This is the last sandy stretch on the Leeward Coast, its curvy beach and turquoise waters a great spot to sunbathe as well as watch surfers and dolphins. For the avid hiker, nearby Kaena Point offers a trail with rewarding ocean views. More info: gohawaii.com
Oahu - Makaha has the best surfing on Oahu’s west coast and was a place where big wave surfing was pioneered. Beware of the sloping sand beachhead that can cause backwash and catch unsuspecting visitors off guard. More info: gohawaii.com
Maui - Honolua Bay on Maui's northwest shore is a favorite spot for experienced surfers. During the winter high surf season, Honolua has been known to have a hollow, powerful wave that offers incredibly long rides. The bluffs above the bay offer a great vantage point for visitors to watch the pros from a safe distance. More info: gohawaii.com