The days of renting clunky headphones for a digital audio tour are numbered.
Google recently released a Google Glass version of its free Field Trip app, which allows anyone to create and post a guided tour — whether it’s of a cultural attraction or a local neighborhood. It’s a pairing that goes nicely with Google Art Project, which already allows you to take virtual tours of more than 17 of the world’s leading museums — from Versailles to MoMa — using Google Street View. You don’t even have to leave your couch.
Still crave the real thing? A start-up called Museum Hack is now offering alternative tours of major museums, including the Met, with surprises around every corner.