Just because we’re stuck at home doesn’t mean we have to miss out on all the wonders of the Sunshine State. There’s so much to explore and learn about, and virtual tours around Florida are the perfect way to scout locations you might want to visit in person one day. From museums to theme parks, it seems there’s just about a virtual option for everything and this list will showcase some of our favorites that let you explore the magic of Florida from your couch.
The Dalí Museum
Address: 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL
Why You Need To Go: Delve into the surrealist mind of Salvador Dalí by exploring the museum that houses over 2,400 pieces of work. The building itself looks like it jumped right out of one of his paintings, and you can see it all on this virtual tour.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Address: 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL
Why You Need To Go: Wander the enchanting grounds and art galleries of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on this virtual tour. Take in the view of the waterfront, listen to the sounds of nature in the gardens, and linger in the galleries for as long as you want with an interactive 360-degree camera.
Splash Mountain at Disney World
Address: 1180 Seven Seas Dr., Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: If you’re missing Disney as much as we are, you can live vicariously through the views of riders’ past with this first-person ride video of Splash Mountain. Fans capturing their Disney ride experiences has never been so entertaining!
Dry Tortugas National Park
Address: Enter the plus code 76PVJ4HG+9P into Google Maps
Why You Need To Go: While usually only accessible by boat or seaplane, you can now explore this secluded state park from your couch. Wander For Jefferson and the grounds and even explore the coral reef beneath the ocean’s surface! Rotate the camera 360-degrees as you swim through the sea, or keep it straight to follow the diver's path.
Orlando — The City Beautiful
Why You Need To Go: Skip the lines and explore I-Drive attractions like The Orlando Eye and more with this 360-degree virtual tour of Orlando. Zoom in on particular points for a street view or fly overhead to your favorite destination. You can even virtually ride rollercoasters and other rides at the different theme parks.
Virtual Shark Feeding
Address: 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, FL
Why You Need To Go: Immerse yourself in the daily shark feeding at the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. Learn a bit about each shark as they swim up to be fed by the caretaker and see what it takes to care for these modern dinosaurs.
Castillo de San Marcos
Address: 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, FL
Why You Need To Go: Climb the ancient stone steps of the oldest masonry fort in the country and leave the crowds behind as you explore this tangible piece of history. You can explore the interior as well, giving you a chance to have the entire fort to yourself. This location is also reportedly haunted, offering night tours worth adding to your bucket list.