Housebound travelers looking for somewhere new to explore from the comfort of their sofa are in luck – VISIT FLORIDA has a number of ways to virtually experience the Sunshine State, including a video playlist with 14 videos that bring you some of the best outdoor Florida experiences, a calendar of virtual events taking place throughout April and May, and the Beach Finder Tool that allows you to virtually roam 825 miles of Florida’s coastline.
Virtual Video Playlist
Armchair travelers can sit back and enjoy more than five hours’ worth of video footage on VISIT FLORIDA’s YouTube channel. Watch the sunset on the beach whilst sitting around a crackling wood fire, take a dip in Crystal River and swim with manatees, take a horseback ride along the beach on Hutchinson Island and even kayak your way through Rainbow Springs State Park.
Virtually Roam 825 miles of Florida’s Beaches
VISIT FLORIDA’s Florida Beach Finder allows you to virtually explore Florida’s much-loved beaches from the comfort of your home.
In a landmark partnership with Google in 2014, VISIT FLORIDA completed a four-month odyssey to capture stunning images along the Sunshine State’s 825 miles of beaches using Google’s Street View Trekker technology. These 360-degree images, captured one footstep at a time, are integrated into Google Maps, enabling potential visitors from around the globe to experience interactive views of Florida’s world-renowned beaches.
Users simply “tune” their preferences, choosing from adventurous or laid back, family friendly or romantic, action-packed or secluded and manicured or au naturel. The Florida Beach Finder immediately delivers visual choices that best match desires. With every tweak of the tuner, the options change before your eyes. Once users have picked their favorite beach, they can opt for Street View, which drops them into each location, allowing them to take a look around and to explore.