Best Virtual Experiences In Florida
We list the best virtual experiences in Florida! Perfect for daydreaming, planning your next Florida vacation, or remembering past adventures.
Best Virtual Experiences In Florida
Florida is full of fun activities for the whole family. But even if you can’t physically travel to, or within, the Sunshine State, it doesn’t mean you’re going to miss out. There are many virtual experiences in Florida that you can take advantage of.
All throughout the state, there are museums, zoos, theme parks, yoga studios, and even concerts that you can explore and see all from the comfort of your own home. Below we have a few of our favorites, listed in alphabetical order by city.
Take a virtual trip around Amelia Island with their augmented reality-powered app. You can go to the top of their famous lighthouse, see turtles hatch, explore state parks, and more. It pairs with the free Amelia Island Visitor Guide.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Check out their Facebook page for live animal demonstrations and talks with team members.
Ruth Eckerd Hall – They have free dance lessons as well as other musical activities on their Facebook page.
Another awesome virtual experience in Florida comes from the Crystal River and Homosassa area. They have multiple cameras, one even underwater, so you can enjoy a relaxing time “on the river.” Check out the Crystal River live river cams here.
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The Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has put together some virtual experiences on their website including a tour of the night sky and soundbites from inside the Tuscawilla Preserve that are very calming.
Lyonia Environmental Center – Sharing videos on their Facebook page of animals and craft ideas that you can do from home.
Marine Science Center – Offering live demonstrations on their Facebook page with the animals being cared for at the center.
Museum of Arts and Sciences – Offering videos on their Facebook page featuring current exhibits and educational tidbits.
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum – Take a virtual tour of Florida’s tallest lighthouse. Climb the 203 steps to the top and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views.
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Get views of the unique Florida Everglades with a webcam located at the Royal Palm Visitor Center and also a webcam at Everglades Holiday Park.
Composed of many islands, the Florida Keys have over 50 webcams for your viewing pleasure. They also have great videos on their YouTube Channel.
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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens – Explore the historic home and gardens through a virtual tour on their website.
History Fort Lauderdale – Has many lectures on their YouTube channel done by prominent authors, historians, and civic leaders that showcase history and achievements of the area.
NSU Art Museum – Offering virtual tours of their exhibits on their website.
Check out Fort Myers Beach and even an osprey nest from the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina live webcams.
Get the best views of Jacksonville through their webcams around the city, including beach and river views.
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary – Providing live videos on their Facebook page, including night time feedings.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) – Their program MOCA JAX smART Online is a virtual museum experience with classes, artists talks, and more.
Virtual cooking classes – Take cooking classes with local Jacksonville chefs through JAX Cooking Studio and Jacksonville Restaurant Reviews.
Virtually experience many areas in and around vibrant Miami on their many live webcams. Includes underwater footage from the Port of Miami, Miami International Airport, iconic Calle Ocho, and more.
Frost Museum of Science – Providing kids, and adults, with educational videos through their Science@Home series.
Jungle Island – Learn about their animals and habitats with live videos weekdays at 11 a.m. on their Facebook page.
New World Symphony – Enjoy live concerts and discussions on their Facebook page.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – We personally think this is one of the best virtual experiences in Florida. We’ve been to Vizcaya multiple times and love that we can take a virtual tour of the property whenever we haven’t been there in awhile.
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Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples – Offering experiments and activities for the kiddos on their YouTube Channel.
Naples Botanical Garden – Check out their plant related videos and suggested activities on their Facebook page.
Naples Pier – Watch live video of the pier on their live webcam and some recorded videos of past events around Naples.
Naples Zoo – Posting live videos on their Facebook page showing animal demonstrations and some behind the scenes videos as well.
Orlando might have the most exciting virtual experiences in Florida! They seem to have the most options for touring and exploring from home.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games – Explore their indoor climate-controlled track and even do a virtual race.
Gatorland – Every day at 10 a.m. there’s a live video on their Facebook page showcasing different animals.
iFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving – Experience indoor skydiving virtually inside iFLY’s vertical wind tunnel,
SeaWorld – Travel to Antarctica virtually and explore a penguin colony.
Universal Orlando Resort – Take a virtual walk through Diagon Alley in the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or watch videos of other areas and rides on the Universal Orlando Resort’s YouTube channel.
Walt Disney World – Virtually experience a parade, see cute baby animals, and get sneak peeks of new rides on the Disney Parks YouTube channel.
Panama City Beach
We think some of the best virtual experiences in Florida come from watching beach webcams. Panama City Beach has a few; you can see previously recorded views or live feeds. You can see Panama City Beaches here.
Known for it’s beautiful beaches, you can virtually experience waves on the Island Inn live webcam.
With an awesome YouTube channel, you can virtually explore the beaches of Sarasota as well as many cultural events in the county. You can also see cute manatees on the live MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium webcam. You can also get live views of Siesta Beach through their webcam.
Burg Cross Fit – Hosting live workouts and providing healthy recipes on their Facebook page.
The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum) – Take a 360 tour of the museum.
Online Music Lessons – Sign up for virtual music lessons with local St. Pete band The Hip Abduction.
SHINE Mural Festival – Check out their interactive mural map to see all of the murals created over the years.
Sunken Gardens – They are offering gardening classes on their Facebook page.
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Council on Culture and Arts – Offering multiple online streaming services and events done by Tallahassee’s cultural organizations and artists.
Rising Om Yoga – Offering virtual yoga classes. Check their website for times and instructions.
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra – With a series called “TSO at Home” the orchestra is sharing some of their past concert pieces for free.
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Busch Gardens – Get to know some of the parks animals (including baby cheetahs!) through videos on their Facebook page.
The Florida Aquarium – Posting daily videos called SEA-SPAN of different animals in the aquarium.
The Florida Orchestra – Listen to recordings from this season and TFO’s archives on-demand at WSMR.org.
Henry Plant Museum – Check out their live streamed theater performances on their Facebook page.
Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) – They have fun and education videos on their Facebook page. They’re great for the kiddos.
Located on Florida’s Space Coast, nearby Kennedy Space Center has a new series on their Facebook page where they are conducting live posts about all kinds of space topics.
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Flagler Museum – Explore some of the rooms on the first and second floors, and the Pavillion, by taking a virtual tour on their website.
Lion Country Safari – Check out their virtual STEM-based field trips on their Facebook page.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center – Watch as the education team posts live videos on their Facebook page at 2 p.m. for their Virtual Coastal Classroom series.
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium – Conducting virtual science classes and live demonstrations on their Facebook page.
Sur La Table – Offering cooking videos on their website.
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Final Thoughts On Virtual Experiences In Florida
We love that there are so many virtual experiences in Florida! Even if you’re stuck at home and can’t travel, you can still explore and experience so many places and have fun! There are things you can do by yourself or with your family, because there really is something for everyone.
A great service you provided today. For kids- to learn. For adults- to make them feel more like they are in the world.
Thanks so much Roy, I’m so glad you found it useful. 🙂
People don’t realize how big Florida is so this is an awesome collection of virtual experiences in Florida. You are virtually helping them plan their trip by checking them all out before they arrive to make the most of the experience.
I agree, it’s a large state. Hopefully this helps with planning and also looking back at past experiences.
This is a great list of virtual experiences in Florida! I just saw the Naples pier, where I vacationed with family in 2014. Then I explored Orlando, seeing the overview of SeaWorld and Universal. It was fun to relive my own travel memories as I virtually explored the Sunshine State. Thanks for sharing this bit of entertainment so I could armchair travel today!
So glad you enjoyed it Erin! 🙂
Great list. I took a live virtual tour with a guide of Little Havana in Miami and also learned how to make Cuban coffee with Little Havana Tours. It was really great! Thought you may want to add to list. There is a fee but worth it since you there is a live guide.
Thanks for the suggestion Farah! Sounds like you had a fun experience! 🙂