Top Virtual Tours in Florida to Take While at Home
While everyone is adjusting to the new world of staying home and social distancing, and in search of activities to keep the family entertained, these Florida’s parks have you covered. These long-loved destinations have developed virtual tours that help you escape for a bit. Discover these top adventurous experiences from the comfort of your home.
Explore Hidden Worlds of Dry Tortugas National Park
Almost 70 miles west of Key West lies the Dry Tortugas National Park, one of the southernmost points in the United States and some of the most secluded national parks in the world. Now, you can see this rare gem without taking boat or seaplane thanks to a virtual tour of Dry Tortugas National Park. This virtual tour allows you to explore the 100-square-mile park, its natural beauty and the historic Fort Jefferson.
Roam the Most Magical Place on Earth
With Walt Disney World closing to the public, the family trip you were looking forward to might’ve been postponed. While you may not be able to physically explore the magical place where your dreams come true, you can now roam the parks without crowds thanks to Disney’s 360-degree panoramas on Google Street View. It includes new images of theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs and you might even spot one or two of your favorite characters! Gather with your family members and organize your next trip to this enchanting destination.
Florida Theme Parks with Virtual Rides and Experiences
Looking for more action and adventure while stuck at home? Luckily, there are plenty of virtual rides and experiences from Florida’s top theme parks on YouTube. Walt Disney World Parks YouTube channels share a glimpse of the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway as well as meet ‘n greets with characters and more from Disney parks and resorts. Meanwhile, Universal Orlando Resort’s YouTube channel offers 360-degree videos of its most popular rides including Flight of the Hippogriff, Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket, and Incredible Hulk coasters. For some animal exploration, watch videos from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld Orlando.
Naples Unplugged Magazine
The perfect guide to everything South Florida. This lifestyle magazine is the perfect way to learn about the best areas and attractions in Naples, FL. Start planning your trip using the digital version of the Naples Unplugged Magazine, explore the white sand beaches along the gulf coast, top-rated restaurants, the best outdoor pursuits and more from the comfort of your home.
Get A Taste of All Things Fun in Orlando
In addition to Florida’s theme parks in Orlando, the city is a mecca of everything from attractions to shopping to dining. While the city’s well-known destinations are temporarily closed, you can still experience what Orlando has to offer with Visit Orlando’s virtual tours. You can virtually experience thrills like the city’s tallest roller coast, Skyscraper and zipline over alligators. Take in the vast virtual views from The Wheel, a 400-foot-tall observation wheel at ICON International Drive. Roam Park Avenue’s shopping and dining district. Orlando is within easy reach with this tour even when you’re stuck at home.
Take a Closer Look at Salvador Dali Museum’s Art Collection
Whether you’re an art enthusiast or not, everyone can appreciate the impressive collection at one of Florida’s best art museums, Salvador Dali Museum. The museum located in St. Petersburg, is offering virtual tours where you can view the internationally renowned collection. The museum houses a comprehensive collection of one of the world’s most prestigious surrealist painter, Dali’s artwork including eight of his own masterpieces. Although the museum doors are temporarily closed, the creative world of Salvador Dali knows no limit. Explore, engage, and be amazed through this virtual experience.
Dive into the Aquarium with Mote Marine Laboratory Aquarium
While Mote Aquarium is temporarily closed, life goes on for the resident animals! The aquarium is using its social media and website to keep people entertained with virtual educational events, live webcams that capture Manatee and Otter 24/7, and virtual shark feeding on Facebook. Mote Aquarium is your window into the ocean, featuring over 100 species of marine animals. Be part of the educational and entertaining Florida attraction with your kids anytime, from anywhere.
Get Inspired with The Ringling Museum’s Works of Art Online
Looking for awe-inspiring experience for you and your family? You can explore the impressive collections from The John & Marble Ringling Museum of Art online! The 66-acre museum in Sarasota is home to more than 28,000 works of art, ranging from ancient periods and European middle ages to American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With the museum’s online exhibition, you can view a variety of famous collections including Ca’ d’Zan and Circus museum highlights. For your kids, the museum is also offering art supplies and activities they can enjoy from home.
Get Your Daily Dose of Cuteness at Zoo Tampa
Need some cuteness in your life? Zoo Tampa is now offering daily videos featuring their cute animals on Facebook while it’s temporarily closed. You can find Live Videos with animal care teams that go inside animal habitats to give you a glimpse of behind the scene at the zoo! Make sure to follow the cute adventures of African penguins Tiziri and Palmira, as they follow the animal care staff to help with morning zoo prep!
Go on the Space Adventure with Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center is truly a magnificent destination where you can explore current and past missions and get up-close to real rockets, including Space Shuttle Atlantis, and rockets from NASA’s Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. Kennedy Space Center is also one of the world’s few active spaceports where you can watch shuttle and rocket launches. While you can’t visit this incredible facility in person now, you can find educational videos on its Facebook page and catch interviews with former astronauts on its YouTube channel! There’s no better way to explore America’s history with the space industry and keep your family entertained!
Despite the current situation requiring us to practice social distancing and staying away from people and places we love; Naples Reserve has encouraged its residents to stay safe, active and optimistic. A best-selling South Naples community, Naples Reserve offers a wide selection of homes by the areas premier homebuilders, including Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes. New homes are priced from the low $300s to over $1 million.
Naples Reserve brings a variety of home styles to a new waterfront-living community designed for those seeking a fun-filled and casual Florida lifestyle. Centered around a picturesque 125-acre private lake, this iStar community boasts endless amenities including the new Island Club with tiki bar, café, and resort-style pools. 22 lakes and nature preserves make this community breathtaking from any viewpoint. While the welcome center is currently closed, private appointments are available. To speak to a new home counselor, call 239.732.1414.