So far, about 150 million tourists have visited Florida's virtual beaches


  • Screengrab via

Before you go on vacation, it's probably a good idea to research where you're going to be staying, and it seems Florida's tourists are doing just that.

Visit Florida reports that more than 150 million web browsers have walked on Florida's beaches virtually via Visit Florida's website, according to Miami Today

Called the Florida Beach Finder, the program lets you explore 740 miles of Florida's beach shoreline. Florida has 98.9 million visitors last year and is projected to welcome 129 million visitors by 2020. 

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.