Miami is certainly famous for its rich nightlife and art scene, but that’s not all this city holds. It is also filled with various types of entertainment that are perfect for a family vacation. The year-round warmth makes this city a perfect place for a family getaway where you can explore beaches, but there are other great and exciting things you can do with your kids in Miami.
Every child loves drawing and looking at colorful pictures, and Miami has something great to offer in its street art scene. The former warehouse district of Wynwood is now trendy and it is a walkable ‘hood filled with graffiti and some amazing street art. You can take your whole family down there and enjoy some mesmerizing graffiti and teach your kids how they can be art, too. You can also take some great family photos with eye-catching backdrops and create a colorful album and memories.
Miami is rich in beaches of course and they are all perfect for enjoying the sun and water. However, not all of them are family-friendly, but there are some that are packed with activities for the whole family. You can visit Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables since this is the favorite spot of locals who bring their kids here to play. The water is shallow and this is a wave-free lagoon with lifeguards, so you can all relax and enjoy.
Another great place is Key Biscayne with a stretch of sand and it is another safe and relaxing beach. There is also a historic lighthouse with tours, great restaurants, bike rentals, and various other activities that you can all join together. Lastly, you can go to Sabrina’s Beach which has an amazing playground and can accommodate people of all ages and abilities so everyone can enjoy the beauty of the ocean.
There is no doubt that you are going to eat on your vacation, and you can easily expose your children and the whole family to some great dishes in Miami. For example, you can go to Little Havana if you want to experience Latin cuisine, and definitely try dishes from Cuba and other great countries that offer some tasty tropical flavors. Additionally, you can explore the flavors of the ocean since there is a great seafood restaurant in Miami on almost every corner.
And if your kids are picky eaters, you can easily find some great street and fast food options, like sandwiches, fruity shakes, and burgers wherever you go.
If the weather gets too hot for you and you still want to have some fun, you should explore some of the best indoor kid zones in Miami. There are so many great places you can visit and have hands-on experiments such as touch tanks, planetariums, aquariums, etc. You can also enjoy the Frost Museum of Science, too which is a great retreat for all ages with an abundance of things to see and learn.
Perez Art Museum Miami is also worth visiting, and you can ask for a Family Pack there. This tour includes activity sheets, pencil kits, scavenger hunts, and puzzles that will take you all over the galleries where you can have fun and learn.
And if your kids are under 10, you can go to the Miami Children’s Museum to enjoy a play cruise ship, kid-sized TV studio, supermarket and so much more.
Lastly, if you want to add some thrill to your vacation, go to the FunDimension. This place has an indoor playground, arcade, VR games, laser tag, bumper cars and so much more.
Go See Animals
Every kid loves going to the zoo and seeing animals, and you can visit Zoo Miami for some amazing experiences. They have a Samburu Giraffe Feeding Station and you and your family can feed giraffes and have a close experience with them. The platform where you stand is tall and you can get an eye-to-eye experience with a herd of African giraffes. Also, there are camel rides and over 3,000 animals for you to see.
And if you go to Everglades National Park, you can discover alligators, great blue herons, and other native species to Floride while enjoying fresh air and quality time spent in nature.
As you can see, Miami holds something for people of all ages. This city is not only about extravagant nightlife; rather, it holds some of the most amazing experiences for families and children. So, if you plan on going to Miami for your vacation, don’t miss out on these amazing experiences.
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