Miami is the American capital of outdoor sun, surf and fun. Miami offers so many exciting attractions for kids, from parks, beaches, water parks, shopping, museums, fun activities to wildlife. The wide variety of activities guarantees that any family can find their place in Miami and better yet, kids absolutely love this place.
Coconut Grove – The Grove has been named “the village with a rhythm all its own.” A rhythm that is performed out in tree-lined streets, lots of shops, restaurants and nightspots and a throbbing, upbeat street life that vibrates with a character all its own.
Biscayne National Park – Located at 9700 SW 328th St., Homestead. While enjoying the natural parks in Miami, don’t forget about the one located underwater. Kids of swimming age may will find a bounty of treasures in this 181,500-acre wonderland, situated just off the Miami coast. If your kids aren’t strong swimmers is a glass-bottom boat tour, which requires you over the same amazing coral reefs. Afterwards, walk the short trail to spy wading birds and butterflies.
Miami Children’s Museum – Located at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. A kid and parent’s fantasy. Younger kids will marvel at the plethora of entertaining displays, and be delighted that they can touch and move anything they want in this vibrant and attractive museum created just for them.
Metrozoo – Located at 12400 S.W. 152 Street, Miami. The whole family will pleasure in following creatures living in free-range environments just like their natural habitats. Considered one of the best in the world, Miami’s zoo has over 1,200 animals, which are divided into geographic areas such as Asia, Africa, The Americas and Australia.
Everglades National Park – Located at 36000 SW 8th Street, Miami. Not suggested in the summer months due to the heat and nasty mosquitoes but Everglades are an essential desired place to go for teenagers at any other season. You will see a lot of alligators, colorful birds, turtles and other wildlife.
Vizcaya – Located at 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami. The former winter residence of American industrialist James Deering, Vizcaya is a capturing step back in its history. Stroll kids through the gardens and indoor collections. Best for parents with an interest in art and/or history – the chances are kids will take a sleep or run around the gardens.
Miami Seaquarium – Located at 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, Miami. Though not nearly as exciting as SeaWorld in Orlando, Miami Seaquarium is still a fun place for kids to see their favorite ocean animals. If you can prepare ahead, the Seaquarium WADE program gives adults and teenagers the opportunity to swim and socialize with dolphins.