When it comes to family vacations in Florida, most people probably think of Orlando with its famous theme parks (I’m looking at you, Disney World!). However, we also really love Miami, and think it’s a great option for a family vacation. In fact, there are so many family-friendly things to do in Miami that the hardest thing can be narrowing them down!
Here are ten of the best things to do in Miami with kids.
Safari Adventure - a great place to spend a few hours as a family. Kids will love getting to hold animals such as snakes and lizards, and it’s very educational as well! Make sure you bring some change so you can buy food for the animals.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science – at first our kids weren’t convinced that a science museum was a good place to visit on vacation, however as soon as they got in and started playing with all the interactive exhibits, they changed their mind!
Miami Children’s Theatre - my son considers himself a budding actor, so he loved visiting this theatre where all of the actors are his age! The quality of the performances was really impressive and we all really enjoyed it.
Zoo Miami – one of the best zoos in the country, there are many different species of animals in this large and airy zoo. Our kids loved exploring all the different areas and learning a lot about animals. There’s also a fun splash pool.
Zoological Wildlife Foundation – it’s no secret that our whole family loves animals, so we decided to visit another zoo during our stay in Miami. This one is made up of rescued animals, and is one of the only places in Florida where you can actually hold animals such as monkeys.
Grapeland Water Park - Florida gets hot, and there’s no better way to cool off than at the fun and exciting Grapeland Water Park. Our kids loved splashing around in the pools, and even us parents loved sliding down the massive waterslide!
Miccosukkee Indian Village – here, kids can learn about the Native American tribe and their history and culture. It’s an educational and interesting experience, and the kids especially loved playing in the traditional hammock camp area.
Miami Children’s Museum – yes, we managed to get our kids to visit not one, but two museums during our holiday in Miami! It definitely helps that this museum has been designed with little ones in mind, and features a great selection of interactive and creative exhibits.
FunDimension – located near the trendy neighborhood of Wynwood, FunDimension is my kids’ idea of paradise! There are so many fun activities on offer, from arcade games to bumper cars and a movie theatre. There’s also a bar with wine, coffee and wi-fi – so us parents enjoyed it too!
Crandon Park - if you want to get away from crowded South Beach, I highly recommend visiting Crandon Park. The beach is quiet and beautiful, and it’s perfect for kids as the water is calm. Plus, there’s a small arcade nearby that features a retro carousel.