Miami is full of life all year round, but its vitality shines forth during the summer especially. Citizens of the Magic City have a reputation for being family-oriented, and that reputation is well-earned. There is no limit to what you can do with your kids in Miami, but we have tried to narrow it down to just four.
This one is easy. The whole area has gorgeous white sandy beaches, and every summer they are absolutely packed. Not all beaches are family-friendly, though. Pretty wide swaths of South Beach either allow or overlook topless sunbathing, and a few beaches around the city have a sexy vibe. Hollywood Beach has a more relaxing Florida sort of feel. While you will have to pay to park, it does not cost a dime to lounge in the sand while your kids splash around in the waves or build sandcastles. One of the biggest advantages of this beach is that it is far less crowded than other beaches in the area. There is also a cute little boardwalk and promenade so you can get lemonades for the whole family.
The Frost Science Museum opened in May of 2017, and people are already raving about it. Located downtown, the building dominates its environment and the hearts and minds of kids everywhere. The museum has rotating exhibits so you might not see the same exhibit twice. With bright and colorful exhibits for the kids and captivating shows for adults, the whole family can join in on the fun. Tickets are going to run an adult $28, and a child $20, plus you will have to pay for parking. The art museum is right next door. More mature kids might appreciate the two back to back.
Maybe you could forgive us for this one, but it is not quite in Miami proper. A quick jaunt outside the city will lead you straight into the Everglades. It is one of the last untouched places in the US, and the inherent wildness of the place permeates every square foot of the swamp. We recommend taking an airboat tour, which can last from 30 minutes up to several hours. Guides will show you flora and fauna, unlike anything you have seen before. Pretty birds fly overhead and insects sing a natural symphony, providing the backdrop when you explore the area. You can even see alligators and crocodiles up close and personal, but don’t worry; the boat will keep you safe.
The Miami Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization. This one is more for the younger kids. Exhibits, such as the Port of Miami, All About Art, and the Music Makers Studio, sets the young ones’ curiosities and imaginations alight in a safe and engaging way. The Mommy and Me classes and the birthday parties regularly hosted get everyone involved. General admission is $20, but in-state residents pay less. Over the summer, this place really comes alive, and your toddler might meet their best friend here.
This is just a taste of what you can do with your kids down here in South Florida. If you are moving to Miami, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are an experienced, professional, and qualified company.