With gloriously sunny weather, tall palm trees and golden beaches, it’s no surprise that Miami is a top tourist destination. This popular city is set right on the water, having the best of both worlds – a big city feel with the relaxed vibe of the beach. So if you’re heading to the USA on your next family holiday, remember Miami has so many attractions the whole family can enjoy.
Here are our top 5 kid friendly activities in Miami -
With over two thousand animals to explore, the Miami Zoo is sure to excite kids of all ages. You can see lovely lions, heavy hippos, slippery snakes and even terrible tarantulas. Stop by the American Bankers Family Aviary – Wings of Asia exhibit and walk through the massive free flight aviary filled with over four hundred exotic and colourful birds. Get up close and personal with small animals at the onsite Children’s Zoo, or take a ride on Humpy the Camel.
Miami Children’s Museum
Kids will love the Miami Children’s Museum where they can play, learn, imagine and create. This exciting museum is spilt into fourteen interactive galleries which will teach kids important life lessons as they play in these giant displays. Climb through a two story sandcastle and see sands from around the world or discover music and instruments from other cultures in a recording studio. Kids will learn about health, people and life as they role play in these fantastic and colourful exhibits.
Take advantage of Miami’s beautiful weather and visit one of the famous palm lined beaches. Kids can build sandcastles on the golden sand and enjoy a swim in the turquoise water. Hire bikes and enjoy a ride along the beachfront, but make sure you keep your eye out for one of Miami’s popular food trucks. Many beaches in Miami will also feature parks with giant playgrounds for the kids. Two popular beachfront parks are the Bayfront Park and the Lummus Park.
Animal lovers must visit the Miami Seaquarium, home to hundreds of marine animals. From turtles and crocodiles to sea lions and stingrays, kids will be entertained for hours as they visit exhibits like the Shark Channel and the giant Tropical Reef. Miami Seaquarium also has a number of fascinating shows each day. Watch the leaps, jumps and rolls of the acrobatic dolphins or see the entertaining antics of the seals and sea lions. Don’t miss the popular Whale and Dolphin Show featuring Lolita the beautiful killer whale.
Miami Science Museum
The Miami Science Museum aims to inspire adults and kids alike to appreciate the impact that science and technology has had on our planet. This family friendly museum features over twenty hands on and full body exhibits, perfect for energetic and inquisitive kids. While you are there, be sure to also visit the Planetarium which will leave your kids in wonder as they learn about the stars and beyond.