Activities for Your Family Vacation in Miami
Miami is known for being a popular family holiday destination. You can plan a fun and safe family holiday to Miami as a treat for your family. Here are a few activities that you can enjoy with your family in the Florida holiday hotspot.
Be Seen in Ocean Drive
Bordered by beautiful pastel-shaded art deco buildings and tall coconut palm trees, Ocean drive is a place where people go to get seen. We suggest renting a classic Cadillac convertible and slowly cruising this beautiful ocean-side road. While the stretch of road is not that long, it has plenty of ocean-view restaurants, bars, and luxury brand stores to keep things interesting.
If you don’t want to drive, that’s okay too. Miami’s Ocean Drive is pedestrian friendly and it’s broad and clean sidewalks are great for afternoon and evening strolls.
Experience the Fun of Snorkeling
Just an hours-drive from Miami, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park offers the best snorkeling opportunity in the area. There is no reservation or guides required to snorkel and it’s fun for the entire family. The beach and its waters are now incredibly clean, especially after Hurricane Irma.
If you forgot to bring along your snorkeling gear then don’t forget to rent them from one of many stores located near Miami beach before heading off.
Chill on the Beach
You do not have to have a beach bod to chill at the Miami beaches. Your dad bod is perfectly at home on the golden sands. Pack all of your family’s beach toys and towels. With many Miami beaches, you can hop from one beach to another. Since there are so many popular beaches to visit, you will be able to find an empty spot to set up your beach spread. Most beaches have water sports rentals and tours for families to enjoy.
Take a Helicopter Tour
Miami is not all about soaking sun on the beaches. Once you have had enough of the beach, you can go for a Miami helicopter ride. The Miami helicopter ride is meant for the whole family. Children below the age of 24 months can be carried on a parent’s lap. Many Miami helicopter ride packages are available online. You can choose one that takes you over the shoreline as well as the city. The ride will be a lasting memory for your children.
Boat rentals are available all over Miami. You can also rent fishing gear and get a guided fishing excursion. If you want to spend some quality time with your children while encouraging a new hobby, fishing is the best opportunity. From a Miami helicopter ride, you can view the best fishing spots before sailing out to fish there.
Miami’s marine ecosystem is home to many unique species. You can take your child to the Everglades for an everglade airboat tour. For families with older children, scuba diving can be an option. There are many Tarpon feeding spots in Miami where your family can feed the gigantic wild fish by hand. If you want to experience Miami wildlife in a tame space, then there are destinations like the Seaquarium, Jungle Island and Monkey Jungle.
Cool Off at Water Parks
Since Miami can get very hot during certain times of the year, there are many water parks to cool off at. You can check out a list of waterparks and their main attractions. If you are heading to a water park, you might end up spending an entire day there.
Learn More About Art and Culture
If you want your child to learn about and appreciate art, then you can visit Miami. By visiting the Art Deco district and the art museums of Miami, you can let your child soak in the style of art. Visiting Little Havana can allow your child to experience Cuban culture.
Go to The Bahamas
A day trip from Miami can take your family to the Bahamas. Bimini is an island chain that is only 50 miles (80 kms) away from Miami. You can take an early morning helicopter ride to reach the south Bimini airport. From South Bimini, you can take a boat to North Bimini and its attractions. From swimming with sharks to diving among what many claims to be the ruins of Atlantis, Bimini offers the perfect day trip destination from Miami.
Pack your family’s bags, lather on some sunscreen and head off to Miami for your family’s next holiday.