With dozens of beaches available and an almost-endless array of family activities, it’s no wonder that Miami remains one of the most popular destinations for families. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to loosen its grip on businesses and events in Florida, optimism is the prevailing feeling among many locals and vacationers.
As the Miami Herald reported, last month, Miami Beach has “cancelled its remaining emergency measures — including mask requirements at businesses, a ban on retail alcohol sales after 10 p.m. and room occupancy limits for short-term rentals.” Although caution is still advised by City Manager Alina T. Hudak and others, Miami residents and tourists are feeling much more comfortable going to local beaches, restaurants, and other recreational places.
And speaking of beaches, there are miles of waterfront areas to enjoy, many of which are family friendly, pet friendly, and conveniently located. According to the website Planetware, there are beaches that cater to just about everyone’s lifestyle and comfort level. Besides swimming, picnicking, and sunbathing at the beach, family activities can range from surfing and volleyball to kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling. Several Miami beaches also offer easy access to boardwalks, bike paths, tennis courts, jet ski rentals, restaurants, shopping, and rollerblading.
Other Miami Family Events and Attractions
Some other Miami highlights worth checking out include Little Havana, Zoo Miami, Miami Children’s Museum, and the mystical Coral Castle Museum. There’s also a variety of other family-friendly museums in the Miami area, such as the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Add to that the Miami Seaquarium, which is a popular family spot for getting close to and watching sea mammals, sharks, manatees, fish, sea turtles, birds, and more.
Jungle Island, another family favorite, is a place where you can interact with kangaroos, lemurs, sloths, and manus. You’ll also see fascinating creatures like giant tortoises, exotic parrots, and cassowaries. A similar, but unique, destination for animal lovers is Monkey Jungle, a 30-acre wildlife park that’s home to primates ranging from gorillas and orangutans to howler monkeys and squirrel monkeys. According to the website Mommy Nearest, “Kids love the Wild Monkey Swimming Pool, where macaques dive for treats, as well as the chance to feed monkeys through the screens.”
Children also have a great time at places like FunDimension, which features a huge indoor playground, arcade games, bumper cars, laser tag, and a climbing tower. Dezerland Park, another popular amusement park, offers a virtual reality golf arcade, an obstacle course, trampolines, and go carts.
US News and World Report lists an assortment of worthwhile attractions, too, including Everglades National Park, Crandon Park, and Brickell City Centre, an expansive three-block commercial complex that houses about 100 retail stores, restaurants, movie theatres, and other diversions.
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