10 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Miami (that adults will love)
Keeping things fun for the entire family while on vacation is no small task, but Miami makes it easy. Packed with destinations where your family can get creative and be adventurous, Miami offers a wealth of opportunities for fun that are hard to pass up. From beach days to artsy excursions, here’s what to do with the brood in Miami.
1. Learn Something New at Museums
Give your children a memorable, immersive learning experience at a local museum. The Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami offers a ‘Family Day’ on the third Sunday of every month, where interactive activities and performances are scheduled just for kids. The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science has a planetarium, three-level aquarium, and provides hands-on experiences at exhibits on bodies, engineering, and ecosystems. Play, imagine, and create at the Miami Children’s Museum. Explore 14 interactive exhibits and bilingual exhibit galleries like the Construction Zone, Castle of Dreams, and Cruise Ship.
2. Visit Wynwood Walls and Play at FunDimension
The famed colorful neighborhood is known for its large-scale murals splashed on various buildings, warehouses, hip eateries, and indie boutiques. Looking at colorful murals in the Wynwood neighborhood may not be every kid’s idea of fun, but the sprawling indoor play space in the artsy district will entertain your family for hours. Arcade games, bumper cars, laser tag, a bungee dome, super trampoline, and even a play pen area for smaller ones are all within the 15,000 square-foot space.
3. Explore Ocean Drive
Colorful Art Deco buildings, cool cars, and neon lights are indicative to the iconic street. Make Ocean Drive extra fun for the family by renting a 3-wheel buggy with Miami Beach Scooter Rental.
4. Attend a Pro Sports Game
Home to the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, and the University of Miami Hurricanes, Miami is a sports fan’s paradise. With that many teams in Magic City, you’ll almost always luck out with a home game that coincides with your visit. Snag tickets, bring the family, and root for the home team.
5. Go for a Boat Ride
Excite the family with an airboat ride to the Everglades. Visit Everglades Safari Park on the west side of Miami for a scenic ride into Everglades National Park. Venture off the beaten path into the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. For a less noisy but equally exhilarating ride, zoom through Biscayne Bay with Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures. Kiddos and adults alike love the thrill of the 55-foot catamaran that reaches speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
6. Visit Outdoor Parks
From beachside playgrounds to green open spaces, the parks of Miami are a great place to let everyone burn off energy. Youngsters will love the playground at Lummus Park, splash pad at South Pointe Park, sea creature-themed playground at Bayfront Park, and the basketball courts at Flamingo Park.
7. Take a Trip to the Zoo
Watch monkeys run wild at Monkey Jungle, meet a sloth at Jungle Island, visit Florida’s largest zoo at Zoo Miami, or see manatees at Miami Seaquarium. With so many options for animal encounters, there’s no reason not to get your animal fix in Miami. Get up close with lions, giraffes, alligators, and much more. That’s something to roar about.
8. Swim at the Pool
With sunscreen, swim floaties, and goggles on, it’s time to head to the pool. Sagamore’s newly renovated zero-entry pool is the perfect way to spend the day splashing and relaxing with the family. Stretch out on the deck, create some waves, and catch the rays.
9. Dine Out
You don’t have far to travel for a delicious meal when you stay at Sagamore. Round up the family and grab a bite to eat at our on-site Canvas restaurant. Canvas opens daily at 7 a.m. for those early risers. Treat your kids to a sweet snack. After all, it’s their vacation too! Sugar Factory in South Beach or Azucar Ice Cream Company in Little Havana will do the trick.
10. Go to the Beach
At Sagamore Hotel, the beach is our backyard. Enjoy miles of sandy beaches with our convenient beach access. We make it easy to relax in a lounge chair while the sand, sun, and waves invite endless family-friendly beach activities.
Spread out and relax in Sagamore’s Double Suite. Our family-sized suite has ample living spaces, a whirlpool bath, kitchenette, two double beds, a double-sized sleeper sofa, separate living and sleeping areas, and stunning Miami Beach views.
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