Miami, Florida covers an area of about 56 square miles between the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east. Miami is the only major city in the United States founded by a woman.
Julia Tuttle, a local citrus grower and a wealthy Cleveland native, who was the original owner of the land upon which the city was built.
Miami is unbelievably fun for the entire family. You can spend your time at the beaches or play at an arcade. Explore the wonderful world of animals at the zoo, aquarium, and at several other locations.
Here are a few of the many engaging attractions that you and your family can enjoy!
At the Miami Seaquarium you’ll see dolphins, killer whales, sharks, crocodiles, sea lions and tropical birds. You will be amazed by the interactive dolphin and killer whale shows. You can also play at the Salty’s Pirate Playground.
Crandon Park Beach
This historic beach and park offers swimming and surfing. It is home to the Crandon’s Family Amusement Center. This center offers a roller rink, splash fountain and a playground. You can also enjoy a carousel ride.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
At this extraordinary garden, you will see many tropical and exotic plants. This garden is home to the largest palm tree collection. Here you will learn about conserving endangered plants and improving their environment.
Come see many amazing animals including the daring jaguars and the fierce lions. This zoo is home to a butterfly garden, petting zoo, and a tropical rainforest. You can enjoy wildlife shows or take a ride on the Wildlife Carousel.
Grapeland Water Park
Enjoy slides, pools, a lazy river and more at this vibrant water park. All ages are bound to have a great time. They offer a wade pool for the little ones and a giant slide for the adventurers.
The Jungle Island is home to hundreds of animal. You will see orangutans and chimps, alligators and crocodiles, penguins and owls, and many more magnificent animals. This jungle is home to an interesting animal called the liger, which is a tiger and a lion mixed.
Miami Children’s Museum
Here you can discover sands from around the world as you travel through a gigantic sandcastle. Learn about healthy living, money handling, and safety. You can also climb aboard a cruise ship and participate in real cruise activities, like doing the limbo.
Fruit and Spice Park
Among all of the many botanical gardens that you will find in Miami, this is the most unique one. They offer a great variety of fruits and vegetables. You can taste some of their amazing mango or perhaps some bamboo.
Miami Duck Tours
Take a tour of this gorgeous city on a hydra terra (water bus). Enjoy music, jokes, and a lot more fun. You will be entertained as you tour Miami’s history including mansions and more.
Everglades Safari Park
Take a look at the many wildlife animals of the Everglades on one of these exhilarating airboat tours. Take a look at the many the various alligators, fauna, and other species that call the Everglades home.
Wings Over Miami Museum
This aviation museum displays many aircrafts that have been flown through U.S. wars. This museum is home to remarkable war memorabilia. This museum will be quite an educational and fun adventure for the entire family. It is dedicated to honoring past war heroes.
Not only will you enjoy a beautiful botanical garden, but much more. You can find many interesting fish in the Swan Lake. There is a water play area and a playground for children to run wild and enjoy. This garden also offers a petting zoo.
Miami Science Museum
You will find the Planetarium to be an unbelievable adventure. You can take in a show or star gaze. The Immersion Theatre allows you to learn about the human body while trying to kill a virus in an astronaut’s body.
Apes of all kinds are housed at this distinctive location. You will see orangutans, gorillas, monkeys, and many other kinds of apes. This jungle is also home to the Parrot Jungle, which creates a safe haven for captured parrots.
The Coral Castle offers a garden full of carved rocked sculptures and designs. Tours of this amazing facility is offered daily. You will find carvings including the Moon Fountain, and The Heart Table. This garden was created to exemplify the heart’s feelings of love and more.
Tropical Fun Center and Planet Paintball
This fun center offers mini-golf, bumper boats, go karts, and paintball. This center is a whole lot of family fun. They also have an arcade full of games.
Biscayne National Park
This beautiful National Park is the perfect location for some family fun. You and the family can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing, and more. They also offer camping and picnicking facilities.
This amazing pool is surrounded by artistic architecture and two dazzling waterfalls. This pool is a part of Miami’s rich history. The pool area includes grottos and coral caves.
Miami Beach South Beach
This beach is located at the south end of the gorgeous Miami Beach. Relax on the sandy beach or take a swim in these relaxing waters. You can play volleyball, surf, kayak, or participate in other recreational activities.
IMAX Theatre at Sunset Place
3-D movies are full of excitement and realistic features. You feel as if you’re starring in the movie. This amazing theater offers many shows that are out of sight. Although shows vary I’m sure you’ll find one you’ll love. Hannah Montana, Fast & Furious, Monsters vs. Aliens, and many more are offered. Check website for updates.
Gocar Tours Miami
Go cars, what a way to tour a city! This tour takes you pass and through parks, beaches, golf courses, museums and many more attractions. This is definitely a tour like none other that you’ll ever experience.
Everglades Alligator Farm
At this farm, you will see thousands of alligators, crocodiles, snakes and many more wildlife creatures. Sit back and enjoy shows featuring alligators, snakes, and more. You can also enjoy an airboat tour where you will see extraordinary turtles, fish, and birds.
Speed Demons Kart Racing & Arcade
Race karts around many twists and turns. Show off for the family. If racing is too much excitement for you, then have some fun at the game room/arcade. You’re bound to find something your speed.
Homestead Bayfront Park
This park offers swimming and a beach to enjoy. Children can play at the playground. Spend some time together and grill in the picnic area or grab a snack from the snack bar.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
This Italian style museum and garden is a historical delight. The landscape and architecture that you will find here is truly magnificent. Visit the Orchidarium to see many beautiful orchids. Guided tours of these gardens are available daily but feel free to give yourself a personal tour. They also host many exciting events throughout the year.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Beach
Come to this amazing beach and swim, kayak, fish, rollerblade, and more. Have lunch on the beach at the Lighthouse Caf. Touring the Lighthouse could be an intriguing experience.
The Butterfly World is full of butterflies, birds, and other interesting insects. You can see a great variety of butterflies and many birds, which include hummingbirds, finches, blue herons, and more.
You can also take a look at Asian cockroaches, which are the size of your hand or bigger.
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Take a ride on one of Miami’s historical railroads. Ride in a car that was specifically built for President Roosevelt. The trains at this museum date back to the early 1900’s. Stop by the gift shop on your way out and take home some special memorabilia.
The Thriller Miami Powerboat
A tour of the city on one of these catamarans will be very thrilling. You can take in the beauty of the city and its landscape, history, and skyline. This tour will take you down Millionaire’s Row, where celebrities and other rich individuals live.
Enjoy, engage, explore, and indulge are amongst the many things that you can do at these fabulous Miami attractions. A trip to Miami will definitely be a family escapade.