Top 10 Places To Visit with kids and family In Miami
Do You Think You Know Florida Like The Back Of Your Hand? Here Are Top 20 Places To Visit With Your Kids In Miami, Florida.
The United States is a vast country full of contrasts. If you are an avid traveler, you will take years to discover the United States in its complete form and as the nation unfolds itself from time to time, it will leave no less than astonished and awestruck.
Especially the American South is one such place that is full of legends, history, traditions, and modernity all combined into one. Florida, although a part of the South, is considered different from its neighbors for being more modern yet being able to safeguard its colonial culture, legends, and folklore. The Everglades, the haunted forests, the ferocious tropical wildlife, the stories ghosts and witches, Florida is an exploration zone in its right.
If you are a travel enthusiast and if America has captured your fancy for its history, culture, and modernity, you can start with Florida. Being a former Spanish colony, the state entails a lot of its colonial culture, including the architecture, language, heritage, and cuisine. The city of Miami particularly is known for its beaches, sun, the sand and entertainment is a place to relax and enjoy.
So here is a list of top twenty destinations in the city where you can visit with your kids.
- Vizcaya Museum And Gardens:
This place used to be the opulent estate of businessman James Deering of the Deering McCormick International and was later opened to the public. The place is popular for its sophisticated managed environs that consist of a carefully manicured garden, Baroque style buildings and intricately carved furniture and water springs and pools. Although not a very traditional place for a visit, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is meant for those can appreciate true art and architecture.
- Miami Seaquarium:
The largest aquarium in Miami, it is spread over an area of 38 acres and houses one of the most magnificent species of sea creatures including sea mammals, fishes, and crustaceans. The aquarium has got a walkway below a glass ceiling, above which you have a fish tank. The aquarium has shows such where dolphins and porpoises do amazing tricks. Most of the marine species are from the nearby tropical South Atlantic waters.
- The Coral Castle:
Not literally made up of coral, but made from limestone, it was created by the Latvian American sculptor Edward Leedskainin in the early twentieth century. Some say that he was eccentric and it can feel quite believable since the art expressed here looks quite that way. To be frank, one needs to have an acquired taste to appreciate such an art form.
- Bass Museum Of Art:
Founded in the year 1964, the Bass Museum of Art has constantly provided a platform to those wanting to display their modernist and post-modernist art. This contemporary art gallery houses many artworks from the sixties till today and continues to hold exhibitions of latest postmodernist art forms.
- Holocaust Memorial Of The Greater Miami Jewish Federation:
Established and open to the public in 1990, this Holocaust Memorial reminds us of the horrors that humanity is capable of committing when it loses its conscience. You can also see this from an angle that this memorial is a symbol of America’s involvement in the war against the Nazis and the contribution they made in emancipating the Jews.
- Tropical Park:
This is known to be one the most beautiful parks in Miami. If you are a nature lover and are interested in biking and hiking activities in the city, this is the place where you are supposed to be. Away from the bustle of the city, this park is your getaway place for a leisurely stroll or a comfy bike ride in the lap of Florida’s tropical nature.
- Amelia Earhart Park:
This is another park in the city where you can make most out of its tropical environment. However, this park has a recreational twist to it. The park has skateboarding, cycling, and fishing. Besides that, it also houses a small zoo in its premises.
- Philip And Patricia Frost Museum Of Science:
What could a fun way instill the love of science in your kids than to take them to a science museum in Miami? This museum covers various aspects such a prehistoric life, marine wildlife, evolution of local species and even has designated days for laser shows.
- Lowe Art Museum:
For those who are dead serious about culture and art, this museum will quench for the thirst for a very long time. The Lowe Museum Of Art started in 1950 is known to be one of the most important artifact galleries in the world. You can find permanent collections of artifacts right from humanity’s prehistory to antiquity, to Middle Ages, to the Renaissance Era and right up to the modern ages.
- Crandon Park:
If you are looking for a place in Miami that combines fun and nature, this is where you can get it all. It has carousels for your kids to enjoy, while you can enjoy the nature in its full glory through the various parks and natural reserves inside it. This is a place that can be equally enjoyed by both adults and children.
- Bay Of Pigs Museum:
This museum is dedicated to the men of Brigade 2506, which commemorates their invasion of the Bay Of Pigs in Cuba in 1961 during the Cold War. The museum is an eerie reminder of how close the world was to a nuclear holocaust at the time of the Cuban Missile Crises of the 1960s.
- Wynwood Walls:
If you are looking for something cultural but off edge, then this is where you get it. The Wynwood Walls is basically an outdoor museum where the wall is decorated with colorful and awesome murals by artists from all over the world. The murals depict events and incidents from a range of nations and cultures. You can say for sure that it is one of the places that bring humanity together in the form of art.
- Perez Art Museum:
We can understand the feeling of not having enough of modern and contemporary art, and that is why we suggest you go to the Perez Art Museum. The museum stays up to date with most of the modern as well contemporary or posts modernist art forms. Whatever other modern art galleries miss, you can find here.
- Jewish Museum Of Florida:
We all have heard about the Jewish experience in Eastern and Central Europe, but what about their experiences when they reached and settled in America’s Florida state? This museum collects a range of items that tell this story, ranging from personal memoirs, books, newspapers, to things such as furniture and even a road-rail car (a tram car) to tell their story.
- Matheson Hammock Park:
Had enough of museums and history? This is the place where you can visit with your family to relax and enjoy the cool Florida breeze and swim in the warm waters of the Florida coast. The park is fully recreational, and you can finally have a family time with your kids here in the sand and the waters. Sleep on the soft sand or enjoy a swim, you will finally be able to experience the true essence of Miami’s beaches here.
- Dolphin Mall:
Want to relax with your family indoors? This is where you can find the enjoyment and food with fun and games such as bowling and video games. You can also go for a movie if you think you had a tough day touring all the museums and the beaches of the city.
- Venetian Pool:
Created out of an abandoned quarry in 1921, initially what was the Venetian Casino was later converted into a pool. It was designed by Phineas Paist and Denman Fink and has undergone various changes over the years. Once, it also used to have a Venetian style Gondola arrangement for visitors to give them the feel of Venice in Florida, which was later removed.
- Jungle Island:
Located on the Watson Island near the city, this zoological theme park is home to several species of birds and animals. It is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Miami and is known for having a number of parrots and other parakeets in its sanctuary. For true lovers of nature, this place should not be missed. They have also provided a significant contribution to the environmental causes.
- Cape Florida Light:
If you are in a mood of looking for something historical but light-hearted, this is where you are supposed to be. The Cape Florida tour is a guided tour of a historical lighthouse where can you can get to know more about the lighthouse, it’s working, and its history. Most likely, they will tell you more about the functions and the working of the lamp of the lighthouse, its most important component.
We hope these twenty places in Miami, Florida to visit with your kids will help you shape your itinerary the next time you are planning your Florida tour.