Kid Friendly Activities in Miami
Most people think of sunshine, warm weather and beaches when someone mentions Miami which may be why the city attracts more than 15 million tourists each year. But people love it because it’s a city that offers something for everyone. An active nightlife for the single or party-going crowd, great international cuisine for the food lovers, beaches for the sun-bathers, and a geographical landscape that’s as diverse as its people.
For families, Miami residents look no further than its tropical habitat to teach their kids about the city’s history in one of many fun family activities the city offers. Start with the Miami Children’s Museum before moving on to Jungle Island and the Seaquarium. To continue your journey of land and sea explorations, the area is home to many nature preserves, science centers, state parks and recreation areas. One of the most popular for residents and tourists alike is the Everglades, the nation’s largest subtropical wilderness. Kids will love the gators, giant grasshoppers, ospreys and the many creatures you’re sure to encounter on your Everglades visit. Also, it has hiking trails, campgrounds, and bike paths for your whole family to explore. For something different, try the Monkey Jungle, a 30-acre wildlife park with 400 monkeys roaming free. Kids can see species like gibbons, guenons, spider monkeys and gorillas. At this wildlife park, kids watch monkeys swim, orangutans swing and parrots and other birds in their natural habitat.
For Miami parents who want to create new memories with their kids by recreating ones from their past, might head over to Super Wheels for a roller skating throwback. Started by local businesspeople, Super Wheels (formerly known as Hot Wheels) opened in West Miami in 1987 riding the popularity of skating. Over the years, the facility has gone through ownership and location changes but today it remains a local favorite. Families of all ages can still come and skate to music and strobe lights for an afternoon or evening of good, old fashion fun.