When we normally think of family fun or family vacations in Florida, we think of Orlando. The city of Orlando is home to countless theme parks, water parks and world famous shopping for Mom & Dad. There’s another popular city in Florida that has a lot of fun filled attractions for the entire family. Welcome to Miami!
That’s right, party city Miami has a lot of family attractions. Miami is filled with fabulous restaurants, night clubs and tourist attractions and a little NBA team also call it home. (lol) Miami is also becoming a popular destination for families. We’ve found three popular family attractions in Miami.
Jungle Island is the most popular family attraction in Miami. So popular Jay-Z & Beyonce held Blue-Ivy’s 2nd birthday party there. Jungle Island features a petting farm in the children’s area and several unique animal exhibits. Visit the ‘Red Kangaroos’ from Australia or the King of Jungle Island the ‘Liger’ who is half male lion and half female tiger. Done visiting your exotic animal friends, relax on ‘La Playa.’ ‘La Playa’ is Jungle Islands’ private beach with aquatic bounce houses for you and the kids to splash in and cool off. Save on admission by printing/downloading a 25% off coupon (good thru 3/31/2014) from the website www.jungleisland.com.
Miami Children’s Museum is known for family fun in a learning environment. Kids will enjoy climbing thru a 2-story sand castle and discovering sands from all over the world. The family will also enjoy the ‘Bank’ experience while walking thru the ‘6ft. piggy bank.’ You’ll get to design your own bills and learn how to earn, save and spend money. The history buff in the family will love “Meet Miami.” Experience one of Miami’s unique neighborhoods in a different time period. History on a totally different and fun level. There are a total of 17 permanent exhibits, for more information visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org or call 305-373-KIDS (5437).
Zoo Miami is like no other zoo you and the family have visited. Since Miami is considered an exotic tourist destination it’s only natural that the animals that call Zoo Miami home are the worlds’ most exotic. See the beauty of the unique ‘brown pelican,’ or the new baby Pygmy hippo – Asali. Be terrified by Colombia and Venezuela’s ‘Orinoco Crocodile’ and see the famous Miami Flamingo’s also known as the ‘Caribbean Flamingo’ up close and in living color. They are simply gorgeous in person. See the complete list of exotic animals by visiting www.miamimetrozoo.com.
Miami is a great choice for the family’s next vacation. Go during basketball season and complete the family vacation by taking in a Miami Heat game. I promise you’ll love it!
BMWK – what are you planning for the family during spring break this year?