Even though most people think of Miami Beach as ‘party central’, there’s plenty to do for families as well. These are just some of the local favorites that are guaranteed to offer family fun and a few gold stars for mom and dad…
Flamingo Park Tot Lot
Even though South Beach’s reputation as an adult playground is deserved, the Flamingo Park Tot Lot offers a great deal of excitement for kids on holiday too. With an upper body fitness center just for kids, a bouncy spring pod, and a freestanding rock wall, there’s plenty to explore. There’s a myriad of colorful ladders, slides, and chutes, and even a historic 1950s wooden train car. The facility is free, provided by the City of Miami Beach.
Flamingo Park Play Pool
According to the countless reviews, most kids agree that this is the best place in Miami Beach for kids that are new to swimming. It is right next door to the adult’s aquatic center, but it is designed around supervised toddlers. There are brightly colored water toys, slides, and a zero to 15-inch deep play zone, enough for the little swimmers to wade safely.
Miami Pirate Duck Tour
Most parents know that lengthy sightseeing tours often leads to bored and fidgety kids. So the 90-mintue Miami Pirate Duck Tour provides everything that kids (and adults) may want to learn about Miami, in a short while. The open-air pirate coach boards near the Lincoln Road Mall and just outside South Beach’s New World Symphony. The vehicle transforms into a motorboat and provides some amazing favorite movie and TV sights, local landmarks, and the homes of the stars. The kids get to travel on an impromptu pirate ship while the adults learn more about the architecture, wildlife, culture, and history of Miami.
Remember that these are obviously not the only places to take the family. No matter where you go in Miami Beach, there are safe, clean places for kids to play. For example, 51st and 64th Streets on Alton Road, 44th & Chase Avenue, Collins Avenue at 46th and 53rd Streets, Ocean Drive at 2nd or 13th Streets, and South Pointe Park.