Sunny Isles Beach is considered by all who visit to be the ultimate Florida holiday destination. Pristine sandy beaches, a vibrant atmosphere and a more than central location means that basing yourself here will gift you the very best Miami has to offer. Travelling with kids in tow? Book your holiday rental apartment or villa on Sunny Isles and have all of Miami’s best family attractions nearby. Follow our guide to the best kid-friendly attractions in Miami and start planning the family holiday of a lifetime.
Crandon Park Beach
For some serious fun in the sun, pack the family and head to Crandon Park Beach in Key Byscane. Not only will you be able to swim in the crystal clear waters, but the kids can have a blast at the nearby amusement park, where carousels, playgrounds and roller-skating rink can keep them entertained for hours. Hire a kayak and explore the coastline or head off into one of the many nature trails for an invigorating hike.
One of the most popular family attractions in Miami would have to be Jungle Island, a mix between a zoo and a fluffy and furry theme park. Here, kids can feed animals, watch bird shows and hop on a camel for a fun ride. Jungle Island is home to a vast array of wildlife including parrots, penguins, condors, kangaroos, and even a liger (a cross between a lion and a tiger). The reptile enclosures are phenomenal, as is the monkey house.
Miami Children’s Museum
We absolutely love museums which cater specifically for kids, mostly because they tend to be interactive and fun for parents too. The one in Miami is no exception! The museum is enticing to kids of all ages, and the different exhibits on various floors will keep them entertained for hours. Energetic kids can release some energy on the indoor climbing wall, and others will be more than happy to run amuck on the miniature cruise ship, fire station and the outdoor playgrounds.
Miami Science Museum & Planetarium
The city’s science museum is absolutely brilliant, and an invaluable educational centre for older kids. Astronomy and science in general is presented in a fun and interactive way and the daily planetarium shows are mesmerizing for young and old alike. The museum aims to educate visitors as to the impact of science and technology on our everyday lives, and concentrates specifically on the impact of environmental changes to our planet. The nearby animal sanctuary adds a different dimension to this museum and helps rate is as one of the very best family attractions in the city.
Set on 38 acres of tropical gardens, the Miami Seaquarium is home to a myriad of aquatic fauna including killer whales, dolphins and sea lions. The daily shows are an absolute hit with kids, and the enclosures unobtrusive and incredible pleasing to walk through. You can book animal encounters for the kids, and take a dive deep within a tropical fish tank on the park’s Seatrek encounter. Just keep in mind that the Miami Seaquarium does not try to compete with the best aquariums in the world…and you won’t be disappointed!