Allison Cooper
Allison Cooper
New York City, New York State, USA
Allison Cooper is a freelance writer living in New York City.

Visiting Marvelous Miami With The Family

Whenever we think of Miami, instantly thoughts of beaches and bikinis pop into our heads. Of course, there is a lot of that, but Miami has so much more to offer so that the entire family can have an amazing time. From great dining to water parks and mini golf, there are so many memories about to be created! So, if you are looking for a tropical climate getaway with palm tree lined streets, start planning your trip to glorious Miami!

Zoo Miami

12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177

This wonderful zoo is home to over 1,200 plants and 2,000 animals, and is sure to pack an entire day of fun into your Miami trip! For families with your kids, they even have a Children’s Zoo within the park. The newest exhibit to open soon is Mission: Everglades, which will take a closer look at the vast grasslands that are home to many native Florida animals.

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Miami Seaquarium

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149

If your kids are looking to get closer to the animals that live in the sea in Miami, the Seaquarium is the place to take them to experience shows, hands on fun, and animal encounters. Get splashed during the Sea Lion Show, swim with dolphins, or even take a closer look at crocodiles! No matter what sea animals your kids are waiting to see, they are guaranteed to have a great time!

At least one day from your trip to Miami must be devoted to some quality family time at one of the gorgeous Miami beaches! Let the kids splash in waves, hunt for seashells, or build castles in the sand, while you take some time to relax and take it all in. It’s such a dreamy setting that the whole family will be entranced in the beautiful atmosphere.

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Everglades City Airboat Tours

907 Dupont Street Everglades City, Fl 34139

The mysterious Everglades are such a big part of Miami! Take advantage of the opportunity for your family to take a ride through them on a fast speeding airboat and experience all the wildlife and plant life in its natural habitat. Not only will you all get a fun ride, but a skilled guide will educate everyone on what the Everglades have to offer.

Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, at The Palms Hotel & Spa

3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

For the family seeking a gourmet dining experience, making a reservation to Essensia Restaurant should be on your to-do list while planning your trip! It is located in the notorious Palms Hotel, this delicious restaurant exhibits a farm to table philosophy, with many ingredients comes from the Chef’s on site organic garden.

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La Cote - Fontainebleau Miami Beach

4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Serving wonderful French Mediterranean cuisine, this beachfront restaurant is the best place for parents to relax and enjoy a great meal while the kids are spellbound by their surroundings. It is a laid back atmosphere filled with ocean views and sunsets! I highly recommend trying one of their lavish deserts!

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Mandolin Aegean Bistro

4312 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

This well known bistro is known for its superb dishes as well as its impeccable family atmosphere. The Mandolin family is proud and passionate about the food they grew up eating and want to share it with their guests. The kids will have fun sampling the Turkish fare, while you can indulge is some outstanding wine choices.

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Loews Miami Beach Hotel – South Beach

1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

At Loews in Miami, you and you family won’t just have a place to rest your heads at night, but an entire experience at your hotel. Being an oceanfront hotel, your kids can run back and forth from the beach to the pool with ease, plus have the experience of indulging in many different water sports set up through the hotel. This family and pet friendly hotel also provides snack bars, movies, and arrangements to see local attractions.

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Trump International Beach Resort

18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Trump International Beach Resort in Miami is great for a family with older children looking to indulge a bit more in a luxury accommodation while they are traveling. Located on the beach front, you can easily lounge by the pool or relax in the sand and enjoy the beautiful Miami weather. The hotel has great restaurants, fitness room, and spa services.

The Palms Hotel & Spa

3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

The name “The Palm” just screams luxury and I can honestly say this hotel offers a lavish experience throughout your entire stay. This sophisticated hotel located in the beachfront offers everything from pools to spas, restaurants and bars, to fitness centers and scuba diving. You truly have access to it all when you stay at this flawless hotel.

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Area 31

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way Miami, FL 33131

This downtown Miami seafood restaurant is well known for their local flavor. Chef Wolfgang Birk uses local vendors to create each wonderful plate. The restaurant resides on the sixteenth floor, so you have outstanding views while eating. Attached is the outdoor Terrance Lounge, which is perfect to grab your favorite cocktail and enjoy the Miami experience.

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Rapids Water Park

6566 N Military Trl, Riviera Beach, FL 33407

You don’t come to Miami without planning on spending some time in your bathing suit! This water park is very well known in Florida and has something that the whole family will love. For the thrill seekers, there are huge water slides and gigantic waves. For those who just want to relax, there is the lazy river. And of course, there are Red Cross life guards on staff to put everyone’s mind at ease.

Last updated at Jan 01, 2014