Kid-Friendly Miami? Yup, It Exists.By Leila Violette
Grab the family and head to the Everglades for an airboat tour. (Photo: Alamy)
When you think of Miami you think of beautiful beaches and a trendy and happening nightlife full of champagne, velvet ropes and celebrities, right? Really, who doesn’t? But much to families’ surprise, when it comes to kid-friendly fun, the city has more to offer than what’s on its gloriously sandy surface.
Flying Trapeze Classes
Take the whole family and pretend you’re part of the circus for a day! Become a trapeze artist and head down to Flying Trapeze School in Miami’s Bayfront Park where you and the whole family can perform high wire acts and live like part of the circus. These trained professionals have perfected the art of not only putting on a good show to watch, but also in teaching others how to soar beautifully through the air.
Drive Race Cars
An extremely fun place in Miami to go to with the family is the Homestead-Miami Speedway, home to Ford Championship Weekend. Check out the Richard Petty Driving Experience, one of the most famous places in Miami. Enjoy reaching top speeds of 160 miles-per-hour and rev the engine to as much as 7000 RPMs. Do this all with your friends and family cheering you on from inside pit road. Talk about an adrenaline rush and something you’ll be talking about for years to come!.
Enjoy a Long, Scenic Bike Ride
Looking to conquer your fear of alligators? One of the best free things to do in Miami, not to mention kid-friendly, is taking a long and leisurely bike ride through a few of South Florida’s trails, which criss-cross the landscape from the Everglades to Key Biscayne. You’re bound to see a few of our reptile friends. You’ll see some phenomenal wildlife in Everglades National Park by the Eco Pond.
Enjoy the Diverse Opportunities Miami Offers
There are so many other Miami adventures to be had including fishing, boating, all water-sports like jet skiing and parasailing, paragliding, horseback riding on the beaches and whatever else your heart desires. The diversity of Miami and the landscape allows visitors with kids to partake in activities to help quell their need for adventure.