Family vacations to Miami Beach are as popular as ever, so we wanted to make sure all of our travelers are equipped with the best recommendations. From shopping to sightseeing to great walking spots, these are some of the best family-friendly attractions in Miami Beach.
The Lincoln Road Mall
As Miami Beach’s central shopping destination, The Lincoln Road Mall has stores for everyone in the family. Mom can find some new workout clothes at Athleta, while dad can see what’s new at the two-story Nike Miami. The kids can run wild at world-famous Dylan’s Candy Bar, where they’ll have more sugar in front of them than they know what to do with.
The Lincoln Road Mall. Lincoln, Rd. Miami Beach, FL.
South Pointe Park
Located at the very bottom of South Beach, South Pointe Park is one of the most gorgeous urban parks in the country. For those who are on a family vacation to Miami Beach, take the kids down here before dinner for a nice walk on the pier, and refreshing ocean breezes. Its oceanside pathways are perfect for a family bike ride.
South Pointe Park. Miami Beach, FL.
Some people may see this on the family-friendly list and disagree, but Ocean Drive is the social and cultural hub of Miami Beach and so much of it is family friendly. Come during the day, to avoid drunken crowds at night, and watch the eccentric locals walk past world-famous art deco buildings.
Ocean Drive. Miami Beach, FL.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
This 4-acre site is a perfect place to take the family while on vacation in Miami Beach. The kids will get a major kick out of the Edible Garden, where they can see where bananas, coconuts, and a wealth of other natural foods come from. Other attractions like the Japanese Garden and Koi Pond are calming, pleasant sites for the whole family.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden. 2000 Convention Center Dr. (305) 673-7256
Right across Ocean Drive from the Winter Haven Hotel is South Beach—one of the most famous and gorgeous beaches in the world. Depending on your kids’ age, you can do anything here from watersports to sunbathing to nice, long walks. Maybe it’s a day for swimming lessons, maybe it’s a day for reading, either way, SoBe will never fail your family-day at the beach.
South Beach. Miami Beach, FL