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The Christmas season is the perfect time of the year to enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. If you’re planning on getting the family out of the house and having some fun out in the city, you may want to read through this selection of ideas.
Make the most of Miami’s winter weather and semi-tropical environment to spend a day out and still save some money at Jungle Island. It’s the type of attraction that everyone in the family will enjoy. Not only that, though, it’s a chance to learn more about some of the planet’s most unusual inhabitants, such as emus, snow tigers, or the unique lemurs. There are daily exhibits and shows at this venue, as well as opportunities to interact with the animals.
The Children’s Museum
We all know that taking children to a museum can be bit hit and miss. Taking your family to Miami’s Children’s museum, where fun is guaranteed, will be a hit for sure. There are fourteen interactive galleries that will give your kids the opportunity to learn more about Miami, the Everglades, marine environments and music. They can even have a go at wall climbing or at sitting behind the wheel of a fire truck!
A Day Out at Crandon Park
Miami’s beaches are some of the city’s most popular attractions. Crandon beach is particularly good for families with children, as it’s equipped with picnic areas, barbecue sites, snack vendors, and loungers / umbrellas for rent. Nearby is Crandon Park, which offers even more opportunities for entertainment with its playground areas, volleyball courts, bike trails, and beautiful gardens. There’s an old-style amusement center at Crandon Park too -vintage carousel included!
Explore Miami’s Mangroves at Oleta Park
Oleta Park is one of Florida state’s best preserved parks. Here local families escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Miami and admire the gorgeous natural environment of this part of the world. The park’s layout follows the Oleta River as it flows along forested areas and vast mangroves. Here you can rent bicycles and explore the mangroves, their fauna, and their flora. There are also kayaks and canoes for rent at Oleta Park, an ideal way to get acquainted with the area. At the end of the day you can relax at the park’s beach (which overlooks Biscayne Bay) or at one of the local restaurants.
Miami is a fun place, so there’s no need to spend Christmas indoors, as cozy as this may be. Head outside and explore. There’ll be even more photos for the family album!