Suggestions For Exploring Miami Beach With The Kids

The biggest draw for the city of Miami Beach and for families who visit is of course, the beach, it’s wide open sand, powdery and pleasant, the water, for most of the year, is warm and inviting. The entire beach is public, although some hotels try to lay claim to sections as if it were their private reserve, never mind them. If you’re staying at one of the hotels reserve a lounge chair and spend the day out in the sun. If you’re not a beach front guest, you can still usually rent a lounge, or you can just bring towels and go old school on the sand.

South Point Park, which as the name suggests, is at the very southern tip of the South Beach Neighborhood, is super kid friendly. A number of years ago the city undertook a massive public works project, which includes a beautiful walk around the whole of the south point neighborhood along the water, from the Biscayne Bay side to the beach side. There are large green spaces for kids to run, shaded palm tree areas and benches to catch rest, an amazing kids playground with water features, sprinklers etcetera and even quasi-faux landscaped dune park.  

Lincoln Road, has lost much of its charm, the smaller restaurants and local shops have mostly been pushed out by bigger branded stores, like Nike and Apple, which maybe isn't such a terrible thing for kids. Miami Beach is a victim of its own success. That being said there is still great people watching to be had. Lincoln Road is a great place to get pizza and or ice cream and watch the world go by. Since most of the road has been closed off to traffic, it’s relatively safe to let your kids “off the leash” and run around a bit. 

Flamingo Park

Outdoor concerts at New World Center Park