Not without reason is Miami called the Magic City. A wide array of tourist trappings here beguiles one and all. If you’re travelling with kids, there are lots of attractions you may look forward to. Ranging from beaches and zoos to an array of theme parks, here are some fascinating family-friendly attractions in Miami.
This 38-acre oceanarium is the oldest in the USA and showcases a rich marine life including sharks and sea turtles as well as various species of birds and reptiles. It is located near downtown Miami and draws hordes of tourists, especially kids. One of the key attractions here is “The Killer Whale Show” where you can see a beautiful whale frolicking in the water tank. Other than that, the aquarium offers an array of animal encounters, educational activities and events that are enjoyable for kids and adults alike.
Vizcaya Museum and Garden
The erstwhile winter home of industrialist, James Dering, this beautiful mansion is now one of the most popular museums in Miami. A visit here is like a walk down the memory lane. See an array of exhibitions showcasing historical artefacts, paintings and sculptures. The huge 28-acre lush gardens feature Italian and French fountains and pools. The architectural beauty of the mansion is no less impressive.
One of the most sought after tourist spots in Miami is the beautiful South Beach. During summers, the gleaming stretch of golden sands and emerald blue waters lure countless sunbathers and swimmers. Various water sports like kite-surfing, boat-riding and surfing can be enjoyed here. The beach also has plenty of venues for dining and entertainment. The Art Deco buildings are at a walking distance from the beach.
Zoo Miami is more like a nature reserve; animals here can be seen in cage-free, natural-looking habitats. It is in fact the only tropical zoo in the USA, boasting an enchanting array of animals from Asia, Australia, and Africa. A rich wildlife enthrals jungle buffs, while families and kids enjoy various delightful shows, animal feeding shows and interactive events. Also, there are play areas and swimming pools for kids. A monorail system allows guests to enjoy an aerial view of the zoo.