Posted on Sunday, 3.28.2010
Miami activities - Miami Beach Guide
Miami Beach Guide
– Families with children can only take so much of the same thing and the younger ones tend to get tired of the same activities. When the weekends are here and for those days off from school it’s time for family friendly Miami activities
. The Miami Beach Guide
has chosen some Miami attractions
are truly fun for the whole family.
It’s not all playgrounds and jungle gyms; from the water to sand and from the home to the great outdoors, below are some Miami activities
for the whole family to enjoy:
South Beach Kayak
This is great for anyone who wants a great view of Miami and the Venetian Islands. Take the family pet are even a bag lunch and paddle out to Monument Island for a family day and picnic.
Whether you are a first time kayaker or a pro, young or old there friendly knowledgeable staff is happy to walk you through a quick overview of basic paddling techniques. If you want instructions they have lessons for beginners for $25 per hour plus rental fees.
Where: 1771 Purdy Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. until Sunset
Sunday & Monday, 11:00 a.m. until Sunset
Closed on Tuesdays
Amelia Earhart Park
Not many children growing up in urbanized Miami have had the chance to see many farms. So for those in search of a little country atmosphere this is a particularly delightful distraction. This family oriented park, with its pony rides and petting zoo and includes five lakes that have plenty of fish. Visitors can also find picnic facilities, playgrounds, and an old-fashioned country store.
Where: 401 East 65th Street
Hialeah, FL 33013
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Adults and kids will adore this authentic train museum. Watching sophisticated model railroads zoom around their tracks. Kids get to climb into the armor-plated railcar used by several U.S. presidents, the Ferdinand Magellan, when trains were the standard mode of travel. Plus, there are 40 other historic trains in the museum's collection to explore.
Where: 12450 Sw 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33177
When: Closed Mondays
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.