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Family Vacation

Miami is more than glitz and glamour; the waterfront city is an appealing destination for families, too. With four days, families can enjoy outdoor adventure, interactive museums, sweet treats, pool time and more.

Day

1

MORNING
  • NATURE CALLS

    Start the day on a high note with an airboat ride at Everglades National Park where you’ll have an opportunity to get up close and personal with alligators, the “kings” of the Everglades.

AFTERNOON
  • REST & RELAXATION

    Head back to the hotel for some pool or beach time. Be sure to check out the colorful lifeguard stands that stretch along South Beach.

EVENING
  • FAMILY MEAL

    Head to the picturesque Upper Buena Vista neighborhood for dinner at Mandolin, where Mediterranean fare is served in a vintage cottage.

Day

2

MORNING
  • EASY DOES IT

    Begin the day with breakfast on the ocean-view terrace of Fuego y Mar and a little time at the pool.

AFTERNOON
  • GET OUT & PLAY

    Surrounded by water on three sides, South Pointe Park offers vast lawns ideal for games, a playground, mini waterpark and observation deck.

  • TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE

    Head back to the hotel via Ocean Drive, Miami’s most famous street, to take in the colorful buildings of the Art Deco Historic District.

EVENING
  • A TASTE OF HISTORY

    Joe’s Stone Crab has been serving fresh crab to the famous, including Amelia Earhart, since it opened in 1913. If you’re visiting between October and May, head here for an early dinner. Off season, you can pick something up to go from Joe’s Takeaway.

Day

3

MORNING
  • LEARNING IS FUN

    Kids love the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science, home to a three-level aquarium and one of the country’s best planetariums. Don’t miss the laser light show on Fridays.

AFTERNOON
  • FUEL FOR THE ROAD

    Head to Brickell, one of the city’s newer neighborhoods, for lunch and a little window shopping. Families love Tacology, a vibrant, Mexican-style market, and American Harvest serving healthy and vegetarian meals.

EVENING
  • PLAYING HOUSE

    Take a short drive to Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a waterfront, Renaissance-style villa from the early 1900s. The garden’s labyrinth is a great place for kids to burn off some energy, and the limestone breakwater is perfect for a family photo.

Day

4

MORNING
  • A LITTLE ME TIME

    While the kids are having fun with the hotel’s Ritz Kids program, treat yourself to a massage at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, South Beach.

AFTERNOON
  • SPARK THEIR CREATIVITY

    Wynwood Walls, a large-scale, open-air street art museum, captivates visitors of all ages with its larger-than-life pieces.

  • SWEET TREAT

    Stop at the Salty Donut for an afternoon pick-me-up where flavors include maple and bacon and white chocolate tres leches.

  • CALL OF THE WILD

    If the kids have energy to burn, head to Miami’s Jungle Island, an eco-adventure park with animal shows, ziplining and more.

EVENING
  • CULTURAL IMMERSION

    Cuban culture is an integral part of the Miami experience, and the city’s Little Havana is an opportunity to introduce kids to Cuba’s charms. Head to Calle Ocho for something sweet at Azucar Ice Cream Company and live music at Ball & Chain.