Even though it is a long flight away from London, Miami is a perfect spot to escape the winter blues and experience a bit of eternal sunshine. During winter months, from October up until April the sun rises from 7:27 am up until 7:31 pm, the average temperature for this months is 26C. You will have constant access to a pool and beach at any given point.
Escape the winter blues and take a dive into the eternal sunshine in Miami!
Escape the winter blues and take a dive into the eternal sunshine in Miami!If you are traveling with your family, Miami is constantly growing and offering new up and coming neighborhoods and places to visit. However, keep in mind it is designed for tourist, so activities and food can be quiet pricey.
Start your trip by booking a kid friendly hotel, some options are Fontainebleau Miami Beach which has been a family favorite for years, featuring eight pools, many of them shallow for little ones. Loews Miami Beach and the Ritz-Carlton South Beach also offer family amenities such as kids clubs, toy libraries, and suites for larger families.
My favorite thing to do in Miami, and it is actually free, is going to South Pointe Park. This is the most south point in South Beach, it has a shaded playground, a splash pad for kids, a huge park for picnics and cruise ship watching. Its also next to the beach, so you can plan a whole day around it by going to the beach and having an afternoon picnic in the park. There are few restaurants around you that do take out, the one I would recommend the most is Joe’s Stone Crabs Take Out.
Something to keep in mind for Miami is the unpredictability of tropical weather, for the rainy or very hot days where you want to be inside, head to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. This 250,000 sqft museum consists of four buildings, where you will find a planetarium, aquarium and a science museum all within one building. This museum is build with kids in mind, it is 100% interactive and fun to explore. There is some water play, so bring some spare clothes since your kids might get wet.
If you love shopping and long for a nice walk Lincoln Road Mall in Miami beach is the best place. This is the most popular pedestrian street in Miami beach, you’ll find most of the main shopping stores as well as some of the most trendy restaurantes, on Sundays there is a farmers market so you can explore fresh fruit and other Miami treats. If you get in the mood for Peruvian food, you can’t miss one of the most popular Peruvian restaurants in Miami, Ceviche 105 right on Lincoln Road.
There are so many beaches and parks around Miami, but the most calm and kid friendly is Crandon Park at Key Biscayne. Its a beautiful two mile beach, and is consistently named among the top ten beaches in USA. The beach has beautiful sand, calm water, winding promenade, concessions stands and multiple picnic areas, as well as convenient parking. You can rent paddle boards, kayaks and kite boards and bicycles.
Crandon Park also has an amazing botanical garden which you can explore and find over 1,000 animals and 380 spices.
For all foodies and art lovers, you can’t miss Wynwood Art District. This is one of the new neighborhoods in Miami. The county is investing in developing Miami’s cultural offering and Wynwood is there art project. Here you will find the famous “Wynwood Walls” the whole street is full of artist doing graffiti everywhere, offering colorful murals. You will also find diverse art galleries and some bizarre business like Vintage Cars and Guitars Gallery, an amazing bakery Zak the Baker and one of the most extravagant donut shops Salty Donuts.