Although its hot here in Miami, more than we’d like, our favorite thing is to be outside – preferably with friends.
However, if you ask my kids what MY favorite thing to do is, they will answer: “Hanging out with us!”.
Some of our favorite spots are Zoo Miami, as it is a five minute drive for us. I’ve always described it as: “At minimum, a playground with live animals.”
Its one of our regular spots, it never gets old, and it’s big enough to find a new adventure every time.
Adventure, is what drives our agenda, visiting parks and beaches all around the city.
In Matheson Hammocks we hike the paved trail through mangroves from the park area in the front parking lot to the beach area, or the back parking lot. A full day always leaves us with more we still want to do on our next visit.
Another surf and turf adventure we dig is walking Black Point Marina’s jetty. Wading the water for treasures is a priceless reward for the kids after a trek during any Miami afternoon.
Both Black Point and Matheson are best during low tide.
As you notice our favorite places have a common theme: outside and able to cool off in water, either by splash pad, ocean, or a pool if possible.
Have you ever visited Jacobs Aquartic Center in Key Largo? Its a little over a well-worth 30 minute drive. Our family loves it! I get to enjoy an afternoon with zero complaints of being hot or bored, and the kids definitely release lots of energy while having a blast. Jacobs has two pools, one with dividing boards, and you guessed it: an amazing splash pad that sits in an oversize kiddie pool about a foot deep.