Miami's reputation for being a 24-hour party spot may be true, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of family-friendly activities for younger visitors. The Magic City is chock full of green spaces and public parks, from Florida City to North Miami Beach.
But when you've exhausted your weekly or daily trips to the local playground, there are still plenty of other attractions to hit up that will keep little hands busy and little minds learning.
ZooMiami has often been touted as one of the best zoos in the country thanks to their multiple, open-air exhibits, not to mention the immense size of the park and their wide variety of animals. Animals, interactive exhibits, animal shows, and splash pads all make it a hit with the under 12 set.
Kids who prefer being seaside will love spending a day at Bill Baggs State Park. This family-oriented beach features a light house children will enjoy learning about and exploring, plus bike rentals and treats for sale.
And no child should leave Miami without visiting the local Children's Museum at least once. So many fun and interactive exhibits, including a mini-city and a "mountain" to climb, you'll be glad you brought the kids here.