Miami Vacation Spots

Miami Vacation time! So you're looking for Miami vacation spots for your entire family that has something for everyone, and you want everything to be convenient. Here are some things you might like to know if you’re considering Miami vacation spots.

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Where is Miami?

Miami is in the south of Florida on the ocean side. If you are planning to go swimming in the ocean, you will find that generally the ocean will have more wave action than if you’ve gone to the Gulf side. The waves can be a lot of fun, diving under them, body surfing or kite surfing; but large waves can be a little intimidating for small children; if you have small children, you may want to choose a destination on the calmer Gulf side of Florida.

A bit of Miami trivia

An interesting little bit of trivia – but you may wish to know this – if you choose to wander down to South Beach, just know that although topless sunbathing is officially illegal, it is also officially tolerated.

10 Great Attractions in Miami

When should we go to Miami?

Well, how hot would you like your Miami vacation spot? Florida has a “tropical monsoon” climate with hot humid summers and warm winters. You’re more likely to have rain from May to October with temperatures averaging between 82 and 87 degrees F, (or 28 – 31 degrees C). From November to April, it’s a little cooler and drier – “cooler” meaning between 75 and 80 F (23 to 26 C).

The ocean is cooler during the winter as well; of course, a Canadian such as me finds the ocean wonderful at the winter temperatures of 71 to 76 degrees F (21 to 24 C), but the Floridians prefer to wait until it’s at the summer temperatures of 79 to 86 F (26 to 30 C).

The Best Miami Beach

The beaches around Miami are superb and there are many places available to stay. They range from luxurious to budget, and your choice will depend on what kind of holiday you want and how much you want to spend.

If you want to settle in for the week and have everything in one place, a terrific place to stay is the Fontainebleau Miami Beach resort. I have friends who stayed at a place like this, and everyone was happy. You can be as busy or not busy as you like with many choices of how you want to spend your time. You have access to the beach, or you can stay at the pool. You can find many other choices of accomodations here.  Miami Beach Resorts

How about those magnificent Miami beaches. Best Miami Beach Spots Video

Miami Excursions and Attractions

Perhaps the most famous Miami attractions apart from the beaches are Jungle Island and the Miami Seaquarium. Check out these video and get some more ideas for a Miami family adventure below.


Not in any particular order. Note :I am in the process of finding out how dolphin friendly this attraction is.

Miami Seaquarium - Killer Whale Show - One of the best spots in Miami to spend a day together, be entertained and to learn about marine life.

Miami Beach - Lonely Planet travel video above takes you through some of the districts and attractions.

The food is usually up the top of the agenda for many families and Miami does not disappoint.

Jungle Island Miami: Great spot for the nature and adventure loving family.

Miami also has some of the best fishing in the world. Try your hand at fishing for sharks, sailfish, marlin and barracuda. Golf courses and tennis courts are available, or take an Eco Tour - exciting outdoor excursions ranging from biking to canoeing to snorkeling and kayaking. Parks, museums and performing arts centers are liberally sprinkled through the Miami as well. Or go on your choice of Eco Tours - exciting outdoor excursions ranging from biking to canoeing to snorkeling and kayaking. Parks, museums and performing arts centers are liberally sprinkled through the Miami as well.

Welcome to Miami Attractions

We have put together some ideas on the best time to go to Miami, the best spots for families to visit, best beaches, the best places to stay, and our favorite things to do in Miami here on this page as well. But you can also see more family attraction ideas on our South Florida family resorts, Florida Vacation Ideas and the best Florida Family Attractions pages.

Miami is a Great Choice!

Miami vacation spots make a great choice for a family holiday – you will not be disappointed.

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