We’re back! Miami was amazing and we had an incredible time.
I’m just going to leave these recommendations here for anyone who may need them in the future, and then we will be back to business as usual here in Montgomery County!
Holiday Inn Port of Miami-Downtown if you are a family a bit larger than is typically allowed in one hotel room. It’s not fancy, but it was very clean and our view was awesome. It’s located in a safe, clean, pedestrian friendly part of town near restaurants, a CVS, and directly across from the Bayside Marketplace. Also close is the Frost Science center and Bayfront Park.
The Savoy - South Beach for beach chair and umbrella rentals on South Beach. They have a full bar and menu (delivered to your chair) and they give you access to their showers and restrooms at the hotel. Everything I needed as a solo parent with four kids for a day at the beach! Two chairs and an umbrella were $90ish and the cabana tent+ cushy chair/couch thing was $130.
Gelato: Gelato-go South Beach was great!Mammamia Gelato Italiano - Miami in Bayside Marketplace was to die for.
Miamiwatersports for parasailing. The tour guides were friendly and fun and we just had a really nice time with this company.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Scienceis a must with the kids.
Gator Park Everglades National Park for a short airboat ride into the Everglades national park and a little educational alligator show.
The Ferris Wheel Skyviews Miami in Bayside Marketplace was fun. We saw manitees in the ocean from the top!
Restaurants: CEVICHE 105 for excellent Peruvian, Manolo & Rene Grill is open 24hrs if your kids get up early (great cafe con lèche).
CityCarts, LLC on South Beach are fun to rent for an hour.
Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures if you have kids a bit older that can handle the wind part of it.