The Magic City is always entertaining, but finding things to do in Miami with kids sometimes takes you a little further afield. Kickstart an adventure with day trips for your little ones to keep the tropical vibe going and open their minds to the awesome world around them throughout South Florida.
Everglades Safari Tour
The Everglades are known for one thing—alligators! And you’ll almost definitely spot some on Safari Tour Miami’s Everglades Safari Tour. This rollicking day through the grasses and swamp of the ‘Glades is one of the coolest day trips in the area. Ride an airboat piloted by a naturalist guide to look for gators, manatees, and the elusive Florida panther. Environmental science comes to life out here, but for the kids, it’ll just feel like fun.
Knaus Berry Farm
Take a drive to the countryside to Knaus Berry Farm. Even if you’re looking for things to do in Miami with kids, this quick jaunt to Homestead is totally worth it. About 45 minutes outside the city and nestled in a rural tropical paradise, Knaus Berry Farm is an institution for kids and adults alike. Run by a family of German Dunkers, known for their baking heritage, the farm serves baked treats, Old Florida delicacies, and fresh juices from their large farmstand. Grab souvenirs and gourmet products and hop on a tractor to ride to and from your car along a historic rural route.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Fun awaits all over South Florida, especially if you like your day trips to include the water. Down in Key Largo, just over the bridge from Florida City, the southernmost town on the mainland, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park sparkles. The park has snorkeling and diving for all ages, with full- and half-day tours. If your kids are good swimmers, there’s a snorkel trip to the site of a Jesus statue amid the coral. Locals call the icon Christ of the Abyss. You’ll call it an amazing day for the whole family.
One of the most exciting things to do in Miami with kids actually takes them out of the country—so have those passports handy! Starting from the Port of Miami, a spectacle of cruise and cargo ships in and of itself, a super-fast, comfortable boat whizzes across the Atlantic to Freeport, Bahamas, for a one-day cruise. Once there, white sand stretches out and local resorts offer refreshments. You can even go horseback riding in the surf with an independent operator once you’re there. It’s an incredible way to show the little guys just how much of the world is ready for their exploration, whether it’s in Miami or all of the unique destinations surrounding it.