miami outing ideas for families

Want to head out for the day in Miami, but you are stumped for ideas? Check out our handy list for things to do with the family. This city has so much to offer, and you will never run out of things to do here. 


  • Airboat Rides¬†¬†
  • Axe Throwing¬†Centers¬†
  • Beach day, this is also fun to do on an afternoon at sunset¬†
  • Boating or Sailing¬†
  • Bowling¬†
  • Candle making classes¬†
  • Cooking classes or cupcake decorating classes‚ÄĮ¬†
  • Cultural activities: the ballet, a theater production, or a symphony.¬†
  • Family bike ride:¬†you can even pack up the bikes and try new areas or neighborhoods¬†
  • Farmer’s¬†Markets: not what you typically think about for a family morning out,¬†but they can be a fun activity.¬†Some of them¬†also have¬†activities for kids.¬†Vizcaya¬†Village¬†Farmers¬†Market¬†doesn’t¬†have activities, but there is a smoothy stand where you can blend your own¬†smoothy¬†on the¬†blend¬†bike.¬†There are usually lots of dogs to pet, and you can pick out fresh produce to make something together with at¬†home, or¬†buy ready-made items like fresh pastries or pizza.¬†
  • Fishing¬†
  • Go Kart Racing¬†
  • Ice Skating¬†
  • Museums or local¬†attractions.¬†
  • One-on-one dates are a great way to bond with your child, such as¬†Daddy-Daughter fancy dinner out, Mother-Son Marlins game, etc.¬†¬†
  • Parks: try out different local parks; your¬†favorite might be in another neighborhood.¬†
  • Play a sport together: golf, tennis, soccer, volleyball. There is something for everyone in the 305.¬†
  • Pottery Making¬†
  • Selfies Tour: these days,¬†it’s¬†all about the Gram. Teens want¬†opportunities¬†to get great and unique photos, so make a day of it.¬†
  • Sporting Events: car racing, baseball, football, basketball,¬†Miami’s¬†got it all.¬†
  • Strawberry picking¬†¬†
  • There are several cute places for afternoon tea in Miami.¬†
  • Visit the local skate park.¬†
  • Volunteer as a family at a beach clean-up or walk for charity¬†
  • Wynwood¬†is great¬†for kids and teens:¬†have lunch at 1‚Äď800-Lucky’s¬†food hall,¬†followed by ice cream at¬†Taiyaki. They also have a great record store inside.¬†Then selfies at Wynwood Walls¬†

Whatever you decide to do together, make it fun! You don’t have to go all out; sometimes, the simplest things are the most fun.  

For additional ideas, check out our post about Family Friendly Attractions and Activities in Miami.
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