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If you are coming from our New York family trip report, then our next stop was Miami. We arrived in Miami towards the late afternoon after taking a direct flight from New York.
Tips for Traveling to Miami With Kids
Our favorite hotel to stay in Miami is the Fontainebleau. You truly feel like you are in a resort. We got connecting rooms for us and the kids.
Just walk out into the balcony and this is what you see.
We were also very happy with the bathrooms.
I recommend that you get a balcony sea view room.
For dinner we ate at Scarpetta. It is in the hotel so it was very convenient. Their pasta’s are amazing! We ordered their spaghetti, creamy mushroom polenta with no alcohol. If you have dietary restrictions, always make sure to tell your waiter.
Day 2: Children’s Museum and Hotel Pools
Before heading to the Children’s Museum, we stopped over at the laundromat.. dropped off a few items to be washed and then went to the museum. The laundromat charged per bag rather than per item, which was very cost effective.
The Children’s Museum had rock climbing, a fire truck and interesting science concepts for children to look at.
Then we went back to the hotel to relax in the pools. We went into the beach water first. It was amazingly calm. The water was also not very deep so the kids really enjoyed it. I didn’t bring my phone with me so don’t have any pictures.We ordered lunch and ate that while laying out by the pools. The food was excellent.
Day 3: Miami Speedboat
I got up a little earlier than the kids so that I could go to one of my favorite gyms – The Fontainebleau Fitness Center. I wish I had more opportunities to exercise to this beautiful backdrop. I had a small 30 minute gym session on the treadmill and then it was time to wake the kids up for our next adventure.
Make sure to bring your sunglasses as it can be really sunny.
Also, take off your hats/caps otherwise they will fly away.
Miami is breathtaking, isn’t it?
The houses are amazing. We got to see Beckham’s house, Jennifer Lopez’s house and a few others. Then after a somewhat rough and thrilling ride we were done. We enjoyed it and would highly recommend the experience for families with children ages 3+.
When your done, have some gelato or delicious banana split in the marketplace.
Hats… hats for sale… 50 cent’s a cap! (After one of our favorite books, Caps for Sale.)
I will always celebrate the love between my children, especially that of the love between sisters. I didn’t grow up having a sister and so it is even more profound to watch how gentle they are with each other and how they take care of one another.
We then went shopping for the rest of the day at the Miami South Beach Boardwalk. Make sure to check out Dylan’s candy store.walked along South Beach.
Day 3: Last morning then off to our cruise
The best virgin Pina Colada goes to… the Fontainebleau!
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