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Florida Family Spring Break Activities

There’s more to Sunny Isles than the beach. Though Sunny Isles is known for its six miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, splashing in the surf is only a small part of what makes Sunny Isles Beach unique. In reality, South Florida has much more to offer in the spring than bathing suit weather and beach days. 

Discover the distinct Miami culture that blends Latin flare with world-renowned dining, nightlife, and shopping. Spirited group getaways are often drawn to Miami, but families will also find one-of-a-kind opportunities to connect. Explore the activities and attractions of all kinds that make Miami an unforgettable spring break destination.

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Get Active on the Water

Lazy days in the sand are something you’ll have earned come spring. Soak in the warm Miami sun and enjoy the sparkling white sand beaches this area is known for. But come spring, you might also be ready to shake things up. Stretch your beach days a little further with all the water sports the beach has to offer. 

Jet skis, paddle boards, and kayaks are at your disposal, inviting you to venture out onto the open seas. Get closer to the glimmering blue waters as you paddle atop them, and even take in sweeping views of the city skyline from your new seaward vantage point. Take plenty of pictures while you’re out there, too! Activities like these make the difference between a vacation you’ll relegate to your camera roll, and a vacation you’ll be reminiscing about for years to come.

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Hit the Shops

Miami is known for its top-notch shopping and dining destinations. And for good reason! Renowned outlets like Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops, and more pop up along the shores of Sunny Isles Beach. Here, you’ll find both local boutiques and international brands, making for a satisfying shopping experience. 

Spring is also an ideal season to hit the shops for the many holidays associated with retail sales. St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day all take place during the spring, bringing with them sales you just can’t beat. From jewelry to formalwear to seasonal clothing, stock up on all the goodies you’ve been needing at spring’s guilt-free prices. 

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Embark on a Nature Adventure

The Miami area may not be known for its parks, but it should be. Outdoor spaces from beach parks to state parks take up much of the Miami area’s more rural spaces.  Come springtime in the parks, flowers will be in bloom, lush greenery will be on display, and the air will be less humid than other times of the year.

Oleta River State Park, Florida’s largest urban park, sits on 1,043 acres along nearby Biscayne Bay. Bike, hike, paddle, fish, or stroll alongside native vegetation like hardwood hammocks and mangroves. Greynolds Park, just outside of Miami Beach, sprawls across 265 acres of various habitats, from lush forests to playgrounds, picnic areas, and unique structures that’ll peak your imagination. Round out your parks adventure with a trip to Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, home to the area’s last undeveloped coastal ecosystem. Once the “colored beach”, the park is now a popular community spot for swimming, fishing, boating, and hiking.

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Explore Miami

Miami is home to food, drink, sights, and sounds you won’t find anywhere else. By embracing street art, Miami has cultivated a flourishing graffiti scene that’s often less exposed in other cities. Wynwood Walls, the epicenter of Miami’s street art culture, features an outdoor exhibition of colorful murals created by artists around the globe. The murals at Wynwood Walls are both colorful and imaginative, the perfect backdrop for a family photo. 

Other Miami attractions include Lincoln Road, an iconic pedestrian district featuring shops, galleries, restaurants, and more. Culture also abounds at Lincoln Road, thanks to the New World Symphony, Arts Center South Florida, and the Colony Theater. Where Lincoln Road ends, the Miami Beach Boardwalk begins, offering visitors another 40 blocks to explore. Meander along with views of the beach, passing by shops, restaurants, and theaters along the way. 

Miami may not come to mind when you think kid-friendly, but this is the year to challenge that misconception. Enjoy a family spring break Florida style, filled with the outdoor exhibitions, arts and culture attractions, and beach time that have made Miami so popular. Challenge yourself to do more with your vacation days than sunbathe on the beach (though set aside plenty of time for that, too). In Miami, you’ll be glad you did.