Such Characters!

The highlight of Ryan’s Make a Wish Trip was meeting Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, but they weren’t the only characters the kids met!

















“Back This Evening” — Tips For Family Days Out In Miami

Miami is made for family holidays and days out, with its beaches, shopping, hotels, dining and attractions. From the bustling shopping areas to the marine life at the Miami Seaquarium, you’ll definitely find enough to entertain the whole family in Miami. Here are a few places that you might want to visit:

Miami Seaquarium

This fantastic family-friendly day out is one of Miami’s most popular attractions. Not only is there a huge variety of marine life, but there are eight different marine animal presentations and shows every day.

Everglades National Park

If you’re looking for an easy day trip from Miami, the Everglades is a beautiful option: the wildlife is amazing! You’ll see alligators, herons, and so much nature in the Everglades. You can drive through the park, or you can hire bikes or canoes to get even closer to nature.

Little Havana

This part of Miami is a vibrant Cuban community and you’ll find a wonderful mixture of culture, music, sights, small restaurants and discount stores. Taking the family for lunch here will introduce you to new flavors and is a chance to really immerse yourself in this district.

Miami Science Museum

There are both science and natural history museums here, with a whole area specifically for birds of prey, along with a planetarium and a laser show. This will keep the entire family entertained for hours, and everyone will learn something new.

Monkey Jungle

If your own little monkeys are still excited about all the wildlife on offer, Monkey Jungle is another excellent attraction for the family. The humans are caged and the monkeys roam free as you safari through a jungle and learn about the wilderness of worldwide rainforests and jungles.

Miami beaches

There are so many beaches to choose from in Miami, and many have a reputation for being family-friendly. One of these is Matheson Hammock Park Beach and is especially receptive to families, with is volleyball nets and plenty of space for games.

 There’s an almost infinite number of things to see and do in Miami. The activities above only scratch the surface. Sometimes you just need to get out there and explore. You’ll always find something in this city. Of that you can be sure.

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