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Family Vacation? We've got your kids covered

August 24, 2016

Having a family vacation in Miami Beach? Even your kids can be very well entertained when visiting Miami Beach these days. Whether it’s under the sun, in the shade or in the cool air-conditioning, with dozens of cool attractions, Miami's got the kids covered.

Your first South Beach decision is choosing a family friendly hotel. Fortunately, El Paseo Hotel is a "Family-Friendly" Hotel. We offer many large 1 and 2 bedroom suites that can sleep up to 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 kids under 12 years old. We could also accommodate larger families by assigning suites located next-to or across from each other.

The streets of South Beach are stroller-friendly and easy to navigate on foot most of the time. Walk around Lummus Park or take the Baywalk surrounding the city is fun to explore with a stroller, skates or on bicycles.

Here are the best playgrounds and Parks for kids in South Beach:

- LUMMUS PARK
Along Ocean Drive at 6, 11 and 13 Street
Restrooms: None
Water Fountain: None
Age Design: 2-5-year-old play structure and 5-12-year-old play structure.
Special features: Various climbing components, slides, balancing and upper body equipment. Two outdoor fitness centers.
Swings: Tot and youth
Handicap accessible with accessible swing

- MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS PARK
2 Street & Ocean Drive
Restrooms: Public
Water Fountain: Yes
Age Designs: 2-5-year-old and 5-12-year-old play structures
Fenced: Yes with beach access
Special features: Shaded structure. A sailboat and sandbox. Various climbing components, slides, bongos, clapper bridge, balancing and upper body equipment.
Swings: Tot, youth and tire
Handicap accessible: Yes

- SOUTH POINTE PARK
1 Washington Avenue
Restrooms: Public
Water Fountain: Yes
Special Features: Tot lot and interactive water features.
Handicap accessible: Yes

Miami Beach also has museums and attractions specific to children, here are the best places to take them:

Jungle Island

Jungle Island is home to 1,100 tropical birds and almost twice that amount of plant and flower varietals. Visit the aviary and feed the parrots or take a seat in one of the amphitheaters for some of the most entertaining shows.

Jungle Island is also home to a surprising number of primates, reptiles and big cats, including the impressive tiger and lion, the offsprings of captive lions and tigers.

Miami Children’s Museum

Just across the causeway from Jungle Island, Miami Children’s Museum is the place to while away a few hours during the fall rainy season or the heat of the summer day.

Innovative exhibits create a miniature world in which kids can practice everyday skills—banking, food shopping, taking care of pets—or learn new ones, such as recording music or making newscasts. There’s also a water play, a sand castle with a slide and a rock climbing wall. You can even board a replica cruise ship for some limbo dancing.