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3 Day Miami Itinerary: Miami Weekend Guide with Family

Welcome to the Sunshine State's playground—Miami! At I Can't Wait To Travel, we're thrilled to present an unforgettable 3-day Miami itinerary that promises a perfect weekend getaway with your family. Prepare to enjoy the sun, take in the rich culture and create lasting memories in this tropical paradise.

Day 1: Explore the Magic City's Beach Bliss

Morning: South Pointe Park

Your adventure begins at the famous South Pointe Park, located at the southern tip of Miami Beach, offers stunning panoramic views of the South Beach shoreline, Port Miami cruise ships, Downtown Miami's skyline, and Fisher Island. The park features walking trails, picnic and barbecue areas, benches, a cafe, and a mini water playground for family enjoyment.

Afternoon: Little Havana (Food tour)

Experience the sights and sounds of Miami’s vibrant Little Havana neighborhood on this guided walking food tour. Explore this lively Cuban district and learn about its fascinating history and culture, with stops at some of the best family-owned and operated Cuban restaurants in the area. Sample the local cuisine, like guava pastries, chicken plantain cups, and flan ice cream, to name just a few of the delicacies offered along the way. Also, meet some of the local artists, watch skilled Cuban cigar rollers and listen to traditional Cuban music. Read more about Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami here.

Evening: Wynwood Walls

Wrap up your day with a visit to the vibrant Wynwood Walls. Marvel at the kaleidoscope of street art that adorns the neighborhood. Capture unforgettable family moments against the backdrop of these artistic masterpieces.

Day 2: Spend the Day at Jungle Island

Morning: Jungle Island, an interactive zoological park

Experience fascinating animal interactions and watch family-friendly, thrilling performances that will captivate you. Explore the verdant Jungle Island grounds to see a rainbow of animals from throughout the world. Immerse yourself in the diverse range of animals as you explore the island to the fullest extent possible. You can also play on the interactive playground and explore the Everglades Habitat.

Afternoon: Have lunch at Nostimo Greek Kitchen

After touring Jungle Island, round up the day's activities with a delicious Greek meal at Nostimo Greek Kitchen, which is ideally situated in the center of Miami downtown and only requires a 10-minute drive. A flavor of Greece is provided by this family-friendly restaurant with its lively blue and white design and authentic menu that includes crispy spanakopita, famous gyro wraps, and more. Nostimo is the best place to unwind and enjoy Greek delicacies after a morning of natural wonders because of its laid-back ambiance, which is great for families.

Evening: Unwind at Bayfront Park, overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Enjoy a leisurely evening stroll or rent bikes to explore the area. Marvel at the city lights reflecting on the water as the family bonds over the beauty of Miami's skyline.

Day 3: Relax and Farewell to Miami

Morning: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Start your morning with a journey into Miami's rich history and charm at the iconic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Step into the enchanting world of the Italian Renaissance gardens, where each step unveils a piece of the past. As a family, explore the luxurious mansion and let the intricate details transport you back in time.

Afternoon: Dining at Kush Coconut Grove

In less than 10 minutes away is Kush Coconut Grove where you can enjoy a rich menu of award-winning burgers, key lime pie, and chicken n' waffles. The eco-friendly ambiance blends sustainability with warmth, creating an inclusive environment. Enjoy locally sourced, scratch-made delights and distinctive artwork, contributing to an unforgettable dining experience. Make your reservation here.

Evening: Exploring Miami's Waters

Miami Skyline Cruise

Enjoy the luxury and leisure of the Official Miami Skyline Cruises with a 90-minute Miami sightseeing tour. It features a number of seats, shade and air conditioned cabana with a cash bar for drinks and light meals. Traveling across the waterway can give you the opportunity to enjoy music, and commentary at the same time. Tour with professional guides through Star Island’s mansions, catch the skyline, attractions of Miami’s history, and local customs. This unique trip is perferct for you and your family. Learn more here.

Island Snorkeling

If you're inclined towards a more watery adventure instead, the Island Snorkeling by Kayak or Stand-Up Paddle Board experience is the perfect choice. Enjoy a comprehensive briefing on paddleboarding and snorkeling basics, ensuring the utmost comfort for everyone. Glide through a picturesque mangrove jungle, where you can observe captivating wildlife such as manatees, birds, and dolphins. The island caters to all snorkeling levels, providing flotation devices and the flexibility to stand up at any time. Enjoy complimentary fresh fruit and drinks on the island for your entire family. Learn more here.

Where To Stay In Miami

Select an all-inclusive resort in Miami to have a smooth family getaway complete with comfortable lodging, recreational activities, and beachside access. Get in touch with us for individualized help choosing the ideal resort. Let's make your time in Miami enjoyable and memorable.

Miami Itinerary

There you have it, a full 3 day Miami Itinerary that will take you to the must see sights of Miami for a fun packed long weekend. This is expected to be a very fun and doable travel experience to Miami with your family. If you have any questions let us know today.

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