in Miami, FL (showing 1 - 12 out of 17)

The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!

Bird Bowl Bowling Center

9275 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33165   Directions

(305) 221-1221


Show off your bowling skills on the lanes at Bird Bowl Bowling Center. This bowling alley puts a new spin on family fun with attractions like a game room packed with arcade favorites and a billiards facility with 16 tables available for play – not to mention its 60 bowling lanes. For some family-friendly competition, Bird Bowl is the perfect destination.

Biscayne National Park

9700 SW 328 St
Homestead, FL 33033   Directions

(305) 230-1144


Snorkel with the fishies, spend a day on a boat, relax on the beach, or suit up for a scuba dive at Biscayne National Park. This park is the largest marine park in the National Park System and protects four ecosystems: a stretch of mangrove forest along the shoreline, the southern portion of Biscayne Bay, the northern Florida Keys, and a part of the world's third-longest living coral reef. All of these ecosystems mean that there's plenty of nature to explore here. There's also a visitor center on site with an art gallery featuring works inspired by the park and other attractions.


36000 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33194   Directions

(305) 242-7700


There's plenty to do outdoors at the Everglades National Park and Shark Valley Visitor Center. From guided tours to hiking and biking, canoeing and kayaking, fishing and camping, you'll get your fill of nature here in the country's largest subtropical wilderness.

Everglades Safari Park

26700 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33194   Directions

(305) 226-6923


Let the people at Everglades Safari Park show you the beautiful Everglades from the best vantage point – on the water! This safari attraction offers airboat rides through the heart of Everglades National Park, so you'll get to see the landscape of Florida's most famous region – if you're lucky, you'll spot an alligator along the way. Safari Park also hosts a wildlife show, and offers the opportunity to hold a real alligator.

Jungle Island

1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132   Directions

(305) 400-7000


No zoological park offers an experience like Jungle Island. This park offers a couple of tours where you can actually touch animals like lemurs and the world's only tame Cassowary. Other animal attractions around the park include orangutans, gibbons, African penguins, Caribbean flamingos, alligators, pythons, tigers, and a rare liger.

Lowe Art Museum

1301 Stanford Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33124   Directions

(305) 284-3535


Explore the collection at the Lowe Art Museum. You'll see works from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and all around the globe. From sculpture to paintings, drawings and photography, the art attractions here are thought provoking and beautiful. The museum also hosts a wide variety of traveling exhibitions, so be sure to keep an eye on the museum's calendar and catch an exhibit that suits your interests.

Matheson Hammock Park and Beach

9610 Old Cutler Rd
Miami, FL 33156   Directions

(305) 665-5475


If you're a weak swimmer, or afraid to brave the waters of the ocean, then Matheson Hammock Park and Beach is the perfect place for you to spend a day by the water. The outdoor attraction features a man-made atoll pool that's shallow, safe and beautiful. If you're a fan of kite-boarding, this is also the perfect venue for the sport. There's also a nearby marina and a restaurant.

Miami Children's Museum

980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132   Directions

(305) 770-3131


Enjoy a variety of exhibits at the Miami Children's Museum. The museum is home to hundreds of engaging exhibits that explore the arts, culture, community, communication and more. Some of the fascinating, hands-on exhibitions you'll encounter here include Castle of Dreams, Pet Central, Meet Miami, The Sea and Me, and All About Art.

Miami Metro Zoo

12400 SW 152 St
Miami, FL 33177   Directions

(305) 251-0400


Get up-close to the animals at the Miami Metro Zoo. There are over 2,000 animals that call this zoo home, along with 1,200 plant species. As you stroll down the pathways of the zoo, you'll see exhibits and attractions that house tigers, lions, sloths, antelope, kangaroos, monkeys, koala bears, gorillas, elephants, rhinoceros, and hundreds more.

Miami Seaquarium

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149   Directions

(305) 361-5705


When you're in Miami, you can sit beside the ocean or you can explore it at the Miami Seaquarium. This oceanarium is home to marine mammals, like Lolita the killer whale, and various fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles and other animals. Other interesting attractions include live animal shows like the dolphin show, the sea lion show, and the killer whale show.

Museum of History Miami

101 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33130   Directions

(305) 375-1492


Learn about the history and culture of the city by exploring the Museum of History Miami. Exhibits and attractions throughout the facility showcase significant pieces of the city's history, explained through detailed exhibitions, collections, artifacts and publications.

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

1101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132   Directions

(305) 434-9600


Learn something new through the hands-on exhibits and attractions at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science . The museum explores a little bit of everything with exciting exhibitions like Energy Tracker, The Sea Lab, and Heart Smart, among many others. While you're there, be sure to see a presentation at the Planetarium or the Wildlife Center.

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