Feel like a celebrity while playing, staying, dining and shopping in Miami Beach, Florida, with the family — but without spending like one. The island feels like a tropical getaway, but still connected to the mainland with a series of bridges for easy accessibility — kind of the perfect family escape for summer.
Take advantage of all the best summer deals and promotions on hotels while booking your warm-weather getaway. Once you have your hotels squared away, keep the savings going with this list of affordable eats, happy hour deals and budget-friendly activities and attractions.
Affordable fun isn’t difficult to come by on Miami Beach. Enjoy free admission to Miami Beach Botanical Garden, learning all about conservation efforts and green gardening while checking out interesting tropical flora.
Get an early workout in at the New World Center with a free yoga class with the family, or head to the Bass Museum for some contemporary art. Plan you visit for a complimentary visit on family day, celebrated on the last Sunday of every month. The kids can even join in on some scavenger hunts and art projects.
Soak up the summer sun while dining at Call Me Gaby. This alfresco eatery offers Italian cuisine, Riviera-inspired décor and affordable happy hour deals all ages can enjoy, even on the weekends. Grab a quick bite before dinner or a late lunch coming off the beach with charcuterie platters and Italian-inspired small plates, or just grab a cocktail with the adults in the family and sip on $7 wine and $9 cocktails.
Another dining deal you’re going to want to make time for, Estiatorio Milos offers a $30 lunch special on the beach. This fine-dining restaurant boasts all the Greek classics you know and love on a three-course menu. The picky eaters in the group can opt for the Greek Meze plate and try a bit of everything.
For something casual with a wide range of options for all ages and tastes, Monty’s Sunset is perfect for families who want a little bit of everything. Located near South Pointe Park, Monty’s offers soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as sushi, fresh seafood, crab claws and more. Choose from something, or everything, on the happy hour menu and build your own eclectic family-style dinner spread while enjoying live music, stunning beach views and even splash around in the pool.
If you are a lover of thrill rides and rollercoasters, you better start thinking about a future trip to test out some new ones in Orlando, Florida’s, theme parks. Throughout the next year, some theme parks are expecting a number of thrilling additions and experiences for willing guests. From two long-anticipated coasters slated to open next year in Walt Disney World to a yet-to-be-announced Jurassic Park roller coaster set to open in Universal Orlando, thrill-seekers and coaster fanatics will be in awe.
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In times of stress, boredom and even enjoyment, some of us find ourselves reaching for a treat or two — or a dozen. When you need the crunch or sweetness of a snack, but not all the guilt and remorse to follow, registered dietician Lisa Moskovitz, founder and CEO, New York Nutrition Group, recommends these not-so-bad snacks — they’re also great in kids’ lunches or as after-school snacks!
This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
The first refreshing aspect of Morgan’s Wonderland is its inspiration; a real person instead of a cast of cartoon characters. The second, all the more innovative and meaningful, her parents channeled her resilience and zest for life into a destination of pure family fun, designed to be more inclusive than some of the most-visited theme parks on the planet.