Afternoon: Afternoon means peak heat and sun in Miami and, for families after a spell in the air conditioning, few places are better to chill out than the Miami Children’s Museum. Located on teeny Watson Island, between Miami Beach and Downtown, the museum’s inspiring exhibitions include everything from a Castle of Dreams and Art Studio to the Sketch Aquarium, an interactive virtual aquarium where kids’ drawings “swim” through the currents.
Evening: There’s nothing quite as American – and family-friendly – as a night at the ballpark, and an evening at Marlins Park is the perfect way to wrap up a day of Miami adventuring. Open since 2012 and home to the two-time World Series-winning Miami Marlins, the stadium is air-conditioned and has a retractable roof for use during the scorching heights of baseball season. Beyond peanuts and crackerjack, the dinnertime offerings are also impressive: from Cuban ice cream and grilled cheese food trucks to taco-wrapped hot dogs and classic burgers, there’s plenty for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
Sand castles © iStock: Nadezhda1906
Kids play on the beach © iStock: Nadezhda1906