Key Biscayne is by far one of the most beautiful keys in Florida and would make a fabulous destination for your Florida family vacation. With its soft sand, gorgeous blue/green water and balmy weather, it is sure to please the whole bunch. Just remember to pack an umbrella as this is a tropical climate and rain can happen at any time. Be sure to check out my Florida Family Vacations; Miami Beach and South Beach post for more kid friendly information about the area. Read on to see why Key Biscayne is one of the best kid friendly Florida family vacations, packed with insider tips to kid-friendly attractions, restaurants, resorts & hotels.
Kid Friendly Things to Do in Key Biscayne on your Florida family vacation:
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Just a short drive to Key Biscayne and you’ll find a gorgeous State park with a long, cozy stretch of sand (many times) voted one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S. Also home to the majestic Cape Florida lighthouse, (built in 1825 and the oldest structure in Miami’s Dade County), which stands sentinel over the beach. Offshore, a sand bar protects the beach and virtually eliminates waves, making this an ideal swimming beach for young kids. And then there’s that sand, grains so silky soft you’ll want to roll around in them (and your children will). You can also rent bikes or walk a nature trail and the place is never crowded. There’s plenty of parking and grills to cook, and the covered shelters can be rented by the day. Life is such a beach. floridastateparks.org/capeflorida/ Cape Florida Lighthouse; Key Biscayne
Crandon Park Beach, rated as one of the top ten beaches in the country, is two miles long, super wide, and has an offshore sandbar that provides calm, shallow waters just right for babies and toddlers. Older kids can head out beyond the sandbar for deep-water fun.
This is the center of Key Biscayne, a large expanse of grass with a playground and splash fountain. Climbing equipment, slides and tunnels are available for very small children, and for school-aged children.
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk At the Monkey Jungle humans are caged and monkeys run wild! A fun day out where you can escape on a jungle safari, explore the wilds of South America, Asia and Africa, witness crab-eating monkeys diving for treats, delve into the lush, tropical, Amazonian Rainforest filled with hundreds of exotic monkeys, and enjoy the antics at the Orangutans’ Asiatic Ape Exhibit. Look out for the new adventures, which include a Cameroon jungle, Mandrills, and Parrots of the World. www.monkeyjungle.com
SEAQUARIUM; The Miami Seaquarium is located right in the middle of the tourist area, on the causeway between downtown Miami and Key Biscayne. It’s a fabulous stop where you can witness an outdoor aquarium experience that’s only possible in our tropical climate. Be sure to budget enough time to spend at least half a day there! Admission to Miami Seaquarium is $29.95 for adults and $22.95 for children ages 3-9. If you’re planning to visit more than once this year, you can purchase an annual pass for an additional $10 per person. Also, you can obtain free admission with your Go Miami card. See the Miami/South Beach post for more kid friendly things to do in the area
Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Key Biscayne while on your Florida family vacation:
The best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Key Biscayne voted on by users of UrbanSpoon.com
Best Places to Stay on your Florida family vacation in Key Biscayne; Kid Friendly Resorts and Hotels:
The Ritz is the one and only big resort/hotel on Key Biscayne, but well worth the money you’ll spend. If you don’t want to fork out the dough for this one, see the Miami/South beach post for lesser priced hotels and resorts that are kid friendly, of course 🙂
Check out the Miami/South Beach post for more kid friendly hotels and resorts in the area.
Come to Key Biscayne for your next Florida family vacation and find out why it’s one of the best Florida has to offer!If your family has stayed in Key Biscayne for a Florida family vacation in the past, please leave me a comment, I’d love to hear how it was!