visiting miami soon: what sights should i visit?

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  1. Shoaib Lateef

    Shoaib Lateef Second Unit

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    any recommendations would be greatly appreciated...

    please keep in mind that it's a family visit (with wife, and 2 small children)

    of course, South Beach, Key West are on my list, but what else is worthwhile?

    we'll have 4 days...

    thanks!
     
  2. Robert McDonald

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    I don't think you'll make it to Key West. That is way down there (160 miles from Miami)! Key Largo, perhaps. There is a lot to do in Miami, but you said small children, so their ages will really determine what you can do.

    If you are in to snorkeling check out Pennekamp underwater park. You can take an airboat tour of the Everglades, too, see the wildlife and probably gators.

    Miami Seaquarium, Monkey Jungle for the kiddies.

    Here is a link to a Florida Dept of Tourism site for Miami:
    Miami
     
  3. Chris Lockwood

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    South Beach doesn't conjure visions of "family trip" in my mind. It's mostly an overpriced and overrated nightclub district, although if you like art deco architecture, there's a lot of that in the area. The beach itself is nothing special.

    Depending on when you go you might hit a Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, or Panthers game.
     
  4. Luis S

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    Viscaya (sp?) The seaquarium, Ft. Lauderdale ( Las Olas strip,the beach) On the way down see if you can hit the west coast. Beautiful beaches.From there you can keep working down hitting Disney, Bush Gardens, Sea World, ect. No matter what though dress lightly, its HOT down here right now!

    Luis S
     
  5. Chris Lockwood

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    Geez, he said he had 4 days, not 4 weeks!
     
  6. Shoaib Lateef

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    Chris [​IMG]

    thanks guys for all the recommendations!
     
  7. Michael Mathius

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    Save yourself some money by getting an Entertainment book. There are lots of money saving coupons in there.

    Checkout this link.
     
  8. Tommy Ceez

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    Key West is 4 hours by car from Miami and worth every second of the drive (considering that theres a 47% chance you will quit your job and have your belongings delivered to your new island paradise home)
     

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