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The JW Marriott Marquis Miami is located right in Downtown Miami. This luxurious hotel has all the amenities and services you could think of. From the fine dining db Bistro Moderne by the world-famous chef Daniel Boulud to the full spa, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool, hot tub and activities that are great for the whole family, there's much to do during your stay. The JW Marriott Marquis is full of convenience and great service so you don't ever have to leave your hotel during your stay, unless you want to of course.
This museum provides a very colorful look at the people and events that shaped South Florida. Native Americans, European explorers and early pioneers all played a part in creating what we see today. This museum covers the entire fascinating heritage of the region, from the docks and cigar factories of old Key West to the glamor of the Art Deco era. Come February, HistoryMiami hosts the annual Miami International Map Fair.
Relax and enjoy the beautiful city that is Miami. Located on the shore of Bayside, there is much to do inside the hotel, as well as in the surrounding area. Voted 'Best Spa in Miami' and 'Best Spa in USA' by Travel and Leisure Magazine, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental provides a huge hot tub for its guests. Before a long soak in the spa, Miami has many attractions to entertain the whole family including Wolfsonian, The Holocaust Memorial and the Miami Museum of Science & Space Planetarium.
Ziff Ballet Opera House is located at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Center, which is Miami's largest performing art venue and the second largest in the US. The Opera House will leave you breathless with its artistic touches throughout the theater. It seats up to 2,400 people and has state-of-the-art technology, so even the most technically complex performances can be produced. Traditional productions are presented along with Broadway productions and children's plays. Ziff Ballet Opera House is also available on rent and can be used for receptions, seminars, film premiers and more.
This museum is designed specifically bearing in mind children's interests and how to channel effective learning through fun activities. You will find children immersed in workshops, lecture series, plays and films. Kids can also join classes and clubs and actively participate in activities that enthral them. This place addresses important issues, such as education, childcare and safety, family health care and parenting. A visit to the Miami Children's Museum will be an educative experience for kids as well as adults.
A delightful place for the kids as well as adults, Jungle Island is a great way to spend a day outdoors. Located just minutes away from downtown Miami, the park is full of birds and animals. It was started by Franz and Louise Scherr, who wanted a place for their birds to fly free. Today the park is also home to many animals such as penguins, orangutans, crocodiles and even tigers. There's also the Treetop Ballroom where nature fans can have their events, planned to the last detail by their in-house staff.
Marlins Park is a modern ballpark that hosts Florida Marlins baseball games. With a seating capacity of nearly 36,742, it offers great views of the field no matter where you're sitting. Apart from this, the modern venue has a swimming pool and a unique home-plate backstop that doubles up as an aquarium. A retractable roof, LED lighting and other facilities make for a perfect game-watching experience.
Genius Jones is a one-stop solution for all your toddler's needs - you don't have to run around to multiple stores to shop for your children. Established in 2003, Genius Jones has been bringing smiles to parents' faces for over ten years. Everything your infant requires, from clothes, toys, car seats, bibs, blankets and diaper bags to room furnishings like bedding, cribs, lights, wall decor and much more are available here. At Genius Jones, emphasis is placed on quality of the products. They are not only well stylized, but also environmentally friendly.
Treat your family and yourself with a day out with the marine animals. Located on the beautiful Biscayne Bay, the Miami Seaquarium presents marine-life shows and exhibits. You can choose from a variety of activities, including the opportunity to swim with the dolphins in their Dolphin Encounter program. The Miami Seaquarium is well-connected to the city and is close to the downtown area, the Port of Miami and the airport.
This Miami Beach park is a recreational dream come true for both tourists and residents. Flamingo Park features include an aquatic center, which has an eight-lane pool for adults and an interactive play pool for children, two dog parks, a baseball stadium, basketball courts, a football stadium, racquetball courts, a softball field, a soccer field, a fitness center, a running track, a tennis center, and a playground. This whopping collection of facilities is all packed into 36.53 acres (14.78 hectares) of public park land. Hours of operation vary depending on the facility, but most are open until 9p, and some even later.
Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park is an important landmark. Originally a "colored-only" park during the 1950s, this park was renovated and reopened to all during 2008 after a period of closure. The various sites and venues include a picnic pavilion, playground, toy train for kids, a carousel and many other fun activities. Its picturesque setting combined with modern facilities make it an ideal venue for hosting private events, picnics and parties.
Located in the heart of Miami Beach, a few miles away to the east of Miami, Dylan's Candy Bar is an ideal place to appease your sweet tooth. Walk in through the doors and you will be drawn into the colorful world of sugar-filled goodies that will remind you of the fictional Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Featuring an extensive variety of confections, this store caters to varied taste buds; modern innovative flavors as well as old-time candies are offered. Dine at their patio, and enjoy their offerings, while basking in the tropical sun.