3SitesEvergladesMiami is filled with some of the most beautiful attractions. Known for its beaches, nightlife, and art deco, Miami is ready for families to enjoy its sites! Uniquely breathtaking, a tourist can visit attractions full of culture, history and remarkable environmental beauty.

  1. 3SitesSouthBeachBreathtaking views of the of the art deco architecture as you stroll down Ocean Drive in South Beach is always a must. It is one of the most popular attractions in this area and you understand why at first glance.The classic architecture melded with the modern lifestyle on the streets is both impressive and beautiful. Add in the salty air, the beach go-ers and at least a dozen well-tanned residents roller blading down the windy boardwalk and you feel the vibe of Miami Beach.
  2. Heading west from the city and you’ll encounter the infamous river of grass. Far different than Miami Beach, the Everglades is a beautiful National Park of wildlife and environmental wonder. Once the fear of crocodiles subsides, a visitor can enjoy an airboat ride that provides a tour of the park and will be in amazement with the complexity of the environment. You see the environment through different lenses as you truly feel so separated from the rest of Miami in the middle of park.
  3. R3SitesDeeringeturning to the city from the Everglades, you yearn to see the water again. The view from the impressive view from the Deering Estate in Cutler Bay, will have you wondering why hadn’t you find more time to peruse the estate and admire the grounds and the scenery.  Just 20-30 minutes south of Miami Beach, the Deering Estate offers a historian quality stories of the life of Miamians from early last century. It offers an artist the chance to see and learn from the artists in residence and the remarkable works of art on display. The environmentalist will be in wonder through the nature walk and mangrove. Kids will love the Eco-Adventures  (bike, kayak, canoe and boat cruise) held at the Estate. Most certainly, the entire family will take a big breath in amazement with the the view and sense of calm that is felt throughout the grounds. Great festivals are held at the estate throughout the year. Be sure to check their calendar.

Miami is known as the Magic City, and these three sites certainly express the magic of the area! Take the time to experience each!

Caroline Murphy is a Miami-based mom of two and editor of SmartyPantsMama.com. She shares her been there, done that experiences with South Florida travel, home life, food, and Cuban culture.