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One day in Miami with 3 kids and rental car

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Claremont...
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One day in Miami with 3 kids and rental car

Hello,

We've got a full day in Miami next week before a cruise. We're considering renting a car for the day and going to the Everglades to see some gators and take an airboat tour. Any tour company recs would be much appreciated. Also any public beach suggestions near Miami that we could get to in the rental car? And if you could recommend a full day itinerary with both activities, even better!

Thank you.

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Fort Lauderdale...
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1. Re: One day in Miami with 3 kids and rental car

Are all the kids at least three years old ?

Claremont...
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2. Re: One day in Miami with 3 kids and rental car

Yes - ages 11, 9 and 7!

Fort Lauderdale...
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3. Re: One day in Miami with 3 kids and rental car

Ok great. Where are you staying ? An early start heading toward the Anhinga Trail. Near the south entrance of Everglades Park. nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/anhinga-trail.htm Plan on spending one-two hours there exploring. On your way back out of the park you should pass evergladesoutpost.org/outpost/…home.html depending on the day, it would be a quick hour or so to visit. From there stop and have a shake at Robert is here. http://www.robertishere.com/ If you're not too full from the shakes, you have several choices for lunch in and around Homestead:

http://www.casitatejas.com/ if you like Mexican

http://shiversbbq.com/ if you want BBQ

http://suvimiami.com/ if you want some excellent Thia food

After lunch you can choose from the free tour at Homestead Miami Speedway, or Id suggest skipping the beach and taking the kids here:

http://coralgables.com/index.aspx?page=611

For dinner, Id head to downtown Miami and take the kids to Bayside Marketplace.

Enjoy!

Claremont...
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4. Re: One day in Miami with 3 kids and rental car

Thanks for these great leads. Can you recommend an airboat tour too? We're staying at the first night near the Miami airport because we get in late and then renting a car first thing the next morning. We will return the rental to Miami airport that night after a full day of sightseeing.

Fort Lauderdale...
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5. Re: One day in Miami with 3 kids and rental car

Honestly never been on an airboat ride near Miami, however try Coopertown Airboats http://coopertownairboats.com/ they get some good reviews

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6. Re: One day in Miami with 3 kids and rental car

With kids those ages, I would head out US 41 (Tamiami Trail/ 8th street) to Shark Valley. Get an early start and plan to ride the bikes on the loop trail. It is 14 very flat miles. Take a back pack with waters and snacks. If you prefer, you can take the tram with the narration. It's a 2 hour ride.

Plan to just picnic there. There aren't many food options in the area - - although there is a Native American restaurant across the road. It's mostly fried stuff but the fry bread tacos are good. You'll pass grocery stores and subways on the way out of Miami.

After Shark Valley, make the stop at Coopertown for the airboat ride.

Have fun!

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