Miami is definitely a great place to visit with kids. Its family focus is enhanced by a good number of activities and attractions that will be of equal interest to both children and their parents. Some of the best museums and interactive science centers in Florida are located here. And, if you prefer some outdoor activity, parents will find plenty of beaches and parks that kids can use as playground.

Five totally awesome family adventures in Miami are:

Miami Seaquarium ( www.miamiseaquarium.com ).You can enjoy great shows and exhibits with Lolita, the Killer Whale and TV superstar Flipper. The kids will love the island adventures of Salty, the Sea Lion.

Miami Metrozoo http://www.miamimetrozoo.com . Rated one of the top 10 zoos in the U.S., this is zoo where the wild is free. It showcases more than 1,300 animals, of more than 400 species. Parents can choose from a selection of structured activities such as Wings of Asia Aviary, Dr. Wilde's World, Children's Zoo, Wildlife Carousel, Guided Tram Tours, and Zookeeper Talks. It is open daily 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Biscayne National Park http://www.nps.gov/bisc . This is the family opportunity to enjoy the marvels of Biscayne Bay. Board a boat or a diving and snorkeling catamaran to have plenty of adventures through wilderness, mangrove creeks, islands. Snorkel in the tropical coral reefs and admire the fabulous sea life. The kids will be thrilled.

At Biscayne Nature Center ( http://www.biscaynenaturecenter.org ) the kids will have hands-on experience of marine exploration. Walking in shallow water, kids pick marine samples that a guide will explain at the end of a trip.

There are also coastal hammock hikes, fossil-rock reef walks, local history lectures and beach walks that the whole family can enjoy.

Island Queen Cruises ( http://www.islandqueencruises.com ) offers an exciting sightseeing cruise for kids and entire families. Their sightseeing cruise will allow you to see the entire Miami skyline, the Port of Miami's cruiseship and cargo districts, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and Millionaire's Row - the homes of the rich and famous. Cruises depart every hour on the hour from 11am to 7pm and are each 1 1/2 hours in length.

Private sailboat charters on Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park - aboard private sailing yachts

Miami Sailing.net ( http://www.miamisailing.net ) offers private charters from Downtown Miami upon reservation - half or full day cruises for up to 6 and 12 ppl - aboard blue water sailboats - snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, sailing Biscayne Bay and Atlantic with unforgettable views of the City, Viscaya and Key Biscayne