Stir-crazy. Cabin fever. Going bananas. If any of these phrases describe your household, you might want to head to Goin’ Bananas posthaste. On weekdays, the colorful facility functions as a indoor playground for open-play sessions, relieving parents of the pressure associated with finding kid-friendly entertainment when the weather is poor, the usual parks are boring, or a neutral playdate spot is needed.
Best of all, while kids gambol around the padded playground and engage with computer games, parents can keep them in sight from Frenchies Bistro next door. The restaurant offers grilled cheese and chicken tenders for kids but gourmet sandwiches and apps for grown-ups—not to mention a few adult beverages. On weekends, the very same eatery caters special events organized by Goin’ Bananas's professional planners. The decorations and setup will be pitch-perfect, whether you're celebrating a child's character-themed birthday, a baby shower, or a graduation celebration.
Whether you prefer to run or walk, Palmetto Bay Village Center is a popular spot for getting outdoor exercise in Palmetto Bay.
Check out this park's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Founded as a sanctuary for flowers, birds, and their admirers, Pinecrest Gardens has flourished into a family-friendly retreat that entertains visitors with horticultural exhibits and artistic events in a scenic setting. Spanning 4.3 acres of forested wetland, the gardens harbor more than 1,000 rare and exotic plants, including a 100-year-old coco plum tree, orchids, and a banyan tree that spreads across three-fourths of an acre. Waterways full of fish snake through these plants, their inhabitants impatiently pursing their lips at visitors for handfuls of food.
Pinecrest Gardens offers other entertainment opportunities for youngsters, who can splash around in the water playground, spot wildlife at Swan Lake, or play with potbellied pigs at the petting zoo. In addition, the 500-seat outdoor Banyan Bowl offers concertgoers pristine acoustics and cool evening breezes along with complimentary views of the stars.
You never know who you'll find aboard Airboat USA's powerful airboats. These vessels have transported scientists to sites in the Everglades, and they've even ferried celebrities, including Martha Stewart and the cast and crew of such shows as CSI Miami. Maybe it's the modern boats' comfortable, padded seats that draw the crowds, but more likely, it's the up-close views of Everglades National Park.
Passengers on these voyages explore the lush wetlands and glimpse grazing egrets, playful otters, snakes, and, perhaps, even the scaly monarch of this unspoiled kingdom, the American alligator. And the trips are captained by folks who are used to leading daring expeditions, including former fire fighters, commercial pilots, and the ghost of Dr. Livingstone.
Inside Jump A Roos' enormous fun house that boasts tons of inflatables and multiple party rooms, kids 12 and younger can bounce, slide, and wiggle through a variety of supervised play areas. Inflatable obstacle courses stand beside slides and bounce houses in the open-play area. In nearby adult seating areas, guardians can watch TV or use free WiFi, comfortable in the knowledge that kids are enjoying activities that are as safe and engaging as a game of Duck, Duck, Naptime. For special occasions, the center's
party rooms anchor birthday celebrations and playdate packages, both of which include open-play access and a plethora of food options.
Locals find the time to relax at Cutler Ridge Park, an outdoor escape in the middle of Cutler Bay.
Looking for a bite to eat? This park also has an awesome restaurant.
This park welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
No matter your tranquil needs, you have the opportunity to use the great park at Cutler Ridge Park to satisfy them.