My parents recently sold my childhood home, but not before making me go through all of my old things. I spent hours looking at photo albums and reminiscing about my childhood. This brought back so many good memories of the things my parents did with my brother and me when we were growing up. I decided I wanted to live that nostalgia and create similar memories with my husband and two daughters. We spent a weekend exploring south Florida and had the time of our lives!
You’ll definitely want to explore south Florida by car. Pick up your Alamo rental at Miami International Airport. Miami has an array of accommodations options, from beachfront hotels to vacation homes. The Loews Miami Beach Hotel offers a kid’s club and rec room with arcade games – perfect for families. Villa Paradiso offers rooms with full kitchens if you are looking to save money by preparing a few meals of your own. If you want to enjoy the Miami activities but avoid the crowds of Miami Beach, consider staying in Hollywood, Florida, at the Diplomat Beach Resort or Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Both hotels have great activities for families.
Knaus Berry Farm
We explored Miami during winter. As a native south Floridian, I can confirm it’s actually the perfect time to visit; there is minimal humidity and great seasonal activities. My favorite winter activity growing up was strawberry picking at Knaus Berry Farm. Revisiting as an adult with my children reminded me of all the times I came as a child. My brother and I would run down the strawberry fields searching for the reddest ones we could find. Getting to see my children do the same thing and be so excited about becoming “professional” strawberry pickers was such an amazing feeling.