Miami For Teens

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A Day of Kayaking

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Kings Dining & Entertainment in Doral

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Family at Frost Science

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Airboat ride through the Everglades

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Miami is one of the world’s most famously hip and cosmopolitan destinations, attracting the most stylish and beautiful people from around the globe. With its critically-acclaimed dining, thriving arts scene, luxury shopping, and vibrant nightlife, Miami has quickly become an ultra-chic playground for the rich and famous.

However, there’s another side to the city as well, one that offers a wonderful variety of family-friendly attractions suited for kids of all ages. While many popular family vacation spots are geared towards younger children, there are plenty of great spots specifically for teens in Miami. Instead of having to hear your teens complain about yet another boring-for-them family vacation, you can make sure they have the time of their lives in Miami.

Hard Rock Stadium
Hard Rock Stadium

Sports

Marlins Park

Whether your teen is an avid baseball fan or just a casual watcher, a game at Marlins Park is an event they’ll be talking about for quite some time. Home to the Miami Marlins, the stadium is just outside of Downtown Miami and nearly always bustling with activity on game day.

Hard Rock Stadium

Have a football fanatic in your family? Take your teen to a football game at Hard Rock Stadium, where they can see the world-famous Miami Dolphins in action. Aside from the excitement of the action taking place on the field, exploring the world-class stadium is an experience in and of itself.

AmericanAirlines Arena

With three NBA championships under their belt, the Miami Heat are one of the best basketball teams in the world – and their fans are more than happy to brag. The team’s home games are hosted by AmericanAirlines Arena, where your teen can be wowed by the talent and athleticism of Miami’s best basketball stars.

Grapeland Water Park
Grapeland Water Park

Outdoor Adventures

Grapeland Water Park

Beat the Florida heat at Grapeland Water Park, a laidback Miami park with water slides, snacks, and plenty of lounge chairs to soak up the sun. If you’re traveling to Miami with kids of all ages, Grapeland is a spot that will entertain teens as well as younger children. On certain weekend evenings, the park hosts a “swim-up movie” night after dark for about $5 a ticket, providing affordable, family-friendly entertainment.

The Everglades

Unlike any other region on Earth, the Everglades is one of the world’s most exotic locales, home to a diverse variety of rare species. If your teen has an appreciation for Mother Nature, he or she will enjoy exploring the alien-like swamplands of the Everglades, which feel worlds away from the bustling city of Miami.

Kayaking, Canoeing, and Other Water Activities

Considering Miami’s waterfront location, it’s probably not surprising that there are countless ways to get active out on the water. Your teen can kayak the calm waters of Biscayne Bay, get up close and personal with local wildlife on a canoe tour, or try their hand at stand-up paddle boarding. Thriller Miami Speedboat is an exciting mix of extreme adventure and scenic sightseeing, taking passengers on a breathtaking tour of the area on a lightning-fast speedboat.

TopGolf
TopGolf

Indoor Attractions

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Spark your teen’s interest in science with a visit to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, a state-of-the-art facility comprised of a science museum, planetarium, and aquarium in Miami’s Museum Park. Rotating exhibits will engage your teen’s sense of curiosity, while hands-on experiences set the stage for learning. Miami also has many other museums that are worth exploring.

Dezerland Park

Odds are, your teen is a fan of the popular reality television show that features competitors using ninja-like skills to defeat a formidable obstacle course. At Dezerland Park, teens can put their own talents to the test in the Ninja Warrior arena and obstacle course, with high-flying rings, rope courses, and more. The giant, 250,000 square-foot indoor venue also offers hundreds of games in its Miami Arcade, as well as a Virtual Reality Park, indoor sky diving, and more.

Planet Air Sports

Another spot for all-day fun for the entire family, Planet Air Sports is an indoor entertainment venue located in Doral. Challenge your teen to a little friendly competition at the bowling alley or the batting cages, or have a blast bouncing around the indoor trampoline park. Other exciting attractions at Planet Air Sports include an indoor ski slope, ninja obstacle course, and climbing walls.

GameTime

Located at the Shops at Sunset Place, GameTime serves up delicious America-style fare in a teen-friendly environment, complete with almost 200 arcade games and more than 70 big-screen TVs. You’ll recognize arcade classics like Skeeball and air hockey, while your teen will be glad to spot popular new games like Dance Dance Revolution.

Kings Miami

If your teen thinks that bowling is reserved for the over-50 crowd, prove them wrong with a visit to the ultra-hip Kings Miami. The trendy venue changes up the usual bowling experience with ten-pin lanes, gourmet-quality dining, and an impressively stylish design, as well as foosball, air hockey, and other games.

TopGolf

Tee off with a modern spin on golf at TopGolf, an indoor venue that sets up point-scoring golf games using a high-tech driving range. Each group gets their own bay on one of the venue’s levels, where they can play one of many golf-style games while snacking on shareable plates of appetizers.

Discover More Fun Things to Do in Miami for Teens

Whether you’re a Miami local or you’re planning a family trip here, it’s absolutely possible to enjoy a teen-friendly experience that will be fun for the entire family. No matter where your teen’s interests may lie, Greater Miami and the Beaches offers an exciting array of attractions to suit their personality and style. Thanks to our diverse collection of guides to the very best of Miami, your teen will be talking about their Miami memories for years to come.

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