Miami Beach has become a mecca for multi-generation travel with a diverse, fun and entertaining line-up of activities, events, restaurants and hotels that cater to all ages. When families come here, they know they will all have a good time. That’s also because multigenerational travel is booming with 55% of baby boomers traveling to spend time with family to create lasting memories. Multigenerational travel, defined as taking a trip with three or more generations, has seen an increase in extended families traveling together over the last couple of years: 40% of travelers went on a multigen trip in the last 12 months.
“Miami Beach is one of those cities that makes traveling as an extended family easy and seamless,” notes Peggy Benua, Chair, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA). “This city is a convenient destination for multigen travel making planning and trip design a 1-2-3 proposition for families.”
“Traveling as a family is so relaxed here,” says Grisette Roque Marcos, Executive Director, MBVCA. “We pride ourselves on being more than a beach town but a city that satisfies all tastes and desires. From eight to eighty there’s something on Miami Beach for everyone.”
For Grandparents, some fun things to do include walking or strolling along the beach and at South Pointe Park, taking an Art Deco District tour, visiting the Bass Museum, taking in a show at the Colony theater or enjoying a performance at the New World Symphony. They’ll also enjoy meals at some of Miami Beach’s longstanding restaurants including Osteria del Teatro, the News Café, Puerto Sagua or the 11th Street Diner.
Parents will love relaxing on the beach or taking in a spa treatment at the Standard, Delano or Fontainebleau. They can also spend their days playing a game of tennis at Flamingo Park, a round of golf at the Miami Beach Golf Club, renting a bike from a Citi Bike share station, strolling down Lincoln Road, eating out on Ocean Drive or enjoying a romantic dinner at Smith & Wollensky in South Pointe Park while watching the cruise ships set out from the Port of Miami.
Kids will enjoy snorkeling at the hotel pool, building a sand castle on the beach, the amphibious Miami Pirate Duck Tours, Dylan’s Sweets on Lincoln Road or the Sugar Factory at the Hotel Victor on Ocean Drive. They’ll also love kayaking, paddle boating and jet skiing with Mom and Dad.