Miami Beach on the Cheap: Family Fun in the Sun


The Miami Metropolitan Area has justly earned its reputation as one of the most expensive urban centers in America, with Miami Beach city probably leading from the front. However, this should not dishearten residents of, and visitors to this iconic coastal city. Like some of the best things in life, the best sights and activities in Miami Beach come at nominal price, or entirely free. Hard to believe? Read on to discover the top 10 affordable and free activities you can do in Miami Beach. 

1) South Beach Art Deco walk

South Beach has earned for itself, whether deservedly or not, the reputation of a trendy hang out for the rich and beautiful. And nobody would deny that South Beach is a magnet for people who are into relentless 24 hour parties, picture postcard beaches, and world class dining options. While South Beach ticks all those boxes, it also offers a lot more, especially for people who want a culturally enriching experience. South Beach is also a delightfully pedestrian friendly area so a leisurely stroll in the Art Deco neighborhood becomes particularly enticing. You can admire some of the finest examples of the Streamline Moderne Art Deco architecture which revolutionized this city in the 1930s. After a long walk, you can camp at the beach, and admire one of the most gorgeous sunsets anywhere on earth. Fitting end to a perfect day. 

2) Bass Museum of Art

For people who cannot get enough of art, the Bass Museum of Art is just the right destination if they are out and about in Miami Beach. Located at Park Avenue, between the 21st and 22nd street, the museum is only a few minutes walk from the beach. The museum houses an impeccably curated list of artwork, by nationally and internationally renowned artists. The artworks span from the Renaissance period to modern movements. The museum has especially created a name for itself for its temporary theme based exhibits, that are raved about for months in the arts circle. 

3) Miami Children's Museum

For people and families with kids, their day out in Miami Beach city should incorporate a trip to the delightful Miami Children's Museum. Located minutes away from the South Beach across the MacArthur Causeway, the Miami Children's Museum houses 12 permanent galleries with hundreds of interactive exhibits. Children can climb up and down sand castles, learn how to take care of pets, regale themselves with the mysterious world of the sea, listen to and appreciate music from around the world and much, much more. There are also educational classes on art, health and nutrition, and how to be money wise.