Miami for Families:
A Vacation Guide for Parents and Kids

Laura Albritton


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"From Miami's famous beaches to the Art Deco district to the Cuban cuisine of Little Havana, Albritton delivers an excellent resource for families looking to get the most out of their visit to Miami. Intelligently written, this book is a guide for not only every budget, but every family. Albritton gives great advice about what to do on rainy days, where to see alligators in the Everglades, and where to stop along those quirky islands to the south, the Florida Keys."--Brad Bertelli, author of Snorkeling the Florida Keys

"Beautifully written, well organized, and essential. My advice for anyone visiting the Miami area: don't leave home without this book."--Connie May Fowler, author of Before Women Had Wings and How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly

"Albritton parcels out Miami's sun-dappled, hammock-lined splendor in kid-size portions, with a smart take on what attracts kids--and, more important, what parents will enjoy alongside them."--Susanna Daniel, author of Sea Creatures and Stiltsville

"Provides excellent and accurate information and has certainly taught me a thing or two about visiting Miami with a child--despite having lived here for over a decade."--Joanna Johnson, University of Miami

Miami can be a great family-friendly destination with a surprising variety of activities, from kayaking with manatees off Key Biscayne and hand-feeding macaws at Jungle Island to paddleboarding, windsurfing, and golfing. In Miami for Families, Laura Albritton, mother and long-time Miami resident, divides the metropolis into eight manageable neighborhoods, with helpful text boxes on deals, splurges, and inside scoops, so you can easily organize your trip and maximize family fun while avoiding the common headaches of rush-hour traffic and lack of diaper-changing facilities. Sites, activities, and restaurants are all selected with the particular needs of parents traveling with children in mind and rated by their age appropriateness. Whether you’re traveling with an infant or a rowdy teenager, Albritton takes the guesswork out of planning your trip.

Laura Albritton is a freelance writer who lives in Miami with her family.
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“A very smart, well written vacation guide for parents travelling with children, from toddlers to teenagers.”
--Chicago Tribune

“Packed with little details that only a local would know… a perfect guide book to read before you go and take with you as you explore the Miami area.”
--Florida Review and Travel Guide

“Whether you’re traveling with an infant or teenager, Albritton takes the guesswork out of trip planning.”
--Arts Sarasota

With a well-organized layout of the information, and with the volume the perfect size to fit into a carry bag for consulting while on the go in the Miami area, this work will be useful in collections of all types, especially those supporting questions on travel, regionalism, cities, and children and family activities.
--American Reference Books Annual 2015

The book divides Miami into eight manageable neighborhoods, with helpful text boxes on deals, splurges, and inside scoops, so you can easily organize your trip and maximize family fun while avoiding things like rush-hour traffic and scarcity of diaper-changing facilities. Whether you’re traveling with an infant or teenager, Albritton takes the guesswork out of trip planning.
--Ticket Sarasota

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