Family fun at a snip Miami boasts a varied tapestry of colorful attractions for younger kids, making it a great family destination, especially for wildlife lovers. Zoo Miami is the only tropical zoo in the US, and home to 2,000 animals, including a white Bengal tiger, rhinos and elephants. Another popular destination, the Miami Seaquarium on Virginia Key is the oldest of its kind in the US. This huge oceanarium is home to dolphins, sharks, manatees and the charmingly dubbed Lolita, its very own killer whale, and holds shows and feeding sessions every day. You should always go online before booking, because you can find coupons for Miami Seaquarium and a host of other attractions, which can save you money on entry prices. Membership cards and voucher codes can also lighten burdens on your wallet. Adventure on the Keys Head for the azure waters of the Bay of Biscayne to discover some of the best snorkeling the States can offer in America’s “first underwater park.” Beautiful tropical fish and reef gardens beckon, or for those who prefer to keep their toes dry, charter a glass-bottomed boat. There’s no entrance fee to this park, which is 95% underwater, but would-be explorers will need to rent a canoe, a kayak, or join one of the reasonably priced boat trips which set out from the Keys daily. Prices start at around $25. Culture for less It may be renowned for its beach life and bars, but Miami is also a cultural wonderland. Wander the Wynwood and Design districts to check out some art-deco architecture for free, or expect to pay around $10 each for admission to most of the city’s major art museums. The Go Miami Card offers free entry into up to 35 key city destinations, including the Miami Science Museum and the Kennedy Space Center, and can be bought online for a one-off payment. Fill up for a fraction Dining in Miami can sometimes be a case of style over substance, but you don’t have to be fussy at all to find good grub here. The monster Cuban hamburgers, steak sandwiches and shakes in El Mago de las Fritas should satisfy larger appetites, while those with a sweeter tooth can sample the sugar-dusted pastries and cakes of Buena Vista Deli for a handful of dollars. Feel like something different? The fresh sushi at Yakko-San is very affordable per head and is perfect for a light bite which won’t lighten your wallet. ]]>
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