In Miami, we enjoy year round sun and plenty of opportunities for fun. Although Miami can be a pricey summer tourist destination, many don’t realize there are plenty of free and inexpensive things to do that are fun for the entire family.
If you’re on a budget but still want to enjoy all of the fun that Miami has to offer, check out this list of top 5 activities under $10. We’re certain that everyone in the family will enjoy these mini-adventures.
Bill Baggs State Park
Kids of all ages love to climb lighthouses which is why Bill Baggs State Park made the list. Bill Baggs is a perfect summer spot to take the entire family while still staying on budget. With only a single park fee for the whole family ($8 for a car with up to 8), and free lighthouse tours (Thursday – Monday at 10 am and 1 pm), have a family fun day for under $10!
Along with the lighthouse, enjoy one of the best beaches in the US. Pristine waters and soft sand are just a few of the notable mentions. For those that prefer to nature watch, you’ll discover plenty of birds and other wildlife.
As a note, there is a $1.75 toll to enter the Key Biscayne area (cash only). Even with the toll, the total price comes out to $9.75.
MOCA, otherwise known as the Museum of Contemporary Art, offers a family friendly way evening activity. On the last Friday of each month, enjoy a free Jazz Night and free museum access! Performed in the outdoor park in front of the museum, don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and snacks.
The Barnacle State Park is a recognized landmark in Coconut Grove. With beautiful grounds for exploring and a unique house offering a glimpse into history, the $2 entrance fee is more than worth it. During special evening events like square dancing or live bands, the prices goes up to $10 per person. For insight into local history, a visit to the Barnacle is a must family-activity.
Cauley Square Shops
Cauley Square Shops has something for everyone. This historic landmark boasts little shops of all types, from pet stores to keepsake stores, to old fashioned tea rooms. There’s even a railway for kids and adults alike to climb on. Stroll around Cauley Square for an afternoon and enjoy a good browse. Or, pay a visit to the local troop of raccoons that call this little place home. Admission is free (with the exception of certain festivals).
Crandon Park Zoo
Ready to get caged? You can at Crandon Park!
Crandon Park Zoo was the original home of Zoo Miami. Now, the abandoned cages are a great source of fun for kids to pretend to be their favorite animal. Although it is free to access the zoo by foot or bike, entering via car will cost $4 per person. The fee is well worth it as it also included access to the beach, a wildlife exhibit center and even a merry go round (a small extra fee).