Miami Beach: A family friendly destination like no other place in the world

Often defined by world class – and grown-up – culinary offerings, nightlife, culture, fashion, and luxury hotels, Miami Beach also boasts a plethora of familyfriendly activities, attractions, and world class culture for even the littlest residents: family-friendly offerings in a destination like no other place in the world.

For kids that cook, the Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen during the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival in late February is a mustdo. Children will have the chance to explore the food garden, play sports on the beach, and get their hands messy in the interactive kitchen, all while learning the basics of preparing nutritious meals.

On Lincoln Road Mall, the pedestrianonly promenade and a prime spot for people watching, kids will love an ice-cream sundae or frozen chocolate shake at Serendipity 3 or a yummy hamburger at Shake Shack while watching the parade of puppies and people that walk the length of the mall.

Families will also find lots to do at Flamingo Park in the heart of South Beach. The Park features a large, “interactive” kiddie pool decorated with multi-colored water toys and a slide intended for infants and toddlers, while a larger pool nearby is perfect for older children intent on splashing around. The park also features a playground with swings, slides and monkey bars as well as tennis, basketball and handball courts and a track where families can run and walk together.

In addition, kids and the young at heart will enjoy zipping around Miami Beach via DECOBIKE, the City of Miami Beach’s bike sharing & rental program. An alternative mode of transportation that is healthy, fun, and green, DECOBIKE is a unique way to explore all that Miami Beach has to offer – at any age.

The North Shore Park Bandshell is home to the Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest, an event sure to win over even the pickiest eaters. What’s more fun than food from a truck, live music and games? The Bandshell also screens family-friendly films year-round. You can see a movie there or at Miami Beach’s twist on the classic drive-in: SoundScape Cinema. Catch a classic film under the stars at Miami Beach’s SoundScape Park, adjacent to the New World Symphony concert hall at the corner of 17th Street and Washington Avenue. Miami Beach: Everything for everyone in the family.

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The 3rd Annual South Beach Seafood Festival, presented by Hess Wines and hosted by Coca-Cola, will hit the sands of South Beach October 21-24, 2015, with the main festival to be held Saturday, October 24 from 1-9PM at 7th and Ocean Drive in Lummus Park. Events will be happening all week to showcase the great local culinary talent of Miami and Miami Beach and kick off Miami’s favorite season, Stone Crab Season. Events will be happening all week to showcase the great local culinary talent of Miami and Miami Beach and kick off Miami’s favorite season, Stone Crab Season. Events will begin on Wednesday night with the Hess Select Wine Pairing Evening at Joe’s Stone Crab, Thursday night is the GOYA Foods’s Cooking & Cocktails Interactive Dinner, hosted by STOLI, the Vodka, Friday night is the annual Chef Showdown, sponsored by Range Rover, Whole Foods, & Bacardi, and Saturday features the all-day South Beach Seafood Festival. In addition to promoting all the local culinary talent in the area, the event benefits Community Initiatives Foundation in support of the EAT SMART Campaign to fight against childhood hunger, childhood obesity, and assisting the community to find the perfect balance through nutritional awareness & individual development in Miami Dade County. The festival is proud to announce the current participating restaurants at this year’s Main Event, the Saturday All Day Festival. What makes us unique? These top Miami restaurants and chefs will pop up mini café’s on the sand to create not a sampling event, but an EATING Paradise with over 50 Menu Items for seafoodies to choose from and indulge for ONE Day Only. This year’s participating restaurants at the Saturday October 24th festival include Joe’s Stone Crabs, Naked Taco, Red, the Steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky, Red Fish Grill, CJs Crab Shack, Drunken Dragon, A Fish Called Avalon, Oceanaire, City Hall the Restaurant, CIBO, Tarpon Bend, Poseidon, and Whole Foods. Guests will dive in to items like Stone Crabs, Lobster Waffle Cones, Steak & Lobster Skewers, Shrimp Tacos, Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail, Gyros, Crab Cakes, Grouper in a Bag, Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese and more. These delicious menu items are available for guests between $5-$10. Thousands will flock to the sands of SoBe on October 24th to experience these seasonal selections of Miami’s top chefs and restaurants. The festival also features live music, culinary and mixology demonstrations, a kids zone, health village, and VIP hospitality benefits for the all access guests. There is fun for all ages with countless interactive zones, retail villages, and more. Festival major sponsors include title sponsor, Hess Select Wines, supporting title sponsors, Premier Beverage, Bacardi, Stoli the Vodka, and Herradura, presenting sponsors Coca-Cola, GOYA, Range Rover and the Warren Henry Automotive Group, and hosting sponsors Heineken Light and Whole Foods Market, among others. For a limited time- EARLY BITE Tickets start at $25 Festival Access. This year, ALL Festival Access tickets include complimentary all day open bar*. For more information & to purchase tickets, please visit sobeseafoodfest.com, follow us @SobeSeafoodFeston Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Check out our #SobeSeafood! To celebrate this announcement, Sobe Seafood Fest in partnership with Guerra Marketing is launching a giveaway contest valued at $3,800. Get ready to enter to win the: CHEF STONEY’S #AREYOUSHUCKINGME VIP EXPERIENCE, which includes package tickets for the VIP tickets for the weekend events, a 2 night stay at the W Hotel South Beach, restaurant certificates, Hess Wine gift baskets, beach lounges, Boucher Brothers Management jetski rides, cooking classes, and more.

3rd Annual South Beach Seafood Festival returns

The 3rd Annual South Beach Seafood Festival, presented by Hess Wines and hosted by Coca-Cola, ...