Book into the family-friendly Holiday Inn Port of Miami at 340 Biscayne Blvd. in downtown Miami where kids 19 and under can stay free in their parents' room on a pull-out couch and children 12 and under eat free from the children's menu. Valet parking is available at $27 a day.
The first morning travel by car or taxi only a few minutes to Watson Island to visit the Miami Children's Museum or Jungle Island. Little ones will enjoy exploring the interactive exhibits at the Children's Museum and walking through a six-foot piggy bank. Older children will appreciate the animal shows and interactions at Jungle Island, the former Parrot Jungle.