305: A Mom’s Guide to All Things Miami

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Miami is a unique place, isn’t it?

Whether you grew up in the 305 or moved from somewhere else, you’ve no doubt discovered the many things that make Miami a one-of-a-kind place to live. There’s the year-round sunshine, beaches, palm trees, art deco architecture, cafecito, and the many cultures reflected all around us.

But here at Miami Mom Collective, we believe Miami can also be a great place to raise a family. And we love creating relevant resources to encourage, equip, and empower local moms (and dads, too!).

So for 305 Day, we are thrilled to bring you this guide to all things Miami. This guide–featuring a curated collection of local resources ranging from spring break and summer camps to ideas for local family fun, education and schools, food and drink, travel and hotels, and MUCH more–is one we’re sure you’ll want to bookmark and refer to over and over again! It’s just one of the many ways we hope to make mom life in The Magic City a little easier.

So grab a colada, toast 305 Day, and check out the resources below created just for YOU, Mama!

Spring Break & Summer Camps

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Spring Break Camps in Miami

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The Spring Break Camps in Miami Guide is brought to you by our partners The Real Food Academy. Spring break camps in Miami are enrolling now! With Spring Break fast approaching, many of us are asking,...

Summer Camps 2023: A Miami Mom’s Ultimate Guide

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This guide is brought to you by The Real Food Academy as well as our partners listed below. Miami Mom Collective, Miami’s premier parenting resource, is thrilled to announce our 5th Annual Miami Summer Camps...

Local Family Fun

September Events Guide

February Guide to Miami Family Events & Activities

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February 2024 Local Family Friendly Events & Activities If you are looking for a guide of family events and activities in the 305 to keep you and your family entertained this month, we have got...
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Indoor Play Places: A Local Mom’s Guide to Miami’s Best

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This guide is brought to you by Sky Zone Trampoline Park as well as our partners listed below. Miami Mom Collective, Miami’s premier parenting resource, is thrilled to announce our 2023 Guide to Miami’s Best...
Miami Mom Collective Splash Pads Guide

Your Guide to Water Parks, Pools and Splash Pads Around Miami

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With temperatures in Miami already soaring, it feels almost unbearable to be outside in this heat unless you're splashing around one of Miami's pools, water parks, or splash pads!  We hope you find this a...
A little boy plays at a local playground

Local Playground Guide: 18 Parks With Playgrounds in Miami

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One of the many perks of living in sunny South Florida is that we can enjoy the outdoors year-round. Thankfully, our beautiful Miami has some great parks to offer for small and big children....
An outdoor art installation in the Design District

Local Family-Friendly Fun: 4 Things to See & Do in Miami

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When people think of Miami, they often think of the nightlife on South Beach. But the Magic City is also a great place to explore with the family! Whether you're a tourist or a...
A little boy enjoying a splash pad at a local playground

Free Things to Do in Miami With Kids

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Miami is, without a doubt, a gorgeous city and has so many nice sights and activities to offer. However, our beautiful city has a bad rep for being quite pricey. If you feel like...
Vanessa's family at Everglades National Park (Everglades National Park: Perfect for a Family-Friendly Adventure Vanessa Santamaria Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Everglades National Park: Perfect for a Family-Friendly Adventure

Everglades National Park is a peaceful and majestic family-friendly place where you can discover so many wild and wonderful natural splendors. As the only subtropical preserve in North America, it’s an integral part of...

Education + Schools

Miami Mom Collective Preschools Guide

Miami Preschools Guide

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This Guide is brought to you by our partners listed below.  Miami Mom Collective, Miami’s Premier Parenting Resource, is thrilled to announce our 4th Annual Miami Preschools Guide!  Choosing the Best Preschool in Miami For Your Family Miami...
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Miami Private Schools Guide

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  This guide is brought to you by our partners listed below. Miami Mom Collective, Miami's Premier Parenting Resource, is thrilled to announce our 2023-2024 Miami Private Schools Guide. This guide features the best private schools...
Educational Resources, School Assistance & Tutoring Guide Miami Mom Collective

Educational Resources Guide: Tutoring, Therapists & More!

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This guide is brought to you by our sponsors listed below! Miami Mom Collective, Miami's Premier Parenting Resource, is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Educational Resources Guide: School Assistance, Virtual Learning, Therapy, Tutoring, Homeschool...
So You Think You Want to be Homeschooling in Miami? Becky Gonzalez Contributor Miami Mom Collective

So You Think You Want to be Homeschooling in Miami?

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The dust has started to settle (maybe) after your first round of COVID-19 homeschooling in Miami. As of this writing, Miami-Dade County Public Schools has announced that distance learning from home is how this...
A path winds through a wooded area

Field Trips: 3 Nature Places to Explore With Your Kids

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One of the good things about living in South Florida is that you have a wide variety of things to do and places to visit. Whether it’s in the city or outside the city...

Food & Drink

Your Guide to Coffee Shops in Miami

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Looking for the best coffee shops in Miami? Miami Mom Collective, Miami’s premier parenting resource, is thrilled to share our Annual Guide to Coffee Shops in Miami. This guide features the best local coffee...
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Where to Find the Best Pizza in Miami

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In honor of National Pizza Day (February 9!) -- and because we all love good pizza -- we've put together your guide to THE BEST PIZZA IN MIAMI! VICE CITY PIZZA Address: at Abi Maria, 8860...
Best Ice Cream Shops in Miami to Help You Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Miami Mom Collective

Best Ice Cream Shops in Miami

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for...you guessed it: ice cream shops in Miami! There are tons of great places to get ice cream in Miami and our team did the hard work...
Miami Mom Collective Meal Delivery guide

The Ultimate List of Food & Meal Delivery Services in Miami

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This resource guide is brought to you by our sponsors listed below. Meal delivery services are all the rage these days! As busy Moms, we can understand why. Save time on meal prep and have...
Ana-Sofia's husband and son looking at menus at Miller's Ale House

Kids Eat Free (or Cheap) Miami Restaurant Guide

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Don’t you sometimes wish your kids could eat free? That you could go out and not spend double on dinner because you’re going as a family?  I hope this list of kids eat free (or...
Morgan and her partner enjoying a date night at Rosa Sky

Miami Rooftop Dining: A Roundup Guide to Local Patios & Rooftops

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The weekend is here and you're looking for the perfect Miami rooftop dining spot with great food, breathtaking views, and amazing ambiance. We've got you covered! Whether you're searching for something different for date...
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Date Night: A Roundup Guide to Miami’s Best Local Spots

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Looking to plan a special date night? Maybe somewhere special for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine's Day, or just because. Whatever the occasion, we have no doubt these local spots will make your next date...
Merrick Park hosts one of Miami's best local farmers' markets

Eat Local: 4 of Miami’s Best Local Farmers’ Markets

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Local farmers' markets are wonderful, aren't they? Whether you're looking for fresh, locally grown produce or goods from local artisans, you're sure to enjoy some family-friendly fun in the South Florida sun. Here are...

Travel, Hotels & Resorts

Ultimate Florida Staycation Guide | Local Vacation Destinations Miami Mom Collective

Ultimate Florida Staycation Guide | Local Vacation Destinations

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This guide is brought to you by our Travel Sponsors featured below.  South Florida is one of the world's most popular travel destinations. It's good to remind ourselves that we live where people vacation! Our...
Girl-Jumping-Into-Pool 5 Unexpected Family-Friendly Luxury Hotels in Miami Ann Ueno Contributor Miami Moms Blog

5 Unexpected Family-Friendly Luxury Hotels in Miami

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Contrary to various rap songs and celebrity spottings featured in US Weekly, Miami offers so much more than party scenes and club-life.  From the art culture and concerts to beach days and neighborhood festivals,...
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Trump International Beach Resort Sunny Isles | Family Friendly Staycation

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Summer staycation at Trump International Beach Resort Miami Keeping the kids away from electronics while happily entertained in the summer is no easy task for parents. What better way to get everyone excited and outdoors,...
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Acqualina Resort & Residences On The Beach: The Perfect Getaway

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This post is brought to you by our Travel Partners, Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach. I have always had the itch the travel. Add a global pandemic that has kept me home with...
Making Family Memories at The Biltmore Miami Coral Gables

Making Family Memories at The Biltmore Miami Coral Gables

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This post is sponsored by our Staycation Guide Partners: The Biltmore Miami Coral Gables. Our family recently visited The Biltmore Miami Coral Gables and it was a memorable way to jumpstart the holiday season. I am...
Two beach chairs under a chiki umbrella on a beach in Islamorada

Islamorada in The Florida Keys: A Fun Family Summer Destination Guide

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Summer is almost here which means it’s time to start planning your next family vacation. One of the amazing perks and benefits of living in Miami is that just within a 2-hour drive from...
Bella and her son enjoying some pool time in the Keys (Family Fun in the Florida Keys: Where to Go & What to Do Bella Behar Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Family Fun in the Florida Keys: Where to Go & What to Do

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Here in Miami, we are not only lucky to have beautiful beaches and sunny weather (almost) all-year-round but we also have a lot of other gorgeous destinations just a car drive away. One of...
Kids feed a giraffe at Lion Country Safari

Day Trips: 4 Kid-Friendly Destinations Near Miami

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Spring break is right around the corner! Whether you're thinking of a day at the beach, heading to the Keys, or exploring the Everglades, South Florida has a TON of local destinations to choose...

More of Our Favorite Resources

Pediatricians in Miami: A Guide to the Best

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This guide is brought to you by our partners at Pediatric Associates.  Looking for a pediatrician in Miami? Here at Miami Mom Collective, we're here to help. This guide acts as a one-stop resource for...
The Miami Mom Collective Swim Schools Guide

Miami Swim Schools | A Guide From Miami Mom Collective

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This guide is brought to you by our partners listed below. Miami Mom Collective, Miami’s premier parenting resource, is excited to present our Swim Schools Guide! This valuable resource features some of Miami's best local...

Local Nonprofits Guide: How to Give Back in Miami

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We love this time of the year! The holiday season inspires people to give back and bless others, so what better time to bring back our guide to local nonprofits than on Give Miami...
Party Planning Guide: Best Miami Party Planners, Venues & Vendors Miami Mom Collective

Party Planning Guide: Best Miami Party Planners, Venues & Vendors

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Moms in Miami love to celebrate and they know how to throw a GREAT party!  From First Communions to birthdays, Quinceañeras to Weddings! Miami Mom Collective wants to provide our community with the best Miami party planners and...
Miami Mom Collective Mom Approved Award Winners

Mom Approved Award Winners

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The people have spoken! Miami Mom Collective is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023-2024 Mom-Approved Awards!  These winners were voted for by the most reliable sources in Miami... MOMS! This resource that encompasses some...
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Edible Gardening Calendar: What to Plant & When in South Florida!

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Do you find yourself wondering what you should or shouldn’t be planting during the Miami “seasons”? This South Florida edible gardening calendar could come in handy! It’s not the same thing to use planting...

Love Where You Live Series

Valerie's daughter running in an open green space (Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Doral Valerie Barbosa Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Doral

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When we moved to Doral five years ago, we just wanted to make my commute to work shorter so that I could enjoy our baby boy as much as possible. Back then, my first...
The Vagabond Motel (Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in the Upper East Side Brittany Aquart Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in the Upper East Side

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Searching for the perfect combination of city life and tropical paradise? Look no further than Miami's Upper East Side. I grew up in the 305 and have always loved what Miami has to offer....
Krystal posing by a Kendall sign (Love Where You Live: Why I Love Kendall Krystal Giraldo Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Love Where You Live: Why I Love Kendall

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  Proud Resident of Kendall I love Kendall and I always have. I grew up living in Cutler Ridge (or now formally known as Cutler Bay). Once I found out I was pregnant, I moved to...
Dianna's kids wearing their MIA KID shirts (Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Cutler Bay Dianna Hill Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Cutler Bay

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What makes a neighborhood great? For me, it's a mixture of things. I look for good school zones, the safety of the neighborhood, and taxes of course. But what I love most about my...
Sandra with her parents at a high school football game (Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living In Pinecrest Sandra Jacquemin Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living In Pinecrest

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After Hurricane Andrew left a destructive wrath of fury over South Florida including our home, we found ourselves living in the Grand Hotel Downtown (no longer there) for three months. As Miami began to...
Miami Lakes (Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Miami Lakes Jacqueline Jebian Garcia Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Miami Lakes

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I’ve lived in Bay Harbor, North Miami Beach, South Beach, Doral, on 8th Street, Kendall, Miramar, and honestly, Miami Lakes has been my favorite.  I can genuinely say that I love where I live. #iheartmiamilakes...
South Miami farmers market (Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in South Miami Kristen Llorca Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in South Miami

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After our wedding, I moved one block from my house to our first communal home. I could say it was to stay close to my grandmother. The bigger truth is that I just love...
Fresh vegetables at a local farm stand (Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Homestead Kristina Fiorentino Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Homestead

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Homestead is nestled between Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park and therefore it is home to many nature preserves and parks. It is also considered Miami's agricultural district, where many of our locally...
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables (Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Coral Gables Bella Behar Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Coral Gables

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There are a plethora of reasons why Coral Gables is called The City Beautiful. Developed by George Merrick in the early 1900s, the city's architecture is almost entirely Mediterranean Revival style. When I first...
A family making hearts with their hands (Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Hialeah Lorena Lougedo Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Love Where You Live: Why I Love Living in Hialeah

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WELCOME to the 305! Love where you live! I love living in Hialeah! Hialeah is HOME. As a child, I grew up in a Cuban American household with my parents and grandparents. I can still...

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