Top Miami 4th of July 2014 Attractions

While there’s no shortage of things to do in Miami during Fourth of July weekend, visitors may be wondering what fun activities will be most suitable for the whole family. Yes, the nightlife will be at the top of it’s game, but there are also a number of daytime Fourth of July activities that will delight both kids and adults.

For an educational yet undeniably festive daytime activity, head to the Miami Children’s Museum for their annual Fourth of July Celebration. This home-style backyard event is complete with summer staples like watermelon and lawn games, but it also includes unique opportunities like the chance to sign the Declaration of Independence like the Founding Fathers. Plus, the Miami Children’s Museum always has a fun new exhibit to showcasr—This summer marks the introduction of the TINKERTOY Build Your Imagination interactive exhibit.

If you’re up for an all-day long celebration, you might head to Key Biscayne’s Fourth of July Bash. Now in its 55th year, the jamboree features a traditional parade complete with creative homemade floats, high school marching bands, stilt walkers, bagpipers, and all the hoopla that you’d imagine to witness in a Fourth of July parade. Following the parade, head to the Village Green to enjoy a picnic on the grass while listening to live music. To fill time during the day, a voyage aboard the Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Cruise is an excellent way to see the natural beauty of the area. Of course, the night finishes off with fireworks at 9 PM.

An escape off the coast of Biscayne Bay may be the best way to relax this summer.

An escape off the coast of Biscayne Bay may be the best way to relax this summer.

Looking for a really exciting way to see the fireworks? Hop on board the Biscayne Lady Luxury Yacht for a special Fourth of July with Island Queen Cruises. Two hours on the water will be spend enjoying an all-you-can-eat Independence Day buffet, a full open bar (for the 21+ crowd), and a professional DJ spinning pop hits for the dance floor. Of course, you’ll also have the best seat in the house for the Downtown Miami fireworks as they fill the sky with color and light over the Miami skyscape.

If your foremost goal for your Fourth of July in Miami is finding the best or most iconic spot to watch the fireworks, consider joining the crowds at America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park. This popular party sponsored by Sam Adams Brewery features a free Kids Zone, a massive beer garden, live music, lawn games, and one of the largest fireworks displays in South Florida. Tourists and locals alike flock to Bayfront Park for this all-day extravaganza.

Any 3-day weekend in Miami necessitates the use of a Go Miami Card attractions pass to make the most of your visit while spending the least amount of money. The best part about a Go Miami Card attractions pass is that it acts as an all-inclusive ticket to 33 of the top attractions in the area. If this sounds like too much for the weekend, consider one of Smart Destinations’ signature packages, like the Miami Family Fun Pass. This pre-built card saves you 31% off admission to Jungle Island, the Miami Seaquarium, and a full-day Miami Bike Rental in Miami Beach. Start planning your Fourth of July getaway today, before it’s too late.

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