A lot of folks might not realize it, but South Florida is much more than just Miami. The tri-county area (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach) is one of the most culturally diverse and fun in the country, and there are endless things to do. It's also where my American hometown is. Earlier this month I went back for one of my oldest friend's wedding, and I realized how much I miss my beachy state! Since we were only in town for a long weekend, we decided to avoid traffic and crowds and skip Miami. Instead we stayed in and around southern Palm Beach County. We packed a lot in those five days, and our little man was a total champ. Between my friends and my in-laws who came to meet us, I had a lot of helping hands, which made traveling with a baby a lot easier.
Five kid-friendly activities in South Florida
1. Delray Beach
|Grandparents soaking up every second with Baby Boy!|
4. Shake ShackI spent my entire pregnancy here in Arizona craving their deep-fried, cheese-stuffed mushroom burger (yah), fries and shake combo. I was willing to drive to California if there was a Shack there (one opening in West Hollywood in 2016!) . If you've eaten at Shake Shack, you know what I mean. For now there are only a handful of locations, Boca being one of them. I'm not even ashamed to admit we went there twice, and none of the food survived long enough to be photographed.
5. Deerfield Beach PierMuch of my Laguna Beach worthy teenage years were spent in Deerfield Beach, having luaus and beach bumming with my friends. Going back there as a new mom was a trip! Plus, the city revamped the whole area: there's a newly renovated pier and more parking, but still the same quaint beach-town-laid-back feeling. It's worth mentioning that Deerfield is THE go-to beach for the hordes of Brazilians who live in the area (yes, that means teeny tiny Brazilian bikinis everywhere).
What are your favorite places to visit in Florida?