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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In South Florida

The spring break holiday is synonymous with drinking and partying. College students from other states will soon swarm the Miami area. For those who live in the Miami area or who don't want to join the party scene, Alejandra Campins, at Travel by Cami in Miami, gives five spring break staycation activities for folks in the Miami area.
Alejandra Campins
Travel By Cami
7350 S.W. 41st St.
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 267-2065

Alejandra Campins is a travel counselor and destination specialist at Travel By Cami in Miami, Florida. She helps clients by providing a custom designed travel package for corporations, non-profits, groups and individuals. Ms. Campins is very knowledgeable about Miami and the cities nearby..

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Jungle Island

Jungle Island, formerly known as Parrot Island, is a park full of unusual plants and animals. There are rare orangutans, over 300 birds, lemurs, kangaroos, as well as like the African sausage tree, rare cycads and a jungle of other plants. Jungle Island is also the home of the famous pink flamingoes that were prominently featured during the opening scenes of the television show "Miami Vice." One of the nice things about this park is that active duty military personnel, firefighters, veterans and law enforcement officers can get into the park for free if they have proper ID showing they belong to one of those four groups.

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Wynwood Art Walk

This inner city neighborhood holds several walks throughout the month. The Sunday Street Art Tour is a very popular tour, as are the Guided Gallery Tours. In addition, Wynwood provides a Graffiti Tour & Drink and a Wynwood Food Tour. Visitors taking part in one of the walking tours should dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes as these tours involve a lot of walking.

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Perez Art Museum Miami

Perez Art Museum Miami, also known as PAMM, is an art museum dedicated to 20th and 21st century art and artists from around the world. PAMM is also the home of the Verde restaurant. Verde serves food, cocktails, wine, coffee, sandwiches and more. Visitors can enjoy the art museum and some fine, casual dining before going back out into city traffic.

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The Great Gables Gallery Stroll

Although the Great Gables Gallery Stroll is considered a walking tour, free transportation is available for those who need it. The gallery stroll takes place on the first Friday of each month. Enjoy the casual elegance of a relaxing stroll down Ponce De Leon Blvd as you visit the museums that line the boulevard.

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Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre tropical paradise that houses a myriad of sea creatures. Dolphins, killer whales, sea turtles, manatees and other animals are on display for the enjoyment of visitors. The Miami Seaquarium is also a rescue and rehabilitation center for injured marine life, especially sea turtles and manatees. Visitors can buy a ticket to the seaquarium for as little as $42.99. However, for an additional fee, visitors can partake in a dolphin encounter, or a seal swim, or even be a trainer for a day.

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Katherine Bostick is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on


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