Haulover Beach Park
Spend an afternoon flying kites at Haulover Beach Park, a mile-and-a-half stretch of beach located next to Bal Harbour. The park, considered the best spot to fly kites in Miami, also has tennis courts, a dog park and a marina. But for a fun time with the family, pick up a kite at the on-site kite shop, Skyward Kites, and have fun seeing it take flight. The shop is open every day from 10 a.m. to sunset (unless there are severe rainstorms) and sells kites of all shapes and colors starting at $5. When it gets a little hot out on the field, return to the concession trailer for some ice cream or drinks. Once a year, around February, the park is home to the seaside Kite Festival, so if you happen to be in town at the time, add it to your itinerary.