Miami with a toddler

Old Jan 3, 17, 9:04 pm
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Miami with a toddler

Traveling to Miami with a toddler (will be 16 months) -- and grandparents in their late 70s/early 80s.

We're looking for hotel suggestions -- the ideal location would be a hotel which is quiet, not full of noisy older children but which has enough of a relaxed vibe for a toddler to be able to explore a little, while supervised, without knocking over a priceless vase in the lobby.

The adult travelers on this trip appreciate cafes, museums, architecture, history and good food, vegetarian and fish. The toddler comes from an urban setting and is quite good natured and adaptable but is beginning to walk on his own, and will want some opportunity to explore and play during the day. He's happy going to museums etc for a bit but won't want to spend all day being wheeled around in a stroller.

Any suggestions for bridging these disparate requirements?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 11:17 am
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We've stayed at the Raleigh with a toddler before and it worked out well.
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Old Jan 25, 17, 2:27 pm
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Not sure your price range, but the Ritz Carlton Bal Harbor is great with kids, has an excellent location, and many of the things that adults would enjoy in the area as well.
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Old Feb 15, 17, 10:00 am
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I just did a Miami (well, Sunny Isles) trip with a preschooler and a just-barely toddler, and it was great from a beach perspective but it wasn't that great in terms of accessibility to other attractions. Distances to downtown areas in FLL/MIA were fairly significant and when you're dealing with young kids, a 45 minute highway drive each way really cuts into how much you can do in a day. We had fun in Sunny Isles but we ended up scrapping some attractions we were originally planning on visiting, like the zoo, seaquarium, etc.

We'd like to go back in a couple years and tack on a few days in MIA after a cruise... when we do that we'll definitely be staying in or around downtown Miami and make those kinds of attractions more accessible.
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