Climate, Cuisine & Travel with Children
Like other subtropical climates, the dry season is in winter and the wet season in summer. The temperature is mild in the winter making it the preferred time of year for most tourists. The summer heat can get rather extreme and you can expect a lot of mosquitoes along with brief, but torrential tropical downpours. However, the region's beaches can generally be enjoyed year round and is known to have the warmest surf waters of anywhere in the continental US.
The region around the Everglades is known for its excellent seafood particularly at restaurants along the Miami River and in the Biscayne area. Miami is also great for Caribbean and Latin American cuisine. The combination of these styles with traditional American cuisine has spawned a new style of cooking unique to Southern Florida called Florribean. Dishes are known for their heavy use of spices, incorporation of fresh fruit juices and focus on seafood and chicken.
Traveling with Children
The Everglades National Park has many activities for children including airboat rides, nature trails and saltwater fishing. The park is a vast wilderness with a hot climate so make sure you pack plenty of water, sunscreen and bug repellant.