10200 SW 186th St, Cutler Bay, FL 33157
Transit tip: 4 min walk from Busway & SW 184 St; Bus 31, 38
Don’t let the kids have all the fun — unleash your inner wild child with flips and dives in the Foam Zone, a game of slam ball (remember that sport?), and a go at parkour, all in a family friendly environment. With 60 minutes starting at $15, you’ll get the whole family thrilled and exhausted. Check out their calendar of events for their Glow Nighttime Party for older groups from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. They also have a two-hour Jumpapalooza from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. for only $18 on Saturday nights. Book online to save your space in advance.
Whether you are looking for home goods, new outfits, or odd trinkets, the thrifting scene is fairly strong in Cutler Bay with a few spots you can pop into on a weekend to explore with your family.
19301 SW 87th Ave., Cutler Bay
Transit tip: 1 min walk from SW 87 Ave & SW 193 Ter; Bus 287
Located inside the East Ridge at Cutler Bay retirement community, the Ruth Kinsman Thrift Shop is only open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. But it’s totally worth the wait. The shop is run almost entirely by volunteers within the retirement community. It’s also stocked with donations from residents who have downsized their homes before moving in. This means unique and special items abound. There’s also an adjoining plant shop for those who have a green thumb.
11310 SW 208th Dr, Miami, FL 33189
Transit tip: 3 min walk from Busway & SW 112 Ave; Bus 34, 39
This and That Thrift is packed to the ceiling with trinkets, figurines, signs, and more. Maybe not the best place for wild kiddos, but if you’ve got little ones who won’t go knocking over the breakables, this is a great spot to explore together.
Explore the Parks
Miami-Dade has an incredible park system, and there’s no shortage of great spots and activities in Cutler Bay, like Blue Heron Park (1 min walk from SW 216 St & SW 97 Ave; Bus 287), Cutler Ridge Park and Pool (9 min walk from Caribbean Blvd & Coral Sea Rd; Bus 1), and Lakes by the Bay Park (9 min walk from SW 216 St & SW 87 Pl; Bus 200). Check regularly for upcoming events to put on your calendar like a chili cook off, egg hunt, and even a trick or treat and golf cart parade. Cutler Bay Parks also offer a range of youth programs including after school care, summer camps, and STEM programming.