Thanksgiving in Miami is considered one of the most important holidays in the United States, celebrated every fourth Thursday of November —this year held on November 28—. A day where family and everything related to it is thanked by each of its members, a day for uniting and appreciating all that life gives us and thus learn how to keep moving on in spite of adversity.
This celebration took root in every nook of the United States, and it has ingrained as firmly as diversely in each family, for everyone pays homage to this tradition in their own way and the city of Miami and its inhabitants do not fall behind.
The Sunshine City is characterized by its fantastic parties featuring food venues to sate your palate and places to spend Thanksgiving Day differently.
How does Miami celebrate Thanksgiving Day
Miami boasts a broad mix of nationalities, which have enriched the local culture over time adapting themselves to the community while appreciating it and practicing the beautiful traditions of this country.
Thanksgiving Day is one of those holidays, on which family comes together to give thanks for the good things they have lived, the challenges they have faced and overcome throughout the year. Customarily, a homely dinner is the climax of this evening, but for Miami, Thanksgiving does not end there.
Parties, dinners packed with typical flavors of the holiday in famous restaurants, strolls are just some of the activities you can embark on in Miami. During this festivity there is a big turnout of people entering and leaving the city and on the outlook for the best celebration opportunity.
Interesting places to visit with your family
Miami like the rest of the United States celebrates this representative date in the country’s history in a traditional way; however, the traditional way is not the only way locals and tourists alike have to celebrate Thanksgiving: beaches, restaurants hotels, historic landmarks are all part of the motley array of options Miami has for you.
Miami offers a myriad of options to account for the most diverse tastes: zoos, parks, museums, historic monuments among others venues. Here we list you some of these options to enjoy Thanksgiving Day as a family.
Live an up-close experience with these marvelous animals that welcome you the moment you step in. Monkey Jungle is place for the preservation of many endangered primate species, but also the place where humans are caged and monkeys run wild!
Address: 14805 SW 216th ST. Miami, FL 33170
Phone number: 305-235-1611
South Pointe Park
This beautiful site is located in the southernmost area of Miami Beach, a park with 17 acres of greenery and pathways facing the oceanfront that make it one of the most beautiful places in South Beach.
Address: 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone number: 305-673-7730
This is a venue that since its opening in 1964 has set its eyes on the great international artists of the contemporary art scene, who are renowned for knowing how to highlight the spirit of the city.
Address: 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone number: 305-673-7530
A simple structure elegantly designed by architect Charles Gwathmey with the goal of fostering and promoting emerging talents by showcasing the artworks of new and established artists.
Address: 770 NE 125th St, Miami, FL 33161
Phone number: 305-893-6211
What to do with your kids on Thanksgiving Day?
Vacations in Miami are characterized by a wide variety of leisure activities. Kids have a niche for themselves and venues to have fun and get to know more about the origins of the city, its flora, fauna, and all in all, a part of its rich history.
We invite you to visit some of these entertainment and magic-packed venues so that the youngest of the family may also enjoy Thanksgiving Day in a different way.
It’s currently a theme park, where the beauty of its surrounding tropical landscape and jungle environment serves as a home to the large group of animals, plants and birds from around the world. Jungle Island’s trails will lead you to a unique interactive experience through an itinerary enlivened by songbirds.
Address: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
Phone number: 305-400-7000
The Biscayne National Park comprises 173,000 acres, where the 95% of the terrain is water, ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving and exploring the sea life and the breathtaking treasures hidden underneath the waters.
Address: 9700 SW 328th Street Sir Lancelot Jones Way Homestead, FL 33033
Phone number: 305-230-1144
It is one of the biggest and most important botanical gardens in the world, built upon the solid work foundations of scientists, horticulturists, educators and a qualified team that bridge the gap between people and tropical nature.
Address: 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Phone number: 305-667-1651
The biggest sea life park in the United States has a stretch of 38 acres, on which you may find a number of fish species, tortoises, and sharks, among others.
Address: 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
Phone number: 305-361-5705
Almost 750 acres of expanse, over 500 species with 3,000 animals and a characterizing flora make this zoo in Miami the biggest and oldest of Florida.
Address: 1 zoo Boulevard 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177
Phone number: 305-251-0400
A swimming pool carved out of an old natural coral quarry displacing over 820,000 gallons of fresh water from artesian wells (groundwater aquifer), a hallmark that highlights it as one of the most beautiful and astonishing pools in the country.
Address: 2701 de Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone number: 305-460-5306
Interesting facts about Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day symbolizes the significance that the arrival of the first Pilgrims from England had in the United States; day on which they gave thanks for having survived a harsh winter and received the blessing of a good harvest which allowed them to weather the next season, together with the aid of native Americans who warmly welcomed them and taught them how to fish, cultivate the land and hunt.
For Americans, the observance of Thanksgiving Day—this year held on November 28—perhaps represents one of the most important holidays in the United States, an opportunity for family and friends to get together at the dinner table and give thanks for a year full of achievements while sharing a traditional meal.