Do: Play Beach Volleyball Beach volleyball is a popular pastime in Miami and there are plenty of permanent and makeshift courts set up in the sand right along the ocean. Some of the best are on the beaches on Haulover Park and they're open for pick-up games daily from sunrise to sunset. Be forewarned, however, that you may not want to take the kids -- aside from beach volleyball, this park is also popular for its clothing-optional policy.
Stay: Churchill Suites Crowne Miami Beach More condo than hotel -- most rooms host permanent residents -- the Crowne is a fifteen minute drive from Haulover Park and features huge suites with fully stocked kitchens, washers and dryers, and pull-out sofas. For families or small groups, it's a great option. But it's a strictly D.I.Y. experience -- don't expect any service or organized fun.