Hometown Babies: Miami

Find out why Miami is a great place to parent.

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Courtesy of Michelle Vida

Meet the Tour Guides

This city of sunshine and swaying palms is a breezy place to be a parent. "Micah and I wander festivals such as the Mango Strut," says Michelle Vidal, a teacher in Coral Gables. "And we spot celebs on Lincoln Road!" Here, she spills other local secrets.

The guides: Michelle Vidal, 29, with Micah, 11 months

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Courtesy of Miami Tourism

Sight to Sea

Kids in South Florida grow up ocean side!

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Peter Ardito

Excellent Embroidery

"I'm a sucker for anything monogrammed. Stitching Around offers excellent embroidery." (Tote, $34; StitchingAround.com)

Put Baby's name on bibs, bodysuits, and bags!

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Seaside Strollin'

"You don't know what you'll find when you walk around South Beach. You just stick your baby in the stroller and watch his head turn!"

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Farm Fresh

Farmers' markets sprout up practically year-round. "I make most of Micah's meals, so I love being able to use fresh produce."

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Courtesy of Florida Park Service

Beachfront Workout

"I go to The Barnacle, a historic park right on the ocean, for 13-dollar classes at Yoga by the Sea."

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Avery Powell

Hot Pants

Limited-edition Huggies diapers will be out May 1. ($10; drugstores)

Originally published in the May 2012 issue of American Baby magazine.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and availabilities are subject to change. Please contact each hotel and attraction for up-to-date rates and information before taking your trip.

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