Thursday, December 1, 2022

Explore South Florida with Your Kids this Summer with Brightline

There’s not much $5 will get you these days (not even a gallon of gas depending on the week), but it will get you a new, fun way to explore South Florida with the kiddos. This summer, children 12 and under can ride for just $5 with the purchase of any adult SMART fare on Brightline! While we’re still a few months out from the station opening in Boca Raton (I personally can’t wait!), you and your family can still hop on the train between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach for a unique and air-conditioned adventure.

Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, high-speed rail travel in South Florida, is encouraging commuters and families alike to opt for a greener, more affordable transportation option than driving everywhere. They now even offer complimentary walk-up electric vehicles that will take you to your final destination from the train station. It’s a great, kid-friendly way to travel around a city!

Granted, it will get a lot easier for locals to partake once the Brightline stops in Downton Boca, but don’t let that prevent you parents who are looking for activities to fill your kids’ summertime from making a day (or two) out of it!

Photo courtesy of Brightline

Here are a few family-fun ways to explore South Florida with Brightline this summer:

  • $5 fares for kids plus museum discovery passes with a Brightline ticket on the day of travel—we’re talking the Miami Children’s Museum, Frost Museum of Science, Museum of Discovery & Science and the Palm Beach Zoo!
  • Special access to museum exhibitions with your Brightline ticket
  • SMART fares that start at just $10, plus monthly passes (20 rides) unlock fares as lows as $7.

As someone who dislikes driving even when gas prices are low, train travel on the Brightline is a sheer pleasure. We have so much to look forward to with new stations popping up around Florida. I personally plan to make high-speed rail a regular part of our lives once the Boca Raton station opens and this summer is such a great way to introduce your kids to it!

Michelle Olson-Rogers is a mom of one and the founder of Modern Boca Mom, an award-winning lifestyle website for the stylish & modern South Florida Mommy. She can also be found on Instagram at @modernbocamom.

Michelle Olson-Rogers
Michelle Olson-Rogers
Michelle Olson-Rogers, a native to Boca, is the founder of, a lifestyle website for the stylish & modern South Florida Mommy. Modern Boca Mom features family events, activities, classes, fitness, dining, travel, home improvement and shopping options—as well as a weekly MOMpreneur spotlight! She and her husband Andrew have one daughter, Avery.

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