It’s no secret that Miami is the place to be. If the crowds are getting to you and open, green space is calling, why not take a trip to Homestead? Located 30 miles south of Miami and known as the Gateway to the Everglades, Biscayne National Parks & the Florida Keys, Homestead is so often overlooked as an attraction all of its own.

Homestead is a delightful scattering of farms and produce stands. With its notable Mexican population, it is the spot for South Florida’s best authentic Mexican food. The town also boasts plenty more quirky spots, including:

  • A fruit-based vineyard at Schnebly Winery
  • A mysterious fantasy land known as Coral Castle
  • The adorable historic village of Cauley Square
  • A Bonsai Garden
  • and so much more!

Spend time wandering the Fruit & Spice Park, 37 acres of exotic fruit, nut and spice flora from all over the world. Before you go, stop at Robert is Here Fruit Stand for a delicious smoothie and even more delicious tropical fruits. (Open everyday from 9:00am – 6:00pm.) Finally, it is essential to check out the coveted Knaus Berry Farm for homegrown, pick-them-yourself strawberries and South Florida-famous cinnamon buns! (Cash only, open daily from 8:00am – 5:30pm except Sundays.)

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