Why Your Next Trip Should be Homestead, Florida

August 15, 2021 Hanny No Comments
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There are so many places in Miami to go to. From the Miami Design District to Wynwood, Miami is full of fun places and things to do. However, one place that often gets overlooked by many is Homestead. One of the many reasons why this place gets overlooked is due to the fact that it is a major agricultural area.

Of course, just because this place is full of farms does not mean it does not have its own charm and fun things to do. After all, Homestead does have the Coral Castle, Fruit & Spice Park, and Redland Tropical Square.

Miami offers travelers the opportunity to pick from luxurious hotels and restaurants to budget-friendly adventures. There are all types of experiences in Miami for all budgets, but if you’re looking for a unique trip to Miami, Homestead is definitely the place to check out.

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Things to do in Homestead, Florida

If you’re looking for a list of things to do in Homestead, you’ve come to the right spot! Here I list all the things you could do in Homestead along with pricing if any.

Robert is Here Fruit Stand

I don’t know about you all, but I absolutely love getting to know an area by its markets when it comes to travel. This family-owned market has all sorts of exotic fruits. Aside from that, they also have farm animals, and they have a delicious milkshake counter with some awesome flavors, such as the dragon fruit.

Price: It is absolutely free to visit. However, this all depends on how much you spend at the milkshake counter and market.

Worth it? I think it is worth a visit if you’re in the area. It’s a great spot for a milkshake or smoothie!

Coral Castle

A while back, I wrote about the mystery of Coral Castle. This castle was built by Edward Leedskalnin, who was born in Latvia, and after a heartbreak, he built the castle. The mystery behind it is how he ever built the Coral Castle single-handedly and moved the pieces. It’s a fascinating history and definitely a beauty worth checking out.

Price: Adults – $18, Children (ages 7-12) – $8, Children (under age 6) – Free

Worth it? Yes! If you love history and also love taking photos, this is a perfect spot.

Fruit & Spice Park

If you’re into botanical gardens with exotic fruits and vegetables, then this is the place for you. The Fruit and Spice Park contains over 500 varieties of fruit, vegetables, spices, and herbs. They tend to have guided tours every day at 11 am, 1:30 pm, and 3 pm.

Price: Adults – $10, Children – $3, Children (Under age 6) – Free

Worth it? If you’re in the area, it’s a fun spot to check out! There’s definitely a lot to see in this 37-acre botanical garden.

Knaus Berry Farm

This has become quite a popular spot with locals! Mainly due to their amazing cinnamon buns. However, they also have delicious treats such as pies, shakes, and many other freshly baked sweets. Although this place is not opened all year round (you’ll need to check their website and Facebook page for updates), when they are opened, they usually have a line for their goods!

Price: Depends on what you buy

Worth it? Yes! As someone who loves shakes and cinnamon buns, this place is worth the trip.

Redland Market Village

If you like flea markets and farmer’s markets, you should definitely check out Redland Market Village. This spot has a variety of products and has international vendors selling unique items from around the world. This is also a great spot for foodies as there are Central American food stands.

Price: Whatever you spend in the market

Worth it? If you’re in the area, it’s worth the stop.

Schnebly Redland’s Winery

This beautiful place has tours and wine tasting, perfect for tasting exotic tropical fruit wines. The tours will take visitors through the beautiful estate and the whole process of winemaking.

Price: Wine Tasting and Tour – $41, Tours only – $16, Wine Tasting only – $25

Worth it? I usually do not pay for tasting and tours (especially since I can go to other places for free). However, this place is absolutely gorgeous, and I do recommend checking it out. You could also eat at their restaurant if the tasting and tour are pricey.

Everglades Alligator Farm

South Florida’s oldest alligator farm, the Everglades Alligator Farm, offers tours, airboat rides, and shows. The prices do depend on the size of your group and what you decide to do. However, there is general admission for those just wanting to check this place out.

Price: General admission + airboat ride: Adult – $32, Children – $24, Ages under 4 – Free

Worth it? It’s always fun to check these places out. It may not be the price I’d like to pay for this experience, but still a fun experience.

Restaurants to Visit in Homestead, Florida

Most of the places listed above have some restaurant, stand, and food. However, there are restaurants in Homestead if you’re looking for a place to eat.

Chefs on the Run

They have a variety on their menu – Caribbean, Burgers, Sandwiches, and more. Chefs on the Run also has some vegetarian options and a variety of desserts. They may not be the most instagrammable place, but they do have a patio to enjoy your meal.

Yardie Spice

If you love your Jerk Chicken, this spot has one of the best! Serving Caribbean dishes, this place has a good menu with some great prices. The portions are also perfect – not too much, not too little. Of course, this depends on what you consider too much or too little.

Food Trucks

One thing I noticed while driving around Homestead is that this area is full of food trucks. There are plenty of farms that have food trucks for visitors, which is just nice to see. One such farm is Phil’s Berry Farm that has the Peruvian food truck, Mishki.

There’s plenty to do in Homestead and a place locals love for the farms, markets, castles, and winery. Even if you do not get to do everything on the list, it’s worth checking out some of the things Homestead has to offer.

Would you ever visit Homestead?

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