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Top Choice Castle in Homestead & Florida City

Coral Castle

‘You will be seeing unusual accomplishment,’ reads the inscription on the rough-hewn quarried wall. That’s an understatement. There is no greater temple to all that is weird and wacky about South Florida. The legend…
Top Choice Museum in Everglades City & Chokoloskee Island

Museum of the Everglades

For a break from the outdoors, don't miss this small museum run by kindhearted volunteers, who have a wealth of knowledge on the region's history. Located in the town's formerly laundry house, the collection delves …
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Southern Everglades Highway

Anhinga Trail

If you do just one walk in the Everglades, make sure it's on the Anhinga Trail. Gators sun on the shoreline, anhinga spear their prey and wading birds stalk haughtily through the reeds. You'll get a close-up view of…
Top Choice Market in Homestead & Florida City

Robert is Here

More than a farmers' stand, Robert’s is an institution. This is Old Florida at its kitschy best, in love with the Glades and the agriculture that surrounds it. You'll find loads of exotic, Florida grown fruits you w…
Top Choice Latin American in Everglades City & Chokoloskee Island

Havana Cafe

The Havana Cafe is famed far and wide for its deliciously prepared seafood served up with Latin accents. Lunch favorites include stone-crab enchiladas, blackened grouper with rice and beans, and a decadent Cuban san…
Top Choice Seafood in Everglades City & Chokoloskee Island

Camellia Street Grill

In a barnlike setting with fairy lights strung from the rafters and nautical doodads lining the walls, Camellia is an easygoing spot for a downhome seafood feast. Come before sunset to enjoy the pretty views from th…
Cafe in Everglades City & Chokoloskee Island

Sweet Mayberry's

The best cafe in town (not that there's much competition), Sweet Mayberry's is an easygoing charmer, with friendly staff whipping up breakfast bagels, tasty homemade wraps, decadent desserts (try the carrot cake) an…
Park in Tamiami Trail

Shark Valley

Shark Valley sounds like it should be the headquarters for the villain in a James Bond movie, but it is in fact a slice of National Park Service grounds heavy with informative signs and knowledgeable rangers. Shark …
Island in Everglades City & Chokoloskee Island

10,000 Islands

One of the best ways to experience the serenity of the Everglades – somehow desolate yet lush, tropical and foreboding – is by paddling the network of waterways that skirt the northwest portion of the park. The 10,0…
Museum in Big Cypress & Ochopee

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum

If you want to learn about Florida’s Native Americans, come to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum, 17 miles north of I-75. All of the excellent educational exhibits on Seminole life, history and the tribe toda…