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 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…
Visitor Center in Southern Everglades Highway

Flamingo Visitor Center

At the end of State Rd 9336 is the Flamingo Visitor Center, which overlooks a marina and the watery wilderness beyond. The chief draw here is taking either a boat tour or hiring a kayak or canoe – all arranged throu…
Park in Homestead & Florida City

Fruit & Spice Park

Set just on the edge of the Everglades, this 35-acre public park grows all those great tropical fruits you usually have to contract dysentery to enjoy. The park is divided into ‘continents’ (Africa, Asia etc) and it…
Winery in Homestead & Florida City

Schnebly Redland's Winery

Tucked along a quiet farm road west of Homestead, Schnebly has the unusual distinction of being the southernmost winery in America. Given the climate, you won't find malbec, pinot noir or zinfandel here. The name of…
Wildlife Reserve in Homestead & Florida City

Everglades Outpost

The Everglades Outpost houses, feeds and cares for wild animals that have been seized from illegal traders, abused, neglected or donated by people who could not care for them. Residents of the outpost include a lemu…
Park in Southern Everglades Highway

Royal Palm Visitor Center

Four miles past Ernest Coe Visitor Center, Royal Palm offers the easiest access to the Glades in these parts. Two trails, the Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo (the latter named for the gumbo-limbo tree, also known as the ‘to…
Viewpoint in Southern Everglades Highway

Pa-hay-okee Overlook

Rte 9336 cuts through the soft heart of the park, past long fields of marsh prairie, white, skeletal forests of bald cypress and dark clumps of mahogany hammock. Further on, the Pa-hay-okee Overlook is a raised plat…
Visitor Center in Southern Everglades Highway

Ernest Coe Visitor Center

Near the entrance to the Everglades National Park, this friendly visitor center has some excellent exhibits, including a diorama of ‘typical’ Floridians (the fisherman looks like he should join ZZ Top).
Area in Homestead & Florida City

Downtown Homestead

You could pass a mildly entertaining afternoon walking around Homestead’s almost quaint main street, which essentially comprises a couple of blocks of Krome Ave extending north and south of the Historic Town Hall. T…