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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 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…
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…
Brewery in Homestead & Florida City

Miami Brewing Company

You'll find first-rate craft brews in this enormous warehouse-style tasting room. The brewers here bring more than a hint of Floridian accents in beers like Shark Bait mango wheat ale, Big Rod coconut blond ale and …
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…
American in Homestead & Florida City

Gator Grill

A handy pit stop before or after visiting the Everglades National Park, the Gator Grill is a white shack with picnic tables, where you can munch on all manner of alligator dishes. There are gator tacos, gator stir-f…
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…