Raúl Musibay: Here you'll find several interesting sites worth a visit, from a tropical fruit winery, to a historic village, to an orchid ranch.
Jorge Castillo: Once you get to Homestead and nearby Florida City, you'll discover Mexican restaurants, a huge Mexican flea market, and the Landmark Hotel.
For the best selection of tropical and exotic fruits, no trip to the Homestead/Florida City area would be complete without a trip to Robert is Here. Robert has been here for about 40 years and is a popular spot for people going to Everglads National Park.
If you'd like to bring home a beautiful orchid, there is no better place to stop then R. F. Orchids. You can enjoy all the greenery outside, but once you step inside you're going to see more beautiful orchids that you've probably ever seen in one place before.
Schnebly Redland's Winery specializes in tropical fruit wines. The winery is a natural extension of their tropical fruit distribution business. Blemished fruit that can't be sold directly to consumers is juiced and made into fine wine.
You can drive by Cauley Square and never realize that there is a beautiful shady park in among all of the trees. The square is built around a flat-iron building constructed by millionaire tomato farmer, William H. Cauley. It's a fun stop for the shoppers in your group. You get a taste of an old Florida community, now converted into a garden-like shopping area.
We never make a trip to Homestead without stopping at Casita Tejas, a quaint family-owned Mexican restaurant in the heart of "downtown." There are a few good Mexican restaurant in the area, but this one is our favorite.
What more could you ask for? Here you'll find the story of tons of coral blocks, an unsolved mystery, and a jilted lover with plenty of time on his hands. The Coral Castle remains one of Florida's funky roadside attractions. Aficionados of classic American oddball attractions won't want to miss this historic gem.
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