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Exploring Homestead, Florida: 14 Fun Things To Do

Fun Things To Do in Homestead, Florida - Have a picnic at the Fruit & Spice Park

I’m excited to work with our sponsors, Volkswagen & A Girls Guide to Cars, to share our adventures in Homestead, Florida.

This year, we’ve been exploring our local area by driving around. We decided to visit Homestead and discover new fun things to do. We got to try the brand new VW Atlas SUV for this adventure and it’s the perfect ride for a comfortable family trip. It’s big enough to seat 7 with three rows and a massive trunk to fit everyone’s stuff.

Our adventure started in Coral Gables where the streets are lined with old trees covered in hanging moss. Homestead is about a 30 minute drive from Coral Gables if you take the Turnpike. It’s far enough to feel like you traveled somewhere new. I’ll share some of the spots we enjoyed along with some of the favorites from our Coral Gables Love readers.

Fun Things To Do in Miami - Drive Around Coral Gables Douglas Entrance in VW Atlas SUV

1. Robert Is Here: Best Fruit Milkshakes in Homestead

What started as a fruit stand by the road, Robert Is Here, has now become a required stop when headed to the Everglades or the Florida Keys. This family-owned market is known for their thick fruit-flavored milkshakes, smoothies, lunch specials and local produce. They carry local and exotic fruits, vegetables, flavored honey, fresh guacamole, homemade salsas and more.

Fun Things To Do in Homestead, Florida - Have a car picnic at Robert Is Here fruit stand. Guacamole and chips with a fruit Milkshake
Enjoying a Car Picnic at Robert Is Here

They are running everything as a drive-thru during the pandemic. So we decided to have a picnic in the car with our milkshakes, guacamole, and chips. When it comes to having a picnic in your car, the VW Atlas has a wide armrest that can double as a table. You can plug in your iPhone using one of the many USB jacks and connect to the navigation screen using Apple Car Play. We listened to my 80’s Spotify playlist as we enjoyed our yummies.

When you go, don’t be deterred if you see a long line. It moves quickly. Robert Is Here is located at 19200 SW 344th St, Homestead, FL 33034. For more information visit robertishere.com

Fun Things To Do in Homestead, Florida - Have a car picnic at Robert Is Here fruit stand. Guacamole and chips with a fruit Milkshake
Enjoying a Car Picnic at Robert Is Here
Fun Things To Do in Homestead, Florida - Have a car picnic at Robert Is Here fruit stand
Pancho wants a chip

2. Robert Is Here: Petting Zoo

If you don’t look behind the market, you’ll miss the petting zoo at Robert Is Here. You can feed the goats and emus with pellets provided. This tiny animal farm is the home of playful goats that like to catch a ride on a tortoises’ back, geese, hens, birds, iguanas, and emus. Robert Is Here is located at 19200 SW 344th St, Homestead, FL 33034. For more information visit robertishere.com

3. The Berry Farms: Strawberry Picking (December – May)

Our reader Stephanie recommended The Berry Farms. This Redland Farm has been serving strawberries, milk shakes, treats, juices, fresh produce, & family fun for over 50 years! They share their love and passion of agriculture with the entire South Florida Community. They offer fun activities and festivals throughout the year including farm tours, strawberry picking, and sunflower fields.

The Berry Farms is located at 13720 SW 216th St, Miami, FL 33170. Visit their website for more information at floridastrawberryfarm.com

Strawberry Picking in Homestead at The Berry Farms

4. The Berry Farms: Harvest Festival (October)

October is a great time of the year. With cooler temperatures, enjoy the Harvest Festival at The Berry Farms. You can get lost in a corn maze, walk their sunflower fields, take a tractor ride, and enjoy their pumpkin patch.

The Berry Farms is located at 13720 SW 216th St, Miami, FL 33170. Visit their website for more information at floridastrawberryfarm.com

Pumpkin Patch in Homestead at The Berry Farms

5. The Berry Farms: Sunflower Fields

Take beautiful photos in the sunflower fields at The Berry Farms. You can also pick your own sunflowers in the fields. The Berry Farms is located at 13720 SW 216th St, Miami, FL 33170. Visit their website for more information at floridastrawberryfarm.com

6. The Berry Farms: Belgian Waffles

Load your Belgian waffle with nutella, fresh strawberries, ice cream and top it all off with some whip cream. End your strawberry picking adventure at The Berry Farms with a well earned, fluffly waffle treat. The Berry Farms is located at 13720 SW 216th St, Miami, FL 33170. Visit their website for more information at floridastrawberryfarm.com

7. Knaus Berry Farm: Cinnamon Rolls

Our reader, Vanessa, recommends Knaus Berry Farm for the best cinnamon rolls in South Florida. Knaus Berry farm started as a stand by the road selling berries. Now they are famous for their cinnamon rolls and their collaborations with other local favorites like The Salty Donut and Azucar Ice Cream. They are scheduled to open for the season on October 27th.

Knaus Berry Farm is located at 15980 SW 248 Street, Homestead, FL 33031. For more information visit knausberryfarm.com

Knaus Berry Farm Cinnamon Rolls in Homestead
Knaus Berry Farm Cinnamon Rolls

8. Knaus Berry Farm: U-Pick Tomatos

Knaus Berry Farm also has U-Pick strawberries and tomatoes, availability permitting.

Knaus Berry Farm is located at 15980 SW 248 Street, Homestead, FL 33031. For more information visit knausberryfarm.com

Knaus Berry Farm Tomato Picking in Homestead U-Pick Tomatoes

9. A Picnic at The Fruit & Spice Park

Grab lunch at your favorite restaurant and enjoy a picnic at The Fruit & Spice Park. This Miami-Dade Park is a 37-acre botanical garden & park containing over 500 varieties of fruit, vegetables, spices & herbs. The park usually has tram tours of the park with a guide pointing at the different trees, giving interesting information, and picking fruit for the tour participants to sample. Unfortunately, the tram has been suspended during the pandemic.

Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead, Florida

Brian and Simon have long legs and don’t enjoy sitting on the floor during a picnic. Luckily the Atlas has a massive trunk and they can sit comfortably in the back while we enjoy the picnic in the grass. That way everyone is comfortable and each person enjoys the picnic how they like it. If you don’t enjoy picnics try having lunch at the Mango Cafe adjacent to the park.

Fun Things To Do in Homestead, Florida - Have a picnic at the Fruit & Spice Park
Fruit & Spice Park Entrance
Fruit & Spice Park Lake

The Fruit & Spice Park is located at 24801 SW 187th Ave, Homestead, FL 33031. For more information visit redlandfruitandspice.com

10. Chefs On The Run

Chefs on the Run is a modern Caribbean-American Gastro Pub serving flavorful burgers and mofongo in the Downtown Homestead Historic District. Chef Jodrick I. Ujaque crafted his menu inspired by the bold flavors of Puerto Rico. Coral Gables Love reader, Natalia, says their mofongo is “to die for” and also recommends their sangria and Mongolian bowls.

Chefs on the Run is located at 10 E Mowry Dr., Homestead, FL. For more information visit their Instagram instagram.com/chefsontherun

11. Elote Lovers

Elote Lovers is a family-owned business specializing in all things corn and fresh lemonade. They started as Miami Roasted Corn food truck 8 years ago. They offer corn on the cob, corn bowls, elote in a cup, nachos, and burgers. Their motto: “Ensuring every customer has a delicious and corny experience!” Stop by an enjoy some elote. 

Elote Lovers is located at 28838 S. Dixie Highway Homestead, FL 33015. For more information visit elotelovers.com

12. La Michoacana Paleteria

La Michoacana Paleteria opened in 1999, when Miguel Andrade moved from Mexico to Homestead, Florida with the idea of making traditional popsicles using real fruit ingredients. Now, La Michoacana has become a tourist and local destination for anyone looking to enjoy different flavors of popsicles, smoothies, and ice creams.

La Michoacana Paleteria is located at 344 Washington Ave, Homestead, FL 33030. For more information visit lamichoacanapaleteriahomestead.com

13. Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery

Visit, Schnebly’s, the Southernmost Winery in the United States for a tour and wine tasting. They offer a variety of exotic tropical fruit wines, surrounded by a lush courtyard and natural coral waterfalls. Their tours take you through the beautiful estate, share the history of the family, and take you through the whole wine making process. Schnebly’s was recommended by Coral Gables Love reader, Andres. Thanks!

Schnebly Redland’s Winery in Homestead, Florida

Schnebly Redland’s Winery is located at 30205 SW 217th Ave, Homestead, FL 33030-7601. For more information visit schneblywinery.com

Schnebly Redland’s Winery in Homestead, Florida

14. White Lion Cafe

If you’re looking for a charming and cozy atmosphere, our reader Emily, recommends White Lion Cafe. This cottage turned restaurant serves amazing desserts and American grub. Plus, they have live music on the weekends. The White Lion Cafe is located at 146 NW 7th St, Homestead, FL 33030. For more information visit their website whitelioncafe.com

At 4 o’clock gray clouds rolled in with a standard Florida heavy rain. That was the sign we needed to end our Homestead expedition. We used the navigation system to guide us back home in the rain. The VW Atlas handled the rain without a problem. The wipers withstood the torrential rain and the tires felt sturdy on the pavement covered in puddles. It’s important for me to drive a vehicle that feels safe in the rain in South Florida. It rains so much here in the summer and it’s heavy rain that hinders visibility and makes the roads slippery.

VW Atlas Apple Car Play Navigation Screen in the rain

After a day of shenanigans in Homestead we were back in Coral Gables enjoying the shade from the tree canopy. We had a blast in Homestead and plan to visit again soon. Do you have a favorite thing to do in Homestead that we didn’t list? Please let us know in the comments!

Fun Things To Do in Miami - Drive Around Coral Gables Douglas Entrance in VW Atlas SUV
Fun Things To Do in Miami - Drive Around Coral Gables Douglas Entrance in VW Atlas SUV
Volkswagen Atlas at Douglas Entrance in Coral Gables
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I like to share my finds with the world and make friends along the way. I am always up to something including some of my current projects: Gables Guitar Studio, The Blogger Union, The South Florida Bloggers, & Dapper Animals.

2 Comments

  • Robert Miranda
    September 26, 2020 at 3:06 am

    You can’t come to Homestead and not go to Coral Castle.

    Reply
  • CLARA MARTINEZ
    September 26, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Forgot La Casita de Texas an Casavana restaurants…great fufu with pork,or milanese de carne.there are a lot of great restaurant open.Chinese,thai Cuban,japanese,puerto rican,etc.love this guide to coral gables and Homestead.thanks

    Reply

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