Succulent World

Who’s in the know about the best Miami drives and walks? Realtors of course. So in this time when we’re all looking for more things to do, I reached out to agents who I knew would have great suggestions. They came up with the idea of where to write about, and it turns out, the places are geographically diverse. Even if you know an area, you might even find more places to visit. Here is Part 1 in a three part series, a Daycation Miami in Homestead.  We’ve also got a list of authentic Mexican restaurants to grab a bite, and a famed spot for cinnamon buns.


By Teresa Herrera

While the City of Miami is going through a bit of rainfall, store your energy for a sunny day visit to Homestead (ideally in a convertible or open Jeep for some fresh air). Perfect for nature lovers or those who have now developed a green thumb as a result of quarantine, Homestead has a lot to offer. Plus, you can combine it with a visit to the different farmers markets and tasty eating. And of course it’s home to the Homestead-Miami Speedway.


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Fruit and Spice Park
Take a stroll around The Fruit & Spice Park to learn about over 500 international agricultural varieties covering everything from exotic fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs and spices. This unique botanical garden is open every day from 9am to 5pm so remember to bring your camera to capture its magical charm.
Next, head over to R.F. Orchids for a delightful surprise. Here you will find almost every species of orchid imaginable in all different shapes, colors, and sizes. The staff at this nursery are very friendly and knowledgeable so be sure to ask them any questions you have in mind about caring for these precious gems.

If your heart flourishes more when it comes to cacti, check out Succulent World. You will be amazed at their collection of affordable desert and air plants. Plus, they have a large assortment of pots for all of your planting needs.

Succulent World

Lastly, if you’re looking to boost your vegetable intake with the freshest of ingredients, look no further than Dunagan Family Farms. Follow them on Facebook for updates regarding their Harvest Boxes, on sale via their website followed by in-person Friday or Saturday pick-up.

For more information on each of these places and also restaurants in the area, see below:

The Fruit & Spice Park

24801 SW 187th Avenue

Homestead, FL 33031

Admission: $10 per adult / $3 per child

Open every day from 9am-5pm


R.F. Orchids

28100 SW 182nd Avenue

Homestead, FL 33030


Succulent World

23650 SW 177th Avenue

Homestead, FL 33031

White Lion Cafe

White Lion Café 

146 NW 7th Street

Homestead, Florida 33030

Phone: 305-248-1076

Open for Lunch Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-3pm & for Dinner Tuesday-Thursday from 5-9pm / Saturdays from 5pm “till the fat lady sings” per their website

Casita Tejas

Casita Tejas Mexican Restaurant

27 N Krome Avenue

Homestead, FL 33030 

Phone: 305-248-8224

Open Sunday-Thursday from 11am-9pm / Fridays & Saturdays from 11am-10pm



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La Pasadita

La Pasadita

624 English Avenue

Homestead, FL 33030

Phone: 305-247-2222

Knaus Berry Farm image courtesy of Sun Sentinel

Knaus Berry Farm (Cash Only)

15980 SW 248th Street

Homestead, Florida 33031

Open November through mid-April

Monday-Saturday 8am-5:30pm (times vary for picking)


Dunagan Family Farms

950 NW 8th Street

Homestead, FL 33031

To order their harvest boxes visit:


By Teresa Herrera 

Luxury Real Estate Specialist

Brown Harris Stevens

Instagram: teresaherrerarealestatemiami

Note from Karen: And while you’re in the neighborhood doing your Daycation Miami, you may want to check out farmers markets with the freshest produce offering pickup both in Homestead and the Redlands.

 Miami Farmers Markets Offering Pickup



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