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Just 30 miles south of the Miami city buzz, Homestead is the quintessential Floridian community. An amenity packed city with a small-town demeanor, it sits between 2 of Florida’s most impressive natural marvels: Ten miles to the west, the lush wetlands of Everglades National Park, home to a thriving wildlife including alligators and manatees. To the east, Biscayne National Park, with its picturesque bay and decadent coral reefs. Between them, recreation abounds, from hiking and diving, to canoeing and airboat rides.

Things to see

The smell of burning rubber and the sound of revving engines is sure to lure any motorsport fan to the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The venue hosts a number of fast-paced adrenaline fueled events, including NASCAR and the Championship Cup Series. Shrouded in mystery, Coral Castle Museum is an enchanting place to visit. The sculpture garden features over 1,100 tons of coral rock sculptures, including rocking chairs and a 9-ton gate that can be opened with the touch of a finger. Built entirely by Edward Leedskalnin between 1923 and 1951, the site’s creation has baffled experts. The man himself never revealed his construction methods, only claiming that he knew the ‘secrets of the pyramids’. A tropical 37-acre spread, the Fruit and Spice Park botanical garden is like the healthy equivalent of Willy Wonka’s factory. Visitors can sample some of the 500 specimens of fruit, vegetables, nuts, spices, and herbs at the tasting counter, as well as in the Mango Café.

Hotels in Homestead

There are hotels in Homestead to suit every visitor and their budget. Here you’ll find a mix of large familiar chain name establishments and smaller, more intimate inns. Many of them come laden with all the usual amenities, such as exercise facilities and business centers, along with that all important Floridian feature – an outdoor swimming pool. Rooms generally come in sleek simple style, and provide guests with satellite channel equipped televisions, high speed internet, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers as standard. Location wise, most hotels in Homestead sit within easy driving distance of the city’s attractions, and conveniently offer complimentary parking.

Where to stay

Having your own transport in Homestead not only makes it easier to visit further afield attractions such as Everglades National Park, but also getting about the somewhat spread out city itself. Whilst shops and restaurants dot much of the city’s palm-lined Main Street, many concentrate on its Town Square Area, in the city center. The main commercial hub, retail therapy comes in eclectic strip mall style. Homestead’s heart and soul however can be found in the historic parts of its downtown district. With architecture ranging from Art Deco to Mission Revival, the city’s Old Town Hall Museum details the city’s rich past and railroad heritage.

How to get to Homestead

Miami International is the nearest major airport, situated a 34 mile drive from central Homestead in the city of Miami itself. The hub serves most big cities in the United States and Canada, along with destinations throughout Europe. Once you’ve landed getting to Homestead is easily done in a taxi or pre-arranged shuttle, though the Miami-Dade Transit service offers a thriftier alternative. First you’ll need to take a MetroRail train from the airport to Dadeland South Station, before catching either the Route 34 or 38 bus to Homestead. Miami is also served by the Amtrak railway line, which makes a stop near the Metrorail Transfer Station.