Local Attractions

We are all about new experiences.

Stay in the center of south Florida’s most exciting attractions and just minutes from the world-famous Everglades National Park, Biscayne Bayfront and National Park, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Homestead Miami Speedway, Miami and the Florida Keys! All this is happening within 5 to 20 minute drive from the beautiful, new Courtyard Marriott - Miami Homestead.

Located at Florida Turnpike Exit #2 and Campbell Drive this great location offers the perfect "home base" and retreat for your stay in Homestead.

Homestead Motor Speedway

1 Speedway Blvd
Homestead, FL 33035
Phone: 866-409-7223

Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts NASCAR’s Championship for all three of its top national divisions.

John Pennekamp

102601 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, Florida 33037
Phone: 305-451-6300

The first undersea park in the U.S., John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park encompasses approximately 70 nautical square miles. Many enjoy the view of the reef from a glass-bottom boat tour, but visitors can get a closer look by scuba diving, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking through the park's waters are popular activities; fishing is permitted in designated areas. Visitors can enjoy walking on short trails, picnicking, or swimming at the beach.

Redlands Riding Academy

15305 Southwest 260 Street
Homestead, FL 33032
Phone: 305-248-5840

Visit this working horse farm, established in 1999, in the Redland! Take a Farm Tour or go riding. Whatever your choice this is a great place to host your Western Birthday Party, School, Corporate and Scouting Events! Learn from our certified instructors as they teach ALL about horses, horsemanship, horse care, and western riding for children and adults.

Florida Keys Outlets Center

250 East Palm Drive,
Florida City, FL 33034
Phone: 305-248-5822

Homestead and the surrounding area is host to some of the nation's best shopping and it all begins at the Florida Key's Outlets. Enjoy a great selection of shops which include fashion clothing, shoes, housewares and furnishings, luggage, jewelry, gifts and speciality items. Plus the food!

Fruit & Spice Park

24801 Southwest 187th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33031
Phone: 305-247-5727

The Fruit & Spice Park is the only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the United States. . The Park showcases 150 varieties of mango, 75 varieties of bananas, 70 bamboo varieties, and numerous other exotic edibles.

Everglades National Park

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034
Phone: 305-242-7700

The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States boasts beautiful, rare, exciting and endangered species. This national park is the 3rd largest park in the lower 48 states and covers 2358 square miles (1.5 million acres). Visitors planning to enjoy watersports such as fishing, kayaking, or canoeing should take time to make appropriate preparations for a safe, proper boating adventure in the park as waters are often shallow and the resources extremely fragile.

R.F. Orchids

Southwest 182nd Avenue
Homestead, FL 33033
Phone: 305-245-4570

Visit the nursery and our lush tropical garden six days a week (closed on Mondays and a few major holidays) and we’ll greet you with a cool tropical refreshment and tempt you with the largest selection of flowering orchid plants to be found anywhere.

Zoo Miami

12400 Southwest 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33177
Phone: 305-251-0400

Miami-Dade County Zoological Park and Gardens – Zoo Miami – presents a new feature each month to highlight the many wonderful animals and plants found throughout our park. With over 2,000 animals and more than 1,200 plants visible from our walkways, it may not be possible for the casual, or even the regular visitor, to see, admire and learn about them in depth but you can still try!

Southland Mall

20505 South Dixie Highway
Miami, Fl 33189
Phone: 305-235-8880

Southland Mall, in Cutler Bay, Florida host a variety of boutique and specialty shops anchored by some of the biggest names and stores in the business. A growing food court makes the trip even more enjoyable and is another reason south Florida shops at Southland Mall.

South Miami-Dade Art Cultural Center

10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
Phone: 786-573-5316

The new South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) is a world-class, multi-disciplinary performing arts center in the heart of the Town of Cutler Bay.

Schnebly Redland's Winery

30205 SW 217th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
Phone: 305-242-1224

Check out a true south Florida winery with exotic wines made on the premises. Enjoy tastings in the gorgeous large tasting room featuring a strikingly beautiful tasting bar, shadowed by a tree-like glass rack.

Coral Castle

28655 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33033
Phone: 305-248-6345>

Tour the stone sculpture garden built by one man, Edward Leedskalnin. From 1923 to 1951, Ed single-handedly and secretly carved and built with over 1,100 tons of coral rock, and his unknown process has created one of the world's most mysterious accomplishments.

Monkey Jungle

14805 Southwest 216th Street
Miami, FL 33170
Phone: 305-235-1611

Located just off U.S. 1 in South Dade, MONKEY JUNGLE is an innovator of many of the concepts currently seen in the design of zoological parks. It is home to nearly 400 primates, most running free on a 30 acre reserve.

Everglades Alligator Farm

40351 Southwest 192nd Avenue
Homestead, FL 33034
Phone: 305-247-2628

Discover the mysteries of the Everglades at South Florida's oldest alligator farm. Near the main entrance of Everglades National Park, Everglades Alligator Farm contains more than 2,000 alligators! Glide across the everglades on one of our guided airboat tours.

Biscayne National Park

9700 Southwest 328th Street
Homestead, FL 33033
Phone: 305-230-1100

Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne Bay protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Outdoors enthusiasts can boat, snorkel, camp, watch wildlife…or simply relax in a rocking chair gazing out over the bay.

Bayfront Park

301 North Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: 305-358-7550

Redesigned in the early 1980s by Isamu Noguchi, Bayfront Park is a 32-acre site located in the epicenter of downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay that hosts concerts, festivals, fireworks and gatherings of all types for south Floridians throughout the year.

Homestead Rodeo

US1 & SW 312th Street
Homestead, FL 33030
Phone: 305-247-3515

Come join us for one of the oldest annual professional sporting events in South Florida, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association sanctioned Homestead Championship Rodeo and Rodeo Days, presented by the Homestead Rodeo Association.

Wings Over Homestead

29050 Coral Sea Blvd
Homestead, FL 33039
Phone: 786-415-7469

After a two year absence, the thunderous roar of the United States Air Force Thunderbird’s F-16 demonstration team will be tearing through the skies over Homestead Air Reserve Base during the 2018 Wings Over Homestead Air and Space Show, Nov 3 – 4, 2018.

Redlands Riot Road Rallye

Phone: 305-443-7973

A leisurely automobile adventure through Miami's Bountiful Countryside is a wonderful opportunity to learn a bit about the pioneer era one hundred years ago and stock up on fresh produce, orchids, exotic fruits and home-made delicacies during the winter and spring seasons.