City Guide: South Dade + Homestead

I wanted to start this new series for you guys where I tell you about my travels to different cities in and out of South Florida. So everything from places to eat, places to explore, hidden gems, events coming up in the city, I got you. The first stop is South Dade (the drive feels like a mini roadtrip, I love it). Homestead is that place I never get tired of going to. It’s a nice escape from Miami and I always find myself surrounded by farmers markets and great local spots to explore. You guys might be familiar with a lot of these places or you might not! But I hope this post and this new series takes you to new places you’ve never been before.

Knaus Berry Farm & Burr’s Berry Farm – These two places are my all time favorite when it comes to strawberry milkshakes. Knaus Berry Farm began in 1956 and has been a huge local favorite for years. You can expect long lines especially at the beginning of their season. Knaus is also famous for their homemade goods like key lime pie, brownies, bread, jellies, and who can forget the cinnamon rolls. They are amazing and let’s be real, that’s what most people come here for, the shakes and the cinnamon rolls.

Burr’s Berry is another one of my favorites and has been around since 1965. This spot also has strawberry milkshakes but I usually come here for their strawberry sundaes and Belgian waffles which are to die for. And I love how small the place is, it’s almost like a pit stop. It’s right on the side of the road but they have picnic tables available if you’re looking to sit down and relax.

An important thing to remember is that these two places operate according to their season. Knaus Berry Farm will be opening again in the Fall and Burr’s Berry Farm is currently closed for the summer as well.

Redland Farmer’s Market & Robert is Here – So depending on how much time you have, both of these places are must do’s when coming down south. Redland Farmer’s Market is MASSIVE. The place sits on 27 acres of land and has everything from live entertainment to food trucks, fresh produces, antiques, jewelry, so many things. And Robert is Here is another great place. They have every flavor of milkshake you can think of like banana passion, key lime pie, guanabana, the list goes on and on. But my favorite thing from here is the banana bread. It’s made locally and it’s just so soft and moist, it melts in your mouth. I’d also say that if you have kids (like a husband), visit Robert is Here first because they have a little petting zoo and a splash zone which is all free.

Hidden Gem: Cauley Square – Maybe this place isn’t so hidden but it doesn’t make it any less of a gem. I went to Cauley Square for the first time a few days ago and loved the scenery it offers. Unfortunately, I went super early when everything was closed but all the cottages looked straight out of a fairy tale (many of the shops are housed inside the homes). Cauley Square also has beautiful gardens all around and the famous Tea Room Restaurant. P.S. This place does weddings, receptions, ceremonies,  and vow renewals too! See it for yourself here.

Coming Up! 

June 23rd / 7PM to 11PM Friday Night Karaoke at Schnebly Redland’s Winery $8

June 24th/ 9AM to 12PMMango Mania at Fruit & Spice Park $40

July 1st/ 2PM to 11PMLychee Summer Celebration

July 15th/ 10AM to 1PMBanana Workshop at Fruit & Spice Park $25

July 8th/ 8PMLaugh It Up Comedy Show at the Seminole Theatre $12

August 4th – 13th – Hairspray at the Seminole Theatre $15 (Super excited about this one)

If you try out any of the places I mention below, I want to hear from you babes! Leave me a comment below! 🙂

 

Be still & know that I am God

Psalm 46:10

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