Behind the high-kicking nightlife and the pristine and scenic beaches of Miami is the historic bountiful homestead stretch of Redland. For one who’s looking to buy fresh produce, this is the best place to go to. With its lush farms of tropical fruits, flowers and organic vegetables, this part of Miami is an agricultural paradise and more!
With a legacy of 50 years, the Knaus Berry Farm is a haven of freshest baked goods which makes this a great place for breakfast –not just snacks. When in season, you may also be able to pick your own fruits and veggies right from their farm. This ‘cash-only’ place is a perfect breakfast stop of the day for touring families and day-trippers. Another must-stop for delicious and locally-produced desserts is the Burr’s Berry Farm who has one of their descendants Robert Burr who’s also a local historian has created the Redland Riot Rallye -an online guide through the Redland’s wonderful attractions. For heavenly fresh and delicious seasonal fruits and smoothies, Robert is Here. You can sit by their picnic area or shop while enjoying their milkshakes and smoothies. They also have a petting zoo for kids.
For lunch, grab a bite and enjoy the ambiance without leaving the historic feel at White Lion Cafe.
For more of nature, make sure to drop by at the Monkey Jungle a 30-acre biopark “Where humans are caged, and the monkeys (of over 25 species) run wild.” Interact with these intelligent creatures as well as enjoy their educational presentations.
Appreciate exotic plants, fruits and flowers in the Redland’s botanical park and orchidarium. Don’t miss out on the Redland’s Fruit and Spice Park and take advantage of their guided tours through their 37-acre tropical botanical garden where you get to sample several remarkably rare fruits. It’s best to plan your trip there during the Redland Seafood Festival. While for avid gardeners, make sure to take a garden guided tour at the RF Orchid for the prettiest, exotic and rare orchids from many different places in the world.
If you’re in for exotic tropical fruit wines and beers, they have it at Schnebly Redland’s Winery. Delight in their wine tastings where you get to compare the taste of different fruit wines ranging from lychee, passion fruit, carambola, guava, mango wines and more. Enjoy the Southern plantation feel of their Grand Tasting Room with a view of their tropical courtyard, waterfalls and Tiki areas.
Should you enjoy too much of Redland and are looking for an overnight stay, an echo-chic bed and breakfast and a frontier-town vibe that dates back to 1904 hotel are within the area. Paradise Farms is a sprawling 5-acre organic sanctuary that offers what they call a staycation where guests come to commune in nature’s purest state.
Hotel Redland, is another inn that features a frontier-town vibe. This beautiful and historic 2-story hotel features a collection of vintage sewing machines, washboard art, 1920 Model T touring cars and more. The second floor gives you a feel of an old-time boarding house with wraparound porch with paddle fans perfect for relaxation.
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