Sometimes you just need to get away from the city chaos. Luckily Miami has plenty of options for those of us who need a little R&R after a hectic week at work. If you venture South you are bound to hit a few spots that will ultimately surprise you and make you say “I can’t believe this is Miami!”
Stand Up Paddle Boarding Islamorada
Last year the girls and I took a trip to go SUP and we had an epic time to say the least. Kara lost her iPhone in the water, I accidentally kept flashing everyone because my bathing suit was scandalous, and welp, it was a good ol’ time! One of the best experiences we’ve had to date. There are many companies Trip Advisor recommends, and I suggest picking one close to your favorite bar so you can grab a few brewskis after!
Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery
You won’t have to twist my arm to head down to a winery! I’m all about supporting local businesses, and ok let’s be real, you had me at WINE! The owners Peter and Denisse Schnebly have been living and working in South Florida for over 25 years. In 2011, the Schneblys delved into the beer business with the founding of Miami Brewing Company. Their most recent adventure was founding Schnebly’s RedLander Restaurant which uses local ingredients, sourced from Florida. It’s farm to table at it’s finest and Schnebly’s is a Florida hidden gem not to miss!
Winery Hours Of Operation
Friday & Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm
Miami Brewing Co. Tap Room Hours Of Operation
Friday & Saturday 12:00pm-11:00pm
30205 S.W. 217th Ave.
Homestead, FL 33030
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Knaus Berry Farms
You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country outta the girl. Nothing says country more than strawberry picking. So grab your cowboy boots and your Tonka Truck and head to the land of the Dunkers. In 1956, brothers Ray and Russell Knaus begain raising strawberries together in the Redland of South Florida. They set up a small roadside stand near the current Knaus Berry Farm location to sell their berries. Over the years—along with the strawberries—assorted baked goods, vegetables, and ice cream have become available for sale at Knaus Berry Farm.
The fan favorite? The cinnamon rolls and milkshakes. Big girl always needs both of those food groups to survive! And remember to bring lots of cash… they don’t take credit cards around these parts.
15980 SW 248 Street
Homestead, FL 33031
Wat Buddharangsi Buddhist Temple
Far down South you can head East to Thailand… well not literally, but close enough! This Theravada Buddhism temple was built in 1982 as a place were people are welcome to meditate and enjoy a moment of peace. Perfect to escape the Miami chaos. If you need a little zen in your life, there are many classes and events that occur around the temple. You can often chat with a Monk and ask them tips about ways to ooOOOoooMMMM. But ladies don’t try to shake their hands – the Monks are pretty strict when it comes to customs.
The temple is open everyday from 7am. to 5 pm. You can visit and talk with our monks during the hours. Meditation teaching in Spanish every Saturday from 3 pm. to 5 pm. and in English on every Sunday from 3 pm. to 5 p.m.
15200 S.W. 240th St.
Miami, FL 33032
The best part about Miami is that we are never too far from an adventure. If you need an escape from the city madness, look at the perimeter around the city to find solace. There are so many great spots to explore, and I am sure I missed a ton. Feel free to drop a line below and fill me in on anything I missed.
Thank you to Kara Franker for the Featured Photo in the post! She lost her phone, GoPro and Selfie stick in the water during the making of our SUP Islamorada trip, but she recovered everything and gave us great photos!