Set between Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park 35 miles southwest of Miami, Homestead affords visitors easy access to eco-tourism activities. Dubbed "The Gateway to the Florida Keys," Homestead event venues are less than a 30-minute drive from start of the series of islands and bridges that lead to Key West.
Situated 34 miles from the Miami International Airport, Homestead is 43 miles from the Miami Beach Convention Center and 24 miles from Key Largo and 127 miles from Key West in The Keys.
Hotel venues in Homestead are a menu of smaller national chain hotels. Top choices for groups are the 126-room Hampton Inn & Suites Miami-South/Homestead, with 2,000 square feet of meeting space; the 100-room Courtyard Miami Homestead, with 1,000 square feet of meeting space; and the 140-room Floridian Hotel of Homestead, with 3,000 square feet of meeting space.
The Homestead-Miami Speedway offers groups a variety of corporate hospitality packages to race events year-round highlighted by amenities like Pit Road Cabanas, located directly above team garages and overlooking Pit Row, preferred parking, closed-circuit TV, a covered dining area and three tiered chair-back seating for 46 guests. Other special event venues in Homestead include Paradise Farms, a five-acre organic farm, which hosts local, artisanal dinners and Schnebly Redland's Winery, which has 6,000 square feet of event space.
An eclectic line-up of nearby attractions is available to attendees once the meetings and events have concluded for the day. Just north of the city is the Coral Castle, a stunning structure comprised of numerous megalithic stones formed from coral. Approximately 11 miles from Homestead is the southern entrance to Everglades National Park, which has two popular walking trails, Gumbo Limbo and Anhinga, and a plethora of birds and wildlife roaming freely. For golfers, the Homestead options include the Redland Golf & Country Club and Keys Gate Golf & Country Club.
The Homestead dining scene is dominated by locally owned restaurants highlighted by Chefs On the Run where the menu is dotted with gourmet specialties like Citrus Chimichurri Churrasco, Lemon-Butter Chicken and Honey Miso Glazed Salmon.