Travel to the Fruit and Spice Park, which is located about half an hour outside of Miami, and enjoy the totally unique experience of perusing the 30 acres of tropical botanical gardens there.

At the park you will observe, admire, and collect fallen fruit from over 500 different types of plants and trees – veggies, fruit-bearing, spices, nuts and herbs.  There are guided tours offered throughout the day, and places to sit and taste what you have found. You can also try out various offerings at the tasting counters and exchange observations with other park-goers.

If you get really hungry, the park does have a café which serves lunch and snacks every day.  For more fun, check the park’s calendar for special events like cooking classes and festivals.  The Fruit and Spice Park is open every day except on Christmas Day.