It's hard to imagine that Miami Lakes, with its tree-lined streets and hip, small-town charm, was once a 3,000-acre dairy farm. Holstein dairy cows still dot the local landscape, but downtown Miami Lakes, with its boutique shops and restaurants, is where your head to do some grazing of your own. Not to mention, it’s less than a half mile from our hotel. Prefer a slightly faster pace? We suggest spending an afternoon at the races at Calder Casino and Racetrack in nearby Miami Gardens.