Famed for its casinos and horse racing park, Hallandale Beach lies between Miami and Fort Lauderdale in South Florida. It was founded in the late 19th century by Luther Halland - the son of a Swedish immigrant who worked on Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railroad.
Things to do in Hallandale Beach
Gulfstream Park has long been a hub for horse racing in Hallandale Beach, with the on-site casino attracting punters to its gambling tables and poker machines. But it’s also a family-friendly destination, with a shopping centre, excellent dining facilities and live entertainment throughout the week. Gulfstream Park regularly holds family nights featuring balloon artists and face painting.
Families can also head to BF James Park, where you’ll find a children’s playground, basketball courts and a swimming pool. You can take advantage of the outdoor fitness trail and picnic pavilions or coincide your visit with one of the aquatic programs held here. BF James Park is a short stroll from the nostalgic Holiday Bowling Center & Sports Bar, which boasts 16 lanes, pool tables and a karaoke room.
Hallandale Beach is an ideal base for visiting Everglades Holiday Park, which is renowned for its alligator shows and thrilling airboat tours. Jump aboard one of its state-of-the-art vessels to explore the swamps and glades at high speed, with sightings of native wildlife along the way. During the park’s Gator Shows, you’ll learn fun facts about Florida’s most famous reptile.
Getting around Hallandale Beach
Hallandale Beach is a 30-minute drive from Miami and Miami International Airport while Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is 20 minutes away. Renting a car is the most convenient way of accessing Everglades Holiday Park.