15 Best Things To Do In Hallandale Beach, Florida

things to do in hallandale beach florida

Florida is the famed land of summer vacations and Hallandale Beach fits squarely into this definition. Although largely unknown to outsiders, this serene destination has been the locals’ best-kept secret for years. However, the hidden gem is slowly being uncovered, gradually making the area a popular tourist destination. With its sandy beaches and golden sun, you’ll be sure to get a nice tan and swim a few laps in the warm water. Check out our list of some of the best things to do in Hallandale Beach, Florida, while in the area, ranging from trying your luck at betting on the horse races to taking in some luxurious golf sessions.

1. Have fun at B.F. James Park and Municipal Swimming Pool

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City Wide Parks Master Plan is responsible for constructing and managing several parks in the city. Basketball fanatics get to play hoops in two top-quality courts while giddy kids will have fun spending time in the playground. The main attraction of the park is the municipal pool where throngs of people gather and enjoy the cool water all year round. Families and friends can have their gatherings in the spacious pavilion while those who want to stay in shape can go on the fitness trail and sweat it out. More importantly, the whole park is ADA accessible, which makes it easy for everyone to move around.

B.F. James Park and Municipal Swimming Pool

Address: 777 NW 1st Ave, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, United States

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 4:45pm (closed on Sun)

2. Enjoy a meal with a view at Juniper On The Water

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Juniper on the Water is one of the city’s most popular eateries where you will have your fill of tasty dishes while looking out on the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. The specialty of the house is seafood and it comes in various iterations. Here, you get it in classic American dishes like Clam Bake or popular Mediterranean items like pasta and paella. Vegetable lovers will have a field day with their huge salad portions while meat lovers have steaks, burgers, lamb, and chicken to choose from. The only thing you will have to do is bring your appetite and you will not leave this place hungry.

Juniper On The Water

Address: 1975 S Ocean Dr, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, United States

Website: Juniper On The Water

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 9:30pm; Fri: 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 9:30pm

3. Solve mysteries at Stormout Escape Rooms

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Stormout Escape Rooms has several escape room settings where you and your family and friends can have so much fun while solving mysteries. Each room offers a different mystery with difficulty levels depending on the theme. Beginners and experienced players will have to solve their way out by using clues. Each room is laid out with puzzles, surprises, and challenges that preoccupy your mind until you come up with the best answer. The well-crafted settings are designed to test your mind’s ability to use clues and put them together while racing against time. You will have an exciting time solving these mysteries.

Stormout Escape Rooms

Address: 664 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, United States

Website: Stormout Escape Rooms

Opening hours: 5pm - 10pm (daily)

4. Watch your favorite sports team at Upper Deck Ale and Sports Grille

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Meats and seafood come plenty at Upper Deck Ale and Sports Grille. Seating is divided between a spacious outdoor tiki terrace and a capacious indoor dining area. Customers keep coming back here because of the great food, amazing drinks, and the nice laid-back atmosphere. You can watch your favorite sporting event on the restaurants’ 50 flat-screen televisions and 3 giant projection screens. The sports bar also offers drinks at reasonable prices but has great quality. Most of the dishes are made fresh while the cocktail menu is done by expert bartenders, which make for great combinations while you cheer on your favorite sports personality.

Upper Deck Ale and Sports Grille

Address: 906 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, United States

Website: Upper Deck Ale and Sports Grille

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

5. Pamper yourself at Heed Spa Hallandale

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Heed Spa Hallandale provides a wellness approach where customers can experience not only relaxing treatments but also healing. These treatments provide solutions aimed at remedying certain areas of your wellbeing. Run by Dr. David Neddam, the spa offers techniques that have been practiced during ancient times while other treatments have new methods incorporated in them. You can have your share of massages, therapies, aromatherapy treatments, and ayurvedic healing processes. They offer balanced amounts of organic ingredients mixed into oils which are paired with these techniques. To top it all, the latest technology is also applied by their highly-trained therapists to ensure only the best holistic experience that you can get.

Heed Spa Hallandale

Address: 111 S Surf Rd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, United States

Website: Heed Spa Hallandale

Opening hours: 10am - 7pm (daily)

6. Bring your kids to Flippo's Hallandale

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Flippo’s Hallandale is for every member of the family who loves to share fun and laughter. Both young and the young at heart will have a fabulous time at this fun-filled indoor playground and recreational venue. It has several sports courts where you can play ball and sweat a little bit. The kids will surely enjoy the Toddler Area while young adults have the time of their lives at Laser Maze. Kids’ reflexes will be tested in the UV-themed Time Freak room while everyone must duck and evade the foam balls in the Ball Blaster area. Afterward, everyone can head over to the café for some drinks and snacks.

Flippo's Hallandale

Address: 801 N Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, United States

Website: Flippo’s Hallandale

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

7. Have fun with the family at South City Beach Park

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Posted by South City Beach Park on Friday, November 1, 2019

South City Beach Park is a great family spot where everyone gets a choice of the kind of fun they want. This place is popular among families who want to spend time together, and groups of friends who want to have fun under the sun. Constructed and managed by City Wide Parks Master Plan, the park opened to rave reviews on the 1st of March, 2015, and has attracted thousands of locals and tourists since then. It has beach access where everyone can go to the shore and take a dip then clean up at the outdoor shower facility. Kids can spend time in the playground while adults play volleyball or bocce. Everyone can head over to Café Cita and have their favorite comfort food and cold drinks.

South City Beach Park

Address: 1870 S Ocean Dr, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, United States

Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)

8. Have a thrilling time at the Broward County Fair

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The Broward County Fair happens only once a year. When it does, several thousands of people flock to its grounds and experience fun and excitement centered on rides and attractions. The grand carousel serves as the perfect starting point to your adventure here. But there is much more to this fair than rides, food, and entertainment. It is all about Broward County as a community where its agriculture is the main focus and learning exhibitions disseminate important information to those who are interested. The event is free for children under 26 inches (66 cm) tall. Visitors can opt for unlimited rides during the fair.

Broward County Fair

Address: 901 Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Website: Broward County Fair

9. Bet on the horse races or learn pottery at Gulfstream Park

Will you be visiting Hallandale Beach from October to December? If so, you’re in luck! Gulfstream Park hosts one of the largest horse racing events in America, annually, and it is a sight to witness, whether you’ve placed bets or not. Known as the Florida Derby, the event has witnessed some amazing feats, and featured three year old colt, “Always Dreaming” as the 2017 winner.

Besides horse racing, Gulfstream Park is also great for all around entertainment, such as pottery classes, bowling, karaoke and live music, every week. There is even an option to book a party at the park, where you can be assured your guests can go wild with the great music, casino and lavish decorations. Sounds like a great idea for a hen or bachelor’s party!

Do also take your pick of delicacies from the multiple restaurants and bars, here. We recommend the numerous steakhouses, alongside a couple of tap beers, to end off the most exciting night ever.

The Gulfstream Park

Address: 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, USA

Website: The Gulfstream Park

10. Try your luck at the Mardi Gras Casino and you might even win attractive prizes with your holiday

The Mardi Gras Casino may not look like much from the exterior, but it is simply pulsing with energy and fun on the inside! The casino has over 900 of the hottest slot machines ever, and have been consistently regarded as some of the best in Southern Florida. So, do try your hand at getting some quick wins and enjoy yourself! The casino also has frequent events on their calendar, so take a look and plan your trip accordingly to catch what your heart favours.

Mardi Gras Casino

Address: Mardi Gras Casino, 831 North Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Website: Mardi Gras Casino

11. Lounge under the Floridian sun at the Joseph Scavo Park with your children

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The public Joseph Scavo Park is an amazing place to visit if you are a dog lover! Featuring not one, but two dog walks, you can be sure to catch some adorable pups on your visit there! Who doesn’t love going over to pet a few fluffy dogs? In addition, bring your children to the play area and multiple playgrounds, here. The liveliness of the play area ensures they will make new friends and have a whale of a time.

Stroll around the park’s lush greenery or work up a sweat at one of the man exercise corners if you fancy. The park is extremely safe and always teeming with friendly joggers and families. Be sure to work on your golden tan under the bright summer sun!

Joseph Scavo Park

Address: 900 Three Islands Boulevard

Website: Joseph Scavo Park

12. Indulge in your fancy for a round of golf at the Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club

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Despite being a golf and tennis club, the Diplomat is also a popular location for weddings. This is owed to the gorgeous scenery at the club. As you scan the landscape, you’ll take in the pearly white buildings of the club, which stand proudly against iconic clear blue skies and palm trees–a great backdrop for wedding photos.

As its name suggests, the club is renowned for its golf and tennis facilities. The club uses a dynamic pricing model, which means there are different prices throughout each day and season, all available online. So make a reservation first, in the comfort of your own home. On the other hand, tennis facilities include ten clay courts, with six lighted courts for evening games. There is even a full-service tennis shop, complete with locker rooms, the latest equipment and apparel. If you need a coach, the club also houses famed players such as Dean Goldfine, former coach of ATP players, Andy Roddick and Todd Martin.

If you are planning on heading over soon, catch their summer martini party on July 21, featuring a variety of cocktail specials, martinis and tapas!

The Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club

Address: 501 Diplomat Pkwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, USA

Website: The Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club

13. Cruise through the Venice of America on a luxury boat in Fort Lauderdale!

Skyline of Fort Lauderdale, Nov-15
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A popular choice for tourists in Hallandale, Gondola West cruises sell out quickly, and for a good reason! The cruises bring you around to tour the beautiful canals and waterways of Fort Lauderdale. The boats offered are ultra silent, thereby featuring nature over noise, as you marvel at the beautiful water.

With their compact size, the boats can also show you more intimate sites, where larger tour boats can’t take you. The site of the cruise, Fort Lauderdale, is known as the “Venice of America,” and tours are inspired by the Gondola rides of Venice, Italy. With a maximum of six passengers, you can be sure that your quiet, small capacity tours allow you to relax and experience the beautiful waterways, on nature’s terms.

Take your pick from an array of tours, such as the 2-hour canal tour, the 1.5-hour late afternoon tour or the 1.5-hour sunset tour!

Gondolas West Cruises

Address: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Website: Gondola West Cruises

14. Catch the daring alligator show at Everglades Holiday Park

Florida is renowned for its alligators and teeming wildlife, so why not take the opportunity to view (and interact) with some of them at this wildlife preserve and theme park? The Everglades Holiday Park has two main features, its airboats and alligator shows. With miles of wetlands before you, the airboat takes you on a journey, deep into the Everglades, zipping across the “River of Grass” at top speeds, with an expert tour guide leading the way. It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush and also the most comfortable! Lock eyes with an American alligator and snap amazing pictures as you come face-to-face with some of the Everglades most unusual and exciting animals.

The alligator shows are also one not to be missed, so catch the Home of the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue. The show includes a live alligator presentation, compliments of the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team, here at the park. With adrenaline-charged fun, the Gator Boys and Gator Girls of Animal Planet fame delight people of all ages, with exciting stunts, tricks and important information about the conservation and preservation efforts surrounding the American alligator and the wetlands they call home.

Everglades Holiday Park

Address: 21940 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332, USA

Website: Everglades Holiday Park

15. Go vintage shopping (from USD 27.0)

Vintage shopping is a popular activity among locals and tourists in Hallandale Beach. This area has a long line of thrift and antique stores that sell just about anything and everything you are looking for. Sports enthusiasts will love looking for baseball cards while fashion enthusiasts always make a beeline for the racks of clothes. Jewelry, toys, and, furniture are always popular choices, especially in vintage neighborhoods. This particular tour is all about immersing you in one of the vintage neighborhoods where you will get to visit several stores on foot. These are off-the-grid vintage stores where not many people shop.

Vintage Shopping and French Brunch

Duration: 2 hours

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Have your share of fun in Hallandale Beach

Hallandale Beach sunset
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Hallandale, FL seems like the idyllic vacation spot for everyone! From wild partygoers to families, there is something that interests each individual. Be sure to soak up the summer sun on your holiday here.

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