The city of Hallandale Beach is situated on the eastern coast of Florida and it was named after a Swedish worker named Luther Halland, who was an employee of the Florida East Coast Railroad. The town was incorporated in 1927, and was converted into a city in1947. Its present name, Hallandale Beach, was changed from the original Hallandale in 1999. The city is being frequented by tourists, either because of its attractions or its proximity to Downtown Miami.
The city also has its own financial district, where business establishments thrive. Hallandale Beach is also the city with the most number of retirees, majority of them was once tourists visiting the city, and has been the fastest growing city in Florida. For those who are visiting the city for the first time, strolling along their beach could be a good idea. Other places of interest within the city are the Gulfstream Park and the Mardi Gras Casino.
Activities in Hallandale Beach
Tourists who have visited Hallandale Beach in Florida have casted their votes on the online travel website tripadvisor.com, deciding which attractions are the best to see or experience when travelling in Hallandale Beach. The following destinations managed to make it to the top five:
- Gulfstream Park
- Hallandale Beach Park
- Mardi Gras Casino
- Joseph Scavo Park
- Hallandale Beach Golf Courses
Gulfstream Park is a dual purposed horse racing track and casino, and it is one of the most frequented and one of the most important horse racing venues. Each horse racing event taking place inside Gulfstream Park draws a lot of visitors not just from the United States, but also from countries overseas. Another casino and racing track venue that draws a lot of tourists is the Mardi Gras Casino, which was formerly known as the Hollywood Greyhound Track, which boasts more than 900 slot machines, nightly poker tournaments where gamers are free to enter, virtual table games including virtual roulette and virtual blackjack, and a set of variety entertainment every night.
Aside from their casino, greyhound races also happen inside the venue, with four major stakes being held in the Mardi Gras Casino – the Mardi Gras Futurity, the Mardi Gras World Classic, the Joe Ryan Jr. Memorial and the American Derby. There are also a number of restaurants inside the Mardi Gras Casino, and among them are Mezz Grill, which is a casual bar that serves sandwiches and pizzas; the Café Orleans, which serves sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods; Louie’s Lounge, which stands as the premium bar, offering late night menus; and the French Quarter, which is Mardi Gras Casino’s signature restaurant, offering high end cuisine.
Hallandale Beach Park is where tourists flock to get a good amount of sunlight. The park offers lush greeneries, full of trees, shrubs and flowering plants. The park also has a number of athletic facilities and community centers, a playground for children, and access to the world renowned Hallandale Beach. Joseph Scavo Park is another park inside Hallandale Beach where tourists and locals could take a walk.
Finally, there’s the Hallandale Beach Golf Courses, which can be found in a number of locations scattered inside the city’s boundaries. One of the best golf courses in Hallandale Beach is the Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club, which is regarded as a quite gem in the center of the city.
Accommodation Inside Hallandale Beach
A number of accommodation options are available in the city. Hotels in Hallandale Beach Florida are situated near the beach, and some of the best hotels inside the city offer a variety of facilities, and have gained high, positive reviews from visitors. The Beach Club Hallandale is a condominium complex built near the beach park, and it has a huge number of units that tourists could either buy or rent.
Some units can also be found uploaded on Airbnb, and tourists could possibly get a discount by booking through them. Other hotels inside Hallandale Beach Miami are Beachwalk Resort, Best Western, Hampton Inn by Hilton, Crown Plaza Hotel, Residence Inn by Marriott, Turnberry Isle Miami and Courtyard by Marriott.