You will find Big Easy Casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida. And while Big Easy Casino boasts a sensational gaming and dining atmosphere, among other attractions, you’re short-selling yourself if you only visit the casino during your time in Hallandale Beach.
If you’re looking for a few more fun things to do during your vacation or weekend getaway to the area, check out the following attractions close to Big Easy Casino.
From a well-known casino outlet (not named Big Easy) to the beach, and even a few outdoor parks and playgrounds, there is plenty to do here for anyone in your travel group.
Are you ready to find some ways to have fun when you’re looking to venture away from Big Easy Casino? Keep reading for more information.
1 – Gulfstream Park
This attraction received the 2020 Travelers Choice Award. When you venture from Big Easy Casino to this gaming venue, you will definitely see why. So, if you need a break from the gaming action at the venue, see what’s happening over at 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach.
It’s a great option to consider if you’re looking to witness some live racing, which occurs every Friday through Sunday from April 1st through September 26th. But they offer more than just horse racing.
Along with the four main casino table games, you’ll also find several hot promotions going on, with a number of events, entertainment options, dining, and shopping opportunities. In short, you’re getting even more opportunities here than arguably any other casino in the area.
Come on out, enjoy the races, try your luck at the slots and tables, and don’t forget to grab a bite or hit the retail outlets if you’ve won big during your time at Gulfstream Park.
2 – Hallandale Beach
If you’re playing either at Big Easy Casino or Gulfstream Park, or even both, odds are they’re not the number one reason you came to Hallandale Beach. Hallandale Beach probably sums up why you ventured to Hallandale Beach.
So, if that’s the case, odds are you’re looking to learn more about what this sensational beach offers. For one, you’re getting a clean landscape and a spacious setting. Even during the tourist months of the year, it doesn’t get too crazy so kudos to them for that.
The only real caveat is that some reviewers have stressed the expensive parking. You can drive up and down the coast all you want in search of a good parking rate, but it doesn’t exist. But other than that, you will have a good time and you will probably spend the majority of it at Hallandale Beach.
3 – Joseph Scavo Park
If you have young kids in your travel group, Joseph Scavo Park makes for a sensational visit. You will find it at 900 Three Islands Boulevard in Hallandale, and given the amount of playground equipment the park offers, your kids will probably keep you there a while.
And if you’re looking for a place to get a solid workout in, not that running and swimming at the beach is exercise enough, they also have several running/walking trails here, along with a basketball court. It’s also a great place to burn some stress if it got to you at Big Easy Casino.
4 – BF James Park and Pool
Having opened back in July 2014, BF James Park and Pool is at 777 NW 1st Avenue in Hallandale Beach. And if you’re looking for a fun place to hang out near Big Easy Casino, you will find this one just three-tenths of a mile away.
This ADA Accessible Park includes more basketball courts, an outdoor trail, lots of convenient parking spaces, a playground, pavilion, and pool.
Much like Joseph Scavo Park, BF James Park and Pool is a good place to spend a clear day if you’re looking to take a break from both the casino and the beach.
5 – Oreste Blake Johnson Park
Yes, you’re getting yet another park on today’s list. But hey, during those warmer months when the tourists frequent the area, you’re probably going to run into a few crowds. And if this is when you ventured to Hallandale Beach, you will also come across some full parks.
However, with multiple solid options, odds are you will find at least one not-so-crowded park. When there’s no room to park or play at Joseph Scavo or BF James, perhaps luck will side with you at Oreste Blake Johnson Park?
And this one has just about every amenity you can ask for. You’re pretty much getting everything mentioned in the above two subheadings, but OB goes a little further.
Yeah, so if you’re in town with a large travel group and you’re all looking for something different to do, odds are you will find something that will suit all ages and interest levels right here at Oreste Blake Johnson Park.
6 – Curci House
From a plethora of parks to a historic site, you will find the Curci House at 324 SW 2nd Avenue in Hallandale Beach. It’s actually closer to Gulfstream Park than it is Big Easy Casino, so if you’re playing at the latter and you’re looking to venture to a cool historic location, it’s within one mile from the venue.
Also known as Villa Providence, many come out to admire the building’s architecture as opposed to the interior, in which only a few furnishings from its formative years remain. They open it at times, but reviewers have stated that it’s often closed to the public given the number of private events held here.
Back in 2013, they listed it on the National Register of Historic Places, and the building, which features Italian Renaissance Architecture, will tell you the fascinating history of the family that called the place home.
So before you go, make sure it’s open to the public, and immerse yourself in a remarkable piece of history that comprises one of a few hidden gems in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
7 – The Village at Gulfstream Park
The Village at Gulfstream Park is the ideal place to spend your winnings if you were lucky enough to hit it big at either Big Easy Casino or Gulfstream Park. You’re looking at the premier open-air shopping destination in Hallandale Beach, and even if you did not win at the venues, it’s still worth visiting.
Head over to S 501 Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach and you will run right into it. They feature 12 home stores, such as Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, and more. Yes, you’re getting a few unique names under the Florida sun here.
So, escape those adrenaline-pumping games for a while, or retreat from the beach once you’ve soaked up the sun, and experience the opportunities that await you in the Village at Gulfstream Park.
8 – Alligator Tours
After we’ve explored a second casino, a beach, several parks, plus a couple of odds and ends attractions, it’s time to embark on a sightseeing tour. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with the Alligator Tours.
This one’s a little pricey, with prices starting at $58.99 per TripAdvisor, but it’s an airboat tour of the Florida Everglades you do not want to miss out on. Starting in Fort Lauderdale and ending at Everglades Park, you will get up close and personal with Florida’s natural beauty and wildlife—including those gators.
Navigate through those wetlands, and expect VIP treatment from the time they pick you up over at your hotel room. They’ll get you your tickets and don’t forget to accept their offer and get that picture with the baby alligator. And that’s just the beginning.
As you can see, Hallandale Beach is easily a top tourist attraction and there is so much more to do here than just frequenting Big Easy Casino or its neighbor, Gulfstream Park. So when you’re looking to get out and about to explore the area, make sure you use today’s post as a starting point for an epic adventure.
And keep in mind, there are far more attractions, and casinos in Florida, to visit than what we listed here, so make sure you scour the area when you arrive, take a few notes, and point out a few more places in the region that you wouldn’t mind visiting.
Whenever you’re planning your casino trip to Big Easy Casino, don’t forget to take note of all these attractions. But if you’re already been there, share your favorite parts with us! We love hearing about your experiences. Drop a comment in the section down below and tell us what you love about Big Easy and its nearby attractions.