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Things To Do New Year’s Day in Broward

If you are out and about, plenty of attractions, parks and holiday exhibits in South Florida New Year's Day. Some are free.

Fern Forest. Photo/Broward Parks & Recreation

New Year's Day 2024


  • Florida State Parks that are usually open on Fridays are open January 1, a few in Florida feature first-day hike events, regular entry fees apply
  • Broward parks offer amenities for nature walks, picnicking, and fitness, playgrounds,  and other activities.  Some feature holiday entry fees of $1.50 for ages 6 and older. Some are always free.

Municipal and neighborhood parks — browse website of municipality you're interested in.

 includes tennis, picnic tables & a 2-mile paved path — primarily around a lake — for walking, running, biking & skateboarding, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood 33021, 954-357-8811,

Fern Forest in North Broward features several nature paths, including its elevated boardwalk into cypress/maple swamp, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek 33063, 954-357-5198, read our feature

Quiet Waters Park, includes a butterfly garden & nature path, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach 33442, 954-357-5100 

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk — lovely 2.5-mile length between waves rolling ashore and  shops, hotels & restaurants

Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk — delightful stretch along the New River from about Southwest Fifth Street east toward Federal Highway, incorporating Esplanade Park

  • AllGolf  in Pembroke Pines open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. January 1, with 2 18-hole mini golf courses & a driving range. Fees for miniature golf are $11 Mondays to Fridays, $12 Saturdays and Sundays for  18 holes, $2 extra for 36 holes, free for ages 4 & younger, 950 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines 33028, 954-441-1333, website .
  • Bike routes in Broward, lots are free



  • Swap Shop, with  flea market,  drive-in theater & Ferrari museum, 954-791-7927, 3291 W. Sunrise Boulevard,Lauderhill 33311
  • Festival Marketplace in Pompano is an indoor bazaar with about 200 vendors, including independent businesses, 954-979-4555, 2900 W. Sample Road, Pompano Beach, 33073
  • Lake Worth Swap Shop flea market is open Mondays, Thursdays and weekends, including holidays. Parking is $1 – $4.  Lake Worth Swap Shop, 561-965-4518, 3438 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth 33461
  • Stores  and other businesses are usually open, some with limited hours

Fun & entertainment from home


  • bowling lanes, phone for reservations & information,including
    • SparZ, 5325 South University Drive, Davie 33328, 954-434-9663
    • AMF Pembroke Pines Lanes, 1940 N. University Drive, Pembroke Pines 33024, 954-432-5500, 3 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.. January 1
    • Sawgrass Lanes, 8501 N. University Drive,  Tamarac  33321, 954-722-2700,  3 p.m. to 11:30 January 1
    •  Bowlero Davie, 8200 W. State Road 84, Davie 33324, 954-473-8822, 3 p.m. – 11:30 January 1
    • Bowlero Dania, 1801 Way Pointe Plaza, Dania 33004, 954-374-1935, 3 p.m. – 11:30 p.m January 1
    • Manor Lanes Bowling, 1517 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors 333015, 954-566-7457
  • movie theaters
  • casinos


Please return to this feature. We're adding other ideas for fun & recreation.


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