Among America's Best Beach Boardwalks
Nestled between Fort Lauderdale and Miami is Hollywood, a classic Florida beachtown that's enchanted visitors since the 1920s. Hollywood Beach features a one-of-a-kind oceanfront promenade called the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk that stretches nearly two and a half miles along the Atlantic. Named one of America's Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leisure magazine, this brick-paved thoroughfare is a haven for joggers, bicyclists, roller-bladers and all who'd prefer to take in the action from the comfort of one of the countless eateries and cafés along the way. The easy ocean access and village-like feel make this a can't miss destination with numerous highly-rated restaurants, small inns and hotels right on the broadwalk adding to its yesteryear charm. Family dining becomes stress-free, as Moms and Dads kick back to enjoy a seaside meal while their little ones entertain themselves in the sand just steps away. Two broadwalk parks attract kids of all ages to play paddleball at the historic Garfield Street courts or cool off in the whimsical dolphin play fountain. Locals rave about Josh's Organic Market which sets up shop on the south end of the Hollywood Broadwalk every weekend selling garden fresh produce and blending a variety of mouth-watering exotic, tropical smoothies from its seaside stand.
• 2.5 mile paved walking, jogging and biking path with eco-friendly lighting
• 7 miles of beach
• 10 consecutive years as a Blue Wave Certified Clean Beach by the Clean Beaches Council
• 2010 Travel + Leisure America's Best Beach Boardwalk
• 2009 Fodor Travel Guide "Best Beach for Families"
• Home to 28 of the 77 Hotels and Inns rated Superior Small Lodgings (SSLs) in Greater Fort Lauderdale
• Dozens of restaurants and shops
• 3 oceanfront parks featuring playgrounds, paddleball courts, ping pong tables, interactive water play fountain, picnic pavilions and restrooms
• Free outdoor concerts at the Hollywood Beach Theatre
Dining and Entertainment District - Downtown Hollywood.
Characterized by quaint sidewalk cafés, brick-lined walks, and six blocks of unique boutiques, shops, art galleries and dozens of excellent restaurants along Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street, this pedestrian-friendly environment is the perfect place to enjoy South Florida. Just minutes from the beach and Fort Lauderdale, the Downtown Hollywood, FL district is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the backdrop for year-round festivals, street markets, and entertainment.
If it's nightlife and clubs near Fort Lauderdale you crave, nobody does it better than Hollywood. Get a taste of South Florida's international music and culture with live jazz, blues, rock, Latin, and R&B. Bars and clubs are concentrated tightly here, allowing you to enjoy a variety of experiences just a few steps apart. Order a refreshing cocktail and find out why Downtown Hollywood is just as fascinating at night as it is during the day.
You can also feed your hunger for the arts at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Here, modern art exhibitions and progressive dance and musical performances reflect Hollywood's devotion to the creative spirit. In the heart of Downtown, the ArtsPark at Young Circle offers a vast, 10-acre playground for people of all ages.
Find out everything you need to know about the many attractions and things to do in Downtown Hollywood by ordering your free vacation planner today. The culture, restaurants, shops, clubs, and nightlife in Downtown entice visitors from Fort Lauderdale other areas across South Florida to experience the best our beach town has to offer.
Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale Attractions
ArtsPark at Young Circle10-acre interactive park in Downtown Hollywood. Children’s play area, interactive fountain, promenade for jogging or strolling, site for art and culture activities.
Hollywood Boulevard at U.S. 1
When you visit Downtown Hollywood, make sure you bring your appetite. It's home to the area's most delicious dining, from seared steak to fresh local seafood, from authentic American to foreign flavors, from big breakfasts to divine desserts. Downtown is also home to unique boutiques, art galleries, hip nightclubs and cultural hot spots that offer another taste of Hollywood's distinct flavor.
From 21st Avenue to Young Circle on Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street.
If you haven't seen South Florida from the water, you haven't seen South Florida! Join us and see why we are more than just a boat ride! Enjoy a leisurely cruise along Fort Lauderdale's world famous waterways which have earned the city the nickname, "The Venice of America." Go to the beach, shop and dine on spectacular Las Olas Blvd, and see the cruise ships at Port Everglades. Not sure where to go? Our crew will happily help you plan your day as you float past many interesting sites from mansions to megayachts. Your ticket allows unlimited boardings from any our 16 stops throughout Fort Lauderdale & Hollywood. For fares and schedules, visit www.watertaxi.com.
Hollywood Trails: Eco-Adventure Kewl Bicycle Tours (HT4)
Traveling along safe bike paths and the beach, HT4 will take the public for 5 to 30 mile rides six days a week.
Hollywood Organic Brewery
Delicious handcrafted organic premium beer with homemade dishes made fresh everyday, all served up in a friendly and fun atmosphere with the perfect ocean view of Hollywood Beach. That's what the Organic Brewery experience is all about.
290 N. Broadwalk, Hollywood
Dave & Buster's
58,000 sq ft Entertainment Complex with video games, pool tables, 2 full service bars.
3000 Oakwood Blvd, Hollywood
Our parks bring out the best in everyone because we offer exciting attractions and fun elements. From rock walls to sky coasters, bumper cars to go cars and much, much more!
Prices vary by activity. Some attractions may close without notice due to weather conditions or maintenance. There may be height, weight and age restrictions for some rides. Be sure to call for current information.
1801 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach
Gulfstream VillageThe Village at Gulfstream Park is South Florida's newest outdoor shopping and entertainment destination, featuring a sizzling collection of fashion boutiques, home accessory shops, signature restaurants, outdoor cafes and nightclubs.
501 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach
Mardi Gras GamingThe Track offers South Floridians and our visitors much more than just greyhound racing. There is a Poker Room offered during all live racing. The Flea Market is open for your shopping pleasures every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach
Gulfstream ParkThoroughbred trainers and riders have praised Gulfstream Park's new racing surfaces as the best in the sport. Since the barns opened at Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows, the nation's leading trainers have been filling them up with the top stakes winners on the racing circuit. And that means world-class racing right here at Gulfstream Park accompanied by family fun and entertainment. Home of the Florida Derby!
901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach
Dania Jai-AlaiExplore this super-sport called the world's fastest ballgame by the Guinness Book of World Records. Jai-Alai is a thrilling, dangerous, high-speed game, played with a rock-hard ball traveling up to 180 mph, and taking in the games is one of the most distinctively local things to do in South Florida.
301 E. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino HollywoodSouth Florida's leading entertainment destination featuring 50 live action poker tables and 2,400 of the most popular gaming machines on the casino floor including a new, non-smoking gaming room.
One Seminole Way, Hollywood