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Welcome to Hollywood!
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Hollywood is a classic Florida beachtown that’s enchanted visitors since the 1920s Hollywood, Florida. It’s South Florida but without the attitude. Sunny charm mingles with natural surroundings, offering a paradise for families, nature enthusiasts and luxury seekers alike.
There’s always something to see and do in Hollywood, where the pace can be as energetic or as leisurely as the occasion inspires. Take the Hollywood Trolley to discover amazing places form the one beach Broadwalk in Florida to the quaint and vibrant Downtown. Located close to the airport and between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, you’ll love what you find in Hollywood!
Where the Waters are Always Warm
With more than $100 million in public improvements made along the oceanfront, Hollywood Beach is ready for its close up! 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 Boardwalk’s by Travel + Leisure magazine, this brick-paved thoroughfare is a haven for joggers, bicyclists, rollerbladers and all who’d prefer to take in the action from the comfort of one of the countless eateries and café’s 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 mom’s and dad’s 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. City leaders recently voted to move forward with a public/private partnership to build the first Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Beach Resort on a six acre site on the broadwalk. This island-themed family-friendly resort will feature shops, restaurants and an immense outdoor entertainment area.
The Feeling of Yesteryear – Our Historic Downtown
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, the pedestrian-friendly environment is the perfect place to enjoy South Florida. Just minutes from the beach, the Downtown district is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the backdrop for year-round festivals, street markets and entertainment. Feed your hunger for the arts at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Here, modern art exhibitions and progressivedance and musical performances reflect Hollywood’s devotion to the creative spirit. If it’s nightlife you crave, nobody does it better. Get a taste of South Florida’s international music and culture that include live jazz, blues, rock, Latin and R&B. In the heart of downtown, the ArtsPark at Young Circle offers a vast, 10-acre playground for people of all ages.
Hop on the Trolley
The Hollywood Trolley makes getting around Hollywood Beach and Downtown a breeze. Visitors and residents can board the trolley at more than a dozen convenient locations near Hollywood’s major activity and parking areas.
The Hollywood Trolley invites you to explore the many things to see and do in Hollywood. From dining and cultural activities in Historic Downtown to exploring our good nature in North Beach and oceanfront dining, shopping and recreation in Central and South Beach, you’ll see why Hollywood has been named an All-America City and one of Fodor’s Best Beaches for families.
For trolley service information, please call 954.921.3551.
With an ideal location on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, and easy access by sea, air and land, it’s easy to understand why Hollywood is recognized as a leader in international trade, tourism and economic development.
After all, Hollywood is the home to Port Everglades, with more than 3 million cruise ship passengers each year. By 2011, the Port is expected to become the cruise ship capital of the world with the home-porting Royal Caribbean’s two new 5,400-passenger Oasis class vessels. Its convenient location to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Miami International airports offers easy accessibility to business and leisure travelers.
In fact, with a push from its International Tourism Sales Program, Hollywood is seeing visitor growth from destinations in the U.K., Europe, South America, Canada and Scandinavia.