What to do in Hollywood, FL

Activities, attractions and tours
Anne Kolb Nature Center showing forest scenes and a bridge

Hollywood Attractions

Situated halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood offers miles of sparkling, white-sand beaches with a familiar hometown feel. Made to resemble its West Coast sister, Florida’s "Hollywood by the Sea" boasts the seaside charm of its Californian counterpart minus the movie-star obsession. Travelers come here to stroll the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk—a wide-laned promenade with more than 50 restaurants, 30 retail shops, and 3 oceanfront resorts. With a vivid arts scene, a golf course, and pristine beaches that welcome hundreds of newly hatched sea turtles each summer, there's more to Hollywood than immediately meets the eye.

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Hollywood must see attractions

1. Hollywood Beach

Adorned with a range of cafés, restaurants and deluxe resorts, Hollywood Beach is the principal strand in the heart of the Florida town of Hollywood. It runs alongside the busy Hollywood Broadwalk and offers all types of entertaining activities. Cycle along the promenade, taking in the sights of the sandy stretch and the Atlantic Ocean beyond it.
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Hollywood Beach which includes a sandy beach, general coastal views and tropical scenes

2. Hollywood North Beach Park

Hollywood North Beach Park is a leafy treasure at the North End of Broadwalk. It includes a grassy area woven with meandering walking paths at the back of a long and narrow stretch of sand. Admire the vistas of the blue-green hues making up the ocean water along the park’s eastern side.
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Hollywood North Beach Park

3. Hollywood Beach Theatre

Five nights a week, the open-air stage of Hollywood Beach Theatre offers music and entertainment. This fun and casual beachside theater’s program is organized by the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Watch all types of bands playing for fans in their flip-flops in the evening.
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Hollywood Beach Theater

4. The ArtsPark at Young Circle

Hollywood ArtsPark at Young Circle Park sits on a spacious roundabout in Downtown Hollywood, Florida. This has always been a favorite meeting place, but it became more than just an urban park with a playground when it was transformed into a visual and performance arts space in 2007. Visit this inspiring multi-purpose park to see fun and fascinating live performances and movies or partake in festivals or workshops.
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The ArtsPark at Young Circle

5. Anne Kolb Nature Center

Cycle, walk, jog, paddle or fish in one of Hollywood’s largest regional parks, the Anne Kolb Nature Center. Measuring 1,501 acres (607 hectares), the nature center complex provides a great network of boardwalk mangrove paths and boating trails through the wetlands. It’s part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
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Anne Kolb Nature Center which includes a bridge and a lake or waterhole

What to do in Hollywood

Free Things to Do in Hollywood

Traveling on a lean budget in Hollywood? Spend time, not money, on fabulous experiences.

Hollywood Beach Theatre - This is an essential stop for culture vultures wanting to add an artistic flourish to their trip.

Mc Tyre Park - Make time for play and add a bit of excitement to your time here.

Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood - Dig out your guidebook and find out why this place is worth adding to your itinerary.

Congregation Ahavat Shalom - No matter what you believe in, this site will invoke a sense of reverence in you.

Hollywood Beach - Devour a good book or listen to a popular playlist while sitting in the sunshine.

Mary Saunders Park - Work on your green thumb and appreciate the wide variety of plants on show.

Areas & Neighborhoods in Hollywood


Find everything you need in Hollywood’s bustling downtown commercial center, from breezy boutiques to eclectic eateries. The Hollywood Beach Golf Resort sits conveniently in the center of the city, and the Yellow Green Farmers Market—South Florida's largest —hosts more than 300 purveyors on the weekends.

Hollywood Beach

Whether your definition of the perfect beach day involves a dog-eared paperback, a boogie board, or plenty of ice-cold beverages to keep you afloat, Hollywood Beach delivers the goods. Before sinking into the sand, join the masses and run, bike, or rollerblade along the Broadwalk, pausing to snap a selfie in front of the famous dolphin fountain along the way.

ArtsPark at Young Circle

Hollywood might seem like a typical seaside town—that is, until you hit ArtsPark at Young Circle. Here, an iconoclastic art movement is unfolding inside a 10-acre (4-ha) greenspace. Locals flock to the park’s lawns to soak up performing arts performances and to dine at the city's finger-licking food trucks. A trip here isn't complete without a visit to the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood and Hollywood Hot Glass, which offers workshops for aspiring glassblowers of all ages.

Things to See in Hollywood

With countless natural wonders and a Downtown Hollywood historic district that brims with Golden Age charm, there are a bevy of things to see in Hollywood. Consider paying homage to the man who made it all possible with a visit to the Joseph Wesley Young House, a Mediterranean-style mansion where the city's founder—a Laguna Beach native—hatched his plans for the Hollywood of the east. Then, check out the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, a blossoming art installation forged by Broward County's creative types.

Sightseeing in Hollywood

Of all the things to do in Hollywood, a tour on the $1 trolley is a must. Then, to fully immerse yourself in South Florida's sun-drenched charms, head to the Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park. Here, more than 1,500 acres (607 ha) of mangrove wetlands beckon. If plan to visit in late summer, you even can arrange to watch baby sea turtles emerging from their eggs. For an even wilder walk on the wild side, make the 1-hour trek to the Everglades for an up-close look at the American crocodile.

Things to Do in Hollywood with Kids

There's fun for the entire family wherever you roam in Hollywood. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can enjoy together that are certain to make your getaway memorable:


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Frequently asked questions

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What to do in Hollywood on a rainy day?
If it’s raining during your trip, put your umbrella aside and dive into a couple of these fun indoor activities:

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What can you do in Hollywood for free?
You’ll hardly have time to pull your wallet out of your bag with so many incredible free things to do:

  • Hollywood Beach
  • Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood
  • Hollywood North Beach Park
  • North Broadwalk

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