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.
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.
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.