Explore Hollywood | Downtown


WITH its seven miles of glorious beach, certified “Blue Wave” status, two and a half mile boardwalk with eco-friendly lighting, Travel + Leisure’s designation as “America’s Best Beach Boardwalk”, Fodor Travel Guide’s honor as “Best Beach for Families”, an abundance of small lodgings with Superior ratings, dozens of restaurants and shops, three oceanfront parks, and free outdoor concerts there’s little wonder why this classic beach town has captured the hearts of residents and visitors for nearly 100 years.

Ready for some fun in the sun? Go scuba diving, rent a bike or cabana, go on an eco-adventure, hop on a boat, paddleboard, or wave runner. Need a beach break? How about a little sightseeing, shopping, spa time or a round of golf? Immerse yourself in a festival, event, gallery, museum, ballet or the local art community; the choice is all yours.

Working up an appetite yet? Whether you choose to enjoy a meal Downtown, Oceanfront or Dockside, you’ll find dozens of choices for you to explore. We’ve included a link below where you can get access the Hollywood Beach and Downtown Dining Guide.

Ready to enjoy the nightlife? From reggae to rock-n-roll, live theatre to casino, festivals and events, you’re likely to find exactly what you’re looking for. And at the end of the day whether you choose a luxury hotel, spa/resort, pet friendly, beach property or campground to call home during your stay, you’ll discover why visitors from around the corner and around the world, find what they’re looking for in beautiful Hollywood Beach. If you’re interested in reading more about the recent happenings, here’s a link to our Hollywood Beach | Downtown Journal (blog) page.


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05-24 HOLLYWOOD DOWNTOWN MONA LISA MURAL-2 OPTHOLLYWOOD: The Downtown Hollywood district is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the backdrop for year-round festivals, street markets, and entertainment. Here you’ll find quaint sidewalk cafés, brick-lined walks, and six blocks of unique boutiques, shops, art galleries with dozens of great restaurants all along Hollywood Blvd. & Harrison Street. There are also nearly two dozen murals that comprise the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project and you can either explore them on your own or join the free guided walking tour during ArtWalk on the third Saturday of every month. If decide to come and explore this fantastic pedestrian-friendly area, this link will take you to a great online resource available on the Visit Hollywood website.



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HOLLYWOOD BEACH BROADWALK: Founder Joseph Wesley Young, Jr. made the first purchases of land in 1920 from property owned by the Hollywood Land & Water Company and in 2015, the planned paradise Young named “Hollywood” celebrated its 90th Birthday. For more than 60 years, the Annual Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade rolls down the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk (between Missouri St. & Tyler St.). This is a pic from Polk St (one block north of Tyler) and if you decide to explore this area, use 298 N Surf Road, 33019 to make your way here. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or get a table and enjoy any one of the many wonderful seaside restaurants.


10-11-hollywood-beach-quadoman-the-le-tub-saloon-1003-480x480-optHOLLYWOOD BEACH: Here’s a haunt from BrowardPalmBeach.com where we learned the Hollywood Beach Resort Hotel was once known as the stomping grounds for Al Capone. The hotel is particularly known for paranormal and unexplained activities on the seventh floor. Reports of apparitions and ghostly orbs haunting that floor have run rampant for decades. There have been reports of disembodied voices calling out to guests, weird lights glowing from out of nowhere, and ghostly manifestations appearing. When one of our A1A adventures brought us to Hollywood Beach at 11pm, we decided to check in to this hotel and see if we could experience a haunting for ourselves. While we were in fact haunted during our stay, it definitely wasn’t the paranormal that will keep us from returning to this historic location (we’ll save that story for another day). We shot this pic at the nearby Le Tub Saloon where we happily pushed aside our lodging experience and enjoyed waterside snacks and cocktails in a funky-cool atmosphere on the Intracoastal Waterway; if you decide to come and check this place out, head to 1100 N Ocean Dr., 33019.

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