Sandwiched between Fort Lauderdale and Miami—but without the crowds and rowdy spring breakers—Hollywood has a laid-back appeal with plenty of attractions and activities to keep people entertained.
The city has dozens of parks, seven golf courses and family-friendly spots like Anne Kolb Nature Center. Situated on about 20 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway, the nature center is rich in native vegetation and wildlife, with a 3,500-gallon aquarium, an outdoor amphitheater, a 68-foot observation tower, a fishing pier, and miles of biking and hiking trails.
Another not-to-miss attraction is the 2.5-mile Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, which attracts hundreds of joggers, bicyclists and rollerbladers. This vibrant, brick-paved thoroughfare is lined with trendy restaurants—along with an eclectic array of food trucks—gift shops, a farmers market and the Hollywood Beach Theatre, where you can catch live music Wednesday through Sunday.
Where to Stay
The newly revamped Diplomat Beach Resort recently underwent a $100 million renovation. The resort now offers 10 culinary destinations, all with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. The Diplomat Beach Resort is also rolling out a new partnership with Core Fitness Training. The CFT Studio at the Diplomat Landing has state-of-the-art equipment and innovative daily classes, from sunrise and sunset yoga on the beach to intense boot camps and functional fitness training designed to build lean muscle tissue, burn fat and boost metabolism. After your workout, unwind at the resort’s luxurious spa.