Things to do in Fort Lauderdale
Founded in the early 1920s, the City of Hollywood was built as Joseph Wesley Young’s “Dream City in Florida.” Centrally located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood is historic yet contemporary. It is a beach town with major shopping, attractions and an oceanfront one-of-a-kind promenade—The Hollywood Beach Broadwalk— that has been named one of America’s Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leisure magazine. Hollywood is also a vibrant hub of arts and cultural activities with a multitude of dining options.
Aventura Mall (15 minutes) - The largest conventional shopping mall in Florida. Home to 300 stores, including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, and restaurants. Bal Harbour Shops (15 minutes) - Luxury fashion shopping in an open-air mall. Experience a collection of upscale stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus along with designer boutiques including Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo and Chopard and restaurants. Sawgrass Mills Mall (30 minutes) - Florida’s largest outlet, value retail and entertainment destination. Pick up great values at stores ranging from PUMA Outlet to Burberry Factory Outlet, and everything in between, while indulging in food from two food courts and seven restaurants. Afterwards, take advantage of the entertainment at Regal Sawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX, The Billiard Club and GameRoom. The Village at Gulfstream Park (10 minutes) - Outdoor shopping mall only 3 miles away. Shop at fashion boutiques and home accessory shops including Z Gallerie, Crate & Barrel, West Elm and Pottery Barn, and enjoy the food at the gourmet restaurants and up-scale pubs.
FOR YOU TO ENJOY
Arts Park at Young Circle (10 minutes) - 10 acre interactive park in the heart of Downtown Hollywood just steps away from sidewalk cafes. Play in the interactive fountain, take a walk on the promenade or treat yourself to a musical performance. Everglades (30 minutes) - Tour the largest remaining swamp land in the world. Experience the thrill of an airboat ride and see alligators, turtles, rare birds and more. Diplomat Landing Marina - Guests can dock their boat for free at our Marina with slip s up to 65 feet and doublewide slips. Recharge with a day on the water aboard a chartered yacht by Water Fantaseas or plan an evening of dining on the water (www.waterfantaseas.com).
EAT WELL LIVE FULLY
GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill (5 minutes) - Treat yourself to seafood and memorable sunsets. Lola’s on Harrison (10 minutes) - Enjoy a creative twist on contemporary American cuisine. Fulvio’s 1990 (10 minutes) - Indulge in classic Italian food in an upscale atmosphere. Downtown Hollywood (10 minutes) - Hollywood comes alive at night with monthly art festivals, weekly food events and dozens of delectable restaurants. Take advantage of the bars and clubs that are just steps apart from each other. Las Olas Boulevard (20 minutes) - From big restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory to organic eateries and Brazilian steakhouses, Las Olas Boulevard is an eclectic dining district. Unwind in the late night at one of the many newly-opened pubs, bars or lounges. Riverwalk (20 minutes) - Known as the Club District of Fort Lauderdale, Riverwalk also has a selection of pizza, sushi and Italian restaurants that do not disappoint. Choose from Top-40, Hip-Hop, Latin, Middle Eastern themed and Caribbean clubs to have an energizing night.
Get around Hollywood Beach and Downtown without the worry of driving and parking. Explore the All-American City by boarding the trolley from our hotel lobby or any of the dozen convenient locations around Hollywood. Enjoy nature at Anne Kolb Nature Center and North Beach Park, indulge in oceanfront dining or delight in the culture activities in historic Downtown Hollywood. For more information on the Hollywood Trolley, please visit http://www.visithollywoodfl.org/trolley.aspx.
Experience Hollywood in a relaxing environment from the Intracoastal Waterway. Come aboard the Water Taxi at our Marina or at the dockside eateries—Giorgio’s Bakery and Joe’s Tiki Bar and Grill. Hop on and off the taxi all day at any of the Hollywood stops or cruise north to Fort Lauderdale for more dining, shopping and entertainment. For more information on the Water Taxi, please visit http://www.watertaxi.com.