A coastal town midway between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, the two major tourist destinations on the east coast of the Florida peninsula, Hollywood offers the clean, relaxing atmosphere found in smaller towns. Founded in 1925, Hollywood has become a safe tourist destination where restaurants, beaches and reasonably priced hotels are a paradise for vacationers. More relaxed than its posh neighbors, the city of Hollywood hosts a large community of Canadians throughout the year. In the winter, the “Snowbirds” flee the harsh northern climate to take refuge in sunny Hollywood.
You may have heard of the famous “Boardwalk” on the sea, where walkers, cyclists, skaters or motorcyclists mingle at all hours of the day and night. This walkway runs along the Atlantic Ocean for over two and a half miles; you have no excuse to spend a week lying on the beach!
Walk, ride, run, or wander along this well-known promenade, founded in honor of the boardwalk that winds through its namesake in California. However, the Hollywood in Florida should not be confused with the iconic West Coast city harboring actors in their search for glory. Joseph Young, the founder of this Florida city, named it in honor of the California city where he made his fortune.
Less “glamorous” than the mythical city of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Florida has earned the nickname “The Diamond of the Gold Coast,” a tribute to the various aspects of the small town.
Hollywood is also home to an important Native American reservation of the Seminole people of the Creek culture. Only a few cultural traces remain of this Native American nation—street names, a community center and even a casino! There are plenty of gaming establishments in Hollywood, frequented by tourists for a game of poker or a session at the slot machine. The Seminole Hard Rock Casino is worth a trip for gambling enthusiasts as well as anyone who appreciates a good meal.
When you visit Florida’s east coast, make a stop in Hollywood to discover a genuine, unpretentious town where you’re sure to feel at home. Less ostentatious than South Beach, Hollywood Beach offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere that just might strike your fancy. Impress the crowds with stories of your memorable stay… in Hollywood!
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Welcome to the 61st annual Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade. The parade is scheduled to roll down the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7pm.
Come enjoy and experience St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival in Downtown Hollywood, Florida!
The easiest way to get around Hollywood and South Florida is by car. The city is set up on a grid system, and is fairly easy to navigate. Enjoy driving along the State Road A1A which provides a scenic drive along the beach.
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