Get to know Hollywood
Hollywood is a bustling burg, close to the action of adjacent Fort Lauderdale and more distant Miami, but big enough that you’ll never need to leave your hometown. There’s a 2.5-mile promenade along the family-friendly beach, a giant nature center, parks (including the ArtsPark, housed in a traffic circle), arthouse films, murals, galleries, and retail opportunities in both shopping centers and the historic downtown district. Hollywood (like its West Coast cousin) has a vibrant restaurant scene, with welcoming and intriguing sidewalk cafés, diverse ethnic offerings, beachside dives, and fancy destination restaurants. Unlike the other Hollywood, people actually walk and bike to get around this famously livable community.