Conveniently located between Ft Lauderdale and Miami, Hollywood, Florida is the twelfth largest cities in the state. A century ago the developer Joseph Young made a significant step to fulfill his dream – building a second Hollywood on the East coast. The ambitious developer purchased the first square mile of a city that he would later call Hollywood-by-the-Sea. The visionary Joseph Young transformed an underdeveloped stretch of pine forests, plantations and low-lying marshlands into an attractive beach destination. Florida’s Hollywood flourished in the mid 20th century and today is a modern holiday spot for both Americans and European tourists.
With over 140,000 residents Hollywood Florida is a vital transportation hub for the south-eastern part of the United States. The city prides itself as having one of the busiest ports worldwide – Port Everglades. Two major airports serve Hollywood: Miami International and Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International airports. The Florida Turnpike and Interstate 95 provide quick connections for travel by car and a commuter rail line (the Tri-rail) and several railroads provide an alternative way to reach Hollywood.
Hollywood’s Downtown is a venue for cultural events year-round and a preferred tourist spot for dining & clubbing all night long. Another prime attraction is the unique 2.5 mile long Broadwalk along Hollywood beach and was named one of America’s top ten nostalgic promenades by USA Today. The oceanfront Broadwalk is a pedestrianized zone full of things to do round the clock. Fancy boutique hotels provide top-quality beachfront accommodation, steps away from the award-winning Blue Wave Hollywood beaches.
The Broadwalk is a car-free area and a paradise for plenty of outdoor activities. There are numerous bike rental shops along the promenade, which has a separate lane for bicyclists & rollerbladers. Hollywood beaches are great for relaxation, sports (beach volleyball) and quiet walks at dusk. It is common to hear live music coming from the beach bars or the outdoor Beach Theater or Clamshell, right at the Broadwalk’s heart on Johnson street.