Things to Do in and Around Hollywood
While I definitely think you should make a trip to Miami’s Seaquarium a priority, there are some other really fun things to do in and around Hollywood:
Anne Kolb Park
Anne Kolb was an active environmentalist. One of the things she is best known for is saving this park’s coastal mangrove wetlands from development. Today, the nature center hosts fantastic exhibits and interactive displays. The center is also surrounded by 3 miles of nature trails with a 68 foot observation tower.
The mangrove wetlands is now home to a wide variety of plants and animals, including specific threatened and endangered species. There are boat trails (no motorboats allowed) offering access to excellent sightseeing and fishing.
There is also a cool 200-seat amphitheater for outdoor events.
All-in-all, this is a really special place and I highly recommend you make some time to check it out. It’s great if you are traveling with kids.
751 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33019
Hollywood Dog Beach
I once read a review where a woman called Hollywood Dog Beach “Serotonin Beach” because she said spending time here put her in a really good mood. Boy is she right! If you’ve had to leave your own dogs at home or if you don’t have dogs but wish you did, do yourself a favor and spend some time here. There are literally dogs EVERYHWERE and they are happy to come up to you and say hello.
The beach itself is also really pretty. The water is a clear blue and inviting and there are tons of pretty seashells along the sand.
All-in-all, this is a great destination to spend an afternoon!
4999 N Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019
Le Tub Saloon
This place is great and has been around since 1959. In fact, back then it used to be a Sunoco gas station. The place was closed down in the early 70s because of an energy crisis but then was purchased in 1974.
This restaurant is known for two things:
The first is that it was rebuilt and decorated, painted and landscaped – you name it – by one man and his family. All of the ocean-theme decorations were gathered over a 4 year period when he jogged on Hollywood Beach at daybreak.
The other thing this place is known for is their hamburgers. In fact, in 2006, GC said LeTub had the #1 burger in the ENTIRE country. Not too shabby! Of course, all the food here is really good. There Seafood Gumbo is some of the best I have ever had,
I highly recommend you make time to experience this very special place.
1100 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019