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Culture and seaside fun near Hollywood vacation home rentals

Hollywood, Florida may not be as star-studded as its West Coast counterpart when it comes to TV and movie celebrities, but this town has its own A-list attractions: picture-perfect beaches with azure waters and powdery sands. Hollywood Beach is the clear headliner, with its vibrant, family-friendly boardwalk lined with eateries, souvenir shops, and bike rental kiosks. Then there are the golf courses, the mid-century buildings, and the oceanside restaurants—and a Hollywood vacation rental is the perfect base for experiencing it all. Get around easily via the Hollywood Trolley, which takes you from 1 attraction to another in old-school style.

Things to do

Places to visit near Hollywood vacation rentals

While your Hollywood vacation rental's proximity to the Broadwalk guarantees enough activities to keep you busy, you musn't miss a visit to downtown Hollywood, where you can ooh and ahh at the eye-catching murals and Art Deco architecture. Let the young'uns loose in ArtsPark at Young Circle, a unique 10-acre green space with a children's play area and 2 enchanting fountains. This park often plays host to events, food markets, and festivals. There are plenty of independent boutiques and art galleries to peruse, and no matter what you're craving, rows of charming restaurants serving different cuisines means you'll leave downtown Hollywood satisfied.

Activities

Things to do near Hollywood vacation homes

Hollywood has been called one of America's most family-friendly beach destinations, and you'll see why when you take the kids to the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, a lively promenade that stretches for 2.5 miles along the Atlantic. Rent bikes or skates and have a rockin' and rollin' good time as you whiz past shops, restaurants, and bars. When you need a break, duck into an ice cream parlor for well-deserved sundaes. Make sure you also experience the Broadwalk by night, when there are live musical performances in the restaurants and bars, and at the outdoor Hollywood Beach Theater.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Hollywood vacation homes

Florida's unconventional climate means Hollywood has 2 seasons instead of 4: December to April is cool and dry, while May to November is warm and wet. Diehard fans descend on Hollywood all year round, but Hollywood vacation rentals tend to be easier on the wallet from June to September, when highs hit 90 degrees and deter travelers who aren't keen on this sweltering heat and its accompanying rain showers. From December to February, temps range from 60 to 77 degrees, making winter the popular season for a Hollywood outing.

Natural features

Meet Hollywood's leading mangrove estuary

Frankly, it's impossible to tire of Hollywood's gorgeous beaches, but should you find yourself seeking a change of scenery, then head on over to the Anne Kolb Nature Center. This massive mangrove wetland features a remarkable menagerie of flora and fauna, which you can admire from your kayak or canoe as you paddle through the West Lake trails. If you prefer to explore the grounds on 2 feet or 2 wheels, follow the gravel trail that threads through the mangroves, or climb up the observation tower for a selfie with the entire estuary in the background.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Hollywood

Fly into Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Miami, FL (OPF-Opa Locka Executive), which is 9.8 mi (15.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Hollywood Station or Hollywood Sheridan Street Station and explore the city from there.

Family friendly

Family fun near Hollywood vacation rentals

Families with kids will find endless opportunities for fun and adventure in Hollywood. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a tropical beach on a lagoon with diverse wildlife and hiking trails, and Carpenter House at Hollywood Beach Park, an event venue with a sea turtle education center. Kids will also like Haulover Park, which offers family-friendly beaches, a dog park, and picnic areas.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Hollywood

The tranquil beach spots and unique attractions of Hollywood make it perfect for a couple’s retreat. Vacation homes are available near places like Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, a verdant plantation home with gardens and lavish furnishings to see on guided tours, and Oleta River State Park, a park for nature lovers with a mangrove forest, fishing, kayaking, biking, and camping. You'll also like Aventura Mall, a posh shopping center with designer stores, dining, and a theater.

Where to stay around Hollywood?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,975 vacation rentals near Hollywood. From 1,442 Houses to 2,687 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hollywood for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Hollywood?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hollywood:

  • Hollywood Beach: 4,609 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Lakes: 1,807 vacation rentals
  • Little Ranches: 197 vacation rentals
  • Highland Garden: 157 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood South Central Beach: 624 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Hollywood?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Hollywood. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hollywood North Beach Park: 8,688 vacation rentals
  • Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood: 8,180 vacation rentals
  • Young Israel of Hollywood Beach Synagogue: 8,527 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Beach Golf Resort: 8,890 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Greyhound Park: 9,025 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hollywood listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hollywood?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,442 Houses in Hollywood. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hollywood include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,687 rentals available
  • Villas: 146 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 82 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hollywood?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,260 vacation rentals with pool available in Hollywood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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