Activities in the Area
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If you enjoy experiencing the local flavor when you travel, you will find that Hollywood Beach and the nearby Greater Fort Lauderdale area is a year-round destination with something for everyone. Enrich yourself with the arts and culture scene, tour the area by water taxi, or splurge in the area’s world-class shopping. Please contact our Concierge at Experience@mhbr.com to assist with planning your itinerary and booking exciting excursions.
Take a stroll on the Broadwalk, just steps off of the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. The easy ocean access and village-like feel make this a can’t-miss destination with numerous shops and attractions on the Broadwalk adding to its yesteryear charm.
Weave along the Intracoastal Waterway aboard Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood’s renowned water taxi, seeing firsthand why this sunny destination is called the “Venice of the Americas.” A convenient on-site Water Taxi stop at the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill provides access to Las Olas, Galleria Mall, and exciting dining, shopping, and entertainment venues. For a map of Water Taxi stops and schedules, click here.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
An Italian estate built in the subtropical setting of Miami; Vizcaya is one of the most magnificent museums to visit in the United States. It was built as the private winter home of American businessman James Deering in the early 1900s. Open year-round, Vizcaya features an architecturally significant Main House with 34 decorated rooms, ten acres of formal gardens, and diverse collections including European antiquities, American art commissioned in the 1900s, and century-old plants. The estate is unusual for retaining so much of its original character, configuration, and collections.
Arts Park at Young Circle
Featuring 10 acres of lush green space, jogging grounds, a children’s play area, and an interactive fountain, this revolutionary park is an ideal area to unwind, soak in the sun and enjoy a relaxing picnic.
ART AND CULTURE CENTER OF HOLLYWOOD
Interested in getting in touch with your artistic side? Take in Hollywood’s contemporary exhibitions, live stage performances and educational workshops.
BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Overlooking the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this premier performing arts venue hosts Broadway musicals, operas, ballets, concerts, plays, multi-cultural performances, lectures, workshops, and educational events.
BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDENS
Nestled among miles of beachfront development are 35 acres of a pristine barrier island ecosystem. The Main House is filled with a collection of art and the personal treasures of the Birch/Bartlett families.
With more than 1,500 acres of mangroves, take a boat ride on one of the five trails within this incredible nature preserve. You may even spot an endangered species!
A wildlife preserve and theme park situated on 29 acres of wetlands, this park is the closest entry point to our resort to the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, Everglades National Park – which protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species. A 40-minute drive from the resort, it is a worthwhile trip for nature lovers or anyone who wants to see the Florida Everglades.
Bicycle Tours – Enjoy a guided tour through mazes of history, fun FAQ, and culture.
Checkout the posh boutiques along this busy shopping and dining boulevard, and people watch at a quaint street-side cafe.
From Abercrombie to Zales, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is the premier shopping destination for anyone and everyone.
North America’s largest outlet mall with more than 400 retailers including full service-restaurants, entertainment venues and internationally recognized stores and the most sought after luxury outlets.
Filled with restaurants, shops, galleries, horse racing and a casino, The Village at Gulfstream Park is the ideal all-day hangout with options for the whole family.
Check out the shopping at South Florida’s largest independent mall
If you are looking for luxury at its finest, look no further than Bal Harbour Shops’ exquisite collection of designer boutiques and restaurants.
The FLA Live Arena is the preeminent sports and entertainment venue in Florida, and among the best in the world. Hosting more 200 events annually including Florida Panthers hockey, the BB&T Center annually ranks among the top 10 venues in the United States.
Home of the Miami Dolphins National Football League team and the University of Miami Hurricanes football team, Hard Rock Stadium also hosts the Orange Bowl, an annual college football bowl game.
Take me out to the ballgame! Home of the Miami Marlins, the Marlins Park is a unique and vivid baseball park located in Miami about 20 miles from the resort. The 37,000-seat Major League Baseball facility includes a retractable roof to keep you cool and dry all summer long. To enhance your baseball experience, Miami-style, the Clevelander, a South Beach-themed nightclub and pool area offers the energy and excitement to keep you going all through the night! Marlins Park is truly the best way to experience baseball in South Florida!
Home of the Miami Heat, the American Airlines Arena is one of the nation’s premier facilities in sports and entertainment and a center of activity in South Florida. Located in Downtown Miami on the waterfront of Biscayne Bay, the Arena is positioned between the skyline of the city, the beautiful beaches, and the nightlife of South Beach.
With so many miles of waterfront, the Hollywood Fort Lauderdale Area is a fishing paradise for serious anglers or casual fishermen just looking for a day of relaxation on the water. A great activity for corporate outings, family reunions or pre-wedding festivities, this is a welcome addition to a vacation or business event.
Beginner or experienced sailors will find challenging and fun sailing experiences from sailing on North Lake to sailing in Catamarans in the ocean.
If you are a fan of snorkeling or scuba diving, add a morning or afternoon of off-shore diving in the turquoise waters of Greater Fort Lauderdale to your itinerary.
More than a dozen beaches along the Broward County coastline permit surf fishing. Check myfwc.com for fishing license requirements.
- Hallandale Beach
- Keating Park
- Hollywood North Beach Park
- North Ocean Park
- Pompano Beach
- Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
- Dania Beach Ocean Park
If your idea of enjoying the water is hopping on a boat, grabbing a cool beverage and then relaxing while the captain tours you around to see the sights and scenery, you will find a wide variety of touring experiences in the area.