Relax at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa and enjoy the local area. The City of Hollywood and its surrounding areas have plenty to offer.
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Walkers, runners, bicyclists and rollerbladers set their own pace on this path, which is bordered by six miles of Hollywood's famous coastline with boutique hotels, shops and eateries facing the ocean. When the sun sets, cool tropical sounds can be heard at the outdoor Beach Theater that hosts a full season of live musical performances, festivals and cultural events.
Downtown Hollywood Characterized by quaint sidewalk cafés, brick-lined walks and six blocks of unique boutiques, shops, art galleries and dozens of excellent restaurants along Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street, the pedestrian-friendly environment is the perfect place to enjoy South Florida. www.downtownhollywood.com
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino The two-level casino has about 600 machines including Las Vegas style slots and video poker. On the second floor, the Casino is attractively decorated with a 13,000 gallon aquarium and includes a bar and cafe.
Live Thoroughbred Racing - Gulfstream is one of the horse racing's premier venues. Its world class winter racing season runs January to April and includes important races for three year olds on the road to the Kentucky Derby, including the Fountain of Youth Stakes and the Florida Derby. Post time is 1:15PM, Wednesday to Sunday.
The Village The Village at Gulfstream Park is South Florida's newest outdoor shopping and entertainment destination, featuring a sizzling collection of fashion boutiques, home accessory shops, signature restaurants, outdoor cafes and nightclubs.
The Anne Kolb Nature Center is a remarkable mangrove eco-system that invites you to explore its brackish 1,500 acre realm by paddle, bike or foot. Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle through the tidal channels deep in the mangroves. Another way to view the haven is on the pair of boardwalks that cross the mangroves.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood You'll love playing at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with over 2,300 types of slots and games. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino offers Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini Baccarat, and Pai Gow Poker. With 23 retailers, 10 themed dining experiences and 11 high-energy nightclubs, Seminole Paradise is an unparalleled entertainment experience!
Aventura Mall South Florida’s premier shopping and dining destination centrally located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale in the beautiful city of Aventura, just minutes away from the beaches. Aventura Mall offers over 280 fine retailers and is home to some of the most desirable names in fashion and a variety of culinary delights.
Bal Harbour Shops Set in a lush open-air garden with waterfalls and exotic foliage, the Bal Harbour Shops is Miami's most upscale shopping experience. In addition to legendary boutiques such as Christian Dior and Versace, shoppers can also enjoy charming outdoor cafes and two of the best department stores around, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Boomers Greater Fort Lauderdale The latest state-of-the-art video games, go-kart racing and speedway kart racing, rock wall, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats, wave rider, magic samba balloons, frog hopper, Caribbean carousel, rollercoaster, laser tag, bowling, sports lounge and two thrill rides. Open daily.
CB Smith Park / Paradise Cove is a public park, 80 acres (320,000 m2) in area and contains a water park known as "Paradise Cove". C B Smith Park offers many sporting activities including fishing, basketball, batting cages, miniature golf, with tennis and racquetball courts also available. Paradise Cove features include two large water playgrounds, a meandering rushing water tube ride, and two 450-foot water slides. This aquatics facility is phenomenal and must be seen to be appreciated!
Dine where the locals dine and enjoy a true Floridian experience
Chef Allen’s For the past 20 years, Chef Allen Susser has been winning the accolades of guests and culinary critics with his signature Palm Tree Cuisine. The menu reflects a fusion of flavors from the Caribbean, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean. Decadent desserts such as the Hazelnut Kit Kat Bars with Espresso Ice Cream or Chef Allen's Chocolate Truffle Soufflé are sure to make a lasting impression
Sugar Reef Enjoy tropical flavors with a traditional touch and the best ocean front dining in South Florida at Sugar Reef Tropical Grill “Hollywood Beach’s Best Kept Secret”. A South Florida dining destination for visitors and locals alike, Sugar Reef has combined great dining and breathtaking views in a sophisticated yet casual setting for over twelve years.
Il Mulino New York has established its renowned old world charm on the south west coast of Florida in Sunny Isles Beach at the Acqualina resort. Glass-paned French doors run the length of the dining room and look out over the patio and the Atlantic coast, making this a most unique and romantic spot. The menu includes classics from the Abruzzi region, prepared in the traditional ways - from scratch with only the best ingredients available on the market.
Nando’s is a guaranteed hit for first timers! Nando’s offers Italian and seafood dishes with live music every night. If you come once, you'll more than likely make a return visit either for a delicious traditional meal or just to enjoy a glass of wine at their Piano Bar. An added bonus is its proximity to the resort. You can either walk (15 minutes) or cab it (3 minutes).
III Forks offers Hallandale a contemporary evolution of the classic steakhouse in the hot spot Village of Gulfstream Park. This modern steakhouse is sizzling with style, an energized bar and lounge and a savvy menu featuring USDA Prime beef, ocean-fresh seafood along with lighter, local favorites. The inviting foyer greets you with an array of fine wines - over 1,500 bottles - in the spectacular glass wine rooms.
Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. They offer daily fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks complemented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with Portobello mushrooms or sautéed artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers.
Gulf Stream Park
(954) 454-7000; (800) 771-TURF
501 South Federal Highway
The Anne Kolb Nature Center
750 Sheridan St
Hollywood, Fl 33019
Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
19501 Biscayne Blvd.
Aventura, FL 33180
Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Ave.
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Boomer’s Park Great Ft. Lauderdale
1700 NW 1st Street
Dania Beach, Fl 33004
CB Smith Park
900 N. Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL
Dining Style: Casual yet Upscale Dining
Distance from Resort: Approx 12 minutes (Driving)
Sugar Reef Grill
Dining Style: Casual
Distance: Approx 5 minutes (Driving)
Dining Style: Fine Dining
Distance from Resort: Approx 10 minutes (Driving)
Dining Style: Casual
Distance from resort: Approx 3 minutes (Driving)
III Forks Hallandale
(954) 457 3920
Dining Style: Casual Dining Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, And American
Distance from Resort: Approx 5-10 minutes (Driving)
Dining Style: Casual Dining Cuisine: Mexican
Distance from Resort: Approx 5-10 minutes (Driving)