Top things to do

Park in Hollywood

Anne Kolb Nature Center

This lovely 1500 acres of coastal mangroves is on one side of West Lake, while opposite is the recreation area (referred to as West Lake Park). The entirely 'wild' section, Anne Kolb Nature Center, is criss-crossed …
Waterfront in Hollywood

Hollywood Broadwalk

Reminiscent of California's famed Venice Beach, this beach and adjacent promenade teem with scantily clad rollerbladers and fanny-pack-wearing tourists. The Broadwalk itself is a 2.5-mile, six-person-wide path, exte…
Pub Food in Hollywood


This tasteful kitchen began life as Coach and Horses, one of Hollywood's favorite dives, before it was reimagined into a place where you can get buffalo burrata with marinated figs, fish crudo with pickled rhubarb a…
Food in Hollywood

Josh's Organic Garden

Beneath tents overlooking the ocean, Josh sells 100% certified organic fruits, veggies, nuts and juices in PLA cups (made from corn and so compostable, like the bags he provides). Buy lots, because it's good for you…
French in Hollywood

Le Comptoir

It's worth making the trip Downtown for this excellent-value, classic bistro. You'll dine on bowls heaped high with mussels stewed in white wine and Provençal sauces, and dusted with vibrant green parsley. Other sig…
Park in Hollywood

West Lake Park

Connected to the Anne Kolb Nature Center, this is the more suburban recreation section, with a marina, tennis courts and picnic ground. You can paddle across West Lake and through the mangroves via various locales m…
Mexican in Hollywood

Taco Beach Shack

Hipsters and hangers-on lounge around on wicker chaises at this open-air taqueria with a tinge of grunge. The menu has a very of-the-moment mix of ethnic flavors – try the Korean short rib and kimchi tacos. Margarit…
American in Hollywood

Le Tub

Decorated exclusively with flotsam collected along Hollywood Beach, this quirky burger joint is routinely named 'Best in America.' Everything is prepared from scratch and in a small kitchen so expect a wait, both fo…
Park in Hollywood

North Beach Park

This is the formal name for the beach, though there is a suburban-style green space behind the boardwalk here, with picnic tables and barbecue grills.
Street Food in Hollywood


If you're in town on a Monday, head downtown to the ArtsPark, where you'll find a gathering of food trucks.