Attractions

Attractions

Fun Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale & Miami

Fort Lauderdale, Florida is just 10 miles north of our hotel and is one of America's most popular places to visit. Home to more than 100 boatyards and marinas, the greater Fort Lauderdale area attracts millions of visitors a year with its unique charms.

With more than 4,000 restaurants and 100 nightclubs, as well as near-endless amusements and attractions ranging from beaches, watersports and nightlife to shopping and museums, there are endless things in to do in Fort Lauderdale. And when you stay at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Hotel, you’re just minutes from it all!

Shopping

The Village at Gulfstream Park - 1 Mile

The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida features well-known retailers, exclusive boutique brands and delicious dining in one of Florida's most luxurious settings. Shop for upscale home goods and apparel at Claudio Shoes, Liapela Modern Baby, Lilly McKay, Martier, The Container Store, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, Z Gallerie, Bang & Olufsen, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma. Then stop for a bite and refreshments at Texas de Brazil Brazilian Steakhouse, Cantina Laredo, III Forks, Yard House, Haagen-Dazs, Brio Tuscan Grille, Rok Burger and American Pie Brick Oven Pizza. To learn more about The Village at Gulfstream Park, visit www.thevillageatgulfstreampark.com/.

Aventura Mall – 3 Miles
Located just a short drive from the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, the Aventura Mall is home to some of the area's most upscale shopping. Anchored by well-known department stores Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, JC Penney's and Sears, this South Florida shopping mall features an array of retailers in addition to great restaurants and an Equinox gym. To learn more about shops, fitness, dining and more at Aventura Mall, visit www.aventuramall.com/.

Sawgrass Mills Mall – 17 Miles

Sawgrass Mills Mall is one of the most popular outlet shopping destinations in the country. The largest outlet mall in Florida and America's sixth largest mall, Sawgrass Mills is home to over 350 stores, six full service restaurants, two food courts and fun entertainment spots.
Shop for bargains from top brands including Guess Factory, True Religion Jeans, PUMA, Coach, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole and so much more. To learn more about Sawgrass Mills Mall, visit www.simon.com/mall/malldirectory.aspx?id=1262.

South Florida Golf Courses

A world-class golf destination, Hollywood, Florida and the greater Ft. Lauderdale/ Miami areas are home to dozens of renowned golf courses. Whether you decide to stick to Hollywood country clubs or venture to Miami for a round at the Doral Golf Resort's world-famous Blue Monster Course, we’ll help you find the perfect course for your skill level.  Check out a few of our favorite local picks.

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood/Miami Golf Courses:

  • Diplomat Golf Resort (Hallandale)
  • Hillcrest Golf & Country Club (Hollywood)
  • The Club at Emerald Hills (Hollywood)
  • Orangebrook Golf & Country Club (Hollywood)
  • Hollywood Beach Golf & Country Club (Hollywood)
  • Grand Palms Hotel & Golf Resort (Pembroke Pines)
  • Flamingo Lakes Country Club (Pembroke Pines)
  • Country Club of Miami (Hialeah)
  • Doral Golf Resort, Blue Monster Course (Miami)

Outdoor Activities/Nature

Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi Tours - On-Site
Experience the best of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a Water Taxi tour. Cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway on the Water Taxi past lavish mansions on private islands while dolphins bob along in the water.

Anne Kolb Nature Center - 3 Miles
Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood, Florida stretches for more than 1,500 acres and is home to an extensive mangrove ecosystem. Start your exploration by viewing a 10-minute movie inside the nature center, and then hit the outdoor trails, rent a kayak or take a guided pontoon boat tour. To learn more about the Anne Kolb Nature Center, visit www.broward.org/PARKS/WESTLAKEPARK/Pages/AnneKolbNatureCenter.aspx.

Port Everglades - 12 Miles
Port Everglades was once known as Lake Mabel and has been one of Florida's leading deep water harbors since 1927. Today, it is a bustling cruise and cargo port where more than 5,000 ships call every year. To learn more about the cruise lines that depart from the Port Everglades Cruise Terminal, visit www.porteverglades.org/cruises.php.

Florida Everglades – 20 Miles
The Florida Everglades are one of the world's largest and most extraordinary wetlands. Located in Southern Florida, the Everglades wetland comprises a system of ecosystems that includes sawgrass marshes, cypress swamps and mangrove forests. Taking an airboat through the Everglades is one of the most popular ways to experience this natural wonder. To learn more about the Florida Everglades, visit www.florida-everglades.com/.

Live Sporting Event AND CONCERT VENUES

South Florida is home to numerous professional sports teams and live sporting events throughout the year. From the excitement of live football to a hard-hitting hockey match, make some time to catch a game during your next visit to or Hollywood Beach hotel.

Sun Life Stadium – Home of the NFL Miami Dolphins (7 Miles)

BB&T Center – Home of the NHL Florida Panthers and live Concerts (18 Miles)

Marlins Park – Home of the MLB Miami Marlins (19 Miles)

American Airlines Arena – Home of the NBA Miami Heat and Live Concerts  (18 Miles)

Distances from the Hotel to Nearby Attractions

  • Hollywood Beach Broadwalk - 1 mile
  • Aventura Mall - 3 miles
  • Gulfstream Race Park & Casino - 1 mile
  • The Village at Gulfstream Park - 1 mile
  • Seminole Hard Rock Casino - 10 miles
  • Las Olas Boulevard - 13 miles
  • Broward County Convention Center - 11 miles
  • Sun Life Stadium - 7 miles
  • Water Taxi - (at the hotel)
  • South Beach - 18 miles
  • Bayside Marketplace - Miami - 18 miles
  • Sawgrass Mills Mall - 17 miles
  • Mardi Gras Casino and Greyhound Racing - 2 miles
  • Florida Everglades - 20 miles
  • Downtown Miami - 18 miles
  • Diplomat Golf Course - 1 mile
  • Anne Kolb Nature Center - 3 miles
  • American Airlines Arena - 18 miles
  • BB&T Center - 18 miles

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Come Home to Luxury

A tropical sanctuary that offers contemporary comforts, the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Hotel in Hollywood, Florida is an upscale resort both warm and stylish in appeal. More than a resort, it's a YOUnique place where you can hit the beach, bask in the sun, and explore surrounding Fort Lauderdale. We look forward to welcoming you here.