Quality Inn & Suites Hollywood Boulevard
4900 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: (954) 981-1800
Fax: (954) 961-6628
T.Y. Whispering Pines Campground has 12 sites for tents and 48 for RVs. All RV sites feature electrical outlets, water, grills and picnic tables. Restrooms feature showers and laundry facilities. Campground amenities and activities include a swimming lagoon, fishing, boating, bike trails and bike and sports equipment rentals. The campground also provides free movies to its guests every Friday evening.
Go Karts? Check. Bumper Boats? Check. Bowling? Check. Mini Golf? Check. The list goes on and on at this family-friendly amusement park, which also features thrill rides, laser tag, a rock wall, batting cages, and arcade games. There is plenty of fun to be had here for people of all ages. The park also has a cafe, and once had a large roller coaster, which has since been shut down.
A 110-foot (33.53 meters) Pegasus rises, just off South Federal Highway, at the facade of Gulfstream Park and Casino. The magnificent winged creature is shown battling (and winning over) a large, equally formidable dragon. Towering over 11 stories, the sculpture is said to weigh somewhere around 473 tons (429,098 kilograms). Creators of the humongous, bronze and steel installation claim that it signifies the triumph of good over evil and therefore adds to the aesthetic value of the place. Although met with mixed emotions, the Pegasus Statue of Gulfstream Park can certainly not be ignored.
The Anne Kolb Nature Center was named after a dedicated environmentalist from the region. Part of the 1500-acre (607.02-hectare) West Lake Park, one of the largest parks in Florida, you can find a variety of birds here, like the white ibis, osprey and peregrine falcon. Tour the mangrove wetlands by foot on raised boardwalks, by bike or by canoe. The nature center rents bicycles, while the park's marina rents canoes and runs guided trips. Visitors can also experience a 40-minute environmental boat tour.
This 55-acre (22.25-hectare) park is great for nature lovers, and contains lush vegetation, oak trees and boardwalks built over dunes. The Hollywood North Beach Park is also a haven for sea turtles, which often surface to the delight of visitors. Enjoy more than two miles of walking paths, picnic tables (some picnic areas are designed for large groups), a beach with lifeguards, and a 60-foot (18.28-meter) observation tower. Park amenities include rest rooms and snack shops.
Secret Woods Nature Center is designated as an "urban wilderness area". Take a guided or self-guided nature walk through the woods. The New River Trail offers visitors a walk through the marsh where they can view fiddler crabs. To enjoy a hike down the broadwalk, take the Laurel Oak Trail. Get cocooned by pretty butterflies at the Butterfly Island. An interpretive nature exhibit is also available as well as educational classes. The park office is happy to assist with any park-related questions. Call for additional information.
Located to the southwest of Fort Lauderdale, on Broward College campus in Davie, this modern, state-of-the-art facility teaches about the universe amid academic surroundings. The Buehler Planetarium & Observatory provides matinee and evening shows for adults and children, as well as science classes and lectures. After evening shows, guests can personally view the heavens through the telescopes located in the observatory. See their website for prices and further information.
The Greynolds Park has come a long way from its origins as a rock pit. These days, it offers nature trails, a fun-filled playground for the kids, fishing out of a rock quarry, picnicking, bird-watching, and the Greynolds Golf Course as well. Those who would like to get back to nature and learn more about the area's history, flora, and fauna can take a guided tour on Saturdays.
Sunny Isles is a tropical barrier island on Florida's Atlantic Coast. It provides an oasis of peace between Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, and the beach is one of its biggest assets. It is two miles long, wide and inviting. The landmark fishing pier at the South end has concession stands and offers entertainment for everyone. There are also beach chairs, umbrellas and water sports equipment for rent. Restrooms and shower facilities are available and lifeguards and beach patrol are on duty.
Spanish Monastery was originally erected in 1141 in Segovia, Spain and brought to America in pieces by William Randolph Hearst to be rebuilt stone by stone. It is the oldest building in the western hemisphere. Now officially named the Ancient Monastery St. Bernard de Clairvaux, the building serves as an historical landmark, an Episcopal church with 200 active members and a tourist attraction. The building is available for weddings, receptions and parties.
Located next to Port Everglades John U. Lloyd Beach State Recreation Area, is a 251-acre animal lover's paradise. Nesting sea turtles come here annually to hatch their eggs, and part of the park is a protected zone for manatees. Visitors can bird-watch and explore the seaside forest to find more common varieties of animals and plants. Excellent fishing, swimming, canoeing and picnicking spots line the length of the park. A concession stand provides snacks and beverages to visitors.
Nur Ul Islam Mosque is the city's solution to all those who are religious. The mosque provides facilities to Muslims to offer their prayers and also conducts various services pertaining to the Muslim culture. The strategic location of the mosque enables all to offer their prayers in a calm and sanctified environment.