We visited Hollywood Beach for an evening two years ago and fell in love with the "Broadwalk". We were staying in Ft Lauderdale for 3 nights on our way to Key West. I had read about Hollywood Beach and Dancing Under The Stars on the Broadwalk...we had such a great evening and always planned to spend a whole week there sometime. We just finished up a week stay at the Ramada May1rst thru May 8th. The people, beach, restaurants and of course activities on the "Broadwalk" were awesome! I miss it all so much already!! You park your car in a parking garage and just walk everywhere...eat shop entertainment all along the Broadwalk...no streets to cross or cars to dodge! Safe, Safe, Safe!! A great place for anyone of any age...power walking, rollerblading and bicycling along the 2.5 mi pedestrian only Broadwalk...lots of great cafes' (reasonable prices too!) and ice cream places up and down the B-walk. Really nice public parks and restrooms too as well. You are only minutes to Miami up the A1-A which is a beautiful drive going through all the small beach towns. We went to South Beach for an afternoon to swim and enjoy the beautiful beach then had dinner at one of the many sidewalk cafes along the strip. Great place for people watching! Then we couldn't wait to head back to Hollywood Beach to join in with the many who come to hear the music and dance in the evenings at Hollywood Beach Bandshell...and ending the night with an ice cream cone a given!!