Fun Things to do in Hollywood


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Planning your Trip to Hollywood

Hollywood is arguably one of the most famous neighborhoods in the United States. Bustling with all sorts of amazing family activities and things to do.

Whether you’re traveling with youngsters, babies, or older teenagers, this place has something for everyone. 

Hollywood never goes to sleep, whether day or night, you’ll be enthralled with the magnificent landmarks, bustling promenades, and captivating atmosphere.

Get ready and pack your bags. Take note of the recommendations below for the most fun things to do in Hollywood, Florida with the kids. 

Guinness Book of Records Museum 

Visiting the Guinness Book of Records Museum is one of the most exciting places to visit with kids in Hollywood. 

Filled with all sorts of attractions and exhibits for kids. This amazing destination is bursting with learning experiences for the little ones and entertainment for the entire family.

El Captain Theatre

The El Captain Theatre is full of jaw-dropping experiences and mesmerizing features. Once an old movie theatre, it has now been fully restored and features a beautiful interior design that is simply breathtaking.

Kids will love the El Captain Theatre and all it has to offer! Why not treat the kids and book tickets to see one of the new and old Disney movies filled with magical fun.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is amongst the top things to do with kids in Hollywood. This iconic destination is full of lots of exciting things to do for the whole family. Everything from thrilling rides, filming spots, and jaw-dropping special effects, you’re in for a terrific time. 

Hollywood Walk of Fame

You cannot visit Hollywood and not walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Immerse the family in all the superhuman achievements of lots of famous people from around the world. Featuring over 2000 famous people, the walk of fame takes you through Hollywood’s steep history of stardom.

Hollywood Museum

Featuring over 10,000 iconic film props, scripts, costumes, and a plethora of many other amazing artifacts, this destination is the perfect family spot to visit. This museum is a gem right in the very heart of Hollywood.

Hollywood, Florida is one of the places that needs no introduction. The history of this place dates back to 1911 when the first motion picture was made. Most of the studios have left and now remain mostly shopping and nightlife, amongst lots of fun attractions for the family.

Hollywood does still have its charm. Attracting millions of visitors, it tends to get extremely busy. Traffic can get very busy most days and the streets are packed with tourists. 

Sitting between Miami and Fort Lauderdale sits Hollywood beach, Florida. 

Hollywood, Florida has amazing weather all year round. Beautiful glistering beaches and a diverse population make this destination one of the most fun and amazing places to visit with the kids. 

There is so much to do with the little ones. Walk along the Hollywood beach promenade, go shopping, venture into Downtown Hollywood and soak up some of the cultures.

Listed below are some of the top neighborhoods to visit.

Los Feliz

This delightful neighborhood is just east of Hollywood and boasts many wonderful cafes, restaurants, shops, and attractions! To the north of Los Feliz, you can explore the hiking trails in Griffith Park and take in the iconic architecture of the Griffith Observatory. 


Directly under the Hollywood sign sits Beachwood, this neighborhood offers a laid-back vibe with lots of variety of architecture. Enjoy the restaurants in Franklin village or take the kids up to the eastern side of Griffith Park. The kids can also enjoy horseback riding and visit Lake Hollywood. 

Silver Lake 

Silver Lake is one of the cool neighborhoods in Hollywood. From sunset junction, beautiful boutiques and green areas for afternoon picnics. Silver Lake is the place to be if you’re looking for a laidback break whilst soaking up the cool vibes.

Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills is often referred to as Hollywood but they’re both very different. Hollywood Hills offers more relaxation and beautiful view tops. Perched at the top of the city, you will see the most beautiful views for miles around. If you’re a family that enjoys walking, then take a walk up to Hollywood hills and dine at one of the many restaurants or street-side cafes.

Struggling to decide where to stay with the kids in Hollywood? To help you pick the right hotel to stay in with the kids, we have listed below some of the best kid-friendly hotels. The top picks include budget-friendly options as well as location proximity to local attractions. 

Listed below are our top kid-friendly hotels.

Lowes Hollywood Hotel

This hotel is located in the heart of Hollywood and caters to families well. Families have a choice of amenities to make their stay comfortable and relaxing. Everything from modern rooms with coffee makers, cots for babies, fantastic views, a rooftop swimming pool, and free car parking for guests. Priced at the higher range this hotel is a great choice for families looking for that added bit of luxury to their vacation.

Magic Castle Hotel

The Magic Castle Hotel is located only a few steps away from Hollywood Boulevard. This quirky hotel is unpretentious and offers simple and spacious rooms with an exhaustive list of free perks including minibar treats, breakfast, and exclusive access to the Magic Castle Club next door to the hotel.

Sheraton Universal Hotel

The Sheraton Hotel is a great family hotel located in the Universal City Area. This hotel is within short walking distance from Universal studios Hollywood. This hotel is a great option for walking to local attractions. The Sheraton has a large outdoor kid-friendly swimming pool, fitness center, and complimentary breakfast every morning. There are plenty of family activities nearby such as hiking and trendy restaurants close by.

The Garland

If you’re looking for a family hotel with style, the Garland is the perfect place to stay, with its chilled-out vibes, and beautiful surrounding gardens, this hotel provides the perfect pit stop for a chilled-out vacation with the kids. 

Hollywood has a tropical climate and therefore the best time to visit would be in March when the weather is warm and temperatures are milder. Summertime can be too hot and this brings humidity, rain, and sometimes unbearable heat. 

March is a great time to enjoy Hollywood beach. Warm seas and ideal temperatures make March one of the best months to visit Hollywood.

Hollywood is full of amazing restaurants. Some of the best are located just near Disney Hollywood Studios.

Kiddies will love the choice of foods in Hollywood, you really are spoilt for choice. You can dine on any budget and whatever cuisines you fancy, Hollywood pretty much caters to all. 

Listed below are some of our top picks.

Hollywood Brown Derby

The Hollywood Derby serves the most authentic food. Everything from Cobb salad, to classic Hollywood dishes. The restaurant offers a relaxing vibe which is great for kids. Parents can also enjoy one of the great cocktail choices.

Mama Melrose Risorante Italiano 

The Mama Melrose is located on Grand Avenue (behind Muppet Square) The Mama Melrose makes old-school Italian dishes and has the typical Hollywood vibes. Kiddies love the Chicken all Parmigiana and the Meatball and Spaghetti cupcake! 

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre

The Sci-fi-Diner is located on Commissary Lane and serves old American favorites like fried pickles and an authentic drive-in BBQ Burger. The little ones love this restaurant as they get to eat in their very own car themed like an old drive-in movie scene.

Backlot Express

The Backlot Express is located in Echo Lake nearby the Star Tours. This wonderful restaurant is packed with fun themes and will make the little ones feel like they’ve stepped backstage on a film set.

Dockside Diner

Dockside diner serves typical American cuisine like the foot-long chili cheese hot dogs and milkshakes.

Woody’s Lunch Box

Woody’s Lunch box is located in Toy Story Land and serves the most delicious and nostalgic American dishes but with a twist! Try their breakfasts which consist of French toasted sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, and box tarts. 

Dinosaur Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction

Located on Echo Lake, this wonderful and fun ice cream popular serves the most delicious ice cream. Kiddies will love the giant dinosaur and enjoy the vast choices of different flavors. 

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