Exploring everything Hollywood Beach has to offer doesn't have to break to the bank. In addition to free events and festivals throughout the year and a free, on-demand shuttle service to take you to destinations in Hollywood Beach, the region is home to a number of activities and attractions that are completely free to enjoy. Check out our favorite free things to do in Hollywood Beach.
Hollywood Beach Boardwalk:
One of the area's most popular attractions is also free to visit! Head to the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk to stroll along the 2.5-mile oceanfront promenade, consistently ranked one of the best in the country by visitors, for a unique beachside experience. In addition to restaurants and cafes, the boardwalk features boutiques and quaint shops, plus three parks, and is located adjacent to historic Garfield Street which features longstanding paddleboard courts and a fountain. Along with people-watching and scenes of the Atlantic Ocean, the boardwalk is home to plenty of free communal events, including fairs and a weekly live music series.
ArtsPark at Young Circle:
A 10-acre circular park in Downtown Hollywood "where music, art, and people meet," ArtsPark offers plenty of each thanks to its amphitheater and Visual Arts Pavilion, where visitors can see galleries and glass-blowing demonstrations, a historic artform in Hollywood Beach. Check out the outdoor sculptures or stop by on the third Saturday of each month to join the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project for a free walking tour of the neighborhood's 20 iconic murals featuring local, national, and international artists. You can also explore the murals on your own, with the DHMP's self-guided mural tour.
Anne Kolb Nature Center:
With no gate fees, this sprawling urban park and conservation center spans more than 1,500 acres and is the perfect way to spend a free day immersed in South Florida's unique natural landscape. Visit the exhibit hall, walk along the mangrove-lined trails, check out the aquarium, or enjoy the incredible views of West Lake and the surrounding scenery from the observation tower. There are also traditional park amenities, including playgrounds, athletic courts, and picnic areas, plus kayak rentals and boat tours at affordable rates.
Yellow Green Farmers Market:
The largest farmers' market in South Florida, this popular destination for local produce, organic poultry, imported oils, spices, chocolate, jams, and much more, is located in Hollywood and open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays. Focused on sustainable growing practices and an appreciation for the earth, the eclectic vendors include artisans selling handcrafted jewelry and wares, smoothie and juice bars, international cuisine, and seasonal goods in a 100,000 square foot space. In addition to the indoor booths, the market is the site for a variety of food trucks offering unique street food and dining, plus a wellness program that includes free Pilates and yoga classes.