Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 1st, 2009, 05:44 PM
Familiar Face
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mill Creek, WA, USA
Posts: 74
Send a message via MSN to purpledevilduck
Default Things not to miss in Hollywood, FL

My brother and I-both in our mid 20's but act our age- are staying at a small hotel-Villa Europa Hotel- close to the boardwalk in Hollywood, FL for a couple of day prior to our cruise of on the Carnival Freedom that sails on Jan 16th. Neither of us have been to that area before and we are trying to find what places-bars/pubs, restaurants, other places-that we should not miss while we are there.
Mill Creek, WA, USA
Carnival Valor Sept/Oct 2007
Carnival Freedom Jan 2010
Carnival Liberty Feb 2013

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 1st, 2009, 09:32 PM
Trip's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 20,395
Send a message via ICQ to Trip

Other than the boardwalk, the beach, and the casino, I could be wrong, but, I'm not real sure there is much more action.....I think you would find Fort Lauderdale, right up the road, a much more interesting place.....tons of bars/pubs, museums, great dining, shopping, etc....check out the Lauderdale article I wrote under ports of call....http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...lauderdale.cfm

I hope someone who has stayed in Hollywood will share soem info here with you...

Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator

Last edited by Trip; December 1st, 2009 at 09:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 1st, 2009, 11:12 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,117

One place you have to go to is the famous Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor on Federal Highway...a real funky old fashioned ice cream parlor where you can snack on hot popcorn while you wait impatiently for your sundae/banana split/shake, etc. They make their own ice cream and toppings at Jaxson's and serve all their sundaes with a sidecar of the topping of your choice. You can also order The Kitchen Sink here. The specialty sundaes are huge, the banana split awesome, lots of choices of ice cream flavors, all great including delicious black raspberry, yum. Jaxson's also serves great food...foot long hot dogs, tuna fish sandwiches, yummy fries, it's all good at Jaxson's. While you're there, load up on some hard to find candy like Bit O Honey, candy dots on paper, wax lips and fangs. This is a great place. Also located on the side street near Jaxson's is Grandpa's Bakery, great breakfast place.

Also located on Dania Beach Blvd. is Dania Jai-Alai if you enjoy that. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a 10 minute ride from Hollywood Beach and they have a new outdoor walking mall with lots of restaurants and entertainment.
Carnival Dream
Reply With Quote


florida, fort, lauderdale, miss, things

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Things not to miss on the Triumph johnsmom Carnival Cruise Lines 13 January 7th, 2009 10:53 PM
Things im gonna miss 17andacruiseaddict Teen Cruisers 26 August 11th, 2007 09:17 PM
LaQuinta, Hollywood, FL Fern Hotels 2 December 21st, 2006 10:01 PM
Hollywood Squares Cruznut2 Chit - Chat for Cruisers 7 December 21st, 2006 08:55 AM
Hollywood Graves Harry Martin Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 August 30th, 2005 04:54 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:34 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1