Family Fun Awaits in Greater Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale

Capital Vacations has resorts along Florida's Gold Coast. Capital Vacations has resorts along Florida's Gold Coast.

With its combination of beautiful beaches, family-friendly attractions, educational experiences, and an abundance of outdoor activities, Fort Lauderdale offers a well-rounded destination for family fun and creates lasting memories for all members of the family. The Vacation Specialists at Capital Vacations put together a list of the top family-friendly summer activities to do in the greater Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale area.


Fort Lauderdale is known for its beautiful beaches, and there are several family-friendly options to choose from. The most popular are Fort Lauderdale Beach, Deerfield Beach, and Hollywood Beach, all are near a Capital Vacations resort. Spend the day soaking up the sun, building sandcastles, and playing in the Atlantic Ocean. With its year-round semi-tropical climate, and more than 3,000 hours or sunshine, there’s never a bad time of year to visit the Florida coast.

Hollywood Beach Boardwalk

Hollywood Beach Boardwalk is 2.5 miles of “sights to see.” Club Members can rent a bike or take a stroll along the Boardwalk. The Boardwalk promises breathtaking coastal views, unique shopping, and mouth-watering delights.


The area has several museums that are perfect for families. The Museum of Discovery and Science is a hands-on museum where the young and young-at-heart can learn about science, technology, and the environment. The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is a historic home and garden that offers tours and educational programs for families.

Amusement parks

Families seeking amusement parks and thrills have several parks in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. The Xtreme Action Park is a huge indoor entertainment complex with go-karts, an arcade, bowling alley, and more. Another option is Boomers!, which features mini-golf, bumper boats, and a ropes course.

Festivals and events

There are a number of festivals and events throughout the summer that are perfect for families.

The Gold Coast has something for every family to enjoy during the summer months. Whether the goal is to relax on the beach, explore the natural world, immerse oneself into the local arts and culture, or have fun at an amusement park, the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale area has it all. With so many family-friendly activities, a summer vacation along the Gold Coast is certain to be memorable.