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Guide To Seminole Hard Rock Casino

April 4, 2014 9:00 AM

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Do you want to go somewhere exciting or relaxing? Somewhere new or somewhere familiar? At Florida’s east coast Seminole Hard Rock Casino, you can spend a day relaxing at the spa or in the pool and another day on a swamp safari. You can check out an emerging comedian at the Improv Club one night and shop at your favorite store another. This guide will help you decide how to plan your vacation at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
(866) 502-7529
www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com
What to Eat

Hard Rock has plenty of dining options, including room service, Ben & Jerry’s, Hooters and Wetzel’s Paradise (owned by Wetzel’s Pretzels). But if you’re looking for something more memorable, check out something off the beaten path, like the Hard Rock Café or Martorano’s.

Hard Rock Café

The famous Hard Rock Café is located inside the hotel and casino and is decorated with 236 pieces of authentic memorabilia from some of the greatest rock stars in Rock & Roll history. The made-from-scratch menu includes homemade pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, steaks, salads and its Legendary Burger Collection that you will have to see to believe. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, the larger-than-average dessert menu includes tasty treats like apple cobbler and a hot fudge brownie.

Martorano’s
5751 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
(954) 584-4450
www.martoranoshollywood.com

Martorano’s is a unique Italian dining experience that is a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. You will find Italian white marble bar tops, nostalgic artwork photos of celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Mario Lanza, as well as a variety of high-definition televisions placed throughout the restaurant showing classic movies, sporting events and other shows. Your taste buds will be thrilled with the mozzarella bar – complete with antique prosciutto slicer – and the made-from-scratch menu items like Steve’s world famous meatballs, eggplant stack, shrimp scampi and Philly cheesesteak.

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Where to Go

There is no lack of entertainment at the Hard Rock. You can play slots, go on a safari through an undeveloped Florida swampland, go dancing or take in a show. The Improv Comedy Club and Hard Rock Live are two of the more popular attractions that the casino offers.

Improv Comedy Club
5700 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
(954) 981-5653
www.improvftl.com

If you’ve never seen a live improv show, you’re missing out. Just about anything can happen and you might even get picked out of the audience for the next joke or gag. The Improv Comedy Club has a constantly changing schedule, but in the past, headliners have included Jon Lovitz, Gabriel Iglesias, Kevin Hart, Tom Green, Ralphie May and other big names in comedy.

Hard Rock Live
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
(954) 797-5531
www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

If you’re spending your vacation at the Hard Rock, you have to see one of the live concerts. Just like the comedy club, it has a constantly changing schedule, but some of the past and present headliners include Carlos Santana, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Avenged Sevenfold, Tony Bennett and other musical masters. Tickets should be purchased in advance to ensure you reserve a spot to see the artist you want.

What to Do

Besides good eats, playing the slots and taking in some shows, you can also get some retail therapy. Enjoy a spa treatment or enjoy any of the resort’s other amenities all located within the hotel and casino. Here are a couple of guest favorites.

Rock Spa

The Rock Spa is located inside the hotel and offers a wide range of specialty spa treatments, including facials, massage, reflexology, body wraps, couples treatments and much more. These relaxing, therapeutic treatments are given by experienced health and beauty experts and use only natural, high-quality scrubs, creams, oils and muds.

Rock Shop

If you’re looking for some Hard Rock apparel to commemorate your experience, there are over a dozen stores to choose from that offer everything from shoes to women’s fashion to tattoos. The Rock Shop is located inside the Hard Rock Café and offers authentic Hard Rock merchandize that includes shirts, pins, kids wear and the “Sleep Like a Rock Star” bedding collection. If you left your swim gear home, you can find a large selection of pool accessories that includes beach towels, cover-ups and even sun tan lotions and oils.

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Amanda Mole has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove. She believes that food provides more than just vital nutrients: it is an irreplaceable part of countless cultural and social activities. As a Tampa Bay resident for the past 21 years, she is well acquainted with the incredibly diverse range of restaurants, bars, and food festivals that the area has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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