Top Ways to Beat the Heat
Summer is in full swing here at the beach and things sure are heating up! Though July and August are traditionally the most popular months to take a Myrtle Beach vacation they are also the two hottest months of the year. Proper sun protection and hydration will only get you so far. Sometimes, you need to take a step back from the sun, salt, and sand and kick back to cool off. There are plenty of ways to beat the heat and keep your cool during your beach getaway, take a peek at a few of our top picks:
Wet n’ Wild Fun at Myrtle Waves Water Park
Located directly across from the popular Broadway at the Beach complex, Myrtle Waves is state’s largest water park. This expansive family attraction sits on just over 20 acres and boasts a wide array of rides and slides appropriate for guests of all ages. Test your senses on one of the Turbo Twisters or enjoy a leisurely ride along the Layzee River. With over 10 slides, a large ocean wave pool, two lazy rivers, and several kid friendly play areas, Myrtle Waves is fun for the whole family! Myrtle Waves is open daily throughout the summer, call (843) 913-9250 for more information.
Kick back, cool off, and enjoy an afternoon or evening of live entertainment at one of the local theatres. Whether you are in the mood for a lively concert or you want to see a mind boggling magic performance, you can find just about everything at the beach. See your idols in person at Legends in Concert or catch a live national act at the House of Blues. If you want to bring the kids, check out the Illusions of Magic Show at the Palace Theatre or enjoy dinner and a show at Pirates Voyage. The options are endless! Be sure to ask your reservations specialist for more information on local shows that are happening during your stay in Myrtle Beach.
We All Scream For Ice Cream
Tempt your taste buds with some of the area’s tastiest treats! Nothing “screams” summer quite like a family trip to the ice cream parlor and Myrtle Beach offers plenty of places for you to cool off your palette. If you are at Broadway at the Beach, be sure to indulge in your favorite flavors at Ben & Jerry’s; or, if you are looking for a healthier alternative, create your own frozen yogurt concoction at Froyoz. Guests who travel to the north end of the strand will definitely want to try one of the creative cool treats at Maggie Moo’s. With over 50 ice cream flavors and 50 unique mix-ins, the options are endless! Maggie Moo’s is also known for their enticing ice cream cakes and ice cream pizzas. Other popular ice cream spots include Cold Stone Creamery, Kirk’s Ice Cream Parlor, and Friendly’s Ice Cream Shop.
A foil proof way of beating the heat is to visit one of the popular indoor attractions that you can find scattered throughout the area. Explore over 100 interactive exhibits at WonderWorks or make a few nautical friends at the Ripley’s Aquarium. Visitors can also meet their favorite celebrities at the new Hollywood Wax Museum or cuddle up with friendly tiger cubs at the TIGERS Preservation Station. Other popular indoor attractions include MagiQuest, the Children’s Museum of South Carolina, the Big D Theater.