Guest Pick: Favorite Attraction at Broadway at the Beach
Anyone who has been to Myrtle Beach has surely heard of our family friendly mecca – Broadway at the Beach. This outdoor venue features plenty of attractions, shopping, and dining to keep any family busy for an entire day! Great for a day when you want to take a break from the beach or for when you get stuck with a rare rainy beach day, Broadway truly offers something for everyone.
Curious about what this popular family spot has to offer?
We asked our Facebook fans what their favorite part about Broadway at the Beach was and this is what they had to say:
“Ripley’s Aquarium!” – Debbie.
Nice choice, Debbie! The Ripley’s Aquarium offers over 85,000 square feet of space – an impressive amount for an indoor attraction. The aquarium itself features several themed exhibits including the “Rio Amazon”, “Rainbow Rock” where guests can meet familiar faces like characters in the Disney movie Finding Nemo, and the famous “Dangerous Reef” where visitors ride a glidepath through an underwater tunnel filled with sharks! Other aquarium draws include several touch tanks, a discovery center, an on-site café, and the gift shop. Call (843) 734-8888 for more information.
“Baseball at the Pelicans stadium” – Chris.
Perfect timing, Chris. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, formerly of the Texas Rangers, are not a minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and their season kicks off in just a few weeks! Families and locals alike love grabbing tickets to a Pelicans game because it’s cheap and a great way to entertain the whole family for an evening. The Pelicans do a great job of providing between-inning entertainment to keep everyone busy and they also offer great weekly promotions like “Weiner Wednesday” ($1 hotdogs), “$2Day BrewsDay ($2 craft beer drafts from 6-8), and scheduled post-game fireworks. Call (843) 918-6000 for more information.
“The Magic Show at Palace Theatre.” – Connie.
As Connie mentioned, the magic show at the Palace Theatre is a popular draw for families during the summer. For the past two seasons, Palace has offered a show called “Illusions of Magic” which featured several more traditional magic acts and several well known special guests like Ben Blaque of America’s Got Talent. This year, however, they are switching things up with their “Carnival of Magic” show which will offer never before seen illusions and mind boggling magic right before your eyes! Guest performers this year will include Mr. Christian Stoinev and the King BMX Team. Carnival of Magic will begin March 31st and run through August 29th. Call (843) 448-9224 for more information.
“Mini Golf” – Stefanie.
Yes – Broadway at the Beach even offers putt putt and the elaborate course is hard to miss! Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf offers two 18-hole courses that are set in a magical kingdom backdrop. Players will golf through castles, on ships, around water features, and through obstacles as they work their way towards the finish. Be on the lookout for Sir Alfred, the friendly fire-breathing dragon that keeps watch over the kingdom.
These are just a few of the many, many exciting attractions that Broadway at the Beach has to offer.
Additionally, Broadway is always adding more fun to the mix, including “Dinosaurs The Exhibition” which is opening for the summer of 2015 – stay tuned for more news on dates and prices.
We also had several guests comment on specific Broadway at the Beach Restaurants that they look forward to each year:
“Margaritaville!” – John.
Jimmy Buffet approves of this choice, John. Guests love to kick back and relax at this popular beach destination. Margaritaville offers scrumptious island inspired eats and juicy hand-pressed burgers that are hard to beat. Selections include fish tacos, crispy coconut shrimp, “drunken” shrimp skillet, Landshark Lager fish & chips, and their famous “Burgers in Paradise”. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Margaritaville without their signature homemade drinks! Guests can choose from over 12 unique margaritas and “boat drinks”. Call (843) 448-5455 for more information.
“Johnny Rockets!” – Paula.
Johnny Rockets, the home of “the original hamburger”, is a favorite of many, Paula. This upbeat eatery offers a classic and authentic American diner feel and the tasty cuisine to match. Menu items are lighthearted (and light on the wallet) and include a variety of melts, cheese steaks, gourmet hot dogs, salads, starters, and scrumptious diner style burgers. Be sure to save room for one of Johnny Rocket’s signature shakes or floats! The fast, friendly service and nostalgic atmosphere are a great way to keep the family happy while on vacation. Call (843) 448-8575 for more information.
“Chuck & Duck’s” – Steve.
Sports fanatics or families looking for a fun, casual spot to grab some great grub are sure to love Chuck & Duck’s Sports Bar and Grill just as much as Chris does! A more recent addition to the culinary lineup, Chuck & Duck’s serves up great food and a lively atmosphere. The restaurant offers a spacious outdoor patio, perfect for spring and summer beach weather, in addition to tons of high definition TVs that are great for game day. The menu offers an eclectic selection of appetizers, sandwiches and wraps, burgers, baskets, salads, and entrees, making it easy to please even the pickiest palate. Call (843) 232-7084 for more information.
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Spring Events in Myrtle Beach
Spring is in the air and Myrtle Beach has plenty in store to help you get out and enjoy the warm weather. From festive St. Patrick’s Day festivals to tasty culinary events, Spring offers plenty to do for our beach visitors!
Take a look at these top Spring events in Myrtle Beach:
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk St. Patrick’s Day Festival | March 14th – 15th
If you are looking for THE official St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Myrtle Beach look no farther than the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! The downtown boardwalk area serves as the hub for all things green throughout the weekend of March 14th – 15th. Festival participants can look forward to live entertainment on several stages, the area’s largest Irish beer garden, and plenty of food vendors to help you refuel. There will also be a dedicated kids’ area with carnival rides, inflatables, games, face painting, camel rides, and much more. Admission to this event is free and the fun runs from 10am – 11pm each day. Just head to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to see what all the buzz is about!
North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade | March 14th
Kick off your Irish celebration bright and early by attending the 27th Annual North Myrtle Beach Parade & Festival. This family-friendly event begins promptly at 9am with the parade down Main Street. The official festival will begin immediately following the parade at 11am and will feature two live entertainment stages, children’s activities including games, rides, and inflatables, and more than 150 local food and retail vendors.
Myrtle Beach Beerfest | May 9th
Craft beer aficionados and appreciators alike are sure to enjoy the tasty fermented offerings at the 7th Annual Myrtle Beach Beer Fest. This popular festival is taking place at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium this year on Saturday, May 9th . Interested guests can select from two time slots – 2pm–5pm or 6pm-9pm and prices are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. The event will include live entertainment, samples of more than 10 beers from around the globe, and several food vendors to help you refuel.
Myrtle Beach Easter Egg Hunt | April 4th
If you will be in town over Easter be sure to make plans to attend the area’s biggest and best Easter celebrations! The fun takes place at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach and kicks off at 10am sharp on Saturday, April 4th. There will be a large Easter Egg hunt for children followed be festive Easter activities through noon including photos with Mrs. Bloom Bunny, face painting, and games. The North Strand Optimist Club will provide snacks and refreshments.
Myrtle Beach Pelican’s Baseball Kickoff | April 9th - 15th
Stock up on peanuts and cracker jacks – baseball season is just around the corner! The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, will kick-off the season with a week-long home opener against the Salem Wildcats. Myrtle Beach Pelicans games are always fun for the whole family as the team puts on entertainment between innings and several other fun promotions throughout the week like “$2sDay Brewsday” (which offers $2 craft beer from 6-8), “Weiner Wednesdays” (which offers $1 hotdogs all night long), and weekly fireworks shows. Tickets can be purchased in advance at any time or at the stadium box-office and games start at 7:05pm (unless stated otherwise). Call (843) 918-6000 for more information.
Art in the Park | April 11th – 12th & 18th – 19th
Looking for a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful spring beach weather? If so, head over to Chapin Park April 11th – 12th or Valor Park April 18th – 19th to visit the Art in the Park Event. Exhibitors from across the nation flock to these events each spring and fall to showcase their work and all genres will be represented. Browse everything from paintings, glasswork, and metal work to handmade jewelry, sculptures, and more. The event will also offer food vendors and entertainment throughout the day.
Burrofest Cinco de Mayo Party | May 2nd
Put on your party hat and stop by Burro Loco for the area’s biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration! Burro Loco is kicking things off at 9am with their annual ‘Stache Dash 5K trail run. The fun will continue that afternoon and into the evening with live entertainment, games, party favors, and great food and drink specials all day long. You won’t want to miss out on the south of the border fun! Call (843) 626-1756 for more information.
Little River Blue Crab Festival | May 16th – 17th
The “Word Famous” Little River Blue Crab Festival draws crowds of over 50,000 each year, making it one of the biggest festivals in the south east. Guests flock from far and wide each year to take part in food, fellowship, friends, and plenty of crab, of course! This weekend-long event will offer live entertainment from performers like the Carolina Breakers and Gary Lowder (to name a few), arts and crafts, children’s activities, games, and tons of local food and business vendors. This event is truly one of a kind and is fun for the whole family! Tickets are $4 if purchased in advance or $5 at the gate and the festival runs from 9am – 6pm each day. Call (843) 249-604 for more information.
Boathouse Summer Concert Series | Ongoing
Spring marks the beginning of the Boathouse Summer Concert Series, an ongoing event that is very popular among lovers of live music. The Boathouse is located waterfront along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway and is accessible via land or water. Concerts take place on the outdoor waterfront stage (weather permitting) and there is plenty of room to view either on the grass or by boat. Scheduled artists so far include The Movement, Roscoe Dash, and Archnemesis. These concerts are free to attend and guests can also take advantage of the Boathouse’s tasty food menu and drink specials all day long. Call (843) 903-2628 for more information.
Guest Pick: What is Your Favorite Part About Coral Beach Resort?
Whether it is the spectacular views of the pristine coastline or the plethora of family friendly amenities, each guest at Coral Beach Resort has something that they just can’t stop raving about.
We reached out to our loyal Facebook fans and asked “What is your favorite part about Coral Beach Resort?”
See what they had to say!
“Pool amenities” – Mandy B.
Guests at Coral Beach Resort won’t find themselves short on wet n’ wild fun and opportunities to soak up the sun; quite the opposite, actually! The pool amenities at Coral Beach are extensive and include several indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools, a dedicated kiddie pool, oceanfront lazy river, and an outdoor waterpark that is popular among guests of all ages. There is plenty of space for everyone to keep cool in the pool!
“The outside bar area” – Marguerite P.
Splash Oceanfront Bar & Grill is definitely a popular spot for our warm weather guests. Kick back and refuel after a busy day of beach bumming or stop by for a few drinks before enjoying a lively night out on the town; no matter what time of day it is, Splash offers plenty to keep you busy. The menu includes a wide selection of beach favorites like baskets, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and a generous array of tasty tropical beverages. Splash also offers live entertainment and karaoke in the evening throughout the summer months. It’s not hard to see why this seaside spot is so popular!
“We loved the fact that we could be entertained without leaving the hotel” – Judy H.
On-site entertainment at Coral Beach makes it easy to keep busy during your trip and stick to a budget since you won’t have to spend any extra to enjoy our entertainment.
Children will find plenty to do with our pool amenities and with our seasonal kids’ club program that runs throughout the season. Activities vary throughout the season but often include scavenger hunts, pool races, arts and crafts, games, and much more.
The on-site Entertainment Zone and Bowling Alley are also a popular draw, particularly if you want to beat the heat or escape a rare rainy beach day. Located on the fourth floor, the Entertainment Zone includes eight bowling lanes, several exciting arcade games, and a full snack and beverage bar that serves up tasty treats.
Looking to relax and spend an evening in? Many guests enjoy the live entertainment and karaoke that happens throughout the summer season on the outdoor pool deck near Splash Oceanfront Bar.
Other positive comments from our fans included:
“Resort Cleanliness” – Dawn W.
“Friendly Staff” – Sue N.
“Easy Beach Access” – Tiffany B.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what YOUR favorite part about Coral Beach Resort is!