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Month: July 2017

Jul12

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

water park water slideOf course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Myrtle Beach without a trip to the beach! But, there are plenty of other ways to keep cool this summer that don’t involve sloshing through the sand. If you need a break from the beach, check out one of Myrtle Beach’s three family style water parks!

·      Myrtle Waves Water Park: Located right across from Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Waves is the state’s largest water park! Visitors can enjoy their choice of over 12 water slides, the expansive wave pool, several lazy rivers, and much more. Tickets start at $20.99 / person and include the next day for free!

·      Splashes Water Park: Splashes, the closest water park to Coral Beach, is a great way to enjoy the best of both worlds! Located oceanfront, guests can take in the beach views from the various slides and other water amenities offered. Admission starts at $18.95 / person and can be packaged with admission to the Family Kingdom Amusement Park as well.

·      Wild Water & Wheels: Located just a short drive south in Surfside Beach, Wild Water & Wheels is the perfect place for thrill seekers. This unique water park includes a wide array of water amenities in addition to several rides and mini golf. Tickets start at $26.98 for full park admission and include the cost of rides.

  

Did Someone Say Shopping?

Yes, yes we did. Shopping is a great way to pick up a few souvenirs or stock up on a few essentials for the coming school year. The Grand Strand offers a wide array of shopping options to meet all of your needs. Visitors looking for a traditional mall experience should check out Coastal Grand, the area’s largest shopping mall complex. Upscale shoppers will love the high-end offerings at The Market Common, a swanky outdoor shopping complex. Souvenir shoppers should check out Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Or, if you are looking for more of a local’s touch, try The Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island. Yes, it’s a bit of a drive but we promise it’s worth it! And finally, the bargain shoppers – don’t worry, we didn’t forget you. If you are looking for a deal look no further than the Tanger Outlet stores.

  

Live Entertainment

live theatre performance Kick back, cool off, and enjoy an afternoon or evening of live entertainment at one of the local theaters. 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. Live entertainment options in Myrtle Beach include:

·      Legends In Concert: Elvis Presley, Blues Brothers, Michael Jackson, Adele, Bruno Mars, and Taylor Swift – to name a few (*artists vary seasonally)

·      Alabama Theatre: ONE The Show

·      The Carolina Opry: Time Warp, Thunder & Light, and The Carolina Opry

·      Medieval Times: Dinner & Show

·      Pirates Voyage: Dinner & Show

 

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.

 

Indoor Attractions

There’s no better way to cool off than with some ice-cold… air conditioning. Indoor attractions are plentiful in Myrtle Beach and are best enjoyed with the weather is just a bit too warm for comfort. Here are a few of our guests’ favorite indoor attractions:

·    ripley's aquarium  WonderWorks: This attraction is hard to miss! Often referred to as the “upside down house” at Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks is actually a hands-on science museum. Visitors can interact with and learn from more than 100 exhibits hosted inside. The museum also offers two obstacle courses, laser tag, a 6-D motion ride, and a full restaurant and bar area.

·      Rockin’ Jump: Welcome to Rockin’ Jump, one of Myrtle Beach’s newest family attractions! It’s balls to the walls crazy in here – literally. Let the kids run wild in the trampoline park arena where they can bounce and flip their little hearts out. Rockin’ Jump also offers an obstacle course, rock climbing, games, and more!

·      Children’s Museum of South Carolina: If you have a few younger tikes in tow, look no further than the Children’s Museum of SC for a few hours of hands-on entertainment. Explore over 20 interactive exhibits including favorites like the Famous Fraction Pizza Delivery Truck and the Habitat Habit. The museum is open daily and kids under 2 admitted for free!

·      Hollywood Wax Museum: The Hollywood Wax Museum is a fun way to interact with all of your favorite celebrities. Unlike other similar attractions, this wax museum actually encourages pictures and provides hilarious props in each room. In addition to the wax museum, this center includes two other attractions – Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors and Outbreak, a Zombie Experience. Tickets may be purchased for one of all three of the attractions.

·      Ripley’s Aquarium: Last but certainly not least – The Ripley’s Aquarium. Get a view of life under the sea with a vast array of aquatic exhibits. Guest favorites include Rainbow Rock, where you can find all of your favorites from Finding Dory, and Dangerous Reef, a moving glide-path that takes guests under a shark tank! It’s not hard to see why this attraction is a family favorite.

 

How do you keep cool during a hot summer in Myrtle Beach? 

You can view more exciting area things to do on our Myrtle Beach attractions page

Jul08

Planning a family vacation in Myrtle Beach can quickly escalate into a costly endeavor, especially after you add in the cost of dining, attractions, and entertainment. However, you are in luck. As a top affordable family destination, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of dining options that won’t break the bank.

 

If you are staying at Coral Beach Resort, check out these great local spots where you can enjoy a meal for under $10 / person.

 

Woodhaven Pancake House | South Kings Highway | (843) 448-2277

 Blueberry Pancakes

Start off your beach day on a high note with a tasty breakfast at Woodhaven Pancake House. The expansive menu at this local spot makes it ideal for even the pickiest palate and includes an array of homemade favorites. Guests love the 44 signature omelettes, more than any other pancake house in the area, and guests with a sweet tooth will enjoy the fluffy pancakes and waffles with signature add-ins. The menu also includes several lunch options like salads, sandwiches, and more.

 

 

Peaches Corner | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk | (843) 488-7424

 

Peaches Corner is a Myrtle Beach tradition for guests young and old. A boardwalk staple since 1937, Peaches is known for serving up tasty beach fare at a price you can afford. Popular options include the signature burgers, gourmet hotdogs, and hand-scooped ice cream. Peaches is the perfect spot to fill up on the go while exploring the bustling boardwalk area.  Prices average only $6 / person for an entrée item.

 

Simply Southern | 10th Avenue North | (843) 839-1913

 BBQ Buffet Place

Lovers of authentic southern BBQ rejoice! Simply Southern Smokehouse is the area’s one stop shop for decadent southern style food that is both delicious and affordable. This buffet-style eatery offers a plethora of homemade options that are served fresh daily. Offerings vary daily but often include entrees like fried chicken, pulled pork, chicken bog, and fried pork chops, and delicious sides like mashed potatoes, collards, okra, macaroni and cheese, and much more. Prices are only $8 / person for lunch or $10 / person for dinner with discounts for children.

 

 

Friendly’s | South Kings Highway | (843) 916-8636

 

Families always come first at Friendly’s. This popular gathering spot has been an American favorite for more than 75 years and Myrtle Beach is lucky to have not one but TWO locations. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner here for a ridiculously reasonable price. Popular items include flavorful sandwiches, breakfast platters, gourmet salads and soups, grilled burgers, and more. Prices average only $8 / person for an entrée item.

 

 

 

Hungry Howie’s | South Kings Highway | (843) 444-2000

 Pepperoni Pizza

Do you need to feed a hungry family on a budget? If so, consider grabbing a gourmet pie from Hungry Howie’s! This regional chain is a favorite among visitors and locals alike and is famous for their variety of flavored crust options. They also offer several creative pizza concoctions like the Bacon Cheddar Burger and the Howie Maui. Or, if you prefer, you can customize your own favorite dish. Prices average $18 / pizza – split 4 ways for a family that comes out to less than $5 / person! Call (843) 444-2000 or Click Here for online ordering. 

 

 

Be sure to check the Myrtle Beach section of our website for even more affordable dining options.