2014 has come and gone and with a new year comes several new and exciting changes to Myrtle Beach. Curious about what 2015 has in store for Myrtle Beach?
North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex – The new North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex opened last summer and has already brought more sports tourism to the area. Aside from the new pristine sports fields, the complex also offers a haven for families with tons of green space for playing, two new playgrounds, picnic areas and pavilions, a dog park, and an indoor event space that has already hosted several local events.
“Back gate” Overpass Completion – Anyone who has been to Myrtle Beach over the past three years is sure to be familiar with the large constriction project that has taken place towards the south end of Highway 17 Bypass. Well, the much anticipated project is finally complete! This massive project has made travel between the north and south end of Myrtle Beach much easier and has created a more organized route to Farrow Parkway and Market Common. The next big project will be in Surfside Beach at the Glens Bay Road intersection and will take another three years to complete so keep that in mind if you are traveling south from the beach.
Myrtle Beach Airport Adds New Flights – The Myrtle Beach airport recently announced several new destinations and an expanded flight schedule for the 2015 season. New flight destinations include Cleveland, Lexington, Syracuse, Cincinnati, and Columbus – to name a few. The flight schedule will begin to pick up this spring and run throughout the end of the summer.
Several new attractions will be celebrating their first summer at the beach this year. New family attractions include:
Hollywood Wax Museum – This new attraction is hard to miss! Located right across from the popular Broadway at the Beach complex, the Hollywood Wax Museum offers three unique attractions all under one roof. Attractions include the Hollywood Wax Museum, Hannah’s House of Mirrors, and Breakout! A Zombie Apocalypse Experience. Tickets may be purchased as a bundle or separate. Call (843) 444-0091 for more information.
Broadway Grand Prix – This newly revamped go-kart facility, formerly known as the NASCAR SpeedPark, offers a lot more than a few tracks. While the over 8 unique go-kart tracks offer fun for guests of all ages, this action packed attraction also offers an arcade, on-site carnival rides, thrill rides, a designated kids’ area, a rock climbing wall, and much more! Call (843) 839-4080 for more information.
Dinosaurs: The Exhibition – As the name suggests, this new attraction is all about our large pre-historic friends and will soon call Broadway at the Beach home. Dinosaurs: The Exhibition will feature 25 life-sized animatronics dinosaurs all under one roof at between the Ripley’s Aquarium and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. This new attraction will open to the public in March.
Tempt your palate at one of these tantalizing new Myrtle Beach restaurants:
Art Burger Sushi Bar – Burgers and sushi unite in perfect harmony at this new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk addition! Art offers a funky vibe, creative menu, and unique Nitrogen infused cocktails – something that can’t be found anywhere else at the beach. Call (843) 839-4774 for more information.
Atlas Tap House – Tucked in a charming old house off Mr. Joe White Avenue, Atlas Tap House offers house-made BBQ, juicy burgers, zesty wings, and one of the Grand Strand’s largest selections of bourbon and beer. Call (843) 945-9122 for more information.
Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery – The generous (and tasty!) menu at Johnny D’s is ideal for when your group just can’t decide. The casual atmosphere and fast, friendly service are sure to make you feel right at home. Selections include breakfast favorites like egg preparations and platters, French toast, pancakes, and waffles in addition to heartier lunch items. Call (843) 448-6789 for more information.
Boom Boom Wine Room – Wine lovers unite! Boom Boom offers one of the area’s only Cruvinet systems that allows guests to enjoy a one, three, of five ounce wine sample. Pair that with an upscale tapas menu and live entertainment and you have a fantastic night out on the town! Call (980) 422-5456 for more information.
Co Sushi – Succulent sushi concoctions and decadent dishes with a distinctive Asian flare set this Market Common eatery apart from the rest. Perfect for a girls’ night out on the town or a romantic evening with a loved one, Co Sushi is sure to hit the spot. Call (843) 839-1733 for more information.
Coming Soon: Tupelo Honey Café – Tupelo Honey Café, a southern favorite with locations throughout the southeast, is opening soon at Market Common. The menu will offer elevated southern favorites like shrimp and grits, “not your mama’s” meatloaf, cajun catfish, and much more! Be sure to give this new area addition a try during your next beach visit. Call (843) 839-3500 for more information.
What are you most looking forward to checking out during your 2015 Myrtle Beach vacation?