Close Menu

Broadway at the Beach Blog

May 2014

TripAdvisor Says Myrtle Beach Is Nation’s Top Summer Destination

Posted in Shopping, Attractions, Dining

Do you love Myrtle Beach? Voters at the world's largest travel site just showed us some love by voting Myrtle Beach the top place to vacation for summer 2014. got in on the action by declaring Myrtle Beach one of the nation's most affordable and popular vacation spots.

This is a great place to come to enjoy pristine beaches, awesome shopping, and great entertainment and dining.

After a day at the beach, all those other things can be found in one location — Broadway at the Beach. At specialty shops surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway, you'll find everything from homemade fudge to unique wines, clothes and jewelry. More than 20 restaurants serve up everything from juicy burgers to marvelous seafood, BBQ and sushi.

If you like live performances, there's always something playing at The Palace and Legends In Concert. Up for a movie? Check out the Carmike Cinema Broadway 17 and its Big 3D theater.

You won't want to miss the spectacular sea life at Ripley's Aquarium, the amazing upside down adventure of WonderWorks, the intrigue of MagiQuest or the adrenaline-pumping go-karts at Broadway Grand Prix. If amusement rides are your thing, there are rides for adults and children at Pavilion Park. There's even a zip-line across Lake Broadway and putt-putt golf at Dragon's Lair. And when you're seeking an even bigger thrill, take flight with Helicopter Adventures and get your own bird's eye view of everything!

Broadway at the Beach is open from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. everyday throughout the summer. And, every Tuesday, there's a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Broadway at 10 p.m. Starting June 20, there are also fireworks on Friday evenings.

There's just nothing like Myrtle Beach and Broadway at the Beach for summer vacation fun!

Read More

Burger Time: The Superstar of Comfort Foods Rules In May

Posted in Dining

May is National Hamburger Month, a great time to celebrate and enjoy the juicy sandwich that we love. With the possible exception of the hot dog, no other food defines American summers.

If you've ever wondered just who invented this awesome comfort food, you're not alone. Perhaps we'll never know for sure. The U.S. Library of Congress says Louis Lassen invented the hamburger in New Haven, Conn., in 1900. But other states have laid claim to the invention including Wisconsin, Oklahoma, California, Ohio, New York and (of course) Texas.

But one thing's for sure. If you're looking for a great burger, you don't have to go any farther than Myrtle Beach. Broadway at the Beach is home to Johnny Rockets and "The Original Hamburger." That's the one-third pound burger that started it all for the restaurant in 1986. Rockets even has a cheeseburger that diners rate a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10!

If you like a little entertainment with your food, Rockets is the burger joint for you. The waitstaff of this 1950s-style diner will break into a song and dance routine when the music moves them.

Join in the fun. It's burger time!

Read More

Get Your Summer Started With An Ocean Dip And A Broadway Trip

Memorial Day is right around the corner. Are you ready for summer?

Time to slather on the sunscreen, grab your shades and head to the beach. And, after basking in the sun all day, there's no better way to cap off your day than with a little shopping, a great meal, and a fireworks extravaganza.

You'll find it all at Broadway at the Beach where the summer fun is just beginning with extended hours (10 a.m. until 11 p.m.) and weekly fireworks shows. You'll have plenty of time for shopping, dining and more.

Need a cool new beach bag or stylish flip flops? Check out Ron Jon Surf Shop or Tsunami Surf Shop. Hungry? From Landry's Seafood to Yamato Steak House Japan, there's something for everyone. Up for a little adventure? Take on the 33 challenges at the ropes course at Soar & Explore.

Tuesdays are especially fun at Broadway! Starting May 27, there's a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Broadway every Tuesday throughout the summer and sponsored by Helicopter Adventures.

The center of summer evening fun is Broadway at the Beach!

Read More

Godzilla Invades Myrtle Beach!

Posted in Special Events, Attractions

He's the biggest, most terrifying monster of the modern age!

But when he first came on the scene in 1954, he wasn't all that scary with his stiff, puppet-like movements. Now, with today's digital technology, Godzilla's coming to life with a roar bigger than an angry ocean.

And there's no better place to get the full-on Godzilla experience than at BigD Theater at Broadway at the Beach.

Godzilla is now showing on the theater's huge wall-to-wall, 3-stories-tall giant screen that's 82 feet wide. The 2D version itself is an amazing experience. But in 3D, Godzilla leaps off the screen (and into your lap) in all his large format digital glory.

Whether it's 2D or 3D, when he roars in 7.1 surround sound, you'll feel like you're right in the middle of the on-screen action.

But you'll be kicking back in your luxury leather seat, trying to act all cool. After all, the movie is PG-13.

Read More

Celebrate The Music Of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons At Hot Jersey Nights

Posted in Special Events, Attractions

Do you remember where you were when you first heard Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sing Big Girls Don't Cry? Did you croon the lyrics of I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You to your first love? Do you recall that the song Sherry was originally calledJackie Baby to honor First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you're a fan of one of the best-selling groups of all time, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The group sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide, and today, their music lives on in Hot Jersey Nights at the Palace Theater. This special tribute show features authentic costumes and hits like Rag Doll and Walk Like A Man. Between the songs, you'll discover the back stories of the Four Seasons (originally known as the Four Lovers) and maybe even learn a few things that even the most passionate fans didn't know.

But this isn't just a show for the nostalgic. Music lovers of all ages will love getting in the groove with these performers. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were known for their perfect pitch and harmony, and the cast of Hot Jersey Nights delivers perfect harmonies and top notch musical arrangements.

Hot Jersey Nights is at the Palace Theatre at Broadway at the Beach through May 31. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, at 5:30 p.m. Additional shows are on Wednesday, at 10 a.m., and Tuesday and Thursday, at 2 p.m.

Don't Think Twice. Check out Hot Jersey Nights before its spring run ends.

Read More