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Cherry Garcia, Southern Praline Pecan & Oreo Overload.. Oh My! #NationalIceCreamDay

Let's face it, there are certain days on the calendar we don't look forward to. For some of us, that dreaded day is Tax Day or your annual dentist (or insert other medical professionals here) appointment; for others, it may be when the in-laws make their arrival or for students, it could be the first day back in the classroom. But for all those sometimes negative but necessary occasions, there are also days we count down to, the Christmases, the first day of summer and anniversaries but for us at Broadway at the Beach, it's Sunday, July 16th, otherwise known as National Ice Cream Day!

We have a plethora of ice cream pints and plenty of flavors to pick at our ice cream shops at Broadway! Our restaurants have plenty of cool delights too, but we're devoting this blog to the eateries that are devoted to the love of all things ice cream, Ben & Jerry's, Cold Stone Creamery and Kilwins!

Delicious Duo, Ben & Jerrys!

We have doubled the deliciousness of the world-famous brand with two locations at Broadway (Ben & Jerry's South, located in the New England Fishing Village near Starbucks and Ben & Jerry's North located in the Charleston Boardwalk near Paula Deen's Family Kitchen). Whether you're in the mood for some Cherry Garcia, orUrban Bourbon or need some Blondie Ambition, grab a cone and taste the euphoric concoctions made with wholesome, natural ingredients at Ben & Jerry's.

Cool Down With Cold Stone

If it's one of their perfectly crafted creations you crave or to mix it up with your own mix-in must haves, ice cream connoisseurs can find something that is perfect for their palate at Cold Stone Creamery! Located in Heroes Harbor across from Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, this nationally recognized shop features super-premium ice cream made fresh in the store every day! The ice creams are perfectly divine all by themselves, but we prefer to add in some deliciousness with a variety of mix-ins and watch as they blend it all together on a frozen granite stone! Did we mention they have ice cream cakes? They do!To order one, click here!

Keep It Classic With Kilwins

With their motto, "Sweet in every Sense since 1947", Kilwins has created decadent treats with the finest ingredients and exceptional confectionary service for 70 years with locations across the U.S. including right here at Broadway at the Beach in the Mediterranean Village! One taste of their rich, yet refreshing ice cream and you will be hooked! (P.S., get a sample of their Southern Praline Pecan. You can thank us later!) Whether you prefer your ice cream in a freshly made waffle cone or in a cup, you will always remember your first taste of Kilwins Ice Cream and you'll want to come back again and again!

There are plenty of places to celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Broadway at the Beach! So when you're enjoying the hot summer day of Sunday, July 16th, be sure to cool down with your favorite ice cream with us!

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Temperatures Are Up: Here’s Our Top Five Cool Down Countdown

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The southern summer sizzle is on, so here's our top five ways to cool down at Broadway at the Beach!

5.) The Great Indoors

Whether it's the depths of the deep blue sea or into the great unknown, you can escape the scorching temperatures with a trip to Ripley's Aquarium and WonderWorks. At Ripley's Aquarium, sharks, seahorses, stingrays, urchins and even mermaids will fascinate from the bottom of the ocean right in front of your eyes! At WonderWorks, you can stay in out of the heat and stand up against hurricane force winds, control a NASA spacecraft and even lay on a bed of 3,500 nails!

The summer isn't always about the rising temperatures, but also about the afternoon downpours. What better way for you and your friends to escape Mother Nature's woes than at Backstage Escape Games!

4.) Cool Down at Dave & Buster's

Looking for food, fun and a cool spot to hang without having to hurry through the heat while walking from place to place? Dave & Buster's offers all the food, fun and games all under one roof! From their tempting appetizers and ice cold drinks to a giant game of Pacman and Mario Cart, you and your whole crew can beat the heat while trying to beat each other in a new family, friendly atmosphere!

3.) Lighten Up & Eat Up

When it comes to noshing during the summer months, Broadway at the Beach offers several options for not-so heavy meals that are perfect for fueling up as you're trying to cool down on a summer day or night! From salads at Hard Rock Café, to subs at Extreme Pizza, to classic burgers at Johnny Rockets and fresh seafood from Landry's or Joe's Crab Shack, you're sure to find dishes to delight your whole crowd without piling on the extra pounds.

2.) Stay Hydrated & Out of the Heat

It's safe to say we all know that staying hydrated is the best way to keep from melting during the summer months, and when it comes to sipping on something sweet, Broadway is the place you can't beat! Whether you're in the mood for craft brews from Liberty Brewery & Grill or American Tap House or something carefully crafted from the top shelf at Good Time Charley's, Senor Frogs or Wet Willie's, you can stay hydrated all summer (and all year) long while enjoying the cool company of your best friends and family!

1.) Need Ice Cream? There's A Place For That

We may be biased, but when it comes to our favorite way to cool down during the summer nights, ice cream is our favorite go-to! Luckily at Broadway, we have ice cream shops at every corner! Whether it's the popular scoops of Ben & Jerry's, the cold creations of Cold Stone Creamery or Kilwins or even the handcrafted shakes of Johnny Rockets, there is no tastier way to cool down than with a big scoop of delicious and portable dessert!

So, whether you're looking to escape the sun's rays, cool down with a culinary concoction or sip on some sweetness while beating the heat, you have plenty of summer sizzle selections to choose from at Broadway at the Beach!

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Poultry Geist, Ragin' Rooster & Holy Cow, We're Going To The EXTREME

Wham, Bam Thank You Mammoth, Poultry Geist and Holy Cow… when it comes to the naming of their signature pizzas, there's one place at Broadway at the Beach that is a little extreme! However, what other way is there to go when your name is Extreme Pizza? And the extremeness doesn't end with the perfect pizza pies, but also in the monster subs, crafted calzones, sensational salads and delectable desserts!

However, with all the deliciousness in every bite, one would think they couldn't be health conscious when partaking in the pizzas, appetizers and other delights at Extreme Pizza, but we're here to calm your fears as Extreme Pizza is the place for healthy options! Take their crusts for instance; you can choose between regular, wheat and gluten free! No matter the choice of crust, you can always pile on the freshest ingredients including pulled pork, Italian sausage, grilled chicken, broccoli, black beans, homemade pesto and even hummus! Whether you're wanting a flat pizza or rolled over into a calzone, the possibilities are endless!

The extreme deliciousness doesn't stop in the pizza oven, but also with the fresh salads and what better name for a salad than Back Country Betty featuring leaf lettuce, smoked bacon, feta, sliced tomatoes, candied walnuts and caramelized onions? Yum!

If salads aren't your thing, then you can always just wing it with extremely delicious wings, served boneless or regular with your choice of Buffalo, Sweet BBQ or Hot Thai sauce!

With all the great tastes of signature pizza pies, appetizers and salads, you will still want to save some room for desserts! Because an evening at Broadway at the Beach isn't complete without a Big Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie or Pow Wows (Baked dough "twisted" with a hazelnut sauce, powdered sugar and chocolate sauce… Need we say more?)

Even with all this awesomeness, don't forget Extreme Pizza also features a full bar, a great outdoor seating area overlooking Lake Broadway and live music every Saturday evening in the summer!

So if going extreme is on your bucket list while at Broadway at the Beach, look no further than Extreme Pizza!

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Fireworks Soar All Summer Long At Broadway

Fireworks, whether they are a symbol of freedom on Independence Day, a memory of a first sneaked kiss with your junior high sweetheart or watching them with your children for the first time, they are the highlight of the sky every summer at Broadway at the Beach!

Here's a little history of the summertime favorite; many historians believe fireworks originated in China at some point between 600 and 900 A.D. when Chinese alchemist were trying to find an elixir for immortality! Okay, now let's fast forward more than a millennium. Fireworks may not have any immortality fix, but they are always the perfect ending to a day spent with friends and family!

This summer, Broadway at the Beach along with our friends at Helicopter Adventures will be lighting up the sky with a Fireworks Extravaganza every Tuesday now through Tuesday, August 29th and then every Friday starting Friday, June 23rd through Friday, August 18th all at 10pm (weather permitting of course!).

Summertime isn't the only time fireworks will rise above Lake Broadway. Click here to view when we will be shooting fireworks this fall and holiday season!

So whether it's winter, spring, summer or fall, we hope you make a date night or family night out and make memories under the stars and fireworks of Broadway at the Beach!

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Show Dad Some Love From Broadway

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Whether he is a father, grandfather, new father, stepfather, dog father, cat father or a loved father figure, this Sunday is for him! We're talking about Father's Day 2017! Here are some ideas to celebrate the male mentor of your family at Broadway at the Beach!

1.) A Gift For Gramps

There are plenty of places to peruse through at Broadway, but when it comes to a special gift for dad, let us suggest going the sweet route! Unless he's a strict vegetarian, all dads would love a box of delicious Beef Jerky from none other than the Beef Jerky Store. Papa Bear got a sweet tooth? There's nothing the sweet taste of freshly made bear claws or pralines from River Street Sweets can't fix! Want a treat the whole family can enjoy with dad, then head on over to Kilwins for a divine ice cream cake specifically designed for dad! Don't forget, we also have some of dad's favorite shops including Harley-Davidson, M.R. Ducks and Ron Jon Surf Shop!

2.) Fun Time With Father

Want to have some friendly competition with your ol' man this Sunday? There's no better place to go head to head with a heated battle of pac-man, billiards or shooting hoops than at Dave & Buster's! If your dad has the need for speed, make some memories with him on Broadway's jetboat rider or get behind the wheel of go carts at Broadway Grand Prix!

3.) Dinner With Dad

Whether you're throwing a few brews back at Liberty Brewery & Grill or American Tap House, you're grabbing a burger at Wahlburgers or Johnny Rockets, you're crackin' jokes and crab legs at Joe's Crab Shack or over comfort food at Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, treat the man to something suited strictly for his tastes. There are plenty to choose from at Broadway!

So whether you say Happy Father's Day with a gift, a meal or fun and games or with your own family's traditions, we hope everyone has a great Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day from Broadway!

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