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Did You Know? Ten Interesting Facts About Broadway At The Beach

We get questions about Broadway at the Beach every day. Visitors stop by Guest Services or drop us a post on social media wondering about all sorts of things. Most folks are intrigued by the sites, the sounds and the size of Broadway. We're asked about our fireworks, traveling performers and even the fish in our lake. So we thought we'd share ten interesting facts about Broadway that answer many of the questions we're asked.

  1. Broadway at the Beach's millions of visitors a year literally come from all over America and beyond. The top 5 states that send us visitors are North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
  2. Our 77 in-line shops and more than 70 seasonal kiosks offer everything from summer sandals, to delicious fudge, to beautiful jewelry and apparel. We even have a magic shop called Broadway Magic.
  3. Twelve nightlife venues provide a wide variety of entertainment from comedians performing at the Carolina Comedy Club to live music on outdoor patios and dueling pianos at Crocodile Rocks.
  4. Twenty-four attractions fill up your senses at Broadway. Tribute artists give high energy performances at Legends In Concert and at Ripley's Aquarium you can walk through a tunnel with sharks swimming overhead. You can even get your photo taken with a life-like wax model of your favorite star at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center.
  5. There are more than 20 amusement rides in 3 different parks around Broadway. From kiddie rides to thrill rides, we've got it. It's also an adventure to soar over Lake Broadway on a zipline or have some fun just riding on the lake in a boat or giant bubble.
  6. Events are a regular part of the Broadway experience. Broadway at the Beach hosts an average of 20 events and/or festivals annually including several car shows, food and beverage events and charitable walks. And our annual tree lighting is one of the most popular events in the area as performers bring in the holiday season and we illuminate our 52 foot tree with 141,000 lights.
  7. Just how big is Lake Broadway? Our 23-acre lake is 100 feet across and 1 mile in length. Depths range from 3 to 15 feet.
  8. How many fish are in our lake? We've stopped counting! We originally stocked the lake with about 29,000 fish including Bream, Catfish, Hybrid Bass, Japanese Carp and Israeli Carp when we opened in 1995. A quick look around and you'll see that we have a pretty healthy (and growing) aquatic population that now also includes wildlife such as seagulls, turtles, ducks and more.
  9. Our fish consume approximately 34,000 pounds of fish food every year.
  10. Our most popular regular events are our fireworks shows held weekly at 10 p.m. during the summer and in conjunction with special events throughout the year. Weather permitting, we'll present 29 free fireworks shows this year.

Now that you have the facts, come out and enjoy!

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Calling All Pizza Lovers: Discover Extreme Pizza Myrtle Beach

Do you consider yourself a pizza connoisseur? Are you always on the hunt for a great pizza — even the perfect pizza?

Do you get excited by the thought of a fresh-baked pie that tests your palate and takes your taste buds to a whole new level of pizza love?

Then Extreme Pizza is the place for you. And now you can find their first Myrtle Beach store in the heart of Broadway at the Beach.

Created by a founder who grew up eating pizza in New York (home of the slice!), this is one pizza shop that lives up to its name. At Extreme Pizza, they aim to push the pizza-eating experience to a new level. Their handcrafted pizza crust serves as an innovative foundation for extraordinary toppings. The result: pizzas so great they can only be described as gourmet.

There are signature pizzas like the Mont Blanc with its zesty Alfredo sauce, crispy bacon, green onions, and sliced tomatoes; and Hanoi Fever with shredded pork marinated in a spicy hoisin style sauce, and topped with mozzarella, peanuts, green onions, jalapeños, carrots and fresh cilantro. Vegan pizzas include Pandora's Box with spinach, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, oregano and daiya vegan cheese. Or choose your own spices, veggies, meats, fruits and cheeses to top specialty sauces that range from tomato to hummus to black bean and salsa and more.

But pizza is only the half of it. Healthy eaters can choose from an array of salads, from the Ravin' Arugula to the extreme Spinach salad with artichoke hearts, candied walnuts and caramelized onions added to the usual mushrooms and tomatoes.

Bite into some ooey, gooey calzones or try a Monster Sub, choosing from healthy to hearty with options like The Fear Factor, with spiced ham, salami, provolone, roasted red peppers and caramelized onions, to The Cruz, with shredded pork, BBQ sauce, red onions, cilantro, and cheddar.

Add wings, fried mozzarella, sweet potato fries and finish it off with dessert. Extreme Pizza is made with the freshest ingredients. They even offer gluten-free selections.

Led by a founder who loves extreme sports almost as much as creating awesome pies, Extreme Pizza hasn't hesitated to charge into some of the most discriminating (make that pickiest) pizza-eating towns in America and set up shop.

And now they've brought their gourmet pizza here. On Celebrity Circle. At Broadway at the Beach.

At Extreme Pizza, you'll find food combinations originated by people who snowboarded before there were snowboards, sail from kites whenever an opportunity comes up, and always, always color outside the lines.

So gather up your friends and family and take your taste buds to new extremes.

Eat in. Take out. Have it delivered. Or take one home and bake it yourself. Because Extreme Pizza is not just making remarkable pizzas. They're creating adventures.

Are you ready to go Extreme?

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How To Keep Cool During The Dog Days Of Summer

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When the breezes drift inland from the ocean, Myrtle Beach is one of the best places to be, no matter what the thermometer says. Our sea breezes blow inward for miles, giving us a lot more places to cool down than just the ocean's edge.

Whether you're in search of more water options to refesh your body or frozen treats to cool your inner self, the selections around Broadway at the Beach are second to none.

With shops and restaurants surrounding a 23-acre lake, the ocean breeze is supplemented by gentle winds drifting off that inland body of water. This makes lunch on a restaurant deck or hanging out on one of our bridges and feeding the fish, reinvigorating as well as relaxing.

Feel a need for speed and bracing sprays of water blowing back your hair? Hop on board one of our Beach Rider Jet Boats and experience a roller coaster on the water. Or, if your style is more laid back, just kick off your flip flops and have a splashing good time chilling out in our Interactive Fountain with its dancing and jumping water jets.

Imagine 1.2 million gallons of family fun just waiting for you with pools, water slides and lazy rivers. Discover Myrtle Waves Water Park, South Carolina's Largest Water Park. Splash in the wave pool or float on a tube. Enjoy 22 slides, pools and play areas, or relax under a private cabana and watch the kiddies splash in the children's play areas.

Does a day in the sun have you longing to sip an old fashioned fresh-squeezed lemonade? Head for The Fudgery, with two locations at Broadway. While fudge is the specialty of these shops, they are also great places to find lemonade, a refreshing hand-dipped apple, and even some ice cream.

In fact, ice cream is all around Broadway at the Beach with different flavors and different styles to tempt your taste buds.

We have two locations (north and south) of Ben & Jerry's, so you never have to walk too far to find your Americone Dream™ or enjoy favorites like the nuttiest chocolatey-chunkiest concoction-gone-bananas, Chunky Monkey®. Or reach for the minty refreshment of Empower Mint™.

If you like your ice cream custom-made, then head for Cold Stone Creamery. You'll discover super-premium ice cream made fresh. Select a flavor and a variety of mix-ins, then enjoy the show as a crew member blends your choices together on a frozen granite stone.

Love the rich, creamy goodness of frozen custard? This delight is subtly different from ice cream because it's graced with just a touch of egg yolk. You can find this delightful concoction at Kohr Family Homemade. In addition to the specialty of the house, frozen custard, make time to sample the scrumptious milkshakes, unique custard sandwiches, and other dessert items.

After a morning in the surf and sand, refresh yourself at Broadway at the Beach!

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Life In Myrtle Beach Is Even Sweeter Since Savannah Bee Company Buzzed Into Broadway


The newest store at Broadway at the Beach has the whole town buzzing with its sweet collection of honey flavors and health, beauty and body care products.

While there's always been a keen appreciation for the great taste of honey, there's also a growing affection for the natural healing powers in beeswax, royal jelly, and propolis from bee hives. Savannah Bee Company is dedicated to bringing consumers unique flavors of honey as food — and to show how the other components from a hive can nurture your skin.

From hand cream to body wash to soap, lip gloss and much more, Savannah Bee Company has products that celebrate the contributions of bees and their honey. After all, bees are among the hardest-working creatures on earth. They have to visit approximately 2 million flowers to make just one pound of honey!

Savannah Bee Company grew out of its owner's admiration for bees and a passion for beekeeping and honey. Over 35 years, he searched for the world's best honeys and then developed a delightful assortment of specialty honeys. His search yielded unique sensory thrills enjoyed by every visitor who steps through the doors of Savannah Bee Company.

The new store is on the 21st Avenue side of Broadway at the Beach near Starbuck's. Head there to find the sweet and complex Carolina Wildflower honey that's produced by hives strategically located in and around the Charleston, South Carolina area.

Be sure to check out the woodsy aroma and delicate soft sweetness of Savannah Bee Rosemary Honey, one of the most intricate and complex honey varieties. With origins in Spain, this delicious honey delivers a distinct herbal complement to chicken, shrimp, pork and lamb.

Or take home an international favorite, Lavender Honey, one of the most prized honeys harvested from the remote mountains of Southern Spain. You'll be enchanted by the slight floral aroma and subtle fruity finish that gives it a delicate taste. Its light color and gentle flavor notes have even inspired cooks to use it as substitute for sugar in baking.

But don't let your adventure into new taste territories keep you from exploring the other benefits of honey and hive ingredients like beeswax and royal jelly. A nourishing, gentle cleanser that naturally exfoliates skin, honey is used in four Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash scents: Wild Blackberry, Lemongrass Spearmint, Orange Blossom and Tupelo Honey.

After a day in the Myrtle Beach sun, stop by for some all-natural Beeswax Lip Gloss to hydrate and protect your lips. It comes in Mint Blossom, Wild Blackberry, Sweet Nothings or Tupelo Honey.

Or nourish your hair and scalp with the rich B-vitamins and antioxidants in Savannah Bee Shampoo and Conditioner. Made from harvesting the intense softening properties of honey, propolis, and royal jelly, it will leave your hair thick, shiny, and soft.

Isn't it time you visited Savannah Bee Company at Broadway at the Beach to see what all the buzz is about?


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Big And Small, Broadway Has A Park For All

If you love strolling around a lakeside park, watching the happy faces of children splashing in a fountain, experiencing the fun of seeing your toddler enjoying a kiddie ride, or seeking your own extreme thrills, Broadway at the Beach is the place for you.

This entertainment complex is built for relaxing and having fun. Stroll on wide paths that wind among distinctive shops, restaurants and attractions. Walk around the lake and stop on the bridges to feed the colorful ducks and hungry fish that make Lake Broadway their home.

Throughout Broadway, you'll discover the nostalgia and thrills of family entertainment rides in Pavilion Parks East, Central and West.

At Pavilion Park East, you'll be transported back to those lazy, hazy days of summer when you headed to the amusement park to ride the Caterpillar and Rocket. The whole family will enjoy the famous Herschell-Spillman Carousel with its hand-carved, hand-painted animals. Unlike many traditional carousels that showcase only horses, this historic carousel features many different animals, including frogs, lions, ostriches, zebras, giraffes, roosters and more.

Pavilion Park West is just right for your smallest ones. They can ride a train, hop on a frog and even soar through the sky on a balloon ride. And they won't want to miss the Myrtle Turtle tot-size roller coaster.

Pavilion Park Central is where thrill-seekers go to experience extreme rides with cool names like the Cliff Hanger and Speed. The Wave Swinger takes riders high into the air and out over the crowds below, while the Giant Slide zooms riders down the largest dry slide on the East Coast.

In addition to those three parks, there are other outdoor attractions to experience throughout Broadway. There's a Play Park overlooking the lake, with three-play areas perfect for school age and pre-school age children, picnic-style seating, and a few friendly ducks ready to enjoy an afternoon with you.

The Interactive Fountain by the BigD theater features dancing and jumping water jets to splash in. Soar and Explore by WonderWorks invites all to climb a rope course and zip over the lake.

From small amusements to multi-attraction parks, Broadway has a park that's sure to delight you!

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