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TripAdvisor Says Myrtle Beach Is Nation’s Top Summer Destination

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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. GoBankingRates.com 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!

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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!

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Celebrate The 100th Anniversary Of Mother’s Day With Your Mom!

Did you know that Mother's Day turns 100 this year?

Thanks to West Virginian Anna Jarvis' love for her own mother (and some vigorous campaigning by Anna), Mother's Day was declared a national holiday in 1914.

With such an historic Mother's Day just around the corner, why not plan a legendary day for your Mom?

After a morning spent on the beach soaking up the warm sun and watching pelicans and gulls dip and dive for food, take Mom on a lunch break. Head over to one of the restaurants overlooking Lake Broadway where, together, you can relax on a deck, enjoy the soft breeze coming off the lake, and share a laugh about the antics of the ducks waddling along the lake banks.

After lunch, indulge Mom's fondness for shopping with visits to unique shops like Bijuju and Heartfire. Watch her smile as she discovers the latest styles in handbags, sorts through fascinating accessories, and examines some eye-catching jewelry.

Spice up your day together with a little outdoor competition playing mini-golf at Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf. Or move indoors to Carmike Cinema — Broadway 17 and catch that chick-flick she's been wanting to see.

And what would a Mother's Day be without a family photo to commemorate the big day? Make this year's snapshot as memorable as your day together with a photo by Old Tyme Portraits By Treadway. Outfitted in costumes from days gone by, you'll get a shot she'll enjoy forever!

Don't let the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day go by without honoring Mom in a special way this year. Give her the gift of time with you at Broadway at the Beach, and make Mother's Day memories that she'll keep in her heart forever!

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Sweet Adventures Await At The Ultimate Candy Land

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Ever dreamed of visiting a land filled with candy of all sizes and shapes? Where there are shelves of sweet and sour, creamy and chewy delights? Where sentinels of 5-pound Gummy Bears stand by giant boxes of Gobstoppers, flanked by huge Hersey's candy bars and luscious 1 lb. Reese's cups?

You can stop dreaming and head over to IT'SUGAR.

This fantasy land for candy lovers delights all ages, from the youngest sweet tooth to the oldest. An enchanting, almost magical place, it's where you can discover a new favorite treat, or recall memories of childhood with traditional favorites like Sugar Daddy Carmel Pops and Sugar Babies.

It's the only place where you'll see over-sized boxes of Nerds and Good & Plenty, and extremely large tubes of SweeTarts. You'll be fascinated by the selection of vintage candy, where you can even choose from specialties like the full line of candy in Marilyn Monroe's honor.

Souvenir seekers will also find unique memorabilia at this sweet shop. There's a large selection of novelty items and accessories from favorites like Disney, Hello Kitty and Looney Tunes just to name a few.

So next time you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, head over to IT'SUGAR at Broadway at the Beach and indulge yourself while exploring the ultimate candy land!

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Boardwalk Winery: A Special Taste Of Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach evenings are all about relaxing and sipping your favorite beverage after a day of fun in the sun.

If your beverage of choice is wine, you'll want to visit Broadway at the Beach's own Boardwalk Winery. At this small gourmet winery, visitors can treat their taste buds to (as the winery staff likes to say) a "vacation in a bottle."

At Broadway Winery, they create, label and sell their own brands of wines ranging from dry to sweet. And while you'll find traditional white and red wines there, you won't want to miss the chance to taste the unique flavors of their fruit wines like blackberry and mango-peach blends.

Stop by the wine tasting room for a fun and affordable way to sample special wines with irresistible names like "Endless Summer," "Ocean Breeze," "Cruzin," and "Summer Nights."

Boardwalk Winery can even ship your favorite wines, so you can bottle up your vacation and savor the memories after you return home.

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