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Surf's Up! Are You Ready For Some Summer?

Are you pumped up and ready for summer? On June 20th, the season officially arrived in Myrtle Beach at 6:34 p.m. And, every day this week is among the longest we'll have all year. So why not make the most of them?

Can there be a better time all year to spend a day on the beach? The air temperatures will be hovering around a pleasant 85 all week as bright sunshine caresses winter-weary skin. Breezes will be just strong enough to get the palm trees swaying. As ocean waves run up against the sandy shore, they'll be arriving at just under 80 degrees.

With the start of summer and the beautiful weather head it's time to treat yourself to new swimwear, a roomy and colorful beach bag, all the necessary suncare products, or even a surf board, bodyboard or skimboard. And you can do just that at two of the best surf shops in Myrtle Beach, Ron Jon Surf Shop and Tsunami Surf Shop, both located at Broadway at the Beach.

World-renowned Ron Jon Surf Shop earned its reputation by showing beach goers the many ways to enjoy an active lifestyle built around surf and sand. Stop by and check out the men's, women's and kid's surf fashions. You'll also want to explore the shop's many different sizes of surfboards and find one just right for you. Not a water lover? No problem. . . Ron Jon has skateboards and all the gear to go with them for landlubbers.

A short stroll across the Lake Broadway bridge at Broadway at the Beach, you'll find another surfer's paradise, Tsumani Surf & Resort Wear. Tsumami says its claim to fame is simply being the largest surf shop in the Carolinas. The shop is clearly focused on keeping your look fresh during the summer with clothes in eye-catching colors and beautiful patterns. From baby flip flops to stylish bikinis and USA wear perfect for July 4th, it's another must-stop shop for beach lovers.

Now that summertime's officially here, the living is easy. So have fun at the beach. Enjoy a late afternoon visiting shops and attractions at Broadway at the Beach. And, top each long day off by lingering on a restaurant deck and enjoying the sunset and cool breezes coming off the lake.
You deserve it.

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How To Have A Great Mother's Day With The Mom Who Loves To Shop

You love Mom. Mom loves to shop. She cruises through all the sales at the giant department stores, knows where to find the hidden gems at malls, and is a master at finding bargains online from sites like Amazon to QVC.

So how do you make Mother's Day special for your Mom?

This year, don't just give her a card and a present. Treat her to an experience. Make a memory she'll cherish forever when you take her on a treasure hunt for something she'll love.

Mother's Day is too important to waste on a simple excursion to an outlet mall or department store. This is a special occasion, so select somewhere that radiates a unique sense of place with an atmosphere that can't be found online or at the mall. Take her where there is an exciting fusion of shopping, dining and entertainment. Take her to Broadway at the Beach.

From the moment you drive onto the perimeter road with its tall palm trees blowing in the breeze, you know you've arrived at a different kind of place.

As you stroll together among the unique boutiques and attractions, you never feel rushed. There's an aura of relaxation and an implicit invitation to pick a bench in a common area, sit a spell and people watch.

With more than 100 shops, there's so much to see and do. Maybe you'll stop by Key West Hat Company and show Mom how great she'd look in one of their special hats. If your Mom's taste leans toward the fashion forward, it may be fun to check out the apparel at Gemini Boutique.

If she's a jewelry lover, stop by Allure and look at the lovely jewelry and accessories to match any outfit. Over at A Silver Shack, let her discover the largest selection of silver jewelry in town, much of it with a European flare. And don't miss SC Jewelers where she'll discover one-of-a-kind pieces like their signature Palm Tree Necklace.

From shops like Bijuju with its innovative and beautiful handbags, fashion jewelry and accessories, to the sun-powered products at Del Sol, you can fill this special day chancing upon one unique item after another.

With all that shopping, she'll probably work up an appetite. No matter her taste, you can treat her to the intimate setting of a small eatery, a memorable meal at a distinctive restaurant specializing in her favorite food, or the atmosphere of an open-air deck overlooking Lake Broadway.

It's been 102 years since President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day an official national holiday in 1914. Make this year the one your Mom will remember forever.

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Bear With Us! Build-A-Bear Is Renovated & BATB Store Hours Are Extended For Spring

Broadway at the Beach has some unbearably cute news this Spring! Our popular Build-A-Bear Workshop has been completely renovated. Girls and boys of all ages now have an even better place to fall in love with their own unique furry selections.

The new Build-A-Bear Workshop is the place where imagination and the spirit of possibility will inspire you to express your creativity. Renovations have enhanced the enchanting interactive experience of meeting and building new stuffed animal friends — and personalizing them with your choice of hundreds of outfits and accessories.

The Workshop is well-known for its wide variety of furry offerings. If your little Star Wars fans yearn for their own Chewbacca or dream of embracing a more huggable kind of Storm Trooper (or even a Darth Vader) bring them for a visit. Build-A-Bear Workshop is the place where even villains can be transformed into warm and lovable friends.

With Easter right around the corner, it's the perfect time to surprise someone with more than the traditional Easter basket. Why not hop over to Build-A-Bear and pick out one of the bunny friends or new Hide & Go Beep™ chicks and bunnies for that special someone. Imagine the joy that will bring on Easter morning!

The Workshop has a grand re-opening planned for March 9, so come join in the fun!

Best of all, Build-A-Bear and other Broadway at the Beach shops are now open until 9 p.m. for the Spring season. And, that means 3 more hours to shop and play at Broadway at the Beach!

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Life Is Just a Breeze When You Fly A Kite

In spring, Myrtle Beach is the place to be if you love to fly a kite. Look up from the beach on a breezy day and you're bound to see colorful kites flying overhead and happy people holding onto the strings below.

Whether March comes in as a lion or a lamb, we head for the beach where the wind blowing off the ocean lifts the kites up, up and away. But Myrtle Beach is not alone in its love for kites.

All over the world, people are declaring March as National Kite Month. Still others are picking April as the month to celebrate. And, one site on the Web even declares that the “month" runs from March 21 to May 10. Go figure.

Declaring a special month to celebrate kites is just an indication of how much people all over the world use kites for work and play. Since kites were invented more than 2000 years ago in China, they have been used for everything from science and meteorology, to generating power. Some ingenious folks have even used them to pull sleds in winter and carriages when horses weren't available. In Myrtle Beach, we fly our kites for fun and relaxation, and the sheer joy of watching them soar across the Carolina blue sky.

If you're a kite enthusiast or just want to try your hand at kite flying, one of the best resources along the Grand Strand is Klig's Kites right in Broadway at the Beach. Klig's has been a fixture at Broadway for years, and it's so popular that it's currently undergoing a renovation that will make the store bigger and even better.

When the store reopens the first of March, stop by and experience a world of wonder. From single-line kites to dual and quad line kites, to kites that do loops, figure eights, dives and many other maneuvers, there are kites for all ages of kids and adults. And, while Klig's is known for its kites, it's also a great place to find flags, gags, windsocks, windchimes, mailbox covers, sports merchandise and much, much more!

Whether you choose to celebrate your kite month in March, April or May, start the festivities at Klig's Kites. Find your fun soaring high as you take to the sky with a kite.


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​In The Mood For Love: Valentine's Day Specials At Broadway

Thinking about how you'll spend Valentine's Day with that special someone this year?

If you're looking for something unique and memorable, why not book a reservation at Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach. For the third year, the Aquarium will be hosting its annual “Splash of Love Dinner.” For $79.99 plus tax per couple, you and your sweetheart can get a four-course dinner, admission to the aquarium, one long stem rose, and one drink ticket. Upgrade to the Tunnel of Love for $89.99 plus tax per couple, and you'll get all that, plus a box of chocolates and be entertained by strolling musicians. This annual dinner is so popular that Ripley's Aquarium is holding it on two nights this year: February 13 and 14 (both nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.). Reservations are required. Call 843-916-0888, ext. 3272 for details.

With Valentine's Day landing on a weekend, Joe's Crab Shack has also decided to celebrate it over two days, February 13 and 14. On Saturday, they're serving a Lobster Daddy special for $34.99 — a great deal for a whole Maine lobster and snow crab, served with corn and potatoes. On Sunday, the Beantown Bake special will be just $45.99 and that actually includes two whole Maine lobsters, one pound of clams, six shrimp and smoked sausage, served with corn and potatoes. Yum!

Why not make it dinner and a show with Date Night at Legends In Concert (Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14)? Save 20% off regular ticket prices or go for that special VIP seating for just $80 plus tax per couple. On those nights, tribute artists will be performing as Barry White, The Blues Brothers™, Taylor Swift, George Strait and Elvis Presley. Call 843-238-7827 and ask for code PBV to learn more.

If Valentine's Day celebrations aren't your thing, you'll want to check out Hard Rock Cafe's A “Non-Valentine's Special” on Saturday, February 13, from 8 p.m. to midnight. You can meet old friends and new, mingle a bit, and rock out with DJ Jesse. There's no cover charge, but there will be food and drink specials, giveaways and a chance to win a two night Myrtle Beach staycation.

Plan to stay in and celebrate Valentine's Day? Broadway at the Beach is a great place to find romantic or casual gift items.

Sweets for your sweet can be found at The Fudgery, which has Fudge Truffle Decadence™ Cake & Truffles Are Forever™ Cupcakes specially made for a Valentine's celebration. A limited number are available in the store or you can order in advance by calling 843-626-7801.

Gift baskets and beautiful personalized etched glasses can be found specially priced at Crabby Jack's & Crabby Jill's General Stores. From “Kiss The Cook” gifts at the Paula Deen Store, to Brighton Totes and more at Gemini Boutique, to the PANDORA® Valentine's Day Gift Set at The Mole Hole, to the fashion jewelry at SC Jewelers, there's a lot to choose from. There's even a special offer on the Candy Heart Message 16 ounce tumbler at Tervis.

And, last but not least, what do you give someone who has everything? If your sweetheart loves summer, sunning and lazy rivers, check out the 2016 Myrtle Waves Water Park Season Pass.Through February 14, the pass goes for $42.99 — the lowest price available on MyrtleWaves.com. So why not also get one for yourself and keep that loving feeling going throughout the summer?

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