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Catch The Wave: Surf Shops At Broadway

Ask any true beach lover to recommend the area's best surf shops, and you can bet they'll say Ron Jon Surf Shop and Tsunami Surf Shop.

Both of these great shops are located at Broadway at the Beach.

Ron Jon first opened its doors along the Jersey shore 56 years ago. Today, its surf-oriented retail shops are serving customers in several coastal states. Ron Jon is a recognized name world-wide, and its loyal fan base spans several generations of beach lovers.

The Broadway at the Beach Ron Jon location is among the most popular. From bikinis to boardshorts, tee shirts to totes, and headwear to hoodies, it has everything needed to make your beach vacation fabulous. Stop by and meet Ron Jon team members who are seasoned surfers. They're happy to share their thoughts on where to catch the best waves along the Grand Strand, as well as the latest surfing and bodyboarding tips and techniques.

Tsunami Surf Shop is the new surfer dude on the Grand Strand beach, opening at Broadway in 2009. But in just a few years, Tsunami has earned a reputation for being epic. The largest surf shop in the Carolinas, it carries an extensive selection of the most popular beach brands like Billabong, Quicksilver, Oakley and more. You'll be amped when you see everything this great retail shop has to offer.

When the surf's up, beach lovers head to the beach. When there's a lull, they go to Ron Jon and Tsunami. After all, the next best thing to being in the waves is finding awesome gear to make your next day at the beach the best one ever.

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Let The Shopping Begin: SC’s Tax-Free Weekend Starts August 7

Circle the weekend of August 7th thru 9th, it's South Carolina's very own "Tax-Free Weekend" — and it's the only one the state is holding this year.

Broadway at the Beach merchants are standing by to help shoppers find the best buys in clothing, shoes, and school supplies. Such items are exempt from the 6% state sales tax and any applicable local taxes. It's the perfect time to stock up on everything needed for the new school year.

It's also a great time to up your fashion game for this school year. Wouldn't you like to head to the classroom with an all-new look?

Apparel stores throughout Broadway at the Beach can help you find a style that's right for every student in the family, from the youngest to those moving up to college.

If your littlest student wants a special outfit that will celebrate her unique self on that all-important first day of school, introduce her to the world of LittleMissMatched. She'll be charmed by this shop that's both fun and renown for thinking outside the fashion box.

Fashionistas of all ages love shoes, and Broadway has several great shoe stores. Visit Shoes Boutique and check out its large selection of affordable, high style shoes. Discover footwear so beautiful that even the pickiest shopper can find shoes or a purse to fall in love with.

Do you and your kids crave comfort, but don't want to sacrifice style? Test out the footwear at Comfortable Soles shoe store. From Birkenstock to Rainbow, their selection of comfy footwear is mind-boggling.

Even sports fans can capitalize on the savings that shopping tax-free yields. With football and basketball seasons just around the corner, it's a great time to get your favorite team's jersey, cap, and t-shirt.

Come join us at Broadway at the Beach on Tax-Free Weekend. We're ready and waiting for you!

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Fascinating Facts About The Beach’s Favorite Footwear

In the summer, they're everyone's favorite footwear. Although they basically consist of just a sole and some straps, sandals have the ability to serve both as your go-to shoes for comfort and a fashion statement.

Not surprisingly, sandals are the world's oldest shoes. Archeologists have found them in Egyptian tombs and ancient Grecian ruins. The oldest carbon-dated sandal ever discovered was found in Oregon on the west coast of the U.S. It dates back 10,000 years.

Centuries later, Greeks popularized sandals, introducing style as a status symbol along the way. In Ancient Greece, the sandal a person wore said a lot about where that person fit on the social ladder. Wealthy folks could be identified by their pricey leather sandals, and admirers could determine affluence by how high someone's sandal straps climbed up the leg.

Sandals were once a shoe of necessity, and still are in many parts of the world. Throughout the centuries and around the world, people have crafted sandals out of everything from papyrus to tree bark to straw to cork. Twine and strings have been used for straps. In today's modernized countries, most sandals are crafted from synthetic materials.

From its humble beginnings as a basic foot covering, the sandal laid the foundation for shoes of virtually every style, color and fabrication to be developed.

Myrtle Beach is one of the best places to find great-looking, comfortable sandals. As one of the nation's top vacation spots, the Grand Strand is the perfect spot to spend long days at the beach in flip-flops. On cool nights, there's nothing that says vacation more than watching fireworks and then strolling around Broadway at the Beach in comfy sandals.

When you decide it's time for another pair of your favorite shoes, we make it easy to find great sandals and clogs. Broadway at the Beach shops like Rack Room Shoes and Shoes Boutique offer stylish and affordable choices in a variety of styles.

Those who just plain love wearing comfortable shoes, can head over to Comfortable Soles and discover just how sandal fashion and comfort can collide. Men and women of all ages rely on this shop to provide both the latest in fashion trends and "comfort brands."

Crocs™ has been made famous by comfort preachers like famous chef Mario Batali. Our Crocs shop features funky and fashionable styles for all tastes. It's an ideal place to find flip-flops, clogs and sandals.

Whether you've worn out your favorite sandals or just crave another cool pair, stop by Broadway at the Beach and check out our shops. Your feet will thank you.

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Thank You For Broadway At The Beach’s TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award

TripAdvisor reviews are the "go to" source for those planning a vacation, choosing a restaurant or heading to an attraction. When a property receives a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence two years in a row, it's both outstanding and inspiring.

Recipients of the award are "determined by traveler reviews and ratings on TripAdvisor." To earn one, a property has to "consistently impress travelers" — so much so that travelers are moved to write a review about the experience.

It's truly inspiring to read the many positive reviews that catapulted Broadway to its Excellence award.

Some reviews confirmed that you come to Broadway because of the "Great food choices. Great shops. Rides for the little ones. Mini golf and water sports. Great break from the beach."

We were especially thrilled to see reviews raving that "Broadway at the Beach is my family's all-time favorite place to visit when we are at MYRTLE BEACH!!!! We had dinner at Hard Rock and Margaritaville. Explored WonderWorks, ziplined, shopped, had a wine tasting, ate pralines, fed the fish, and people watched. Favorite place besides the beach."

Those kinds of reviews earned us a Certificate again this year. But, more importantly, they demonstrated that you think we're delivering a great experience.

And knowing that is the best award of all.

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Five Facts To Share With Your Mom On Mother’s Day

Mothers are our biggest cheerleaders, always there to back us up and support us. This Sunday, as you celebrate Mom, you can also dazzle her with your knowledge of little-known facts about her special holiday.

You know she'll be proud.

After several false starts in the 1800s, Mother's Day finally made it onto the roster of national holidays in 1914. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation officially establishing the second Sunday in May as national Mother's Day. Today, official Mother's Days are celebrated in about 50 countries — but not always in May.

The first Mother's Day cards were designed and sold by Hallmark in the early 1920s. Today, about 130 million cards are sent each Mother's Day — more than at any other time of the year, with the exception of Christmas and Valentine's Day.

Flowers are also big business for Mother's Day. Interestingly, roses are not the most popular flowers. That distinction goes to the humble carnation.

Today's American families often live far apart, so it's no surprise that a lot of folks reach out to their mothers via phone on Mother's Day. Last year, approximately 122 million phone calls were made to moms throughout the U.S.

Celebrating Mom's special day is important to us. Mother's Day is the third most popular holiday in the world, second to only Christmas and Easter. So make your plans for May 10 now.

Mother's Day is the perfect day to treat Mom to a day of shopping, food and fun at Broadway at the Beach. Challenge Mom to some mini golf at Dragon's Lair — and let her win. Through Monday, May 11, Moms get one round of golf for free. Or stop by Old Tyme Portraits By Treadway and get a photo taken together. She'll treasure this forever.

If Mom loves jewelry, surprise her with a Brighton necklace and bracelet from Gemini Boutique. As an added bonus, you'll get a pair of earrings free. She'll be impressed with this lovely gift set. For Moms who love the Pandora jewelry line, you'll want to stop by The Mole Hole. While supplies last, there are a variety of charms and a gift set made especially for Mom. With inscriptions like "first my mother" and "always my friend,"and "always in my heart," she'll know just how much she means to you.

Of course you can't go wrong if you spoil Mom by picking up the tab for a nice lunch or dinner. Over some scrumptious food, casually charm her with your grasp of five fun facts about Mother's Day. She'll probably assume you took the time to find such nuggets just to see her smile. And, you'll make her happy.

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