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Happy Valentine’s Day: 10 Things We Love About Broadway

Roses are Red. Violets are Blue.

You love Broadway at the Beach & We love you too!

Okay, so our poem producing skills could use some work; but on this day of love and affection, we're counting down the reasons why we love Broadway at the Beach!

10.) Home is where the heart is… in Myrtle Beach.

Whether you're a native of its sandy shores or a transplant from across the country or an annual visitor on vacation; Myrtle Beach is a place where memories are made in the sand, sun and with a hint of summer that can be enjoyed all year round. From the northern end of Little River to the southern end of Georgetown, Broadway at the Beach sits in the middle of the Grand Strand in the heart of Myrtle Beach and there's no other place we'd rather be!

9.) We love to light up the sky!

Regardless if you're a kid, a kid at heart or you've got a kid on top of your shoulders, there's just something special about taking in a fireworks show with the ones you love. Broadway at the Beach celebrates holidays and summer nights with our annual Fireworks Extravaganzas, weather permitting of course!

8.) For the love of snacks!

This will be the first of two appearances of food on our list of love because, well... we're foodies! When we're out and about at Broadway and not ready to head into one of the many restaurants, we love to satisfy our sweet and savory tooth cravings with a variety of snacks offered at every corner of Broadway at the Beach. In the summer, the flavorful fragrance of freshly popped popcorn from a kiosk fills the air and cold snow cones cool us down in the heat. All year round, the aroma of freshly made pralines from River Street Sweets and fine fudge from The Fudgery and Kilwins persuades us to purchase or at least sample every visit!

7.) Sweet souvenirs of your southern escape

Taking a piece of Broadway at the Beach with you is always a must-do when you visit! It's the Broadway at the Beach magnet on your fridge that reminds you of the tasty time spent walking around with a waffle cone of Ben & Jerry's or Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream. It's the Myrtle Beach hoodie from Vintage House that you bundle yourself up with in the cold. It's the pictures taken with the mermaids of Ripley's Aquarium that are framed forever in your hallway. We love that our souvenirs serve as a glimpse back to the annual vacation or weekends walking, shopping and eating at Broadway during those hectic every day schedules.

6.) Events for Everyone

Just when you think Broadway at the Beach couldn't get any better with our abundance of shops, restaurants and attractions, Broadway's Calendar of Events continues to fill up with events we love! From the annual KidzTime Festival to A Very Broadway Christmas, to walks to remember to car shows to food festivals and more; Broadway at the Beach is the home of special events, entertainers and festivals all throughout the year!

5.) We love to Dance!

Grab your dancing shoes and step on the dance floor! Whether you're dancing the night away to your favorite tunes at Club Oz, Senor Frog or you're testing your Salsa skills at Hard Rock Café, or you are line dancing with the wait staff at Johnny Rockets, Broadway offers plenty of options for you to get your boogie on!

4.) Our Legendary Loves of Hollywood

The music lover in all of us can take a trip down memory lane when we have a meal among authentic Hollywood memorabilia of Hard Rock Café and see the tribute artist stars of yesteryear and chart toppers of today take the stage at Legends in Concert. Broadway isn't just a place for retro revelers, we love catching the latest flicks and blockbusters from a seat in Broadway 17 and the Big D!

3.) Our love for Broadway is as deep as the ocean and out of this world!

Not only can we shop, eat and be entertained at Broadway; but we love how we can have an out of this world experience at Broadway and beyond without leaving Celebrity Circle! From seeing sharks to being able to touch sting rays at Ripley's Aquarium to challenging yourself to stand up against hurricane force winds and piloting a fighter jet at WonderWorks, our capabilities are endless. Let's not forget that we can putt into another world while experiencing Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf and listening to the tales of Sir Alfred the dragon!

2.) Endless love for shopping

You know our love to shop was near the top of our list of love! From designer eyewear at Sunglass Hut to the exquisite Pandora Jewelry line at The Mole Hole and Alex & Ani of Gemini Boutique to fashion finds of Bijuju and holistic essentials of Earthbound Trading Co., shoppers can shop 'til they drop all day long at Broadway at the Beach. Since it's Valentine's Day, don't forget, our retail shops are open until 6pm for you late love procrastinators!

1.) Eat, drink & be in love with Broadway at the Beach

You could probably guess our love of food was going to claim the #1 spot of our top 10 loves of Broadway! But it's more than just the sitting down and eating; it's the classic All-American burgers and milkshakes of Johnny Rockets before watching the 4th of July fireworks. It's the drinking of carefully crafted beer of American Tap House and Liberty Brewery & Grill while cheering on our favorite team in the playoffs. It's teaching our young ones how to crack their first crab leg at Joe's Crab Shack and Landry's Seafood. It's the happy hour sushi specials at King Kong Sushi with a group of coworkers to discuss the latest news (or gossip) at the office. It's the coastal tastes of California at Extreme Pizza and the Boston flare of Wahlburgers. It's the hibachi chef at Yamato's Japanese Grill that makes us laugh while watching our spouse try to catch a shrimp with their mouth. It's the first sip of a sweet Margarita while listening to the sounds of Jimmy Buffet at Margaritavillle that can take you back to summer during the winter months or cools us down in the midst of the summer heat.

The list goes on and so does our love of all things Broadway at the Beach. However, our list wouldn't be complete without our most important love of our all, our visitors. From seeing your memories being made with young ones enjoying the summer at Pavilion Park; to young and old loves walking hand in hand across the Center Bridge; to a group celebrating the upcoming nuptials with a Bachelorette and/or Bachelor party at Crocodile Rocks; to little leaguers celebrating a win in Myrtle Beach at their favorite burger place; to seeing your #BroadwayAtTheBeach pictures through social media, you make Broadway at the Beach what it is, the place where memories last forever and this Valentine's Day that's what we are celebrating with love!

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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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​Hooray For Hollywood! Catch Up On Movies As The Oscars Approach

It's that time of year when the stars come out to celebrate the movies and dazzle us as they walk the red carpet in their fashion forward best. Are you ready?

If you haven't had time to catch up on your movie viewing, why not make a special weekend of it? Spend Friday night, Saturday and a Sunday matinee catching the films you have on your personal, untapped list of “must sees.” You know what they are — those that captured your attention with their trailers, but that you never got around to seeing.

It's time to binge watch at the movies in preparation for the Oscars' broadcast Sunday night.

First stop is Carmike Cinema Broadway 17 which is overflowing with good new movies to choose from. From fun romps like Kung Fu Panda 3 and Zoolander 2, to Oscar nominees Brooklyn, Spotlight and The Revenant, there's a world of entertainment just inside the Carmike door — right after you pick up a big tub of popcorn and an ice cold drink.

For those who like their films big and bold, cruise on over to the BigD and immerse yourself in the full digital experience with Deadpool. Sit back in the large, comfortable seats and take in the action on a screen that's 82 feet wide and over 3 stories tall. Experience the latest in 7.1 surround sound and digital projection that place you right in the middle of the action.

It's Oscar weekend. Why not lose yourself in the fantasy and fun of films? After all, movies really are the stuff that dreams are made of.

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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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​Get In The Holiday Spirit With Shows At The Palace Theatre And Legends In Concert

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

And, there's no better way to get in the holiday spirit than to take in a spectacular show with your family at the Palace Theatre and Legends In Concert®.

The Palace's “Christmas Wonderland" show will delight and enchant you with its beautiful costumes, graceful performers and wonderful holiday music. You'll witness the world's largest floating ice pond on stage, and marvel as two championship ice skaters perform their unforgettable routines to beloved holiday tunes.

But songs like “White Christmas," “Winter Wonderland" and ''Deck The Halls" are just the beginning for this holiday extravaganza. You'll think you're at Rockefeller Center when high- kicking chorus girls in dazzling costumes take the stage performing special synchronized routines that have been part of America's holiday tradition for decades.

“Christmas Wonderland" is at the Palace Theatre through December 19, Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. There are also performances at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and 2 p.m. on Thursdays.

Is your family seeking a legendary holiday experience? Do the holidays bring back memories of performances by some of your favorite stars?

This year's Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach Christmas Show features five of the world's greatest tribute artists performing holiday classics by celebrated artists Nat King Cole, Dolly Parton, Rod Stewart, Elvis Presley and the Blues Brothers.™


From the smooth vocals of crooner Nat King Cole to the inspirational melodies of Dolly Parton, this holiday show is full of heart. A journey through time filled with glitz and glamor, it will lift your spirits when you hear the soulful rasp of Rod Stewart, view the zany holiday antics of the Blues Brothers and experience the thundering voice of Elvis Presley.


Through December 12, Legends in Concert Christmas Show performances are Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with Tuesday matinees at 2 p.m. From December 14 through December 19, shows are Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with two special Christmas Show matinees scheduled for Saturday, December 5 and December 12, both at 2 p.m.

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