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Earth Day Arrives March 20 And So Does Spring

Do you celebrate Earth Day March 20 or April 22? Did you even know that Earth Day is actually recognized twice each year?

The April 22 Earth Day first occurred in 1970. It launched a political movement that eventually motivated Congress to pass the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

March 20 is the original (and our favorite) Earth Day because it's a celebration of the vernal equinox which marks our first day of Spring! This Earth Day was first conceived in 1969 to remind us to be stewards of the environment. The United Nations got around to proclaiming the day of the vernal equinox as International Earth Day in 1971.

Broadway at the Beach invites you to celebrate Earth Day on March 20 when it arrives with Spring!

Throughout the winter months, we've been sprucing up in anticipation of more guests arriving at Broadway at the Beach as the weather warms. We've also been thinking about ways to put you in a Springtime mood.

Of course, it's easy to get in touch with the beauty of our environment just by stopping by Broadway. Stroll around our 23-acre Lake Broadway enjoying the gentle breeze off the water. Stop to watch the fish in the lake eagerly await the food you drop. Lunch on a sunny deck overlooking the lake as colorful ducks skim along the surface of the water, enjoying the Spring weather.

Then head over to Ripley's Aquarium where you will discover exotic and beautiful sea creatures that inhabit our earth. Gliding along a 330 foot moving path through a clear tunnel, you'll be just an arm's length from the different kinds of sharks and exotic fish swimming overhead. Be amazed by the display of bright colors sported by the underwater sea life in the Indo-Reef. Marvel at the sight of the Pacific Giant Octopus, living corals and jellies. Reach out and touch the rays in Friendship Flats.

Educational and fun, Broadway and Ripley's are great destinations for getting in touch with the creatures of our coastal area and beyond.

When Spring officially arrives this Friday, March 20 at 6:45 p.m., we'll be waiting for you!

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Longer Days Arrive March 8. It’s Daylight Saving Time!

Can't wait for Spring and more hours of daylight? They're right around the corner.

After the winter that most of America has been enduring, the coming of Spring is a real cause for celebration.

The first sign of Spring is Daylight Saving Time. It arrives Sunday, March 8 when we move our clocks ahead. Suddenly, the sun that set around 6:15 p.m. each night is setting at 7:15 p.m., and we're reaping one more hour of daylight.

It's the most wonderful time of the year for those who love the outdoors! The days are not only longer, but growing warmer. There's more time to take a stroll around Lake Broadway. The outdoor decks at restaurants begin filling with diners lounging in the sun. And families come to take on the challenge of miniature golf on the mountain top at Dragon's Lair or the ropes course at Soar & Explore.

At Broadway at the Beach, we're already celebrating Spring. We expanded our hours, starting March 2, opening daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. thru May 21. During Easter Weekend (April 3-5), we'll keep our doors open even longer, until 10 p.m.

Come enjoy the longer days, the warm sun and all the fun of Broadway at the Beach in Spring.

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How To Have An A-Mazing Good Time With Mirrors And Lasers

Rarely — but sometimes — the weather turns chillier than normal in Myrtle Beach. That's when parents look for indoor entertainment to get the kids out of the house and give them a chance to blow off some steam.

And when that time comes, there's just one choice. Sure, there are several exciting, intriguing and fun indoor attractions in Myrtle Beach. But there is just one that is also chaotic and mind-bending.

No other place serves up the adrenaline rush found inside the Backstage Mirror Maze. Five seconds in and your family will discover how easy it is to become dazed, dazzled, confused and lost.

Imagine snaking through 2,000 square feet of continuous circles, regularly bumping into dead ends, and finding surprises each time a corner is turned. The confusion's made worse by bright rainbow-colored lights that fill up the void, and the kids are soon tricked into going the wrong direction by their own reflection!

After you and the kids have worked your way through that chaos, a laser challenge awaits.

Fans of bank heist movies love the fantasy and challenge of "The Vault" laser maze. It's a time-machine crime spree torn from the headlines of March 11, 1933 when the New York mafia's Lucky Luciano and his gang attempted to rip off the Times Square Bank.

The kids can help the cops chase down the bad guys as they climb through an off-Broadway theater passageway leading into the bank. There's dodging and weaving among the lasers as the chase goes through a maze of backstage corridors, props, trap doors and turns. With the clock ticking and suspense building, it's a real challenge to artfully navigate through a web of security beams inside the vault.

This is the one place in town that will bend your mind and get your heart racing.

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How To Make This Valentine’s Day Memorable

February 14 is Valentine's Day, and this year it falls on a Saturday. Why not celebrate the entire day with a little star-gazing, followed by a romantic dinner and a show?

An intriguing first stop on any memory-making tour is the Hollywood Wax Museum. Where else can you gaze at an extraordinary galaxy of stars indoors?

Be sure to get lots of snapshots of you and your sweetheart with other famous Tinsel-town lovebirds. It's the best opportunity in Myrtle Beach to snuggle up close to your favorite romantic A-lister!

As you walk among the famous figures, recall some of the sentimental films that starred your favorite actors. You're sure to be in a romantic mood after recounting amorous story lines as you walk hand in hand.

When it's time for dinner, head right across the street to Broadway at the Beach where you'll find more than 20 different restaurants. Check out Landry's for a quiet seafood dinner or Amici's for some saucy Italian fare. From Angus sirloin and ribs at Liberty Brewery & Grill to a Japanese steakhouse, to a free glass of champagne with dinner at Good Time Charley's or Rooster's Restaurant & Bar, to the special "Splash of Love" evening at Ripley's Aquarium, there's lots to choose from. No matter what kind of food or atmosphere your sweetheart likes, you'll find it at Broadway.

Follow up dinner for two with a live show at Legends In Concert or The Palace. Or take in the latest flick at the Carmike 17.

And that's how you make a Valentine's Day memorable.

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“Hunt For Happiness Week” Is Happening Now At Broadway At The Beach

From now through January 24, the nation is celebrating "Hunt for Happiness Week." We invite you to come to Broadway at the Beach and find your own personal joy. There's so much to do and so much to see that you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy.

One stop that will always put a smile on your face is Gemini Boutique next to the upside down WonderWorks building.This family-owned store is chock full of trendy apparel and awesome designer handbags, as well as jewelry, watches, luggage and accessories. Find favorites from designers like Vera Bradley, Alex & Ani and Bourbon & Boweties. Toms shoes are also featured at Gemini — Toms is known for donating a pair of shoes to someone in need for every pair of its shoes that are sold.

No matter what time of year it is, it's always time for ice cream. Some of the best you'll ever taste is served by Cold Stone Creamery in our Heroes Harbor section. Their super-premium ice cream is made fresh in the store every day. You'll find yourself smiling — and maybe even singing along — as servers entertain you with Cold Stone songs.

Does wearing jewelry with a European flare make you happy? A Silver Shack features fashionable silver jewelry from around the world. Located next to Ripley's Aquarium, A Silver Shack delivers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, and you'll be dazzled by the largest selection of silver jewelry in town.

The only thing that can bring more enjoyment than choosing a special piece of jewelry is finding that perfect hat. At Key West Hat Company in our Caribbean Village section of Broadway, they'll get you covered. This is where you'll find just the right hat, bonnett, chapeaux, lid, sombrero or cover to make your heart sing.

Strolling around Broadway, you can work up an appetite. If you start craving seafood, head over to Joe's Crab Shack in our New England Fishing Village. Since 1991, the Texas-born Joe's has been helping patrons make memories while serving up buckets of crabs, steampots of mussels, scallops and crawfish, hushpuppy pie stuffed with lobster and shrimp, and more. So, strap on a bib and head to the shack.

Love to laugh? The Carolina Comedy Club in our Celebrity Square is the perfect way to end your hunt for happiness at Broadway. One of the premier comedy clubs in the country, it features some of the biggest names in comedy as seen on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime. Check their schedule for appearances by marquee names like Chelsea Lately, Pauly Shore, Ralphie May, Tommy Davidson, Gallagher, and many more. There's no better place to laugh the night away than Carolina Comedy Club.

Time to get in on the fun. Celebrate Hunt For Happiness Week at Broadway at the Beach!

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