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Celebrate National Pretzel Month With A Stop At Auntie Anne's

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October is National Pretzel Month. It's time to celebrate the creation of one of mankind's truly twisted inventions — the soft pretzel. Legend says that Christian monks created the doughy treat as far back as the 12th century. They twisted the pretzels into the shape of crossed arms – the popular posture for prayer in those very old days. By the 17th century, the pretzel knot was being revered as a symbol of everlasting love.

Some reports say the pretzel came over to America with the first English settlers, but it wasn't until 1861 that the first pretzel factory was built in Pennsylvania. Today, one of that state's claims to fame is that it produces 80% of all the pretzels made in the U.S.

Which brings us to Auntie Anne's, a company that started selling its pretzels at a Pennsylvania farmers market in 1988, and now has a home at Broadway at the Beach.

At Auntie Anne's in Broadway's Caribbean Village, these delicious snacks are mixed, hand-rolled and shaped right before your eyes, then baked to perfection as you wait with your mouth watering.

Auntie Anne's likes to say that it's “raising the standard of snacking" and few who have tasted their pretzels would disagree. In addition to their awesomely delicious basic pretzel, there are adventurous options like roasted garlic & parmesan and jalapeno. A variety of scrumptious dips are offered to jazz up the pretzely goodness.

But where's the meat? It's in the pepperoni pretzel and Auntie Anne's salute to the great American hot dog. Don't miss that unusually delicious treat formed by snuggling a plump Nathan's Famous hot dog inside soft, chewy pretzel dough.

Got a sweet tooth? Check out the sweet almond, raisin and cinnamon sugar pretzels. For the nuggets fan, Auntie Anne's has pretzel nuggets covered in cinnamon sugar or stuffed with cheddar cheese.

Why not celebrate fall and National Pretzel Month by sharing your thoughts about Auntie Anne's pretzels using #NationalPretzelMonth on social media?

Then, take a stroll around Lake Broadway. There's no better snack to have in hand on a crisp autumn day than a warm, soft pretzel.

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Broadway Is The Place For Fun On June 20 And Father’s Day

Since 1995, Broadway at the Beach has been the center of fun for Myrtle Beach. Roughly 14 million guests visit us each year to enjoy our restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Those twenty years have flown by, and now some who first came to Broadway as kids are returning to experience Broadway with their own families.

We want to thank you for your support by providing a few surprises, as well as prizes. This month, we'll have special activities on the 20th. And, we'll do it all over again on July 20 and August 20.

On Saturday, June 20 from 4 to 6 p.m., join us in Center Court for a little fun in the sun. We'll have character appearances; free balloons and free face painting for the kids, a spin wheel of prizes, where everyone is a winner, and if you're one of the first 200 people to attend, you'll get a free candy pack from our friends at It'Sugar. (If the weather turns on us, we'll move the spin wheel of prizes, the It'Sugar giveaway, and our free balloons inside the Guest Services office.)

After all that fun on June 20, why not bring Dad back to Broadway the next day for Father's Day? Turn him on to some high octane fun at Broadway Grand Prix where the whole family can enjoy 19 attractions including go-kart tracks, rock wall climbing, the thrilling Skycoaster®, indoor arcade, and more. Next, head over to Helicopter Adventures for a memorable ride into the sky high above Myrtle Beach. Round out the day with a jet boat ride around Lake Broadway before taking Dad to his favorite restaurant for dinner.

Spending time with your Dad is the best gift you can give him. So come to Broadway and make some memories together.

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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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Carlos n Charlie’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 5K Focuses On Fitness And Fun May 3

Since the 1960s, people all over the United States have celebrated Mexican foods and heritage on Cinco de Mayo.

A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo marks a Mexican victory over the French in 1862 — a much bigger cause for celebration in that country is September 16 which is Mexican Independence Day.

For the last 50-plus years, America has embraced Cinco de Mayo with the focus on celebrating the foods, drinks and people of Mexico.

Again this year, Carlos' n Charlie's presents its 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 5K Run on Sunday, May 3. When the race starts at 8:30 a.m., it will be just the beginning of a day full of fun. This year, the race features a Mascot 1-mile fun run right before the 5K. At 10 a.m. there will be an awards ceremony and a Mexican-themed breakfast buffet.

Bonus prizes will be awarded to those runners who dress "in the Cinco de Mayo spirit."

Carlos' n Charlie's will be the headquarters for all the festivities including live music, great margaritas, door prizes and even a contest for best sombrero.

Click here to register online and get all the details.

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