Broadway at the Beach Welcoming Charles Bach Wonders!

Magic! Dancing! Illusions! Escapes! What a fun time it will be at Broadway at the Beach!

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Charles Bach began doing magic when he was 8 years old after his uncle showed him a card trick. At 12 he started to take dancing and acting classes. He now has the unique ability too blend magic, dance and theater like no other magician in the world.

Charles Bach Wonders, an imaginative, interactive theatrical experience, will open summer 2019 at Broadway at the Beach, the epicenter of fun and excitement in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Illusionist Charles Bach has amazed and entertained audiences all over the world, including years of performances at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and The Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has also stumped Penn & Teller on their hit TV show “Fool Us.”
 
Charles brings his latest and most ambitious production to the stage with “Charles Bach Wonders,” blending mind-blowing magic with breath-taking visuals and Willy Wonka whimsy to take audiences into a world where the rules of reality no longer exist.
 
During this magical journey, audiences are treated to a wide array of artistic elements, including original magic and grand illusions, beautiful dance choreography, playful comedy, colorful props, special effects, plus two giant puppets called “The Tourists” that add laughs and fun to the audience experience.
 

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Charles will also perform some pure sleight of hand and close-up magic during the show. Adding to the excitement at Broadway at the Beach, visitors are treated to a sneak peek of this exciting show each afternoon that will include a live Houdini-style escape in front of Wonders Theatre, which sits opposite the Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf.

 
 
“I am thrilled to be part of Myrtle Beach’s outstanding entertainment offerings,” said illusionist Charles Bach. “After years of touring and performing, I’m excited for my family and my show to become part of this wonderful community.”
 
Shows begin Saturday June 1 and can be seen at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Labor Day. In addition, matinees will be at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. This world-class show will be a highlight of the summer at Broadway at the Beach.

About Charles Bach Wonders

The Wonders Theatre is located at 1195 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC at Broadway at the Beach. Ticket prices are $32 plus tax for adults and $18 plus tax for children ages 3-12. Children under 3 are free in seat of paid adult. Don’t miss the most unique and original show to come to the Grand Strand. For more information and reservations, call the theater’s info line at 843-286-5003 or visit www.wonderstickets.com.

About Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is South Carolina’s number one tourist, shopping, dining, and entertainment destination attracting millions of visitors annually. Broadway is set on 350 acres in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in a series of magical, interconnected villages, surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway.

Broadway’s distinguished tenant mix has something for the whole family: popular attractions; outstanding restaurants and eateries; extraordinary specialty shops with national and local brands; and first-rate hotels. A past recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup, it was deemed the state’s best travel destination by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.




Ways To Enjoy the Outdoors at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach

Spring and summer can’t be beat in Myrtle Beach! Actually, anytime during the year is a great time to visit the beach but spring and summer are when everything is happening outdoors!

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Whether you’re planning to visit or live here year round, Broadway at the Beach is a “not to miss” spot.

Enjoying Myrtle Beach’s spring and summer weather is best when experiencing the many outdoor entertainment options at Broadway at the Beach, South Carolina’s most visited tourist attraction.

Broadway at the Beach is home to many of the Grand Strand’s most popular indoor and outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.
 
“Warm weather brings so many great activities for our guests to enjoy at Broadway at the Beach,” said Melissa Armstrong, marketing director at Burroughs & Chapin, parent company of Broadway at the Beach. “From unique dining options to memorable entertainment experiences, we have something for every member of the family to enjoy.”
 
Here are just a few of the things to do outdoors at Broadway at the Beach:
 

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Outdoor dining with a lakeside view. Broadway at the Beach is known for dozens of delicious dining options and many of them feature outdoor seating, such as The Grumpy Monk, Yamato Seafood Steak and Sushi, Margaritaville, Extreme Pizza and Landry’s Seafood House. These restaurants and more have seating alongside the beautiful 23-acre Lake Broadway.
 
Feed the fish. Fish feeders are set up along the bridges at Broadway at the Beach. Children and adults alike enjoy feeding the five different species of fish that are in the lake, which gobble up nearly 35,000 pounds of fish food annually!
 
Cool off at the interactive fountain. Spring and summer bring warmer temperatures and Broadway at the Beach offers a free interactive fountain in the New England Fishing Village East where guests can cool off among the dancing and jumping water jets.
 
Catch a bird’s eye view on a zipline or ropes course. The WonderWorks zipline soars guests 50 feet above water, and travels 1,000 feet between towers. The pirate-themed ropes course also stands a staggering 40 feet tall and spans three levels.
 

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Mini-golf at Dragon’s Lair. Step back into the Middle Ages with Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf, which is in the New England Fishing Village East along Lake Broadway. There’s fun and adventure waiting around every corner as you negotiate the challenging medieval course.
 
The tradition continues at The Pavilion Park, with three areas to ride at Broadway at the Beach, including Pavilion Park East, West and Central. Pavilion Park boasts family entertainment rides, thrill rides and nostalgia rides and features the Broadway 360 Observation Wheel, standing 156 feet in the air with thirty-six, spacious gondolas accommodating up to six riders and offering guests a breathtaking view.
 
Create a splash on a speedboat. Make exhilarating memories with friends and family on the Beach Rider Jet Boat. The “roller coaster on the water” takes guests on a boat ride charged by 410 horsepower, spinning the whole family into 360-degree turns on Lake Broadway.
 
Go gem mining. Mine for gems near Joe’s Crab Shack. Visitors can choose their very own bag of mining sand that is enriched with gemstones and other special surprises. Then, they add to the trough and sift their box through the running water to uncover special gems.
 
Life is “cooler” at the top of the rock-climbing wall. Challenge yourself to climb to the top of the Rock Climbing Wall next to Johnny Rockets. Guests can choose the path they will take via the different levels of difficulty.
 
Smile big for the caricature artist. Have a seat and have an artist draw a funny and over-the-top imitation of you and your friends. It is sure to be something your group will treasure for years to come, and will definitely be the conversation starter at your next get-together. Be sure to cap off your trip to Myrtle Beach with a caricature drawing at one of several artist locations throughout Broadway at the Beach.
 
For more information about Broadway at the Beach, visit www.BroadwayattheBeach.com, call 1-800-386-4662, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is South Carolina’s number one tourist, shopping, dining, and entertainment destination attracting millions of visitors annually. Broadway is set on 350 acres in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in a series of magical, interconnected villages, surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway. Broadway’s distinguished tenant mix has something for the whole family: popular attractions; outstanding restaurants and eateries; extraordinary specialty shops with national and local brands; and first-rate hotels. A past recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup, it was deemed the state’s best travel destination by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.




Outdoor Dining at Barefoot Landing

Nothing says summer quite like sitting outside, sipping a cold drink and enjoying a great meal!

If you’ll be visiting (or live here!) the Grand Strand this year, be sure to enjoy some relaxing and refreshing outdoor dining.

The warmer weather has arrived, and some of the best new restaurants to eat at along the Grand Strand are at the revitalized Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. 

Barefoot Landing, the area’s only waterway shopping, dining and entertainment destination along the Intracoastal Waterway, has transformed in recent years to bring more shopping options, family entertainment, and dining experiences that feature outdoor seating.

Many of Barefoot Landing’s restaurants have offered outdoor dining options, including Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, Joe’s Crab Shack, Wild Wing Café, Ultimate California Pizza, River City Café, Umberto’s, Johnny Rockets, Bully’s Pub & Grill, Dick’s Last Resort, and Greg Norman Australian Grille.

In the past year, Barefoot Landing has welcomed Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s, Taco Mundo Kitchen Y Cantina and Blueberry’s Grill, with plans to expand the waterfront dining district, Dockside Village.

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Here are some waterfront and new places to eat outdoors at Barefoot Landing:

Blueberry’s Grill 

Spring/Summer Hours: Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; Available for private events afterhours 

Suggested meal: “The Melting Pot Omelet is a cold smoked salmon, American and Bordeaux brie cheeses, caramelized onions, capers, and avocado crema.”

– Chef Darryl

Taco Mundo Kitchen Y Cantina 

Spring/Summer Hours: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; Fiesta Hours 4-7 p.m. through mid-May, 4-6 p.m. through summer 

Suggested meal: “We have 15 different types of tacos, from Americano and Carne Asada to Baja Fish. If you’re vegetarian, try Tempura Avocado; make these a platter by adding Black Beans and Mexican Rice.” 

– Erin L. Parker, Operating Partner

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Greg Norman Australian Grille

Spring/Summer Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch; 4:30 p.m. to last seating for dinner; Happy hour 4 to 6 p.m. for food, and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for drinks.

Suggested meal: “Ahi Tuna. Seared Ahi tuna served with a truffle, and mushroom-infused risotto, covered with a bacon-bourbon glaze.”

– Scott Grau, General Manager

Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s 

Spring/Summer Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; No happy hour spring or summer.

Suggested meal: “A summer favorite at LuLu’s is our Fresh Gulf Red Snapper entree. The red snapper is powered by Fish Trax Marketplace, a sustainability tracking program that allows you to track where your fish was caught, when it was caught and who caught it.”

– Cheryl Coesens, General Manager

About Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing, located at 4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, is owned and managed by Burroughs & Chapin, headquartered in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It combines the traditional retail functions of a shopping venue with attractions and other leisure amenities to deliver an outdoor-centric recreational experience. Its unique seaport-style architecture, proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway, and lake combine to create a charming coastal village atmosphere ideal for shopping, dining, and social interaction. Boardwalks and bridges weave through the 100-acre nature-friendly complex and its wide variety of specialty and retail shops, waterfront restaurants, and entertainment venues. More information about Barefoot Landing is available by calling (843) 272-8349, or logging on to www.bflanding.com.




The South Carolina MilkShake Bar

South Carolina is a state full of smiling faces and beautiful places. Full of spots to vacation no matter what you like to do from mountains to beaches, everyone can find the perfect place to vacation in South Carolina.

Since I live in this beautiful Palmetto state (our state tree), I’ve decided this year to look for some of the less frequented and off the beaten path fun things to see and do in South Carolina.

South Carolina: Come on Over!

I recently wrote about a chocolate shop road trip through South Carolina that all chocolate lovers should take at least once. Now let’s concentrate on milkshakes!

Founded in 2012 Grill Marks serves up gourmet milkshakes that are meals in themselves and also has an amazing wine list that adds to the menu full of great burgers, salads, sides and desserts.

This milkshake BAR also serves up a variety of shakes that include your favorite alcohol. They call them Shake Tails. And yes, you can also get them with beer.

Grill Marks • Burgers • Shakes • Bar has three locations in South Carolina: two are located Greenville and one in Columbia. You can check out the full menu of shakes on their official website and follow the fun on their Facebook page.

Since I always say a picture is worth a thousand words – behold a small sampling of the milkshakes of Grill Marks! Photo Credit for all Photos: Grill Marks Restaurant

They actually have a YouTube video on the best way to “eat” one of their shakes!

 

Order a Spiked Float ($9.99) and choose from The Morrison (Jager & Root Beer) • Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float  • Malibu Crush (Malibu Rum, Orange Soda) • JackHammer (Jack Daniel’s & Pepsi) • Key Lime Float (Mountain Dew, Ketel Citron)

Milkshakes. Minus the Milk. Add the Liquor!

The ShakeTails ($9.99) offered include: Irish (Coffee Liqueur, Tullamore Dew Whiskey, Creme de Mint) • Russian (Vanilla Bean Vodka, Kahlua) • Roasted Pina Colada (RumChata, Sailor Jerry Rum, Roasted Pineapple, Toasted Coconut) • S’mores (Vanilla Vodka, Chocolate, Graham Cracker, Toasted Marshmallow).

Along with the huge list of milk shakes and Shake Tails, the menu will have you struggling with what to try. You definitely won’t leave hungry!

If you visit the Haywood Mall location – look at this deal! 6 Cocktails for $6

  • Mark Tai – Rum, Pineapple, Grenadine
  • Not Yo’ Mama’s Lemonade – Vodka, Blue Curacao, Lemonade
  • Sassy Southern Bird – Whiskey, Sweet Tea, Ginger Beer
  • Mexican Mule – Tequila, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer
  • Collins It Quits – Gin, Lemon Juice, Peach Nectar
  • The Melon Felon – Vodka, Melon Liqueur, Sour Mix

The next time you visit South Carolina, whether you are just passing through or staying for a bit, make sure you head to one of the Grill Marks locations to give one of their specialties a try!




DoubleTree by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront is the Place to Stay at the Beach – #MyMyrtleBeach

What a great hashtag! Why . . . because it really is my Myrtle Beach. I live here. Well, I actually live just about 10 miles south in a glorious little spot called Murrells Inlet, but Myrtle Beach is where so much happens!

I recently spent several days at a conference (Travel South USA) in Myrtle Beach. Part of the conference had us touring around the area which is actually in my own backyard. As a local I know so much about all there is to do and see but I rarely do or see any of it because, well – life.

We often take the place we live for granted when it comes to all that is offered for visitors, but I definitely love all there is to do in Myrtle Beach!

Sixty miles of picture-perfect coastline. Oceanfront hotels, resorts, condo rentals, beach homes and vacation rentals. A perfect family vacation destination.

Myrtle Beach is commonly referred to as the Grand Strand. The area has a 60-mile long stretch of beach, golf courses, boardwalks, restaurants and amusement parks!

If you will be visiting my neck of the woods anytime soon, here are some things to think about.

Where to Stay – DoubleTree by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Although I like to have easy access to all there is to do, I don’t want it right outside my hotel door. I like serenity. I like beautiful scenery and lots of comfort when I travel.

If you’re like me – I have the perfect spot for you – The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront. It’s a mouthful but worth saying it over and over again! This is definitely the perfect location, the perfect view, the perfect price and more.

Located at 3200 South Ocean BoulevardMyrtle Beach, the resort is close to the airport and easy to get to via car. The resort is definitely the place to stay when visiting Myrtle Beach.

The resort has a stunning and beautiful private beach, loads of amenities and plenty of activities in the perfect location – close to all that Myrtle Beach has to offer without being right in the middle of it all.

Every room – yes, EVERY room offers a balcony with a stunning ocean view. No extra price for a premium balcony room here! I love having a room with a great view and a nice balcony spot to enjoy my coffee in the morning or a little glass of wine in the evening. Unfortunately many resorts offer a limited number of rooms with balconies and charge a premium price for those rooms. Not here! EVERY room offers a balcony.

Complimentary WiFi, a 40-inch HDTV, mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker are also in every room. One-bedroom suites are perfect for families, with a king bed or two queen beds plus a living area with sofa sleeper.

These rooms can also connect to a single room to make a larger suite for bigger families. Accessible rooms and pet friendly rooms are also available.

This resort is basically what every family needs in a vacation destination!

Multiple outdoor pools, two indoor pools, lazy rivers and kiddie pools as well as a fitness center make it hard to leave the resort to explore the rest of Myrtle Beach. Yes, MULTIPLE pools! No fighting for a spot to relax and enjoy the outdoor weather. Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can still enjoy a swim indoors!

Food at the resort is easy to come by and delicious too! All day dining in Ocean Blue, food and beverage service at a pool cabana, room service, The Market Grab ‘n Go and the pool bar all add to your stay at the DoubleTree.

Add these to all the local restaurants to enjoy and you’ll never be hungry. You may even go home just a little heavier!

DoubleTree by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Amenities

  • Children’s Activities
  • Children’s Menu
  • Cribs/High Chairs
  • Luggage Storage/Hold
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry Service/Coin Laundry
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Activity Desk
  • On-Site Convenience Store
  • Room Service
  • ATM
  • Snack Shop
  • Salon
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Room
  • Putting Green, Bocce Ball, and other outdoor games
  • Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker
  • WiFi
  • Accessible Rooms/Services

Weddings, conferences and social events couldn’t have a better location!

Since the resort is less than three miles from Myrtle Beach International Airport, it’s a convenient and stylish choice for any conference or social event as well as a family vacation.

You can choose from a range of flexible meeting spaces, with capability for 21 breakout rooms. Beautiful ballrooms for large events that offer an easy flow between rooms.

The resort also boasts a large pre-function area for registration or breaks and a spacious ground-floor exhibit hall. You can also enhance any event with an indoor/outdoor mix of on-site venues.

Business Services

  • Audio/Visual Equipment Rental
  • Business Center
  • Printing Services
  • Notary
  • Office Space Rental
  • Copy Service
  • Printers
  • Secretarial Services
  • Video Conferencing

The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Myrtle Beach Oceanfront offers beautiful and stylish rooms and a long list of comforting amenities. Don’t forget your chocolate chip cookie! The signature cookie is a welcoming gift that offers just a small taste of the warm and personal service you will receive.

I highly recommend a stay here when you visit #MyMyrtleBeach

The Beach

The beach remains the number one reason why people visit Myrtle Beach and the DoubleTree has it’s own private beach!

Early morning beach walks, late night strolls, and all day sunning and swimming along the beaches of the area offer some of the best relaxing vacation spots along the east coast.

Because of the beach, there are a vast amount of water activities in the area – parasailing, jet ski rental, fishing charters, and kayaking are among some of the fun activities you can have in the water.

Myrtle Beach is home to 2 state parks. Both very different from each other. Myrtle Beach State Park is within minutes of the DoubleTree by Hilton and the airport. Huntington Beach State Park is about 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach.

Both parks give you the opportunity to see undeveloped maritime forests that haven’t changed in centuries. Both offer beautiful and pristine beaches for swimming and sites for camping and the beaches of the state parks rarely seem crowded.

Golf – Golf – and More Golf

The area is home to more than 100 golf courses suited to a range of skill levels.  The well manicured courses up and down the coast attract golfers from around the country.

Miniature golf courses line the Myrtle Beach area with a wide variety of themes; pirate adventures, jungle safaris, castaway islands, and even prehistoric golf with dinosaurs on every hole. Not surprisingly, the Grand Strand is also host of the Masters of Mini Golf tournament each year.

Shopping

Beach shopping in the area can be over-whelming. Every corner seems to have a different beachwear store, all competing for customers, all full of towels, chairs, and Myrtle Beach souvenirs.

If you want to shop while also be entertained, Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach are where you want to go. Entertainment complexes full of great shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Serious shoppers will want to hit Market Common, Coastal Grand Mall or Tanger Outlets.

However you want to shop, there’s a place for you in Myrtle Beach.

Food

Can you say “seafood?” Everywhere you turn there’s another spot advertising “calabash” seafood. Tip – “Calabash” seafood means breaded and fried so if you aren’t a fried fish eater – skip the calabash and head to one of hundreds of local restaurants that offer anything from seafood, Italian or good old American steak and potatoes.

Things to do

If you want to do nothing but chill on the beach, there’s lots of beach for you! If you want to add in some family fun your biggest problem will be trying to decide what to do since there’s so much to choose from.

Myrtle Beach Art Museum has eleven galleries, and always has free admission. The museum does have limited hours (10AM til 4PM most days), so be sure to check the website before planning your visit. Best of all – you can walk there from the DoubleTree!

There are a number of  bike and Segway rental companies in the area. Whether you want to leisurely pedal up and down Ocean Boulevard, or enjoy a guided tour on an electric motor-powered Segway, there are options for everyone. You can rent a beach cruiser, tandem, or mountain and trail bikes.

Nothing says “beach” quite like a visit to an iconic seaside boardwalk; great songs have been written in its honor. Because of the great weather, Myrtle Beach’s boardwalk runs all year long. 

Along the Boardwalk you will find great food, great drinks, a beautiful ocean view and lots of fun and games! An evening stroll “along the boards” is a highlight for many visitors and locals too!

The area is full of zoos, animal sanctuaries, aquariums and wildlife attractions. Featured on National Geographic, The Travel Channel, and other national and international media outlets, these very special places should make it to every visitor’s (and local’s) bucket list.

From the rare and exotic, to the cute and cuddly, they’re all here and waiting for your visit. Alligator Adventure and Tiger Preservation Station are my favorites!

Obviously we have the beach and the Atlantic Ocean but sometimes you just don’t feel like building sand castles. Myrtle Beach has a few water parks to choose from full of slides, wave pools and lazy rivers.

Beach Bars! There’s no better way to spend an afternoon or evening than sipping a cold one along the beach! There are so many spots along the beach – each offering their own theme. Karaoke, dancing, sing-alongs – you name it, you will find a beach front bar that has it gong on!

Along the Grand Strand, the options for enjoying wine starts right at the grocery store and goes all the way to fine dining restaurants. There are many wine bars in the area focusing on pairing really good wine with really good food.

No matter what you prefer – there’s a perfect flavor and style for you. Myrtle Beach Wine Tasting and Shop (Duplin Wines), La Belle Amie Vineyard and Carolina Vineyards are just a few of the locations that offer tastings, festivals and fun!

Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture and botanical garden that everyone visiting the area should see. As a local I go often and can spend days roaming among the sculptures and flowers. It’s calming and serene.

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The thousands of acres in Brookgreen’s Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve are rich with evidence of the native plants and animals of the South Carolina Lowcountry as well as the rice plantations of the 1800’s. A small zoo and a boat ride through the old rice fields of a plantation are also located on the property.

I’ve only touched on a fews things to do when you visit Myrtle Beach. What are you waiting for? Plan to visit, explore and discover all the things you’ll find to do at the beach! 

Start by booking your room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront.