Temperatures are finally rising to officially welcome summer in Myrtle Beach! The gorgeous beach town features amazing attractions on the boardwalk, fantastic shows, a beautiful sandy beach, and much more! You’ll be hard pressed to find a better beach destination in South Carolina. Check out some of our favorite things in Myrtle Beach!
Travel back in time to celebrate the music of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s at The Carolina Opry! The talented musician, Calvin Gilmore, launched The Carolina Opry in 1986 in order to bring live music to Myrtle Beach. Originally, the Opry featured one live music variety show. Now, in addition to that original show, The Carolina Opry features Good Vibrations: Best of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s! At the show, you’ll hear your favorite music from those three decades blended with multimedia screens, special effects, and elaborate costuming. Watch as 36 talented singers, dancers, musicians, and comedians bring the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s back to life! You’ll be tapping your toes, humming along, and reminiscing throughout the show. For more information, visit this link.
While you’re there, don’t miss the original show – The Carolina Opry!
For a home away from home, book a fabulous condo, chalet, or villa on the beach! Typically located on a secluded section of beach, these fantastic little homes give guests privacy and peace and quiet with the convenience of your own kitchen, separate bedrooms, and a living room. Visit each link for more information about each condo, villa, or chalet. Kingston Plantation Condos, Ocean Forest Villas, Royale Palms Condominiums, and the Caribbean Resort & Villas.
Enjoy a Marvelous Myrtle Beach Getaway!
There are plenty of things to do in the wonderful east coast city, and you aren’t limited to just relaxing on the beach! You can catch one of the area’s thrilling shows like the Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show, where you’ll see pirates duke it out for a mysterious treasure and enjoy a hearty five-course meal; or Legends in Concert, where you’ll hear hit songs from all of your favorite stars like Michael Jackson, the Blues Brothers, Elvis, and more.
Of course you’ll need a place to stay while catching some rays and some shows, and we have you covered there too. We offer properties ranging from standard fare for the savvy shopper, all the way up to luxurious beachfront hotels for those looking for an unforgettable trip. Here are just a few highlights of the area.
Located right on the most beautiful beach in the nation, the Westgate Myrtle Beach is a top hotel for visitors looking for a sunny and wet vacation. In addition to taking a dip in the ocean, you can also choose to jump in the hotel’s heated outdoor pool or winding lazy river. There is a kid’s water-play area to keep the kiddos happy as well. Your guest rooms will have a full kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, stove and coffee maker. And for a limited time, the Westgate Myrtle Beach is 40% off! Check us out for more details at http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/MyrtleBeachSC/lodging/WestgateMyrtleBeach.cfm
This gorgeous beachfront property is one of the highlights of Myrtle Beach. Stunning views and first class amenities are available to visitors staying at these condos. Your guest rooms contain a full kitchen with stove, microwave, and refrigerator, and bathrooms feature jetted tubs. You can take a dip in either the indoor heated pool or the outdoor heated pool, and of course head out to the beach for some vitamin D. For more information, come check us out at http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/MyrtleBeachSC/lodging/SeaGlassTower.cfm
These are just a few of the top hotels available in Myrtle Beach, visit us at http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/MyrtleBeachSC/lodging/ for more choices and to get started on your South Carolina vacation today!
March is well under way and the warmer weather is making its way onto the east coast. Warmer weather of course means a better vacation! Come on out to Myrtle Beach and see all of the sights, sounds, and events that make this such a great travel destination. You’ll need somewhere to stay, and options abound. For beachfront properties, there are great options like the Westgate Myrtle Beach, 3 Palms Oceanfront Resort, or the Bluewater Resort.
As far as keeping yourself entertained, you’ll be able to choose from multiple attractions, great food, or even just lying at the beach! Some of the more exciting options include Ripley’s Aquarium, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, or the Marvelous Mirror Maze.
Of course for the ultimate Myrtle Beach vacation, you should choose a vacation package! With all of our vacation packages you will receive lodging and at least one attraction. You can browse all of our pre-made packages or create your own! Here are just a few of the pre-made packages we offer.
It’s no secret that Myrtle Beach is a very romantic place, and with this package, you and your love can head to the town and enjoy an amazing show as well. With the package, you will receive 2 night’s lodging at the property of your choice, and tickets to see the Carolina Opry. The Carolina Opry is a highly acclaimed show which combines musical and choreographic talent to create an excellent, award-winning show that has just the right amount of romance and glitz.
And with two night’s lodging, you’ll have plenty of time to lounge on the beach with the Myrtle Beach Honeymoon Getaway Package.
The Myrtle Beach Attractions Vacation Package gives you plenty to do, and plenty of time to do it in. You’ll get three night’s lodging, tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium, the NASCAR Speedpark, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. At Ripley’s Aquarium, you’ll see a variety of over 400 freshwater and saltwater creatures, including sharks and stingrays. The 750,000 gallon aquarium is amazing, and sure to be a highlight of your trip. The NASCAR Speedpark, on the other hand, will satisfy your need for speed. You’ll experience NASCAR themed events like bumper cars, mini golf, and racecars. And finally, at Ripley’s Believe It or Not, you will see tons of strange and fascinating artifacts that you have to see to believe. A six-legged cow, antiquated vampire killing kit, and genuine shrunken head are just a few of the amazing things you will see. This package is sure to give you the Myrtle Beach vacation you were hoping for.
We have many other packages we offer, and if none of those suit your fancy, don’t forget to check out our package generator, where you can create your own custom itinerary. See us at http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/MyrtleBeachSC/
Do you have your spring break plans set up yet? If not, you better get started! Myrtle Beach is one of the top destinations for spring break visitors, and reservations and tickets are going fast. Get exactly what you want and spend your break how you want to by booking your trip with Vacations Made Easy. Here are just a few highlights of what we have available for you in beautiful Myrtle Beach.
Thrill at a show which gives you impersonations of some of the most famous singers and artists throughout the years, including legends like Michael Jackson, the Blues Brothers, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Barry White, Roy Orbison, and Garth Brooks. You’ll hear amazing renditions of hits like “Billie Jean,” see Elvis’ hip-swinging ways, and enjoy all of the smashing choreography and elaborate hair and makeup. See us for more information at http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/MyrtleBeachSC/activity/LegendsInConcert.cfm
Enjoy the largest waterpark in the state with the Myrtle Waves Waterpark. These 20 acres contain a wave pool, the LayZee river, Bubble Bay, and Saturation Station. Of course you can also visit NASCAR Speed Park Myrtle Beach, where everyone can enjoy seven go-kart tracks, two mini-golf courses, an arcade and a kidzone. You’ll love getting wet and enjoying time in the sun at the Myrtle Waves Waterpark. For more information, check us out at http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/MyrtleBeachSC/activity/MyrtleWavesWaterpark.cfm
Get started today and prepare yourself to enjoy a great spring break with a trip from Vacations Made Easy!
During your next trip to Myrtle Beach, take time to visit the Hard Rock Cafe located at Celebrity Circle. This hard-to-miss restaurant greets guests with a 70-foot pyramid and is decorated with an Egyptian theme inside and out. Although the theme is Egyptian, the menu offers American classics like cheeseburgers, BBQ chicken, delectable desserts, regional favorites, and many more delicious options prepared from scratch by a team of culinary connoisseurs.
The main attraction, though, is the wide variety of music memorabilia like Elvis’ cape, Paul McCartney’s wool suit, Johnny Cash’s black leather boots, and countless other rock n’ roll artifacts. See the guitars of music legends such as Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, BB King, and Brian Wilson as a state-of-the-art sound system plays favorite rock n’ roll tunes. Don’t forget to stop by the Rock Shop for unique rock t-shirts and hoodies designed by artists like Green Day, Jon Bon Jovi, and Shakira, collectable pins, Hard Rock Café logo items, glassware, hats, and so much more! To find out more about the Hard Rock Cafe Meal Card and menu, click here.
History of Hard Rock Cafe
It all started with Eric Clapton (a brilliant rock n’ roll legend), and his love of a peculiar American diner located in London called the Hard Rock Cafe. The diner was once a Rolls Royce dealership, and was transformed into a feel-good restaurant with great food that boasted a certain welcoming charm. This made the Hard Rock Cafe an instant classic.
Clapton soon befriended the young music-loving American owners and asked for his favorite spot to be marked by a brass plaque baring his name. Instead of a plaque, the owners suggested hanging one of Clapton’s guitars on the wall to mark his spot. Clapton then presented the owners with one of his guitars, a Fender Lead II, which they proudly displayed on the wall. About a week later, Pete Townshend of The Who sent his Gibson Les Paul along with a note saying: “Mine’s as good as his. Love, Pete.”
Since Eric Clapton’s guitar was first displayed in the 70s, Hard Rock Cafe has acquired over 70,000 guitars, shirts, pianos, harmonicas, microphones, scarves, shoes, handwritten lyrics, cars, bikes, a buss, and other assorted rock n’ roll memorabilia from hundreds of well-known rock artists. This eclectic collection is by far the largest and most valuable of its kind, and is displayed at over 160 Hard Rock Cafes, Casinos, and Hotels in more than 50 countries.
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Ring in the Christmas season at Ripley’s Aquarium during the Festival of Trees! Themed trees are decorated to represent each of the 50 states. While you’re there, check out what else the Ripley franchise has to offer in Myrtle Beach.
With more than 90 attractions in 10 countries, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not is definitely an attraction that should not be missed. Robert LeRoy Ripley had an obsession with collecting oddities from around the world. In 1904, at age 14, he sold his first cartoon to LIFE Magazine. In 1913, he moved to New York and began writing the cartoon “Champs and Chumps” for the New York Globe. He made his first trip around the world in 1922 at age 32. In 1929, he became famous through his newspaper cartoons, which depicted little known facts about exotic places and interesting trivia. In 1930, he started his own radio show and recorded live shows from underwater, the sky, caves, snake pits, and foreign countries. As his collection grew and grew so did the need to present his unique artifacts. So, he opened his first odditorium in Chicago in 1932 after a trip to Asia. The museum was so successful that by 1940, he had opened odditoriums in San Diego, Dallas, Cleveland, San Francisco, and New York City. By the 40s, Ripley had been voted the most popular man in America by the New York Times. He died in 1949 leaving behind all of his fascinating artifacts from the 201 foreign countries he had visited.
Now, Ripley’s legacy has grown into museums, aquariums, mini-golf, sightseeing trains, moving theaters, and much more all over the world. His daily cartoon is still printed in nearly 200 papers worldwide. Each museum is about 80 percent different from the other museums spread throughout the world. Items featured in every Believe It Or Not museum include original Ripley cartoons and columns, genuine shrunken heads that Ripley received from the Jivaro Indians, and wax figures of unbelievable humans, such as the world’s tallest man, the world’s fattest man, and the unicorn man. Most museums are uniquely built to represent the city or area in which they are located. The Niagara Falls, Canada, museum appears to be a skyscraper on its side and the Panama City Beach, Florida, museum looks like a sinking ship. The Myrtle Beach museum looks like it’s cracked down the middle as it sits on the boardwalk. For more information about the museum and ticket prices, visit our website.
For even more Ripley, check out the Ripley’s Aquarium. Known for collecting oddities throughout the world, this aquarium does not disappoint. The aquarium features a 340-foot long glidepath tunnel surrounded by sharks, snappers, tarpons, grunts, squirrelfish, giant stingrays, and more. The amazing tunnel allows visitors to feel like they are underwater with all of the sea creatures. Next, check out Rio Amazon where the lush rainforest is recreated underwater with more than 2,000 species of fish including piranhas, redtail catfish, and freshwater sting rays. Before you leave, don’t forget to check out the inner workings of a large aquarium in Systems Control where you will see how the aquarium manages 1.4 million gallons of water that travels throughout the building in more than 40 miles of pipe. Several other exciting exhibits will complete your tour. For more information, visit our website.
Finally, check out the moving theater that is complete with hydraulic seats to immerse you in the action of the movie. It’s a 3-D theater that allows the audience to feel every bump, turn, and dive that you see in the movie for a fantastic interactive experience that the whole family will love. For more info, visit our website.
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Myrtle Beach is a great destination for Christmas fun without cold weather. South Carolina’s mild winters let visitors stroll the beach, so shopping, enjoy the Saturday night fireworks at Broadway on the Beach, sample mouthwatering Southern food, and of course see Myrtle Beach’s fabulous shows! Special Christmas shows in Myrtle beach are a perfect way to set the stage for a Southern Christmas.
Carolina Opry Christmas Special
“The Holiday Show of the South” is an amazing spectacle of lights, music, and comedy. A Christmas tradition for more than 25 years, the Carolina Opry Christmas Special blends uplifting Christmas classics with more modern holiday songs. A talented cast of singers and dancers, dressed in their holiday best, create a perfect blend of old-fashioned tradition and modern fun, with a healthy dose of raucous country comedy thrown in for good measure.
Legends in Concert Christmas Show
Legends in Concert boasts a cast of the best tribute artists and impersonators around, brought together on one stage to recreate the legendary performances of the past. Elvis, Celine Dion, the Blues Brothers, Alan Jackson, and more of the biggest stars in musical history are recreated before your eyes by look- and sound-alikes. Special effects, lights and lasers, dazzling costumes, and stunning choreography combined with all types of Christmas music make the Legends in Concert Christmas show a must-see.
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A Christmas Carol, allowing visitors to truly take a step back in time as they stroll through the 19th century holiday marketplace. Visitors will also enjoy the chance to attend an authentic Victorian tea, historic holiday home tours, and festivals celebrating Christmas decorations from around the world. TheMyrtle Beach convention center is completely transformed starting November 8 and lasting until November 11.
When you’re done enjoying the holiday fun, treat yourself to a fantastic dinner and show! At Medieval Times, you will witness an epic battle between six brave knights while you enjoy a delectably, hearty feast. You’ll be seated in color zones to support one knight throughout the show as he battles to win the hand of the beautiful Princess Catalina. The show plays out under the watchful eye of Don Carlos, the King, who is searching for a competent man suitable for his daughter. Cheer for your knight as he competes in jousting, hand-to-hand combat, and horseback riding among other competitions. At the end of the competition, the winning knight will be announced amongst the cheers of the crowd. The true stars of the show are the magnificent stallions. Medieval Times owns more than 400 horses which are bred and trained on the Medieval Times ranch in northernTexas. Each horse is trained until making their show debut at age 3. After a few years in the spotlight they retire to their birthplace back inTexasto continually be treated like royalty.
While you are entertained, you will enjoy a delicious meal including creamy tomato bisque soup, a juicy oven roasted chicken, a yummy herb potato, a tender spare rib, and a tasty pastry to finish off the meal. To enhance the medieval experience, visitors will be served their food without utensils. Medieval Times also offers a vegetarian meal. To complete you Myrtle Beachvacation, you will not want to miss the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament! For tickets prices and show times, click here.
Wake up to the sound of the ocean in a beach front hotel, extend your vacation with a vacation rental beach house, or leave all the details to someone else when you choose to stay in an all-inclusive resort. No matter where you choose to stay, you are bound to have a fantastic time inMyrtle Beach,South Carolina.
Test out your Halloween costume before you go trick-or-treating at the Grand Strand Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals on October 27. The fun event gives you a reason to dress up your pet while you dress up like your pet to raise money for the Humane Society and RAIN (Remembering Animals In Need). There are thousands of pets looking for forever homes across the United States and if only one animal finds a home then this fun event will be worth it. Enter your pet into a contest for the best trick, best kisser, best costume, and best owner/pet costume lookalike. There will also be carnival games. So dress up your pet and head out to Broadway at the Beach to help needy animals!
With Halloween just two weeks to go, don’t miss your chance to celebrate the spookiest time of year at the Haunted Adventure in Myrtle Beach. The building that houses Haunted Adventure was a factory that was run by two men who mysteriously disappeared in the late 1800′s. Locals avoided the building for years having heard the tale of the two men. Recently it was purchased and restored to spook and scare the bravest who would enter. Your heart will race as you turn each corner not knowing what may be lurking. Can you hold back a scream as you are chased through the dark recesses of the factory? This fun attraction allows visitors to celebrate Halloween year-round. For more information about the mysterious story of the Haunted Adventure, follow this link.
Experience the best country music outside of Nashville at the Carolina Opry! Entertainer and entrepeneur Calvin Gilmore launched The Carolina Opry in 1986. The live music variety show features a cast of 36 singers, dancers, comedians, and musicians to give you an out-of-this-world country music experience. The show is constantly being updated to give the audience a chance to come back again and again without seeing the same show twice! The theater also offers the Good Vibrations Show giving the audience a lovely taste of the best music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. This show will truly take you back in time! In a few short weeks, the huge theater will be transformed into a winter wonderland to celebrate the holiday season. Director and producer, Calvin Gilmore says, “We are pulling out all the stops to make this the most amazing, funny, warm and wonderful show ever.” Don’t miss the best holiday show in the south at the Carolina Opry! For tickets and show times, visit this link.
Wake up to waves crashing outside your window. Find the perfect beach front hotel or choose a rental ville to extend the vacation. Myrtle Beach has a plethora of lodging options perfect for you or the whole family.
Welcome to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a city known for being a food lover’s paradise! The beautiful seaside resort town offers more than 1,000 restaurants, eateries, or diners for residents and visitors of the area. To showcase all these fantastic dining options, head out to the 28th Annual Taste of Town to try food from 50 of Myrtle Beach’s most popular restaurants. The event will be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday, October 9, from 4 pm until 10 pm. The event is a perfect stop for an afternoon snack or you could wander around the booths for hours for an all-day meal extravaganza. Tickets are $6 each and all proceeds will benefit the St. Andrew Catholic School.
Don’t miss the most-visited attraction in South Carolina, Ripley’s Aquarium! Robert Ripley is definitely famous for presenting his oddities and bizarre artifacts in his famous museums scattered throughout the world and this Aquarium is no different as it showcases thousands of different species of sea creatures. Start off your visit in the Rio Amazon where the lush rainforest is recreated underwater with more than 2,000 species of fish including piranhas, redtail catfish, and freshwater sting rays. Next, meander through an acrylic tunnel through the dangerous reef tank surrounded by sandtiger sharks, green sea turtles, and sandbar sharks. Before you leave, don’t forget to check out the inner workings of a large aquarium in Systems Control where you will see how the aquarium manages 1.4 million gallons of water that travels throughout the building in more than 40 miles of pipe. Several other exciting exhibits will complete your tour. No matter where you are in this aquarium you will see something unbelievable! For ticket information, visit this link.
Next, grab tickets for the Legends In Concert to see top notch impersonations of some of your favorite stars! On stage you will see Michael Jackson, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, and Celine Dion impersonators to name a few. The Michael Jack son impersonator will wow you with his rendition of “Billy Jean” while he moonwalks all over the stage. Stars of the past and present will join the stage offering you the chance to experience Hollywood’s finest all in one night! The Elvis doesn’t just look like the “King of Rock ‘n Roll,” his smooth voice and shaking hips dominate the crowd just as the real Elvis did throughout the 50′s and 60′s. The Legends in Concert is well-known as a pioneer of live tribute shows. From choreography to costuming and finally to the amazing singing, each talented artist becomes the amazing star that the are playing. This unforgettable performance should not be missed on your next trip to Myrtle Beach. So follow the link to book your tickets today!
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