Monday, October 13, 2014
For Myrtle beach family vacationers, a “must” is Broadway at the Beach. This venue offers a wide variety of restaurants to suit any craving, shopping that includes reminders of Myrtle Beach to basic footwear, clothing, nick knacks and so much more. There is never a moment of boredom or complaints about nothing to do when you are at Broadway at the Beach. Thoughts range from scanning all of the available choices to trying to decide what to do first. With movies, attractions, miniature golf, a fabulous aquarium, ducks and fish to feed, a zip line, boat rides and an old fashioned carousel located beside gentle rides for the pint-sized folks, there is something to delight everyone--from toddlers to grandparents.
My own grandchildren have always loved visiting the upside down building known as Wonderworks, an intriguing experience that is educational and entertaining. Plan to spend a good chunk of time touring this attraction, as the variety of displays are worth seeing. Many exhibits are hands-on, interactive, informative and fun. For details, visit http://www.wonderworksonline.com/myrtle-beach/.
When my nieces and nephew were young children, they thoroughly enjoyed the Magiquest experience. It’s rather hard to describe and can be somewhat daunting for the elderly, who may view it as many children running around half-crazed with fake swords. They aren’t really swords, but more like magic wands. Kids love it, and you can see more at http://www.magiquest.com.
As the sun goes down, there is active nightlife that gears up at this location--time for the adults to kick up their heels at Celebrity Square, where you will even find a Hard Rock Cafe.
With so much to see, just walking around this venue is a treat. During a recent stroll, I encountered some unique planters that surround the front of Rooster's Bar & Grill. You must admit that this is an eye-catching sight!
The hungry fish and ducks eagerly await the visitors who place quarters in the fish food vending machines. I've never seen fish with such gigantic mouths. They climb all over each other when a generous tourist drops a handful of fish food. Don't believe me? Check this out! Are those ducks or geese? I'm not sure, but you get the idea.
Now this clever guy decided to avoid battle with everyone else in the water. He (or she) is waiting directly in front of the vending machine to catch any stray food that falls from the dispenser! This one is pro-active and definitely not a crowd follower.
During the peak summer months, be prepared that Broadway at the Beach is a popular destination for families. Arriving early can save you some waiting time if your youngsters tend to become antsy. A visit in the early fall, when our weather is still summer-like and the family tourist season has subsided, can lead to an invigorating, yet relaxing experience.For complete information about all things Broadway at the Beach, visit http://www.broadwayatthebeach.com. Come to Myrtle Beach for tons of family fun!