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Month: February 2014


St. Patrick’s Day is a huge deal in Myrtle Beach as the area goes green and celebrates anything and everything Irish. If you are going to be in the Myrtle Beach area for this festive holiday and are wondering where to celebrate – we have got you covered! All of the MyrtleBeach-Resorts.Com properties are conveniently located close to all of the Myrtle Beach action. Check out what Myrtle Beach has to offer and make your plans now to celebrate in style:


Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Festival

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk St. Patrick’s Day Festival is one of the area’s biggest and most exciting events. The festival kicks off at noon and will feature live music throughout the day. Elise Testone formerly from American Idol is headlining this event along with several other local and regional artists. The event will also feature plenty of food vendors, a designated children’s area, and the area’s largest Irish beer garden. This lively event will wrap up around midnight.


Broadway at The Beach Events

Get a head start on those St. Patrick’s calories by running the Tilted Kilt 5K. This race begins at 8:30 am and will wind around Broadway at The Beach. Participants are encouraged to dress to impress in their best Irish gear. After the race, runners are invited to enjoy a full Irish breakfast spread. That afternoon and evening, several restaurants at Broadway will feature live music and Irish food and drink specials. This is a great place to hang out sans-children if you are alone for the weekend.


Market Common Irish Festival

Looking for an event that will offer a little more elbow room? Head to  Market Common for a fun, family friendly festival. There will be plenty of Irish entertainment, Irish food, and the area’s best selection of traditional Irish beers. The younger tikes in the group will love the kiddy play area which will offer inflatables, face painting, games, and more! This event starts at 11 am and wraps up around 7 pm. While you are there, check out the restaurants and shops within Market Common.


The Myrtle Beach area has long been known as one of the top family friendly destinations along the East Coast – and for good reason! The Grand Strand offers sandy shores, scenic sunrises, and a slew of attractions that are sure to keep you busy during your visit. Want to know the best places to find tons of family fun in one convenient location? Check out our roundup of the top places to find family attractions in Myrtle Beach:


Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

This newly renovated section of the downtown area of Myrtle Beach is quickly becoming a family favorite. Home to the famous Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, the Boardwalk offers a casual atmosphere with a diverse array of family friendly attractions and restaurants. In addition, the Boardwalk hosts a variety of events throughout the year, all free to the public. Popular events include the Hot Summer Nights promotion that takes place throughout the summer as well as Holiday Events like the St. Patrick’s Day Festival, all of which offer games, rides, entertainers, face painting, and so much more – meaning the kids are sure to have a blast!


Broadway at The Beach

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this area staple is hard to miss. Broadway encompasses a wide array of family friendly attractions that are suitable for guests of all ages. Soak up the sun at Myrtle Waves Water Park or catch an afternoon baseball game at the Pelican’s Stadium. Push the limits at the NASCAPR SpeedPark or explore new heights with a helicopter tour of Myrtle Beach. If you get stuck with a rare rainy day at the beach, fret not, as Broadway also offers a large number of indoor attractions, like MagiQuest, WonderWorks, and The Big D Theater.


Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing, located just a few minutes up the road in North Myrtle Beach, offers a scenic outdoor atmosphere and tons of family fun. Take a ride on the Barefoot Carousel or take a sunset cruise aboard the Barefoot Princess Riverboat. Catch the area’s best live entertainment at The House of Blues or cuddle up with friendly tiger cubs at the TIGER Preservation Station. After an afternoon of adventure, refuel at one of the spectacular Waterfront restaurants.


When you are looking to get out and enjoy Myrtle Beach for the afternoon, head to the popular Boardwalk area of Downtown to take advantage of all of the exciting attractions and the oceanfront scenery. The best part about the downtown area is that it is close to all of the MyrtleBeach-Resorts.com properties, so you won’t have to travel far, and it offers a diverse array of dining options, making it easy to refuel after a long day. Check out some of the top restaurants along the Boardwalk and check out a few during your stay in Myrtle Beach:


Banditos Restaurant & Cantina

Try a taste south of the border at Banditos Restaurant & Cantina. This oceanfront eatery boasts an eclectic menu full of Mexican favorites and an expansive outdoor eating area that is ideal for enjoying the Atlantic vistas. Start with an order of their addictive Seafood Spinach Dip and then indulge in one of their popular burrito, quesadilla, taco, or fajita offerings. Their menu also includes several succulent “signature dishes” like the macadamia crusted trout, mojo chicken, and fire cracker pasta. From the creative cocktails and cuisine and the oceanfront views, Banditos everything you need to refuel after a busy day downtown. Call (843) 808-9800 for more information.


LandShark Bar & Grill

Located on the popular newly renovated Myrtle Beach boardwalk, this casual Jimmy Buffet inspired restaurant is quickly becoming a boardwalk staple. The walk-off-the-beach atmosphere, diverse menu, and friendly service make LandShark a family favorite. Tackle your hunger with an order of the Chips & Queso or with their popular Peel & Eat Shrimp to start with and then dive in to one of their handmade burgers or a jumbo hot dog. Lighter fare, like sandwiches and salads are also available. At night, LandShark shifts into night mode with live music and drink specials. Call (843) 788-0001 for more information.


Pier House Restaurant

Unwind after a long day of beach bumming or attraction hopping at Pier House Restaurant. This eatery is located at the Second Avenue Pier and offers two unique dining options. Dine indoors for a slightly more formal atmosphere and a decadent menu that highlights local seafood. The indoor menu consists of items like Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Calabash Crab Cakes, Broiled Scallops, and a wide array of fresh fish and steak offerings. There is also an Open Air Bar that offers a more casual atmosphere and lighter fare, like sandwiches, appetizers, and seafood baskets. Both dining areas, however, provide spectacular views of the coastline. Call (843) 445-7437 for more information.


Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar & Grill

Oysters aren’t the only thing cooking at this popular Boardwalk restaurant! Dirty Don’t Oyster Bar & Grill offers a wide array of cuisine, perfect for pleasing even the pickiest palettes. Get the crowd started with ad order of the Shrimp Fritters, Blackened Oysters, or Crispy Fried Pickles. For the main event, choose from a wide array of succulent Seafood Baskets, Homemade Burgers, or plenty of unique Oyster preparations. Dirty Don’s also features an extensive drink list for the adults. Call (843) 213-1632 for more information.


Dagwoods Deli

Sometimes you crave a hearty sandwich and Dagwood’s Deli is just the place to satisfy that craving! Located just a few steps from the busy Boardwalk area, Dagwood’s serves up the beach’s best deli food. Try their signature Dagwood’s Dipper or the Hail Mary for something with a local flare or try a Philly Cheesesteak or Meatball sub for something traditional. Additional offerings include hearty salads, sandwiches, burgers, and baskets. Be sure to stop by on a Wednesday to take advantage of “Free Cookie Day”! Call (843) 448-0100 for more information.