Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is among the most popular attractions, not only in Myrtle Beach, but also in all of South Carolina. This destination, described as a “festival entertainment complex,” spans over 350 acres of restaurants, nightclubs, entertainment venues, and shops, and draws an average of 14 million visitors annually. There are some 20 restaurants and over 100 retail shops of virtually every stripe. From high-end designer shopping boutiques, to independent crafts dealers, you will be able to find just about any item in this area.

The shopping is perhaps second in popularity only to the Broadway at the Beach nightlife. After a long day of hanging out on the beach or shopping along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, grab a nap at your hotel so you can gear up for the excitement that awaits. There are so many things to do at Broadway at the Beach that you will want to be plenty prepared for a busy day if you want to take it all in. The general operating hours for Broadway at the Beach are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., but closing times for clubs, bars, and restaurants vary.

One of the things to do at Broadway at the Beach that you cannot miss is enjoying the vast array of restaurants that regularly serve up the most sumptuous, fresh local seafood. Enjoy fish that was caught that very morning such as grouper, mackerel, black tip shark, huge shrimp, and much more. There are enough restaurants at Broadway at the Beach that if you were staying in the area for a full week, you still would not have time to properly sample the exquisite menus at half of the fine establishments. Definitely try the seafood gumbo and grouper dogs (sub out the dog for a delicious fillet of fried grouper). There are raw bars for mussels and oysters, wine and cigar bars for folks who like to sit back, light up, and enjoy the good life, and places like the Hard Rock Café and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville for live music into the late night hours. Broadway at the Beach nightlife gets better as the night goes on and the music gets turned up. Stop into Margaritaville to see an unbelievable cover band doing all of Jimmy Buffet’s greatest hits while sip icy cold, well, margaritas of course.

Now that you know that you are going to have more than enough options when it comes to shopping, dining, and entertainment, you can turn your attention to accommodations in the area. There are several reasonably affordable hotels right along the beach within close proximity of all the clubs, restaurants, and shops. The Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Marina Inn at Grande Dunes are all accommodations where you will find a nice selection of amenities such as complimentary parking and breakfast, swimming pool, workout room, and concierge assistance. The benefit of staying at one of these accommodations is that you are right in the center of all the action.

No matter where your areas of interest lie, there are enough things to do at Broadway at the Beach to keep everyone satisfied. From eating and drinking, to relaxing in the sun, to shopping over 100 individual shops, it is all there for your enjoyment.

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