Summer is slowly winding down but things are still pretty darn hot here in Myrtle Beach. The beach is great and probably the main reason why you chose to visit our sandy shores, but you are bound to need a break from the sun and sand at one point or another. Luckily, the Myrtle Beach area is packed with a wide array of attractions and entertainment that can help you beat the sweltering heat. Check out our top picks for spots to keep cool during your beach adventure:
Dinner and a Show at Pirates Voyage
Gather your scallywags and head to Pirate’s Voyage for a swashbuckling good time! This eventful dinner and show production is the perfect place to make memories that last. Watch in awe as the Crimson and Sapphire pirates duke it out on the decks of their full scale ships and over the water with breathtaking mid-air stunts with expertly choreographed precision. This lively show also features an original score produced by Dolly Pardon and guest appearances from friendly mermaids and live animals. In addition to energetic entertainment, a trip to Pirates Voyage also includes a decadent four course meal which offers roasted chicken, creamy vegetable soup, BBQ pulled pork, and even a homemade apple pie pastry. Tickets may be purchased online or at the theatre. Call (843) 497-9700 for more information.
A Magical Evening at the Palace Theatre
Bring your family to the Palace Theatre, conveniently located at Broadway at the Beach, to enjoy the east coast’s most popular magic show, Illusions of Magic. This family friendly production is hosted by house magician, Peter Gossamer. He entertains the crowd with several classic magic tricks, like the popular “rip and reappear” newspaper stunt, and then works into more mind-boggling tricks as he makes his assistant and even a full sized motorcycle disappear right in front of your eyes! Other acts guests can look forward to include a tiger tamer with five 200 pound Bengal tigers, a human cannonball act, and even a show stopping crossbow act from Ben Blaque from “America’s Got Talent”. This show runs from spring to fall and offers shows daily. Call (843) 448-9224 for more information.
Meet Your Idols at the Wax Museum
New for 2014, the Hollywood Wax Museum is the perfect place to beat the heat. The building is full of wax figures; after all, so you can be sure you will get to enjoy plenty of coveted A/C here during the scorching summer months. Best of all, this new museum is home to not one but three unique attractions, giving you plenty of things to fill your afternoon. Start your adventure by checking out the wax museum and get up close and personal with all of your favorite idols. Features celebrities include Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, and the king himself – Elvis, to name a few. Then, see how you’d fare in a zombie apocalypse at Outbreak and then find your way home through a maze of mirrors at Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors. All three attractions can be enjoyed together or separately. Call (843) 444-0091 for more information.