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best mini golf in Myrtle Beach
Jul19

We all know that Myrtle Beach is known for wide beaches, great seafood, and its celebrity designed golf courses, but did you know that Myrtle Beach mini golf is above par too? Pun intended. Check out our list of the Best Mini Golf in Myrtle Beach and get ready for some competitive fun between you and your family!

Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Goff

Yes, you read that right – Mount Atlanticus “Minotaur Goff” is a putt-putt adventure you have to check out! Located just north of us at 701 N Kings Hwy, this miniature golf course is a sight to see! From the waterfalls and huts to the flaming torch that you climb closer to with every hole, Mt. Atlanticus is sure to be a great time for your entire family. They offer 2 courses which both feature indoor and outdoor holes. Don’t forget to try their 19th bonus hole where you can win free golf for life if you get a hole in 1! They are open every day in the summer from 9am-midnight and you can give them a call for pricing and more information at 843-444-1008.

Captain Hooks Adventure Golf

Enter into Neverland at Captain Hooks Adventure Golf! This classic mini-golf course brings you back to your childhood as you become part of the Darling family and experience the never-ending childhood of Peter Pan! See where the Lost Boys live, wander through caves, rescue Tinkerbell, and board Captain Hook’s ship! Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy this adventurous Myrtle Beach Mini Golf challenge. Their summer hours are 9am-11: 30 pm (weather permitting) and their ticket prices range from $9-$11 depending on age/time of day. Visit their website for coupons, directions, and more information or give them a call at 843-913-7851.

Cancun Lagoon Miniature Golf

Take a step back in time and enjoy a fun round of miniature golf in the ancient Mayan era! Cancun Lagoon is located less than a mile from us at 2101 S. Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach. It features 27 holes on both an indoor and outdoor course which all surround a 50-foot Mayan pyramid. Enjoy waterfalls, skeletons, and Mayan artwork and statues all while you enjoy endless fun with your family. All that mini-golf will have you work up an appetite so pop on over to the Dairy Queen next door to cool down and fill up! Cancun Lagoon’s adult rate $10 and Children play for $8.50. They are open during the summer until 11:30 pm. Check out their website or give them a call at 843-444-1098 for more information!

Gilligan’s Island Funland Golf

Take a short drive south of The Coral Beach to beautiful Garden City and enjoy a round of mini-golf at Gilligan’s Island. This course has 2 putt-putt options – easy and more advanced – and in our opinion, the more advanced option is the hardest course along the Grand Strand! Venture through caves and waterfalls, over rapid water, and around palm trees all while trying to get that hole in one! Gilligan’s offers all-day play for $10.00 and also features coupons and information on their website.

Looking for other fun activities the whole family will love? Check out some of the great things to do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, just steps outside Holiday Inn –”At the Pavillion.”

 

 

 

 

 

Things to do on the myrtle beach boardwalk: family eating ice cream!
Jun17

Schools out and summer has officially begun! We hope you’re celebrating by packing for Myrtle Beach to enjoy a vacation full of memories at Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”! Did you know that Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” is the only AAA Three Diamond Resort located on the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk? The iconic 1.2-mile boardwalk and promenade are right outside your front door in the hustle and bustle of it all! If you need a break from the sun, sand, and salt water the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has plenty to do to keep you and your family entertained no matter what age. From shopping to restaurants, attractions to nightlife, here’s our list of things to do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk during your stay.

 

Shopping

Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

The Gay Dolphin Gift shop is known as a “Myrtle Beach Institution” and referred to as “the most unique gift shop on the Grand Strand”. This iconic store is seven floors and 26,000 square feet full of unique gifts that are sure to be a memorable symbol of your Myrtle Beach vacation for years!

Tsunami Surf Shop

Known as the “largest surf shop in the Carolinas”, Tsunami Surf Shop carries high-end surf brands and clothing items such as t-shirts, bathing suits, hats, and cover-ups! They also carry longboards, surfboards, sunglasses, and other outdoor sporting accessories. Go give them a visit and check out all they have to offer!

Check out all the other great shops along the Boardwalk!

 

Dining

LandShark Bar & Grill

This Myrtle Beach Boardwalk favorite is located right in front of the iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. LandShark Bar and Grill is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat on the fly and enjoy a great upbeat environment. The casual atmosphere is ideal for families on the go and the cuisine is perfect for picky eaters in the group. The menu includes a variety of classic American fare –burgers, hotdogs, salads, and sandwiches.

Pier 14 Restaurant

Located on the northern end of the Boardwalk, this oceanfront favorite is open for lunch and dinner and serves up a variety of beach favorites. Indulge in a hand cut steak, a decadent seafood entrée, or stick with a hearty fried seafood basket or a fat, juicy burger. Their creative drink menu offers a wide variety of beachy drinks that set the stage for a night out on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Here’s a great selection of other oceanfront dining options nearby!

New York Pizza Kitchen

For a convenient and quick bite to eat that also happens to be delicious, New York Pizza Kitchen is your place! Enjoy authentic New York style pizza right out of their brick oven while also snacking on garlic knots or jalapeño poppers. Their menu additionally features hot/cold subs, burgers, salads, and more Italian specials. They are located just south of Holiday Inn­ – “At The Pavilion” beside Plyer Park.

It doesn’t just stop at these 3 restaurants, here are even more restaurants located right on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Want to venture outside of of the boardwalk? There are so many great restaurants near our resort for you to indulge in.

 

Sweet Treats

I Love Sugar

Located at 919 North Ocean Boulevard, this outrageous candy store is just a few blocks away from Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion.” Suspended from the ceiling you will find 30,000 gummy bears, you’ll also find a 65-foot gummy shark mermaid! I Love Sugar carries great candy gifts to bring home with you after you say farewell to your Myrtle Beach vacation. What’s better than a sweet gift you can eat?

Mad Myrtle’s Ice Cream

Mad Myrtle’s Ice Cream is the perfect way to end your night and the best way to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth! They feature incredible premium ice cream and also serve smoothies, frappes, sundaes, splits, shakes, funnel cakes, and even savory snacks like pretzels and nachos. At Mad Myrtle’s there is something for everyone!

 

Attractions

The Sky Wheel

If you are staying with us, it’s hard to miss this massive attraction that just so happens to be our neighbor! The Sky Wheel has quickly become a Myrtle Beach icon thanks to its panoramic ocean front views of the Grand Strand coast. You can spot its colorful lights from nearly anywhere along the boardwalk and once you’re up close, it is hard to look away! The climate-controlled gondolas tower 200 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and give you a view of miles of the Myrtle Beach coast.

Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures

Located just south of us at 9th Avenue North, this Zip Line Adventure is complete with both a 600-foot zip line and their new Adventure Matrix Aerial Park! Bring the whole family and enjoy over 50 aerial elements including the extreme zip line free-fall, where you step off and experience a falling sensation until you are suddenly caught just before meeting the ground – the ultimate adrenaline rush! 

Ripley’s Believe it or Not

Ripley’s, Believe it or Not, is a two-story “odditorium” filled with some of the world’s greatest oddities and exotic artifacts. It’s the only place in Myrtle Beach where you will find shrunken heads, a vampire killing kit, an 8-foot tall transformer sculpture, and all kinds of artwork. This 12,250 square foot facility has over 200 different exhibits that are sure to keep you and your kids entertained for hours.

Don’t just stop at the boardwalk, there are even more attractions near Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”

 

Night Life

The Bowery

A Myrtle Beach tradition since 1944, the Bowery prides itself on being a boardwalk restaurant and bar for over 75 years! They offer several signature drinks and are open daily until 2 am. Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday by The Bounty Hunters and be sure to check out their website for other fun entertainment and events each month!

8th Avenue Tiki Bar

Located a short walk from our resort, 8th Avenue Tiki Bar is your stop for great drinks and a great time. Enjoy their full bar that features a beer selection of over 100 from bottle to tap as well as delicious frozen cocktails to cool you off after a day in the sun.

 

 

 

 

Girls enjoying pizza at restaurants near myrtle beach boardwalk
Apr05

Staying at the Holiday Inn Pavilion has several perks: great amenities, spacious accommodations, an oceanfront view and easy ocean access, but best of all has to be the ideal downtown boardwalk location.

Once you and your family have had your fill of the sea and sand, you won’t have to go far to find plenty of fun things to do. The dining, in particular, is a huge draw of the boardwalk area and there are tons of great places to eat within walking distance from The Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”!

Check out our roundup of our guests’ favorite Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Restaurants:

 

Bandito’s Restaurant & Cantina | (843) 808-9800Bandito's Margarita Myrtle Beach

Do you enjoy a little Latin flare in your food? Then head over to the newest Boardwalk restaurant, Bandito’s Restaurant & Cantina. This oceanfront eatery serves up the area’s best Latin inspired cuisine and offers decadent drinks to match. Here, guests can enjoy a variety of traditional Mexican fare, like Quesadillas, Tacos, Enchiladas, and Latin-inspired dishes. The oceanfront outdoor seating area is a popular draw to this boardwalk favorite. They offer specials throughout the week like $1 beers every Sunday and Trivia on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 pm with  $3 tacos and $5 nachos! Bandito’s is opened daily from 11:00 am until 2:00 am and is located at 1410 N. Ocean Blvd.

 

Pier House Restaurant | (843) 445-7437

Located on the end of the Boardwalk on the Second Avenue Pier, Pier House Restaurant offers fresh seafood and spectacular ocean vistas. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu includes an eclectic variety of succulent seafood and traditional American cuisine. There is also an open air bar on top of the restaurant with a more casual atmosphere. Here, guests can enjoy lighter fare, enjoy drinks, and catch a sports game while enjoying the endless Atlantic views.

 

Dagwood’s Deli | (843) 448-0100

Sometimes a hot day at the beach calls for a fresh deli sandwich and Dagwood’s Deli is the place to go. Dagwood’s has long been a favorite among locals and visitors alike because of their fast, friendly service and fresh, hearty deli offerings. They offer every type of sandwich you can imagine, in addition to a variety of salads and baskets, so you are sure to find something for even the pickiest of eaters! Be sure to stop by on a Wednesdays and enjoy their “Free Cookie Day”. Dagwood’s Deli is located conveniently near Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” at 400 11th Avenue North.

 

Landshark Bar & Grill | (843) 788-0001

This Myrtle Beach Boardwalk favorite is located right in front of the iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and just a few convenient steps away from Holiday Inn – “ At The Pavilion”. It’s the perfect place to grab a bite to eat on the fly and enjoy a great upbeat environment. The casual atmosphere is ideal for families on the go and the cuisine is perfect for picky eaters in the group. The menu includes a variety of classic American fare –burgers, hotdogs, salads, and sandwiches. At night, Landshark regularly features live bands for guest entertainment. Visit their retail store and bring a piece of the island life home with you! Landshark Bar & Grill is open daily from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm for lunch and dinner.

 

ART Burger Sushi Bar | (843) 839-4774ART Burger Sushi Bar Myrtle Beach

ART Burger Sushi Bar has quickly becoming a favorite among Myrtle Beach visitors and locals alike. Located towards the south end of the boardwalk at 706 Ocean Boulevard, ART offers a modern and eclectic atmosphere and great eats that you can’t find anywhere else. The name gives away their specialties – burgers, and sushi – and both are equally delectable! They are also the only eatery along the Grand Strand to offer unique nitrogen frozen concoctions. Start with a delicious appetizer of fried mozzarella wontons and then dive into their Picasso Burger with marinated red onions and blue cheese sauce. Or try the Omakase sushi roll where their sushi chef will use his artistic culinary skills and design a roll exclusively for you! Open daily for lunch and dinner from 12:00-9:00 pm.

 

Oceanfront Bar & Grill | (843) 448-5142

Established in 1948, Oceanfront Bar & Grill has been a Myrtle Beach tradition for over 60 years. Known for their fun upbeat atmosphere and diverse menu, this is a great dining option where you can enjoy everything from salads, sandwiches, and hotdogs to heartier options like wings, seafood, and burgers. Our favorite menu item? Their Boom Boom Shrimp Basket! This oceanfront staple often hosts live bands and other festive events to keep you entertained while you enjoy their cuisine and the beautiful ocean views. Oceanfront Bar & Grill is located at 100 9th Avenue North and their hours are Monday through Sunday from 11:00am until midnight. To see their full menu, list of events, and even view their live webcam visit their website here.

 

Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge | (843) 448-4314

Located on the northern end of the Boardwalk, this oceanfront favorite is open for lunch and dinner and serves up a variety of beach favorites. Indulge in a hand cut steak, a decadent seafood entrée, or stick with a hearty fried seafood basket or a fat, juicy burger. Their creative drink menu offers a wide variety of beachy drinks that set the stage for a night out on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. What’s even better? The convenient location means you are close to all of the downtown action! The Pier 14 Restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 11:00am – 10:00pm.

 

The Bowery | 843-626-3445

A Myrtle Beach tradition since 1944, the Bowery prides itself on being a boardwalk restaurant and bar for over 75 years! Their restaurant (which they call Duffy’s Tavern) is known for delicious burgers and unique appetizer options. Come enjoy Shirley’s Swirly Potato Chips on a Stick, Matt’s Mahi Bites, or their 8th Wonder Burger that’s loaded with a full pound of Angus beef and all the toppings you could imagine! Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday by The Bounty Hunters and be sure to check out their website for other fun events each month! The Bowery is open daily from 11:00 am to 2:00 am.

 

The Chemist | (843) 445-7077

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience check out The Chemist, located at 300 9th Avenue North. Try one of their craft cocktail concoctions served in a beaker glass while you browse the menu. Order an experiment (a Chemist appetizer) like ahi poke tuna or sweet potato tots served with a bacon maple dip. At The Chemist, you won’t just have great food you’ll get an experience unlike any other in Myrtle Beach!

 

Atlas Tap House | (843) 945-9122

Atlas Tap House is a hidden gem on 1004 Chester Street, just a short walk from the Boardwalk, that all the locals flock to. They have over 30 beers on tap and some of the best pub food on the Grand Strand. Try a few of our favorites like the Mozzarella Risotto Balls, Pork Belly Nuggets, or the Hangover Burger. If you want to enjoy the summer breeze while you eat, sit out back on their patio where they show live sports on their big screen or if you’re feeling competitive play a round of cornhole.

Boy shopping at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Shops
Feb12

You’ve arrived at Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” for your Myrtle Beach vacation and that means enjoying time in the sun, lots of good food, and…shopping! The Grand Strand is home to all kinds of shopping malls, centers, and plazas. No matter what you are looking for we can guarantee Myrtle Beach has a store for you. You’re on vacation so that’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself just a little! Now we might be a little bias, but one of our favorite places to shop is right out our front door on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! We’ve put together a list of our top three favorite shops along the boardwalk for you to check out during your Myrtle Beach stay.

Gay Dolphin Gift Shop

The Gay Dolphin Gift shop has been around in Myrtle Beach since 1946! It is known as a “Myrtle Beach Institution” and referred to as “the most unique gift shop on the Grand Strand”. Explore seven floors and 26,000 square feet full of unique gifts that are sure to be a memorable symbol of your Myrtle Beach vacation for years! From shark’s teeth to seashells, jewelry to t-shirts, The Gay Dolphin Gift Shop is a great place for everyone in your family!

 

I Love Sugar

The I Love Sugar candy shop will definitely be a hit with your kid, although we don’t suggest visiting right before their bedtime! This 6,000 square foot store is one of the most unique candy shops you will ever visit. Go see the 65-foot mermaid made out of gummy sharks and gaze at over 30,000 gummy bears suspended from the ceiling! A visit to I Love Sugar will keep you busy and having fun for hours.

 

Tsunami Surf Shop

Known as the “largest surf shop in the Carolinas”, Tsunami Surf Shop is the perfect place for all of your beachwear needs! They carry high-end surf brands and clothing items such as t-shirts, bathing suits, hats, and cover-ups! Tsunami Surf Shop also carries longboards, surfboards, sunglasses, and other outdoor sporting accessories. Go give them a visit and check out all the unique items they have to offer!

 

All of this shopping will definitely have you work up an appetite. Check out our previous blog post on Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Restaurants for all of your boardwalk dining needs!

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk View
Jan21

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has recently become a city landmark to Myrtle Beach! Built in 2010, The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk stretches 1.2 miles across the beachfront from 14th Avenue North to 2nd Avenue North. Throughout the summer months, Myrtle Beach’s Boardwalk is home to concerts, festivals, and other fun events. While strolling the boardwalk for a morning walk or sunset bike ride, there are many unique dining and shopping options you are sure to come across, but only if you can take your eyes off the beautiful ocean views!

Dining on the Boardwalk:

The boardwalk is home to 20 dining options and with it all being walking distance from Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”, you really can’t go wrong! A few of our favorite boardwalk restaurants are LandShark Bar & Grill, Pier House, and for dessert, I Love Sugar! Check out our previous blog post here that features even more great restaurants along the boardwalk!

Boardwalk Activities:

Let’s be honest, sometimes you can only sunbath on the beach for so long. Lucky for you, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk offers plenty of fun shopping and activities for you and your family to enjoy when you need a break from the sun and sand. Our next-door neighbor, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, is both a tourist and local favorite as well as Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Don’t forget to get your shopping on at The Gay Dolphin, a 26,000 square foot gift shop and another Myrtle Beach landmark! Want more on boardwalk stores and activities check out another our blog post here.

We pride ourselves in the fact that Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” is the only AAA Three Diamond Resort located on the beautiful Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and that all of the boardwalk attractions and amenities are just steps away from your room. Come enjoy a vacation full of fun with us and see what all of Myrtle Beach has to offer!

 

 

 

 

Myrtle Beach in January with 2019 written in the sand
Dec31

If you are traveling to Myrtle Beach in January, you might be wondering what activities to partake in. The good news? We are sharing our list of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach in January! The bad news? You might not be able to fit it all in during your stay. From discounted golf rates to finding some of the best shells of the year…here’s your inside scoop on what to do in Myrtle Beach in January!

 

With the average high temperature of 56 degrees, you can still enjoy strolling up and down the beach as long as you pack yourself a jacket! Myrtle Beach is much quieter during these cooler months of the year and this lack of tourists leaves room for the perfect shelling conditions! Enjoy a walk up and down our 60-mile beach, all while finding incredible shells and shark teeth no matter what time of day.

 

Another great perk of visiting Myrtle Beach in an off-season month like January, is that many of the local golf courses offer discounted rates! Did you know that Myrtle Beach is home to over 100 golf courses? Barefoot Resort & Golf, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, and Blackmoore Golf Club are a few of our favorite courses that also offer great off-season rates.

 

When you’re on vacation the one thing you can’t forget about is food! Another great Myrtle Beach tradition that also occurs in January is Restaurant Week South Carolina. This 10-day celebration lets you check out lots of restaurants along the Grand Strand at discounted prices. Restaurant Week starts January 10th and goes until January 20th. Parson’s Table, Vintage Twelve, and Landry’s Seafood are just a few of the many restaurants that participate in Restaurant Week. For more information and the list of participating restaurants visit the Restaurant Week South Carolina website.

 

If you have been keeping up with us then you know we are still undergoing renovations and repairs due to the damage of Hurricane Florence. Our new anticipated opening date is March 4th, 2019. Come experience Holiday Day Inn – “At The Pavilion” better than ever! We apologize for any inconveniences this hurricane repair period has caused but In the meantime our sister hotel, Sea Crest Resort, is open and ready to welcome you and your family. Give them a call at 1-800-845-1112 to book your stay or receive more information.

Friends having dinner at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Restaurant
Nov14

While Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” has plenty of on-site amenities to keep your family entertained, we know it’s always fun to get out and about while you’re vacationing in Myrtle Beach – especially if it’s to dig into some good food! Located just out our back door is the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and tons of great Myrtle Beach Boardwalk restaurants. The Boardwalk is also full of shopping, museums, and rides! We’ve made it easy for you and put together a list of some of our favorite casual dining options on the Myrtle Beach boardwalk…they will not disappoint!

8th Avenue Tiki Bar | 843-712-2340

The 8th Avenue Tiki Bar is known for “Good z! Good food! Good music! Good times!” and we couldn’t agree more! With a beer selection over 100 from bottle to tap and menu options such as fish tacos, homemade hummus, and Philly cheese steaks, the whole family is sure to find something they can enjoy. The upscale bar-restaurant gives you all the good food and tropical vibes no matter what season you’re visiting in!

Hurricanes | 843-457-2808

Known for being the cheapest happy hour deals along the boardwalk, Hurricanes is the go-to place for those looking to eat, drink, and be entertained! From beautiful ocean views to brightly colored walls and flat-screen TVs to live music…you are sure to enjoy your food, drinks, and company while relaxing at Hurricanes!

The Bowery | 843-626-3445

A Myrtle Beach tradition since 1944, the Bowery prides itself on being a boardwalk restaurant and bar for over 75 years! Their restaurant (which they call Duffy’s Tavern) is known for delicious burgers and unique appetizer options. Come to enjoy Shirley’s Swirly Potato Chips on a Stick, Matt’s Mahi Bites, or their 8th Wonder Burger…loaded with a full pound of Angus beef and all the toppings you could imagine! Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday by The Bounty Hunters and be sure to check out their website for other fun entertainment events each month!

Mad Myrtle’s Ice Cream | 843-626-0002

You’re never too full for dessert, right? Mad Myrtle’s Ice Cream is the perfect end to your night and the best way to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth! They feature incredible premium ice cream and serve smoothies, frappes, sundaes, splits, shakes, funnel cakes, and even pretzels and nachos. At Mad Myrtle’s there is something for everyone!

Click here to check out Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Boardwalk restaurants!

Myrtle Beach Attraction - The Skywheel
Oct19

You’ve arrived with your family for a vacation full of memories at Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” and now you are ready to get out and explore! Did you know that Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” is the only AAA Three Diamond Resort located on the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk? Step out our front door and you are right in the hustle and bustle of it all!  The attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk are sure to bring a smile to every family members face. From shopping to restaurants, museums to rides, we have put together our list of favorite family activities along the Boardwalk!

The Sky Wheel

If you are staying with us, it’s hard to miss this massive attraction that just so happens to be our neighbor! The Sky Wheel has quickly become a Myrtle Beach icon thanks to its panoramic ocean front views of the Grand Strand coast. You can spot its colorful lights from nearly anywhere along the boardwalk and once you get upon it, it is hard to look away! The climate-controlled gondolas tower 200 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and give you a view of miles of the Myrtle Beach coast, and you can enjoy the beautiful boardwalk and ocean views with your family no matter the season or weather. Want a special experience? The VIP flight offers Ferrari leather seats, glare-free glass, and a glass bottom floor. VIP flight times are doubled, and to commemorate the experience you are sent home with a Sky Wheel lanyard and group photo! Other group packages are also available. The Sky Wheel is open all season long so be sure to stop by and take a ride on your next Myrtle Beach vacations!

Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures

For all our thrill seekers out there who are looking to free-fall by the ocean, make sure to visit the Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures! Located just south of us at 9th Avenue North, this Zip Line Adventure is complete with both a 600-foot zip line and their new Adventure Matrix Aerial Park! Bring the whole family and enjoy over 50 aerial elements including the extreme zip line free-fall, where you step off and experience a falling sensation until you are suddenly caught just before meeting the ground – the ultimate adrenaline rush! You must be at least 6 years old and 40 pounds, in order to ride the Zip Line and reservations for small groups, are not needed! For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website or call at 843-839-1661.

Gay Dolphin Gift Shop

Referred to as “the most unique gift shop on the Grand Strand”, The Gay Dolphin Gift Shop is one of the oldest Myrtle Beach Boardwalk buildings and considered legendary. With multiple floors full of fun gifts that will always remind you of your Myrtle Beach vacation, the family owned and operated gift shop is an anchor of both the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Boulevard. Go and see their wide array of seashells, shark’s teeth, clothing, unique jewelry, and even home décor. This shopping experience will not disappoint!

I Love Sugar

Do you love sugar? Or maybe we should ask, do your kids love sugar? If the answer is yes, then you can’t leave Myrtle Beach without visiting the I Love Sugar! It’s not just a shop, but a boardwalk activity that will have you busy for hours.  Located at 919 North Ocean Boulevard, this outrageous candy store is just a few blocks away from Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion. Go and enjoy gazing at the 30,000 gummy bears that are suspended from the ceiling or feast your eyes on the 65-foot mermaid made out of gummy sharks. I Love Sugar also carries great candy gifts to bring home with you after you say farewell to your Myrtle Beach vacation. What’s better than a sweet gift you can eat? With over 6,000 square feet full of every candy you could imagine, we promise this will be a dessert experience like no other.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not

Does curiosity run in your family? If so, then this is a must visit attraction on the Myrtle Beach boardwalk for all! Ripley’s, Believe it or Not, is a two-story “odditorium” filled with some of the world’s greatest oddities and exotic artifacts. It’s the only place in Myrtle Beach where you will find shrunken heads, a vampire killing kit, an 8-foot tall transformer sculpture, and all kinds of unique artwork. Come take a walk through the spinning vortex tunnel and then go enjoy some hands-on interaction. This 12,250 square foot facility has over 200 different exhibits that are sure to keep you and your kids entertained for hours. These exhibits have been described as “strange yet beautiful” and will help create lasting Myrtle Beach memories!

 

Don’t just stop at the boardwalk, there are even more attractions near Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”!

 

Pineapple pumpkin on the beach
Oct09

Fall has arrived, and although the weather in Myrtle Beach will stay warm for the next few months, we will definitely have some cooler days! One of our favorite places to visit once the summer season has come and gone is Broadway at the Beach. Broadway at the Beach is located just a few miles from Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” and has everything from dining and shopping to attractions and entertainment. If a temperature drop should keep you from enjoying a day in the sand, do not fret! We have laid out some of our favorite Broadway at the Beach activities that are sure to provide you and your family with a day of fun!

Backstage Escape Games

If you are looking for a fast-paced adventure to not only get the family working together but also have a ton of fun, then this is the place for you! At Backstage Escape Games you have 60 minutes to race against the clock and complete a mission before time runs out. Test your skills with puzzles to solve, various challenges to conquer, and codes to decipher! With props, decorations, and lighting effects, you are transported into an alternate reality. Call 843-712-1237 for more information.

Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf

It may be too cool to take a dip in the ocean, but sometimes that’s the perfect weather to go and enjoy a game of mini golf! The Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf is located in Broadway at the Beach between the Cinema and Interactive Fountain. This 36-hole mini golf course takes you on a mystical journey through the Dark Ages. As you make your way through the course you will encounter a Viking ship, streams, bridges, and even meet the fire-breathing dragon. Group rates are available, call 843-913-9301 for more information.

Mirror Maze

Are you ready for a challenge? This new mirror maze attraction is full of fun and adventure for the whole family! Go through infinite reflections, dead ends, continuous circles, and many surprising corners. The scene in the maze is an Off-Broadway Theatre’s backstage area – and the New York mafia has just attempted a bank heist escape. Throw on a pair of the kaleidoscope glasses and let the dazzling rainbow lights intensify and challenge you even more. Come and enjoy over 2,000 square feet of a truly mind-bending experience for all ages! Call 843-712-1794 for more information.

Tapping wine classes at one of myrtle beach's fall festivals
Sep24

Fall is just around the corner and the summer days are quickly passing us by…but that doesn’t mean the fun stops here in Myrtle Beach! For many of our guests, fall is a favorite season to visit Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”. The weather is still warm and beautiful, the crowds are smaller, and the Myrtle Beach fall festivals are plenty!

Wine Fest – September 16

Come unwind and spend your day or evening at Myrtle Beach’s 7th Annual Wine Fest. Wine Fest is a popular wine-tasting event that takes place September 16 in Valor Park at The Market Common. That’s right around the corner from Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”! This fun fall event features 50+ samples of wines from around the world. There is no shortage of fun here as you can sip the day away while enjoying live entertainment. Purchase a $5 wine glass for your sipping pleasure, and pay as you go! The Wine Fest will be held from 11 am – 7 pm. If you get hungry The Market Common has plenty of delightful dining options for you to take advantage of.

St. John’s Greek Festival – September 27-30

A top Myrtle Beach fall event, the annual St. John’s Greek Festival is full of Greek cuisine, culture, and a whole lot of fun! This multi-day event will take place at the St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, less than a 10-minute drive from Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”. This family-friendly festival opens 11 am Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 12 pm on Sunday. Enjoy eating gyros, baklava, spanakopita, and salads while drinking an authentic Greek beer, wine, or even an Ouzo shot. There will also be inflatables, live performances, and craft tables so go ahead and mark your calendars!

Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival – September 28-30

A perfect event for the whole family, the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival will be taking place Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th from 12-6 pm. This Festival is held at the beautiful Atalaya Castle, the former winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington located inside Huntington Beach State Park. There will be plenty of fine art, crafts, musical entertainment, food, and some awesome Grand Strand ocean views. Children under 15 are free and adult tickets are $8. With over 100 artisans who will be set up to share their creations, this is an event you will not want to miss!