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Santa and Snow Maiden in Myrtle Beach Christmas Shows
Nov18

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us once again! One of our favorite ways of getting in the Christmas season is to attend the many Myrtle Beach Christmas shows that go on each year. With so many awesome choices, you really can’t go wrong!

Christmas at Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show

For the action and competition lovers, this is the Christmas show for you! Enjoy an epic battle between pirates as they search for the coveted Christmas Treasure. This show features a 15-foot lagoon, full-sized pirate ships, and a delicious 4-course meal. The Christmas at Pirate’s Voyage show is running through January 4th and tickets can be purchased online or by calling their box office at 843-497-9700.

Brookgreen Garden’s Night of A Thousand Candles

Perfect for a romantic night out, Night of a Thousand Candles features more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights. Enjoy walking the paths through the sculpture gardens with hot cocoa, see carolers, enjoy catered food from some of the Grand Strand’s top restaurants, and listen to pianists, violinists, and more! This event sells out every year and tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit their website. 

Carolina Opry’s The Christmas Show of the South

Be taken to a winter wonderland full of singing, dancing, and a real horse-drawn

Sleigh. The Carolina Opry is celebrating its 34th season and for 2019 they are bringing about some exciting changes. You don’t want to miss Moses, Bogie, or the comedy that comes along with the musical performances. The Christmas Special is running until January 4th and you can visit their website to purchase tickets. 

Christmas On Ice

A new Myrtle Beach Christmas show for 2019, Christmas on Ice features a cast of World Champion Ice Skaters, Singers, and a 50-foot real ice stage! Enjoy skating performances to the tunes of your favorite holiday songs. This show is running through December 28th and you can book your reservations online!

Alabama Theatre’s The South’s Grandest Christmas Show

Celebrate the holidays with talent, scenery, special effects, and your favorite Christmas music! The South’s Grandest Christmas Show will take you and your family back to the true meaning of Christmas through different performances all while leaving you with smiles and laughs. Give them a call 1-800-342-2262 or click here to purchase tickets

 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk View
Oct23

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has quickly become a landmark to the Grand Strand! 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 but regardless of what season you come, you will find something to love about our Boardwalk. We get many questions from guests regarding different features of the Boardwalk so we thought we would put together our most asked questions in hopes of it making your vacation planning easier!

What dining options are along the Myrtle Beach 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 Wicked Tuna, LandShark Bar & Grill, Pier House, and for dessert, I Love Sugar!

Can you ride bikes along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

From Labor Day through April 30th bicycles are allowed on the Boardwalk. However, during peak summer months (May 1st – Labor Day) bicycles are only allowed on the Boardwalk from 5:00 am – 10:00 am. This is for the safety of our visitors!

What attractions does the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk offer?

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk offers plenty of fun attractions 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. Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The Sling Shot, and The Mirror Maze are also great choices. Don’t forget to get your shopping on at The Gay Dolphin, a 26,000 square foot gift shop and another Myrtle Beach landmark!

Are dogs allowed on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

From Labor Day through April 30th dogs are allowed on the Boardwalk. However, during peak summer months (May 1st – Labor Day) dogs are only allowed on the Boardwalk from 5:00 am – 10:00 am. This is the same for dogs on the beach!

What time does the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk close?

Never! The Boardwalk is open to the public 24 hours a day. While most stores and restaurants run on a typical business schedule, the actual Boardwalk is always open and ready to be explored! For our night owls, don’t forget to check out some of the bars and nightlife that the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has to offer!

Is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk open year-round?

Yes! One of the great things about Myrtle Beach is that no matter the season you visit there is always plenty of fun activities going on, with the Boardwalk having quite a few!

We pride ourselves on 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!

 

Oct17

At Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”, we pride ourselves on being the only AAA Three Diamond resort along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. We love that are guests are able to walk right outside their rooms to a plethora of boardwalk amenities whether it be restaurants, nightlife, shopping, or our favorite…the attractions. We’re often asked what the best boardwalk attractions are so to make it easier we’ve put together a list and are counting down our 5 favorite attractions along the Myrtle Beach boardwalk! (It was so hard to choose)!

 

5 | Sling Shot Thrill Ride

For all the adventure and adrenaline seekers out there, this ones for you! For over 20 years, Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides have been making both visitors and locals flip, spin, twist, and drop through the ocean air. Test your limits as you are propelled more than 300 feet up at 100mph! You can’t miss the brightly lit rainbow slingshot that sits right across the street from Holiday Inn. Be sure to try out the Skyscraper ride after. They are open 7 days a week from 12pm-12am and you can give them a call at (843) 444-8255.                                                                                                                      

4| Gay Dolphin Arcade

You’ve probably heard of Myrtle Beach’s largest, oldest, and most unique gift shop, The Gay Dolphin, but did you know that the Gay Dolphin also has its own arcade? Walk on down to enjoy a clean and family friendly place to play games and have fun for hours! Battle it out on the air hockey tables or try to beat the high score in skee-ball. The Gay Dolphin Arcade is open Sunday-Friday from 10am-10pm and Saturday from 10am to 11pm.

3| Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze

Come face to face with your good-lookin’ self as you attempt to find your way out of this exciting mirror maze as you challenge your perception and sense of direction! This Ripley’s experience is filled with awesome LED lights and infinity mirrors, that is sure to provide you family-fun for all ages. Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze is open Sunday-Thursday from 10am-9pm and Friday-Saturday from 10am-10pm. Give them a call at 843-448-2331 for more information.

2| Ripley’s 5d Moving Theater

Hang on tight! This 5d theater is on a whole different level from your typical movie theater. Be prepared for your senses to run wild as you experience all the turns, bumps, and drops with the motion simulator that coincides with what you’re watching on the screen. You won’t feel like you’re at the movies, you’ll feel like you’re in the movie! Ripley’s 5d Theater is open Sunday-Thursday from 10am-9pm and Friday-Saturday from 10am-10pm. Call them at 843-448-2331 for tickets and more information.

1| Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Its probably no surprise that The SkyWheel is listed as our top Boardwalk Attraction, but this Myrtle Beach icon (that also happens to be our next door neighbor) is definitely worthy of our #1 spot! 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! They’re open Sunday-Friday from 11am-10pm and Saturday from 11am-11pm. Give them a call at 314-333-5624.

 

All of these activities will surely have you work up an appetite! Lucky for you there are plenty of great boardwalk restaurants for your family to enjoy. Looking for a night out after? We’ve got you covered with that too! Check out our list of the best bars along the Myrtle Beach boardwalk.

Tapping wine classes at one of myrtle beach's fall festivals
Oct07

Fall has definitely arrived…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! We have gathered our top picks of fall events to check out during your Myrtle Beach vacation.

Art in the Park | October 12-13th & November 9-10th

This two-day event features artful creations from more than 40 local artists at Myrtle Beach’s Valor Park. It features jewelry makers, woodwork, glass art, photos, painting and more! Art in the Park is taking place over 2 weekends this fall, October 12th-13th, and November 9th -10th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Valor Park is located at the Market Common just south of us.

St. John’s Greek Festival | October 17-20th

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 at 11 a.m. 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!

Boofest! | October 26th

Dress up your kids and get ready for some spooky Halloween fun! Boofest is happening at Barefoot Landing on October 26th from 12 to 4 p.m. Registration for kids and pets costume contest begins at 11 a.m. with the contest starting at 12 p.m. Grab a bit to eat and come back for Hocus Pocus to be shown at the Amphitheater at 7 pm! You won’t want to miss this Halloween extravaganza.

Hippie Fest | October 26th

Hippie Fest is a grassroots festival where people from across the country gather to celebrate peace, love, and hippie-ness! It is happening at Myrtle Beach Speedway on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 12 to 7 p.m. This festival will feature vibrant entertainment, bohemian shopping, a vintage hippie car show, DIY tie-dye, giant bubble garden, cirque performers, kids activities, delicious food, beer, and more. All ages are welcome. Due to limited parking make sure to reserve your tickets online here!

Halloween Bash on the Avenue | October 28th

For any adults looking to get into the Halloween spirit, this one’s for you! Halloween Bash on the Avenue is happening at Broadway At The Beach on October 28th starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy live music with an adult costume contest that is giving out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes.

Looking for more adult things to do? Check out the best bars on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk!

Halloween Fireworks Extravaganza | October 31st

 If your visit to Myrtle Beach happens to fall on Halloween, you won’t want to miss the Halloween Fireworks Extravaganza happening at Broadway At The Beach. Starting at 8 p.m. on October 31st, enjoy this incredible firework show that is going to light up the sky!  

Myrtle Beach Seafood Fest | November 1-2nd

The Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival is an event celebrating the wonderful local seafood restaurants and eateries along the Grand Strand! This festival will take place on Friday, Nov. 1st from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place between 8th and 9th Avenues North downtown Myrtle Beach. This event is free, there are no tickets to purchase!

Mythical and Medieval Fest | November 9-10th

The Mythical & Medieval Fest is a Renaissance-themed festival that raises money for a local non-profit, Caleb’s Dragonfly Dreams, that provides positive activities to abused, abandoned, and neglected children. This event is kid-friendly and is taking place November 9th-10th at RH Acres off of Socastee Boulevard. Visit there website for tickets and more info.

Bluegrass Fest | November 28-30th

The 50th annual South Carolina State Bluegrass Fest is back and we’re honored to be the city of choice for this awesome event. The Bluegrass Fest is happening November 28th – 30th at the Myrtle Beach Convention.

 

 

Friends enjoying drinks at the best bars in myrtle beach
Aug14

Myrtle Beach has a great nightlife scene, if you’re 21 or older you may be looking for some of the best bars in Myrtle Beach. We’ll we’ve got the scoop for you with our favorite picks right outside the Holiday Inn – ”At the Pavilion.” on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

 

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 while their bar is known for ice-cold drinks and plenty of happy hour specials! Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday by the Bowery’s house band, The Bounty Hunters. Be sure to check out their all the fun events and entertainment they have going on each month! The Bowery is open daily from 11:00 am to 2:00 am.

 

Landshark Bar & Grill | (843) 788-0001

This Myrtle Beach Boardwalk favorite is located right in front of the iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. It’s the perfect place to grab a drink and enjoy a great upbeat environment. The casual atmosphere is ideal after a long day on the beach and Landshark regularly features live bands for guest’s entertainment. Grab any Fins to the Right or Fins to the Left cocktail in their souvenir Landshark Blender Cup! Landshark Bar & Grill is open daily from 11:00 am until 12:00 am.

 

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, diverse menu, and delicious drinks. This oceanfront staple often hosts live bands and other festive events to keep you entertained while you sip on a cold one and take in the beautiful ocean views. Oceanfront Bar & Grill is located at 100 9th Avenue North and their hours are Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am until midnight.

 

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 bottles and taps, as well as delicious frozen cocktails to cool you off after a day in the sun. Some of our favorites include the Havana Cabana, a coconut, melon, and pineapple concoction, and their Day Dreamer with pineapple, mango rum, and real fruit puree! Open daily from 12 pm -12 am.

 

Bandito’s Mexican Cantina | (843) 808-9800

Bandito’s is a favorite for guests seeking a lively South-of-the-Border experience. The convenient location along the bustling Myrtle Beach boardwalk is just one of the many perks that this cantina has to offer. They are known for their many freshly made margaritas and their house made cilantro lime salt –yum! They also have delicious cocktails, beers, and wines to choose from as well. The oceanfront outdoor seating area is the place to be during the summer! Live music, yard games like cornhole, and spectacular views are just a few things that keep guests coming back time and time again. Bandito’s is opened daily from 11 am – 2 am. Don’t forget to check out some of the events happening all summer long!

Did all the drinking leave you hungry? Check out our picks of restaurants also near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk!

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 favorite Myrtle Beach boardwalk shops for you to check out during your stay.

Beach Creations

Beach Creations is a boardwalk shop that offers custom airbrush artwork and vinyl graphics. They specialize in t-shirts, hats, shoes, helmets, tank tops, hoodies, bookbags, headbands, and even personalized car tags! If you can wear it, chances are they can airbrush it! Go give them a visit and let them customize something special to always remember your Myrtle Beach vacation!

Beach Creations is located at 918 D N Ocean Blvd, right next to I Love Sugar.

 

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!

They are located at 916 Ocean Blvd and are open 7 days a week from 9:30 am until midnight. Give them a call at (843) 448-6550!

 

I Love Sugar

The I Love Sugar candy shop will definitely be a hit with your kids, 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.

I Love Sugar is located just a few blocks down from us at 919 Ocean Blvd and open daily from 9:00 am to 12:00 am.

 

Tsunami Surf Shop

Located at 1107 N. Ocean Blvd and 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.

Visit them daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm at 1107 N Ocean Blvd and check out all the surf gear they have to offer!

 

Wacky T’s

Wacky T’s is a one-stop-shop for all things Myrtle Beach t-shirts, accessories, and henna tattoos! Not only is this shop known for their awesome t-shirts, but you can have them customize your item as a unique souvenir just for you!

Wacky T’s is located at 1001 N Ocean Blvd and you can give them a call at (843) 333-6668.

 

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 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.