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Ellicott City, Maryland
January 29, 2004
If you are hungry, then you can go to Landrys (seafood), Japanese Steak House (dinner only), Key West (bar and rest), and some small places to get a hot dog or pretzel. Across the street is the NASCAR Cafe, where you can get lunch and then do some go cart racing.
Attached to Broadway at the Beach is a mini golf course and Ripley's Aquarium.
Finally, if you are looking for some adult action, go back to Broadway at the Beach later in the evening, and the 10 local bars open with a variety of themes to choose from.
From journal Myrtle Beach 2003
by Mary Dickinson
January 9, 2004
The Palace Theater, located at the western end of the complex, offered three stage shows. We opted for Spirit Of The Dance. Ripley’s Aquarium is a fairly new building at the far eastern section of the complex. It is huge and has a great aquarium and excellent exhibits. The Imax Theater offered several shows at one time. Near the southeastern end is a castle. At one end is an erupting volcano. Every once in a while, a monster-size dragon comes out of the castle roof. It’s a place to play miniature golf.
Restaurants are equally exciting. One place near the water has a pirate ship sailing through the second floor. The bow was jutting out of the facade and the stern was coming through the back of the building near the lake. Johnny Rocket’s was definitely '50s. We had dinner at Landry’s, which has a beautiful, formal atmosphere. The French doors were open and we enjoyed watching and hearing the water while '40s music played in the background.
Stores offer unique items and services. Make-Your-Own-Bear allows you to design a bear by picking out the parts. Then the bear is constructed right before your eyes. The advertising booklets for Myrtle Beach offer a $5 coupon for that shop. Our resort gave us a coupon for a free canvas bag that magically becomes colorful in the sun. I redeemed it at Del-Sol. It’s a nice looking item and it's fun to watch it change colors. There were many excellent and expensive clothing and jewelry shops and everything imaginable in gifts and toiletries.
We were there in December. On very cold days the complex is deserted even though most business are open.
From journal Myrtle Beach in December
August 20, 2003
From journal Winter at the Beach
by PAPA BILL
August 3, 2003
From journal PARADISE AT SOUTH BEACH
July 26, 2003
There are two separate areas for eating. On the south end, there is a collection of relaxed restaurants serving all different tastes, and on the east end is the more happening places. It is crowned by the pyramid that is the Hard Rock Cafe. The food is pretty good and the prices fair, compared to other chain restaurant fare. There are many restaurants down this "street" which pander more towards the younger crowd and the partiers. There is often live entertainment at at least one of these places every night.
Walking over the many bridges, you will see VERY LARGE FISH! That is because there are feeding spots all over the pond where us humans toss food in by the handful. The fish swarm aggressively or a morsel. Sometimes, the assembly is so thick that a swimming duck can walk across the fish to get to the other side! I've seen this happen! The ducks and the ducklings like to get in on the feeding act as well.
On the south end, there are paddle boats that you can rent to explore the pond yourself, or you can choose to take the ferry which goes from one end to the other. Sometimesthere are fireworks fired from barges right in the pond. Warning: they are EXTREMELY loud if you are near them. Young kids can get hysterical over it.
There is also a Ripley's Aquarium here, which has a place where you can touch a manta ray -- it's kinda like a fuzzy mushroom. It was a neat place, but at about $15 per adult, I thought it a little pricey.
Broadway at the Beach itself has no admission price. It is basically an outdoor mall, but with MUCH MUCH more to offer. At the time of my last visit, a Butterfly House was under contruction which I'm anxious to see. For family fun, the Dragon's Lair mini golf course has an attractive theme and is a fun course.
Broadway at the Beach is also a pleasant place just to stroll, especially in the morning. It isn't very busy in the morning and it feels quite peaceful watching the few others that have ventured out, feeding the fish, listening to the pond fountains and getting that fresh air.
Broadway at the Beach truly does have something for everyone and is a must see if you are anywhere near the area.
From journal Myrtle Beach 1999
RIdgefield, New Jersey
July 11, 2003
Also check out Barefoot Landing, which is similar but has an alligator park and a wildlife exhibit where you can get your picture taken with tigers.
From journal Family Trip in Myrtle Beach
June 2, 2003
From journal Myrtle Beach Christmas/New Years
Edison, New Jersey
May 24, 2003
We took the shuttle bus to Broadway and were able to walk back later that evening with no problems.
From journal Myrtle Beach with Kids
Leroy, West Virginia
February 10, 2003
From journal Myrtle Beach with children under 7
by David & Beth
Johnson City, Tennessee
January 14, 2003
Dragon's Lair mini-golf can be found there (wheelchair friendly!), as well as Ripley's Aquarium, the Imax theater, and several cinemas. BATB surrounds a lake populated by large fish and ducks, which is crossed by a paddleboat. Shops and restaurants are located on both sides of the lake. On the north side there is also a nightclub district, crowned by the Hard Rock Cafe. Small boats are also for rent for fun on the lake - great for all but the smallest kids.
My favorite part of the day is to park my wheelchair near one of the bridges and feed the ducks. They are very friendly! It's also a great place to people watch.
Their website is BroadwayattheBeach.com
From journal In a wheelchair in Myrtle Beach