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Summer Fun in Garden City

An August 2003 trip to Garden City by dakeller

Quote: Garden City, South Carolina, is located just south of Myrtle Beach and is your one-stop spot if you are trying to avoid the large crowds and tourist traps associated with Myrtle Beach. The traffic is lighter, the beaches are cleaner, and you are well within reach of all of the attractions.

Summer Fun in Garden City

Overview

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We spent a lot of our time lounging around on the beach in front of our condo. The water was a perfect temperature for swimming, and there were plenty of good waves for body boarding. In the mornings, during breakfast, we often were able to watch large schools of fish and families of stingrays swimming about farther offshore. On one morning in particular, while videotaping a group of surfers, we caught a family of dolphins playing and jumping about.

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Atalaya Towers

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Hotel

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Atalaya Towers is an oceanfront condo located about a half a mile north of the Garden City Pier. Although it is a slightly older condo, the rooms are well-kept and spacious. Most of the rooms have three bedrooms and two full baths. All of the rooms are oceanfront and come with a private balcony, kitchen, and living room. The master bedroom and living room are both set off of the balcony. The kitchens come fully equipped and include a microwave, dishwasher, and wet bar. All of the rooms also have a washer and dryer, central air, and cable TV. On the bottom floor is a heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub. There is also another outdoor pool on the street side of the condo. Atalaya Towers is a fair...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2005

Atalaya Towers
912 N. Waccamaw Dr.
Garden City, South Carolina 29576
(843) 651-4566

Hard Rock Cafe/Broadway at the Beach

Restaurant | "Hard Rock Cafe"

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The Hard Rock Cafe in Myrtle Beach is definitely one of the better Hard Rock Cafes I have been to. It is located at the Broadway at the Beach shopping complex. You can't miss it, because it will be the only restaurant in the area shaped like an Egyptian pyramid. If you have never been to a Hard Rock Cafe before, I should note that it is a large restaurant chain dedicated to yesterday’s and today's rock-and-roll bands. Myrtle Beach's Hard Rock Cafe, like the rest of them, is adorned top-to-bottom with rock-and-roll memorabilia from The Beatles to Aerosmith to Green Day. There are lots of TVs located throughout the restaurant that keep the music videos coming. The waiters and waitresses are upbeat and f...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 3, 2005

Hard Rock Cafe/Broadway at the Beach
1322 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 946-0007

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum

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Attraction

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Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum is guaranteed to amaze the young and old alike. It is a museum that is bursting at the seams with unusual human and animal oddities. As you walk up to the entrance, you will encounter a huge marble ball on top of a thin layer of water (the ball has to weigh no less than 2 tons) that you can spin around easily using only your hands. That is only the beginning. As you tour the museum, you can stand next to a life-size replica of the tallest man ever to live (8'11"). You will also see displays containing two-headed animals, shrunken human heads that are the size of baseballs, and medieval torture devices, among other things. Best of all, it’s all real. If you ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 1, 2005

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
901 N Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 448-2331

Broadway at the Beach

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Attraction

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Broadway at the Beach is a large outdoor shopping complex located about 1.5 miles from the ocean. It is situated around a large lake and offers all kinds of shops, nightclubs, and restaurants, as well as a movie theater, aquarium, water park, and even a miniature golf course. Throughout the day, there are waterskiing and jet-skiing shows on the lake and a multitude of live entertainers throughout the complex. When we were there, we got to meet one of the original munchkins from the Wizard of Oz who happened to be in the area and was signing autographs. Every night around closing time, there is a large fireworks show that takes place over the lake. A lot of the shops were specialty stores, but there we...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 3, 2005

Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 444-3200

Garden City Beach

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Attraction

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The actual beach in Garden City Beach is located just south of Surfside Beach and approximately 8 to 9 miles south of Myrtle Beach. Compared to the beaches in Myrtle Beach, Garden City Beach is much cleaner and a lot less crowded. We spent most of our time on the stretch of beach located between the Garden City Beach Pier and the Surfside Beach Pier. Unlike a lot of beaches in Florida, Garden City Beach (along with the other beaches in and near Myrtle Beach) does not allow any vehicles to drive around on the beach. Not only does this cut down on pollution and garbage, but you will also feel a lot better knowing that your children won't be accidentally run over by careless drivers. The water temperatur...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 10, 2005

Garden City Beach

Garden City, South Carolina

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When the sun goes down in Garden City Beach, I would recommend heading over to the Garden City Beach Pier for live entertainment and drinks. It won't cost you a thing to access the pier or enter the bars, but some of the drinks can get pretty expensive, so be sure to bring a little extra cash if you plan on having more than a couple of drinks. If you enter the pier from Atlantic Avenue, you will have to walk through an ice cream parlor/arcade/gift shop to actually get to the ocean side of the pier. Keep the ice cream parlor and arcade in mind if you want a place to cool off during the day. The ice cream is pretty good, and although the arcade isn't as big as some of the ones across the street, it is u...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 10, 2005

Garden City Beach Pier

Garden City, South Carolina

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