Myrtle Beach Journals

Myrtle Beach - Beyond the Beach and Golf

A May 2005 trip to Myrtle Beach by Mint Julep

Dolphin Shrimping Adventure Cruise Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: Myrtle Beach is known for its beaches and golf. If you, or some in your travel group, are not into either, don’t worry about it. There’s plenty to do!

Myrtle Beach - Beyond the Beach and Golf

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Overview

Broadway at the Beach Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Locally, there's a lot to do. There are indoor and outdoor malls. When it comes to shopping, you have to go to Broadway at the Beach, an outdoor mall. Plan to spend all day there. There are plenty of places to sit if you need to take a load off, and quite a few restaurants in the shopping complex. There's also a Ripley's Aquarium in the complex. There seemed to be restaurants everywhere and quite a few dinner shows, like the Dixie Stampede and Medieval Times. You can also find the usual tourist stops, like Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood. There are tons of buffets. Look for restaurant coupons before trying someplace new. Live shows can be seen at the local Palace Theatre. We ve...Read More

Harbour Lights Resort

Hotel | "Harbour Lights"

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Best Things Nearby:It is right behind Medieval Times and a 10-minute drive from the beach. There is plenty of shopping and restaurants in the area.Best Things About the Resort:It is in a great location and very clean, modern, and spacious. We didn't use the resort amenities, like the pool or resort activities. There were too many other things to do in the area.Resort Experience:We stayed in the two-bedroom unit in one of the new buildings off a lagoon. The unit is 1,150 square feet, so it was quite spacious and decorated in a nautical theme with blues and tans. There's a TV and DVD player in the living room and in the master bedroom, which also has a Jacu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2005

Harbour Lights Resort
2690 HARBOUR LIGHTS DR
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
1-843-2364800

Jasmine Porch

Restaurant

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The Jasmine Porch is located inside a new resort called The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. The resort opened in September, 2004, and is very beautiful. Kiawah Island is about 2 hours from Myrtle Beach and about 20 minutes from Charleston, SC. Be prepared to be questioned by security before entering the island. Reservations at the restaurant are strongly recommended. The decor is upscale but casual, with a hard-wood floor, wicker furniture, and view of the ocean. We arrived around 6pm, and the restaurant was not crowded. Most meals come with a vegetable. The service and food were excellent. Unfortunately, none of us had any room for dessert. After dinner, we took a walk on the beach. We had a wo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2005

Jasmine Porch
The Sanctuary Hotel
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29455
(877) 683-1234

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The show was held in a dinner theatre/lounge. Drinks were served at the bar during the show. They are not currently serving anything other than beer and wine.

The variety show consisted of celebrity impersonators representing Dean Martin, Cher, Barbara Eden, Liza Minelli, and more. The celebrity impersonator guest list varies each night. It is very funny and entertaining. Expect some audience participation.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 21, 2005

Dean Martin's Variety Show
Palace Theatre
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 448-9224

The Cypress Inn

Attraction | "One-Act Play with Afternoon Tea"

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On Sunday, we had afternoon tea at The Cypress Inn in Conway, SC, about 20 minutes away from our resort in Myrtle Beach. The Cypress Inn is a quaint, local B&B off a small waterway. The owners are very warm and welcoming.

We had to prepay for the tea and one-act play before our arrival, and they had our names on a list when we arrived. After tea, a local playwright presented a one-act murder/mystery/comedy play titled: Murder In The Tea Room. It was quite funny and a perfect ending to the tea.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 21, 2005

The Cypress Inn
16 Elm St.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29526
(843) 248-8199

Hurricane Fleet

Attraction | "Dolphin Shrimping Adventure Cruise"

Hurricane Fleet Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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They took us out into the Atlantic Ocean, where we caught up with a working shrimp boat. While they explained to us how a shrimping operation works, we watched about three dolphin pods approach and start feeding from the nets of the boat, not to mention the tons of birds flying around the boat and fighting for food. Anything brought up in their nets that they cannot use they return to the sea. They bagged some things of interest and tossed it to our boat, and our guide displayed and explained what they were, things like sand dollars, stingrays and butterfly rays, starfish etc. There was even a blue crab they caught with a fish on its claw. It was returned to the sea. It was very informative and gre...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2005

Hurricane Fleet
P.O. Box 4900
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
(910) 579-3660

Brookgreen Gardens

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Attraction

Brookgreen Gardens Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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We went the day before thinking that we could see the gardens in a few hours. After we watched the introductory film about the gardens at the welcome center, we realized we needed a whole day. Our tickets to the gardens were good for 7 days, so we decided to come back the next day. It is really worth spending the whole day there. The gardens are a combination of plantations purchased later by an American sculptor and her husband and converted into the sculpture garden we see today. The gardens are laid out in the shape of a butterfly. It’s a beautiful place full of flowers, sculptures, pools, and fountains. All of the sculptures were done by American artists. In addition to the gardens, the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2005

Brookgreen Gardens
Highway 17 South Po Box 3368
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
+1 800 849 1931; +1

THINGS TO DO - Detailed Overview

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Dolphin Shrimping Adventure Cruise Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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We spent a morning exploring North and South Myrtle Beach to get our bearings. We did a little shopping at the (South) Myrtle Beach Pavilion. That afternoon we spent at Broadway at the Beach, a shopping complex surrounding a manmade lake. It’s huge, but there are lots of places to sit and wait for others in your group. You can take a gondola ride for $12. There are free boat rides that will take you from one end of the complex to the next, and there are many bridges you can use to cross the lake. They even have fish-food dispensers so that you can feed the many fish in the lake. There are also quite a few restaurants in the complex, including Plant Hollywood, Joe’s Crab Shack, Hard Ro...Read More