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Myrtle Beach 2006

An August 2006 trip to Myrtle Beach by sheelshah

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Quote: We went to Myrtle Beach and stayed at the Sea Mist Resort. We watched three shows: Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, Le Grande Cirque, and Medieval Times.

Tena's Restaurant at Sea Mist Resort

Restaurant | "Tena's Restaurant"

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This place serves breakfast and dinner. It has a 46-item breakfast buffet. It has southern-style food. They have many varieties of cereals, juices and muffins. They have a grill for eggs, french toast, waffles, and pancakes. The place is great, the service is even better.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 15, 2006

Tena's Restaurant at Sea Mist Resort
1200 South Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 448-1551

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Attraction | "Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville"

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It's a restaurant/bar, and there is also an outdoor bar. It's got a great ambiance; the place looks like fishing boat with a huge margarita-blenderish thing in the middle. It's really cool lookin'. They have their own band. I'm not that into bands, but this one is pretty good. It has a limited menu after 11pm, which is too early to have a limited menu. The drinks menu is huge and interesting. Of course, they are big on margaritas. They have a gift shop where they sell gift-shop-related stuff, margarita mix, and tequila. The drink prices are reasonable.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2006

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
1114 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 448-5455

Dixie Stampede

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Dixie Stampede is a dinner show with the audience being involved. Similar to Medieval Times, it has the different sides of the theater cheering for different teams, the North and South. There are no utensils provided, you will be eating with your hands or drinking soup with bowl. The Vegetarian food is lacking and it takes a lot longer to prepare even if you ask in advance. The regular meals look great. There are no limitations on the number of times you can get drinks. There are no alcoholic drinks available. The show is a tad bit boring, so the kids will love it, but the adults are not that amused. There is a pre-show which is very good, the person performing there, does a very good jo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 15, 2006

Dixie Stampede
8901 Highway 17 North.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
(843) 497 6767

Le Grande Cirque

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This is one of nicest shows I have been to. It's different, although I seen these kinds of shows before. The show focuses mainly on the acts of acrobats from China; it also has a dog show performed by a trainer and many acts performed by the lead, mime. The mime is pretty good at what he does and provides most of the humor of the show.

The food at the show is very expensive. Mainly snack items, but still overpriced. This is not a dinner show. The costume, lighting and music are superb. This is a great show for the children. They will even stay up late to watch it; it's a two hour show, with the show starting at 8 PM.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 15, 2006

Le Grande Cirque
Palace Theatre, 1420 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 448-9224

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

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Attraction | "Medieval Times"

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This is a dinner show, with no spoons, forks, knives, etc. They provide two rounds of drinks (soda/water), and there are no condiments on the table (unlike Dixie Stampede). The show is good, a little violent for the kids (depends on the age). I had to convince the 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old ones that it was just pretend.They have a HUGE bar (two of them); drinks are expensive, though, especially if you want to buy their special cup. The show is about a little over than an hour. They have vegetarian food, which is somewhat limited. They apparently couldn't make a vegetarian soup. Kiddies are free if under 3, and they sit on your lap. They'll give the kid separate sitting (booster chair), but won...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2006

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
2904 Fantasy Way
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579
(800) 436-4386

Tanger Outlet Center

Attraction | "Tanger Outlet"

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This has some great stores/outlets: Polo, Hillfiger, Fossil, Corning, etc. There is a coupon book available for AAA members; the membership card is required to get the book and when shopping. There is another coupon book, which is different from the AAA book, available for $5 (this is worth it, if you are going to be doing a lot of shopping). You need a day at this place. Fossil shop is THE best; I always have to go there. The $5 coupon book is available for free, if you have the coupon the Tanger Outlets people put in the Myrtle Beach coupon books found in the Welcome Centers. The Tanger Outlets are also located in over 20 states. The food choices are the outlets is very limited, so come prepa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2006

Tanger Outlet Center
4635 Factory Stores Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579
(843) 236-5100

Sea Mist Resort

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These are a bunch of motels in the same area owned by the same guy under one name: Sea Mist. Because of all these motels, there are 10to 15 pools. There is a family package where you can get access to the water parks and theme park and have free breakfast for the entire family (for one day) at Tena's Restaurant. This place has a lazy river in one of its smaller water parks. It's like 4 bucks a day if you don't get the package, which isn't bad. Besides the pool, they also have an indoor sauna and steam room. They have an arcade and lounge/bar with many pool tables. I went there recently on a family vacation and have gone previously as well. Make sure you don't get oceanfront, as the flooring ...Read More