Posted by: RasmaSandra | June 10, 2018

Marvelous Myrtle Beach


South Carolina is a southeastern U.S. state that is famous for its shoreline sub-tropical beaches and marsh-like sea islands.

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Arriving in South Carolina you can enjoy yourself at the vacation town Myrtle Beach with beaches along the Atlantic coast.

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade is a 1.2-mile walkway along the ocean. It opened in 2010 and is made up of three sections.

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North Walkway features a raised wooden deck with dune vegetation and landscaping.

The next section offers beachfront arcades, cafes and shops and is the busiest part.

South Promenade is a seaside park with natural landscaping and benches You can see weekly fireworks shows at the 2nd Avenue Pier.

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You can catch great entertainment on the Grand Strand. The Carolina Opry offers visitors four productions with catchy and classic tunes. The performances showcase talented singers, musicians, comedians and dancers. There are laser light shows with classic rock music and during the holidays a Christmas special.

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Right next door you’ll find Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage. Guests are offered a dinner show. You sit in front of a watery stage and can watch acrobatic pirates from the Sapphire and Crimson crews battle each other for victory. Joining the pirates are sea lions, parrots and other live animals. If you like you can join in on the fun.

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Broadway at the Beach offers such attractions as Old Tyme Portraits, Ripley’s Aquarium and Fantasy Golf. There are plenty of dining places with a large choice of food. You can take paddle-boat rides and enjoy an after-dark stroll on the Broadway bridges that stretch over the Intercoastal Waterway.

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Barefoot Landing offers visitors a large selection of entertainment, food and shopping. Among the attractions here are Alligator Adventure, Mirror Maze

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and the T.I.G.E.R.S./Preservation Station where you can see tiger cube and take photos with them. In the evening you can watch a show at The Alabama Theater or the House of Blues. If you prefer you can join the Myrtle Beach Ghost Walk.

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The Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel opened in 2011 and will take you to the skies in 42 six-person gondolas. You can get plenty of great views in the 10-minute ride. If you like you can reserve the VIP options which is a 20-minute ride in a gondola with a glass floor. The wheel is illuminated at night by one million LED lights.

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At the Brookgreen Gardens, you can see intricate sculptures as well as native alligators, osprey and waterfowl in their natural habitat. Visitors can cruise on a 48 ft. pontoon along historic rice fields. Visitors learn from interpreters about the history of the estate and the surrounding area.

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You can tour a Civil War fort, the back roads of the Oaks Plantation and the cemetery where generations of the Alston family rest.

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Myrtle Waves is the largest water park in South Carolina. There are all kinds of slides, rides, rafts and chutes. Among the most thrilling slides are the Turbo Twisters, the King Cobra shoot on Snake Mountain and Night Flight.

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Myrtle Beach Safari offers a guided walking tour called the Wild Encounter Tour through the 50-acre wildlife preserve. The tour takes three hours and lets visitors see animals living in the wild.

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Most of them are African mammals like chimpanzees, leopards, orangutans, tigers and other endangered species. Tours are offered from March to October.

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  1. Myrtle Beach is an old favorite of mine. And yes, you must see Brookgreen Gardens.

    • This is one place that is on my list. Once I get back to the US at the end of June I am planning on saving up and doing some actual travelling Mike. You cannot imagine how much excitement there can be realizing that after 20 years I am going back home to where I was born the US.

  2. Absolutely stunning photos. Great post, what an interesting place.

    • Thank you. There are many amazing place all over the US. As I write I discover that more and more. The photos I always chose carefully and hope to find just the right ones. I will be back in the US at the end of June.

      • I look forward to reading your future posts!

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