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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rainy Day Blues?

Ask most Myrtle Beach-area vacationers what brought them here, and chances are good you'll hear some variation on "The Three Ss:" Sun, Sand and Surf.  Mother Nature is usually happy to oblige, and the weather here is some of the nicest you'll find anywhere in the country.  However, if you're here for a week, chances are good that the skies might cloud over once or twice.  Luckily, the Grand Strand no shortage of options available for those looking to avoid the rain.

Movies are always a popular choice for rainy-day entertainment, and our area has no shortage of options.  Just around the corner at Inlet Square Mall, you'll find Frank Theaters' Murrells Inlet location.  No ordinary theater, this rainy-day paradise features not only 11 digital stadium-style screens, but also 16 bowling lanes, a huge arcade and even a bistro/bar!  Further towards Myrtle Beach, you'll find The Market Common... even though its outdoor "urban village" layout isn't exactly conducive to rainy day activities,  its Grand 14 Cinema has become one of the area's most popular.  If the rain is REALLY bad, a trip to Coastal Grand Mall and its Cinemark 14 cinema may be in order; the Jungle Fun arcade just around the corner from the theater and Food Court might also offer a welcome diversion.

Even though area centerpiece Broadway at the Beach is largely outdoors, you can find plenty of indoor activities there as well.  For example, the outstanding hands-on science museum Wonderworks along with the interactive fantasy game MagiQuest can both can fill several hours with family fun, and Ripley's Aquarium is a must-see on any visit whether it's raining or not.

Of course, the very fact that the movies and Broadway's indoor attractions are popular in the first place can lead to big crowds on rainy days.  If you're looking for options a little more off the beaten path, we can help there as well.  For example, did you know that Myrtle Beach has more than one indoor miniature golf course?  It's true... both Cancun Lagoon and Mount Atlanticus feature a number of truly indoor and covered outdoor holes... yes, you may get a little wet (especially at Mount Atlanticus,) but both courses are top-notch.  If putt-putt isn't your thing, try Fun Warehouse in Surfside Beach... its combination of roller-skating, arcade games, laser tag, bounce-houses and more will make your kids (and the kid in you) forget the weather.

If you're still looking, just stop by our office... we've got a huge selection of brochures from just about every area attraction you could think of, and our friendly staff is always happy to make suggestions as well.  

Rainy Day Blues?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ask most Myrtle Beach-area vacationers what brought them here, and chances are good you'll hear some variation on "The Three Ss:" Sun, Sand and Surf.  Mother Nature is usually happy to oblige, and the weather here is some of the nicest you'll find anywhere in the country.  However, if you're here for a week, chances are good that the skies might cloud over once or twice.  Luckily, the Grand Strand no shortage of options available for those looking to avoid the rain.

Movies are always a popular choice for rainy-day entertainment, and our area has no shortage of options.  Just around the corner at Inlet Square Mall, you'll find Frank Theaters' Murrells Inlet location.  No ordinary theater, this rainy-day paradise features not only 11 digital stadium-style screens, but also 16 bowling lanes, a huge arcade and even a bistro/bar!  Further towards Myrtle Beach, you'll find The Market Common... even though its outdoor "urban village" layout isn't exactly conducive to rainy day activities,  its Grand 14 Cinema has become one of the area's most popular.  If the rain is REALLY bad, a trip to Coastal Grand Mall and its Cinemark 14 cinema may be in order; the Jungle Fun arcade just around the corner from the theater and Food Court might also offer a welcome diversion.

Even though area centerpiece Broadway at the Beach is largely outdoors, you can find plenty of indoor activities there as well.  For example, the outstanding hands-on science museum Wonderworks along with the interactive fantasy game MagiQuest can both can fill several hours with family fun, and Ripley's Aquarium is a must-see on any visit whether it's raining or not.

Of course, the very fact that the movies and Broadway's indoor attractions are popular in the first place can lead to big crowds on rainy days.  If you're looking for options a little more off the beaten path, we can help there as well.  For example, did you know that Myrtle Beach has more than one indoor miniature golf course?  It's true... both Cancun Lagoon and Mount Atlanticus feature a number of truly indoor and covered outdoor holes... yes, you may get a little wet (especially at Mount Atlanticus,) but both courses are top-notch.  If putt-putt isn't your thing, try Fun Warehouse in Surfside Beach... its combination of roller-skating, arcade games, laser tag, bounce-houses and more will make your kids (and the kid in you) forget the weather.

If you're still looking, just stop by our office... we've got a huge selection of brochures from just about every area attraction you could think of, and our friendly staff is always happy to make suggestions as well.