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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade
If you haven’t been to Myrtle Beach in a couple years, you may notice something different this vacation. Myrtle Beach is proud to present one of its newest attractions, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade. Open since summer 2010, the Boardwalk has already designated itself as being one of the most popular places on the Grand Strand for vacationers to visit. Visitors can walk the 1.2 mile-long boardwalk lined with six hundred palmetto trees and enjoy perfect views of the pristine shoreline and beautiful Atlantic Ocean. The Boardwalk and Promenade stretches from the Second Avenue Pier all the way to the 14th Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach and is divided up into three different sections.
The North Walkway section has a raised wooden deck with landscaping featuring dunes and various vegetation for guests to enjoy a natural and peaceful setting. Various pathways off of this section connect to several beach access points. The South Promenade section is an oceanfront park promenade with natural landscaping and relaxing recreational activities for all to enjoy. Unquestionably the most popular section of the boardwalk and promenade is the midsection which brings to mind a carnival-like atmosphere in sounds, sights and activities. This section is adjacent to beachfront stores and shops and features cafes, arcades and much more.
Take a ride on the thrilling Myrtle Beach Skywheel and get the best view of the Grand Strand. Passengers will travel eighteen stories high in glass enclosed cars that will afford them with a panoramic view of much of Myrtle Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. After your ride is over, guests can pick up souvenirs in the gift shop or grab a bite to eat at the brand new Jimmy Buffet’s Landshark Bar and Grill. For another great Boardwalk restaurant, try the Pier House Restaurant and Pier View Bar at Second Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you will dine on delicious omelets, great sandwiches and burgers, wonderful freshly caught seafood dishes. Various other dining options are there for visitors to try and no one should walk away hungry. Many shops line the Boardwalk, particularly in the midsection that range from beach clothing to nautical trinkets and souvenirs. Make sure to pick up a gift to commemorate your visit to the Boardwalk and Promenade.
Eating and shopping are always fun but the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade offer much more than that. All summer long, the Boardwalk plays host to some of the most exciting and fun events you will experience on vacation. Be sure to visit on Sundays where talented performers such as jugglers, acrobats, fire artists and more will astound you with feats of strength, daring and sheer talent. Mondays are known as “Kids’ Carnival” day and young ones will be delighted by the balloon artists, face painters, inflatable and other performers that await them. Free live music will make everyone want to get up and dance every Tuesday and Saturday nights. It will be 4th of July every Wednesday night as visitors are treated to a spectacular fireworks show each week. Bagpipers will bring visions of Scottish moors with their melodious tunes and a Dixie Land Band will be traveling up and down the Boardwalk every Friday.
So no matter what day you visit, there is always something fun, exciting and memorable to experience at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade. A few final bits of information about the boardwalk for your enjoyment: It is made up of almost 800,000 feet of lumber, has about 300,000 nails, 555,000 screws and 10,000 bolts holding it all together. Keep that in mind as you traverse across this marvelous Myrtle Beach attraction on your next vacation. Call 843-626-7444 for more information and stop by to visit today!