Making a Splash at Myrtle Beach

Recently, I was fortunate enough to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and we had a blast. We spent hours at Broadway on the Beach. First up was a trip through Ripley’s Aquarium. The new penguin exhibit was the first stop, and it turned out to be the highlight of the aquarium. I had no idea they could swim underwater as quickly as they did. They all had name tags and apparently know their names. The people beside us called one of the penguins by name, and he charged at the glass in front of them.

The viewing tunnel was amazing. The sharks were so close you could count their teeth.

Far less scary were all the colorful fish darting about the tank and the sea turtle who was just taking his time moving around.

After the aquarium, we were off to WonderWorks. We played with bubbles, tried our hand at trivia, and tried out the tornado simulator. We also enjoyed their 6D motion ride. A little shopping completed our time at Broadway on the Beach.

Our hotel was perfectly located on Ocean Boulevard at the Pavilion. The ocean beckoned from the balcony and out the front door of the hotel was a street lined with shopping, food and attractions, all within walking distance. We walked up and down Ocean Boulevard, stopping at several souvenir shops. We went to Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium, where there was no shortage of creepy exhibits. Next up was the Sky Wheel; the views from the top were amazing.

It was too cold to get in the water, but we did go down to the beach and walked in the sand. It was great to listen to the waves crash from the balcony.

All in all, it was a fun trip, and I am glad I got to see Myrtle Beach for myself.