Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball

myrtle beach pelicansDuring the summertime on the South Carolina coast, the hot ticket for baseball fans is the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Chicago Cubs’ Class A affiliate. Nothing brings families and groups together quick like a good, old-fashioned baseball game under the bright lights. And you won’t find a more fun and entertaining environment for a minor league baseball game than TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ regular season ends in early September, so there’s still plenty of time to score tickets during your well-deserved getaway to Sands Resorts, one of the top-rated water park resorts in the state.

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One of the main reasons that the Myrtle Beach Pelicans are popular among locals and vacationers alike is that TicketReturn.com Field is right across the street from Broadway at the Beach, a sprawling outdoor entertainment, shopping, and dining center. Baseball fans can spend their mornings on sandy Myrtle Beach and afternoons at Broadway at the Beach before slipping over to Pelicans Ballpark for hot dogs, $2 beer, and towering home runs! Two unique features at Pelicans Ballpark are the tall water tower behind the grandstand and the extra large trees in right field, creating a small-town feel despite being so close to all the action!

Promotions

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ weekly promotions are out of this world, ranging from $1 Budweisers on “Thirsty Thursday” to free Saturday fireworks. Despite offering adults a wide variety of beer and wine discounts, Pelicans ballpark maintains a family-friendly atmosphere that kids can enjoy just as much as mom and dad. Here’s a quick rundown of their weekly promotions:

  • Monday: 1/2 price admission with a donated item off this list
  • Tuesday: $2 tacos and tallboys from 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: BOGO Hebrew National hot dogs on “Weiner Wednesday”
  • Thursday: $1 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts, $2 cans, and $2 glasses of wine from Duplin Winery on “Thirsty Thursday”
  • Friday: $2 craft beer drafts and $10 fish fry platters as well as 1/2 price admission for first responders
  • Saturday: $2 cans of “Naturdays” from 5-7 p.m. and postgame fireworks
  • Sunday: Free inflatables for kids 12 & under as well as balloon artists, face painting, and a pre-game on-field catch

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Minor league baseball teams change affiliations quite often, but the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have been the Chicago Cubs’ Class A affiliate since 2015. Our beloved Pelicans were also an affiliate of the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves dating back to 1999. Thirteen former Pelicans have gone onto become MLB all-stars, including Freddie Freeman, Elvis Andrus, Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Brian McCann, and Adam Wainright. As of early June, catcher Miguel Amaya, shortstop Aramis Ademan, and starting pitcher Alex Lange are the top-rated prospects currently playing with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

myrtle beach pelicansMyrtle Beach Oceanfront Hotels

Pelicans Ballpark is just over five miles from Sand Dunes Resort and North Shore Oceanfront Hotel, two neighboring Myrtle Beach hotels located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests at both resorts have complimentary access to Sands Resorts Waterpark, which is within steps of the ocean and multiple on-site restaurants. When you choose to stay with Sands Resorts, you’ll be centrally located to all of the top-rated things to do in Myrtle Beach, including championship golf courses, Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium, and, of course, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans! Give us a call today at 1-800-726-3783 to get matched up with an ocean-view guest room that perfectly suits your family’s size, style, and budget.

Spend a Day at Broadway at the Beach

resorts in myrtle beach scIf we were to ask 100 visiting families what their favorite attraction in Myrtle Beach SC was, 75 percent of them would say Broadway at the Beach, TripAdvisor’s #1 attraction. Broadway at the Beach is the city’s hub for entertainment, dining, shopping, and so much more! You’ll discover everything from helicopter adventures to a year-round, Christmas-themed store. This centrally-located entertainment complex, which is highlighted by its colorful Ferris wheel, is within 20 minutes from all four of Sands Resorts’ top-rated resorts in Myrtle Beach SC. We’ve compiled this easy-to-read guide for those who’re planning on visiting Broadway at the Beach during their annual getaway to beautiful Myrtle Beach!

Attractions

We’re one of the only resorts in Myrtle Beach SC to provide guests with complimentary water park passes, prime beach access, on-site dining, and affordable, oceanfront accommodations. But sometimes a visit to Broadway at the Beach is simply too enticing, especially for families! There’s a wide array of possibilities along Celebrity Circle that the whole family can agree upon, including these six top-rated attractions:

Restaurants

In-between visits to these rousing attractions, don’t forget to sit down for a well-deserved lunch or dinner at one of Myrtle Beach’s best restaurants. There’s a wide variety of restaurants at Broadway at the Beach, ranging from Dave & Buster’s to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. While most families visit those two popular staples, we recommend seeking out one of these hidden gems.

Shopping

resorts in myrtle beach scOne of the most popular things to do in Myrtle Beach SC is shopping, mainly because our oceanfront community has several malls scattered throughout the city limits. And Broadway at the Beach is no exception as this 350-acre complex has nearly 80 stores! Whether you’re hoping to return home with souvenirs, jewelry, apparel, or a new pair of Crocs, you’ll quickly discover why families, couples, and groups flock to this open-air shopping center.

Water Park Resorts in Myrtle Beach SC

Sand Dunes Resort remains one of the only water park resorts in Myrtle Beach SC. Guests can enjoy free access to this state-of-the-art outdoor water park, where they’ll discover a relaxing lazy river, slippery waterslides, a giant water bucket, and so much more! All four of our Myrtle Beach hotels are steps from the Atlantic Ocean’s soothing waves. Start each morning with a steaming cup of fresh-brewed coffee on your private balcony during a jaw-dropping Atlantic sunrise! When you’re not exploring Broadway at the Beach, spend your days sunbathing, swimming, fishing, and jet skiing! To book a long-overdue family vacation to Myrtle Beach, please give us a call today at 1-866-845-1011, or visit us at SandsResorts.com.

July 4th Getaways to Myrtle Beach, SC

myrtle beach water parkThere’s still plenty of time to book a well-deserved July 4th getaway to sunny Myrtle Beach with Sands Resorts. For those who’re searching for a change of scenery for this year’s Independence Day celebration, you won’t find another locale that’s more family-friendly than Myrtle Beach. Not only does our beautiful oceanfront city feature jaw-dropping fireworks, unique parades, marvelous attractions, and authentic coastal cuisine, but we gladly provide all guests with complimentary passes to our Myrtle Beach water park and exclusive access to on-site beaches! Keep reading to learn why July 4th getaways to Myrtle Beach have become commonplace for families across the East Coast.

A Free Myrtle Beach Water Park

First and foremost, Sands Resortsfree Myrtle Beach water park is a rare perk that your kids will absolutely love. Spend your afternoons floating along the lazy river, anxiously waiting underneath a giant water bucket, and blasting down slippery waterfalls this Independence Day. When your family has had their fill of our exciting Myrtle Beach water park, if that’s even possible, head over to the Family FunZone inside the newly-renovated North Shore Oceanfront Hotel. The Family FunZone features classic arcade games, an indoor pool, a black-light mini golf course, and so much more!

Fireworks High Above Barefoot Landing

myrtle beach water parkBarefoot Landing remains one of the top attractions here in Myrtle Beach thanks to its unique combination of shopping, dining, and entertainment. This popular, family-friendly hub is also home to the best fireworks display in the city. Gaze toward the cloudless sky as fireworks crackle high above the Intercoastal Waterway. Broadway at the Beach, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and the Second Avenue Pier will also have firework displays, just not on the Fourth.

Family-Friendly Parades

It wouldn’t be Independence Day without a parade filled with large American flags, unique floats, and free treats. The two premier parades in the Myrtle Beach area are the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade and Pawleys Island 4th of July Parade. Both of these annual events are huge draws for locals and vacationers alike. The main event is the boat display along the marsh walk in nearby Murrells Inlet where you’ll observe dozens of patriotic vessels filled with enthusiastic boaters. If you’re looking for a traditional yet still unique parade, head down to Pawleys Island for one of the only golf cart parades in the country. Over 100 golf carts, as well as trucks and hauled boats, will coast down Myrtle Avenue past thousands of eager bystanders.

Beach Fun and Tasty Eats

Unlike most July 4th getaways, your family will have unlimited access to several miles of pristine beaches. Go swimming, build a sandcastle, read a novel, fly a kite, and sunbathe under the golden sun this year instead of sweating near a scorching grill! All of Sands Resorts’ Myrtle Beach hotels are steps from the Atlantic Ocean’s white, sandy shores. Trade your apron, oven mitts, and spatula for an appetite this year. Enjoy beach cocktails at Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar, wood-fired pizza at Oceanside 74, or juicy burgers at Eli’s Oceanfront Cafe. To book a well-deserved July 4th getaway to sunny Myrtle Beach, please give us a call today at 1-800-726-3783.

Plan a Visit to the World Famous Blue Crab Festival

resorts in myrtle beach scThe tastiest weekend of the year here in Myrtle Beach is quickly approaching as we’re on the heels of yet another annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival. The festival takes place in nearby Little River, SC, and it attracts thousands of locals and vacationers who’re looking for an authentic taste of Coastal South Carolina. And Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach SC is approximately 18 miles from the Historic Little River Waterfront’s Blue Crab Festival, making it a must-visit in mid-May. This year’s celebration will showcase some of the best fresh-caught blue crab in the world, live music, a lively “Kids Zone,” and over 300 vendors ranging from handmade jewelers to glassmaking demonstrations. Keep reading to learn about this exciting annual festival!

Juicy Fresh-Caught Blue Crab

Unlike most seafood festivals, the blue crab is primarily sold inside the waterfront restaurants located within the festival grounds, which includes these local staples:

The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro and Snooky’s On the Water will also be slinging fresh blue crab inside the festival grounds. There’s no end to the delicious possibilities, as is the case every year. Each restaurant will have several blue crab-related dishes that will readily available for consumption. Many of these waterfront restaurants will be selling their seafood outdoors in a booth; otherwise, the wait times for seating is typically quite short.

Entertainment and Vendors

We recommend taking the $15 water taxi to the Blue Crab Festival from the parking lot – it’s the perfect entrance to a day filled with fresh seafood, live music, and shopping. The fee includes parking, the water taxi ride, and admission to the festival! This year’s live entertainment includes Rivermist, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot, Carolina Soul Band, and Jim Quick & Coastline. There will also be photo booths, live demonstrations, business expos, a car show, a 50/50 raffle, and so much more!

Hundreds of Vendors

This year’s Blue Crab Festival is expecting approximately 300 vendors, who will be selling homemade jewelry, clothing, shell art, paintings, beauty supplies, hats, metalworks, eyewear, soap, magnets, flowers, and so much more! Along with a heap of fresh seafood, you can expect typical fair food, fresh-squeezed lemonade, margaritas, cocktails, and ice-cold beer.

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Oceanfront Resorts in Myrtle Beach SC

While we urge you to visit the Blue Crab Festival, you’ll also want to spend as much time as possible at the beach and Sands Resort Waterpark, which is entirely free for all of our guests! We’re one of the only resorts in Myrtle Beach SC to provide guests with free entrance to an on-site waterpark, exclusive beach access, and affordable oceanfront accommodations. Browse through our family-friendly Myrtle Beach packages to find a special that perfectly fits your group’s size, style, and budget. All three of our Myrtle Beach resorts have something to offer everyone! Give us a call at 1-800-726-3783 to get matched up with an ocean-view condo today!

Enjoy a Meal at Mango’s Lounge and Restaurant

It’s that time of year again for Myrtle Beach visitors to begin booking their spring and summer vacations. At Sands Resorts, we have the best accommodations and specials making your stay a memorable and affordable one. There are plenty of amenities leaving the entire family satisfied. When you’re ready for a bite to eat after a long day at the beach, head on into Mango’s Lounge and Restaurant.

The eatery can is located at Sand Dunes Resort and Spa. Mango’s Lounge and Restaurants offers lunch and dinner daily. Even if you aren’t staying at the hotel, it’s a great spot to grab a drink and cool off. It doesn’t get much better than having an oceanfront view during your meal.

Come to Mango’s for lunch and enjoy a delicious sandwich or stick around for dinner and try out the steaks, seafood, and pasta. Some of the appetizers at Mango’s include lump crab cakes, crispy fried calamari and hot spinach and artichoke dip. Order a few appetizers and sit back and enjoy happy hour from 4-7pm. Plus, there is live music daily!

Other favorite menu items include the Mango’s Ultimate Cheeseburger, the Teriyaki Glazed Salmon, and the Steam Crab Legs. Mango’s also offers a kids menu, desserts, and a wine list that you won’t want to miss.

Be sure to stop and enjoy a meal at Mango’s Lounge and Restaurant on your next vacation to Myrtle Beach!