Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Wins 2015 Governor’s Cup
Locals and visitors have known for some time that the revamped Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the coolest spots around.
And now we’re not the only ones who know – the 1.3-mile boardwalk and promenade, as well as all of the attractions, restaurants, and festivals, have just been awarded the 2015 Governor’s Cup during the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel.
“The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the centerpiece of our tourism,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “In its first five years, the boardwalk has had a substantial impact on the entire downtown area, making it a go-to destination for both visitors to the Myrtle Beach area and local residents who want to be a part of the fun and excitement.”
In addition to the iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, the Boardwalk area also features two piers (Second Avenue and Pier 14), numerous oceanfront eateries, plenty of hotels and resorts, and lots of family-friendly festivals and celebrations throughout the year.
The Boardwalk’s marquee summer event, Hot Summer Nights, offers free live entertainment and activities throughout the warmer months. Mondays are all about kids, with bands, games, inflatables, face-painting, stilt-walkers, and more. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays are all about music, with live local and regional bands performing rock, country, jazz, pop, reggae, funk, and R&B. On Wednesdays, Myrtle Beach’s biggest and best oceanfront fireworks show takes over the skyline. And on Fridays and Saturdays, Boardwalk Elvis and many other performers will be entertaining visitors up and down the promenade.
Other festivals include the ever-popular St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Oktoberfest on the Boardwalk a.k.a., “The Beaches Biggest Bavarian Boardwalk Block Party,” the Halloween-themed Boardwalk Friday Nights, and Holidays on the Boardwalk.
With all of the family-friendly activities and attractions happening almost year-round, it’s no surprise that this year’s Governor’s Cup was awarded to the one and only Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.