Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Check Out Our New Mural Activity at Plantation Resort!

Beautify the Activity Center Walls with Color and Your Imagination

On mural day we invite you to release your inner artist and paint!  If you love the look of wet paint and the feeling of brushes swishing across the canvas or dabbing gently at details, we have the activity for you!

Come play Picasso at our complimentary mural activity where yards of paper and armloads of paint supplies come out of the closet for you to express your vacation-spirited selfWhatever bright, fantastic works of art you can think up, we want it for our walls!  We'll provide the paint and paper, and you provide the vision.  You may discover that painting adds a satisfying touch to make your vacation experience a true masterpiece. 

After the activity, bring friends and family by the Activity Center where your artwork will be prominently displayed for all to see! 

We invite your personal touch to meet our art supplies every Monday at 2:00 pm this summer.  Whether you specialize in smiley faces, shapes and squiggles, detailed landscapes, self-portraits or favorite sayings, we would love to see your creations added to the Plantation Resort mural, where vacation meets creation! 

Call 1-800-845-5039 to reserve your vacation with Plantation Resort and find out more about how you can add your own artistic flair to the walls of the Activity Center.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Experience What's New at Brookgreen Gardens!

New Plants, New Animals, New Music: There's Always Something New to See at Brookgreen

Just when you thought Brookgreen Gardens couldn’t be more beautiful, they planted over 60,000 bulbs of Caladiums (Elephant Ears), and now these beautiful plants are showing their leafy heads!  Myrtle Beach may be known for its elaborate shows and exciting rides but only a few miles down the road in Murrells Inlet, you will find an oasis of peace and old world beauty within the walls of Brookgreen Gardens.  Because there is so much to do and see, we suggest that you buy the tickets lasting 7 days that you need several days to take it all in.  There is always something new to see at Brookgreen and here are some of this year’s special events:

Live Oak Allée

At 300 years old, these majestic Oaks have rooted themselves deeply into the character of these gardens.  They were planted in the 1700s, back when the area was a rice plantation.  Their moss covered branches reach high and swing low, making their mark over the whole area, providing a shady and impressive entranceway into the gardens.  Now, they are even more impressive as they dwell within a sea of Caladiums where 40,000 of the 60,000 new plants now grow.  For a picture perfect experience of old fashioned southern charm the Live Oak Allée is a must-see.

Brookgreen Zoo

The vast landscape of Brookgreen draws lots of wildlife. Come see  Deer, birds of prey, foxes, alligators and otters in their native habitat at Brookgreen's Lowcountry Zoo.   On Thursdays this summer, co-star of CBS’s Carolina Safari, Jerry Walls, will be giving interactive presentations with live animals at the Campbell Center for American Sculpture outdoor patio (in the zoo area).  We’ve included a schedule here (programs begin at 5:00pm):
July 11                   Butterflies and Moths
July 18                   Venomous Snakes of Coastal South Carolina
July 25                   Trees—Rivers of Life
Aug 1                     Amazing Alligators
Aug 8                     Mammals—Are We One?

Live Music at Brookgreen

Cool off at the end of the day with a delicious meal and great music.  Every Friday from July 5th to August 9th musicians will play at 7:00pm on the Pavilion Lawn above the Pavilion Restaurant.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch the concert up close and personal.  You can bring your own dinner and eat at the picnic area near the Jessamine Pond, or the restaurant will remain open until 8:00pm.  See the schedule below for your favorite music or come discover a new favorite:
July 12                 An Evening with Elise Testone (Pop/Rock)
July 19                 Stirling Bridge(Celtic Rock)
July 26                 TruSol (Motown, R&B)
Aug 2                    The Paul Grimshaw Band (Pop/Rock)
Aug 9                    The Fabulous SandSations (Beach Music)

(Call 843-235-6000 to find out about changes to the schedule or other information.)
For your convenience, we offer tickets to Brookgreen at the front desk so you can make the best of your seven-day pass to Brookgreen by staying here at Plantation Resort.  With Brookgreen just a few miles down the road, it’s so close, you can back every day of the week and we have a feeling that you just might want to.  To reserve your stay at Plantation Resort call 1-800-845-5039.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Play Bingo on Your Plantation Resort Vacation

Bingo with Friends and Fun Prizes Makes for a Great Vacation

“Bingo!” rings out from the activity center every Monday, Tuesday and Friday as players from all over "fill up" their Bingo cards.  We’ve delivered several creative variations of Bingo to add an extra level of fun to an already popular pastime, so come cool off with Bingo in the activity center.

Burger Bingo

Everyone wins with Burger Bingo since a burger comes with the game. Starting at 12:30 on Mondays, we’ll take your order for either a burger or cheeseburger and then the fun begins! Play to win snacks to go along with your juicy burger.

Surprise Bingo

At $2 per card, you can line your table with as many Bingo cards as you want to up your chances of winning one of our surprise prizes!  Is it a beach ball? Is it jewelry?  Is it cologne?  The anticipation is killing me!  Open your winning bag and see what’s inside!
She won!

Lottery Bingo

Feeling lucky? Well grab your lucky bingo card and see if you can win the lottery jackpot.  This game is for folks 18 and over because we are handing out actual lottery tickets to anyone who wins a round.
Come to Burger Bingo on Monday and you’ll have so much fun, you may find yourself coming back to all the bingo activities that we offer!  Call 1-800-845-5039 to hear more about how you can stay with us at Plantation Resort and bring more Bingo into your vacation.

Monday, July 8, 2013

South Carolina has the Lowest Gas Prices in the Nation!

With South Carolina Gas Prices So Low, It's Time For a Trip To Myrtle Beach

Photo taken this afternoon, just down the road
According to AAA, South Carolina now boasts some of the cheapest gas in the country!   With such low gas prices, your trip to Plantation Resort doesn’t have to guzzle your wallet.  This afternoon we snapped a picture of one of the local gas stations just down the street. 
Its not too late to schedule your vacation with Plantation Resort!  Come see for yourself how low the gas prices are and reserve your stay by calling 1-800-845-5039.  Ride down on fumes if you have to, these prices are too good to pass up!
Want to know the average prices for your state? Check out this interactive map from CNN.  Hope to see you soon!