Murrells Inlet – Natural Wonders Just Outside Myrtle Beach

Murrells Inlet bluegreen destinationsSpend your family vacation at one of Bluegreen Resorts’ four comfortable and affordable properties in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, area, and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape as well as convenient access to the city’s popular Boardwalk, SkyWheel, and downtown.

Murrells Inlet lies only about 10 miles from the city of Myrtle Beach, but opens onto a world far removed from busy urban life. The quiet small town, an old fishing village, possesses its own distinctive history and culture in a setting of stunning natural beauty. With its clusters of live oaks, the town serves as the backdrop for weddings and honeymoon trips. Lovers of art, antiques, and botany have also made Murrells Inlet their destination. Today, a nonprofit civic organization works to preserve and protect the town’s natural treasures.

In Murrells Inlet, you can spend your time crabbing at Morse Park Landing of saltwater fishing at Veteran’s Pier. You can also charter a boat at the marina for a day of ocean fishing.

The walkway at Veteran’s Pier serves as one anchor of the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, a boardwalk extending about a mile, with clean salt marshlands along one side and restaurants, live music, shopping, and entertainment venues along the other. On the marsh side of the boardwalk, you will encounter oyster beds, shrimp, pelicans, egrets, and other aquatic and bird life.

Nearby Huntington Beach State Park is home to Atalaya Castle, originally the winter home of philanthropist Arthur Huntington and his sculptor-wife Anna Hyatt Huntington. Anna Huntington’s work, particularly her detailed animal figures, won her international fame. The pair bequeathed to the state the Moorish-style “castle,” as well as its grounds and nearby Brookgreen Gardens. Here, visitors will enjoy the sculpture garden, and can choose from self-guided walking tours or guided excursions through the house and grounds.

Hollywood’s Walk of Fame – A Legendary Destination

Walk of Fame Hollywood Bluegreen Destinations

When you vacation with Bluegreen Resorts at its property in Big Bear Lake, you will find yourself surrounded by a variety of year-round outdoor activities. However, don’t forget that The Club at Big Bear Village is only a few hours’ drive from the glamour of Los Angeles, so be prepared to multi-task your fun. Enjoying the many iconic destinations in Hollywood just got a lot more interesting.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame, which encompasses sidewalks on both sides of the Hollywood and Vine intersection, is one of the most popular attractions associated with the entertainment industry.

In 1953, E.M. Stuart, then president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, suggested the construction of the Walk as a means of promoting the name recognition of the studios, the stars, and the film community to a worldwide audience. The origin of the Walk’s specific format may be lost in the vaults of time, but some historians have put forward the idea that the star-studded ceiling of the Hollywood Hotel was one design inspiration.

The Hollywood Improvement Association moved forward with selection of honorees in four entertainment areas: motion pictures, television, radio, and the recording industry. The then-estimated cost for construction was $1.25 million.

In August 1958, the public enjoyed the unveiling of the first, prototypical group of sidewalk stars honoring some of their favorite performers. Included at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard were tributes to actors Ronald Colman, Burt Lancaster, and Joanne Woodward, as well as other honorees largely forgotten today. The selections could not avoid controversy: Charlie Chaplin’s son filed an eventually unsuccessful lawsuit for $400,000 in damages over the exclusion of his world-famous father.

After full construction of the Walk of Fame began in 1960, the first subsequent star honored the widely respected producer and director Stanley Kramer. The Walk received its official inauguration in November of that year, as part of the celebration of the Hollywood Christmas parade. Over time, the many stars on the Walk have been augmented by numerous others honoring performers and creators up to the present day. Charlie Chaplin finally received his star in 1972.