Room. Planners can check with individual
studios for workshops in meditation, the
energy-transfer practice of Reiki, and other
stress reduction techniques.
Often, meetings are filled with carb- and
fat-laden meals, but planners can take
advantage of Myrtle Beach’s dining scene
for lunches and dinners that won’t weigh
The Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention
Center Hotel, headquarters property for
the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, offers
healthy catered cuisine such as its Locally
Sourced Dinner Table or Brunch Table with
Clean Eatz provides simple food such as
wraps, salads and snacks. Kind Belly offers
up vegan and paleo menus, all organic
and GMO-free, from smoothies to salads,
wraps and soups. Bay Naturals is the area’s
top health-food store and kitchen, where
attendees can grab a quick meal. For something exotic, try Redi-et Ethiopian Cuisine,
with conventional and vegan menus.
Teambuilding activities held outdoors not
only increase the efficiency of work groups,
but also instill each participant with new
confidence. Myrtle Beach has several team-
building options, according to Susan Phil-
lips, director of marketing for the Myrtle
Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB.
“We have Radical Ropes, Wonder Works,
Broadway Grand Prix, the new Rockin’
Jump Trampoline Park, and T.I.G.E.R.S.
Preservation, which is also spiritual in a
unique way,” she says.
The T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation
Station, located in North Myrtle
Beach, is a living-tiger exhibit free
to the public. The world’s rarest
tigers play and live in the habitat,
including royal white Bengal tigers
and the extremely rare golden tabby
tiger. The station is a conservationist
outreach and fundraising effort,
and small groups can arrange for a
photo encounter at the station.
Ziplines and rope courses are
available at Radical Ropes and
Wonder Works, or groups can delve
into some innocent fun with go-kart
racing at Broadway Grand Prix.
Planners can also set up dodgeball
Jump Trampoline Park.
Another opportunity to see the beauty
of the wild is with a dolphin tour. With
60 miles of coastline, there are plenty of
chances to watch these graceful creatures, and several cruise lines cater to
dolphin-watchers. Express Watersports
and Myrtle Beach Dolphin Cruises offer
group rates, and Voyager Deep Sea
Fishing and Dolphin Cruises features a
The staff at the Myrtle Beach CVB can
assist planners in arranging a host of
healthy events, from beginning meditation
workshops to healthy cooking classes.
Whether events are held at the Myrtle
Beach Convention Center or off-site, they
have a wide range of resources to make any
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