Come on, admit it. The minute those explosions rock the eardrums and those flashes and streams of beautiful, bright colors pierce the sky, you're immediately transformed into a kid again.

Whether a person is 9 months or 90 years, fireworks are a wonder to behold. People stop their cars to get a glance at them.

During peak season in the Myrtle Beach area, there are plenty of prime locations to see these man-made wonders that even pop star Katy Perry has sung about.

So, whether you're packing a lawn chair or a blanket, here's some top picks along the Grand Strand for taking in these visual treats that will leave you with a feeling that can only be described as the wonderment of a child:

If you're spending time shopping and eating in North Myrtle Beach's Barefoot Landing on a Monday during June, July and August, it's a good idea to stay for the show. The fireworks commence at 10:15 p.m. over Barefoot Lake. And don't miss their Independence Day extravaganza, starting at the same time on Thurs., July 4.

The city of Myrtle Beach doesn't skimp on its fireworks displays during the hot months.  Every Tuesday at 10 p.m. in June, July and August, those pyrotechnic wizards at Broadway at the Beach are setting the skies over Lake Broadway ablaze. They'll also be pulling out all the stops at 10 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

Just across the street at Field, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans aren't just sending baseballs toward the heavens, but also sky rockets! Throughout the season, there a number of home games that end with fireworks. And mark July 3 on your calendar, because Myrtle Beach's
local baseball team is getting a heads-up on the holiday festivities with a fireworks display starting right after play.

Without a doubt one of Myrtle Beach's most popular destinations, the Boardwalk welcomes all every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. for fireworks shot from the nearby 2nd Avenue Pier. And hey, while you're there, take in some of the boardwalk cuisine. It's good, and the writers at USA Today agree. They recently ranked the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk No. 12 in its list of the top 24 boardwalks for food in the country.

If you're on the South Strand this Fourth of July, there are some great fireworks options for you as well. The Surfside Beach Pier attracts thousands of beach bums to its holiday display that starts around 9:30 p.m.

A little further south, in Murrells Inlet, the Fourth of July boat parade and fireworks combines everything that's great about summer into one glorious Independence Day party. The boat parade at the Marsh Walk and Veterans Pier starts at 5 p.m., and the fireworks will follow at 10 p.m. During the rest of the summer, they offer fireworks shows on Monday nights at 10 p.m.

So, come on out and enjoy the show!

Broadway at the Beach fireworks