Category - Spring/Summer

The Grand Strand is heating up this summer with FREE family-friendly events on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Plyler Park are transformed into a family-friendly entertainment zone. Best of all, the special “Hot Summer Nights” events are FREE! Brought to you by the Oceanfront Merchants Association, Hot Summer Nights! features live music, face-painting, balloon twisters, photos ops, fireworks and more for 6 nights a week through September 4 th . Monday Nights are for Kids Monday nights will be Kids Carnival Night…

Now is the perfect time for Carolina residents to visit all five Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach. Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and the Ripley’s Myrtle Beach Attractions announced the return of $10 Carolina Deal Days for the remainder of July. All residents of North Carolina and South Carolina can buy tickets for admission to any of their five Myrtle Beach Attractions for only $10.00 per ticket (plus tax) from July 10 th to the end of the month. Special discount price is only good for North and South Carolina residents with a valid NC…

Travel + Leisure rounded up the best fourth of July celebrations across the United States and Myrtle Beach makes this list . With more than 60 miles of coastline, there are plenty of places to celebrate. From 5K walk/runs, parades, air shows and of course fireworks, there is something for everyone. Travel + Leisure featured these celebrations: 5K or 8K competitive runs at the Market Common Surfside Beach Celebration 51st Annual Fourth of July Parade in Pawley's Island 34th Annual Boat Parade in Murrell's Inlet Salute from the Shore Fly Over…

It's not too late to book a 4th of July getaway to Myrtle Beach. There are still great accommodations available at affordable rates. In fact, TripAdvisor Rentals recently listed Myrtle Beach as one of the most affordable July 4th getaways under $50/night. TripAdvisor analyzed the weekly cost of a two-bedroom rental with a four person occupancy, and found that the median weekly rate for the 4th of July in Myrtle Beach is $1,032, or an estimated $37/person per night. We're not surprised that Myrtle Beach was included in this list as there are…

New Aqua Park Opens at Shark Wake Park

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Beat the heat this summer at the new Aqua Park at Shark Wake Park. It’s the largest inflatable, floating obstacle course on the East Coast. Covering an acre of water, the aqua park can hold up to 120 people per hour. It’s the place to be to jump, play and climb this summer. The Aqua Park is the newest addition to Shark Wake Park and marks the completion of the park since it opened one year ago. Shark Wake Park will celebrate with a “ Welcome Back Summer Party ” on Saturday, June 3rd from Noon to Dusk. Festivities will include music, cornhole…

Broadway at the Beach will host Summer Nights June 2 through September 3. This is a free, nightly entertainment series featuring live musical performances, street performers, character appearances and more. Guests will experience reconnecting through music while enjoying Mr. Nigel, who is returning for his fourth year at Broadway at the Beach. He will perform in Center Court near Broadway at the Beach's Guest Services Center every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Returning for her third year at Broadway at the Beach is…

Beach Safety Tips

Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:07 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a wonderful way to create family memories together. Whether you’re swimming, hunting for seashells or simply laying out, here are a few tips to make sure your visit to the beach is as fun and as safe as possible. Sun Exposure Always, always, ALWAYS wear sunscreen. Regular application of sunscreen protects against painful sunburn and sun damage. Reapply after swimming and always bring along a hat and UV-protected sunglasses. Dehydration Dehydration is a real threat that can sneak up on you in the…

6 Ways to Tie a Sarong

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 11:38 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Whenever I’m packing for a beach vacation, one of the first things I think to pack is a sarong. From fashion to functionality, it’s one of the most useful beach essentials to bring along. You can use them as a beach towel, or with a little online research, can learn how to fold one into a handy beach tote. But my favorite way to use a sarong is as a cute beach cover-up. Here are just a few of the many ways in which you can tie a sarong: Basic halter dress – Wrap the sarong horizontally underneath arms and cross ends over your bust. Tie at the…

Myrtle Beach has landed at No. 12 on Travel+Leisure's America's Favorite Beach Towns list for 2016. Myrtle Beach has over 10 miles sandy shores, more than enough for the millions of visitors who flock to this sunny destination. It added a boardwalk and London Eye-type Ferris wheel at the beginning of the decade, bringing a renewed energy to a resort that has long cherished its campy vibe. Molten Mountain , a miniature golf course with a 50-foot artificial volcano that erupts every half hour, is still a necessary stop here. Myrtle Beach also…

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans , one of America’s premier minor league baseball franchises, are certainly the beloved boys of summer along the Grand Strand. The high A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the Pelicans enjoy the benefit of one of the game’s strongest farm systems and one of minor league baseball’s best stadiums in TicketReturn.com Field. On average, more than 3,000 fans - a number that will be on the rise throughout the summer - pack the stadium for home games, and the reasons are many. TicketReturn.com Field enjoys a prime location on 21st…