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The much-anticipated Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) will once again grace the beautiful sandy shores of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From June 8-11, 2017, the South's premier outdoor music event will feature the hottest names in country music, including an impressive trio of headline acts and nearly 30 additional sought-after artists. Headline acts for the 2017 CCMF include the following: Kenny Chesney embodies the free-spirited moments that make CCMF a can’t-miss country music event. As the only country artist on Billboard’s Top 10…

We took to the beach last week in search of a few Myrtle Beach visitors willing to share their favorite Myrtle Beach memories with us. Not surprisingly, most of the folks we talked to were longtime repeat visitors to the Grand Strand. Also not surprisingly, several of the people that chatted with us talked to us about family memories created here. I loved hearing stories about multiple generations enjoying the sun, sand and water together and think you will, too. Enjoy!…

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 Best Way to Pack a Beach Bag

Monday, July 11, 2016 3:40 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Before you head out to enjoy the 60 miles of coastline in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, rethink the way you pack your beach bag. By packing only the necessities and by packing them smartly, you’ll cut down on the time it takes to get to the beach and enjoy it more once you’re there. Roll your towel and/or blanket tightly. Slide it into your beach bag vertically, so you’ll be able to pull it out of your bag first. Heavier items are best suited for the bottom of your beach bag. Things like a book and water bottle should go in first. Keep items…

Hello, race fan(s), and welcome to Mostly Amazing's exclusive coverage of the National Family Vacation League's Myrtle Beach Triathlon! Next in the starting gate we have the Bisbys, who are taking part in the MBT for the first time. Veterans of the Big White Marathon, the Great Wolf Lodge Ultra-Marathon and the Disney World Ultra-Ultra-Marathon, this foursome is more than familiar with the funnel cake-fuelled highs and expired sunscreen-induced lows of the NFVL. Read more of the Mostly Amazing blog post on Myrtle Beach.…

What to do in Myrtle Beach to get the most out of your trip Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is often thought of as a lively family and golf vacation destination with busy beaches, nightlife, and indoor and outdoor activities sure to please all ages. However, Myrtle Beach is more than just one town. It’s part of an area known as the Grand Strand, which encompasses 60 miles of South Carolina coastline beginning just above North Myrtle Beach in the tiny fishing village of Little River and extending to Pawleys Island on the southern end. Made up of…

Study after study tells us people are happier when they spend money on experiences rather than things, on living rather than having. One report in particular from Mintel found that in the coming five years, total spending in the U.S. will grow by nearly 22 percent with the greatest gains to be found in non-essentials like vacations and dining out. Yet year after year more than half of both men and women purchase chocolates for a significant other, and more than 61 percent of men purchase flowers. Maybe this year instead of the standard, you can…

Top 10 Must-Do in Travel of 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:42 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It’s hard to believe another year is coming to a close, and with it will be a barrage of lists that celebrate the best and the worst of the past year. For me, though, I always like to look forward, so this list will focus on the best of what’s to come. Here is my list of the top 10 must-do in travel for 2016. 10. Visit the beach. There is something so serene, so fulfilling and so rejuvenating about the ocean . I’m refreshed every time I catch its wonder. Don’t let 2016 pass without giving it a glance. 9. Get cultured. There is so much value, for…

So, you might have heard about a little event taking place along the shores of the Myrtle Beach area this weekend called the Carolina Country Music Fest . Well, there is also a celebration of that great American classic, the Corvette, happening as well. That means we’re ready to enjoy a great summer weekend here along the Grand Strand. The crowds and the music got started early on Thursday with the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Kick-Off Concert featuring Sam Hunt. And now, CCMF is in full effect down along Eighth Avenue North near the Myrtle Beach…