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When you’re looking for a good foodie destination, we like to suggest hunting for a place that offers as many beyond-the-plate experiences as it does on-the-plate indulgences. In Myrtle Beach you’ll never go hungry – there are literally hundreds of restaurants dotting the shoreline as well as inland towns and streets – but you’ll also not run out of fun culinary-inspired things to do. Here are some of the best of the best: Kayak Fishing Locally owned Blackriver Outdoors Center has long offered a quiet guided fishing excursion that takes you…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to 60 miles of uninterrupted coastline, a ton of fun activities, thousands of restaurants and PLENTY of opportunities for taking perfect photos. Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, using a cell phone or DLSR, here are a handful of our favorite spots for taking photos of the Myrtle Beach area. Conway Riverwalk If you head inland from Myrtle Beach about 15 minutes, you’ll run into Conway, South Carolina, the county seat for Horry County and the home of Conway’s Riverwalk and Riverfront Park. The park is situated on…

We had never been to Myrtle Beach before, but we’ve discovered it is the perfect place for a family vacation. Not only do you have resorts, water parks, and a family amusement park right on the strip, there are plenty of more unusual options as well. Whether you’ve got teenagers, toddlers, or anywhere in between, there’s activities for the whole family to enjoy. Read the rest of Simply Southern Mom's blog post here! Check out these additional Simply Southern Mom Blog posts. 3 Must Try Places to Eat in Myrtle Beach 4 Family Friendly Attractions…

Nancy Helms probably owns a better camera with a bigger lens than yours. When she's not home in Midlothian, Va., near Richmond, she's probably here, in Huntington Beach State Park, aiming her Canon at something. "Have you found the painted buntings?" she asked. "The painted bunnies?" "No, buntings," she said, with amiable Southern sternness. "It's the most beautiful bird. It's like God painted it last because he got it perfect ..." Read this article…

N'Digo: Go Play, At Myrtle Beach!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:59 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

60 miles of warm, soft, sandy beachfront Knowing that you’ve heard of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina somewhere in the recesses of your mind, the question you want to ask yourself is, “Do I want to go visit?” The answer is, yes. Heck yes, you do! Why? To play,foremost,in one of the world’s longest sandboxes. Myrtle Beach is the hub of the Grand Strand – a 60-mile string of wide, warm, soft sandy uninterrupted beachfront stretching down the eastern seaboard from the North Carolina border south to the plantations that made the area the…

Best Places to Welcome Spring

Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:52 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Flowers are peeking through the dirt, trees are preparing to bud and the sun is shining just a bit more. The first day of spring must be close! I’ve always loved the new beginnings that spring brings, which is also why it’s one of my favorite times of year to get away and reconnect with my loved ones: after the chillier months have passed and before the school year rushes to a close. Here is a list of some of the best places to welcome this new season: State Parks Spring is nearly synonymous with flowers, but of course all of nature comes to…

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…

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:34 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

One of the things I’ve always liked best about the south are the mild temperatures we enjoy year round. Perhaps no other time is this more enjoyable than in the holiday season, when festive activities and special events can be enjoyed both outdoors and in. So if, like me, you’re dreaming of a white sand Christmas instead of the traditional snow, here are a few ideas to get you in the spirit without needing to get into a parka. It's the Happiest Season of All Many coastal towns come to life in December with family events, unique experiences and…