Tag - Huntington Beach State Park

No matter where you are on the spooky spectrum, there’s an activity for you to enjoy this October. There’s never a shortage of amazing things to do along the Grand Strand! Halloween season is no different. In fact, many of our attractions go above and beyond to create fun and memorable spooktacular experiences. Here's a list of some great seasonal activities that are taking place in the Myrtle Beach Area. YEAR-ROUND GRAND STRAND HAUNTS: Hollywood Wax Museum’s Outbreak: Dread the Undead 1808 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Opens at 9 a.m.…

Top Five Places to Run in Myrtle Beach

Monday, September 26, 2016 9:55 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Horry County Bike and Run Park (aka HULK) If you’re looking for a longer trail run, the Horry County Bike and Run Park fits the bill. Locals have nicknamed this 7-mile trail “HULK” after the Universal Studios roller coaster due to the constant changing elevations, twists and turns and steep hill climbs. The trail is open to cyclists, runners and walkers and showcases waterway views, grassy meadows and thick jungle sections. Huntington Beach State Park Huntington Beach State Park has a lot for runners to explore, but the Sandpiper Pond…

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…

Growing up in the Myrtle Beach area, I often remember being asked where the locals hung out or what locals did for fun. In fact, I’m still asked all the time. Generally, locals are working when the bulk of our visitors are enjoying the beaches and Myrtle Beach nightlife, but I do always offer these few bits of advice to those lucky enough to be planning a trip. Visit in the Fall: Locals have known forever that fall is the best time of year along our coasts, but the secret is starting to get out. While the weather is still warm, it’s a little…

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…

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…

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…