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Five Tips for Traveling with Children

Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:27 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we have a TON of activities to keep your little ones busy and entertained, but traveling here can be a different story. Whether you’re road tripping or headed to the airport, here are a few tips to make traveling with children just a little bit easier. Schedule travel around nap times. By traveling around nap times or even at night, you can ensure that most traveling time is spent with snoozing kids. This is especially helpful for little ones that get frustrated easily in a car seat. Travel light. Try to…

Gone are the days of crazy Spring Breaks in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand . These days, you’ll find much more catered to family and multi-generational travelers. And contrary to popular belief, there is plenty to do year-round, not just in the spring and summer. Shoulder and low season is when you’ll find the best deals on places to stay and fewer crowds at restaurants and attractions. I recommend taking advantage of the Vacation Myrtle Beach discount card, which rewards those that stay with their properties with discounts at restaurants,…

A Feast Fit For A Pirate

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:59 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Pirates have been a hot commodity these past several years, thanks in no small part to Johnny Depp, and the Myrtle Beach area is right there in the mix with Pirates Voyage . This electrifying dinner theater has had us saying emphasizing our “Arrrrggghhh’s” ever since it first opened for business in 2011. The lot of you will enjoy a king’s feast , while the pirate hordes steal your attention with their antics. It’s the battle between the Crimsons and the Sapphires, and their combat extends from the deck of these full-sized ships to the sky and…

Our childlike wonder for dinosaurs will never go extinct. From first reading about these long-ago creatures when we were youngsters to being thrilled by the blockbuster film “Jurassic World” this summer, there will always be something magical about the Triceratops, Pterodactyl and, of course, the Tyrannosaurus rex. Now that magic is on display at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina with their new “Dino Dig” exhibit. This fun, interactive activity lets children dig up dinosaur “fossils” and also learn more about some of the different…

Time to Explore Planet Jellies

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Ripley’s Aquarium has added a brand new exhibit, featuring a creature that both terrifies and fascinates: jellyfish. The new exhibit is welcoming with a color-changing entrance, leading into a room with lit columns and tanks, which make the jellies glow. The Planet Jellies display features 9 tanks, boasting over 5,000 gallons of water, requiring 4 different operating systems. Within the new area, there are five different types of jellyfish to learn about, and observe: Moon Jelly, Pacific Sea Needle, Spotted Lagoon Jelly, Atlantic Sea Needle,…

If it seems a little “windy” in the Myrtle Beach area this summer, it might be because an iconic franchise from Chicago is now a part of the Grand Strand. For the 2015 season, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have begun their affiliation with the Chicago Cubs, a storied baseball franchise that has more than 100 years of history under its belt. And all the folks at TicketReturn.com Field have gotten in on the fun in embracing the “Cubbies.” For the June 5 doubleheader against the Carolina Mudcats, Pelicans players wore tribute jerseys in honor of…

It’s the first of June, and the summer season is officially upon us here in the Myrtle Beach area . Well, it’s about to be taken up a notch (or more like 50) with the opening of the new Radical Ropes Adventure Park later this month. Located at 301 19 th Avenue South in the heart of Myrtle Beach , this upcoming treetop adventure will offer thrillseekers three high ropes courses. These courses stretch up to 55 feet high! While you’re up in the trees, you might as well soar through them from 70 feet on the extreme ziplines. Extreme is the…

Fans of “CSI” and other crime procedurals will now have the opportunity to experience the real work of forensic scientists right here in the Myrtle Beach area . Beginning May 22, WonderWorks will open a brand-new forensic science exhibit that focuses on fingerprint identification, 3D facial reconstruction and facial recognition. We know, it sounds really cool to us as well! As we’re sure anyone even slightly familiar with pop culture is aware, forensic science has been a hot topic in TV shows and movies for many years now. The WonderWorks…

Happy 30th!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:52 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

On June 1, 1985, Myrtle Waves Water Park opened for its inaugural season here in the Myrtle Beach area . This fun, family-friendly attraction – complete with Turbo Twisters, Arooba Tooba, Super Chute and so much more – has been making us all feel like kids, whether our ages are 3 or 30. This weekend, Myrtle Waves opens its doors for its big 30 th anniversary season, and you can rest assured that there is going to be plenty of celebrating this summer. And what says “celebration” better than the opening of a new slide? That’s right, water park…