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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…

The Myrtle Beach area is recognized as the top golf destination in the U.S. And for those looking to improve their game with a professionally-fitted club, our friends at Discover South Carolina have broken down the top spots in the state for club fitting . One of those locations is Steve Dresser Golf School in Pawleys Island. Here is what they have to say: Dresser’s has three certified club fitters on staff, including Bill Forbes, who worked in research and development for Titleist, Cobra, Callaway and the U.S. Golf Association. His former…

Mix On

Thursday, August 20, 2015 4:36 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Many of us like to think we can make some delicious cocktails. And, truth be told, many of us can do a pretty decent job cranking out some adult beverages at a party or other special occasion. But who amongst us has the skills to compete in a mixology competition that will determine the signature drink for the 2015 Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival ? That is what organizers want to know. They’re seeking both professional and amateur mixologists to compete at the new Chocolate Under the Moon, a dessert and mixology event, that debuts…

Hungry For Some Barbecue

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:37 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

If you’re like us, there is nothing more deliciously southern than great barbecue. And here in the Myrtle Beach area , it’s about time to once again celebrate everything ribs, brisket and chicken. The 10 th Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival returns this Labor Day weekend to the Grand Strand on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5, 2015. The festival is offering $9,500 in cash prizes to the winners of the official barbecue championship of South Carolina. Admission is free to this Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event. The end-of-summer…

When The Wheel Goes Round

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 4:37 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It’s the Myrtle Beach area’s most iconic landmark, and many have taken a spin on it since it first opened in 2011. Yet if you’ve only been on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel during the day, you’re only getting half of the experience. At night, the 187-foot SkyWheel comes alive it glows with vibrant colors that can be seen for miles down Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Myrtle Beach. These lights can be solid green for St. Patrick’s Day, a warm glow of red for Valentine’s Day, a patriotic display of red, white and blue for the Fourth of July or…

Award-Winning Sculptures

Monday, August 3, 2015 4:23 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A tradition going back decades returns to Brookgreen Gardens starting this Saturday, with the National Sculpture Society’s 82 nd Annual Awards Exhibition. Available for viewing Aug. 8 through Nov. 1, 2015, this annual juried exhibition presents works from the greats right alongside works from up-and-comers in American sculpture. The National Sculpture Society, America’s oldest professional organization of sculptors, will present 15 awards. In addition, the popular People’s Choice Award will be determined by the votes of Brookgreen Gardens…

Need for Speed

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 4:21 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Looking for some high adrenaline, high energy fun in the Myrtle Beach area ? The type of fun that can go from zero to 80 miles an hour in about six seconds? Then the Myrtle Beach Speedway is the place to be. For racing fans who have longed to get behind the wheel, now is the chance. Experience the thrill and excitement of driving a real NASCAR racer at the NASCAR Racing Experience. Trust us, it is exhilarating! If you’d rather leave the driving to a professional, then enjoy the NASCAR Ride Along. Oh, and there are the races…

A Night of All-Stars

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 3:13 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We’re still on a bit of a high after Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game, and baseball is definitely on the brain. A big congratulations to the American League, who capped their third straight victory over the National League with a 6-3 win. And we have to give a shout-out to Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels dynamo who took home MVP bragging rights for the second year in a row. That’s a first for the All-Star Game. It certainly was a great one on Tuesday night. Now that our minds are firmly on baseball here in the Myrtle Beach area , it…

Mustang Mania

Monday, July 13, 2015 3:57 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The automotive beauty has been with us for over 50 years, and now it’s time once again to give her the attention she deserves! The 2015 Mustang Week returns to the Myrtle Beach area July 14 through July 18. A number of activities are taking place all across the Grand Strand to pay homage to this wonderment of American engineering. Things kick off with a meet-and-greet at the Palace Theatre from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 14. The Myrtle Beach Speedway is also hosting a BFGoodrich Track Day on July 15. In between, there are car shows, fun…

Nothing Quite Like Barbecue

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 4:12 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We love barbecue! From fall-off-the-bone ribs to delectable pulled pork, we could eat it every day and be quite content. That’s why we are gearing up once again for a Labor Day blowout here in the Myrtle Beach area which stars one of our culinary treasures. The 10th Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival returns Sept. 4 and Sept. 5, 2015 to the Horry Georgetown Technical College Conference Center on the Grand Strand campus near Grand Park at The Market Common. Admission is free to this Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event. It runs…