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The Myrtle Beach Area, known locally as the “Grand Strand,” suffered only minimal damage from hurricane Florence. While our community is grateful that the storm did not wreak much havoc on our beautiful 60-mile shoreline, we are well aware that our neighbors were significantly impacted by Florence and the subsequent flooding. In the spirit of giving to those in need, many Grand Strand businesses are extending special discounts and offers to people who have been displaced by this terrible storm. People impacted from the flooding in South…

Travel Advisory as of September 22: Due to flooding and road closures surrounding the Myrtle Beach area, driving into the area will be very difficult for the next week or two. Fly, don’t drive. If you must drive into the area, expect heavy congestion, delays and changing detours. Check www.SCDOT.org , 511sc.org or call 511 for latest road conditions. Hurricane Florence has finally moved on from our beautiful Myrtle Beach destination. While we are thankful that the physical damage to our destination seems minimal so far, we’re very aware of…

Hurricane Florence Alert

Sunday, September 9, 2018 9:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Please be advised that the Myrtle Beach area is under alert for possible Florence impact for the week of September 9th. While we're uncertain of the storm’s final path, we advise all visitors to pay close attention to all weather and news reports and to be prepared. If you have plans to visit the area this week, we recommend you contact your accommodations directly for information on their policy pertaining to hurricanes. “We encourage both visitors and residents to take great care to protect loved ones and property as we prepare for Florence,”…

Barefoot Landing Hosts BFF Shop and Stroll

Thursday, September 6, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

The first Tuesday of every month through the end of this year, Barefoot Landing is hosting a fun ‘BFF Shop and Stroll’ Event from 4 to 7 p.m. I was excited to learn about this as I’ve been spending a good bit of time at Barefoot Landing lately. The addition of new restaurants like Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s, Taco Mundo and Blueberry’s Grill, combined with the overall outdoor renovations the complex has undergone make it the perfect place to spend a Saturday. Or a Tuesday! The once-a-month BFF Shop and Stroll encourages visitors to bring a friend to…

Paddle the Creeks of the North Inlet

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

One of the most magical areas of the Grand Strand can be found south of central Myrtle Beach in the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve. The reserve encompasses over 18,000 acres of tidal marshes and wetlands and around 12,000 acres are part of the greater Hobcaw Barony property, a tract of historic and protected land on the Waccamaw Neck. Nature enthusiasts and avid kayakers love this unique area for its rich flora, fauna, and history. And on September 5, a naturalist-guided tour will take paddlers through the creeks of the North Inlet. The North…

Brookgreen Gardens has made 2018 such a fun year for locals and visitors to the Grand Strand. They are just wrapping up their first-ever Summer Lights show and have a full fall schedule of special events and activities. Earlier this month, they debuted the National Sculpture Society 85th Annual Awards Exhibition, and they are the only venue that will host this one of a kind exhibit. The National Sculpture Society is the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, so I can see how Brookgreen is the perfect place to display this…

Labor Day weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Maybe it’s because while most people are celebrating the unofficial end of summer, here in Myrtle Beach we’re gearing up for ‘Sixty More Days of Summer.’ One thing about Labor Day weekend is certain… there is no shortage of food, fun or fireworks when you’re celebrating along the Grand Strand. If you’re headed to see us for the long holiday weekend, here are some things you might want to check out: 17th Annual Myrtle Beach Mustang Week / September 3-9…

The PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship , the world’s largest single-site golf tournament, takes place next week right here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The World Am Championship is regularly touted as the most inclusive golfing event on the planet, as it’s open to any player with a valid USGA handicap index or international equivalent. And from August 27 through August 30, 2018, the World Am will take place at over 60 of Myrtle Beach’s most beautiful and award-winning golf courses, including courses like Caledonia…

Don’t miss this new and free gospel fest coming to Myrtle Beach on September 8 th . The Myrtle Beach Waves of Praise Gospel Fest will feature some of the top artists in gospel music, including Tye Tribbett and Tina Campell. The weekend of praise will start off on Friday, September 7 th , 2018 with a competitive Best in Showcase at 6pm. The main event, the Myrtle Beach Waves of Praise Gospel Fest, will be on Saturday, beginning at 2pm and will feature the following artists: Tye Tribbett Tina Campbell JJ Hairston Dottie Peoples Smokie Norful Melvin…

This Is The Second Location Along The Grand Strand For The Popular Breakfast and Brunch Restaurant August 21, 2018, Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Barefoot Landing is excited to announce the opening of Blueberry’s Grill , open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Evi Spaho brings Blueberry’s unique twists on classic breakfast and lunch foods prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients. Chef Evi loves to create the unexpected, and is not afraid to give a tour through his kitchen and loves giving his customers the best dining experience they can imagine.…