News Flash: Sharks Live in the Ocean. And They’re Really Cool! Sharks are a source of both fascination and fear. They are an ancient species that has adapted and survived in our oceans for more than 450 million years, and although some species were once hunted to near extinction, many have made a comeback in recent decades. Worldwide, there are said to be more than 400 species of shark that range in size from a few inches to forty feet long. Off the coast of the Carolinas, there are usually 25 - 50 different species of sharks, depending upon…

The first time I went parasailing, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Nervous and excited, I got strapped into a harness while the small boat cruised out to open waters. After a safety check, I was told to hang on, and off I went! The cable slowly rolled out and up, up, up I sailed! Parasailing is thrilling and exhilarating, and it’s a great opportunity to see the destination from a very different perspective. I’m glad to live in a region that has several parasailing options because this activity is also a bit addictive! Here are some of my…

There’s nothing like speeding across the waves, feeling the wind on your face, and the splash of the water as your jet ski powers through the surf. A jet ski is a wonderful way to get out in the water and enjoy sun and speed. If you’d rather cruise slowly and look for wildlife, you can do that, too. Between the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and our inland rivers, the Myrtle Beach area offers a variety of great experiences with a variety of great water sports companies. For an amazing jet ski experience, check out these Grand Strand…

Everyone loves dolphins. Playful, intelligent and beautiful, dolphins have long captured the attention of humans. Seeing dolphins in aquariums is cool, but nothing beats the thrill of coming across dolphins swimming and diving freely in the open water. Here are some fun facts about our dolphin friends: The Killer Whale (aka Orca) is actually a type of dolphin. Dolphins are carnivores (meat eaters). In history, dolphins were sometimes called mereswine--that is, "sea pig". Male dolphins are called bulls, females are called cows, and young…

4th of July Events 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Celebrate the Red, White & Blue 2019 in the Myrtle Beach area! PLEASE NOTE: All fireworks shows & events are weather permitting & subject to change without notice. Fireworks Light Up The Sky Saturday, June 29, 9:30 p.m. – Riverfront Park & Marina Drive, Conway Monday, July 1, 10:00 p.m. -- Barefoot Landing , 4898 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach Tuesday, July 2, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach , 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach Wednesday, July 3 -- After the Pelicans Game , TicketReturn.com Field, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach Thursday,…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to a number of outstanding live entertainment theatres. From dinner shows with medieval knights or pirate ships to yearly Christmas specials and tribute artists, there is something for everyone visiting our shores. One of our longtime favorites is the much beloved Alabama Theatre, located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Opened by country superstar group Alabama in 1993, The Alabama Theatre produces two large scale musical variety shows annually. From February through October, visitors…

Cocktail Artist , a line of premium mixes and bar ingredients developed by award-winning mixologists, is in search of America’s Best Home Bartender in a Cocktail Mix Off competition taking place in sunny Myrtle Beach! Why Myrtle Beach? Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation spot, welcoming 20 million visitors annually to enjoy its 60-miles of beautiful sandy beaches, entertainment, amusements, and more. It’s great for families and young adults alike. Cocktail Artist chose to host the final round of the competition in Myrtle Beach because…

Every night from June 1 through September 1, 2019, visitors to popular Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, will find a variety of family fun and live entertainment. The Great American Summer Nights entertainment series will host fire dancers, stilt walkers, character appearances, musical performances, fireworks shows and more throughout the summer season. We recently did a video tour around Broadway, and every time I’m there I’m reminded of why it is so beloved by our visitors. There are restaurants, attractions, and shops…

There's no better way to end a perfect summer day in the Myrtle Beach area than with an exciting fireworks display! All summer long you can catch colorful fireworks shows at several different venues! Barefoot Landing 4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 Barefoot Landing has fireworks from June 17 th until August 31 st . Firework shows will happen every Monday at 10 PM until August 31 st . With a special firework show on July 4 th at 10 PM. Broadway at the Beach 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Broadway at the Beach fireworks…

North Myrtle Beach is, you guessed it, just north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This quaint coastal town was founded in 1968 when four small beach towns, Cherry Grove Beach, Windy Hill Beach, Crescent Beach, and Ocean Drive Beach, consolidated to create City of North Myrtle Beach. Today there are more than 15,000 permanent residents, and on any given day, there are large numbers of tourists enjoying this unique, pleasant town. One of North Myrtle Beach’s “claims to fame,” is that it’s the birthplace of the shag dance, which became the…