As a year round resident of the Grand Strand, I like to keep a running list of all the fun, free things to do throughout the busy summer season. While we love to take advantage of the many wonderful family-friendly attractions the Myrtle Beach area has to offer, it would get pricey if we were doing something with an admission fee every single day. One of my favorite free places to visit any time of year is Vereen Historical Memorial Gardens . Beyond being absolutely free to enter and explore, Vereen Historical Memorial Gardens is a must do for…

Explore more than 20 African American cultural sites along the Grand Strand, in both Horry and Georgetown Counties. The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) has created The Green Book of South Carolina, the first mobile web travel guide to African American cultural sites across South Carolina. This mobile book offers visitors and residents a user-friendly guide to celebrating and enriching cultural experiences across South Carolina, including several historic sites throughout the Grand Strand. It’s a contemporary homage…

Buying a home at the beach doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and Realtor.com’s ranking of the most affordable beach towns makes it easy to find a spot where a piece of paradise doesn’t come with a million-dollar price tag. We're not surprised that Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was included in their top 10. As reported on CoastalLiving.com and by Realtor.com, Myrtle Beach's media home price is $199,000. "Millions of visitors flock to Myrtle Beach’s sunny shores every year, but full-time (and even part-time) residence here comes with its own…

Sweep your sweetheart off their feet with this Ultimate Guide to Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach. We have the scoop on special Valentine's Day special offers on hotels, attractions and dining, as well as some Valentine's Day events. If you're looking for something free to do, then head on down to the beach. There's nothing better than a romantic walk along the beach with that special someone. Or head on over to the Market Common for complementary carriage rides on February 14th. Here are some of the latest Valentine's Day offers and events:…

Join Project: Time Off on January 30, 2018 for National Plan for Vacation Day. Declare your vacation days now for the rest of the year, including a few to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Here are a few reasons why it's good to plan for vacation now, as well as some ideas for Myrtle Beach vacations this year. The Power of Vacation Planning “So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time. Americans universally say that vacation days are important to them, yet…

Nitro Circus, the global youth entertainment phenomenon, returns to North America this year with the epic Next Level Tour and it's coming to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark . Tickets are available starting Friday, January 26 at 10:00 AM, and can be purchased at nitrocircus.live . This spectacular brand new production, the ultimate full‐moto show ever seen, will have death‐defying tricks, jaw‐dropping world firsts and absurd stunts. It all adds up to a thrilling show simply too big to fit…

The Legendary Fertility Statues that have been credited with helping thousands of happy couples get pregnant are arriving at the Myrtle Beach Ripley’s Believe It or Not! MONDAY, January 15, 2018. Ripley’s acquired the statues in 1993. The statues are made from ebony wood and were hand-carved by craftsman of the Baulé tribesman of the West African nation of Cote D’Ivoire in the 1930s. They stand 5 feet tall and weigh over 70 pounds each. THE LEGEND According to tribal legend, to ensure a couple’s fertility, the statues should be placed on both…

U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Headline JLC Air Show Management will host the first air show in Myrtle Beach in more than a decade. The announcement of the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show, to be hosted on April 28-29, 2018 at the Myrtle Beach International Airport, coincides with the official confirmation of the event’s headliners. During the 2017 convention for the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) in Las Vegas, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced plans to include the coastal Carolina venue in its 2018 air show schedule. “Horry County…

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you like reading to young children or working with your hands and constructing homes and playgrounds. Do you enjoy being an ambassador for your community? If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, then put your volunteer skills to work in the Myrtle Beach area. Whether it’s helping stock canned goods at a food bank, walking dogs at a humane society or greeting visitors at an art museum, there are many ways to get involved in the community and it all starts with you! Check out Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of…

For seniors living in the Myrtle Beach area, there are plenty of services at their disposal to ensure quality of life. The Horry County Council on Aging provides services and programs that afford seniors the opportunity to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives in their own home and community for as long as possible. The council assists seniors with such needs as meal service, transportation assistance, housekeeping and recreation. The Grand Strand Senior Center , which is a part of the Horry County Council on Aging, offers social…