While we celebrate coffee every single day at my house, it turns out that September 29 officially marks National Coffee Day! As a mom of three kids ages 5 and under, I consume my fair share of caffeine. Thankfully, the Myrtle Beach area is home to a number of great coffee shops throughout its 60 miles. In honor of National Coffee Day, I’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to grab a morning (or afternoon) coffee: Croissants Bistro & Bakery Croissants has two locations along the Grand Strand (3751 Robert M Grissom Parkway,…

5 Summer Activities To Do This Fall in Myrtle Beach

Monday, September 27, 2021 12:00 PM by Katie Hunter

Never fear, Summore Season is here at The Beach! Here in Myrtle Beach our summer doesn’t end until after Halloween. Growing up in South Carolina, I’ve even been trick-or-treating in 80-degree weather! Check out these 5 summer activities so your fun in the sun never ends. 1. Kayak in Murrells Inlet Now that the sun isn’t so hot, kayaking along the marsh in Murrells Inlet becomes the perfect activity. Paddle through the salty water and look for dolphins, birds and other coastal wildlife. You can also kayak along the Waccamaw River or the…

On Location: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Friday, September 24, 2021 11:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today we are visiting the Seafood Capital of South Carolina! Any guesses as to where that is? That’s right - we are in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, only 13 miles south of the heart of Myrtle Beach! This historic fishing town is both quaint and swanky at the same time, with live music on the MarshWalk almost every night. The MarshWalk is a half-mile long boardwalk that spans along the marsh and home to eight unique establishments that serve up the best of coastal cuisine, a staple of the Myrtle Beach area. You will find iconic restaurants…

South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale is Back

Friday, September 24, 2021 10:00 AM by Nora Battle

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is well known as a premier shopping destination. The area is home to two Tanger Outlets, indoor and outdoor shopping malls, a variety of specialty boutiques and nationally-known brands and stores. But come Saturday, September 25, 2021, the focus will be on bargain hunting at South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale—a fun, annual event held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center (2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach). The sale lasts from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall of the convention center and draws thousands…

This past week, temperatures cooled some, making it perfect weather for a long walk. While a stroll on the beach will always top our list of favorite vacation activities, there are so many other wonderful places along the Grand Strand to explore on foot. We have put together a list of some of our favorite outdoor walking trails below: The Market Common Just a few blocks from the beach, The Market Common is a wealth of recreation, including walking, biking and fitness trails, as well as playgrounds. A fitness trail with workout equipment is…

On Location: Garden City Beach, South Carolina

Friday, September 17, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today, we are headed to the charming beach community of Garden City Beach, located just south of Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach. Garden City is where the inlet meets the Atlantic Ocean and it is filled with cozy beach houses and fun, family-friendly attractions, and fresh, local restaurants that bring the beach town nostalgia. First, we are stopping by the scenic Garden City Pier, which stretches 668 feet off the coast. This pier is perfect for fishing, but it is also home to live music, karaoke, and family-fun entertainment. We recommend…

Make Time to Shag!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:00 AM by Julie Ellis

What was that? No, I don’t mean “shag” the way the popular Austin Powers movies defined it, and I’m not talking about carpet. The shag is the official dance of South Carolina, and the Myrtle Beach area is the best place to learn the dance or at least watch skilled shaggers while you listen to beach music, some of the happiest music ever recorded (and not to be confused with Beach Boys-style “surf music”). The shag is a smooth, laid-back dance that has been called the “swing dance of the South,” and it is often described as “a slow jitterbug.”…

6 Ways to See Myrtle Beach from the Air

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 PM by Katie Hunter

There’s something thrilling about seeing the world from another perspective, right? Well, in Myrtle Beach, you can see the Atlantic Ocean and the City of Myrtle Beach from a whole new angle with these 6 ways to see Myrtle Beach from up in the air. 1. Parasailing If you’ve never been parasailing, you really need to check it out in Myrtle Beach. You will take a boat off the shoreline and sit in a large sail that will be whisked to 500 feet high! Don’t worry – Downwind Sails and Express Watersports both offer double or triple riding options if…

One of our favorite fall festivals is just around the corner! The quaint town of Aynor, South Carolina, celebrates its 40th Annual Harvest Hoe-Down Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Aynor Town Park (600 South Main Street, Aynor). This family-friendly event features a variety of musical entertainment throughout the day, children’s activities and hundreds of vendors. It all starts off with the parade at 10 a.m. The parade usually lasts around an hour and has a Grand Marshall, antique tractors and cars, local…

On Location: Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Friday, September 10, 2021 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We are traveling from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and exploring the unique 14 communities that make up the Myrtle Beach area. Just to the south of Myrtle Beach, you will find Surfside Beach, known as the “family beach” in the Grand Strand. Surfside Beach was the first town to be certified as autism-friendly, taking a pledge to learn and assist families who travel with persons of sensory-processing disabilities. Surfside’s clean beaches are also supervised by lifeguards for an extra pair of eyes while your children are swimming in…