Celebrate Halloween in Myrtle Beach, SC

Monday, October 26, 2020 10:00 AM by Julie Ellis

While Halloween is bound to look a little different this year, there are still ways to celebrate our favorite spooky holiday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Area businesses and attractions have been creative in thinking of safe ways for visitors and locals to dress up and trick or treat, and we’ve compiled a list for those headed our way Halloween weekend: Fridays October 30, 2020 The Market Common will be hosting complimentary Halloween Movies Under the Stars beginning at 7 p.m. most Fridays in October. Bring a lawn chair and the entire…

Award Highlights Importance of Group Sales in Tourism Promotion MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau (MBACVB) has been presented with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award from ConventionSouth . MBACVB is one of 380 CVBs, meeting facilities, and hotels across the South to receive this year’s award and one of only 19 in the state of South Carolina. This is the ninth time MBACVB has received this award since the award’s inception in 2001. Nominations for the Readers’ Choice Awards are made by meeting…

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Myrtle Beach will host the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championship in May 2024 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. The city is one of 450 host site selections announced today by the NCAA. It will be the first NCAA National Championship held in the City of Myrtle Beach and is expected to bring 600 athletes to the Grand Strand. “We are thrilled with the announcement of the NCAA today. This event will bring the top Division III track athletes from across the country to the beach to compete for both individual and team…

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, MB,…

While summer always shines for those visiting the Myrtle Beach area, my favorite season here will always be fall. Temperatures cool ever so slightly and it’s less humid out, making all of the outdoor activities our family loves to do even more enjoyable. While things will undoubtedly look a little different this year for fall festivals and events, there is still a lot of fun to be had. Here are a few favorites that we plan on checking out: Thompson Farm and Nursery at Brickyard Plantation We love visiting Thompson Farm this time of year! This…

Telecommuting is a Breeze at the Beach!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:00 AM by Julie Ellis

If you’re one of the millions of people who are now telecommuting for work due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you’re in the perfect position to take a much-needed break and head to the beach. Work in the morning, beach in the afternoon, or vise-versa! That’s the beauty of it. You get to choose! Let’s face it. 2020 has been stressful! And with most vacations, concerts, and other gatherings canceled, you’re probably long overdue for a break! Why not take advantage of your telecommuting situation and head to the beach? Here, you can unwind and relax…

Escape to Myrtle Beach This Fall

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has pretty darn nice weather all year-round, but if you ask locals and thousands of regular visitors when their favorite time of year is along the Grand Strand, a very large number of them will answer, “fall.” Fall brings cooler temperatures and lower humidity after a very hot summer, but those temps still feel like a northern summer, comparatively speaking! You’ll also find the crowds along the beach have thinned considerably, so there’s plenty of room to spread out and stay socially distanced. Covid numbers are…

This past weekend, temperatures cooled some, making it perfect weather for a long walk. While a stroll on the beach will always top my 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…

The popular, two-hour, Myrtle Beach history trolley tours that sold out each week last winter will return September 22nd in a socially distanced form. Up to only 16 guests, wearing required masks will board the trolley each Tuesday at 10 a.m. in front of the Grand 14 Cinemas at The Market Common for the Myrtle Beach History, Movies & Music tour. On Wednesdays, at the same time and place, they will take the Early Myrtle Beach & The War Years tour. The Myrtle Beach Military History tour and catered reception returns for its fourth season on…

With over 1,800 restaurants along the Grand Strand, deciding where to dine can be daunting. Thankfully, we have Chef Jamie Daskalis from Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery, to tell us her favorite Myrtle Beach area spots. Johnny D’s has two locations—in Myrtle Beach at King’s Hwy and 33 rd Avenue North and in North Myrtle Beach at King’s Hwy and 40 th Avenue South. Both serve up great benedicts, a fun assortment of waffles, and an extensive list of local favorites. Chef Jamie grew up in the restaurant industry, working for her father’s diners in New…