Celebrate MLK Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:00 PM by Nora Battle

Sometimes a quick trip to the beach is exactly what’s needed to cure the mid-winter blues. And Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Not only can visitors find a ton of fantastic winter lodging and accommodations deals, our beaches are less crowded this time of year, and there is still plenty to do! Perhaps the biggest event of the long holiday weekend is the 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Parade that takes place along Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach on Monday, January…

The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach is cooking up some exciting new things! This spring they are offering several cooking classes, covering a wide variety of cuisine, and available for a range of skill levels. They offer weekly courses, one time lessons, and 4 day intensives! The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach is located in the beautiful Market Common area. This spring anyone can join culinary, baking and pastry boot camps, and take a variety of classes such as, Breakfast Bonanza, Knead for Good Bread, Fresh…

Here in Myrtle Beach, we enjoy a much milder winter than many experience further North. Even in January, we’ll see temperatures in the 60s on occasion! But as we head into January and February, it’s a good time to explore some of the great indoor activities the Myrtle Beach area has to offer. This quick list of favorites also doubles as good rainy day activities if you see a cloudy forecast while on vacation. Ripley’s Aquarium Probably one of the more well-known and popular indoors attractions in our area, there is a lot to love about Ripley’s…

Ring in 2019 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and you’ll have tons of events and activities to choose from come New Year’s Eve. From special adult-only celebrations to kid-friendly parties, there is enough happening along the Grand Strand to ensure it’s one of the busiest (and best!) nights of the year. Here are a few of our favorites: Fireworks at Barefoot Landing Catch a fireworks show to remember after dinner or before a night out at Barefoot Landing. Fireworks show is free and begins at 7 p.m. over the lake on New Year’s Eve. To see a full…

The holidays are all about memories. In Myrtle Beach you’ll find perfect places to capture these special Christmas memories. Throughout the Grand Strand you’ll find gorgeous Christmas trees, holiday decor and stunning light displays, perfect to take your family’s holiday photos. Broadway at the Beach Broadway at the Beach has many exciting new Christmas decorations! Around the 350- acre shopping and entertainment complex you’ll find beautiful ornaments, lights, clusters of trees, and a 56 foot lit Sequoia tree! The tree features 580 branches…

I’ve been to several drive-through light shows over the years, but one of my favorites has to be North Myrtle Beach’s The Great Christmas Light Show. The Great Christmas Light Show is a lighted celebration featuring over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5-mile drive through the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. The drive-through light show is open nightly November 23 - December 30, 2018, except for Christmas Day. This light show is spectacular for any age but seems exceptionally enchanting for little ones. Over 500 magical…

New Christmas Tree at Broadway at the Beach

Friday, December 14, 2018 7:00 AM by Nora Battle

Broadway at the Beach has taken their Christmas decor to a new (and sparkly!) level this year. In addition to some beautiful fixtures, ornaments, lights, and photo-ops throughout the 350-acre complex, they’ve added a 46-foot lit Sequoia tree to Center Court--between Build-A-Bear Workshop, The Mole Hole, It'Sugar and Tsunami Surf Shop--this year. The tree features 580 branches and glows with 14,500 RGB LED lights. A synchronized music and light show, lasting over six minutes can be seen every 30 minutes between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., with the last…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re quickly headed towards Christmas, and one of the things that makes this time of year so special along the Grand Strand is Brookgreen Gardens ‘Nights of a Thousand Candles.’ I make every effort to attend each year, and I know I’m not the only one. For three weekends in December, the already majestic sculpture gardens are transformed by the evening light of over 4,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights. Attendees can wander the paths from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a cup of hot chocolate…

It's that time of year again, Christmastime to be exact. That means that Santa has slipped on his boots, donned his hat, and started making the holiday rounds. He's a busy man, making appearances all over Myrtle Beach in December, to make sure you and your loved ones get some quality time in before the 25th. Have you heard rumors of where he may be next? Let us know! Photos & Activities Photos with Santa are the perfect way to capture holiday memories. There are so many holiday activities happening in Myrtle Beach that it's hard to keep up with…

Black Friday Shopping in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 AM by Nora Battle

Those lucky enough to be spending the Thanksgiving holiday in the Myrtle Beach area are well positioned to take advantage of countless outstanding Black Friday shopping opportunities. From outlet malls to local specialty stores to national retailers, the Grand Strand is home to plenty of great shopping year round. But on Black Friday, many of these places open their doors as early as Thanksgiving night and offer incredibly steep discounts for those willing to brave the crowds and early hours. Below is a brief round-up on some of our favorite…