When we heard Broadway Grand Prix opened their doors a little early this year, we were so excited! As the mom of two boys who love anything with wheels, it’s one of our favorite spots. Centrally located in Myrtle Beach just across from Broadway at the Beach , Broadway Grand Prix is the perfect spot to spend a sunny spring afternoon. This awesome racing attraction is home to seven Go-Kart tracks, a rock wall, an 18-hole mini golf course, the Sky Coaster, the Grand Prix arcade and a large snack bar. My four-year-old and I spent a LOT of time on…

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Myrtle Beach!

Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach: Where to Celebrate in 2019 If you’re lucky enough to be spending St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, here’s a list of some of our favorite places to celebrate the lucky holiday: North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade The 31st Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade is bound to be a huge event. It always is! The annual, one-day event features a large parade beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, followed by the festival lasting from 11 a.m. to…

No one does ‘family friendly’ quite like the Town of Surfside Beach , which is why we always look forward to any of the events they host throughout the year. Surfside Beach features two miles of pristine oceanfront and has 36 access points to its popular beach. It has an awesome public library that regularly hosts kid-related activities, great playground areas, and a larger park that is home to a seasonal farmers market with live music. This coming Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, 2019, the Town of Surfside Beach will be holding its 10th…

Festival brings another artistic dimension to the Grand Strand. Lights, camera, action! Tickets are now on sale for the fourteenth annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (MBIFF), which takes place April 23-27, 2019 at the Grand 14 Theater in the Market Common. You can join film enthusiasts from all over the country and enjoy an outstanding line up of 67 films and five events! Jerry Dalton, founder and director of the MBIFF, combed through submissions from 128 countries to find what he feels are the best films in the world. There are…

This past Valentine’s Day--instead of our usual fancy dinner out--my husband and I took a couple’s pottery class at the recently opened Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio. The pottery studio is located downstairs at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach (it’s a lot easier just to call it the Myrtle Beach Art Museum) and offers a combination of different classes for all levels of experience. We took the class with two other couples, and we were all beginners. It was such a fun change of pace from a normal date night,…

I’m often asked if Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a good choice for spring break travelers. The answer is yes! Our area is a very popular spring break destination for families with school-aged children. While a few college-aged groups celebrating ‘first week’ may head our way, our spring break crowd typically has adult supervision. The spring break time frame in Myrtle Beach spans around 4-6 weeks, beginning before the Easter holiday and continuing for well after, as school districts’ holidays vary county by county and let out at different…

Bachelor Trip Ideas

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

5 Tips for Planning a Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party Getaway Grooms and their friends will discover that Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the ideal destination for a guys’ getaway before the big day. With its 60 miles of beautiful beaches, water sports, delicious dining, breweries and golf, Myrtle Beach has the essentials for the perfect bachelor party trip. Here are the top five ways to have a guys’ getaway in Myrtle Beach: Hit the links. Myrtle Beach is one of the country’s premier golf destinations with 90 unique and challenging golf courses…

There is so much I have always loved about living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now that I have two young children of my own, I’ve had the chance to rediscover the area through their eyes. Some of the things I loved as a child, like Brookgreen Gardens and the state parks, are places they love as well. But there is so much more to explore today! Here is a round-up of ten favorites: Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park I’ll start with one of my favorites (or two, rather). Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State…

Bachelorette Trip Ideas

Monday, February 18, 2019 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Tips for Planning a Myrtle Beach Bachelorette Girls Getaway In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, brides and their girlfriends will discover the perfect destination for a bachelorette weekend. From relaxation and shopping to nightlife as well as 60 miles of beautiful beaches, Myrtle Beach has everything you need for one last adventure before your wedding day. Here are just a few ideas for celebrating with your girlfriends: Celebrate over Cocktails Finding a delicious beverage is easy in the Myrtle Beach area. For an evening of unique cocktails, try…

Beyond the Beach: Tour Hopsewee Plantation

Friday, February 15, 2019 10:00 AM by Nora Battle

Hopsewee Plantation -while just about 30 miles south of central Myrtle Beach-feels worlds away. This National Historic Landmark was built about 40 years before the American Revolutionary War, and is the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This private residence is open from January 30 through December 15 in 2018, Tuesday through Saturday, with tours on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This historically significant local landmark is by far one of my favorite places to take visiting friends and…