The threat of COVID-19 has affected millions of individuals financially across all parts of the country. In tourism-dependent communities like ours, the shutting down of bars and restaurants—while necessary—yield big blows to hospitality and tourism workers as we head into what would normally be a busy time here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While we’ve heard a lot of stories of hardship, we’ve also heard a lot of wonderful stories about neighbors helping one another. One company here locally, Native Sons, has started a ‘Support Our…

A great family past time... puzzles. Visit Myrtle Beach has created some fun Myrtle Beach puzzles that will help pass the time while dreaming of your next Myrtle Beach vacation. From Ripley's Aquarium's Penguin Mania to Sending Some Sunshine Your Way we thought these might inspire a bit of friendly competition... so feel free to share your fastest times and be sure to tag us at #mymyrtlebeach and #VisitMyrtleBeachPuzzleChallenge. Click here or below to get started! .…

Let’s Meet at the Beach! How many times have you been in a meeting and wished you were at the beach? Yes, we’ve all been there. Now, when we can’t be at the beach, we’re bringing the beach to you. Have some fun with your next virtual meeting, happy-hour, or group chat with custom Myrtle Beach backgrounds for Zoom. Here’s how to change your background in Zoom: Pick out your favorite Myrtle Beach virtual video of photo backgrounds from the options below and download the files to your computer or device. (Tip: make sure you have the latest Zoom…

Take a Virtual Trip to Myrtle Beach!

Friday, April 3, 2020 9:00 AM by Julie Ellis

We are as sad as you are that you can’t come to Myrtle Beach right now, but thanks to technology, we can offer you a virtual visit to the Grand Strand that you can enjoy from the comfort of your favorite chair! Start your day by watching the waves on our beautiful 60-mile beach! There are a lot of webcams to choose from, so find one that’s near your favorite spot, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the sights and (sometimes) sounds of the Atlantic Ocean. On THIS PAGE you’ll find links to these area webcams: Avista Resort, 300 N. Ocean Boulevard,…

Schools in the Myrtle Beach area haven’t been in session for about two weeks now, and we’re starting to settle into a ‘homeschool’ routine that works for us. I’m home with a 5- and 2-year-old, along with a newborn, so hands-on crafts and learning aren’t possible at every single moment during the day. During times when I need to change diapers, prepare meals or just need a break, we’ve turned to some ‘virtual learning.’ The boys enjoy the change—i.e. not hearing mom talk for a while—and we’ve gotten to see some pretty neat things! We have a few…

WHAT: Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach – Hwy 501 is hosting a sensory-friendly shopping day for our patrons with autism. Shoppers can enjoy corn-hole, Jenga, Connect 4 and Tanger Outlets memory games, as well as other fun activities. A quiet room will be provided when needed. Wheelchairs are always free for shopper use (while supplies last), and strollers will be FREE for members of Champion Autism Network (CAN) during the event (while supplies last). WHEN: Monday, March 23 until 9 p.m.; from 4 p.m.– 6 p.m., CAN shoppers will receive a Tanger…

Beginning in April, Brookgreen Gardens will be showcasing a new exhibit throughout the gardens. ‘Southern Light’ is an immersive experience in art and light, created by internationally-known artist Bruce Munro. Munro is bringing his spectacular large-scale light sculptures to the gardens from April 8 to September 12, 2020, and it will allow visitors to literally see the gardens in a completely new light. The exhibit will feature seven works of art in light and mixed media, each designed specifically for the natural garden rooms where they will…

Tickets for the first of the March Myrtle Beach history trolley tours are now on sale. This is the last of a three-month series that sold out every tour in both January and February. Locals and visitors alike have loved these local history tours that depart each Tuesday at 2 p.m. from in front of the Grand 14 Cinemas at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach—me included! Making a stop at the historic Pine Lakes Country Club, the Early Myrtle Beach & The War Years tour tells the city's origin story and what it was like during WWII with U-boat…

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…

Are you spending St. Patrick’s Day weekend in the Myrtle Beach area? Lucky you! The Grand Strand boasts a ton of fun ways to celebrate the Irish holiday. From local parades and family festivals to green beer and delicious Irish fare, here are some of our picks on what to do St. Paddy’s weekend: North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade ALERT – This event has been canceled. The 32nd Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade is always one of the biggest celebrations of the weekend. The annual, one-day event…