Myrtle Beach Campground Roundup

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Fall is the perfect time to reconnect with the nature around you at a campground or RV park. And if you’re like me – reconnecting with nature is going to the beach. In Myrtle Beach, the summer warmth and sunshine last a little bit longer than other places, making it the perfect place to enjoy some more summer fun before the holidays set in. Myrtle Beach has its fair share of campground and RV parks, most with direct access to the beach. Here’s our roundup! Myrtle Beach State Park The first state park in South Carolina, the Myrtle Beach State…

Fall at The Beach is all about oysters. As the saying goes, you should only eat oysters in a month that contains the letter “R”. There are many places around the Grand Strand that are serving oysters in a variety of ways, from oysters rockefeller to raw oysters. We have rounded up seven places in Myrtle Beach that are giving you “Summore” oysters this season! 1. Hook & Barrel Known for their extravagant seafood towers, Hook & Barrel serves some of the very best oysters that are both sustainably and locally resourced and steamed to perfection.…

Myrtle Beach Invitational is a Slam Dunk

Monday, October 18, 2021 10:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is bustling with sports teams this time of year – and we are excited to welcome ESPN back to The Beach for the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Nov. 18, 19, and 21 (there will be no games played on Nov. 20). This basketball tournament brings Division 1 teams from various conferences for a weekend of action. The Myrtle Beach Invitational showcases these 2021 post-season participants: Davidson (Atlantic 10) Oklahoma (Big 12) Utah State (Mountain West) East Carolina (The American) Indiana State (Missouri Valley) New Mexico State (Western…

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend Approaches

Friday, October 15, 2021 4:00 PM by Nora Battle

Runners flock from all over the country to participate in the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon race weekend - and there's no surprise why! The surfing-themed half marathon is popular for many reasons. The course is scenic, flat and fast, the October weather in the Myrtle Beach area is as perfect as it gets, and all of the events take place in one of America’s favorite beach destinations. (we might be a little biased!) The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon event weekend kicks off with the Coastal 5k and Doggie Dash will take place Saturday, October 16, at…

Great music, dancing and fun were once a regular occurrence at Charlie’s Place in Myrtle Beach. Even in the puzzling days of Jim Crow-era segregation, both whites and blacks enjoyed each other’s company and reveled in the unifying sounds of jazz, Motown and beach music while they danced away. Today, an annual event is held to celebrate the music and the culture that thrived in the area in bygone days. The fifth annual Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival returns October 15-17, 2021 on historic Carver Street in Myrtle Beach! Charlie’s Place was an iconic…

It’s no secret October is my favorite month here along the Grand Strand. The high summer temps have started to drop—making long days outdoors with small children more enjoyable—and the month is packed full of fun fall activities, including many Halloween events! Costumed little ones and trick-or-treating make Halloween oh-so-fun, but it can sometimes be tricky for those with children who scare easily. We have celebrated many Halloweens here in Myrtle Beach and rounded up a list of our favorite 'fright-free’ events for kiddos who want to skip…

The Hidden Gems of the Grand Strand

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Amidst all the well-known attractions and restaurants around the Grand Strand, such as the SkyWheel and Alabama Theatre, there are so many hidden gems to discover. These 7 spots need to be on your bucket list when exploring the Grand Strand. MarshWalk The MarshWalk is located on the picturesque marshes of Murrells Inlet and is home to eight delicious restaurants known for their coastal cuisine and laid-back atmosphere. Many of the restaurants host live music every day of the week and offer indoor and outdoor dining with views of the marsh from…

Saturday, October 16, 2021, will mark the 42nd year that Loris, South Carolina, has hosted the ever-popular Loris Bog-Off Festival. Which is this weekend - and located right around the corner from downtown Myrtle Beach! The festival, sponsored by the Loris Chamber of Commerce, happens on the third Saturday in October every year in downtown Loris. While the fun, family-friendly event initially began as a chicken bog cooking competition, it has transformed into a huge celebration over the past four decades. The thousands of attendees that go now…

More than 35,000 people turn out each year to honor a dish few outside of Horry County – home to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – have ever heard of. It’s called Chicken Bog and its origins date back hundreds of years. Easy to make, hearty enough to stand alone and able to feed a large crowd, it’s no wonder chicken bog has remained a staple dish in the South! There are many different ways to make Chicken Bog, from adding fresh vegetables like onions and green peppers to dressing with a unique selection of spices. But everyone agrees on the three…

On Location: Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Friday, October 8, 2021 11:00 AM by Katie Hunter

We’ve made it to the final, southernmost community of the Grand Strand – Pawleys Island! As the locals say, Pawleys Island is “arrogantly shabby” with all the comforts of home in a small, but proud, beach town. From pristine golf courses to elegant restaurants, Pawleys Island is where a simple beach town makes a statement as a unique destination. Our first stop is the Hammock Shops Village which features 21 premier retailers and local boutiques and two restaurants. Pawleys Island is also famous for its handmade hammocks that have been crafted…