9/11 is a day when all Americans, young and old, take a moment to remember the 2996 lives that were lost, and honor the courage of the service members and first responders who continue to protect this country. This year marks the 20 th anniversary of 9/11, and there are several events around the Grand Strand for locals and visitors alike to show their respect and reverence on this day of patriotism! City of Myrtle Beach is hosting a Remembrance Ceremony on September 11 th at 1:00 pm at Warbird Park. A steel beam from the north tower of the World…

On Location: Socastee, South Carolina

Friday, September 3, 2021 3:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We have traveled to eight of the fourteen communities in the Grand Strand to discover what makes each community unique and find the best things to do, food to eat, and adventures in each community. Today, we are headed to Myrtle Beach’s next-door neighbor, Socastee, located west of the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Historic Socastee is home to one of the 10 operational swing bridges in South Carolina. Built in 1935, the bridge spans over the Intracoastal Waterway and has become a scenic photo spot for locals and visitors. The Waccamaw…

Fall Family Deals

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

The fall is always a great time for families to visit the Myrtle Beach area as its summer-like temperatures, warm ocean waters and family-friendly attractions continue to welcome visitors. This fall, Myrtle Beach area resorts and hotels are offering exclusive travel deals and packages created with families in mind! Whether you are taking an educational vacation with the kids or just a much-needed getaway to The Beach, there is something for everyone to explore in Myrtle Beach. Here are three reasons why you should visit Myrtle Beach this fall:…

It’s ramping up to be a busy and sunshine-filled Labor Day weekend in the Myrtle Beach area! The Beach is ready to welcome you to its warm beaches and sunny skies, helping you forget about back to school just for a little while. Here’s what you need to know and some tips for enjoying your Labor Day weekend in Myrtle Beach. Fireworks Not Allowed in City of Myrtle Beach Please be aware that personal fireworks are illegal in the City of Myrtle Beach. City Code prohibits the sale, possession or use of fireworks inside the city. The fireworks…

Labor Day weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Maybe it’s because while most people are celebrating the unofficial end of summer, the summer weather and season is still going strong. One thing about Labor Day weekend is certain… there is no shortage of food, fun or fireworks when you’re celebrating along the Grand Strand. If you’re headed to see us for the long holiday weekend, here are some things you might want to check out: 20th Annual Myrtle Beach Mustang Week / September 6-12, 2021 Mustang…

On Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Friday, August 27, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today, we are traveling to Myrtle Beach, one of the 14 beautiful communities of the Grand Strand, as we explore down the 60 miles of coastline that make up our area. Where do we start with all there is to see, do and eat in Myrtle Beach? Well, keep on reading as we highlight our favorite things to do, adventures, and restaurants in Myrtle Beach. The SkyWheel is an icon of the Myrtle Beach skyline, as it is located right on the Boardwalk and can be seen from almost any spot on the beach. The SkyWheel is 37 stories high and offers rides in…

The Waves of Praise Gospel Festival is coming back to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Friday and Saturday, September 3-4, 2021 - and you won't want to miss it! This two-day festival features an array of local, regional and national gospel groups and performers and admission is free. Friday is honoree night and weekend jumpoff and performances begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavillion Place (812 N Ocean Boulevard) in downtown Myrtle Beach. Special musical guests include Swanee Quintet and Gemeyal Brown, and other performances will…

5 Pirate Adventures in Myrtle Beach, SC

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Did you know that pirates used to lurk in the marsh waters near Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island? The inland marshes and creeks were perfect places to hide, instead of staying out in the open sea. There are plenty of pirate-themed adventures for you to explore in the Myrtle Beach Area! Arrrrgh you ready to get started? 1. Visit Drunken Jack's Some say that the famous pirate, Drunken Jack, can still be seen wandering the coast. The story goes that Drunken Jack was left on an island in Murrells Inlet by his crew with only rum to sustain him.…

While it may sound best to say that it’s always sunny in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the truth is that it does rain from time to time. While the sunny days far outweigh rainy ones (Myrtle Beach is blessed with 215 sunny days a year), it can be frustrating to see clouds begin to form over what was planned as a perfect beach day. But a day or two of rain shouldn’t deter you from having a good time and making the most of your time away on vacation… especially when you take a look at the many activities perfectly suited for an overcast day.…

On Location: Carolina Forest, South Carolina

Friday, August 20, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

You have been joining us as we travel to the 14 communities of the Grand Strand each Friday, and today, we are headed up the road only 10 miles from the fun-filled Myrtle Beach area to Carolina Forest. Technically still a part of Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest is a pre-planned community consisting of several neighborhoods, shopping, and attractions on the inland side of the Intracoastal Waterway. There really is so much to do, so let’s get started! If you are looking to shop ‘til you drop, the Tanger Outlets, located on highway 501, is the place…