It’s ramping up to be a busy and sunshine-filled Labor Day weekend in the Myrtle Beach area. Travelocity recently announced that Myrtle Beach was among the most searched destinations for Labor Day trips, and Arrivalist expects more than 42.5 million people to road trip this weekend in the US. In preparation, the City of Myrtle Beach will be implementing some special traffic management measures and rules to keep everyone moving and safe. Here’s what you need to know and some tips for enjoying your Labor Day weekend in Myrtle Beach. One-Way South…

I grew up in the North Myrtle Beach area, and yet it took me 31 years before I learned about Ingram Dunes—that is a well-kept secret! The kids and I went for a drive yesterday (a favorite pandemic pastime) despite the afternoon showers, and we ended up coming across Ingram Dunes. I have been meaning to figure out where they were exactly located since last fall, and yesterday ended up being a good day to do that. These magnificent dunes were formed over 80,000 years ago and comprise one of the most natural green spaces on the beach side of…

This past week, for the first time since February, I ventured out to a couple of Myrtle Beach’s best kids’ attractions. We are season pass holders at Ripley’s Aquarium (located at Broadway at the Beach), so we started there. My plan was to visit right at opening on a Monday morning to ensure it would not be crowded—and we had the best time! After being home for nearly six months, the boys were thrilled to be out and about. They both wore their masks (as did I) and understood that if it was crowded, we might have to go home. However, with the…

The current pandemic has certainly caused many changes in the way hospitality businesses operate. Hotels, resorts, RV parks, and other Myrtle Beach area lodging providers have worked diligently to come up with new sanitation policies to help reduce transmission of the virus to protect their employees and visitors. When you make plans to visit, be sure to check out the healthy travel efforts your lodging provider has made. You’ll notice that many are offering touch-free pre-check-in procedures. You’ll also find plexiglass dividers, mask…

The Dinner & Tournament modified its guidelines to ensure Royal Guest safety After closing the doors in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is lowering the drawbridge and reopening on Saturday, August 8 in Myrtle Beach. Medieval Times created an extensive reopening plan to ensure the health and safety of guests and staff, and now, tickets are available for purchase and Her Majesty is ready to welcome back her court of Royal Guests. Medieval Times will implement new modifications, including a…

Nine of South Carolina's Top 15 Courses are located along the Grand Strand Golfweek magazine has unveiled its annual ranking of the “Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play in the U.S.” and a trio of Myrtle Beach layouts earned a spot on the prestigious list. Golfweek ranked the famed Dunes Golf & Beach Club the 50th best public course in America and the Robert Trent Jones Sr. classic was followed by Caledonia Golf & Fish Club (No. 62) and True Blue Golf Club (No. 95), a pair of Mike Strantz gems. Even more impressive than three top 100 courses was…

Traveling safely is not only possible during a pandemic, it’s important—especially when travel takes you to sunny beaches to breathe fresh salt air, feel the sand between your toes, and make connections with family and friends. The Myrtle Beach area offers 60 miles of beautiful beaches (so there’s plenty of room to spread out), and it also offers more than 10,000 camping sites at nine campgrounds and two state parks. When I say “campground” you may picture a few tents pitched near a small grove of trees, but I’m here to tell you—some of the…

When you’re ready—to meet again. Virtual meeting apps like Zoom, Google Hangouts and GoToMeeting have been valuable tools during the Covid-19 pandemic. And while we certainly appreciate having those tools, it has become quite obvious that nothing can replace the impact of face-to-face meetings. Humans need interaction. Meeting in person allows energetic exchange, more flexibility with conversation time, and more generous exchanges between people who want to learn, connect, or do business. While we are willing to forego handshakes and mouth…

Visit Myrtle Beach Encourages Travelers to Follow New Guidelines and Visit the Destination Responsibly As the July 4 th holiday weekend approaches, several areas throughout the destination have enacted mask mandates for locals and visitors of the Myrtle Beach area ahead of the holiday weekend. Cities within the Myrtle Beach area have mandated that masks now be worn in public spaces including stores, common areas of restaurants and accommodations, and public spaces where social distancing cannot be followed. Masks are not required on beaches as…

Have a Grand Strand Fourth of July!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Myrtle Beach offers family-friendly events for the holiday weekend! Although a pandemic has put a damper on some Fourth of July fun this year, there are still a few events* to enjoy in the Myrtle Beach area during the upcoming holiday. In addition to our 60-miles of beautiful beaches, many attractions, and amazing restaurants, you are invited to participate in the following events in the Grand Strand. There are a few things to keep in mind if you come to Myrtle Beach for the holiday weekend. First, the City of Myrtle Beach code prohibits the…