The countdown is on for the Great American Eclipse of 2017! For the first time in nearly 100 years, a total solar eclipse will sweep the width of United States, including South Carolina. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event happening on August 21 st , 2017. Good news is that you can see the total eclipse in the southern portion of the Grand Strand, including Pawleys Island and Georgetown, while you can see a 99% partial eclipse in the rest of the Grand Strand. The eclipse will start around 1:18 p.m. peak at 2:47 p.m. and end at 4:09…

Condé Nast Traveler recently compiled a list of the 9 Best Boardwalks in the U.S . and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was at the top of the list. According to Condé Nast Traveler, “Though it’s one of the newer boardwalks in the country, built in 2010, it has quickly become a staple on the eastern seaboard. The 1.2-mile walkway is filled with everything you’d find on the historic ones—shops, rides, jugglers, and restaurants—with a bit more of a modern edge. Think Art Burger Sushi Bar over Nathan’s hot dogs.” “We’re not surprised the Myrtle Beach…

The Grand Strand is heating up this summer with FREE family-friendly events on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Plyler Park are transformed into a family-friendly entertainment zone. Best of all, the special “Hot Summer Nights” events are FREE! Brought to you by the Oceanfront Merchants Association, Hot Summer Nights! features live music, face-painting, balloon twisters, photos ops, fireworks and more for 6 nights a week through September 4 th . Monday Nights are for Kids Monday nights will be Kids Carnival Night…

Now is the perfect time for Carolina residents to visit all five Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach. Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and the Ripley’s Myrtle Beach Attractions announced the return of $10 Carolina Deal Days for the remainder of July. All residents of North Carolina and South Carolina can buy tickets for admission to any of their five Myrtle Beach Attractions for only $10.00 per ticket (plus tax) from July 10 th to the end of the month. Special discount price is only good for North and South Carolina residents with a valid NC…

Travel + Leisure rounded up the best fourth of July celebrations across the United States and Myrtle Beach makes this list . With more than 60 miles of coastline, there are plenty of places to celebrate. From 5K walk/runs, parades, air shows and of course fireworks, there is something for everyone. Travel + Leisure featured these celebrations: 5K or 8K competitive runs at the Market Common Surfside Beach Celebration 51st Annual Fourth of July Parade in Pawley's Island 34th Annual Boat Parade in Murrell's Inlet Salute from the Shore Fly Over…

It's not too late to book a 4th of July getaway to Myrtle Beach. There are still great accommodations available at affordable rates. In fact, TripAdvisor Rentals recently listed Myrtle Beach as one of the most affordable July 4th getaways under $50/night. TripAdvisor analyzed the weekly cost of a two-bedroom rental with a four person occupancy, and found that the median weekly rate for the 4th of July in Myrtle Beach is $1,032, or an estimated $37/person per night. We're not surprised that Myrtle Beach was included in this list as there are…

New Aqua Park Opens at Shark Wake Park

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Beat the heat this summer at the new Aqua Park at Shark Wake Park. It’s the largest inflatable, floating obstacle course on the East Coast. Covering an acre of water, the aqua park can hold up to 120 people per hour. It’s the place to be to jump, play and climb this summer. The Aqua Park is the newest addition to Shark Wake Park and marks the completion of the park since it opened one year ago. Shark Wake Park will celebrate with a “ Welcome Back Summer Party ” on Saturday, June 3rd from Noon to Dusk. Festivities will include music, cornhole…

Broadway at the Beach will host Summer Nights June 2 through September 3. This is a free, nightly entertainment series featuring live musical performances, street performers, character appearances and more. Guests will experience reconnecting through music while enjoying Mr. Nigel, who is returning for his fourth year at Broadway at the Beach. He will perform in Center Court near Broadway at the Beach's Guest Services Center every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Returning for her third year at Broadway at the Beach is…

Summer is finally here and it’s time to book your family beach vacation. We have some good news! TripAdvisor Rentals recently listed Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a top summer beach house destination for families. As America’s premier family beach vacation destination, it’s no surprise that there are great beach homes for rent. As noted by TripAdvisor, booking a summer beach house can be a great way to save money on the front end and spend the extra cash on memorable experiences with the kiddos, such as mini-golf at one of 40 different…

The much-anticipated Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) will once again grace the beautiful sandy shores of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From June 8-11, 2017, the South's premier outdoor music event will feature the hottest names in country music, including an impressive trio of headline acts and nearly 30 additional sought-after artists. Headline acts for the 2017 CCMF include the following: Kenny Chesney embodies the free-spirited moments that make CCMF a can’t-miss country music event. As the only country artist on Billboard’s Top 10…