The Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival is back in a big way here in 2014. And for that, our stomach and taste buds are thankful. The week-long celebration of all things savory, sweet and delicious in the Myrtle Beach area kicked off June 2 with the first of four themed dinners at Castano’s Italian Steakhouse . And just what was that theme, you might be asking? It was bourbon. June 3 saw guests enjoy a tequila-themed meal at Abuelo’s , while the menu for June 4’s dinner at Damon’s Grill centered around a Lowcountry boil. Why yes, we…

As a native Kentuckian, it’s thrilling to see that the city of Lexington is one of four new non-stop flights to the Myrtle Beach area that Allegiant Airlines will begin offering today. These flights will continue to open up the Grand Strand to even more visitors during the summer months of 2014 and beyond. Non-stop service from Lexington, Ky., as well as Columbus, Ohio and Syracuse, N.Y. begins on May 29. Starting May 30, this non-stop service will grow to include Cincinnati, Ohio. So, to all you Buckeyes, Wildcats and Orange men and women, we…

OK everyone, say it with us – Summer is officially here!!! Yeah, yeah, yeah. We realize the “real” first day of summer isn’t until June 21, the day of the summer solstice. But, let’s be honest, for the majority of Americans, the season of barbecues, baseball and beaches kicks off with Memorial Day Weekend. The Myrtle Beach area is no different. We’re ready to ring in the “unofficial” start of summer in style, and we’ve got plenty of activities to choose from. Obviously, with this being Memorial Day Weekend, a number of events are taking place to…

We've got a new segment here that's debuting today in this space. It's called "A Local's Look," and it's just what it sounds like. We're giving you our local perspective on some great attractions, activities and restaurants to discover while visiting the Myrtle Beach area . The first one out of the gate offers, without a doubt, the best view of the Atlantic Ocean - the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.…

It’s Gonna Be A Blast!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4:28 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

When you combine the majestic wonder that is the Atlantic Ocean with great tunes, then you've got yourself a nice little Saturday. The Beach Blast! Christian Music Festival returns to the Myrtle Beach area for its fifth anniversary on May 17, 2014. Head on over to the old Pavilion site at Eighth Avenue North in Myrtle Beach and catch some of Christian music's finest acts, like Skillet, Jamie Grace and For King and Country. There will also be an appearance by John Luke and Sadie Robertson from A&E's "Duck Dynasty." So, what are you…

Roll Camera

Thursday, May 8, 2014 3:22 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Some Grand Strand natives have gone and made a movie, and now all their hard work is about to pay off with a premier on Monday, May 12, 2014, at the Grand 14 Theater in The Market Common . "A Chess Player" is a labor of love for producer/star Chip White and executive producer Jason Smith, both from the Myrtle Beach area . White's sister is none other than "Wheel of Fortune" staple and North Myrtle Beach native Vanna White. The film is described as, "about what happens when the thing you love, or the thing you are passionate about, becomes…

A Salute To Those Who Serve

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:43 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

As we all know, The Market Common sits on the site of what used to be the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. So, it goes without saying that we here in the Myrtle Beach area understand the sacrifices made by military personnel and their families. So, we couldn't be happier that the city of Myrtle Beach is once again hosting Military Appreciation Days through the month of May. A number of restaurants and attractions will be offering discounts to members of the Armed Services and their families. There are also a number of events being held…

Paddle Faster

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:49 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It's time to take to the water and test your paddle power in the Sixth Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival , which returns to The Market Common in Myrtle Beach on April 26, 2014. For those of you who might be asking yourself just what is dragon boating, we're here to tell you it's an absolute blast! The boats feature dragon designs, of course, and can seat 20 paddlers and one drummer in a competition to be the first to get across that finish line. The unique designs of the boats means these races are visually amazing. Plus, the race is…