So, you might have heard about a little event taking place along the shores of the Myrtle Beach area this weekend called the Carolina Country Music Fest . Well, there is also a celebration of that great American classic, the Corvette, happening as well. That means we’re ready to enjoy a great summer weekend here along the Grand Strand. The crowds and the music got started early on Thursday with the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Kick-Off Concert featuring Sam Hunt. And now, CCMF is in full effect down along Eighth Avenue North near the Myrtle Beach…

A Summer on the Boardwalk

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The summer season is here, and that means it’s time to welcome back those Hot Summer Nights to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk ! Through Aug. 30, the boardwalk comes to life every night with live music, a kids carnival, fireworks and so much more! On Mondays, the kids’ carnival in Plyler Park will feature children’s bands, inflatables, face painting, a caricature artist, games and many more activities sure to please the young and the young at heart. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are the days to rock out along the oceanfront! The live concert…

Sunshine, sunglasses and sunscreen are always must-have summer accessories. This year, consider grabbing those sunglasses and soaking up the sun in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The destination offers visitors of all ages a chance to explore the Lowcountry and take in the sights and sounds of the 60 miles of coastline known as the Grand Strand. If you’re still trying to nail down your summer travel plans, consider planning a visit to Myrtle Beach to enjoy a variety of summer events. From music festivals to free fireworks shows, there…

It’s the first of June, and the summer season is officially upon us here in the Myrtle Beach area . Well, it’s about to be taken up a notch (or more like 50) with the opening of the new Radical Ropes Adventure Park later this month. Located at 301 19 th Avenue South in the heart of Myrtle Beach , this upcoming treetop adventure will offer thrillseekers three high ropes courses. These courses stretch up to 55 feet high! While you’re up in the trees, you might as well soar through them from 70 feet on the extreme ziplines. Extreme is the…

A Pinch of Salt

Friday, May 29, 2015 8:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Back for its third year in the Myrtle Beach area , The Native Sons Salt Games is bringing excitement, competition, teamwork, competition, fun, competition, the beach and competition front and center this weekend. Oh, and in case we didn’t make it almost annoying clear, competition is a big part of this two-day event, running May 30 and May 31 at the old Pavilion site near Eighth Avenue North in downtown Myrtle Beach. There is a pro-am surfing tournament, a pro volleyball competition, a paddleboarding race and a kids’ race. But that’s only…

We are less than two weeks away from the inaugural Carolina Country Music Fest , which comes to Myrtle Beach’s shores and boardwalk with the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Kick-Off Concert on June 4, and the festival itself running Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7. Now, two-day tickets are available for purchase. YOU pick the days – Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday. The cost for two-day passes is $159. Featured performers over the course of the festival includes such A-list talent as Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Hunter…

At 18 stories high, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel unquestionably offers the best views of the Grand Strand. It is a ride you simply cannot miss. And now, taking that flight is more affordable than ever. New for the 2015 season, the SkyWheel has annual passes available for $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 3 to 11. Each pass is good for one year from the purchase date. What does this pass mean to you? It means you have unlimited access to the SkyWheel for a full year, discounted general admission tickets for up to four guests per day and…

Vacation hot spot Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, welcomes more than 17 million visitors annually to its 60 miles of gorgeous coastline. July is the peak month for these visitors, and yet even now there are wonderful gems to be found where crowds are thin but entertainment is not. Here are some of my favorites: Myrtle Beach Art Museum Home to impressive artwork from living Southern artists including Myrtle Beach natives, as well as rotating special exhibits from the likes of Ansel Adams and Normal Rockwell, the Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B.…

Fans of “CSI” and other crime procedurals will now have the opportunity to experience the real work of forensic scientists right here in the Myrtle Beach area . Beginning May 22, WonderWorks will open a brand-new forensic science exhibit that focuses on fingerprint identification, 3D facial reconstruction and facial recognition. We know, it sounds really cool to us as well! As we’re sure anyone even slightly familiar with pop culture is aware, forensic science has been a hot topic in TV shows and movies for many years now. The WonderWorks…

Happy 30th!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

On June 1, 1985, Myrtle Waves Water Park opened for its inaugural season here in the Myrtle Beach area . This fun, family-friendly attraction – complete with Turbo Twisters, Arooba Tooba, Super Chute and so much more – has been making us all feel like kids, whether our ages are 3 or 30. This weekend, Myrtle Waves opens its doors for its big 30 th anniversary season, and you can rest assured that there is going to be plenty of celebrating this summer. And what says “celebration” better than the opening of a new slide? That’s right, water park…