The Carolina Country Music Fest is set to take the Myrtle Beach area by storm when it begins its three-day celebration on June 5, 2015. But who says the party can't start earlier? Certainly not us! In celebration of this inaugural, beach-front country concert, CCMF is hosting the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Kick-Off Concert on June 4. It features headliner Sam Hunt, a former University of Alabama at Birmingham football star who know is known the nation over as one of country music's true up-and-comers. Hunt's debut album, "Montevallo," topped three of…

We know what you're thinking; the weather is getting warmer, and it's time for a little down time. And a long weekend excursion to the beautiful Myrtle Beach area is certainly what the doctor ordered. In order to make the most of your visit, we've come up with five handy tips to help you plan for that perfect vacation getaway: 1. Check out lodging deals ahead of time Travelers will find overnight options to fit any budget in Myrtle Beach, which boasts more than 98,000 accommodations. The latest deals from a variety of properties are always…

How about this weather? The frigid winter conditions have taken a backseat to several days of gloriously blue skies, sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Yes, it's official; spring is here! And as the beautiful weather continues, we can't think of a better way to spend it than to commune with nature. Here in the Myrtle Beach area , we're fortunate to have two great state parks in which to do just that. Myrtle Beach State Park is gearing up for its big springtime extravaganza - Park Palooza! - on April 4. Fun for the whole family is guaranteed, with…

Are you having trouble fighting off the winter doldrums because of the seemingly never-ending cold and snow? Well, let us fill you with some happier thoughts, mainly 60 miles of pristine, sandy beaches, mild temperatures and a wealth of accommodations and attractions. And best of all, it's even more convenient and affordable to turn those aforementioned happy thoughts into reality. Allegiant Air has announced new, non-stop jet service to the Myrtle Beach area from five cities, beginning June 3, 2015. The company, known for its exceptional travel…

UPDATE: Rascal Flatts has been named as the third headlining act for the inaugural Carolina Country Music Fest, joining previously announced headliners Lady Antebellum and Eric Church. Additionally, Cole Swindell, Colt Ford, The Georgia Satellites, Brooke Eden and the Davisson Brothers Band have also been added to the growing lineup. The inaugural Carolina Country Music Festival , which features such A-list talent as Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Big & Rich and many more, comes to Myrtle Beach's shores and boardwalk beginning June…

The Best Beer on the Beach

Monday, December 22, 2014 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We love the taste of a great craft beer. In the summer months, nothing complements a day out in the sun better. Here in the Myrtle Beach area , we're fortunate to have a local brewery that is producing quality brews 365 days of year. New South Brewery is definitely one of the Grand Strand's hidden gems. Nestled between manufacturing businesses, this small operation has a four-person staff that is responsible for getting its delicious white ale, nut brown ale and other specialty beers into stores. And if you want to see the magic behind the curtain,…

Welcome to Teal Town USA!

Thursday, December 4, 2014 8:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are heading into playoff action this weekend, and the Myrtle Beach area is encouraged to turn the region into "Teal Town." CCU will play the Richmond Spiders in second-round action at Brooks Stadium in Conway beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. The community can get in on the football excitement by decorating their homes and businesses with CCU colors on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and Dec. 6. It doesn't end there; make sure and dress in teal yourselves. Then, participants are asked to take a picture and…

Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:13 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Here's an interesting piece of information about Ripley's Aquarium - it filters more water in one day than the city of Myrtle Beach does during the entire summer season. We learned that on a behind-the-scenes tour that taught us a great deal about just what makes the aquarium tick. Seeing the backstage area of Ripley's gives a person an even greater appreciation for the wonderment the general public can experience on a regular basis when they visit one of the Myrtle Beach area's most popular attractions. Make a point to check out the Swarm!…

Christmas at The Carolina Opry

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away. So, it's official; the holiday season is upon us once again. Take a drive around the Myrtle Beach area , and you'll see homes and businesses already adorned with their seasonal baubles, trinkets and lights. The Carolina Opry is also into the spirit of the season already, in the form of their amazing Christmas show. It's a wonderful marriage of song, dance, comedy and plenty of holiday cheer. And hey, the little ones in your household will be happy to know the performers even…

A Gothic Love Story

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:54 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We are just two days away from Halloween, so now is the time to get all those last-minute costume accessories together. Oh, and don't forget to be stocked up on candy before all those trick-or-treaters take to the neighborhoods of the Myrtle Beach area . Speaking of treats, we've got one for you in the form of a local ghost story. Because, let's be honest, who doesn't love a good supernatural yarn this time of year? The setting for this gothic tale is Murrells Inlet. In the mid-1800s, a young woman named Alice Flagg met a lumberman. Over the next…