Admit it, when you’re walking along the shores of the Grand Strand , you find yourself stopping to pick up a beautiful seashell. But what about that other sought-after beach treasure, a shark’s tooth? In this week’s edition of “A Local’s Favorite,” we’ve brought in an expert to tell us how we can snare as many of these souvenirs as possible.…

Spend Time Down By The River

Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:13 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Looking for a way to have a nice little Saturday? Might we suggest the 2014 Conway Riverfest . This annual celebration returns to downtown Conway on June 28, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The day begins with booth displays at the Artisans Market and Santee Cooper Business Expo on Marina Drive. Make sure and come hungry, because a number of food vendors will be offering tasty morsels for sampling. Once those bellies are full, check out the Anderson Brothers Bank Patriotic Golf Cart Parade along Laurel Avenue from Second Avenue to Marina Drive and…

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…