We salute the men and women of the Armed Forces. Their dedication and commitment to preserving our freedom is appreciated not just here in the Myrtle Beach area , but all across the country. That's why we're offering one military family the chance to reconnect here along the Grand Strand. We're asking for entries for our Myrtle Beach 1 Million Military contest . If you know of a military family deserving of a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, you're encouraged to enter them for a chance to win a seven-day, six-night stay in an oceanfront beach…

A Trip Back In Time

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:44 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We are a bunch of history buffs, and love that the Grand Strand is rich with it. Driving up the road to Litchfield Plantation in Pawleys Island and seeing the avenue of gorgeous oak trees with their hanging moss, it's easy to feel as though you've just been transported back to the 18 th century. The house was built in the 1740s and overlooks 375 acres of historic rice fields. Today, the house serves as a bed and breakfast while also hosting numerous weddings. Inside, much of its 18 th century majesty remains intact, although with a few…

A Comedy Done Southern Style

Friday, September 13, 2013 3:59 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Grand 14 Theater in The Market Common put its best Hollywood-like foot forward Thursday night when it hosted the premiere of the independent comedy Crackerjack . This charming comedy is described as a "Southern fairy tale" by its narrator and executive producer, Jeff Foxworthy. And yes, there are plenty of jokes that only us southerners will truly appreciate. Which is part of the film's appeal. We couldn't stop laughing at the over-the-top zaniness of the church league softball games, a game that Bill "Crackerjack" Bailey is obsessed…

Leave the Fishing to the Youngsters

Thursday, September 12, 2013 8:52 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo is a panel of local, Grand Strand piers that participate in monthly catch contests, tournaments and events that draw anglers to the area year after year - fishing is one of the activities we do best, after all! One of the most popular events hosted by the Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo is the ‘Take a Kid Fishing' tournament. The ‘Take a Kid Fishing' Tournament is held to introduce young anglers to the sport of fishing while creating the opportunity for a parent, relative or volunteer to spend the day with a child.…

Runner's Paradise

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 3:44 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Fall is an ideal time for runners everywhere to lace up their sneakers and log in a few miles. The temperatures are cooler, the leaves are showcasing their vibrant colors and the lower humidity is a welcome relief for any number of reasons. Oh yeah, it's also the time when Myrtle Beach gets to put its best foot forward and welcome thousands of runners from across the country for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon . When the annual fall meet returns on Oct. 20, it's going to have a bit of a facelift. The course has been revamped to feature the…

Delicious Treats Are Now Closer to Home

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 3:20 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

While the Kudzu Bakery and Market isn't necessarily new to the Grand Strand, (there are currently four locations, including the original location in Georgetown, S.C. and a location in Pawleys Island, S.C. ) it's central Myrtle Beach location is new, and we couldn't be more excited. The Kudzu Bakery and Market was founded in 1989 by Joey and Stacy Rabon, and its success since opening probably has a great deal to do with the bakery's slogan of ‘simply divine.' That's exactly what comes to mind every time we've enjoyed a slice of key lime or…

Captain Smiley Makes Us Smile

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:51 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We're always trying to emphasize the many wonderful activities the Myrtle Beach area offers beyond sunning on our beautiful shoreline. Not because we're not beach bunnies, but because we understand that families like to create memories together while on vacation, and some of the activities offered in our area do just that! One such activity is inshore fishing in the sounds, inlets, tidal creeks and near-shore wrecks in Little River, South Carolina -an area known for its fantastic fishing. Specifically, we recommend an inshore fishing trip…

We've always known that our little patch of paradise is one in a million. It's even more rewarding when a million others feel the same. The Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has surpassed one million "likes" on its official Facebook page. Don't worry, we're not going to reference Sally Field! But we are going to say thank you to our fans in a big way. We're kicking off a year of appreciation with the Million Dollar Beach House Vacation Getaway . That's right, we're offering our fans the chance to win a week-long stay in a…

For those that have visited the Myrtle Beach area over Labor Day weekend in the past, the chance you attended the area's annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival is pretty high. Last year's festival drew around 40,000 with a fantastic lineup of free live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, kids activities and finger-lickin' good Southern barbeque. At the end of July, festival organizer Palmetto Event Productions Inc. announced that for the first time in the event's history, they were offering $20,000 in cash prizes to contest winners at this…

Tell Us Your Dream Vacation

Monday, August 12, 2013 4:13 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Clark Griswold wanted nothing more than for his family to experience the perfect vacation when he loaded them all into the family truckster and drove 2,000 miles to Wally World. It's a lofty goal any number of families can relate to. And while things might not always go according to plan, we can all be thankful that none of us have experienced quite the set of hijinks as those members of the Griswold clan. Still, when it comes to planning that perfect family getaway, there's nothing wrong with asking for a little help. Today, we want to…