One of our favorite activities along the Grand Strand is kayaking . Whether on a tour or solo rental, we've always thought that kayaking is one of the best ways to explore the natural side of the Myrtle Beach area. But some area outfitters also offer much more than kayaking for those looking to explore the outdoors, and Plantation Island Tours , located at Tilghman's Point in Little River is one such business. Plantation Island Tours offers daily UTV rides, surf fishing expeditions, eco tours, summer day camps and kayaking tours all on the…

One of our favorite attractions in the Myrtle Beach area is the Children's Museum of South Carolina , which is why we were thrilled to learn that beginning this past June 30, the museum began opening its doors to visitors on Sundays from 12-5 p.m. Educational and interactive, the Children's Museum of South Carolina is a wonderful addition to the Grand Strand as thousands of local visitors and tourists pass through the doors each year. For days when you may need a break from the sun or clouds are in the sky, the Children's Museum of South…

It's no secret that Myrtle Beach has long been known for its more than 100 golf courses. Even Sports Illustrated has an area connection, as the local Pine Lakes Country Club hosted the magazine's first sales conference a few weeks prior to the inaugural issue hitting newsstands in 1954. So, it should come as no surprise that world's largest amateur tournament is held right here on the Grand Strand . The World Amateur Handicap Golf Tournament returns to Myrtle Beach Aug. 26 through Aug. 30. More than 3,000 golfers from all 50 states and over…

My lords! My ladies! Let the tournament begin! We're sure you've heard of Medieval Times , but if you've never been, now's the time to make it a part of your Myrtle Beach experience. There's a feast that's fit for a king. Actually, he's sitting there in the dining hall with you, lording over all the pomp and circumstance. The wait staff is very friendly and charming, making a point of referring to all of the evening's dinner courses as some part of a slain dragon. Who knew that dragon actually looks and tastes exactly like chicken? It's…

Are you sitting around asking yourself where is the one place I can go in Myrtle Beach for country music, Bluegrass mixed with Motown, Broadway staples, dancing, clogging and even the feisty comedic stylings of a little old lady? Well, we've got the answer for you - the Carolina Opry ! Since openings its doors in 1986, the Carolina Opry has had nearly 8,000 performances and achieved critical success both in South Carolina and across the nation. What makes it so entertaining? Well, take it from someone who went this week as a first-timer;…

Golf is a multi-generational sport, passed down from fathers to sons and mothers to daughters. Those of us who come from a long line of golf enthusiasts remember taking to the links with our parents or grandparents when we were children, concentrating so hard to keep our eye squarely on the ball, just as mom and dad taught us. And our smiles widened when we'd solidly connect our club with the ball, sending it soaring over the fairway. We were proud of that accomplishment, and the look of pride in our parents' and grandparents' faces only…

One of the best things about growing up in the Myrtle Beach area in the summer is the variety of programs hosted by the area's state parks. Affordable, educational and family-oriented, the state parks' summer programs are perfect for visitors, too. Those looking to escape the beach or waterpark for a day will find that either Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet is the perfect place to do so. Two of our favorite programs embrace longtime seaside activities: pier fishing and crabbing. Beginning June 20 at…

As longtime locals of the Myrtle Beach area , we can attest that there is not much more cool than encountering a wild dolphins swimming along our shore. Even at a distance, seeing these highly intelligent creatures catch fish and play in the Atlantic Ocean is a treat. That's why one of our favorite attractions this year is Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Watching Tours. If you're looking for a way to get beyond the beach on your vacation, this is the perfect way to do so. Blue Wave Adventures operates seven days a week, March through November,…

Come on, admit it. The minute those explosions rock the eardrums and those flashes and streams of beautiful, bright colors pierce the sky, you're immediately transformed into a kid again. Whether a person is 9 months or 90 years, fireworks are a wonder to behold. People stop their cars to get a glance at them. During peak season in the Myrtle Beach area, there are plenty of prime locations to see these man-made wonders that even pop star Katy Perry has sung about. So, whether you're packing a lawn chair or a blanket, here's some top…

Summer skin care

Monday, June 17, 2013 2:10 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We've always thought of the days leading up to the first day of summer as the perfect time for a skin ‘tune up.' It's a season of swimsuits and sandals here in Myrtle Beach and before we head out into the summer sunshine, we like to make sure we're looking our best. Some of our favorite ‘before summer' treatments include pedicures, body scrubs and sunless tanning. All three help to ensure skin is looking healthy and beach-ready, and all three are available once you get here. Two of our favorite places to get pampered for the summer are…