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 8:00 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.…

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…

Ahoy, Me Mateys

Monday, August 12, 2013 1:37 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Pirates have been a hot commodity these past several years, thanks in no small part to Johnny Depp, and Myrtle Beach has gotten into the act with Pirates Voyage . This electrifying dinner theater has had us emphasizing our "Arrrrggghhh's" ever since it first opened for business in 2011. The lot of you will enjoy a hearty bounty, while the pirate hordes steal your attention with their antics. It's the battle between the Crimsons and the Sapphires, and their combat extends from the deck of these full-sized ships to the sky and even the…

A Little Bit of Comfort Food

Monday, August 5, 2013 4:09 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

When people come to the Lowcountry and look for culinary staples, many that immediately come to mind are shrimp and grits, fried chicken and barbecue. We're no stranger to each of these tasty Southern staples, and are happy the Myrtle Beach area offers plenty of options for satisfying these comfort food cravings. And if you're looking for tasty barbecue, there's a new option available - Simply Southern Smokehouse . This new eatery, which had its official ribbon cutting on July 23, is owner Tammy Floyd's first time being the boss. She's…