It's a Baby Race to Myrtle Beach

Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:23 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We were excited to learn about a halftime promotion you don't see all the time when VisitMyrtleBeach.com sent out a press release earlier this week. The promotion? Baby racing. The track? 15 yards in length near center court at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center on campus at Coastal Carolina University. The prize? Diapers for all those who participate, and a $500 college savings bond and Myrtle Beach prize package valued at $500 for the winner. The cost to enter? Free. Why is this a good thing? Because babies are cute, it's…

Learn How to Garden with Confidence

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 3:05 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Learn How to Garden with Confidence at Diggin It Spring Garden Festival Saturday, March 23 Passionate gardeners and those who just like to occasionally play in the dirt will find something useful and interesting at this year's spring garden festival. With this year's Garden Festival, Brookgreen Gardens offers something new each year for guests of all ages to experience gardening as a unique and fun learning adventure. This year's event will feature horticulture expert, author, and speaker, Helen Yoest. As a award winning lifestyle garden…

Star Struck with Legends Spring Lineup

Monday, February 25, 2013 11:39 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We were happy to hear last week that Legends in Concert® Myrtle Beach had announced their 2013 spring lineup. They're celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year as the ‘World's Leading Tribute Show,' and at age 30, they're looking better than ever. The new set of tribute artists are slated to perform from Feb. 11 through May 11 and will portray Elvis, Tina Turner, Johnny Cash, Adele and Rod Stewart. Elvis has long been a favorite of ours, but after a recent performance by Rod Stewart (played by veteran Myrtle Beach entertainer Rob…

Big South Championship

Thursday, February 21, 2013 9:40 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Do you love college basketball? Do you love the beach? What if we told you that you can enjoy BOTH during the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Basketball Championships? Well, you can. March 5-10, 2013 come join the twelve Men's and eleven Women's Big South Conference teams as they battle it out for a spot in NCAA Tournament on the road to the Final Four. The VisitMrytleBeach.com Big South Basketball Championships will be held on the campus of Coastal Carolina University at th e brand new HTC Center. The HTC Center includes 3,200 seats,…

Wine, Dine, Learn & Design

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 2:29 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

For over 30 years, Springmaid Beach Resort (now DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront) has offered a very unique Watermedia Workshop to students and instructors from across the country and abroad, which is recognized as one of the most popular and enduring workshops in the southeast. Offered twice each year in March and November, with each workshop is comprised of three one-week sessions. Week-long workshops include five days of instruction, room accommodations, all meals, nightly cocktail receptions, several artist…

It's one of our favorite times of year here along the Grand Strand. The time of year when all along our stretch of shoreline, locals gather to enjoy a traditional culinary custom of the coastal Lowcountry area: the oyster roast. According to DiscoverSouthCarolina.com, both ecologically and traditionally, these gatherings are held during the winter months, when the oysters are not spawning. This is when the oysters are at their most plump and the taste is best. This cultural institution has been happening for hundreds of years, and based…

What makes any rainy Monday morning a little bit brighter? If you're in Myrtle Beach, then it's new air service announcements! Popular Canada-based airline WestJet announced yesterday morning that they will now be offering affordable, non-stop service to Myrtle Beach International Airport from Toronto. The twice weekly service (Thursday and Sunday) will begin May 2, 2013, and the airfare couldn't be better priced! While we've met many a visitor to Myrtle Beach from Toronto, it must be said that we've never actually visited our Canadian…

One of our favorite Myrtle Beach attractions, Ripley's Aquarium, has decided to think outside the ‘tank' this year for Valentine's Day, and we couldn't be more excited. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 14, the popular aquarium will close its doors to the general public, remaining open only to those lovebirds who have made a reservation to dine in the aquarium's ‘Tunnel of Love.' That's right; Ripley's has transformed their 340-foot long glide path beneath the acrylic (shark) tunnel, and colorful Rainbow Rock exhibit into the most…

Medieval Times –BEHIND THE SCENES

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 4:16 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Greetings, my lords and ladies! Allow me to introduce myself. I am your wench blogger Genevieve, and I am thrilled to be bringing you some medieval action straight from the dais at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in lovely Myrtle Beach, S.C. As a veteran wench, I could also give you first-hand insight on what daily life at the castle is REALLY like, and may even teach you a thing or two about medieval history! For those of you who have yet pay a visit to our noble castle, Medieval Times is a thrilling, family-friendly feast and medieval…

Going Beyond the Beach: Kayak Winyah Bay

Monday, December 17, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It may be December here in Myrtle Beach, but thanks to our mild weather, we were still able to get out and about this weekend without catching a chill. What did we do? Headed south to Georgetown, S.C. , to check out Black River Outdoors Center's popular kayak tours. Admittedly, business is a little quieter for them this time of year, but we were more than happy to have a guide all to ourselves. Visitors to our shores have been raving about the area's kayak tours ( and our many other water sports ) for some time now, and now we know why. The…