A Peaceful View of History

Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Georgetown Riverfront Walk K.M. There’s no better view of the third oldest city in South Carolina than along the historic Georgetown Riverwalk . A collection of restaurants and shops line one side of the boardwalk, while the other offers beautiful views of the harbor. As I continued to admire the views, it was difficult for me to imagine this town in the 18th century was the largest exporter of rice in the world. Georgetown was vital to the economy of South Carolina. Today, the Riverwalk is a peaceful reminder of its history which also…

And the Trip Tuesday Winner is…

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Congratulations to Amy Barrett Crowley for correctly guessing yesterday’s Trip Tuesday secret. The secret pictured was the patio at Gulfstream Café in Garden City. Amy, please send an email to media@visitmyrtlebeach.com to book your 60 Secrets adventure!…

Villa Romana K.M. I’ve always had a soft spot for Italian cuisine. A few years ago I visited Italy and loved the warmth and openness of the Italian people, especially while eating a bowl of homemade pasta with a glass of Pinot Grigio. I received that same feeling of welcome – and a bit of comedy – on a recent visit to Villa Romana in Myrtle Beach. The décor immediately took me back to my visit to Rome, with large statues and columns. Every item on the menu is prepared from scratch by owner Rinaldo and his wife…

Have you tried crabbing, yet?

Thursday, October 11, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Crabbing in the Myrtle Beach Area M.G. Yes, that’s right—you can actually try your hand at crabbing in Myrtle Beach a la “Deadliest Catch,” minus the frigid temperatures and well, life-threatening surroundings. For those well-versed in the art of crabbing, a great place to go is Garden City Beach Pier . If not, I’d recommend scheduling a time to visit the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park . There, a park ranger can walk you through how to identify some of the common crabs caught off the pier, as well as introduce you to the rules and…

And the Trip Tuesday Winner is…

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Congratulations to Dawn Kincaid Thompson for correctly guessing yesterday’s Trip Tuesday secret. The secret pictured was visitors trying paddleboard yoga, courtesy of Surf the Earth . Dawn, please send an email to media@visitmyrtlebeach.com to book your 60 Secrets adventure!…

Trip Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Trip Tuesday! Tell us which one of the 60 Secrets is pictured below for a chance to win a trip to Myrtle Beach! Leave your comment by 5:00 p.m. EST with your name included, or just enter from a verified account. And remember to check our blog post tomorrow to see if you won. Hint: This adventurous activity combines balance, strength and the natural surroundings of Myrtle Beach. What are these people doing? A winner will be chosen and announced by noon EST tomorrow.…

Blown Away by Springmaid Pier

Friday, October 5, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Springmaid Pier Hurricane Simulator M.G. Springmaid Pier is the longest and most accommodating pier in Myrtle Beach. At 1,060 feet long and 36 feet wide, many consider it a landmark. Once I set foot on its wooden planks, I couldn’t argue with the property’s claim that the pier offers one of the best views you’ll find anywhere in the Myrtle Beach area. But I wasn’t there to take in the breathtaking panoramic views; in fact, I didn’t need to walk more than 10 feet to reach my destination. The Springmaid Pier Hurricane Simulator…