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…

Honey, You Had Me at “Body Wrap”

Thursday, October 4, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Her Body & Soul spa M.G. My mom has always called me her porcelain doll. To call me pale is an understatement. It’s no secret that for me, vacation is synonymous with sunburn. Are you with me? Despite diligent sunscreen use, the first day of my vacation usually ends with me wanting to jump in a tub full of aloe. It’s easy to find yourself in a similar situation — even if you aren’t paper-white like me — but sunburn can just about ruin a perfectly pleasant vacation. That’s where Her Body & Soul Spa comes in, with a…

And the Trip Tuesday Winner is…

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

Congratulations to Marlene Williams for correctly guessing yesterday’s Trip Tuesday secret. The secret pictured was the beautiful blown glass art at Conway Glass in Conway, S.C. Marlene, please send an email to media@visitmyrtlebeach.com to book your 60 Secrets adventure!…

Seafood Capital of South Carolina

Friday, September 28, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Murrells Inlet K.M. Murrells Inlet , which is now known as the seafood capital of South Carolina, wasn’t always as family friendly as it is today. In the 1800s, pirates hid in the inlet creeks waiting to plunder unsuspecting English ships. You may have heard of one in particular called Blackbeard. Water adventure still awaits. You can try fishing or crabbing on one of the many charter boats available for rent, or you can always get a closer look at the legends of old by scuba diving off the coast near historic shipwrecks or…

Dream Vacation Home

Thursday, September 27, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Garden City, S.C. K.L. It’s not even fair. That’s what I’m thinking as we drive through Garden City and gawk at the gorgeous waterfront homes around us. From cool blue to vibrant red, they come in every color, shape and size. And they are the picture of my perfect vacation. Many may not realize that a Garden City home is even an option for Grand Strand accommodations – or how affordable such a home really can be for a weeklong vacation. I’ll tell you: it’s worth looking into. I don’t think these homes could ever disappoint.…

An Ace of a Course

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

International World Golf Tour M.G. Myrtle Beach isn’t called the golf capital of the world for nothing. Home to more than 100 courses, there’s definitely something for every type of golfer. International World Golf Tour is no exception. Upon first glance, it looks like many of the area’s top courses, with well-maintained greens and a fleet of golf carts. But each of the course’s 27 holes is very unique, indeed. If you’re a golf lover, you’ve probably dreamed of playing just one hole of Augusta National or St. Andrew’s. Well,…

Shacks and Shops

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Pawley’s Island Hammock Shops K.L. One of my favorite things about a beach vacation is all the fun little shops that are tucked away into the canopy of palmetto trees or gorgeous oaks. This is exactly what we found at the infamous Pawley’s Island Hammock Shops . Of course you have to start your journey at the shop that started it all – the Hammock Shop itself. While sampling the comfortable swings and lazy hammocks is wonderful (beware: you may never want to leave), take a moment to duck into the Weaving Shop. There – if you can…