Nights of a Thousand Candles

Monday, November 12, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Brookgreen Gardens By Helen Benso This year marks the 14 th annual holiday lights festival, Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. On December 7-8, 14-15, and 20-22, see the gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles, thousands of sparking lights, and live entertainment. The best time to visit is at dusk when the fading sunset and the glow of the candles silhouette the sculpture and live oak trees to create a breathtaking display. “The first year I came to this event I was completely…

Christmas has officially come early to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as the world’s largest drive-through, fully computerized, LED light and music show opened Friday, Nov. 2 at the TicketReturn.com Field (Pelican's stadium) . What does that mean, you ask? It means hundreds of thousands of lights have been tediously programmed to create a dancing winter wonderland synchronized to the season’s favorite holiday music that you can drive through with the entire family for $25.50 per car. Last year marked Shadrack’s debut it the Myrtle Beach area and…

And the Trip Tuesday Winner is…

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Congratulations to Renee Hooker for correctly guessing yesterday’s Trip Tuesday secret. The secret pictured was Fat Harold’s Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach. Renee, please send an email to media@visitmyrtlebeach.com to book your 60 Secrets adventure! Thank you to everyone who entered Trip Tuesday each week and congratulations to all our winners!!…

Trip Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Tell us which one of the 60 Secrets are 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: Name this popular shag club, located in the city where shagging was born. A winner will be chosen and announced by noon EST tomorrow.…

Shoppers Delight

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Navigating through the largest antique store in Georgetown K.M. The Augustus Carolina furniture and antique store on Front Street in Georgetown is very deceiving. The main entrance makes it appear as though there’s only one room but in actuality the store covers over 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor furniture, accessories, and one-of-a-kind antiques. For the bargain hunter in me, I was informed of a back room where the deeply discounted items were and had a good mix of furniture and art pieces. However, my mouth…

The Art of Java

Monday, October 29, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Coffee Break Café in Georgetown K.L. As you walk down Front Street in historic Georgetown, S.C . , you could blink and miss this pretty unassuming spot. Well, you’d be missing out. In a brick building with tables and chairs lining the entrance is Coffee Break Café . Not only does the shop offer a great cup of joe or whatever caffeine fix you might need, it also has an assortment of homemade pastries, breakfast nibbles and even lunch offerings. My favorite part, though, was the eclectic mix of artwork dotting the walls. From floor…

Lee’s Inlet Apothecary M.G. Walk through the front door of Lee’s Inlet Apothecary and you’re instantly transported to another era. During my last visit to Murrells Inlet, I stopped in to try one of their legendary malts. Upon entering, my eye was immediately drawn to a long counter where a waitress was serving up an ice cream soda. The rest of the shop’s walls are lined with pharmaceuticals, and in the back a pharmacist stands ready to fill your order. After looking over the old fashioned soda fountain menu and realizing…

Coccadotts Decisions, Decisions . . . .

Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

As I enter the newly opened Coccadotts cupcake shop, I’m keenly aware of the very difficult decision awaits: which cupcake am I going to choose to eat immediately and which half dozen am I going to bring home with me? This is the second location for the Albany, N.Y., owners – who were featured on TLC’s popular Cupcake Wars – have dished out no shortage of flavors. From Watermelon to Strawberry Margarita, Banana Split to Corona, Opposites Attract to savory Bacon, or even Chicken Wing concoctions, they promise not to disappoint with…

Vanna Banana?

Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Painters Homemade Ice Cream K.L. Anyone who’s been to Myrtle Beach on multiple occasions has likely heard of Painter’s . It’s apparently an institution that has beckoned travelers year after year. I am a self-declared ice cream aficionado, so I knew this warranted a visit. Thankfully, it did not disappoint. While there are many flavors to chose from, including some celeb-inspired creations named after locals Vanna White and Nancy O’Dell, I went for my tried and true cookies ‘n’ cream. The rich flavors and chunks of cookie…