A Living Museum

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Brookgreen Gardens K.L. I’ve been hearing about Brookgreen Gardens’ beautiful scenery and interesting sculptures for months. With all the hype, I figured there was no way the Gardens could live up to my expectations. I couldn’t have been more wrong. From the moment you see this gorgeous gem from Highway 17, you are captivated by the grand sculpture at its entrance that just touches on the beauty that no doubt awaits. On your first step into the Gardens, you’ll find elegant tree-lined paths , colorful flowers, immaculately kept…

And the Trip Tuesday Winner is…

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Congratulations to Brandy Kelly for correctly guessing yesterday’s Trip Tuesday secret. The secret pictured was the Live Oak Allee at Brookgreen Gardens [link - http://bit.ly/NeXuCo ]. Brandy, please send an email to media@visitmyrtlebeach.com to book your 60 Secrets adventure!…

Trip Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It’s that time again. Trip Tuesday is upon us. Just leave a comment below telling us which of the 60 secrets is pictured in the image below and, if you guess right, you’ll be entered to win a trip to gorgeous Myrtle Beach! Please either enter from a verified account or include your name with all entries. And remember to check our blog post tomorrow to see if you won. And here’s your hint: This centuries-old walk is tucked away in a South Strand gem. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST. A winner will be chosen and announced via this blog…

Myrtle Beach was once the largest producer of rice in the entire world. That’s a fact. It’s no wonder our area is so rich in history. But of course with history there always comes a little bit of haunting. As we look forward to Halloween next month, I think you’ll find this week’s secrets full of legends, legacies and lingering – of particular interest. What historic – or haunted – sites have you visited along the Strand?…

Prix Fix

Friday, September 7, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Brentwood A Prix Fixe Menu to Be Desired K.M. Combine a native French chef with Carolina Coastal Cuisine, a world class wine list and a haunted 100-year-old house, and what do you get? That would be The Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro in the northern-most Grand Strand city, Little River. This hidden gem boasts one-of-a-kind menu options, including a 3 course Prix Fixe menu that’ll leave you scratching your head in indecision. On a recent visit I had the filet; however the best was saved for last with the rich Fondant Au Chocolat for…

Gullah Luv

Thursday, September 6, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Gullah Luv ’n Uddah T’ings Pawley’s Island Hammock Shops In December, I visited the Ultimate Gullah shop in Conway and left with what would turn out to be the most amazing souvenir I’ve ever purchased. In addition to a fabulous Gullah cookbook, I also snagged a container of Gullah Luv seasoning . I quickly began a series of culinary experiments with sensational results. When I returned to Myrtle Beach in August, my schedule did not allow for a drive to Conway and I was disheartened that I wouldn’t be able to replenish my stash of seasoning (that…

Deviled Crab

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Deviled Crab? Yes, Please! The River Room M.G. Being that it’s my favorite type of seafood, I thought I’d tried crab prepared in every conceivable manner. Crab legs, crab cakes, and even she-crab soup. But when I stopped in The River Room www.riverroomgeorgetown.com in Georgetown, one look at the menu told me I was wrong. Along with a large selection of delicious seafood, the restaurant offers “deviled crab,” as part of its traditional Fried Seafood Platter. The result? A crab cake-like mixture creatively served in an empty crab shell. Let’s…

Tuesday Trip Winner

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

And the Trip Tuesday Winner is… Thanks for all your entries in yesterday’s Trip Tuesday contest. The secret featured yesterday was none other than the sea lion habitat at Pirate’s Voyage ! (By the way, if you’re thinking this has nothing to do with our theme this week – Foodie Finds – you would be wrong. Pirate’s Voyage boasts an enormous and delicious meal at each live show. Yum.) Congratulations to Michael Mackay for correctly guessing this secret!! You are on your way to Myrtle Beach! Just send us an email at media@visitmyrtlebeach.com to start…

From Farm to Table

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Lee’s Farmers Market M.G. Not in the mood to eat out every day of your vacation, but still want to enjoy fresh local produce and sea food? That’s the mindset I was in, driving down Route 17 in the hope of finding a farmer’s market offering farm fresh eggs and perhaps a few peaches. As if right on cue, I spotted the sign for Lee’s Farmer’s Market and quickly made a U-turn to take a peek inside. Walking through the front door, I knew immediately I’d hit the jackpot. The market was full, wall-to-wall, of fresh produce, meats and seafood, as well…

Trip Tuesday

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Welcome to Trip Tuesday! You’ve been hearing about our 60 Secrets of Myrtle Beach and seeing our photos flying around on Pinterest. Now it’s time to test your Secrets Skills. Every Tuesday throughout the 60 Miles in 60 Days campaign visitmyrtlebeach.com/60days , that is September and October, we’ll be posting an image of a secret on this blog with a short hint. If you know the secret, leave a comment below telling us which secret is pictured and, if you guess right, you’ll be entered to win a trip to gorgeous Myrtle Beach, S.C. All entries must…