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…

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!…