The Great Christmas Light Show

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

If you’re in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this holiday season, a stop by the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex should be in order. The park is set to be the home of this year’s Great Christmas Light Show—a lighted celebration sure to capture the spirit of the Christmas season. The drive-through light show will feature over 1.7 million lights festively hung along a 1.5 mile drive throughout the park and sports complex. Over 400 magical light displays, some up to 70 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show.…

Autism Friendly Myrtle Beach

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 10:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we know traveling with children can be chaotic, especially for those families who may have the added anxiety of taking a child with autism away from the structure and familiarity of home life. But the Myrtle Beach community is working hard to make sure all families get the relaxing vacation they deserve. For visitors arriving by air, that means a warm welcome at Myrtle Beach International Airport in baggage claim, where family members with autism can take advantage of the airport’s ‘quiet room.’ This space…

When it comes to seafood, Oysters Rockefeller is about as classic as it comes. Created in 1840, it was named after John D. Rockefeller, the richest American at the time, because its sauce carried so much richness. The dish has been remade, deconstructed and adapted much over the many decades since. Capt. Dave’s Dockside in Murrells Inlet serves up a version on a flatbread. The recipe is below. Rockefeller Flatbread 4 c fresh spinach Olive oil 1 c heavy whipping cream 4 strips crispy bacon, chopped ½ onion, carmelized 1 t chopped garlic Parmesan…

As you prepare for costumed children to ask your preference in offering them a trick OR a treat this weekend, Myrtle Beach-area restaurants say why choose? These five local favorites serve up playful cuisine that combine delicious treats with plenty of fun tricks. The Chemist This downtown restaurant is best known for its quirky cuisine, including a Mango Coconut Panna Cotta that looks like breakfast but tastes oh so sweet. With a list of dishes and drinks that incorporate liquid nitrogen, among many others, simply put, you have to try The…

Johnny D’s , in Central Myrtle Beach, and its chef, Jamie Saunders, are breakfast legends. While the restaurant may be known for its sweets (hello, pound cake French toast !), its savory is just as nice. The inventive crab cakes benedict perhaps intrigues more than anything else on the sprawling menu. It's chock full of interesting tastes and delightful decadence. Chef Jamie graciously agreed to share his recipe for the grilled crab cake, which you can eat plain, as a sandwich or “benedict” as he does. Grilled Crab Cakes ½ to ¾ cup Panko…

The summer is coming to an unofficial close this weekend, which means the fall season is upon us. Like most of you, that has us dreaming of the warmth, familiarity and deliciousness of comfort food. Here are some of the best of the best in our area: Deep-fried Deviled Eggs: Deviled eggs will always have a place at the table, as far as we’re concerned. But then Frank’s went ahead and deep-fried them and topped it off with jalapeno and bacon. Crab Cake Benedict: Fresh seafood is synonymous with Myrtle Beach, so we shouldn’t be surprised to see…

Low Country Soars High in Myrtle Beach

Monday, October 17, 2016 3:30 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We’re proud of our Low Country roots and all that it means to our culture. But perhaps it’s never more prominently displayed – or enjoyed – than in the authentic cuisine at local restaurants. Here is a list of some of our favorite Low Country dishes, including a few that bring a new twist to a classic. SheCrab Soup This local favorite is at its best at quaint Sea Captain’s House. It’s made with plenty of sherry and some secret ingredients that help it stand out, even as it competes with the incredible oceanfront view. Blue Crab Fondue The blue…

According to a ranking by Spoon University , a blog serving as an “everyday resource” for great meals and restaurants, the ART Burger at ART Burger Sushi Bar in Myrtle Beach is the best burger in the state of South Carolina. We may be biased, but we have to agree. Here, the restaurant’s namesake burger – like all its dishes – is artfully prepared. A ground beef patty is stacked high with thick-sliced bacon, marinated red onions, blue cheese crumbles, walnut chutney (see recipe below), and the memorably branded ART bun. This burger gives art a…

Croissants Bistro and Bakery is a local favorite in Myrtle Beach for its quality comfort food at affordable prices. While its baked goods and breakfast menu are arguably the star, the restaurant is also known for its homemade soups, sandwiches and delectable entrees. Its owner, Heidi Vukov, is known for not just her delicious food – which always includes the freshest ingredients available to her – but also for her exceptional customer service and Southern charm. Heidi was gracious enough to share her recipe for the colorful and flavorful Angry…

Houston, TX (October 11, 2016) – Myrtle Beach, SC, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Myrtle Beach is profiled in a feature titled “7 Low-Cost Cities” in the November/December 2016 issue, available nationwide today. Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said the annual low-cost cities feature is for those who want un-plundered financial accounts and no shortchange in lifestyle. “Many places across the country have…