Rockin Jump Ultimate Trampoline Park

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:03 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

While the Rockin Jump Ultimate Trampoline Park is a GREAT rainy day activity in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it’s really perfect for any weather. I stopped by recently with my (younger) friend Bre. She goes a lot, so I figured she would be best to give an official review! Rockin Jump is the area’s first indoor trampoline park and has something for everybody. The park is home to large open jump spaces, a challenge course, a vertical ops wall, dodgeball, a foam pit and more. Bre’s favorite part is the open jump space, but my favorite was the…

When you’re looking for a good foodie destination, we like to suggest hunting for a place that offers as many beyond-the-plate experiences as it does on-the-plate indulgences. In Myrtle Beach you’ll never go hungry – there are literally hundreds of restaurants dotting the shoreline as well as inland towns and streets – but you’ll also not run out of fun culinary-inspired things to do. Here are some of the best of the best: Kayak Fishing Locally owned Blackriver Outdoors Center has long offered a quiet guided fishing excursion that takes you…

Top Five Places to Run in Myrtle Beach

Monday, September 26, 2016 9:55 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Horry County Bike and Run Park (aka HULK) If you’re looking for a longer trail run, the Horry County Bike and Run Park fits the bill. Locals have nicknamed this 7-mile trail “HULK” after the Universal Studios roller coaster due to the constant changing elevations, twists and turns and steep hill climbs. The trail is open to cyclists, runners and walkers and showcases waterway views, grassy meadows and thick jungle sections. Huntington Beach State Park Huntington Beach State Park has a lot for runners to explore, but the Sandpiper Pond…

#FoodieFriday: Cafe Amalfi's Wagyu Brisket

Friday, September 23, 2016 3:30 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Set within the beautiful Embassy Suites hotel, Café Amalfi brings diners a welcome vacation ease, with a casual atmosphere, floor-to-ceiling windows, unobstructed peaceful ocean views, and a versatile menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One item from the restaurant’s comfortable menu is the memorable wagyu brisket, served with plenty of hearty vegetables in a savory broth. Care to try your hand at it? The recipe is below. Waygu Brisket 3 lb waygu beef brisket 3 T thyme 3 T salt 1.5 T ground black pepper 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped ½…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to 60 miles of uninterrupted coastline, a ton of fun activities, thousands of restaurants and PLENTY of opportunities for taking perfect photos. Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, using a cell phone or DLSR, here are a handful of our favorite spots for taking photos of the Myrtle Beach area. Conway Riverwalk If you head inland from Myrtle Beach about 15 minutes, you’ll run into Conway, South Carolina, the county seat for Horry County and the home of Conway’s Riverwalk and Riverfront Park. The park is situated on…

Savannah's Playground

Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:33 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A couple weeks ago, we went to the brand new Savannah’s Playground at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the park’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. To say the gathering was heartwarming is an understatement. It was a perfect morning made up of beautiful weather, beautiful people and a beautiful community coming together to celebrate the realization of a dream long in the works. Savannah’s Playground—a project of Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes, several area legislators, business people and community members—is…

Five Tips for Traveling with Children

Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:27 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we have a TON of activities to keep your little ones busy and entertained, but traveling here can be a different story. Whether you’re road tripping or headed to the airport, here are a few tips to make traveling with children just a little bit easier. Schedule travel around nap times. By traveling around nap times or even at night, you can ensure that most traveling time is spent with snoozing kids. This is especially helpful for little ones that get frustrated easily in a car seat. Travel light. Try to…

Growing up in the Myrtle Beach area, I often remember being asked where the locals hung out or what locals did for fun. In fact, I’m still asked all the time. Generally, locals are working when the bulk of our visitors are enjoying the beaches and Myrtle Beach nightlife, but I do always offer these few bits of advice to those lucky enough to be planning a trip. Visit in the Fall: Locals have known forever that fall is the best time of year along our coasts, but the secret is starting to get out. While the weather is still warm, it’s a little…

Myrtle Beach Biplane Tours

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:07 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

If you’ve visited the Myrtle Beach area recently, you’ve probably noticed the helicopters flying over the ocean, Broadway at the Beach and elsewhere. A couple different operators offer excellent helicopter tours of the area that are extremely popular with visitors (and locals!). When I heard Myrtle Beach Air Tours was now offering biplane tours in addition to helicopter tours, I knew I wanted to check it out. Touring Myrtle Beach from above on a helicopter was such a memorable experience, and I figured a biplane tour would be equally as…

Visit the Shark Wake Park

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:45 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

My friend Rachel and I spent an afternoon last week at the new Shark Wake Park in North Myrtle Beach. The park features cable wakeboarding—a pretty new addition to the world of extreme sports—and Shark Wake Park is the first of its kind here along the Grand Strand. At the park, kneeboarders and wakeboarders take hold of a cable that runs around a lake in about a 1.1-mile loop. So there’s no boat! And what you pay is determined by how long you plan on being on the water and whether you need to rent the equipment or not. Now Rachel actually has…