Posts from January 2014

Break Out Those Dancing Shoes

Friday, January 24, 2014 10:16 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Do you count yourself as a fan of shows such as "Dancing With The Stars?" If the answer is a definite "yes," than why not see some top-notch dancing in person? The National Shag Dance Championship returns this weekend to the Myrtle Beach area with the preliminary round. Now in its' 31st year, competitors will dance the night away on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 at North Myrtle Beach's Spanish Galleon, located at 100 N. Ocean Blvd. Those looking to put their best foot forward will lace up their dancing shoes starting at 8 p.m. both nights. Doors…

Are you suffering from a case of the winter doldrums? With the frigid temperatures we've experienced as of late here in the Myrtle Beach area , it would be understandable if you said yes. Fortunately, one of our favorite spots along the Grand Strand is offering a wonderful opportunity to be one with nature and learn a little history as well. The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Trail at Brookgreen Gardens uses interpretive panels to tell the plantation's history. There are also plenty of archaeological sites to check out, like the…

It's an early-20th century home that has all the amenities and accommodations to make your 21s century event one to remember. The Cooper House Event Center is located next to the Socastee Swing Bridge in the Myrtle Beach area . The trees in its garden are filled with that southern staple - hanging moss. Plus, the home's historic and rustic feel means your event will have its fair share of southern comfort. One of the great things about the Cooper House is the diversity of events they can host. Organizers plan, host and cater private parties…

The "polar vortex" hasn't spared the Myrtle Beach area its wintry embrace. Heaters all across the Grand Strand have been working overtime today as residents and visitors dug out those long-lost winter coats before braving the elements. Fortunately, forecasters are saying the weather should improve over the next few days and we'll be back to the more pleasant temperatures we're accustomed to during the winter months. So, what could be a better way to take your mind off the cold than by entering for a chance to win a seven-night stay in a…

All About the Great Outdoors

Friday, January 3, 2014 4:40 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Happy New Year to each and every one of you! Whether you're a resident of the Myrtle Beach area or are planning a vacation to our little patch of paradise soon, we hope that 2014 has started out on the right foot. The great thing about living along 60 miles of beautiful, sandy beaches is that the weather is relatively nice the majority of the year. So, there are hundreds of days at our disposal for getting out and enjoying the great outdoors (this batch of cold, winter weather we're currently experiencing notwithstanding). And what better…