Posts from February 2019

This past Valentine’s Day--instead of our usual fancy dinner out--my husband and I took a couple’s pottery class at the recently opened Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio. The pottery studio is located downstairs at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach (it’s a lot easier just to call it the Myrtle Beach Art Museum) and offers a combination of different classes for all levels of experience. We took the class with two other couples, and we were all beginners. It was such a fun change of pace from a normal date night,…

I’m often asked if Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a good choice for spring break travelers. The answer is yes! Our area is a very popular spring break destination for families with school-aged children. While a few college-aged groups celebrating ‘first week’ may head our way, our spring break crowd typically has adult supervision. The spring break time frame in Myrtle Beach spans around 4-6 weeks, beginning before the Easter holiday and continuing for well after, as school districts’ holidays vary county by county and let out at different…

Bachelor Trip Ideas

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

5 Tips for Planning a Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party Getaway Grooms and their friends will discover that Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the ideal destination for a guys’ getaway before the big day. With its 60 miles of beautiful beaches, water sports, delicious dining, breweries and golf, Myrtle Beach has the essentials for the perfect bachelor party trip. Here are the top five ways to have a guys’ getaway in Myrtle Beach: Hit the links. Myrtle Beach is one of the country’s premier golf destinations with 90 unique and challenging golf courses…

There is so much I have always loved about living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now that I have two young children of my own, I’ve had the chance to rediscover the area through their eyes. Some of the things I loved as a child, like Brookgreen Gardens and the state parks, are places they love as well. But there is so much more to explore today! Here is a round-up of ten favorites: Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park I’ll start with one of my favorites (or two, rather). Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State…

Bachelorette Trip Ideas

Monday, February 18, 2019 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Tips for Planning a Myrtle Beach Bachelorette Girls Getaway In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, brides and their girlfriends will discover the perfect destination for a bachelorette weekend. From relaxation and shopping to nightlife as well as 60 miles of beautiful beaches, Myrtle Beach has everything you need for one last adventure before your wedding day. Here are just a few ideas for celebrating with your girlfriends: Celebrate over Cocktails Finding a delicious beverage is easy in the Myrtle Beach area. For an evening of unique cocktails, try…

Beyond the Beach: Tour Hopsewee Plantation

Friday, February 15, 2019 10:00 AM by Nora Battle

Hopsewee Plantation -while just about 30 miles south of central Myrtle Beach-feels worlds away. This National Historic Landmark was built about 40 years before the American Revolutionary War, and is the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This private residence is open from January 30 through December 15 in 2018, Tuesday through Saturday, with tours on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This historically significant local landmark is by far one of my favorite places to take visiting friends and…

Rockin’ Tots at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:00 PM by Nora Battle

Rockin Jump is the Myrtle Beach area’s first indoor trampoline park and home to large open jump spaces, a challenge course, a vertical ops wall, dodgeball, a foam pit, rock wall and more. It’s great any time of year, but it’s an especially awesome attraction for times of year when it’s cooler and you don’t necessarily want to be outside. While I’ve visited Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Myrtle Beach on several occasions, this past weekend was the first time I’ve actually taken my two kids. I’ve taken tours and gone with adults as part of a…

Get Ready for Galentine’s Day!

Monday, February 11, 2019 2:00 PM by Nora Battle

A gal-pal getaway in Myrtle Beach is the perfect way to celebrate! First thing’s first: what the heck is “Galentine’s Day,” anyway? Well, it’s a pseudo-holiday created by fictional TV character Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. This “holiday” started in 2010 on an episode appropriately called “Galentine’s Day,” in which Leslie gathered her girlfriends on February 13 to celebrate friendship and brunch with waffles. According to Amy Poehler’s character, it’s “ladies celebrating ladies.” This celebration of female friends has evolved from the…

Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other or a group of friends, the Myrtle Beach area is an ideal spot to spend Valentine’s Day. And since this year’s holiday falls on a Thursday, I’d say the perfect gift for the one you love would be a long weekend away at the beach! There are tons of last-minute accommodations deals to be found, and plenty of special happenings all along the Grand Strand. To start, you’ll probably need dinner reservations at one of our romantic restaurants. Some of our favorites that are hosting special Valentine’s…