Posts from April 2013

Saturday night we crashed the VIP party of the Illusions of Magic show at the Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach. We invited some friends and made it a double date after hearing others rave about the special effects and scenery. The show was a blast. Part magic, part illusion, part comedy and all fun. From what we had read, the show (direct from Las Vegas) is consistently rated a top touring illusion production that combines its special effects and elaborate scenery to create a modern spectacle. The children around us in the crowd were…

Last week brought some good news to the Myrtle Beach area as Brookgreen Gardens was voted one of the ‘Top 10 Best Public Gardens in the U.S.' by popular traveler review website TripAdvisor. The list-based on user reviews and opinions posted to the site-lists Brookgreen Gardens as sixth on the list, noting that the gardens feature "four seasons' worth of horticultural surprises, including perennials, roses, and a stunning array of shrubs and trees." A well-deserved award, especially considering Brookgreen Gardens boasts the largest and…

Editor's Note: This entry is submitted by guest blogger Mary McPherson, who visited the Myrtle Beach area with her husband, son and daughter in March 2013. She is from Ontario, Canada. We knew the beach here would be gorgeous and we knew the sunshine would help clear the winter cobwebs from our heads but we did not expect the incredible warmth and generosity of spirit from everyone we met. Southern hospitality is alive and well in Myrtle Beach. From the minute we checked into our hotel for our March break vacation, to the minute we left,…

The Ocean Beckons

Monday, April 1, 2013 3:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Editor's Note: This entry is submitted by guest blogger Mary McPherson, who visited the Myrtle Beach area with her husband, son and daughter in March 2013. She is from Ontario, Canada. The view this morning was considerably better than the gray skies and snow-covered roofs that we usually see from our bedroom window in Ontario, Canada. Today is our first full day in Myrtle Beach . Listening to the surf and watching the waves is a great way to start the day. My seven-year-old daughter said it is as if the ocean waves are trying to make…