Posts from April 2021

Recent Myrtle Beach Accolades in 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

When you are choosing the Myrtle Beach area for your next beach vacation, relocating your family, or traveling for a quick getaway, you are choosing one of the most praised destinations to visit in South Carolina, and in the United States! Here are 40 accolades and mentions that Myrtle Beach has recently received (a humble brag from all of us at The Beach): Budget Travel, 24 safe budget getaways for spring USA Today, These are the top 10 small airports in the US, according to readers Be My Travel Muse, 11 of the Most Epic East Coast Road…

This past year will be forever remembered as a year like no other. The pandemic shut down the world. Hotels were closed for almost two months, events were cancelled, and many of our attractions were closed most of the year. Tourism is the economic lifeblood of the Myrtle Beach area providing $7 billion in economic impact throughout our 14 communities. This year, there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and its dynamic workforce. The 38 th National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW)…

Across the 60 miles of the Grand Strand, there is a vast array of Farmers' Markets offering the freshest local produce. Throughout the summer and fall, many of the 14 communities in our area host weekly markets, so there is always a chance that you can pick up some refreshing veggies and fruits to enjoy! Did you know there are many benefits to eating local produce, too? Not only does buying produce locally help the economy, but local fruits and vegetables also have more nutrients and flavor since they are not transported for days after…

Happy Earth Day, friends! We are taking this day to appreciate the great outdoors and to realize the steps we can take to preserve it for generations to come. The Grand Strand encompasses 60 miles of coastline along with 14 communities, which means locals and visitors have the responsibility to steward our wide variety of natural resources. From marshlands to sandy beaches, there is a spot outside waiting for you to enjoy this Earth Day. Here are some insightful examples of how The Beach is working to protect and preserve the natural beauty!…

It’s safe to say that our pets benefited greatly from all the humans working from home this past year. As much as we need a vacation, our pets probably do too! Myrtle Beach offers many pet-friendly accommodations, along with pet parks and stores, restaurants, and more. We’ve gathered some resources for you as you plan your next beach vacation in Myrtle Beach with your pet! Accommodations From hotels to beach houses, there are a multitude of options for every visitor and their pet, such as the DoubleTree Resort and the Best Western hotel, both…

Myrtle Beach may be known for its seafood and southern, coastal cooking, but many people don’t know that many restaurants across the Grand Strand accommodate a variety of dietary preferences. You don’t need to feel like there isn’t an option for you – there’s a place for everyone at The Beach! We have rounded some of the restaurants that serve vegetarian and gluten free dishes, and are amenable to requests, so you don’t miss out on eating well on your next trip to The Beach. Kindbelly Café – Located near 79 th Ave. in Myrtle Beach, Kindbelly…

While the water may be a little too cold for some people right now, it is the perfect time to search for seashells and shark teeth in the sandy coastline. We have a few tricks up our sleeves for finding shark teeth and seashells that will be helpful in your next adventure to The Beach this spring. First, our easy tricks to find shark teeth. Most shark teeth are found in central Myrtle Beach anywhere between 50th Avenue North all the way down to 10th Avenue South, however, you can also find a few in Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. Look for…

With the weather warming up, the days are longer, and the grass is greener, and the fairways in Myrtle Beach – the golf capital of the world – are calling your name! Myrtle Beach is known for our golf courses developed by some of the top designers in the country and all varying in difficulty level. We are sharing a few of the best golf courses at The Beach, but there are over 100 premier golf courses in the area to choose from. First, King's North, located at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, is an Arnold Palmer-designed gem, offering several of…

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is an annual international day, scheduled this year on Thursday, April 21, that promotes advocacy and showcases the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences, and conventions bring to people, businesses, and communities. This is the 6th year of GMID with the focus on celebrating all the industry has accomplished after bracing 2020 and moving forward with cautious optimism for future in-person events. Businesses from around the world will meet together –…

We believe that everyone can find where they belong at The Beach! We recognize that families traveling with loved ones with autistic or sensory issues need additional support in their vacation destination – and The Beach is a place where this support is a reality. We desire to instill hope that vacation is possible at The Beach, regardless of any disability barriers. Surfside Beach and the City of Myrtle Beach are certified autism-friendly through the Champion Autism Network (CAN). Through this certification, many attractions, hotels,…