Posts from May 2015

A Pinch of Salt

Friday, May 29, 2015 8:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Back for its third year in the Myrtle Beach area , The Native Sons Salt Games is bringing excitement, competition, teamwork, competition, fun, competition, the beach and competition front and center this weekend. Oh, and in case we didn’t make it almost annoying clear, competition is a big part of this two-day event, running May 30 and May 31 at the old Pavilion site near Eighth Avenue North in downtown Myrtle Beach. There is a pro-am surfing tournament, a pro volleyball competition, a paddleboarding race and a kids’ race. But that’s only…

We are less than two weeks away from the inaugural Carolina Country Music Fest , which comes to Myrtle Beach’s shores and boardwalk with the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Kick-Off Concert on June 4, and the festival itself running Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7. Now, two-day tickets are available for purchase. YOU pick the days – Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday. The cost for two-day passes is $159. Featured performers over the course of the festival includes such A-list talent as Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Hunter…

At 18 stories high, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel unquestionably offers the best views of the Grand Strand. It is a ride you simply cannot miss. And now, taking that flight is more affordable than ever. New for the 2015 season, the SkyWheel has annual passes available for $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 3 to 11. Each pass is good for one year from the purchase date. What does this pass mean to you? It means you have unlimited access to the SkyWheel for a full year, discounted general admission tickets for up to four guests per day and…

Vacation hot spot Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, welcomes more than 17 million visitors annually to its 60 miles of gorgeous coastline. July is the peak month for these visitors, and yet even now there are wonderful gems to be found where crowds are thin but entertainment is not. Here are some of my favorites: Myrtle Beach Art Museum Home to impressive artwork from living Southern artists including Myrtle Beach natives, as well as rotating special exhibits from the likes of Ansel Adams and Normal Rockwell, the Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B.…

Fans of “CSI” and other crime procedurals will now have the opportunity to experience the real work of forensic scientists right here in the Myrtle Beach area . Beginning May 22, WonderWorks will open a brand-new forensic science exhibit that focuses on fingerprint identification, 3D facial reconstruction and facial recognition. We know, it sounds really cool to us as well! As we’re sure anyone even slightly familiar with pop culture is aware, forensic science has been a hot topic in TV shows and movies for many years now. The WonderWorks…

Happy 30th!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

On June 1, 1985, Myrtle Waves Water Park opened for its inaugural season here in the Myrtle Beach area . This fun, family-friendly attraction – complete with Turbo Twisters, Arooba Tooba, Super Chute and so much more – has been making us all feel like kids, whether our ages are 3 or 30. This weekend, Myrtle Waves opens its doors for its big 30 th anniversary season, and you can rest assured that there is going to be plenty of celebrating this summer. And what says “celebration” better than the opening of a new slide? That’s right, water park…