Posts from May 2019

Held along the historic Little River waterfront, the ‘World Famous’ Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals held along the Grand Strand each year. What started as a small gathering along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway is now a premier festival that is projected to draw over 50,000 attendees to the area this weekend. The festival features live music; a kids’ zone; and around 300 arts, crafts, specialty food and business vendors. Beyond festival food, music and vendors, attendees can enjoy amazing local seafood from one of the…

It's Showtime! The Simpsons in 4D is now open at Broadway at the Beach. This highly-anticipated attraction features authentic recreations of the show’s famous Kwik-E-Mart and iconic Aztec Theater, bringing a slice of Springfield to South Carolina’s most popular tourist destination. The Aztec Theater is a family-friendly motion experience in a state-of-the-art 4D theater that showcases a dynamic special effects-filled adventure starring America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons™. Characters from Springfield, U.S.A. are lined up outside…

Something's Fishy Here

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Fishing is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Grand Strand The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area is home to some of the most bountiful natural beauty in the United States. Its temperate climate and affordability mean you can enjoy outdoor attractions year-round. Fishing has long been a premiere recreational activity in the Grand Stand, and you can enjoy all types--from deep-sea fishing to kayak fishing to pier fishing. The Grand Strand region has both saltwater and freshwater fishing thanks to the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal…

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we have a TON of activities to keep your little ones busy and entertained, but traveling here can be a different story. Whether you’re road tripping or headed to the airport, here are a few tips to make traveling with children just a little bit easier. Schedule travel around nap times. By traveling around nap times or even at night, you can ensure that most traveling time is spent with snoozing kids. This is especially helpful for little ones that get frustrated easily in a car seat. Travel light. Try to…

Alabama to Perform at CCMF 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:00 AM by Olivia Elswick

This year marks the 5 th annual Carolina Country Music Fest in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC. From Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9 enjoy nonstop country music from the hottest country artists in the world! Legends like Alabama, who got their start playing at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach will be headlining along with newcomers bursting onto the scene like Dan and Shay and Brothers Osborne! More than 30 artists including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Jimmie Allen, and Randy Houser will be performing over this 4-day festival! An…

In Myrtle Beach, you’ll find live music almost nightly! Of course, there are always countless bars and restaurants around town with live music, but this time of year many amazing outdoor venues have a set schedule of live music too! Downtown North Myrtle Beach Journey to downtown North Myrtle Beach to delight in the sounds of a live band on Main Street. Families are encouraged to come downtown after work or after a long day on the beach to experience the many restaurants of Main St., listen to live music, shop, and dance til’ you drop. Kick…

Yesterday (June 21) marked the official start of summer! Hurray! We’re looking forward to many, many days of fun in the sun here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you’re headed to our shores in the coming months, here are a few tips to make sure your visit is as fun and safe as possible--whether you’re swimming, hunting for seashells or simply laying out: Sun Exposure Always, always, ALWAYS wear sunscreen. Regular application of sunscreen protects against painful sunburn and sun damage. Reapply after swimming and always bring along a hat…

Beach Hacks

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

There are few things more relaxing than a day at the beach however planning for it with small children (and dealing with the clean-up) can be anything but. Check out our tips to help you avoid waves of stress and make the most out of your beach vacation. Repurpose a Fitted Sheet Instead of towels, use a fitted sheet with bags, coolers, etc. placed at the corners to create a makeshift play pen that keeps sand out. Ditch the Oversized Beach Bag Haul your kids’ beach toys in a mesh laundry bag. It’s the perfect container that sifts the sand,…

Locals pass our many attractions and beaches every day, but many don’t even think of how they support our community and our state. Our 60-mile long coastline and the many attractions that have been developed to provide more entertainment options for our tourists define our community, provide our families with jobs, and have given more than nineteen million annual guests a lifetime of memories. Travel matters, and it improves Myrtle Beach in ways that have a wide-reaching impact on our local residents. Travel supports 83,000 Grand Strand jobs,…

6 Ways to Tie a Sarong

Friday, May 3, 2019 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

Whenever I’m packing for a beach vacation, one of the first things I think to pack is a sarong. From fashion to functionality, it’s one of the most useful beach essentials to bring along. You can use them as a beach towel, or with a little online research, can learn how to fold one into a handy beach tote. But my favorite way to use a sarong is as a cute beach cover-up. Here are just a few of the many ways in which you can tie a sarong: Basic halter dress – Wrap the sarong horizontally underneath arms and cross ends over your bust. Tie at the…