Posts from May 2020

As the Myrtle Beach area continues to reopen to visitors, we want to make sure our travelers are doing every thing they can to visit responsibly. Fortunately, there are many ways to safely social distance while visiting our shores! Here is a round-up of some of our favorite ways to make the most of your Myrtle Beach vacation while staying healthy: 1. Spend time on the beach! The beach is one of the easiest places to social distance, and sunbathers can enjoy the benefit of fresh air and sunshine while doing so. Just be sure to place at least 6…

What’s New for Meeting in Myrtle!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Myrtle Beach Area of South Carolina proves to be an ideal location for group meetings due to its wide, sandy beaches, amazing culinary options, boutique shopping, and multiple attractions that are sure to entertain individuals of any age. One of the best things about the Grand Strand? It is always evolving, so from year to year, you’ll find exciting new projects that keep the location fresh and interesting. Here are some of the latest new developments: Activities & Attractions Cultural Arts Center in Downtown Myrtle Beach The City of Myrtle…

As more areas begin to re-open, we’re expecting a lot of visitors in the Myrtle Beach area for Memorial Day weekend. The City of Myrtle Beach has implemented some new rules and plans to ensure that everyone keeps moving and has a safe and fun weekend. City of Myrtle Beach Traffic Management Plan The City of Myrtle Beach has developed a Traffic Congestion Management Plan for the Memorial Day Weekend with the goal of ensuring safety for drivers and pedestrians, enhanced emergency response times and prevent gridlock. This plan has three parts:…

Everyone is excited to hear that the Grand Strand beaches are open, and resorts and hotels are now allowed to take new reservations! While that is great news, opening at this time is going to require you to visit responsibly! If you choose to come to the Beach at this time, there are a few rules and regulations that you must follow if we are to open successfully and keep everyone safe. PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL IF YOU’RE SICK Enough said. PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING First, social distancing guidelines are in place everywhere. Restaurants,…

The beginning of May marks the start of loggerhead sea turtle nesting season here in South Carolina. From now until October, female turtles will make their way out of the ocean and to the dunes, where they dig a nest and lay their eggs. A loggerhead sea turtle will lay around 120 eggs that will then incubate for around two months, 55 to 60 days until they emerge to make their journey back to the ocean. Volunteer groups throughout the Grand Strand make a great effort to protect these turtles, their eggs, and babies throughout the turtle season.…

A Mama’s Love Letter to the Beach

Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:00 PM by Nora Battle

As we near a very unique Mother’s Day—one most families will celebrate at home—I’ve been thinking a lot about my personal journey as a mother during this scary season of coronavirus. Like many around the world, I’ve found life in quarantine to be a roller coaster… a strange recipe of memorable family moments, anxious nights, afternoons of boredom, creativity, frustration, exhaustion, and more. There have been some truly magical days—my oldest learning to ride a bike, mornings cooking with my youngest son or sitting in the sunshine while the…

“Social distancing” appears to be a term that we will be hearing much about for years to come, so we thought it might be helpful to share some of the ways that our international visitors can have fun while social distancing in the Myrtle Beach area! Here are just a few of our favorites. Brookgreen Gardens Visit Brookgreen Gardens in Murrell’s Inlet. With over 9,000 acres of amazing gardens and 2,000 pieces of American sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens is the perfect location to explore the beauty of our region while enjoying some fresh air. Don’t…

While the greater Myrtle Beach area is best known for our 60 miles of pristine beaches and oceanfront, we are also home to some amazing opportunities to soak up some great music while on holiday in the USA. Here are just a few of our favorites spots to enjoy our music scene. Carolina Country Music Festival (CCMF) Traditionally held the first week of June each year, it was moved to June 10-13, 2021, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is, there is still time to get your tickets to see some of the top country music…

Understanding the impact of the travel industry is more important than ever! I’m Julie and I have been fortunate to have worked in the travel industry for more than a decade, and I’m currently the Public Relations Manager for Visit Myrtle Beach. Tourism is an amazing industry! I get to promote 60-miles of beaches, great attractions, amazing restaurants, eco-tours, artistic and educational experiences, and so much more. I encourage people to come to Myrtle Beach to reconnect with loved ones and enjoy unique experiences. It’s all happy stuff, and…