Posts from June 2013

Are you sitting around asking yourself where is the one place I can go in Myrtle Beach for country music, Bluegrass mixed with Motown, Broadway staples, dancing, clogging and even the feisty comedic stylings of a little old lady? Well, we've got the answer for you - the Carolina Opry! Since openings its doors in 1986, the Carolina Opry has had nearly 8,000 performances and achieved critical success both in South Carolina and across the nation. What makes it so entertaining? Well, take it from someone who went this week as a first-timer;…

Golf is a multi-generational sport, passed down from fathers to sons and mothers to daughters. Those of us who come from a long line of golf enthusiasts remember taking to the links with our parents or grandparents when we were children, concentrating so hard to keep our eye squarely on the ball, just as mom and dad taught us. And our smiles widened when we'd solidly connect our club with the ball, sending it soaring over the fairway. We were proud of that accomplishment, and the look of pride in our parents' and grandparents' faces only…

The variety of restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area is just one of the many reasons nearly 15 million visitors make their way to our shores annually. You can find practically anything you may be craving at one of over 1,600 restaurants. One restaurant that stands out from the crowd, though, is The Cypress Room at Island Vista Oceanfront Resort. And what makes the award-winning restaurant so memorable is Chef Michael McKinnon, a native of Myrtle Beach. Chef McKinnon began working in restaurants at age 12 by helping out at his father's…

We were thinking we sure could use a little good news in the Myrtle Beach area this rainy Friday when we received word that FlipKey, a TripAdvisor company, had named our beautiful shoreline one of the Top East Coast Beaches in the U.S. While we certainly couldn't agree more, it was great to know the selections had been made based on traveler feedback, industry research and a variety of criteria, including our wide variety of restaurants, attractions and picturesque scenery. According to their Top East Coast Beaches listing, the Myrtle…