Posts from June 2020

Have a Grand Strand Fourth of July!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Myrtle Beach offers family-friendly events for the holiday weekend! Although a pandemic has put a damper on some Fourth of July fun this year, there are still a few events* to enjoy in the Myrtle Beach area during the upcoming holiday. In addition to our 60-miles of beautiful beaches, many attractions, and amazing restaurants, you are invited to participate in the following events in the Grand Strand. There are a few things to keep in mind if you come to Myrtle Beach for the holiday weekend. First, the City of Myrtle Beach code prohibits the…

There will be fireworks up and down Myrtle Beach on Fourth of July, the city announced on Friday. Officials said the Fourth of July fireworks show at the Second Avenue Pier is able to go on, and it’s all thanks to the support of two sponsors, McDonald’s and Budweiser. Everyone is invited to attend, but of course, people are being asked to maintain social distancing guidelines. “The show will be visible up and down the beach, so plenty of space is available for social distancing,” the city wrote. The news of the Myrtle Beach Fourth of July…

This weekend brings two important dates for beachgoers everywhere—Saturday, June 20, is the official start of summer, and Sunday, June 21, is National Seashell Day! It’s fitting that these two dates happen within a day of each other, as summer at the beach (and especially Myrtle Beach) is the perfect opportunity to find some seashells. I’ve always enjoyed finding shells when I’ve gone to the beach, but never in the past set out with the intention to go searching for seashells. The recent quarantine due to COVID-19 changed that! Shelling is a…

Businesses, residents and visitors encouraged to take the Greater Grand Strand Promise MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Today the Horry County Welcome Back Committee launched GreaterGrandStrandisOpen.com and the Greater Grand Strand Promise. The promise is a commitment by area business leaders, residents and visitors, to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while supporting the economic recovery of our community. The new website is a resource for businesses, residents and visitors alike. It houses all business reopening guidelines, current…

Play it Safe in Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:00 AM by Julie Ellis

Grand Strand Area Sports Venues Are Open, but We Need Your Help! The Grand Strand is an amazing place for sports tournaments! With 60 miles of beaches, plentiful restaurant options, great sports facilities, and so many attractions to choose from, one tournament can invite a vacation for the whole family! We are happy we can finally welcome you back to the Myrtle Beach area to enjoy the sports your kids love to play, and that you love to watch. While you’re here, there are a few regulations that you need to keep in mind to play it safe in the…

With its amazing blend of restaurants, attractions, meeting facilities, lodging options, and of course, that 60-mile long beach, the Myrtle Beach area is an ideal place for groups and meetings! With such a vast area and so many entertainment options, you can be sure to find many activities that easily allow proper social distancing. Give your group plenty of space, and check out these Grand Strand attractions: 1. Broadway at the Beach Experience 350 acres of dining, shopping, attractions, and nightlife! Broadway at the Beach is South Carolina’s…

The Beach is Back! The Myrtle Beach area is excited to welcome you back to the Beach! We are opening in a safe and smart way following the COVID-19 closures, so we're here when you are ready. From hotels and resorts to restaurants and attractions, area businesses have come up with ways to limit person-to-person contact, promote social distancing, and keep facilities clean. It is vital that employees and guests alike take care to keep hands clean and keep their distance. Local municipalities have worked very hard to develop regulations meant…

Brookgreen Gardens is a Grand Strand masterpiece on any day, but now, it’s especially exciting to visit as they are hosting an amazing art exhibit by internationally known artist Bruce Munro. Munro’s Southern Light exhibit opened on May 15 and it will run through September 12, 2020. I had the opportunity to visit Brookgreen and view the exhibit in mid-May, and I was blown away. The evening began with us watching a recorded Zoom call between Brookgreen’s marketing manager, Lauren Joseph, and Bruce Munro himself. He was supposed to be in…