Posts from June 2021

Join us as we travel from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and explore the 14 communities that make the Myrtle Beach area unique. For the next several weeks, we will be sharing a video of each community and a few suggestions to help you experience each community to the fullest. The ultimate challenge is fitting at least one activity from each of the 14 communities into your itinerary while you are visiting! First, we will visit Little River, a fishing town at the northern end of the Grand Strand that is known for its laid-back…

One of the many perks to the beach and coastal region is our beautiful natural habitats and animals that reside in them. Alligators are indigenous to the Myrtle Beach area, and they typically live in our freshwater marshes and rivers, away from people. But, every so often, it is possible that an alligator might make its way to the ocean. We recently met with Mike Walker, Interpretive Ranger at Huntington Beach State Park, to discuss the reasons why alligators can make their way into the ocean. First, many alligators that end up in the ocean…

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and a vacation to the Myrtle Beach area is a great gift for any dad! With tons of options for golf, fishing, dining and more, it’s easy to plan an itinerary focused on solely on your special guy. Here are eight fun ways to celebrate in Myrtle Beach this Father’s Day: Eat a Meal fit for a King There are so many restaurant options at The Beach that it may be hard to narrow it down. Here are a few places that will help dad feel like a culinary king. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of famous waffles at Johnny D’s…

Juneteenth is a national holiday that marks the liberation of slaves after the Civil War. On June 19, 1865, U.S. Army Major General Gordon Granger traveled to Galveston, Texas, to announce the Civil War was over and that slavery had ended. At that time, many African Americans were unaware that Congress had passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery and that Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. Major General Granger’s announcement helped spread this momentous declaration in history throughout the most rural parts…

Pool and Waterpark Safety

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

While pools do not have a current like the ocean does, a pool or waterpark may seem like a safer option for less experienced swimmers. Many resorts offer pools and waterparks with extravagant slides, lazy rivers, and other exciting features for all ages. It is easy to enjoy a lovely day at the pool or waterpark, while keeping these pool safety tips in mind. Watch Children Children can struggle to swim in the pool in a matter of seconds, so it is important to always watch your children while they are swimming and never leave them unattended.…

Check out these 14 Places in the Grand Strand to Watch Fireworks this 4 th of July, plus golf cart parades and more! Fireworks Shows Saturday, June 26, 9:30 pm – During Conway Riverfest, Riverfront Park & Marina Drive, Conway Friday, July 2, 10:00 pm – Broadway at the Beach, 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach Friday, July 2 – After the Pelicans Game, TicketReturn.com Field, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach Friday, July 2 -Sunday, July 4, starting at dusk – Special patriotic LED light show debuts at the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel Saturday, July 3 -…

The East Coast’s largest 3-day outdoor country music festival is headed back to The Beach - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - from June 10-13, 2021, and there is so much to look forward to this year! After a year hiatus, we know it will be a weekend to remember. This festival seems to grow every year, and thousands are headed to Myrtle Beach to see some of the fantastic country music artists that are lined up to perform. If you’re coming to visit (or thinking about it!), here is a round-up of festival information: Lineup The headliner lineup for…

Happy National Donut Day! In this edition of Myrtle Beach Bites, we are on the hunt for the best donut shops in the Grand Strand. Whether you spell it “donut” or “doughnut”, there’s no denying that this sweet treat is a fan favorite, especially on vacation. Here is a list of some of the best local donut shops: The Donut Man – Open 24/7 with a drive thru, The Donut Man is close to the beach and the Boardwalk and offers 15 different donut flavors to choose from. Peace, Love, Little Donuts – This donut shop in Market Common is known for their…

Myrtle Beach is open and buzzing with excited visitors ready to relax and have fun! With 60 miles of beautiful beaches, there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the warm Carolina sun in our 14 communities. For a variety of reasons, many businesses are experiencing staffing shortages that could cause longer wait times in some places. Front line workers are working hard to accommodate all visitors, so please be kind and pack your patience. We can all do our part by: Making reservations ahead of time when possible Checking websites for…

One of Myrtle Beach’s most famous and beloved festivals is back this summer! The 65 th Annual Sun Fun Festival, a three-day long event, will be held this year from June 4-6, 2021, in Plyler Park on Ocean Boulevard. The Sun Fun Festival is the longest running event in the history of Myrtle Beach and remembered by many visitors and locals. The Sun Fun Festival began in 1951 as a way to welcome visitors back to Myrtle Beach for the summer season. It featured parades, human checkerboard games, beauty contests, such as the Miss SC pageant and other…