Posts from July 2013

Warm Water, Fun Times

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Did you know that during the summer months, ocean water along Myrtle Beach area shoreline is about 20°F warmer than ?the ocean water along New York beaches? In fact, over the last 30 years the highest temperature Grand Strand ocean water has reached was 88°F, and it was in July! With July comes warm water, and with warm water comes the perfect time to indulge in some of the area's best watersports. With water temperatures in the eighties, there's no excuse not to explore the open sea. From SCUBA diving, parasailing, and kayaking to banana…

Hungry, Hungry Hippo

Friday, July 19, 2013 2:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

To us, not much says vacation like a fresh-squeezed margarita. While there are many fantastic places to enjoy the popular summer cocktail in the Myrtle Beach area, one of our favorites is Nacho Hippo Cantina Maximo. That's why we were thrilled to hear that-as part of Myrtle Beach International Airport's terminal expansion project-the restaurant opened up their second Grand Strand location inside the airport's new terminal. Those flying into and out of Myrtle Beach International now do so in a first-class atmosphere thanks to the $118 million…

In an effort to promote Myrtle Beach's accommodations, restaurants and attractions to the widest audience possible, VisitMyrtleBeach.com began using the Google Display Network to increase awareness about the destination. Since this initiative began, the Google Display Network drives one-third of the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau's site traffic. Using the display also enhances the branding efforts of Myrtle Beach's television ads. The Google Display Network has also allowed the CVB to block their ads from sites that are…

One of our favorite activities along the Grand Strand is kayaking. Whether on a tour or solo rental, we've always thought that kayaking is one of the best ways to explore the natural side of the Myrtle Beach area. But some area outfitters also offer much more than kayaking for those looking to explore the outdoors, and Plantation Island Tours, located at Tilghman's Point in Little River is one such business. Plantation Island Tours offers daily UTV rides, surf fishing expeditions, eco-tours, summer day camps, and kayaking tours all on the…

It's no secret that Myrtle Beach has long been known for its more than 100 golf courses. Even Sports Illustrated has an area connection, as the local Pine Lakes Country Club hosted the magazine's first sales conference a few weeks prior to the inaugural issue hitting newsstands in 1954. So, it should come as no surprise that the world's largest amateur tournament is held right here on the Grand Strand. The World Amateur Handicap Golf Tournament returns to Myrtle Beach from Aug. 26 through Aug. 30. More than 3,000 golfers from all 50 states and…