Posts from July 2015

Coastal Crafting

Friday, July 31, 2015 2:28 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Are you crazy about crafts? If so, then the place to be this weekend is the Myrtle Beach area . Now entering its 32 nd year along the Grand Strand, the Craftsmen’s Summer Classic Art and Craft Festival will be at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from July 31 through Aug. 2, 2015. Come out and meet hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across the nation. This festival offers something for every style, taste and budget. There are also thousands of choices, with everything from traditional to contemporary, functional to…

A Feast Fit For A Pirate

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:59 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Pirates have been a hot commodity these past several years, thanks in no small part to Johnny Depp, and the Myrtle Beach area is right there in the mix with Pirates Voyage . This electrifying dinner theater has had us saying emphasizing our “Arrrrggghhh’s” ever since it first opened for business in 2011. The lot of you will enjoy a king’s feast , while the pirate hordes steal your attention with their antics. It’s the battle between the Crimsons and the Sapphires, and their combat extends from the deck of these full-sized ships to the sky and…

Time To Head To The House

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:50 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

When we’re in the mood to hear fantastic songs sung by bands that are either regional favorites or national touring acts, we head to the House of Blues . The Myrtle Beach area’s concert authority has welcomed such well-known artists as Dave Chappelle, Bush, Cheap Trick, Jane’s Addiction and Weezer, just to name a few. For the latter part of the summer, “Jar of Hearts” singer-songwriter Christina Perri will perform on Aug. 8. Then, on Aug. 22, veteran rock outfit Breaking Benjamin will belt out their hits for the masses. If you’re looking…

Our childlike wonder for dinosaurs will never go extinct. From first reading about these long-ago creatures when we were youngsters to being thrilled by the blockbuster film “Jurassic World” this summer, there will always be something magical about the Triceratops, Pterodactyl and, of course, the Tyrannosaurus rex. Now that magic is on display at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina with their new “Dino Dig” exhibit. This fun, interactive activity lets children dig up dinosaur “fossils” and also learn more about some of the different…

The day’s forecast won’t be the only thing you’ll see on The Weather Channel on Friday morning. Popular meteorologists Jim Cantore and Sam Champion will be broadcasting live from the Myrtle Beach area from 7 to 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24. When they’re not giving you a rundown on how your local weather is going to shape up for the weekend, the two will show viewers some of the Myrtle Beach area’s best kept secrets. These include some of our amazing wildlife, delectable cuisine, vibrant wine, skilled surfers, experienced shag dancers,…

A Look Back At Where We Came From

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:58 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

In 2015, the Myrtle Beach area is known as a top-notch family beach destination that attracts millions of visitors each and every year. But like all cities and towns across America, it wasn’t always like this. Our history is as rich and varied as any other community. That is why a trip to the Horry County Museum is always such an adventure. Since the beach is such an integral part of who we were, and who we are, it’s fitting that one of the museum exhibits looks at how our 60 miles of coastline have evolved over the generations. Some…

Need for Speed

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 4:21 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Looking for some high adrenaline, high energy fun in the Myrtle Beach area ? The type of fun that can go from zero to 80 miles an hour in about six seconds? Then the Myrtle Beach Speedway is the place to be. For racing fans who have longed to get behind the wheel, now is the chance. Experience the thrill and excitement of driving a real NASCAR racer at the NASCAR Racing Experience. Trust us, it is exhilarating! If you’d rather leave the driving to a professional, then enjoy the NASCAR Ride Along. Oh, and there are the races…

Revisiting History

Monday, July 20, 2015 5:04 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Sometimes, we like to leave our cellphones and other modern advances on the backburner and take a step back in time. One of our favorite spots in the Myrtle Beach area to play time traveler is the Hopsewee Plantation . This traditional Lowcountry rice plantation was built 40 years before the start of the Revolutionary War. After close to 300 years, the house has only been owned by five families, none of whom allowed the property to fall into decay. Indeed, the home is truly a preservation instead of a restoration. And it’s not just the…

Legendary

Friday, July 17, 2015 2:05 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The pink one and the Purple One have taken over the Myrtle Beach area this summer. More specifically, we’re talking about Katy Perry and Prince. And to get even more specific, we mean the celebrity tribute artists currently performing at Legends in Concert . According to “Katy Perry’s” bio, her real name is Nellie Norris, and she calls Las Vegas home. Before singing about California girls, Norris has performed for the Department of Defense’s “MWR” tour in Korea and in Disneyland’s production of “Oklahoma,” just to name a few. Norris is…

A Night of All-Stars

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 3:13 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We’re still on a bit of a high after Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game, and baseball is definitely on the brain. A big congratulations to the American League, who capped their third straight victory over the National League with a 6-3 win. And we have to give a shout-out to Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels dynamo who took home MVP bragging rights for the second year in a row. That’s a first for the All-Star Game. It certainly was a great one on Tuesday night. Now that our minds are firmly on baseball here in the Myrtle Beach area , it…