Posts from July 2018

Autism Friendly Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we know traveling with children can be chaotic, especially for those families who may have the added anxiety of taking a child with autism away from the structure and familiarity of home life. But the Myrtle Beach community is working hard to make sure all families get the relaxing vacation they deserve. For visitors arriving by air, that means a warm welcome at Myrtle Beach International Airport in baggage claim, where family members with autism can take advantage of the airport’s ‘quiet room.’ This space…

July is such a busy month for us here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our summer season is in full swing and that includes a number of fun activities and events being hosted almost every night! If you’re headed to see us this week, here are some fun suggestions worth checking out: Monday, July 23, 2018 Hot Summer Nights / 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. / Free to attend Monday nights are Kids Night in the oceanfront Plyler Park area, with tons of activities catered to younger members of the family. Attendees can expect everything from stilt walkers and…

In honor of Shark Week, we’re sharing the best tips for finding shark’s teeth in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For children, one of the best parts of a beach vacation is the time spent on the beach collecting sea shells and, if they're really lucky, finding shark's teeth. I met with a long-time local and shark tooth hunting expert, Blakely Roof, who has found hundreds of shark's teeth along the Myrtle Beach shoreline. On a weekend, Blakely can find anywhere from 30 to 50 shark teeth. She’s shared with us her best tips for shark teeth hunting in…

While it may sound best to say that it’s always sunny in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the truth is that it does rain from time to time. While the sunny days far outweigh rainy ones (Myrtle Beach is blessed with 215 sunny days a year), it can be frustrating to see clouds begin to form over what was planned as a perfect beach day. But a day or two of rain shouldn’t deter you from having a good time and making the most of your time away on vacation… especially when you take a look at the many activities perfectly suited for an overcast day.…

Visit Myrtle Beach, S.C. Announces New Developments for 2018 and Beyond Myrtle Beach, South Carolina continues to rank as one of the fastest-growing family and vacation destinations in the nation, attracting roughly 19 million visitors annually. Given the accessibility and multitude of attractions for families, the Myrtle Beach area received several new accolades in 2018 including being ranked by Google as the “Third Most Searched Travel Destination in the World,” one of the Travel Channel’s “Best East Coast Beaches” and a “Top 10 Beach Town…

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we have a TON of activities to keep your little ones busy and entertained, but traveling here can be a different story. Whether you’re road tripping or headed to the airport, here are a few tips to make traveling with children just a little bit easier. Schedule travel around nap times. By traveling around nap times or even at night, you can ensure that most traveling time is spent with snoozing kids. This is especially helpful for little ones that get frustrated easily in a car seat. Travel light. Try to…

Myrtle Beach Event Roundup, July 7-18, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018 8:00 AM by Nora Battle

July is such a busy month for us here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our summer season is in full swing and that includes a number of fun activities and events being hosted almost every night! If you’re headed to see us in the next week or two, here are some suggestions for your evening itinerary: Saturday, July 7, 2018 Hot Summer Nights / 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. / Free to attend The Will Jackson Band will perform classic rock hits, as well as original music, in the newly renovated and oceanfront Plyler Park. Stroll the boardwalk and enjoy all the…

You’ll find no shortage of waterfront dining options this summer in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The opening of restaurants like RipTydz and Tin Roof in downtown Myrtle Beach provide scenic views of the ocean, while at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach , LuLu’s is offering a fantastic view of the Intracoastal Waterway. The 17,000-square foot, open-air restaurant opened in June and is seeing a steady wave of guests eager to sample their large menu, listen to live music, spend time on their private ‘beach,’ and enjoy the kids activities. The…

Myrtle Beach City Council unanimously approved a fun, new entertainment event called the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Bonanza every Wednesday and Thursday night from 6-11 p.m., beginning next Wed., July 4 through Thurs., Aug. 30 on the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place between 8th and 9th Avenues North. This free event will feature live entertainment, variety shows, talent and karaoke contests, DJ performances and food challenges, all part of the Big Screen Party Machine entertainment schedule that includes a jumbo digital board with live emcee and…