Posts from August 2011

While the barbeque and sunny weather are always the big draw for me (longtime local and expert on all things Myrtle Beach), another wonderful aspect of this event is its location... AND its director. She's a hardworking, funny gal named Amie Lee, and in the below video she'll tell you a little bit more about what to expect Labor Day weekend for the Sixth Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival at Grand Park in the Market Common. There will be good music, good food, and good company it seems, as Amie is often spotted jetting around the festival…

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau is monitoring Hurricane Irene as the storm makes its way closer to the United States shoreline. All latest updates will be posted both here on our website, as well as on social media channels Facebook and Twitter. If you are planning on visiting the Myrtle Beach area this weekend, we urge to call your airline regarding the most current flight information as well as contact your hotel or vacation rental agency for individual accommodations information. The Myrtle Beach…

Feeling the back to school blues this week? It's time to book your end of summer vacation to Myrtle Beach for Labor Day weekend. Not only is the weather still wonderful, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is putting on their sixth annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ festival Sept. 2-4! A local's favorite, the festival boasts barbecue from competitors that travel far and wide hoping to win favor with the Kansas City Barbeque Society and take home cash prizes. It's only $10 to purchase a wristband allowing you to taste each team's barbecue, and…

Five Ways to Beat the Heat in Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The sun is sizzling here in beautiful South Carolina, but with some careful planning you can be sure to keep your Myrtle Beach vacation cool. Here's what I (longtime local and expert on all things Myrtle Beach) like to do when the going gets hot around town: 1. Spend a day at the waterpark. Myrtle Waves waterpark, Family Kingdom's Water Park, and Wild, Water & Wheels offer ways to keep the whole family entertained without getting overheated. Splash away in the wave pool or take a ride down thrilling waterslide. Plus, TripAdvisor just rated Wild,…

Pirates Voyage: Beware Matey!

Monday, August 1, 2011 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The pirates that once sailed the coast of the Carolinas have docked in Myrtle Beach, and have just taken over Dolly Parton's newest and most thrilling dinner show! Throughout the show, crimson and sapphire pirates battle each other on deck, in the air, and even in a 15-foot-deep lagoon. Audience members become a part of the show as well, competing against the opposing team for the lost treasure. Pirates Voyage is sure to "take your breath away" with its spectacular acrobatic performances, live animals, and music written by Dolly Parton herself.…

Are you looking to take your annual beach vacation to new heights? At Myrtle Beach's new SkyWheel and Landshark Bar and Grill, you can do just that. Being the largest observation wheel east of the Mississippi, Myrtle Beach's new SkyWheel opened in May and has been one of the most anxiously-awaited attractions on the East coast! The SkyWheel stands at nearly 190 feet, and is an anchor attraction for the area's nationally-acclaimed oceanfront boardwalk. The SkyWheel's phenomenal view of both the city and the beach makes it the perfect attraction…