Posts from August 2021

Meet Safe in Myrtle Beach

Friday, August 13, 2021 1:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is known for our meeting spaces, convention center, and group accommodations, as well as countless options for restaurants, shopping, and attractions! We have worked hard over the last year to put many practices into place for meetings and groups to also “meet safe” in the Myrtle Beach area. The industry has accomplished much after bracing 2020 and moving forward with cautious optimism for in-person events. Businesses from around the world are beginning to meet together – virtually and in-person – for collaboration on best…

What’s New for Meeting in Myrtle!

Friday, August 13, 2021 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach Area of South Carolina proves to be an ideal location for group meetings due to its wide, sandy beaches, amazing culinary options, boutique shopping, and multiple attractions that are sure to entertain visitors of any age. One of the best things about the Grand Strand? It is always evolving, so from year to year, you’ll find exciting new projects that keep the location fresh and interesting. Here are some of the latest new developments: Activities & Attractions Cultural Arts Center in Downtown Myrtle Beach The City of Myrtle…

Since it’s Friday the 13 th , we wanted to share a few tall tales from The Beach that are a little spooky, very unlucky, and all around jinxed. These stories have been passed down by storyteller to storyteller, and it’s time we passed them on to you. First, we have the sad ghost story of Alice Flagg. In the mid-1800s, Alice fell in love with a lumberman, however, Alice’s brother rejected him because of his low economic status. Even though her brother disapproved, she continued to keep her love a secret, and the lumberman proposed. Alice soon…

The Myrtle Beach area we all love was built on a strong foundation of southern hospitality, good cooking, and laid-back living. Hopsewee Plantation is a piece of Grand Strand history that still stands to tell the story of our area. Located near Georgetown, SC, on the Santee River, the Hopsewee house was built in 1735 and served as a rice plantation. Hopsewee Plantation is known as the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence and an influential Patriot, representing the people of South Carolina at the time.…

On Location: Conway, South Carolina

Friday, August 6, 2021 9:00 AM by Katie Hunter

About 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach, the quaint and historic town of Conway, South Carolina sits along the Waccamaw River. Founded in 1732, Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Revolutionary War history is infused into the town as the names “Conway” and “Horry” as in “Horry County” are from Generals. The City Hall building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the downtown area remains proud of their historic charm. The Riverwalk is area of restaurants along the Waccamaw River that is perfect for an…