Posts from September 2013

We salute the men and women of the Armed Forces. Their dedication and commitment to preserving our freedom is appreciated not just here in the Myrtle Beach area , but all across the country. That's why we're offering one military family the chance to reconnect here along the Grand Strand. We're asking for entries for our Myrtle Beach 1 Million Military contest . If you know of a military family deserving of a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, you're encouraged to enter them for a chance to win a seven-day, six-night stay in an oceanfront beach…

A Trip Back In Time

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:44 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We are a bunch of history buffs, and love that the Grand Strand is rich with it. Driving up the road to Litchfield Plantation in Pawleys Island and seeing the avenue of gorgeous oak trees with their hanging moss, it's easy to feel as though you've just been transported back to the 18 th century. The house was built in the 1740s and overlooks 375 acres of historic rice fields. Today, the house serves as a bed and breakfast while also hosting numerous weddings. Inside, much of its 18 th century majesty remains intact, although with a few…

A Comedy Done Southern Style

Friday, September 13, 2013 3:59 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Grand 14 Theater in The Market Common put its best Hollywood-like foot forward Thursday night when it hosted the premiere of the independent comedy Crackerjack . This charming comedy is described as a "Southern fairy tale" by its narrator and executive producer, Jeff Foxworthy. And yes, there are plenty of jokes that only us southerners will truly appreciate. Which is part of the film's appeal. We couldn't stop laughing at the over-the-top zaniness of the church league softball games, a game that Bill "Crackerjack" Bailey is obsessed…

Leave the Fishing to the Youngsters

Thursday, September 12, 2013 8:52 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo is a panel of local, Grand Strand piers that participate in monthly catch contests, tournaments and events that draw anglers to the area year after year - fishing is one of the activities we do best, after all! One of the most popular events hosted by the Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo is the ‘Take a Kid Fishing' tournament. The ‘Take a Kid Fishing' Tournament is held to introduce young anglers to the sport of fishing while creating the opportunity for a parent, relative or volunteer to spend the day with a child.…

Runner's Paradise

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 3:44 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Fall is an ideal time for runners everywhere to lace up their sneakers and log in a few miles. The temperatures are cooler, the leaves are showcasing their vibrant colors and the lower humidity is a welcome relief for any number of reasons. Oh yeah, it's also the time when Myrtle Beach gets to put its best foot forward and welcome thousands of runners from across the country for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon . When the annual fall meet returns on Oct. 20, it's going to have a bit of a facelift. The course has been revamped to feature the…

Delicious Treats Are Now Closer to Home

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 3:20 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

While the Kudzu Bakery and Market isn't necessarily new to the Grand Strand, (there are currently four locations, including the original location in Georgetown, S.C. and a location in Pawleys Island, S.C. ) it's central Myrtle Beach location is new, and we couldn't be more excited. The Kudzu Bakery and Market was founded in 1989 by Joey and Stacy Rabon, and its success since opening probably has a great deal to do with the bakery's slogan of ‘simply divine.' That's exactly what comes to mind every time we've enjoyed a slice of key lime or…