Posts from September 2016

Benjamin’s Bakery in Surfside has been serving up fresh, made-from-scratch baked goods to locals, visitors and Grand Strand restaurants for more than 20 years. At last count, Benjamin’s supplies more than 150 restaurants throughout the Myrtle Beach area with its baked goodness. The storefront also has an on-site café that welcomes customers seven days a week for breakfast (served all day) and lunch. While you wouldn’t be surprised to know the menu has items like bagels, Danish and muffins, it may intrigue you that it also has a breakfast…

Deviled eggs are not just delicious, they’re also quite nutritious. Eating two deviled eggs, or essentially one whole egg, supplies your body with 6 grams of protein; folate, vitamin B-6 and vitamin B-12, which all help convert food into energy; and three forms of vitamin A, among others. Frank’s in Pawleys Island takes the whole thing one step further, by dipping the egg whites in a panko-and-milk bath and then deep-frying the thing before piping in deviled yolk. Top that off with jalepeno and bacon and it’s a recipe for amazingness. Never you…

The Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina is known for being a destination that brings people together. Accommodations are designed to encourage couples, families and groups to spend more time together; attractions and entertainment bring joy to a visit for multiple generations; restaurants welcome laughter over bountiful plates of delicious food; and the beach is open for everyone to enjoy. It’s one of those places where there truly is something for everyone. This is why so many people select Myrtle Beach for celebration trips, from family…

There’s something therapeutic about water. It seems to relax and rejuvenate the soul. We’re lucky enough in Myrtle Beach to be surrounded by it, from inland streams and rivers to the sprawling ocean. Here taking in a delicious meal along a waterway is like literally having your cake and eating it too. While there are too many waterside-restaurants to even count, here is a sampling of some of our favorites. Gulfstream Café Being on the east coast, unobstructed sunset views can be hard to come by. Gulfstream Café in Garden City is one of the rare…

Rockin Jump Ultimate Trampoline Park

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:03 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

While the Rockin Jump Ultimate Trampoline Park is a GREAT rainy day activity in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it’s really perfect for any weather. I stopped by recently with my (younger) friend Bre. She goes a lot, so I figured she would be best to give an official review! Rockin Jump is the area’s first indoor trampoline park and has something for everybody. The park is home to large open jump spaces, a challenge course, a vertical ops wall, dodgeball, a foam pit and more. Bre’s favorite part is the open jump space, but my favorite was the…

When you’re looking for a good foodie destination, we like to suggest hunting for a place that offers as many beyond-the-plate experiences as it does on-the-plate indulgences. In Myrtle Beach you’ll never go hungry – there are literally hundreds of restaurants dotting the shoreline as well as inland towns and streets – but you’ll also not run out of fun culinary-inspired things to do. Here are some of the best of the best: Kayak Fishing Locally owned Blackriver Outdoors Center has long offered a quiet guided fishing excursion that takes you…

Top Five Places to Run in Myrtle Beach

Monday, September 26, 2016 9:55 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Horry County Bike and Run Park (aka HULK) If you’re looking for a longer trail run, the Horry County Bike and Run Park fits the bill. Locals have nicknamed this 7-mile trail “HULK” after the Universal Studios roller coaster due to the constant changing elevations, twists and turns and steep hill climbs. The trail is open to cyclists, runners and walkers and showcases waterway views, grassy meadows and thick jungle sections. Huntington Beach State Park Huntington Beach State Park has a lot for runners to explore, but the Sandpiper Pond…

#FoodieFriday: Cafe Amalfi's Wagyu Brisket

Friday, September 23, 2016 3:30 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Set within the beautiful Embassy Suites hotel, Café Amalfi brings diners a welcome vacation ease, with a casual atmosphere, floor-to-ceiling windows, unobstructed peaceful ocean views, and a versatile menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One item from the restaurant’s comfortable menu is the memorable wagyu brisket, served with plenty of hearty vegetables in a savory broth. Care to try your hand at it? The recipe is below. Waygu Brisket 3 lb waygu beef brisket 3 T thyme 3 T salt 1.5 T ground black pepper 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped ½…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to 60 miles of uninterrupted coastline, a ton of fun activities, thousands of restaurants and PLENTY of opportunities for taking perfect photos. Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, using a cell phone or DLSR, here are a handful of our favorite spots for taking photos of the Myrtle Beach area. Conway Riverwalk If you head inland from Myrtle Beach about 15 minutes, you’ll run into Conway, South Carolina, the county seat for Horry County and the home of Conway’s Riverwalk and Riverfront Park. The park is situated on…

Savannah's Playground

Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:33 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A couple weeks ago, we went to the brand new Savannah’s Playground at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the park’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. To say the gathering was heartwarming is an understatement. It was a perfect morning made up of beautiful weather, beautiful people and a beautiful community coming together to celebrate the realization of a dream long in the works. Savannah’s Playground—a project of Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes, several area legislators, business people and community members—is…