Posts from September 2021

On Location: Garden City Beach, South Carolina

Friday, September 17, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today, we are headed to the charming beach community of Garden City Beach, located just south of Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach. Garden City is where the inlet meets the Atlantic Ocean and it is filled with cozy beach houses and fun, family-friendly attractions, and fresh, local restaurants that bring the beach town nostalgia. First, we are stopping by the scenic Garden City Pier, which stretches 668 feet off the coast. This pier is perfect for fishing, but it is also home to live music, karaoke, and family-fun entertainment. We recommend…

Make Time to Shag!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:00 AM by Julie Ellis

What was that? No, I don’t mean “shag” the way the popular Austin Powers movies defined it, and I’m not talking about carpet. The shag is the official dance of South Carolina, and the Myrtle Beach area is the best place to learn the dance or at least watch skilled shaggers while you listen to beach music, some of the happiest music ever recorded (and not to be confused with Beach Boys-style “surf music”). The shag is a smooth, laid-back dance that has been called the “swing dance of the South,” and it is often described as “a slow jitterbug.”…

6 Ways to See Myrtle Beach from the Air

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 PM by Katie Hunter

There’s something thrilling about seeing the world from another perspective, right? Well, in Myrtle Beach, you can see the Atlantic Ocean and the City of Myrtle Beach from a whole new angle with these 6 ways to see Myrtle Beach from up in the air. 1. Parasailing If you’ve never been parasailing, you really need to check it out in Myrtle Beach. You will take a boat off the shoreline and sit in a large sail that will be whisked to 500 feet high! Don’t worry – Downwind Sails and Express Watersports both offer double or triple riding options if…

One of our favorite fall festivals is just around the corner! The quaint town of Aynor, South Carolina, celebrates its 40th Annual Harvest Hoe-Down Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Aynor Town Park (600 South Main Street, Aynor). This family-friendly event features a variety of musical entertainment throughout the day, children’s activities and hundreds of vendors. It all starts off with the parade at 10 a.m. The parade usually lasts around an hour and has a Grand Marshall, antique tractors and cars, local…

On Location: Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Friday, September 10, 2021 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We are traveling from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and exploring the unique 14 communities that make up the Myrtle Beach area. Just to the south of Myrtle Beach, you will find Surfside Beach, known as the “family beach” in the Grand Strand. Surfside Beach was the first town to be certified as autism-friendly, taking a pledge to learn and assist families who travel with persons of sensory-processing disabilities. Surfside’s clean beaches are also supervised by lifeguards for an extra pair of eyes while your children are swimming in…

With over 1,800 restaurants along the Grand Strand, deciding where to dine can be daunting. Thankfully, we have Chef Jamie Daskalis from Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery, to tell us her favorite Myrtle Beach area spots. Johnny D’s has two locations—in Myrtle Beach at King’s Hwy and 33 rd Avenue North and in North Myrtle Beach at King’s Hwy and 40 th Avenue South. Both serve up great benedicts, a fun assortment of waffles, and an extensive list of local favorites. Chef Jamie grew up in the restaurant industry, working for her father’s diners in New…

9/11 is a day when all Americans, young and old, take a moment to remember the 2996 lives that were lost, and honor the courage of the service members and first responders who continue to protect this country. This year marks the 20 th anniversary of 9/11, and there are several events around the Grand Strand for locals and visitors alike to show their respect and reverence on this day of patriotism! City of Myrtle Beach is hosting a Remembrance Ceremony on September 11 th at 1:00 pm at Warbird Park. A steel beam from the north tower of the World…

On Location: Socastee, South Carolina

Friday, September 3, 2021 3:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We have traveled to eight of the fourteen communities in the Grand Strand to discover what makes each community unique and find the best things to do, food to eat, and adventures in each community. Today, we are headed to Myrtle Beach’s next-door neighbor, Socastee, located west of the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Historic Socastee is home to one of the 10 operational swing bridges in South Carolina. Built in 1935, the bridge spans over the Intracoastal Waterway and has become a scenic photo spot for locals and visitors. The Waccamaw…

Fall Family Deals

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

The fall is always a great time for families to visit the Myrtle Beach area as its summer-like temperatures, warm ocean waters and family-friendly attractions continue to welcome visitors. This fall, Myrtle Beach area resorts and hotels are offering exclusive travel deals and packages created with families in mind! Whether you are taking an educational vacation with the kids or just a much-needed getaway to The Beach, there is something for everyone to explore in Myrtle Beach. Here are three reasons why you should visit Myrtle Beach this fall:…