Posts from October 2012

Trip Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Tell us which one of the 60 Secrets are pictured below for a chance to win a trip to Myrtle Beach! Leave your comment by 5:00 p.m. EST with your name included, or just enter from a verified account. And remember to check our blog post tomorrow to see if you won. Hint: Sports Illustrated was founded at this Myrtle Beach golf course. A winner will be chosen and announced by noon EST tomorrow.…

This Week’s Theme: Sweets Treats

Monday, October 22, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

So we’ve covered the food of the Myrtle Beach area, but no vacation is without its indulgence. That’s why this week we’re covering the sweeter side of the Grand Strand – literally. From tempting ice cream to decadent desserts, we’ll tell you some of the best spots for ditching that beach diet. We won’t judge. What’s your favorite sweet spot along the Strand?…

The Ocean Takes the Cake

Friday, October 19, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Springmaid Beach Resort K.L. This classic hotel recently upgraded many of its rooms to include more appealing flooring, bedding and wall art, among other things. But the one thing it need never update is the one thing I loved most about my stay: a calming and breathtaking oceanfront view. The sunrise view from Springmaid Beach Resort, now Doubletree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront is certainly one of the best in Myrtle Beach because it also includes a picturesque pier, Springmaid Pier . An early morning walk along the beachfront…

A Peaceful View of History

Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Georgetown Riverfront Walk K.M. There’s no better view of the third oldest city in South Carolina than along the historic Georgetown Riverwalk . A collection of restaurants and shops line one side of the boardwalk, while the other offers beautiful views of the harbor. As I continued to admire the views, it was difficult for me to imagine this town in the 18th century was the largest exporter of rice in the world. Georgetown was vital to the economy of South Carolina. Today, the Riverwalk is a peaceful reminder of its history which also…

And the Trip Tuesday Winner is…

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Congratulations to Amy Barrett Crowley for correctly guessing yesterday’s Trip Tuesday secret. The secret pictured was the patio at Gulfstream Café in Garden City. Amy, please send an email to media@visitmyrtlebeach.com to book your 60 Secrets adventure!…

Villa Romana K.M. I’ve always had a soft spot for Italian cuisine. A few years ago I visited Italy and loved the warmth and openness of the Italian people, especially while eating a bowl of homemade pasta with a glass of Pinot Grigio. I received that same feeling of welcome – and a bit of comedy – on a recent visit to Villa Romana in Myrtle Beach. The décor immediately took me back to my visit to Rome, with large statues and columns. Every item on the menu is prepared from scratch by owner Rinaldo and his wife…

Have you tried crabbing, yet?

Thursday, October 11, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Crabbing in the Myrtle Beach Area M.G. Yes, that’s right—you can actually try your hand at crabbing in Myrtle Beach a la “Deadliest Catch,” minus the frigid temperatures and well, life-threatening surroundings. For those well-versed in the art of crabbing, a great place to go is Garden City Beach Pier . If not, I’d recommend scheduling a time to visit the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park . There, a park ranger can walk you through how to identify some of the common crabs caught off the pier, as well as introduce you to the rules and…

And the Trip Tuesday Winner is…

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Congratulations to Dawn Kincaid Thompson for correctly guessing yesterday’s Trip Tuesday secret. The secret pictured was visitors trying paddleboard yoga, courtesy of Surf the Earth . Dawn, please send an email to media@visitmyrtlebeach.com to book your 60 Secrets adventure!…