Posts from October 2021

The weather in Myrtle Beach this time of year is picture perfect and makes for a great reason to explore even more of the area. From seaside resorts and golf courses to world-class restaurants and historic homes, the Grand Strand has plenty of places to spend a day or two. We’ve picked five great spots for an easy day trip to celebrate the autumn season! Downtown Conway Located about 30 minutes from central Myrtle Beach, downtown Conway is a picturesque city with plenty of history and lots of things to do. Walk along the Riverwalk and admire…

Myrtle Beach Holiday Themed Itineraries

Friday, October 29, 2021 11:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

The holiday season is a spectacular time of year to head to the beach or gift an upcoming trip to your family. To get a head-start on your wish list, the following itineraries provide lots of ideas for trips that will make everyone smile brighter and create lasting memories this holiday season. Myrtle Beach Holiday Fun Marvel at the 55+ Christmas trees at Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees while you enjoy amazing exhibits-including their Penguin Playhouse Shop till you drop at the area’s two Tanger Outlets, the Gay Dolphin, beach stores,…

Get Ready for the Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam

Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

The 4th Annual Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam, a three-day festival featuring an obstacle course, car show, live music, raffles, and over 75 vendors and food trucks, heads to the Myrtle Beach area this weekend. Each year this event is an absolute blast and we are excited to welcome it back to Myrtle Beach in 2021! Just a block from the ocean near downtown Myrtle Beach, one of the biggest draws of the festival is the off-road obstacle course that takes multiple days to construct. Here, Jeep owners are able to take their Jeeps through rugged terrain…

The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the perfect time of year for a family reunion or vacation in your favorite place, The Beach! We take southern hospitality and entertaining seriously around the Myrtle Beach area, and there is plenty going on around turkey day this year. Below we’ve included a round-up of events happening Thanksgiving week in Myrtle Beach that will put you in both the turkey day and holiday spirit, along with a list of just some (because there are countless!) restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus and buffets.…

Where the Chefs Eat with Chef Heidi Vukov

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 8:00 AM by Julie Ellis

One of Our Finest Chefs Reveals Her Favorite Grand Strand Restaurants Heidi Vukov is chef and owner of Hook & Barrel Restaurant, located at 8014 N Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. Hook & Barrel opened in early 2017, the first “sustainable” restaurant in South Carolina. Heidi explains that wood from the trees that were cleared to make room for the building were cut and dried and used to decorate the interior of the restaurant. They also use unbreakable plateware, and their wine-by-the-glass is served from barrels, which not only eliminates bottle…

As a longtime Myrtle Beach local, I’ve enjoyed the perks of not just growing up along our coast, but raising my children here as well. We’re lucky that most summers entail a sort of ‘staycation’ for us and a chance to experience this beautiful destination as a visitor. And over the years I’ve had the chance to make note of the things every member of our family seems to enjoy. Since the Myrtle Beach area is blessed with mostly mild weather and a lot of sunshine, our three children spend most of their free time outdoors and on-the-go, and a lot…

One of Our Finest Chefs Reveals His Favorite Restaurants There are more than 1800 restaurants in the Grand Strand area! Where do you start when looking for a great place to eat? From fast food to Calabash buffets to fine dining, the Myrtle Beach area truly has it all. We interviewed Chef Geoff Blount of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at HGTC to learn about the school’s restaurant and to see where he likes to eat when he gets some time off. First, he discussed the wonderful Fowler Dining Room which is located in the…

Myrtle Beach Campground Roundup

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Fall is the perfect time to reconnect with the nature around you at a campground or RV park. And if you’re like me – reconnecting with nature is going to the beach. In Myrtle Beach, the summer warmth and sunshine last a little bit longer than other places, making it the perfect place to enjoy some more summer fun before the holidays set in. Myrtle Beach has its fair share of campground and RV parks, most with direct access to the beach. Here’s our roundup! Myrtle Beach State Park The first state park in South Carolina, the Myrtle Beach State…

Fall at The Beach is all about oysters. As the saying goes, you should only eat oysters in a month that contains the letter “R”. There are many places around the Grand Strand that are serving oysters in a variety of ways, from oysters rockefeller to raw oysters. We have rounded up seven places in Myrtle Beach that are giving you “Summore” oysters this season! 1. Hook & Barrel Known for their extravagant seafood towers, Hook & Barrel serves some of the very best oysters that are both sustainably and locally resourced and steamed to perfection.…

Myrtle Beach Invitational is a Slam Dunk

Monday, October 18, 2021 10:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is bustling with sports teams this time of year – and we are excited to welcome ESPN back to The Beach for the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Nov. 18, 19, and 21 (there will be no games played on Nov. 20). This basketball tournament brings Division 1 teams from various conferences for a weekend of action. The Myrtle Beach Invitational showcases these 2021 post-season participants: Davidson (Atlantic 10) Oklahoma (Big 12) Utah State (Mountain West) East Carolina (The American) Indiana State (Missouri Valley) New Mexico State (Western…