Posts from November 2013

A quick glance at the website for Athena's Bar and Grill would lead you to believe it's just another eatery specializing in traditional bar food. This couldn't be further from the truth. We're happy to say Athena's is one of the Myrtle Beach area's true hidden gems, and one you need to search out immediately. Located on Broadway Street in downtown Myrtle Beach, this quaint little restaurant immediately catches your attention with its comforting décor. The bar area is very inviting, with a large, flat-screen TV that is perfect for catching…

Thanksgiving is about remembering all that we have been blessed with, time with family and friends, napping in between football games and, oh yeah, a bounty of delicious food. But before all that, how about logging a few miles against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean? The Myrtle Beach area's premier Turkey Trot comes to Surfside Beach again this year on Turkey Day, Nov. 28. The starting line is located at 15 S. Ocean Blvd., in Surfside Beach. There are four races to choose from: a 10K, 5K, one mile run and a free kid's Tot Trot.…

Oysters! Oysters! Get Your Oysters Here!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

If oysters are your culinary vice of choice, then prepare to get your fill! The 10 th Annual Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast returns to the "seafood capital of South Carolina" on Nov. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It's an all-you-can-eat bounty of steamed oysters from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. there in the parking lot of the Wicked Tuna restaurant in Murrells Inlet. Tickets for the roast are $30 if purchased in advance, and $35 at the door. Our mouths are watering thinking about all those oysters, but our eyes would probably end up being bigger than…

History Under A New Roof

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We've been anxiously awaiting the reopening of the Horry County Museum in its new home at the former Burroughs School building. Well, the wait is over and all we can say is the new facility is fantastic! Stepping inside, one is immediately drawn to the beautiful winding staircase that leads up to the second floor. No, that wasn't a part of the Burroughs School; it was custom built for the new location. Museum director Walter Hill said this spectacular staircase was added because they wanted an attractive, unique walkway. "We wanted to…