Posts from November 2013

What's the popular family beach destination that combines 60 miles of beautiful shorelines with plenty of world-class entertainment and attractions? The Myrtle Beach area , or course! And on Saturday, Nov. 30, tickets to some of our most famous 2014 entertainment and attractions will be available at deep discounted rates for 24 hours as part of our Travel Saturday campaign. A full list of discounts can be found at VisitMyrtleBeach.com/TravelSaturday. They include: 50 percent off general admission tickets to Ripley's Attractions 40…

Black Friday is traditionally the start of the holiday shopping season. But a number of stores are getting an early start and opening their doors on Thanksgiving. So, following an afternoon filled with turkey and football, many might choose to head to the mall. Or, they may adhere to tradition and start their shopping extravaganzas on Friday. Time will only tell. Listed in order of Black Friday opening day/time: Broadway at the Beach, 1325 Celebrity Circle www.broadwayatthebeach.com Open: Thursday, 11/28 at 10:00 a.m. Barefoot Landing,…

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…

The Myrtle Beach area is known as the golf capital of the world, so why not give the links fanatic in your family the perfect golf getaway this holiday season? Fortunately, during the upcoming Travel Saturday sale, it's going to be cheaper than ever for that friend or family member to perfect their swing while also enjoying 60 miles of beautiful shorelines for travel in 2014. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, a variety of travel deals will be available to purchase at VisitMyrtleBeach.com/TravelSaturday for 24 hours. Don't wait to…

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.…

What's the single most important part of planning a vacation? Deciding where you're going to lay your head. Fortunately, during the upcoming Travel Saturday sale, it's going to be cheaper than ever to put a roof over your head while visiting the Myrtle Beach area . Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, a variety of travel deals will be available at VisitMyrtleBeach.com/TravelSaturday for 24 hours to everyone seeking deep discounts to one of the world's favorite family beach destinations for travel in 2014. This includes reduced…

Give the Gift of Myrtle Beach

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:57 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Got that person on your holiday list that's difficult to shop for? We've got the solution; give them 60 miles of beautiful shorelines. This year, business owners in the Myrtle Beach area are putting their own spin on the holiday shopping season kick-off weekend with Travel Saturday. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, a variety of travel deals will be available at VisitMyrtleBeach.com/TravelSaturday for 24 hours to everyone seeking deep discounts to one of the world's favorite family beach destinations. But don't wait to take…

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 4:47 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…