Author: Visit Myrtle Beach

We are the area's official online vacation guide which offers everything you need to plan a perfect vacation to the Myrtle Beach Area. Plan your stay online and choose from a wide assortment of accommodation options including Myrtle Beach hotels, resorts, small motels, condos, beach homes, and additional types of vacation rentals. From oceanfront resorts along the entire Grand Strand to cozy beach homes and vacation rentals in North and South Myrtle Beach, including Surfside Beach and Garden City, find the amenities and location perfect for you.

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:…

It’s ramping up to be a busy and sunshine-filled Labor Day weekend in the Myrtle Beach area! The Beach is ready to welcome you to its warm beaches and sunny skies, helping you forget about back to school just for a little while. Here’s what you need to know and some tips for enjoying your Labor Day weekend in Myrtle Beach. Fireworks Not Allowed in City of Myrtle Beach Please be aware that personal fireworks are illegal in the City of Myrtle Beach. City Code prohibits the sale, possession or use of fireworks inside the city. The fireworks…

Labor Day weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Maybe it’s because while most people are celebrating the unofficial end of summer, the summer weather and season is still going strong. One thing about Labor Day weekend is certain… there is no shortage of food, fun or fireworks when you’re celebrating along the Grand Strand. If you’re headed to see us for the long holiday weekend, here are some things you might want to check out: 20th Annual Myrtle Beach Mustang Week / September 6-12, 2021 Mustang…

The Waves of Praise Gospel Festival is coming back to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Friday and Saturday, September 3-4, 2021 - and you won't want to miss it! This two-day festival features an array of local, regional and national gospel groups and performers and admission is free. Friday is honoree night and weekend jumpoff and performances begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavillion Place (812 N Ocean Boulevard) in downtown Myrtle Beach. Special musical guests include Swanee Quintet and Gemeyal Brown, and other performances will…

While it may sound best to say that it’s always sunny in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the truth is that it does rain from time to time. While the sunny days far outweigh rainy ones (Myrtle Beach is blessed with 215 sunny days a year), it can be frustrating to see clouds begin to form over what was planned as a perfect beach day. But a day or two of rain shouldn’t deter you from having a good time and making the most of your time away on vacation… especially when you take a look at the many activities perfectly suited for an overcast day.…