Author: VisitMyrtleBeach SC

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, motels, condos, beach homes and additional types of vacation rentals. From oceanfront resorts along the entire Grand Strand, to cozy beach home 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 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…

Plan now to participate in fun-filled Penguin experiences in early 2020! Plan to interact with penguins at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach in just a few short months! Pre-sales are already live for Penguin Encounters and VIP Penguin Experiences at the Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse and make a great holiday gift idea. A Penguin Encounter is an upgraded 30-minute learning experience where you get to interact and even pet a penguin while learning about this species from our Aquarium staff experts. Go to the next level and try a VIP Penguin…

Tis the Season for holiday fun and Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach has decked the halls with Christmas Trees for all guests to enjoy! For the entire month of November and December, all guests to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach get to see the Festival of Trees that includes more than 55 Christmas Trees decorated for every state in the United States plus trees that are themed for the venue! The entire Aquarium transforms into a Winter Wonderland with lights, bows, and beautifully decorated trees all set surrounding the awesome aquatic…

African Penguins Coming as Part of the Largest Expansion in Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach’s 20-year History Myrtle Beach, SC (October 29, 2019) – Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is excited to announce Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse will open in early 2020. The 5,500-square-foot expansion is the largest in Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach’s 20-year history. The African penguin habitat will have floor-to-ceiling viewing glass and a 360-degree crawl tunnel for guests to waddle through. This addition also includes a brand-new Oceans of the World…

34 Years of World-Class Entertainment from The Carolina Opry On June 2, 1986, when Calvin Gilmore opened his doors to the first paying customers of The Carolina Opry, few locals or vacationers knew what to expect. Another country bar? Maybe Hee Haw at the beach? What they got was a breath of fresh air, a sensational show in a cool theater. The kind of show you could take your kids or your grandmother to—but it also blew back the hair of your hard-to-please brother-in-law from New York. By late summer the word had gotten around that something…

Myrtle Beach, SC - On Saturday, October 26, Visit Myrtle Beach, in partnership with Tin Roof Myrtle Beach and Cocktail Artist®, a line of premium mixes and bar ingredients, will host an exciting night of bartending challenges. Myrtle Beach bartenders will compete in a bartending challenge where each contestant will be paired up with one of Cocktail Artists’ award-winning mixologists as they compete for a grand prize. Also, that night, Cocktail Artist will crown their National Champion in the brand’s 1st Annual Mix Off Competition. Finalists for…

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – In a recent article released by USA Today, Myrtle Beach was named the number one affordable city “where everyone wants to live right now.” USA Today reprinted the article produced by 24/7 Wall St. which used data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis to identify the 50 most affordable American metropolitan areas to which Americans are moving. Each city on the list offers a cost of living that is lower than the national average and housing costs that are more in line with incomes. Research also…

The event organizers have advised that the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon will be cancelled due to wind and rain forecasted due to Tropical Storm Nestor. The race was scheduled to start at 7:00 a.m., Sunday, October 20. The race will not be rescheduled, as no rain date is planned. The Coastal 5K road race scheduled for Saturday morning at The Market Common is still on for tomorrow morning. For more information visit the City of Myrtle Beach website.…

On October 31st, join a community of costumed adults, children, and pets at The Market Common from 5 – 7 p.m. for what has become an annual tradition of trick-or-treating at the stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. Others will come to enjoy the festive people-watching from the outdoor seating areas of most of The Market Common’s eateries. The Headless Coachman returns to offer Complimentary Haunted Carriage Rides, and a Monster Mash outdoor dance party for kids and adults will be thrown on the Grand 14 Plaza, both from 5 – 8 p.m. 810…

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., October 10, 2019– The Vacation Myrtle Beach resort group is in its fourth year in a partnership with the American Cancer Society in hosting the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Beach Walk and Family Fun Day” on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The family event is open to the public and participation is completely free. “We are so thrilled to be working with the American Cancer Society for the fourth annual Making Strides event in Myrtle Beach,” said Matt Klugman, Chief Operating Officer for Vacation Myrtle Beach. “The event…