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.

Myrtle Beach earned its reputation as the Golf Capital of the World based on the strength of its course offerings, including many that are good enough to challenge the best players on the PGA Tour. An equally important component of the area’s appeal is its ability to provide an enjoyable test for all levels of golfers, including those who are new to the game. Generous fairways, smooth greens and the decision to play from the proper set of tees will guarantee a good time, but some courses are easier to play than others. Where should you play if…

To those looking at relocating, the Myrtle Beach area offers a wealth of options in real estate, education, health care and amenities. In the past, websites such as NerdWallet.com have listed the Myrtle Beach area as one of the best places in South Carolina to start a business. Others, like TripAdvisor, cite the region as one of the best destinations for homeowners to rent out their home. “The Myrtle Beach community offers great tax incentives and a number of support programs, in addition to affordable health care, exceptional award-winning…

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:34 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

One of the things I’ve always liked best about the south are the mild temperatures we enjoy year round. Perhaps no other time is this more enjoyable than in the holiday season, when festive activities and special events can be enjoyed both outdoors and in. So if, like me, you’re dreaming of a white sand Christmas instead of the traditional snow, here are a few ideas to get you in the spirit without needing to get into a parka. It's the Happiest Season of All Many coastal towns come to life in December with family events, unique experiences and…

Myrtle Beach is ranked No. 2 on TripAdvisor’s list of the 13 best destinations for homeowners to rent out their home. Homeowners in Myrtle Beach have an average weekly earnings potential of $762.80, according to the rankings. “A number of our visitors enjoy the option of renting a beautiful beachside home for their stay, and the Myrtle Beach area has plenty of properties from which to choose,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “Visitors benefit from the large selection, and the homeowners do as…

More than 35,000 people turn out each year to honor a dish few outside of Horry County – home to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – have ever heard of. It’s called Chicken Bog and its origins date back hundreds of years. Easy to make, hearty enough to stand alone and able to feed a large crowd, it’s no wonder chicken bog has even caught the eye of Ms. Paula Dean herself. There are many different ways to make Chicken Bog, from adding fresh vegetables like onions and green peppers to dressing with a unique selection of spices. But everyone agrees on…

Myrtle Beach tourism released news to help alleviate the declining Canadian dollar and encourage travel by offering steep discounts to "make up" for the difference. To ensure Canadian snowbirds still have the means to travel and experience the sunshine, Myrtle Beach partnered with local hotels, attractions, dining, and entertainment venues to provide a discount from January to April 2016, upon presentation of a Canadian passport. Our friends at tripcentral.ca have a breakdown on all the discounts our Canadian friends can find in 2016. Read all…

The Myrtle Beach area is recognized as the top golf destination in the U.S. And for those looking to improve their game with a professionally-fitted club, our friends at Discover South Carolina have broken down the top spots in the state for club fitting . One of those locations is Steve Dresser Golf School in Pawleys Island. Here is what they have to say: Dresser’s has three certified club fitters on staff, including Bill Forbes, who worked in research and development for Titleist, Cobra, Callaway and the U.S. Golf Association. His former…

North Myrtle Beach’s annual celebration of our many different cultures returns on Sept. 26 with the 12 Annual Irish Italian International Festival . This event is rain or shine and it brings around 15,000 people to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach for a day of delicious food, live entertainment, street performers, arts and crafts vendors and dance groups. Area restaurants will compete for bragging rights for having the best entrée, the best dessert and the best decorations. And if spaghetti is your cuisine of choice, then come hungry and…

Celebrate Small Town Living

Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:14 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

For the 600 residents that call the town of Aynor home, its people are the best-kept secrets in the Myrtle Beach area . That is what the town’s website proclaims, and it’s a statement we happen to agree with. In its early history, Aynor acted as a railroad terminus from Conway in the 1900s before its incorporation in 1913. Then, the town enjoyed a stable tobacco market, as well as a brickyard, cotton gin and several mills. Since 1980, the town of Aynor has celebrated its heritage every third Saturday in September with the Aynor Harvest Hoedown .…