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.

Hungry For Some Barbecue

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:37 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

If you’re like us, there is nothing more deliciously southern than great barbecue. And here in the Myrtle Beach area , it’s about time to once again celebrate everything ribs, brisket and chicken. The 10 th Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival returns this Labor Day weekend to the Grand Strand on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5, 2015. The festival is offering $9,500 in cash prizes to the winners of the official barbecue championship of South Carolina. Admission is free to this Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event. The end-of-summer…

Go Tax Free At Tanger Outlets

Friday, August 7, 2015 2:19 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

South Carolina is having its Tax Free Weekend Aug. 7 through Aug. 9, 2015, meaning there will be no sales tax applied to items like clothing, school supplies, computers and computer accessories. For visitors to the Myrtle Beach area , this is a great time to enjoy some retail therapy and get that new fall wardrobe for yourself or your loved ones. And one of our favorite places to shop along the Grand Strand is Tanger Outlets . With more than 200 brands, including some of the nation’s leading designer and brand-name stores, you are sure to…

Celebrate the Float

Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:40 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It’s a simple summertime treat that generations have been enjoying, whether they’re sitting at the drugstore counter or sharing with that special someone. And today, we honor that delectable beverage. Today, Aug. 6, is National Root Beer Float Day. To commemorate the occasion here in the Myrtle Beach area , a number of local eateries are offering discounts. They are: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – receive 20 percent off root beer floats – offer is valid at their Broadway at the Beach location Frutti’s Frozen Yogurt – receive 20 percent off frozen…

When The Wheel Goes Round

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 4:37 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It’s the Myrtle Beach area’s most iconic landmark, and many have taken a spin on it since it first opened in 2011. Yet if you’ve only been on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel during the day, you’re only getting half of the experience. At night, the 187-foot SkyWheel comes alive it glows with vibrant colors that can be seen for miles down Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Myrtle Beach. These lights can be solid green for St. Patrick’s Day, a warm glow of red for Valentine’s Day, a patriotic display of red, white and blue for the Fourth of July or…

Award-Winning Sculptures

Monday, August 3, 2015 4:23 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A tradition going back decades returns to Brookgreen Gardens starting this Saturday, with the National Sculpture Society’s 82 nd Annual Awards Exhibition. Available for viewing Aug. 8 through Nov. 1, 2015, this annual juried exhibition presents works from the greats right alongside works from up-and-comers in American sculpture. The National Sculpture Society, America’s oldest professional organization of sculptors, will present 15 awards. In addition, the popular People’s Choice Award will be determined by the votes of Brookgreen Gardens…

Coastal Crafting

Friday, July 31, 2015 2:28 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Are you crazy about crafts? If so, then the place to be this weekend is the Myrtle Beach area . Now entering its 32 nd year along the Grand Strand, the Craftsmen’s Summer Classic Art and Craft Festival will be at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from July 31 through Aug. 2, 2015. Come out and meet hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across the nation. This festival offers something for every style, taste and budget. There are also thousands of choices, with everything from traditional to contemporary, functional to…

A Feast Fit For A Pirate

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:59 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Pirates have been a hot commodity these past several years, thanks in no small part to Johnny Depp, and the Myrtle Beach area is right there in the mix with Pirates Voyage . This electrifying dinner theater has had us saying emphasizing our “Arrrrggghhh’s” ever since it first opened for business in 2011. The lot of you will enjoy a king’s feast , while the pirate hordes steal your attention with their antics. It’s the battle between the Crimsons and the Sapphires, and their combat extends from the deck of these full-sized ships to the sky and…

Time To Head To The House

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:50 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

When we’re in the mood to hear fantastic songs sung by bands that are either regional favorites or national touring acts, we head to the House of Blues . The Myrtle Beach area’s concert authority has welcomed such well-known artists as Dave Chappelle, Bush, Cheap Trick, Jane’s Addiction and Weezer, just to name a few. For the latter part of the summer, “Jar of Hearts” singer-songwriter Christina Perri will perform on Aug. 8. Then, on Aug. 22, veteran rock outfit Breaking Benjamin will belt out their hits for the masses. If you’re looking…

Our childlike wonder for dinosaurs will never go extinct. From first reading about these long-ago creatures when we were youngsters to being thrilled by the blockbuster film “Jurassic World” this summer, there will always be something magical about the Triceratops, Pterodactyl and, of course, the Tyrannosaurus rex. Now that magic is on display at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina with their new “Dino Dig” exhibit. This fun, interactive activity lets children dig up dinosaur “fossils” and also learn more about some of the different…

The day’s forecast won’t be the only thing you’ll see on The Weather Channel on Friday morning. Popular meteorologists Jim Cantore and Sam Champion will be broadcasting live from the Myrtle Beach area from 7 to 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24. When they’re not giving you a rundown on how your local weather is going to shape up for the weekend, the two will show viewers some of the Myrtle Beach area’s best kept secrets. These include some of our amazing wildlife, delectable cuisine, vibrant wine, skilled surfers, experienced shag dancers,…