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.

Happy 30th!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:52 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

On June 1, 1985, Myrtle Waves Water Park opened for its inaugural season here in the Myrtle Beach area . This fun, family-friendly attraction – complete with Turbo Twisters, Arooba Tooba, Super Chute and so much more – has been making us all feel like kids, whether our ages are 3 or 30. This weekend, Myrtle Waves opens its doors for its big 30 th anniversary season, and you can rest assured that there is going to be plenty of celebrating this summer. And what says “celebration” better than the opening of a new slide? That’s right, water park…

Enter the Dragon

Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:43 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Dragons and boats. In mythical fables, those unfortunate souls on the water never stood a chance against those in the sky. But in 2015, the combination of dragons and boats means it’s time once again for the Seventh Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival , which returns to The Market Common in Myrtle Beach on April 25, 2015. For those of you who might be asking yourself just what is dragon boating, we're here to tell you it's an absolute blast! The boats feature dragon designs, of course, and can seat 20 paddlers and one drummer in a…

The Carolina Country Music Fest is set to take the Myrtle Beach area by storm when it begins its three-day celebration on June 5, 2015. But who says the party can't start earlier? Certainly not us! In celebration of this inaugural, beach-front country concert, CCMF is hosting the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Kick-Off Concert on June 4. It features headliner Sam Hunt, a former University of Alabama at Birmingham football star who know is known the nation over as one of country music's true up-and-comers. Hunt's debut album, "Montevallo," topped three of…

We know what you're thinking; the weather is getting warmer, and it's time for a little down time. And a long weekend excursion to the beautiful Myrtle Beach area is certainly what the doctor ordered. In order to make the most of your visit, we've come up with five handy tips to help you plan for that perfect vacation getaway: 1. Check out lodging deals ahead of time Travelers will find overnight options to fit any budget in Myrtle Beach, which boasts more than 98,000 accommodations. The latest deals from a variety of properties are always…

How about this weather? The frigid winter conditions have taken a backseat to several days of gloriously blue skies, sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Yes, it's official; spring is here! And as the beautiful weather continues, we can't think of a better way to spend it than to commune with nature. Here in the Myrtle Beach area , we're fortunate to have two great state parks in which to do just that. Myrtle Beach State Park is gearing up for its big springtime extravaganza - Park Palooza! - on April 4. Fun for the whole family is guaranteed, with…

Are you having trouble fighting off the winter doldrums because of the seemingly never-ending cold and snow? Well, let us fill you with some happier thoughts, mainly 60 miles of pristine, sandy beaches, mild temperatures and a wealth of accommodations and attractions. And best of all, it's even more convenient and affordable to turn those aforementioned happy thoughts into reality. Allegiant Air has announced new, non-stop jet service to the Myrtle Beach area from five cities, beginning June 3, 2015. The company, known for its exceptional travel…

Listen for the “Trombones”

Friday, February 20, 2015 2:03 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Take time this weekend to reflect on the past while enjoying the natural beauty and wonder of Brookgreen Gardens . In observance of Black History Month, Ron and Natalie Daise will present dramatic readings from "God's Trombones: Seven Negro Poems in Verse" by James Weldon Johnson. The readings will take place at 1 and 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Brookgreen Gardens ' Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Ron Daise, Brookgreen's Vice President for Creative Education, is an author, performing artist, and cultural preservationist. Natalie Daise is…

UPDATE: Rascal Flatts has been named as the third headlining act for the inaugural Carolina Country Music Fest, joining previously announced headliners Lady Antebellum and Eric Church. Additionally, Cole Swindell, Colt Ford, The Georgia Satellites, Brooke Eden and the Davisson Brothers Band have also been added to the growing lineup. The inaugural Carolina Country Music Festival , which features such A-list talent as Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Big & Rich and many more, comes to Myrtle Beach's shores and boardwalk beginning June…

Break Out Those Dancing Shoes

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 3:04 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Do you count yourself a fan of reality programs like Dancing With The Stars? If that answer is definite "yes," than why not see some top-notch dancing in person? The National Shag Dance Championship returns to the Myrtle Beach area with the preliminary round. Now in its' 32nd year, competitors will dance the night away on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, 2015 at North Myrtle Beach's Spanish Galleon, located at 100 N. Ocean Blvd. Those looking to put their best foot forward will lace up their dancing shoes starting at 8 p.m. both nights. Doors open at 7…

The Best Beer on the Beach

Monday, December 22, 2014 4:29 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We love the taste of a great craft beer. In the summer months, nothing complements a day out in the sun better. Here in the Myrtle Beach area , we're fortunate to have a local brewery that is producing quality brews 365 days of year. New South Brewery is definitely one of the Grand Strand's hidden gems. Nestled between manufacturing businesses, this small operation has a four-person staff that is responsible for getting its delicious white ale, nut brown ale and other specialty beers into stores. And if you want to see the magic behind the curtain,…