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.

Now this sounds like an amazing nature experience we want to take part in. Tours de Sandy Island offers nature buffs the chance to search for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and a variety of other songbirds. Depending on the season, such raptors as bald eagles, ospreys, swallow-tailed kites and great-horned owls are also a possibility. Seriously, that is some amazing bird watching! Visitors make their way to Sandy Island via a pontoon boat and then a private bus or van. In addition to keeping an eye out for those beauties of the…

It's beginning to look - and feel - a lot like Christmas. Seriously, these cold temperatures as of late have us letting our cars warm up for a few minutes before getting in and driving to work in the mornings. But hey, that's Old Man Winter for you, and it just gets us even more in the holiday spirit. Two of the Myrtle Beach area's most popular dinner shows - Medieval Times and Pirates Voyage - have been in a Christmas state of mind for several weeks now, and their holiday-themed shows are not to be missed. Pirates Voyage tells the story…

The Perfect Gift for the Hoops Fanatic

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:08 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

How's that holiday shopping coming along? We're a little more than two weeks away from Christmas, and gift buying is in full swing. If someone on your shopping list happens to be a sports nut - specifically college basketball - then do we have the perfect gift for you. Give the gift of the Big South! That's right, March Madness returns to Myrtle Beach once again in 2014 with the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Basketball Championship . Both men's and women's championships will be played right here along the Grand Strand. With springtime…

The holiday season is in full swing, and for us here in the Myrtle Beach area , that means food, the ocean, yuletide parties, the ocean, pleasant temperatures, the ocean, shopping, the ocean, time with family and friends and, oh yeah, the ocean. OK, we digress. The Atlantic is just so appealing on this beautiful December day, where the temperature is 70 degrees. Oh yes, there's one other thing about the holidays that we love, and that's all the lights. And nothing will get us in the spirit of the season like Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland .…

One of the Myrtle Beach area's most popular holiday displays is back and bigger than ever this year. Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles has been expanded to nine nights this year due to popular demand. The dates are: Dec. 5 through Dec. 7; Dec. 12 through Dec. 14; and Dec. 19 through Dec. 21. The gardens come to life this holiday season amid the soft glow of over 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3 to 10 p.m. each night. We can't think of anything more festive during this magical time of year than…

What's the popular family beach destination that combines 60 miles of beautiful shorelines with plenty of world-class entertainment and attractions? The Myrtle Beach area , or course! And on Saturday, Nov. 30, tickets to some of our most famous 2014 entertainment and attractions will be available at deep discounted rates for 24 hours as part of our Travel Saturday campaign. A full list of discounts can be found at VisitMyrtleBeach.com/TravelSaturday. They include: 50 percent off general admission tickets to Ripley's Attractions 40…

Black Friday is traditionally the start of the holiday shopping season. But a number of stores are getting an early start and opening their doors on Thanksgiving. So, following an afternoon filled with turkey and football, many might choose to head to the mall. Or, they may adhere to tradition and start their shopping extravaganzas on Friday. Time will only tell. Listed in order of Black Friday opening day/time: Broadway at the Beach, 1325 Celebrity Circle www.broadwayatthebeach.com Open: Thursday, 11/28 at 10:00 a.m. Barefoot Landing,…

A quick glance at the website for Athena's Bar and Grill would lead you to believe it's just another eatery specializing in traditional bar food. This couldn't be further from the truth. We're happy to say Athena's is one of the Myrtle Beach area's true hidden gems, and one you need to search out immediately. Located on Broadway Street in downtown Myrtle Beach , this quaint little restaurant immediately catches your attention with its comforting décor. The bar area is very inviting, with a large, flat-screen TV that is perfect for catching…

The Myrtle Beach area is known as the golf capital of the world, so why not give the links fanatic in your family the perfect golf getaway this holiday season? Fortunately, during the upcoming Travel Saturday sale, it's going to be cheaper than ever for that friend or family member to perfect their swing while also enjoying 60 miles of beautiful shorelines for travel in 2014. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, a variety of travel deals will be available to purchase at VisitMyrtleBeach.com/TravelSaturday for 24 hours. Don't wait to…

Thanksgiving is about remembering all that we have been blessed with, time with family and friends, napping in between football games and, oh yeah, a bounty of delicious food. But before all that, how about logging a few miles against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean? The Myrtle Beach area's premier Turkey Trot comes to Surfside Beach again this year on Turkey Day, Nov. 28. The starting line is located at 15 S. Ocean Blvd., in Surfside Beach. There are four races to choose from: a 10K, 5K, one mile run and a free kid's Tot Trot.…