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.

My lords! My ladies! Let the tournament begin! We're sure you've heard of Medieval Times , but if you've never been, now's the time to make it a part of your Myrtle Beach experience. There's a feast that's fit for a king. Actually, he's sitting there in the dining hall with you, lording over all the pomp and circumstance. The wait staff is very friendly and charming, making a point of referring to all of the evening's dinner courses as some part of a slain dragon. Who knew that dragon actually looks and tastes exactly like chicken? It's…

Are you sitting around asking yourself where is the one place I can go in Myrtle Beach for country music, Bluegrass mixed with Motown, Broadway staples, dancing, clogging and even the feisty comedic stylings of a little old lady? Well, we've got the answer for you - the Carolina Opry ! Since openings its doors in 1986, the Carolina Opry has had nearly 8,000 performances and achieved critical success both in South Carolina and across the nation. What makes it so entertaining? Well, take it from someone who went this week as a first-timer;…

Golf is a multi-generational sport, passed down from fathers to sons and mothers to daughters. Those of us who come from a long line of golf enthusiasts remember taking to the links with our parents or grandparents when we were children, concentrating so hard to keep our eye squarely on the ball, just as mom and dad taught us. And our smiles widened when we'd solidly connect our club with the ball, sending it soaring over the fairway. We were proud of that accomplishment, and the look of pride in our parents' and grandparents' faces only…

One of the best things about growing up in the Myrtle Beach area in the summer is the variety of programs hosted by the area's state parks. Affordable, educational and family-oriented, the state parks' summer programs are perfect for visitors, too. Those looking to escape the beach or waterpark for a day will find that either Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet is the perfect place to do so. Two of our favorite programs embrace longtime seaside activities: pier fishing and crabbing. Beginning June 20 at…

As longtime locals of the Myrtle Beach area , we can attest that there is not much more cool than encountering a wild dolphins swimming along our shore. Even at a distance, seeing these highly intelligent creatures catch fish and play in the Atlantic Ocean is a treat. That's why one of our favorite attractions this year is Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Watching Tours. If you're looking for a way to get beyond the beach on your vacation, this is the perfect way to do so. Blue Wave Adventures operates seven days a week, March through November,…

Summer skin care

Monday, June 17, 2013 2:10 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

We've always thought of the days leading up to the first day of summer as the perfect time for a skin ‘tune up.' It's a season of swimsuits and sandals here in Myrtle Beach and before we head out into the summer sunshine, we like to make sure we're looking our best. Some of our favorite ‘before summer' treatments include pedicures, body scrubs and sunless tanning. All three help to ensure skin is looking healthy and beach-ready, and all three are available once you get here. Two of our favorite places to get pampered for the summer are…

National Historic Landmark and longtime-favorite Myrtle Beach area attraction , Brookgreen Gardens , has been nominated for an online contest that could feature them as the ‘8th Wonder of the World.' VirtualTourist , a worldwide travel community, is sponsoring the contest that highlights landmarks from across the globe. The winner will be featured in a national TV segment, and we're hoping that winner will be Brookgreen Gardens ! Those that have visited the gardens-once home to former rice plantations-know that they play host to the largest…

The variety of restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area is just one of the many reasons nearly 15 million visitors make their way to our shores annually. You can find practically anything you may be craving at one of over 1,600 restaurants . One restaurant that stands out from the crowd, though, is The Cypress Room at Island Vista Oceanfront Resort. And what makes the award-winning restaurant so memorable is Chef Michael McKinnon, a native of Myrtle Beach. Chef McKinnon began working in restaurants at age 12 by helping out at his father's…

We were thinking we sure could use a little good news in the Myrtle Beach area this rainy Friday when we received word that FlipKey , a TripAdvisor company, had named our beautiful shoreline one of the Top East Coast Beaches in the U.S. While we certainly couldn't agree more, it was great to know the selections had been made based on traveler feedback, industry research and a variety of criteria, including our wide variety of restaurants , attractions and picturesque scenery. According to their Top East Coast Beaches listing , the Myrtle…

Myrtle Beach's Newest Watersport

Monday, June 3, 2013 11:08 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Myrtle Beach area has long been known for its fun watersports activities , ranging from fishing charters to paddle boarding to banana boat rides to Jet Ski rentals. But the newest watersport to call our shoreline home is what everyone is talking about. Myrtle Beach Jetpack Adventures is now offering people the opportunity to ride on the world's first recreational jetpack. That's right; visitors to Myrtle Beach Jetpack Adventures put on a jetpack and usually within minutes are levitated into the air above the Atlantic Ocean in what is…