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.

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…

A NOSH Above the Rest

Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:30 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

If you're traveling from south of Georgetown up to Myrtle Beach , do yourself a favor and stop by NOSH in Pawley's Island. It's a great little restaurant with an awesome pavilion that sits just off Ocean Highway (Hwy 17). The open-air atmosphere of the pavilion allowed us to enjoy the beautiful weather in addition to taking in the sites of the small courtyard area that was bustling with visitors. NOSH also has an indoor dining area for more intimate settings. I decided to embrace my inner vegetarian and order a veggie Panini while my…

Editorial Note: This entry was submitted by guest blogger Erin Pope. On my first full day in Myrtle Beach , there was no better way to start off a week-long stay than with an early morning breakfast at Sea Captain's House . I've heard nothing but wonderful things about this restaurant, so I was eager to stop by and experience one of the main culinary attractions in Myrtle Beach proper. As I walked up to the small white house, I couldn't help but feel like I was walking into my own home ... Except my own home doesn't sit right off the…

Editors note: This post was written by guest blogger Erin Pope. I always enjoy staying at Marriott hotels, but from what the locals told me as I landed in Myrtle Beach for the first time, I was in for a treat at the Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes. The hotel sits in a semi-secluded area off the main road and, as I drove up, I couldn't help but notice the cool little hideaways where visitors could grab a drink, take a dip in a pool or, if they have little ones, go for a ride down a waterslide. Despite the resort's size, they were…

Three Centuries and Counting...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:32 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Editors note: This post was written by guest blogger Erin Pope. From the moment we pulled into the driveway at the Hopsewee Plantation , I felt as if I was going back in time to the American Revolution. Tree-lined driveways, birds chirping, mosquitoes buzzing - I was eager to learn more about the history of the property. Our tour guide, Sophia, had the perfect combination of historical knowledge and humor as she led us to the 18th century colonial plantation house. She explained to us that the house has remained essentially the same for…

One of the Myrtle Beach area's most popular festivals is celebrating it's 32nd this year along the historic waterfront in Little River, S.C. The ‘World Famous' Blue Crab Festival 's popularity with visitors is rivaled only by the love Myrtle Beach area locals have for the event that highlights one of the region's most popular attractions: the Atlantic blue crab. The delicious blue crab is a large, edible swimming crab that thrives along the Grand Strand. Blue crab fans love its sweet flavor and finer texture and at the festival, you'll find…

Myrtle Beach's Artsy Side

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:08 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Editors note: This post was written by guest blogger Caroline Allan. On the south end of the City of Myrtle Beach , past the boardwalk , attractions and hotels , lies the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach . While most vacations involve sand, surf and sun, your next trip to Myrtle Beach should include a visit to this historic museum. Once we arrived, the museum's friendly and knowledgeable staff greeted us and guided us to the current exhibit. After sifting through room after room of beautiful acrylic pieces, we were then given a sneak peek of the…

A Cold Brew for a Warm Day

Monday, May 13, 2013 10:29 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Editors note: This post was written by guest blogger Caroline Allan. Nothing cools down a warm spring day quite like the refreshing flavor of a locally brewed beer. In Myrtle Beach , South Carolina, the New South Brewing Company has been brewing up and pouring out fresh ales and lagers to those living in or visiting the Carolinas since 1998. During our visit Owner Dave Epstein gave our group a tour of their facilities while educating us on the science and patience that goes into brewing. As we went through the process, we were given…

Where Comfort takes Flight

Monday, May 6, 2013 2:43 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Editors note: This post was written by guest blogger Caroline Allan. I was so excited to be flying into the newly renovated Myrtle Beach International Airport - and it did not disappoint! The new development hosts spacious walkways, delicious restaurants and little touches around the airport to make each guest feel at home. For example, sitting at a gate waiting for a flight can be tiresome and cramped. The Myrtle Beach International Airport placed colorful rocking chairs in front of all the windows so travelers can be comfortable…