Author: VisitMyrtleBeach SC

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What makes any rainy Monday morning a little bit brighter? If you're in Myrtle Beach, then it's new air service announcements! Popular Canada-based airline WestJet announced yesterday morning that they will now be offering affordable, non-stop service to Myrtle Beach International Airport from Toronto. The twice weekly service (Thursday and Sunday) will begin May 2, 2013, and the airfare couldn't be better priced! While we've met many a visitor to Myrtle Beach from Toronto, it must be said that we've never actually visited our Canadian…

One of our favorite Myrtle Beach attractions, Ripley's Aquarium, has decided to think outside the ‘tank' this year for Valentine's Day, and we couldn't be more excited. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 14, the popular aquarium will close its doors to the general public, remaining open only to those lovebirds who have made a reservation to dine in the aquarium's ‘Tunnel of Love.' That's right; Ripley's has transformed their 340-foot long glide path beneath the acrylic (shark) tunnel, and colorful Rainbow Rock exhibit into the most…

Medieval Times –BEHIND THE SCENES

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 4:16 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Greetings, my lords and ladies! Allow me to introduce myself. I am your wench blogger Genevieve, and I am thrilled to be bringing you some medieval action straight from the dais at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in lovely Myrtle Beach, S.C. As a veteran wench, I could also give you first-hand insight on what daily life at the castle is REALLY like, and may even teach you a thing or two about medieval history! For those of you who have yet pay a visit to our noble castle, Medieval Times is a thrilling, family-friendly feast and medieval…

Going Beyond the Beach: Kayak Winyah Bay

Monday, December 17, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It may be December here in Myrtle Beach, but thanks to our mild weather, we were still able to get out and about this weekend without catching a chill. What did we do? Headed south to Georgetown, S.C. , to check out Black River Outdoors Center's popular kayak tours. Admittedly, business is a little quieter for them this time of year, but we were more than happy to have a guide all to ourselves. Visitors to our shores have been raving about the area's kayak tours ( and our many other water sports ) for some time now, and now we know why. The…

As the month of December draws closer, Springmaid Beach Resort is counting down the days until its first Military Dream Wedding Giveaway! The contest, which was announced in March, received applications from men and women serving in the Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard. The lucky winners, United States Marine Corps Sgt. Wayne Edmiston of Wyoming, Pennsylvania and his fiancée Brooke Chartlet of Norwalk, Iowa will receive the military wedding of their dreams in just a few short weeks. On December 7, 2012 Springmaid Beach…

Festival of Trees

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

I have always enjoyed decorating for the holidays, any holiday, but especially the Christmas season. Ripley’s makes my house decorating seem amateur to say the least! Putting up 55 trees over the course of two nights takes a village! Over 100 volunteers from all departments, plus loved ones all come together after closing to transform the aquarium to a “Festival of Trees”. Each tree represents one of the 50 states with the ornaments, color schemes and accessories all representative. To give you a peak in - New York has Statue of…

Black Friday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Looking for Black Friday Shopping Deals? Practice the sport of shopping with us in Myrtle Beach, SC. Connect to Black Friday savings and rewards at the following Myrtle Beach area shopping centers. Our stores will certainly fill your stockings with a great variety of holiday savings, as well as places to quickly eat and refill your favorite cup of caffeine – you’re going to need it! Listed in order of Black Friday opening day/time: Toys “R” Us , 1100 Seaboard Street / 10125 Highway 17 Bypass www.toysrus.com Open: Thursday, 11/22 at…

The leaves have turned and holiday shoppers have appeared, both signaling the return of one of our favorite holidays in Myrtle Beach ... Thanksgiving! Hundreds of Myrtle Beach area restaurants are open on Thanksgiving this year and will be serving hungry patrons a multitude of traditional holiday dishes, including our southern favorite: pecan pie. But we'll be cooking at home this year and instead of the usual pie, we're going to take Chef Eric Masson's advice and try something a little different. Masson, the incredibly talented chef and owner…

The transformation to Winter Wonderland!

Monday, November 19, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special -- the Christmas Show of the South! When you think “Myrtle Beach,” do you think cozy oceanfront dining and incredible Christmas entertainment? Probably not—but this time of year you should! Since Calvin Gilmore premiered the first Christmas show on the Grand Strand in 1986 Myrtle Beach has become a much-heralded holiday getaway destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. And as if that weren’t enough, Myrtle Beach hotels have great rates this time of year, giving you a golden opportunity…

Nights of a Thousand Candles

Monday, November 12, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Brookgreen Gardens By Helen Benso This year marks the 14 th annual holiday lights festival, Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. On December 7-8, 14-15, and 20-22, see the gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles, thousands of sparking lights, and live entertainment. The best time to visit is at dusk when the fading sunset and the glow of the candles silhouette the sculpture and live oak trees to create a breathtaking display. “The first year I came to this event I was completely…