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.

The Art of Java

Monday, October 29, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Coffee Break Café in Georgetown K.L. As you walk down Front Street in historic Georgetown, S.C . , you could blink and miss this pretty unassuming spot. Well, you’d be missing out. In a brick building with tables and chairs lining the entrance is Coffee Break Café . Not only does the shop offer a great cup of joe or whatever caffeine fix you might need, it also has an assortment of homemade pastries, breakfast nibbles and even lunch offerings. My favorite part, though, was the eclectic mix of artwork dotting the walls. From floor…

Lee’s Inlet Apothecary M.G. Walk through the front door of Lee’s Inlet Apothecary and you’re instantly transported to another era. During my last visit to Murrells Inlet, I stopped in to try one of their legendary malts. Upon entering, my eye was immediately drawn to a long counter where a waitress was serving up an ice cream soda. The rest of the shop’s walls are lined with pharmaceuticals, and in the back a pharmacist stands ready to fill your order. After looking over the old fashioned soda fountain menu and realizing…

Coccadotts Decisions, Decisions . . . .

Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

As I enter the newly opened Coccadotts cupcake shop, I’m keenly aware of the very difficult decision awaits: which cupcake am I going to choose to eat immediately and which half dozen am I going to bring home with me? This is the second location for the Albany, N.Y., owners – who were featured on TLC’s popular Cupcake Wars – have dished out no shortage of flavors. From Watermelon to Strawberry Margarita, Banana Split to Corona, Opposites Attract to savory Bacon, or even Chicken Wing concoctions, they promise not to disappoint with…

Vanna Banana?

Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Painters Homemade Ice Cream K.L. Anyone who’s been to Myrtle Beach on multiple occasions has likely heard of Painter’s . It’s apparently an institution that has beckoned travelers year after year. I am a self-declared ice cream aficionado, so I knew this warranted a visit. Thankfully, it did not disappoint. While there are many flavors to chose from, including some celeb-inspired creations named after locals Vanna White and Nancy O’Dell, I went for my tried and true cookies ‘n’ cream. The rich flavors and chunks of cookie…

And the Trip Tuesday Winner is....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Congratulations to Robynne Roland for correctly guessing yesterday’s Trip Tuesday secret. The secret pictured was the Sports Illustrated commemorative display at Pine Lakes Golf & Country Club in Myrtle Beach. (If you’re thinking this week’s image has nothing to do with our sweet treat theme, you’d be absolutely right! Can you forgive us?) Robynne, please send an email to media@visitmyrtlebeach.com to book your 60 Secrets adventure!…

Trip Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Tell us which one of the 60 Secrets are pictured below for a chance to win a trip to Myrtle Beach! Leave your comment by 5:00 p.m. EST with your name included, or just enter from a verified account. And remember to check our blog post tomorrow to see if you won. Hint: Sports Illustrated was founded at this Myrtle Beach golf course. A winner will be chosen and announced by noon EST tomorrow.…

This Week’s Theme: Sweets Treats

Monday, October 22, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

So we’ve covered the food of the Myrtle Beach area, but no vacation is without its indulgence. That’s why this week we’re covering the sweeter side of the Grand Strand – literally. From tempting ice cream to decadent desserts, we’ll tell you some of the best spots for ditching that beach diet. We won’t judge. What’s your favorite sweet spot along the Strand?…

The Ocean Takes the Cake

Friday, October 19, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Springmaid Beach Resort K.L. This classic hotel recently upgraded many of its rooms to include more appealing flooring, bedding and wall art, among other things. But the one thing it need never update is the one thing I loved most about my stay: a calming and breathtaking oceanfront view. The sunrise view from Springmaid Beach Resort, now Doubletree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront is certainly one of the best in Myrtle Beach because it also includes a picturesque pier, Springmaid Pier . An early morning walk along the beachfront…

A Peaceful View of History

Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Georgetown Riverfront Walk K.M. There’s no better view of the third oldest city in South Carolina than along the historic Georgetown Riverwalk . A collection of restaurants and shops line one side of the boardwalk, while the other offers beautiful views of the harbor. As I continued to admire the views, it was difficult for me to imagine this town in the 18th century was the largest exporter of rice in the world. Georgetown was vital to the economy of South Carolina. Today, the Riverwalk is a peaceful reminder of its history which also…