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.

An Ace of a Course

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

International World Golf Tour M.G. Myrtle Beach isn’t called the golf capital of the world for nothing. Home to more than 100 courses, there’s definitely something for every type of golfer. International World Golf Tour is no exception. Upon first glance, it looks like many of the area’s top courses, with well-maintained greens and a fleet of golf carts. But each of the course’s 27 holes is very unique, indeed. If you’re a golf lover, you’ve probably dreamed of playing just one hole of Augusta National or St. Andrew’s. Well,…

Shacks and Shops

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Pawley’s Island Hammock Shops K.L. One of my favorite things about a beach vacation is all the fun little shops that are tucked away into the canopy of palmetto trees or gorgeous oaks. This is exactly what we found at the infamous Pawley’s Island Hammock Shops . Of course you have to start your journey at the shop that started it all – the Hammock Shop itself. While sampling the comfortable swings and lazy hammocks is wonderful (beware: you may never want to leave), take a moment to duck into the Weaving Shop. There – if you can…

Trip Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 25, 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: This Amen Corner look-alike is a favorite on this Myrtle Beach golf course. A winner will be chosen and announced by noon EST tomorrow.…

This Week’s Theme: Classic Grand Strand

Monday, September 24, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The City of Myrtle Beach was established nearly 75 years ago. With all that time – many decades of which were spent as a top family beach destination – there are bound to be some great, classic destinations the area has become known for. We’re capturing a few of those with this week’s theme, but hopefully telling you something you don’t know about each of them or something you maybe overlooked. Tell us your classic go-to… where do you visit with every trip?…

Bog Balls - A New Southern Delicacy

Friday, September 21, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Socastee Station K.M. They’re called Bog Balls. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. What the heck is that? Let me help you decipher this Grand Strand delicacy. Chicken Bog is a native dish to the area with roots in the Gullah Geechee culture , the culture born in the Lowcountry among former African slaves dating back to the 17 th century. Its tasty ingredients traditionally include chicken, rice, sausage, peppers, onions and other spices. Like its more popular Shrimp and Grits counterpart, everyone makes it different. In…

A “Spirited” Dining Experience

Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Brentwood K.M. I admit that I’m not really a ghost person. I believe in spirits but have never actually seen anything of the paranormal variety. So I’ve always been intrigued by the rumors about the haunted happenings at The Brentwood . In recent years, the restaurant has been studied by several “Ghost Hunters” and been certified as haunted. For a time the Victorian house was used as a bed and breakfast by the family who owned it and, rumor has it, a few visitors may have outstayed their welcome. I was alerted to the…

And the Trip Tuesday Winner is…

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Congratulations to Erika for correctly guessing yesterday’s Trip Tuesday secret. The secret pictured was a Friendfield Village house at Hobcaw Barony Plantation . Erika, please send an email to media@visitmyrtlebeach.com to book your 60 Secrets adventure!…

Not Your Average Plantation Tour

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Hobcaw Barony M.G. What historical figure would you most like to meet and why? After my trip to Hobcaw Barony , I have a new answer to that question. Hobcaw Barony, also known as Bellefield Plantation, is the site of a 17,500-acre wildlife refuge and research reserve. Once made up of fourteen rice plantations, the land is rich with history . To put it in perspective, the property is larger than the entire island of Manhattan! Located on the Waccamaw Neck, it gets its name from the Native American word “hobcaw,” meaning between the…

Trip Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 18, 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: This tiny structure once housed an entire family. A winner will be chosen and announced by noon EST tomorrow.…