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.

Seafood Capital of South Carolina

Friday, September 28, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Murrells Inlet K.M. Murrells Inlet , which is now known as the seafood capital of South Carolina, wasn’t always as family friendly as it is today. In the 1800s, pirates hid in the inlet creeks waiting to plunder unsuspecting English ships. You may have heard of one in particular called Blackbeard. Water adventure still awaits. You can try fishing or crabbing on one of the many charter boats available for rent, or you can always get a closer look at the legends of old by scuba diving off the coast near historic shipwrecks or…

Dream Vacation Home

Thursday, September 27, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Garden City, S.C. K.L. It’s not even fair. That’s what I’m thinking as we drive through Garden City and gawk at the gorgeous waterfront homes around us. From cool blue to vibrant red, they come in every color, shape and size. And they are the picture of my perfect vacation. Many may not realize that a Garden City home is even an option for Grand Strand accommodations – or how affordable such a home really can be for a weeklong vacation. I’ll tell you: it’s worth looking into. I don’t think these homes could ever disappoint.…

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…