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 Myrtle Beach area is home to 60 miles of uninterrupted coastline, a ton of fun activities, thousands of restaurants and PLENTY of opportunities for taking perfect photos. Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, using a cell phone or DLSR, here are a handful of our favorite spots for taking photos of the Myrtle Beach area. Conway Riverwalk If you head inland from Myrtle Beach about 15 minutes, you’ll run into Conway, South Carolina, the county seat for Horry County and the home of Conway’s Riverwalk and Riverfront Park. The park is situated on…

Savannah's Playground

Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A couple weeks ago, we went to the brand new Savannah’s Playground at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the park’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. To say the gathering was heartwarming is an understatement. It was a perfect morning made up of beautiful weather, beautiful people and a beautiful community coming together to celebrate the realization of a dream long in the works. Savannah’s Playground—a project of Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes, several area legislators, business people and community members—is…

Five Tips for Traveling with Children

Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we have a TON of activities to keep your little ones busy and entertained, but traveling here can be a different story. Whether you’re road tripping or headed to the airport, here are a few tips to make traveling with children just a little bit easier. Schedule travel around nap times. By traveling around nap times or even at night, you can ensure that most traveling time is spent with snoozing kids. This is especially helpful for little ones that get frustrated easily in a car seat. Travel light. Try to…

Growing up in the Myrtle Beach area, I often remember being asked where the locals hung out or what locals did for fun. In fact, I’m still asked all the time. Generally, locals are working when the bulk of our visitors are enjoying the beaches and Myrtle Beach nightlife, but I do always offer these few bits of advice to those lucky enough to be planning a trip. Visit in the Fall: Locals have known forever that fall is the best time of year along our coasts, but the secret is starting to get out. While the weather is still warm, it’s a little…

Myrtle Beach Biplane Tours

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

If you’ve visited the Myrtle Beach area recently, you’ve probably noticed the helicopters flying over the ocean, Broadway at the Beach and elsewhere. A couple different operators offer excellent helicopter tours of the area that are extremely popular with visitors (and locals!). When I heard Myrtle Beach Air Tours was now offering biplane tours in addition to helicopter tours, I knew I wanted to check it out. Touring Myrtle Beach from above on a helicopter was such a memorable experience, and I figured a biplane tour would be equally as…

Visit the Shark Wake Park

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

My friend Rachel and I spent an afternoon last week at the new Shark Wake Park in North Myrtle Beach. The park features cable wakeboarding—a pretty new addition to the world of extreme sports—and Shark Wake Park is the first of its kind here along the Grand Strand. At the park, kneeboarders and wakeboarders take hold of a cable that runs around a lake in about a 1.1-mile loop. So there’s no boat! And what you pay is determined by how long you plan on being on the water and whether you need to rent the equipment or not. Now Rachel actually has…

We took to the beach last week in search of a few Myrtle Beach visitors willing to share their favorite Myrtle Beach memories with us. Not surprisingly, most of the folks we talked to were longtime repeat visitors to the Grand Strand. Also not surprisingly, several of the people that chatted with us talked to us about family memories created here. I loved hearing stories about multiple generations enjoying the sun, sand and water together and think you will, too. Enjoy!…

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the perfect place to pick up a shelling hobby. With over 60-miles of uninterrupted shoreline, you can walk for miles and explore a variety of beaches in search of the perfect seashell. While even shelling enthusiasts admit that luck and chance have a large role in determining what shells one finds on the beach, there are a few things that can certainly increase your chances. Laura Rusinko, president of the Grand Strand Shell Club, shared these tips with us last week: Have the Right Equipment While all you…

Myrtle Beach Skycoaster

Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

To be clear, I am not some adrenaline-seeking junkie by nature. I’m a mostly-stay-at-home mom who can’t sleep the night before taking on assignments that include riding the Slingshot—or in this case—the Myrtle Beach SkyCoaster. While it’s easy to find excitement at the Myrtle Beach Grand Prix (and I’m perfectly happy staying on the ground in a racecar), the entertainment park’s most thrilling ride is the high-flying SkyCoaster. The SkyCoaster is basically a free fall ‘swing’ that takes between one and three riders up to a height of around 100…

Lowcountry Shrimp Salad

Friday, August 19, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

One of my absolute favorite things about living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the ready access to fresh, local seafood. There is so much to love about a meal that is sustainably sourced by local fishermen. Shrimp is probably the most-loved seafood item in all of the United States, and here in South Carolina, we serve up some of the best. From shrimp and grits to a Lowcountry Boil, the recipes are endless, but one of my favorite summer recipes is a Lowcountry Shrimp Salad. It’s light and refreshing, perfect for a picnic on a hot summer…