Category - Attractions

Vacation Like a Local In Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:27 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Summer is the perfect time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s stunning 60 miles of coastline, known as the Grand Strand. Looking for a little insider knowledge for your trip? From hidden gem attractions to the best spots to sample local fare, check out these recommendations – approved by locals, of course – for maximizing your Myrtle Beach getaway. Witness a different type of parade If you’re lucky enough to be in Myrtle Beach for Independence Day, be sure to check out the 32 nd annual Murrells Inlet 4 th of July Boat Parade . The best…

The Myrtle Beach area is recognized as the top golf destination in the U.S. And for those looking to improve their game with a professionally-fitted club, our friends at Discover South Carolina have broken down the top spots in the state for club fitting . One of those locations is Steve Dresser Golf School in Pawleys Island. Here is what they have to say: Dresser’s has three certified club fitters on staff, including Bill Forbes, who worked in research and development for Titleist, Cobra, Callaway and the U.S. Golf Association. His former…

When The Wheel Goes Round

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 4:37 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It’s the Myrtle Beach area’s most iconic landmark, and many have taken a spin on it since it first opened in 2011. Yet if you’ve only been on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel during the day, you’re only getting half of the experience. At night, the 187-foot SkyWheel comes alive it glows with vibrant colors that can be seen for miles down Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Myrtle Beach. These lights can be solid green for St. Patrick’s Day, a warm glow of red for Valentine’s Day, a patriotic display of red, white and blue for the Fourth of July or…

Award-Winning Sculptures

Monday, August 3, 2015 4:23 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A tradition going back decades returns to Brookgreen Gardens starting this Saturday, with the National Sculpture Society’s 82 nd Annual Awards Exhibition. Available for viewing Aug. 8 through Nov. 1, 2015, this annual juried exhibition presents works from the greats right alongside works from up-and-comers in American sculpture. The National Sculpture Society, America’s oldest professional organization of sculptors, will present 15 awards. In addition, the popular People’s Choice Award will be determined by the votes of Brookgreen Gardens…

A Feast Fit For A Pirate

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:59 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Pirates have been a hot commodity these past several years, thanks in no small part to Johnny Depp, and the Myrtle Beach area is right there in the mix with Pirates Voyage . This electrifying dinner theater has had us saying emphasizing our “Arrrrggghhh’s” ever since it first opened for business in 2011. The lot of you will enjoy a king’s feast , while the pirate hordes steal your attention with their antics. It’s the battle between the Crimsons and the Sapphires, and their combat extends from the deck of these full-sized ships to the sky and…

Our childlike wonder for dinosaurs will never go extinct. From first reading about these long-ago creatures when we were youngsters to being thrilled by the blockbuster film “Jurassic World” this summer, there will always be something magical about the Triceratops, Pterodactyl and, of course, the Tyrannosaurus rex. Now that magic is on display at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina with their new “Dino Dig” exhibit. This fun, interactive activity lets children dig up dinosaur “fossils” and also learn more about some of the different…

A Look Back At Where We Came From

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:58 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

In 2015, the Myrtle Beach area is known as a top-notch family beach destination that attracts millions of visitors each and every year. But like all cities and towns across America, it wasn’t always like this. Our history is as rich and varied as any other community. That is why a trip to the Horry County Museum is always such an adventure. Since the beach is such an integral part of who we were, and who we are, it’s fitting that one of the museum exhibits looks at how our 60 miles of coastline have evolved over the generations. Some…

Need for Speed

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 4:21 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Looking for some high adrenaline, high energy fun in the Myrtle Beach area ? The type of fun that can go from zero to 80 miles an hour in about six seconds? Then the Myrtle Beach Speedway is the place to be. For racing fans who have longed to get behind the wheel, now is the chance. Experience the thrill and excitement of driving a real NASCAR racer at the NASCAR Racing Experience. Trust us, it is exhilarating! If you’d rather leave the driving to a professional, then enjoy the NASCAR Ride Along. Oh, and there are the races…

Revisiting History

Monday, July 20, 2015 5:04 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Sometimes, we like to leave our cellphones and other modern advances on the backburner and take a step back in time. One of our favorite spots in the Myrtle Beach area to play time traveler is the Hopsewee Plantation . This traditional Lowcountry rice plantation was built 40 years before the start of the Revolutionary War. After close to 300 years, the house has only been owned by five families, none of whom allowed the property to fall into decay. Indeed, the home is truly a preservation instead of a restoration. And it’s not just the…

A Summer At The Vineyard

Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:47 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

California isn’t the only place to sample fantastic wine. We’re fortunate here in the Myrtle Beach area to have a great local vineyard right in our backyard. And they are providing a wealth of excitement all summer long! La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River hosts many popular festivals not only during the summer months, but throughout the entire year. Coming up on July 4 is the Independence Day Wine Fest, followed by the Summer Parrot Head Festival on July 18. Aug. 15 brings the Whole Lotta Shakin’ Oldies Music Fest, while the Summer…