Category - Attractions

Time to Explore Planet Jellies

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Ripley’s Aquarium has added a brand new exhibit, featuring a creature that both terrifies and fascinates: jellyfish. The new exhibit is welcoming with a color-changing entrance, leading into a room with lit columns and tanks, which make the jellies glow. The Planet Jellies display features 9 tanks, boasting over 5,000 gallons of water, requiring 4 different operating systems. Within the new area, there are five different types of jellyfish to learn about, and observe: Moon Jelly, Pacific Sea Needle, Spotted Lagoon Jelly, Atlantic Sea Needle,…

If it seems a little “windy” in the Myrtle Beach area this summer, it might be because an iconic franchise from Chicago is now a part of the Grand Strand. For the 2015 season, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have begun their affiliation with the Chicago Cubs, a storied baseball franchise that has more than 100 years of history under its belt. And all the folks at TicketReturn.com Field have gotten in on the fun in embracing the “Cubbies.” For the June 5 doubleheader against the Carolina Mudcats, Pelicans players wore tribute jerseys in honor of…

It’s the first of June, and the summer season is officially upon us here in the Myrtle Beach area . Well, it’s about to be taken up a notch (or more like 50) with the opening of the new Radical Ropes Adventure Park later this month. Located at 301 19 th Avenue South in the heart of Myrtle Beach , this upcoming treetop adventure will offer thrillseekers three high ropes courses. These courses stretch up to 55 feet high! While you’re up in the trees, you might as well soar through them from 70 feet on the extreme ziplines. Extreme is the…

Vacation hot spot Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, welcomes more than 17 million visitors annually to its 60 miles of gorgeous coastline. July is the peak month for these visitors, and yet even now there are wonderful gems to be found where crowds are thin but entertainment is not. Here are some of my favorites: Myrtle Beach Art Museum Home to impressive artwork from living Southern artists including Myrtle Beach natives, as well as rotating special exhibits from the likes of Ansel Adams and Normal Rockwell, the Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B.…

Fans of “CSI” and other crime procedurals will now have the opportunity to experience the real work of forensic scientists right here in the Myrtle Beach area . Beginning May 22, WonderWorks will open a brand-new forensic science exhibit that focuses on fingerprint identification, 3D facial reconstruction and facial recognition. We know, it sounds really cool to us as well! As we’re sure anyone even slightly familiar with pop culture is aware, forensic science has been a hot topic in TV shows and movies for many years now. The WonderWorks…

Happy 30th!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:52 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

On June 1, 1985, Myrtle Waves Water Park opened for its inaugural season here in the Myrtle Beach area . This fun, family-friendly attraction – complete with Turbo Twisters, Arooba Tooba, Super Chute and so much more – has been making us all feel like kids, whether our ages are 3 or 30. This weekend, Myrtle Waves opens its doors for its big 30 th anniversary season, and you can rest assured that there is going to be plenty of celebrating this summer. And what says “celebration” better than the opening of a new slide? That’s right, water park…

Listen for the “Trombones”

Friday, February 20, 2015 2:03 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Take time this weekend to reflect on the past while enjoying the natural beauty and wonder of Brookgreen Gardens . In observance of Black History Month, Ron and Natalie Daise will present dramatic readings from "God's Trombones: Seven Negro Poems in Verse" by James Weldon Johnson. The readings will take place at 1 and 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Brookgreen Gardens ' Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Ron Daise, Brookgreen's Vice President for Creative Education, is an author, performing artist, and cultural preservationist. Natalie Daise is…

Medieval Times –BEHIND THE SCENES

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 4:16 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Greetings, my lords and ladies! Allow me to introduce myself. I am your wench blogger Genevieve, and I am thrilled to be bringing you some medieval action straight from the dais at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in lovely Myrtle Beach, S.C. As a veteran wench, I could also give you first-hand insight on what daily life at the castle is REALLY like, and may even teach you a thing or two about medieval history! For those of you who have yet pay a visit to our noble castle, Medieval Times is a thrilling, family-friendly feast and medieval…