Category - Family-Friendly

This past week, temperatures cooled some, making it perfect weather for a long walk. While a stroll on the beach will always top our list of favorite vacation activities, there are so many other wonderful places along the Grand Strand to explore on foot. We have put together a list of some of our favorite outdoor walking trails below: The Market Common Just a few blocks from the beach, The Market Common is a wealth of recreation, including walking, biking and fitness trails, as well as playgrounds. A fitness trail with workout equipment is…

6 Ways to See Myrtle Beach from the Air

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 PM by Katie Hunter

There’s something thrilling about seeing the world from another perspective, right? Well, in Myrtle Beach, you can see the Atlantic Ocean and the City of Myrtle Beach from a whole new angle with these 6 ways to see Myrtle Beach from up in the air. 1. Parasailing If you’ve never been parasailing, you really need to check it out in Myrtle Beach. You will take a boat off the shoreline and sit in a large sail that will be whisked to 500 feet high! Don’t worry – Downwind Sails and Express Watersports both offer double or triple riding options if…

On Location: Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Friday, September 10, 2021 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We are traveling from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and exploring the unique 14 communities that make up the Myrtle Beach area. Just to the south of Myrtle Beach, you will find Surfside Beach, known as the “family beach” in the Grand Strand. Surfside Beach was the first town to be certified as autism-friendly, taking a pledge to learn and assist families who travel with persons of sensory-processing disabilities. Surfside’s clean beaches are also supervised by lifeguards for an extra pair of eyes while your children are swimming in…

On Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Friday, August 27, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today, we are traveling to Myrtle Beach, one of the 14 beautiful communities of the Grand Strand, as we explore down the 60 miles of coastline that make up our area. Where do we start with all there is to see, do and eat in Myrtle Beach? Well, keep on reading as we highlight our favorite things to do, adventures, and restaurants in Myrtle Beach. The SkyWheel is an icon of the Myrtle Beach skyline, as it is located right on the Boardwalk and can be seen from almost any spot on the beach. The SkyWheel is 37 stories high and offers rides in…

5 Pirate Adventures in Myrtle Beach, SC

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Did you know that pirates used to lurk in the marsh waters near Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island? The inland marshes and creeks were perfect places to hide, instead of staying out in the open sea. There are plenty of pirate-themed adventures for you to explore in the Myrtle Beach Area! Arrrrgh you ready to get started? 1. Visit Drunken Jack's Some say that the famous pirate, Drunken Jack, can still be seen wandering the coast. The story goes that Drunken Jack was left on an island in Murrells Inlet by his crew with only rum to sustain him.…

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and a vacation to the Myrtle Beach area is a great gift for any dad! With tons of options for golf, fishing, dining and more, it’s easy to plan an itinerary focused on solely on your special guy. Here are eight fun ways to celebrate in Myrtle Beach this Father’s Day: Eat a Meal fit for a King There are so many restaurant options at The Beach that it may be hard to narrow it down. Here are a few places that will help dad feel like a culinary king. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of famous waffles at Johnny D’s…

The first mini golf course was built in Myrtle Beach in 1930, and the rest was history! With over 30 courses to choose from, Myrtle Beach is considered the Mini Golf Capitol of the World. The Grand Strand actually offers more mini golf courses per square mile than any other city in the US. Our mini golf courses are designed with elaborate themes intended to capture the imagination and excitement of each kid who comes to play – and the kid in every adult! For National Miniature Golf Day, we are rounding up some of the best mini golf courses in…

New Family-Friendly Property Offers Two and Three Bedroom Units, Plus Great Amenities Myrtle Beach, SC – Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest hotel groups in the Myrtle Beach area, featuring 14 oceanside properties and nearly 4,000 accommodation units, announces the addition of a new property, Ocean Escape Condos by Landmark Resort. Ocean Escape Condos by Landmark Resort features brand-new, second row condos, just steps from Landmark Resort’s main building. One of the newest accommodation options in Myrtle Beach, Ocean Escape is home to…

The holiday season is a spectacular time of year to head to the beach or gift an upcoming trip to your family. To get a head-start on your wish list, the following itineraries provide lots of ideas for trips that will make everyone smile brighter and create lasting memories this holiday season. Myrtle Beach Holiday Fun Marvel at the 55+ Christmas trees at Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees while you enjoy amazing exhibits-including their new Penguin Playhouse Shop till you drop at the area’s two Tanger Outlets, the Gay Dolphin, beach stores,…

A Mama’s Love Letter to the Beach

Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:00 PM by Nora Battle

As we near a very unique Mother’s Day—one most families will celebrate at home—I’ve been thinking a lot about my personal journey as a mother during this scary season of coronavirus. Like many around the world, I’ve found life in quarantine to be a roller coaster… a strange recipe of memorable family moments, anxious nights, afternoons of boredom, creativity, frustration, exhaustion, and more. There have been some truly magical days—my oldest learning to ride a bike, mornings cooking with my youngest son or sitting in the sunshine while the…