Category - Food + Drinks

With over 1,800 restaurants along the Grand Strand, deciding where to dine can be daunting. Thankfully, we have Chef Jamie Daskalis from Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery, to tell us her favorite Myrtle Beach area spots. Johnny D’s has two locations—in Myrtle Beach at King’s Hwy and 33 rd Avenue North and in North Myrtle Beach at King’s Hwy and 40 th Avenue South. Both serve up great benedicts, a fun assortment of waffles, and an extensive list of local favorites. Chef Jamie grew up in the restaurant industry, working for her father’s diners in New…

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.…

On Location: Carolina Forest, South Carolina

Friday, August 20, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

You have been joining us as we travel to the 14 communities of the Grand Strand each Friday, and today, we are headed up the road only 10 miles from the fun-filled Myrtle Beach area to Carolina Forest. Technically still a part of Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest is a pre-planned community consisting of several neighborhoods, shopping, and attractions on the inland side of the Intracoastal Waterway. There really is so much to do, so let’s get started! If you are looking to shop ‘til you drop, the Tanger Outlets, located on highway 501, is the place…

There’s nothing quite like taking a stroll along the South Carolina marshland, while enjoying the finest seafood in Murrells Inlet, the seafood capital of South Carolina. This trail of restaurants, known as the MarshWalk, is home to eight delicious establishments serving up the best of coastal cuisine, a staple of the Myrtle Beach area. We will start from the northern end of the MarshWalk and travel half of a mile down the coastline. Bovines The first stop along the MarshWalk is Bovine’s, a relaxed restaurant specializing in wood-fired cooking.…

There’s something therapeutic about water. It seems to relax and rejuvenate the soul. We’re lucky enough in Myrtle Beach to be surrounded by it, from inland streams and rivers to the sprawling ocean. Here taking in a delicious meal along a waterway is like literally having your cake and eating it too. While there are too many waterside-restaurants to even count, here is a sampling of some of our favorites. Gulfstream Café Being on the east coast, unobstructed sunset views can be hard to come by. Gulfstream Café in Garden City is one of the rare…

On Location: Aynor, South Carolina

Friday, August 13, 2021 3:00 PM by Katie Hunter

We are traveling from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and exploring the 14 communities that make up the Myrtle Beach area. We have been to Little River, North Myrtle Beach, Loris, and Atlantic Beach, Conway, and today, we are stopping by Aynor, South Carolina, for a taste of small-town America! Aynor is also known as the “Little Golden Town” due to its friendliness and community pride. The city was first founded in the early 1910s and was an agricultural center for turpentine, tobacco, and cotton. Now, much of Aynor is still mostly…

On Location: Conway, South Carolina

Friday, August 6, 2021 9:00 AM by Katie Hunter

About 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach, the quaint and historic town of Conway, South Carolina sits along the Waccamaw River. Founded in 1732, Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Revolutionary War history is infused into the town as the names “Conway” and “Horry” as in “Horry County” are from Generals. The City Hall building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the downtown area remains proud of their historic charm. The Riverwalk is area of restaurants along the Waccamaw River that is perfect for an…

Live music, ocean views, and cocktail hours - come join us at The Beach! There is certainly no shortage of fun waterfront locations to enjoy a happy hour (or two or three) in the Myrtle Beach area but unless you’re planning to make your visit to our shore permanent, you probably won’t be able to visit every single one. So here is a round-up of ten to get you started! Tin Roof Myrtle Beach 1410 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach This super fun live music joint offers a rooftop oceanfront patio, excellent happy hour, Southern-inspired…

Myrtle Beach Bites: Ice Cream

Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Ice cream and The Beach go together like peanut butter and jelly – or at least we think so! The Myrtle Beach area has an abundance of local ice cream shops, as well as the chains like Ben and Jerry’s and Baskins Robbins, that are a perfect place to cool off after a day of sun. For National Ice Cream Day on July 18 th , we are exploring these 11 unique ice cream shops around the Grand Strand that are scooping up some classic ice cream treats, as well as milkshakes and shaved ice snowballs. Kirk’s 1890 Ice Cream Parlor – Styled to look like an…