Category - Healthy Travel

Myrtle Beach and Canada have a long-standing partnership, beginning back in spring 1960 with the first Canadian-American Days. The Canadian-American Days were introduced by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce to attract Canadian families to the beach during their spring school break with exciting events, deals and concerts. Over the years, the name of the week has changed to just “Can-Am” Days. The Can-Am week was canceled last year due to Covid restrictions, but we are more excited than ever to welcome our Canadian friends back to The Beach…

Myrtle Beach is open and buzzing with excited visitors ready to relax and have fun! With 60 miles of beautiful beaches, there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the warm Carolina sun in our 14 communities. For a variety of reasons, many businesses are experiencing staffing shortages that could cause longer wait times in some places. Front line workers are working hard to accommodate all visitors, so please be kind and pack your patience. We can all do our part by: Making reservations ahead of time when possible Checking websites for…

This past year will be forever remembered as a year like no other. The pandemic shut down the world. Hotels were closed for almost two months, events were cancelled, and many of our attractions were closed most of the year. Tourism is the economic lifeblood of the Myrtle Beach area providing $7 billion in economic impact throughout our 14 communities. This year, there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and its dynamic workforce. The 38 th National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW)…

Visit Myrtle Beach is excited to announce its support for National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), the annual day for Americans to plan their vacation for the entire year at the start of the year--on January 26. Studies show that people who take vacations are healthier and happier in both their professional and personal lives compared to non-travelers! Though many Americans are not ready or able to take a trip just yet, there is a wealth of information that says simply planning a vacation can increase happiness. In fact, 97% of survey respondents…

MYR Achieves GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC, November 5th, 2020 – The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is proud to announce its latest accomplishment in earning GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC). MYR is just the 8th airport in the world, and the only airport in the Carolinas and Georgia, to achieve this coveted accreditation. GBAC STAR™ is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities and is the new gold standard for cleanliness. The program is performance-based…

The popular, two-hour, Myrtle Beach history trolley tours that sold out each week last winter will return September 22nd in a socially distanced form. Up to only 16 guests, wearing required masks will board the trolley each Tuesday at 10 a.m. in front of the Grand 14 Cinemas at The Market Common for the Myrtle Beach History, Movies & Music tour. On Wednesdays, at the same time and place, they will take the Early Myrtle Beach & The War Years tour. The Myrtle Beach Military History tour and catered reception returns for its fourth season on…

This past week, for the first time since February, I ventured out to a couple of Myrtle Beach’s best kids’ attractions. We are season pass holders at Ripley’s Aquarium (located at Broadway at the Beach), so we started there. My plan was to visit right at opening on a Monday morning to ensure it would not be crowded—and we had the best time! After being home for nearly six months, the boys were thrilled to be out and about. They both wore their masks (as did I) and understood that if it was crowded, we might have to go home. However, with the…

The current pandemic has certainly caused many changes in the way hospitality businesses operate. Hotels, resorts, RV parks, and other Myrtle Beach area lodging providers have worked diligently to come up with new sanitation policies to help reduce transmission of the virus to protect their employees and visitors. When you make plans to visit, be sure to check out the healthy travel efforts your lodging provider has made. You’ll notice that many are offering touch-free pre-check-in procedures. You’ll also find plexiglass dividers, mask…

Businesses, residents and visitors encouraged to take the Greater Grand Strand Promise MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Today the Horry County Welcome Back Committee launched GreaterGrandStrandisOpen.com and the Greater Grand Strand Promise. The promise is a commitment by area business leaders, residents and visitors, to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while supporting the economic recovery of our community. The new website is a resource for businesses, residents and visitors alike. It houses all business reopening guidelines, current…

The Beach is Back! The Myrtle Beach area is excited to welcome you back to the Beach! We are opening in a safe and smart way following the COVID-19 closures, so we're here when you are ready. From hotels and resorts to restaurants and attractions, area businesses have come up with ways to limit person-to-person contact, promote social distancing, and keep facilities clean. It is vital that employees and guests alike take care to keep hands clean and keep their distance. Local municipalities have worked very hard to develop regulations meant…