Category - Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and anyone can make the season even brighter by planning a holiday vacation in Myrtle Beach! The Grand Strand offers the perfect mix of southern hospitality and holiday cheer. There is an endless array of holiday-themed live entertainment options, abundant shopping experiences and fun-filled attractions for all ages--not to mention 60 miles of beautiful beaches and plenty of winter sunshine. Whether travelers are looking to escape the snow or simply find new holiday traditions, Myrtle Beach has…

Enjoy Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving Season! Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday to reunite with friends and family, enjoy great food and ponder the things for which you are thankful. It’s also a wonderful time to avoid cooking and enjoy great weather and 60 miles of beach! Myrtle Beach, South Carolina offers extravagant holiday stage shows , amazing shopping opportunities , family-fun attractions, and a wide-range of culinary delights . The Grand Strand offers the perfect mix of southern hospitality and holiday cheer--just right for travelers…

Travel + Leisure rounded up the best fourth of July celebrations across the United States and Myrtle Beach makes this list . With more than 60 miles of coastline, there are plenty of places to celebrate. From 5K walk/runs, parades, air shows and of course fireworks, there is something for everyone. Travel + Leisure featured these celebrations: 5K or 8K competitive runs at the Market Common Surfside Beach Celebration 51st Annual Fourth of July Parade in Pawley's Island 34th Annual Boat Parade in Murrell's Inlet Salute from the Shore Fly Over…

The Great Christmas Light Show

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

If you’re in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this holiday season, a stop by the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex should be in order. The park is set to be the home of this year’s Great Christmas Light Show—a lighted celebration sure to capture the spirit of the Christmas season. The drive-through light show will feature over 1.7 million lights festively hung along a 1.5 mile drive throughout the park and sports complex. Over 400 magical light displays, some up to 70 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show.…

It’s just about time for a big birthday party that over 300 million people are invited to. If a day at the beach, a heaping dose of patriotism, and fireworks sound like a winning combination, Myrtle Beach is the place for you to be on July 4. Yep, it’s almost the Fourth of July, a time for us Americans to celebrate family, friends and the birth of this nation. And here in the Myrtle Beach area , we’re going all out to commemorate our country’s 240th birthday. Festivities will begin with the Independence Day 8k at Market Common at 7:30 a.m.,…

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…

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:34 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

One of the things I’ve always liked best about the south are the mild temperatures we enjoy year round. Perhaps no other time is this more enjoyable than in the holiday season, when festive activities and special events can be enjoyed both outdoors and in. So if, like me, you’re dreaming of a white sand Christmas instead of the traditional snow, here are a few ideas to get you in the spirit without needing to get into a parka. It's the Happiest Season of All Many coastal towns come to life in December with family events, unique experiences and…

Celebrate the Float

Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:40 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It’s a simple summertime treat that generations have been enjoying, whether they’re sitting at the drugstore counter or sharing with that special someone. And today, we honor that delectable beverage. Today, Aug. 6, is National Root Beer Float Day. To commemorate the occasion here in the Myrtle Beach area , a number of local eateries are offering discounts. They are: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – receive 20 percent off root beer floats – offer is valid at their Broadway at the Beach location Frutti’s Frozen Yogurt – receive 20 percent off frozen…

One of our favorite Myrtle Beach attractions, Ripley's Aquarium, has decided to think outside the ‘tank' this year for Valentine's Day, and we couldn't be more excited. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 14, the popular aquarium will close its doors to the general public, remaining open only to those lovebirds who have made a reservation to dine in the aquarium's ‘Tunnel of Love.' That's right; Ripley's has transformed their 340-foot long glide path beneath the acrylic (shark) tunnel, and colorful Rainbow Rock exhibit into the most…