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Hurricane Florence roared away from the Grand Strand and thankfully did minimal damage to our beautiful coastline. However, the massive storm dumped more than 11 trillion gallons of water on North and South Carolina, and much of that water has made its way to some of our communities. Florence the Flood arrived quietly and filled many of our beautiful neighborhoods with silently destructive water. Early estimates show that more than 1,000 homes have been flooded, and many will not be saved. Several of these homeowners do not have flood…

The Myrtle Beach Area, known locally as the “Grand Strand,” suffered only minimal damage from hurricane Florence. While our community is grateful that the storm did not wreak much havoc on our beautiful 60-mile shoreline, we are well aware that our neighbors were significantly impacted by Florence and the subsequent flooding. In the spirit of giving to those in need, many Grand Strand businesses are extending special discounts and offers to people who have been displaced by this terrible storm. People impacted from the flooding in South…

Travel Advisory as of September 22: Due to flooding and road closures surrounding the Myrtle Beach area, driving into the area will be very difficult for the next week or two. Fly, don’t drive. If you must drive into the area, expect heavy congestion, delays and changing detours. Check www.SCDOT.org , 511sc.org or call 511 for latest road conditions. Hurricane Florence has finally moved on from our beautiful Myrtle Beach destination. While we are thankful that the physical damage to our destination seems minimal so far, we’re very aware of…

Hurricane Florence Alert

Sunday, September 9, 2018 9:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Please be advised that the Myrtle Beach area is under alert for possible Florence impact for the week of September 9th. While we're uncertain of the storm’s final path, we advise all visitors to pay close attention to all weather and news reports and to be prepared. If you have plans to visit the area this week, we recommend you contact your accommodations directly for information on their policy pertaining to hurricanes. “We encourage both visitors and residents to take great care to protect loved ones and property as we prepare for Florence,”…

Visit Myrtle Beach’s Annual “60 More Days of Summer” Campaign to Include Complimentary Beach Photo Sessions, Lodging Packages and More. Focusing specifically on millennial families for this year’s “60 More Days of Summer” campaign, Visit Myrtle Beach will offer innovative perks to make a beach trip even easier for those looking to create memories and celebrate life’s little moments with their families this fall. Throughout September and October, visitors will enjoy complimentary beach photo sessions, ideal for capturing little ones’ first…

Autism Friendly Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we know traveling with children can be chaotic, especially for those families who may have the added anxiety of taking a child with autism away from the structure and familiarity of home life. But the Myrtle Beach community is working hard to make sure all families get the relaxing vacation they deserve. For visitors arriving by air, that means a warm welcome at Myrtle Beach International Airport in baggage claim, where family members with autism can take advantage of the airport’s ‘quiet room.’ This space…

US News & World Report has named Myrtle Beach as the number one destination in the country where people are choosing to move in 2018. The May article about “best places to live” cites the area's desirability, low cost of living, quality of life, outstanding weather and overall value. Best Places to Live 2017 Rank: 74 Metro Population: 419,585 Metro Median Age: 45.8 years Median Home Value: $137,428 Median Annual Salary: $35,650 Net Migration Rate, 2012 to 2016: 15.62 percent The Myrtle Beach metropolitan statistical area is consistently one…

Exclusive Lodging, Restaurant and Attractions Deals Available in June and July in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina As the summer heats up, it’s time to head to the beach. With its 60 miles of coastline, there are endless activities, adventures and excitement to be had for the vacation of a lifetime in the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina. From live entertainment and fun-filled attractions to amazing outdoor activities and delicious dining options, the entire family will enjoy a special summer getaway in the Grand Strand. This year, visitors can…

Travel Channel has featured Myrtle Beach as 1 of 10 Cool East Coast Beaches. White sandy beaches plus restaurants, live entertainment, amusement parks, water parks plus more than 90 golf courses - make it a perfect beach destination along the east coast for spring breakers, families and retirees. Read more .…