Category - Myrtle Beach Experiences

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. Today, we are visiting North Myrtle Beach, just south of Little River on the Grand Strand. North Myrtle Beach is nine miles of beautiful coastline with exciting attractions, hotels, restaurants – and a vibe all its own! Let’s dive right in. North Myrtle Beach is comprised of four smaller communities: Cherry Grove, Windy Hill, Ocean Drive, and Crescent Beach. It is also the birthplace of the shag dance back…

Make Time to Shag!

Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:00 AM by Julie Ellis

What was that? No, I don’t mean “shag” the way the popular Austin Powers movies defined it, and I’m not talking about carpet. The shag is the official dance of South Carolina, and the Myrtle Beach area is the best place to learn the dance or at least watch skilled shaggers while you listen to beach music, some of the happiest music ever recorded (and not to be confused with Beach Boys-style “surf music”). The shag is a smooth, laid-back dance that has been called the “swing dance of the South,” and it is often described as “a slow jitterbug.”…

We believe that everyone can find where they belong at The Beach! We recognize that families traveling with loved ones with autistic or sensory issues need additional support in their vacation destination – and The Beach is a place where this support is a reality. We desire to instill hope that vacation is possible at The Beach, regardless of any disability barriers. Surfside Beach and the City of Myrtle Beach are certified autism-friendly through the Champion Autism Network (CAN). Through this certification, many attractions, hotels,…

The very essence of the things we love about The Beach is due in part to the African American History of this area. The Grand Strand has been greatly influenced by its African American heritage and roots that date back to the 1700s – and is still shaping the region today as a major tourism destination. From what we eat to how we speak in the present day, so much of that can be traced back to the African History in the region. There are several locations beyond the beach that visitors can experience that tell this story. We’ll start with the…

We’re looking forward to celebrating our loved ones more than ever this Valentine’s Day. While the pandemic continues to affect many aspects of our lives, there are still so many ways to say, "I love you.” From socially-distanced dinners out to cozy evenings with an oceanfront view, here are a few of our suggestions on how to make the most of Valentine’s Day weekend 2021 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Book the right accommodations A weekend getaway to the Myrtle Beach area can be full of romance. Surprise your loved one with an overnight trip…

I’m often asked if Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a good choice for spring break travelers. The answer is yes! Our area is a very popular spring break destination for families with school-aged children. While a few college-aged groups celebrating ‘first week’ may head our way, our spring break crowd typically has adult supervision. The spring break time frame in Myrtle Beach spans around 4-6 weeks, beginning before the Easter holiday and continuing for well after, as school districts’ holidays vary county by county and let out at different…

Explore the Rich History of the Grand Strand

Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:00 PM by Julie Ellis

The Myrtle Beach area is known locally as the “Grand Strand” and includes 60 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline and is comprised of 14 communities and two counties. Myrtle Beach is a dynamic family destination chock full of fun attractions, restaurants, the world-famous Boardwalk with the Skywheel, amusement parks, and much more, but did you know there are numerous opportunities to explore the region’s unique history? Spend a couple of days away from the beach and immerse yourself in the rich unique history of coastal South Carolina. Did you…

Summer Fun at The Market Common

Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

Last week, I took my eldest son (age 4) on a ‘date night’ for a special treat from one of his favorite spots, Peace Love and Little Donuts, located at The Market Common. After we enjoyed our donuts, we took a complimentary carriage ride around the tree-lined streets of The Market Common. He had a blast! Throughout the summer months, The Market Common provides these complimentary carriage rides on Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Pick-up and drop-off is in front of Dolce Lusso Salon and Spa (3050 Howard Avenue) and rides last around six to seven…

North Myrtle Beach is, you guessed it, just north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This quaint coastal town was founded in 1968 when four small beach towns, Cherry Grove Beach, Windy Hill Beach, Crescent Beach, and Ocean Drive Beach, consolidated to create City of North Myrtle Beach. Today there are more than 15,000 permanent residents, and on any given day, there are large numbers of tourists enjoying this unique, pleasant town. One of North Myrtle Beach’s “claims to fame,” is that it’s the birthplace of the shag dance, which became the…

The Myrtle Beach area is known for its 60-mile long beach and a plethora of amazing attractions, but like most places, the region also has an interesting history. Most of the Grand Strand area resides within Horry County (pronounced O-ree), and residents and visitors are lucky enough to have the Horry County Museum at their disposal, so they can learn about the area’s rich history and partake in many educational programs. Did you know that Horry County was once home to Native American tribes, or that events from both the Revolutionary and…