Category - Myrtle Beach Experiences

Make Time to Shag!

Wednesday, September 15, 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.”…

Since it’s Friday the 13 th , we wanted to share a few tall tales from The Beach that are a little spooky, very unlucky, and all around jinxed. These stories have been passed down by storyteller to storyteller, and it’s time we passed them on to you. First, we have the sad ghost story of Alice Flagg. In the mid-1800s, Alice fell in love with a lumberman, however, Alice’s brother rejected him because of his low economic status. Even though her brother disapproved, she continued to keep her love a secret, and the lumberman proposed. Alice soon…

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…

This past Valentine’s Day--instead of our usual fancy dinner out--my husband and I took a couple’s pottery class at the recently opened Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio. The pottery studio is located downstairs at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach (it’s a lot easier just to call it the Myrtle Beach Art Museum) and offers a combination of different classes for all levels of experience. We took the class with two other couples, and we were all beginners. It was such a fun change of pace from a normal date night,…

Bachelor Trip Ideas

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

5 Tips for Planning a Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party Getaway Grooms and their friends will discover that Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the ideal destination for a guys’ getaway before the big day. With its 60 miles of beautiful beaches, water sports, delicious dining, breweries and golf, Myrtle Beach has the essentials for the perfect bachelor party trip. Here are the top five ways to have a guys’ getaway in Myrtle Beach: Hit the links. Myrtle Beach is one of the country’s premier golf destinations with 90 unique and challenging golf courses…