Category - On Location + Community

On Location: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Friday, September 24, 2021 11:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today we are visiting the Seafood Capital of South Carolina! Any guesses as to where that is? That’s right - we are in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, only 13 miles south of the heart of Myrtle Beach! This historic fishing town is both quaint and swanky at the same time, with live music on the MarshWalk almost every night. The MarshWalk is a half-mile long boardwalk that spans along the marsh and home to eight unique establishments that serve up the best of coastal cuisine, a staple of the Myrtle Beach area. You will find iconic restaurants…

On Location: Garden City Beach, South Carolina

Friday, September 17, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today, we are headed to the charming beach community of Garden City Beach, located just south of Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach. Garden City is where the inlet meets the Atlantic Ocean and it is filled with cozy beach houses and fun, family-friendly attractions, and fresh, local restaurants that bring the beach town nostalgia. First, we are stopping by the scenic Garden City Pier, which stretches 668 feet off the coast. This pier is perfect for fishing, but it is also home to live music, karaoke, and family-fun entertainment. We recommend…

On Location: Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Friday, September 10, 2021 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

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. Just to the south of Myrtle Beach, you will find Surfside Beach, known as the “family beach” in the Grand Strand. Surfside Beach was the first town to be certified as autism-friendly, taking a pledge to learn and assist families who travel with persons of sensory-processing disabilities. Surfside’s clean beaches are also supervised by lifeguards for an extra pair of eyes while your children are swimming in…

On Location: Socastee, South Carolina

Friday, September 3, 2021 3:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We have traveled to eight of the fourteen communities in the Grand Strand to discover what makes each community unique and find the best things to do, food to eat, and adventures in each community. Today, we are headed to Myrtle Beach’s next-door neighbor, Socastee, located west of the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Historic Socastee is home to one of the 10 operational swing bridges in South Carolina. Built in 1935, the bridge spans over the Intracoastal Waterway and has become a scenic photo spot for locals and visitors. The Waccamaw…

On Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Friday, August 27, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today, we are traveling to Myrtle Beach, one of the 14 beautiful communities of the Grand Strand, as we explore down the 60 miles of coastline that make up our area. Where do we start with all there is to see, do and eat in Myrtle Beach? Well, keep on reading as we highlight our favorite things to do, adventures, and restaurants in Myrtle Beach. The SkyWheel is an icon of the Myrtle Beach skyline, as it is located right on the Boardwalk and can be seen from almost any spot on the beach. The SkyWheel is 37 stories high and offers rides in…

On Location: Carolina Forest, South Carolina

Friday, August 20, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

You have been joining us as we travel to the 14 communities of the Grand Strand each Friday, and today, we are headed up the road only 10 miles from the fun-filled Myrtle Beach area to Carolina Forest. Technically still a part of Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest is a pre-planned community consisting of several neighborhoods, shopping, and attractions on the inland side of the Intracoastal Waterway. There really is so much to do, so let’s get started! If you are looking to shop ‘til you drop, the Tanger Outlets, located on highway 501, is the place…

On Location: Aynor, South Carolina

Friday, August 13, 2021 3:00 PM by Katie Hunter

We are traveling from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and exploring the 14 communities that make up the Myrtle Beach area. We have been to Little River, North Myrtle Beach, Loris, and Atlantic Beach, Conway, and today, we are stopping by Aynor, South Carolina, for a taste of small-town America! Aynor is also known as the “Little Golden Town” due to its friendliness and community pride. The city was first founded in the early 1910s and was an agricultural center for turpentine, tobacco, and cotton. Now, much of Aynor is still mostly…

On Location: Conway, South Carolina

Friday, August 6, 2021 9:00 AM by Katie Hunter

About 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach, the quaint and historic town of Conway, South Carolina sits along the Waccamaw River. Founded in 1732, Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Revolutionary War history is infused into the town as the names “Conway” and “Horry” as in “Horry County” are from Generals. The City Hall building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the downtown area remains proud of their historic charm. The Riverwalk is area of restaurants along the Waccamaw River that is perfect for an…

On Location: Atlantic Beach, South Carolina

Friday, July 30, 2021 11:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Atlantic Beach may be small – only 4 blocks to be exact – but it still has a mighty history in the story of Myrtle Beach. In the early 1930s, Atlantic Beach was formed as a vacation spot for black families to visit and black-owned businesses to thrive. Many of the current residents are descendants of the Gullah Geechee people, who were former slaves from the West Coast of Africa. Atlantic Beach is between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach and has always been named the “Black Pearl.” Today, the town is working hard to preserve its history and…

On Location: Loris, South Carolina

Friday, July 23, 2021 2:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

As we travel from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and explore the 14 communities of the Myrtle Beach area, we are stopping today inland of Little River in a town called, Loris, South Carolina. Loris is an old railroad town that served the lumber industry beginning in the 1880s and is known for its abundance of southern charm. While it may be one of the smallest communities by population size, Loris is a tightknit community with a revitalized downtown area and local farmer’s market. The community always hosts the Annual Loris Bog-Off…