Category - Outdoor - Golf - Sports

This past weekend, temperatures cooled some, making it perfect weather for a long walk. While a stroll on the beach will always top my list of favorite vacation activities, there are so many other wonderful places along the Grand Strand to explore on foot. We have put together a list of some of our favorite outdoor walking trails below: The Market Common Just a few blocks from the beach, The Market Common is a wealth of recreation, including walking, biking and fitness trails, as well as playgrounds. A fitness trail with workout equipment is…

I grew up in the North Myrtle Beach area, and yet it took me 31 years before I learned about Ingram Dunes—that is a well-kept secret! The kids and I went for a drive yesterday (a favorite pandemic pastime) despite the afternoon showers, and we ended up coming across Ingram Dunes. I have been meaning to figure out where they were exactly located since last fall, and yesterday ended up being a good day to do that. These magnificent dunes were formed over 80,000 years ago and comprise one of the most natural green spaces on the beach side of…

Nine of South Carolina's Top 15 Courses are located along the Grand Strand Golfweek magazine has unveiled its annual ranking of the “Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play in the U.S.” and a trio of Myrtle Beach layouts earned a spot on the prestigious list. Golfweek ranked the famed Dunes Golf & Beach Club the 50th best public course in America and the Robert Trent Jones Sr. classic was followed by Caledonia Golf & Fish Club (No. 62) and True Blue Golf Club (No. 95), a pair of Mike Strantz gems. Even more impressive than three top 100 courses was…

This 10,000-acre sanctuary is just minutes from Myrtle Beach Just minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach is an outstanding nature preserve with a very unique habitat. I went there with my mountain bike after learning that it is home to the rare Venus Fly Trap plant. Indeed, Venus Fly Traps are only found in the Carolinas with a high concentration of them at the Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve in Horry County. I found an entrance on International Drive, between the dense residential community of Carolina Forest and the town of Conway, South…

Myrtle Beach Marathon is back for it’s 23rd year

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 AM by Olivia Elswick

Are you ready to run? Saturday, March 7th, the Myrtle Beach Marathon is back for its 23rd year! The race is listed as one of USA Today’s “10 Great Winter Marathons.” If a full marathon isn’t quite your speed you also have the option for the half marathon, 5k, or Family Fun Run. The course is fast and flat with 9 miles of oceanfront views and the race day temperature this year is expected to be 50-60 degrees. These ideal running conditions make the Myrtle Beach Marathon a popular qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Dave and Buster’s at Broadway…

Visit Hobcaw Barony

Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Hobcaw Barony, owned by The Belle W. Baruch Foundation is a sixteen-thousand-acre wildlife refuge research reserve and historic plantation that makes a great day trip for those looking to relax on the south end of the Grand Strand of the Myrtle Beach area. Discover a rich diversity of every common ecosystem found on the South Carolina coast - an unparalleled site for research in the environmental sciences. In addition, over 70 cultural sites on the plantation including cemeteries, slave cabins, and Baruch’s homes. See Hobcaw House, where…

L.W. Paul Living History Farm

Friday, February 14, 2020 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Have you ever wondered what life was like on a living farm in the early to mid-1900s? Take a step back in time and discover the history and culture of the Horry County farm family during the 1900-1955 period. Larry Paul, a local businessman with a rich farming heritage in Horry County, offered to fund the construction of a family farm to help educate future generations by allowing guests and visitors to observe and participate in activities that would have been commonplace on traditional family farms. Events and live demonstrations change…

The countdown has begun for thousands of runners who will head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the annual Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, Coastal 5k and Doggie Dash on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019. This annual half marathon is a favorite among runners due to its flat course, mild temperatures and scenic coastal backdrop. The marathon weekend offers three separate events for runners at all skill levels: The Coastal 5k, Doggie Dash, and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon. The Coastal 5K event (3.1 miles) is set for 6 to 11 a.m. on…

The first time I went parasailing, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Nervous and excited, I got strapped into a harness while the small boat cruised out to open waters. After a safety check, I was told to hang on, and off I went! The cable slowly rolled out and up, up, up I sailed! Parasailing is thrilling and exhilarating, and it’s a great opportunity to see the destination from a very different perspective. I’m glad to live in a region that has several parasailing options because this activity is also a bit addictive! Here are some of my…

There’s nothing like speeding across the waves, feeling the wind on your face, and the splash of the water as your jet ski powers through the surf. A jet ski is a wonderful way to get out in the water and enjoy sun and speed. If you’d rather cruise slowly and look for wildlife, you can do that, too. Between the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and our inland rivers, the Myrtle Beach area offers a variety of great experiences with a variety of great water sports companies. For an amazing jet ski experience, check out these Grand Strand…