Category - Outdoor - Golf - Sports

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…

Everyone loves dolphins. Playful, intelligent and beautiful, dolphins have long captured the attention of humans. Seeing dolphins in aquariums is cool, but nothing beats the thrill of coming across dolphins swimming and diving freely in the open water. Here are some fun facts about our dolphin friends: The Killer Whale (aka Orca) is actually a type of dolphin. Dolphins are carnivores (meat eaters). In history, dolphins were sometimes called mereswine--that is, "sea pig". Male dolphins are called bulls, females are called cows, and young…

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and a vacation to the Myrtle Beach area is a great gift for any dad! With tons of options for golf, fishing, dining and more, it’s easy to plan an itinerary focused on solely on your special guy. Here are eight fun ways to celebrate in Myrtle Beach this Father’s Day: Golf. The Myrtle Beach area is definitely the golf capital of South Carolina, and there’s no denying we love our time spent on the green. You can book a round of golf for dad at a number of amazing courses created by world-famous architects…

Something's Fishy Here

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Fishing is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Grand Strand The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area is home to some of the most bountiful natural beauty in the United States. Its temperate climate and affordability mean you can enjoy outdoor attractions year-round. Fishing has long been a premiere recreational activity in the Grand Stand, and you can enjoy all types--from deep-sea fishing to kayak fishing to pier fishing. The Grand Strand region has both saltwater and freshwater fishing thanks to the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal…

Of course, you know you can enjoy the Myrtle Beach area’s 60-mile long beach, revel in its many dynamic attractions, and dine at 1,800+ restaurants, but did you know there are an abundance of activities that allow you to slow down, relax and explore the region’s natural beauty? Kayaking is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in nature as you quietly traverse waterways and observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Our region offers remote island exploration, salt marsh tours, sunrise tours, river tours, Intracoastal Waterway tours, fishing…