Category - Sports + Outdoors

Join us as we travel from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and explore the 14 communities that make the Myrtle Beach area unique. For the next several weeks, we will be sharing a video of each community and a few suggestions to help you experience each community to the fullest. The ultimate challenge is fitting at least one activity from each of the 14 communities into your itinerary while you are visiting! First, we will visit Little River, a fishing town at the northern end of the Grand Strand that is known for its laid-back…

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: Eat a Meal fit for a King There are so many restaurant options at The Beach that it may be hard to narrow it down. Here are a few places that will help dad feel like a culinary king. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of famous waffles at Johnny D’s…

Batter up! Baseball at The Beach

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Did you know that Myrtle Beach has a Minor League Baseball team? The Pelicans, an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, play at TicketReturn.com Field not far from downtown Myrtle Beach, across from Broadway at the Beach! They will host family-friendly baseball games May 4 to September 19 in 2021. Their home opener is scheduled for this Tuesday, May 11 against the Augusta GreenJackets. TicketReturn.com Field is kept in pristine condition and the stadium offers the classic ballpark foods, favorite dishes with creative twists, craft beer, a picnic area,…

The inaugural Myrtle Beach College Beach Open is set to hit the beach on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 900 N. Ocean Blvd. at the boardwalk beach volleyball courts in Myrtle Beach. Play begins at 8 am. This beach volleyball college-level women's open is a special tournament for NCAA Girls and junior and senior high school college commits. It will feature high-level players from 25 teams from many southeastern colleges such as Coastal Carolina University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of South Carolina, College of…

2020 Myrtle Beach Bowl Date Announced

Friday, October 30, 2020 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

ESPN Events is set for the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl, scheduled to make its debut on Monday, Dec. 21, at 2:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN. “After many months of challenges, we are delighted to be bringing this game to the Myrtle Beach area,” said Rachel Quigley, Executive Director. “While this year may not be traditional, our team has worked tirelessly to establish this game and ensure its success for years to come.” The first installment of the bowl game will be played at Brooks Stadium, located on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. “We are…

Top 5 Places to Run in Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

Running and fitness events have exploded in popularity across the United States, and here in Myrtle Beach, we’re embracing the trend. With long standing races like the Myrtle Beach Marathon and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, there is no question that the Myrtle Beach area is a great place to go for a run. Here are our top five spots to check out if you plan on bringing your running shoes on vacation: The Horry County Bike and Run Park (aka HULK) If you’re looking for a longer trail run, the Horry County Bike and Run Park fits the bill. Locals…

We take Cinco de Mayo seriously in Myrtle Beach. Partly because margaritas and coronas taste better in the South Carolina sunshine and partly because we just love a good fiesta. While one of the more popular annual events, “Burro Fest,” won’t take place this year (the Mexican restaurant that hosts the event is closed for renovations), Broadway at the Beach has announced they’ll be having a party big enough for everyone. The day’s festivities are set to begin with a 5k race at 8:30 a.m. at Senor Frog’s at Broadway at the Beach. Race packet pick…

Regardless of the success of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans ball players on the field, 2018 already looks like a win for anyone looking to entertain their family this baseball season. The Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs released their promotional schedule for the year recently, and I really like what I’m seeing. Themes including Myrtle Beach Mermen Night, NASA Night, Women in Sports Night, Christmas Vacation Night, Old School Hip Hop Night, Cubs-A-Palooza, Star Wars Night and (what is sure to be our family’s favorite) Touch-A-Truck…

Top Five Places to Run in Myrtle Beach

Monday, September 26, 2016 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

The Horry County Bike and Run Park (aka HULK) If you’re looking for a longer trail run, the Horry County Bike and Run Park fits the bill. Locals have nicknamed this 7-mile trail “HULK” after the Universal Studios roller coaster due to the constant changing elevations, twists and turns and steep hill climbs. The trail is open to cyclists, runners and walkers and showcases waterway views, grassy meadows and thick jungle sections. Huntington Beach State Park Huntington Beach State Park has a lot for runners to explore, but the Sandpiper Pond…

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, one of America’s premier minor league baseball franchises, are certainly the beloved boys of summer along the Grand Strand. The high A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the Pelicans enjoy the benefit of one of the game’s strongest farm systems and one of minor league baseball’s best stadiums in TicketReturn.com Field. On average, more than 3,000 fans - a number that will be on the rise throughout the summer - pack the stadium for home games, and the reasons are many. TicketReturn.com Field enjoys a prime location on 21st…