Category - Vacation Tips + Ideas

Pool and Waterpark Safety

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

While pools do not have a current like the ocean does, a pool or waterpark may seem like a safer option for less experienced swimmers. Many resorts offer pools and waterparks with extravagant slides, lazy rivers, and other exciting features for all ages. It is easy to enjoy a lovely day at the pool or waterpark, while keeping these pool safety tips in mind. Watch Children Children can struggle to swim in the pool in a matter of seconds, so it is important to always watch your children while they are swimming and never leave them unattended.…

Myrtle Beach is open and buzzing with excited visitors ready to relax and have fun! With 60 miles of beautiful beaches, there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the warm Carolina sun in our 14 communities. For a variety of reasons, many businesses are experiencing staffing shortages that could cause longer wait times in some places. Front line workers are working hard to accommodate all visitors, so please be kind and pack your patience. We can all do our part by: Making reservations ahead of time when possible Checking websites for…

All of us at The Beach are celebrating the recent announcement that Southwest Airlines will be offering 10 destinations from the Myrtle Beach International Airport! Now it is even easier to travel to the Myrtle Beach area – and find where you belong at The Beach. With this announcement, our friends from Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Nashville, TN, Pittsburgh, PA, Atlanta, GA, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO, will have access to new year-around, non-stop service with Southwest Airlines. Wow – that’s a…

Myrtle Beach, SC, March 25, 2021 – United Airlines is enhancing its summer schedule from the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) with the introduction of seasonal service to three (3) new destinations. All three routes will begin service on May 27th and are available for booking via the airline’s website. Passengers traveling to Cleveland and St. Louis will enjoy the spacious CRJ-550 aircraft, equipped with 10 first class seats, 20 economy plus seats, 20 standard economy seats, Wi-Fi, more legroom and enough space for every customer to…

Welcome to The Beach!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

When most people think of Myrtle Beach, they think of the Boardwalk--a hub of resorts, attractions, dining, and amazing beach access – where our tourism shines. However, Myrtle Beach is so much more than the Boardwalk area. The Grand Strand is home to 14 different communities, all with their unique flavors and activities, stretching 60 miles down the coast. From the North Carolina border to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, few vacation destinations offer such a wide variety of attractions for the whole family. The Beach boasts the SkyWheel,…

Visit Myrtle Beach is excited to announce its support for National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), the annual day for Americans to plan their vacation for the entire year at the start of the year--on January 26. Studies show that people who take vacations are healthier and happier in both their professional and personal lives compared to non-travelers! Though many Americans are not ready or able to take a trip just yet, there is a wealth of information that says simply planning a vacation can increase happiness. In fact, 97% of survey respondents…

Give the Gift of a Beach Vacation!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:00 PM by Julie Ellis

The gift of travel is a hot item this holiday season Most Americans had to cancel their 2020 travel plans due to Covid-19, and no one is very happy about that. Beside the fact that the pandemic has crushed the hospitality industry, there’s a human aspect to this crisis that isn’t being addressed. People need people, and they need to unwind and escape the rigors of everyday life—especially life in 2020. According to the US Travel Association, taking time off greatly benefits Americans: it is essential to a person’s overall wellbeing, and it…

The holiday season is a spectacular time of year to head to the beach or gift an upcoming trip to your family. To get a head-start on your wish list, the following itineraries provide lots of ideas for trips that will make everyone smile brighter and create lasting memories this holiday season. Myrtle Beach Holiday Fun Marvel at the 55+ Christmas trees at Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees while you enjoy amazing exhibits-including their new Penguin Playhouse Shop till you drop at the area’s two Tanger Outlets, the Gay Dolphin, beach stores,…

Working Remotely from Myrtle Beach

Friday, September 4, 2020 4:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

For many of us, the past several months have meant spending most of our time at home – including the hours we would normally spend working in an office environment. This fall, why not escape to a place where you can both work virtually and dip your toes in the sand? The Myrtle Beach area is the perfect spot to experience both summer-like temperatures and the convenience of working remotely. Amazing views Finding quiet spots with breathtaking backdrops is not difficult in the Myrtle Beach area. If you prefer to stick to your hotel room, choose a…

Reasons to Escape to the Beach

Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

A trip to the Myrtle Beach area can be fun and relaxing, but a visit to the beach has even more benefits. Here are a few ways escaping to the beach is good for you according to science: 1. Vacations and being on the sand are soothing and can help reduce stress. Researchers have found that just touching sand can cause you to relax and it’s easy to find along the Myrtle Beach area’s 60-miles of pristine coastline. The area’s beautiful beaches provide plenty of room to social distance while dipping your toes in the sand, listening to the sounds of…