Tag - Attractions

Cherished and transformational are two words that describe what the Gay Dolphin means to the Myrtle Beach community of visitors and locals. While Myrtle Beach has changed over the years, the one place that has remained a constant staple of the Boardwalk is the Gay Dolphin. Starting out as a small gift shop back in 1946, the owner, Justin Plyer, had a vision for what Myrtle Beach could be – an affordable beach town where families can gather, and traditions can take shape. His entrepreneurship set the tone for Myrtle Beach as he owned and…

Myrtle Beach and Canada have a long-standing partnership, beginning back in spring 1960 with the first Canadian-American Days. The Canadian-American Days were introduced by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce to attract Canadian families to the beach during their spring school break with exciting events, deals and concerts. Over the years, the name of the week has changed to just “Can-Am” Days. The Can-Am week was canceled last year due to Covid restrictions, but we are more excited than ever to welcome our Canadian friends back to The Beach…

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,…

Download the PDF of the full release here. Myrtle Beach, S.C. (July 2021) - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, continues to safely welcome visitors to its 60 miles of gorgeous coastline, now boasting new attractions, accommodations, dining options, and more for 2021. Visit Myrtle Beach and its partner organizations continue to remind travelers to visit the destination responsibly and created a Healthy Travel section on VisitMyrtleBeach.com with the latest COVID-19 updates and mandates. The following is the latest information on new tourism…

Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Bruno Mars, and The Blues Brothers will wow audiences in Myrtle Beach beginning March 24 MYRTLE BEACH, SC (February 23, 2021) – Legends in Concert is officially putting 2020 in the rear-view mirror and kicking-off 2021 with a star-studded lineup of some of the biggest names in music history. Having suspended performances across all of its year-round and seasonal locations for the first time in its 38 year history due to the pandemic, the Grand Strand’s favorite theatrical production is ready to welcome back guests…

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,…

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…

It's Time To Get Back To The Beach

Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

The past several months have been challenging and this summer was different than any before. After many months spending time at home, not able to take a break, it’s time to get away. A vacation in Myrtle Beach can be just what you need. Long after the summer has ended and fall has begun, you can still take in warm temperatures, feel the sunshine on your face, hear the ocean waves, feel the sand beneath your toes and escape from the everyday here this fall. When you are ready to escape to the beach, the Myrtle Beach area is ready to welcome you.…

Businesses, residents and visitors encouraged to take the Greater Grand Strand Promise MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Today the Horry County Welcome Back Committee launched GreaterGrandStrandisOpen.com and the Greater Grand Strand Promise. The promise is a commitment by area business leaders, residents and visitors, to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while supporting the economic recovery of our community. The new website is a resource for businesses, residents and visitors alike. It houses all business reopening guidelines, current…