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Labor Day weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Maybe it’s because while most people are celebrating the unofficial end of summer, the summer weather and season is still going strong. One thing about Labor Day weekend is certain… there is no shortage of food, fun or fireworks when you’re celebrating along the Grand Strand. If you’re headed to see us for the long holiday weekend, here are some things you might want to check out: 20th Annual Myrtle Beach Mustang Week / September 6-12, 2021 Mustang…

Fall is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Temperatures are comfortable, space is plentiful, rooms are budget-friendly, and there are a wide-range of spectacular special events and festivals to enjoy! In addition to the beautiful 60-mile beach, family-friendly attractions, theaters and restaurants that thrill Myrtle Beach visitors year-round, if you visit this September, October or November, you can also enjoy some very popular events. From ethnic celebrations, to music, food and fall fun, there is something for everyone at The…

Myrtle Beach Bites: Ice Cream

Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Ice cream and The Beach go together like peanut butter and jelly – or at least we think so! The Myrtle Beach area has an abundance of local ice cream shops, as well as the chains like Ben and Jerry’s and Baskins Robbins, that are a perfect place to cool off after a day of sun. For National Ice Cream Day on July 18 th , we are exploring these 11 unique ice cream shops around the Grand Strand that are scooping up some classic ice cream treats, as well as milkshakes and shaved ice snowballs. Kirk’s 1890 Ice Cream Parlor – Styled to look like an…

We are traveling from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and exploring the unique 14 communities that make up the Myrtle Beach area. Today, we are visiting North Myrtle Beach, just south of Little River on the Grand Strand. North Myrtle Beach is nine miles of beautiful coastline with exciting attractions, hotels, restaurants – and a vibe all its own! Let’s dive right in. North Myrtle Beach is comprised of four smaller communities: Cherry Grove, Windy Hill, Ocean Drive, and Crescent Beach. It is also the birthplace of the shag dance back…

If you are anything like my family growing up, we always had an itinerary on vacation – it was the only way we didn’t miss out on everything we wanted to do! For those currently planning their spring break holiday, here are a few ideas to get you started. Day 1 On your first day at The Beach, you should spend as much time at the beach as possible! Some people may find March or early April a little too soon for swimming in the ocean, but the beaches will be warm enough for a lot of lounging and downtime in the sand. Most of our larger,…

It’s hard to excuse not having your shopping done if you’re able to visit the Myrtle Beach area in December. From Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing to Tanger Outlets and Coastal Grand Mall, the Grand Strand is home to a wide variety of shopping opportunities packed with seasonal deals this time of year. Ensure you're on the ‘nice’ list by checking off any last-minute gift purchases at some of our favorite places to shop this Christmas season! If you’re looking for a sentimental souvenir, check out the downtown Myrtle Beach boardwalk…

A seasonal souvenir to remind you of Christmas at the beach should be on everyone’s wish list! We locals love the holiday season in the Myrtle Beach area… so much so that visitors will find several stores dedicated to Christmas shopping and decorating year-round. From the north end of the Grand Strand inland to further south in Pawleys Island, here are a few of our favorite spots to pick up a Christmas ornament to remind you of your vacation: Christmas Mouse This year-round Christmas store has eight locations total and three of them are in the…

A Christmas parade is a fun way to energize the holiday spirit, and there are a couple coming up this weekend we plan on checking out! One of the things I love about a parade is that it gets my family outdoors together, which is more of a perk this year than ever before. So we’ll pack our Santa hats, Christmas-themed face coverings and plan on social distancing this coming Saturday and Sunday for two different parades. On Saturday, December 12, 2020, from 2 to 5 p.m., the town of Surfside Beach hosts their annual Christmas Parade. It’s one of…

There are so many wonderful ways to make the holidays memorable in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From festive parades to light shows to theater performances and more, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to celebrate the Christmas season at the beach. In our special ’12 Days of Christmas’ series, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you busy right up to Christmas Day! Day 1: The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach This fun Christmas event always kicks off the holiday season for our family. It features well over 2 million…

While any beach makes for a relaxing vacation, Myrtle Beach is a wonderful destination for great homeschooling and enrichment activities for your children. Whether you are doing traditional homeschooling or you are remote learning in the time of Covid, you are able to vacation and yet continue on with your studies while in Myrtle Beach. Our family recently returned from a trip from Myrtle Beach, and after homeschooling 27 years, I have become a pro at turning a fall vacation into learning experiences. Here are my best tips for packing for…