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Have a Grand Strand Fourth of July!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Myrtle Beach offers family-friendly events for the holiday weekend! Although a pandemic has put a damper on some Fourth of July fun this year, there are still a few events* to enjoy in the Myrtle Beach area during the upcoming holiday. In addition to our 60-miles of beautiful beaches, many attractions, and amazing restaurants, you are invited to participate in the following events in the Grand Strand. There are a few things to keep in mind if you come to Myrtle Beach for the holiday weekend. First, the City of Myrtle Beach code prohibits the…

Brookgreen Gardens is a Grand Strand masterpiece on any day, but now, it’s especially exciting to visit as they are hosting an amazing art exhibit by internationally known artist Bruce Munro. Munro’s Southern Light exhibit opened on May 15 and it will run through September 12, 2020. I had the opportunity to visit Brookgreen and view the exhibit in mid-May, and I was blown away. The evening began with us watching a recorded Zoom call between Brookgreen’s marketing manager, Lauren Joseph, and Bruce Munro himself. He was supposed to be in…

As the Myrtle Beach area continues to reopen to visitors, we want to make sure our travelers are doing every thing they can to visit responsibly. Fortunately, there are many ways to safely social distance while visiting our shores! Here is a round-up of some of our favorite ways to make the most of your Myrtle Beach vacation while staying healthy: 1. Spend time on the beach! The beach is one of the easiest places to social distance, and sunbathers can enjoy the benefit of fresh air and sunshine while doing so. Just be sure to place at least 6…

“Social distancing” appears to be a term that we will be hearing much about for years to come, so we thought it might be helpful to share some of the ways that our international visitors can have fun while social distancing in the Myrtle Beach area! Here are just a few of our favorites. Brookgreen Gardens Visit Brookgreen Gardens in Murrell’s Inlet. With over 9,000 acres of amazing gardens and 2,000 pieces of American sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens is the perfect location to explore the beauty of our region while enjoying some fresh air. Don’t…

Schools in the Myrtle Beach area haven’t been in session for about two weeks now, and we’re starting to settle into a ‘homeschool’ routine that works for us. I’m home with a 5- and 2-year-old, along with a newborn, so hands-on crafts and learning aren’t possible at every single moment during the day. During times when I need to change diapers, prepare meals or just need a break, we’ve turned to some ‘virtual learning.’ The boys enjoy the change—i.e. not hearing mom talk for a while—and we’ve gotten to see some pretty neat things! We have a few…

Beginning in April, Brookgreen Gardens will be showcasing a new exhibit throughout the gardens. ‘Southern Light’ is an immersive experience in art and light, created by internationally-known artist Bruce Munro. Munro is bringing his spectacular large-scale light sculptures to the gardens from April 8 to September 12, 2020, and it will allow visitors to literally see the gardens in a completely new light. The exhibit will feature seven works of art in light and mixed media, each designed specifically for the natural garden rooms where they will…

I’m often asked if Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a good choice for spring break travelers. The answer is yes! Our area is a very popular spring break destination for families with school-aged children. While a few college-aged groups celebrating ‘first week’ may head our way, our spring break crowd typically has adult supervision. The spring break time frame in Myrtle Beach spans around 4-6 weeks, beginning before the Easter holiday and continuing for well after, as school districts’ holidays vary county by county and let out at different…

Explore the Rich History of the Grand Strand

Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:00 PM by Julie Ellis

The Myrtle Beach area is known locally as the “Grand Strand” and includes 60 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline and is comprised of 14 communities and two counties. Myrtle Beach is a dynamic family destination chock full of fun attractions, restaurants, the world-famous Boardwalk with the Skywheel, amusement parks, and much more, but did you know there are numerous opportunities to explore the region’s unique history? Spend a couple of days away from the beach and immerse yourself in the rich unique history of coastal South Carolina. Did you…

Ring in 2020 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and you’ll have tons of events and activities to choose from come New Year’s Eve. From special adult-only celebrations to kid-friendly parties, there is enough happening along the Grand Strand to ensure it’s one of the busiest (and best!) nights of the year. Here are a few of our favorites: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Extravaganza at Broadway at the Beach Tuesday, December 31 Kick-off your New Year’s Eve celebrations with a free Fireworks Extravaganza over Lake Broadway at Broadway at the Beach. The…

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Lowcountry Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens will serve as setting for their annual ‘Brew at the Zoo’ event. This fall event is one of my absolute favorites as it manages to combine craft beer sampling, Brookgreen’s remarkable animals and perfect weather into one evening. Attendees can enjoy more than 30 regional and national craft beers from breweries, including Wicked Weed, Stone, Terrapin, Holy City, Palmetto and many others. Tickets are $40 for Brookgreen members, $45 for the general…