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Whether she likes relaxing or enjoying the thrilling attractions, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Myrtle Beach! Here is a list of fun things to do with mom beyond the beach. Treat Mom to a Day at the Spa The Cinzia Spa located in the North Beach Resort offers refreshing spring packages and a lunch menu with delicious light dishes. Located at the Marriot Resort at Grande Dunes, the Hibiscus Spa is designed to help rejuvenate and refresh every guest – or mom. Stroll around Brookgreen Gardens Brookgreen Gardens is home to…

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,…

The very essence of the things we love about The Beach is due in part to the African American History of this area. The Grand Strand has been greatly influenced by its African American heritage and roots that date back to the 1700s – and is still shaping the region today as a major tourism destination. From what we eat to how we speak in the present day, so much of that can be traced back to the African History in the region. There are several locations beyond the beach that visitors can experience that tell this story. We’ll start with the…

We’re looking forward to celebrating our loved ones more than ever this Valentine’s Day. While the pandemic continues to affect many aspects of our lives, there are still so many ways to say, "I love you.” From socially-distanced dinners out to cozy evenings with an oceanfront view, here are a few of our suggestions on how to make the most of Valentine’s Day weekend 2021 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Book the right accommodations A weekend getaway to the Myrtle Beach area can be full of romance. Surprise your loved one with an overnight trip…

If there is one bucket list holiday event not-to-be-missed, Brookgreen Garden’s Nights of a Thousand Candles is it. The Myrtle Beach area boasts so many great holiday activities, but this one shines extra bright. Attendees at Nights of a Thousand Candles have the rare opportunity to see the already spectacular sculpture gardens by the candlelight of more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 4 to 9 p.m. on designated evenings in December 2020. Attendees can walk the garden pathways with a warm cup of cider, cocoa, or…

The holiday season is underway here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Trees are up, Santa is making his rounds and we’re welcoming visitors to enjoy all the Christmas season has to offer in the south. While this December is bound to be different than years past, there are still plenty of ways to safely celebrate the most wonderful time of year. Below we’ve gathered some of the events we’re most looking forward to in the weeks leading up to Christmas: Shakes with Santa at The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar Thursday, December, 10, 2020 Location: 1220…

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…

While summer always shines for those visiting the Myrtle Beach area, my favorite season here will always be fall. Temperatures cool ever so slightly and it’s less humid out, making all of the outdoor activities our family loves to do even more enjoyable. While things will undoubtedly look a little different this year for fall festivals and events, there is still a lot of fun to be had. Here are a few favorites that we plan on checking out: Thompson Farm and Nursery at Brickyard Plantation We love visiting Thompson Farm this time of year! This…

This past weekend, temperatures cooled some, making it perfect weather for a long walk. While a stroll on the beach will always top my list of favorite vacation activities, there are so many other wonderful places along the Grand Strand to explore on foot. We have put together a list of some of our favorite outdoor walking trails below: The Market Common Just a few blocks from the beach, The Market Common is a wealth of recreation, including walking, biking and fitness trails, as well as playgrounds. A fitness trail with workout equipment is…