Tag - Fall/Winter

Get Ready for Galentine’s Day!

Monday, February 11, 2019 2:00 PM by Nora Battle

A gal-pal getaway in Myrtle Beach is the perfect way to celebrate! First thing’s first: what the heck is “Galentine’s Day,” anyway? Well, it’s a pseudo-holiday created by fictional TV character Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. This “holiday” started in 2010 on an episode appropriately called “Galentine’s Day,” in which Leslie gathered her girlfriends on February 13 to celebrate friendship and brunch with waffles. According to Amy Poehler’s character, it’s “ladies celebrating ladies.” This celebration of female friends has evolved from the…

Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other or a group of friends, the Myrtle Beach area is an ideal spot to spend Valentine’s Day. And since this year’s holiday falls on a Thursday, I’d say the perfect gift for the one you love would be a long weekend away at the beach! There are tons of last-minute accommodations deals to be found, and plenty of special happenings all along the Grand Strand. To start, you’ll probably need dinner reservations at one of our romantic restaurants. Some of our favorites that are hosting special Valentine’s…

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we are feeling the love here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Last weekend, we enjoyed a date night out without children and ate a fantastic meal at Hook and Barrel. Of course, I’m ready to start planning our next date but I’m thinking of making an entire day (or weekend staycation) of it instead! Here are some of my suggestions on how to create the perfect romantic day in Myrtle Beach: Find the perfect place to stay A weekend getaway to the Myrtle Beach area can be filled with live entertainment, fantastic…

The Secret to Maximizing Your Vacation Time This Year National Plan for Vacation Day is January 29! “So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time. Americans universally say that vacation days are important to them, yet an unbelievable 52 percent of workers aren’t using their hard-earned vacation time. Project: Time Off research found that workers are taking nearly a full week less of vacation than we did in 2000, resulting in a stockpile of 705 million…

Celebrate MLK Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:00 PM by Nora Battle

Sometimes a quick trip to the beach is exactly what’s needed to cure the mid-winter blues. And Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Not only can visitors find a ton of fantastic winter lodging and accommodations deals, our beaches are less crowded this time of year, and there is still plenty to do! Perhaps the biggest event of the long holiday weekend is the 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Parade that takes place along Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach on Monday, January…

Here in Myrtle Beach, we enjoy a much milder winter than many experience further North. Even in January, we’ll see temperatures in the 60s on occasion! But as we head into January and February, it’s a good time to explore some of the great indoor activities the Myrtle Beach area has to offer. This quick list of favorites also doubles as good rainy day activities if you see a cloudy forecast while on vacation. Ripley’s Aquarium Probably one of the more well-known and popular indoors attractions in our area, there is a lot to love about Ripley’s…

I’ve been to several drive-through light shows over the years, but one of my favorites has to be North Myrtle Beach’s The Great Christmas Light Show. The Great Christmas Light Show is a lighted celebration featuring over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5-mile drive through the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. The drive-through light show is open nightly November 23 - December 30, 2018, except for Christmas Day. This light show is spectacular for any age but seems exceptionally enchanting for little ones. Over 500 magical…

New Christmas Tree at Broadway at the Beach

Friday, December 14, 2018 7:00 AM by Nora Battle

Broadway at the Beach has taken their Christmas decor to a new (and sparkly!) level this year. In addition to some beautiful fixtures, ornaments, lights, and photo-ops throughout the 350-acre complex, they’ve added a 46-foot lit Sequoia tree to Center Court--between Build-A-Bear Workshop, The Mole Hole, It'Sugar and Tsunami Surf Shop--this year. The tree features 580 branches and glows with 14,500 RGB LED lights. A synchronized music and light show, lasting over six minutes can be seen every 30 minutes between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., with the last…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re quickly headed towards Christmas, and one of the things that makes this time of year so special along the Grand Strand is Brookgreen Gardens ‘Nights of a Thousand Candles.’ I make every effort to attend each year, and I know I’m not the only one. For three weekends in December, the already majestic sculpture gardens are transformed by the evening light of over 4,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights. Attendees can wander the paths from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a cup of hot chocolate…

Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year for a family reunion or trip. And with a variety of accommodations and fun events and activities, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is ready to help you ring in the holiday season this year. Several outstanding restaurants along the Grand Strand host Thanksgiving Day dining specials (so there is no need to cook!), and weekend events can help keep your crew entertained when not eating turkey leftovers. Thanksgiving Weekend Events 49th Annual South Carolina Bluegrass Festival Myrtle Beach Convention Center…