Tag - Fall/Winter

Myrtle Beach Area Halloween Round-up

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:00 AM by Nora Battle

Halloween season along the Grand Strand is full of fun (and frightening!) events. While Myrtle Beach is already home to a few year-round haunted houses and tours, like Ripley’s Haunted Adventure and Nightmare Haunted House’s ‘Zombie Zone, ’ the area also boasts a packed fall lineup of Halloween events and celebrations. We’ve included several of them below: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 The Great Pumpkin Hunt HCPR Socastee Recreation Park 2830 Oak Street Conway, 29526 6 to 8 p.m. Join in for a night of family fun at the Great Pumpkin Hunt, where…

Conway Ghost Walk is Frightful Fun

Thursday, October 18, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays in the Myrtle Beach area. Perhaps it’s because South Carolina weather in October is so perfect one can’t help but feel festive with the change of season. Or perhaps it’s because there is so much to do this time of year. There are plenty of fall festivals and outdoor events throughout the month, and one of my favorites is the Conway Ghost Walk. The Conway Ghost Walk is presented by Conway Downtown Alive and takes place in the historic rivertown, about 12 miles inland from Myrtle Beach. This weekend,…

October is one of my favorite times of year in the Myrtle Beach area for so many reasons. The weather is agreeable (goodbye summer humidity), the beaches less crowded, and the Grand Strand knows how to host a killer Oktoberfest event. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest event, scheduled for this Friday, October 12, 2018, and Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Grand Park at The Market Common. This is definitely one of the area’s larger festivals as it features over 50 vendors, kids activities and inflatables,…

Hurricane Florence roared away from the Grand Strand and thankfully did minimal damage to our beautiful coastline. However, the massive storm dumped more than 11 trillion gallons of water on North and South Carolina, and much of that water has made its way to some of our communities. Florence the Flood arrived quietly and filled many of our beautiful neighborhoods with silently destructive water. Early estimates show that more than 1,000 homes have been flooded, and many will not be saved. Several of these homeowners do not have flood…

The Myrtle Beach Area, known locally as the “Grand Strand,” suffered only minimal damage from hurricane Florence. While our community is grateful that the storm did not wreak much havoc on our beautiful 60-mile shoreline, we are well aware that our neighbors were significantly impacted by Florence and the subsequent flooding. In the spirit of giving to those in need, many Grand Strand businesses are extending special discounts and offers to people who have been displaced by this terrible storm. People impacted from the flooding in South…

Travel Advisory as of September 22: Due to flooding and road closures surrounding the Myrtle Beach area, driving into the area will be very difficult for the next week or two. Fly, don’t drive. If you must drive into the area, expect heavy congestion, delays and changing detours. Check www.SCDOT.org , 511sc.org or call 511 for latest road conditions. Hurricane Florence has finally moved on from our beautiful Myrtle Beach destination. While we are thankful that the physical damage to our destination seems minimal so far, we’re very aware of…

Hurricane Florence Alert

Sunday, September 9, 2018 9:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Please be advised that the Myrtle Beach area is under alert for possible Florence impact for the week of September 9th. While we're uncertain of the storm’s final path, we advise all visitors to pay close attention to all weather and news reports and to be prepared. If you have plans to visit the area this week, we recommend you contact your accommodations directly for information on their policy pertaining to hurricanes. “We encourage both visitors and residents to take great care to protect loved ones and property as we prepare for Florence,”…

Live Music, Fire Dancers and Fireworks Are A Few Of The Affordable Entertainment Options For Families Families still have time to enjoy free family-friendly entertainment at Myrtle Beach’s epicenter of fun and North Myrtle Beach’s only waterway shopping, dining and entertainment destination before the fall events begin. Here are six ongoing entertainment options that are free at Broadway at the Beach in the heart of Myrtle Beach and Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach: Broadway at the Beach Fire Dancers - The Avenue at Broadway at the Beach…

Fall Family Deals

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The fall is always a great time for families to visit the Myrtle Beach area as its summer-like temperatures, warm ocean waters and family-friendly attractions continue to welcome visitors. This fall, Myrtle Beach area resorts and hotels will offer exclusive travel deals and packages geared specifically towards millennial families with young children for “60 More Days of Summer”. These special deals include: The Fall Family Fun package at The Caravelle Resort . This package includes 35 percent off accommodations at the recently renovated…

Beach Hacks

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

There are few things more relaxing than a day at the beach however planning for it with small children (and dealing with the clean-up) can be anything but. Check out our tips to help you avoid waves of stress and make the most out of your beach vacation. Repurpose a Fitted Sheet Instead of towels, use a fitted sheet with bags, coolers, etc. placed at the corners to create a makeshift play pen that keeps sand out. Ditch the Oversized Beach Bag Haul your kids’ beach toys in a mesh laundry bag. It’s the perfect container that sifts the sand,…