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On Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Friday, August 27, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today, we are traveling to Myrtle Beach, one of the 14 beautiful communities of the Grand Strand, as we explore down the 60 miles of coastline that make up our area. Where do we start with all there is to see, do and eat in Myrtle Beach? Well, keep on reading as we highlight our favorite things to do, adventures, and restaurants in Myrtle Beach. The SkyWheel is an icon of the Myrtle Beach skyline, as it is located right on the Boardwalk and can be seen from almost any spot on the beach. The SkyWheel is 37 stories high and offers rides in…

Cherished and transformational are two words that describe what the Gay Dolphin means to the Myrtle Beach community of visitors and locals. While Myrtle Beach has changed over the years, the one place that has remained a constant staple of the Boardwalk is the Gay Dolphin. Starting out as a small gift shop back in 1946, the owner, Justin Plyer, had a vision for what Myrtle Beach could be – an affordable beach town where families can gather, and traditions can take shape. His entrepreneurship set the tone for Myrtle Beach as he owned and…

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…

I love heading down to the Myrtle Beach boardwalk this time of year. Not only because it’s less crowded, but because it’s home to one of my favorite area Christmas trees. The large, decorated tree makes for a great photo opp with the ocean in the background—a good reminder that Christmas is better at the beach! Another perk of heading downtown come December is the Oceanfront Merchants ‘Holidays on the Boardwalk’ event, happening every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m. Enjoy strolling carolers, costumed characters, caricature…

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…

Holiday Shopping Abounds in Grand Strand Towns

Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Combine Shopping and Holiday Fun in Myrtle Beach Shopping is a breeze in the Grand Strand area! While you’re here enjoying the beach, holiday shows, attractions, and amazing restaurants, don’t forget about your holiday shopping! It’s a good thing there are extraordinary shopping opportunities all along our 60-mile coastline and in our 14 communities. You’ll easily find everything on your list! From unique boutique shops to the Coastal Grand Mall (the second-largest mall in the state), to beachwear stores and more, you’ll find great gifts for…

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…