Tag - Great For Kids

I grew up in the North Myrtle Beach area, and yet it took me 31 years before I learned about Ingram Dunes—that is a well-kept secret! The kids and I went for a drive yesterday (a favorite pandemic pastime) despite the afternoon showers, and we ended up coming across Ingram Dunes. I have been meaning to figure out where they were exactly located since last fall, and yesterday ended up being a good day to do that. These magnificent dunes were formed over 80,000 years ago and comprise one of the most natural green spaces on the beach side of…

This past week, for the first time since February, I ventured out to a couple of Myrtle Beach’s best kids’ attractions. We are season pass holders at Ripley’s Aquarium (located at Broadway at the Beach), so we started there. My plan was to visit right at opening on a Monday morning to ensure it would not be crowded—and we had the best time! After being home for nearly six months, the boys were thrilled to be out and about. They both wore their masks (as did I) and understood that if it was crowded, we might have to go home. However, with the…

Make Your Own Jellyfish

Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

Around the beginning of May—sometimes earlier if we’re having a particularly warm spring—we start to see some cannonball jellyfish wash ashore on our daily beach walks. One of the questions I’m asked frequently online is whether there are jellyfish in Myrtle Beach, and of course, the answer is yes. But that shouldn’t cause too much concern or stop anyone from swimming. The jellyfish most commonly seen along our shoreline are cannonball jellyfish and this particular kind are not generally known for stinging humans. In fact, I’ve lived and swam…

Myrtle Beach Celebrates Earth Day 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:00 PM by Nora Battle

This week, we’ll celebrate Earth Day in a different way. Normally, we venture down to Brookgreen Gardens for activities they host celebrating our planet and teaching us how we can do our part to keep it clean or we head out for a community beach sweep. But given the current circumstances, we’ll be sticking close to home and trying to incorporate Earth Day into our day-to-day life. Earth Day falls on Wednesday, April 22, this year, but we’ll be using the whole week to teach our kids what we can about doing our part. It’s the 50th anniversary of…

A great family past time... puzzles. Visit Myrtle Beach has created some fun Myrtle Beach puzzles that will help pass the time while dreaming of your next Myrtle Beach vacation. From Ripley's Aquarium's Penguin Mania to Sending Some Sunshine Your Way we thought these might inspire a bit of friendly competition... so feel free to share your fastest times and be sure to tag us at #mymyrtlebeach and #VisitMyrtleBeachPuzzleChallenge. Click here or below to get started! .…

Take a Virtual Trip to Myrtle Beach!

Friday, April 3, 2020 9:00 AM by Julie Ellis

We are as sad as you are that you can’t come to Myrtle Beach right now, but thanks to technology, we can offer you a virtual visit to the Grand Strand that you can enjoy from the comfort of your favorite chair! Start your day by watching the waves on our beautiful 60-mile beach! There are a lot of webcams to choose from, so find one that’s near your favorite spot, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the sights and (sometimes) sounds of the Atlantic Ocean. On THIS PAGE you’ll find links to these area webcams: Avista Resort, 300 N. Ocean Boulevard,…

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…

WHAT: Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach – Hwy 501 is hosting a sensory-friendly shopping day for our patrons with autism. Shoppers can enjoy corn-hole, Jenga, Connect 4 and Tanger Outlets memory games, as well as other fun activities. A quiet room will be provided when needed. Wheelchairs are always free for shopper use (while supplies last), and strollers will be FREE for members of Champion Autism Network (CAN) during the event (while supplies last). WHEN: Monday, March 23 until 9 p.m.; from 4 p.m.– 6 p.m., CAN shoppers will receive a Tanger…

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…