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As a longtime Myrtle Beach local, I’ve enjoyed the perks of not just growing up along our coast, but raising my children here as well. We’re lucky that most summers entail a sort of ‘staycation’ for us and a chance to experience this beautiful destination as a visitor. And over the years I’ve had the chance to make note of the things every member of our family seems to enjoy. Since the Myrtle Beach area is blessed with mostly mild weather and a lot of sunshine, our three children spend most of their free time outdoors and on-the-go, and a lot…

Myrtle Beach Campground Roundup

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Fall is the perfect time to reconnect with the nature around you at a campground or RV park. And if you’re like me – reconnecting with nature is going to the beach. In Myrtle Beach, the summer warmth and sunshine last a little bit longer than other places, making it the perfect place to enjoy some more summer fun before the holidays set in. Myrtle Beach has its fair share of campground and RV parks, most with direct access to the beach. Here’s our roundup! Myrtle Beach State Park The first state park in South Carolina, the Myrtle Beach State…

The Hidden Gems of the Grand Strand

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Amidst all the well-known attractions and restaurants around the Grand Strand, such as the SkyWheel and Alabama Theatre, there are so many hidden gems to discover. These 7 spots need to be on your bucket list when exploring the Grand Strand. MarshWalk The MarshWalk is located on the picturesque marshes of Murrells Inlet and is home to eight delicious restaurants known for their coastal cuisine and laid-back atmosphere. Many of the restaurants host live music every day of the week and offer indoor and outdoor dining with views of the marsh from…

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is home to 60 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. There are many reasons why people call Myrtle Beach – “The Beach" – but one reason is our abundance of beaches, of course, all with soft sand, warm waves and plenty of sunshine. Here are the six famous South Carolina beaches located in the lovely Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach proper is the most recognizable beach with the Boardwalk and SkyWheel. Filled with family-friendly fun, it is hard to be bored in Myrtle Beach. Check out On Location: Myrtle…

On Location: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Friday, September 24, 2021 11:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today we are visiting the Seafood Capital of South Carolina! Any guesses as to where that is? That’s right - we are in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, only 13 miles south of the heart of Myrtle Beach! This historic fishing town is both quaint and swanky at the same time, with live music on the MarshWalk almost every night. The MarshWalk is a half-mile long boardwalk that spans along the marsh and home to eight unique establishments that serve up the best of coastal cuisine, a staple of the Myrtle Beach area. You will find iconic restaurants…

This past week, temperatures cooled some, making it perfect weather for a long walk. While a stroll on the beach will always top our 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…

While summer always shines for those visiting the Myrtle Beach area, there is nothing like fall at The Beach. Temperatures cool ever so slightly and it’s less humid out, making all of the outdoor activities your family loves to do even more enjoyable. 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 family-run farm business hosts a bevy of fall activities such as a corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, playground, and more. There are…

One of the many perks to the beach and coastal region is our beautiful natural habitats and animals that reside in them. Alligators are indigenous to the Myrtle Beach area, and they typically live in our freshwater marshes and rivers, away from people. But, every so often, it is possible that an alligator might make its way to the ocean. We recently met with Mike Walker, Interpretive Ranger at Huntington Beach State Park, to discuss the reasons why alligators can make their way into the ocean. First, many alligators that end up in the ocean…

Happy Earth Day, friends! We are taking this day to appreciate the great outdoors and to realize the steps we can take to preserve it for generations to come. The Grand Strand encompasses 60 miles of coastline along with 14 communities, which means locals and visitors have the responsibility to steward our wide variety of natural resources. From marshlands to sandy beaches, there is a spot outside waiting for you to enjoy this Earth Day. Here are some insightful examples of how The Beach is working to protect and preserve the natural beauty!…

It’s safe to say that our pets benefited greatly from all the humans working from home this past year. As much as we need a vacation, our pets probably do too! Myrtle Beach offers many pet-friendly accommodations, along with pet parks and stores, restaurants, and more. We’ve gathered some resources for you as you plan your next beach vacation in Myrtle Beach with your pet! Accommodations From hotels to beach houses, there are a multitude of options for every visitor and their pet, such as the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront…