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October is one of my favorite months of the year here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It must be some other people’s favorite as well, because the month is full of fun, outdoor festivals made even more enjoyable by the warm (but not hot) temperatures and decreased humidity. One festival I generally like to catch each fall is the Little River ShrimpFest. While the festival is celebrating their 16th year along the historic Little River waterfront, you hear about it somewhat less often than the huge Little River Blue Crab Festival. Unlike Blue…

October is one of the best months here along the sunny Grand Strand. Summer heat has begun to subside along with the humidity, and it’s an all around great time to be outdoors—especially with little ones! This month also offers a ton of free festivals and events. We also have a ton of neat activities scheduled for Halloween, as well, and we’ll share those in a coming post! 1. Nights At Nance (Featured!) This new event in Nance Plaza, located in downtown Myrtle Beach, is the perfect way to relax on a Thursday evening and start the weekend right.…

Since it’s Friday the 13 th , we wanted to share a few tall tales from The Beach that are a little spooky, very unlucky, and all around jinxed. These stories have been passed down by storyteller to storyteller, and it’s time we passed them on to you. First, we have the sad ghost story of Alice Flagg. In the mid-1800s, Alice fell in love with a lumberman, however, Alice’s brother rejected him because of his low economic status. Even though her brother disapproved, she continued to keep her love a secret, and the lumberman proposed. Alice soon…

Fall is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Temperatures are comfortable, space is plentiful, rooms are budget-friendly, and there are a wide-range of spectacular special events and festivals to enjoy! In addition to the beautiful 60-mile beach, family-friendly attractions, theaters and restaurants that thrill Myrtle Beach visitors year-round, if you visit this September, October or November, you can also enjoy some very popular events. From ethnic celebrations, to music, food and fall fun, there is something for everyone at The…

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…

Join us as we travel from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and explore the 14 communities that make the Myrtle Beach area unique. For the next several weeks, we will be sharing a video of each community and a few suggestions to help you experience each community to the fullest. The ultimate challenge is fitting at least one activity from each of the 14 communities into your itinerary while you are visiting! First, we will visit Little River, a fishing town at the northern end of the Grand Strand that is known for its laid-back…

You may not know that Myrtle Beach is known for more than our beaches and attractions – but also for classic, southern restaurants that have stood the test of time. These restaurants help tell the story of Myrtle Beach – where the Grand Strand has come from and where we are going. We’ve rounded up some of restaurants that are nostalgic and quintessentially “Myrtle Beach.” The Sea Captain’s House The Sea Captain’s House was built in 1930 and first used as an oceanfront home, then a hotel. In 1962, the house was converted into a restaurant that…

Across the 60 miles of the Grand Strand, there is a vast array of Farmers' Markets offering the freshest local produce. Throughout the summer and fall, many of the 14 communities in our area host weekly markets, so there is always a chance that you can pick up some refreshing veggies and fruits to enjoy! Did you know there are many benefits to eating local produce, too? Not only does buying produce locally help the economy, but local fruits and vegetables also have more nutrients and flavor since they are not transported for days after…

It's the perfect time to try breweries at The Beach! Myrtle Beach offers several new breweries with a plethora of beverage options to please all your friends – and support the local establishments that make the Grand Strand unique for visitors and the community. A win-win! Tidal Creek Brewhouse – Located in Market Common, Tidal Creek Brewhouse offers a fun, trendy atmosphere that offers both coffee and beer – both brewed! Their selections include over 12 different beers, all brewed in-house and with their own unique flavors and a large…

Restaurant week is one of my favorite weeks of the year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Not only is it my youngest child’s birthday and wedding anniversary, but it is also South Carolina’s Restaurant Week!! Restaurant Week—which is actually 11 days long—gives foodies the chance to dine out for amazing values at a number of participating restaurants throughout our state. Myrtle Beach area restaurants participating range from casual to fine dining, offering a wide variety of menu items and price points. But all in all, everyone is sure to find a…