Tag - Local Tips

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…

Barefoot Landing Hosts BFF Shop and Stroll

Thursday, September 6, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

The first Tuesday of every month through the end of this year, Barefoot Landing is hosting a fun ‘BFF Shop and Stroll’ Event from 4 to 7 p.m. I was excited to learn about this as I’ve been spending a good bit of time at Barefoot Landing lately. The addition of new restaurants like Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s, Taco Mundo and Blueberry’s Grill, combined with the overall outdoor renovations the complex has undergone make it the perfect place to spend a Saturday. Or a Tuesday! The once-a-month BFF Shop and Stroll encourages visitors to bring a friend to…

Paddle the Creeks of the North Inlet

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

One of the most magical areas of the Grand Strand can be found south of central Myrtle Beach in the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve. The reserve encompasses over 18,000 acres of tidal marshes and wetlands and around 12,000 acres are part of the greater Hobcaw Barony property, a tract of historic and protected land on the Waccamaw Neck. Nature enthusiasts and avid kayakers love this unique area for its rich flora, fauna, and history. And on September 5, a naturalist-guided tour will take paddlers through the creeks of the North Inlet. The North…

In honor of Shark Week, we’re sharing the best tips for finding shark’s teeth in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For children, one of the best parts of a beach vacation is the time spent on the beach collecting sea shells and, if they're really lucky, finding shark's teeth. I met with a long-time local and shark tooth hunting expert, Blakely Roof, who has found hundreds of shark's teeth along the Myrtle Beach shoreline. On a weekend, Blakely can find anywhere from 30 to 50 shark teeth. She’s shared with us her best tips for shark teeth hunting in…

While it may sound best to say that it’s always sunny in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the truth is that it does rain from time to time. While the sunny days far outweigh rainy ones (Myrtle Beach is blessed with 215 sunny days a year), it can be frustrating to see clouds begin to form over what was planned as a perfect beach day. But a day or two of rain shouldn’t deter you from having a good time and making the most of your time away on vacation… especially when you take a look at the many activities perfectly suited for an overcast day.…

Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we have a TON of activities to keep your little ones busy and entertained, but traveling here can be a different story. Whether you’re road tripping or headed to the airport, here are a few tips to make traveling with children just a little bit easier. Schedule travel around nap times. By traveling around nap times or even at night, you can ensure that most traveling time is spent with snoozing kids. This is especially helpful for little ones that get frustrated easily in a car seat. Travel light. Try to…

We recently had the chance to check out Tin Roof , Myrtle Beach’s newest oceanfront music venue, and it did not disappoint. They are offering a complete oceanfront entertainment experience with live music, cold drinks, and a delicious menu much larger than I was expecting! You might be familiar with the popular music venue, as this is the 15th location they’ve opened… but of the ones I’ve visited, this one is easily my favorite. Tin Roof is located on the third level of a 55,000 square foot, newly constructed building in the 1400 block of Ocean…

Yesterday (June 21) marked the official start of summer! Hurray! We’re looking forward to many, many days of fun in the sun here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you’re headed to our shores in the coming months, here are a few tips to make sure your visit is as fun and safe as possible--whether you’re swimming, hunting for seashells or simply laying out: Sun Exposure Always, always, ALWAYS wear sunscreen. Regular application of sunscreen protects against painful sunburn and sun damage. Reapply after swimming and always bring along a hat…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to 60 miles of uninterrupted coastline, a ton of fun activities, thousands of restaurants and PLENTY of opportunities for taking perfect photos. Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, using a cell phone or DLSR, here are a handful of our favorite spots for taking photos of the Myrtle Beach area. Conway Riverwalk If you head inland from Myrtle Beach about 15 minutes, you’ll run into Conway, South Carolina, the county seat for Horry County and the home of Conway’s Riverwalk and Riverfront Park. The park is situated on…

Top 5 Places to Run in Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

Running and fitness events have exploded in popularity across the United States, and here in Myrtle Beach, we’re embracing the trend. With long standing races like the Myrtle Beach Marathon and newer racing events like the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon and the North Myrtle Beach Divas Half Marathon, there is no question that the Myrtle Beach area is a great place to go for a run. Here are our top five spots to check out if you plan on bringing your running shoes on vacation: The Horry County Bike and Run Park (aka HULK) If you’re looking for a…