Tag - Local Tips

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…

Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other or a group of friends, the Myrtle Beach area is an ideal spot to spend Valentine’s Day. And since this year’s holiday falls on a Thursday, I’d say the perfect gift for the one you love would be a long weekend away at the beach! There are tons of last-minute accommodations deals to be found, and plenty of special happenings all along the Grand Strand. To start, you’ll probably need dinner reservations at one of our romantic restaurants. Some of our favorites that are hosting special Valentine’s…

The first month of 2019 is flying by. I’m seeing friends declutter their homes and organize their living spaces following both New Year’s resolutions and the advice of Marie Kondo in her new Netflix show, Tidying Up. Seeing all the material possessions friends and family members are clearing out (yours truly included!) has me thinking about the importance we place on our things, and whether they really bring meaning and value to our lives. Most psychology experts agree that experiences, and not things, are what ultimately add value to our…

Top 10 Romantic Things To Do in Myrtle Beach

Friday, January 18, 2019 5:00 PM by Nora Battle

My mother-in-law has agreed to keep my boys overnight this weekend, so my husband and I are planning a long overdue date night! As I was making plans for our Saturday night out, I started thinking about all the romantic things there are to do in the Myrtle Beach area. From long beach walks to dinner out together, there is so much for couples to enjoy along the beautiful Grand Strand. Here is a quick list of a few of my favorite romantic things to do: Enchanted Sailing Charters Enchantress is the largest chartered sailboat in the Myrtle Beach…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re quickly headed towards Christmas, and one of the things that makes this time of year so special along the Grand Strand is Brookgreen Gardens ‘Nights of a Thousand Candles.’ I make every effort to attend each year, and I know I’m not the only one. For three weekends in December, the already majestic sculpture gardens are transformed by the evening light of over 4,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights. Attendees can wander the paths from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a cup of hot chocolate…

Black Friday Shopping in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 AM by Nora Battle

Those lucky enough to be spending the Thanksgiving holiday in the Myrtle Beach area are well positioned to take advantage of countless outstanding Black Friday shopping opportunities. From outlet malls to local specialty stores to national retailers, the Grand Strand is home to plenty of great shopping year round. But on Black Friday, many of these places open their doors as early as Thanksgiving night and offer incredibly steep discounts for those willing to brave the crowds and early hours. Below is a brief round-up on some of our favorite…

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…