Tag - Local Tips

Top Five Places to Run in Myrtle Beach

Monday, September 26, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Horry County Bike and Run Park (aka HULK) If you’re looking for a longer trail run, the Horry County Bike and Run Park fits the bill. Locals have nicknamed this 7-mile trail “HULK” after the Universal Studios roller coaster due to the constant changing elevations, twists and turns and steep hill climbs. The trail is open to cyclists, runners and walkers and showcases waterway views, grassy meadows and thick jungle sections. Huntington Beach State Park Huntington Beach State Park has a lot for runners to explore, but the Sandpiper Pond…

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…

Five Tips for Traveling with Children

Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

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…

Growing up in the Myrtle Beach area, I often remember being asked where the locals hung out or what locals did for fun. In fact, I’m still asked all the time. Generally, locals are working when the bulk of our visitors are enjoying the beaches and Myrtle Beach nightlife, but I do always offer these few bits of advice to those lucky enough to be planning a trip. Visit in the Fall: Locals have known forever that fall is the best time of year along our coasts, but the secret is starting to get out. While the weather is still warm, it’s a little…

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the perfect place to pick up a shelling hobby. With over 60-miles of uninterrupted shoreline, you can walk for miles and explore a variety of beaches in search of the perfect seashell. While even shelling enthusiasts admit that luck and chance have a large role in determining what shells one finds on the beach, there are a few things that can certainly increase your chances. Laura Rusinko, president of the Grand Strand Shell Club, shared these tips with us last week: Have the Right Equipment While all you…

Beach Safety Tips

Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a wonderful way to create family memories together. Whether you’re swimming, hunting for seashells or simply laying out, here are a few tips to make sure your visit to the beach is as fun and as safe as possible. 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 and UV-protected sunglasses. Dehydration Dehydration is a real threat that can sneak up on you in the…

One of the best ways to take advantage of beautiful summer days in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is by heading outdoors with a perfectly packed picnic. While taking your picnic seaside is probably your first choice when you’re in Myrtle Beach (we have 60 miles of uninterrupted shoreline), there are tons of locations great for al fresco dining. From Conway’s Riverfront park to one of our state parks to Brookgreen Gardens, picnicking options are endless along the Grand Strand. My husband and I planned a picnic lunch date on the beach recently and…

5 Myrtle Beach Life Hacks

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

While we’re already mid-summer here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it’s not too late to take advantage of some serious beach life hacks that can make a trip to the beach so much easier. Number One Use an old fitted sheet – along with various beach gear – to make the perfect, sand-free zone for all your seaside relaxing. Number Two Stick a travel size baby powder in your beach bag. Baby powder can be used to instantly remove unwanted sand before leaving and getting in your car. Number Three Store ice in your cooler in plastic bags. Not only…

6 Ways to Tie a Sarong

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 11:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Whenever I’m packing for a beach vacation, one of the first things I think to pack is a sarong. From fashion to functionality, it’s one of the most useful beach essentials to bring along. You can use them as a beach towel, or with a little online research, can learn how to fold one into a handy beach tote. But my favorite way to use a sarong is as a cute beach cover-up. Here are just a few of the many ways in which you can tie a sarong: Basic halter dress – Wrap the sarong horizontally underneath arms and cross ends over your bust. Tie at the…

If you’re headed to Myrtle Beach—or any beach—with a little one in tow, it’s easy to have an enjoyable day in the sun with some extra planning and packing. While it may require more than a book, water bottle and tote bag, the extra effort is well worth the reward of family memories you’ll treasure forever. Here is a roundup of twelve baby and toddler beach essentials that will make any seaside outing with a little one both fun and successful. Large Beach Tote: And the more children you have, the larger the tote should be! Lugging more than…