Tag - Local Tips

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…

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.…

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…

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…

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about all the outdoor grilling that will be taking place. But Memorial Day weekend meals in South Carolina often go a step beyond just hamburgers and hotdogs. It’s a holiday often marked with plenty of barbecue! While I can’t say barbecue is the official cuisine of South Carolina, perhaps it should be. Many state officials even say that our state is the original birthplace of barbecue, dating back to early settlement of the Spanish on Parris Island who smoked swine with an…

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…