Tag - Myrtle Beach

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.…

There’s something therapeutic about water. It seems to relax and rejuvenate the soul. We’re lucky enough in Myrtle Beach to be surrounded by it, from inland streams and rivers to the sprawling ocean. Here taking in a delicious meal along a waterway is like literally having your cake and eating it too. While there are too many waterside-restaurants to even count, here is a sampling of some of our favorites. Gulfstream Café Being on the east coast, unobstructed sunset views can be hard to come by. Gulfstream Café in Garden City is one of the rare…

Live music, ocean views, and cocktail hours - come join us at The Beach! There is certainly no shortage of fun waterfront locations to enjoy a happy hour (or two or three) in the Myrtle Beach area but unless you’re planning to make your visit to our shore permanent, you probably won’t be able to visit every single one. So here is a round-up of ten to get you started! Tin Roof Myrtle Beach 1410 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach This super fun live music joint offers a rooftop oceanfront patio, excellent happy hour, Southern-inspired…

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…

Cherished and transformational are two words that describe what the Gay Dolphin means to the Myrtle Beach community of visitors and locals. While Myrtle Beach has changed over the years, the one place that has remained a constant staple of the Boardwalk is the Gay Dolphin. Starting out as a small gift shop back in 1946, the owner, Justin Plyer, had a vision for what Myrtle Beach could be – an affordable beach town where families can gather, and traditions can take shape. His entrepreneurship set the tone for Myrtle Beach as he owned and…

Arts & Culture of the Grand Strand

Friday, July 16, 2021 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We all know that Myrtle Beach is known for, well, The Beach. But what you may not know is that Myrtle Beach – and the entire Grand Strand – is home to a diverse arts & culture scene that has stemmed from our roots in Lowcountry history, beautiful scenery, and collection of people from all over the world. We rounded up some arts & cultural spots along the Grand Strand for you to check out, and maybe even get inspired, during your beach vacation. Find more information on specific events and details on our website. Myrtle Beach History Tours –…

Myrtle Beach Bites: Ice Cream

Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Ice cream and The Beach go together like peanut butter and jelly – or at least we think so! The Myrtle Beach area has an abundance of local ice cream shops, as well as the chains like Ben and Jerry’s and Baskins Robbins, that are a perfect place to cool off after a day of sun. For National Ice Cream Day on July 18 th , we are exploring these 11 unique ice cream shops around the Grand Strand that are scooping up some classic ice cream treats, as well as milkshakes and shaved ice snowballs. Kirk’s 1890 Ice Cream Parlor – Styled to look like an…

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and a vacation to the Myrtle Beach area is a great gift for any dad! With tons of options for golf, fishing, dining and more, it’s easy to plan an itinerary focused on solely on your special guy. Here are eight fun ways to celebrate in Myrtle Beach this Father’s Day: Eat a Meal fit for a King There are so many restaurant options at The Beach that it may be hard to narrow it down. Here are a few places that will help dad feel like a culinary king. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of famous waffles at Johnny D’s…

Juneteenth is a national holiday that marks the liberation of slaves after the Civil War. On June 19, 1865, U.S. Army Major General Gordon Granger traveled to Galveston, Texas, to announce the Civil War was over and that slavery had ended. At that time, many African Americans were unaware that Congress had passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery and that Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. Major General Granger’s announcement helped spread this momentous declaration in history throughout the most rural parts…