Tag - North Myrtle Beach

The first time I went parasailing, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Nervous and excited, I got strapped into a harness while the small boat cruised out to open waters. After a safety check, I was told to hang on, and off I went! The cable slowly rolled out and up, up, up I sailed! Parasailing is thrilling and exhilarating, and it’s a great opportunity to see the destination from a very different perspective. I’m glad to live in a region that has several parasailing options because this activity is also a bit addictive! Here are some of my…

There’s nothing like speeding across the waves, feeling the wind on your face, and the splash of the water as your jet ski powers through the surf. A jet ski is a wonderful way to get out in the water and enjoy sun and speed. If you’d rather cruise slowly and look for wildlife, you can do that, too. Between the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and our inland rivers, the Myrtle Beach area offers a variety of great experiences with a variety of great water sports companies. For an amazing jet ski experience, check out these Grand Strand…

Everyone loves dolphins. Playful, intelligent and beautiful, dolphins have long captured the attention of humans. Seeing dolphins in aquariums is cool, but nothing beats the thrill of coming across dolphins swimming and diving freely in the open water. Here are some fun facts about our dolphin friends: The Killer Whale (aka Orca) is actually a type of dolphin. Dolphins are carnivores (meat eaters). In history, dolphins were sometimes called mereswine--that is, "sea pig". Male dolphins are called bulls, females are called cows, and young…

4th of July Events 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Celebrate the Red, White & Blue 2019 in the Myrtle Beach area! PLEASE NOTE: All fireworks shows & events are weather permitting & subject to change without notice. Fireworks Light Up The Sky Saturday, June 29, 9:30 p.m. – Riverfront Park & Marina Drive, Conway Monday, July 1, 10:00 p.m. -- Barefoot Landing , 4898 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach Tuesday, July 2, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach , 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach Wednesday, July 3 -- After the Pelicans Game , TicketReturn.com Field, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach Thursday,…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to a number of outstanding live entertainment theatres. From dinner shows with medieval knights or pirate ships to yearly Christmas specials and tribute artists, there is something for everyone visiting our shores. One of our longtime favorites is the much beloved Alabama Theatre, located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Opened by country superstar group Alabama in 1993, The Alabama Theatre produces two large scale musical variety shows annually. From February through October, visitors…

There's no better way to end a perfect summer day in the Myrtle Beach area than with an exciting fireworks display! All summer long you can catch colorful fireworks shows at several different venues! Barefoot Landing 4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 Barefoot Landing has fireworks from June 17 th until August 31 st . Firework shows will happen every Monday at 10 PM until August 31 st . With a special firework show on July 4 th at 10 PM. Broadway at the Beach 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Broadway at the Beach fireworks…

North Myrtle Beach is, you guessed it, just north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This quaint coastal town was founded in 1968 when four small beach towns, Cherry Grove Beach, Windy Hill Beach, Crescent Beach, and Ocean Drive Beach, consolidated to create City of North Myrtle Beach. Today there are more than 15,000 permanent residents, and on any given day, there are large numbers of tourists enjoying this unique, pleasant town. One of North Myrtle Beach’s “claims to fame,” is that it’s the birthplace of the shag dance, which became the…

Make Time to Shag!

Monday, June 3, 2019 11:00 AM by Julie Ellis

What was that? No, I don’t mean “shag” the way the popular Austin Powers movies defined it, and I’m not talking about carpet. The shag is the official dance of South Carolina, and the Myrtle Beach area is the best place to learn the dance or at least watch skilled shaggers while you listen to beach music, some of the happiest music ever recorded (and not to be confused with Beach Boys-style “surf music”). The shag is a smooth, laid-back dance that has been called the “swing dance of the South,” and it is often described as “a slow jitterbug.”…

While the Myrtle Beach area is well known for its sun and sand, it’s perhaps a little less well known for its fantastic shopping. But shopping we have! It’s always a wonderful surprise for visitors to our area searching for vacation souvenirs or an outfit for a night out on the town. From local boutiques and national retailers to shopping outlets and malls, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has a little bit of everything when it comes to ‘retail therapy.’ Here are a few of our favorite spots for shopping this summer: Coastal Grand Mall 2000 Coastal…

May is one of my favorite times of year here along the Grand Strand. Not just because it’s around the time I’ll start swimming in the ocean, but because it marks the official start of some of our larger area farmers markets. Before tourism was the number one industry in Horry County (where Myrtle Beach is located), farming and agriculture drove our local economy. While the area has evolved as tourism has thrived, it is still home to a number of outstanding farming operations that provide us with fantastic seasonal produce, meat products, eggs,…