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While any beach makes for a relaxing vacation, Myrtle Beach is a wonderful destination for great homeschooling and enrichment activities for your children. Whether you are doing traditional homeschooling or you are remote learning in the time of Covid, you are able to vacation and yet continue on with your studies while in Myrtle Beach. Our family recently returned from a trip from Myrtle Beach, and after homeschooling 27 years, I have become a pro at turning a fall vacation into learning experiences. Here are my best tips for packing for…

Reasons to Escape to the Beach

Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A trip to the Myrtle Beach area can be fun and relaxing, but a visit to the beach has even more benefits. Here are a few ways escaping to the beach is good for you according to science: 1. Vacations and being on the sand are soothing and can help reduce stress. Researchers have found that just touching sand can cause you to relax and it’s easy to find along the Myrtle Beach area’s 60-miles of pristine coastline. The area’s beautiful beaches provide plenty of room to social distance while dipping your toes in the sand, listening to the sounds of…

This past week, for the first time since February, I ventured out to a couple of Myrtle Beach’s best kids’ attractions. We are season pass holders at Ripley’s Aquarium (located at Broadway at the Beach), so we started there. My plan was to visit right at opening on a Monday morning to ensure it would not be crowded—and we had the best time! After being home for nearly six months, the boys were thrilled to be out and about. They both wore their masks (as did I) and understood that if it was crowded, we might have to go home. However, with the…

The beginning of May marks the start of loggerhead sea turtle nesting season here in South Carolina. From now until October, female turtles will make their way out of the ocean and to the dunes, where they dig a nest and lay their eggs. A loggerhead sea turtle will lay around 120 eggs that will then incubate for around two months, 55 to 60 days until they emerge to make their journey back to the ocean. Volunteer groups throughout the Grand Strand make a great effort to protect these turtles, their eggs, and babies throughout the turtle season.…

A great family past time... puzzles. Visit Myrtle Beach has created some fun Myrtle Beach puzzles that will help pass the time while dreaming of your next Myrtle Beach vacation. From Ripley's Aquarium's Penguin Mania to Sending Some Sunshine Your Way we thought these might inspire a bit of friendly competition... so feel free to share your fastest times and be sure to tag us at #mymyrtlebeach and #VisitMyrtleBeachPuzzleChallenge. Click here or below to get started! .…

Take a Virtual Trip to Myrtle Beach!

Friday, April 3, 2020 9:00 AM by Julie Ellis

We are as sad as you are that you can’t come to Myrtle Beach right now, but thanks to technology, we can offer you a virtual visit to the Grand Strand that you can enjoy from the comfort of your favorite chair! Start your day by watching the waves on our beautiful 60-mile beach! There are a lot of webcams to choose from, so find one that’s near your favorite spot, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the sights and (sometimes) sounds of the Atlantic Ocean. On THIS PAGE you’ll find links to these area webcams: Avista Resort, 300 N. Ocean Boulevard,…

Schools in the Myrtle Beach area haven’t been in session for about two weeks now, and we’re starting to settle into a ‘homeschool’ routine that works for us. I’m home with a 5- and 2-year-old, along with a newborn, so hands-on crafts and learning aren’t possible at every single moment during the day. During times when I need to change diapers, prepare meals or just need a break, we’ve turned to some ‘virtual learning.’ The boys enjoy the change—i.e. not hearing mom talk for a while—and we’ve gotten to see some pretty neat things! We have a few…

Plan now to participate in fun-filled Penguin experiences in early 2020! Plan to interact with penguins at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach in just a few short months! Pre-sales are already live for Penguin Encounters and VIP Penguin Experiences at the Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse and make a great holiday gift idea. A Penguin Encounter is an upgraded 30-minute learning experience where you get to interact and even pet a penguin while learning about this species from our Aquarium staff experts. Go to the next level and try a VIP Penguin…

Tis the Season for holiday fun and Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach has decked the halls with Christmas Trees for all guests to enjoy! For the entire month of November and December, all guests to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach get to see the Festival of Trees that includes more than 55 Christmas Trees decorated for every state in the United States plus trees that are themed for the venue! The entire Aquarium transforms into a Winter Wonderland with lights, bows, and beautifully decorated trees all set surrounding the awesome aquatic…

African Penguins Coming as Part of the Largest Expansion in Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach’s 20-year History Myrtle Beach, SC (October 29, 2019) – Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is excited to announce Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse will open in early 2020. The 5,500-square-foot expansion is the largest in Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach’s 20-year history. The African penguin habitat will have floor-to-ceiling viewing glass and a 360-degree crawl tunnel for guests to waddle through. This addition also includes a brand-new Oceans of the World…