Tag - Ripley's Aquarium

As a longtime Myrtle Beach local, I’ve enjoyed the perks of not just growing up along our coast, but raising my children here as well. We’re lucky that most summers entail a sort of ‘staycation’ for us and a chance to experience this beautiful destination as a visitor. And over the years I’ve had the chance to make note of the things every member of our family seems to enjoy. Since the Myrtle Beach area is blessed with mostly mild weather and a lot of sunshine, our three children spend most of their free time outdoors and on-the-go, and a lot…

It’s no secret October is my favorite month here along the Grand Strand. The high summer temps have started to drop—making long days outdoors with small children more enjoyable—and the month is packed full of fun fall activities, including many Halloween events! Costumed little ones and trick-or-treating make Halloween oh-so-fun, but it can sometimes be tricky for those with children who scare easily. We have celebrated many Halloweens here in Myrtle Beach and rounded up a list of our favorite 'fright-free’ events for kiddos who want to skip…

Fall Family Deals

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

The fall is always a great time for families to visit the Myrtle Beach area as its summer-like temperatures, warm ocean waters and family-friendly attractions continue to welcome visitors. This fall, Myrtle Beach area resorts and hotels are offering exclusive travel deals and packages created with families in mind! Whether you are taking an educational vacation with the kids or just a much-needed getaway to The Beach, there is something for everyone to explore in Myrtle Beach. Here are three reasons why you should visit Myrtle Beach this fall:…

On Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Friday, August 27, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today, we are traveling to Myrtle Beach, one of the 14 beautiful communities of the Grand Strand, as we explore down the 60 miles of coastline that make up our area. Where do we start with all there is to see, do and eat in Myrtle Beach? Well, keep on reading as we highlight our favorite things to do, adventures, and restaurants in Myrtle Beach. The SkyWheel is an icon of the Myrtle Beach skyline, as it is located right on the Boardwalk and can be seen from almost any spot on the beach. The SkyWheel is 37 stories high and offers rides 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 believe that everyone can find where they belong at The Beach! We recognize that families traveling with loved ones with autistic or sensory issues need additional support in their vacation destination – and The Beach is a place where this support is a reality. We desire to instill hope that vacation is possible at The Beach, regardless of any disability barriers. Surfside Beach and the City of Myrtle Beach are certified autism-friendly through the Champion Autism Network (CAN). Through this certification, many attractions, hotels,…

If you are anything like my family growing up, we always had an itinerary on vacation – it was the only way we didn’t miss out on everything we wanted to do! For those currently planning their spring break holiday, here are a few ideas to get you started. Day 1 On your first day at The Beach, you should spend as much time at the beach as possible! Some people may find March or early April a little too soon for swimming in the ocean, but the beaches will be warm enough for a lot of lounging and downtime in the sand. Most of our larger,…

Hoppy Easter From The Beach

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

There is never a dull weekend at The Beach, and Easter week and weekend are no exception. We rounded up some of our favorite activities for your whole family to enjoy. Now, that’s what we call an “egg-cellent” time! Conway Virtual Egg Hunt – This egg hunt will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 1st virtually through Facebook. You will be able to submit your “found” eggs to win a $100 gift card to Downtown Conway. Find the Facebook page here. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Ripley’s Aquarium – Go to Ripley’s Aquarium to celebrate Easter…

Visitors to Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach are in for a treat come the holidays. For the entire month of December, the aquarium’s ‘Festival of Trees’ is included along with regular general admission. Ripley’s Aquarium staff have decked the halls with over 55 decorated Christmas trees reprinting every state in the United States and more. The entire aquarium has been transformed into a winter wonderland with lights, bows, and trees that my family loves, especially when set against the backdrop of colorful aquatic galleries. The 85,000 square…

The holiday season is underway here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Trees are up, Santa is making his rounds and we’re welcoming visitors to enjoy all the Christmas season has to offer in the south. While this December is bound to be different than years past, there are still plenty of ways to safely celebrate the most wonderful time of year. Below we’ve gathered some of the events we’re most looking forward to in the weeks leading up to Christmas: Shakes with Santa at The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar Thursday, December, 10, 2020 Location: 1220…