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Visit Myrtle Beach Encourages Travelers to Follow New Guidelines and Visit the Destination Responsibly As the July 4 th holiday weekend approaches, several areas throughout the destination have enacted mask mandates for locals and visitors of the Myrtle Beach area ahead of the holiday weekend. Cities within the Myrtle Beach area have mandated that masks now be worn in public spaces including stores, common areas of restaurants and accommodations, and public spaces where social distancing cannot be followed. Masks are not required on beaches as…

This weekend brings two important dates for beachgoers everywhere—Saturday, June 20, is the official start of summer, and Sunday, June 21, is National Seashell Day! It’s fitting that these two dates happen within a day of each other, as summer at the beach (and especially Myrtle Beach) is the perfect opportunity to find some seashells. I’ve always enjoyed finding shells when I’ve gone to the beach, but never in the past set out with the intention to go searching for seashells. The recent quarantine due to COVID-19 changed that! Shelling is a…

Looking to Get Pregnant?

Friday, February 28, 2020 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Touch Legendary Fertility Status in Myrtle Beach at Ripley's! The Legendary Fertility Statues that have been credited with helping thousands of happy couples get pregnant have arrived at the Myrtle Beach Ripley’s Believe It or Not! These powerful statues are on display now and free for guests to see and touch. While admission is required for entrance to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium and other attractions, the Fertility Statues have been positioned in the lobby allowing free access for those who wish to touch the legendary works of…

Socastee, South Carolina is located just west of the Myrtle Beach airport, around the junction of highways 707 and 544 in Horry County. This unincorporated section of Myrtle Beach has become a neighborhood unto itself in the past few decades, especially since the Air Force base closed in 1994. It was once a quiet community for soldiers stationed at the base (where The Market Common is located), but now it is a thriving community, with a large commercial center and rapidly-expanding residential areas. Socastee is situated along the Intracoastal…

Explore more than 20 African American cultural sites along the Grand Strand, in both Horry and Georgetown Counties. The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) has created The Green Book of South Carolina, the first mobile web travel guide to African American cultural sites across South Carolina. This mobile book offers visitors and residents a user-friendly guide to celebrating and enriching cultural experiences across South Carolina, including several historic sites throughout the Grand Strand. It’s a contemporary homage…

As you prepare for costumed children to ask your preference in offering them a trick OR a treat this weekend, Myrtle Beach-area restaurants say why choose? These five local favorites serve up playful cuisine that combine delicious treats with plenty of fun tricks. The Chemist This downtown restaurant is best known for its quirky cuisine, including a Mango Coconut Panna Cotta that looks like breakfast but tastes oh so sweet. With a list of dishes and drinks that incorporate liquid nitrogen, among many others, simply put, you have to try The…

Vacation Like a Local In Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Summer is the perfect time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s stunning 60 miles of coastline, known as the Grand Strand. Looking for a little insider knowledge for your trip? From hidden gem attractions to the best spots to sample local fare, check out these recommendations – approved by locals, of course – for maximizing your Myrtle Beach getaway. Witness a different type of parade If you’re lucky enough to be in Myrtle Beach for Independence Day, be sure to check out the 32 nd annual Murrells Inlet 4 th of July Boat Parade. The best…

It's an early-20th century home that has all the amenities and accommodations to make your 21s century event one to remember. The Cooper House Event Center is located next to the Socastee Swing Bridge in the Myrtle Beach area. The trees in its garden are filled with that southern staple - hanging moss. Plus, the home's historic and rustic feel means your event will have its fair share of southern comfort. One of the great things about the Cooper House is the diversity of events they can host. Organizers plan, host and cater private parties…

Bog Balls - A New Southern Delicacy

Friday, September 21, 2012 3:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Socastee Station K.M. They’re called Bog Balls. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. What the heck is that? Let me help you decipher this Grand Strand delicacy. Chicken Bog is a native dish to the area with roots in the Gullah Geechee culture, the culture born in the Lowcountry among former African slaves dating back to the 17 th century. Its tasty ingredients traditionally include chicken, rice, sausage, peppers, onions and other spices. Like its more popular Shrimp and Grits counterpart, everyone makes it different. In…