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On Location: Socastee, South Carolina

Friday, September 3, 2021 3:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We have traveled to eight of the fourteen communities in the Grand Strand to discover what makes each community unique and find the best things to do, food to eat, and adventures in each community. Today, we are headed to Myrtle Beach’s next-door neighbor, Socastee, located west of the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Historic Socastee is home to one of the 10 operational swing bridges in South Carolina. Built in 1935, the bridge spans over the Intracoastal Waterway and has become a scenic photo spot for locals and visitors. The Waccamaw…

The very essence of the things we love about The Beach is due in part to the African American History of this area. The Grand Strand has been greatly influenced by its African American heritage and roots that date back to the 1700s – and is still shaping the region today as a major tourism destination. From what we eat to how we speak in the present day, so much of that can be traced back to the African History in the region. There are several locations beyond the beach that visitors can experience that tell this story. We’ll start with the…

Celebrate Halloween in Myrtle Beach, SC

Monday, October 26, 2020 10:00 AM by Julie Ellis

While Halloween is bound to look a little different this year, there are still ways to celebrate our favorite spooky holiday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Area businesses and attractions have been creative in thinking of safe ways for visitors and locals to dress up and trick or treat, and we’ve compiled a list for those headed our way Halloween weekend: Fridays October 30, 2020 The Market Common will be hosting complimentary Halloween Movies Under the Stars beginning at 7 p.m. most Fridays in October. Bring a lawn chair and the entire…

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…

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…

From Little River to Georgetown, locals and visitors alike are discovering that the food scene in the Myrtle Beach area is booming. The shift can be credited to a few factors. First and foremost is the award-winning and notable chefs who are relocating their talents to the sunny seaside destination. Secondly, the mom-and-pop restaurants, which have called Myrtle Beach home for decades in some cases, are gaining notoriety among foodies hoping to find that “off the beaten path” location. The third reason is the growing appreciation for local…

Vacation Like a Local In Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

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…