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The threat of COVID-19 has affected millions of individuals financially across all parts of the country. In tourism-dependent communities like ours, the shutting down of bars and restaurants—while necessary—yield big blows to hospitality and tourism workers as we head into what would normally be a busy time here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While we’ve heard a lot of stories of hardship, we’ve also heard a lot of wonderful stories about neighbors helping one another. One company here locally, Native Sons, has started a ‘Support Our…

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…

What You Need To Know About REAL ID

Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:00 AM by Julie Ellis

Are you ready for REAL ID? On October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will implement the final phase of REAL ID enforcement, requiring Americans to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of authenticated ID to go through airport security checkpoints. REAL ID refers to a set of security standards established by Congress in 2005 for card issuance, card design and application processing that individual states must follow when issuing driver’s licenses and other forms of identification; most REAL…

Sand, Shells, and Wedding Bells

Friday, February 14, 2020 2:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Say ‘I Do’ to a Perfect Myrtle Beach Wedding Experience the natural beauty and captivating romance of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Whether you want the perfect place to get engaged, plan to exchange vows on the sandy beach, or spend your honeymoon in this sunny paradise, you'll find everything you need to experience a memorable celebration along the Grand Strand. We asked local wedding expert, Eric Hunt, Myrtle Beach Wedding Officiant, what you need to know about having a wedding in Myrtle Beach. Eric knows without a doubt that having a…

National Plan for Vacation Day is January 28

Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Plan your Myrtle Beach vacation now--it’s for your own good! Did you know that more than half of American workers (55%) failed to use all their time off last year? That’s a stockpile of 768 million unused vacation days just in 2018, of which 236 million were forfeited completely! What’s the key to using more vacation time? Planning. But nearly half of American households (46%) don’t do this simple step—and they lose out on their time off and the benefits it brings. “The beginning of the year is the time to pull out the calendar and start…

The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the perfect time of year for a family reunion or getaway. The Myrtle Beach area takes entertaining our holiday visitors seriously, and there is plenty going on around turkey day this year. Below we’ve included a round-up of events happening Thanksgiving week in Myrtle Beach, along with a list of just some (because there are countless!) restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus and buffets. There is no shame in skipping the kitchen this Thanksgiving—especially when so many fantastic Myrtle Beach…

Myrtle Beach Area Christmas Tree Lightings in 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

As the Grand Strand covers over 60 miles of coastline, we have our fair share of Christmas tree lightings and celebrations as we head into the holidays! The first one of the season is this coming Saturday, November 16. The Christmas tree lightings will continue for around a month, and most of them feature visits with Santa and kids activities. Having attended every single one of them at some point, I’d have to say it’s too hard to pick a favorite—all Christmas tree lightings are fun and beautiful events! We just keep switching it up and trying…

Fall is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Temperatures are comfortable, space is plentiful, rooms are budget-friendly, and there are a wide-range of spectacular special events and festivals to enjoy! In addition to the beautiful 60-mile beach, family-friendly attractions, theaters and restaurants that thrill Myrtle Beach visitors year-round, if you visit this September, October or November, you can also enjoy some very popular events. From ethnic celebrations, to music, food and fall fun, there is something for everyone! The…

Top Myrtle Beach Area Playgrounds

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

When traveling with children, parents quickly learn the value of a good playground. And thankfully we have tons to choose from in the Myrtle Beach area. From oceanfront playgrounds to shaded hidden gems to multi-acre park experiences, here is a list of some of our favorite area playgrounds: Savannah’s Playground 3600-3640 Emmens Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC This multi-acre playground is an enabling playground featuring all ADA-approved playground equipment and structures designed to provide children of all abilities the opportunity for social…

I recently had a bad accident that left me handicapped for a few months. While it’s not the best time of year to be in a boot in sunny South Carolina, I’ve made the best of it in a lot of ways. For starters, it has given me the opportunity to get reacquainted with the handicapped-friendliness of our beach destination! For example, I had no idea that with a handicapped license tag, you may park for free in any public-operated parking meter. This includes much of the beach access parking you’ll find along the Grand Strand. For those of you who…