Tag - The Market Common

While the Myrtle Beach area is well known for its sun and sand, it’s perhaps a little less well known for its fantastic shopping. But shopping we have! It’s always a wonderful surprise for visitors to our area searching for vacation souvenirs or an outfit for a night out on the town. From local boutiques and national retailers to shopping outlets and malls, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has a little bit of everything when it comes to ‘retail therapy.’ Here are a few of our favorite spots for shopping this summer: Coastal Grand Mall 2000 Coastal…

Festival brings another artistic dimension to the Grand Strand. Lights, camera, action! Tickets are now on sale for the fourteenth annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (MBIFF), which takes place April 23-27, 2019 at the Grand 14 Theater in the Market Common. You can join film enthusiasts from all over the country and enjoy an outstanding line up of 67 films and five events! Jerry Dalton, founder and director of the MBIFF, combed through submissions from 128 countries to find what he feels are the best films in the world. There are…

One of the newest events we’ve heard about over the past couple months is the upcoming Myrtle Beach 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival. While we’ve never attended a water lantern festival, we make it a point to go to Brookgreen Gardens Night of a Thousand Candles every year and know how magical thousands of lights are at night. This unique event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 13 at 1011 Crabtree Lane in The Market Common . The event is ticketed and each ticket holder will be given one lantern to release into the pond next to Grand Park. The…

Spring has sprung here in the Myrtle Beach area, and one of the things we’re most looking forward to this month is our visit with the Easter Bunny and the many Easter egg hunts I’m sure we’ll attend. There are TONS of opportunities to both visit with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs over the next few weeks. Here are just 10 events we think are worth checking out: Visit the Easter Bunny at Coastal Grand Mall Saturday, March 30 through Saturday, April 20 Bunny Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 2000…

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Myrtle Beach!

Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach: Where to Celebrate in 2019 If you’re lucky enough to be spending St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, here’s a list of some of our favorite places to celebrate the lucky holiday: North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade The 31st Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade is bound to be a huge event. It always is! The annual, one-day event features a large parade beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, followed by the festival lasting from 11 a.m. to…

I’m often asked if Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a good choice for spring break travelers. The answer is yes! Our area is a very popular spring break destination for families with school-aged children. While a few college-aged groups celebrating ‘first week’ may head our way, our spring break crowd typically has adult supervision. The spring break time frame in Myrtle Beach spans around 4-6 weeks, beginning before the Easter holiday and continuing for well after, as school districts’ holidays vary county by county and let out at different…

There is so much I have always loved about living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now that I have two young children of my own, I’ve had the chance to rediscover the area through their eyes. Some of the things I loved as a child, like Brookgreen Gardens and the state parks, are places they love as well. But there is so much more to explore today! Here is a round-up of ten favorites: Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park I’ll start with one of my favorites (or two, rather). Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State…

Top 10 Romantic Things To Do in Myrtle Beach

Friday, January 18, 2019 5:00 PM by Nora Battle

My mother-in-law has agreed to keep my boys overnight this weekend, so my husband and I are planning a long overdue date night! As I was making plans for our Saturday night out, I started thinking about all the romantic things there are to do in the Myrtle Beach area. From long beach walks to dinner out together, there is so much for couples to enjoy along the beautiful Grand Strand. Here is a quick list of a few of my favorite romantic things to do: Enchanted Sailing Charters Enchantress is the largest chartered sailboat in the Myrtle Beach…

Here in Myrtle Beach, we enjoy a much milder winter than many experience further North. Even in January, we’ll see temperatures in the 60s on occasion! But as we head into January and February, it’s a good time to explore some of the great indoor activities the Myrtle Beach area has to offer. This quick list of favorites also doubles as good rainy day activities if you see a cloudy forecast while on vacation. Ripley’s Aquarium Probably one of the more well-known and popular indoors attractions in our area, there is a lot to love about Ripley’s…

Ring in 2019 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and you’ll have tons of events and activities to choose from come New Year’s Eve. From special adult-only celebrations to kid-friendly parties, there is enough happening along the Grand Strand to ensure it’s one of the busiest (and best!) nights of the year. Here are a few of our favorites: Fireworks at Barefoot Landing Catch a fireworks show to remember after dinner or before a night out at Barefoot Landing. Fireworks show is free and begins at 7 p.m. over the lake on New Year’s Eve. To see a full…