Tag - The Market Common

While summer always shines for those visiting the Myrtle Beach area, my favorite season here will always be fall. Temperatures cool ever so slightly and it’s less humid out, making all of the outdoor activities our family loves to do even more enjoyable. While things will undoubtedly look a little different this year for fall festivals and events, there is still a lot of fun to be had. Here are a few favorites that we plan on checking out: Brookgreen Gardens ‘Harvest Home Weekend’ This coming Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, 2020,…

This past weekend, temperatures cooled some, making it perfect weather for a long walk. While a stroll on the beach will always top my list of favorite vacation activities, there are so many other wonderful places along the Grand Strand to explore on foot. We have put together a list of some of our favorite outdoor walking trails below: The Market Common Just a few blocks from the beach, The Market Common is a wealth of recreation, including walking, biking and fitness trails, as well as playgrounds. A fitness trail with workout equipment is…

The popular, two-hour, Myrtle Beach history trolley tours that sold out each week last winter will return September 22nd in a socially distanced form. Up to only 16 guests, wearing required masks will board the trolley each Tuesday at 10 a.m. in front of the Grand 14 Cinemas at The Market Common for the Myrtle Beach History, Movies & Music tour. On Wednesdays, at the same time and place, they will take the Early Myrtle Beach & The War Years tour. The Myrtle Beach Military History tour and catered reception returns for its fourth season on…

Reasons to Escape to the Beach

Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A trip to the Myrtle Beach area can be fun and relaxing, but a visit to the beach has even more benefits. Here are a few ways escaping to the beach is good for you according to science: 1. Vacations and being on the sand are soothing and can help reduce stress. Researchers have found that just touching sand can cause you to relax and it’s easy to find along the Myrtle Beach area’s 60-miles of pristine coastline. The area’s beautiful beaches provide plenty of room to social distance while dipping your toes in the sand, listening to the sounds of…

Have a Grand Strand Fourth of July!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Myrtle Beach offers family-friendly events for the holiday weekend! Although a pandemic has put a damper on some Fourth of July fun this year, there are still a few events* to enjoy in the Myrtle Beach area during the upcoming holiday. In addition to our 60-miles of beautiful beaches, many attractions, and amazing restaurants, you are invited to participate in the following events in the Grand Strand. There are a few things to keep in mind if you come to Myrtle Beach for the holiday weekend. First, the City of Myrtle Beach code prohibits the…

“Social distancing” appears to be a term that we will be hearing much about for years to come, so we thought it might be helpful to share some of the ways that our international visitors can have fun while social distancing in the Myrtle Beach area! Here are just a few of our favorites. Brookgreen Gardens Visit Brookgreen Gardens in Murrell’s Inlet. With over 9,000 acres of amazing gardens and 2,000 pieces of American sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens is the perfect location to explore the beauty of our region while enjoying some fresh air. Don’t…

Tickets for the first of the March Myrtle Beach history trolley tours are now on sale. This is the last of a three-month series that sold out every tour in both January and February. Locals and visitors alike have loved these local history tours that depart each Tuesday at 2 p.m. from in front of the Grand 14 Cinemas at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach—me included! Making a stop at the historic Pine Lakes Country Club, the Early Myrtle Beach & The War Years tour tells the city's origin story and what it was like during WWII with U-boat…

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…

Are you spending St. Patrick’s Day weekend in the Myrtle Beach area? Lucky you! The Grand Strand boasts a ton of fun ways to celebrate the Irish holiday. From local parades and family festivals to green beer and delicious Irish fare, here are some of our picks on what to do St. Paddy’s weekend: North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade ALERT – This event has been canceled. The 32nd Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade is always one of the biggest celebrations of the weekend. The annual, one-day event…

Myrtle Beach Marathon is back for it’s 23rd year

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 AM by Olivia Elswick

Are you ready to run? Saturday, March 7th, the Myrtle Beach Marathon is back for its 23rd year! The race is listed as one of USA Today’s “10 Great Winter Marathons.” If a full marathon isn’t quite your speed you also have the option for the half marathon, 5k, or Family Fun Run. The course is fast and flat with 9 miles of oceanfront views and the race day temperature this year is expected to be 50-60 degrees. These ideal running conditions make the Myrtle Beach Marathon a popular qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Dave and Buster’s at Broadway…