Families who stay at kid-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach have never had more relaxing, enjoyable vacations. Chants of “I’m bored” quickly give way to cheering when children discover the resort’s colorful, looping water slides or flashing arcade games. Explore all of the best family hotels in Myrtle Beach to find the right mix of kid-friendly […]Read more
A proposal before the city council seeking to change the name of Myrtle Beach to Carolina City appears to have the support of at least four of the seven council members.
Proponents of the name change, which has drawn widespread criticism from locals and tourism leaders alike, say they have convinced enough city leaders the new name is best for the community. A vote would have to pass three readings but could happen as early as this summer if approved.
The only thing better than feasting on some fresh Myrtle Beach seafood is doing so while looking out over the ocean from whence your meal came. From the fishing villages of Calabash and Little River down to the Lowcountry towns of Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, the Grand Strand has some great restaurants with excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Here along the top five on the Strand.Read More
Ever see a seagull soaring high above the ocean and wish you could share in the experience? You can get a bird’s-eye view and feel what it’s like to fly over the Atlantic Ocean and the Myrtle Beach coast by visiting one of many parasailing adventure outfitters on the Grand Strand. For those unfamiliar with the popular watersport, parasailing involves a short trip out on a boat that is specially designed with a launching platform. Patrons are harnessed to a parachute and lifted high overhead to get a unique perspective on the sea and beach below. The brave can go solo, while the not-so-brave can fly tandem with a friend or instructor. Here are five reputable parasailing guides on the Grand Strand, but first a few tips.Read More
Airfare booked. Hotel selected. Bags packed… Uhh, not quite. Flying to a hotly anticipated Myrtle Beach vacation couldn’t be more exciting, but getting organized beforehand can be a major drag. Never fear, we’ve got some great tips and tricks for packing light, packing smart, and leaving room for new beach-found goodies.Read More
The hardest part about dining out at Myrtle Beach’s many seafood restaurants is deciding what to order. Shrimp? Scallops? Crab legs? Fresh catch of the day? But you don’t have to answer that question if you choose the right seafood buffet; just say “yes” and let the all-you-can-eat feast begin. In fact, the Grand Strand is a lot like one big seafood smorgasbord. From the “Seafood Capital of America” in Calabash, NC, to the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina” in Murrells Inlet, SC, the treasures of the Carolina coast are served up nightly to hungry patrons who love fresh-from-the-surf seafood, and lots of it. Here are the top three seafood buffets on the Strand.Read More
Say the word “plantation”, and iconic images from South Carolina’s past immediately spring to mind. Under a canopy of craggy oak trees with their centuries-old branches twisting in all directions, the impossibly long, perfectly straight drive stretches toward the expansive house, its veranda wrapping around all sides. You can’t help but picture Southern belles in bustled gowns and dapper men hanging onto their every charmingly-accented word, sipping mint juleps and cooling themselves with lace fans. No Myrtle Beach vacation is complete without an afternoon of exploring these homes and grounds the way they were in a different era.Read More