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If you're looking for things to do in Myrtle Beach or want to keep up with the latest tourism news and see what's happening on the Grand Strand, MyrtleBeach.com has you covered! Our team of local experts can tell you which hotels, restaurants and attractions are worth your precious vacation time, as well as bringing you the latest on local news on things that effect visitors. Check out the articles below or get even more information with our events calendar or 102 Things To Do Guide.

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10 Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Some of the best Myrtle Beach hotels and motels on the Grand Strand call the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk home. The Boardwalk, which opened in 2010, stretches 1.4 miles along the Myrtle Beach oceanfront from 15th Avenue North to First Avenue North, twisting and turning through… read more »

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Top 10 Readers’ Favorite Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

Each year, thousands of golfers flock to Myrtle Beach to book tee times on award-winning championship golf courses in the area. With so many awesome golf courses along the Grand Strand, it can be hard to narrow it down to just one or a few to play during your vacation. Lucky… read more »

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Pet-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach

Why let Fido miss out on your next family beach vacation? Plenty of Myrtle Beach area hotels, rentals and campgrounds will be happy to let him come along! Be sure to follow the Grand Strand area’s leash laws to ensure a safe and happy visit, and check out these great hotels… read more »

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2017 Festivals and Events to Watch in the Myrtle Beach Area

Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand are home to countless festivals every year. From summer events that take full advantage of the sun and the sand to food festivals that honor our area's culinary heritage and community events designed to celebrate the quirky and unique things… read more »

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Top Kid-Friendly Myrtle Beach Hotels & Resorts

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is always at the top of the list for family-friendly vacations. Countless attractions, over 50 mini golf courses and the beach assure that your family will have nothing but fun memories to take back home. Sometimes the best vacations are ones… read more »

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Best indoor pools, waterparks in Myrtle Beach

Although the beach is our biggest attraction, visitors often also want an indoor water experience. During the cooler months and as an alternative on a hot summer day, hotels with indoor pools and waterparks offer a needed respite on your vacation.  Check out some of our… read more »

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The 10 Best Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

Buckle up your seat belts and hold on tight, folks. There are plenty of great rides and attractions in Myrtle Beach to get the pulse racing for even the most daring thrill seekers. From new venues to the old tested and true, there are many ways to get your feet off the… read more »

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Best Beachfront Bars in Myrtle Beach

A good bar can be judged by the old real estate rule of thumb: location, location, location. And when the temperatures go up, there's no place for a cold beer or a great frozen drink like the many beach bars in Myrtle Beach, which feature laid-back vibes and an oceanfront… read more »

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 23, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 23, 2017

Myrtle Beach is growing, and new places are opening to grow with the population!
Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 21-27, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 21-27, 2017

There are tons of shows this week in Myrtle Beach, plus the family-friendly Myrtle Beach…

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 16, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 16, 2017

Get in the Irish spirit by celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Myrtle Beach! Plus, check out a cool car show, get ready for a new store in North Myrtle Beach, and get news about Harley Week in this week's What's Trending.
Myrtle Beach Hotels for Family Reunions

Myrtle Beach Hotels for Family Reunions

Planning a family reunion in Myrtle Beach but having a hard time finding a property to…

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Things to do in Myrtle Beach in April

Things to do in Myrtle Beach in April

There are plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach in April -- and plenty of reasons to…

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Fans Name Hotels in Myrtle Beach with the Best Lazy Rivers

Fans Name Hotels in Myrtle Beach with the Best Lazy Rivers

Water enthusiasts visiting Myrtle Beach love to ride along a great lazy river during…

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Best Beachfront Bars in Myrtle Beach

Best Beachfront Bars in Myrtle Beach

Unwind with a great view and a cool brew at these amazing beachfront bars.
2017 Festivals and Events to Watch in the Myrtle Beach Area

2017 Festivals and Events to Watch in the Myrtle Beach Area

Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand are home to countless festivals every year. From summer…

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Best indoor pools, waterparks in Myrtle Beach

Best indoor pools, waterparks in Myrtle Beach

Although the beach is our biggest attraction, visitors often also want an indoor water…

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The 10 Best Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

The 10 Best Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

Buckle up your seat belts and hold on tight, folks. There are plenty of great rides and…

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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 14-20, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 14-20, 2017

From Canadian-American Days to the Run to the Sun Car Show, there are tons of fun things going on this week in Myrtle Beach. Here's a list of events going on from March 14-20, 2017. For more information about future events, check out our events calendar!   Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 9, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 9, 2017

This week's What's Trending features exciting artist announcements from Carolina Country Music Festival, a funny story about a Myrtle Beach woman going viral on the Internet, news about a hero, and more.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Myrtle Beach

Feelin' lucky? Well you definitely are lucky if you're spending St. Patrick's Day in Myrtle Beach this year! Whether you are Irish by blood or not, attending any of these Myrtle Beach events will have anyone feeling the spirit of the Irish! Do you know of anything going on for St.… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 7-13, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 7-13, 2017

Get in the Irish spirit at the North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade, see Wynonna & The Big Noise at The Calvin Gilmore Theater, take a tour of six beautiful homes, and much more this week in Myrtle Beach! Here's a list of events going on from March 7-13, 2017. For more… Read more »

Top Sandwich Shops and Delis in Myrtle Beach

Top Sandwich Shops and Delis in Myrtle Beach

Sandwiches are a beach day staple for just about everyone. With hundreds of options around Myrtle Beach, it's tough to narrow down the selections. We surveyed thousands of people in the 2016 Myrtle Beach Awards (AKA The #Beachies) at the end of last year and dozens of restaurants were… Read more »

What’s Changing at Broadway at the Beach for 2017

What’s Changing at Broadway at the Beach for 2017

Broadway at the Beach has been providing top-notch shopping, entertainment, and dining to the Myrtle Beach area for over 20 years. Since 2016, this popular attraction has been making changes to the property in order to give new life to the establishment as well as keep locals and… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 2, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 2, 2017

Warm up for the Myrtle Beach Marathon this weekend, get the scoop on one of your favorite Myrtle Beach seafood restaurants, learn about a cool new attraction, and much more in this week's What's Trending!
Sea Captain’s House Renovations for 2017

Sea Captain’s House Renovations for 2017

The beloved Sea Captain’s House in Myrtle Beach has been serving fresh seafood to hungry customers for over 50 years, and the locally famous restaurant has decided to make a few changes to the establishment. For 2017, the folks at Sea Captain’s House agreed on sprucing up the restaurant… Read more »

Best Spring Break 2017 Nightlife in Myrtle Beach

Best Spring Break 2017 Nightlife in Myrtle Beach

Now that spring weather has arrived on the Grand Strand, along with it comes droves of visitors looking to celebrate the annual rite of passage known as Spring Break. 2017 in Myrtle Beach is a great year to visit, as there are plenty of new things to check out, and as always many of the… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 28 - March 6, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 28 - March 6, 2017

Runners are looking forward to the Myrtle Beach Marathon this weekend, but if you're not much of a runner, there are other fun things going on, too! Kids will have a blast at Dr. Seuss Day at Brookgreen Gardens and the Murrells Inlet Daddy-Daughter Dance. Plus, check out shows, concerts,… Read more »

Exclusive Announcement: Country Duo to Kick Off CCMF Festival

Exclusive Announcement: Country Duo to Kick Off CCMF Festival

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.  ━ Country Duo Montgomery Gentry will kick off this year’s Carolina Country Music Festival, MyrtleBeach.com announced Friday morning. The McDonald’s® Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert Powered by MyrtleBeach.com and presented by Carolina Cool will be held Thursday, June… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 23, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 23, 2017

What's Trending is a weekly rundown of the hottest tourism news being shared on social media using #myrtlebeach. For even more updates on what’s happening around the beach check out our weekly events rundown and our photos of the week or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for… Read more »

Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel opened in May of 2011 and has quickly become a top attraction in the area. Located along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the wheel is open year-round and offers amazing views of the Grand Strand day or night. If you're planning a trip to the area, check out some of… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Hotel Deals for March

Myrtle Beach Hotel Deals for March

Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to kick off spring, and March is an excellent time to visit the beach! Visitors will find many great hotel deals in March, including free nights and discounts on their stays.  Whether you're looking for a spring break getaway or to get back to the beach… Read more »

8 Great Luxury Resorts in Myrtle Beach area

8 Great Luxury Resorts in Myrtle Beach area

With hundreds of great restaurants, golf courses and a myriad entertainment options, Myrtle Beach is the perfect place for a top-notch vacation. And with these luxury resorts ready to cater to and pamper you during your stay, there's no better place to relax and unwind. From bubbling… Read more »

Things to do in Myrtle Beach in March

Things to do in Myrtle Beach in March

Spring is just around the corner, teasing bundled-up beachgoers with breaths of warmer air and memories of shirt sleeves, hot sand and sun-soaked days. Though summer is still months away, March is a fine time to celebrate the loosening of winter’s grip in Myrtle Beach. Yeah, you may… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 21-27, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 21-27, 2017

From fun family-friendly festivities to shows, exhibits, and more, the last week of February is going to be a blast here in Myrtle Beach! Here's a list of events going on from February 21-27, 2017. For more information about future events, check out our events calendar!   Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 16, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 16, 2017

Even though Monday After the Masters is still a while away, we have exciting news about the annual event in this week's What's Trending! Plus, hear about a restaurant opening, new stores, and entertainment coming to the area.
Hotel Deals for the Myrtle Beach Run to the Sun Car Show

Hotel Deals for the Myrtle Beach Run to the Sun Car Show

The annual Pee Dee Street Rodders Run to the Sun Car Show draws thousands of car enthusiasts to Myrtle Beach every year. The event kicks off with a cruise down Ocean Boulevard and includes three days of car show fun with raffles, food and entertainment. This year's event is March 16-19… Read more »

10 Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

10 Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Some of the best Myrtle Beach hotels and motels on the Grand Strand call the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk home. The Boardwalk, which opened in 2010, stretches 1.4 miles along the Myrtle Beach oceanfront from 15th Avenue North to First Avenue North, twisting and turning through goregous… Read more »

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About our team

Here's a look at the crew of local experts, staffers and contributors who help make our blog your "fun-official" guide to Myrtle Beach!

Ashlee Carson

Ashlee Carson Ashlee Carson has lived in Myrtle Beach for nearly 10 years and has loved every minute of it! She enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and their new daughter,… read more »

Cassidy Moore

Cassidy Moore Cassidy Moore has lived in Myrtle Beach for more than a decade and learned the ins and outs of the area in her time as an editor at The Sun News. She loves spending time at the… read more »

Chris Mowder

Chris Mowder Chris Mowder is a native of Columbus, OH, and a graduate of Ohio University that has lived in Myrtle Beach since 2006. During his time on the Grand Strand he's worked for a… read more »

Marissa Polascak

Marissa Polascak Born and raised in Hamilton, New Jersey, Marissa Polascak moved to the Grand Strand at the age of 14. Getting over the culture-shock was difficult at first, but after almost a… read more »

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Broadway at the Beach Renovations Update 2017

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Sea Captain’s House Renovations 2017

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SkyWheel

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is home to many attractions, including the beloved SkyWheel. Take a look at the SkyWheel from an interesting…

Little River Waterfront

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Carolina Country Music Festival 2016

The 2nd Annual Carolina Country Music Fest kicked off June 9, 2016 in downtown Myrtle Beach. The three-day event featured headliners…

Cap’n Rods Lowcountry Tours

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After being rescheduled from the fall, the popular California Roots: The Carolina Sessions festival took place in Myrtle Beach for the…

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