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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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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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Pet-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach

When booking a vacation, we know it's hard to have to leave your beloved pets back at home. Thankfully, there's a great assortment of dog-friendly hotels and resorts in Myrtle Beach that allow pets! When planning your next trip to Myrtle Beach, be sure to check out these… read more »

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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 Myrtle Beach Resorts for a Romantic Getaway

There's plenty of romance to be had in Myrtle Beach; from world-class accommodations situated on the beautiful beach, to intimate upscale on-site restaurants, you and your loved one will have the time of your life. Gaze at the gorgeous ocean from your hotel balcony, walk… read more »

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2016 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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Fourth of July Fireworks schedule for Myrtle Beach area

Fourth of July Fireworks schedule for Myrtle Beach area

Myrtle Beach SC | No one does the Fourth of July quite like Myrtle Beach. With fireworks…

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 30, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 30, 2016

In this week's edition of What's Trending, we celebrate the opening of a new BBQ restaurant, learn about cool new police technology, hear great news about Myrtle Beach, and more.
Top Myrtle Beach Hotels for the Fourth of July

Top Myrtle Beach Hotels for the Fourth of July

Celebrate your 4th of July in fashion this year in Myrtle Beach.  The Grand Strand isn’t…

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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 28-July 4, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 28-July 4, 2016

Celebrate Independence Day this week in Myrtle Beach! This week, you can honor our…

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Best Waterfront Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Best Waterfront Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

If you’re like most people, your Myrtle Beach vacation will probably include a lot of…

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Best Hotels with Indoor Water Features

Best Hotels with Indoor Water Features

Kids love water, and it's usually the reason you decide to come to Myrtle Beach in the…

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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.
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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2016 Festivals and Events to Watch in the Myrtle Beach Area

2016 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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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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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 23, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 23, 2016

Satisfy your need for speed with the NASCAR Racing Experience, which is on sale now! Also, be sure to catch a special episode Chopped Junior, which features a resident of Murrells Inlet. This week we also heard news about a golf cart ban at concerts in North Myrtle Beach, as well as the announcement of a new location of Croissants coming to the area.
10 Exciting Bucket List Adventures in Myrtle Beach

10 Exciting Bucket List Adventures in Myrtle Beach

Is there an adventurous activity that you’ve always wanted to try, but just haven’t had the courage or chance to do? Myrtle Beach isn’t only a hot spot for beautiful beaches and award-winning dining, but the Grand Strand is also home to many great thrilling attractions that may be on your… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 21-27, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 21-27, 2016

Summer is in full swing this week, and the Myrtle Beach area is celebrating with lots of entertainment and events. Catch live music, see a cool LEGO exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens or the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, grab a good seat at the Sushi Smackdown, and much more!
What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 16, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 16, 2016

Go Chants! This week we wish the Coastal Carolina University baseball team good luck, as well as look forward to an awesome event with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Also, a new attraction is opening, one is looking to expand, and discounts are offered to golfers at select courses!
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 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 ground and get… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 14-20, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 14-20, 2016

Well, the Carolina Country Music Fest is over, but don't worry; there are tons of other fun things to do this week. From live entertainment to great shows, check out this Events Rundown to fill in your calendar for the week! Here is a list of events that are happening from June 14-20,… Read more »

New Changes: Renovations at Your Favorite Myrtle Beach Hotels

New Changes: Renovations at Your Favorite Myrtle Beach Hotels

Myrtle Beach is known as a top vacation destination, so it's no surprise that the hotels and resorts here see tons of visitors throughout the year. While some hotels may be relatively new to the Grand Strand, others have been open for years and years. With that being said, sometimes… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 9, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 9, 2016

Are you excited for the Carolina Country Music Fest? We certainly are! Get ready for a rockin' weekend in Myrtle Beach. Also, celebrate a recognition with us, congratulate a local golf course on a big anniversary, hear about new parking rules, and learn about a cool new restaurant in this week's What's Trending.
Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 7-13, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 7-13, 2016

This week we're looking forward to the Carolina Country Music Festival! If you're in Myrtle Beach from Thursday-Sunday, you can purchase tickets and catch some awesome country music artists performing in downtown Myrtle Beach. Don't worry if you're not a country music fan; there will be a… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 2, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 2, 2016

From festivals to restaurant openings and more, this week's What's Trending is jam-packed with interesting news!
10 Kids Activities Under $10 in Myrtle Beach

10 Kids Activities Under $10 in Myrtle Beach

When vacationing in Myrtle Beach, you and your kids can always spend time at the beach. While that's always free, there are tons of other fun things to do in the area that won't break your budget. Take a break from the ocean and treat your children to one of the following kid's activities… Read more »

7 Super Fun Ways to Spend Father’s Day at the Beach

7 Super Fun Ways to Spend Father’s Day at the Beach

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and with it comes the yearly question: “What the heck should we get Dad?” If your dad (or your kids’ dad) is a man who has it all, it’s hard to find that perfect gift. So instead of hitting the mall, hit up one of these fun places and give Dad the gift of… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Scuba Diving

Myrtle Beach Scuba Diving

Recently I spoke with Jordan from Coastal Scuba in North Myrtle Beach about where vacationers can experience the best Myrtle Beach Scuba Diving. Here is some of the info I got from our Q&A session:   Q: Tell me a little bit about Scuba diving in Myrtle Beach. Are there many options… Read more »

The Ultimate Myrtle Beach Vacation for Beach Bums

The Ultimate Myrtle Beach Vacation for Beach Bums

Sure you could go crazy and try to visit as many attractions as possible while in Myrtle Beach, or you could take a more relaxed approach and just bum it on the beach during your stay. Myrtle Beach has something to offer for people of all ages; kids can play in the sand and water, and… Read more »

Best Things To Do When it Rains in Myrtle Beach

Best Things To Do When it Rains in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is blessed with 218 sunny days a year, making it an ideal vacation destination for more than 14 million visitors every year. But even in our sunny paradise, an occasional rainy day can interrupt your rays. Have no fear — there is plenty of indoor fun to be had while you wait… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 31-June 6, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 31-June 6, 2016

Check out a new show called Vaudeville the Show at GTS Theatre, have fun in the sun at the Sun Fun Festival, catch some waves at the Native Sons Salt Games, get your run on at the Color Burst 5K, and pack your schedule with tons of other awesome events this week! Here is a list of… Read more »

The Perfect Myrtle Beach Vacation for Families with Kids

The Perfect Myrtle Beach Vacation for Families with Kids

Vacationing in Myrtle Beach is great for families, but with so many attractions, restaurants, and things to do, sometimes its hard to tell what your kids will or won't like. Don't worry; that's what we're here for! Lucky for you, there are tons of kid-friendly places in Myrtle Beach… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for May 26, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for May 26, 2016

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 »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 24-30, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 24-30, 2016

Hop on your bike and get ready to have a great time for Atlantic Bike Week! In addition to Atlantic Bike Week, several other great events will be going on like Breakfast with the Butterflies, Military Appreciation Days, and more. Of course, don't forget to check out an awesome show while… Read more »

Things to Know for the 2016 Carolina Country Music Fest

Things to Know for the 2016 Carolina Country Music Fest

The Carolina Country Music Fest is less than a month away, and we are getting super excited for this year's event! If you're planning on attending CCMF this year, there are plenty of things that you should know before you head to Myrtle Beach. From the lineup to the tickets and everything… Read more »

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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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