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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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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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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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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 19, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 19, 2017

This week's What's Trending features more great accolades for the Myrtle Beach area, news about a Hilton Hotel being built on the oceanfront, and the unfortunate closing of a favorite seafood restaurant.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach

If you’re one of the lucky people who get to spend their Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach,…

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Indoor Waterparks Offer Winter Respite

Indoor Waterparks Offer Winter Respite

Vacationing during the winter often means giving up the luxury of enjoying on-site water…

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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…

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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 17-23, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 17-23, 2017

There are lots of cool things going on in Myrtle Beach this week! Catch the Five Irish…

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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 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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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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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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Myrtle Beach Attractions Offer Season Passes for 2017

Myrtle Beach Attractions Offer Season Passes for 2017

Myrtle Beach has no shortage of things to do and most of them are open all year-long. If you’re a local or you come to the beach frequently, you may want to look into purchasing season passes to these fabulous attractions- especially if you plan on visiting them more than once or twice… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 12, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 12, 2017

This week's What's Trending features news about Surfside Pier, restaurant openings and closings, a culinary event, and special recognition from Expedia.
Myrtle Beach Area Businesses Hold Special Deals for Can-Am Days

Myrtle Beach Area Businesses Hold Special Deals for Can-Am Days

This year marks the 56th annual Canadian-American Days Festival here in Myrtle Beach. Each year, thousands of Canadians flock to Myrtle Beach to take advantage of the great weather, wonderful shopping, awesome attractions, dining, and more, but this year the City of Myrtle Beach had… Read more »

Top 10 Things to do in Myrtle Beach in February

Top 10 Things to do in Myrtle Beach in February

A common misconception is that Myrtle Beach goes to sleep after the summer season, but that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Myrtle Beach is a great place to visit all year-round, and if you plan on visiting in February, then you will be delighted to know that there are tons of… Read more »

10 Hot Restaurants to Try During Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week

10 Hot Restaurants to Try During Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week South Carolina is a celebration of the culinary treats of the state. Local restaurants participate in Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week with special menus and discounts, giving food lovers the change to try out the best dining spots at the beach at a great price. This year's… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 10-16, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 10-16, 2017

Catch a show this week or let your inner foodie run wild at restaurants participating in Restaurant Week South Carolina! Here's a list of events going on from January 10-16, 2017. For more information about future events, check out our events calendar!   Read more »

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 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 our area is… Read more »

Best Wine Bars in Myrtle Beach

Best Wine Bars in Myrtle Beach

Everyone has his or her favorite type of wine, but sometimes it's nice to break out of the box and try something different. The Myrtle Beach area is home to quite a few awesome wine bars that serve up a variety of wines to appeal to the palettes of seasoned wine enthusiasts, as well as… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 3-9, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 3-9, 2017

Happy New Year! There aren't many events going on this week, but that shouldn't stop you from celebrating 2017 by checking out a show going on around town. Here's a list of events going on from January 3-9, 2017. For more information about future events, check out our events… Read more »

Top Kid-Friendly Myrtle Beach Hotels & Resorts

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 where you can… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Dream Home Alert: Golden Mile Home For Sale

Myrtle Beach Dream Home Alert: Golden Mile Home For Sale

A new real estate listing has popped up recently in Myrtle Beach, and now fans of the Grand Strand can own (or dream of owning) a beautiful 9,000 square-foot southern plantation style home along the famed Golden Mile. This architectural style of this home is reminiscent of the Colonial… Read more »

Top Italian Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Top Italian Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Looking for a delicious Italian meal in Myrtle Beach? Whether you want a fine-dining experience with white tablecloths or a quick bite at an authentic Italian bistro, the beach has you covered. There are a variety of great options to choose from, and we're here to help.  Thousands of… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 29, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 29, 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: December 27-January 2, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: December 27-January 2, 2017

Christmas is over, but New Year's is right around the corner! Check out this week's Events Rundown to find out about all of the awesome events going on for New Year's Eve. Here's a list of events going on from December 27-January 2, 2017. For more information about future events, check… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 22, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 22, 2016

The New Year is almost here, and there are tons of things to look forward to in 2017! This week's What's Trending features news about an exciting new golf contest, new development, a fun event, and a cool new attraction!
Top 10 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in January

Top 10 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in January

Myrtle Beach is not just a spring and summer destination anymore. With more and more visitors taking advantage of low off-season rates and mild weather, the beach is truly a year-round destination. Most restaurants and indoor attractions are open in January, and the lines are much… Read more »

Best Ice Cream Shops in Myrtle Beach

Best Ice Cream Shops in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a wonderful summer town, with a host of warm weather activities available. After a fun-filled day at the water park, at the beach, or on the miniature golf course, one thing is certain: There’s nothing like an ice cream to whisk away the heat and be the cherry on top of a… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: December 20-26, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: December 20-26, 2016

Merry Christmas! Celebrate the holidays this week by booking tickets to a great Christmas show, or by heading out to a fun holiday-themed event. Here's a list of events going on from December 20-26, 2016. For more information about future events, check out our events calendar!   Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 15, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 15, 2016

Gear up for the holidays by attending the last weekend of Nights of a Thousand Candles, plus check out news about two new restaurants in the area in this week's What's Trending.
Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is home to hundreds of wonderful restaurants; from seafood shacks to steakhouses and everything in-between, the Grand Strand’s eateries have something to cater to anyone’s taste buds. And, whether you’re a foodie, or if you’re celebrating a special occasion, there are several… 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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