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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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Top Myrtle Beach Resorts for a Romantic Getaway

From world-class accommodations nestled on the oceanfront to intimate restaurants right on-site, there’s plenty of romance to be had in Myrtle Beach. Take a stroll on the beach, check out the view from your hotel balcony or just lounge by the pool with a cool drink. When… read more »

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Pet friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach

We get questions all the time about bringing pets to Myrtle Beach. There’s a great assortment of dog-friendly hotels and resorts that will allow you to bring your pets. We know it’s hard to leave the little guys back home so why not have them tag along? It’s important to be… 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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Myrtle Beach hotels near the 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 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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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 their vacation. Who wouldn’t want to relax for hours on end in the water? We took to our Facebook page and asked fans which hotel at the beach features the best lazy rivers. Here are seven… read more »

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2015 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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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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13 Reasons Why Fall in Myrtle Beach is Awesome

13 Reasons Why Fall in Myrtle Beach is Awesome

If you can’t stand the heat…visit Myrtle Beach in the fall! While a majority of Myrtle…

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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 28 – August 4, 2015

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 28 – August 4, 2015

Even though the summer is winding down (though the temperatures are not following suit),…

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 24, 2015

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 24, 2015

What's Trending is a weekly rundown of the hottest tourism news being shared on social…

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8 Great Ways to Make #myrtlememories This Summer

8 Great Ways to Make #myrtlememories This Summer

So you’ve been to Myrtle Beach before, and you think you’ve seen it all. Or, you’re a…

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Great Deals! The 10 Best Ways to Save Money in Myrtle Beach

Great Deals! The 10 Best Ways to Save Money in Myrtle Beach

When you’re visiting the beach, it’s always great when you find ways to save your hard…

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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 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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2015 Festivals and Events to Watch in the Myrtle Beach Area

2015 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 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.
 

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Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for July 22, 2015

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for July 22, 2015

At MyrtleBeach.com, we know one of the best parts of any vacation is the memories you make. And these days it's easier than ever to capture these amazing moments through photos and videos and show them with the world through social media. As a thanks to our visitors for sharing all the… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Hotels with the Best Pool Features

Myrtle Beach Hotels with the Best Pool Features

If water fun is what you're after, resorts along the Grand Strand are sure to deliver. The amount of pools, types of pools and fun water features at a resort can play a huge factor in deciding where to stay and nowadays, hotels and resorts go above and beyond to provide the best of the… Read more »

NTBA Youth Basketball Championships

NTBA Youth Basketball Championships

There is another youth national championship coming to Myrtle Beach. The new Myrtle Beach Sports Center is hosting the National Travel Basketball Association national championships starting July 29 and lasting until August 2. Come out and see some of the best up and coming basketball… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 21 – 28, 2015

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 21 – 28, 2015

Another week, another long list of things to do once you’ve had enough beach for the day. For kids, there’s a camp at the area’s most scenic property, free movies to see, family-friendly summer entertainment at Broadway and Barefoot, and, of course, fireworks galore. For adults who… Read more »

Radical Ropes

Radical Ropes

New extreme fun is coming to Myrtle Beach before the end of summer! Radical Ropes is the latest zipline ropes course to come to the Grand Strand. Complete with a state-of-the-art aerial adventure park with extreme ziplines and Kidzipz for the younger crowd, Radical Ropes has something for… Read more »

Fans Pick Their Favorite Oceanfront Resorts in Myrtle Beach

Fans Pick Their Favorite Oceanfront Resorts in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is lined with oceanfront hotels so we decided to ask our loyal Facebook fans which ones are the very best. This list showcases the Top 7 resorts picked out by our fans that range from brand-name hotels to classic Myrtle Beach hotels. Don’t see your favorite one listed? Add… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 16, 2015

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 16, 2015

What's Trending is a weekly rundown of the hottest tourism news being shared on social media using #myrtlebeach. For even more on what’s happening around the beach check out this week's Myrtle Beach Events Rundown, see our Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week or follow us on Twitter, Facebook… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for July 15, 2015

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for July 15, 2015

At MyrtleBeach.com, we know one of the best parts of any vacation is the memories you make. And these days it's easier than ever to capture these amazing moments through photos and videos and show them with the world through social media. As a thanks to our visitors for sharing all the… Read more »

Cheap Beer, Please! The Best Budget Bars in Myrtle Beach

Cheap Beer, Please! The Best Budget Bars in Myrtle Beach

There's no doubt that Myrtle Beach has earned its reputation as one of the best budget vacation destinations around. From the afforadbale rooms and great hotel deals in Myrtle Beach to the restaurants serving great meals under $10 and the happy hour bargains at local watering holes… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 14 – 21, 2015

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 14 – 21, 2015

Finding something to do once you leave the sand won’t be a problem this week – the difficulty, if there is any, will be deciding what to do. This week we have such a huge variety of things to do that visitors might find themselves arguing among family and friends over which great event… Read more »

20 super tacky souvenirs to avoid when shopping in Myrtle Beach

20 super tacky souvenirs to avoid when shopping in Myrtle Beach

We've all been there. It's your last day of vacation and you've spent so much time enjoying the area's awesome attractions, restaurants and things to do in Myrtle Beach that you still haven't gotten anything for your mom, your brother or your beloved Aunt Agnes. You quickly run to the… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 9, 2015

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 9, 2015

What's Trending is a weekly rundown of the hottest tourism news being shared on social media using #myrtlebeach. For even more on what’s happening around the beach check out this week's Myrtle Beach Events Rundown, see our Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week or follow us on Twitter, Facebook… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for July 8, 2015

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for July 8, 2015

At MyrtleBeach.com, we know one of the best parts of any vacation is the memories you make. And these days it's easier than ever to capture these amazing moments through photos and videos and show them with the world through social media. As a thanks to our visitors for sharing all the… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Hotels With Unique Amenities

Myrtle Beach Hotels With Unique Amenities

Myrtle Beach is home to hundreds of hotels and resorts so it can be tough to find the one that’s right for you. Some resorts go above and beyond with unique amenities to please guests of all ages and to stand apart from the crowd. Interested in racquetball or a rooftop pool deck? These… Read more »

Best Myrtle Beach Bars for Visitors

Best Myrtle Beach Bars for Visitors

With hundreds of bars and restaurants around the Grand Strand, deciding where to grab a drink can be a daunting task for tourists who are brand-new to the area or those who only visit every so often. While most bars in Myrtle Beach cater to a crowd of both locals and tourists, there are… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 7 - 14, 2015

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 7 - 14, 2015

It's definitely sunscreen weather in Myrtle Beach, with highs reaching into the mid-90's on the weekend. And while it can be hard to pry yourself away from the waves, the list of events in the area this week offer something for everyone. In addition to the live entertainment shows, the… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 2, 2015

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 2, 2015

What's Trending is a weekly rundown of the hottest tourism news being shared on social media using #myrtlebeach. For even more on what’s happening around the beach check out this week's Myrtle Beach Events Rundown, see our Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week or follow us on Twitter, Facebook… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for July 1, 2015

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for July 1, 2015

At MyrtleBeach.com, we know one of the best parts of any vacation is the memories you make. And these days it's easier than ever to capture these amazing moments through photos and videos and show them with the world through social media. As a thanks to our visitors for sharing all the… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Restaurant Challenges: Can You Finish These?

Myrtle Beach Restaurant Challenges: Can You Finish These?

Think you’ve got what it takes to complete a food challenge? These restaurants in Myrtle Beach are making you work hard to earn a spot on their walls of fame. Here’s a look at some of the crazy food challenges around the beach. Read more »

Professional Football comes to Myrtle Beach

Professional Football comes to Myrtle Beach

Football in the state of South Carolina has always been about the larger high school traditions, as well as the University of South Carolina and Clemson University collegiate teams that have been on the national stage for years. Finally in the palmetto state there will be a professional… 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 you "fun-offical" guide to Myrtle Beach!

Ashlee Carson

Ashlee Carson Ashlee Carson has lived in Myrtle Beach for 7 years and has loved every minute of it! A die-hard Ohio State fan, she enjoys watching and playing sports, trying new restaurants… 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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