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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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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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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 and festivities galore, you’ll find plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day at the beach. Fireworks will light up the sky all around Myrtle Beach-area communities. Here are some… 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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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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10 tips for first-time visitors to Myrtle Beach

Planning a beach trip is an exciting -- but sometimes daunting -- task. Here are some tips from locals and repeat visitors to help you make the most of your Myrtle Beach vacation.

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How to Save Money in Myrtle Beach

When you’re visiting the beach, it’s always great when you find ways to save your hard earned money! We’ve come up with the top ways to save big on your next Myrtle Beach vacation on anything from dining to nights out on the town. Let’s face it; these days we can all use a… read more »

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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…

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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…

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Myrtle Beach Restaurant Challenges- Can You Finish These Dishes?

Myrtle Beach Restaurant Challenges- Can You Finish These Dishes?

Think you’ve got what it takes to complete a food challenge? These restaurants in Myrtle…

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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…

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The 10 Best Songs about Myrtle Beach

The 10 Best Songs about Myrtle Beach

From the earliest days of soulful R&B groups performing for visitors to the golden era of…

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Terry’s Top 10: Ways to spend the 4th of July in Myrtle Beach

By Terry Massey On Sunday, the United States will turn 234 years old. Wow, these…

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Fans Name 10 Resorts in Myrtle Beach with the Best Water Features

Fans Name 10 Resorts in Myrtle Beach with the Best Water Features

We may be at the beach but that doesn’t mean our Myrtle Beach visitors don’t want fun in…

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Top 10 Best Burgers in Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Best Burgers in Myrtle Beach

Whether you’ve had a long day on the beach or a late night of fun, a delicious burger can…

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Terry’s Top 10: Resort Style Pools in Myrtle Beach

Terry’s Top 10: Resort Style Pools in Myrtle Beach

One of the top summertime pastimes for Grand Strand locals is "resort crashing" - a…

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Terry’s Top 10: Places to Spend Super Bowl Sunday in Myrtle Beach

If you are a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and lookin for a place to watch Super Bowl XLV on…

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Priceline.com Names Myrtle Beach Best Bang For Your Buck During Fourth of July Weekend

Priceline.com Names Myrtle Beach Best Bang For Your Buck During Fourth of July Weekend

Fans of the Grand Strand already know that the area is a mecca of budget-friendliness, and Priceline.com recently confirmed as much. The popular travel-booking website recognized Myrtle Beach as one of the most reasonable places to celebrate our nation’s Independence, placing the… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 30 – July 7, 2015

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 30 – July 7, 2015

As June winds down, preparations for Independence Day celebrations are in full gear, and Myrtle Beach looks to be as busy as ever. In addition to numerous fireworks displays, other events this week include a cupcake-eating contest, several live music shows, exciting minor league… Read more »

Top Myrtle Beach Resorts for a Romantic Getaway

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 you’re with the… Read more »

Pet friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach

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 aware of the… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 25, 2015

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 25, 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 »

Hot Summer Menu Items at Myrtle Beach Restaurants

Hot Summer Menu Items at Myrtle Beach Restaurants

Some people would say that summer is the best time to vacation in Myrtle Beach, while others might recommend spring or fall. Either way, the area’s culinary scene is heating up and there are some great new things to try at eateries around town. We’ve all had the fried seafood that the… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for June 24, 2015

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for June 24, 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 »

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 23 – 30, 2015

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 23 – 30, 2015

If the summer sun is one of the things you look forward to when vacationing in Myrtle Beach, then this is the week you should be here. With highs in the 90’s for the foreseeable future, and the Atlantic warm enough for recreational use, it’s safe to say that summer is definitely… Read more »

Top 10 Myrtle Beach Putt-Putt Golf Courses

Top 10 Myrtle Beach Putt-Putt Golf Courses

Looking for something fun to do with the whole family while vacationing in Myrtle Beach without going broke? Then we've got just two words for you — putt and putt. Sure, we're known as the real Golf Capital of the World, but the area is also a mecca for mini-golf, as well, with more… 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 »

Emerson Dyer

Emerson Dyer Emerson Dyer grew up in Conway and has been working, playing, eating, and drinking all over the Grand Strand for years. Having held various jobs at restaurants, golf courses, and… read more »

Terry Massey

Terry Massey Terry Massey moved to Myrtle Beach from Nashville in 1995 and has spent most of his time on the beach and in the bars of the Grand Strand. The former sports columnist currently… read more »
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