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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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Myrtle Beach Fall Festivals Calendar 2015

Myrtle Beach Fall Festivals Calendar 2015

Summertime in Myrtle Beach is all about fun in the sun, nightly entertainment, and good…

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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: September 1-7, 2015

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: September 1-7, 2015

So August is over and today marks the first day of September. While the summer seems to…

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10 Places to Get Chicken Bog in Myrtle Beach

10 Places to Get Chicken Bog in Myrtle Beach

If you’ve ever been to Myrtle Beach or surrounding areas of the Grand Strand, then maybe…

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10 Cool Gadgets for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

10 Cool Gadgets for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

There is no denying that we live in a society obsessed with gadgets and the newest, most…

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 27, 2015

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 27, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 29-September 5, 2015

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 29-September 5, 2015

Well, folks, the inevitable has arrived: the end of August is here and things seem to be winding down just a bit. As many kids are starting to go back to school and family vacations are coming to an end, we will probably see less and less people along the Grand Strand for a little while.… Read more »

Funny (and Stupid) Myrtle Beach and SC Laws

Funny (and Stupid) Myrtle Beach and SC Laws

Living in America, we are aware of the laws of our states and country for the most part, and a majority of these laws are praised for helping protect our rights and safety. Without laws, things would be a lot different, and chaos would most likely ensue on a widespread scale. However,… Read more »

Tim McGraw Announced as Headliner for 2016 Carolina Country Music Fest

Tim McGraw Announced as Headliner for 2016 Carolina Country Music Fest

This past June, country music fans from all over the United States flocked to Myrtle Beach for the 2015 Carolina Country Music Fest; Myrtle Beach’s first large music festival by the new boardwalk. The festival lasted for three days and featured headlining artists such as Rascal Flatts,… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 20, 2015

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 20, 2015

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: August 21-28, 2015

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 21-28, 2015

Locals and vacationers along the Grand Strand are still soaking up the summer; even towards the end of August. This just goes to show that Myrtle Beach doesn't sleep, despite the fact that people are getting ready to go back to school and parents are gearing up to go back to the office… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 14, 2015

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 14, 2015

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: August 13-20, 2015

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 13-20, 2015

Some people around the Grand Strand are saying that the summer is winding down, but the weather and the amount of people and things to do in the Myrtle Beach area says otherwise. This week is packed with a ton of fun events that everyone can enjoy. Jam out to some awesome bands at a… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 6, 2015

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 6, 2015

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 Photos of the Week for Aug. 5, 2015

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for Aug. 5, 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 »

Deals in Myrtle Beach: Save Now at These Hotels

Deals in Myrtle Beach: Save Now at These Hotels

The end of the busy summer season in Myrtle Beach is in sight and that means hotels are competing to offer some of the best rates for your stay. That means more money in your pocket to put towards our amazing dining and attractions in town! Book now and earn free nights, resort credits… Read more »

‘Myrtle Beach drunk’ and 39 other slang terms you need to know before you visit

‘Myrtle Beach drunk’ and 39 other slang terms you need to know before you visit

It’s well-known that the Myrtle Beach area has a unique culture that’s not quite like any other vacation destination in the world. But what some visitors don’t realize is that our little slice of oceanfront paradise has a language all its own. Lying somewhere between Charleston’s Uppity… Read more »

Top Places to Shop for Tax Free Weekend 2015

Top Places to Shop for Tax Free Weekend 2015

It’s that time of year again. July has come to an end and August is bringing in lots of fun events for the Myrtle Beach area. Year after year Tax Free Weekend proves to be the most anticipated shopping event of the summer, and this year will be no different. For parents who are getting… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 5 -12, 2015

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 5 -12, 2015

July is finally over and August is coming in strong with lots of interesting and fun events all along the Grand Strand. This August, there is an event for everyone. Take the kids for Children’s Activity Days at Brookgreen Gardens or plan your back to school shopping schedule. For the… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 30, 2015

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 30, 2015

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 »

Where to camp: The 10 best campgrounds in Myrtle Beach

Where to camp: The 10 best campgrounds in Myrtle Beach

If you're looks to save a few buck on accommodations in Myrtle Beach or you just prefer the old-school appeal of "roughing it' in the great outdoors, there's no better way to experience the Grand Strand than a stay at one of the area's many campgrounds. Although the area is famous for… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for July 29, 2015

Myrtle Beach Photos of the Week for July 29, 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 »

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 Beach visitors book their hotels from May to August, many other vacationers wait out the summer and book their hotel during the “off-season.” Most people who are not locals may be unaware that Myrtle… Read more »

Radical Ropes Adventure Park now open in Myrtle Beach

Radical Ropes Adventure Park now open in Myrtle Beach

Expanding the never-ending array of exciting things to do in Myrtle Beach, Radical Ropes Adventure Park opened for business recently at 301 19th Ave. S. in Myrtle Beach. This one-of-a-kind attraction is the latest zipline and ropes course to come to the Grand Strand and offers a… Read more »

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), there are still plenty of ways to stay entertained on the Grand Strand. Whether you want to check out one of our award-winning live entertainment shows, catch a baseball game, see some fireworks,… Read more »

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 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 »

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About our team

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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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