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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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Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2016 in Myrtle Beach

If you’re one of the lucky people who get to spend their Valentine’s Day 2016 in Myrtle Beach, then we’ve got the list of spots where you’ll want to be with the one you love. Single? Grab your friends and hit the town! From romantic restaurants to hilarious comedy shows,… 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 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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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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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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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 11, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 11, 2016

Are you excited about the Horry County Fair? We are! This week we also heard exciting news about a restaurant's new location, a new amusement park, a presidential campaign, and more!
Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 9-15, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 9-15, 2016

Love is in the air this week, and there are plenty of great events to celebrate…

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 4, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 4, 2016

Some of the biggest news this week has to do with changes happening at Broadway at the Beach, but other exciting things in this week's What's Trending include the addition of a family-friendly trampoline park, Super Bowl predictions, restaurant openings, and more!
Big changes happening at Broadway at the Beach for 2016

Big changes happening at Broadway at the Beach for 2016

For 20 years, Broadway at the Beach has been a favorite destination for Myrtle Beach…

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Top Myrtle Beach Resorts for a Romantic Getaway

Top Myrtle Beach Resorts for a Romantic Getaway

There's plenty of romance to be had in Myrtle Beach; from world-class accommodations…

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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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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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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 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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Fans Name Hotels in Myrtle Beach with the Best Lazy Rivers

Fans Name Hotels in Myrtle Beach with the Best Lazy Rivers

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Top Sports Bars with the Best Food in Myrtle Beach

Top Sports Bars with the Best Food in Myrtle Beach

We've all been there; sometimes you go to a sports bar and the atmosphere is great, but the food? Not so much. When watching your favorite team play, it is important to be in a fun place with a fantastic selection of beer as well as delicious food to go along with your beverage of… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 2-8, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 2-8, 2016

 Well, folks, all of our favorite shows are back and new for 2016! This week, head to theaters like Alabama Theatre, the Palace Theatre, and the Calvin Gilmore Theater for new and improved shows. Also, prepare yourself for Valentine's Day with sushi rolling classes, attend unique events… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 28, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 28, 2016

This week we see headway being made on construction of a new playground, welcomed new restaurants to the area, heard that a rumor may possibly come true, and learned of new flights to Myrtle Beach.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2016 in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2016 in Myrtle Beach

If you’re one of the lucky people who get to spend their Valentine’s Day 2016 in Myrtle Beach, then we’ve got the list of spots where you’ll want to be with the one you love. Single? Grab your friends and hit the town! From romantic restaurants to hilarious comedy shows, Myrtle Beach is… Read more »

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 amenities due to chilly weather. However, in Myrtle Beach, there are several hotels that offer indoor waterparks and water features to make your winter vacation at the beach as fun as… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 26-February 1, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 26-February 1, 2016

Despite the chilly weather, there are tons of fun events going on this week! Excite your taste buds at the Conway Chocolate Walk, see some interesting art at the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, brave the Polar Plunge, visit Brookgreen Gardens, and much, much more!  Here is a list of events… Read more »

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 hit the spot like nothing else. Everyone has their idea of the perfect burger: big and juicy, flat-top grilled, smothered in toppings or just the patty. Below we've listed 10 of the best burger… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 21, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 21, 2016

This week we learned about more changes to Broadway at the Beach, prepared to say goodbye to a local legend, received praise from travel websites, and heard about a new program to aid Canadian travelers.
Best Spring Break 2016 Nightlife in Myrtle Beach

Best Spring Break 2016 Nightlife in Myrtle Beach

Now that spring weather has arrived on the Grand Strand, along with it comes droves of visitors looking to celebrate the annual rite of passage known as Spring Break. 2016 in Myrtle Beach is a great year to visit, as there are plenty of new things to check out, and as always many of the… Read more »

When is the best month to visit Myrtle Beach? The answer may surprise you!

When is the best month to visit Myrtle Beach? The answer may surprise you!

As any fan of the Grand Strand will attest there's never really a bad time to visit the beach, but we often get folks asking when is the best time of year to vacation in Myrtle Beach. Though we know that every visitors' vacation wants and needs are a bit different, we decided to attempt… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 19-25, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 19-25, 2016

There aren't too many events this week, which means it will be easier for you to fill your schedule with more than one! From an oyster roast to a Murder Myster Dinner, everything within the next week will be a lot of fun. Stay warm and attend one of the number of shows going on, or check… Read more »

Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution in Myrtle Beach

Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution in Myrtle Beach

The New Year is off to a good start, but have you been keeping up with your New Year's Resolution? We know that it is easy to set a goal for yourself, but quite difficult to stay on top of it. However, there are several ways to keep up with your resolution while in the Myrtle Beach… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 14, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 14, 2016

This week we heard a lot of exciting news about new places opening up in the area, as well as heard some bad news about restaurant and store closings. Also, we learned that Dr. Ben Carson will be making another appearance in the Myrtle Beach area next week.
Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 12-18, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 12-18, 2016

So the weather is getting a little colder here in Myrtle Beach, and right now there aren't so many events going on. But don't worry; soon enough it will warm up again and there will be more and more things to do around the area. Until then, the few events that are taking place this week… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 7, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for January 7, 2016

This week we welcome the Harlem Globetrotters, learned that tiny homes may be coming to Horry County, heard news about a job fair, and tasted delicious dishes at Restaurant Week.
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 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 »

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 5-11, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: January 5-11, 2016

Happy New Year! 2016 is here, and while everyone is winding down from celebrating, there doesn't seem to be much going on this week. Here is a list of events that are happening from January 5-11, 2016. For information about future events, check out our events calendar. 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 »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 31, 2015

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 31, 2015

Today is the last day of 2015! This week we heard about restaurant expansions and closings, new basketball records, and presidential candidates visiting Myrtle Beach. Oh, and if you're partying tonight and need a ride home, check out the information about free cab rides. Happy New Year, everyone!

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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 »

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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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