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

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

This week we learned that the City of Myrtle Beach may make some changes to parking and that they're almost complete with a security project. Also, a local restaurant serves "the best burger in South Carolina," and a new grocery store will be opening in the area.
Things to do for Mother’s Day in Myrtle Beach: Brunch menus and more

Things to do for Mother’s Day in Myrtle Beach: Brunch menus and more

Whether it’s you, mom, or both who need to spend Mother’s Day as relaxed as possible,…

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10 Kids Activities Under $10 in Myrtle Beach

10 Kids Activities Under $10 in Myrtle Beach

When vacationing in Myrtle Beach, you and your kids can always spend time at the beach.…

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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 26-May 3, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 26-May 3, 2016

Clear your schedule for this week because there are many fun events to attend in Myrtle…

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Cinco de Mayo Events in Myrtle Beach

Cinco de Mayo Events in Myrtle Beach

Are you ready for a real Fiesta de Myrtle Beach? Cinco de Mayo is a cause for celebration…

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Editor's Picks

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

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

From restaurant openings to music performances and more, this week's What's Trending is chock-full of cool news!
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 locals as well as those visiting the Grand Strand. Complete with a wide range of specialty shops, dining, and other fun attractions, vacationers can easily spend days exploring the outdoor complex. With… Read more »

New wakeboarding park to expand North Myrtle Beach watersports options

New wakeboarding park to expand North Myrtle Beach watersports options

Visitors looking to "attack life" will soon have one more way to do thanks to a brand-new wakeboarding and watersports park coming to the North Myrtle Beach Sports & Recreation Park ths summer. Opening in June, the Shark Wakepark 843 will be a full-size cable wakepark, meaning it will… Read more »

The Perfect Day in Myrtle Beach

The Perfect Day in Myrtle Beach

Some people might not know this, but even a single day in Myrtle Beach can go a long way towards restoring your mind to proper working order. Maybe you need an escape from day-to-day life, but only have a short window to work with. Or maybe you’re here for the week but only plan to… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 19-25, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 19-25, 2016

Visiting Myrtle Beach this week? Luck you! There is a long list of awesome things to do this week, including the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, Free Show Friday, Taste of the Coast, SpringFest, and much, much more! Here is a list of events that are happening from April 19-25,… Read more »

The Most Luxurious Myrtle Beach Vacation Possible

The Most Luxurious Myrtle Beach Vacation Possible

Over the years, Myrtle Beach has developed a great reputation as one of the best and most affordable family vacation destinations in the U.S. Thanks to discount hotel rates, a variety of free things to do — including the beach — and many great restaurants that won’t break the bank, the… Read more »

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

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

This week we check out the Horry County Fair, get pumped about an upcoming concert, hear about a new moped law, and more!
Everything you need to know before Parasailing in Myrtle Beach

Everything you need to know before Parasailing in Myrtle Beach

Have you ever considered parasailing in Myrtle Beach, but have a few questions before you decide to book your trip? Many people have questions about parasailing, and we're here to help with that. Check out our list of frequently asked questions about this great family activity, one of the… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 12-18, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 12-18, 2016

This week is jam-packed with so many fun events like the Horry County Fair, BaconFest, the SpringFest on the Boardwalk, Art in the Park, Handlebar's Under the Stars, and much, much more! Be sure to clear your schedule so that you can attend as many of these awesome events and shows… 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 affordable rooms and great hotel deals to the the happy hour bargains at local watering holes, there are plenty of ways to save some cash while you're enjoying… Read more »

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

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

There's a lot of news buzzin' around Myrtle Beach this week! Head on over to TicketReturn.com Field tonight for the Pelican's opening game, check out the California Roots: The Carolina Sessions reggae festival this Saturday, try some delicious food from a new restaurant, go on a romantic carriage ride, and learn about a new home rental program for sports fans.
10 Myrtle Beach Resorts for Big Families

10 Myrtle Beach Resorts for Big Families

Family vacations are always the best in Myrtle Beach, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a resort that can accommodate the amount of people in your group. Luckily, Myrtle Beach is home to many resorts who aim to provide rooms and amenities to larger families looking to visit the… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 5-11, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 5-11, 2016

This week you can catch awesome reggae bands at the California Roots: The Carolina Sessions festival, have fun at the Myrtle Beach Pelican's season-opener, see live-action kickboxing, peruse through art vendors, and much, much more! Here is a list of events that are happening from April… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 31, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 31, 2016

Reggae fans, be sure to get your tickets before they sell out for the California Roots: The Carolina Sessions festival next week! Also coming up are open auditions for Big Brother, as well as a possible new entertainment district in the area.
Summer 2016 Fireworks Shows in Myrtle Beach

Summer 2016 Fireworks Shows in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate your vacation to Myrtle Beach by catch a beautiful fireworks show! Families will enjoy spending time together during the day, and watching a breathtaking fireworks display in the evening. Check out this summer 2016 schedule for fireworks in the Myrtle Beach area: Read more »

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.
Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 29-April 4, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 29-April 4, 2016

This week is jam-packed with amazing shows! Get hypnotized at the GTS Theatre, sing along at Legends in Concert, tap your toes at The Carolina Opry, and much more. Of course, there are tons of other great things to do this week, so check out the list below. Here is a list of events that… Read more »

Myrtle Beach watersports: Thrills and adventure on the water

Myrtle Beach watersports: Thrills and adventure on the water

When vacationing in Myrtle Beach, splashing in the ocean and laying out on the beach is a must. While simply relaxing on the beach is always nice, sometimes visitors seek an aquatic adventure. Myrtle Beach is home to many watersports companies that offer fun activities such as… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 24, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 24, 2016

The Carolina Country Music Festival is just a few months away, and this week the head of security put out a call for security guards. Also, a Myrtle Beach chef will be appearing on the Food Network, and more restaurant openings have been announced for the area.
Parasailing Myrtle Beach: 8 best tours on the Grand Strand

Parasailing Myrtle Beach: 8 best tours on the Grand Strand

Do you want to view beautiful Myrtle Beach from a different perspective? Give parasailing a try! Parasailing is a fun and adventerous activity that many people love to try for the first time (or second) while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. Interested in trying out parasailing while… Read more »

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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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