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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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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 24-30, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 24-30, 2016

Hop on your bike and get ready to have a great time for Atlantic Bike Week! In addition…

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Things to Know for the 2016 Carolina Country Music Fest

Things to Know for the 2016 Carolina Country Music Fest

The Carolina Country Music Fest is less than a month away, and we are getting super…

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Myrtle Beach Attractions Offer Season Passes for 2016

Myrtle Beach Attractions Offer Season Passes for 2016

Myrtle Beach has no shortage of things to do and most of them are open all year-long. If…

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for May 19, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for May 19, 2016

This week there are more updates about Broadway at the Beach, restaurant announcements, popular culture events, and more!
Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 17-23, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 17-23, 2016

Rev your engines for Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally! Check out tons of great Bike…

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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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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.
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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Oldies and Goodies: Myrtle Beach’s oldest restaurants you can’t miss on your next trip

Oldies and Goodies: Myrtle Beach’s oldest restaurants you can’t miss on your next trip

Myrtle Beach is known for many things. Nostalgia and great food are among the top of the list. The two are intertwined in family memories of dinners spent with sun-kissed cheeks and belly laughs around the table. Many restaurants, like the beach itself, have stood the test of time.… Read more »

10 Vacation Rentals around Myrtle Beach you have to see!

10 Vacation Rentals around Myrtle Beach you have to see!

Vacation rentals and homes can be perfect for a large family or even several families vacationing together in Myrtle Beach.  The Grand Strand is home to everything from quaint beach shacks to sprawling properties that sleep upwards of 25 people. We did some research and found some of… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for May 12, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for May 12, 2016

This week you can vote for the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, mark your calendars for the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade, and plan to sink your teeth into a Wahlburger in the near future. Also, this week we heard some news about some new Myrtle Beach laws.
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 »

What’s new for 2016? Myrtle Beach Attractions, Restaurants & Events

What’s new for 2016? Myrtle Beach Attractions, Restaurants & Events

While change is inveitable when you're a tourist town, 2016 has been a particularly big year when it comes to changes and new attractions in Myrtle Beach. With Broadway at the Beach celebrating its 20th anniversary this season, the popular shopping and entertainment complex has decided… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 10-16, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 10-16, 2016

Rev your engines this week for some fun biker events! Or, catch a family-friendly baseball game, head on over to the Blue Crab Festival, see some live music, and much more! Here is a list of events that are happening from May 10-16, 2016. For information about future events, check out… Read more »

10 Great Venues for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

10 Great Venues for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

Nothing completes a visit to the beach more than a little dinner, dancing, and live music. The Grand Strand is loaded with hundreds of venues, large and small, offering everything from singer/songwriter soloists to full Broadway-styled reviews. In between you’ll find duos and trios, rock… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for May 5, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for May 5, 2016

News this week has been very interesting, as Cherry Grove saw a beached dolphin saved by good samaritans, a new beef jerky store opened at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach was chosen as a top Memorial Day destination, and Brookgreen Gardens announced a fun new contest.
Free Summer Concerts in Myrtle Beach

Free Summer Concerts in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is home to great outdoor concerts all summer long and the best part is, they’re free. It’s the perfect way to spend your evenings while visiting or just for a fun night out on the town. Here’s a quick look at who you can expect to see perform live along the Grand Strand… Read more »

2016 free and cheap summer movies in Myrtle Beach

2016 free and cheap summer movies in Myrtle Beach

Summer blockbusters are great, but if you're looking to catch a show on the cheap, check out these free or low-cost family movie options this summer around the Myrtle Beach area. Choose from kids movies shown weekday mornings at several theaters around town, or watch a movie under the… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Vacation on a Budget

Myrtle Beach Vacation on a Budget

Sure, you could always go for the luxurious route when booking your Myrtle Beach Vacation, but not everybody can afford lavish resorts and meals.  We get it; sometimes it’s hard to splurge all of your hard-earned money on one or two vacations to Myrtle Beach throughout the year. However,… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 3-9, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: May 3-9, 2016

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo this week by attending some awesome events, catch a concert from 3 Doors Down or Three Dog Night, or drop by a theater and book your tickets to an unforgettable show!
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, there aren’t many better places than Myrtle Beach to do that. Luckily, several area restaurants are offering things like special menus, roses, a free glass of bubbles, and discounted rates for… Read more »

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. While that's always free, there are tons of other fun things to do in the area that won't break your budget. Take a break from the ocean and treat your children to one of the following kid's activities… Read more »

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 Beach! Pedal on over to Cyclovia at The Market Common, check out a free concert at the Boathouse, race in the Burro Loco Stache Dash 5K, and much more! Here is a list of events that are happening… Read more »

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 on the Grand Strand -- not that we ever need one -- with drink specials and parties at several local Mexican restaurants. Whether you're looking for a serious party or just an excuse to grab a cold… Read more »

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!
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 »

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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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