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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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Pet-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach

Why let Fido miss out on your next family beach vacation? Plenty of Myrtle Beach area hotels, rentals and campgrounds will be happy to let him come along! Be sure to follow the Grand Strand area’s leash laws to ensure a safe and happy visit, and check out these great hotels… 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 10 Readers’ Favorite Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

Each year, thousands of golfers flock to Myrtle Beach to book tee times on award-winning championship golf courses in the area. With so many awesome golf courses along the Grand Strand, it can be hard to narrow it down to just one or a few to play during your vacation. Lucky… read more »

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2017 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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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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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for April 20, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for April 20, 2017

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

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What’s Changing at Broadway at the Beach for 2017

What’s Changing at Broadway at the Beach for 2017

Broadway at the Beach has been providing top-notch shopping, entertainment, and dining to…

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Summer 2017 Fireworks Shows in Myrtle Beach

Summer 2017 Fireworks Shows in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate your vacation to Myrtle Beach by catching a beautiful fireworks show! Families…

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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 18-24, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 18-24, 2017

There's a ton of a things going on this week! From amazing award-winning shows, to the…

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Things to do in Myrtle Beach in May

Things to do in Myrtle Beach in May

Whether you're planning a family vacation, a weekend getaway or a golf trip, May is a…

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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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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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2017 Festivals and Events to Watch in the Myrtle Beach Area

2017 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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Great Bike Week Deals at Myrtle Beach Hotels

Great Bike Week Deals at Myrtle Beach Hotels

With Spring Bike Week fast approaching, the time is now to book a room for the event.  Luckily, several area hotels in Myrtle Beach are offering great rates when you book online. Rooms are going fast at each property, so pick a good one and reserve your room(s) today! Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for April 13, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for April 13, 2017

Happy Easter! This week's What's Trending features Easter specials, great news about the Garden City Pier, new stores at Broadway at the beach, and more.
Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 11-17, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 11-17, 2017

Celebrate Easter this week in Myrtle Beach! There are so many family-friendly events going on for the holiday. Check out our Easter blog post for more information. Plus, check out other cool events like the Myrtle Beach International Film Fesitval. Here's a list of events going on from… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Sports Complexes and Facilities

Myrtle Beach Sports Complexes and Facilities

Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand have quite a few sports complexes and recreational facilities for both locals and tourists to enjoy. These phenomenal facilities offer a great escape for exercise and some friendly competition. Many of the sports complexes listed below host a myriad of… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for April 6, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for April 6, 2017

This week's What's Trending highlights two cool events going on this weekend, plus news about restaurants being built in the area!
Top 10 great meals in Myrtle Beach for under $10

Top 10 great meals in Myrtle Beach for under $10

Vacationing to Myrtle Beach on a budget doesn't have to be hard; with so many great hotel deals, coupons, and ways to save money, Myrtle Beach is a wonderful destination for those who may not want to break their bank. When it comes to food, some restaurants can be quite pricey. But don't… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 4-10, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: April 4-10, 2017

Gear up for Easter with fun holiday events this week, plus get educated at the Champion Autism Network Film Festival, play some golf at MarshWalk Masters 2017, and more this week in Myrtle Beach.
Easter Services and Specials in Myrtle Beach

Easter Services and Specials in Myrtle Beach

If you'll be in Myrtle Beach for Easter or Spring Break this year, check out these deals and specials to get a feel for what's going on around town. Many Myrtle Beach Restaurants will have Easter dinner and brunch. Hop to it and make your reservations today! EASTER SERVICES & WORSHIP… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 30, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 30, 2017

This week's What's Trending features news about Barefoot Landing, a new shopping center, and a local roller coaster!
Pet-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach

Pet-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach

Why let Fido miss out on your next family beach vacation? Plenty of Myrtle Beach area hotels, rentals and campgrounds will be happy to let him come along! Be sure to follow the Grand Strand area’s leash laws to ensure a safe and happy visit, and check out these great hotels that allow… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 28 - April 3, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 28 - April 3, 2017

Foodies will have a blast this week at the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival and the House of Blues Baconfest! Also, check out shows, see the Oak Ridge Boys, and celebrate easter at The Market Common this week. Here's a list of events going on from March 28 - April 3, 2017. For more… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 23, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 23, 2017

Myrtle Beach is growing, and new places are opening to grow with the population!
Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 21-27, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 21-27, 2017

There are tons of shows this week in Myrtle Beach, plus the family-friendly Myrtle Beach Highland Games & Heritage Festival, so be sure to mark your calendars! Here's a list of events going on from March 21-27, 2017. For more information about future events, check out our events… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 16, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 16, 2017

Get in the Irish spirit by celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Myrtle Beach! Plus, check out a cool car show, get ready for a new store in North Myrtle Beach, and get news about Harley Week in this week's What's Trending.
Myrtle Beach Hotels for Family Reunions

Myrtle Beach Hotels for Family Reunions

Planning a family reunion in Myrtle Beach but having a hard time finding a property to host your large family? There are several properties in the Myrtle Beach area that can accommodate big families who want to get together for a fun vacation. Check out this list of Myrtle Beach Hotels… Read more »

Things to do in Myrtle Beach in April

Things to do in Myrtle Beach in April

There are plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach in April -- and plenty of reasons to take an early spring trip to the beach.  Here's what you can expect in Myrtle Beach in April:   Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 14-20, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 14-20, 2017

From Canadian-American Days to the Run to the Sun Car Show, there are tons of fun things going on this week in Myrtle Beach. Here's a list of events going on from March 14-20, 2017. For more information about future events, check out our events calendar!   Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 9, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for March 9, 2017

This week's What's Trending features exciting artist announcements from Carolina Country Music Festival, a funny story about a Myrtle Beach woman going viral on the Internet, news about a hero, and more.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Myrtle Beach

Feelin' lucky? Well you definitely are lucky if you're spending St. Patrick's Day in Myrtle Beach this year! Whether you are Irish by blood or not, attending any of these Myrtle Beach events will have anyone feeling the spirit of the Irish! Do you know of anything going on for St.… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 7-13, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: March 7-13, 2017

Get in the Irish spirit at the North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade, see Wynonna & The Big Noise at The Calvin Gilmore Theater, take a tour of six beautiful homes, and much more this week in Myrtle Beach! Here's a list of events going on from March 7-13, 2017. For 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 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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Garden City Pier

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Broadway at the Beach Renovations Update 2017

Broadway at the Beach is welcoming new restaurants and attractions for 2017, and locals and vacationers alike are very excited! Check out…

Sea Captain’s House Renovations 2017

Sea Captain's House is a classic Myrtle Beach restaurant offering fresh seafood and amazing oceanfront views. This fine establishment has…

SkyWheel

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Little River Waterfront

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Carolina Country Music Festival 2016

The 2nd Annual Carolina Country Music Fest kicked off June 9, 2016 in downtown Myrtle Beach. The three-day event featured headliners…

Cap’n Rods Lowcountry Tours

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California Roots: The Carolina Sessions

After being rescheduled from the fall, the popular California Roots: The Carolina Sessions festival took place in Myrtle Beach for the…

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