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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 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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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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New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Myrtle Beach

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Myrtle Beach

It's hard to believe it's been another year but 2017 is approaching quickly and what…

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 8, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 8, 2016

This week's What's Trending features news about a new senior center, a cool holiday gift, a new addition to the airport, and a dog park re-opening.
Best Buffet Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Best Buffet Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Whether you’re super hungry or you love variety in your meal, buffet restaurants are a…

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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: December 6-12, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: December 6-12, 2016

Christmas is around the corner, and festive events are being held all across the Grand…

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50,000-square Foot Oceanfront Development Planned in Myrtle Beach

50,000-square Foot Oceanfront Development Planned in Myrtle Beach

Banditos Restaurant and Cantina in Myrtle Beach will close temporarily as construction…

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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 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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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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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 1, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for December 1, 2016

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 »

Holiday meal guide: Myrtle Beach restaurants open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Holiday meal guide: Myrtle Beach restaurants open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry. If slaving away in the kitchen isn't for you, check out these great Myrtle Beach area restaurants that are open either Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day for your culinary pleasure. Enjoy a pleasant holiday meal without all the work and… Read more »

Have Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Santa in Myrtle Beach

Have Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Santa in Myrtle Beach

Every kid wants to let Santa know just what's on their wish list. Why not bring your little ones out to these great spots around Myrtle Beach for a bite to eat and a chance to spend some quality time with the man in red? These Myrtle Beach restaurants and attractions are offering fun… Read more »

Brookgreen Gardens Prepares for Nights of a Thousand Candles 2016

Brookgreen Gardens Prepares for Nights of a Thousand Candles 2016

One of the most-anticipated events of the season, Brookgreen Gardens will stage this year’s lights and candles festival from 3-10 p.m. on December 1-3, 8-10, & 15-18, 2016. With over five thousand hand-lit candles, and the sounds of carolers and bells filling the air, this annual affair… 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 »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: November 29-December 5, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: November 29-December 5, 2016

Thanksgiving is over, but the holiday spirit is still alive and kickin' in Myrtle Beach! Here's a list of events going on from November 29-December 5, 2016. For more information about future events, check out our events calendar!   Read more »

Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker & Jason Aldean to Headline 2017 Carolina Country Music Festival

Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker & Jason Aldean to Headline 2017 Carolina Country Music Festival

The second annual Carolina Country Music Fest saw thousands of fans flock to the site of the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion for an entire weekend of country music concerts. Headliners included Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line with a special kick-off concert featuring Gary… Read more »

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Hotel Deals in Myrtle Beach

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Hotel Deals in Myrtle Beach

Savvy shoppers know that retailers offer their best deals of the year on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but many people don't know that hotels also offer deep discounts in the days after Thanksgiving.  Travelers can get more bang for their buck by shopping early for next year's trips.… Read more »

Top Sports Bars with the Best Food in Myrtle Beach

Top Sports Bars with the Best Food in Myrtle Beach

With so many bars in the area, it is tough to decide which Myrtle Beach sports bar to visit for the next big game. Lucky for you, our fans narrowed it down to the top sports bars with the best food in Myrtle Beach in this year's Beachie Awards. So when you're planning where to go to watch… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: November 22-28, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: November 22-28, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! Fill your belly with delicious food this week, but also don't forget to check out all the fun events going on, too! Here's a list of events going on from November 22-28, 2016. For more information about future events, check out our events calendar! Read more »

Top 10 Things to do in Myrtle Beach in December

Top 10 Things to do in Myrtle Beach in December

Whoever says Myrtle Beach is a summer destination has never been here in December. Despite the cooler weather and smaller crowds, December has one of the busiest social calendars of the year. From shopping and shows events to Christmas and New Year's celebrations, there's plenty to keep… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for November 17, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for November 17, 2016

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are both right around the corner, and in this week's What's Trending you can find out where to get a delicious Thanksgiving meal as well as Black Friday deals. Other news includes new college-friendly events, as well as some buzz surrounding the golf world.
2016 Black Friday Shopping in Myrtle Beach

2016 Black Friday Shopping in Myrtle Beach

With a little planning and a lot of coffee, you can shop until you literally drop in Myrtle Beach this Black Friday. Check out these shopping areas and tips to get you going. The Market Common, 4017 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, SC Open: 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25 The Market Common will be… Read more »

Best Breakfast Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Best Breakfast Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Every day should start with a great breakfast and our Myrtle Beach fans voiced their favorite choices in our inaugural Beachie awards. Tons of our fans casted their votes for their favorite breakfast restaurants, and the list below includes the top 10 choices. Don’t see your favorite… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: November 15-21, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: November 15-21, 2016

Get in the holiday spirit this week by checking out a spectacular Christmas show, or by heading out to a family-friendly tree lighting ceremony! Plus, this week you can also get your fill of delicious oysters or catch a hilarious comedy show. Here's a list of events going on from… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for November 10, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for November 10, 2016

It may be November, but that doesn't mean there aren't still exciting things going on this week in Myrtle Beach! This week's What's Trending features exciting news about a big donation, a new culinary arts program, and the nation's first location of a new store. Plus, learn about ways you can honor your Veterans and celebrate Veterans Day in Myrtle Beach!
Best BBQ Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Best BBQ Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

From ribs and steak to barbecued chicken, pork, beef, and more, everyone has their favorite BBQ dish that is finger lickin' good. We asked for our fans’ favorite BBQ restaurants in our inaugural Beachie awards, and we found that “barbecue” means different things to different folks. We… Read more »

Best Carolina-Style BBQ Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Best Carolina-Style BBQ Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

When we Carolinians say “BBQ,” we’re usually talking about slow-cooked pork, shredded or sliced, and topped with one of a few sauces. (Vinegar sauce is an Eastern North Carolina tradition with fans throughout the Carolinas, and South Carolina is famous for its mustard-based Carolina Gold… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: November 8-14, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: November 8-14, 2016

Holiday events are in full-swing this week with spectacular holiday shows, the Dickens Christmas Show & Festival, and more! Plus, check out the Souper Supper, Art in the Park, comedy shows, and much more. Here's a list of events going on from November 8-14, 2016. For more information… Read more »

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 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 favorite indoor… 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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