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

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

Though there isn't much going on this week, the news in this week's What's Trending is still pretty cool. News this week includes talks of a new mural, a pro softball team coming to town, and a great fall golf special.
A Super Fun Myrtle Beach Vacation for Families with Teens

A Super Fun Myrtle Beach Vacation for Families with Teens

Sure, we know that keeping teenagers entertained on vacation can be quite difficult…

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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 19-25, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 19-25, 2016

Rev up your engines for the Myrtle Beach Mustang Week! From July 18-24, visitors to the…

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Top Places to Catch Pokémon in Myrtle Beach

Top Places to Catch Pokémon in Myrtle Beach

Chances are you've heard about PokémonGO, and you or your kids may have already…

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

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

This week's What's Trending features a variety of news! From restaurant openings to new hotel technology and more, there are definitely some exciting things happening in the area.

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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.
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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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 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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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 12-18, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 12-18, 2016

It sure is hot outside, but don't let that stop you from having the time of your life in Myrtle Beach this week! There are many awesome things going on this week like the Myrtle Beach Mustang Week, the Summerland Tour featuring Sugar Ray, Lit, Sponge, and Everclear, and much more! Here… Read more »

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

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 7, 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 »

Romantic Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Romantic Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Plan the perfect date night at one of these top ten most romantic restaurants on the Grand Strand.
Top 10 Myrtle Beach Restaurants for Kids

Top 10 Myrtle Beach Restaurants for Kids

Sure, Myrtle Beach is home to a myriad of amazing award-winning restaurants that are great for couples who want to enjoy a romantic atmosphere and a expensive bottle of wine, but where can families with kids eat? Families vacationing along the Grand Strand have no need to worry as the… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 5-11, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 5-11, 2016

The Fourth of July is over, but that doesn't mean that all the entertainment has stopped in Myrtle Beach! Enjoy hanging out on the beach this week, but also be sure to fill up your schedule with events, shows, and lots of fun! Here is a list of events that are happening from July 5-11,… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 30, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 30, 2016

In this week's edition of What's Trending, we celebrate the opening of a new BBQ restaurant, learn about cool new police technology, hear great news about Myrtle Beach, and more.
Top Myrtle Beach Hotels for the Fourth of July

Top Myrtle Beach Hotels for the Fourth of July

Celebrate your 4th of July in fashion this year in Myrtle Beach.  The Grand Strand isn’t only a top destination for the Fourth because of the great weather, beautiful beaches, and awesome attractions, but it is also a hot spot for Independence Day celebrations and top rated resorts. From… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 28-July 4, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 28-July 4, 2016

Celebrate Independence Day this week in Myrtle Beach! This week, you can honor our country's freedom by attending events like fireworks shows, the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade, Salute from the Shore, the Harley-Davidson Independence Day Celebration, and much more! Here is a list of events… Read more »

Best Waterfront Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Best Waterfront Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

If you’re like most people, your Myrtle Beach vacation will probably include a lot of time spent around various forms of water. That’s kind of the point! Whether you’re splashing around in the waves, soaking in a Jacuzzi, tubing down a slide at one of the area’s water parks, or floating… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 23, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 23, 2016

Satisfy your need for speed with the NASCAR Racing Experience, which is on sale now! Also, be sure to catch a special episode Chopped Junior, which features a resident of Murrells Inlet. This week we also heard news about a golf cart ban at concerts in North Myrtle Beach, as well as the announcement of a new location of Croissants coming to the area.
Fourth of July Fireworks schedule for Myrtle Beach area

Fourth of July Fireworks schedule for Myrtle Beach area

Myrtle Beach SC | No one does the Fourth of July quite like Myrtle Beach. With fireworks and festivities galore, you’ll find plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day at the beach. Fireworks will light up the sky all around Myrtle Beach-area communities. Here are some scheduled… Read more »

10 Exciting Bucket List Adventures in Myrtle Beach

10 Exciting Bucket List Adventures in Myrtle Beach

Is there an adventurous activity that you’ve always wanted to try, but just haven’t had the courage or chance to do? Myrtle Beach isn’t only a hot spot for beautiful beaches and award-winning dining, but the Grand Strand is also home to many great thrilling attractions that may be on your… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 21-27, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 21-27, 2016

Summer is in full swing this week, and the Myrtle Beach area is celebrating with lots of entertainment and events. Catch live music, see a cool LEGO exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens or the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, grab a good seat at the Sushi Smackdown, and much more!
What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 16, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 16, 2016

Go Chants! This week we wish the Coastal Carolina University baseball team good luck, as well as look forward to an awesome event with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Also, a new attraction is opening, one is looking to expand, and discounts are offered to golfers at select courses!
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 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 ground and get… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 14-20, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 14-20, 2016

Well, the Carolina Country Music Fest is over, but don't worry; there are tons of other fun things to do this week. From live entertainment to great shows, check out this Events Rundown to fill in your calendar for the week! Here is a list of events that are happening from June 14-20,… Read more »

New Changes: Renovations at Your Favorite Myrtle Beach Hotels

New Changes: Renovations at Your Favorite Myrtle Beach Hotels

Myrtle Beach is known as a top vacation destination, so it's no surprise that the hotels and resorts here see tons of visitors throughout the year. While some hotels may be relatively new to the Grand Strand, others have been open for years and years. With that being said, sometimes… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 9, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 9, 2016

Are you excited for the Carolina Country Music Fest? We certainly are! Get ready for a rockin' weekend in Myrtle Beach. Also, celebrate a recognition with us, congratulate a local golf course on a big anniversary, hear about new parking rules, and learn about a cool new restaurant in this week's What's Trending.
Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 7-13, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: June 7-13, 2016

This week we're looking forward to the Carolina Country Music Festival! If you're in Myrtle Beach from Thursday-Sunday, you can purchase tickets and catch some awesome country music artists performing in downtown Myrtle Beach. Don't worry if you're not a country music fan; there will be a… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 2, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for June 2, 2016

From festivals to restaurant openings and more, this week's What's Trending is jam-packed with interesting news!

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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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