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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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Labor Day Deals in Myrtle Beach

Labor Day Deals in Myrtle Beach

Plan a Myrtle Beach getaway this Labor Day Weekend! Sure the kids may be back in school…

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 25, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 25, 2016

This week's What's Trending is packed with exciting news! From a new celebration event at Brookgreen Gardens to restaurant openings and more, you may find yourself jumping for joy.
Myrtle Beach Fall Festivals Calendar 2016

Myrtle Beach Fall Festivals Calendar 2016

Summertime in Myrtle Beach is all about fun in the sun, nightly entertainment, and good…

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Reasons Why You Should Visit Myrtle Beach in September

Reasons Why You Should Visit Myrtle Beach in September

Don’t worry; just because this summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean you can’t keep…

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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 23-29, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 23-29, 2016

The kids are back in school and summer is winding down, but don't let that stop you from…

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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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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 Hotels with Indoor Water Features

Best Hotels with Indoor Water Features

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 18, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 18, 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 »

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Restaurants: A Culinary Tour

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Restaurants: A Culinary Tour

In a short few years the Myrtle Beach has breathed life back into downtown with the opening of new shops, attractions and restaurants. Come take a look at some of the best eateries on the boardwalk.
Deals in Myrtle Beach: Save Now at These Hotels

Deals in Myrtle Beach: Save Now at These Hotels

The end of the busy summer season in Myrtle Beach is in sight and that means hotels are competing to offer some of the best rates for your stay. That means more money in your pocket to put towards our amazing dining and attractions in town! Book now and earn free nights, resort credits… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 16-22, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 16-22, 2016

School's back in session for many of our surrounding areas but it's still officially summertime in Myrtle Beach! This week you can get a great deal at South Carolina's Largest Garage Sale held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center or catch an amazing fireworks show and live entertainment… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 11, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 11, 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 or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates! Young… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Restaurant Challenges: Can You Finish These?

Myrtle Beach Restaurant Challenges: Can You Finish These?

Think you’ve got what it takes to complete a food challenge? These restaurants in Myrtle Beach are making you work hard to earn a spot on their walls of fame. Here’s a look at some of the crazy food challenges around the beach. Read more »

Top 10 Places to get Dessert in Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Places to get Dessert in Myrtle Beach

Though you may skip dessert most of the time to avoid extra calories, you must treat yourself to a yummy dessert or two while you're visiting Myrtle Beach! That's right; vacationing in Myrtle Beach is all about having fun and being happy, and what says happiness like a tasty treat?… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 9-15, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 9-15, 2016

Well, August is here, but summer is still on full blast here in Myrtle Beach! After spending your days having fun in the sun, why not check out some awesome events in the area? From top-notch theatre shows and LEGO art exhibits, to concerts and sporting events, there are tons of things… Read more »

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 4, 2016

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for August 4, 2016

From the announcement of new flights and another location of a favorite restaurant, to accolades awarded to the Grand Strand area, this week's What's Trending is pretty awesome.
Top Places to Shop for Tax Free Weekend 2016

Top Places to Shop for Tax Free Weekend 2016

It’s that time of year again. July has come to an end and August is bringing in lots of fun events for the Myrtle Beach area. Year after year Tax Free Weekend proves to be the most anticipated shopping event of the summer, and this year will be no different. For parents who are getting… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 2-8, 2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: August 2-8, 2016

The summer season in Myrtle Beach is still alive and kickin', and that's pretty evident with all the awesome events going on this week. Some notable events going on this week are: Tax Free Weekend 2016, Grand Strand Back to School Bash, Whole Lotta Shakin' Music Fest, and the Extreme Beer… Read more »

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

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

This week's What's Trending is jam-packed with awesome news. From the opening of a special new playground and a golf course renovation, to the start of a new festival, and more, check out this week's trending news for some exciting announcements!
10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in Myrtle Beach

10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in Myrtle Beach

It's no secret that Myrtle Beach gets pretty hot in the summertime, but that's what people love about vacationing here! Summer is an awesome time to bask in the sun, play in the water, and have tons of fun. Sometimes, though, you need to take a break from outdoors and chill out inside,… Read more »

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 26-August 1,2016

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: July 26-August 1,2016

August is approaching fast, and this week there are tons of awesome shows, concerts, and fun events to help you celebrate the summer! From live entertainment at Broadway at the Beach to fascinating exhibits at some of the area's biggest attractions, it is impossible to be bored while… Read more »

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 sometimes, but that’s what we’re here for. Myrtle Beach is a family-friendly vacation destination that has something to offer for all ages to enjoy. Keep your teens entertained with top-notch… Read more »

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 area can catch several Mustang related events along the Grand Strand. Of course, there are tons of other fun things going on this week that are definitely worth checking out, too! Here is a list of… Read more »

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 downloaded it to a smart phone and started catching as many pocket monsters as possible. It is no secret that this app game is the hottest new thing this summer, so while you're on vacation in Myrtle Beach,… Read more »

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.
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 »

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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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