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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 beach, exploring new places around town and playing with her husband and five awesome children. Before she called the beach home, Cassidy vacationed here every summer as a kid and has a passion and nostalgia for the area. She loves to offer tips and tidbits to help visitors make the most of their stay.

Most recent articles by Cassidy Moore

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:  
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Exclusive Announcement: Country Duo to Kick Off CCMF Festival

Exclusive Announcement: Country Duo to Kick Off CCMF Festival

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.  ━ Country Duo Montgomery Gentry will kick off this year’s Carolina Country Music Festival, MyrtleBeach.com announced Friday morning. The McDonald’s® Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert Powered by MyrtleBeach.com and presented by Carolina Cool will be held Thursday, June 8, ...
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Myrtle Beach Hotel Deals for March

Myrtle Beach Hotel Deals for March

Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to kick off spring, and March is an excellent time to visit the beach! Visitors will find many great hotel deals in March, including free nights and discounts on their stays.  Whether you're looking for a spring break getaway or to get back to the beach ...
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8 Great Luxury Resorts in Myrtle Beach area

8 Great Luxury Resorts in Myrtle Beach area

With hundreds of great restaurants, golf courses and a myriad entertainment options, Myrtle Beach is the perfect place for a top-notch vacation. And with these luxury resorts ready to cater to and pamper you during your stay, there's no better place to relax and unwind. From bubbling water ...
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Hotel Deals for the Myrtle Beach Run to the Sun Car Show

Hotel Deals for the Myrtle Beach Run to the Sun Car Show

The annual Pee Dee Street Rodders Run to the Sun Car Show draws thousands of car enthusiasts to Myrtle Beach every year. The event kicks off with a cruise down Ocean Boulevard and includes three days of car show fun with raffles, food and entertainment. This year's event is March 16-19 and is ...
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Top 10 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in January

Top 10 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in January

Myrtle Beach is not just a spring and summer destination anymore. With more and more visitors taking advantage of low off-season rates and mild weather, the beach is truly a year-round destination. Most restaurants and indoor attractions are open in January, and the lines are much shorter ...
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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 spots ...
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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 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 ...
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Myrtle Beach Christmas shows full of holiday cheer

Myrtle Beach Christmas shows full of holiday cheer

If you're looking for a way to get in the holiday mood, check out these Christmas shows starting in November in Myrtle Beach. Singing, dancing, lights and comedy are highlights of these spirit-filled presentations. 
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Restaurants in Murrells Inlet: A Culinary Tour

Restaurants in Murrells Inlet: A Culinary Tour

Tucked away to the south of Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet is a somewhat hidden gem — full of fun, history and some of the best seafood on the East Coast. A wooden Marshwalk lines the marsh, providing visitors smooth travels from one bar or restaurant to the next. The views are spectacular, the ...
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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 ...
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7 Super Fun Ways to Spend Father’s Day at the Beach

7 Super Fun Ways to Spend Father’s Day at the Beach

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and with it comes the yearly question: “What the heck should we get Dad?” If your dad (or your kids’ dad) is a man who has it all, it’s hard to find that perfect gift. So instead of hitting the mall, hit up one of these fun places and give Dad the gift of ...
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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. Whether ...
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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 stars ...
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10 Things Myrtle Beach Pavilion fans will love

10 Things Myrtle Beach Pavilion fans will love

You miss the Pavilion. We hear you loud and clear! It’s one of the most common comments we get on our Facebook page and through our website. Truth be told, we miss it too. (And, for the record, we had nothing to do with its closure in 2006). However, 10 years after the end of the Pavilion, ...
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Souper Supper 2015: Check out the winners

Souper Supper 2015: Check out the winners

Soup fans got their fill of tasty creations Sunday at the annual Souper Supper event at The Market Common.  And the winners are ...  Winners for People's Choice: First Place: Academy for Technology and Academics for Low Country Alligator Chowder. Second Place: HGTC International ...
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Best Wings in Myrtle Beach

Best Wings in Myrtle Beach

Whether you’re catching a big game or relaxing after a day at the beach, wings are a delicious dining option in Myrtle Beach. In our inaugural Beachie awards, more than 5,000 votes were cast for the best wings in Myrtle Beach. Check out the winners below! (Disagree with the voters? Leave ...
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10 Cheap Hotels in Myrtle Beach

Bargain shoppers know that thrill you get when you find a great deal, and vacation planning is no different. These cheap hotels in Myrtle Beach are known to offer extreme deals and discounts, particularly during the off-season months.  Although these hotels appeal to thrifty shoppers, ...
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Tupelo Honey Cafe restaurant in Myrtle Beach now open full hours

Tupelo Honey Cafe restaurant in Myrtle Beach now open full hours

Tupelo Honey Cafe, which brought its unique twist on Southern cuisine to The Market Common for dinner in February, recently added lunch and brunch to the menu.  The restaurant is open full hours starting today: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to ...
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Ripley’s Aquarium welcomes rare babies to collection

Ripley’s Aquarium welcomes rare babies to collection

Ripley's Aquarium welcomed new additions recently, including two rare baby weedy sea dragons and a spotted eagle ray pup.  The weedy sea dragons, which were born during the summer of 2014, were introduced at the aquarium in March. Considered a near threatened species, weedy sea dragons born ...
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Myrtle Beach Gift Guide: Best Toy Stores and Shops for Kids

Myrtle Beach Gift Guide: Best Toy Stores and Shops for Kids

Myrtle Beach is a mecca for shopping with tons of stores, discount outlets and shopping centers to choose from. If you're looking for a unique gift for kids or teens, check out these great toy and specialty shops.
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Magic Mike crew to return to Myrtle Beach this fall

Magic Mike crew to return to Myrtle Beach this fall

Filming for “Magic Mike XXL” will continue in November in Myrtle Beach, according a film permit request filed with the city of Myrtle Beach. The film is the sequel to a comedy about male strippers, which starred Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey. Actors will be in the Myrtle Beach ...
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American Idol to hold auditions in Myrtle Beach

American Idol to hold auditions in Myrtle Beach

The next American Idol may start their road to fame right here in Myrtle Beach.  The show announced today that Myrtle Beach is among the cities set to host auditions for American Idol's 14th season.  Auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 17 at the site of the old Pavilion ...
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‘Hotel Impossible’ set in Myrtle Beach to air tonight

‘Hotel Impossible’ set in Myrtle Beach to air tonight

The "Hotel Impossible" episode filmed in Myrtle Beach in January is set to air at 10 p.m. tonight on the Travel Channel.  With the help of a local construction crew, the show's designers and hotel "fixer" Anthony Melchiorri transformed the Carnival Motor Inn in just a couple of days for the ...
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Hot Beach Books: Your Summer Reading List for 2014

Hot Beach Books: Your Summer Reading List for 2014

What can be better than a great read on a beautiful beach day? I can think of very few things, actually. To help myself and other beach bookworms gear up for the season, I reached out to avid readers and book critics for their picks for the best summer beach books. Their recommendations ...
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Top 10 Myrtle Beach restaurants as rated on TripAdvisor

Top 10 Myrtle Beach restaurants as rated on TripAdvisor

One of the great joys of vacationing here is dining in Myrtle Beach and trying new places. But with so many restaurants to choose from, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the possibilities. While there's no sure-thing when it comes to trying new restaurants, user reviews can help you ...
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North Myrtle Beach condos, vacation rentals to consider for your next trip

North Myrtle Beach condos, vacation rentals to consider for your next trip

If you're looking for a relaxing North Myrtle Beach with many of the comforts of home, consider a condo or vacation home rental. Most come equipped with full kitchens and washer/dryers for your convenience as well as more fun amenities like pools, hot tubs, private balconies and more. Check ...
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Alien exhibit to reopen in Myrtle Beach this spring

Alien exhibit to reopen in Myrtle Beach this spring

"Encounters: UFO Experience," an exhibit dedicated to the history of UFOs and alien encounters, is set to reopen at Broadway at the Beach on April 3, 2014. The exhibit, which is said to contain evidence to support claims of alien encounters, features artifacts as well as interactive ...
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Four factors to consider when choosing a Myrtle Beach hotel

Four factors to consider when choosing a Myrtle Beach hotel

With so many hotels to choose from, how do you decide where to stay in Myrtle Beach? It's an overwhelming task, to be sure. But several factors can help you narrow down your selection to the perfect Myrtle Beach hotel for your vacation. Consider these: 1. Location The key to your Myrtle ...
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MyrtleBeach.com hotel partners ranked in TripAdvisor’s Top 15

MyrtleBeach.com hotel partners ranked in TripAdvisor’s Top 15

Planning a Myrtle Beach vacation can be a daunting task. With hundreds of hotels to choose from, visitors often turn to user reviews on sites like TripAdvisor to help them decide where to stay. Many of our favorite hotel partners are top picks from TripAdvisor’s users as well. Check out our ...
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AAA Four-diamond hotels offer luxurious vacations in Myrtle Beach

AAA Four-diamond hotels offer luxurious vacations in Myrtle Beach

Choosing a Myrtle Beach hotel can be a daunting task, but AAA aims to help travelers find the best of the best with its annual AAA Diamond Awards. For 2014, four Myrtle Beach-area hotels received the AAA Four-Diamond rating. The rating is comprised of a number of factors, including service, ...
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Day Tripping: Check out Charleston’s Center for Birds of Prey

Day Tripping: Check out Charleston’s Center for Birds of Prey

Day tripping is a great way to explore more of South Carolina’s coast during your next Myrtle Beach vacation. If you’re looking for a unique and educational day trip, consider Charleston’s Center for Birds of Prey. The Birds of Prey center offers an up-close experience for bird enthusiasts ...
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Runners brave rain, wind to rock MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon

Runners brave rain, wind to rock MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon

Runners just don’t know the meaning of the word quit, and that’s what we love about them. Despite a week full of snow and sleet in the Carolinas, which led to canceled flights and harsh travel conditions, the runners made it to Myrtle Beach. For their efforts, they were greeted with a cold, ...
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Our weekly web roundup: Feb. 7 edition

Our weekly web roundup: Feb. 7 edition

It was a pants-on week here at MyrtleBeach.com, with temps back into the 70’s and our selves back in the office after several days of icy conditions last week. It was sad to put away the PJs but nice to get back out and about. Ever the Internet junkies, we’ve found some great gems on the Web ...
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Our weekly web roundup: Jan. 24 edition

Our weekly web roundup: Jan. 24 edition

We’re crazy about Myrtle Beach. You guys know that, right? We’re passionate about helping people enjoy the city we call home, and we love talking and writing about our beaches. But we have other interests, too. We are online most of the day, and we find tons of Internet gems: babies, puppies, ...
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“Hotel Impossible” filming in Myrtle Beach

“Hotel Impossible” filming in Myrtle Beach

A Myrtle Beach motel is getting a face-lift this week from the Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible.” Crews are working on the Carnival Motor Inn, a 24-room motel near 25th Avenue North on the oceanfront. A new sign in front of the property indicates a name change to The Waves. Recent ...
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Spirit Airlines’ seasonal Myrtle Beach flights to start earlier this year

Spirit Airlines’ seasonal Myrtle Beach flights to start earlier this year

Spirit Airlines will resume some nonstop seasonal flights to and from Myrtle Beach on March 20, nearly two weeks earlier than previously scheduled.  Nonstop flights between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, W. Va., and Philadelphia will begin March 20. Service to additional cities (Chicago, ...
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MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon: 2014 race results

Please check back for post-race results, photos and more after the Feb. 15 MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon!
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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland Brings Holiday Magic to Myrtle Beach with Light Show

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland Brings Holiday Magic to Myrtle Beach with Light Show

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, a massive drive-through light show synchronized to music, is bringing holiday cheer to Myrtle Beach again this year.   The tens of thousands of lights in the Shadrack’s show are perfectly timed to bounce and change with the beat of the music -- broadcast to ...
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Brookgreen Gardens expands popular Nights of a Thousand Candles

Brookgreen Gardens expands popular Nights of a Thousand Candles

Brookgreen Gardens is adding days and new light displays to its popular Nights of a Thousand Candles event for 2013.  The event, which draws guests to the Gardens on weekends throughout December, will run Thursday through Saturday nights this year.  "Every year this event has grown and ...
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Myrtle Beach hotel goes pink for breast cancer awareness

Myrtle Beach hotel goes pink for breast cancer awareness

Hotel Blue's lights will shine pink this month as the hotel and its sister properties raise money for breast cancer patients in the Myrtle Beach area. For the month of October, Vacation Myrtle Beach will give guests the option of donating to the American Cancer Society when booking a stay. ...
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Greek Foods: From baklava to pastichio, your guide to the Myrtle Beach Greek Festival

Greek Foods: From baklava to pastichio, your guide to the Myrtle Beach Greek Festival

The Myrtle Beach Greek festival is full of entertainment and vendors, but food is definitely the main event for most fans. The options can be as overwhelming as they are delicious so we put together this handy guide to the Greek treats you'll want to explore. Hungry patrons can start at the ...
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“Ballooning for Babies” mission a success

“Ballooning for Babies” mission a success

After a failed test flight and a weather delay on our "Ballooning for Babies" near-space mission, tensions were running a little high around the office last week.  However, just after sunrise on Friday, July 19, our capsule carried by a high-altitude weather balloon sailed into the sky. ...
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Ballooning for Babies: Countdown to Our Near-Space Launch

Ballooning for Babies: Countdown to Our Near-Space Launch

Our Ballooning for Babies experiment is now one week away (weather permitting, of course). We are launching a weather balloon into near-space to capture some cool images and videos, conduct a few science experiments and raise money for the March of Dimes. The launch was pushed back a week ...
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Hotels’ kids clubs a win-win for parents and kids

Hotels’ kids clubs a win-win for parents and kids

Vacation is a time to relax and recharge, but when you're vacationing with kids, the constant pressure to entertain them can leave you needing a vacation after your trip. That's where many Myrtle Beach hotels have a life-saver for parents: Kids clubs. Kids clubs include activities and ...
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Brookgreen Gardens named among top public gardens in U.S.

Brookgreen Gardens named among top public gardens in U.S.

Brookgreen Gardens, located south of Myrtle Beach in Pawleys Island, was recently named among the top 10 public gardens in the U.S. by travel review site TripAdvisor.  Brookgreen spans more than 9,000 acres of preserved natural land and -- in addition to the lush gardens -- features a ...
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Top kid-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach for 2013

Top kid-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach for 2013

Myrtle Beach is a family-friendly destination with gobs of activities to keep your kids entertained. From shows to rides to waterparks, there's no shortage of things to do for kids of all ages. Choosing Myrtle Beach as your vacation spot is easy, and choosing a hotel that can take care of you ...
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New attractions slated for Myrtle Beach in 2013

New attractions slated for Myrtle Beach in 2013

So many of our visitors vacation in Myrtle Beach every year, and we know you like to stay informed on the happenings in the area. Here are a few of the new attractions you'll see when you visit the beach this year. Shark Attack Mini Golf Slated to open March 1, the Shark Attack mini-golf ...
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Shark Bait video: Myrtle Beach shark sighting causes stir

Shark Bait video: Myrtle Beach shark sighting causes stir

So a very large shark grabs a snack off the end of a fishing line, and an Internet sensation is born. Pretty much everything about this week's "shark bait" video (which very quickly went viral and is shown below) is amazing: from the size of the shark to the exuberant, expletive-laced ...
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Surf Diner offers wide variety on Surfside Beach pier

Surf Diner offers wide variety on Surfside Beach pier

The Surfside Beach Pier is once again home to a restaurant with the recent opening of Surf Diner in June. Surf Diner, which is at the former Nibil's Restaurant location, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere. The extensive menu includes soups and salads, pasta, burgers ...
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New restaurant opens at Captain’s Quarters Resort

New restaurant opens at Captain’s Quarters Resort

A new restaurant at the popular Captain's Quarters Resort opened June 30, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. The MyrtleBeach.com crew got a sneak peak of the new Loco Gecko eatery on Friday night at the soft opening, and we were impressed with the menu selections and laid-back ...
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7 Myrtle Beach hotels near Broadway at the Beach

7 Myrtle Beach hotels near Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is a massive shopping and entertainment complex in the heart of Myrtle Beach. With nightlife, dining, kids' attractions and a myriad specialty shops, Broadway at the Beach is a favorite destination for many Myrtle Beach visitors. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, ...
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Food Dude Grub Crawl: Restaurants along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Food Dude Grub Crawl: Restaurants along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The downtown Myrtle Beach district used to be known for its greasy, starchy state-fair food. Thankfully for us Food Dudes, it still is. But the building of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in 2009 has brought new variety to a menu that used to consist of cheesy fries and funnel cakes. The ...
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Zipline mania this summer in Myrtle Beach

Zipline mania this summer in Myrtle Beach

Zipline courses, the newest trend in thrill rides, are cropping up all over the Myrtle Beach area. Most are still under construction or in planning phases, but this is set to be the summer of ziplines in Myrtle Beach. Here is a look at all the planned courses:   Ocean Drive Pavilion ...
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Adrenaline Adventure brings new zipline courses to Myrtle Beach area

Adrenaline Adventure brings new zipline courses to Myrtle Beach area

Adrenaline Adventures is bringing two new zipline courses to the Myrtle Beach area just in time for summer 2012.  The Myrtle Beach Adventure Zipline, located near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, will feature a six-track zipline that sends riders soaring nearly 600 feet between two towers at ...
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Things to do In Myrtle Beach in February

If you're considering an off-season trip to the beach, we're here to help. We get questions all the time from visitors who'd love to come down in the wintertime, but they're worried that there's nothing to do. That couldn't be further from the truth. Most Myrtle Beach-area attractions and ...
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Peaches Corner face-lift nearly complete

Peaches Corner face-lift nearly complete

Peaches Corner, a Myrtle Beach institution, is sporting a fresh, new look -- with a retro feel -- for 2012. The restaurant, located at the corner of Ninth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, has been in business since 1937. The owners -- Briggs and Blair Dickerson -- have seen the area change ...
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Myrtle Beach Marathon offers events for runners of every age, ability

Myrtle Beach Marathon offers events for runners of every age, ability

The annual Myrtle Beach Marathon is less than one month away. The weekend-long event features several races so runners of all levels can get in on the fun. A huge post-race bash is held at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach after the marathon. Many Myrtle Beach hotels offer ...
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GOP presidential debate: Massive sand sculpture welcomes candidates to Myrtle Beach

GOP presidential debate: Massive sand sculpture welcomes candidates to Myrtle Beach

In true Myrtle Beach style, a giant Mt. Rushmore-style sand sculpture will greet the GOP's presidential candidates when they arrive for Monday's debate. Artists are building the massive sculpture across from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Oak Street. It features several components, ...
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Beach Ball Classic basketball tournament brings top talent to Myrtle Beach

Beach Ball Classic basketball tournament brings top talent to Myrtle Beach

What better way to spend the holiday season than by watching some of the top high school basketball teams and players in the nation put on a show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.For the 31st consecutive year, talented teams from all over the country will fast break it to the Grand ...
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Ocean Lakes Campground named national “Park of the Year”

Ocean Lakes Campground named national “Park of the Year”

Ocean Lakes Campground was recently named Park of the Year at the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds’ annual meeting.  Ocean Lakes, the largest RV park on the East Coast, won the top honors in the Mega Park category. This is the campground’s fifth time receiving this ...
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2011 Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Myrtle Beach

2011 Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Myrtle Beach

From North Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet, Christmas tree lightings spread Christmas cheer along the Grand Strand. With festivities and ceremonies --along with appearances by Santa -- the Christmas tree lightings are annual traditions sure to bring joy to the holiday season. Here are some ...
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Veterans Day tribute: Golf student plays 11 rounds of golf in 11 hours

Veterans Day tribute: Golf student plays 11 rounds of golf in 11 hours

In honor of Veterans Day this 11/11/11, a local golfer is hitting the links for a marathon day of golf, attempting 11 rounds in 11 hours. Mark Chapman, a Golf Academy of America student, began his day at sunrise on the Waterway Hills Golf Course in Myrtle Beach and will play through the day. ...
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Palace Theatre’s Christmas on Ice brings Christmas cheer to Myrtle Beach

Palace Theatre’s Christmas on Ice brings Christmas cheer to Myrtle Beach

If you're looking for a little nudge to get you into the Christmas spirit, the Palace Theatre's Christmas on Ice show might be just the push you need. The show -- which features ice skaters, singers, dancers, appearances by St. Nick and a few pleasant surprises -- commemorates the sights and ...
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Myrtle Beach Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner in 2011

Myrtle Beach Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner in 2011

Click here to be directed to the 2012 list of Myrtle Beach restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinners. Of the many things to be thankful for in Myrtle Beach, great food is at the top of the list. And, if spending your Thanksgiving in a kitchen fills you with dread, have no fear. Many Myrtle ...
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Spend winter in Myrtle Beach: Monthly rentals from $545

Spend winter in Myrtle Beach: Monthly rentals from $545

When the temperatures drop, the deals heat up in Myrtle Beach. Escape the cold with a winter getaway to the beautiful South Carolina coast. Monthly rates are more affordable than you can imagine, and the memories you'll make are priceless. The events:
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Scary stories: Legends and lore of Myrtle Beach

Scary stories: Legends and lore of Myrtle Beach

The Grand Strand is filled with haunted houses and hosted tours, but its real haunted history is hidden away from the neon lights to the south. The Grand Strand's ghost stories involve the popular themes of pirates, ghosts, lost love and even our very own neverworld-version of The Weather ...
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October brings hot deals and cool weather to Myrtle Beach

October brings hot deals and cool weather to Myrtle Beach

The weather is crisp and the deals are hot in October in Myrtle Beach! Get all the best that Myrtle Beach has to offer -- without the crowds. From great festivals to scary good deals on rooms and golf, October is a great month to visit the beach. Here are some fantastic reasons to visit ...
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Halloween costume contests in the Myrtle Beach area

Halloween costume contests in the Myrtle Beach area

You don't have to be a kid to dress up for Halloween. In fact, a good costume will earn you a lot more than candy at some of the bigger contests around town. Broadway at the Beach has become the place to be for adult trick-or-treaters on the Grand Strand. The Celebrity Square area, which ...
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Halloween fun: Beach-themed costume ideas

Halloween fun: Beach-themed costume ideas

If you can't be in Myrtle Beach this Halloween, bring the Grand Strand to you with a beach-themed Halloween costume. Here are several options:
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Myrtle Beach area largely spared from wrath of Hurricane Irene

Myrtle Beach area largely spared from wrath of Hurricane Irene

Despite some wind gusts and heavy rains Friday night, the Myrtle Beach area was largely spared from the blunt of the massive Hurricane Irene. Winds howled through the night Friday, temporarily knocking out power in some areas, but Saturday morning brought only reports of minor damage such as ...
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Myrtle Beach area keeps close eye on Hurricane Irene

Myrtle Beach area keeps close eye on Hurricane Irene

Myrtle Beach, SC | All eyes are on Hurricane Irene as the storm heads slowly toward the East Coast. As of Friday afternoon, Irene was forecast to skirt by the S.C. coast as the storm travels up the Eastern seaboard. Rainfall and wind are expected as Irene's outer bands pass by the Myrtle Beach ...
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Photo Friday: Myrtle Beach scene near Springmaid Beach Resort and Pier

Photo Friday: Myrtle Beach scene near Springmaid Beach Resort and Pier

The summer may be winding down in Myrtle Beach, but the great weather -- and tourists -- remain. Enjoying temperatures in the 80s with a nice ocean breeze, these Myrtle Beach visitors were spotted near the Springmaid Beach Resort and Pier on 3200 S. Ocean Blvd. on Aug. 18. Ocean temperatures ...
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10 tips for first-time visitors to Myrtle Beach

10 tips for first-time visitors to Myrtle Beach

Planning a beach trip is an exciting -- but sometimes daunting -- task. Here are some tips from locals and repeat visitors to help you make the most of your Myrtle Beach vacation.
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Myrtle Beach earns kudos, misses out on top prize of “Most Fun”

Myrtle Beach earns kudos, misses out on top prize of “Most Fun”

Myrtle Beach -- among six small towns named as "Most Fun" finalists in Rand McNally's "Best Small Towns in America" contest -- came up short of the top prize but still thrilled its judges. Glenwood Springs, Colo., was deemed Most Fun by the mother-daughter pair that judged the category, but ...
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Myrtle Beach Skywheel show lights up the sky

Myrtle Beach Skywheel show lights up the sky

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel, which opened in May 2011, is a giant observation wheel in the heart of Myrtle Beach. The wheel lights up the night sky with more than 1 million LED lights.    
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Pirates Voyage

Pirates Voyage, Myrtle Beach's newest dinner show attraction, opened in June 2011 to rave reviews. The show includes acrobatic pirates and divers, performing flips and turns over and into a huge lagoon. The show is in the former Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede theatre, 8901-B North Kings Highway, ...
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Open casting call today in Myrtle Beach for HBO show

An open casting call is being held today for the HBO hit "Eastbound & Down," which is filming in Myrtle Beach this week. The casting call is from noon to 4 p.m. at BB&T Coastal Field, 1521 21st Ave. N, and the work is paid. The show is looking for extras of all ages and ethnicities, but they're ...
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Beatlemania comes to Carolina Opry stage through summer

Beatlemania comes to Carolina Opry stage through summer

Beatlemania Now, a tribute to the Beatles, brings its renowned show to the Carolina Opry stage this month. Performed against the backdrop of images of the '60s -- street protests, the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King Jr. -- the Beatlemania show follows the famous foursome's music throughout ...
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We’re giving away a Vacation a Day!

We’re giving away a Vacation a Day!

Each day this week, we will be giving one lucky MyrtleBeach.com Facebook fan a fabulous vacation at Springmaid Beach Resort. Entering the contest is simple: Just become a fan of MyrtleBeach.com on Facebook, and watch your news feed for two chances to win each day. The 27-acre Springmaid Beach ...
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Legends in Concert opens in new venue tonight

Legends in Concert opens in new venue tonight

Legends in Concert is settling into its new home at Broadway at the Beach. Crews hustled today to ready the 600-seat theater for tonight's opening as the cast was introduced to media and community members. The opening lineup includes Elvis Presley (Victor Trevino Jr.); Michael Jackson (William ...
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Myrtle Beach wins TripAdvisor family award

Myrtle Beach wins TripAdvisor family award

Myrtle Beach got a big shoutout from happy vacationers, earning a spot among the Top 10 U.S. Amusement Park Destinations, according to travel research site TripAdvisor. The inaugural 2011 Travelers' Choice Family awards were based on recommendations from reviewers on the site who traveled with ...
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Facebook fans weigh in on best breakfasts and top beach memories

Facebook fans weigh in on best breakfasts and top beach memories

This week on our MyrtleBeach.com Facebook fan page, we offered another prize pack AND reached over 65,000 fans. We also learned about our fans’ favorite memories of Myrtle Beach and where they like to go when they’re here. It seems like we learn more and more every week about our amazing ...
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Century 21 Boling president: Buyer’s market in Myrtle Beach

Century 21 Boling president: Buyer’s market in Myrtle Beach

Low interest rates combined with a large selection of homes and motivated sellers make 2011 a great year to shop for your dream home at the beach, says Penny Boling, president of Century 21 Boling in Myrtle Beach. "I hear from people all the time who love the Myrtle Beach area and want to ...
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Celebration Music Theatre set to open next week

Celebration Music Theatre set to open next week

Celebration Theatre, taking over the former Legends in Concert space, is celebrating its grand opening next week with SuperStarz Live.  "Elvis is Back in the Building!" proclaims the theater's Facebook fan page. The curtain opens on the SuperStarz tribute show Feb. 28. In addition to tribute ...
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John McCain to Lead Myrtle Beach Mayfest Parade

Arizona Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain will lead this year’s Myrtle Beach Memorial Day weekend parade, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announced today. "I am honored to participate in the 2011 Memorial Day Weekend Parade in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina," said ...
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Mike & Mike to Broadcast from Myrtle Beach

ESPN Radio's popular Mike & Mike in the Morning show will broadcast from Myrtle Beach in April, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday announced today. The two Mikes (Greenberg and Golic) will be here for the 17 annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament. Mike & ...
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Smoke Free Horry encourages smoke-free workplaces in Myrtle Beach area

Smoke Free Horry encourages smoke-free workplaces in Myrtle Beach area

The nonprofit Smoke Free Horry unveiled its new media campaign Tuesday, aimed at educating residents about the dangers of secondhand smoke and encouraging smoke-free workplaces throughout Horry County, which includes Myrtle Beach. The campaign entitled “Everyone Deserves to Breathe Smoke ...
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2011 Visitors’ Guide to Myrtle Beach

2011 Visitors’ Guide to Myrtle Beach

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a longtime fan of Myrtle Beach, we can help you plan your perfect 2011 vacation. With hundreds of hotels, resorts and other accommodations to choose from, planning a Myrtle Beach trip can be daunting. We've done tons of research to help you get started. ...
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Myrtle Beach ornaments on display at White House

Myrtle Beach ornaments on display at White House

The Myrtle Beach area is stretching its Christmas cheer all the way to the White House. Two Christmas ornaments from the Grand Strand are displayed on a travel-themed tree in the White House’s West Wing lobby, according to the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. One of the ornaments is a ...
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Paula Deen to Cook at Coastal Uncorked

Paula Deen to Cook at Coastal Uncorked

Myrtle Beach, SC | Celebrity chef Paula Deen will be participating in this year's Coastal Uncorked, event organizers announced today. Deen is host of three Food Network shows and owner of the popular Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah, Ga.She will host a cooking demonstration on May 14 at 6 ...
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Palace Theatre’s Christmas on Ice show opens

The Palace Theatre opened its "Christmas on Ice" show Monday, and we got a sneak peak at the show's dress rehearsal that morning.  The show's unique mix of singing, dancing, skating and entertaining is a fun way to get in the holiday spirit. Christmas songs include "Santa Claus is Coming to ...
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“Cake Boss” episode features giant cake for Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

“Cake Boss” episode features giant cake for Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Myrtle Beach got a big dose of love from TLC's "Cake Boss," when Buddy Valastro and his team were challenged with making a cake for the opening of the city's new mile-long boardwalk. In "Cake Boss" episode, which originally aired Oct. 25, Amie Lee of the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and ...
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Nibils Restaurant to move from Surfside Pier to Myrtle Beach in 2011

Nibils Restaurant to move from Surfside Pier to Myrtle Beach in 2011

Nibils Restaurant, a Surfside Beach pier staple for 23 years, is moving to a Myrtle Beach location in 2011. Maureen Cahill, the daughter of owner Jack Cahill and the restaurant's manager, said the move is best for the family and the restaurant's customers because of issues between the ...
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TLC’s “Cake Boss” to feature Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

TLC’s “Cake Boss” to feature Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Tune to TLC tonight (Oct. 25) at 9pm to see some great footage of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. In the episode titled, “Sandals, Sandwiches & Shelves,” Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss and owner of Carlo’s Bakery, presents a giant cake in the shape of a flip flop at the ribbon cutting ceremony for ...
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Take a tour of The Market Common in Myrtle Beach (video)

The Market Common, a unique live-work space in the heart of Myrtle Beach, is a great place to visit on your Myrtle Beach vacation.  With dozens of shops, boutiques, restaurants and more, you will want to spend the day browsing on your trip. Check out this tour of The Market ...
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Curtain to close on Myrtle Beach’s Dixie Stampede

Curtain to close on Myrtle Beach’s Dixie Stampede

The Dixie Stampede, Dolly Parton's dinner and show in Myrtle Beach, is trading its horses and cowboys for pirates and treasure, according to a news release Thursday.    The popular entertainment venue will wrap up its 19-season run with its annual Christmas spectacular in December 2010 before ...
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Myrtle Beach fans get a glimpse of one of their favorite beach spots

We asked our Myrtle Beach fans on Facebook to send us to their favorite spots around town for our new weekly video series. Response was overwhelming! We know there are many Myrtle Beach attractions and landmarks that visitors miss when they're away. Of course, we're happy to bring you back to ...
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“Biggest Loser” reality show coming to Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach SC | "The Biggest Loser," NBC's reality show that challenges contestants to quickly shed pounds through a strict diet and exercise regimen, is kicking off a new challenge with a 5K race in Myrtle Beach, complete with an appearance by show trainer Bob Harper. The inaugural Biggest ...
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Myrtle Beach named among Top 20 destinations for 4th of July

Myrtle Beach named among Top 20 destinations for 4th of July

Myrtle Beach, SC | The accolades for Myrtle Beach keep piling up. In its annual survey on Tuesday, Priceline.com named Myrtle Beach among the 20 most popular destinations to celebrate July Fourth. The survey examines travel trends from the more than 30,000 booking requests made on ...
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Myrtle Beach’s Boardwalk named among top in U.S.

Myrtle Beach’s Boardwalk named among top in U.S.

Myrtle Beach SC | Travel and Leisure magazine, featured today on the Today Show, named the new Myrtle Beach boardwalk among the best in the U.S. The Boardwalk, a 1.2-mile span running between the ocean and a myriad downtown Myrtle Beach hotels, restaurants and attractions, opened in ...
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Everclear to perform live at Celebrity Square

Everclear to perform live at Celebrity Square

Myrtle Beach | As part of the 2Thousand10 Concert Series co-sponsored by Hard Rock Café and Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach, world renowned alternative rock artists Everclear will be performing live at Celebrity Square on Saturday, June 19 at 8 p.m. After a solo tour in the fall of ...
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Myrtle Beach golf course community embraces vets

As the Retired Military Golf Classic in Myrtle Beach offers golfers four days of great golf, camaraderie and friendship, the members of the Long Bay Golf Club community also offer one more very important element: thanks. The 14th hole at Long Bay brings this effort together, from tee to ...
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Father & Son Team Classic Features Ryder Cup-Like Format

Father & Son Team Classic Features Ryder Cup-Like Format

As you prepare to compete in the Martin’s PGA TOUR Superstore National Father & Son Team Classic here on the Beach in July, you’ll be pleased to know that the 54-hole competition offers a different wrinkle for each day of play. Think of it as your chance to compete in a Ryder Cup-like format, ...
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Myrtle Waves to host record-breaking swimming lesson

Myrtle Waves to host record-breaking swimming lesson

Myrtle Beach SC | A record-breaking event is on tap for June 3 at Myrtle Waves water park. The park, in conjunction with other water parks, pools and aquatic facilities around the globe, is participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson to raise awareness about the importance of ...
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Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine festival under way

Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine festival under way

Myrtle Beach | Starting with the Restaurant Week kickoff on Sunday, Coastal Uncorked’s celebration of all things food in Myrtle Beach is now in full swing. The food and wine festival spotlights the local cuisine of the Grand Strand, giving participants a taste of a variety of restaurants. ...
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Palmetto Shores opens in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach SC | Vacationers to the Grand Strand now have one more oceanfront hotel to consider when planning their trip. Palmetto Shores, 1706 N. Ocean Blvd., is a family friendly resort featuring pools, a game room and supervised children’s activities. A water park and two outdoor water ...
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Myrtle Beach named best beach  destination in U.S.

Myrtle Beach named best beach destination in U.S.

Myrtle Beach SC | If you're looking for beach and sun in the U.S., Myrtle Beach is the place to be, according to recent award from TripAdvisor. Myrtle Beach won TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice award for the "Best Destination in the U.S. for Beach & Sun" based on the reviews and opinions ...
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50 Cent coming to House of Blues - Myrtle Beach

50 Cent coming to House of Blues - Myrtle Beach

Fresh off the heels of a two month-long European trek, multi-platinum recording artist 50 Cent is ready to captivate and connect with American audiences on a personal level with his upcoming 18-city US tour – including his June 18 performance at The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. 50 ...
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Local Farmers Markets Back in Action

Local Farmers Markets Back in Action

Myrtle Beach, SC | Beginning in July, Myrtle's Market returns to its three-day-a-week schedule. Through June, the market is open two days a week – Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. However, Saturday hours return on July 4 and for the rest of the year. Here's a quick list of what's ...
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2nd Annual Autism Golf Classic Set for June

2nd Annual Autism Golf Classic Set for June

The 2nd Annual Autism Advocate Foundation Golf Classic takes place on Saturday, June 26, at Blackmoor Golf Club in Murrells Inlet. A 2 p.m. shotgun start is set. Entry fees are $65 per person, and $250 per foursome. The tournament features a four-player Captain’s Choice format, and each entry ...
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May jam packed with fun in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC | From a Beach Music Festival on the new boardwalk to free outdoor concerts and films to a giant parade led by the second man on the moon, May is a great time to bring the family to the beach. Here's a sampling of events coming up: Arts & Film Celebration 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ...
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Fathers and Sons Unite for Team Golf Classic

The Father & Son Team Classic is fast approaching, and the event is accepting entries. Don't miss out on the excitement - you can reserve your spots online. In the meantime, check out the 2009 highlight video below!
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FAME festival brings food, arts to Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach SC | The inaugural F.A.M.E. (Food, Arts, Music & Entertainment) Festival will be held this Saturday, April 24th, 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on historic Broadway Street between 4th and 6th Avenues North in downtown Myrtle Beach. Admission is free and attendees can purchase all ...
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Boardwalk opens in Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk opens in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC | A large section of the new 1.2 mile boardwalk along the Myrtle Beach oceanfront opened Easter weekend, according to city officials. The section of the boardwalk from the 14th Avenue Pier to 4th Avenue North is open. The remaining three blocks, from Fourth Avenue North to ...
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Trio Dinner fundraiser to benefit Hospitality Education in Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association is hosting its fourth annual Trio Dinner 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel, the presenting sponsor. The business-attire event is open to the public. The Trio Dinner is the culmination of a culinary ...
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Coastal Uncorked to host golf tournament

Myrtle Beach, S.C. | Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival will host a golf tournament as part of the eight-day event, festival officials announced. The captain's choice tournament will be at 1 p.m. May 19 at Pine Lakes Country Club and will include beer and food tastings at each hole. ...
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Skyscraper thrill ride comes to Myrtle Beach

Skyscraper thrill ride comes to Myrtle Beach

National Amusement Rides has announced its newest addition to the Grand Strand amusement scene: the Skyscraper Thrill Ride. The company calls the Skyscraper the “fastest, most exhilarating extreme ride in the world.” Located on Ocean Boulevard at 3rd Avenue South next to Family Kingdom, the ...
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Buzz Aldrin to lead Myrtle Beach parade

Myrtle Beach, SC | Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will lead Myrtle Beach's Military Appreciation Days parade on May 29, the chamber announced Monday. The parade, which will run from 27th Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North, will feature more than 25 parade floats, eight giant helium-filled balloon ...
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American Idol to headline free concert in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach SC | Jordin Sparks, season six winner of American Idol, will headline a free concert May 29 as part of the city of Myrtle Beach’s Memorial Day weekend celebration, chamber officials announced Monday. Sparks will perform along with Mitchell Musso of “Hannah Montana” at the event ...
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Panel Rates Dunes Club as Grand Strand’s Best

Panel Rates Dunes Club as Grand Strand’s Best

The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel has released its 2010 lists of the top courses in the state, and in each of its four primary regions (Grand Strand, Low Country, Midlands, Upstate). The following is the Myrtle Beach area’s Top 10, with each course’s corresponding statewide ...
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Boardwalk to open for Myrtle Beach’s Beach Music Festival

Myrtle Beach, SC | The new Myrtle Beach boardwalk is slated to open May 15 as part of the city's new Beach Music Festival, officials announced Wednesday. The new boardwalk, a 1.2-mile span that will run along the dune lines in front of the Myrtle Beach hotels from 1st Avenue North to 14th ...
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Dunes Village Honored Once More Among Nation’s Best

Myrtle Beach, SC | The Dunes Village Resort in Myrtle Beach has been selected by TripAdvisor.com readers as a recipient of its 2010 Travelers’ Choice Award, earning the No. 5 spot in its annual list of “Top 10 Best Hotels for Families” in the United States. Dunes Village is a returning ...
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Sample tasty spring fare at new culinary event

Myrtle Beach, SC | Food fans in Myrtle Beach will have another chance to sample creations from area chefs at a new event at the Market Common this spring. Spring Sensation, hosted by the Myrtle Beach Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, will feature a variety of salads and desserts ...
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Wild Game in the Black River

Wild Game in the Black River

Black River Grill is now permanently closed. Below is a review of the restaurant that was once located in Surfside Beach, SC.  The treats just keep coming at Black River Grill. The restaurant known for wild game is currently featuring northern seafood appealing to snowbirds, transplants and ...
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Tickets Available for Fabulous 50s Festival Sock Hop

Tickets are available for the Fabulous 50s Festival sock hop, which will be held 7:30 p.m. March 26 at 2001 Nightclub in Myrtle Beach. The sock hop will feature 50s dance music, hula hoop and bubble gum blowing contests, heavy hors d’oeuvres, visit from Elvis, 50s impersonators and cash ...
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7 tips for saving money on your Myrtle Beach vacation

With the economy still in a slump, many families are pinching every penny they can again this year. Scheduling a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of daily life can seem like an extravagance out of your reach. However, if you get a little creative and plan ahead, you can craft a ...
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10 Packing Tips for Your Family Beach Vacation

Family trips to the beach are a great way to spend those lazy, summer hours, but packing for them can be difficult and stressful. There are always a million things you want to bring, but no way to squeeze them into that four-door sedan with the kids in the back. This little guide should get ...
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Caledonia Golf & Fish Club: Wildly Beautiful, Traditionally Delicious

By Becky Billingsley The view and historic ambiance are enough to inspire return visits to the Caledonia Grillroom in Pawleys Island, but happily the food can stand alone as a reason to visit. But first the setting: No matter if you are staying at a Myrtle Beach hotel and playing golf at ...
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North Myrtle Beach chamber honors snowbirds with reception

North Myrtle Beach, SC | Snowbirds who call North Myrtle Beach home during the winter months are getting a big thank-you at the city's annual "We love our snowbirds" reception. The reception, which is from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 in the chamber's visitors center, is a way for North Myrtle Beach ...
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Poster contest kicks off Coastal Uncorked food and wine festival

Myrtle Beach, S.C. | Representatives from Coastal Uncorked on Feb. 5 announced a poster competition for the inaugural food and wine festival slated for May 16-23. The competition is open to artists of all ages who submit an original piece of artwork for judging by Feb. 26. A committee of ...
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Low-cost carrier adds direct flight to Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC | Discount airline Allegiant Air is adding a third Myrtle Beach flight in April with nonstop service from Grand Rapids, Mich. Allegiant will offer an introductory rate of $58.88 for its flights to Myrtle Beach. It is also partnering with many Myrtle Beach hotels and resorts ...
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