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Myrtle Beach Skywheel

1110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The centerpiece of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel offers soaring panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. When it opened in 2011, it forever changed the downtown Myrtle Beach skyline. Standing 200 feet above the ocean, the SkyWheel fe …

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Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach Skywheel

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The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel opened in May of 2011 and has quickly become a top attraction in the area. Located along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the wheel is open year-round and offers amazing views of the Grand Strand day or night. If you’re planning …

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Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach Skywheel

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The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel opened in May of 2011 and has quickly become a top attraction in the area. Located along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the wheel is open year-round and offers amazing views of the Grand Strand day or night. If you’re planning …

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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel Fun Facts

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Unless you live under a rock you know that Myrtle Beach will welcome a brand new attraction, SkyWheel Myrtle Beach, in May 2011. What you may not know are some of the fun facts that make the SkyWheel such a big deal. Here’s our list of fun facts ab …

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SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and Jimmy Buffett’s Landshark Bar & Grill Teaming Up

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Myrtle Beach will welcome its newest entertainment and dining venue in May 2011. The SkyWheel Myrtle Beach will team up with Jimmy Buffett’s Land Shark Bar & Grill and Land Shark Surfshack for an exciting new attraction on the oceanfront in down …

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Facebook Rundown: SkyWheel Contest Underway

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It’s been a little different this week on MyrtleBeach.com’s Facebook Fan Page. We rolled out our first week long giveaway with tickets to the brand new SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach. Each day we post two pictures of famous landmarks mentioned over …

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Myrtle Beach Skywheel show lights up the sky

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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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Myrtle Beach Skywheel night show

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel brightens the Boulevard with its nightly light show. Located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Skywheel is open daily for rides.

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Myrtle Beach Skywheel

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel opened in June 2011. It soars 200 feet above the oceanfront in downtown Myrtle Beach, taking riders up in air-conditioned gondolas for a unique view of the beach.

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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is home to many attractions, including the beloved SkyWheel. Take a look at the SkyWheel from an interesting perspective in this cool drone video!

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The 10 Best Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

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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 you …

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New Myrtle Beach attractions for 2011

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2011 is shaping up to be a big year for new attractions in Myrtle Beach. From the gigantic Skywheel, which will give visitors a breathtaking view of the Myrtle Beach skyline, to new restaurants and attractions at Broadway at the Beach, many exciting things are coming to the beach this year. …

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Things to do In Myrtle Beach in February

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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 fu …

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Top Ten Things to Do with Kids in Myrtle Beach

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There is plenty to do with kids in Myrtle Beach. Check out some of our favorites! …

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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

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This 187-foot Ferris Wheel made its debut in Myrtle Beach in 2011, immediately lighting up the night sky with flashing bursts of color. The wheel is made up of 42 glass-windowed gondolas, each with temperature control that comes in handy during the sum …

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Facebook Fan Feedback

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This week on MyrtleBeach.com’s Facebook Fan Page, we heard a ton about pets. Do you bring them with you to Myrtle Beach or leave them at home? We got to see some cute photos too! With Restaurant Week Myrtle Beach in full gear, we asked where you&r …

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What’s New in Myrtle Beach for 2021

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The Grand Strand is always changing, and that’s what we love about it! Year after year, new things are added to the Myrtle Beach area to keep locals busy and vacationers coming back for more. 2021 is no exception. The Myrtle Beach area continues to move …

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10 Kids Activities Under $10 in Myrtle Beach

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When vacationing in Myrtle Beach, you and your kids can always spend time at the beach. While that’s always free, there are tons of other fun things to do in the area that won’t break your budget. Take a break from the ocean and treat your chi …

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8 Great Ways to Make #myrtlememories This Summer

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So you’ve been to Myrtle Beach before, and you think you’ve seen it all. Or, you’re a newcomer to the Grand Strand and don’t know where to start. No matter what your experience is with Myrtle Beach, the truth is that there are pl …

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Must-Visit Myrtle Beach Attractions

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For many, the reason for visiting Myrtle Beach is a no-brainer: the beach. It’s so self-explanatory it’s in the name of the seaside town. But what is there to do when sand in your swim trunks gets old? Well, there’s plenty of great att …

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Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

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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 an …

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Food Dude Grub Crawl: Restaurants along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

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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 che …

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Date Ideas Under $30/Couple

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Whether you’ve just met a new significant other or you’ve been married to your sweetheart for what seems like an eternity, Myrtle Beach has plenty of options for spending time together as a pair. Sometimes it’s worth it to blow the bud …

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Myrtle Beach Facebook Page Reaches over 55,000 Fans

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It finally happened- we reached over 50,000 Facebook fans and have continued to grow even more every day! It’s such an exciting milestone to reach and we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. We’re already well over 56 …

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Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

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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 an …

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Myrtle Beach Restaurants: ART serves up sushi, burgers in unique oceanfront bar

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For many years, downtown Myrtle Beach has walked a fine line between gaudy and gorgeous, known as much for its airbrushed T-shirts, colorful characters and cheap, quick eateries as for its breathtaking oceanfront views and awesome attractions. Looking …

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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk gets bigger, better with age on 10th birthday

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The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is celebrating its 10th birthday in 2020. And just like a child who reaches the double-digit milestone, the Boardwalk has gotten bigger and better with age and has many more bright years to come. Opened in May of 2010, the 1.2-m …

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2011 New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Myrtle Beach

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Click here for a list of 2012 New Year's Eve Celebrations. Are you spending New Year’s Eve in Myrtle Beach? We’ve got the rundown on the happenings on and around the beach. Take your pick of parties and ring in the New Year Myrtle Beac …

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Top 5 Things to do in Myrtle Beach in March

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Spring is just around the corner, teasing bundled-up beachgoers with breaths of warmer air and memories of short sleeves, hot sand and sun-soaked days. Though summer is still months away, March is a fine time to celebrate the loosening of winter’s grip …

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Around Your Hotel: Bay View on the Boardwalk

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The best three things about the Bay View are location, location, location – which goes a long way when you’re finding your way to some of the hottest spots in town. Located in the middle of the 1.2-mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Bay View all …

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Can-Am Days Hotel Deals in Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach has a long history of welcoming our north of the border neighbors that goes back more than 50 years. We get it – it’s cold up there! And since the weather here is world-class in the spring, our hotels, attractions, golf courses, …

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

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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., w …

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The funnest things to do in Myrtle Beach as told by a 7-year-old

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As many of you know, it’s that time of year when school gets out and more and more visitors begin to rush to the beach. Well, for us here living in Myrtle Beach the school year also wrapped up this week, which means that I had the pleasure of br …

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

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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. …

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MYRTLEBEACH.COM EXCLUSIVE: Royal couple to honeymoon in Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach, S.C. | Officials have confirmed that Prince William and his bride, Kate Middleton, will honeymoon in the top U.S. vacation destination: Myrtle Beach. Royal spokesman Nigel Wothington-Smithers said Myrtle Beach was the perfect spot for the pr …

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The Changing Face of Ocean Boulevard

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Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach is the hub for attractions, dining, and oceanfront accommodations along the Grand Strand. This area is home to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Pier 14 as well as the SlingShot and the iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. B …

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Myrtle Beach on the Cheap: 10 hotels that won’t break your budget

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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 hotel …

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10 things every true Myrtle Beach fan will remember

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The Grand Strand is a place full of memories. From family photos snapped on the beach and foggy memories of nights spent cruising the strip to the silly souvenirs that you’ll keep for a lifetime, there’s undeniably something special about a vacation in Myrtle Beach. …

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8 Great Luxury Resorts in the Myrtle Beach area for 2021

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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 …

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Myrtle Beach Hotel Spotlight: Ocean Reef Resort

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Located on the quiet North End of Myrtle Beach, Ocean Reef Resort is a fantastic choice for your next Myrtle Beach vacation. Ocean Reef Resort is perfect for those who want to be close to all of the action of Myrtle Beach, yet far enough away where it’s …

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Filming for Sequel to “Magic Mike” Begins in Myrtle Beach

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Locals and tourists familiar with the landscape of downtown Myrtle Beach are likely to see parts of it on the silver screen next summer. Filming has started for the sequel to 2012’s box office hit “Magic Mike,” which featured Channin …

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Magic Mike crew to return to Myrtle Beach this fall

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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 …

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Myrtle Beach Hotel Spotlight: Dayton House Resort

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Enjoy an oceanfront getaway at the Dayton House Resort in Myrtle Beach! This popular resort has been welcoming visitors for over 60 years and continues to wow vacationers with top-notch service, great amenities, and rooms that were upgraded in 2018! Those …

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Myrtle Beach Hotels Spotlight: Landmark Resort

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Located on the beautiful Myrtle Beach oceanfront, Landmark Resort is a fantastic choice for your next Myrtle Beach vacation. This family-friendly property is home to a variety of accommodation types as well as amenities that will make your stay great. The …

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New attractions slated for Myrtle Beach in 2013

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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 …

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Your Guide to Myrtle Mile Race & Festival

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The inaugural Myrtle Mile race is on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 6- 9 p.m. in downtown Myrtle Beach. This fast, unique race takes place along Ocean Boulevard where participants will enjoy views of iconic Myrtle Beach landmarks such as the Myrtle Beach …

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Ten Myrtle Beach Wedding Ideas That Will Blow Your Guests Away

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Planning a wedding can be one of the most fun things you ever do and it can also be one of the most stressful things you do. The best advice I was given when planning my wedding in Myrtle Beach was to just focus on one or two things and go from there. T …

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Filming for “Magic Mike XXL” is Underway in Myrtle Beach

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Well, the day that many locals and visitors have been waiting for has finally arrived – Channing Tatum is officially here, in the flesh. Beginning at 7 a.m., several groups of spectators lined Ocean Boulevard around 23rd Avenue North expecting t …

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MyrtleBeach.com Facebook Fan Page Reaches Nearly 90,000 Fans

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After a fun week full of vacation giveaways, we got back in to the groove and back to finding out more and more about our MyrtleBeach.com Facebook fans. Did we mention that we’re almost at 90,000 fans?! Thanks to amazing participation and responses, …

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Top 10 Things to do in Myrtle Beach in December

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Whoever says Myrtle Beach is solely 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 to events to Christmas and New Y …

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

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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 …

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Myrtle Beach Hotel Spotlight: Holiday Inn at the Pavilion

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Holiday Inn at the Pavilion is the perfect place to stay if you want to be near all of the attractions that downtown Myrtle Beach has to offer! Located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, guests at Holiday Inn at the Pavilion will enjoy beautiful oceanfront vi …

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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Restaurants: A Culinary Tour

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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. …

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What our Facebook Fans are Saying

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Happy New Year, from MyrtleBeach.com! This week’s Facebook fan page found us asking about everyone and their plans for 2011. It’s nice to hear that a huge group of people are coming this way all year round- we had 100 comments and 232 &ldquo …

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Myrtle Beach Hotel Spotlight: Bay View Resort

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Stay right in the heart of Myrtle Beach and right on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk at the desirable Bay View Resort! Bay View Resort is an oceanfront property that provides a wide range of accommodations that are designed with visitors in mind. These units r …

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Facebook Fan Recap

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Let us just start off by saying, that we, hands down, have THE best Facebook Fans around! We’re up to almost 34,000 fans and still growing. The feedback we get helps us to learn so much about why Myrtle Beach is the best vacation destination in the …

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Myrtle Beach Hotel Spotlight: Holiday Sands South

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Not to be confused with another great Myrtle Beach hotel Holiday Sands North, Holiday Sands at South Beach is an oceanfront property that offers a variety of accommodations and amenities to those looking to vacation in Myrtle Beach. Holiday Sands South of …

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2015 Myrtle Beach Awards: It’s not too late to vote!

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With thousands and thousands of votes cast this month, MyrtleBeach.com's first-ever awards have been a huge success! Thanks to all our amazing fans who have shared their favorite places, “The Beachies” have quickly grown into the largest …

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Myrtle Beach Hotel Spotlight: Palms Resort

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Looking for a place to stay for an oceanfront getaway in sunny Myrtle Beach? Palms Resort may be the choice for you! This beachfront property is home to a variety of accommodations to suit the needs of vacation groups of all sizes! They offer one, two, an …

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Food Dude Explores the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk’s Restaurants

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Not only has the Boardwalk revitalized the downtown Myrtle Beach district, it's also added some new flavor to the downtown dining scene. The post-Pavilion apocalypse left us limited to carnival food without the carnival atmosphere. Perfectly good s …

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Myrtle Beach Hotels Offering Military Discounts

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There are plenty of Myrtle Beach hotels and resorts that offer military discounts to thank and honor active and retired members of the United States military, as well as their spouses. While often it may be time consuming to filter through properties and …

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10 Awesome Historic Myrtle Beach Postcards You Have to See!

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For more than 75 years Myrtle Beach has been a vacation destination people wanted to write home about. And for many years, a large portion of the visitors who came to see the amazing beaches of the Grand Strand did just that — they wrote home to f …

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Things to do in Myrtle Beach in August

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The month of August is considered the end of peak summer season in Myrtle Beach, but it is still a great month to visit. The weather is still beautiful, the ocean water feels wonderful, and all of your favorite attractions are still open! Find an awesome …

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Terry’s Top 10: Things to Look Forward to in Myrtle Beach This Summer

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We’re in the polar opposite of the dog days of summer, but there’s no cold-blooded animal to describe the winter doldrums we experience this time of year. Maybe the penguin or polar bear days of winter? Whatever you want to call it, it’s …

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for May 18, 2017

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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 o …

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10 new Myrtle Beach restaurants to try right now!

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There are so many great Myrtle Beach restaurants to choose from during your vacation, that it can sometimes be tough to know what to choose: Should you opt for Italian? Maybe try some sushi? Perhaps a romantic restaurant? Try something new instead! &n …

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

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This week we learned about more changes to Broadway at the Beach, prepared to say goodbye to a local legend, received praise from travel websites, and heard about a new program to aid Canadian travelers. …

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

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Some of the biggest news this week has to do with changes happening at Broadway at the Beach, but other exciting things in this week's What's Trending include the addition of a family-friendly trampoline park, Super Bowl predictions, restaurant openings, and more! …

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Photo Friday: 2nd Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach

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The 2nd Avenue Pier has been newly renovated and offers a fun dining experience as well as a great place for fishing. Sit back and enjoy the views of the ocean and downtown Myrtle Beach from the open-air bar. The pier is located on the south end of the oc …

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Best Myrtle Beach Bars for Visitors

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With hundreds of bars and restaurants around the Grand Strand, deciding where to grab a drink can be a daunting task for tourists who are brand-new to the area or those who only visit every so often. While most bars in Myrtle Beach cater to a crowd of …

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Best Myrtle Beach Bars for pool, ping pong, darts & other games

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Whether you're looking for a fun way to cool down after a hot day on the sand or you're looking for rainy day activities in Myrtle Beach, classic bar games are a great way to kill some time. If you're the type that like to knock back a few …

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Your entire Myrtle Beach vacation explained in 15 emojis

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It’s undeniable that in this day and age, texting has replaced talking on the phone when it comes to communicating simple messages about what you’re up to. For many people even banging out a quick text reply can sometimes be too cumbersome, so the wor …

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Fans Pick Top Budget-Friendly Resorts in Myrtle Beach

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We know money’s tight when you’re trying to plan a vacation so that’s why we asked our loyal fans to help us pick ten cheap hotels in Myrtle Beach that can help you stay on track. Properties offer steep discounts out of season as well as for weeknig …

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Myrtle Beach Hotel Spotlight: Monterey Bay Suites

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Monterey Bay Suites is an oceanfront property located on the quiet north end of Myrtle Beach! This all-suites resort offers a variety of accommodation options including the King Angle Oceanview Suite, Queen Angle Oceanview Suite, Double Balcony Queen Angl …

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach: News, Photos & More!

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What's Trending is a weekly rundown of the hottest tourism news, photos and links being shared on social media using #myrtlebeach. For even more updates on local events, attractions and deals, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Summer&# …

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23 ‘must-see’ local bands for fans of live music in Myrtle Beach

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For all the music lovers of live music in Myrtle Beach this season, we have got plenty of homegrown talent for you. The Myrtle Beach music scene is full of talented musicians and though many people idenitfy our area with its Carolina beach music roots …

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Myrtle Beach Hotel Spotlight: South Bay Inn & Suites

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Located on the scenic Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, South Bay Inn & Suites is a great accommodation choice for those looking to be close to all of the fun things to do in the Myrtle Beach area. This property, which opened in the summer of 2018, is one of th …

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for July 2, 2015

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What's Trending is a weekly rundown of the hottest tourism news being shared on social media using #myrtlebeach. For even more on what’s happening around the beach check out this week's Myrtle Beach Events Rundown, see our Myrtle Beach Pho …

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Myrtle Beach Hotel Spotlight: Breakers Resort

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Located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, Breakers Resort is a popular accommodation choice for those looking to enjoy an oceanfront vacation in Myrtle Beach! Breakers Resort is home to a vast array of accommodation options in one, two, three, and fo …

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Fans Name Favorite Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

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Ever since it opened in May of 2010, the oceanfront boardwalk in Myrtle Beach is the place to be! It's ranked among the top boardwalks in the nation by National Geographic as well as Travel and Leisure and continues to please visitors year after yea …

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2017 Myrtle Beach Awards Winners Announced

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Myrtle Beach fans have spoken and more than 10,000 votes were cast in our third annual “Beachie” awards. The Myrtle Beach Awards winners represent many of the best and most fun places on the beach including top restaurants, attractions, events …

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Myrtle Beach Hotel Spotlight: Captain’s Quarters Resort

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Located on the south end of downtown Myrtle Beach, Captain’s Quarters Resort is a top pick for families looking to enjoy an oceanfront vacation in Myrtle Beach! Captain’s Quarters Resort is home to a variety of accommodation types that will suit the n …

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Top 10 Cheap Hotels in Myrtle Beach

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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 hotel …

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Best Condos in Myrtle Beach: Fan Poll

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Many people opt to choose condos for their Myrtle Beach vacation for a more private stay in larger accommodations. There are tons of great condo buildings up and down the Grand Strand so we thought we’d get some input on some of our fans’ fa …

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Autism Friendly Restaurants & Attractions in Myrtle Beach

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Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach have officially been named Autism-Friendly Destinations.! The Champion Autism Network (CAN) has been making strides in providing the Grand Strand community with autism-friendly events as well as working hard to train restau …

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Myrtle Beach, SC

About Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is 60 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, exciting attractions, and celebrity-designed golf courses. It is home to high-rise hotels, resorts, oceanfront condos, and vacation rentals. You can book a spot at one …

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Best Beachfront Bars in Myrtle Beach

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Unwind with a great view and a cool brew at these amazing beachfront bars. …

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Myrtle Beach Hotel Spotlight: Boardwalk Beach Resort

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The Boardwalk Beach Resort is a family-friendly property situated in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. As its name suggests, the resort is located just a short walk from the famed Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. In addition to a fantastic location, the Boardwal …

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

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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 an …

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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Wins 2015 Governor’s Cup

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Locals and visitors have known for some time that the revamped Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the coolest spots around. And now we’re not the only ones who know – the 1.3-mile boardwalk and promenade, as well as all of the attractions, restaurants, …

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MyrtleBeach.com Facebook Page Reaches Over 100,000 Fans

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We are excited to announce that the MyrtleBeach.com Facebook fan page has reached more than 100,000 fans! With the love and support of our current fan base we were able to meet this new achievement and expose more fans to this exciting page. Last week w …

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Myrtle Beach Vacation on a Budget

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Sure, you could always go for the luxurious route when booking your Myrtle Beach Vacation, but not everybody can afford lavish resorts and meals.  We get it; sometimes it’s hard to splurge all of your hard-earned money on one or two vacations …

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for May 5, 2016

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News this week has been very interesting, as Cherry Grove saw a beached dolphin saved by good samaritans, a new beef jerky store opened at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach was chosen as a top Memorial Day destination, and Brookgreen Gardens announced a fun new contest. …

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Photo Friday: Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk

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The oceanfront boardwalk in Myrtle Beach is a great way to spend some time outside. It provides gorgeous views of the sandy, white beaches and two different piers. The boardwalk stretches 1.2 miles from Second Avenue Pier to Pier 14 and offers a plethora …

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The Ultimate Myrtle Beach Vacation for Beach Bums

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Sure you could go crazy and try to visit as many attractions as possible while in Myrtle Beach, or you could take a more relaxed approach and just bum it on the beach during your stay. Myrtle Beach has something to offer for people of all ages; kids c …

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Top 5 Spring Break Destinations on the Grand Strand

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Myrtle Beach can be an overwhelming place to navigate, especially during the busy season. Here are some destination spots where visitors can walk around, grab a bite, be entertained, and avoid the constant traffic during spring break. …

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Top Places to Catch Pokémon in Myrtle Beach

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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, …

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Myrtle Beach Sand vs. Sand from Around the World

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Sand; we all love to play in it and we all hate to vacuum it out of our car. But most people don’t realize that sand is more complex than a gritty substance that we sink our toes into by the ocean. Did you know that Myrtle Beach sand is different from s …

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Top Myrtle Beach Hotels for the Fourth of July

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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 July Fourth celebrati …

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Top 10 Beach Accesses in Myrtle Beach

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Of course, any place where you can access the beach is perfect in our eyes. The beautiful sandy beach stretches 60 miles across the Grand Strand, providing tons of great beach accesses to locals and vacationers. If you’re looking for some cool spots to …

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Race Info

Join MyrtleBeach.com and friends for the inaugural Myrtle Mile event on November 3, 2018! The Myrtle Mile will include races for everyone, and the event will benefit local flood relief efforts!

Races will include walkers, families, pets, runners, pro-runners, and elite runners.

This unique night race boasts a flat and fast course along the iconic strip of Ocean Boulevard, with views of popular attractions like the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and the Gay Dolphin.

At the end of the race, participants will celebrate with a fun filled festival, including live music, food trucks, vendors, and beer (for those over 21)!

Races include:

Fun Run: The Fun Run is perfect for walkers, families, and kids who want to enjoy the race but don’t necessarily want to compete. Those participating in the Fun Run can focus on going at their own pace and enjoying the excitement of the event.

Kid’s Competitive: Are you the fastest kid on the Grand Strand? Here is your chance to prove it. This race is for kids ages 10-17.

Dog Jog: Round up Fido and head down to Ocean Boulevard for the Dog Jog! All pets are welcome for this race. Bring your dog, cat, or even your iguana!

All runners must complete the course in 20 minutes or they will be removed from the course.

Corporate: Gather up your coworkers and join the corporate race for great team building experience! 

Corporate Teams will consist of a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 10 participants. The official team will consist of a combined time of the top 3 runners from each Corporate Team.

Open Division: This is for all runners who can run under a 10-minute mile. 

All kids must complete the course in 10 minutes or they will be removed from the course.

Competitive: Experienced runners will compete in this 1-mile race along Ocean Boulevard. Do you have what it takes to win? This race is recommended for runners who can run a sub 8-minute mile.

All runners must compete the course in 10 minutes or they will be removed from the course.

Elite: Are you the fastest of the fast?! Prove it! Pro and elite runners will compete for prize money and bragging rights at the inaugural Myrtle Mile.

Elite Males need to have a time of 4:10 or faster.

Elite females need to have a time of 4:45 and faster.

The prizes for the top Elite male and female runners are as follows:

1st Place: $1250

2nd Place: $700

3rd Place: $300

$25,000 Bonus for Breaking 1-Mile World Record. Prize is eligible for Male and Female Elite Runners. All Elite Runners must be registered by November 1 to be eligible for the $25,000 Bonus. Runners eligible for all prize money must not be on Doping Sanctions list. 

Current World Records:

•Men – Hicham El Guerrouj – 3:43:13

•Women – Svetlana Masterkova – 4:12:56

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Race

Brought to you by MyrtleBeach.com and Festival Promotions, the inaugural Myrtle Mile Race is a short, fast, and fun event that is perfect for the whole family! Runners, walkers, and even pets of all skill levels will have a blast making it through the 1-mile course while taking in the sights of the iconic Ocean Boulevard, including views of popular attractions like the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, the Gay Dolphin, and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

•Race registration will be available online until the start of each race.

•On site registration is also available at the Finish Line area of 9th Ave N and Ocean Boulevard

•Elite registrations end at 11:59 pm on November 1. Any Elites registering after the cutoff aren’t eligible for the World Record Bonus.

$25,000 BONUS FOR BREAKING 1-MILE WORLD RECORD!

Current List of Elite Racers that will be competing for cash prizes and a chance to break the World Record:

•Francis Kosgei

•Grace Barnett

•John Schilkowsky

•Rachel Schilkowsky 

•Beatha Nishimwe

•Anthony Famiglietti

•Craig Nowak

•Troy Reeder

•Eglay Nalyanya

•Cyrus Korir

•Lucas Stalnaker

Just announced: MyrtleBeach.com will be collecting food items for local food banks and will make a donation of $1 per race entry to the Waccamaw Community Foundation for local flood relief efforts. Read more here

 

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Wave Wednesday June 25

This week's Wave Wednesday was filmed in front of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk near the SkyWheel. We can't get enough of the peaceful sounds of the waves crashing in. Is this your happy place or what?

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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Aerial View

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a popular attraction in downtown Myrtle Beach featuring dining, bars, arcades, the SkyWheel, and much, much more!

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Myrtle Beach Webcams

Myrtle Beach webcams keep you connected to Myrtle Beach 365 days a year! We’re live streaming from several places along the Grand Strand and offer views of the beach, Ocean Boulevard, Skywheel and the fabulous Riptydz bar.

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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

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Few oceanfront sights are as well-loved as a Boardwalk teaming with families, cotton candy, hot dogs, and amusement park rides. Nothing says “summer” quite like a visit to an iconic seaside boardwalk; in fact, great songs have been written in its h …

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Waterfront Dining

Restaurants

Enjoying a meal at a restaurant with a waterfront view is one of the great joys of vacationing on the Carolina coastline.  Of all the thousands (yes, thousands) of dining options along the Grand Strand, a limited number offers a waterfront setting, bu …

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Gift Shops

Shopping

The beach is such a happy place, you’ll want to take a piece home to share. Area shops offer unique gifts to share your beach memories with friends and loved ones. From the light-hearted and silly to the sentimental, you’ll find the perfect gift to …

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Tribute Shows

Nightlife & Shows

Maybe you missed seeing your favorite artist while they were in their prime, or maybe you just want to relive the experience of great live music all over again. Either way, several of the Myrtle Beach entertainment venues host some of the best tribute …

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Unique Museums

Attractions

Aside from the historical museums in the area, Myrtle Beach is also home to several specialty museums that serve more as entertainment attractions than educational spaces. These places are perfect for those more interested in taking selfies with wax fi …

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Water Parks and Hotels with Water Parks

Watersports

The ultimate Myrtle Beach water attraction is the Atlantic Ocean, obviously. But sometimes you want to get away from the sand and salt and buzz down a slide on an innertube. Lucky for those that are into waterparks, Myrtle Beach has several to choose f …

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Beachfront Bars

Restaurants

The Grand Strand’s main attraction is the beach, and many vacationers also come for the opportunity to let loose for a little while and forget about whatever it is they left back at home. The perfect combination for this: Myrtle Beach beachfront …

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Mirror Mazes

For Kids

At times you’ll wonder if you’ll ever again see the light of day. Mirror mazes date back to antiquity as entertainment for noblemen, and the wealthy elite of society. Centuries later, they’re still entertaining us, challenging our minds, vision, …

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Playing at the Piers

Activities

Aside from the world-class views and recreational fishing, the many Myrtle Beach piers also offer a variety of dining and entertainment options. From simple hot dog stands to full-service restaurants, vacationers can find something to suit every appeti …

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Haunted Houses & Attractions

Attractions

Who doesn’t like a little spooktacular scare once in a while? Vacationers to the Grand Strand flock to our interactive haunted houses and spook zones in large numbers all year long. These brave souls are seemingly eager to test their courage in the f …

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Thrill Rides

Attractions

The handful of thrill rides around the Grand Strand are not for the faint of heart, or for those who faint. They’re for a special breed of people — adrenaline junkies, risk-takers, those out to push the limits of things. Whether you want to zoo …

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