Fun Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

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  • Family Adventures Await in Myrtle Beach this July

    As the summer sizzles, it’s the perfect time to pack your bags and head to Myrtle Beach for a family vacation. Whether craving heart-pounding adventures, lazy beach days, or thrilling local attractions, July in Myrtle Beach promises unforgettable family memories. Starting your family vacation at Myrtle Beach Resort is a recipe for a fun trip, just a stone’s throw from the ocean. Wake up to breathtaking views, pamper yourself with our amenities, and create priceless memories with your family. Let’s dive into the family adventures that await you in Myrtle Beach this July, offering many fun and relaxation opportunities.

    Enjoy the Beaches

    Myrtle Beach is famous for its world-class golf courses and beautiful coastline; spending a day at the beach is a must. Build sandcastles, swim in the Atlantic waters, or relax with a good book under an umbrella. The beach is ideal for families, offering ample space to relax and enjoy the sun and surf, all steps away from the resort. Don’t forget to take an evening stroll along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which offers stunning views and plenty of entertainment options.

    Visit the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

    myrtle beach south carolina SkyWheel

    For a unique perspective of the coastline, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is the perfect attraction to try. This iconic Ferris Wheel stands nearly 200 feet tall and provides breathtaking ocean views of our city. One of the best times to go would be around the golden hour of the day to see the sun setting in the west and those beautiful colors in the sky. It will be at night if you’re hunting for a more thrilling experience for kids and adults. This is when the SkyWheel lights up with fun, vibrant colors.

    Family Day at Broadway at the Beach

    Broadway at the Beach is a top-notch complex featuring shopping, dining, entertainment, and attractions that offers something for everyone. Spend the day exploring the shops and trying delicious food at one of the restaurants. Then, participate in one of the many attractions like mini-golf, amusement rides, or live entertainment. It’s a great place to make many new memories and experience Myrtle Beach’s vibrant energy.

    Explore Ripley’s Aquarium

    Fascinated mother and son watching sea life in oceanarium

    While you’re over at Broadway at the Beach, either for the day or a rainy day, dive into the wonders of the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium. This family-friendly attraction showcases a range of marine life exhibits, including the Dangerous Reef tunnel, where you can stroll through an underwater realm teeming with sharks, rays, and vibrant fish. Interactive displays and live shows make it a fun and exciting experience for the whole family.

    Make this July a month to remember by experiencing all of Myrtle Beach’s family-friendly activities. Whether building sandcastles on the beach, exploring marine life, or taking in the views from the SkyWheel, Myrtle Beach Resort provides the perfect home base for a fun-filled family adventure. Book your stay today and get ready for an unforgettable summer getaway.

  • 3 Things Your Family Can Enjoy this June in Myrtle Beach
    4 Things Your Family Can Enjoy this June in Myrtle Beach

    June will be here in just a few short days and that means that summer will begin soon. When you and your family stay with us at Myrtle Beach Resort you will be close to where the fun is at. From spending the week on the beach to spending the nights out on the town, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Let’s take a look at what fun things you and your family can enjoy while on vacation here in Myrtle Beach this June.

    Myrtle Beach Pelicans Game

    4 Things Your Family Can Enjoy this June in Myrtle Beach

    Baseball season is here and it means that you and the family can head to see the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play a game or two. Happening over at the Pelicans Ballpark is where you will find the stadium to see the local team play against many of the other teams such as the Columbia Fireflies, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and more. Tickets to see the games can cost as little as $15 per person and we can promise you that there is not a bad seat in the stadium. The Pelicans also have several promotions held weekly including half-price Hebrew National hotdogs because we know you can’t see a baseball game without getting at least a hotdog to snack on. Don’t miss the fun that you can have while seeing a great game cheering on the local team.

    27th Annual Corvettes Beach Car Show

    If you have someone in the family who loves cars, then this event is for you. Join in on the fun at the 27th Annual Corvettes Beach Car Show at Broadway at the Beach this year starting on Saturday, June 1st starting at 8:00 am. This is a place where even the youngest child to the oldest child at heart will be able to see some beautiful muscle cars. The car show will be two days long, but you will be able to see which car is the best and which one you wish you had. The event is free for all who would like to attend and is something that you won’t want to miss every year.

    Grand Strand Nightly Fireworks

    4 Things Your Family Can Enjoy this June in Myrtle Beach

    Many families have fond memories of going on vacation to the beach each year and getting to see the nightly fireworks. Don’t wait until the 4th of July to see them as you will be able to see them beginning in June. North Myrtle Beach is where you can head over to Barefoot Landing on Monday nights at 10:00 pm to see the amazing display in the sky. A few other places that you will be able to check out for fireworks are at Broadway at the Beach and at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans games. Be sure to check them out on your next family vacation to the beach.

    While there are many other fun events and activities happening around town, these are the few we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t made your Myrtle Beach vacation rental reservation yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you this June as you and your family vacation here in Myrtle Beach area!

  • 3 Events You Don’t Want to Miss this May

    It’s hard to believe that May is just around the corner, and soon kids will be out of school for the summer. May is an excellent time of the year to visit Myrtle Beach as the weather is getting warmer but still not hot like it will become June and July. Staying with us at Myrtle Beach Resort will keep you and your family close to the action. Look below at three events you don’t want to miss this May on the Grand Strand.

    Smoke on the Beach

    Closeup of chef cooking poultry, beef and pork meat, ribs in BBQ smoker.

    Returning this year here in Myrtle Beach is Smoke on the Beach. This BBQ Competition Festival happens yearly, and it has not only local amateur teams but also professional ones. This event will also have other things to do and enjoy, like a car show and even a band competition. Smoke on the Beach is happening Friday, May 10th, from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and Saturday, May 11th, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. At 11:00 am you’ll be able to start purchasing some of that famous BBQ along with some adult drinks on Saturday morning. Be sure to come hungry to this event has different food vendors, beverages for all, and other festival vendors. This is fun for the whole family with a lot of BBQ to enjoy!

    Blue Crab Festival in Little River

    Another great festival to check out is the Blue Crab Festival in Little River. This event is from Saturday, May 18th to Sunday, May 19th, 2024, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Some of the things you’ll find at this fun event are fresh seafood, different food vendors selling non-seafood items, local craft vendors, and more. Be sure to bring a chair with you so you can enjoy some of the live entertainment that will be taking place on both days. Admission to the event is $10 per person 13 and older, and there is no entry fee for people 12 and under.

    Movies in the Park

    couple sitting in camp-chairs in city park looking movie outdoors at open air cinema lifestyle

    If you aren’t in Myrtle Beach during the other two events, check out Movies at Mclean. Join locals and visitors on Friday, May 10th at 7:00 to watch a family-friendly movie at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach. You and the family can enjoy watching “The Jungle Book.” Admission to the event is free, so bring a blanket or chair and some cash for any snacks you may want. If you think it may rain, call the Rec Check hotline at 843-280-5594, extension 3, to see if it will be canceled. Think of all the new memories you’ll make this May!

    Many other events are happening here in Myrtle Beach this May, but we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next stay with us at Myrtle Beach Resort, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear which event was your favorite!

  • 3 Hidden Gems in Myrtle Beach Your Family Will Love

    Myrtle Beach is a family-friendly beach with vibrant entertainment and endless fun. While the Grand Strand’s famous attractions like Broadway at the Beach and the SkyWheel often steal the spotlight, hidden gems are ready to explore. For families staying with us at Myrtle Beach Resort, these lesser-known attractions offer a perfect blend of excitement and relaxation, making your vacation memorable. Here are three hidden gems in Myrtle Beach that your family will love.

    Brookgreen Gardens: A Whimsical Outdoor Adventure

    a brick pathway at Brookgreen Gardens with lush floral arrangements

    Nestled just a short drive from Myrtle Beach Resort, you’ll find the magical Brookgreen Gardens. This sprawling outdoor museum boasts an impressive collection of American sculptures, a lush botanical garden, and a captivating Lowcountry Zoo. Families can even wander through the enchanting garden paths, spot native wildlife, and even partake in educational programs. Brookgreen Gardens offers a peaceful retreat from the beach’s hustle and bustle, allowing families to reconnect with nature and each other.

    Huntington Beach State Park: Nature’s Secluded Paradise

    A hidden gem within reach of the bustling beach life is Huntington Beach State Park, which offers beautiful beaches, serene marshlands, and abundant wildlife. This park is ideal for families seeking a day away from the crowds. It is also perfect for bird watchers and anyone looking to soak up the natural beauty of our coast. With its historic Atalaya Castle, scenic walking trails, and quiet beach spots, Huntington Beach State Park is a must-visit for all families who stay with us at Myrtle Beach Resort.

    The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk: A Culinary & Scenic Escape

    The sun is setting on a salt water marsh in Murrells Inlet South Carolina. The camera focus is on the marsh and not the houses that line the waters edge in the background.

    Just moments away from Myrtle Beach Resort lies the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. This hidden culinary gem offers breathtaking views of the salt marsh and an array of dining options. The boardwalk is perfect for families enjoying fresh seafood, live music, and water activities with a laid-back atmosphere. Whether indulging in a waterfront dining experience or kayaking, the MarshWalk provides a stunning backdrop for making lasting family memories.

    Staying with us at Myrtle Beach Resort gives you easy access to the area’s famous attractions and puts these hidden gems within your reach. Exploring these lesser-known spots allows your family to experience our town’s diversity and charm. Now is the time to let your family explore these hidden gems with discovery, adventure, and moments they will cherish forever.

  • A March to Remember along the Grand Strand

    March in Myrtle Beach is not just a transition from winter to spring; it’s a vibrant period of life marked by the unique charm of staying in a Myrtle Beach vacation rental. With the comfort of home and the luxury of beachside living, our rentals provide the perfect base to explore the Grand Strand’s magical offerings. You’ll notice that Myrtle Beach awakens with a lively array of activities, events, and natural beauty, making it a March to remember. Below is what makes this time of the year along the Grand Strand unforgettable.

    The Blooming of Myrtle Beach

    Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. showing blooming flowers with a fountain in the background

    With the onset of warmer weather, Myrtle Beach begins to bloom, literally and metaphorically. The gardens come alive with spring colors, and there’s no better place to witness this natural spectacle than the expansive and artfully Brookgreen Gardens. Here, amidst the blooming azaleas, you can also marvel at the intricate sculptures that pepper the landscape, blending art with the rejuvenating energy of spring.

    Festivals and Events

    Myrtle Beach in March is a hive of activity, offering many events catering to every interest. On March 2, 2024, The Myrtle Beach Marathon brings the community and visitors together in a spirited display of endurance and camaraderie. The Can-Am Days Festival celebrates the bond between Canadians and Americans, filling the air with festivities and joy. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in North Myrtle Beach adds a splash of green and a touch of Irish flair to the seaside. So many spring festivals are happening in March that we can’t name them all!

    Culture Immersion

    A large pile of cooked and separated cooked pork waits for shredding before being served to the public at a local BBQ competition

    The Grand Strand’s cultural scene thrives in March. The Surfside Beach BBQ Festival is a haven for those who relish the flavors of Southern barbeque. On Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, you and your family can enjoy live music, shopping, food, and a full day of BBQ competition. Kids will blast with fun activities this March while you bask in the sunshine and savor delicious foods.

    With its vibrant events, peaceful natural settings, and rich cultural experiences, March in Myrtle Beach offers a mosaic of activities that unite locals and visitors. Whether you’re participating in a marathon, savoring the local festivals, or basking in the sunshine on the beach, March along the Grand Strand is a time filled with lasting memories. From the doorstep of your Myrtle Beach vacation rental, the endless possibilities make every moment a cherished part of your journey.

  • Making Valentine’s Day Memories with the Family in Myrtle Beach

    Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples – it’s a celebration of all kinds of love, including the bond within families. The picturesque coastline of Myrtle Beach, coupled with its wealth of family-oriented activities, sets an ideal scene for forging cherished Valentine’s Day memories. Staying at Myrtle Beach Resort enhances your experience, blending the comfort of premium vacation rentals with the natural beauty and recreational options the area is famous for. Here’s how to make the most of this special day with your loved ones in this beautiful coastal city.

    Start with a Sunrise

    Dawn along the Atlantic Ocean shoreline in North Myrtle Beach, SC with a beautiful orange cast from the rising sun

    Begin your day by watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. Myrtle Beach’s beautiful beaches offer a relaxing setting for your family to enjoy the breathtaking views. Bring a blanket and hot chocolate and watch the sky turn into a canvas of pinks and oranges. It’s a great way to start the day and a great moment to express gratitude and love for each other.

    Explore Brookgreen Gardens

    Spend the late morning at Brookgreen Gardens, a unique blend of art, nature, and history. The gardens are charming with the mild February weather, and the sculptures add an artistic touch to your Valentine’s Day stroll. The kids will enjoy the Lowcountry Zoo, and the entire family can learn about the area’s rich history through the garden’s exhibits.

    Enjoy a Family Picnic on the Beach

    Pack a picnic with your family’s favorite foods and return to the beach for a late lunch. A beach picnic allows you to enjoy Myrtle Beach’s natural beauty while spending quality time with your loved ones. Bring along a frisbee or a football for some playful family competition. After you have playful time on the beach and your bellies are full, head up to your vacation rental, where you can take an afternoon nap.

    Visit the SkyWheel

    SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, SC, USA.

    After a relaxing afternoon at the resort, ride on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. The enclosed gondolas offer stunning panoramic views of the city and ocean, making it a magical experience for the whole family. The SkyWheel is especially enchanting in the evening when lit up, adding a touch of romance to your family adventure. And if you’re lucky enough to be there as the sun sets, you’ll glimpse the sunset with the sky looking like pure cotton candy.

    End the Day with a Family Dinner

    Conclude your Valentine’s Day with a special family dinner. Many restaurants along the Grand Strand offer Valentine’s Day menus and are family-friendly. Whether you’re in the mood for seafood, Italian, or traditional American cuisine, you’ll find a spot that caters to everyone’s taste buds in the family. If you’d like something different, why not try Pirate’s Voyage or Medieval Times for a little untraditional Valentine’s dinner?

    Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach is an opportunity to create lasting memories with your family. From the peaceful sunrise to the exciting SkyWheel ride, each activity offers a chance to celebrate love in its many forms. Therefore, gather your belongings and go to Myrtle Beach Resort, where a Valentine’s Day brimming with familial joy and treasured experiences awaits.