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Where to Go Locally to Watch the Solar Eclipse

If you’ve chosen this time to enjoy a vacation in Myrtle Beach you probably want to know where to go to get the best view of the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. Below are some places where you can do just that and it doesn’t require a long drive from our Myrtle Beach Resort accommodations.

Where to Go Locally to Watch the Solar Eclipse
Brookgreen Gardens Solar Eclipse Festival
1931 Brookgreen Dr, Murrells Inlet
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brookgreen Gardens is celebrating the Solar Eclipse with a special ticketed event on Monday, August 21. On eclipse day, the gardens will close to the general public, but gates will open for ticket-holders at 10 a.m., with the festival activities beginning at noon. Admission is limited for this special eclipse experience and tickets are available online at www.brookgreen.org. Featuring music by Oracle Blue, free eclipse glasses, live streaming of NASA’s coverage of the eclipse as it crosses the USA, and live streaming coverage of the aviary in the Lowcountry Zoo. Brookgreen’s Creative Education Department will host special eclipse-related crafts, and information and activities for our youngsters. Fee: non-members: $20 for adults, $15 children up to 12 years.

Myrtle Beach State Park Solar Eclipse Party
4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Myrtle Beach State Park will be holding an Eclipse Party on August 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share and something to grill. This event is family-friendly, open to the public and free to attend (park admission will be required). Donations are gladly accepted to cover the cost of the shelter and glasses, as well as help fund future events. Eclipse glasses will be available on a first come first serve basis. Park admission (free for members).

Eclipse Day at The Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet
4025 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for Eclipse Day where the moon will cover almost the entire sun for 2 minutes, 40 seconds starting at 2:46 p.m. Partial view begins at 1:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your own Eclipse Glasses.

Lights Out on the Marshwalk
Creek Ratz of Murrells Inlet
4065 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet
We have our first Solar Eclipse on August 21st on the Marshwalk!! Come down to Creek Ratz and enjoy the view! Glasses are provided so you can watch the whole event! It starts at 1 p.m. and ends around 5 p.m.

How to Treat Mom Extra Special This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day comes around just once a year so don’t you think you should take the time to make your Mom feel special? We’re not talking necessarily spending 24 hours with her, though you could. You could bring her on a vacation to Myrtle Beach and stay at our affordable yet luxurious Myrtle Beach Resort while you’re here. Just be sure to spend at least some some quality time with her or treating her to something she’d really enjoy. It truly is the gesture that counts!

1. Give Mom a Spa Day

Majestic Massage & Day Spa offers Facials, Body Treatment, Massages, Nails & Waxing, Skincare and more. Gift certificates available. Location: 2900 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach. Phone: 843-742-3360.

Tao Asian Massage & Bodywork Spa, where you will find an atmosphere of serenity and friendliness. The caring staff, soothing music and natural aroma therapy will immediately bring a sense of calm to your entire being. For The Ultimate Traditional Chinese Massage. Location: 1220 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach. Phone: 843-712-1464.

Body & Soul Spa and Wellness offers an assortment of massages, body treatments, and skin care. Specials available. Located at 8605 Montague Lane, Myrtle Beach. Phone: 843-650-7685.

2. Enjoy a Wine Tasting with Mom

Coastal Carolina Winery is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, at the famous Broadway At The Beach, one of South Carolina’s most favorite travel destinations. Come and enjoy the afternoon and evenings while sampling some of our awards winning wines. Relax in our winery while sitting in our custom made chairs, and see all of the great local Carolina hand-made pottery, wine accessories, clothing, and more. Location: 1118 Celebrity Circle #317, Myrtle Beach. Phone: 843-443-9463.

Duplin Winery is open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Music in the Courtyard. Wine tastings. Gift baskets. Gift cards. Location: 4650 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach. 800-774-9634.

La Belle Amie Vineyard is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Home of Twisted Sisters wines. Wine tastings. Special music events. Gift shop. Location: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC. Phone: 843-399-9463.

3. Brunch/Lunch/Dinner

Many local restaurants will be offering special Mother’s Day brunches, lunches or dinners. Here are just a few:

Croissants Bistro & Bakery will serve Mother’s Day brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are now being accepted. Location: 3751 Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Phone: (843) 448-2253.

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is hosting a Mother’s Day buffet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10. Menu items include Local Farm Greens, Oysters on the Half Shell, Prime Beef and Pork Loin Carving Stations, an Omelet and Shrimp & Grits Action Stations, Spring Mediterranean Vegetables, a Children’s Buffet, and a Grande Dessert Presentation. The cost is $38/adult and $9.95/children ages 4 to 12. Call 866-437-4113 for reservations. Location: 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach.

The Melting Pot is where you can treat your mother to a Sunday fondue brunch at for $33/person. The meal includes your choice of cheese fondue, specialty salad, steak, seafood and chicken entree with dipping sauces and chocolate fondue for dessert. Kids 12 and under can dine for just $10. Mom-mosas will be served for $5 along with other drink specials. Location: 5001 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Phone: (843) 692-9003.

Where to Cool Down in Myrtle Beach in the Heat of Summer

Summer is truly the best time of the year for many and more people than not love the hot, hot sun. But sometimes the heat can get a bit unbearable and we’ll do just about anything to escape it. If you’re staying in one of our air conditioned vacation rentals at Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals you’ll have our swimming pools to help cool you off. But even still, sometimes you just need to escape from the heat and go have some fun. When you’re looking for where to cool down in Myrtle Beach keep the following spots in mind. They’re the perfect place to be when you’re dealing with a hot, hot summer on your beach vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Where to Cool Down in the Heat of SummerWild Water & Wheels, 910 US-17 Business, Surfside Beach
There’s no better way to cool off than at a water park. The kids (and the kid in you) will simply love it! Plan on coming for lunch or dinner and wrapping up your meal with a snow-cone or ice cream. Wild Water and Wheels will have Live After Five (live entertainment on the wave pool stage) nightly through August 14. Season passes available. Purchase tickets on line.
Where to Cool Down in the Heat of SummerCool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet
Arrive for dinner and stay for the evening boat rides, live entertainment, and ‘just for kids’ activities as the gardens stay open until 9 p.m. The Pavilion Restaurant is open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Lowcountry Trail, Zoo, the Enchanted Storybook Forest, and Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks closes at 8 p.m. All entertainment is included in garden admission which is good for seven days!

Where to Cool Down in the Heat of SummerMovies After Dark in Surfside Beach, Martin Field, Surfside Beach
As the sun sets, come out to cool off and enjoy the free Movies After Dark every Thursday through August 6 in Martin Field, Surfside Beach. July 23 – Zookeeper, July 30 – The Lego Movie, and August 6 – Big Hero 6. Movies begin at 9 p.m. Shows are free and concessions will be available from Sophia’s.

Where to Cool Down in the Heat of SummerWild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show at GTS Theatre, 1220 Port Drive, Myrtle Beach
The Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show is a great place to stay cool while enjoying the version that is family friendly or one just for adults. GTS Theatre is an intimate cabaret style theatre. Every show has audience and cast interaction. Come be part of something special.