A March to Remember along the Grand Strand

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Explore Myrtle Beach’s Secret Family-Friendly Treasures this January

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Are you considering a winter getaway perfect for the whole family and easy on the wallet? Myrtle Beach is your destination! While it’s renowned for its summer attractions, the off-season offers an equally fantastic experience at a fraction of the cost. With fewer crowds and significantly lower prices, January is the perfect time to visit. We’re here to help you discover some of Myrtle Beach’s lesser-known family-friendly treasures while you enjoy a budget-friendly stay at the Myrtle Beach Resort.

Huntington Beach State Park

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Huntington Beach State Park is a tranquil natural haven just a short drive from Myrtle Beach Resort. In January, you can enjoy peaceful walks along the pristine beach, spot various bird species, and visit the Atalaya Castle. The castle was the former winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington and now serves as a museum. The park is great for picnics with the family and having nature adventures together.

Ripley’s Aquarium

If you experience a rainy and chilly day, head to Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach. This indoor attraction is both entertaining and educational for all ages. Marvel at the colorful marine life in the various exhibits, see the mermaids, and we can’t forget about the interactive touch tank. There are so many exhibits that it’s hard to share with you, but we promise that the aquarium is a favorite for locals and visitors.

Broadway at the Beach

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While at Broadway at the Beach, explore this entertainment complex that offers a little something for everyone. Enjoy dining at one of the many family-friendly restaurants, or discover one of the unique shops you wouldn’t see anywhere else. We can’t forget to mention the many other attractions like WonderWorks and the Hollywood Wax Museum. Not only will the kids have a blast, but the adults will, too.

Myrtle Beach offers a different but equally delightful experience in January compared to the summer season. With a stay at Myrtle Beach Resort, you’ll have a comfortable base to explore these secret, family-friendly treasures. From natural beauty to indoor attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy. It’s time to book your stay, pack your bags, and patiently wait for your memorable family adventure to Myrtle Beach this January!

3 Local Restaurants to Try on your Myrtle Beach Vacation

3 Local Restaurants to Try on your Myrtle Beach Vacation

We know that cooking is the last thing you want to do whenever you go on vacation. That’s why we at Myrtle Beach Resort wanted to share with you three local restaurants to try on your next vacation. Staying with us in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to delicious food. Let’s look below at where we suggest you give a try on your family vacation to Myrtle Beach.

Simply Southern Smokehouse

3 Local Restaurants to Try on your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Do you and your family love to eat homemade southern cooking? If you do, then you are in for a treat. Simply Southern Smokehouse is located near 10th Street in Myrtle Beach and will take you back to childhood. Here, you can enjoy daily lunch specials, but you’ll also enjoy the buffet. Some food that you will find on the menu are Barbecue, Chicken and Dumplings, Mashed Potatoes, Fried Chicken, Green Beans, and more. Let’s not forget the desserts, which include Ice Cream, Peach Cobbler, and Banana Pudding. You must try on your next vacation to Myrtle Beach!

Burky’s Grill

Head on over to Burky’s Grill, which has been a favorite among not only the locals but many vacationers as well. Here, your family will dine like you would have in the ‘50s and will enjoy some classic diner food. Some items on the menu are Burgers, Fries, Chili, Salads, and Soft Serve Ice Cream. If you’re in the mood for a shake or malt, you can get one or two. Dine in or take out while on your next vacation and experience a local favorite.

Eggs Up Grill

3 Local Restaurants to Try on your Myrtle Beach Vacation

For those who are looking for a tasty breakfast that a lot of locals love to eat at is Eggs Up Grill. They have two locations in Myrtle Beach that you will have to give a try. Open seven days a week from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm is where you will find some quality food. They have an option for family bundles, which includes a classic family breakfast, build-your-biscuits, home fries, and shrimp & grits. They also have an excellent lunch menu that you have to try —what a great way to start or end your vacation to Myrtle Beach.

While there are many other local favorite restaurants in the area, these are the ones we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay with us at Myrtle Beach Resort, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next vacation to Myrtle Beach this year.

Adventure is Out There in Myrtle Beach

Adventure is Out There in Myrtle

Did you know that there are so many different things that your family can do on your next vacation? The kids are out for the summer and why not go on an adventure in the Myrtle Beach area. Staying with us at Myrtle Beach Resort will keep you close to where the fun is at nearby. Let’s take a look at a few of the fun adventures that your family can try on your next vacation below.

Be a Ninja

Adventure is Out There in Myrtle

One of the latest crazes that has hit the United States has to be American Ninja Warriors. In many cities you may find your own obstacle course you can have fun on, but you are in luck. Myrtle Beach has their very own Ninja gym where you and your family can become a ninja too. Choose from 60 minutes to 120 minutes. What a great way to spend the day with the family to be a new Ninja Family!

Let’s Go Tubing

Did you know that you can do something a little different while at the beach? Instead of going to the beach for a day, head over to River Island Adventure. Here you will be able to do a few different things such as tubing down the Waccamaw River as a family, enjoy Taco Tuesday on a float or escape the island. This can become a family tradition with doing this and the prices are very affordable. Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen to lather up so you can float down the river and enjoy spending time with each other!

Spend Time on the Water

Adventure is Out There in Myrtle

Another great adventure that you and your family can do is do a few tours on the water. Many don’t think of doing something fun like this, but head over to Express Watersports where your family can choose what adventure tour you’d like to try. From taking a 30-minute Jet Ski tour to flying high in the sky parasailing, you won’t hear “I’m bored” out of any of your kids. And be sure to keep a look out for dolphins as they love to stay close and give you a show. Bring sunscreen, hats and be sure to pack your bathing suit as you go on a water adventure together!

Did Someone Say “Four?”

If your family is up for a little challenge against each other, why not check out Top Golf of Myrtle Beach? A newer attraction to the Myrtle Beach area is where the fun will start, and you won’t want it to end. You’ll find this 3-story building with 70+ Bays, a rooftop terrace, fire pits, and a restaurant at Broadway at the Beach. Top Golf offers group lessons, private bays for up to six people, or walk-ins. Plan a day with the family to this fun attraction in Myrtle Beach.

There are plenty of other adventures that your family can do while on vacation, but these are the few you’d enjoy. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay with us at Myrtle Beach Resort, now is the time. We hope that you and your family will be able to enjoy your next adventure and make new memories!

3 Events You Don’t Want to Miss this May

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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

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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 19th, from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and Saturday, May 20th, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. 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 20th to Sunday, May 21st, 2023, 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 $7 per person 13 and older and free for all those 12 and under.

Movies in the Park

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If you aren’t in Myrtle Beach during the other two events, check out Movies at Mclean. Join locals and visitors on Friday, May 12th at 7:00 to watch a family-friendly movie at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach. You and the family can enjoy watching “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.” Admission to the event is free and be sure to bring a blanket or chair and some cash for any snacks you may want. 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!

Spend Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach this Year

Spend Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach this Year

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your getaway to Myrtle Beach. 2023 feels like it’s flying by so quickly, so why not head to the beach and relax for a few days as a couple. Staying with us at Myrtle Beach Resort will allow you and your loved one to feel close to the fun and romance. Let’s look below why you should spend Valentine’s Day here on the Grand Strand instead of at home this year.

Romantic Dinner

Spend Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach this Year

One of the best things about spending Valentine’s Day away from home is being able to enjoy a romantic dinner out on the town. There are many incredible restaurant options that you can choose from in the area that won’t disappoint. Some of the restaurants you can check out our Carolina Roadhouse, The Melting Pot, and Hook & Barrel. You will want to make sure that you make reservations as it’s an excellent reason to eat out for the night. There are many other options in the area for some pretty spectacular meals to choose from.

Wine & Design Fun

Spend Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach this Year

Another great option available this Valentine’s Day on the Grand Strand is something fun and unique. Head on over to the Wine & Design in the area as the two of you create a painting that you will remember for years to come. This will be Valentine’s Day-themed artwork and is something that you will relax and enjoy together. This is a fun date night you can do together, and you will want to be sure you’ve made your reservations today. Think of what your friends and family will say over your artwork you’ve brought home.

While there are many other fun reasons why you should spend Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach this year, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your getaway to stay with us at Myrtle Beach Resort, give us a call today. We can’t wait to see you as you make new memories on your romantic getaway to the area!

Explore Myrtle Beach this Holiday Season

Explore Myrtle Beach this Holiday Season

The holidays will be here before we know it, and now is the time to book your holiday vacations to Myrtle Beach. Many families love to flock to the Grand Strand every year for the holidays. Staying with us at Myrtle Beach Resort during the holidays is just what your family needs this year. Let’s look below at a few things that your family can explore in Myrtle Beach this holiday season.

Holiday Dinner Shows

Explore Myrtle Beach this Holiday Season

A great thing about vacationing to the Grand Strand during the holidays is the dinner shows. Two of the dinner shows that your family can enjoy at Medieval Times and Pirates Voyage. Both of these shows are amazing, and we can tell you the food is excellent to eat. Medieval Times is perfect for those who want to be with a winning knight and have a great show while eating. Pirates Voyage is ideal if you have someone in the family who has always wanted to talk like a pirate. Both have great holiday shows that you won’t want to miss this year!

Family Holiday Shows

Another great thing that your family can do this holiday season is to go to the Carolina Opry and Alabama Theatre. Both of these locations have fantastic Christmas shows that will make you want to see more than once. They both start their Christmas shows on November 1, 2022 and go through January 1, 2023. With holiday songs, dancing and singing will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Take the whole family to at least one of them while you’re on vacation this holiday season. It’s a night out you won’t forget for years to come.

Shopping

Explore Myrtle Beach this Holiday Season

Shopping during the holiday season this year on the Grand Strand will be a success. Whether you’re looking for those gifts for the kids or someone in the family, you will have plenty of choices. Start over at Broadway at the Beach one day and find a present for that special someone. Grab a bite to eat at Margaritaville before heading over to the Tanger Outlets for more great deals. No matter what gift you may be looking for, Myrtle Beach is sure to have it.

There are many other great reasons why you need to vacation to Myrtle Beach this holiday season. We wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay with us at Myrtle Beach Resort, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family this holiday season here on the Grand Strand!

3 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Myrtle Beach

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One thing about vacationing at the beach every year is there is bound to be at least one rainy day. Myrtle Beach is an excellent place to vacation, but yes, rain may happen on some afternoons. Staying with us at Myrtle Beach Resort will allow you and your family to enjoy your vacation. Look below at three activities you can do on the next rainy day on The Grand Strand.

Visit the Aquarium

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One way to help pass the time when it’s raining is to head over the Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach. This is a great place to not only get in a little education while on vacation but also check out the new exhibits they may have. Grab a bite to eat while you’re there at Broadway at the beach at Margaritaville too. Think of the fun you’ll have as a family seeing all the sea life at the aquarium.

Movie Time

Another fun thing you can do while in your vacation rental is make popcorn and watch a movie. Pick a movie that you may have brought with you and some snacks from the pantry. Pop some popcorn in the microwave or stovetop for something different. Then just turn the lights down low and enjoy watching a movie together as a family. Think of it like your own little movie theater at the beach!

Jump at Rockin’ Jump

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If the kids have a ton of energy that they need to get out, then head on over to Rockin’ Jump located on N Oak Street in Myrtle Beach. Here the whole family will be able to jump, rock climb and just get all the energy out they may have. They do offer promotions and different offers that may work best for your family. Make new memories as you try something new at the beach.

While they are plenty of other things you can do on a rainy day in Myrtle Beach, we had to share these with you. If you are still looking for a place to stay, give us a call today at Myrtle Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you soon and getting to enjoy time together as a family!

What’s New in Myrtle Beach 2022

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Do you have a family vacation planned to Myrtle Beach this year, but you’re unsure what is new? We have all the new things happening here on the Grand Strand to share with you. Staying with us at Myrtle Beach Resort will keep you and your family close to the new fun. Let’s look below at some of those fun things in the area that are new for 2022.

Illumination Park: An Art Experience at The Hangout

Head over to Broadway at the Beach beginning on June 2nd to experience Illumination Park: An Art Experience at The Hangout. Located at The Hangout Restaurant is where you’ll find this incredible experience. It will feature exhibits that include positive energy, creativity, and something you’ve never seen before. This is free for all to experience, and we promise you that it’s something you’ll talk about for years to come.

1229 Shine

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The 1229 Shine Restaurant is in Myrtle Beach’s Market Commons area. This new restaurant has made its way into our hearts and stomachs here on the Grand Strand. Some of the items you’ll find on the menu are Calamari Rings, Fry Basket, Grilled Oysters, Cobb Salad, etc. They also have a good size gluten-free menu for those who have dietary restrictions. Don’t miss this new restaurant to try out on your summer vacation.

 Winna’s Kitchen

Another new restaurant opened in Myrtle Beach is Winna’s Kitchen. This is in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, close to the boardwalk, and is one that many locals are talking about. Some of the food you can find on the menu are Cast Iron Omelet, The Castle Salad, Caprese Toast, and we can’t forget the southern classic, Shrimp & Grits. They also have a special “Chef’s Menu” offered with the course and drink pairings. Think of the delicious food you’ll get to experience in Myrtle Beach.

Salt Life Outlet

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If you have someone in the family who loves Salt Life clothing, then you’re in luck. Salt Life Outlet has recently opened at the Tanger Outlets on Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach. Here you’ll be able to grab shirts, sunglasses, decals, and more. You can choose from fishing, surfing, diving, or just being a beach bum. This outlet would make the perfect stop for that special someone in your life who loves all things beach life.

Many other fun things have opened or will be opening in 2022 that we didn’t mention above. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to the area, give us a call at Myrtle Beach Resort today. We’d love to hear all about the new options on the Grand Strand that you gave a try.