5 Tips for a Babymoon in Myrtle Beach

Warm beaches. Cool waters. Interesting things to do. Budget conscious hotel rooms. Friendly local residents. We may be a little biased, but we think Myrtle Beach is a fabulous destination for your babymoon! 


Make the most of your last big trip before the two of you become the three of you with these tried and true tips:


1) Travel smart. Consult your physician for a personal recommendation, but The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) advises that the safest time for most pregnant women to travel is between 18 and 24 weeks (second trimester.) If you will be flying to Myrtle Beach, check with your airline to ensure they will allow you on the plane. When driving, be sure to adjust your seat and seatbelt for the best fit according to the latest safety standards.


2) Map out the nearest hospital to your hotel. While the vast majority of women won’t need to see a doctor during their trip, a little peace of mind can go a long way. Sit down with your partner and study the local area, noting local ERs and clinics in advance of your arrival. Hint: The nearest hospital to Horizon at 77th is Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, 1.8 miles (4 minutes) away.


3) Plan out to do things in advance that require minimal walking. Luckily, there’s plenty to see and do in Myrtle Beach that fits this bill. Lounge on the beach. Float in the pool. Ride the SkyWheel. Catch a performance at The Carolina Opry. Take a scenic drive down Ocean Boulevard – or one of the many other non-strenuous activities in our beachside town!


4) Wear comfortable, well-broken in shoes with arch support. Like it or not, you will need to walk at least a little during your visit. When you do, opt for practical over stylish. In the past, flip-flops and heels might have been all you needed for a vacation, but this time pack the tennis shoes. You’ll thank us later!


5) Treat yourself to some time alone. We know, we know. The purpose of this trip is to spend time together with your sweetheart. But this may be the last chance you both truly have to both be carefree at the same time in quite some time. Schedule some activities to enjoy apart – you get a massage while he goes fishing or plays golf. It will make coming together again at dinnertime to discuss your adventures that much more romantic! 


Learn more about Horizon at 77th.

Best Myrtle Beach Activities for Sports Fans

If you’re reading this article, chances are you — or someone you’re planning to travel with — is a sports fan. 


Always optimistic about your chances in the next big game, you rarely go a day without checking some kind of stats or comparing notes with your coworkers. Talking trash about the “other guys” just comes natural. And if we were to look up “loyalty” in the dictionary, we’d find a picture of your face because you can defend any move your favorite player or coach makes (no matter how bad it really was.)


Sports enthusiasts, welcome to Myrtle Beach! It’s easy to see why we are emerging as a sports tourism destination:


1) Catch a live Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball game.

The league may be minor, but a Pelicans game at Ticketreturn.com Field across the street from Broadway at the Beach is always major fun! Free parking, cheap tickets, classic food and a family-friendly atmosphere make these games a win for all who attend.


2) Attend a Big South Championship basketball game. 

The Grand Strand’s Coastal Carolina University will host this all-important and highly competitive tournament for both men and women’s playoffs through 2015. Come cheer on your college team!


3) Perfect your golf swing.

Golfers, listen up. With over 100 quality courses, Myrtle Beach offers such a wide variety of championship and specialty courses that it’s not hard to see why some call us “The Golf Capital of the World.” Learn more.


4) Satisfy your need for speed. 

Since it’s opening in 1958, the Myrtle Beach Speedway has hosted many generations of some of the biggest names in racing history. Whether you’re interested in watching a live race, or taking a test drive of your own through the NASCAR Racing Experience, this is the place to be!


5) Play in the surf and sand. 

The 60 miles of sand along Myrtle Beach provides many opportunities to participate in waterside sports yourself, including beach volleyball, Frisbee, surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, boogie boarding and skim boarding. Start a pickup game or learn something new!


**While you won’t need to spend your entire trip in front of the TV or computer to get your sporting fix, why not choose a hotel that offers free Wi-Fi and Cable TV channels? It is your vacation, after all. Read more about these and the many other amenities that await you at Horizon at 77th now!

Experience a Girls Getaway in Myrtle Beach

Ladies, when it comes to friendship, no one else is there for you like your girls. They’ve had your back through messy breakups, rough days with coworkers and adventures gone awry. You’ve been through it all!


So whether you currently plan an annual trip together every year, or have never even considered the idea before, now is the perfect time to plan a girl’s getaway to Myrtle Beach!


Grande Shores Ocean Resort has everything you need:


An Oceanfront Location: Just imagine having the sun, sand and surf only steps from your oceanfront or ocean view room!


On-site Restaurant and Lounge: Our very own Shoreline Café restaurant serves classic American and seafood fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and features a popular happy hour with great drink specials.


Comfortable Accommodations: From floor-to-ceiling windows and high-speed Internet, to in-room refrigerators and Cable TVs, these guest rooms are perfectly suited for unforgettable stays.


Other Activities Nearby: In addition to Myrtle Beach itself, there’s also plenty more to do here, like lounging poolside, floating along one of our on-site lazy rivers, taking in a theater show, going mini-golfing and shopping at one of several nearby outlets and malls!


A Great Deal: Find the ultimate in comfort and convenience at Grande Shores Resort when you book the Girlfriend Getaway package!


A bottle of wine paired with a fruit and cheese plate will be waiting in your room when you arrive. You’ll also receive a voucher redeemable for a coupon book filled with savings at Tanger Outlet mall. Plus, everyone will enjoy a full Southern breakfast buffet each morning and a wonderful dinner one evening – all without breaking the bank!


Learn more and see current rates for this package now.

Plan a Romantic Getaway in Myrtle Beach

Work, bills, errands, household chores and kids – sometimes, life can just get hectic. There’s so little time left at the end of the day for you two. Maybe it’s time to finally plan that getaway?


Press pause. Take a break from the day-to-day routine.  Escape from the rest of the world. Rekindle your love. However you choose to describe it, your significant other is sure to appreciate a little “just us” time in Myrtle Beach. Make it happen by booking one of the incredibly romantic packages at Avista Resort, an affordable hotel with condominium-style accommodations located directly on the ocean.


The “Treat Your Sweet” Package


Whether you’re planning a special occasion trip for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, a milestone anniversary celebration or a special trip for no reason other than your love, this package ensure that champagne and chocolates will be waiting to welcome you both upon your arrival.


Begin every day of your stay with daily breakfast included at Just Off Main, which serves locally authentic dishes and unique chef specialties, before spending the day poolside or on the beach reconnecting with your sweetheart!


The “Romantic Rendezvous” Package

Spoil him or her with a little extra luxury during a memorable stay on the beach! Check in at the front desk and head up to your accommodations, where a bottle of wine and a fresh fruit basket will be waiting for you two to enjoy together.


Enjoy a charming breakfast for two each morning and a delicious dinner one night of your stay at Just Off Main, the on-site dining experience that is sure to please. Take a romantic sunset walk or toast each other overlooking the beach to complete your experience!

The “Honeymoon” Package

If a beautiful condominium, fully-equipped kitchen and ample space in the form of living and bedrooms just steps from the beach sound like the perfect honeymoon experience, then Avista Resort is ready and waiting for you. 


Share a bottle of champagne your first night, and enjoy turn-down service that evening, complete with rose petals and mints. Start every morning with a full Southern buffet breakfast for two, and dine one evening at the on-site Just Off Main restaurant. This experience also includes tickets to your choice of a show at one of the local entertainment theaters, including the world-renowned Carolina Opry or the award-winning Alabama Theater. 


Whether you’re looking for a place to get away with the love of your life for the first time, a second honeymoon, first-date anniversary, fiftieth wedding anniversary, Mother’s Day, or some milestone in-between, now is the time to book a romantic visit to Myrtle Beach!

5 Tips for Planning a Myrtle Beach Wedding

He finally asked – and of course, you said “Yes!” You couldn’t wait to tell your parents and make it “social media official.” You’ve already chosen your color scheme and started determining a budget. And now it’s time to select your date and book the perfect Myrtle Beach wedding venue!


Consider choosing a venue that offers:


Friendly & Professional Staff: Look for a venue with an expert event team that you get good vibes from right away. Sit down and tell them your vision – they should be willing to hear all of your ideas outright, not matter what they are. If it seems like what you want doesn’t fit one of their standard packages or the budget you’ve set up, they should be highly responsive and quickly suggest alternatives that will fit your needs.


An Oceanfront Location: While there may appear to be many “beach hotels” along The Grand Strand, there are fewer true hotels on the beach. If your heart is set on having the sun, sand and waves of Myrtle Beach as the backdrop for your ceremony and reception, but sure to see the venue for yourself or on Google maps before booking to ensure you’ll enjoy easy beach access and unobstructed views.


Customizable Catering Packages: Standard menus are a good place to start, but look for a catering staff that will partner with you to strike a balance between the impressive and the practical. Sometimes even substituting or subtracting just one or two items from the menu can make a huge difference in your final cost.


On-site Wedding Coordinators: The best Myrtle Beach wedding venues offer dedicated event staff to walk with you through the entire process, from the first pre-planning discussions through the final dance of your big day. These staff should be experts in what they do, so ask them plenty of questions up front before signing a contract for the venue.


Affordable Accommodations for Your Guests: If planning a destination wedding, keep in mind that your guests will already be spending money to get to the beach. Be considerate of their time and costs by selecting a hotel venue for your reception and arranging a discounted group room block (usually 10 hotel rooms or more) in advance for their convenience. Bonus: Look for a resort that offers convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet, swimming pools with hot tubs and an on-site restaurant! 


Find all of these features and more at Prince Resort at Cherry Grove Pier. Located in two towers, one directly on the water and the other just across the street, this oceanfront resort offers three reception venues for your dream wedding in Myrtle Beach!