Where to Stay For Your Golf Vacation

When you’re making your plans for that much needed trip to Myrtle Beach to play some serious golf – whether with your buddies or with your family – you’ll have your choice of places to stay. We recommend that you stay somewhere that will provide you with discounted golf packages as well as your golfing accommodations. At Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts we can do just that – we do it every day!

Where to Stay For Your Golf Vacation

Our luxurious oceanfront and ocean view resorts offer you the choice of playing and staying north, south or right in the middle of the Grand Strand area. Choose from Avista Resort, Prince Resort, The Horizon at 77th, Towers at North Myrtle Beach, SeaSide, or Grande Shores.

 

The availability of golf courses around the Grand Strand area include more than 110 championship courses. These are sure to challenge your best game and in the process, make you a better player. You’ll appreciate that our accommodations are conveniently located in close proximity not just to many of the courses, but also many attractions and more than 1,800 dining establishments in the Grand Strand area alone.

Where to Stay For Your Golf Vacation

If you’re traveling with non-golfers this will be an ideal location for them. They’ll be close to the beach, the area’s attractions, and plenty of shopping, too! They can spend the day at any of the local amusement or water parks, go shopping at nearly unlimited malls and specialty shops, or visit Brookgreen Gardens in nearby Murrells Inlet.

 

The golf packages we have ensure you pay discounted golf rates and save up to 35% off the price of your accommodations. Take advantage of midweek and evening golf specials up to 30% off! We also provide additional discounts for groups of 12 or more stay and play golfers. Take a look at our Course Directory and start making your selections right now.

 

We’re ready to supply you with quotes on stay and play deals before you ever leave home. Once you’re here, if you haven’t prearranged your deals we can help you with booking “Last Minute” tee times 48 hours prior to being on the course and teeing up.

 

When it comes to golf vacations in and around Myrtle Beach, you can count on staying in comfort and saving big when you stay with us at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts.

What to Pack for a Summer Vacation at Myrtle Beach

When it comes to packing for any type of vacation, people usually fall into one of two camps – they either pack way too much and use half of what they brought or they pack way too little and leave many critical items at home. We’re here to help you streamline the packing process and take the stress out of it.

Packing for a beach vacation doesn’t have to be stressful. To alleviate every traveler’s stress that sounds like “Oh man, what am I forgetting?” we’ll give you a checklist of the most important items you should consider bringing. Check each item off only when it’s been placed into your luggage or vehicle.

 

What to Pack for a Summer Beach Vacation

Plan Well Ahead

When you have weeks, rather than minutes, to pack everything you and your family needs for a trip you’re less likely to forget important items. If you keep in mind that every thing is replaceable, that no matter what you may have forgotten to bring, you can purchase or rent at low cost once you reach your destination, you really take the pressure off.

 

What to Pack for a Summer Beach Vacation

What Not to Bring

Don’t bring large items that you can easily rent once you arrive or that may already be supplied with your vacation rental. Items such as beach chairs, umbrellas, rafts and other blow up beach toys take up valuable space in your luggage. Food items should also not be brought as these can be purchased at any nearby grocery. Bicycles, bike helmets, kayaks and other watercraft can also be rented inexpensively.

 

What to Pack for a Summer Beach Vacation

What to Bring

Following are some of the most common items you may want to bring on a family beach vacation plus some things you may not have thought of.

▢ Camera or Video Cam – Even if your phone has a built-in camera it’s a good idea to bring a back up. You want to be sure to capture those precious moments!
▢ Give a bit of thought to whether you’re bringing computer equipment. Remember, this is a vacation. A laptop or tablet/pad may be beneficial but leave the printer, external keyboards and monitors at home.
▢ Any charging or power cables for camera, phone, and any computer equipment you may be bringing along.
▢ Beach towels, sunscreen, and a cooler can be brought or purchased locally.
▢ Favorite pillow, a child’s favorite blanket, favorite toys to occupy the kids on the trip there.
▢ Swimsuits, sunglasses, and a really cool sun hat to shield you or your family members from the sun.
▢ A good book (and reading glasses if you need them).
What to Pack for a Summer Beach VacationClothing – Bring casual summer wear and one dress up outfit. Also bring a lightweight long sleeve shirt to protect yourself from too much sun.
▢ Footwear – Sneakers or other walking shoes, sandals, and a pair of nice shoes to go with the dress up outfit should you decide to dine somewhere upscale or take in a live show.
▢ Medicines that any family members are required to take. Bring any medical records including your health insurance card and your primary care physician’s contact info.
▢ If you’ll be mailing postcards bring your address book unless you store this information on your phone.
▢ Personal care items such as shampoo, toothpaste, floss, first aid kit, deodorant, headache remedies, razor, soap, etc. can be brought or can be easily purchased at a local drug store.
▢ An itinerary. Prior to your trip it’s a good idea to do some research online for the area you’re visiting. For those that like to plan ahead, make a list of places you want to visit and what you want to do each day. Be sure to check out the many local events.
▢ Rain gear. You probably won’t need it but it won’t hurt to bring a raincoat and/or umbrella for each person in your family. That way if it does sprinkle you’ll quite literally be covered.
▢ Binoculars are great for exploring up and down the coastline as well as out into the Atlantic Ocean.

 

What to Pack for a Summer Beach Vacation

It’s never a good idea to travel with a lot of cash no matter where you were planning on stashing it. Debit and credit cards, or Traveler’s Checks are all safer ways to cover your expenses when traveling. Be sure to bring contact information for the banks or other lending institutions that supplied the cards in case they happened to go missing.

We know that when you have the important things with you on vacation, you’re have a much more relaxing time. Check us out online at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts for your accommodations. We can supply you with fully furnished and beautifully decorated beach vacation rentals that will enhance your stay to the fullest.

 

The Carolina Country Music Fest Comes To Myrtle Beach This June

Country music is coming to Myrtle Beach, and doing it in a big way.  The first annual Carolina Country Music Fest will kick off four days of music and fun starting Thursday June 4th.

The festivities will be held on 18 acres of oceanside land between the Myrtle Beach boardwalk and the town’s main drag, Ocean Blvd.  This unique coastal location is bound to make for an exciting weekend filled with surf, sun, and loads of great music.

Festival organizers have made the fan experience a priority and will be using a two stage set up including the ABC15 WPDE stage, and the main Jack Daniels stage ensuring the music plays on with little interruption between bands.

 

Concert Crowd

 

Country Musics Stars Coming To Myrtle Beach

Speaking of the music, the Carolina Country Music Fest has drawn some of the hottest names in country music to play alongside plenty of up and coming acts.  Fan favorites include Sam Hunt playing a Thursday night kick-off concert, Rascal Flatts playing Friday night, Eric Church on Saturday night, and wrapping it all up on Sunday night, Lady Antebellum.

While the big names draw the prime time slots, this party goes all day long.  Festival grounds will be opening at noon Friday thru Sunday with a total of 25 artists entertaining crowds.  In an exciting twist, Reverb Nation has been holding regional contests around the country with winners earning spots to play on the main stage throughout the weekend.

 

American music: guitar with US flag

 

Not Just Music
The bands will be the big attraction at the Carolina Country Music Fest, but event organizers made sure there would be plenty going on during the weekend for concertgoers taking a break from the tunes.  The more adventurous among attendees will enjoy a ride (or multiple rides) on the Zip Line adventure set up on festival grounds.  The site will also include a concessions area, merchandise booths, and, of course, the beach is just a few steps away.

 

Three Ticketing Options

There are plenty of ticketing options for the Carolina Country Music Fest.  Starting with a three-day general admission pass for $189.  This option includes a three-day festival pass, over 35 performances on 2 stages, easy re-entry all weekend, and plenty of free activities.

Looking for a little special treatment?  The three-day main stage VIP package priced at $299 includes all the perks of a general admission pass with the addition of access to an exclusive VIP area with a cash bar, a special viewing area, private bathrooms, and a VIP entrance.

Finally, if you’re looking for a special experience consider the three day super VIP package priced at $999.  This luxury concert experience includes everything from the main stage VIP.

Local Tips: The Best Places in Myrtle Beach for…

Insider information can make the difference between an ordinary vacation and an extraordinary one. Community review websites like TripAdvisor.com are a great place to start, but nothing beats personalized recommendations from local resident who live in the area you’re visiting. 

 

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts are always ready to help make recommendations for the best places to eat and things to do around town. Whether you and your companions are looking for a classic tourist beach experience, traveling on a limited budget, needing something to entertain the whole family, or just itching to try a completely new vacation experience, they’re sure to have some recommendations. Preview some of their top picks below:

 

The best places in Myrtle Beach to go for…

A Seafood Dinner: With views of the ocean and plenty of fresh menu items, 3500 Ocean Grill and Just off Main are not to be missed during your vacation!

 

A Happy Hour Escape: Unwind in the art deco, neon-cool Tree Top Lounge offering drinks, appetizers, music, flat-screen TVs, pool tables and 4th floor views of Ocean Boulevard.

 

A Sunset Walk: The Cherry Grove Section of North Myrtle Beach offers the best views of the sun going down over the ocean.

A Scenic Drive: Roll down the windows as you cruise along Myrtle Beach’s well-known Ocean Boulevard!

 

A Romantic Proposal: The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the perfect place to pop the question against a stunning backdrop of sun and sea. 

 

A Family Movie: Several times during the summer and early fall, McLean Park hosts outdoor movies events that are free and open to the public. 

 

Nature Trail Hiking: Explore Myrtle Beach State Park via one of its many hiking trails and be sure to visit the nature station as well.

Taking Photographs: The Cherry Grove Area of North Myrtle Beach offers excellent scenery for professional and amateur photographers alike!

 

A Relaxing Massage: Consider an on-site Thai Massage at Grande Shores Resort for the ultimate in rejuvenation! 

 

Clothing & accessory shopping: Treat yourself to some retail therapy at Tanger Outlets.

 

Souvenir shopping: Boulineau’s in Cherry Grove fills four square blocks with everything from souvenirs to fishing gear to groceries!

The Best Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotels Have It All

A beach vacation should have everything you’re looking for. Of course, the big three are sun, sand and surf. There’s nothing quite as relaxing as walking just a few steps from your hotel room onto warm white sands, right? In fact, you’re probably already picturing yourself setting up an umbrella, spreading out an oversized towel and leisurely becoming acquainted with the cool waters and refreshing breezes.

 

But in Myrtle Beach, you’ll find that the best oceanfront hotels and resorts are not only close to the sea — they also feature plenty of other activities both on-site and nearby. Add in overnight guest room rates at prices that keep more money in your pocket, and you can’t afford to not consider North Carolina for your next getaway!

 

Check out these oceanfront Myrtle Beach hotels that have it all:

 

Avista Resort

Located near popular shopping and dining in North Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Drive area, Avista Resort features free wireless Internet, private balconies, fully appointed kitchens, three pools, two lazy rivers, a children’s area and much more! Learn more.

 

Grande Shores Resort

From guest rooms to condominiums, Grande Shores Resort offers a variety of accommodations on a stretch of white sand close to local attractions. Guests can choose to walk down to the beach, dine at the pool bar and grill, soak in four hot tubs, enjoy the rooftop pool and lazy river, or browse the complimentary Internet. Learn more.

 

Horizon at 77th

An elevated ocean-view water recreation area with a lazy river, a rooftop sun deck, two pools, an impressive fitness center, and free wireless Internet are only a few of the amenities available at the Horizon at 77th. Enjoy all the comforts of home in a condominium experience. Learn more.

 

Prince Resort

Only feet from the famous Cherry Grove Fishing Pier in North Myrtle Beach, Prince Resort brings the tropical condominium-style living to its guests through creative on-site cuisine, two large pools, a lazy river, a kiddie area and many other amenities that are sure to please. Learn more.

 

SeaSide

Coastal living meets Southern hospitality in North Myrtle Beach at SeaSide, which offers condominium accommodations with private balconies; full kitchens; complimentary continental breakfast; free Internet; and water amenities, including pools, hot tubs and a lazy river! Learn more.

 

Begin planning your visit by calling (877) 624-6052 today for additional information about these best affordable oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach!

Your Honeymoon in Myrtle Beach Awaits

Looking for the perfect way to begin your new life together in Myrtle Beach? Prince Resort at the Cherry Grove Pier has everything needed to help you unwind and relax after bidding the last of your wedding guests farewell. Take a stroll along miles of warm, sandy beaches. Sit on the pier to reflect on your ceremony. Spend a romantic sunset toasting each other. Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean and the smell of salt water. Can you think of anything better?

 

Honeymoon at Prince Resort to enjoy these thoughtful perks:

 

  • Gorgeous ocean views
  • 1 Bottle of champagne upon arrival
  • Turn-down service for your first night, complete with rose petals and mints
  • Full Southern breakfast buffet included every morning of your stay at 3500 Ocean Grill
  • 1 Oceanfront dinner for two included at 3500 Ocean Grill
  • 2 Tickets to a show at one of the local entertainment theaters, such as the world-renowned Carolina Opry, award-winning Alabama Theater, or always-fun Legends in Concert
  • Beautiful condominium accommodations with fully-equipped kitchens and ample living and bedroom space
  • Easy access to the beach, just steps away
  • Close proximity to the pier for surf lessons, fishing and sunset walks
  • Upscale accommodations at an affordable price

 

You’re going to remember your honeymoon forever – be sure it is perfect by making your reservation at Prince Resort today! Learn more about this honeymoon package or call (855) 710-4945 now.

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!