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.

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!

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!

Hotspots in Myrtle Beach by Category

It’s almost time for your vacation to Myrtle Beach! After choosing to stay at an oceanfront resort, you’re already off to a great start. Make it even better when you add these must-see hotspots to your itinerary! There’s something here for everyone:

 

The Thrill Seekers

 

The History Buffs

 

The Cultural Enthusiasts

 

The Nature Lovers

 

The Casual Crowd

 

The Whole Family

 

See our complete list of even more things to do in Myrtle Beach near SeaSide Resort!

Have Your Dream Wedding in Myrtle Beach

You have the perfect partner and the perfect ring – now it’s time to plan the perfect wedding to celebrate your love! And what better place than on one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States?

 

Picture this: Waves roll gently onto the shoreline as seagulls fill the air with the sound of laughter. Your guests begin to truly relax as the music plays. Your vows are said against a backdrop of cool green-blue waters and warm cream-colored sands, and sealed with the kiss you’ve been dreaming of. The photos that follow are nothing short of gorgeous, and afterwards everyone moves indoors to get the party started!

This could be your wedding in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

 

A popular wedding reception venue in North Myrtle Beach, the oceanfront Avista Resort offers:

  • Your choice of ballroom spaces (seat up to 200 guests) or 3500 Ocean Grill restaurant space (seats up to 100 guests)
  • Professional wedding specialists on staff
  • On-site catering services
  • On-site audiovisual equipment
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
    Free parking
  • Porter service
    Affordable overnight group rates for attendees
  • Customizable wedding reception packages, which may include:

A dance floor
A head table or Sweetheart table during reception
A cake table with service ware
Table centerpieces (silk floral or pillar candle with hurricane globe or seashell globe, on mirrored circle)

Ivory rose linens for reception and choice of standard napkin colors

A Honeymoon Suite for the bride and groom on the evening of your wedding

In-room champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries for the bride and groom

A full breakfast buffet for the bride and groom on the morning after your wedding
   

See the complete list of wedding packages offered by Avista Resort and banquet menus.

 

Find all this and more at Avista Resort, a sophisticated yet affordable wedding venue on beautiful Myrtle Beach! Call 1-877-238-4487 to speak with an agent.

Can’t-Miss Summer Family Events in Pylar Park, Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach offers plenty of things to do as the temperatures rise, but the Oceanfront Merchants Association’s annual “Hot Summer Nights” are not to be missed!

 

Lucky for visitors, this event lasts all summer long – June 2 through August 31, 2014! Outdoor events are scheduled nightly at Plyar Park, the northernmost point on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade that stretches 1.2 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. The result is an experience that is part concert series, part community fair, and all fun!

 

Come enjoy:

  • Free seaside open-air concerts every night
  • Carnivals games and rides
  • Activities for children
  • Fireworks over the ocean (*select nights)
  • Street performers along the boardwalk walkways
  • Nearby restaurants and gift shops
  • Unbeatable ocean views

Another perk of this event? It is completely free! 

 

Children will love the festive atmosphere and walking along the boardwalk. Adults will enjoy local talent playing a variety of rock and roll, country, alternative, reggae and more. And everyone is invited to ride the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel (*fee), share an oceanfront meal or shop for unique souvenirs to bring back home among the beach shops. 

 

At the end of it all, return to the luxury condominiums of SeaSide Resort  for upscale designer furnishings, complimentary Internet and affordable rates!

 

Learn How to Surf in Myrtle Beach

Poolside sunbathing. Boutique shopping. Creative dining. Boat tours. Carnival rides. Exciting watersports. There’s so much to do in Myrtle Beach!

 

Among one of the most popular activities during a stay at Prince Resort is learning to surf. With small to medium-size waves that are ideal for first-timers – or “not-in-a-long-timers” – the East Coast calls out to all who are willing to listen.

 

But surfing is more than a sport: it is an appreciation of the harmony between man and nature. For many South Carolina locals, a happy and healthy surf life also involves a commitment to keeping the environment clean and treating others with respect.

 

So who will teach you this way of life? While there are many options in and around town, we recommend Kokopelli Surf Camp. Located on our property beside the Cherry Grove Pier, the surf shack offers: 

  • Summer surf camps (May through August)
  • Year-round surfing lessons
  • Year-round SUP paddleboarding lessons and tours
  • Board rentals
  • Board repair
  • Surfing gear and souvenir t-shirts

Adults and children of all ages can participate in learning awareness of ocean waves and control of the board from professional surfers. The Kokopelli staff are experts in teaching both the fundamentals and progressive ways of surfing and paddle boarding! Backing up a lifetime of surfing and ocean experience with surf instruction accreditation’s, CPR/ First-Aid certifications, licenses and insurance, safety always comes first at Kokopelli Surf Camp.

 

Isn’t it time you planned your surfing adventure? Call ahead to (843) 340-9565 for a reservation or walk-up to the shack to inquire about day-of availability. Email kokopellisurfcamp@gmail.com for more details.

10 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Bringing the whole family on a trip to Myrtle Beach this summer? Here are 10 things to do with kids during your visit:

 

1. See who can build the most artistic sandcastle or ride the most waves on a boogie board at the beach.

 

2. Feed the ducks, get lost in a maze of mirrors, watch a movie on the big screen, purchase a souvenir, or get ice cream together at Broadway at the Beach.

 

3. Grab an inflatable tub or raft and float down the lazy river at Horizon at 77th.

 

4. Let the kids learn while they touch, play and explore a variety of interactive exhibits at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina.

 

5. Meet Bengal, Siberian, White and Golden Tabby Tigers up close at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.

 

6. Learn something new about the natural world at WonderWorks.

 

7. See over 10,000 exotic sea creatures at Ripley’s Aquarium.

 

8. Test your putting skills with a game of mini-golf at one of over 50 locations in and around Myrtle Beach.

 

9. See the ocean from way up high on the enclosed-car and air conditioned Myrtle Beach Skywheel at the boardwalk and promenade. 

 

10. Get your kids saying “Aye Aye, Captain!” at Pirates Voyage: Fun, Feast & Adventure, a popular dinner theater show with daily performances.

 

 

Questions about other things to do with your children during your stay? Ask the staff of Horizon at 77th now.