The Best Places for Live Entertainment Around the Grand Strand Area

September is a great month to be at the beach as the water is warm, the crowds are gone, and there are plenty of local activities taking place that you’ll want to be a part of. If it’s live entertainment you’re looking for, you’re in luck. Below is an assortment of venues where you can enjoy live performances close to your stay in any one of our Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts.
 
The Best Places for Live Entertainment Around the Grand Strand AreaThe Palace Theatre
1420 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Website: http://www.palacetheatremyrtlebeach.com/
Located in the award winning Broadway at the Beach entertainment complex, The Palace Theatre is host to some of the most spectacular live entertainment shows, Broadway theatre productions and musicals from around the world.
 
The Best Places for Live Entertainment Around the Grand Strand AreaLegends in Concert
2925 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach
Website: http://www.legendsinconcert.com/myrtle-beach
Legends in Concert’s state-of-the-art theater is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach at Broadway at The Beach – the Carolina coast’s premiere shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Paying tribute to legendary musical artists like Elvis, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, The Temptations and many more! Each season features a new lineup of tributes to today and yesterdays’ greatest musical legends; all backed by a live band and dancers.
 
The Best Places for Live Entertainment Around the Grand Strand AreaMedieval Times Dinner & Tournament
2904 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach
Website: http://www.medievaltimes.com/plan-your-trip/myrtle-beach-sc/index.html
Experience a time when knights, dragons, chivalry and noble families were the order of the day. Witness firsthand a tournament of jousting and swordplay while wenches work dutifully to serve a bountiful four course feast to you.
 
The Best Places for Live Entertainment Around the Grand Strand AreaPirates Voyage Dinner & Show
8901 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Website: http://piratesvoyage.com/
Experience some swashbuckling excitement as Crimson and Sapphire pirates battle it out on deck, in the water and in the sky above on their full size pirate ships on a 15 foot deep lagoon. Plus live animals, spectacular acrobatics, all while you enjoy a fabulous 4 course pirate feast.
 
The Best Places for Live Entertainment Around the Grand Strand AreaAlabama Theatre
4750 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach
Website: http://www.alabama-theatre.com/
When you’re looking for live entertainment go to the place that’s been voted #1 year after year with their super hot concert acts and the huge variety show ONE. ONE the show features America’s favorite music Country, Broadway, Pop, Gospel, hilariously original Comedy and everything in between.
 
The Best Places for Live Entertainment Around the Grand Strand AreaThe Carolina Opry
8901 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Website: http://www.thecarolinaopry.com/
The only located voted #1 for their best shows 30 years straight and highly acclaimed by The New York Times, USA Today and CNN. Their award-winning variety shows blend hours of high-energy music, comedy and dance in a 2,200 seat theater with state-of-the-art lighting and sound! Performances include The Five English Tenors, The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, Laser Shows, Garrison Keillor, Thunder & Light and more.
 
You’ll never come up short on live entertainment in the Grand Strand area of South Carolina. Be sure to bring your camera with you to take some priceless photographs!
 

Autumn Golfing on Some of the Best Courses Around

Autumn Golfing on Some of the Best Courses Around
Golf is one of the most enjoyed sports in this area whether you’re a golf master or a beginner player using your first rental clubs. A big reason for that are the phenomenal views on a seemingly endless supply of courses on which to play. The city’s charm has brought golfers back time after time to play just one more round on the best golf courses in the area. At Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts we have a large number of North Myrtle Beach condos where you can comfortably stay while you’re here and we have to tell you — they’re even more outstanding than our fairways!
 
The area is widely known because of the number of championship courses available around the Grand Strand. Over the years, the number of courses continues to grow well over 100 courses, providing you the opportunity to play a new course each and every time you visit. Golfers will never be bored with golf when visiting South Carolina. After recharging in our North Myrtle Beach condos after a game, you can dine in one of over 1,800 restaurants in the area.
 
Tidewater Golf Club came in #4 in Golf Digest’s most preferred golf courses in South Carolina. They offer all sorts of summer and fall deals on packages including the Fall Elite Package. The Tidewater courses sit high atop a peninsula that overlooks the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. A magnificent saltwater marsh and ocean inlet adjoin the course on the eastern side while the Intracoastal Waterway flanks several holes on the north and west. Adding to the visual variety, thick stands of hardwoods conjure up memories of New England’s finest clubs. Come see for yourself!

 
Myrtle Beach has some of the finest courses along the east coast. That’s a well-known fact. The Barefoot Love Course is a genuine Carolina gem. Built at Barefoot Resort by North Carolina’s Davis Love, a Tar Heel who knows a little about golf, the course carries his name and his integrity. This course is impeccable, visually striking and a whole lot of fun to play. The course incorporates a replica of ruins from an antebellum plantation house similar to ruins found throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry. Put this one at the top of your list.

 
The World Tour Golf Links Course is another well-known course. This course was built to replicate aspects of some of the most popular courses around. During your time on these courses you will be struck with memories of courses you have played in the past or have seen on television. This course offers golfer’s access to a restaurant between games before its back to the green for another round.

 
Don’t limit yourself to playing just any one course. Pick your favorite spots and bundle them together in a package to get the best rates. The area has all the right courses to create the perfect golf vacation for you and your friends. We hope to see you soon!
 
 

Enjoying Autumn in Coastal South Carolina

Autumn is fast approaching as August winds down. This is such a beautiful time of year to visit coastal South Carolina. This time of year provides us with beautiful colors of foliage, temperatures that are cooler, and less crowds in the area. If you haven’t managed a summer vacation yet, consider coming now when you can enjoy all the area has to offer at a more leisurely pace. Any one of our many South Carolina seaside resorts is sure to be just what you’re looking for to stay here in comfort.

Enjoying Autumn in Coastal South Carolina

Mark your calendar now because while you’re here you’ll want to get out and enjoy the various local events. All are within a short drive to our North Myrtle Beach resorts where you’ll be staying.
 
A short drive to Murrells Inlet, south of Myrtle Beach, will net you a delicious dinner in the “Seafood capital of South Carolina” as well as the Marsh Walk Fireworks Show at 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 4.
 
Dog Days Blues and Jazz Festival will be held at the La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River, SC, from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. Bring your friends and family and plan to enjoy great wine, jazz and blues music.
 
SOS Fall Migration, takes place from September 16-25, 2016. The SOS lounges include Fat Harold’s, Ducks, Duck’s II, the OD Arcade, Pirate’s Cove and the clubs at OD Beach & Golf Resort. There will be special parties scheduled by the clubs as well as tea parties sponsored by member clubs. Enjoy popular bands playing along Main Street. Shag dance instructors will be available to offer classes.
 
Don’t miss the 13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 24, 2016. Held on Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, this event is sponsored by the City of North Myrtle Beach and is open to the public. The festival features food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups. Restaurants will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. A children’s area will offer a variety of entertainment that suits all ages; magic, balloon art and inflatables (for a nominal fee).
 
 

Bucket List: Surfing Lessons…Check!

If you’re working on your Bucket List then you know that vacations are all about checking items off that you’ve accomplished. This summer when you’re vacationing with us at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts and sitting by the pool thinking about how to spend your day, why not consider surfing or paddleboard lessons!
 
Vacations are not just about relaxing but can also be about trying new and different things. This is when you make those memories that last a lifetime. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to surf and it’s on that Bucket List then why not make this year’s vacation the summer you try it!
 
Don’t use age as an excuse to miss out on fun times. Children as young as 4 and seniors in their 80s have learned. Come have the time of your life when you climb onto a surfboard and feel the wind rushing in your face. There’s just nothing quite like it.
 
Kokopelli Surf CampKokopelli Surf Camp
3500 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 340-9565
At the Kokopelli Surf Camp you can rent paddleboards, kayaks, skimboards, surfboards and more. Private and group lessons are available for surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking. Weekly surf camps are held Wednesday-Friday. Wetsuits provided for free. Surfing Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and surrounding beaches since 1996.
 
Jack's Surf LessonsJack’s Surf Lessons
3200 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 647-7471
Jack’s Myrtle Beach Surf School offers a day full of events that are guaranteed fun or your money back. Instructors are CPR and First Aid Certified with over 50 years of surf experience and knowledge. Private, semi-private, and small group lessons for surfing, standup paddleboarding and kayaking.
 

Palmetto Surf School
45th Ave. N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 504-0912
Surfing lessons are private one-on-one or group. Professional training from experienced surfers. Ask about their aerial drone video of your surfing. Surfboard rentals (8’ or 9’ soft top) available.
 
Downwind Surf and Paddleboard LessonsDownwind Surf & Paddleboard Company
2985 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 839-7873
A surf and paddleboard company that rents out surf boards, kayaks and paddle boards as well as giving surf and paddleboard lessons on top of the line equipment. Experienced surf instructors. Directly on the oceanfront with free parking. Book online!
 
 

Where to Satisfy an Ice Cream Craving in NMB

When it comes to ice cream, who doesn’t love it. Whether you like it soft or hard, in a dish or a cone, as a sundae or a shake, we can all agree that ice cream delights the senses.
 
There are plenty of places where you can get ice cream but following are some of the best spots in North Myrtle Beach SC!
 
Where to Satisfy an Ice Cream Craving in NMBOriginal Painters Homemade Ice Cream
2408 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
Painters has been in the ice cream business since 1952 so they know ice cream and they’re good at making it.

 

Where to Satisfy an Ice Cream Craving in NMBSweet Molly’s Creamery
Barefoot Landing, 4742A Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach
Homemade, small batch ice cream in their signature flavors, sundaes, shakes, smoothies and custom made cakes to order. They even have frozen treats for dogs!
 
Where to Satisfy an Ice Cream Craving in NMBDairy King
Main Street in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach
With more than 40 flavors of ice cream they’re sure to have the flavor you’re looking for. This is a favorite spot among the locals.
 
Where to Satisfy an Ice Cream Craving in NMBOD Pavilion Ice Cream Shop
91 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach
The popular OD Pavilion Ice Cream Shop has been serving up sweet frozen treats to families from all over the country since 1997. Stop in and taste the difference of real, old-fashioned ice cream no matter how you have it – cone, dish, or wrapped up as a sundae.
 
 

Most Popular Water Sports & Where to Get the Gear

Some of the most fun you will experience while on a coastal vacation to South Carolina will involve the ocean and the beach. No big surprise, right? But did you know that with just a little gear that you can rent there’s a wealth of other opportunities available to you? At Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts we’re often asked by our guests where to go for water sports gear around Myrtle Beach so we’ve compiled the following list for you. Now you have no excuse to just sit around the pool. Get out and have the vacation of a lifetime!

 

Nu Horizons Dive and TravelNu Horizons Dive and Travel
515 U.S. 501, Suite A, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 839-1932
Offering scuba diving instruction and equipment rentals, as well as an indoor dive tank. Located in the Sports Corner Shopping Center.

 

Banana Boat RentalsDownwind Sails
2915 S. Ocean Blvd, South End, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 448-7245
Hobie Cats, personal watercraft, Jet Skis, and ocean kayaks are available for rent at Downwind Sails, a trusted company at the beach since 1981. Banana-boat rides (where you’re towed in a long, yellow inflatable raft) and parasailing are also available.

 

Island Adventure Watersport RentalsIsland Adventure Watersports
5843 Dick Pond Rd., Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 650-7003
For water fun along the Waterway, this rental spot at the Socastee Swing Bridge offers the standard water-sport vessels, plus wakeboards, paddle boards, and Jet Ski tours.

 

Parasail-RentalsOcean Watersports
405 S. Ocean Blvd., The Strip, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 445-7777
Renting all types of water-sports equipment, from jet skis to jet boats. Located between 3rd Ave. S and beach, between Family Kingdom amusement park and Westgate Resort.

 
Village Surf Shoppe RentalsVillage Surf Shoppe
500 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach
Phone: (843) 651-6396
Take surfing lessons from the crew at Village Surf Shoppe, led by Kelly Richards and his son Cam. Richards shapes his own Perfection Surfboards at the shop, while his national surf champion sons and staff (including 4 USA Team members) take aspiring surfers out for camps and some hands-on action near the Garden City Pier, a tradition since 1969.

 

Coastal Scuba
1903 U.S. 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 361-3323
Learn to scuba dive, take a dive trip, or just rent equipment at Coastal Scuba. PADI-certified.

 

Most Popular Water Sports & Where to Get the GearMyrtle Beach Water Sports, Inc.
4495 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC
Phone: (843) 280-7777
Rent pontoon boats or jet skis at Myrtle Beach Water Sports or try parasailing or a dolphin cruise aboard the Sea Screamer, touted, at 72 feet, as the world’s largest speedboat.

 

Best Places for Bike Rentals in Myrtle Beach

When it comes to family vacations, who wouldn’t want to rent bicycles and go tooling around the area, exploring the nooks and crannies of the community. It’s a great way to bond with family as well as be out and about in an environmentally friendly way. Even if you haven’t been on a bike in 20 or 30 years, it’s never too late to ride again. We assure you that not much has changed since you last rode other than having more styles of bikes to choose from!
 
Check out the following list of best places for bike rentals in Myrtle Beach. All of these are just a short drive from where you’ll be staying at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts for your summer vacation this year.
 
Best Places for Bike Rentals in Myrtle Beach
Mr. C’s Bicycles
720A Business Hwy 17N, Surfside Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 238-3222
The oldest bicycle shop on the Grand Strand. New and used bike sales, rentals, service and repair. Rent for the day or rent for the week. Bike rentals include bicycle, basket and a beverage holder. Weekly rentals include lock and helmet.

 

MB Bicycle Rentals And Tours
Myrtle Beach Bicycle Rentals ‘n Tours
229 Cold Water Circle, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 222-3840
Daily, weekly and monthly rentals of adults and children’s bikes that include helmets and locks. Entry bikes for all ages and levels. Free delivery in surrounding area. Reservations appreciated.

 

Myrtle Beach Bicycles
Myrtle Beach Bicycles
10799 SC-707, Murrells Inlet, SC
Phone: (843) 215-7433
Rentals, repairs, service, and sales. Authorized dealer for Sun bicycles, Origin8, Bianchi, Terratrike, and RedLine Bicycles.

 

Pedego Electric Bikes
Pedego Electric Bikes of Myrtle Beach
3080 DeVille St., The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 602-6941
Offering electric bike sales, rentals, tours, service and lots of accessories.

Hot Summer Nights Entertainment & More

Hot Summer Nights Entertainment & More
When we say Hot Summer Nights are coming to the Grand Strand we’re not just talking about the weather. As the proud winner of the SC Governors Cup Award for Top Tourism Attraction this is one of the most popular festivals of the summer in coastal South Carolina. These not-to-be-missed free events take place from June through August and are open to the public. You haven’t truly experienced a beach vacation until you’ve come out to enjoy our Hot Summer Nights entertainment and more.

 

Monday’s Kids Carnival in Plyler Park features kid’s entertainment, giant inflatables, face painting, characters, super heroes, your favorite Princess, games, and balloon art. Every Monday from 6-9 p.m. there will be live performances on stage featuring stars of tomorrow and all-kids talent. This event is held from June 6 – August 15.

 

Wednesday nights live bands will perform on the Blu Energy Stage from 6-8:30 p.m. on 9th Ave N and Ocean Blvd, plus more entertainment from Boardwalk Elvis on the I Love Sugar Stage in Plyler Park from 6:30-8 p.m.

 

The Fireworks Summer Schedule kicks off on Saturday night, June 4, at dusk and then occurs on Wednesday nights June 8, 15, 22, 29; Monday night, July 4; again on Wednesday’s July 13, 20, 27; and August 3, 10, 17.

 

The 4th of July Fireworks Show is sponsored by The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove and will be the largest, longest and highest level show along the beach! Bring your beach chairs and blankets, find a spot on the beach or the boardwalk, and prepare to be dazzled. There’s no bad spot to watch the show! Every seat is a front row seat.

 

Hot Summer Nights Entertainment & More
Friday nights there will be live music and concerts on the I Love Sugar Stage in Plyler Park from 7-10 p.m. with an assortment of popular bands. You may also see the strolling street performers. Stay connected with the calendar of events with all the details and band line ups brought to you by following the event calendar on Facebook at The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

 

Sunday Celebrations Concert Series will be Contemporary Christian/ Rock on the I Love Sugar Stage in Plyler Park. Brought to you by the The Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront, Downtown Ministries. For the complete band line up go to our promoter Ground Zero.

 

Hot Summer Nights are sponsored by The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, the Oceanfront Merchants Association and the City of Myrtle Beach.

Sun Fun Festival 2016

Sun Fun Festival 2016
This year’s Sun Fun Festival is taking place from Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5, and kicks off Hot Summer Nights on the Grand Strand. The family-friendly festival provides live beach music, shag lessons and a shag contest, kids games, a parade and plenty more. The event is being held in Downtown Myrtle Beach at Plyler Park, the beach in front of Plyler Park, Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk. The festival is sponsored by The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove.

 

Friday, June 3
6:45 p.m. Sun Fun 2016 Kick-Off, Crowning of Sun Fun King & Queen, Plyler Park, Emcee Diane DeVaughn Stokes
7:15 – 9:15 p.m. Kick-Off Concert in Plyler Park featuring The Legacy Motown Revue
9:30 p.m. Golden Knights Night Performance

 

Saturday, June 4
10 a.m. Sun Fun Festival Parade, Emcee Diane DeVaughn Stokes
Noon – 2 p.m. Concert following Parade in Plyler Park featuring The SwashTones
11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Various locations in Plyler Park, the beach and boardwalk:
• Sandcastle Building Contest
• Beach Bingo
• Bocce Ball
• Face painting and balloon animals – Impact Ministries
• Kids contests, crafts and games with prizes (Jello Jump, Watermelon Eating, Water Sponge Toss, bubble gum blowing), Treasure Box (dig for buried treasure in a giant treasure chest), Sponsored by local businesses
• Photo Booths
• Mascot appearances
• Sun Fun Jail
2:00 p.m. Golden Knights Performance
3:00 p.m. Free Shag Lessons in Plyler Park in front of stage
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Concert featuring The Entertainers
5:45 p.m. Shag Contest
7:45 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Swinging Medallions in Plyler Park
10:00 p.m. Fireworks show after the concert from 2nd Ave. Pier

 

Sunday, June 5
Noon (approx.) Golden Knights Performance
1:00 p.m. Free Shag Lessons in Plyler Park in front of stage
2:00 p.m. Concert featuring The Castaways
4:30 p.m. Concert featuring Too Much Sylvia
11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Various locations in Plyler Park, the beach and boardwalk:
• Sandcastle Building Contest
• Beach Bingo
• Bocce Ball
• Face painting and balloon animals – Impact Ministries
• Kids contests, crafts and games with prizes (Jello Jump, Watermelon Eating, Water Sponge Toss, bubble gum blowing), Treasure Box (dig for buried treasure in a giant treasure chest), Sponsored by local businesses
• Photo Booths
• Mascot appearances
• Sun Fun Jail

Schedule is subject to change

 

Native Salt Games in Myrtle Beach
The Native Sons SALT Games, a more competitive type of beach fun, will also be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. The event is free and is being held at the old Myrtle Beach Pavilion site between 8th and 9th Ave North. It features 15 different competitions including lifeguard games, yoga on the Boardwalk, surfing competitions, a 5K, and a Kid’s Fun Run. Read more here…

Where to Dine Out on Mother’s Day

The majority of mothers that we can think of would greatly appreciate being taken out for brunch, lunch or dinner on her special day – Mother’s Day. On May 8, 2016 it will be your chance to shine and show your Mom just how much you care. Following are some of the restaurants offering specials on Mother’s Day this year.

Where to Dine Out on Mother's Day

Croissants Bistro and Bakery
3751 Robert M Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 448-2253
Offering everything from coffee and espresso drinks to homemade soups, sandwiches and baked delicacies to fine dining.

 

House of Blues
4640 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 272-3000
Don’t miss the Sunday Gospel Brunch — the mother of all brunches on the Grand Strand. Featuring great Southern and Cajun cuisine to the soulful sounds of a full gospel choir, guests can feast on made-to-order omelets, fried chicken, peel-and-eat shrimp, country ham and biscuits and more. Continuous seating every Sunday morning 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations please.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House
8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 839-9500
Internationally acclaimed as “The Home of Serious Steaks.” Special Mother’s Day menus and specials available at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Steaks, seafood, salads, delectable homemade desserts, and an award-winning wine list.

 

Chestnut Hill
9922 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 449-3984
Famous for its Sunday brunch, Chestnut Hill goes the extra mile for Mother’s Day. In addition to the regular spread, a carving station featuring ham, roast beef and turkey accompanies fresh local shrimp and oysters fried chicken, seafood gumbo, corned beef hash, grits and breakfast staples, such as fresh fruit and Eggs Benedict, along with a dessert table.

 

The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
4269 Luck Avenue, Little River, SC
Phone: (843) 249-2601
A lobster and champagne dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mother’s Day, May 8. Enjoy a Family-Style Dinner with turkey, ham, beef sirloin, vegetables, dessert and more. Add on the Lobster & Champagne Special for mother’s only at just $12. Call for reservations.

 
We’d like to wish all the mothers and mothers-to-be a very Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts.