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.

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…

Fun-Filled Local Events You Shouldn’t Miss

When it comes to vacations we can tell you how to pack the most fun into your time on the Grand Strand. Let’s face it, beach vacations aren’t only about the beach. There are many fun-filled local events that take place around coastal South Carolina, some of which will be going on while you’re in town. If you’ll be staying at one of our Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts over the next month be sure to take in some of these mentioned below. There’s just no reason not to make the most of what’s going on around the area while you’re here.

Fun-Filled Local Events You Shouldn't Miss

Barefoot Princess Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise
Barefoot Landing Marina, North Myrtle Beach
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23
A great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Intracoastal Waterway while listening to a guide. Indoor and outdoor seating.


Winter Tea Party at Brookgreen Gardens
Pavilion Restaurant at Brookgreen Gardens
3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 27-28, 2016
Come for an afternoon of tasty treats and tea! Tickets are $35 for general public and $30 for members. Call 843-235-6016 to make your reservation.


17th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon
Myrtle beach Pelicans Stadium, Myrtle Beach
6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 3-5
Compete n the Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and Half Marathon and support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!


Canadian American Festival Week
Myrtle Beach House of Blues, Myrtle Beach
Saturday, March 12 through Sunday, March 20
The 55th Annual Canadian-American Festival will be held at different locations around the Grand Strand.


7th Annual Irish Fest
The Market Commons
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 12
Come enjoy Irish beers, Irish foods, live Irish entertainment, variety of vendors, and kids activities at Valor Park!


24th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 12
28th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in North Myrtle Beach will come alive with the luck of the Irish.


Spending Halloween in Myrtle Beach

If you’ll be spending Halloween in Myrtle Beach SC this year there’s some things to keep in mind. This is the time of year for ghosts and goblins to be out and about and as you’ll discover, they’re right here in Myrtle Beach, too! Children will be out trick-or-treating and we caution you to be careful when you’re driving around.

Happy Halloween
Children going trick-or-treating should dress in bright colors and have reflective tape added to their costumes to ensure their safety. Wearing a headlamp and/or carrying a flashlight is a good idea, too. Remember the phrase – Safety in Numbers! It’s a fact that children traveling in groups are far safer than going out alone or with just one other.


If your family is staying in any of our Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts during this time, we encourage you to dress the kids up and take them out. There are plenty of events going on in the local area that you won’t have to go door-to-door at the homes of people you don’t know. Not far from our Myrtle Beach condos are the following places where special events are being held for the kids.

Children in Halloween costumes

Halloween Trick or Treating at Broadway at the Beach will be held Saturday, October 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Broadway at the Beach will host trick-or-treating around the complex in a fun and safe environment. Bring your children, dressed up in costumes, for special treats at participating stores and shops.

Happy Halloween

Trick or Treating at Barefoot Landing will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. The Ghouls and Goblins will be out this October! Dress up and come get your Halloween spirit on as princesses, witches and all your favorite characters take over Barefoot and don’t forget the Candy! Happy Trick or Treat!

Halloween on the Marshwalk
Annual Halloween on the Marshwalk will be on October 31, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. Join us at 5:00 p.m. for trick-or-treating and the Children’s Costume Contest. Judging will be at the Pirate Statue behind Drunken Jack’s Restaurant at 6:00 p.m. The adult fun begins at 8 p.m. with an Adult Costume Contest. Win cash and prizes with over $2,000 to be given out for the best costumes!

Wishing you and your family a safe and fun-filled Halloween 2015!

Local Festivals Are A Sure Sign of Autumn

It’s not too hard to tell that Autumn is fast approaching. You’ve only to look around at the thinning crowds on the beach, temperatures falling back into the delightful 80s and many local festivals cropping up, to convince you the next season is nearly here. Vacationers and locals alike look forward to the return of the following local festivals taking place each year. Stop by any or all of them while you’re vacationing with us at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts and you’ll surely see why!


These Local Festivals Are a Sure Sign of Autumn
St. John’s Greek Festival
This Greek festival is a four day event is sponsored by a held in the Fellowship Hall at St. John’s Orthodox Church of Myrtle Beach, 3301 33rd Ave., Ext. N, Myrtle Beach. The festival lasts from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day Thursday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 27.


These Local Festivals Are a Sure Sign of Autumn
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
This annual festival features musical performances and art throughout the town of Pawleys Island from Friday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 27. A wide assortment of events make up this festival of music and art including Chalk Under the Oaks, Food & Wine Gala, musical performances and more. Many free events and others with varying ticket prices.


These Local Festivals Are a Sure Sign of Autumn
Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival
You can’t come to Myrtle Beach this time of the year and not attend the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival. This annual event is held at the Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet. Beginning Friday, Sept. 25 at noon it runs until 6 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 26, the event is held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. And on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features over 100 of the finest artisans and provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and food, along with the offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians. Daily festival admission fee is $8 for adults. A multi-day pass is available for $10. Visitors 15 years old and younger are admitted free with an adult. Admission to the park during the festival is also free. Free festival admission to Park Passport Plus holders, and three guests. No dogs or other pets are permitted at the festival.


These Local Festivals Are a Sure Sign of Autumn
Irish Italian International Festival
This year come out to the 12th Annual Irish Italian International Festival being held at 421 Main St., in North Myrtle Beach. This is a free event taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. The event will be held rain or shine. This one-day event is fun for the whole family and includes food, live music, street performers, vendors, dance groups and plenty more. There will be a contest for best entree, best dessert and best decorated. One of the favorites of the day is the spaghetti-eating contest! This festival is free for the whole family!

Where to Find Free Movies, Concerts and Fireworks Displays

    There are some things vacationers to Myrtle Beach just come to expect when they arrive here year after year. When you’re traveling with a family it’s important to choose wisely when it comes to entertainment and other activities. Costs of these outings as well as meals can add up pretty fast. When you stay in any of our Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts you’ll be in close proximity to the following free events and activities that the kids will love!

Where to Find Free Movies, Concerts and Fireworks Displays

Movies Under the Stars at The Market Common
Enjoy free movies at Valor Park every Friday from 9-11 p.m. throughout the summer. It’s a fun way to treat your family yet at no expense! Plus all you need is a blanket or chair and some snacks! Following are the upcoming shows through the end of summer:

July 24: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
August 7: Up
August 14: Finding Nemo
August 21: An American Tail
August 28: Beetlejuice
Where to Find Free Movies, Concerts and Fireworks Displays
Hot Summer Nights at the Boardwalk
There’s plenty going on at The Boardwalk located oceanfront in Myrtle Beach every night, all summer long. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8-11 p.m. at the I Love Sugar Stage at Plyler Park the free Oceanfront Concert Series takes place. There will be an assortment of rock, country, jazz and pop artists performing. Boardwalk Elvis and other talented performers will stroll through the crowds performing as they go every Friday and Sunday from 8-10 p.m. in Plyler Park. You won’t want to miss the free Fireworks Show taking place on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.

Where to Find Free Movies, Concerts and Fireworks Displays

Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach
Come celebrate the sounds and sights of summer at Broadway at the Beach with free nightly entertainment! From face painters to musical performers, our summer entertainment brings fun as you shop, dine and explore every night of the week. Don’t miss Princess Saturday, Superhero Sundays and free Fireworks Displays at 10 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday night!

Best Places to Celebrate July 4th

There are plenty of local events happening to celebrate Independence Day this year and if you’re in the area you’ll want to be a part of as many of them as you can. This holiday on 4th of July includes barbecues, parades and plenty of fireworks up and down the coastline. When you stay in any one of our Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts you’ll be in a prime spot to watch the fireworks in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. For the best seat in town though, go to the beachfront and you’ll likely see even more – up and down the coast. As far as the eye can see – everyone will be celebrating Independence Day.

Best Places to Celebrate July 4th

Salute from the Shore

The 6th annual Salute from the Shore military flyover at 1 p.m. on July 4 is not to be missed. A flight of two F-16s from the 20th Fighter Wing based at Shaw Air Force Base will cover the entire coast, circling Patriot’s Point in Charleston before concluding their run south of Hilton Head. We are honored to have these professionals from Shaw supporting us again this year!

Murrells Inlet July 4th Patriotic Boat Parade

The 32nd annual boat parade will take place in Murrells Inlet starting at 12 noon. Entrants will compete to win the prize for the most patriotic and best decorated boat. The crowds will be able to participate and vote on the patriotic décor by round of applause and cheers. Whoever has the loudest cheers will be awarded the winner.

Best Places to Celebrate July 4th

Surfside Beach July 4th Celebration

The residents of Surfside Beach know how to celebrate Independence Day in a big way so don’t miss their annual 4th of July celebration! It’s being held from 6-10 p.m. at the Surfside Pier, 115 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, and is open to the public.

Pawleys Island July 4th Parade

The 48th annual Pawleys Island 4th of July parade will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Visitors and locals alike enter in the parade and travel through the Island in anything that becomes a makeshift float — be it a boat, car, or flatbed truck! All are decorated in true red, white, and blue in true patriotic fashion. The Pawleys Island parade is a fun, family tradition not to be missed.

Best Places to Celebrate July 4th

Local Firework Displays

Firework displays to celebrate the 4th of July holiday are all around the Grand Strand area. Here’s the schedule for those being held around Cherry Grove south to Murrells Inlet:

Barefoot Landing – 10 p.m. at 4898 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
Cherry Grove Pier – 9 p.m. at 3500 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach – 10 p.m. at 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
2nd Avenue Pier – 10 p.m. at 110 North Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk – 10 p.m. at 4123 US-17 Bus., Murrells Inlet

All of us at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day celebration this year!

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!

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.