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Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching – have you made plans? Myrtle Beach is THE place to be for Labor Day weekend and our resorts are close to all of the action. From exciting “end of summer” celebrations to finger-licking good food events, you are sure to find plenty to do to keep you busy all weekend long!


Take a peek at these top Labor Day Weekend events!


Beach, Boogie, & BBQ Festival | September 2nd & 3rd | Market Common 

beach boogie and bbq festival myrtle beach


This finger-licking good annual event is a favorite among visitors and locals alike and always draws a crowd. Head to Market Common over Labor Day weekend to try samples of the best BBQ offerings in the entire southeast! Get your fill of succulent wings, smoky pulled pork, fall-off-the-bone tender ribs, and plenty of signature sauces This festival will also offer live entertainment, plenty of activities for children, games and contests, a spacious beer garden for the adults, and even a spectacular fireworks show on Saturday evening. Stop by between 6pm – 10pm on Friday or 12pm – 10pm on Saturday to see what all the buzz is about!


Coastal Uncorked Food & Wine Festival | September 2th – 4th | Broadway at the Beach


This lively culinary event is entering it's eighth year and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The festival will kick off with “Chocolate Under The  Moon”, a sweet dessert and moonshine cocktail event that will take place Friday evening. Saturday will host the “Brews ‘N The Beach” Craft Beer event with tons of beer and food vendors and live entertainment throughout the afternoon. Finally, Sunday afternoon will host the popular Grand Tasting Event with signature wine samples, decadent hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment. All events will take place on the 21st avenue side of Broadway at the Beach. Tickets are available online or can be purchased the day of at the event; call (843) 626-9668 for more information.



Labor Day Music & Cookout | September 3rd | La Belle Amie Vineyard


If you like good eats and good beats you won’t want to miss the Labor Day Weekend cookout at La Belle Amie Vineyard! This family friendly event will offer live music throughout the afternoon as well as tasty grilled treats from The Vineyard Grill – burgers, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, and more. Guests will also be treated to complimentary vineyard tours and will have the chance to sample current seasonal wine offerings. This event runs from noon – 5pm and the cost is only $3 to attend. Call (843) 399-9463 for more information.



Pops With The Pelicans | September 3rd | Myrtle Beach Pelicans

hotdog at baseball game

Looking for a great family event to enjoy on Saturday evening? If so, grab tickets to the first ever Pops With The Pelicans event, presented by Duplin Winery and The Long Bay Symphony. Guests will be enjoy an enchanting and lively 2-hour long on-field performance from the symphony featuring a wide array of genres, including Broadway and iconic pop hits and more traditional classical arrangements. Gates will open at 6:00 pm and the performance will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. The event will conclude with a magical fireworks display that is sure to delight. Tickets are $25 / person in advance or $30 the week of the event. Call (843) 918-6000 for tickets or for more information.



Brews, Blues, & BBQ | September 3rd | Myrtle Beach House of Blues


Do you love good food, good brews, and good tunes? You can enjoy just that at the 5th annual Brews, Blues, & BBQ Festival at the Myrtle Beach House of Blues. Enjoy craft beer samples from a wide array of local and regional vendors and signature BBQ items from The Smokehouse while listening to live music from Nova City out on the famous outdoor deck. Gates will open at 5pm and Nova City will rock out from 7pm – 11pm. The cost is only $5 / person, which includes a souvenir sampling cup, and then beer samples range from $2 – $4 / each. Call (843) 272-3000 for more information. 



Labor Day Last Day Blast | September 4th & 5th | Myrtle Waves Water Park 

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Come out and celebrate the unnofiicial last weekend of summer at Myrtle Waves Water Park! The state’s largest and most exciting water park is offering one-day passes for only $15.99 / person for all day long park access. Both fun-packed days will feature a live DJ, family games, and special character appearances. Myrtle Waves will also screen a family-friendly movie on their giant wave pool screen. Call (843) 913-9250 for more information.




Labor Day Eats


Looking to grab all-American fare this Labor Day weekend? Here are a few spots that our guest love and recommend to others:



Myrtle Beach BBQ


Damon’s Oceanfront Grill – This oceanfront eatery offers succulent house-smoked barbecue offerings, including the signature Damon’s ribs – offered in both a full and half rack. Located just a short drive south from Coral Beach, this BBQ hotspot is a visitor favorite. Call (843) 626-8000 for more information.


Little Pigs BBQ – Little Pigs BBQ offers a no-frills approach to their culinary concoctions. Dine on a variety of barbecue favorites like pulled pork, BBQ chicken, tender ribs, and plenty of succulent souther-style sides. Call (843) 692-9774 for more information.


Simply Southern Smokehouse – If you are looking for the best BBQ buffet in town, look no farther than Simply Southern. This local staple offers something for everyone with a variety of barbecue meats, sides, and house made sauces. Call (843) 839-1913.




Myrtle Beach Burgers


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River City Café – Looking for a more creative twist on the traditional burger? If so, look no farther than River City Café. This local chain offers over 30 signature spins on the traditional burger, including the mac-n-cheese burger and the peanut butter burger. Call (843) 448-1990 for the 21st Avenue North location.


Peaches Corner – Peaches Corner is an area staple and has been going strong for over 75 years. The iconic location in downtown Myrtle Beach is hard to miss! Peaches is the perfect spot for a classic burger to-go. Call (843) 448-7424 for more information.


Burky’s Grill – Enjoy a blast from the past and a classic diner experience at Burky’s Grill. This retro restaurant serves up fresh flat-top grilled burgers cooked to-order with just about any topping you can imagine, including the famous Burky’s chili. Call (843) 626-2888 for more information.


ART Burger Sushi Bar – Burger perfectionists and aficionados will appreciate the gourmet offerings at ART Burger Sushi Bar. This downtown burger destination uses fresh, local ingredients for their decadent selection of craft burgers. Call (843) 839-4774 for more information.


Fuddrucker’s – Cheese sauce… need we say more? This well-known burger chain serves up thick, juicy burgers and endless burger toppings via their spacious toppings bar. Call (843) 946-9887 for more information.



Myrtle Beach Ice Cream


Painter’s Ice Cream – Painter’s Ice Cream is a tradition for many – and it’s not hard to see why. This local shop hand-churns all of their signature flavors in-house and they offer several varieties that can’t be found anywhere else. Call (843) 272-6934 for more information.


Ben & Jerry’s – Rich, creamy concoctions that are full of your favorite flavors is exactly what you can find at one of the area’s many Ben & Jerry’s locations. Ben & Jerry’s is the perfect place to go if everyone already has their favorite flavor in mind. You can find locations at Broadway at the Beach or in downtown Myrtle Beach.  Call (843) 213-1754 for the 21st Avenue / Ocean Boulevard location.


Mad Myrtle Ice Creamery – Pick up a cone or a milkshake to-go at Mad Myrtle Ice Creamery, conveniently located in downtown Myrtle Beach. This diner-style ice cream shop serves up all of your favorite traditional ice cream concoctions with a smile. Call (843) 626-0022 for more information.



What Myrtle Beach event are you most looking forward to this Labor Day?


Summer is in full swing and the beach is bustling with activity. From bumming it on the beach all day to checking out all of the area’s hottest attractions, our hotel guests sure know how to work up an appetite. One of the most common questions we get involve food. And, in the summer, burgers are a popular choice.


Curious about where you can find the best burger bites in Myrtle Beach? We’ve got the scoop!



River City Café | Multiple Locations


Found only in the immediate Myrtle Beach area, River City Café has become an area staple. Visitors and locals alike flock to this popular burger place for towering patties smothered and covered into creative concoctions. Get a taste of the low country with the Palmetto Burger, topped with house made pimento cheese or spice things up with the Three Alarm Burger, covered in Cajun spice, hot sauce, and jalapenos. Other popular options include the Black-n-Bleu Burger, the Swiss Mushroom Burger, and the Texas BBQ Burger. And, with several locations in the area, you won’t have to go far to find these tasty treats.


Art Burger Sushi Bar | North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 839-4774


ART Burger plateA newcomer to the Myrtle Beach burger lineup, ART Burger Sushi Bar offers a unique atmosphere to say the least. The modern, oceanfront location utilizes only the highest quality ingredients in their made-from-scratch concoctions. Each burger is named after a famous artist and favorites include the Remington, the El Greco, and the Rembrandt – to name a few. They also serve up the only nitrogen cocktails on the beach and offer oceanfront seating located right off the Myrtle Beach boardwalk.


Fuddrucker's | North Kings Highway | (843) 497-3891


Cheese sauce, need we say more? Fuddrucker’s is a national chain and is a great option for groups or families who are craving something familiar. Their burger options come in three sizes and are completely customizable with their famous toppings bar, which includes the coveted melted cheese sauce that is good on just about anything.


Burky’s Grill | North Kings Highway | (843) 626-2888


Burky’s has been a local favorite for over 20 years and is a true Myrtle Beach staple. This 1950’s style diner is known for quick, friendly service, low prices, and delicious homemade burgers. A great place for families, Burky’s offers grilled burgers and cheeseburgers with a variety of toppings, including their famous Cincinnati Style Chili. Be sure to save room afterwards for a scoop (or two) of their Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream.  


Peaches Corner | North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 448-7424


This classic quick-serve burger joint has been serving beach-goers for over 75 years and they show no sign of slowing down any time soon! The menu here is simple and the food is made with love, you can be sure of that. Dig into a classic like the bacon cheeseburger or try something a little more daring like the frank-n-burger, which is topped with chili, cheese, and a split hotdog on top, or a quesadilla burger which is made to order and served on a flour tortilla. Guests can opt to take a seat in the diner-style interior or grab their meal to-go and enjoy a scenic stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Call (843) 448-7424 for more information.



Where is your favorite place in Myrte Beach to grab a burger and fries? Let us know!


It wouldn’t be a trip to the beach without fabulous fresh seafood! Whether you enjoy the raw version and are craving copious amount of fresh sushi or you prefer your nautical kicks cooked and would prefer a nice fried or broiled entree, you can find several varieties of this highly coveted cuisine in the Myrtle Beach area. 


Check out our roundup of the Best Places in Myrtle Beach to Find Fresh Seafood and let us know what you think!


Fresh Seafood Restaurants In Myrtle Beach


Sea Captain’s House | Myrtle Beach | (843) 448-8082


This oceanfront eatery is a Myrtle Beach staple, with almost 100 years of history along the Grand Strand. Fresh, classic seafood items are what guests have come to love and Sea Captain’s House never disappoints. Items include lighter options like salads, soups, and sandwiches while heartier entrees include an array of fresh catch selections, jumbo lump crab cakes, local oysters, surf and turf selections, and much more. Sea Captain’s House is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, making it easy to enjoy amazing seafood any time of the day! Call (843) 448-8082 for reservations more information.


Berry’s Seafood | North Myrtle Beach | (843) 249-2534 


Fresh Fish Entree

Looking for a place to enjoy a great seafood experience without the black tie (or black tie prices)? If so, dig into the succulent offerings at Berry’s Seafood. Located just a short drive up the road in North Myrtle Beach, Berry’s Seafood is actually a restaurant and market combined, meaning you can grab fresh ingredients “to go” if you don’t want the full restaurant experience. If you are looking to kick back and dig in, you can look forward to an array of homey favorites like low country boil variations, fried seafood sandwiches, and generous dinner platters. Fast, fun, affordable eats are what Berry’s Seafood specializes in. Call (843) 249-2534 for more information.


Pier House Restaurant | Myrtle Beach | (843) 445-7437


Fresh Myrtle Beach seafood and unbeatable beach views are just two things that guests look forward to at Pier House Restaurant. Located at the popular Second Avenue Pier, Pier House Restaurant is located on the second story and features dining rooms that take full advantage of the coveted location. Get started with an order of bacon wrapped local shrimp or with the decadent seaside spinach dip. For the main event, dig into fresh catch options like grouper, broiled scallops, or crab cakes; or, stick with a lighter item like a fresh salad or sandwich. Second Avenue Pier also offers an open-air rooftop bar that is great for refueling after a busy day at the beach or for grabbing a quick snack before a night out on the town. Call (843) 445-7437.


Flying Fish Restaurant & Public Market | Barefoot Landing | (843) 663-3474


Not too formal, not too casual… Flying Fish is juuuust right! This Barefoot Landing favorite combines a casual atmosphere with a highly customizable menu, making it a crowd pleaser. Menu items include tempting starters like seafood nachos, crispy calamari, and coconut shrimp while main dish options include southern fried seafood plates, “build your own” boil plates, sandwiches, grilled items, and customizable fresh catch dishes which allow you to pick your seasoning, method of cooking, sauces, and sides. Flying fish is perfect for couples, families, or groups who just can’t decide. Call (843) 663-3474 for more information or reservations.


Murrells Inlet MarshWalk | Murrells Inlet | Various Restaurants


Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to fresh seafood at the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. As the seafood capital of the state, it’s not hard to see why Murrells Inlet offers such a diverse array of succulent restaurants.  The MarshWalk itself is an inlet-front boardwalk that connects nine unique local restaurants, all of which offer something different.

MarshWalk Restaurants Include:

• Bovine’s Woodfired Specialties

• Wahoo’s Restaurant & Raw Bar

• Drunken Jack’s Seafood

• Dave’s Dockside Restaurant

• Creek Ratz

• Dead Dog Saloon

• Wicked Tuna


Fresh Seafood Markets in Myrtle Beach Fresh Seafood Market Myrtle Beach


Sometime, after a busy day at the beach, you might just want to grab a few fresh filets “to go” and prepare a fresh seafood feast for the family at the hotel. If that’s the case, fret not, as Myrtle Beach offers plenty of great spots to grab fresh, local seafood.


Mr. Fish Seafood Market | Myrtle Beach | (843) 839-3747


Flying Fish Public Market | Barefoot Landing | (843) 663-3474


Fish Monger Seafood Market | Surfside Beach | (843) 903-2722


Seven Seas Seafood Market | Murrells Inlet | (843) 651-1666


Berry’s Seafood | North Myrtle Beach | (843) 249-2534

As you can see, fresh seafood markets in Myrtle Beach are abundant. You can expect to find a vast array of fresh catch selections that will vary daily based on what is in season. Popular cuts include grouper, mahi mahi, wahoo, flounder, crab, tuna, halibut, swordfish, and much more. Seafood markets also carry all of the items you could need to accompany your meal like sauces, fresh vegetables, herbs and spices, and the all-important lemon.



Best Sushi in Myrtle Beach


Filets on the Water| North Myrtle Beach | (843) 280-5200


Don’t let the name of this local gem fool you- Filets on the Water serves up way more than just great chops. And, the scenic location at Harbourgate Marina offers spectacular views of the Intracoastal. Sushi here offers nothing but the finest selection of local seafood and includes a variety of nigiri and sashimi and classic, specialty rolls, and chef selected rolls. Filets on the Water is the perfect spot for a light happy hour meal or for a decadent night out on the town. Call (843) 280-5200 for more information. 


King Kong Sushi | Broadway at the Beach | (843) 626-2444


This Broadway at the beach hot spot offers decadent Asian inspired cuisine, including a generous sushi menu. Options include a variety of maki, nigiri, sashimi, and over 30 specialty maki rolls. Favorites include the Sunset Roll, the South Carolina Roll, and the Volcano Roll. King Kong is the perfect place to go if you are looking for variety and a more traditional sushi experience. Call (843) 626-2444 for information or reservations.



Co Sushi | Market Common | (843) 839-1733 


Sushi in Myrtle Beach

Co Sushi is a recent addition to the Market Common culinary lineup and is quickly becoming a favorite among visitors and locals alike! Simple, creative concoctions made with high quality, fresh ingredients are the key to this restaurant’s success and their menu reflects this philosophy. Sushi options include an array of nigiri, sashimi, maki, temaki, or makimono specialty roll selections. Co was also the first sushi spot along the beach to introduce “pressed sushi” – a truly one of a kind experience. Perfect for date night or a girls’ night out on the town, Co offers a coveted location and creative concoctions that can’t be found anywhere else. Call (843) 839-1733 for more information.



Art Burger Sushi Bar | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk | (843) 839-4774


The name of this brand new restaurant gives away their specialties… burgers and sushi – both of which are equally delicious. This place should definitely be on your radar if you want a unique experience. The venue itself celebrates art with interested design and architecture and showcases local artists’ work. The sushi could also be considered a work of art and the presentation is often too pretty to eat! The options are a bit more limited but the chef is always offering unique specials that vary nightly. Art also offers “Americanized” sushi rolls like the “fried chicken roll” and the “Carolina roll” that might pique your interest. Call (843) 839-4774 for more information.



Wahoo’s Fish House | MarshWalk  | (843) 651-5800


If you are looking for a “no frills” sushi experience, look no farther than Wahoo’s Fish House in Murrells Inlet. The sushi menu at Wahoo’s is ideal for all types of sushi lovers as they offer an array of simple and fresh rolls. The sushi here is both fresh and affordable, with prices ranging from only $4-$10 per roll. The rolls do tend to be on the smaller size but this is perfect if you want to try a few different things and take a mix and match approach. The scenic location along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is just the icing on the cake! Call (843) 651-5800 for more information.



Where is your favorite place to grab fresh seafood in Myrtle Beach? Let us know!


Happy New Year! 2015 was a busy year for Myrtle Beach and introduced several new and exciting attractions, restaurants, and events. 

Curious about what has changed since your last beach trip? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Enjoy our updated list of “What’s New in Myrtle Beach” for 2016!


Changes at Broadway at The Beach


By far one of the biggest stories along the Grand Strand for 2015 / 2016 has been the change coming to Broadway at the Beach. Several businesses have left the popular Myrtle Beach hotspot and several new places are rumored to be moving in soon.


Broadway at the Beach closings include:

·      MagiQuest

·      Planet Hollywood

·      Revolutions

·      Carlos & Charlie’s

·      Amici’s



Confirmed Broadway additions include:

  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Paula Deen Restaurant
  • American Tap House – Craft Beer Bar
  • Oz Nightclub
  • Extreme Pizza
  • Backstage Escape Games
  • Kilwins
  • The Beef Jerkey Store
  • Master’s Fine Art Gallery



Other Broadway Changes:

·      New location for Broadway Louie’s

·      New location for Hard Rock Café



Some of these changes have already taken place. All of the locations listed above have already closed. Additionally, the Planet Hollywood building has been torn down and is the alleged new location for a Carolina Ale House. Broadway Louie’s is already operating in a new location directly across from their previous location, still in Celebrity Square. The iconic pyramid Hard Rock Café building is rumored to be torn down soon and will be the new location for a Dave & Buster’s; Hard Rock will move to the old Broadway Louie’s. Other alleged additions include a new club, Club Oz, in the old Revolutions spot, and a new craft beer bar at a vacant spot in Celebrity Square.


We will keep you updated as confirmations roll in from the leasing company!



Carolina County Music Fest


2015 was the inaugural year for the Carolina Country Music Festival and the event was such a hit that it was decided to make the four-day concert an annual tradition. 2016 plans to be even bigger than last year with a full slew of top performers already committed. Headliners include Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owens, and many more. The fun kicks off Thursday, June 9th and runs through Sunday, June 12th. More than 30 artists will perform over the course of the weekend at the old Pavilion site in downtown Myrtle Beach. You can find tickets info here


Construction On The South End


Last year we discussed the completion of the “back gate” project that included a complete overhaul of the Farrow Parkway / Highway 17 intersection. Now, that same project is underway a little farther south in Surfside Beach at the intersection of Glens Bay Road and Highway 17. Expect delays if you take the highway south for sightseeing.



New Date For Myrtle Beach Marathon

 running on the beach

Fast and flat – the famous tagline that makes the Myrtle Beach Marathon such a draw for runners across the nation. February has hosted this popular race for quite some time but recent years have presented some challenging weather conditions that have led organizers to move this race back a few weeks to the first weekend in March. Runners have mixed feelings on the change, but the overall reception has been positive.



Carolina Roots: The California Sessions


Reggae lovers were excited when this popular concert series made the announcement last fall that they were changing their venue from Wilmington, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC. Inclement weather, however, caused the one-day festival to be pushed from last fall to this spring. The new date for the festival is Saturday, April 9th from 11am – 11pm at the old Pavilion Site in Downtown Myrtle Beach. The impressive artist line up includes national acts like 311, Soja, and The Movement in addition to several regional and local performers. You can get your tickets here.



SoHo new location & renovations


SoHo has maintained a reputation for being a posh, upscale nightspot and for having some of the best sushi along the Strand. This happening eatery moved to a brand new location right across from their old location on 21st Avenue North. The new venue includes a full dining area and wrap around bar and a posh rooftop bar that exudes Charleston elegance with a spacious outdoor seating area, fire pits, full bar area, and some of the best views around town. Be sure to check out the new and improved SoHo during your stay this year! You can get more information by calling (843) 433-9441.



Café Old Vienna Moves

Bavarian food plate

Lovers of international fare have surely enjoyed a German meal at Café Old Vienna. This Austrian eatery recently moved into a new, larger location between 17th Avenue and 16th Avenue North that sports an authentic Bavarian feel. What hasn’t changed, however, is the genuine Austrian menu that sports dishes like schnitzel, spätzle, sauerkraut, and more. Call (843) 964-6252 for more information.



Gander Mountain Opens


Outdoor enthusiasts now have a new retail store to stock up on all of their hunting, fishing, and camping essentials. Located directly off Highway 501 in the Carolina Forest area, Gander Mountain offers everything from outdoor apparel and footwear to everything you could need for fishing, camping, and more. This is the perfect spot to grab a few gifts while you are in town or grab a few essentials for your beach adventures. Call (843) 236-6250 for more information.



Myrtle Beach Highland Games & Heritage Festival


Celtic enthusiasts rejoice! The inaugural Highland Games & Heritage Festival will be held at Market Common this spring. Featuring authentic competitions like a hammer throw, caber toss, and weight throw, the festival will also feature live entertainment, tons of food vendors, whiskey tasting, a Celtic marketplace and village, and more. Ripley’s is also sponsoring children’s athletic activities. You can visit the Heritage Festival website for more information.




Food Trucks


Food trucks have been a hot topic in Myrtle Beach for the past several years. Understandably, many restaurants have been opposed to the threat of increased competition. Locals and visitors, however, have been big supporters of the convenience, affordability, and creativity that these mobile food units offer. Well, the time for food trucks has finally come as the city of Myrtle Beach recently gave the go ahead. The area’s very first food truck, Stuff Your Face Street Eats, offers a wide array of fast and tasty breakfast and lunch eats and is open daily from 7:30am – 2:00pm. Additionally, another food truck company from Charleston called Charleston Flats is scheduled to open along the Grand Strand later this year.



Myrtle Beach Pelicans Cubs Affiliation


Though this technically happened last summer, we felt it important enough to mention in our 2016 roundup. Our favorite local baseball team, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, ended their affiliation with the Atlanta Braves and picked up a new partnership with the Chicago Cubs.



New Myrtle Beach Attractions


High Flyer Indoor Trampoline Park – Trampoline parks are all the rage this year and Myrtle Beach is getting its very own! The High Flyer Indoor Park will offer more than 30,000 square feet of space and is scheduled to open this February in the Myrtle Beach Sports Mall, just a short drive for our beach guests.

 Duplin Winery Myrtle Beach

Duplin Winery – Wine lovers now have a new location to sample local favorites at Duplin Winery. Located at Barefoot Landing, the winery features indoor and outdoor seating, a full tasting room, and plenty of retail space to stock up on gifts and souvenirs. Call (800) 774-9634 for more information.


Go Ape Treetop Adventure – Adventure enthusiasts will love this new North Myrtle Beach attraction that features a full treetop obstacle course, zip lines, and much more. Go Ape is located at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex and is a great way for guests of all ages to enjoy the great outdoors. Call (800) 971-8271 for more information.



New Myrtle Beach Restaurants


The Brass Tap – Beer enthusiasts take note – a new craft beer restaurant is opening in Market Common this January! The Brass Tap will offer more than 80 craft beers from across the globe, including regional and local brews, in addition to a full crafty food menu to match. Call (843) 945-1747 for more information. 


The Chemist Myrtle Beach

The Chemist – This new hotspot boasts an eclectic tapas style menu that incorporates creative flavors and molecular gastronomy and a fun chemistry theme that is executed flawlessly throughout the entire dining experience. Call (843) 445-7077 for more information.


The Claw House – A new addition to the bustling Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, The Claw house is scheduled to open late spring 2016 and will offer authentic jumbo crab claws and other New England cuisine. 


Panera Bread – Sandwich and deli enthusiasts are celebrating the addition of a brand new Panera Bread to the Carolina Forest area off Highway 501. The new location should be open by the end of this summer.


Mission Barbecue – If you are on the north end of the strand, check out the new Mission BBQ location at Coastal North Town Center. The menu features a tasty array of mouthwatering BBQ favorites. Mission BBQ is scheduled to open this March.


Tilted Kilt – This bustling sports bar enjoyed a short stint at Broadway at the Beach before closing in 2013. They didn’t stay gone for very long, though, as a new location is in the works behind Mellow Mushroom.


Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach – A brand new, state of the art culinary facility is currently under construction at Market Common and will feature a café for students to showcase their skills. The new restaurant is scheduled to open summer 2016.


Clean Eatz – Trying to keep your beach bod in check? If so, be sure to check out the new Clean Eatz location off Highway 17 in the plaza behind Liberty Taproom. The new restaurant will offer clean-eating alternatives to popular American classics like burgers, salads, quesadillas, and more.


World Of Beer – Myrtle Beach is slowly but surely transforming into a beer mecca and the addition of a new World of Beer is testament to that statement. Boasting over 550 beers from around the world and a scrumptious pub menu, this new restaurant is sure to be a hit. World of Beer is scheduled to open this March.


Gordo’s Tacos and Tequilas – The owners of ART Burger Sushi Bar and The Chemist, two wildly successful downtown area eateries, are at it again. Plans are currently in the works for a gourmet street taco restaurant that will serve authentic Mexican style street food. This new experience is scheduled to open some time this fall or possibly next spring, pending approval and construction. 


Myrtle Beach fans rejoice – the Sun Fun Festival is finally returning to Myrtle Beach after a five-year hiatus.


For anyone unfamiliar, the Sun Fun festival was an annual event that enjoyed an impressive 60-year run in the downtown Myrtle Beach area. The event was a favorite among visitors and locals alike and, for many, marked the true beginning of summer. Many visitors also felt a certain sense of nostalgia about the event and enjoyed sharing memories that they experienced as a child with their own children and grandchildren.


Changes to the downtown area and scheduling conflicts eventually led to the decision to end the festival in 2011, to the disappointment of many. One of the most popular questions that our resorts get is “When is the Sun Fun Festival going to come back?” – and we finally have our answer!


The festival is officially scheduled for June 3rd – 5th in the same historic downtown Myrtle Beach spot. The event will run in conjunction with the annual Salt Games already scheduled for that week.


The full event and entertainment lineup has not been announced yet, but we do know that the festival will include:

·      Sun Fun Parade

·      Free shag lessons and shag competitions

·      Kids’ activities

·      Live entertainment via The Castaways, Too Much Sylvia, & more!



Stay tuned for more details about the Sun Fun Festival!



Want to join in on the fun? Check out our awesome hotel deals & book your stay today at one of our three spectacular oceanfront properties, just minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach:

·      *Holiday Inn -“At the Pavilion” – Myrtle Beach Boardwalk location

·      Sea Crest Resort – Indoor / Outdoor Pools, Spacious Family Suites

·      Coral Beach Resort – On-site waterpark & bowling / arcade center, Spacious Family Suites

*Not affiliated with the national chain.


Vacations can quickly turn into an expensive outing, but coming to Myrtle Beach doesn’t have to break the bank. No – really!

Did you know that Myrtle Beach actually offers plenty of free things to do? Believe it or not, there is plenty of fun to be had that won’t cost you a dime.

Check out our roundup of FREE Things to do in Myrtle Beach:


Parks in Myrtle Beach


Myrtle Beach has plenty of parks that are open to the public and completely free of charge! Most have play areas for children, green space for games, and picnic shelters for public use. Parks in Myrtle Beach Parks in Myrtle Beachinclude:
• Plyler Park (Myrtle Beach Boardwalk)
• Grand Park (Market Common)
• McLean Park (North Myrtle Beach)
• North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex


TIGERS Preservation Station


Located at the popular Barefoot Landing complex in North Myrtle Beach, the TIGER Preservation Station allows guests to get up close and personal with cuddly tiger cubs! Guests can see Bengal tigers, Siberian tigers, royal white Bengal tigers, and even the most rare tiger of them all – the golden tabby tiger. This attraction also showcases an array of other animals like apes and reptiles, all of which can be seen free of charge. Guests will only pay if they want to take a photo with the animals as a souvenir. Call (843) 361-4552 for more information.


Myrtle Beach Festivals and Events


Myrtle Beach has plenty of free local events and festivals that are happening throughout the year. Many are right along Ocean Boulevard. In the summer, Market Common hosts “Movies Under the Stars” and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hosts “Hot Summer Nights”. Be sure to ask your Myrtle Beach Resorts staff what’s going on during your vacation!


Myrtle Beach Museums


There are several intriguing museums in the area that are free to the public and are a great way to escape the heat or a rare rainy beach day. The Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum showcases visual art from all mediums and genres and also features several special exhibits throughout the year. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday. The Horry County Museum is also free to the public and gives visitors a true taste of the low country culture. This museum is open Tuesday – Saturday.


Myrtle Beach Boardwalk


Myrtle Beach BoardwalkLocated in the popular downtown section of Myrtle Beach, the recently expanded boardwalk section provides almost a mile of scenic open space and one of the area’s longest piers. The boardwalk hosts a wide array of free events throughout the year that offer live music and family friendly entertainment. Popular events include the Hot Summer Nights promotion during the summer and their St. Patrick’s Day festival. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is also a great spot to window shop, people watch, or even take a leisurely stroll along the beach.


Live Music


There are plenty of places for live music in Myrtle Beach. In the summer months, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hosts live bands playing all kinds of genres on weekends. Garden City Pier also hosts live music throughout the busy season.

If you’re willing to venture south, there are plenty of restaurants along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk that host live music throughout the week. This inlet-front boardwalk stretch offers a lively marina and 9 unique restaurants that provide a wide array of local music selections.




Of course while you are in Myrtle Beach, you are probably planning on going to the beach. With over 60 miles of beautiful beaches and 3 great oceanfront resorts, you won’t have to travel far to get on the beach. Enjoy relaxing in the sand, gathering seashells, and playing in the waves all for free—of course! Other great beach activities include:

• Beach games (bocce ball, cornhole, Frisbee, football, etc.)
• Bring your favorite book
• Sandcastle contest
• Picnic
• Fly kites
• Scavenger hunt

All of our Myrtle Beach Resort properties are located oceanfront, making it easy to get your toes in the sand and take advantage of all that the sandy shore has to offer.



What activity are you most looking forward to this year during your Myrtle Beach vacation? Let us know!


Brunch and vacation seem to go hand in hand. What could be better than sleeping in, waking up to the sights and sounds of the ocean, and then filling up on decadent breakfast and lunch items before hitting the beach? If you are looking for the best brunch in Myrtle Beach – we’ve got you covered.


Check out a roundup of our guests’ favorite brunch spots:


North Myrtle Beach Brunch


Crossroads at House of Blues | Sundays 9am – 2pm | (843) 272-3000

chicken and waffles for breakfastThe Gospel Brunch at the Myrtle Beach House of Blues has become a tradition for many locals and visitors alike – and it’s not hard to figure out why! This truly one of a kind experience combines upscale southern brunch favorites with uplifting and award winning live entertainment choreographed by Kirk Franklin. The brunch buffet varies but always includes several carving stations, an omelet action station, sweet favorites like pancakes and pastries, breakfast meats, and their famous chicken and waffles. The cost is only $29 / adults, $14.50 children ages 7-12, and FREE for children 6 and under.


Chestnut Hill | Sunday 10am – 1:30pm | (843) 449-3984

Chestnut Hill has been voted “Best Brunch at the Beach” for over 25 years running and they show no sign of slowing down! Their generous selections and high quality offerings provide a winning combination for guests of any age and groups of any size. This upscale buffet includes: baked ham, southern fried chicken, roasted prime rib with au jus, French toast, homemade quiche, eggs benedict, assorted chilled salads, fresh seafood selections, plenty of succulent southern sides, and a wide array of desserts like cobblers, cakes, and more. The cost is only $22.95 / adults, $19.95 / teens (11-16), $10.95 / seniors (61+) and children (4-10), and FREE for children3 and under.


Myrtle Beach Brunch 


Brunch in Myrtle Beach

Crepe Creation Café | Saturdays & Sundays 8am – 2pm | (843) 839-4019

In the mood for something different? If so, head to Market Common and check out Crepe Creation Café. As the name suggests, this quaint café serves up creative crepes of both the sweet and savory variety. Breakfast selections include options like steak and eggs and “Western Morning” which includes scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, and cheddar. Or, if you want something a little more savory, try their lunch selections like cordon bleu, Parisian (with brie, apples, almonds, and black cherry balsamic), or the veggie. Other options include hand-pressed waffles, soups, salads, and paninis. Prices vary by menu selection.


Croissants Bistro & Bakery | Saturdays 8am – 4pm & Sundays 10am – 2pm| (843) 448-2253

Known for offering an eclectic collection of traditional southern cuisine with a distinctive French flare, Croissants is a fantastic upscale brunch spot and is definitely a local favorite. Aside from the full breakfast and lunch menus, the brunch menu is offered exclusively on weekends. Options include a crab cake sandwich, croque monsieur, turkey pretzel club, farm fresh omelettes, breakfast plates, several “benedict” varieties, quiche, and hearty entrees like shrimp and grits or meatloaf – to name a few. Prices vary based on menu selection.


Tupelo Honey Café | Saturdays & Sundays 9am – 2pm | (843) 315-3780

Brand new for 2015, Tupelo Honey Café was a welcomed addition to the Market Common area and has created quite the buzz. Their scrimptions brunch menu includes a wide array of creative southern favorites. Options include fried chicken and biscuits, southern breakfast bowl, sweet potato pancakes, smoked jalapeno fried egg BLT, Chef Brian’s specialty omelettes, “small plates”, and upscale meat and three selections. Tupelo Honey also offers an eclectic array of signature bloody marys to choose from.


South Grand Strand Brunch


Gulfstream Café | Sundays 10am – 2pm | (843) 651-8808

breakfast plateIf dining with a view is what you seek, look no farther than Gulfstream Café, located a short drive south in Garden City. The unique peninsula location of this eatery provides breathtaking views of both the Murrells Inlet marsh on one side and endless Atlantic vistas on the other side. The upscale brunch buffet here varies each week but often includes favorites like homemade biscuits, an omelet station, breakfast meats, southern style grits, baked chicken, fresh veggies, French toast, and a killer “make your own” Bloody Mary bar that you won’t want to miss. The cost is only $12.95 / adults and $5.95 / children.


Salt Water Creek Café | Saturdays & Sundays 10am – 2pm | (843) 357-2433

Another “south end” favorite, Salt Water Creek Café is located in Murrells Inlet, the seafood capital of the state. Their yummy brunch menu includes an eclectic variety of breakfast favorites and creative seafood dishes that you can’t find anywhere else along the strand. Selections from the brunch menu include a variety of original “benedicts”, savory omelets, generous breakfast platters, stuffed French toast, and steak and eggs – to name a few. Prices vary based on menu selection.


BisQit | Saturdays & Sundays 8am – 2pm | (843) 979-2747

A more recent addition to the already impressive Pawleys Island culinary scene, BisQit offers fresh, homemade food at a price you can afford. Their unique position is centered around – you guessed it – fluffy, handmade biscuits. Enjoy breakfast favorites like biscuits and gravy with fried chicken and breakfast biscuit sandwiches or one of their famous burgers served on your choice of biscuit or a fresh baked bun. Be sure to save room for a handspun milkshake which you can enjoy as is or “spiked”. Prices vary by menu selection. 


Also, don’t forget that all of our MyrtleBeach-Resorts.com properties offer an on-site breakfast and brunch option which is fast, easy, and convenient for our guests: hotel breakfast buffet

  • Coral Beach ResortSea Level Restaurant at Coral Beach Resort offers a decadent breakfast served daily that includes a wide array of traditional breakfast favorites like egg preparations, breakfast meats, pastries, and plenty of fresh, hot coffee. 
  • Sea Crest Resort – Grab a quick meal to-go at the Beach Java Café located at Sea Crest Resort. Beach Java Café is one of the few places at the beach to serve Starbucks Coffee and offers a variety of quick-serve options like sandwiches, pastries, muffins, and more. 
  • *Holiday Inn – “At the Pavilion” – Enjoy a quick grab and go option from our Oceans Coffee Café located on the 2nd floor across from the lobby.

*Not affiliated with the national chain.


Where is your favorite place in Myrtle Beach to grab brunch? Let us know!


The area is “going green” this spring for St. Patrick’s Day and you won’t want to miss out on the action. Whether you are seeking a family friendly affair or want to enjoy live music and drinks with friends you are sure to find the perfect way to spend this festive day.


Check out what Myrtle Beach has in store for St. Patrick’s Day!



St. Patrick’s Day Bonfire at La Belle Amie Vineyard | Saturday, March 12th | 12pm – 5pm


Kick back and relax this St. Patrick’s Day with a lively bonfire event at La Belle Amie Vineyard. This popular wine tourism venue often hosts events throughout the year and this one should surely be on your radar, particularly if you want to do something a little different this year. The festival will include live entertainment form the Stringwood Trio, grilled goodies from The Vineyard Grill, complimentary vineyard tours (weather permitting), and $5 wine tasting which include 6 samples and a logo wine glass gift. Come enjoy a toasty bonfire, good eats, and great wine!



St. Patrick’s Day at Castano’s Steakhouse | Thursday, March 17th | 4pm – Until

 shepherd's pie

Whether you just want a place to grab some great Irish grub or you want to keep the Irish celebrations rolling throughout the evening, be sure to stop by Castano’s Steakhouse to top off your “green pride”. This popular waterfront Barefoot Landing restaurant is going green in a big way with plenty of decadent Irish food specials including corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stew, and shepherd’s pie. There will also be live entertainment, party favors, and generous drink specials including green beer and the “shamrock shaker”. Stop by and get in the holiday spirit with authentic Irish eats! Call (843) 361-2000 for more information.




These Events All Take Place on Saturday, March 19th



Myrtle Beach Boardwalk St. Patrick’s Day Festival | 12pm – 10pm

 St. Patrick's Day Festival

The Boardwalk St. Patrick’s Day Festival is inarguably the biggest celebration along the Grand Strand. This daylong event takes place along the bustling downtown boardwalk area and is a hub for live entertainment and activities all weekend long. The festival will span three city blocks and feature several live music stages with entertainment all weekend, several food and retail vendors, the area’s largest Irish beer garden, and a dedicated family area with carnival rides, games, a petting zoo, camel rides, and more! There is truly something for everyone at the Boardwalk St. Patrick’s Day Festival so make plans to stop by anytime between 12pm – 10pm on Saturday!



7th Annual Irish Festival at Market Common | 11am – 7pm


Looking for a more low key St. Patrick’s Day celebration? If so, look no farther than the scenic Market Common area for your celebrations. The 7th Annual Irish Festival kicks off at 11am and runs until 7pm at Valor Park. The festival will feature Irish style live entertainment, tasty food vendors, a generous Irish beer garden, and plenty of family fun for all ages. Games, face painting, and arts and crafts are just a few things that guests can look forward to. The Market Common Irish festival is a popular destination for groups and families who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of downtown but still want to enjoy a great Irish affair.



27th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in North Myrtle Beach | 11am – 4pm 


Kick off your Irish spirit bright and early with North Myrtle Beach’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. This area event attracts thousands of visitors each year and is a rain or shine event. The parade begins promptly at 11am on Main Street and is followed by a lively post-parade festival. There will be two live music stages, a large dedicated children’s area with lively games and carnival rides, a shepherd’s pie eating contest, and more than 150 food, retail, and craft vendors to explore. This is a great option for families or visitors who want to enjoy a mid-day celebration.



Taste Of The Irish


Looking to enjoy a little authentic Irish cuisine or a nice Irish pub during your visit? Check out our top recommendations for area Irish hotspots:


O’Keefe’s Irish Pub – Murrells Inlet

A short drive to the south end will land you at O’Keefe’s Irish Pub. Visitors can enjoy food and drink specials all day long and free shuttles to and from the Downtown Myrtle Beach Festival. Call (843) 651-7211 for more information.


Finn McCool’s Irish Restaurant & Pub – Myrtle Beach (Lake Arrowhead Road)

Guests who enjoy the historic Lake Arrowhead Drive area of the beach will definitely want to check out this Irish hangout.  Finn’s will have live music from Victor Cunneen and plenty of food and drink specials in store for St. Pat’s! Call (843) 449-7616 for more information.


Bumstead’s Pub – Myrtle Beach (Downtown)

Bumstead’s is the go-to spot for post-festival food and drinks! Crowds flock here for the tasty grub and live entertainment – you won’t want to miss out!  Call (843) 445-6592 for more information.


Flynn’s Irish Tavern – North Myrtle Beach

A North Myrtle Beach tradition, Flynn’s is home base for the North Myrtle St. Pat’s parade and festival and will have plenty of food and drink specials as well as live entertainment waiting! Call (843) 249-6533 for more information.


Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant – North Myrtle Beach

Enjoy oceanfront fun in North Myrtle Beach at Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub! This lively local hotspot also offers a full menu and an extensive game room. Call (843) 272-5555 for more information.


Looking For A Hotel Near The Boardwalk?


Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Hotels

If so, we can help! Our *Holiday Inn – “At the Pavilion” Property is conveniently located right along the bustling Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – just a short walk to all of the festival action! 

Coral Beach Resort and Sea Crest Resort are also both situated just a short drive from the downtown area. 

*Not affiliated with the national chain.


 Be sure to check out our three Myrtle Beach Resort properties & hotel deals to book your stay in downtown Myrtle Beach today!


Planning a family vacation can be costly… the accommodations, the entertainment, and the dining are all important factors for any well-rounded vacation budget.


Don’t let a tight budget get you down, though, as there are plenty of affordable dining options that will help you not have to break the bank.


Check out our list of the Top 10 Myrtle Beach Eats Under $10


Eggs Up Grill | 38th Avenue North | (843) 839-2200


Kick-start your morning on a high note with a delicious and affordable breakfast! Eggs Up is a local chain known for fast, friendly service and tasty eats that include a wide array of breakfast and lunch favorites. Guests can enjoy everything from pancakes, waffles, omelettes, and breakfast platters to sandwiches, salads, light entrees, and more. Eggs Up offers several locations throughout the Grand Strand.


Related: If you are feeling a little lazy and want to enjoy breakfast to go or delivery, check out Bagel Factory. The menu includes bagels, breakfast sandwiches and plates, donuts, pancakes, French toast, and more. Call (843) 626-6445 for more information.



Magnolia’s | Ocean Boulevard | (843) 839-3993

 meatloaf dinner plate

Visitors seeking a hot, home-style breakfast or lunch buffet will definitely want to head over to Magnolia’s on 26th. The breakfast buffet is only $8.30 / person and includes egg dishes, pancakes, sausage and bacon, handmade biscuits, fresh fruit, and more. The lunch buffet is nicely priced at only $8.97 / person and food items change throughout the week. (Tip for meatloaf lovers – you won’t want to miss Meatloaf Mondays!) Discounts are also available for



Burky’s Grill | North Kings Highway | (843) 626-2888


Enjoy classic American diner fare in a classic 1950’s atmosphere at Burky’s Grill. The menu is simple and includes favorites like griddle grilled burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, salads, and their famous Cincinnati style chili. Be sure to grab a scoop of Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream for the kiddos! Prices here average only $6.50 / person for combos which include fries and a drink.


Related: Do you need a place to grab a quick burger while exploring the beach? If so, pick up lunch at Peaches Corner. Conveniently located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Peaches has been an area staple for over 75 years and serves up fast beach fare on the fly at unbelievable prices.



Simply Southern Smokehouse | 10th Avenue North | (843) 839-1913


Conveniently located right off 10th Avenue North, between Highway 17 & Highway 17 Bypass, Simply Southern Smokehouse is a hotspot among locals – and for good reasons. The homemade entrees, sides, and desserts are made fresh throughout the day and guests can enjoy as much or as little as they like! Prices for the buffet are only $10.20 / dinner or $8.87 for lunch with discounts available for children.


Related: Looking for BBQ to go? If so, pick up a family pack from Dickey’s BBQ. Options start at only $25 for a family of four, which includes a pound of barbecue meat and homemade sauce, 2 medium sides, and 4 rolls. Call (843) 839-0209 for more information.



River City Café | 21st Avenue North | (843) 448-1990

 burger and fries

Craving a huge, juicy burger? If so, bring the clan to River City Café to indulge this appetite! Another local favorite, River City serves up more than 20 unique burgers that range from classic to crazy. Options include the California Pizza Burger, Palmetto Burger, Nacho Crunch Burger, and Peanut Butter Burger. Other dishes include hot dogs, chicken and shrimp baskets, appetizers, and more. Burgers average only $8 / person and come with crispy house fries. Children’s entrees are also available.



Jimmyz Hibachi | Pine Island Drive | (843) 839-2880


Visitors looking to appease a Japanese craving without the cost of sitting at a full blown hibachi bar will love the affordable options at Jimmyz Hibachi. Lunch bowls average around $7/ person and dinner bowls clock in around $10 / person, with cheaper options available for the kiddos. Jimmyz also offers several starters, sushi rolls, and dessert and boasts FREE delivery. Now that’s a deal! The two Myrtle Beach locations include Pine Island Drive and North Kings Highway.



Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery | North Kings Highway | (843) 448-6789


Johnny D’s is the perfect spot for the family who just can’t decide. The eclectic menu offers a wide array of breakfast and lunch fare to please even the pickiest palate. Options include signature omelettes, bagels and pastries, breakfast platters and skillets, wraps and sandwiches, pancakes, French toast, salads, burgers, and plenty of waffles – of course. Menu items average around $7 / person and are more affordable for children.



Dagwood’s Deli | 10th Avenue North | (843) 448-0100

 club deli sandwich with chips

Whether you are looking to pick up a quick lunch before hitting the beach or you want to take your fare to go for a picnic, head to the sandwich headquarters of Myrtle Beach – Dagwood’s Deli. This local shop serves up a variety of both classic and creative concoctions. All sandwiches are served with chips and a pickle and most are well under the $10 price point. Dagwood’s also offers a dedicated kids menu and delivery for a small fee.



Ultimate California Pizza | North Kings Highway | (843) 626-8900


Our cheap eats list wouldn’t be complete without pizza! This family favorite is the signature dish at Ultimate California Pizza, a regional chain that enjoys several Grand Strand locations. A family of 4 could enjoy a large pie for about $20, a mere $5 / person when you break it down. There are plenty of pie options available in addition to several starters, sandwiches, and more.


Related: If delivery pizza is more your style, check out Hungry Howie’s, another regional chain known for their creative crust flavors. Call (843)444-2000 for the location nearest our hotels.  



Lulu’s Café | Ocean Boulevard | (843) 712-1890

 chicken and waffles

Lulu’s Café is a local favorite and an absolute “must” for hungry beach-goers. This funky spot recently underwent major renovations to provide a fresh, open atmosphere. The menu includes a variety of traditional and creative beach fare like loaded grilled cheese and PB&J sandwiches, generous burgers and fried baskets, breakfast plates, and the famous chicken and waffles. This Myrtle Beach landmark is hard to miss – just look for the building with the colorful mural on the wall facing north. 



Be sure to check the Myrtle Beach section of our website for even more affordable dining options.


If you are lucky enough to be in Myrtle Beach during the holidays, you will not come across a shortage of fun, festive events for your family to enjoy. Get in the Christmas spirit with one of the area’s local events – from cheerful parades and bustling festivals to lively holiday shows and spectacular light displays, you are sure to find the perfect event no matter what time of the month you are in town. Check out all of the exciting Grand Strand happenings for the holidays and make the most of your winter beach vacation!


Festival of Trees | Ripley’s Aquarium | November 6th – December 31st

Celebrate Christmas under the sea at the Ripley’s Aquarium. Drop by this nautical venue, located at Broadway at The Beach, to see over 50 trees that are ornately decorated to and scattered throughout the facility. There will be one tree to represent each state along with several traditional holiday themed trees. In addition to an array of festive foliage, the aquarium will also be covered from top to bottom in extravagant decorations that you won’t want to miss! Call (800) 734-8888 for more information.


Holidays on the Boardwalk | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk | November 28th – January 2nd

The famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk will come to life this holiday season with festive decorations and lively events all month long! The fun will include a fun, family-friendly tree lighting ceremony and other weekly events like visits with Santa, live holiday entertainment, family games and activities, and much more. Be sure to check out the Boardwalk Facebook Page for more specific event information.


Night of a Thousand Candles – December 5th – 21st

night of a thousand candles brookgreen gardensBrookgreen Gardens, located just south of Myrtle Beach in the seaside town of Murrells Inlet, comes to life each year at the Night of a Thousand Candles event. The popular outdoor venue comes to life with thousands of professionally placed Christmas lights and over 5,500 hand-lit candles that provide a soft glow to the paths and statues. Enjoy a cup of hot cider and you peruse the gardens and delight in the sound of carolers as they gleefully belt out Christmas tunes. Inlet Affair catering will also be providing dinner plates for purchase meaning you won’t have to leave the gardens when you work up an appetite. Dates for this event include December 3rd – 5th, 10th – 12th, & 17th – 19th. Call (843) 235-6000 for more information.


12th Annual Christmas Towne | Myrtle Beach Convention Center | December 13th

The biggest Christmas celebration of the season kicks off Sunday, December 13th at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. A favorite among locals and visitors alike, the Christmas Towne includes tons of family events like face painting and crafts, amusement styles rides and inflatables, complimentary photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and the official tree lighting ceremony for the city of Myrtle Beach. Parking is provided free of charge, call (843) 916-7276 for more information.



Breakfast With Santa Events | Various


Get up close and personal with the big man himself at one of these exciting breakfast events! You will have the chance to get in a quick picture and even submit a few last minute requests. Breakfast with Santa events include:

·       Market Common, December 5th, 12th, & 19th: Santa will make appearances three times throughout the month of December at several popular Market Common locations. Dates and locations include: December 5th at Tupelo Honey Café, December 12th at Travina Italian Kitchen, and December 19th at Gordon Biersch. The event is $10 / person and includes breakfast and a beverage. Please call the venue of choice for information and reservations.

·       Hard Rock Café, December 6th, 13th, & 20th: Bring the family over to Hard Rock Café to enjoy a decadent breakfast buffet, festive family activities, live entertainment, and photo opportunities with Santa. The price is only $9.95 / person; call (843) 946-0007 for more information.

·       Waccamaw Bowling, December 5th: Enjoy a morning full of family fun at Waccamaw Bowling. The event is $5 per child and includes a hot breakfast, Christmas crafts, bowling, and pictures with Santa. The event begins at 9am. Call (843) 915-7888 for more information.

·       North Myrtle Beach (J. Bryan Floyd Community Center), December 12th: Get crafty this holiday season at the North Myrtle Beach Community Center. The breakfast with Santa event will include arts and crafts, holiday games and activities, breakfast, goodie bags, and pictures with Santa. The cost is only $5; call (843) 249-4157 for more information.

·       Surfside Beach (The Golden Egg), December 19th: Santa is making one last stop in Surfside Beach before Christmas! This event includes a decadent breakfast and one on one meet and greets with Santa and the Claus family. Call (843) 650-9548 for more information or reservations.



Myrtle Beach Area Tree Lighting Events | Various


Take part in a holiday event that is a tradition to many – the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. There are several spots in Myrtle Beach where you can enjoy this spectacular sight: christmas tree ornament

·       Barefoot Landing, November 21st, North Myrtle Beach: Live music, fireworks, and special appearances from Santa; ceremony begins at 6pm.

·       Surfside Beach, December 3rd, Town Hall: Live music and light refreshments will be provided for al guests; free event begins at 7pm.

·       North Myrtle Beach, December 4th, McLean Park: Family friendly activities and refreshments available free of charge; event begins at 6pm.

·       Broadway at the Beach, December 5th, Myrtle Beach: Free event includes holiday entertainment, family activities, fireworks, and visits with Santa; ceremony kicks off at 6pm.




Myrtle Beach Area Christmas Parades – Several


Myrtle Beach offers several area parades throughout the holiday season – be sure to check our full Holiday Parade Schedule blog.




Myrtle Beach Holiday Shows & Live Entertainment


The Myrtle Beach area offers a plethora of lively holiday shows – check our out full list of Myrtle Beach Holiday Shows for more information. 



What Myrtle Beach Holiday event do you look forward to every year? Let us know!