Rivertown Music and Arts Festival Puts Conway in Spotlight

Rivertown Music and Arts Festival Puts Conway in Spotlight

For the millions of Myrtle Beach visitors who arrive by car, the city of Conway, South Carolina means the last town on Highway 501 before you can finally start your vacation. Many have passed through it, but few take the time to explore the historic city. Well, here's your chance to see the oldest city and county seat of Horry County on one of its most exciting days - the May 2 Rivertown Music and Arts Festival. Held in the downtown district and along the Waccamaw River in Riverfront Park, this family-friendly festival crams a whole lot of fun into one Saturday.Featuring live music, dance and theatrical performances on two different stages, the Rivertown Music and Arts Festival puts on a wide range of activities to appeal to all ages and interests. Hosted by Conway Alive, a local civic group designed to highlight all the city has to offer, this event has expanded in recent years to add a classic car show and a craft beer tasting to the existing mix of music, arts and crafts. Oh, did we mention food? There's tons of food too. The party gets started at 11 a.m. when the curtain draws on the main and family stages, and the tent flaps are opened to row of arts and crafts vendors displaying their wares. The craft beer tasting and the vintage car show follow, along with fun and entertainment throughout the night. Here's a look at the full lineup and schedule for the Rivertown Music and Arts Festival:
 
Six Amenities to Keep you Happy at Bay View Resort

Six Amenities to Keep you Happy at Bay View Resort

There are a million reasons to spend your Myrtle Beach vacation at Bay View on the Boardwalk - affordability, comfort, convenience, and hospitality - but we've decided to focus on five. And not just any five, but five amenities that make Bay View an even more desirable destination by bringing fun to your back yard. Have a great vacation without leaving the property thanks to these five amenities:
 
Art in the Park Opens 43rd Season in Myrtle Beach

Art in the Park Opens 43rd Season in Myrtle Beach

No one should have to choose between a full day of shopping and a beautiful day in the great outdoors, especially in such a sun-soaked and retail-rich location like Myrtle Beach. But for savvy bargain-hunters and outdoor-types, the perfect solution also happens to be a Grand Strand tradition. The 43rd annual Art in the Park series holds its opening weekend on April 11-12 at Chapin Park in downtown Myrtle Beach, followed by a second event at Market Common’s Valor Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19. The doubleheader serves a dual purpose for visitors who enjoy a relaxing day of multi-tasking by shopping for deals and spending some down time in the sunshine.
 
Barefoot Princess Offers Unique View of the Grand Strand

Barefoot Princess Offers Unique View of the Grand Strand

All sorts of sightseeing tours are available on the Grand Strand, giving visitors a scenic view of the area by road, or excellent access to the Atlantic Ocean by boat. But none offer the unique views of the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Barefoot Princess, a paddleboat-style vessel designed for maximum comfort and entertainment. Located at the Barefoot Landing Marina in North Myrtle Beach, just behind Greg Norman's Australian Grill at the popular Barefoot Landing complex, the Barefoot Princess offers a wide selection of cruises - daytime sightseeing tours, evening dinner cruises and other special voyages that feature live music and entertainment on the main stage. Climb aboard the 64-foot, triple-decker Barefoot Princess and prepare to see the Myrtle Beach area as you have never seen it before. While highways and ocean routes can take you to places with familiar landscapes and seascapes, the Intracoastal Waterway offers ever-changing and breath-taking views as you sail down the man-made river at a leisurely pace to the rarely seen locations and hidden treasures of the Grad Strand.
 
Top 5 Spring Beach Activities

Top 5 Spring Beach Activities

The beach never closes, but it sure seems that way in the winter months when the seagulls and hermit crabs pretty much have Myrtle Beach's sandy shores to themselves. But that changes when spring rolls around and the two-legged visitors start to arrive. The warmer temperatures and sunnier skies attract people to the beach for a number of activities that serve as spring rituals in Myrtle Beach. If simply soaking up some sun isn't enough to keep you entertained, here are the top five spring beach activities:
 
Glide, Slide and Ride at Downtown Myrtle Beach Attractions

Glide, Slide and Ride at Downtown Myrtle Beach Attractions

For decades, downtown Myrtle Beach revolved around the old Pavilion, which closed in 2008 to the dismay of longtime visitors who got their thrills at the historic amusement park. Just a few years later, the downtown district has filled the void with lots of new thrill rides, water slides and zipline glides high over the Myrtle Beach skyline. Best of all, Bay View on the Boardwalk guests can simply stroll down the beach, the Boulevard or the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to find some heart-thumping entertainment. With the Adrenaline Adventure zipline moving into the old Pavilion site, the addition of the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and upgrades to Family Kingdom, downtown is hopping again. The thrills start at Adrenaline Adventure, where two towers now stand on opposite ends of the old Pavilion property. Standing five stories tall, the towers have a series of cables that cover a 600-foot stretch of zipline. Groups of up to six can soar down the zipline together and race to the other end, or enjoy the bird's-eye view of the ocean.
 
Myrtle Beach Speedway Offers Fast Cars, Festivals, Concerts

Myrtle Beach Speedway Offers Fast Cars, Festivals, Concerts

For more than a half-century, Myrtle Beach Speedway has played host to thousands of NASCAR-sanctioned races and entertained countless numbers of fans. But today, the high-speed, high-drama action on the race track has been expanded to include a number of concerts and festivals, transforming this historic venue into a multi-purpose hot spot for outdoor entertainment. In addition to putting on a full slate of Saturday night racing under the lights, Myrtle Beach Speedway also has a solid lineup of non-racing events, from arts and crafts fairs to major concerts. The green flag drops on the races in April, while country music stars Charlie Daniels and Travis Tritt kick off the 2015 concert calendar with a big show on May 15. The show is only part of the festivities for the annual Harley-Davidson Bike Rally held at Myrtle Beach Speedway, where motorcycles take over the race track.
 
Top 5 Ways to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Ways to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach

If you are lucky enough to be in Myrtle Beach around St. Patrick's Day, spend it by celebrating the luck of the Irish at one of several events planned on the Grand Strand. Although St. Patrick's Day falls on Tuesday, March 17, festivities are scheduled days in advance if so you have lots of opportunities to enjoy some corned beef and cabbage and wash it down with a few green beers. Or if you are really in the holiday spirit, pack plenty of green clothes and hit several events. Here are the top five places for St. Paddy's Day parties:
 
Carolina Country Music Fest Coming to Myrtle Beach in June

Carolina Country Music Fest Coming to Myrtle Beach in June

Nashville may be known as the Capital of Country Music, but for three days this summer that title will shift to the Sun Fun Capital of Myrtle Beach. Event organizers and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the inaugural Carolina Country Music Festival will be held June 5-7 in the downtown district. Headline acts scheduled to perform include Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, Colt Ford, Eric Church, the Georgia Satellites, the Davisson Brothers and more. A total of 35 acts are scheduled to take the main stage during the three-day festival, which is expected to attract 20,000 to 25,000 fans each day. The event will serve as a kickoff to the summer tourism season and bring in large crowds from out of town to see some of the biggest names in country music play just steps away from the beach.
 
Top 5 Places to go for a Progressive Dinner in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to go for a Progressive Dinner in Myrtle Beach

The latest trend in dining is called “progressive dinner,” but the concept has been around for a while in drinking circles as the “pub crawl.” For foodies, however, it’s more like a grub crawl where diners stroll from restaurant to restaurant to taste the best each has to offer. Myrtle Beach was made for this kind of four-course moveable feast. Filled with complexes and developments that place a number of dining options within close proximity, visitors can sample dishes from some of the best establishments on the Grand Strand. Here are five places that are perfect for a progressive dinner and a fun night out on the town:
 
Top 5 Buffets in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Buffets in Myrtle Beach

Google "Myrtle Beach Buffet" and you get flooded by all-you-can-eat seafood restaurants, and rightfully so. The close proximity to "The Seafood Capital of South Carolina" in nearby Murrells Inlet to the south, "The Seafood Capital of the World" just north of the Carolina border in Calabash, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east makes Myrtle Beach a mecca for seafood smorgasbords. The Grand Strand is like one big 60-mile seafood buffet table. But lost amid the sea of seafood eateries are some "land food" buffets that are also top-notch, especially if you need a break from the fresh catch of the day. From American country cooking to good ol' Southern barbecue and from Asian to South American cuisine, Myrtle Beach has a wide variety of all-you-can-eat establishments to choose from. Here's a list of the best buffets in the Myrtle Beach area:
 
Ripley’s Aquarium Brings the Ocean to Dry Land in Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s Aquarium Brings the Ocean to Dry Land in Myrtle Beach

You don't have to go scuba diving to discover the wonders of the ocean in Myrtle Beach. A short trip to Broadway at the Beach will do for a day of fun at Ripley's Aquarium. See sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, eels and rare species of fish - all on dry land. Rated as Myrtle Beach's No. 1 attraction in recent years, Ripley's Aquarium offers the unique experience of getting up close and personal with some of the most interesting creatures in the sea. Exhibits canvas the waters from the four corners of the earth to bring their inhabitants to light and give guests a first-hand view of their beauty. More than 1.5 million gallons of water are pumped through the facility each day to recreate the natural environments of the animals. The crystal-clear walls allow visitors to peer inside their worlds and gain a new perspective on the world's oceans, rivers and estuaries, along with the diversity of life that lives within them.
 
Best Places to get Valentine’s Day Gifts in Myrtle Beach

Best Places to get Valentine’s Day Gifts in Myrtle Beach

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, and this is one holiday you don’t want to let slip up on you. Doing something special for your loved one, whether it’s a romantic weekend retreat to Myrtle Beach or a gift they will remember and cherish forever, this is your chance to set the tone for the next year of your relationship, so don’t blow it. Play it safe and do all of the above – flowers, chocolates, jewelry, the works – along with a relaxing weekend at Bayview Resort. Staying in Myrtle Beach will give you ample opportunity to shower your loved one in gifts, as well as make some lasting memories, like a romantic dinner for two at Sea Captain’s House and a scenic ride on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Here’s a list of five things to do for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, and where to find it:
 
Top 5 Places for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is famous for its sand and surf, its amusement rides and water slides, its fresh seafood and refreshing ocean breeze, and its championship golf courses and putt-putt palaces. But one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets is a bustling music scene that is as diverse as it is unique. From the country roots of South Carolina and the beach music of the Carolina coast to the rock-and-roll, reggae and rap genres all rolled into one, the music of Myrtle Beach has a rhythm and sound as recognizable as the crashing waves.
 
How and Where to Break Your New Year’s Resolutions

How and Where to Break Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions were made to be broken, and Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to break them. If your 2015 has already started on a sour note, or if you just need some time away to treat yourself, stay at the Bay View Resort and follow these simple tips for breaking your New Year's resolutions Myrtle Beach style. Besides, if you do it on vacation it doesn’t really count:
 
Top 5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Upcoming Myrtle Beach Vacation

Top 5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Upcoming Myrtle Beach Vacation

With holiday bills and tax time rolling around, it may seem like a tough time to start thinking about - much less saving and planning for - your Myrtle Beach vacation. But it will be here before you know it, and now is the perfect time to start shopping around for the best deals on the Grand Strand. There are lots of ways to save money on your upcoming trip Myrtle Beach if you follow a few simple rules and suggestions:
 
Top 5 Places for Seafood in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Seafood in Myrtle Beach

No trip to Myrtle Beach is complete without at least one night out for seafood. Or, if you love fresh seafood from right out of our back yard, you might prefer to belly-up to the buffet three times a day. Seafood is the breakfast, lunch and dinner of champions.
 
Elvis visits Myrtle Beach

Elvis visits Myrtle Beach

Whatever you do, don't step on his Blue Suede Shoes! Elvis is coming to Myrtle Beach as Living Legends In Concert presents "Elvis Lives." This major national theatrical and musical hit has been touring the nation since 2013, but is being presented for the first time in Myrtle Beach. The production is coinciding with Elvis' 80th birthday, and it is a show to impress the most ardent Elvis fan, or the young soul who has never seen what made the King of Rock N Roll what he was. The show runs through Jan. 6, so don't miss this opportunity to see some of the best Elvis impersonators in the business.
 
Top 5 Places to Escape to Nature in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to Escape to Nature in Myrtle Beach

Everyone knows the side of Myrtle Beach with the neon lights and man-made attractions. But there's a more natural side beyond the roller coasters and putt-putt golf courses that some never see. For many, the natural beauty of the Grand Strand is a bigger draw than the amusement rides and water slides. Here are five of the area's most scenic spots on the Strand that are a short drive away from Bay View Resort:
 
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Come read up on some frequently asked questions regarding our resort policies, procedures, and offerings.
 
Top 5 Myrtle Beach-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Top 5 Myrtle Beach-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Why do New Year's resolutions have to be so negative? Stop doing this and stop doing that. Is that any kind of way to start out the New Year, vowing to do less in 2015? No matter how healthy and well-intentioned those resolutions may be, why not take a few affirmative vows too? Do something good for yourself that takes you to that happy place, whether that be inside your mind or on the sunny, sandy shores of Myrtle Beach. So if you're ready to treat yourself and pursue happiness in 2015, take one of these Myrtle Beach-related New Year's resolutions. You will thank us next year:
 
“Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Myrtle Beach Lovers”

“Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Myrtle Beach Lovers”

The chill of the holiday season may seem far removed from the sunny summer days in Myrtle Beach. But the two may be closer than you think, especially if you happen to have a big Myrtle Beach fan on your Christmas shopping list. Here's a list of five great Christmas gift ideas for loved ones who also happen to be Myrtle Beach lovers:
 
Oyster Roast 101: How to put out a Seafood Spread like a Seasoned Pro

Oyster Roast 101: How to put out a Seafood Spread like a Seasoned Pro

It's oyster season in Myrtle Beach, and there's no better way to celebrate the occasion than by throwing your very own oyster roast. What's that, you don't know how? No worries, as we say here at the beach. These tips on how to hold an oyster roast will have you serving up this tasty and time-honored seafood spread like a seasoned pro. First step, of course, is finding the oysters. Sure, you can dig around in the pluff mud for hours digging up these juicy mollusks, or you can find them at any local seafood market. But be sure to buy South Carolina oysters fresh from local waters. South Carolina oysters are different from the more popular Apalachicola Bay (FL) variety. They are smaller but come in large clusters, so a savvy shucker can find a handful in one block. They are also juicier and saltier, with a flavor that tastes just like the sea.
 
Top 5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

One of the best things about vacationing Myrtle Beach is you don't have to have a lot of money to have a good time. Sure, you may have to shell out a few bucks for room and board, but the sun and much of the fun are free. Here’s a list of five free things to do and see during your Myrtle Beach vacation:
 
South Carolina vs. Clemson: It’s a Palmetto State Thing

South Carolina vs. Clemson: It’s a Palmetto State Thing

If you're a visitor and not a resident of the Palmetto State, you might not think much about the Clemson-South Carolina rivalry. After all, the state's two major universities may seem just like any other intra-state football feud, like Georgia-Georgia Tech, or North Carolina-North Carolina State. But there's more to this than just the annual gridiron rivalry, although tensions do seem to get higher in the fall as the Nov. 29 showdown approaches. The truth is these two schools have been at odds way before there was college sports, and that theme is still the underlying issue between fans and alumni of both colleges.
 
Top 5 Things to Pack for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation in the Fall and Winter

Top 5 Things to Pack for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation in the Fall and Winter

Everyone knows what to pack for a summer vacation in Myrtle Beach. Throw in a couple of swimsuits, kick on some flip-flops, grab a toothbrush and you’re pretty much done. With warm temperatures and virtually no dress codes, you could fit all the things you need in a grocery and and still feel overdressed. Not so in the fall and winter months, when the Sun Fun Capital gets a bit more brisk as the clouds thicken and the crowds thin. Although the Grand Strand continues to get warm, sunny days well into December, the chillier nights and cool ocean breeze call for a totally different wardrobe in the offseason. The change in seasons also opens some new opportunities not available in the summer. Smaller beach crowds and more relaxed beach rules and regulations may allow you to bring along some items you wouldn’t dream of packing during the summer time. Here’s a list of things you might want to pack for your fall and winter getaway to the Myrtle Beach area:
 
Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

One of the best reasons to stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk isn’t just the outstanding accommodations and amenities on the property, but also the abundance of things to see and do around the resort. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which begins its 1.2-mile trek along the oceanfront to the downtown district at the Bay View’s backyard, is your personal pathway to some of the Grand Strand’s greatest attractions. And there are also numerous restaurants, shops and sights both north and inland of the property that are walking distance away from the resort. Here’s a list of some of the best attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife near your hotel door:
 
Bay View on the Boardwalk Welcomes Seasoned Traveler

Bay View on the Boardwalk Welcomes Seasoned Traveler

Jennie Eakes first visited Myrtle Beach as a child 50 years ago. And like a fine wine, each trip just seems to get better with time. So do the accommodations. Eakes and her husband recently spent a short four-day fall getaway at Bay View at the Boardwalk, which she is calling her best stay yet. … with many more to come.
 
Eat, Drink and Be Merry at 31st annual Taste of the Town

Eat, Drink and Be Merry at 31st annual Taste of the Town

The highlight of the fall social calendar in Myrtle Beach is the Taste of the Town culinary event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, where food takes center stage. More than 10,000 pack the Convention Center's exhibition halls each year to sample some of the best cuisine in town. More than 50 restaurants participate in the annual fundraiser for St. Andrews Catholic School, which has seen this event grow from a small gathering in the school lunchroom in 1984 to perhaps the most popular festival on the Grand Strand in 2014. Visitors purchase food tickets for $1 apiece and roam the rows the food booths and drink vendors in search of satisfying their taste buds. There are plenty of different types of cuisine available to choose from, including seafood, sushi and steak dishes for the adults, and pizza, hamburgers and ice cream for the younger set. There’s also a kids play area to keep the little ones entertained, and live music plays on the main stage, where the winning dishes are announced later in the evening.
 
Fright Nights to Haunt Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in October

Fright Nights to Haunt Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in October

There are lots of adjectives that have been used to describe the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk - exciting, scenic, convenient and fun-filled, just to name a few. But when the calendar strikes October in downtown, a different kind of word comes to mind - spooky. That's because the Myrtle Beach Downtown Association puts on a month-long series of celebrations leading up to a spook-tacular Halloween in Myrtle Beach. Boardwalk Fright Nights get under way Oct. 3 and run through the main event on Halloween night. Fog machines and frightening music and lights will transform the Plyler Park area of the Boardwalk into a haunted district with scary attractions and entertainment for the whole family.
 
Which Myrtle Beach Attractions Close for the Winter?

Which Myrtle Beach Attractions Close for the Winter?

Talk to longtime Myrtle Beach residents and they will tell you about the days when the town would roll up the sidewalks after Labor Day. You could lie down in the middle of Ocean Boulevard in the middle of September and not have to worry about being hit, they say. But that was back before Myrtle Beach became a year-round tourism destination, or at least a popular destination for nine months of the year. The so-called "shoulder seasons" of spring and fall have grown broader in recent years as more and more businesses manage to maintain a full-calendar schedule.
 
New Beach Rules Take Effect for Fall

New Beach Rules Take Effect for Fall

The falling temperatures and leaves aren't the only changes that come to Myrtle Beach in the autumn. There are also some rules and regulations regarding local beaches that take effect in the month of September, and most of the changes fall in favor of beachgoers. Summertime restrictions have been enacted because of the larger crowds on local beaches, and those rules are relaxed once the calendar strikes September. The post-Labor Day changes effect rules regarding beach tents, lifeguard service, surf zones, parking and dogs on the beach
 
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the summer sun, but the best time of year to visit the Grand Strand might actually be the fall. Here are 10 reasons to come to Myrtle Beach in the autumn.
 
The Witch Offers True Test for Golfers

The Witch Offers True Test for Golfers

With more than 100 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area, guests at Bay View Resort on the Boardwalk have a lot options when it comes time to book a tee time. Bay View has several golf packages available, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff can set you up at some of the most luxurious courses on the Strand, or at more affordable layouts that offer a stiff challenge without the steep greens fees. One of the best combinations of quality and affordability features an appropriate name for the havoc it can wreak on your golf game. The Witch, located in nearby Conway, offers a high degree of difficulty in beautiful setting among wetlands and woodlands.
 
Five Cheaper Options for Eating in Myrtle Beach

Five Cheaper Options for Eating in Myrtle Beach

One of the easiest ways to blow the family vacation budget is by dining out without doing some homework. It doesn't take long to literally eat up all your fun money, especially at some of the more expensive fine-dining restaurants on the Grand Strand. You go out for what you think is an affordable family meal and wind up spending double and triple what you had planned. Do that three times a day and it adds up quickly, but not if you know where to go to get a great family feast for only a few dollars a head.
 
Spend the Dog Days of Summer at the Hot Summer Nights Festival

Spend the Dog Days of Summer at the Hot Summer Nights Festival

The dog days of summer coincide with the Hot Summer Nights Festival in downtown Myrtle Beach. The summer-long celebration begins to wind down in the month of August, and the oceanfront party saves some of the best concerts, fireworks and fun for the final month. Centered around Plyler Park in the heart of the 1.2-mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Hot Summer Nights Festival has events scheduled seven nights a week from June through August, including live entertainment, awe-inspiring pyrotechnics and kid-friendly fun.
 
WonderWorks a Real Blast at Broadway

WonderWorks a Real Blast at Broadway

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to find one of Broadway at the Beach's best attractions, especially after a botched science experiment gone horribly wrong landed the WonderWorks building upside down on top of a crab shack. That's the premise for this unique attraction that towers over the Broadway at the Beach skyline. Featuring uprooted and inverted palm trees on the top floor and a smashed-in roof on the ground floor, WonderWorks Myrtle Beach features three stories of interactive activities that are both scientific-based and entertaining.
 
The Top 5 Places for Chicken Wings in Myrtle Beach

The Top 5 Places for Chicken Wings in Myrtle Beach

Like most great inventions, the chicken wing was born out of necessity. The kitchen was closed at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y., when the owner needed to feed some hungry patrons fast, so he seasoned some leftover wings, dropped them in the fryer, and an American culinary favorite began. Today chicken wings are served all over the world, particularly in Myrtle Beach, where visitors flock to restaurants and sports bars in search of the ultimate wing experience. You can get them almost anywhere, but here are the top five places that are worth crossing the road to try the wings:
 
Croft Lawson Family Finds Fun for all at Bay View Resort

Croft Lawson Family Finds Fun for all at Bay View Resort

Talk about the ultimate family vacation: LeAnne Croft Lawson and three generations of her family recently spent a week at the Bay View Resort in Myrtle Beach. And like most family vacations, all ages had a great time, but the most fun was had by the youngest, 4-year-old son Tyler. “We all love staying at Bay View, but my son is crazy about it,” said Croft Lawson, whose family visited from Lewisville, TN. “He wears his floaty so he can jump in the ‘big people’ pool too, but he love playing on the giant mushroom on the Splash Pad area. And he loves getting in the hot tub, or as he calls it, the hot pool.”
 
Top 5 Unmissable Attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top 5 Unmissable Attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

There are lots of words to describe the sights and scenery along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Subtle is not one of them. Yes, the eastern view from the Boardwalk is a beautiful as it gets – undulating dunes, white-sand beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. But turn to the west and you will see some of Myrtle Beach’s man-made wonders, often lit up in neon so you’re sure to see them. Here are five places along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk you don’t want to (and can’t help but) miss. Be sure to take a camera for some uniquely Myrtle Beach memories:
 
There’s Plenty to Do, Eat, and See Around Bay View Resort

There’s Plenty to Do, Eat, and See Around Bay View Resort

Located in the heart of the downtown district and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Bay View Resort has virtually everything you could want on property, and virtually everything else just a short walk away. With its scenic oceanfront lawn connecting to the 1.2-mile walkway that parallels the beach, Bay View gives its guest easy access to some of the top attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife on the Strand, all without moving your vehicle. Here are some of the nearby hot spots you don’t want to miss this summer.
 
Bay View on the Boardwalk Resort Overview

Bay View on the Boardwalk Resort Overview

Stay steps away from the beach and the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk at the Bay View on the Boardwalk Resort, one of the top-rated Myrtle Beach resorts for affordability and family fun. This luxurious oceanfront resort is located in the heart of the downtown Myrtle Beach district and allows easy access to all the great attractions, such as the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, Second Avenue Pier and the Family Kingdom amusement and water parks. The 1.2-mile boardwalk serves as your scenic pathway to all the entertainment, shopping and dining in the downtown area.
 
Top Three Restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top Three Restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the Grand Strand's hottest spots for hitting the beach and the downtown district. But the 1.2-mile walkway has also become a major thoroughfare for some of the best oceanfront restaurants in Myrtle Beach.
 
5 Tips for the Best Myrtle Beach Sand Castles

5 Tips for the Best Myrtle Beach Sand Castles

For classic beach time family fun, you can't beat building a sand castle. Follow these handy tips for the best castle you can build.
 
5 Ways to Make Any Beach Your Personal Paradise

5 Ways to Make Any Beach Your Personal Paradise

Every summer, locals and tourists alike flock to the beautiful waters of the Myrtle Beach area. Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, North Myrtle Beach–each has its own charm, and everyone has their favorite. But how do you make sure the flock doesn't spoil your fun in the sand? Here are five ways to create your perfect beach spot.
 
Top 3 Places to Play Putt Putt Golf

Top 3 Places to Play Putt Putt Golf

Myrtle Beach is famous for golf, with more than 100 championship courses on the Grand Strand. But the area also is home to the miniature variety, putt-putt golf, for those who prefer the sillier side of the sport. But putt-putt is serious business in Myrtle Beach. The self-proclaimed "Golf Capital of the World" has also gained fame as a putt-putt destination.
 
Top Five Water Sports to Try in Myrtle Beach

Top Five Water Sports to Try in Myrtle Beach

If a relaxing vacation sounds like a bore to you, how about trying some of these local water sports. We will tell you where, when and how to get started!
 
Myrtle Beach Activities Sure to Keep your Tween Entertained on Vacation

Myrtle Beach Activities Sure to Keep your Tween Entertained on Vacation

“I’m bored!” This saying has become a proverbial catch phrase in every household since … when, the beginning of time? Why not break the cycle? Fix this problem by loading up the car and driving to Myrtle Beach for a much-needed family vacation. Everyone in the family has been cooped up in the house since winter began, but signs of spring are here, and they signal to us the start of another season of fun in Myrtle Beach. Be first in line to ensure your kids have the time of their lives this year.
 
Freebie Alert! Free rides, Medieval Times tickets and more

Freebie Alert! Free rides, Medieval Times tickets and more

Did someone say free? That’s right, we did! If you stay with us in Myrtle Beach this fall—and let’s face it, you know you could use an autumn getaway to the beach—you’ll automatically get a free Sun & Fun Bonus with free unlimited DVD rentals throughout your stay, a free admission to NASCAR SpeedPark's minigolf course every day of your stay, a free unlimited ride wristband at NASCAR SpeedPark, and a free ticket to Medieval Times!
 
Get Ready for a Toe-Tappin’ Good Time at Myrtle Beach’s Carolina Opry

Get Ready for a Toe-Tappin’ Good Time at Myrtle Beach’s Carolina Opry

Who doesn’t love a good live show when they’re on vacation? Here in Myrtle Beach, we offer up some seriously outstanding entertainment, and the Carolina Opry always tops the Grand Strand’s “Best Show” lists. Next time you’re here, you really should check out the live music and variety show.
 
Five Beach Toys that’ll Keep Your Kids Entertained In Myrtle Beach

Five Beach Toys that’ll Keep Your Kids Entertained In Myrtle Beach

While all you may need to be happy at the beach is a chair and an umbrella, there’s a good chance your kids will do better—and last longer without getting overly antsy or bored—at the beach if you bring some toys along. Of course, not all beach toys are made equal. So check out this list of the best beach toys that will keep your kids entertained, and keep you at the beach as long as you’d like!
 
Coastal Grand Mall Cinemark 14 Theatre

Coastal Grand Mall Cinemark 14 Theatre

While enjoying your vacation, make sure and catch those blockbuster movies at Coastal Grand Mall Movie Theatre in Myrtle Beach.
 
Ripley’s Master Moving Theatre along the Boulevard.

Ripley’s Master Moving Theatre along the Boulevard.

Check out of of Ripley's most fun and thrilling attraction here in Myrtle Beach.
 
Get Hooked to Deep Sea Fishing in Myrtle Beach Area with Captain Dicks

Get Hooked to Deep Sea Fishing in Myrtle Beach Area with Captain Dicks

Are you looking to catch the big one? Or are you wanting to have an adventure and enjoy a day out on the water fishing with your best friend, wife or the little ones. Captain Dicks in Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach can accommodate any size group for whatever adventure you are up for.
 
Myrtle Beach is Famous for the Sun, Sand and Surf of Summer.

Myrtle Beach is Famous for the Sun, Sand and Surf of Summer.

Myrtle Beach is famous for the sun, sand and surf of summer, but the best times to hit the Grand Strand without straining your family budget are the spring, fall and winter.
 
Rivertown Music and Arts Festival Puts Conway in Spotlight

Rivertown Music and Arts Festival Puts Conway in Spotlight

For the millions of Myrtle Beach visitors who arrive by car, the city of Conway, South Carolina means the last town on Highway 501 before you can finally start your vacation. Many have passed through it, but few take the time to explore the historic city. Well, here's your chance to see the oldest city and county seat of Horry County on one of its most exciting days - the May 2 Rivertown Music and Arts Festival. Held in the downtown district and along the Waccamaw River in Riverfront Park, this family-friendly festival crams a whole lot of fun into one Saturday.Featuring live music, dance and theatrical performances on two different stages, the Rivertown Music and Arts Festival puts on a wide range of activities to appeal to all ages and interests. Hosted by Conway Alive, a local civic group designed to highlight all the city has to offer, this event has expanded in recent years to add a classic car show and a craft beer tasting to the existing mix of music, arts and crafts. Oh, did we mention food? There's tons of food too. The party gets started at 11 a.m. when the curtain draws on the main and family stages, and the tent flaps are opened to row of arts and crafts vendors displaying their wares. The craft beer tasting and the vintage car show follow, along with fun and entertainment throughout the night. Here's a look at the full lineup and schedule for the Rivertown Music and Arts Festival:
 
Six Amenities to Keep you Happy at Bay View Resort

Six Amenities to Keep you Happy at Bay View Resort

There are a million reasons to spend your Myrtle Beach vacation at Bay View on the Boardwalk - affordability, comfort, convenience, and hospitality - but we've decided to focus on five. And not just any five, but five amenities that make Bay View an even more desirable destination by bringing fun to your back yard. Have a great vacation without leaving the property thanks to these five amenities:
 
Art in the Park Opens 43rd Season in Myrtle Beach

Art in the Park Opens 43rd Season in Myrtle Beach

No one should have to choose between a full day of shopping and a beautiful day in the great outdoors, especially in such a sun-soaked and retail-rich location like Myrtle Beach. But for savvy bargain-hunters and outdoor-types, the perfect solution also happens to be a Grand Strand tradition. The 43rd annual Art in the Park series holds its opening weekend on April 11-12 at Chapin Park in downtown Myrtle Beach, followed by a second event at Market Common’s Valor Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19. The doubleheader serves a dual purpose for visitors who enjoy a relaxing day of multi-tasking by shopping for deals and spending some down time in the sunshine.
 
Barefoot Princess Offers Unique View of the Grand Strand

Barefoot Princess Offers Unique View of the Grand Strand

All sorts of sightseeing tours are available on the Grand Strand, giving visitors a scenic view of the area by road, or excellent access to the Atlantic Ocean by boat. But none offer the unique views of the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Barefoot Princess, a paddleboat-style vessel designed for maximum comfort and entertainment. Located at the Barefoot Landing Marina in North Myrtle Beach, just behind Greg Norman's Australian Grill at the popular Barefoot Landing complex, the Barefoot Princess offers a wide selection of cruises - daytime sightseeing tours, evening dinner cruises and other special voyages that feature live music and entertainment on the main stage. Climb aboard the 64-foot, triple-decker Barefoot Princess and prepare to see the Myrtle Beach area as you have never seen it before. While highways and ocean routes can take you to places with familiar landscapes and seascapes, the Intracoastal Waterway offers ever-changing and breath-taking views as you sail down the man-made river at a leisurely pace to the rarely seen locations and hidden treasures of the Grad Strand.
 
Top 5 Spring Beach Activities

Top 5 Spring Beach Activities

The beach never closes, but it sure seems that way in the winter months when the seagulls and hermit crabs pretty much have Myrtle Beach's sandy shores to themselves. But that changes when spring rolls around and the two-legged visitors start to arrive. The warmer temperatures and sunnier skies attract people to the beach for a number of activities that serve as spring rituals in Myrtle Beach. If simply soaking up some sun isn't enough to keep you entertained, here are the top five spring beach activities:
 
Glide, Slide and Ride at Downtown Myrtle Beach Attractions

Glide, Slide and Ride at Downtown Myrtle Beach Attractions

For decades, downtown Myrtle Beach revolved around the old Pavilion, which closed in 2008 to the dismay of longtime visitors who got their thrills at the historic amusement park. Just a few years later, the downtown district has filled the void with lots of new thrill rides, water slides and zipline glides high over the Myrtle Beach skyline. Best of all, Bay View on the Boardwalk guests can simply stroll down the beach, the Boulevard or the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to find some heart-thumping entertainment. With the Adrenaline Adventure zipline moving into the old Pavilion site, the addition of the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and upgrades to Family Kingdom, downtown is hopping again. The thrills start at Adrenaline Adventure, where two towers now stand on opposite ends of the old Pavilion property. Standing five stories tall, the towers have a series of cables that cover a 600-foot stretch of zipline. Groups of up to six can soar down the zipline together and race to the other end, or enjoy the bird's-eye view of the ocean.
 
Myrtle Beach Speedway Offers Fast Cars, Festivals, Concerts

Myrtle Beach Speedway Offers Fast Cars, Festivals, Concerts

For more than a half-century, Myrtle Beach Speedway has played host to thousands of NASCAR-sanctioned races and entertained countless numbers of fans. But today, the high-speed, high-drama action on the race track has been expanded to include a number of concerts and festivals, transforming this historic venue into a multi-purpose hot spot for outdoor entertainment. In addition to putting on a full slate of Saturday night racing under the lights, Myrtle Beach Speedway also has a solid lineup of non-racing events, from arts and crafts fairs to major concerts. The green flag drops on the races in April, while country music stars Charlie Daniels and Travis Tritt kick off the 2015 concert calendar with a big show on May 15. The show is only part of the festivities for the annual Harley-Davidson Bike Rally held at Myrtle Beach Speedway, where motorcycles take over the race track.
 
Top 5 Ways to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Ways to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach

If you are lucky enough to be in Myrtle Beach around St. Patrick's Day, spend it by celebrating the luck of the Irish at one of several events planned on the Grand Strand. Although St. Patrick's Day falls on Tuesday, March 17, festivities are scheduled days in advance if so you have lots of opportunities to enjoy some corned beef and cabbage and wash it down with a few green beers. Or if you are really in the holiday spirit, pack plenty of green clothes and hit several events. Here are the top five places for St. Paddy's Day parties:
 
Carolina Country Music Fest Coming to Myrtle Beach in June

Carolina Country Music Fest Coming to Myrtle Beach in June

Nashville may be known as the Capital of Country Music, but for three days this summer that title will shift to the Sun Fun Capital of Myrtle Beach. Event organizers and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the inaugural Carolina Country Music Festival will be held June 5-7 in the downtown district. Headline acts scheduled to perform include Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, Colt Ford, Eric Church, the Georgia Satellites, the Davisson Brothers and more. A total of 35 acts are scheduled to take the main stage during the three-day festival, which is expected to attract 20,000 to 25,000 fans each day. The event will serve as a kickoff to the summer tourism season and bring in large crowds from out of town to see some of the biggest names in country music play just steps away from the beach.
 
Top 5 Places to go for a Progressive Dinner in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to go for a Progressive Dinner in Myrtle Beach

The latest trend in dining is called “progressive dinner,” but the concept has been around for a while in drinking circles as the “pub crawl.” For foodies, however, it’s more like a grub crawl where diners stroll from restaurant to restaurant to taste the best each has to offer. Myrtle Beach was made for this kind of four-course moveable feast. Filled with complexes and developments that place a number of dining options within close proximity, visitors can sample dishes from some of the best establishments on the Grand Strand. Here are five places that are perfect for a progressive dinner and a fun night out on the town:
 
Top 5 Buffets in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Buffets in Myrtle Beach

Google "Myrtle Beach Buffet" and you get flooded by all-you-can-eat seafood restaurants, and rightfully so. The close proximity to "The Seafood Capital of South Carolina" in nearby Murrells Inlet to the south, "The Seafood Capital of the World" just north of the Carolina border in Calabash, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east makes Myrtle Beach a mecca for seafood smorgasbords. The Grand Strand is like one big 60-mile seafood buffet table. But lost amid the sea of seafood eateries are some "land food" buffets that are also top-notch, especially if you need a break from the fresh catch of the day. From American country cooking to good ol' Southern barbecue and from Asian to South American cuisine, Myrtle Beach has a wide variety of all-you-can-eat establishments to choose from. Here's a list of the best buffets in the Myrtle Beach area:
 
Ripley’s Aquarium Brings the Ocean to Dry Land in Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s Aquarium Brings the Ocean to Dry Land in Myrtle Beach

You don't have to go scuba diving to discover the wonders of the ocean in Myrtle Beach. A short trip to Broadway at the Beach will do for a day of fun at Ripley's Aquarium. See sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, eels and rare species of fish - all on dry land. Rated as Myrtle Beach's No. 1 attraction in recent years, Ripley's Aquarium offers the unique experience of getting up close and personal with some of the most interesting creatures in the sea. Exhibits canvas the waters from the four corners of the earth to bring their inhabitants to light and give guests a first-hand view of their beauty. More than 1.5 million gallons of water are pumped through the facility each day to recreate the natural environments of the animals. The crystal-clear walls allow visitors to peer inside their worlds and gain a new perspective on the world's oceans, rivers and estuaries, along with the diversity of life that lives within them.
 
Best Places to get Valentine’s Day Gifts in Myrtle Beach

Best Places to get Valentine’s Day Gifts in Myrtle Beach

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, and this is one holiday you don’t want to let slip up on you. Doing something special for your loved one, whether it’s a romantic weekend retreat to Myrtle Beach or a gift they will remember and cherish forever, this is your chance to set the tone for the next year of your relationship, so don’t blow it. Play it safe and do all of the above – flowers, chocolates, jewelry, the works – along with a relaxing weekend at Bayview Resort. Staying in Myrtle Beach will give you ample opportunity to shower your loved one in gifts, as well as make some lasting memories, like a romantic dinner for two at Sea Captain’s House and a scenic ride on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Here’s a list of five things to do for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, and where to find it:
 
Top 5 Places for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is famous for its sand and surf, its amusement rides and water slides, its fresh seafood and refreshing ocean breeze, and its championship golf courses and putt-putt palaces. But one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets is a bustling music scene that is as diverse as it is unique. From the country roots of South Carolina and the beach music of the Carolina coast to the rock-and-roll, reggae and rap genres all rolled into one, the music of Myrtle Beach has a rhythm and sound as recognizable as the crashing waves.
 
How and Where to Break Your New Year’s Resolutions

How and Where to Break Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions were made to be broken, and Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to break them. If your 2015 has already started on a sour note, or if you just need some time away to treat yourself, stay at the Bay View Resort and follow these simple tips for breaking your New Year's resolutions Myrtle Beach style. Besides, if you do it on vacation it doesn’t really count:
 
Top 5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Upcoming Myrtle Beach Vacation

Top 5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Upcoming Myrtle Beach Vacation

With holiday bills and tax time rolling around, it may seem like a tough time to start thinking about - much less saving and planning for - your Myrtle Beach vacation. But it will be here before you know it, and now is the perfect time to start shopping around for the best deals on the Grand Strand. There are lots of ways to save money on your upcoming trip Myrtle Beach if you follow a few simple rules and suggestions:
 
Top 5 Places for Seafood in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Seafood in Myrtle Beach

No trip to Myrtle Beach is complete without at least one night out for seafood. Or, if you love fresh seafood from right out of our back yard, you might prefer to belly-up to the buffet three times a day. Seafood is the breakfast, lunch and dinner of champions.
 
Elvis visits Myrtle Beach

Elvis visits Myrtle Beach

Whatever you do, don't step on his Blue Suede Shoes! Elvis is coming to Myrtle Beach as Living Legends In Concert presents "Elvis Lives." This major national theatrical and musical hit has been touring the nation since 2013, but is being presented for the first time in Myrtle Beach. The production is coinciding with Elvis' 80th birthday, and it is a show to impress the most ardent Elvis fan, or the young soul who has never seen what made the King of Rock N Roll what he was. The show runs through Jan. 6, so don't miss this opportunity to see some of the best Elvis impersonators in the business.
 
Top 5 Places to Escape to Nature in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to Escape to Nature in Myrtle Beach

Everyone knows the side of Myrtle Beach with the neon lights and man-made attractions. But there's a more natural side beyond the roller coasters and putt-putt golf courses that some never see. For many, the natural beauty of the Grand Strand is a bigger draw than the amusement rides and water slides. Here are five of the area's most scenic spots on the Strand that are a short drive away from Bay View Resort:
 
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Come read up on some frequently asked questions regarding our resort policies, procedures, and offerings.
 
Top 5 Myrtle Beach-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Top 5 Myrtle Beach-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Why do New Year's resolutions have to be so negative? Stop doing this and stop doing that. Is that any kind of way to start out the New Year, vowing to do less in 2015? No matter how healthy and well-intentioned those resolutions may be, why not take a few affirmative vows too? Do something good for yourself that takes you to that happy place, whether that be inside your mind or on the sunny, sandy shores of Myrtle Beach. So if you're ready to treat yourself and pursue happiness in 2015, take one of these Myrtle Beach-related New Year's resolutions. You will thank us next year:
 
“Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Myrtle Beach Lovers”

“Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Myrtle Beach Lovers”

The chill of the holiday season may seem far removed from the sunny summer days in Myrtle Beach. But the two may be closer than you think, especially if you happen to have a big Myrtle Beach fan on your Christmas shopping list. Here's a list of five great Christmas gift ideas for loved ones who also happen to be Myrtle Beach lovers:
 
Oyster Roast 101: How to put out a Seafood Spread like a Seasoned Pro

Oyster Roast 101: How to put out a Seafood Spread like a Seasoned Pro

It's oyster season in Myrtle Beach, and there's no better way to celebrate the occasion than by throwing your very own oyster roast. What's that, you don't know how? No worries, as we say here at the beach. These tips on how to hold an oyster roast will have you serving up this tasty and time-honored seafood spread like a seasoned pro. First step, of course, is finding the oysters. Sure, you can dig around in the pluff mud for hours digging up these juicy mollusks, or you can find them at any local seafood market. But be sure to buy South Carolina oysters fresh from local waters. South Carolina oysters are different from the more popular Apalachicola Bay (FL) variety. They are smaller but come in large clusters, so a savvy shucker can find a handful in one block. They are also juicier and saltier, with a flavor that tastes just like the sea.
 
Top 5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

One of the best things about vacationing Myrtle Beach is you don't have to have a lot of money to have a good time. Sure, you may have to shell out a few bucks for room and board, but the sun and much of the fun are free. Here’s a list of five free things to do and see during your Myrtle Beach vacation:
 
South Carolina vs. Clemson: It’s a Palmetto State Thing

South Carolina vs. Clemson: It’s a Palmetto State Thing

If you're a visitor and not a resident of the Palmetto State, you might not think much about the Clemson-South Carolina rivalry. After all, the state's two major universities may seem just like any other intra-state football feud, like Georgia-Georgia Tech, or North Carolina-North Carolina State. But there's more to this than just the annual gridiron rivalry, although tensions do seem to get higher in the fall as the Nov. 29 showdown approaches. The truth is these two schools have been at odds way before there was college sports, and that theme is still the underlying issue between fans and alumni of both colleges.
 
Top 5 Things to Pack for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation in the Fall and Winter

Top 5 Things to Pack for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation in the Fall and Winter

Everyone knows what to pack for a summer vacation in Myrtle Beach. Throw in a couple of swimsuits, kick on some flip-flops, grab a toothbrush and you’re pretty much done. With warm temperatures and virtually no dress codes, you could fit all the things you need in a grocery and and still feel overdressed. Not so in the fall and winter months, when the Sun Fun Capital gets a bit more brisk as the clouds thicken and the crowds thin. Although the Grand Strand continues to get warm, sunny days well into December, the chillier nights and cool ocean breeze call for a totally different wardrobe in the offseason. The change in seasons also opens some new opportunities not available in the summer. Smaller beach crowds and more relaxed beach rules and regulations may allow you to bring along some items you wouldn’t dream of packing during the summer time. Here’s a list of things you might want to pack for your fall and winter getaway to the Myrtle Beach area:
 
Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

One of the best reasons to stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk isn’t just the outstanding accommodations and amenities on the property, but also the abundance of things to see and do around the resort. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which begins its 1.2-mile trek along the oceanfront to the downtown district at the Bay View’s backyard, is your personal pathway to some of the Grand Strand’s greatest attractions. And there are also numerous restaurants, shops and sights both north and inland of the property that are walking distance away from the resort. Here’s a list of some of the best attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife near your hotel door:
 
Bay View on the Boardwalk Welcomes Seasoned Traveler

Bay View on the Boardwalk Welcomes Seasoned Traveler

Jennie Eakes first visited Myrtle Beach as a child 50 years ago. And like a fine wine, each trip just seems to get better with time. So do the accommodations. Eakes and her husband recently spent a short four-day fall getaway at Bay View at the Boardwalk, which she is calling her best stay yet. … with many more to come.
 
Eat, Drink and Be Merry at 31st annual Taste of the Town

Eat, Drink and Be Merry at 31st annual Taste of the Town

The highlight of the fall social calendar in Myrtle Beach is the Taste of the Town culinary event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, where food takes center stage. More than 10,000 pack the Convention Center's exhibition halls each year to sample some of the best cuisine in town. More than 50 restaurants participate in the annual fundraiser for St. Andrews Catholic School, which has seen this event grow from a small gathering in the school lunchroom in 1984 to perhaps the most popular festival on the Grand Strand in 2014. Visitors purchase food tickets for $1 apiece and roam the rows the food booths and drink vendors in search of satisfying their taste buds. There are plenty of different types of cuisine available to choose from, including seafood, sushi and steak dishes for the adults, and pizza, hamburgers and ice cream for the younger set. There’s also a kids play area to keep the little ones entertained, and live music plays on the main stage, where the winning dishes are announced later in the evening.
 
Fright Nights to Haunt Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in October

Fright Nights to Haunt Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in October

There are lots of adjectives that have been used to describe the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk - exciting, scenic, convenient and fun-filled, just to name a few. But when the calendar strikes October in downtown, a different kind of word comes to mind - spooky. That's because the Myrtle Beach Downtown Association puts on a month-long series of celebrations leading up to a spook-tacular Halloween in Myrtle Beach. Boardwalk Fright Nights get under way Oct. 3 and run through the main event on Halloween night. Fog machines and frightening music and lights will transform the Plyler Park area of the Boardwalk into a haunted district with scary attractions and entertainment for the whole family.
 
Which Myrtle Beach Attractions Close for the Winter?

Which Myrtle Beach Attractions Close for the Winter?

Talk to longtime Myrtle Beach residents and they will tell you about the days when the town would roll up the sidewalks after Labor Day. You could lie down in the middle of Ocean Boulevard in the middle of September and not have to worry about being hit, they say. But that was back before Myrtle Beach became a year-round tourism destination, or at least a popular destination for nine months of the year. The so-called "shoulder seasons" of spring and fall have grown broader in recent years as more and more businesses manage to maintain a full-calendar schedule.
 
New Beach Rules Take Effect for Fall

New Beach Rules Take Effect for Fall

The falling temperatures and leaves aren't the only changes that come to Myrtle Beach in the autumn. There are also some rules and regulations regarding local beaches that take effect in the month of September, and most of the changes fall in favor of beachgoers. Summertime restrictions have been enacted because of the larger crowds on local beaches, and those rules are relaxed once the calendar strikes September. The post-Labor Day changes effect rules regarding beach tents, lifeguard service, surf zones, parking and dogs on the beach
 
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the summer sun, but the best time of year to visit the Grand Strand might actually be the fall. Here are 10 reasons to come to Myrtle Beach in the autumn.
 
The Witch Offers True Test for Golfers

The Witch Offers True Test for Golfers

With more than 100 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area, guests at Bay View Resort on the Boardwalk have a lot options when it comes time to book a tee time. Bay View has several golf packages available, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff can set you up at some of the most luxurious courses on the Strand, or at more affordable layouts that offer a stiff challenge without the steep greens fees. One of the best combinations of quality and affordability features an appropriate name for the havoc it can wreak on your golf game. The Witch, located in nearby Conway, offers a high degree of difficulty in beautiful setting among wetlands and woodlands.
 
Five Cheaper Options for Eating in Myrtle Beach

Five Cheaper Options for Eating in Myrtle Beach

One of the easiest ways to blow the family vacation budget is by dining out without doing some homework. It doesn't take long to literally eat up all your fun money, especially at some of the more expensive fine-dining restaurants on the Grand Strand. You go out for what you think is an affordable family meal and wind up spending double and triple what you had planned. Do that three times a day and it adds up quickly, but not if you know where to go to get a great family feast for only a few dollars a head.
 
Spend the Dog Days of Summer at the Hot Summer Nights Festival

Spend the Dog Days of Summer at the Hot Summer Nights Festival

The dog days of summer coincide with the Hot Summer Nights Festival in downtown Myrtle Beach. The summer-long celebration begins to wind down in the month of August, and the oceanfront party saves some of the best concerts, fireworks and fun for the final month. Centered around Plyler Park in the heart of the 1.2-mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Hot Summer Nights Festival has events scheduled seven nights a week from June through August, including live entertainment, awe-inspiring pyrotechnics and kid-friendly fun.
 
WonderWorks a Real Blast at Broadway

WonderWorks a Real Blast at Broadway

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to find one of Broadway at the Beach's best attractions, especially after a botched science experiment gone horribly wrong landed the WonderWorks building upside down on top of a crab shack. That's the premise for this unique attraction that towers over the Broadway at the Beach skyline. Featuring uprooted and inverted palm trees on the top floor and a smashed-in roof on the ground floor, WonderWorks Myrtle Beach features three stories of interactive activities that are both scientific-based and entertaining.
 
The Top 5 Places for Chicken Wings in Myrtle Beach

The Top 5 Places for Chicken Wings in Myrtle Beach

Like most great inventions, the chicken wing was born out of necessity. The kitchen was closed at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y., when the owner needed to feed some hungry patrons fast, so he seasoned some leftover wings, dropped them in the fryer, and an American culinary favorite began. Today chicken wings are served all over the world, particularly in Myrtle Beach, where visitors flock to restaurants and sports bars in search of the ultimate wing experience. You can get them almost anywhere, but here are the top five places that are worth crossing the road to try the wings:
 
Croft Lawson Family Finds Fun for all at Bay View Resort

Croft Lawson Family Finds Fun for all at Bay View Resort

Talk about the ultimate family vacation: LeAnne Croft Lawson and three generations of her family recently spent a week at the Bay View Resort in Myrtle Beach. And like most family vacations, all ages had a great time, but the most fun was had by the youngest, 4-year-old son Tyler. “We all love staying at Bay View, but my son is crazy about it,” said Croft Lawson, whose family visited from Lewisville, TN. “He wears his floaty so he can jump in the ‘big people’ pool too, but he love playing on the giant mushroom on the Splash Pad area. And he loves getting in the hot tub, or as he calls it, the hot pool.”
 
Top 5 Unmissable Attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top 5 Unmissable Attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

There are lots of words to describe the sights and scenery along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Subtle is not one of them. Yes, the eastern view from the Boardwalk is a beautiful as it gets – undulating dunes, white-sand beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. But turn to the west and you will see some of Myrtle Beach’s man-made wonders, often lit up in neon so you’re sure to see them. Here are five places along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk you don’t want to (and can’t help but) miss. Be sure to take a camera for some uniquely Myrtle Beach memories:
 
There’s Plenty to Do, Eat, and See Around Bay View Resort

There’s Plenty to Do, Eat, and See Around Bay View Resort

Located in the heart of the downtown district and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Bay View Resort has virtually everything you could want on property, and virtually everything else just a short walk away. With its scenic oceanfront lawn connecting to the 1.2-mile walkway that parallels the beach, Bay View gives its guest easy access to some of the top attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife on the Strand, all without moving your vehicle. Here are some of the nearby hot spots you don’t want to miss this summer.
 
Bay View on the Boardwalk Resort Overview

Bay View on the Boardwalk Resort Overview

Stay steps away from the beach and the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk at the Bay View on the Boardwalk Resort, one of the top-rated Myrtle Beach resorts for affordability and family fun. This luxurious oceanfront resort is located in the heart of the downtown Myrtle Beach district and allows easy access to all the great attractions, such as the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, Second Avenue Pier and the Family Kingdom amusement and water parks. The 1.2-mile boardwalk serves as your scenic pathway to all the entertainment, shopping and dining in the downtown area.
 
Top Three Restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top Three Restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the Grand Strand's hottest spots for hitting the beach and the downtown district. But the 1.2-mile walkway has also become a major thoroughfare for some of the best oceanfront restaurants in Myrtle Beach.
 
5 Tips for the Best Myrtle Beach Sand Castles

5 Tips for the Best Myrtle Beach Sand Castles

For classic beach time family fun, you can't beat building a sand castle. Follow these handy tips for the best castle you can build.
 
5 Ways to Make Any Beach Your Personal Paradise

5 Ways to Make Any Beach Your Personal Paradise

Every summer, locals and tourists alike flock to the beautiful waters of the Myrtle Beach area. Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, North Myrtle Beach–each has its own charm, and everyone has their favorite. But how do you make sure the flock doesn't spoil your fun in the sand? Here are five ways to create your perfect beach spot.
 
Top 3 Places to Play Putt Putt Golf

Top 3 Places to Play Putt Putt Golf

Myrtle Beach is famous for golf, with more than 100 championship courses on the Grand Strand. But the area also is home to the miniature variety, putt-putt golf, for those who prefer the sillier side of the sport. But putt-putt is serious business in Myrtle Beach. The self-proclaimed "Golf Capital of the World" has also gained fame as a putt-putt destination.
 
Top Five Water Sports to Try in Myrtle Beach

Top Five Water Sports to Try in Myrtle Beach

If a relaxing vacation sounds like a bore to you, how about trying some of these local water sports. We will tell you where, when and how to get started!
 
Myrtle Beach Activities Sure to Keep your Tween Entertained on Vacation

Myrtle Beach Activities Sure to Keep your Tween Entertained on Vacation

“I’m bored!” This saying has become a proverbial catch phrase in every household since … when, the beginning of time? Why not break the cycle? Fix this problem by loading up the car and driving to Myrtle Beach for a much-needed family vacation. Everyone in the family has been cooped up in the house since winter began, but signs of spring are here, and they signal to us the start of another season of fun in Myrtle Beach. Be first in line to ensure your kids have the time of their lives this year.
 
Freebie Alert! Free rides, Medieval Times tickets and more

Freebie Alert! Free rides, Medieval Times tickets and more

Did someone say free? That’s right, we did! If you stay with us in Myrtle Beach this fall—and let’s face it, you know you could use an autumn getaway to the beach—you’ll automatically get a free Sun & Fun Bonus with free unlimited DVD rentals throughout your stay, a free admission to NASCAR SpeedPark's minigolf course every day of your stay, a free unlimited ride wristband at NASCAR SpeedPark, and a free ticket to Medieval Times!
 
Get Ready for a Toe-Tappin’ Good Time at Myrtle Beach’s Carolina Opry

Get Ready for a Toe-Tappin’ Good Time at Myrtle Beach’s Carolina Opry

Who doesn’t love a good live show when they’re on vacation? Here in Myrtle Beach, we offer up some seriously outstanding entertainment, and the Carolina Opry always tops the Grand Strand’s “Best Show” lists. Next time you’re here, you really should check out the live music and variety show.
 
Five Beach Toys that’ll Keep Your Kids Entertained In Myrtle Beach

Five Beach Toys that’ll Keep Your Kids Entertained In Myrtle Beach

While all you may need to be happy at the beach is a chair and an umbrella, there’s a good chance your kids will do better—and last longer without getting overly antsy or bored—at the beach if you bring some toys along. Of course, not all beach toys are made equal. So check out this list of the best beach toys that will keep your kids entertained, and keep you at the beach as long as you’d like!
 
Rivertown Music and Arts Festival Puts Conway in Spotlight

Rivertown Music and Arts Festival Puts Conway in Spotlight

For the millions of Myrtle Beach visitors who arrive by car, the city of Conway, South Carolina means the last town on Highway 501 before you can finally start your vacation. Many have passed through it, but few take the time to explore the historic city. Well, here's your chance to see the oldest city and county seat of Horry County on one of its most exciting days - the May 2 Rivertown Music and Arts Festival. Held in the downtown district and along the Waccamaw River in Riverfront Park, this family-friendly festival crams a whole lot of fun into one Saturday.Featuring live music, dance and theatrical performances on two different stages, the Rivertown Music and Arts Festival puts on a wide range of activities to appeal to all ages and interests. Hosted by Conway Alive, a local civic group designed to highlight all the city has to offer, this event has expanded in recent years to add a classic car show and a craft beer tasting to the existing mix of music, arts and crafts. Oh, did we mention food? There's tons of food too. The party gets started at 11 a.m. when the curtain draws on the main and family stages, and the tent flaps are opened to row of arts and crafts vendors displaying their wares. The craft beer tasting and the vintage car show follow, along with fun and entertainment throughout the night. Here's a look at the full lineup and schedule for the Rivertown Music and Arts Festival:
 
Six Amenities to Keep you Happy at Bay View Resort

Six Amenities to Keep you Happy at Bay View Resort

There are a million reasons to spend your Myrtle Beach vacation at Bay View on the Boardwalk - affordability, comfort, convenience, and hospitality - but we've decided to focus on five. And not just any five, but five amenities that make Bay View an even more desirable destination by bringing fun to your back yard. Have a great vacation without leaving the property thanks to these five amenities:
 
Art in the Park Opens 43rd Season in Myrtle Beach

Art in the Park Opens 43rd Season in Myrtle Beach

No one should have to choose between a full day of shopping and a beautiful day in the great outdoors, especially in such a sun-soaked and retail-rich location like Myrtle Beach. But for savvy bargain-hunters and outdoor-types, the perfect solution also happens to be a Grand Strand tradition. The 43rd annual Art in the Park series holds its opening weekend on April 11-12 at Chapin Park in downtown Myrtle Beach, followed by a second event at Market Common’s Valor Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19. The doubleheader serves a dual purpose for visitors who enjoy a relaxing day of multi-tasking by shopping for deals and spending some down time in the sunshine.
 
Barefoot Princess Offers Unique View of the Grand Strand

Barefoot Princess Offers Unique View of the Grand Strand

All sorts of sightseeing tours are available on the Grand Strand, giving visitors a scenic view of the area by road, or excellent access to the Atlantic Ocean by boat. But none offer the unique views of the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Barefoot Princess, a paddleboat-style vessel designed for maximum comfort and entertainment. Located at the Barefoot Landing Marina in North Myrtle Beach, just behind Greg Norman's Australian Grill at the popular Barefoot Landing complex, the Barefoot Princess offers a wide selection of cruises - daytime sightseeing tours, evening dinner cruises and other special voyages that feature live music and entertainment on the main stage. Climb aboard the 64-foot, triple-decker Barefoot Princess and prepare to see the Myrtle Beach area as you have never seen it before. While highways and ocean routes can take you to places with familiar landscapes and seascapes, the Intracoastal Waterway offers ever-changing and breath-taking views as you sail down the man-made river at a leisurely pace to the rarely seen locations and hidden treasures of the Grad Strand.
 
Top 5 Spring Beach Activities

Top 5 Spring Beach Activities

The beach never closes, but it sure seems that way in the winter months when the seagulls and hermit crabs pretty much have Myrtle Beach's sandy shores to themselves. But that changes when spring rolls around and the two-legged visitors start to arrive. The warmer temperatures and sunnier skies attract people to the beach for a number of activities that serve as spring rituals in Myrtle Beach. If simply soaking up some sun isn't enough to keep you entertained, here are the top five spring beach activities:
 
Glide, Slide and Ride at Downtown Myrtle Beach Attractions

Glide, Slide and Ride at Downtown Myrtle Beach Attractions

For decades, downtown Myrtle Beach revolved around the old Pavilion, which closed in 2008 to the dismay of longtime visitors who got their thrills at the historic amusement park. Just a few years later, the downtown district has filled the void with lots of new thrill rides, water slides and zipline glides high over the Myrtle Beach skyline. Best of all, Bay View on the Boardwalk guests can simply stroll down the beach, the Boulevard or the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to find some heart-thumping entertainment. With the Adrenaline Adventure zipline moving into the old Pavilion site, the addition of the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and upgrades to Family Kingdom, downtown is hopping again. The thrills start at Adrenaline Adventure, where two towers now stand on opposite ends of the old Pavilion property. Standing five stories tall, the towers have a series of cables that cover a 600-foot stretch of zipline. Groups of up to six can soar down the zipline together and race to the other end, or enjoy the bird's-eye view of the ocean.
 
Myrtle Beach Speedway Offers Fast Cars, Festivals, Concerts

Myrtle Beach Speedway Offers Fast Cars, Festivals, Concerts

For more than a half-century, Myrtle Beach Speedway has played host to thousands of NASCAR-sanctioned races and entertained countless numbers of fans. But today, the high-speed, high-drama action on the race track has been expanded to include a number of concerts and festivals, transforming this historic venue into a multi-purpose hot spot for outdoor entertainment. In addition to putting on a full slate of Saturday night racing under the lights, Myrtle Beach Speedway also has a solid lineup of non-racing events, from arts and crafts fairs to major concerts. The green flag drops on the races in April, while country music stars Charlie Daniels and Travis Tritt kick off the 2015 concert calendar with a big show on May 15. The show is only part of the festivities for the annual Harley-Davidson Bike Rally held at Myrtle Beach Speedway, where motorcycles take over the race track.
 
Top 5 Ways to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Ways to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach

If you are lucky enough to be in Myrtle Beach around St. Patrick's Day, spend it by celebrating the luck of the Irish at one of several events planned on the Grand Strand. Although St. Patrick's Day falls on Tuesday, March 17, festivities are scheduled days in advance if so you have lots of opportunities to enjoy some corned beef and cabbage and wash it down with a few green beers. Or if you are really in the holiday spirit, pack plenty of green clothes and hit several events. Here are the top five places for St. Paddy's Day parties:
 
Carolina Country Music Fest Coming to Myrtle Beach in June

Carolina Country Music Fest Coming to Myrtle Beach in June

Nashville may be known as the Capital of Country Music, but for three days this summer that title will shift to the Sun Fun Capital of Myrtle Beach. Event organizers and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the inaugural Carolina Country Music Festival will be held June 5-7 in the downtown district. Headline acts scheduled to perform include Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, Colt Ford, Eric Church, the Georgia Satellites, the Davisson Brothers and more. A total of 35 acts are scheduled to take the main stage during the three-day festival, which is expected to attract 20,000 to 25,000 fans each day. The event will serve as a kickoff to the summer tourism season and bring in large crowds from out of town to see some of the biggest names in country music play just steps away from the beach.
 
Top 5 Places to go for a Progressive Dinner in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to go for a Progressive Dinner in Myrtle Beach

The latest trend in dining is called “progressive dinner,” but the concept has been around for a while in drinking circles as the “pub crawl.” For foodies, however, it’s more like a grub crawl where diners stroll from restaurant to restaurant to taste the best each has to offer. Myrtle Beach was made for this kind of four-course moveable feast. Filled with complexes and developments that place a number of dining options within close proximity, visitors can sample dishes from some of the best establishments on the Grand Strand. Here are five places that are perfect for a progressive dinner and a fun night out on the town:
 
Top 5 Buffets in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Buffets in Myrtle Beach

Google "Myrtle Beach Buffet" and you get flooded by all-you-can-eat seafood restaurants, and rightfully so. The close proximity to "The Seafood Capital of South Carolina" in nearby Murrells Inlet to the south, "The Seafood Capital of the World" just north of the Carolina border in Calabash, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east makes Myrtle Beach a mecca for seafood smorgasbords. The Grand Strand is like one big 60-mile seafood buffet table. But lost amid the sea of seafood eateries are some "land food" buffets that are also top-notch, especially if you need a break from the fresh catch of the day. From American country cooking to good ol' Southern barbecue and from Asian to South American cuisine, Myrtle Beach has a wide variety of all-you-can-eat establishments to choose from. Here's a list of the best buffets in the Myrtle Beach area:
 
Ripley’s Aquarium Brings the Ocean to Dry Land in Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s Aquarium Brings the Ocean to Dry Land in Myrtle Beach

You don't have to go scuba diving to discover the wonders of the ocean in Myrtle Beach. A short trip to Broadway at the Beach will do for a day of fun at Ripley's Aquarium. See sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, eels and rare species of fish - all on dry land. Rated as Myrtle Beach's No. 1 attraction in recent years, Ripley's Aquarium offers the unique experience of getting up close and personal with some of the most interesting creatures in the sea. Exhibits canvas the waters from the four corners of the earth to bring their inhabitants to light and give guests a first-hand view of their beauty. More than 1.5 million gallons of water are pumped through the facility each day to recreate the natural environments of the animals. The crystal-clear walls allow visitors to peer inside their worlds and gain a new perspective on the world's oceans, rivers and estuaries, along with the diversity of life that lives within them.
 
Best Places to get Valentine’s Day Gifts in Myrtle Beach

Best Places to get Valentine’s Day Gifts in Myrtle Beach

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, and this is one holiday you don’t want to let slip up on you. Doing something special for your loved one, whether it’s a romantic weekend retreat to Myrtle Beach or a gift they will remember and cherish forever, this is your chance to set the tone for the next year of your relationship, so don’t blow it. Play it safe and do all of the above – flowers, chocolates, jewelry, the works – along with a relaxing weekend at Bayview Resort. Staying in Myrtle Beach will give you ample opportunity to shower your loved one in gifts, as well as make some lasting memories, like a romantic dinner for two at Sea Captain’s House and a scenic ride on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Here’s a list of five things to do for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, and where to find it:
 
Top 5 Places for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is famous for its sand and surf, its amusement rides and water slides, its fresh seafood and refreshing ocean breeze, and its championship golf courses and putt-putt palaces. But one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets is a bustling music scene that is as diverse as it is unique. From the country roots of South Carolina and the beach music of the Carolina coast to the rock-and-roll, reggae and rap genres all rolled into one, the music of Myrtle Beach has a rhythm and sound as recognizable as the crashing waves.
 
How and Where to Break Your New Year’s Resolutions

How and Where to Break Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions were made to be broken, and Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to break them. If your 2015 has already started on a sour note, or if you just need some time away to treat yourself, stay at the Bay View Resort and follow these simple tips for breaking your New Year's resolutions Myrtle Beach style. Besides, if you do it on vacation it doesn’t really count:
 
Top 5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Upcoming Myrtle Beach Vacation

Top 5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Upcoming Myrtle Beach Vacation

With holiday bills and tax time rolling around, it may seem like a tough time to start thinking about - much less saving and planning for - your Myrtle Beach vacation. But it will be here before you know it, and now is the perfect time to start shopping around for the best deals on the Grand Strand. There are lots of ways to save money on your upcoming trip Myrtle Beach if you follow a few simple rules and suggestions:
 
Top 5 Places for Seafood in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Seafood in Myrtle Beach

No trip to Myrtle Beach is complete without at least one night out for seafood. Or, if you love fresh seafood from right out of our back yard, you might prefer to belly-up to the buffet three times a day. Seafood is the breakfast, lunch and dinner of champions.
 
Elvis visits Myrtle Beach

Elvis visits Myrtle Beach

Whatever you do, don't step on his Blue Suede Shoes! Elvis is coming to Myrtle Beach as Living Legends In Concert presents "Elvis Lives." This major national theatrical and musical hit has been touring the nation since 2013, but is being presented for the first time in Myrtle Beach. The production is coinciding with Elvis' 80th birthday, and it is a show to impress the most ardent Elvis fan, or the young soul who has never seen what made the King of Rock N Roll what he was. The show runs through Jan. 6, so don't miss this opportunity to see some of the best Elvis impersonators in the business.
 
Top 5 Places to Escape to Nature in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to Escape to Nature in Myrtle Beach

Everyone knows the side of Myrtle Beach with the neon lights and man-made attractions. But there's a more natural side beyond the roller coasters and putt-putt golf courses that some never see. For many, the natural beauty of the Grand Strand is a bigger draw than the amusement rides and water slides. Here are five of the area's most scenic spots on the Strand that are a short drive away from Bay View Resort:
 
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Come read up on some frequently asked questions regarding our resort policies, procedures, and offerings.
 
Top 5 Myrtle Beach-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Top 5 Myrtle Beach-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Why do New Year's resolutions have to be so negative? Stop doing this and stop doing that. Is that any kind of way to start out the New Year, vowing to do less in 2015? No matter how healthy and well-intentioned those resolutions may be, why not take a few affirmative vows too? Do something good for yourself that takes you to that happy place, whether that be inside your mind or on the sunny, sandy shores of Myrtle Beach. So if you're ready to treat yourself and pursue happiness in 2015, take one of these Myrtle Beach-related New Year's resolutions. You will thank us next year:
 
“Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Myrtle Beach Lovers”

“Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Myrtle Beach Lovers”

The chill of the holiday season may seem far removed from the sunny summer days in Myrtle Beach. But the two may be closer than you think, especially if you happen to have a big Myrtle Beach fan on your Christmas shopping list. Here's a list of five great Christmas gift ideas for loved ones who also happen to be Myrtle Beach lovers:
 
Oyster Roast 101: How to put out a Seafood Spread like a Seasoned Pro

Oyster Roast 101: How to put out a Seafood Spread like a Seasoned Pro

It's oyster season in Myrtle Beach, and there's no better way to celebrate the occasion than by throwing your very own oyster roast. What's that, you don't know how? No worries, as we say here at the beach. These tips on how to hold an oyster roast will have you serving up this tasty and time-honored seafood spread like a seasoned pro. First step, of course, is finding the oysters. Sure, you can dig around in the pluff mud for hours digging up these juicy mollusks, or you can find them at any local seafood market. But be sure to buy South Carolina oysters fresh from local waters. South Carolina oysters are different from the more popular Apalachicola Bay (FL) variety. They are smaller but come in large clusters, so a savvy shucker can find a handful in one block. They are also juicier and saltier, with a flavor that tastes just like the sea.
 
Top 5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

One of the best things about vacationing Myrtle Beach is you don't have to have a lot of money to have a good time. Sure, you may have to shell out a few bucks for room and board, but the sun and much of the fun are free. Here’s a list of five free things to do and see during your Myrtle Beach vacation:
 
South Carolina vs. Clemson: It’s a Palmetto State Thing

South Carolina vs. Clemson: It’s a Palmetto State Thing

If you're a visitor and not a resident of the Palmetto State, you might not think much about the Clemson-South Carolina rivalry. After all, the state's two major universities may seem just like any other intra-state football feud, like Georgia-Georgia Tech, or North Carolina-North Carolina State. But there's more to this than just the annual gridiron rivalry, although tensions do seem to get higher in the fall as the Nov. 29 showdown approaches. The truth is these two schools have been at odds way before there was college sports, and that theme is still the underlying issue between fans and alumni of both colleges.
 
Top 5 Things to Pack for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation in the Fall and Winter

Top 5 Things to Pack for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation in the Fall and Winter

Everyone knows what to pack for a summer vacation in Myrtle Beach. Throw in a couple of swimsuits, kick on some flip-flops, grab a toothbrush and you’re pretty much done. With warm temperatures and virtually no dress codes, you could fit all the things you need in a grocery and and still feel overdressed. Not so in the fall and winter months, when the Sun Fun Capital gets a bit more brisk as the clouds thicken and the crowds thin. Although the Grand Strand continues to get warm, sunny days well into December, the chillier nights and cool ocean breeze call for a totally different wardrobe in the offseason. The change in seasons also opens some new opportunities not available in the summer. Smaller beach crowds and more relaxed beach rules and regulations may allow you to bring along some items you wouldn’t dream of packing during the summer time. Here’s a list of things you might want to pack for your fall and winter getaway to the Myrtle Beach area:
 
Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

One of the best reasons to stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk isn’t just the outstanding accommodations and amenities on the property, but also the abundance of things to see and do around the resort. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which begins its 1.2-mile trek along the oceanfront to the downtown district at the Bay View’s backyard, is your personal pathway to some of the Grand Strand’s greatest attractions. And there are also numerous restaurants, shops and sights both north and inland of the property that are walking distance away from the resort. Here’s a list of some of the best attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife near your hotel door:
 
Bay View on the Boardwalk Welcomes Seasoned Traveler

Bay View on the Boardwalk Welcomes Seasoned Traveler

Jennie Eakes first visited Myrtle Beach as a child 50 years ago. And like a fine wine, each trip just seems to get better with time. So do the accommodations. Eakes and her husband recently spent a short four-day fall getaway at Bay View at the Boardwalk, which she is calling her best stay yet. … with many more to come.
 
Eat, Drink and Be Merry at 31st annual Taste of the Town

Eat, Drink and Be Merry at 31st annual Taste of the Town

The highlight of the fall social calendar in Myrtle Beach is the Taste of the Town culinary event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, where food takes center stage. More than 10,000 pack the Convention Center's exhibition halls each year to sample some of the best cuisine in town. More than 50 restaurants participate in the annual fundraiser for St. Andrews Catholic School, which has seen this event grow from a small gathering in the school lunchroom in 1984 to perhaps the most popular festival on the Grand Strand in 2014. Visitors purchase food tickets for $1 apiece and roam the rows the food booths and drink vendors in search of satisfying their taste buds. There are plenty of different types of cuisine available to choose from, including seafood, sushi and steak dishes for the adults, and pizza, hamburgers and ice cream for the younger set. There’s also a kids play area to keep the little ones entertained, and live music plays on the main stage, where the winning dishes are announced later in the evening.
 
Fright Nights to Haunt Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in October

Fright Nights to Haunt Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in October

There are lots of adjectives that have been used to describe the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk - exciting, scenic, convenient and fun-filled, just to name a few. But when the calendar strikes October in downtown, a different kind of word comes to mind - spooky. That's because the Myrtle Beach Downtown Association puts on a month-long series of celebrations leading up to a spook-tacular Halloween in Myrtle Beach. Boardwalk Fright Nights get under way Oct. 3 and run through the main event on Halloween night. Fog machines and frightening music and lights will transform the Plyler Park area of the Boardwalk into a haunted district with scary attractions and entertainment for the whole family.
 
Which Myrtle Beach Attractions Close for the Winter?

Which Myrtle Beach Attractions Close for the Winter?

Talk to longtime Myrtle Beach residents and they will tell you about the days when the town would roll up the sidewalks after Labor Day. You could lie down in the middle of Ocean Boulevard in the middle of September and not have to worry about being hit, they say. But that was back before Myrtle Beach became a year-round tourism destination, or at least a popular destination for nine months of the year. The so-called "shoulder seasons" of spring and fall have grown broader in recent years as more and more businesses manage to maintain a full-calendar schedule.
 
New Beach Rules Take Effect for Fall

New Beach Rules Take Effect for Fall

The falling temperatures and leaves aren't the only changes that come to Myrtle Beach in the autumn. There are also some rules and regulations regarding local beaches that take effect in the month of September, and most of the changes fall in favor of beachgoers. Summertime restrictions have been enacted because of the larger crowds on local beaches, and those rules are relaxed once the calendar strikes September. The post-Labor Day changes effect rules regarding beach tents, lifeguard service, surf zones, parking and dogs on the beach
 
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the summer sun, but the best time of year to visit the Grand Strand might actually be the fall. Here are 10 reasons to come to Myrtle Beach in the autumn.
 
The Witch Offers True Test for Golfers

The Witch Offers True Test for Golfers

With more than 100 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area, guests at Bay View Resort on the Boardwalk have a lot options when it comes time to book a tee time. Bay View has several golf packages available, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff can set you up at some of the most luxurious courses on the Strand, or at more affordable layouts that offer a stiff challenge without the steep greens fees. One of the best combinations of quality and affordability features an appropriate name for the havoc it can wreak on your golf game. The Witch, located in nearby Conway, offers a high degree of difficulty in beautiful setting among wetlands and woodlands.
 
Five Cheaper Options for Eating in Myrtle Beach

Five Cheaper Options for Eating in Myrtle Beach

One of the easiest ways to blow the family vacation budget is by dining out without doing some homework. It doesn't take long to literally eat up all your fun money, especially at some of the more expensive fine-dining restaurants on the Grand Strand. You go out for what you think is an affordable family meal and wind up spending double and triple what you had planned. Do that three times a day and it adds up quickly, but not if you know where to go to get a great family feast for only a few dollars a head.
 
Spend the Dog Days of Summer at the Hot Summer Nights Festival

Spend the Dog Days of Summer at the Hot Summer Nights Festival

The dog days of summer coincide with the Hot Summer Nights Festival in downtown Myrtle Beach. The summer-long celebration begins to wind down in the month of August, and the oceanfront party saves some of the best concerts, fireworks and fun for the final month. Centered around Plyler Park in the heart of the 1.2-mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Hot Summer Nights Festival has events scheduled seven nights a week from June through August, including live entertainment, awe-inspiring pyrotechnics and kid-friendly fun.
 
WonderWorks a Real Blast at Broadway

WonderWorks a Real Blast at Broadway

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to find one of Broadway at the Beach's best attractions, especially after a botched science experiment gone horribly wrong landed the WonderWorks building upside down on top of a crab shack. That's the premise for this unique attraction that towers over the Broadway at the Beach skyline. Featuring uprooted and inverted palm trees on the top floor and a smashed-in roof on the ground floor, WonderWorks Myrtle Beach features three stories of interactive activities that are both scientific-based and entertaining.
 
The Top 5 Places for Chicken Wings in Myrtle Beach

The Top 5 Places for Chicken Wings in Myrtle Beach

Like most great inventions, the chicken wing was born out of necessity. The kitchen was closed at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y., when the owner needed to feed some hungry patrons fast, so he seasoned some leftover wings, dropped them in the fryer, and an American culinary favorite began. Today chicken wings are served all over the world, particularly in Myrtle Beach, where visitors flock to restaurants and sports bars in search of the ultimate wing experience. You can get them almost anywhere, but here are the top five places that are worth crossing the road to try the wings:
 
Croft Lawson Family Finds Fun for all at Bay View Resort

Croft Lawson Family Finds Fun for all at Bay View Resort

Talk about the ultimate family vacation: LeAnne Croft Lawson and three generations of her family recently spent a week at the Bay View Resort in Myrtle Beach. And like most family vacations, all ages had a great time, but the most fun was had by the youngest, 4-year-old son Tyler. “We all love staying at Bay View, but my son is crazy about it,” said Croft Lawson, whose family visited from Lewisville, TN. “He wears his floaty so he can jump in the ‘big people’ pool too, but he love playing on the giant mushroom on the Splash Pad area. And he loves getting in the hot tub, or as he calls it, the hot pool.”
 
Top 5 Unmissable Attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top 5 Unmissable Attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

There are lots of words to describe the sights and scenery along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Subtle is not one of them. Yes, the eastern view from the Boardwalk is a beautiful as it gets – undulating dunes, white-sand beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. But turn to the west and you will see some of Myrtle Beach’s man-made wonders, often lit up in neon so you’re sure to see them. Here are five places along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk you don’t want to (and can’t help but) miss. Be sure to take a camera for some uniquely Myrtle Beach memories:
 
There’s Plenty to Do, Eat, and See Around Bay View Resort

There’s Plenty to Do, Eat, and See Around Bay View Resort

Located in the heart of the downtown district and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Bay View Resort has virtually everything you could want on property, and virtually everything else just a short walk away. With its scenic oceanfront lawn connecting to the 1.2-mile walkway that parallels the beach, Bay View gives its guest easy access to some of the top attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife on the Strand, all without moving your vehicle. Here are some of the nearby hot spots you don’t want to miss this summer.
 
Bay View on the Boardwalk Resort Overview

Bay View on the Boardwalk Resort Overview

Stay steps away from the beach and the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk at the Bay View on the Boardwalk Resort, one of the top-rated Myrtle Beach resorts for affordability and family fun. This luxurious oceanfront resort is located in the heart of the downtown Myrtle Beach district and allows easy access to all the great attractions, such as the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, Second Avenue Pier and the Family Kingdom amusement and water parks. The 1.2-mile boardwalk serves as your scenic pathway to all the entertainment, shopping and dining in the downtown area.
 
Top Three Restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top Three Restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the Grand Strand's hottest spots for hitting the beach and the downtown district. But the 1.2-mile walkway has also become a major thoroughfare for some of the best oceanfront restaurants in Myrtle Beach.
 
5 Tips for the Best Myrtle Beach Sand Castles

5 Tips for the Best Myrtle Beach Sand Castles

For classic beach time family fun, you can't beat building a sand castle. Follow these handy tips for the best castle you can build.
 
5 Ways to Make Any Beach Your Personal Paradise

5 Ways to Make Any Beach Your Personal Paradise

Every summer, locals and tourists alike flock to the beautiful waters of the Myrtle Beach area. Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, North Myrtle Beach–each has its own charm, and everyone has their favorite. But how do you make sure the flock doesn't spoil your fun in the sand? Here are five ways to create your perfect beach spot.
 
Top 3 Places to Play Putt Putt Golf

Top 3 Places to Play Putt Putt Golf

Myrtle Beach is famous for golf, with more than 100 championship courses on the Grand Strand. But the area also is home to the miniature variety, putt-putt golf, for those who prefer the sillier side of the sport. But putt-putt is serious business in Myrtle Beach. The self-proclaimed "Golf Capital of the World" has also gained fame as a putt-putt destination.
 
Top Five Water Sports to Try in Myrtle Beach

Top Five Water Sports to Try in Myrtle Beach

If a relaxing vacation sounds like a bore to you, how about trying some of these local water sports. We will tell you where, when and how to get started!
 
Myrtle Beach Activities Sure to Keep your Tween Entertained on Vacation

Myrtle Beach Activities Sure to Keep your Tween Entertained on Vacation

“I’m bored!” This saying has become a proverbial catch phrase in every household since … when, the beginning of time? Why not break the cycle? Fix this problem by loading up the car and driving to Myrtle Beach for a much-needed family vacation. Everyone in the family has been cooped up in the house since winter began, but signs of spring are here, and they signal to us the start of another season of fun in Myrtle Beach. Be first in line to ensure your kids have the time of their lives this year.
 
Freebie Alert! Free rides, Medieval Times tickets and more

Freebie Alert! Free rides, Medieval Times tickets and more

Did someone say free? That’s right, we did! If you stay with us in Myrtle Beach this fall—and let’s face it, you know you could use an autumn getaway to the beach—you’ll automatically get a free Sun & Fun Bonus with free unlimited DVD rentals throughout your stay, a free admission to NASCAR SpeedPark's minigolf course every day of your stay, a free unlimited ride wristband at NASCAR SpeedPark, and a free ticket to Medieval Times!
 
Five Beach Toys that’ll Keep Your Kids Entertained In Myrtle Beach

Five Beach Toys that’ll Keep Your Kids Entertained In Myrtle Beach

While all you may need to be happy at the beach is a chair and an umbrella, there’s a good chance your kids will do better—and last longer without getting overly antsy or bored—at the beach if you bring some toys along. Of course, not all beach toys are made equal. So check out this list of the best beach toys that will keep your kids entertained, and keep you at the beach as long as you’d like!
 
Get Hooked to Deep Sea Fishing in Myrtle Beach Area with Captain Dicks

Get Hooked to Deep Sea Fishing in Myrtle Beach Area with Captain Dicks

Are you looking to catch the big one? Or are you wanting to have an adventure and enjoy a day out on the water fishing with your best friend, wife or the little ones. Captain Dicks in Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach can accommodate any size group for whatever adventure you are up for.
 
Myrtle Beach is Famous for the Sun, Sand and Surf of Summer.

Myrtle Beach is Famous for the Sun, Sand and Surf of Summer.

Myrtle Beach is famous for the sun, sand and surf of summer, but the best times to hit the Grand Strand without straining your family budget are the spring, fall and winter.
 
Six Amenities to Keep you Happy at Bay View Resort

Six Amenities to Keep you Happy at Bay View Resort

There are a million reasons to spend your Myrtle Beach vacation at Bay View on the Boardwalk - affordability, comfort, convenience, and hospitality - but we've decided to focus on five. And not just any five, but five amenities that make Bay View an even more desirable destination by bringing fun to your back yard. Have a great vacation without leaving the property thanks to these five amenities:
 
Barefoot Princess Offers Unique View of the Grand Strand

Barefoot Princess Offers Unique View of the Grand Strand

All sorts of sightseeing tours are available on the Grand Strand, giving visitors a scenic view of the area by road, or excellent access to the Atlantic Ocean by boat. But none offer the unique views of the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Barefoot Princess, a paddleboat-style vessel designed for maximum comfort and entertainment. Located at the Barefoot Landing Marina in North Myrtle Beach, just behind Greg Norman's Australian Grill at the popular Barefoot Landing complex, the Barefoot Princess offers a wide selection of cruises - daytime sightseeing tours, evening dinner cruises and other special voyages that feature live music and entertainment on the main stage. Climb aboard the 64-foot, triple-decker Barefoot Princess and prepare to see the Myrtle Beach area as you have never seen it before. While highways and ocean routes can take you to places with familiar landscapes and seascapes, the Intracoastal Waterway offers ever-changing and breath-taking views as you sail down the man-made river at a leisurely pace to the rarely seen locations and hidden treasures of the Grad Strand.
 
Ripley’s Aquarium Brings the Ocean to Dry Land in Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s Aquarium Brings the Ocean to Dry Land in Myrtle Beach

You don't have to go scuba diving to discover the wonders of the ocean in Myrtle Beach. A short trip to Broadway at the Beach will do for a day of fun at Ripley's Aquarium. See sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, eels and rare species of fish - all on dry land. Rated as Myrtle Beach's No. 1 attraction in recent years, Ripley's Aquarium offers the unique experience of getting up close and personal with some of the most interesting creatures in the sea. Exhibits canvas the waters from the four corners of the earth to bring their inhabitants to light and give guests a first-hand view of their beauty. More than 1.5 million gallons of water are pumped through the facility each day to recreate the natural environments of the animals. The crystal-clear walls allow visitors to peer inside their worlds and gain a new perspective on the world's oceans, rivers and estuaries, along with the diversity of life that lives within them.
 
Elvis visits Myrtle Beach

Elvis visits Myrtle Beach

Whatever you do, don't step on his Blue Suede Shoes! Elvis is coming to Myrtle Beach as Living Legends In Concert presents "Elvis Lives." This major national theatrical and musical hit has been touring the nation since 2013, but is being presented for the first time in Myrtle Beach. The production is coinciding with Elvis' 80th birthday, and it is a show to impress the most ardent Elvis fan, or the young soul who has never seen what made the King of Rock N Roll what he was. The show runs through Jan. 6, so don't miss this opportunity to see some of the best Elvis impersonators in the business.
 
Top 5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

One of the best things about vacationing Myrtle Beach is you don't have to have a lot of money to have a good time. Sure, you may have to shell out a few bucks for room and board, but the sun and much of the fun are free. Here’s a list of five free things to do and see during your Myrtle Beach vacation:
 
Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

One of the best reasons to stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk isn’t just the outstanding accommodations and amenities on the property, but also the abundance of things to see and do around the resort. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which begins its 1.2-mile trek along the oceanfront to the downtown district at the Bay View’s backyard, is your personal pathway to some of the Grand Strand’s greatest attractions. And there are also numerous restaurants, shops and sights both north and inland of the property that are walking distance away from the resort. Here’s a list of some of the best attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife near your hotel door:
 
Bay View on the Boardwalk Welcomes Seasoned Traveler

Bay View on the Boardwalk Welcomes Seasoned Traveler

Jennie Eakes first visited Myrtle Beach as a child 50 years ago. And like a fine wine, each trip just seems to get better with time. So do the accommodations. Eakes and her husband recently spent a short four-day fall getaway at Bay View at the Boardwalk, which she is calling her best stay yet. … with many more to come.
 
Which Myrtle Beach Attractions Close for the Winter?

Which Myrtle Beach Attractions Close for the Winter?

Talk to longtime Myrtle Beach residents and they will tell you about the days when the town would roll up the sidewalks after Labor Day. You could lie down in the middle of Ocean Boulevard in the middle of September and not have to worry about being hit, they say. But that was back before Myrtle Beach became a year-round tourism destination, or at least a popular destination for nine months of the year. The so-called "shoulder seasons" of spring and fall have grown broader in recent years as more and more businesses manage to maintain a full-calendar schedule.
 
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the summer sun, but the best time of year to visit the Grand Strand might actually be the fall. Here are 10 reasons to come to Myrtle Beach in the autumn.
 
WonderWorks a Real Blast at Broadway

WonderWorks a Real Blast at Broadway

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to find one of Broadway at the Beach's best attractions, especially after a botched science experiment gone horribly wrong landed the WonderWorks building upside down on top of a crab shack. That's the premise for this unique attraction that towers over the Broadway at the Beach skyline. Featuring uprooted and inverted palm trees on the top floor and a smashed-in roof on the ground floor, WonderWorks Myrtle Beach features three stories of interactive activities that are both scientific-based and entertaining.
 
Top 5 Unmissable Attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top 5 Unmissable Attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

There are lots of words to describe the sights and scenery along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Subtle is not one of them. Yes, the eastern view from the Boardwalk is a beautiful as it gets – undulating dunes, white-sand beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. But turn to the west and you will see some of Myrtle Beach’s man-made wonders, often lit up in neon so you’re sure to see them. Here are five places along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk you don’t want to (and can’t help but) miss. Be sure to take a camera for some uniquely Myrtle Beach memories:
 
Myrtle Beach Activities Sure to Keep your Tween Entertained on Vacation

Myrtle Beach Activities Sure to Keep your Tween Entertained on Vacation

“I’m bored!” This saying has become a proverbial catch phrase in every household since … when, the beginning of time? Why not break the cycle? Fix this problem by loading up the car and driving to Myrtle Beach for a much-needed family vacation. Everyone in the family has been cooped up in the house since winter began, but signs of spring are here, and they signal to us the start of another season of fun in Myrtle Beach. Be first in line to ensure your kids have the time of their lives this year.
 
Get Ready for a Toe-Tappin’ Good Time at Myrtle Beach’s Carolina Opry

Get Ready for a Toe-Tappin’ Good Time at Myrtle Beach’s Carolina Opry

Who doesn’t love a good live show when they’re on vacation? Here in Myrtle Beach, we offer up some seriously outstanding entertainment, and the Carolina Opry always tops the Grand Strand’s “Best Show” lists. Next time you’re here, you really should check out the live music and variety show.
 
Coastal Grand Mall Cinemark 14 Theatre

Coastal Grand Mall Cinemark 14 Theatre

While enjoying your vacation, make sure and catch those blockbuster movies at Coastal Grand Mall Movie Theatre in Myrtle Beach.
 
Ripley’s Master Moving Theatre along the Boulevard.

Ripley’s Master Moving Theatre along the Boulevard.

Check out of of Ripley's most fun and thrilling attraction here in Myrtle Beach.
 
Top 5 Places to go for a Progressive Dinner in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to go for a Progressive Dinner in Myrtle Beach

The latest trend in dining is called “progressive dinner,” but the concept has been around for a while in drinking circles as the “pub crawl.” For foodies, however, it’s more like a grub crawl where diners stroll from restaurant to restaurant to taste the best each has to offer. Myrtle Beach was made for this kind of four-course moveable feast. Filled with complexes and developments that place a number of dining options within close proximity, visitors can sample dishes from some of the best establishments on the Grand Strand. Here are five places that are perfect for a progressive dinner and a fun night out on the town:
 
Top 5 Buffets in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Buffets in Myrtle Beach

Google "Myrtle Beach Buffet" and you get flooded by all-you-can-eat seafood restaurants, and rightfully so. The close proximity to "The Seafood Capital of South Carolina" in nearby Murrells Inlet to the south, "The Seafood Capital of the World" just north of the Carolina border in Calabash, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east makes Myrtle Beach a mecca for seafood smorgasbords. The Grand Strand is like one big 60-mile seafood buffet table. But lost amid the sea of seafood eateries are some "land food" buffets that are also top-notch, especially if you need a break from the fresh catch of the day. From American country cooking to good ol' Southern barbecue and from Asian to South American cuisine, Myrtle Beach has a wide variety of all-you-can-eat establishments to choose from. Here's a list of the best buffets in the Myrtle Beach area:
 
Top 5 Places for Seafood in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Seafood in Myrtle Beach

No trip to Myrtle Beach is complete without at least one night out for seafood. Or, if you love fresh seafood from right out of our back yard, you might prefer to belly-up to the buffet three times a day. Seafood is the breakfast, lunch and dinner of champions.
 
Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

One of the best reasons to stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk isn’t just the outstanding accommodations and amenities on the property, but also the abundance of things to see and do around the resort. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which begins its 1.2-mile trek along the oceanfront to the downtown district at the Bay View’s backyard, is your personal pathway to some of the Grand Strand’s greatest attractions. And there are also numerous restaurants, shops and sights both north and inland of the property that are walking distance away from the resort. Here’s a list of some of the best attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife near your hotel door:
 
Eat, Drink and Be Merry at 31st annual Taste of the Town

Eat, Drink and Be Merry at 31st annual Taste of the Town

The highlight of the fall social calendar in Myrtle Beach is the Taste of the Town culinary event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, where food takes center stage. More than 10,000 pack the Convention Center's exhibition halls each year to sample some of the best cuisine in town. More than 50 restaurants participate in the annual fundraiser for St. Andrews Catholic School, which has seen this event grow from a small gathering in the school lunchroom in 1984 to perhaps the most popular festival on the Grand Strand in 2014. Visitors purchase food tickets for $1 apiece and roam the rows the food booths and drink vendors in search of satisfying their taste buds. There are plenty of different types of cuisine available to choose from, including seafood, sushi and steak dishes for the adults, and pizza, hamburgers and ice cream for the younger set. There’s also a kids play area to keep the little ones entertained, and live music plays on the main stage, where the winning dishes are announced later in the evening.
 
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the summer sun, but the best time of year to visit the Grand Strand might actually be the fall. Here are 10 reasons to come to Myrtle Beach in the autumn.
 
Five Cheaper Options for Eating in Myrtle Beach

Five Cheaper Options for Eating in Myrtle Beach

One of the easiest ways to blow the family vacation budget is by dining out without doing some homework. It doesn't take long to literally eat up all your fun money, especially at some of the more expensive fine-dining restaurants on the Grand Strand. You go out for what you think is an affordable family meal and wind up spending double and triple what you had planned. Do that three times a day and it adds up quickly, but not if you know where to go to get a great family feast for only a few dollars a head.
 
The Top 5 Places for Chicken Wings in Myrtle Beach

The Top 5 Places for Chicken Wings in Myrtle Beach

Like most great inventions, the chicken wing was born out of necessity. The kitchen was closed at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y., when the owner needed to feed some hungry patrons fast, so he seasoned some leftover wings, dropped them in the fryer, and an American culinary favorite began. Today chicken wings are served all over the world, particularly in Myrtle Beach, where visitors flock to restaurants and sports bars in search of the ultimate wing experience. You can get them almost anywhere, but here are the top five places that are worth crossing the road to try the wings:
 
Top Three Restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top Three Restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the Grand Strand's hottest spots for hitting the beach and the downtown district. But the 1.2-mile walkway has also become a major thoroughfare for some of the best oceanfront restaurants in Myrtle Beach.
 
Best Places to get Valentine’s Day Gifts in Myrtle Beach

Best Places to get Valentine’s Day Gifts in Myrtle Beach

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, and this is one holiday you don’t want to let slip up on you. Doing something special for your loved one, whether it’s a romantic weekend retreat to Myrtle Beach or a gift they will remember and cherish forever, this is your chance to set the tone for the next year of your relationship, so don’t blow it. Play it safe and do all of the above – flowers, chocolates, jewelry, the works – along with a relaxing weekend at Bayview Resort. Staying in Myrtle Beach will give you ample opportunity to shower your loved one in gifts, as well as make some lasting memories, like a romantic dinner for two at Sea Captain’s House and a scenic ride on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Here’s a list of five things to do for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, and where to find it:
 
“Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Myrtle Beach Lovers”

“Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Myrtle Beach Lovers”

The chill of the holiday season may seem far removed from the sunny summer days in Myrtle Beach. But the two may be closer than you think, especially if you happen to have a big Myrtle Beach fan on your Christmas shopping list. Here's a list of five great Christmas gift ideas for loved ones who also happen to be Myrtle Beach lovers:
 
Top 5 Things to Pack for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation in the Fall and Winter

Top 5 Things to Pack for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation in the Fall and Winter

Everyone knows what to pack for a summer vacation in Myrtle Beach. Throw in a couple of swimsuits, kick on some flip-flops, grab a toothbrush and you’re pretty much done. With warm temperatures and virtually no dress codes, you could fit all the things you need in a grocery and and still feel overdressed. Not so in the fall and winter months, when the Sun Fun Capital gets a bit more brisk as the clouds thicken and the crowds thin. Although the Grand Strand continues to get warm, sunny days well into December, the chillier nights and cool ocean breeze call for a totally different wardrobe in the offseason. The change in seasons also opens some new opportunities not available in the summer. Smaller beach crowds and more relaxed beach rules and regulations may allow you to bring along some items you wouldn’t dream of packing during the summer time. Here’s a list of things you might want to pack for your fall and winter getaway to the Myrtle Beach area:
 
Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

One of the best reasons to stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk isn’t just the outstanding accommodations and amenities on the property, but also the abundance of things to see and do around the resort. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which begins its 1.2-mile trek along the oceanfront to the downtown district at the Bay View’s backyard, is your personal pathway to some of the Grand Strand’s greatest attractions. And there are also numerous restaurants, shops and sights both north and inland of the property that are walking distance away from the resort. Here’s a list of some of the best attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife near your hotel door:
 
Bay View on the Boardwalk Welcomes Seasoned Traveler

Bay View on the Boardwalk Welcomes Seasoned Traveler

Jennie Eakes first visited Myrtle Beach as a child 50 years ago. And like a fine wine, each trip just seems to get better with time. So do the accommodations. Eakes and her husband recently spent a short four-day fall getaway at Bay View at the Boardwalk, which she is calling her best stay yet. … with many more to come.
 
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the summer sun, but the best time of year to visit the Grand Strand might actually be the fall. Here are 10 reasons to come to Myrtle Beach in the autumn.
 
Rivertown Music and Arts Festival Puts Conway in Spotlight

Rivertown Music and Arts Festival Puts Conway in Spotlight

For the millions of Myrtle Beach visitors who arrive by car, the city of Conway, South Carolina means the last town on Highway 501 before you can finally start your vacation. Many have passed through it, but few take the time to explore the historic city. Well, here's your chance to see the oldest city and county seat of Horry County on one of its most exciting days - the May 2 Rivertown Music and Arts Festival. Held in the downtown district and along the Waccamaw River in Riverfront Park, this family-friendly festival crams a whole lot of fun into one Saturday.Featuring live music, dance and theatrical performances on two different stages, the Rivertown Music and Arts Festival puts on a wide range of activities to appeal to all ages and interests. Hosted by Conway Alive, a local civic group designed to highlight all the city has to offer, this event has expanded in recent years to add a classic car show and a craft beer tasting to the existing mix of music, arts and crafts. Oh, did we mention food? There's tons of food too. The party gets started at 11 a.m. when the curtain draws on the main and family stages, and the tent flaps are opened to row of arts and crafts vendors displaying their wares. The craft beer tasting and the vintage car show follow, along with fun and entertainment throughout the night. Here's a look at the full lineup and schedule for the Rivertown Music and Arts Festival:
 
Art in the Park Opens 43rd Season in Myrtle Beach

Art in the Park Opens 43rd Season in Myrtle Beach

No one should have to choose between a full day of shopping and a beautiful day in the great outdoors, especially in such a sun-soaked and retail-rich location like Myrtle Beach. But for savvy bargain-hunters and outdoor-types, the perfect solution also happens to be a Grand Strand tradition. The 43rd annual Art in the Park series holds its opening weekend on April 11-12 at Chapin Park in downtown Myrtle Beach, followed by a second event at Market Common’s Valor Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19. The doubleheader serves a dual purpose for visitors who enjoy a relaxing day of multi-tasking by shopping for deals and spending some down time in the sunshine.
 
Myrtle Beach Speedway Offers Fast Cars, Festivals, Concerts

Myrtle Beach Speedway Offers Fast Cars, Festivals, Concerts

For more than a half-century, Myrtle Beach Speedway has played host to thousands of NASCAR-sanctioned races and entertained countless numbers of fans. But today, the high-speed, high-drama action on the race track has been expanded to include a number of concerts and festivals, transforming this historic venue into a multi-purpose hot spot for outdoor entertainment. In addition to putting on a full slate of Saturday night racing under the lights, Myrtle Beach Speedway also has a solid lineup of non-racing events, from arts and crafts fairs to major concerts. The green flag drops on the races in April, while country music stars Charlie Daniels and Travis Tritt kick off the 2015 concert calendar with a big show on May 15. The show is only part of the festivities for the annual Harley-Davidson Bike Rally held at Myrtle Beach Speedway, where motorcycles take over the race track.
 
Top 5 Ways to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Ways to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach

If you are lucky enough to be in Myrtle Beach around St. Patrick's Day, spend it by celebrating the luck of the Irish at one of several events planned on the Grand Strand. Although St. Patrick's Day falls on Tuesday, March 17, festivities are scheduled days in advance if so you have lots of opportunities to enjoy some corned beef and cabbage and wash it down with a few green beers. Or if you are really in the holiday spirit, pack plenty of green clothes and hit several events. Here are the top five places for St. Paddy's Day parties:
 
Carolina Country Music Fest Coming to Myrtle Beach in June

Carolina Country Music Fest Coming to Myrtle Beach in June

Nashville may be known as the Capital of Country Music, but for three days this summer that title will shift to the Sun Fun Capital of Myrtle Beach. Event organizers and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the inaugural Carolina Country Music Festival will be held June 5-7 in the downtown district. Headline acts scheduled to perform include Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, Colt Ford, Eric Church, the Georgia Satellites, the Davisson Brothers and more. A total of 35 acts are scheduled to take the main stage during the three-day festival, which is expected to attract 20,000 to 25,000 fans each day. The event will serve as a kickoff to the summer tourism season and bring in large crowds from out of town to see some of the biggest names in country music play just steps away from the beach.
 
Top 5 Places for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is famous for its sand and surf, its amusement rides and water slides, its fresh seafood and refreshing ocean breeze, and its championship golf courses and putt-putt palaces. But one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets is a bustling music scene that is as diverse as it is unique. From the country roots of South Carolina and the beach music of the Carolina coast to the rock-and-roll, reggae and rap genres all rolled into one, the music of Myrtle Beach has a rhythm and sound as recognizable as the crashing waves.
 
Oyster Roast 101: How to put out a Seafood Spread like a Seasoned Pro

Oyster Roast 101: How to put out a Seafood Spread like a Seasoned Pro

It's oyster season in Myrtle Beach, and there's no better way to celebrate the occasion than by throwing your very own oyster roast. What's that, you don't know how? No worries, as we say here at the beach. These tips on how to hold an oyster roast will have you serving up this tasty and time-honored seafood spread like a seasoned pro. First step, of course, is finding the oysters. Sure, you can dig around in the pluff mud for hours digging up these juicy mollusks, or you can find them at any local seafood market. But be sure to buy South Carolina oysters fresh from local waters. South Carolina oysters are different from the more popular Apalachicola Bay (FL) variety. They are smaller but come in large clusters, so a savvy shucker can find a handful in one block. They are also juicier and saltier, with a flavor that tastes just like the sea.
 
Top 5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

One of the best things about vacationing Myrtle Beach is you don't have to have a lot of money to have a good time. Sure, you may have to shell out a few bucks for room and board, but the sun and much of the fun are free. Here’s a list of five free things to do and see during your Myrtle Beach vacation:
 
South Carolina vs. Clemson: It’s a Palmetto State Thing

South Carolina vs. Clemson: It’s a Palmetto State Thing

If you're a visitor and not a resident of the Palmetto State, you might not think much about the Clemson-South Carolina rivalry. After all, the state's two major universities may seem just like any other intra-state football feud, like Georgia-Georgia Tech, or North Carolina-North Carolina State. But there's more to this than just the annual gridiron rivalry, although tensions do seem to get higher in the fall as the Nov. 29 showdown approaches. The truth is these two schools have been at odds way before there was college sports, and that theme is still the underlying issue between fans and alumni of both colleges.
 
Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

Lots to see and do in the Neighborhood at Bay View Resort

One of the best reasons to stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk isn’t just the outstanding accommodations and amenities on the property, but also the abundance of things to see and do around the resort. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which begins its 1.2-mile trek along the oceanfront to the downtown district at the Bay View’s backyard, is your personal pathway to some of the Grand Strand’s greatest attractions. And there are also numerous restaurants, shops and sights both north and inland of the property that are walking distance away from the resort. Here’s a list of some of the best attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife near your hotel door:
 
Fright Nights to Haunt Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in October

Fright Nights to Haunt Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in October

There are lots of adjectives that have been used to describe the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk - exciting, scenic, convenient and fun-filled, just to name a few. But when the calendar strikes October in downtown, a different kind of word comes to mind - spooky. That's because the Myrtle Beach Downtown Association puts on a month-long series of celebrations leading up to a spook-tacular Halloween in Myrtle Beach. Boardwalk Fright Nights get under way Oct. 3 and run through the main event on Halloween night. Fog machines and frightening music and lights will transform the Plyler Park area of the Boardwalk into a haunted district with scary attractions and entertainment for the whole family.
 
Spend the Dog Days of Summer at the Hot Summer Nights Festival

Spend the Dog Days of Summer at the Hot Summer Nights Festival

The dog days of summer coincide with the Hot Summer Nights Festival in downtown Myrtle Beach. The summer-long celebration begins to wind down in the month of August, and the oceanfront party saves some of the best concerts, fireworks and fun for the final month. Centered around Plyler Park in the heart of the 1.2-mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Hot Summer Nights Festival has events scheduled seven nights a week from June through August, including live entertainment, awe-inspiring pyrotechnics and kid-friendly fun.
 
Myrtle Beach Date Night Ideas

Myrtle Beach Date Night Ideas

If you’re headed out for a weekend getaway or an extended trip to Myrtle Beach with your special someone, there’s a good chance you’ll need a few ideas on a good date night. Because while all the family fun in Myrtle Beach is great most of the time, there are times when a romantic evening out is in order.
 
Best Places to Watch Football in Myrtle Beach this Fall

Best Places to Watch Football in Myrtle Beach this Fall

Just because you’re coming to Myrtle Beach for a fall getaway doesn’t mean you have to miss your favorite games. There are plenty of places to catch a game while you’re in town, whether you’re looking for a sports bar or a more family-friendly establishment.
 
11 Things We’re Looking Forward to in Myrtle Beach in 2014

11 Things We’re Looking Forward to in Myrtle Beach in 2014

Myrtle Beach really is a special place. You know that it is, and so do we. And every year as we pin a fresh new calendar to the wall there’s tons to look forward to, from the days getting longer and longer, to the weather warming up gradually day by day until we’re laying out on the sandy beach every chance we can get. But there are also tons of fun events to look forward to around town—there’s just so much to do in Myrtle Beach! Here are a few big events we’re looking forward to in the coming year …
 
Catch a Great Show in Myrtle Beach at the Alabama Theatre

Catch a Great Show in Myrtle Beach at the Alabama Theatre

There are so many amazing places to see a live show in Myrtle Beach, but Alabama Theatre has been a favorite since it opened its doors way back in 1993. Founded by the country superstars Alabama, the theater brings touring and national acts to the Grand Strand, focusing on country acts, with plenty of variety sprinkled in.
 
Bay View Resort Giving Away Tickets to Area Attractions and More in 2014!

Bay View Resort Giving Away Tickets to Area Attractions and More in 2014!

We’re grateful to everyone who chooses to spend their Myrtle Beach vacation at Bay View Resort. We know you have other choices, but you pick Bay View for the quality of the accommodations, our amazing location, and our great staff. But we don’t mind doing a little something to help sweeten the deal for our honored guests—that’s why we’re brining back the popular Sun & Fun Bonus for 2014! It includes free, in-room DVD rentals for the duration of your stay as well as free tickets to a host of the most popular and fun Myrtle Beach attractions.
 
NASCAR SpeedPark provides fun around the bend for Bay View Resort on the Boardwalk

NASCAR SpeedPark provides fun around the bend for Bay View Resort on the Boardwalk

For a few days, weeks or months, your address is 504 N. Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Your residence at that location is Bay View on the Boardwalk. It is a centrally located hotel on the Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, a snapshot of the Grand Strand’s sweet personality and Ocean Boulevard’s effervescent energy.
 
Head Up to Taste of the Coast in North Myrtle Beach May 3

Head Up to Taste of the Coast in North Myrtle Beach May 3

Looking for a fun and festive family event for your trip to the beach in early May? Check out the Taste of the Coast in North Myrtle Beach, one of our favorite annual events that will be held this year on May 3.
 
Visiting Myrtle Beach With Kids: What to Pack for Early Spring Trips

Visiting Myrtle Beach With Kids: What to Pack for Early Spring Trips

Spring is a wonderful time to be at the beach. The weather is mild—not yet too hot or humid, but the chill of winter is starting to wear off. Nearly all of your favorite attractions are open for business, but without the summer crowds. And of course you can also get budget-friendly rates on your Myrtle Beach hotel.
 
Find Your Winter Home Away from Home in Myrtle Beach at Bay View Resort

Find Your Winter Home Away from Home in Myrtle Beach at Bay View Resort

When winter comes to the beach, snowbirds flock to Bay View Resort! And great deals are on the docket for those who qualify for the Bay View on the Boardwalk winter rental program by staying a minimum of 28 days from October through March.
 
Best Myrtle Beach Events for Seniors

Best Myrtle Beach Events for Seniors

One of the things people love most about Myrtle Beach is the fact that there are fun events for everyone, from the youngest members of the family to the elder family members. And the best thing is, everyone can have fun! Not only are there great attractions no matter what your energy or mobility level is (and let’s face it, a lot of the time today’s the “seniors” have more energy than the kids do!), but there are also a ton of fun activities and events happening in Myrtle Beach. Here are a few activities coming up that some of our retirement-aged guests are sure to enjoy.
 
Fishing Myrtle Beach: The Rules on Fishing Licenses

Fishing Myrtle Beach: The Rules on Fishing Licenses

When you’re visiting Myrtle Beach and staying at Bay View Resort, there are so many fun activities to do, your days will be packed full. But many visitors to the Grand Strand wouldn’t even consider a vacation complete without some time on the line, either fishing from a pier, from shore or from a boat. Of course, you’ll want to stay on the right side of the law when it comes to fishing licenses, lest you end up souring your vacation fun with a fine.
 
Things to do with Teens in Myrtle Beach – Winter Edition

Things to do with Teens in Myrtle Beach – Winter Edition

It can be a tough undertaking to entertain your teen. Luckily, there is a ton to do in Myrtle Beach, even in the winter! Check out a few of our favorite ideas.
 
Bay View Winter Escape: Be Sure to Pack Your Swimsuit!

Bay View Winter Escape: Be Sure to Pack Your Swimsuit!

Myrtle Beach is more than just a summertime vacation spot. It’s a year-round vacation destination! There’s tons to do when you visit in the winter, especially when you stay in a centrally located resort like Bay View on the Boardwalk. Not only are we close to all of the best year-round attractions, we have great water amenities that are open year-round!
 
Top Four Things to Do When Visiting Bay View in the Winter

Top Four Things to Do When Visiting Bay View in the Winter

You may think of Myrtle Beach as a summertime destination, but the fact is, there’s tons to do in Myrtle Beach year-round, especially when you stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk!
 
Bay View Resort Giving Away Free Tickets to Myrtle Beach Attractions All Winter Long!

Bay View Resort Giving Away Free Tickets to Myrtle Beach Attractions All Winter Long!

This is the best way to see tons of great Myrtle Beach attractions when you visit this winter: Stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk! When you check in between October 21, 2013 and February 28, 2014, you’ll get a huge package stuffed with freebies, from free tickets to your favorite area attractions to free in-room DVD rentals. Here’s how the Sun & Fun Bonus works: You check in, you get free tickets and free movie rentals. No, really, that’s it!
 
Pool Resurfacing & Fresh Pavers Coming to Pool Deck at Bay View Resort on the Boardwalk

Pool Resurfacing & Fresh Pavers Coming to Pool Deck at Bay View Resort on the Boardwalk

Winter in Myrtle Beach is a perfect time to rejuvenate—both for visitors to the beach and for our iconic resorts. You come to the beach to watch the waves roll in and refresh your soul, and we take some time to refresh the amazing accommodations that make visits to the beach so special.
 
There’s So Much to do on Foot from Bay View Resort!

There’s So Much to do on Foot from Bay View Resort!

Looking to have fun without having to drive while you’re on vacation in Myrtle Beach? Then choose Bay View Resort as your centrally located home base. We’re in one of the best locations on the Grand Strand, right on the Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, which runs along 1.2 miles of beach from the 14th Avenue and 2nd Avenue piers.
 
Enjoy Brazilian Style All-You-Can-Meat Dinner at Rioz Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach

Enjoy Brazilian Style All-You-Can-Meat Dinner at Rioz Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach

Thanks to Bayview Resort’s central location right in the heart of Myrtle Beach, our guests at have plenty of options for entertainment, relaxation, and dining. One popular choice for dinner is the fun and filling Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse.
 
Where to Watch the Sun Set In and Around Myrtle Beach

Where to Watch the Sun Set In and Around Myrtle Beach

Can you imagine how many good places there are to watch a sunset along the 60-mile coast of the Grand Strand? There are hundreds! If you want to know which three spots we chose as the best along our shores, just keep reading.
 
Bay View Resort Brings Home 2013 TripAdvisor Excellence Award

Bay View Resort Brings Home 2013 TripAdvisor Excellence Award

There are plenty of ways to measure a Myrtle Beach resort’s success—but there’s really only one that matters, and that’s what our guests think of us. And that’s why we’re so proud of our recent TripAdvisor Excellence Award.
 

Good Vibrations resonates with the energy of classic American music in Myrtle Beach

Irving Mills wrote it and Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and numerous others voiced it – “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).”
 
Bay View Resort Guests Love Sharkey’s on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Bay View Resort Guests Love Sharkey’s on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

When you stay at Bay View Resort, you’re in such a great location on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk you have plenty of options for dining out. Bay View guests love getting out and checking out the feasting options and one popular dining spot is Sharkey’s Bar and Grill. Sharkey’s offers the trifecta: it’s got a great location on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, great beach drinks and tasty bar bites.
 
Alligator Adventure in Barefoot Landing gets you up close to reptiles big and small

Alligator Adventure in Barefoot Landing gets you up close to reptiles big and small

Got gators? Well, don’t worry. Alligator Adventure at Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach has got plenty ready for you. Now, just for the record, there will be no gator eating here.
 
Plan Ahead to Make the Most of Myrtle Beach’s Black Friday Sales!

Plan Ahead to Make the Most of Myrtle Beach’s Black Friday Sales!

If you’re planning to be in Myrtle Beach over the Thanksgiving Holiday, there’s no reason you can’t get a little shopping done, too, if you’re so inclined. There are plenty of options to get your Black Friday shopping fix while you’re here.
 
Expanded and Upgraded Sharkey’s Beach Now Open

Expanded and Upgraded Sharkey’s Beach Now Open

Sharkey’s on the beach has always had a great location, just steps away from Bay View on the Boardwalk, but now it also has a fresh new look, just in time for the summer season! The new and improved Sharkey’s is open now, and will unveil a new menu soon.
 
Broadway at the Beach presents the Holiday Tree Lighting

Broadway at the Beach presents the Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 23 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Watch the illumination of the grand Christmas tree at Broadway and enjoy dance performances and live music from the Palace Theatre, Legends in Concert and the Carolina Forest Performing Arts Academy.
 
Downtown Myrtle Beach Halloween Fun Planned at Boardwalk Fright Nights

Downtown Myrtle Beach Halloween Fun Planned at Boardwalk Fright Nights

We always love new and fun ways to get spooked on Halloween, and this year, the Oceanfront Merchants’ Association is putting together a slew of scary fun right in Downtown Myrtle Beach and on the Boardwalk—which means it’s all within walking distance of Bay View Resort! The Boardwalk Fright Nights will take place every Friday and Saturday night starting at 8 p.m. from Oct. 11 through Nov. 2 and includes a range of fun and scary attractions and special parties.
 
Ready for the Ultimate Nascar Experience?

Ready for the Ultimate Nascar Experience?

NASCAR Racing Experience in Myrtle Beach Lets Fans Burn Rubber in Real NASCAR Ride
 
Free movies, water park pass & mini golf when you stay at Myrtle Beach’s Bay View Resort

Free movies, water park pass & mini golf when you stay at Myrtle Beach’s Bay View Resort

Bay View Resort has always had numerous amenities that put it at the top of many a vacationer list, from our centralized location right on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade to our luxury accommodations and super water attractions … but vacationers staying at Bay View Resort this summer also have additional perks to look forward to: The Sun & Fun bonus now comes with every reservation.
 
Baja Bistro Fresh Mex Grille New to Broadway at the Beach

Baja Bistro Fresh Mex Grille New to Broadway at the Beach

While enjoying a day of shopping and entertainment at Broadway at the Beach, why not grab some lunch or dinner at Baja Bistro Fresh Mex Grille. The fine folks at Baja Bistro will be glad to hook you up with a freshly prepared burrito, quesadilla, taco, or enchilada made to your liking, leaving you fulfilled at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Myrtle Beach. You gotta stop and check this place out!
 
Experience comfort food with a modern twist at Lulu’s Cafe, one of the newest and unique eateries

Experience comfort food with a modern twist at Lulu’s Cafe, one of the newest and unique eateries

Located on Ocean Boulevard in the downtown district of Myrtle Beach, this retro-cool diner looks like something straight out of the 1950s but features a one-of-a-kind menu that hail from the 21st century.
 
Make sure Broadway at the Beach is Part of Your Plan When Visiting Myrtle Beach.

Make sure Broadway at the Beach is Part of Your Plan When Visiting Myrtle Beach.

Broadway at the Beach is Myrtle Beach's most popular attraction for good reason ... actually, make that many reasons.
 
2nd Avenue Pier is Great To Fish, Grab A Bite or Get A Drink

2nd Avenue Pier is Great To Fish, Grab A Bite or Get A Drink

2nd Ave. Pier Is Home To Food, Fishing and Nature’s Beauty As waves greeted bare feet along the edges of the Atlantic Ocean, throngs above on 2nd Ave. Pier cast down fishing lines in hopes the sea would relinquish bounty. It did give up some goodies – fishing folks caught flounder, croaker, Spanish mackerel and other inhabitants of the deep waters.
 
Ghosts, Goblins and Yes, the Terror Under the Bridge, Are You Ready?

Ghosts, Goblins and Yes, the Terror Under the Bridge, Are You Ready?

As school begins, and the weather starts to cool, many of us look forward to the fall season. Fall means different things for everyone. Football games, tailgating, fall festivals and pumpkin carving. But in Conway, they are preparing for the Halloween season. One of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach this fall is to experience, Terror Under the Bridge.
 
Review on the Bay View Resort

Review on the Bay View Resort

The Bay View Resort has long been a part of the downtown Myrtle Beach area. Now it's also in the heart of the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade.
 
Runners get ready for the 5th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot 2011

Runners get ready for the 5th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot 2011

November 24 @ 8:00 AM Please join the fun event Thanksgiving morning. They have a 8k, 5k, 1 mile and the Tot Trot.