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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. That's particularly true of Myrtle Beach, which is just 20 miles north of...

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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...

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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...

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Frequently Asked Questions

What taxes can I expect to pay? 12% tax is calculated after $10/night city and resort fees.   What is included in the resort fee? The resort fee is used to cover the cost of the...

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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