Discovering South Carolina – Everyone Should Visit at Least Once!

I admit I’m probably a little biased since I live here. I didn’t grow up here but came to South Carolina at 50 years old. Why? Having grown up and raised my family in the North East, I wanted a warmer climate. I didn’t want to ever see snow again. I didn’t want to ever shovel snow again. So I packed up everything we owned and moved to South Carolina.

Discover South Carolina

Mountains in the west and the ocean in the east – South Carolina offers something for everyone. Mostly a mild climate (except for a very short time in January and early February) the state is full of beautiful destinations, untouched land, beaches and more.

No matter where you visit in South Carolina, the state is full of history. It was at Fort Sumter near Charleston where the first shots of the American Civil War rang out in April of 1861. Four years later, Confederate President Jefferson Davis conceded defeat at the Burt-Stark Mansion in Abbeville. Anyone that loves history will be in all their glory walking around Charleston for a day. A trip between Charleston and Myrtle Beach will surprise you as you learn all about the history and culture of the Gullah, descendants of African slaves who have historically inhabited this Low Country area and developed a distinct culture and language still preserved today.

South Carolina Food

Be sure to bring your appetite. Fresh, just off the boat seafood is on the menu of every local waterfront restaurant. A locals favorite, Low Country boil, consists of shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn boiled to perfection and served in a heap right on the table. And then there’s the barbecue! Barbecue tends to be regional and depends on where you are in the state. There are four different types of sauces to try on your barbecue in South Carolina – vinegar and pepper, mustard, light tomato and heavy tomato – some restaurants serve them all – others have their own specialty. One thing for sure, with over 200 barbecue restaurants throughout the state, you will definitely be able to try lots and decide which one you like best. Shrimp and grits – in many different styles are also a staple on many restaurant menus.

Golf and Beaches

South Carolina is a year-round golf destination and home to hundreds of golf courses. No matter what part of the state or time of you year you visit, you’ll be sure to find a course. The top ranked courses are along the coast and often host major PGA events throughout the year.

South Carolina has miles upon miles of coastline and beaches. Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and Kiawah Island are all well known but there are many less known and low-key beach areas for a quiet get-away. In the Charleston area you can explore the beaches of Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island and Seabrook Island. Heading north to Myrtle Beach there is also Huntington Beach State Park and the beaches of Pawley’s Island.

Myrtle Beach is a lively vacation spot that is full of amusements, boardwalks, entertainment and beaches. After a day on the beach you can head to the north end to Barefoot Landing full of restaurants and shops, the House of Blue or the Alabama Theater. The south end is home to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk with a long line of restaurants to choose from. In between stop at Broadway at the Beach packed full of entertainment for everyone.

Eclectic and upscale Pawleys Island, on the south end offers beautiful beaches and attractions both on and off the water. Historic inns and great food are worth the stop. On your way to Pawleys Island, along Highway 17, beautiful Brookgreen Gardens is a stop to make. The gardens are a national landmark that will have you awe-struck as you roam through the acres and acres of gardens and sculptures.

Further south is the port city of Charleston. Full of Southern hospitality, cobblestone streets, historic sites, the City Market and nearby beaches. It’s no wonder the city has seen a boom in filming as movie-makers try to capture all that charm and natural beauty on land and by the sea.  “Notebook” stars Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling shot several scenes inside old Charleston-area plantations, such as the Boone Hall Plantation and the Calhoun Mansion. Stroll along The Battery, a landmark defensive seawall and promenade, to walk in the same steps as actors and actresses. Explore America’s oldest landscaped gardens at Middleton Place, which also served as the backdrop for scenes in “The Patriot.”

The Mountains

If the beach isn’t the way you want to spend some time, take your trip to new heights to the mountain region of South Carolina. With spectacular hiking trails, scenic waterfalls and sweeping views, the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

Family-friendly hikes up the Blue Ridge Mountains and whitewater rafting down the Chattooga River, are great ways to spend some time. The western part of South Carolina is also full of small towns that offer small town culture, great local food and hidden gems to make a stay in the area perfect. Towns like Abbeville, McCormick and Calhoun Falls offer visitors a slice of small-town culture with plenty of shopping, dining and recreational options for a fun family vacation. A drive on the Savannah River National Scenic Byway will take you through these small Southern towns, on back roads lined with century-old clapboard houses and historic churches, rolling farmland and scenic lakes. Along the way you’ll have the chance to swim, kayak, camp and bike or just kick back and enjoy life in the slow lane!

Whether you like the beach, want to play golf or want to hike your way through your next vacation, South Carolina is the place to visit!

Planning a trip to the beach? Check out Myrtle Beach on a Budget and 40 Fabulous Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Celebrating Summer in Myrtle Beach Wahlburger’s Style

Wahlburgers Summer Seasonal Menu
New Kids on the Block – Donny Loves Jenny – Wahlburgers – Alma – Chef Paul – Mark – I’m a fan. I’ve been a fan for a long time, so was excited when Wahlburgers came to Myrtle Beach. I’ve been to the restaurant many times because the food is great, the prices are reasonable and because they offer great gluten free allergy options for my allergic daughter. I get wait to get back in the next few days to try out Chef Paul’s specially created summer dishes. Which one do you want to try – I know I can’t wait to get a sip of the Summer Peach Cobbler!
Restaurant now offering extended summer hours for late night diners
 Wahlburgers, the popular burger restaurant founded by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie, debuts several chef-inspired creations, highlighting fresh summer ingredients with the hearty Surf N’ Turf Burger and the Strawberry Rhubarb Salad. In addition, the restaurant will feature new adult frappes like the Summer Peach Cobbler and Irish Pick Me Up. Those guests looking for a late night bite this summer will enjoy the restaurant’s new extended hours – now open from 11AM to 2AM.

Surf n Turf Burger – Photo Credit: Nicoletta Amato Photography

A classic lobster roll meets a juicy burger with the new Surf N’ Turf Burger. The new selection showcases fresh chunks of Maine lobster meat topping a 1/3 pound, freshly ground beef burger with melted White cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and bacon finished with lemon chive mayo and served on a pillowy potato bun.

Strawberry Rhubarb Salad – Photo Credit: Nicoletta Amato Photography

In addition, Chef Paul is combining sweet and savory in a lighter option, the Strawberry Rhubarb Salad with spinach, seared chicken, slivered almonds, and gruyere, topped with fresh cut strawberries and tossed in house-made rhubarb dressing.

Summer Peach Cobbler – Photo Credit: Nicoletta Amato Photography

On a sweeter note, Wahlburgers is also serving two new thick and creamy adult frappes – The Summer Peach Cobbler, where a sweet southern specialty takes a new form with cherry vodka and peach liqueur blended with graham crackers and vanilla ice cream, and The Irish Pick Me Up, a chilled combination of Jameson Irish Whiskey and Creme de Cocoa blended with coffee ice cream.

Wahlburgers’ new seasonal menu items are available for a limited time only from now until August 20th. For more information, please visit  

Founded by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg and celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie and other investors, Wahlburgers debuted in October 2011 in Hingham, Massachusetts. The subject of an A&E reality show, Wahlburgers offers a fun, casual music-filled atmosphere where guests, like family, share great food, a few laughs and lots of love. While its walls celebrate the story through photos and words of the Wahlberg brothers’ life journeys from Dorchester, Mass. neighborhood kids to rising chef and international superstars, it’s the food at Wahlburgers that takes center stage.
Crafted by Chef Paul and served with heartfelt hospitality, the chef inspired menu features a variety of fresh burgers, housemade condiments, crispy haddock, seared chicken and vegetarian options. Other signature items include Mom’s Sloppy Joe, thin crispy onion rings, tater tots and thick creamy frappes and floats. Gluten free options are available.
Wahlburgers’ full-service bar is a popular gathering spot offering an impressive selection of adult frappes, cocktails, wines and beers including the signature Wahlbrewski – a Harpoon Brewery custom, unfiltered Pale Ale.  Dedicated to giving back, Wahlburgers is active in every community it serves. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Wahlburgers offers full-service dining, counter service, takeout and a full-service bar.
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Myrtle Beach on a Budget

Myrtle Beach Budget Travel

Off Season Travel

With a tourist destination as popular as Myrtle Beach, traveling off-season is a great way to save a ton of money. Renting a condo near the beach during the off-season can save you 50% or more on lodging alone.

When is off-season? Well, the answer depends on who you ask, but prices usually go down after the first week of September. The weather is still great, and summer activities are still in full swing for locals. Another benefit of traveling off-season is that you won’t have to deal with so many tourists!


Renting a condo can be less expensive than a hotel all around, especially if you’re traveling with a family. Dining out for each meal adds up quickly! Stop at a grocery store or local farmer’s market and stock up on food for the week, for at least two meals a day. Breakfast is usually cheapest, so if you want to go out to eat, do breakfast, lunch, or even brunch. Dinner can easily cost $10+ more per person. Check Yelp for the best deals, and for menus and pricing.

Free Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach has many free things to do, but most people choose to hang out at the beach, on the boardwalk, or go fishing. If you are staying for more than a few days, you might want a couple of other things to add to your itinerary!

Myrtle Beach Art Museum has eleven galleries, and always has free admission. The museum does have limited hours (10AM til 4PM most days), so be sure to check the website before planning your visit.

Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens is technically in Little River, but it’s less than 30 minutes from Myrtle Beach and if you’re exploring the coastline you’ll probably make it up towards Little River anyway. Vereen is a pet-friendly historical garden, perfect for learning a bit, bird watching, and taking photographs. You’ll find yourself very relaxed here.

Horry County Museum and the South Carolina Hall of Fame offer free admission, and the Hopsewee Plantation offers guided tours for about $10 each, keeping it affordable for everyone.

Beaches, Parks, and Festivals… Oh My!

Check out this Free Stuff in Myrtle Beach Calendar for 2017 to plan some free fun for your trip. Whether you attend the Regional Robotics Competition in May or enjoy a movie during the free summer concert series, Myrtle Beach has tons of free things to do to keep the entire family happy. There are several festivals year-round, especially during the summer, that aren’t largely advertised but are worth visiting!

“Where the fun, the view, and the music is always free!” … Marsh Walk is one of those places you can get up close and personal with nature. You will really enjoy this saltwater marsh, beautiful birds, and scenery.

Barefoot Landing is full of boutiques, restaurants and cafes, and year-round entertainment.

Myrtle Beach State Park has a $5 admission fee, but is perfect for shelling. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Broadway at the Beach is a favorite for locals and tourists alike! Enjoy this 350-acre outdoor entertainment complex, surrounding a man-made lake. Experience popular attractions like the Backstage Mirror Maze, Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf, Hollywood Wax Museum, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and more. Some attractions cost more than others, but saving money elsewhere means you can spend money on fun stuff like Broadway at the Beach!

May through December, Broadway at the Beach also has a free fireworks show.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Myrtle Beach? Let me know in the comments!

Previous Posts in the 2017 Traveling on a Budget Series:

Doing Maui on a Budget

Doing Key West on a Budget

The Orlando Area on a Budget

40 Fabulous Things To Do When You Visit Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, a vacation resort on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, is commonly referred to as the Grand Strand. The area has a 60-mile long stretch of beaches, golf courses, boardwalks, restaurants and amusement parks! It’s also my home. We often take the place we live for granted when it comes to all that is offered for visitors, but I definitely love all there is to do in my area!

The Beach

The name the Grand Strand came from a newspaper report in the 1940’s. The Grand Strand consists of 60 miles of wide, safe, beautiful, beaches. The beach remains the number one reason why people visit Myrtle Beach. Early-morning beach walks, late night strolls, and all day sunning and swimming along the beaches of the area offer some of the best relaxing vacation spots along the east coast.

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Soar like an eagle and see out of this world views of the beach!  Myrtle Beach parasailing is an adventure you won’t forget. Over the ocean, but still close to shore, you are safely attached to a harness so the experience is suitable for all ages.

Fishing Charters

The waters off the Grand Strand are fished for dozens of species of game fish by commercial fisherman, and fishing charters who return home with a freezer full of fish. All-day charters head to the Gulf Stream three hours off shore for Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi-Mahi. Half day charters can bring home Flounder, Mackerel, and Grouper. The many fishing charter boat captains throughout the area know how to find and help you catch fish. They even clean them for you!

Jet Ski Rentals

Jet skis are fast, fun and very safe when operated responsibly. One rider models are larger for up to four riders, jet ski rentals are abundant along the Myrtle Beach area. The Intracoastal waterway, rivers or the ocean all offer a riders open waters to explore.


Whatever kind of kayaker you are, the choices are endless. You can experience the wildlife and relaxation of the marsh, creeks, and rivers of the South Carolina Lowcountry, or get an adrenaline-filled rush of navigating the breakers in the ocean surf. Self guided rentals and guided tours and excursions by kayak are available, affordable to rent and easy for beginners.

Huntington Beach State Park

Explore State Parks

 Myrtle Beach is home to 2 state parks. Both very different from each other. Myrtle Beach State Park is within minutes of the airport. Huntington Beach State Park is about 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. Both parks will give you the opportunity to see undeveloped maritime forests that haven’t changed in centuries. Both offer beautiful and pristine beaches for swimming and sites for camping and the beaches of the state parks are rarely crowded.


What better way to get in some family bonding at one of the many campgrounds in the area. Rough it in a tent or glamp in a luxury RV – however you like to camp, Myrtle Beach has a perfect spot for you. Myrtle Beach State Park even offers cabins with heat and air conditioning. Whether you camp or glamp, you’ll be close to nature and save some money too! Besides the two state parks, there are many fabulous commercial campgrounds throughout the area that combine resort amenities with a family and budget-friendly way to vacation. 

Segway and Bike Rentals

There are a number of  bike and Segway rental companies in the area. Whether you want to leisurely pedal up and down Ocean Boulevard, or enjoy a guided tour on an electric motor-powered Segway, there are options for everyone. You can rent a beach cruise, tandem, or mountain and trail bikes. Be sure to take along a map of the Myrtle Beach Bicycle Trails. Segway is a fun way to sightsee for the whole family. It is suitable for both young and old. Tours appealing to a variety of interests are available, and all Segway tours include instruction and safety equipment.


The Grand Strand area, with its favorable weather and gentle landscape, is home to more than 100 golf courses suited to a range of skill levels.  The well manicured courses up and down the coast have attracted golfers from around the country. 

Miniature Golf

Mini-golf has been a popular and affordable form of family entertainment along the Grand Strand for over 50 years. The different and challenging courses present golf in an approachable manner for children and first-timers, while offering a tougher test of putting skills, even for the experienced golfer. Miniature golf courses line the Myrtle Beach area with a wide variety of themes; pirate adventures, jungle safaris, castaway islands, and even prehistoric golf with dinosaurs on every hole. Not surprisingly, the Grand Strand is also host of the Masters of Mini Golf tournament each year.

Helicopter Rides

Experienced helicopter pilots give visitors a bird’s eye view of the coast and interior of the Myrtle Beach area. As low as $25 per person and you can have a quick tour over the area that offers a full view of the city and the beaches. Tours are available daily, weather permitting, and knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect tour. All ages are welcome and photography is a must! 

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Horseback Riding

Along the beach or along many of the trails of the Low Country, horseback riding is a favorite of many visitors. Several local equestrian businesses offer lessons, short trial rides, and even overnight adventures all with well-trained, and well cared for horses. Summer camps offer young riders a group experience they’ll never forget, and in the winter, as the law allows, you can even horseback ride on the beach, as part of a guided tour.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Nothing says “summer” quite like a visit to an iconic seaside boardwalk; great songs have been written in its honor. Because of the great weather, Myrtle Beach’s boardwalk runs all year long. The new updated Boardwalk and Promenade opened in 2010 and stretches from the 2nd Avenue Pier to just north of the 14th Avenue Pier and 8th Avenue No. Along the Boardwalk you will find great food, great drinks, a beautiful ocean view and lots of fun and games! An evening stroll “along the boards” is a highlight for many visitors and locals too!

Zoos & Wildlife Attractions

The area is full of zoos, animal sanctuaries, aquariums and wildlife attractions. Featured on National Geographic, The Travel Channel, and other national and international media outlets, these very special places should make it to every visitor’s (and local’s) bucket list. From the rare and exotic, to the cute and cuddly, they’re all here and waiting for your visit. Alligator Adventure and Tiger Preservation Station are my favorites!

Haunted Houses & Attractions

Everybody loves a good haunted house! Vacationers to the Grand Strand flock to our interactive haunted houses and spook zones in large numbers all year long.  Dazzled by Hollywood special effects, you’ll be amazed at the skill from the creators of all this mayhem. From the granddaddy of haunted houses, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, to its spooky neighbor, Nightmare Haunted House, to the newcomer, Outbreak at the Hollywood Wax Museum, there are thrills and chills for all.


Myrtle Beach is home to several pirate adventures – from miniature golf to dinner shows, pirate lovers won’t be disappointed when they get to Myrtle Beach. Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage Dinner Show will have everyone in the family wanting to be a pirate! Myrtle Beach is home to several ways to escape to the time of ships, booty, planks, and rum.

Zip Lines

One of the newer adventures popping up along the Grand Strand is zip lining. What a great way to get a birds eye view of the area. Low to the ground or high up in the trees – there’s a zip line for everyone! 

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

This 187-foot Ferris Wheel made its debut in 2011. The wheel consists of 42 glass enclosed gondolas with temperature control for the hot summer sun or heat for the winter months. Each car can hold up to six riders. A normal ride is about ten minutes long (and boy what a view!) or go for the VIP ride in a leather seated gondola car that last twice as long.

Water Parks

Obviously we have the beach and the Atlantic Ocean but sometimes you just don’t feel like building sand castles. Myrtle Beach has a few water parks to choose from full of slides, wave pools and lazy rivers.

Art Museums & Galleries

Myrtle Beach is home to several galleries where fine art is on display throughout the year. Handmade work by local artists, exhibits by renowned painters, photographers, and sculptors from all over the world ~ there is always a wonderful variety of artwork to spend an afternoon enjoying. 

Historical Sites & Plantations

Located just south of the Myrtle Beach, the Low Country of South Carolina is one of the most scenic and history-rich regions around. Just a short drive outside the city will have you right in the middle of many cultural beauties. You can visit several in one day trip.

Variety Shows

There are numerous shows throughout the area. You can see several during one stay at the beach. Professionally created and carefully choreographed song and dance shows are a perfect way to spend an evening.

Tribute Shows

Some of the best tribute entertainers call Myrtle Beach home. Did you miss seeing your favorite artist while they were in their prime. Don’t worry – Elvis and the Blues Brothers are performing here! The shows are full of action and many made more enjoyable through audience participation.

Fireworks Shows

Although the Myrtle Beach area is full of shops that sell fireworks (for you to take home) it is technically illegal to possess or discharge fireworks within the city limits or on the beach. So if you don’t want to add a $200 fine to your vacation budget, don’t set off what you buy. Instead, spend an evening viewing one of the many fireworks shows along the beach. With many attractions in the area offering at least one show per week you will be able to witness some great fireworks.

Beachfront Bars

There’s no better way to spend an afternoon or evening than sipping a cold one along the beach! There are so many spots along the beach – each offering their own theme. Karaoke, dancing, sing-alongs – you name it, you will find a beach front bar that has it gong on!

Live Music Venues

Everybody loves a good concert! There is quite a large variety of spots to catch live music in Myrtle Beach. Big names in the entertainment business fill large area venues regularly. Small local spots showcase smaller groups. Whatever you like, you’ll be able to find it in Myrtle Beach. Free summer concerts during the summer months help families enjoy music without breaking the bank.

The Market Common

Upscale dining and shopping all nestled together in a picturesque spot right outside the city limits. Formerly the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, now the Market Common, the location is a popular spot with locals and visitors. Dining outdoors in the warm weather, walking the dog, segway rentals, running trails, bakeries, movies – all in one place! 

Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is a shopping, dining and entertainment complex located in North Myrtle Beach. Both the Alabama Theater and the House of Blues are located at Barefoot Landing. SummerFest is hosted each year with weekly fireworks, outdoor performers, family entertainment and more!

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach offers a mix of shopping, dining and entertainment right in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Specialty shops, eateries, speed-boat rides, mini-golf, and ziplines ~ Broadway at the Beach has something for everyone. An ideal spot for family friendly activities as well as nightlife for the young at heart. 

Hammock Shops Village

The Hammock Shop Villages located south of Myrtle Beach in Pawleys Island offers a unique shopping and dining experience. The Hammock Shops feature winding brick paths through cottage-style stores. Southern charm and hospitality at it’s finest!

Historic Georgetown

The third-oldest city in South Carolina, Georgetown offers a glimpse of the state’s history along with great shopping, dining and scenery. Georgetown is located halfway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston with a Main Street feel of traditional old south downtowns. The wooden boat show is a yearly event held in Georgetown that shouldn’t be missed.

Seafood Restaurants

Hundreds – yes, hundreds of seafood restaurants call Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas home. Shacks, fine dining, large expansive buffets – all serving fresh seafood cooked in typical southern Calabash style or any other way you choose! Fleets of fishing boats bring in the freshest catch daily making the area a seafood lovers dream!

Waterfront Dining

Enjoying a meal at a restaurant with a waterfront view is one of the best ways to spend an evening along the Carolina coast. Each restaurant on the water offers a special view for diners whether you choose to enjoy your meal overlooking the ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, a creek, the inlet or a marsh. 

Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk

What started as a simple creek side boardwalk in a little fishing village, the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk is now one of the most visited destinations for food, drinks and live entertainment along the Grand Strand. Family friendly, full of good food and good times, the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk is just a short 20 minutes south of the heart of Myrtle Beach.

Wine Bars & Wineries

Along the Grand Strand, the options for enjoying wine start begin right at the grocery store and go all the way to fine dining restaurants. There are many  wine bars in the area focusing on pairing really good wine with really good food. No matter what you prefer – crisp white wines, medium bodied pink and blush wines, or rich reds – there’s a perfect flavor and style for all. Myrtle Beach Wine Tasting and Shop (Duplin Wines), La Belle Amie Vineyard and Carolina Vineyards are just a few of the locations that offer tastings, festivals and fun!

Sporting Events

Minor league baseball, Division I collegiate athletics, a world-class high school basketball tournament during the holidays, and numerous amateur youth baseball tournaments throughout the year make Myrtle Beach a great place for sports. There’s nothing quite like hearing the crack of the bat, the shoes squeaking on the gymnasium floor, or the crowd celebrating when you are cheering on your favorite team.


FOOD FESTIVALS: Any area that has hundreds of restaurants has multiple food festivals and competitions each year. The perfect way for area chefs to show-off their creations while visitors and locals get to try some knew things.  and bars, which is a good thing for locals and visitors alike. Myrtle Beach is home to festivals that showcase food, wine and craft beer.

GENERAL FESTIVALS: Myrtle Beach likes to party and welcome visitors so the area definitely likes to throw festivals. Whether it be food, nationality themed, drinking celebrations or seasonal – there is usually a festival on the calendar in the not too distant future and are a great way to celebrate during your vacation. The Carolina Country Music Festival takes place in Myrtle Beach in June and welcomes big name country stars to the stage during a weekend of old fashioned country fun. The 2017 festival will welcome Kenny Chesney center stage!

Car Shows

Myrtle Beach has a long history of hosting car shows and events that have vintage autos, classic cars, Corvettes or Mustangs lined up on exhibit and touring along the Grand Strand. The area plays host to multiple car shows each year.  

Concert Series & Music Events

If you’re a fan of live music events, Myrtle Beach is the place for you. Along with the many venues that host bands nightly, Myrtle Beach is also home to several concert series during the spring and summer. No matter what you like – rock & roll, country, jazz, pop – there’s always something for everyone. The series also take place at a variety of locations along the Grand Strand, from under the live oaks at Brookgreen Gardens to oceanfront in downtown North Myrtle Beach or at an outdoor bar. One thing for certain is you won’t be disappointed.

Dinner Cruises

Waterfront dining is a great way to enjoy a meal. In Myrtle Beach you have the option to dine aboard large ships that offer views you will never be able to see from the window of a restaurant. Take a dinner cruise Vegas style on one of the casino boats in the area! Dinner cruises in the area are affordable and fun! 

No matter what you decide to do when visiting Myrtle Beach, one thing for sure is that you will never be at a loss for something to do. Unless of course you just want to sit on the beach!

Valentine’s Day Specials Around Myrtle Beach

Valentines Day Myrtle Beach
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so there’s no better time to start making plans for that special day. Whether you will be spending the day with family or friends or just that special someone, there is lots to do and some great discounts for this year’s Valentine!

Broadway at the Beach Specials

Many Broadway at the Beach merchants will be offering sales and specials during the Valentine’s Day holiday season. Romantic and casual dining, delicious desserts, specialty gift items and amusement style fun will be available, providing something for everyone.
Restaurants And Specialty Shops
Ben & Jerry’s – $3 Off Any Ice Cream Cake – Monday, February 6 through February 14 – Enjoy $3 off any ice cream cake February 6 – February 14. Must mention ad to receive the $3 off at time of order.
Cold Stone Creamery – Special Fudge Truffle Decadence Ice Cream Cake
Order through Friday, February 10 – The Fudge Truffle Decadence Ice Cream Cake from Cold Stone Creamery can be pre-ordered for Valentine’s Day pickup. It has layers of moist Red Velvet Cake, Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings, and Fudge Truffle Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings wrapped in rich Fudge Ganache. The last day to preorder a cake in time for Valentine’s Day is Friday, February 10.
Kilwins – Buy One, Get One ½ Off Boxed Chocolates – Wednesday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 14 – Buy one, Get one 1/2 off boxed chocolates, valid February 1 – February 14.
Ripley’s Aquarium – Splash of Love Dinner – Saturday, February 11, 5 p.m.; Monday, February 13, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, February 14, 7 p.m. – A four-course dinner, admission to the aquarium, one long stem rose, and one drink ticket is available for $79.99 plus tax per couple. Upgrade to the Tunnel of Love for $89.99 plus tax per couple. Reservations are required. Call (843) 916-0888, ext. 3272 for details.
Senor Frogs – Buy One, Get One Free Entrée – Tuesday, February 14, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Buy one, get one free entrée from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.
Bijuju – Valentine’s Day Savings – Tuesday, February 14 – 25 percent off all handbags, 40 percent off all accessories & $6 Pashmina scarves.
Del Sol – Marvel Or Star Wars Special – Tuesday, February 14 – Buy any Marvel or Star Wars Tee, youth or adult, and get one 50 percent off. Plus buy three nail polishes and get one free.
Gemini Boutique – Limited Edition Alex & Ani Bangle – Tuesday, February 14 – The limited edition Alex & Ani Because I Love You Set of 3 Bangles is available for $98. And, the Brighton Free Love Tote is free with any Brighton purchase of $100 or more (while supplies last, one per customer).
Master’s Edition Fine Art Gallery – 20 percent Off – Tuesday, February 14
Receive twenty percent off one Open Edition item, plus specials on limited edition art.
Savannah Bee Company – Valentine’s Day Gift Set Specials – Tuesday, February 14 – Specials include the Queen Bee Body Butter Gift Set for $75, Sweets For My Sweet Gift Set at $59.95, Bee Mine Gift Set for $49.75, Spread The Love Gift Set for $34.95, A Tupelo Treat Gift Set at $27.50, and Lil’ Sweetie Gift Set for $9.50.
Tervis – Purchase Three, Receive One Free – Through Tuesday, February 14 – Purchase three and receive the fourth free, includes tumblers and accessories.
The Mole Hole – Pandora Open Hearts Gift Set – Tuesday, February 14
The Pandora Jewelry Open Hearts Gift Set this Valentine’s Day is $195 (normally $215.00). Plus, the Love Struck Charm Set by Pandora Jewelry is just $65.00.
Myrtle Waves Water Park – 2017 Season Pass Savings – Through February 14 – A 2017 Season Pass to South Carolina’s largest water park is only $47.99 and it pays for itself in less than two visits. It also comes with Free Bring A Friend and other perks only for Season Pass Holders throughout the season. Save $54.74 available online only at Direct all questions to or call 843-913-9250.

WonderWorks – Flip Your Date Night – Saturday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 14 – Flip Your Date Night at WonderWorks includes two All Access Admissions, one large pizza and two fountain drinks for $50 plus tax.

Barefoot Landing Specials

The Alabama Theatre and some of the merchants at Barefoot Landing will be offering specials in honor of Valentine’s Day.

The Alabama Theatre is offering a special discount for those dining at Barefoot Landing restaurants during the month of February. Receive a voucher for 25 percent off a ticket to the Alabama Theatre when spending $50 or more on one bill at any participating Barefoot Landing restaurant. Vouchers are good on Alabama Theatre ticket purchases through the end of March 2017. Limit one voucher per ticket purchased. Servers will have details for diners at participating Barefoot Landing restaurants or call 843-361-7949 for more information.
Alabama Theatre – Live Music and Hors D’oeuvres – Tuesday, February 14 – On Valentine’s Day, ticket holders will enjoy live music and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby before the show.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Lobster Tail Special – Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14 – Add a lobster tail for $6 with the purchase of any entrée.
House of Blues – Valentine’s Dinner and Concert Package – Saturday, February 11 – Diners can enjoy a three-course meal from a special menu in the Restaurant & Bar and get a free ticket to see Appetite for Destruction A Tribute to Guns N Roses. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 843-913-3746 or
Specialty Stores
Black Market Minerals – Friday, February 3 through Tuesday, February 14 – There will be 15 percent off regularly-priced jewelry and heart shaped stones, as well as many in-store winter specials.
Breezin’ Up – Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14 – Twenty percent off any red clothing item or accessory.
Colette’s Popcorn – Saturday, February 4 through Tuesday, February 14 – While supplies last, 10 percent off any popcorn filled tin with hearts on it. Prices start at $11.95.
The Mole Hole – While supplies last, a hand-finished Pandora Open Hearts Gift Set in sterling silver with cerise crystal is only $195 (a $215 retail value). Call 843-272-5846 for more details.
Southern Pearls – Now through Tuesday, February 14 – Twenty percent off single necklace purchases. Buy two necklaces and get one free.
Tumbler Bay – Throughout February – All items in the store are 30 percent to 50 percent off.
Wee R. Sweetz – February 11 through February 14 – When one dozen chocolate covered strawberries are purchased, receive ¼ lb. of homemade chocolate strawberry fudge for free.