Wahlburgers’ new seasonal menu items are available for a limited time only from now until August 20th. For more information, please visit www.wahlburgersrestaurant.com.
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.
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!
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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!
Broadway at the Beach Specials
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.
Officials with the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach have announced a food truck festival that will be coming this April.
I have to admit, I love a meal from a food truck! For some reason a good food truck offers something that tastes so much better. Most food trucks have a theme or offer one specialty, so getting the chance to move from truck to truck during this festival is a food truck lovers heaven!
In a recent news release, officials said they were excited to bring a festival aimed to “tempt everyone’s taste buds” to the area.
“Food trucks are the latest culinary craze and growing in popularity, so add that to the beautiful backdrop of our Boardwalk, and we feel this is a recipe for success that everyone downtown can benefit from,” said Lauren Clever with the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation.
Officials said the event will also feature live entertainment, beer and wine, kid’s activities, and vendors ranging from arts and crafts to businesses and non-profits. Non-mobile restaurant vendors will also be on site.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will take place on the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place between 8th and 9th Avenues North in the Oceanfront Boardwalk District of Myrtle Beach.
The event will be free to attend.
In October, the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival will return for a second year and will be 2 days this year. The second day will include a car show, live music entertainment and kid friendly activities. This festival will also be free to attend.