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Myrtle Beach BoardWalk One of Budget Travel’s Best

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel is located along the Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade.

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel is located along the Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade.

If you want to visit one of the country’s “most awesome” boardwalks, just head to Myrtle Beach. Budget Travel magazine just named the area’s boardwalk as one of the best in the country!

“Myrtle Beach’s boardwalk is a relative newcomer but draws many happy guests each summer,” the magazine writes in its slideshow. “Myrtle Beach’s long shoreline makes for long, happy afternoons.” We know!


Can-Am Days Festival Starts March 8

CanAmlogo20145The annual North Myrtle Beach festival honoring our neighbors to the north begins on Friday and will run through March 16.

Highlights include the 53rd Annual Canadian American Days Festival Concert Series, which kicks off March 10 at 6 p.m. in Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square. The kickoff will feature The Burlington Teen Tour Band, Searson, The Andrew Thielen Big Band and other performances.

Can’t wait for the eighth? The Canadian consulate will have an information booth at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce March 7.

Fat Tuesday Party at Dick’s Last Resort


Neighborhood: Cherry Grove

Cherry Grove Pier. Photo by Bill Kostroun.

Cherry Grove Pier. Photo by Bill Kostroun .

This oceanfront neighborhood boasts an expansive beach, great views of the Atlantic and local inlets, and some of the area’s best fishing.

Cherry Grove Pier is a North Myrtle Beach landmark. Built in the 1950s, the pier has a tackle shop, equipment rentals, bait and supplies. They offer daily and season passes, and even have a weigh station for your catch! Sightseers are welcome as well—enjoy the view from the two-story observation deck or take a leisurely stroll down the 985-foot pier. It’s also a perfect spot to watch the fireworks on July 4th.

The neighborhood also has two beautiful parks—the imaginatively named Cherry Grove Park and Cherry Grove Oceanfront Park. The first is another fishing haven, complete with a floating boat dock, pier and two-lane boat launch. The second has a large, open lawn; swings and benches; and a pavilion with a picnic table. Both are great places to take the family after a few hours on the beach.

Many of our properties in Cherry Grove have some kind of watery view, whether it be ocean or inlet. For instance, Pelican Bay is a 4BR/4BA channel home only a block from the beach. Located right on one of the enclosed channels, you can fish right off the dock in the backyard. The Oceans #808 is located right on the ocean—you can start your day on the unit’s porch, and enjoy the water along with a nice cup of coffee. We have multiple units at Pier Watch Villas, which are located across the street from the beach. You can see Cherry Grove Pier from the balconies located off the living room and master suite.

While you can definitely find a nice meal in Cherry Grove, our properties all have fully stocked kitchens if you want something homemade. Just head to Boulineau’s, the area’s largest and most well-known grocery store, for supplies. They also have an ice cream shop, a car wash and a laundromat. Something for everyone!

Travelers who book a Cherry Grove home or condo with us by February 15 can save up to $250! See the breakdown below:

6BR: Save $250

4BR: Save $200

3BR: Save $150

2BR: Save $100

1BR: Save $75

Give us a call at 888-488-8588 if you think Cherry Grove is right for your next vacation!

South Carolina Restaurant Week

restaurant-weekHappy 2014, everyone!

Ring in the new year with South Carolina Restaurant Week, beginning Jan. 9. Greg Norman’s Australian Grill and Ruth’s Chris Steak House are just two of about a half-dozen NMB-area restaurants participating this year. Be sure to check them out!

Property of the Week: Myrtle Beach Villas

myrtle beach villasThis deluxe, spacious 4BR/3BA sleeps eight comfortably and is in the heart of Myrtle Beach, just across the street from the beach. The condo’s fourth-floor location gives guests privacy and great views.

The open, fully stocked kitchen is a home cook’s paradise, with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. There’s also plenty of comfortable seating, as well as a breakfast table, on the large balcony. It’s a great place to start the day – you’ll love the ocean views!

There’s one king bed, two queen beds and two twin beds, so you don’t have to worry about sleeping space. Each bedroom and the living room also have a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, in case you need a little down time.

Shopping, restaurants and other local attractions are a short way away. The boardwalk is within walking distance – it’s a perfect place to take a leisurely stroll any time of day – and the unit is practically next door to Family Kingdom, a popular theme park. You won’t have to go far to check out the best of Myrtle Beach!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Myrtle Beach Mall

Belk, a department store in the Myrtle Beach Mall, is hosting a whole day of events to promote breast cancer awareness October 25. From a press release about the event:

9:00am – Pink Human Ribbon – Meet in the Food Court parking lot of Myrtle Beach Mall to be a part of the 2nd Annual Pink Human Ribbon; afterwards enjoy ‘pink’ refreshments and door prizes.

9:00am – 4:00pm – Mammograms by McLeod Health – If you are a female between the ages of 40-64 and currently have no medical insurance, you may qualify for a free mammogram on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit. Please call (843) 390-8326 to see if you qualify. The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit will be located in the parking lot outside of the Belk store.

10:00am – 5:00pm – Coastal Cancer Center — Representatives from Coastal Cancer Center will be on hand to answer your questions.

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Lymphedema Screenings by McLeod Seacoast — screenings to take place in front of the Ladies Belk Store

2:00pm – 4:00pm – Foot Screenings by Coastal Podiatry Associates – screenings to take place in front of the Ladies Belk Store

4:00pm – Walk A Mile In Her Heels – Join us in a mile walk inside Myrtle Beach Mall to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Your $10 registration fee ($12 the day of the event) includes an event t-shirt. After the walk enjoy ‘pink’ refreshments, Myrtle Beach Mall retailer discounts and an opportunity to win some great door prizes! Men and women are encouraged to join, heels or no heels! You can register at Customer Service inside the Men’s Belk store or find one at

Create A Masterpiece — Watch as local artist Scott Kingston creates an original masterpiece before your eyes – and you can be a part of it! Trace your high heel shoe, add color to the rainbow; paint along with Scott and be a part of history. This extraordinary painting will be sold as one large work of art or as individual 3’x7’ paintings. All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Scott will be creating his masterpiece in front of the Ladies Belk Store.

Myrtle Beach Mall is located at the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 22 on the north end of Myrtle Beach. The event is also sponsored by McLeod Health and Jones Lang LaSalle.

Myrtle Beach Bike Week

mbbwLadies and gentlemen, start your engines: It’s Myrtle Beach Bike Week this week.

From October 2–6, motorcycle lovers can head to Myrtle Beach and participate in guided bike tours, including a Southern Waterfront Tour the 4th and Northern Wine Tours the 3rd and 5th. Local stores and restaurants will also have a variety of specials.

More details and merchandise are available here:

Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival Labor Day Weekend


The unofficial end of summer would be incomplete without great food, live entertainment and a three-day party. Fortunately, the Beach, Boogie & BBQ festival in Myrtle Beach takes care of all that.

The 8th annual event runs Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at Grand Park and Forbes Court at The Market Common, and you’d better come hungry; more than 75 competitors and vendors will be offering the very best barbeque they can muster. Many will be competing in Sunday’s championship cook-off for the chance to win $10,000.

Wash that barbeque down with a cold one from the beer and wine garden; you may want to bring the kids to the kids’ zone first. The whole family will enjoy the live wake board and flyboard demonstrations, however, as well as performances by Wall Street, Jim Quick & Coastline, and other bands. See the full schedule of events here.

31st Annual Craftsmen’s Summer Classic Art & Craft Festival

Feeling crafty this weekend? Check out this annual festival at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, which celebrates the work of talented artists and craftspeople from across the country. It’s a great opportunity to find a creative keepsake of your time in North Myrtle Beach!

Tickets are $8 for adults and $1 for kids 6 to 12, and they are good for all three days of the festival.

Myrtle Beach Celebrates 75 Fun Years

This Saturday, the City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce are planning a 75th anniversary bash that includes everything from fireworks to cupcakes.

The party, which will go from 4 10 10:45 p.m. at the former Beach Pavilion Grounds, will kick off with live music. The Catalinas will perform on the main stage at 5:30 p.m., followed by The Original Drifters at 7:30 p.m. and the Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards at 9:15 p.m. Then, “DC Cupcakes” sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne will use 7,500 cupcakes to build the world’s largest cupcake pyramid (don’t worry, you’ll get to eat them).

Pelicans Stadium Goes Pink Sunday

Pink in the ParkThe Pelicans are teaming up with Mary Kay June 30 for the first annual “Pink in the Park,” a fundraiser to benefit cancer research and domestic violence shelters. A portion of the ticket sales will go to the Mary Kay Foundation, and team members will be auctioning off the jerseys they’ll be wearing during the game.

Tickets are $20 and the event starts at 6 p.m. Be sure to wear your finest pink outfits!

Fourth of July Fireworks Schedule

Photo by Used under Creative Commons licensing.

Photo by Used under Creative Commons licensing.

Independence Day is three weeks away, but be sure to fit at least one fireworks show into your holiday! The North Myrtle Beach area has a few places to check out:

Barefoot Landing

The show begins at 10:15 p.m.

Cherry Grove Pier

Fireworks start a little earlier, around 9 or 9:30 p.m.

Broadway at the Beach (between 21st and 29th Avenues North on Highway 17)

Fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Don’t forget that we’ve got plenty of homes and condos close to these locations!

Things to Do on a Rainy Day

While we wish every day could be a perfect beach day, inevitably there will be rainy days in North Myrtle Beach. Fortunately, there are still plenty of family-friendly activities in the area, including Ripley’s Aquarium, Build-a-Bear, bowling and plenty of indoor amusement parks. For grown-ups, there antique shopping, bookstores, spas, museums and concerts.

Homeaway also has some ideas on what to do when it rains in North Myrtle Beach.

New TRIPPO Waterslide Opens May 24

TRIPPONorth Myrtle Beach has replaced its popular beachfront inflatable waterslide HIPPO with TRIPPO, which offers three sliding chutes and is the first of its kind in operation in the United States.

The waterslide is about 40 feet tall and weighs 7,000 pounds. Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Ride ticket rates are as follows:

Single ride – $3

4 rides $10

Daily pass $20

Weekly pass $60

Individual season pass $65

Family season pass (4 people standard) $185.

Group rates are also available by calling Lauren Richardson at (843) 280-5674 or Mark Horton at (843) 798-1071. Cash, checks, credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) are accepted.

Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach - 1-888-488-8588 or 1-843-663-4455