Picture it. You and your loved ones are spending the holidays together, but this year, you’re at the beach! If you’d rather be festively frolicking in the ocean, playing a round of golf, or simply sitting on the deck of your rental property with a cocktail in hand while someone else prepares your holiday dinner, read on!

Book a comfortable rental property with room for the whole family.

Vacations can be stressful when everyone is crammed into a tight space. Holidays are about being together, but there really is such a thing as too close for comfort! Instead of staying in a crowded hotel, book a rental property with plenty of room for the whole family.

Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach offers amazing deals in the off season, plus 15% off your holiday stay, so you can spread out (and not step on anyone’s toes) while also saving money.  Most rental properties can comfortably sleep six or more, and have multiple bathrooms for guests to use. You’ll also get a fully stocked kitchen for all your cooking needs, and a free dessert with Thanksgiving bookings.

Have your holiday dinner catered.

Speaking of cooking…. If you’re vacationing with extended family, take turns cooking meals to keep things easy and ultimately less stressful. When vacationing on the Grand Strand, there is always a grocery store nearby, or plan ahead and shop before you get here.

Of course, while it’s convenient to have a fully stocked kitchen in your rental property, preparing a holiday feast is always stressful, even at home. Enjoy your vacation and let someone else handle the cooking this year! In partnership with Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, Philomena’s Catering is offering 10% off for holiday events. Imagine that. A delicious meal prepared by a professional chef with all your holiday favorites — and you don’t have to lift a finger.

This year, enjoy a stress-free holiday on the Grand Strand. Relax on the beach, spend quality time with the people you love most, and truly be thankful. So, what are you waiting for? Contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and start planning your trip today!

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

 

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!

 

 

Want to get that picture perfect vacation photo? Those beach shots are spectacular, but if you want an exciting and unique paparazzi experience, you need to plan a trip to the Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach. Here, you can strike a pose with your favorite “A-list celebrities,” as your adoring fans snap away! Costume pieces, backdrops and props help you get in on the action and will inspire fun photo ops that are more than share-worthy. Here is what you can expect when you go.

Get Starstruck

At the Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach, the hand-sculpted wax figures are so remarkably life-like, you will feel like you are really rubbing elbows with pop culture icons. Each figure takes more than three months to create. The process starts with a simple lump of clay, some measurements, and dozens of photos. The artistry is amazing and the end result truly captures the fine details and expressions that bring these figures to life. Along the way, you’ll also learn interesting details about you favorite stars, like their pets, pet-peeves, and accomplishments.

Say Cheese

Prop stations are filled with fun garb that enhances the experience. Grab a tiara to walk the red carpet with Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Don a fedora with Frank Sinatra or a pirate hat with Johnny Depp. Pump iron with the Rock, or share a trophy with Dale Earnhardt. You can also cuddle up close to Bradley Cooper, enjoy breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn, marry George Clooney, escape from King Kong’s grip, and get beamed up with the Star Trek crew.

Movie stars include Harrison Ford (as Indiana Jones), Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Bruce Lee, Sylvester Stalone (as Rocky), Julia Roberts, Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino (as the Godfather), Tom Cruise, and Cameron Diaz, to name a few. There are also figures of musicians like Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Johnny Cash, Lady Gaga, and Madonna, sports stars like Tiger Woods, and many more wax celebrities. There is even a section devoted to horror movie villains!

Open 365 days a year, the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center is located across from Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. You can’t miss the building — It made the list as one of 11 Bizarre Roadside Attractions In South Carolina That Will Make You Look Twice (along with Wonderworks) by Only In Your State. The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center was also recently named a “Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Attraction.” For ticket info to the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, click here.

If you are planning a fun-filled fall vacation on the Grand Strand, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach at 888-488-8588 for a fabulous place to stay! Don’t forget, we want to see your Grand Strand family vacation pics! All you have to do is tag us at Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach or use #vacationrentalsofnmb for a chance to be featured on our site.

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!

Nestled in Historic Little River, South Carolina, you’ll find a beautiful Victorian house built in 1910. It was once the family home of Clarence and Essie Bessent-McCorsely. After Clarence died and their four children had grown and moved away, Essie began renting rooms to visiting fishermen for a dollar per night, plus an extra 50 cents for a hot breakfast. Decades later, this old house with a wrap around porch was lovingly restored and transformed into The Brentwood Restaurant. And while it’s owners and purpose have changed, the charm of this house remains much the same as it did over 100 years ago.

 

Guests dining at The Brentwood can expect to enjoy fine wine and expertly prepared, award winning French cuisine. The menu includes Escargot, Mussels Poulette, Duck Foie Gras, Salmon Béarnaise, and Chateaubriand for two, with flambéed Creme Brulée, Chocolate Fondant,  and Profiteroles for dessert. Guests can also expect some rather strange happenings. Did we mention The Brentwood is considered one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Restaurants is the US, or that it was featured on A&E’s program, My Ghost Story?

 

The Grand Strand is no stranger to ghost lore. After all, The Bowery and The Dead Dog Saloon have their own paranormal residents, and everyone knows the tales of the Gray Man, Drunken Jack the pirate, and poor Alice Flagg. But The Brentwood is uniquely spooky. The owners, employees, and visitors have all reported shadowy apparitions, loud noises, voices in the walls, floating orbs, broken glasses, and other extraordinary events. When the paranormal investigation team, P.I.T. Crew, were invited to spend the night, they reported more activity than they had ever experienced, including objects moving without explanation and cameras being instantly drained of power.

 

With such a spooky reputation, The Brentwood naturally offers a three-course Ghost Dinner and Tour. And if you did not believe in ghosts before, you will! On the 45-minute guided tour with a knowledgeable storyteller, you will learn about the history of The Brentwood and past inhabitants. Watch for shadows passing by the upstairs bedroom into the front room or going through the fireplace, and listen for strange noises. On your way out, turn your eyes to the upstairs windows – you may see a face peering back at you!

 

If you are planning a fall vacation on the Grand Strand, be sure to make a reservation by calling The Brentwood Restaurant at 843-249-2601 or visit TheBrentwoodRestaurant.com for more information. And contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach at 888-488-8588 for a grand and ghost-free place to stay! Happy Halloween!

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

 

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!

 

A vacation is a much-needed break from everyday life — but a Grand Strand vacation is the ultimate “escape!” Here are seven reasons why, from marvelous mirror mazes to brilliant break out games!

Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze

Find your way out or lose yourself in this enchanting labyrinth.  Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze is embellished with LED lights and infinity mirrors that challenge your perception and sense of direction. Located across from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this Ripley’s attraction is fantastic fun for the whole family, including little vacationers. For grownups and older kids, try the glasses to up the difficulty level. Don’t worry about getting lost — they send search parties every half hour!

Backstage Mirror Maze

Get lost in the fun at the Backstage Mirror Maze at Broadway at the Beach. This fully immersive attraction offers over 2,000 square feet of sound and lighting effects, infinite reflections, surprising corners, dead ends, and continuous circles that will challenge visitors of all ages.

In addition to the Mirror Maze and The Vault Lazer Maze, there are escape room challenges, where guests are “locked” in a room and tasked to find clues as a group. Solve a series of puzzles and escape before times runs out! The Haunting of Hyde House is spooky and perfect for Halloween, or go on an epic adventure in The Legend of Atlantis.

Visiting the Grand Strand for the Holiday Season? Try the new Dark Winter Nights escape room. This frightfully festive game features the dreaded Krampus and holiday-themed puzzles. Do you have what it takes to save Christmas?

Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors

Housed within the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Myrtle Beach, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors is great indoor fun for the young and young at heart. Are you the Chosen One? This epic maze features a storybook theme and 288 potential turns among hundreds of mirrored walls and archways. Help free Princess Hannah and save the day, but watch out for the kaleidoscope chamber and spinning floor!

Break Out Myrtle Beach

Are you smart enough to escape in 60 minutes or less? Test your mind in one of four escape rooms at Break Out in North Myrtle Beach. It will take intense cooperation to find the clues and solve the puzzles, whether it’s battling zombies, outsmarting a serial killer, searching for Black Beard’s buried treasure, robbing a bank, solving a murder CSI-style, or escaping an active volcano on a deserted tropical island.

Riddles Escape Room

Riddles Escape Room in Myrtle Beach offers seven uniquely themed options for all ages and skill levels, including an underwater laboratory, space station, wagon trail, and steampunk mansion. In each live action adventure, groups search for clues and hidden objects, break secret codes, and work together to solve puzzles and earn bragging rights. But be warned… what you think you see isn’t what you see! Groups with younger players receive assistance. Adults are on their own!

Myrtle Beach Room Escape

Test your puzzle solving skills and have a thrilling time at Myrtle Beach Room Escape. Whether its diffusing a bomb, surviving the walking dead, breaking out of jail, or escaping a witch’s castle, there is nothing virtual about these real-life escape games. You’re trapped in a room and your adrenaline is surging. Teamwork and sharp wits will help you solve puzzles and regain your freedom.

Escapology

This Myrtle Beach attraction takes you around the world with an exciting range of games. Saving Santa at Escapology is perfect for families with little ones. In this game, participants help North Pole elves on a holiday adventure, and you might even get to meet Santa on the way! Other options include fighting outlaws in a western-themed shootout, stopping a cyber terrorist with the FBI, and helping a team of scientists looking for the antidote to a deadly virus in an abandoned lab.

For a great place to stay this fall, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and keep sharing those Grand Strand family vacation pics! All you have to do is tag us @ Vacation Rentals of NMB or use #vacationrentalsofnmb for a chance to be featured on our site.

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!

Autumn is a romantic time to visit the Grand Strand. The summer crowds have dispersed, you no longer need reservations at upscale restaurants, and you may even find you have the beach all to yourselves. Here are a few of our favorite activities for couples looking to plan a romantic autumn getaway on the Grand Strand.

Horseback Riding On The Beach

If you are vacationing in North Myrtle Beach this fall, take a tip from all those romance novels and plan a horseback ride on the beach. Inlet Point Plantation lets you trot across the sand and surf on picturesque Waites Island. Experienced guides will lead you across undeveloped land on a scenic plantation tour, beach trail, or Intracoastal Waterway ride on a majestic steed. Up the romance factor by booking a private sunset or moonrise tour. Excursions last one or two hours, but extended tours are available for couples wishing to enjoy the beauty of Waites Island a little longer.

Wine Tasting

The Grand Strand is a grand destination for wine lovers. Stop in for a tasting at one of our many local wineries, like Coastal Carolina Winery at Broadway at the Beach, or Carolina Vineyards Winery and Duplin Winery at Barefoot Landing. Or visit La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River. This operating vineyard is open to the public for wine tastings and live music on the deck or shaded lawn area. Check out their website for a schedule of events.

SkyWheel

Towering nearly 200 feet over the oceanfront boardwalk in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the SkyWheel is a one of a kind romantic experience. Take a nighttime spin in one of the climate-controlled gondolas, and experience breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean with your sweetheart by your side. For first class service, opt for the VIP Flight with leather seats, glare-free glass, and a glass-bottom floor! You’ll also get double the flight time, which means more time to snuggle close with your honey.

Moonlit Stroll

The Grand Strand stretches from Little River south, with over 60 miles of beautiful coastline along the way. And what could be more romantic than a moonlight stroll on a sandy beach, hand in hand with the one you love? Bring a picnic dinner and don’t forget a cozy beach blanket! You can watch the sun set as glistening waves caress the shore, and collect seashells as a souvenir of your romantic Grand Strand Getaway.

Romantic Restaurants

In addition to our stunning beaches, the Grand Strand is famous for fabulous, fresh seafood. Craving a candlelit dinner for two? There is a plethora of romantic restaurants to choose from up and down the coast, and all are serving up ambiance and a delicious menu for your special evening. For a list of the ten most romantic restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area from Trip Advisor, click here. And be sure to save room for a decadent dessert!

Of course, the first step in planning a romantic autumn getaway is finding the perfect place to stay.  Contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and fall in love with the Grand Strand all over again this fall.

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

 

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904! Call us today at 800-548-9904!

In a recent blog, we discussed signature southern foods and where to find them on the Grand Strand. While truly tasty, the list was comprised entirely of savory dishes — with the exception of sweet tea, of course. With Halloween on the horizon, it’s time we explore the sweetest side of the beach, with the tastiest sweet treats on the Grand Strand!

 

Let Them Eat Cake

For a taste of the sweet life, stop by Crumb Buns Bakery in North Myrtle Beach, where cupcakes are $1 every Tuesday! Try the Southern Coconut Cupcake. It’s moist with just the right amount of sweetness. On the south side of town, you’ll find Coccadots Cake Shop, three time contestant and winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars in 2013. This little shop offers a variety of creatively decorated cupcakes, with unique flavors like Butterbeer and Caramel Dipped Apple.

I Want Candy

While strolling the shops at Barefoot Landing or Broadway at the Beach, you’ll find a number of sweet candy shops, including the Fudgery, Wee R Sweetz, and IT’SUGAR. Be sure to stop by River Street Sweets to try their world-famous Pecan Praline and Southern Living Magazine award-winning Fudge. Craving more sugar? Sugar Life is a huge candy bar with three Grand Strand locations. Or stop by The Uncommon Chocolatier at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach for decadent handmade chocolates.

 

We All Scream For Ice Cream

Looking for handcrafted ice cream during your Grand Strand vacation? There are a number of tasty ice cream parlors to try, like the Crafty Cow and Sweet Molly’s Creamery at Barefoot Landing, or Kilwins at Broadway at the Beach. Also in North Myrtle Beach are The Original Painters stand and Melt, which was recently named the Best Ice Cream in South Carolina by Food & Wine. Or try the homemade gelato at the newly opened Café Gelato in Myrtle Beach!

Mmmmmmm…. Donuts

If you crave warm, freshly made donuts, the Grand Strand has you covered! Some of these donut shops, like Duck Donuts, are made to order. You can pick your own toppings for a custom donut creation with endless combinations! We recommend the popular Maple Bacon at Peace, Love and Little Donuts at the Market Common.

 

This is just a small sampling of the many wonderful Grand Strand establishments offering satisfyingly sweet treats, like the Key Lime Pie with a delightful pecan crust from Croissants Bakery or Ohana Hawaiian Shaved Ice.  But you can’t try any of them if you aren’t here! For a sweet place to stay this fall, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and ask about our specials. And keep sharing those Grand Strand family vacation pics! All you have to do is tag us @ Vacation Rentals of NMB or use #vacationrentalsofnmb for a chance to be featured on our site.

 

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

 

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904! Call us today at 800-548-9904!

Fall is the perfect time to take a Grand Strand vacation! The sun is shining, the crowds have gone, and best of all, you can score a great deal on a rental property in the off-season. If you’re planning a trip to the Myrtle Beach area this fall, why not have an aerial adventure? Here are the 4 best ropes courses on the Grand Strand.

Go Ape

Tackle dangling obstacles, explore the trees from a new perspective, fly around on multiple zip lines from exciting heights, and live life adventurously! Located at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, Go Ape is an unparalleled outdoor experience.

The Go Ape Treetop Adventure takes you tree to tree on a three-hour trek, with super long zip lines and thrilling Tarzan-swings. Go Ape also offers an introduction to aerial adventure that takes about an hour to complete. The Treetop Journey navigates suspended bridges, obstacles and zip lines, and while it may be smaller, it’s still big on fun!

Radical Ropes Adventure Park

Imagine soaring through the treetops of a five-acre forest while experiencing breathtaking views of the ocean. Radical Ropes Adventure Park in Myrtle Beach is a new attraction for those seeking adventure on the Grand Strand!  Set in a beautiful seaside setting, Radical Ropes is designed for all abilities and is fun for the whole family.

Radical Ropes offers three different levels of challenging obstacle courses that climb up to 55 feet, as well as extreme zip lines, and a climbing wall that allows adventurers to free-fall 70 feet yet land gently on the ground below. Radical Ropes also offers KidZips, with zip lines and obstacles that are uniquely designed for kids 4 to 8 years in age.

Wonderworks Soar + Explore

This outdoor adventure features a ropes course and dual-lane zip line that travels a whopping one thousand feet between two towers. Did we mention it’s also 50 feet above water? The tropical-themed ropes challenge course stands at 40 feet tall, spans three levels, and becomes progressively difficult.

Wonderworks is located at Broadway at the Beach, and also offers a glow in the dark indoor ropes challenge that scales 36 feet. Obstacles include suspension bridges and swinging beams that test the abilities of both beginners and advanced climbers.

LuLu’s Mountain Of Youth Ropes Course
Lulu’s at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is all about celebrating food, family and fun! Order something delicious from the menu and enjoy the stunning, Intracoastal waterfront view. Then, take a swing at Lulu’s new Mountain Of Youth Ropes Course!

This brightly colored, 49-foot-tall attraction has a tropical theme with multiple levels and an optional free fall exit. You must be at least 48” tall to participate, and the course usually takes about 20 minutes to complete. Lulu’s also has a great arcade with the latest video games and old-school favorites.

For a great place to stay this fall, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and keep sharing those Grand Strand family vacation pics! All you have to do is tag us @ Vacation Rentals of NMB or use #vacationrentalsofnmb for a chance to be featured on our site.

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

 

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!

 

Did you know sharks have several rows of teeth in each jaw, and that their teeth tend to fall out pretty easily? It’s true! Sharks are constantly losing and regenerating teeth by the thousands, and those little (and sometimes big) treasures will end up washing ashore on the beach at some point.

If you happen to find a tooth with a white crown and root, chances are it’s not that old. But if you happen to find a tooth that is darkly colored, you have found an actual fossil! Most of the shark teeth found on the Carolina coast are fossilized, and some belong to extinct species that date back millions of years. In fact, several giant Megalodon shark teeth have been found along the Grand Strand in the past several years — as well as a Mastodon tooth this past summer! That’s quite a vacation souvenir.

Here are some fun tips for finding shark teeth on the Grand Strand:

 

  • Not sure when to begin your search? The best time to find shark teeth is when the tide is rolling in. Low tide is another good time to search.

 

  • Not sure where to look? Stick to the shell beds along the coastline, where the water pushes ashore and then recedes, leaving behind a bounty of treasure.

 

  • Not having much luck on the sand? Each wave has the potential of bringing in new teeth, so try your luck spotting some in shallow water.

 

  • Not sure what to look for? When combing the beach for shark teeth, look for pieces that are triangular, very shiny, and black.

 

  • Not sure if what you found is a shark tooth? Wet shell bits are shiny and can fit the above description. Shark teeth will also have a gum line at the base and ridges along the edge that come to a sharp point.

You’ll have to sift through lots of shell bits to find what you seek, so be patient and look carefully! You can purchase tools online to help with your search, or construct a simple fossil sifter to bring on your trip. Click here for instructions from Popular Science.

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!

 

Some foods are just quintessentially southern. If you’ve never tried a pimento cheese and fried green tomato BLT, collard greens, or sweet tea — to name a few — you are surely missing out! Here are just a few signature southern foods and where to find them on your next Grand Strand vacation!

  1. Boiled Peanuts

Historically, this southern delicacy was often found at late summer social gatherings, when the final peanut crops were boiled for hours in heavily salted water for preservation. With a soft texture similar to beans and easy to peel shells, you can now find boiled peanuts sold by the bag at roadside rest stops along your trip.

  1. Collards

Often paired with Carolina BBQ, collards are a staple of good old-fashioned southern cooking. Cooked low and slow, these tasty greens are made even better with the addition on smoky ham, sweet onions, apple cider vinegar, and a touch of sugar. You’ll find this side dish on any respectable Grand Strand menu, but Simply Southern Smokehouse took the top spot for collards on a recent Foursquare list.

  1. Fried Fish

South Carolina is known for fresh seafood, especially served up Calabash style. We’re talking local flounder, catfish, shrimp, crab, and oysters fried to perfection with a side of coleslaw and a basket of hushpuppies. You’ll find a number of great seafood restaurants up and down the Grand Strand Coast, from Little River down to Murrells Inlet.

  1. Pimento Cheese

A picnic classic, creamy Pimento Cheese is a true southern cuisine favorite. Made with cheese, pimentos, Duke’s Mayo (another southern staple), and a touch of heat, this spread is the ultimate appetizer. It’s even better when used in a grilled cheese sandwich, like this Ultimate BLT from the Boathouse in Myrtle Beach, paired with fried green tomatoes.

  1. Shrimp and Grits

As porridge made from coarsely ground corn meal, grits are often served with butter and sugar at breakfast time. Grits are also served as a savory dish on southern tables. No two restaurants make Shrimp and Grits exactly the same. Some add smoked sausage or bacon, others add hot sauce, but all include South Carolina shrimp. The Shack in North Myrtle Beach makes a great dish at a reasonable price, or you can make your own with this recipe from Southern Living.

  1. Sweet Tea

In South Carolina, we like our tea sweet! You may find unsweetened tea on the menu, but for a true southern experience, order up an ice-cold glass of sweet tea. No doubt you’ll find it at every Grand Strand restaurant, from the casual boardwalk eatery to the fancy oceanfront establishment. You’ll thank us later.

For more signature southern foods and where to find them, check out Food Network’s list of “What to Eat in South Carolina.”  And for a great place to stay on the Grand Strand, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach and ask about our fall specials.

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

 

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!

Looking for some family fun time before heading back to school? Check out these thrilling water and amusement parks on the Grand Strand, and contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach for the perfect place to stay with your crew.

Broadway Grand Prix

Speed on over to the ultimate Myrtle Beach family attraction! Broadway Grand Prix is fun and exciting for all ages, and features seven unique go-kart tracks, a mini golf course, an arcade, rock climbing, bumper cars, a sky coaster, and a snack bar. Conveniently located across from Broadway at the Beach, you can easily spend the whole day here and never get bored!

The Track

Get ready for unlimited year-round fun at The Track in beautiful North Myrtle Beach! Enjoy two elevated go-kart tracks, the Mighty Myrtle and the Wild Woody, featuring single and double karts for family racing. Then, take a spin on the Blaster Boats, and stop by Fat Daddy’s Arcade for more thrills.

Pavilion Park

Pavilion Park, one of the top Myrtle Beach Attractions located at Broadway at the Beach, boasts all new roller coaster rides and thrill rides in addition to the kiddie and nostalgia rides that have been part of the amusement park for years. There are three areas of attractions to enjoy, Pavilion Park East, West and Central, with fun for all ages. Guests can opt for unlimited ride wristbands or individual ride tickets.

Family Kingdom / Splashes

Looking for a traditional, old-time amusement park by the sea, with family-friendly rides and waterslides? Family Kingdom and Splashes Waterpark in downtown Myrtle Beach offers unlimited ride wristbands, as well as individual ride tickets. Favorites include the Swamp Fox wooden coaster, the Log Flume, and the Jump Around Dune Buggies. The park is open on select days heading into the fall season, and admission is free.

Wonderworks

Wonderworks is an indoor amusement park for the mind, with 50,000 square feet of family-friendly fun. Located at Broadway at the Beach, this attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands-on exhibits and physical challenges that spark the imagination. Just look for the upside-down museum!

Myrtle Waves

With over 30 waterslides, Myrtle Waves is where fun comes out to play! From the Ocean in Motion Wave Pool to the high-intensity Rockin’ Ray, thrills abound. For the little ones, there is also Bubble Bay and the Saturation Station. Myrtle Waves is located across from Broadway at the Beach, or for more excitement, visit their sister park, Wild Water and Wheels, just south of Myrtle Beach.

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