If you read our recent blog, How To Vacation At The Beach On A Budget, you know Budget Travel recently named the Grand Strand  #1 on their list of the 10 Best Budget Vacations For Spring. While the Myrtle Beach area is an affordable (and fun) travel destination, planning a vacation can be expensive if you don’t do your homework first. After all, knowledge is power — and it could save you a pretty penny!

If you are considering booking a hotel for your stay, take a step back and take a moment to do your research. While there are many benefits to booking a rental property instead of a hotel room, saving you money is #1 on the list. Don’t believe us? Read on to learn a few ways booking a vacation rental makes dollars and sense.

  1. When you work with an experienced property manager like Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, you can score a great deal on a condo or house. In fact, the cost of your stay in a spacious home will likely be comparable (if not less expensive) than the cost of a multi-night stay in a cramped hotel room. Check out our website for current Deals offered by Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach on rental properties in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Little River. Sometimes these deals include condo specials, resort discounts, or coupons, so be sure to contact us so we can tell you more in person!
  2. Most vacation rental properties sleep six to twelve guests or more (and have multiple bathrooms) making it more than feasible to share the space with extended family or friends and still not step on any toes. When you vacation with a large party, you can share the cost and save even more! Best of all, you can all take turns preparing meals in a fully stocked kitchen, with seating to accommodate the whole crew. In addition, many area attractions offer group discounts!
  3. Booking a vacation rental property comes with a number of benefits that translate into savings. Being able to cook meals in a fully stocked kitchen means you won’t be spending a small fortune on restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Simply having the convenience of a washer and dryer for your own personal use saves you money. Many rental properties also offer amenities like a pool, beach chairs and towels (so you won’t have to buy or rent them), golf course access, and free shuttles to the beach.

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 at the beach is just what the doctor ordered, and it’s definitely within reach! Did you know Budget Travel just named the Grand Strand  #1 on their 10 Best Budget Vacations For Spring list? Not to brag, but we recently won similar accolades from Coastal Living, US News & World Report, Forbes, and Travel+Leisure, too!

If you’re looking to plan a fun and affordable beach vacation in the upcoming year, look no further than the Grand Strand. With so much to see and do, you’ll make priceless memories without breaking the piggy bank. Here are a few more tips on how to vacation at the beach on a budget.

Rental Property vs. Hotel

You may think making a reservation at a hotel is the best way to go, but think again. Why stay in a cramped hotel room when you can spread out in an entire beach house or condo for a comparable — if not cheaper — price?

Check out the Specials and Deals offered by Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach if you need proof. We consistently offer a variety of Grand Strand discounts in the Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Little River areas. Sometimes these include condo specials, resort deals, or added value coupons and discounts, so be sure to contact us so we can tell you more in person!

Cooking and Catered Meals

When you opt for a rental property, you get the added bonus of a fully stocked kitchen. A good rule of thumb for saving money on vacation is to eat out for one meal a day, and otherwise cook your own meals. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can still go to all your favorite restaurants and not feel guilty about the bill. Grab breakfast at a local eatery, pack a lunch for the beach, and grill some burgers at your rental property for dinner. Or whip up some pancakes and scrambled eggs in the kitchen, and save your appetite for a seafood buffet dinner later in the day. The choice is yours!

If you happen to be sharing a vacation rental with friends or extended family members, you could take turns preparing meals, or take advantage of the partnership between Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach and Philomena’s Catering Co. Whether it’s a holiday feast, destination wedding, or reunion at the beach, catering is an easy, delicious, and budget friendly option.

 

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!

If you’ve never experienced Nights of 1000 Candles at Brookgreen Gardens, it definitely should be added to your bucket list. There is a reason Travel+Leisure recently named it the “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina.” Each winter, this historic 9-acre botanical and sculpture garden is illuminated with thousands of hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights to celebrate the holiday season.

As you stroll the grounds with family and friends, each lush path and fine work of art is gorgeously bathed in a soft, magical glow. Massive Southern Live Oaks light the way, and each section has its own unique theme, from the Children’s Sculpture Garden to the Fountain of the Muses.

 

Entertainment includes live bands performing holiday favorites, carolers singing, and a reading of A Christmas Carol that will delight both young and old. You also won’t want to miss the lighting of the spectacular, 80-foot tall fir tree each night.

 

Feeling chilly? Enjoy a glass of wine, or a cup of warm cider or hot cocoa from one of the stands along your way. There is even a place to roast s’mores. Or stop by one of the indoor exhibits, like the ever-popular model train display featuring a variety of holiday vignettes, from vintage Myrtle Beach, to Hogwarts Castle and The Polar Express.

 

If you want more than a light snack, dinner is served in a heated dining tent and catered by Inlet Affairs. Options include burgers and salads, homemade She Crab soup, and lowcountry entrees like Shrimp and Grits, Chicken Bog, and a delicious Fried Fish Platter.

Nights of 1000 Candles begins on December 5th and runs each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 31st, from 3-10PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance and space is limited. The price for non-members is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Visit the Brookgreen Gardens website to purchase tickets and for more information, including the full restaurant menu and entertainment schedule.

 

To truly experience the splendor of Nights of 1000 Candles, you’ll have to plan a holiday trip to the Grand Strand. Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach has wonderful properties available for the holiday season and we want to spread some cheer! Call us at 888-488-8588, and mention Promo Code Holiday2019 for 40% Off and Free Linens. This offer expires December 31st, 2019, so call 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!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Come enjoy the sights and sounds, and celebrate the magic of the holiday season on the Grand Strand.

North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex

The Great Christmas Light Show takes place nightly at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex from November 23rd-December 30th. This 1.5 mile, drive through light show features over 2 million lights and over 500 magical displays where holiday scenes come to life. After the journey, visitors can enjoy hot cocoa and s’mores at Santa’s Village, see the lights up close on the Santa Express Train Ride, and visit with Santa. For more info and pricing, visit the NMB Parks and Recreation website.

Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing will kick off the holiday season with The Lighting of the Landing on November 23rd. The fun begins at 2PM in Dockside Village, with face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, and more. The Tree Lighting show will begin at 6PM, hosted by weatherman and local celebrity Ed Piotrowski of WPDE. Entertainment includes performances by Shelly Sasser, Chris Elswick, and Alabama Theatre, followed by fireworks at 7PM and visits with Santa until 8PM. Barefoot Landing will also hold a Holiday Market every Friday from 12-4PM, now until December 20th.

The Market Common

The Market Common will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 23rd, from 6-8PM, with complimentary carriage rides from 6-9PM. The Carolina Master Chorale will delight the crowd with holiday music along with a brass jazz ensemble and steel band. Coastal Dance Center will perform scenes from The Nutcracker. Santa will be making an appearance, and there will be a bounce house, trackless train, and a balloon artist for the little ones.

Broadway At The Beach

Broadway At The Beach will hold A Very Broadway Christmas Parade on December 7th, starting at 11AM. Children’s activities will follow until 4PM at Heroes Harbor near Margaritaville, including face painting, games, giveaways, character appearances, and visits with Santa. If you happen to be vacationing on the Grand Strand this weekend, see the 25th Annual Tree Lighting on Friday, November 22nd, at 6PM.

La Belle Amie Vineyard

Known for Twisted Sisters Wines, wine tastings, and hosting live music events, La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River will hold a Holiday Spirits Music Fest on November 30th, 12-5PM. There also will be An Afternoon of Holiday Tunes on December 14th, and a Yuletide Music And Bonfire on December 21st. Click here for the full Festival and Events schedule.

More Festive Fun

Night of 1000 Candles

Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

December 5th-December 21st (Select Dates)

Tree Lighting

McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach

December 3rd, 6PM

Billy Claus and the Lulubelles
Lulu’s, North Myrtle Beach
December 7th

Santa Crawl on the Marshwalk
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk
December 21st, 5PM

Designer Holiday Showcase 250th Celebration
Kaminski House Museum, Georgetown
November 18th-December 31st, 11AM-3PM

Parades

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
December 7th, 5:30PM

Surfside Beach Christmas Parade
Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach
December 8th, 2PM

Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk
December 8th, 3PM

Holiday Entertainment

Whose Holiday Is It Anyway? (All Ages)

Uptown Theater at the Myrtle Beach Mall

November 30th, 7:30-9PM

Christmas On Ice

The South’s Grandest Christmas Show
Alabama Theatre

Christmas at Pirates Voyage

The Christmas Show of the South
Carolina Opry

For tips on How To Plan A Stress-Free Family Holiday On The Grand Strand, click here and contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach for a wonderful place to stay. We have lots of properties available for the holidays! Call us for a great deal at 888-488-8588, and mention Promo Code Holiday2019 for 40% Off and Free Linens. This offer expires December 31st, 2019, so call 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!

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.

 

 

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