South Carolina’s Grand Strand has long been one of the East Coast’s most popular vacation destinations for families. Stretching for 60 miles along the Atlantic coast from Little River to Winyah Bay, the Greater Myrtle Beach Area is now home to world-class golf, entertainment and attractions and welcomes more than thirteen million visitors annually. But how did it become the area we know and love today? Let’s take a step back in history. 

A Town Is Born

From its earliest days, the Greater Myrtle Beach area was promoted as a family vacation destination, but prior to the turn of the century, the beaches were largely inaccessible to tourists. Thanks to the balmy southern weather, rich timber resources, and the addition of a railroad in 1900, it soon became apparent that the area had the potential to rival resort towns like Coney Island and Atlantic City to the north.

After this discovery and much development, the newly formed seaside town was named for the wild Wax Myrtle trees growing along the shoreline. Soon, visitors began traveling from surrounding areas to Myrtle Beach and the South Carolina coast in search of a fun summer getaway.

Becoming Grand

By the late 1920s, the Myrtle Beach area had seen exponential growth, with the addition of upscale resorts, a wooden boardwalk, and the region’s first golf club. In 1936, the Intracoastal Waterway was opened for recreational boating, and the following year, the town was officially incorporated (later becoming a city in 1957).

The Myrtle Beach Pavilion was built in 1949. The very same year,  the Myrtle Beach Sun coined the region The Grand Strand.  Following the publication of their column, “From the Grand Strand,” the moniker was picked up by another local news outlet, the Myrtle Beach News. Soon, words like “The Grand Strand” and “America’s Finest Strand” began appearing on postcards sent across the US or kept as souvenirs. 

Still America’s Finest Strand

While much has changed, the Greater Myrtle Beach area is still considered “America’s Finest Strand” today, and families still flock to its shores in search of fun in the sun. Feeling nostalgic? Help us celebrate our ten year anniversary by sharing your favorite Grand Strand memory from the past ten years. Upload your Grand Strand vacation photo to https://go.flip.to/FBVRNMB for a chance to win a $250 Stay Credit on Your Next 7+ Night Stay in a 3-6 Bedroom Condo and more. Entries are due by June 30, 2020.

 

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!

The Grand Strand is a driving destination for most of the states that border the East Coast. Stretching for 60 miles along the northern shore of South Carolina, this area is most famous for its sunny beaches — and a friendly dose of Southern hospitality!

While homebound due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many have dreamed of returning to the beach for some much-needed sunshine and salty air. With proper social distancing and appropriate accommodations, a trip to the Grand Strand is possible. In fact, Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach is currently taking reservations and we’re offering a great discount, too! Whether you book an oceanfront condo or a spacious rental house not far from the beach, we offer private, clean properties to fit your unique needs and budget.

Here are a few ways we are helping to make your trip to the Grand Strand a little safer during the pandemic, and things you should know before you come.

  • Guests will be provided free linens. Our cleaning crews are following all COVID-19 guidelines, including the Department of Health guidelines for cleaning linens.
  • We are requesting guests bring their own food and supplies to avoid having to shop. However, we will try our best to provide extra toilet paper and paper towels when needed. Essential stores and businesses are open, however, it’s smart to plan ahead and pack smart before you leave home.
  • While many area attractions are closed, public beach access and parking are open along the Grand Strand. Social distancing rules remain in place and are being enforced. Groups of two or more that are not immediate family members are prohibited from gathering. For more information on what beaches are open along the Grand Strand, click here.
  • Currently, dining at a restaurant is prohibited in the state. However, many local establishments are offering take-out and delivery. Our properties have fully stocked kitchens, so you can also plan to cook, or place an order with Philomena’s Catering Co. during your stay. They are offering family meals that are chef prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
  • When renting a coastal property on the Grand Strand, it’s smart to secure Travel Insurance. For more information and for rates, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach ask about Travel Insurance when booking.

Come back to your happy place at the beach!  Contact us today to start planning your trip, and be sure to ask about the 35% discount we are currently offering on all properties!

 

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 Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach offers Seaside Coastal Travel Insurance for guests, with new and expanded coverage for your vacation rental stay? When renting a coastal property on the Grand Strand, it’s smart to secure Travel Insurance, so you are protected in the event of a natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances. Here are some of the features available through the Guest Protect Plan when booking with Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach.

 

Before You Go

If you are unable to travel because you are sick, Trip Cancellation Coverage keeps you from losing your vacation savings if you need to cancel for covered reasons, such as a proven illness. Benefits include 100% of the trip cost for covered cancellations. In addition to this safeguard, you can also take advantage of Concierge Services to assist you with planning your trip, such as arranging a tee-time for one of our championship golf courses and making a reservation at your favorite Grand Strand restaurant.

 

During Your Vacation

With Travel Protection, you can take advantage of valuable services, including 24-hour Emergency Roadside Assistance during your trip and coverage for delays. It also helps if a listed, covered reason forces you to incur additional expenses, or if there are unexpected closings during your stay, such as golf courses, amusement parks and beaches. If you get here and your trip is interrupted, there is coverage for that as well, up to 150% of the trip cost.

 

After You’re Home

With the Guest Protection Plan, the claim’s process is as hassle-free as possible. When you book a coastal property with Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach and include Travel Insurance, we will give you all the information you need to file a claim. After you file, a claims representative will work with you from start to finish in a prompt and friendly manner.

 

For more information on Travel Insurance and for rates, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach ask about Travel Insurance when booking your vacation rental.

 

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!

 

 

In celebration of Vacation Rental Week (March 9-13), we’re offering up advice and helpful tips on how to choose a rental property for your Grand Strand vacation. And we should know. With over a decade of experience, Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach is your #1 source for property management and vacation rentals on the Grand Strand.

Tip 1: Work with an experienced and responsive property manager. The president of one of the area’s leading homeowners associations called us “the most responsive property manager in town,” and for good reason. We know excellent service leads to happy vacationers. That is why we will make sure each and every detail of your vacation rental is handled in a pleasant and prompt manner, with truly personalized care, whether it’s a beach house in North Myrtle Beach, a townhome in Little River, or an oceanfront condominium in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

Tip 2: Make a list of must-haves. When browsing online for a place to stay, most vacationers focus on making sure there are an adequate number of beds and bathrooms. While these details are extremely important, there are other things to consider, like beach access or a shuttle, pools and other on-site amenities, and proximity to everything the Grand Strand has to offer. Other desirable features include fully stocked kitchens for cooking meals, washers and dryers for laundry, large decks with a view, picnic and grilling areas, pet-friendly accommodations, and other comforts for a home away from home. Make a list of must-haves before you begin your search.

Tip 3: Search online and score a great deal: The Grand Strand tops several lists of best budget-friendly vacation destinations, and you may be surprised to hear the price of your stay in a spacious home will likely be comparable (if not less expensive) than if you made reservations for a cramped hotel room. Check out our website for current Specials and Deals offered by Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, with property information and photos. You can even search by feature, such as a specific area or amenities offered. If you are ready to book or have questions, contact us to help you find your perfect vacation rental at the best price!

We look forward to helping you book your next Grand Strand vacation!

 

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!

 

 

They say love is a 4-legged word. If you are planning a vacation for everyone in the family, including your beloved four-legged friend, check out the pet-friendly options available from Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach first. All units that are listed as pet-friendly have been pet-proofed, so you don’t have to worry about the safety of your dog or cat. Whether you book a condominium or a beachfront property, our spacious, pet-friendly accommodations are often close to dog parks and walking trails, so you can take your pet outside when they need to go. Best of all, unlike cramped hotels that charge outrageous fees for pets, we know that your fur babies are part of the family and it should not break your vacation budget to bring them with you. Click here to view our affordable, pet-friendly vacation rentals, or give us a call at 888-488-8588.

All you need is love…. And a dog.

Because no one loves us as unconditionally as a dog, here are the best free dog parks on the Grand Strand.

Barc Parc North

5000 Claire Chapin Epps Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC

One of two Barc Parks in the area, this 3.3 acre, off-leash dog park is located next to the YMCA building off of 62nd Ave in Myrtle Beach. It features two separate fenced areas, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Trees offer plenty of shade and there are water fountains to keep your dog hydrated.

Barc Parc South

670 Mallard Lake Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC

Close to the Market Common, this 14-acre fenced dog park features a large lake that is perfect for big dogs that enjoy chasing balls in the water. In addition, there is a walking path with benches, doggie water fountains, and multiple bins with free baggies.

McLean Park

350 2nd Ave S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

While you’ll need to keep your dog on a leash at McLean Park, it is still a great place to take your best pal for some exercise. Take a walk around the lake or enjoy the green space with plenty of shade. There are waste receptacles with baggies for easy clean up.

Dirty Dawg Pet Wash Dog Park

150 Citizens Circle, Little River

This leash-free playground for dogs is part of the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. It has separate fenced-in areas for small and large dogs, as well as waste baggies and water fountains. The park is named for Dirty Dawg Pet Wash, the first self-serve pet wash in the area, located at 317 Main Street in North Myrtle 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!

 

 

There are many cool species of water birds on the Grand Strand, but none are cooler than penguins! And while you’ll see Grey Herons, Egrets, Pelicans and Sandpipers when you visit our amazing coastline, you’ll have to stop by Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach to see these incredible, flightless aquatic birds. At 5,500-square-feet, Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse is the largest expansion ever at the aquarium, located at Broadway at the Beach. Read on to learn more.

 

Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse

Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse will house African penguins, which prefer a much warmer climate than Antarctic penguins. These penguins have a streamlined body suitable for swimming, and sport black and white feathers with stripes and spots that serve as identification – similar to our fingerprints!

 

Their world-class habitat at the aquarium will feature floor-to-ceiling viewing glass with an immersive, 360-degree crawl tunnel for guests to “waddle” through. The addition also includes a brand-new Oceans of the World gallery with eight tanks housing species of fish from all over the world.

 

The highlight of this exciting new exhibit will surely be the Penguin Nursery, which will house and care for baby penguins in order to help conserve this endangered species. Numbers of African penguins have declined by 60%  in the past two decades, and the new colony at Ripley’s Aquarium will hopefully grow in numbers while helping people to learn about these vulnerable creatures.

 

In addition to an amazing habitat and adorable Penguin Nursery at  Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse, there will also be two brand new classrooms for educational programs, including Penguin Encounters and the VIP Penguin Painting Experience.

 

Penguin Encounters

At Penguin Encounters, guests can interact with and pet the penguins while learning all about them with an Aquarium staff expert. You’ll even get a photo USB of your encounter! The cost for this program is $52.99 plus aquarium admission. Children ages 4-7 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

 

VIP Penguin Painting Experience

The VIP Penguin Painting Experience includes everything in the Penguin Encounter and more! Guests will create and take home an 8×10 piece of original footprint art, with the help of a penguin pal. The cost for this experience is $90.99 plus aquarium admission.

 

Believe it or not, Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse is set to open early this year and you can pre-purchase tickets now on the Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach website. For an incredible place to stay on your 2020 Grand Strand vacation, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and check out our 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!

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!