July started with a bang, and the summer of 2019 is just heating up! If you’re headed to the Grand Strand for a beach vacation, a great hot American summer is in store at Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, and on Ocean Boulevard. Read on to learn more!

Broadway’s Great American Summer Nights

Make memories all summer long during Broadway’s Great American Summer Nights! This 2019 seasonal event runs through September 1st at Broadway at the Beach, and features free entertainment beginning at 7PM every night of the week. Expect to see strolling stilt walkers, fire and LED dancers, musical performances, character appearances, drum lines, face painters, and more family-friendly fun. Click here for the full lineup and here for Broadway’s weekly fireworks schedule. All entertainment is weather permitting.

Ocean Boulevard’s Hot Summer Nights

Ocean Boulevard’s Hot Summer Nights is returning to Plyer Park in downtown Myrtle Beach this summer and runs through September 1st, 1019. This seasonal event is fun for the whole family and starts at 6PM most evenings. This year’s festivities include bounce houses, stilt walkers, a character artist, balloon twisters, Pick-a-Pearl, glitter tattoos, and you can even tie-dye your own t-shirt! The stage entertainment is as follows: Monday is DJ Glow Kids Party, Tuesday is Pirates and Princesses, Wednesday is Concert Bash at the Beach featuring Boardwalk Elvis, Thursday is live band night, Friday is Karaoke, Saturday is the Boardwalk Tropical Show, and Sunday is Family Game Show night.

SummerFest! At Barefoot Landing

While vacationing on the Grand Strand, don’t miss out on the fun of SummerFest! This free annual event features nightly entertainment beginning at 7PM at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, with steel drummers, stilt walkers, live music, CJ Beatz DJ Dance Party, and more! The highlight is America’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Nick Pike, who will perform his interactive juggling, unicycle riding and comedic show every Sunday through Thursday night through August 31st, 2019. For the complete entertainment series lineup, click here. All entertainment is weather permitting.

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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 a unique family experience outside the norm? Then Myrtle Beach has got you covered! There are plenty of weird and wonderful places here for all ages to discover. First, there’s Wonderworks, an upside down, indoor amusement park that is sure to catch your attention. Then pop on over to the new Hollywood Wax Museum — you’ll be shocked to see how realistic your favorite celebrities look! The next stop, Dinosaurs the Exhibition, where you’ll feel like you traveled back in time to learn about dinosaurs up close! And finally, Ripley’s Odditorium has just enough weirdness to keep even the most reluctant traveler interested. Keep reading for more about the weird and wonderful places to visit in Myrtle Beach!


This 50,000 square foot indoor amusement park combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits. As the story goes, a once top-secret laboratory was located in the Bermuda Triangle. An experiment went wrong, lifting the laboratory, and carrying it to Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, where it landed upside down. Luckily all of the exhibits remained intact! While the story may be something of a fairytale, the fact that WonderWorks is great for families of all ages remains true.

Children will be delighted when they become a human lightning rod, or create bubbles big enough to fit inside. The braver members of your family can challenge themselves by lying on a bed of 3500 nails or completing the glow-in-the-dark indoor ropes course three stories above the ground. Those feeling silly can create a 3-D image of their body using a gigantic pin wall made of 40,000 pins. Or nudge your active kid to attempt to generate enough power to spin a complete 360-degrees in the Xtreme 360-degrees Bike Challenge.

Other fun and educational zones at WonderWorks include Light & Sound, Space Discovery, Natural Disasters, Physical Challenge, Far Out Art Gallery, and the Imagination Lab.

Ripley’s Odditorium

North Myrtle Beach Ripley's MuseumAt Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium, you can explore the weird and wonderful that not only Myrtle Beach has to offer, but also the world! Come see a variety of oddities ranging from exotic primitive items, to authentic shrunken heads, visual illusions, and much more! Highlights include an eight-foot tall Transformer sculpture made of scrap car parts, and a Fiji Island mermaid! Captain America, Thor and Iron Man can also be found larger than life in the new, hands-on Tech Depot exhibit. Your family will stay busy, possibly grossed out or amazed, with 12 themed galleries and over 200 exhibits and artifacts within the museum. There is sure to be something for everyone, and we challenge you to visit without learning something new. This museum is located at the corner of 8th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, right across from the beach. Believe it…. or not!

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After your visit to the Odditorium, check out Ripley’s other attractions: The 5-D Moving Theatre, Haunted Adventure, Marvelous Mirror Maze, and, of course, Ripley’s Aquarium.

The Hollywood Wax Museum

4-23-15 VRNMB Wax MuseumIf you’re waxing for a fun time, then visit the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Myrtle Beach. This museum, located near Broadway at the Beach, allows you to get into the action and feel like a celebrity yourself! Immerse yourself in a world of stardom while joining in on a variety of fun, interactive games. This two-story museum is the only wax museum in the country to devote itself entirely to celebrity figures. These figures are recreated so faithfully; you’ll swear they’re the real thing!

After you play and pose with the stars, stay and save Princess Hannah from her Maze of Mirrors and then make your way through the zombie infested labs of Outbreak! Just look for the Great Ape of Myrtle Beach climbing the building!


Dinosaurs the Exhibition

Kids of all ages will love this opportunity to travel back into our prehistoric past! Come see 25 full-scale animatronic replicas of dinosaurs programmed to move, roar and amaze at Dinosaurs the Exhibition. Even the authentic backgrounds, rocks, plant material and flooring will make you think you’ve gone back in time.

This exhibition spent a couple years touring Europe and has now stomped its way to Myrtle Beach. Learn something new in the Dino Movie Room, let young kids explore the soft play area in the T-Rex Fun House, dig for fossils as a Jr. Paleontologist, or ride a life sized T-Rex or Triceratops! You can find Dinosaurs the Exhibition at Broadway at the Beach.

Visit the weird and wonderful Myrtle Beach area and enjoy the ultimate weird and wonderful vacation with your family!


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It’s never too cold for the Polar Bear Plunge. Show the Grand Strand what you’re made of this Saturday, Feb. 7, and help raise money for the Special Olympics of South Carolina. Their goal this year is to collect $100,000; there will be more than 700 brave (?) people participating in 2015.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at Ocean Sands Club in Myrtle Beach. Although the main plunge isn’t until 2 p.m., there is an 11 a.m. early plunge for people who just can’t wait. There will also be a costume contest and parade, as well as plenty of food, music and games. The registration form is here; check out the event’s fundraiser page as well, if you want to give without jumping into freezing water.

Questions? Contact Marcus Rhodes at 843-915-8086 or marcusrhodes@live.com.


Sample some great local cuisine by taking part in South Carolina’s annual restaurant week, January 8-18. Several Myrtle Beach–area restaurants are participating, including Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, located in beautiful Barefoot Resort, and Grande Dunes’ WaterScapes. We have properties at both these resorts!

Get the full list and menus here.