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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’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!

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!

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!

 

The Myrtle Beach area is known for a number of great fishing sites, from our amazing piers to our ocean and rivers. But did you know the most popular fishing site in South Carolina is an artificial reef just two and a half miles off the Little River shoreline, not far from North Myrtle Beach? Read on to learn more about the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef, and be sure to visit this unique destination on your next Grand Strand vacation!

What is the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef?

Since opening over a decade ago, the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef has quickly become a model for artificial reefs worldwide. This submerged structure is made from concrete cones, rubble, and steel and is strewn with repurposed items like sunken barges, tanks and other retired military vehicles to attract marine life to the ocean bottom. These materials are stable, long lasting, and environmentally safe. The Jim Caudle Artificial Reef covers several acres in 30 feet of water, and is growing thanks to local efforts.

What types of fish can be found at the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef?

Like their naturally occurring counterparts, artificial reefs create a thriving inshore habitat for many species of fish. Catches at the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef include summer flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, Wahoo and Yellow Fin Tuna. The Jim Caudle Artificial Reef project is supported by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to enhance fishing and aid in fish stocks.

Why is the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef so special?

South Carolina has a total of 45 artificial fishing reefs, but the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef is the largest and most visited in the state. Because it is inshore, the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef is also the most accessible for both large and small boats. It helps to boost the economy in the state and offers a truly unique fishing experience right here on the Grand Strand for locals and visitors alike.

For a great place to stay on Grand Strand contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach and take advantage of our vacation deals!

 

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 grand ocean adventure? Take a trip to the Grand Strand and prepare to get soaked! From thrilling activities like surfing and wakeboarding, to more peaceful diversions like kayaking and parasailing, the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach area is a watersports paradise, offering fun for all ages and levels of skill. Here are a few of the most popular watersports to try on your next Grand Strand vacation.

 

Parasailing: This popular watersport is ideal for vacationers seeking a beautiful birds-eye view of the Grand Strand coast. Expect to soar hundreds of feet over the water, whether you choose a one, two or three-person flight. Parasailing is a unique experience in that it is both exciting and serene, and that is why it tops our list.

 

Kayaking: Speaking of serene, kayaking is a relaxing watersport that lets you take in the natural beauty of the Grand Strand. This watersport lets you drift through the calm waters of our local salt-water marshes and creeks, or float downstream on the Waccamaw River, while spotting Loggerhead turtles, Bottle Nose dolphins, and other local wildlife.

 

Surfing: Want to catch a wave on your Grand Strand vacation? There are plenty of places to take surf lessons along the South Carolina coast, like Kokopelli Surf Camp in North Myrtle Beach. You can also rent surfboards for your trip, or if you’re an experienced surfer, feel free to bring your own board to the beach! Click here for a list of local surf rules.

 

Paddleboarding: The perfect blend of kayaking and surfing, paddleboarding propels you through the water with a swimming motion. Just use your arms while lying on your stomach or kneeling, or try paddleboarding while standing up on your board, using an oar to move through the waves.

 

Wakeboarding: If you haven’t been to Shark Wake Park yet, you’re missing out on a full day of fun! Located at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, this Grand Strand attraction offers an exhilarating cable wakeboarding experience. Instead of a boat, riders are pulled by a high-tech pulley system. Shark Wake Park is open to all skill levels, from first-timers to professionals. There is also a massive floating playground for the young and young at heart.

 

Jet Skiing: If crashing through the ocean at high speeds sounds like your idea of fun, Jet Skiing may be the activity for you. To rent a Jet Ski, you must be at least 18 years old with a valid drivers license, however, a 16-year-old with a valid license can operate a Jet Ski with parental consent. Most Jet Ski rentals are on a first come, first serve basis — so be prepared to get there early.

 

Vacations are for making memories, being adventurous and enjoying new experiences — maybe that’s why watersports are such a popular pastime on the Grand Strand. Contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach for a great place to stay, and ask about 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!

 

Last week, we told you where to see free movies all summer long on the Grand Strand, but there is even more free fun to be had during your summer stay at the beach! This week, we’ll cover a few more ways to have a great Grand Strand family vacation without breaking the bank.

 

Music on Main Concert Series

The Horseshoe

1 WW South Ocean Blvd.

North Myrtle Beach
This summer, head to downtown North Myrtle Beach to catch a live band performing at the Horseshoe on Main Street. There’s no better way for families to kick back and unwind after a long day on the beach, but don’t forget to bring your beach chairs! Concerts are free for all ages and start at 7PM on Thursdays throughout the summer months. Click here for the 2019 lineup.

 

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Sandhills Bank Amphitheatre

150 Citizens Circle

Little River
Enjoy an evening with your family and friends listening to live music at the amphitheater under the stars, located in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Bring a beach chair or blanket for these Friday night concerts that run from 7-9PM. Each will feature a different band playing family friendly music. Admission is free for all ages, with snacks and drinks available for purchase. For more info, click here.

 

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Myrtle Beach Bowl

101 Philip Gray Dr.
Myrtle Beach

Did you know your kids could bowl for free all summer long when they sign up for the Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling Program? Myrtle Beach Bowl is a participant and every registered child gets two free games every day, all summer long! Click here to register. Plus, every Friday morning from 10AM to noon, families get $1 games, $1 shoes, $1 popcorn, and $1 soda. Not quite free, but close enough!

 

TIGERS Preservation Station

Barefoot Landing

898 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach
Located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, TIGERS Preservation Station lets visitors view rare adult and baby tigers for free during normal hours of operation. However, be advised that there is a fee for tours and photo encounters. Proceeds support the Rare Species Fund (RSF), which provides infrastructure, training, and support to international conservation programs worldwide. Click here for info.

 

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum 

3100 South Ocean Blvd.

Myrtle Beach

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach has eleven galleries and is a great place for families to explore during their Grand Strand vacation. Exhibits change throughout the year. Just steps away from the ocean and housed in a vintage beach cottage, the museum in a non-profit institution that offers free admission. However, donations are accepted when you visit and will help continue this open-door policy for all. Click here to learn more.

For a great deal on a rental property, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and ask about our summer 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