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While the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk we know and love today officially opened in 2010, this oceanfront destination has a rich history dating back to the 1930’s.

Once a bustling promenade, Hurricane Hazel destroyed the original boardwalk in 1954. The 6.5 million dollar redesign took nearly nine months to build. Recently voted one of National Geographic’s top 10 U.S. boardwalks, it runs 1.2 miles along the oceanfront, from the 2nd Avenue Pier to the 14th Avenue Pier, and is dotted with shops, eateries, and attractions.

Although some things have changed, others remain the same. Here are five must-see landmarks on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for both locals and visitors to enjoy!

The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

A Myrtle Beach institution, this unique store has anchored the boardwalk since 1946, and is called the nation’s largest gift shop for a good reason. Standing at a whopping twenty six thousand square feet, the Gay Dolphin has seven levels of souvenirs, novelty items, and kitschy collectibles, and is a must-see!

Peaches Corner

Since 1937, Peaches Corner has been serving up traditional boardwalk fare, including foot-long hot dogs, juicy burgers, cheese fries, and hand-scooped ice cream favorites. Located at 9th Avenue and Ocean Boulevard, a Grand Strand vacation isn’t complete without a stop at this nostalgic eatery, and a stroll on the beach.

2nd Ave Pier House Restaurant

A day on the pier and playing in the surf can really work up an appetite! The 2nd Avenue Pier House Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a million-dollar view of the Atlantic Ocean. Options include savory sandwiches and salads, fresh seafood, and delicious steaks. Open daily; this establishment is located on the 2nd Avenue Pier, a Myrtle Beach fixture since 1936.

The Bowery

This world-famous oceanfront bar and restaurant has been a part of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk since 1944, and is one of the coolest places to go for live music. Called the “8th Wonder of the World,” The Bowery is considered the home of country super group Alabama, and has a unique place in music history.

The SkyWheel

The newest kid on the block, this 187-foot tall Ferris wheel opened in 2011, and features 42 glass-enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. Each sits two to six people, and is fun for all ages. With breath-taking views of the ocean, this Myrtle Beach landmark is truly must-see and is hard to miss!

Are you longing to visit the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk? 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!

 

In case you need another reason to run to the sun, two great Grand Strand events are happening for racing enthusiasts this March. Whether your need for speed involves conquering a 5K or cheering from the stands at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, we’ve got you covered!

Myrtle Beach Marathon

March 1-2, 2019

Are you ready to run? Plan your next race-cation at the beach and sign up for the 22nd annual Myrtle Beach Marathon. Considered the flattest and fastest race in South Carolina, it’s the perfect way to kick off the spring race season. This much-anticipated event features two days of fun, including a Health and Wellness Expo, Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, and Family Fun Run. March weather typically reaches the mid-60s in the Myrtle Beach area, making for spectacular racing conditions for both participants and spectators. For more information or to register, click here.

Spring Fling Race

March 2, 2019

Looking for some NASCAR action? Bring your friends and family for an exciting day at the races at the Myrtle Beach Speedway! The annual ‘Spring Fling’ Race will include the following divisions: NASCAR Whelen Series Late Models (Twin Races), Chargers, Super Trucks, and Vintage Series. Get a sneak peak at open practice Friday before Saturday’s feature race events. Click here to purchase tickets, and visit the Myrtle Beach Speedway website for more info on this and other events, including the Bandit Big Rig Series, and Monster Truck Beach Devastation.

Spring is right around the corner, so hurry up and plan your trip to the Grand Strand today! For places to stay, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and check out this feature property.

Pelican Bay: Pelican Bay is a 4BR/4BA home in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach. Located on one of the enclosed channels, you can sit on the deck and fish in the back of the house, and the Cherry Grove Pier and the beach are only a short walk up the street. This spacious home has a large flat screen TV, DVD player, pool table and fireplace to enjoy in the Living Room. The open kitchen is fully stocked and there is plenty of seating for your mealtime gatherings.

Three of the bedrooms have queen size beds and one bedroom has a double and a twin. All of the bedrooms have private bathrooms. There is an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand, and a new HE washer/dryer is located in the laundry room downstairs for your convenience. This house has a gas grill and seating around the dock for your pleasure.

March Special: Receive 15% off your March stay at Pelican Bay when you mention this article!

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!

Watersports like jet skiing, surfing and scuba diving are undoubtedly thrilling, but others options offer unmatched serenity, and are the perfect diversion for vacationers looking for a peaceful retreat. Whether you prefer kayaking or stand up paddle boarding, or want to try your hand at both, the Grand Strand has watersport adventures for thrill seekers and peace lovers alike.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Also known as SUP, Stand Up Paddle Boarding is fast becoming a popular activity for vacationers. From the marshes to the ocean, Stand Up Paddle Boarding is perfect for outdoor-enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. For an unforgettable experience, sign up for a tour around private Waites Island or the Intracoastal Waterway, or take a turn Surf Paddle Boarding at the beach, and be on the lookout for bottle-nosed dolphins and loggerhead sea turtles along the way.

Kayaking

There’s nothing quite as peaceful as gliding through the water in a kayak. Get up close to nature and enjoy the great outdoors as you explore the Cherry Grove salt marshes, or meander down the Waccamaw River in a glass bottom boat alongside your family and friends.

Places offering Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the Grand Strand:

For a relaxing place to stay during your visit to the Grand Strand, check out this featured property from Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach!

Cypress Bend #934: This beautifully decorated 2BR/2BA has all new furniture throughout. The kitchen is updated, fully stocked and has everything you need to enjoy a nice meal or a quick snack. Enjoy an afternoon cocktail while watching the golfers on the 12th green of the Norman Course from the porch. This condo has all new large flat screen TVs with Netflix and HBO for your viewing pleasure. There is a King Swing in the master bedroom and 2 twins in the 2nd bedroom. The unit is equipped with all new appliances and a washer/dryer.

The community has its own pool area and grill areas for your enjoyment. There are 4 Championship golf courses located in Barefoot Resort so you can practice your golf game at any one of them. Barefoot Resort is centrally located in the city of North Myrtle Beach and is close to many area attractions. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby as well. The beach is only about a mile away and there is a free shuttle that will drop you off at the beach access that runs in the prime season every day.

This unit is non-smoking, no pets or motorcycles are allowed. 3-night minimum in the Prime Season.

Book now and get 20% off and free linens at Cypress Bend when you mention this article!

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!