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April showers bring May flowers, and they can also put a damper on your spring break plans — but not when you vacation in the Myrtle Beach area! Don’t let a little rain ruin your family fun. Here are 14 rainy day destinations for families vacationing on the Grand Strand. All are perfect for impromptu fun when the weather is less than perfect.

EdVenture

Did you know vacations could make kids smarter? This newly opened attraction at the Market Common is fun with an educational twist! EdVenture Myrtle Beach is a 3,000 square foot children’s museum with an aviation and astronomy theme, in a nod to the former historic Myrtle Beach Air Force grounds of the Market Common District. Engaging, hands-on exhibits incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts for kids, including a flight simulator, a Maker’s Space area, and an interactive space ship climbing structure, complete with mission control.

Wonderworks

This indoor amusement park is 50,000 square feet of fun for all ages, with 100 hands-on exhibits, and six Wonder Zones that challenge the mind and spark the imagination. Located at Broadway at the Beach, Wonderworks will turn your world upside down. From the Bed of Nails and the Hurricane Shack, to the Bubble Lab and Xtreme 360 Bikes, there is something for everyone. If you’re up for a glow in the dark adventure, don’t forget to try the 3-story Indoor Ropes Challenge that will test both your physical and mental abilities!

Ripley’s Aquarium

Also located at Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium is a must-do when visiting the Grand Strand. Incredible exhibits include Planet Jellies and Stingray Bay, where you can gently touch these majestic creatures, and the Dangerous Reef, a 340-foot long, gliding tunnel that brings you face-to-face with huge sharks, massive rays, a giant sea turtle, and other amazing ocean life.

More Rainy Day Destinations

Dave and Busters

Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum

Pinball Museum and Myrtle Beach Arcade

710 Bowling

810 Bowling

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Cinemark at Myrtle Beach

Stone Theatres Grand 14 at Market Common

AMC CLASSIC Broadway 16

AMC CLASSIC Myrtle Beach 12

Looking for a family-friendly place to stay? Contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach and take advantage of our vacation deals for families!

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!

Have you heard the good news? No, it’s not the recent discovery that the best cure for a cough may actually be chocolate — although that’s pretty amazing too. However, it does have to do with your health. We’re talking about the other big news that’s been trending this week: taking a trip with your girlfriends is good for your health, according to science. And with Galentine’s Day this month, there’s no better time to hit the beach with your BFFs. Here are just a few reasons to plan a Grand Strand Girl’s Weekend today, according to our favorite magazine, Southern Living.

Friendship might just be the key to a longer life. Studies have shown close friendships can extend life expectancy by lowering our risk of heart disease and stress, and even helping us to better tolerate pain.

Friendships make us happier people. Hanging out with friends can increase the body’s production of oxytocin, the feel-good hormone that boosts happiness, trust, and generosity, according to recent research.

Friendships are like the Fountain of Youth. A recent study at Harvard on the health benefits of strong relationships has shown a lack of friendship can lead to cognitive decline as we age, and even premature death, due to an increased risk of depression and dementia.

If you’ve been putting off that much-needed getaway, it’s time to pack your bags and give Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach a call! And in case you need an excuse to take a minibreak, you can tell your boss and your family that it’s good for your health. Check out this featured property for your stay.

Waipani E13: This updated 2BR/2BA condo is located on the 2nd floor of Building E and is right across the street from the beach and Ocean Drive. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom, two twins in the 2nd bedroom, and a sleeper sofa in the living room with a flat screen TV. The kitchen has everything you need and has been updated with all stainless steel appliances. The unit has new flooring in the living room and is very comfortable. There is a great screened in porch so you can relax and enjoy the ocean breeze.

Waipani has one of the best pools in the area. You will love relaxing by the pool and the beach is right across the street if you want to take a dip in the ocean. Waipani is located in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach, so you can easily walk to Main Street to enjoy the Shag clubs or one of the restaurants located nearby. This property has a washer/dryer in the unit and also has free Wi-Fi. Waipani E13 is a non-smoking condo and no pets or motorcycles are allowed. This unit has a 3 night minimum in the off season and weekly in summer.

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!

 

thief running out of a bank vault, low-key photo

Whether you are looking for a pirate adventure or want to experience a bank heist, there’s a Break Out room for everyone at Break Out Myrtle Beach! Escape rooms are currently all the rage, but Break Out takes it to the next level! Their rooms contain more challenges, puzzles and fun than your typical escape room, and no one is going to jump out of the dark to scare you. The concept is to bring families, coworkers and friends together. While their puzzles are complex, none require any special knowledge or skills. This makes the experience fun for all ages as everyone from every age group can work together to test their logic. Break Out’s mission is to redefine gaming in an innovative and fun way. This popular new attraction is located at 314 Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.

How An Escape Game Works

These real-life escape games put people in a realistic environment full of fun challenges and activities that test your brainpower. While it’s tempting to try to figure it out on your own, the concept is that teamwork is the only real way to escape. Guests have 60 minutes to solve the puzzle, but don’t worry if you need a hint or clue. Staff members are ready to help in a moment’s notice! Your progress will be monitored on a webcam, with constant contact via walkie-talkies.

The Rooms

Break Out is not a haunted house! The rooms are more goofy than scary, with four different themes. Most rooms accommodate a group of ten. It is not necessary, but you should book the entire room if you would like to be the only group inside. Here is what you can expect:

Red Beard’s Revenge: In Red Beard’s Revenge you and your pirate crew will race against time to find Blackbeard’s hidden treasure. Use the map to find the spot marked X. Find the treasure and escape before Blackbeard returns and makes you walk the plank!

Serial Killer: You are and your friends are trapped in a serial killer’s house! Test your basic knowledge to see if you’re smart enough to escape in time. Get creative with your teammates but remember you’ve only got 60 minutes to solve the challenge!

CSI Myrtle Beach: Join your CSI team and find clues to help you solve the case of the Myrtle Murderer. The killer has alerted the press that he will strike again in an hour. Save the day and the city by working with your team to solve clues and uncover his hidden identity!

Bank Heist: Grab a group of your friends and try to rob a bank! You have 60 minutes to unlock the fortune hidden behind a high security vault. The goal is to get in, get the money, and get away before time runs out!

If you’re looking for adventure and excitement, look no further than the Myrtle Beach area! Can you escape one of the rooms at Break Out Myrtle Beach? Visit North Myrtle Beach and find out for yourself!

IMG_0639The 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 wonderful place to visit, not just in the summer but any time of year! Here are our top six reasons to FALL in love with the Myrtle Beach area.

#1 The Weather: You can still get in a few good beach days and golf (without the crowds) thanks to the beautiful autumn weather in SC!

#2 The Shopping: Between Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach alone, you’ll find some of the most unique stores anywhere! Plus there are all the other shopping destinations and specialty shops that dot the shores of the Grand Strand, including two Tanger Outlet locations in the Myrtle Beach area!

#3 The Arts: The 40th Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-27, 2015 at Huntington Beach State Park, just a few minutes south of Myrtle Beach. This year’s festival will feature more than 100 of the finest artisans, quality crafts, delectable food, and live music from several of the area’s best musicians, all with the natural beauty of Atalaya as a backdrop

#4 The Horseback Riding: Whether it’s a private island beach ride or a shaded waterway trail ride, Inlet Point Plantation in North Myrtle Beach offers horse rentals and riding for every kind of enthusiast! The Trip Advisor Popularity Index recently named it #1 of 43 attractions in North Myrtle Beach, and rides are offered year round.

#5 The Kayak Tours: The Grand Strand is more than beautiful beaches. Just a fifteen-minute drive from downtown Myrtle Beach is the Waccamaw River, a beautiful black water river with towering cypress trees draped in Spanish Moss. Black River Outdoors Center offers two, four and six hour Guided Kayak EcoTours to a wide range of locations up and down the Grand Strand!

#6 The Bargain: You can get a good rate on a rental in the off-season and enjoy all the attractions the area has to offer (again without the crowds)!

Check out these featured properties from Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach:

The Retreat #2214

Barefoot Resort welcomes a brand new community – The Retreat at Barefoot Resort and Golf! The Retreat #2214 is located in the Town Center portion of the resort near the North Tower and the largest pool in South Carolina. Barefoot Landing is just across the water, and you are within walking distance to the marina, restaurants, golf and just a short drive to the beach. 

This beautifully appointed 3BR/2.5BA home has just been built and offers a queen bed in the master bedroom with a spacious tiled shower. There are two double beds in the second bedroom and two double beds in the third bedroom. There is a shared bathroom on the 2nd floor and a half bath on the first floor. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook and has beautiful granite countertops. There is a full size washer and dryer and flat screen televisions throughout this lovely home. The property is across the street from the planned community pool, which will be done this spring. The home also has a one-car garage for your use, and a small backyard with a screened-in porch. 

This is the perfect location for golfers, families or couples looking for a fall getaway. Use the resort shuttle to go to the oceanfront cabana during the day or to Barefoot Landing. This townhome is non-smoking, no pets or motorcycles are allowed. 
 Fall Special: Stay 5 nights get 2 Nights Free in this property when you mention our blog!

Crescent Keyes #1211

This 2BR/2BA ocean view condo is located in the Crescent Beach section of North Myrtle Beach, and has an amazing view from the balcony. The building is right on the ocean with easy access to the beach. This condo is well maintained and has beautiful quality furniture in every room, perfect for your fall family vacation. It sleeps up to eight people with a king bed in the Master bedroom, a full and bunk bed in the 2nd bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the Living room. The kitchen has granite countertops and is fully stocked for your meals. The condo is equipped with a brand new washer/dryer. Every room has a flat screen TV and the building has free Wi-FI throughout. This resort has indoor and outdoor pools, lazy rivers, several hot tubs, an exercise room and a large community area. Crescent Keyes in North Myrtle Beach is located near restaurants, shopping, attractions and more. This elevator building has plenty of parking in the garage. No motorcycles, no pets or trailers allowed. Minimum 3-night stay. Fall Special: Save 20% off Fall Rentals on this unit when you mention our blog!

Myrtle Beach Villas II #405A

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach Villas is a secure building that is just a walk across Ocean Blvd for easy access to the beach and area attractions. This deluxe, spacious 4BR/3BA fully furnished condo sleeps 10 comfortably with 1 king, 2 queens, 2 twin beds and a trundle bed for children. The open kitchen has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. It is fully stocked to enjoy all your meals. Flat screen TV’s with DVD’s are in all bedrooms and living room. Wi-Fi is included for your convenience. The large balcony includes seating and a breakfast table overlooking the lazy river, 2 hot tubs and kiddie fun pool, and has ocean views. 

There is also a new grill and picnic area across from pool, and the elevator makes it convenient for luggage. Being on the corner of the fourth floor affords privacy and great views. This property is non-smoking and no pets are allowed. It is motorcycle friendly. Must have parking passes and only 2 vehicles allowed. Fall Special: Save 25% off with free linens on this unit when you mention our blog!

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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!