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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!

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!

 

 

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!

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!

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!

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!

Autumn is a romantic time to visit the Grand Strand. The summer crowds have dispersed, you no longer need reservations at upscale restaurants, and you may even find you have the beach all to yourselves. Here are a few of our favorite activities for couples looking to plan a romantic autumn getaway on the Grand Strand.

Horseback Riding On The Beach

If you are vacationing in North Myrtle Beach this fall, take a tip from all those romance novels and plan a horseback ride on the beach. Inlet Point Plantation lets you trot across the sand and surf on picturesque Waites Island. Experienced guides will lead you across undeveloped land on a scenic plantation tour, beach trail, or Intracoastal Waterway ride on a majestic steed. Up the romance factor by booking a private sunset or moonrise tour. Excursions last one or two hours, but extended tours are available for couples wishing to enjoy the beauty of Waites Island a little longer.

Wine Tasting

The Grand Strand is a grand destination for wine lovers. Stop in for a tasting at one of our many local wineries, like Coastal Carolina Winery at Broadway at the Beach, or Carolina Vineyards Winery and Duplin Winery at Barefoot Landing. Or visit La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River. This operating vineyard is open to the public for wine tastings and live music on the deck or shaded lawn area. Check out their website for a schedule of events.

SkyWheel

Towering nearly 200 feet over the oceanfront boardwalk in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the SkyWheel is a one of a kind romantic experience. Take a nighttime spin in one of the climate-controlled gondolas, and experience breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean with your sweetheart by your side. For first class service, opt for the VIP Flight with leather seats, glare-free glass, and a glass-bottom floor! You’ll also get double the flight time, which means more time to snuggle close with your honey.

Moonlit Stroll

The Grand Strand stretches from Little River south, with over 60 miles of beautiful coastline along the way. And what could be more romantic than a moonlight stroll on a sandy beach, hand in hand with the one you love? Bring a picnic dinner and don’t forget a cozy beach blanket! You can watch the sun set as glistening waves caress the shore, and collect seashells as a souvenir of your romantic Grand Strand Getaway.

Romantic Restaurants

In addition to our stunning beaches, the Grand Strand is famous for fabulous, fresh seafood. Craving a candlelit dinner for two? There is a plethora of romantic restaurants to choose from up and down the coast, and all are serving up ambiance and a delicious menu for your special evening. For a list of the ten most romantic restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area from Trip Advisor, click here. And be sure to save room for a decadent dessert!

Of course, the first step in planning a romantic autumn getaway is finding the perfect place to stay.  Contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and fall in love with the Grand Strand all over again this fall.

 

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!

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!

Did you know sharks have several rows of teeth in each jaw, and that their teeth tend to fall out pretty easily? It’s true! Sharks are constantly losing and regenerating teeth by the thousands, and those little (and sometimes big) treasures will end up washing ashore on the beach at some point.

If you happen to find a tooth with a white crown and root, chances are it’s not that old. But if you happen to find a tooth that is darkly colored, you have found an actual fossil! Most of the shark teeth found on the Carolina coast are fossilized, and some belong to extinct species that date back millions of years. In fact, several giant Megalodon shark teeth have been found along the Grand Strand in the past several years — as well as a Mastodon tooth this past summer! That’s quite a vacation souvenir.

Here are some fun tips for finding shark teeth on the Grand Strand:

 

  • Not sure when to begin your search? The best time to find shark teeth is when the tide is rolling in. Low tide is another good time to search.

 

  • Not sure where to look? Stick to the shell beds along the coastline, where the water pushes ashore and then recedes, leaving behind a bounty of treasure.

 

  • Not having much luck on the sand? Each wave has the potential of bringing in new teeth, so try your luck spotting some in shallow water.

 

  • Not sure what to look for? When combing the beach for shark teeth, look for pieces that are triangular, very shiny, and black.

 

  • Not sure if what you found is a shark tooth? Wet shell bits are shiny and can fit the above description. Shark teeth will also have a gum line at the base and ridges along the edge that come to a sharp point.

You’ll have to sift through lots of shell bits to find what you seek, so be patient and look carefully! You can purchase tools online to help with your search, or construct a simple fossil sifter to bring on your trip. Click here for instructions from Popular Science.

 

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!