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Fourth of July events in myrtle beach
May08

If you’re looking for a great vacation destination for the Fourth of July, Myrtle Beach is it. With dozens of great, family-friendly events up and down the Grand Strand this Fourth of July weekend, Myrtle Beach is one of the best places in the country to be when celebrating America’s independence. Here are just a few of the free festivals and firework displays happening around the beach this Fourth of July:

10th Annual ‘Salute From the Shore’ Flyover

One of the most unique events at the beach every Fourth of July is the ‘Salute From the Shore’ Flyover. This yearly flyover parade features various vintage military aircrafts piloted by skilled airmen. Starting in North Carolina, this spectacular aerial display heads south along the coast, past the Grand Strand, before ending in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Whether you’re staying at the north end or south end of Myrtle Beach, this Salute From the Shore flyover parade can been seen from your nearby beach access point. So grab some a chair and the family and come out to see this amazing patriotic salute. If you’re in South Carolina, head to the beach around 1 pm to salute. Don’t forget to share your salute via video or picture on social media using #SalutefromtheShore.

Surfside Beach Fourth of July Celebration

One of the best celebration events around the area is the Fourth of July celebration at the Surfside Pier. Visitors will enjoy music, entertainment, kids activities and more starting at 6 pm. Grab a blanket and some chairs and head over to the Surfside Pier to watch the sky light up for Surfside’s annual firework display!

Cherry Grove Pier Fourth of July Fireworks

If you’re in the North Myrtle Beach area and looking for a great fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth of July, look up to the sky at 9:30 pm on July 4th. The annual Cherry Grove Pier fireworks display is a beautiful show full of color and light that takes place right over the ocean. This event is free and open to the public so grab the gang and head out to the Cherry Grove Pier for an outstanding fireworks show and Fourth of July celebration.

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

This annual event is a favorite among visitors and locals alike – and it’s not hard to see why! Each year, boats from around the region deck out in their best red, white, and blue and float from the Garden City Point all the way through the inlet, finally ending at Morse Park Landing. The event begins at  9 am on Thursday, July 4th. Grab your clan and head to one of the popular viewing spots like MarshWalk, Belin Church, or the new Jetty Walk. Stick around for lunch and activities along the MarshWalk and then enjoy a free fireworks show at Veteran’s Pier at 10pm.

Pawleys Island Fourth of July Parade

Instead of just watching the parade go by, throw together your best make-shift float and participate in the lineup! Pawleys Island 53rd Annual Parade is open to the public and free to watch. Register for the parade on their website, the entry fee is only $15. This patriotic display starts at 10 am, Thursday, July 4th and winds all around the beautiful south end of the beach.

4th of July Independence Day 5K

Run through Valor Park in the Market Common in honor of our veterans, active military, and the birth of our nation. Runners should come decked out in their best star-spangled gear between 6:45 and 7:25 am to check-in. Race time starts at 7:30 am. To register or for more information visit the NS Promotions site.

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Broadway at the Beach

Spend America’s birthday at one of the liveliest spots on the Grand Strand, Broadway at the Beach. Enjoy dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants in Broadway like the new Grumpy Monk, Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s, or Landry’s Seafood. Afterward, you and the family partake in kids activities, live music, and more. Stick around for the best par –the firework extravaganza! Look over Lake Broadway at 10 pm as the sky lights up with one of the best fireworks displays around.

girlfriends sitting on the beach in myrtle beach
May08

Are you visiting Myrtle Beach this summer? If so, prepare for endless beach days, great beach dining, and a variety of family-friendly events and entertainment. Sea Crest is ideally located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, making it easy to find nearby things to do.

Area events are the perfect way to take a break from the sun and sand and enjoy all that Myrtle Beach has to offer. And many of the events offered are completely free to attend!

Take a look at our favorite summer events and pencil a few into your Myrtle Beach itinerary.

Hot Summer Nights | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Plyler Park| Ongoing

Beginning June 11th, Hot Summer Nights at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk comes back to the Grand Strand. This annual event is fun free for the entire family! Each evening throughout the summer live music, activities, and more will take place at Plyler Park and the Boardwalk for vacationers to enjoy. All fun starts at 8 pm and includes the following:

  • Monday– Kids Party with DJ Glow
  • Tuesday ­– Pirates and Princesses
  • Wednesday – Concert Bash at the Beach featuring Boardwalk Elvis
  • Thursday ­– Live Band Night
  • Friday ­– Karaoke
  • Saturday – Boardwalk Tropical Show
  • Sunday – Family Game Show Night

Great American Summer Nights | Broadway at the Beach | Ongoing

 Great American Summer Nights takes place all summer long throughout Broadway at the Beach. Weekly events include: 

  • Monday – Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm – 9 pm); Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm — 9 pm); Fire Dancer on the Avenue (8 pm  — 9 pm)
  • Tuesday — Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm – 9 pm); Ripley’s Ruckus (7 pm — 9 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); Fire Dancer on the Avenue (8 pm — 9 pm)
  • Wednesday – Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm – 9 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); Fire Dancer on the Avenue (8 pm — 9 pm)
  • Thursday – Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm – 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); Mr. Nigel at Center Court (8 pm — 10 pm); LED Dancer strolling (9 pm — 11 pm)
  • Friday – Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm – 10 pm); Ripley’s Ruckus (7 pm — 9 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); LED Dancer (9 pm — 11 pm)
  • Saturday – Face Painters at Center Court (7 pm — 9 pm); Character Appearances at Center Court (7 pm — 10 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); LED Dancer (9 pm — 11 pm)
  • Sunday — Face Painters at Center Court (7 pm — 9 pm); Character Appearances at Center Court (7 pm — 10 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); LED Dancer (9 pm — 11 pm)

In addition, to live entertainment, many evenings will feature free family-friendly games and activities, street performers, and more! Be sure to check out Broadway at the Beach one evening during your stay!

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball | Ongoing

Pick up your peanuts and cracker jacks and settle in for a good time at a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game! Baseball season is in full swing at one of the area’s favorite family attractions and you won’t want to miss out on the chance to see them up close and in person. Tickets start as low as $7 / person and the team hosts a variety of promotions throughout the week to help you save. Promotions include:

·      $2 Tacos and Tallboys Tuesdays – $2 tacos and $2 16.oz cans from 6pm – 8pm 

baseball mitt on mound

·      Weiner Wednesday – Buy 1, Get 1 Free Hebrew National Hotdogs all night

·      Thirsty Thursday – $1 domestic drafts from 6 pm – 8 pm

·      Theme Nights (superhero night, nerd night, etc.)

·      Pre-game autographs

·      Post-game fireworks

·      Contests and Giveaways

·      …. Much more!

 

Call (843) 918-6000 for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

Brookgreen Gardens Summer Music Festival | Pawleys Island | Ongoing

Sit back and unwind under the oak trees strewn with Spanish moss as you take in the musical delights offered at Brookgreen Gardens Summer Music Festival. Beginning June 19 bring your friends and family to the weekly evening festivals with live music and light refreshments for sale. Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 pm you can experience local and regional band play as the sun goes down. Admission to the festival is free with the purchase of garden admission ticket.

Brookgreen Gardens Summer Lights Festival | Pawleys Island | Ongoing

Take in the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens at it is lit up nightly throughout the summer. Inspired by the tradition of the Chinese Lantern Festivals, Brookgreen Gardens is transformed into a world of color and magic. The festival starts May, Wednesday – Saturday, running through August 19. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children 4-12 and must be purchased in advance. For more information and to reserve tickets visit Brookgreen’s website.

Blue Crab Festival | Historic Little River Waterfront | May 18th & 19th

Get your fill of the best seafood at the 39th Annual Blue Crab Festival! Hosted on the Historic Little River Waterfront families can enjoy live music, entertainment, and all the seafood they can eat. The festival runs from 9 am – 5 pm, May 18th and 19th, and tickets are $4 in advance or $5 day-of.

Carolina Country Music Festival | Downtown Myrtle Beach | June 6th – 9th

Grab your boots and head downtown for the biggest event of the summer! Guests from far and wide flock to Myrtle Beach each summer to enjoy fantastic live music with a beachfront backdrop. Artists for the 2019 show include Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bently, Alabama, Delta Rae, and many more. The 4-day event kicks off Thursday evening and runs through Sunday night. Tickets are still available through the Country Music Fest Website.

Water Lantern Festival | Market Common | June 19th

Behold the sight of thousands of lanterns lit up on Grand Lake in the Market Common! That’s what you’ll see and experience if you participate in the Water Lantern Festival this June. Tickets are $25 and include your lantern, a marker, and a commemorative bag. The festival will begin at 5:30 pm and lanterns will be lit and launched at 9 pm.

4th of July Events

beach fireworksJuly 4th is a busy time for Myrtle Beach! Check out what’s in store for this patriotic holiday:

·      Murrells Inlet Boat Parade (Thursday, July 4th): The area’s only floating parade? Be in Murrells Inlet from 4 pm—6 pm to watch colorful boats float the inlet.

·      Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Wednesday, July 3rd): The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will host the Carolina Mudcats on the week of July 4th and you won’t want to miss out on the action!

·      Fireworks: Broadway at the Beach, Cherry Grove Pier, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, and Barefoot Landing

For a more in-depth look at what’s happening during 4th of July in Myrtle Beach, click here.

  

What Myrtle Beach events do you most look forward to in the summer? Let us know! 

Golf Myrtle Beach
May08

One of the best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach is for its golf courses. Myrtle Beach has some of the best courses in the US, some even designed by celebrity pro golfers. Even better, you can just about visit any time of year and the weather is always perfect for a round of golf. We’ve put together a list of our favorite golf courses in Myrtle Beach.

North End Courses

The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort

The Dye Club is a semi-private course in Barefoot Resort. It’s white natural sand and pitfalls are not only stunning but give this course its level of difficulty. This course is a Par 72 and it sure to be an unforgettable experience for any golfer. For more information visit the Barefoot Golf site.

Arcadian Shores

Located in North Myrtle Beach, Arcadian Shores Golf Club provides a complex course for golfers at any skill level. Here you’ll find a mixture of contoured fairways, giant oaks, lakes, and undulating green. Two of the wholes at Arcadian Shores were even voted part of the Dream 18 by The Sun News (#2 and #13). For more information or to book your tee time visit Arcadian Shores website.

Central Courses

River Oaks Golf Plantation

River Oaks Golf Plantation offers 800 acres of beautiful green along the Intracoastal Waterway. Its courses offer three nines designed by Gene Hamm and Tom Jackson that are sure to challenge a golfer at any skill level. AM and PM rates range from $100 and up (prices drop in the offseason) with an 8-minute spread between tee times. For more information visit their site or call 843-236-2222.

Myrtle Beach National

Myrtle Beach National is part of the Founders Collection and offers three signature golf courses that any golfer would love. Come play the West Course, a classic Arnold Palmer design, King’s North, or SouthCreek. Rates vary depending on the time of day and season. Check out the Myrtle Beach National site for more information or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

The World Tour Golf Links

World Tour Golf Links is home to two nines, the Open 9 and the Championship 9. The Open 9 features holes from the top-ranking courses in the U.S. and British Opens. The Championship 9 was inspired by the most challenging holes from the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship. In short, World Tour is a golfer’s paradise. Rates start at $104 (lower rates available in offseason). For more information visit World Tour Links website or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

Pine Lakes

Known as the Granddaddy course in Myrtle Beach, Pine Lakes offers a classic golf experience. Pine Lakes is one of the oldest and favorite in Myrtle Beach, designed by the first PGA president, Robert White. Though it is one of the oldest courses it has been extensively renovated but keeps it’s 1920s feel. For more information about golfing at Pine Lakes visit their site or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

South End Courses

TPC Myrtle Beach

Awarded 5 stars by Golf Digest, TPC Myrtle Beach is one of the best courses in the Grand Strand. The course was once the host of the Senior PGA Tour and is now a golfer’s dream green. With smooth rises and falls, this 18-course is both serene and challenging. For more information view the TPC Myrtle Beach site or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

Willbrook Plantation

Designed by Dan Maples, this beautiful course weaves through two plantations and provides a challenge for golfers of any skill level. This 18-course terrain includes marshes, natural grasses, and much wildlife. At Willbrook, you are sure to get a sense of what golfing in the Carolina’s is all about. For more information about the course or for reservations call 877-283-2122.

Guys enjoying a myrtle beach bachelor party
Mar20

If you’re a groom-to-be and looking for one last fling before your soon-to-be nuptials consider a Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party! The Grand Strand has everything to make your bachelor party a weekend to remember and we’ve put together an easy-to-use guide to celebrating in Myrtle Beach.

Traveling by Car

Myrtle Beach is one of the easiest trips to make from most cities on the East Coast. It’s an easy drive and makes for a great guys road trip.

Traveling by Plane

The Myrtle Beach International airport (MYR) is a breeze to get in and out of and is located in central Myrtle Beach. Spirit Airlines typically offer cheap flights in the spring and summer for those traveling to the beach.

Where to Stay

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort, of course! We offer affordable accommodations, great amenities including our 9 indoor/outdoor pools, and an oceanfront beach bar. The best part is we are an oceanfront resort, so you can literally walk from our backdoor right onto the beach!

Getting Around

Getting around The Grand Strand can be its own fun activity and there are more options than just renting a car. Try renting a golf cart (MB Golf Carts offers a 6-passenger limo golf cart!) or mopeds for your crew to cruise around on while in town. Ride in style by renting a party bus from Carolina Limo or get out on the water and cruise around on the Living Large Party Barge!

The Beach

Take advantage of the warm weather and water and get on the beach with the guys. Bring a cooler, a football or bocce ball, and sit back in the sand and relax. To make things a little bit more interesting try wakesurfing, flyboarding, or tubing with Island Adventure Watersports. They also offer kayak and paddleboard rentals for groups too!

Other Daytime Activities

If you and the fellas want to take a break from the beach but still want an exhilarating activity, try one of the many ropes courses offered in Myrtle Beach; Go Ape and Radical Ropes Adventure Park are two of our favorites. You can also get a rush from the NASCAR racing experience at Myrtle Beach Speedway. They have several packages to choose from for any adrenaline junkie looking for their next fix. We didn’t want to leave out the newest spot in Myrtle Beach, TopGolf, rent a private bay or two and enjoy a round of beer or two as you play.

Nightlife

The Nightlife scene on The Grand Strand is just as active as the day. Head over to Broadway at the Beach for a night filled with bar hopping, live entertainment and more; grab a frozen adult beverage at Wet Willies or fist bump all night long at Oz. Head a little further south to the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet for a fun and laid-back evening. You can enjoy a cold beer and live band on just about every restaurant outdoor deck at the MarshWalk. If you’re looking for a local experience, try the Hot Fish Club, the gazebo and live bands never disappoint.

Don’t worry ladies we haven’t forgotten about you! Get the scoop on planning the ultimate bachelorette party in Myrtle Beach!

 

Myrtle beach bachelorette party enjoying sparklers and drinks
Mar20

There is nothing better than celebrating your soon-to-be nuptials with one last hoorah with your girls! A Myrtle Beach Bachelorette Party is just the fix you need, the perfect destination for an all-girls escape with sun, sand, and fun. The best part is it’s an easy trip to make and accommodations are affordable for a long weekend stay. Here are our bachelorette-party-approved activities on The Grand Strand.

Relaxing on the Beach

This is a no-brainer, after all, what fun is heading to the beach if you’re not going to take advantage of soaking in the rays right on the shore. Pack a cooler, chairs, and beach towels and glow like the goddess you are. Need to cool down? When you stay at Sea Crest Oceanfront resort you can enjoy all our water features including our lazy river!

Beach Yoga

Get your zen on before a night out on the town with beach yoga. Take in all the serenity of the beach at dawn or dusk as you are guided through a yoga session. There are quite a few studios to offer private beach yoga in Myrtle Beach, here are a few of our favorites: Wicked Fitness, Inlet Yoga, and Om Yoga.

Spa Day

If you want to REALLY get relaxed before the big day, plan a full spa day with the girls. Still Waters Day Spa has everything you need to sit back, relax, and get pampered. They are located on the south end of the beach and some of their services include facials, reflexology, Thai massage, and waxing. Still Waters also offers private spa parties call (843) 467-2778 for more information.

Wineries

Have a little wine tasting, or two, bachelorette style! Myrtle Beach is home to two charming wineries: Duplin Winery, located in North Myrtle Beach, and La Belle Amie Vineyard, located in Little River. Both wineries offer private tastings and scenic views that will leave you in awe.

Brew Boat

Enjoy a little day drinking experience in the salty marsh or Murrells Inlet! The East Coast Brewboat offers 1-hour group outings that are B.Y.O.B. or plan a private party where you can paddle longer, blast your own playlist, and bring your bachelorette party props!

MarshWalk Bar & Restaurant Hopping

The MarshWalk is a local favorite for late night fun. Here you can enjoy dinner, music, and drinks all along the marsh. Hop from one place to another and see what the MarshWalk has to offer. A couple of our favorite spots are Bubba’s Love Shak and DeadDog Saloon for fried seafood and great bands!

We haven’t forgotten about the groom, check out this guide to a Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party!

 

Pulled Pork sandwich from the best bbq in myrtle beach
Feb21

There are few things in life that are more enjoyable than fall-off-the-bone tender, finger licking good BBQ. And not just any BBQ, but slow smoked meats slathered from top to bottom with succulent sauces; that’s the kind of BBQ that the south is known for. Luckily, the Grand Strand is home to several true BBQ joints, you just have to know where to look! The décor may be bare and there won’t be anything fancy, but that’s just a sign that you are in the right place when you are searching to true down-home BBQ.

 

Enjoy our roundup of the beach’s best BBQ and pencil in a few during your next Myrtle Beach getaway!

Simply Southern Smokehouse

First up on our BBQ roster, Simply Southern Smokehouse. This local favorite serves up fresh, low country style BBQ that keeps guests flocking in for both lunch and dinner. The inside features an open floor plan in a barn-style setting, further embracing the unintimidating country theme. Guests can help themselves to an array of buffet style favorites like fried chicken, chicken bog, and plenty of BBQ with several house sauces to choose from. Sides include southern staples like biscuits, mashed potatoes, fried okra, sweet potato casserole, and an array of veggies – to name a few. The dinner service offers additional items like tender ribs and mac n’ cheese. And, with prices that max out at $14 / adult during dinner, you can enjoy a feast on a budget! Simply Southern is open Sunday – Monday from 11 am – 4 pm, Tuesday – Wednesday from 11 am – 8 pm, and Wednesday – Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm; call (843) 839-1913 for more information.
1913 Mr. Joe White Ave | Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

 

Little Pigs BBQ

Little Pigs BBQ is another local secret that offers a simple yet stunning dining experience. The recipes at Little Pigs have been passed down and perfected over time. Ribs are the way to go here and guests can enjoy a whole or half rack of these coveted, tender chops slathered with your choice of sauce. Other BBQ offerings include grilled chicken, pulled or chopped chicken and pork available on a plate or in as a sandwich, and even a 2 or 3 meat combo plate. The sides here are just as tempting and range from classics like hush puppies, potato salad, and baked beans to unexpected items like deep-fried ear of corn and apple sticks. Little Pigs is open Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 8 pm; call (843) 692-9774 for more information.
6102 Frontage Rd | Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Prosser’s

If you are enjoying an afternoon on the south end of the strand, be sure to check out Prosser’s BBQ in Murrells Inlet. This little-known BBQ joint has been locally owned and operated for over 50 years and when you have been in business for that long you must be doing something right! The dining area has been expanded throughout the year to accommodate the weekend crowds that Prosser’s draws and this establishment is definitely a local favorite. The home-style meats and sides are served buffet style and guests can help themselves to as much as they like. Offerings include pulled chicken and pork, ribs, and grilled chicken with several homemade sauces in addition to other southern staples like fried chicken, honey ham, and an array of sides. Be sure to save room for Prosser’s famous banana pudding! You can’t beat the buffet prices at $7/breakfast, $10/lunch, and $15/dinner! Prosser’s BBQ is open every day for breakfast and lunch from 7:30 am – 10:30 am and 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Dinner service is open Tuesday – Saturday from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm; call (843) 357-6146 for more information.
3750 U.S. 17 Business | Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Moe’s Original Bar B Que

Their tagline says it all, ” A Southern Soul Food Revival,” and their food is EXACTLY that! Moe’s Original BBQ is a laid back little shack with indoor and outdoor seating on the south end of the Grand Strand. Their menu may be small but their food has no shortage of flavor with options like smoked chicken, smoked turkey, fried catfish, and pulled pork! And you certainly can’t beat great food at a more than affordable price! Grab a sandwich meal with two sides for $10 or a platter with cornbread and two sides for $11. Moe’s is open Sunday – Thursday from 11 am – 8 pm and Friday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm. Check out their site or call (843) 237-8227 for more details. 
12827 Ocean Hwy | Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Bar-B-Que House

Bar-b-que house pulled pork sandwichTwo locations to choose from on the Grand Strand, but both with the mouth-watering, lick-your-fingers-clean, can’t-get-enough barbeque! We hope you’re hungry because they are happy to slap your plate full with a generous portion of their famous hickory smoked BBQ. And if you’re feeling REALLY hungry, may we suggest the Who’s Yer Daddy plate? You’ll get 12oz of juicy BBQ, 1/2 rack of ribs, 4 wings, 3 chicken strips, 1/2 chicken, 3 sides, and 8 hushpuppies –phew! That’s enough to feed a whole family! The Surfside location is open daily from 11 am – 9 pm, call (843) 477-1801 for more info. The North Myrtle location is open from 11 am – 8 pm, call (843) 249-6901 for more info.

These are just a few of the great dining options in the area – be sure to check our Myrtle Beach dining page for even more options! 

Stage and curtain at a dinner show in myrtle beach
Feb20

If you’re looking to try something a little out of the norm while on vacation in Myrtle Beach, try dinner and a show! Myrtle Beach offers some wonderful theatrical and entertaining shows that include dinner, and are sure to impress everyone in the family. We’ve put together a list of a few places that will entertain while you dine –and the best part, they are just a few minutes drive from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort!

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at The House Of Blues

The Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the House of Blues is no ordinary Myrtle Beach dinner show! When you arrive you become part of the murder investigation, where everyone is as suspect! This interactive show will have you laughing while you enjoy a delicious three-course dinner. You’ll start with Blues Brother Salad and finish with House Made Key Lime Tart, as you figure out who the true murderer is. If you can catch the culprit, you will be rewarded! To reserve your seat or for more ticket information call: 843-272-3000.

Pirates Voyage

If you’re looking for a place that will keep every family member on the edge of their seat, look no further than Pirates Voyage. At Pirates Voyage, you will adventure with the most famous pirate, Captain Blackbeard, as he searches for treasure, all while enjoying a fabulous 4-course pirate feast! The feast includes soup, bread, chicken, pork BBQ, corn-on-the-cob, a potato, and delightful apple pie!

Adults and children are welcome at the pirate’s hideaway lagoon (kids can even get a pirate or mermaid makeover when they come early!). Tickets are $44.99 for adults and $24.99 for children.

If you’re visiting in November or December be sure to try Christmas at Pirates Voyage! Here you will see the crews take on A Christmas Carol –a story of Captain Scrooge!

For more information on regular or special tickets, call 843-497-9700.

Polynesian Fire Luau

Take a trip to Hawaii without even having to leave Myrtle Beach! The Polynesian Fire Luau provides a beautiful show filled with Polynesian culture, dancing, and more.

Dine on authentic Polynesian foods as you are mesmerized by the dancers and performers of Polynesian Fire Luau. The dinner is a Hawaiian buffet featuring foods like kalua pork, Polynesian meatballs, barbecue chicken, Hawaiian macaroni salad, and fresh fruit.

The dinner and show are offered at two locations in Myrtle Beach, St. Johns Inn or Plantation Resort. The St. Johns show is held indoors with the last 15-minutes held outside. The Plantation Resort show is held poolside (weather permitting). Tickets are $49.99 for adults and $24.98 for children. For more information call visit: www.PolynesianFireProductions.com.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

 Step back into medieval times when Kings and Queens ruled the land. Feast your eyes upon the brave knights at Medieval Times as they compete in jousting and sword fighting for the name of champion.

Enjoy a night of thrills as you fill your belly with a four-course meal, including tomato soup, roasted chicken, and more. Cheer on your knight as an epic battle of strength takes place while you enjoy your meal. Medieval Times is located off of Fantasy Way in Myrtle Beach. Tickets are $55.95 for adults and $28.95 for children 12 & under. Make your reservations online and get ready to pick your knight in shining armor!

Carolina Comedy Club

Grab a bite to eat and have a few laughs at the Carolina Comedy Club!

Conveniently located at Broadway on the Beach, the Carolina Comedy Club is a place you and your friends are sure to love this vacation! Comedians from all over have performed at Carolina Comedy Club including Ralphie May, Pauly Shore, and other comedians who have been featured on HBO and Comedy Central. Tickets vary based on comedic act, call (843) 839-2565 for reservations

Don’t forget the eats! Enjoy dinner, apps, or just drinks before or after the show at the Back Stage Bar and Grill. Their menu features pub foods like nachos, burgers, wings, and the best drink specials at Broadway.

House of Blues

Not your average dinner and a show setting, House of Blues cannot be left off this list. Talent from all over the world comes to play at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Shows and concerts in the past have included Coheed and Cambria, AWOLNATION, Breaking Benjamin, Flogging Molly, and Weezer. Upcoming shows include artists like Papa Roach, Dylan Scott, Lil Baby, and Shinedown. Check out their site for showtimes and tickets.

Before you head into your show, grab a bite to eat at the renowned House of Blues Restaurant & Bar. Their food includes some of the best dishes in town including their jalapeno-cheese cornbread, Juicy Lucy burger, smokehouse specials, & more! Bonus: If you’re really looking for a great show while you enjoy a meal, check out their World Famous Sunday Gospel Brunch!

 

If you’re looking for more great shows or live music check out our latest articles on our blog!

 

kids enjoying the water one of the top myrtle beach family activities
Jan17

Myrtle Beach is one of the best beach destinations on the east coast. With reasonable hotel rates (check out ours) and tons of family-friendly activities, your Myrtle Beach vacation is bound to be the best ever. To make it easy we have put together the top 10 Myrtle Beach Family Activities for you and your loved ones to enjoy together.

1 – Hang at the Beach

60 miles of beautiful white sandy beach is what you’ll find up and down the Grand Strand. Stay at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort and walk right out of our back door to the beach. Build sand castles, sunbathe, and play in the waves all day with the family!

2 – Water Park

There a few great water parks in Myrtle Beach, but why leave our resort when we have an oceanfront water park right on our property? You can enjoy the lazy river while the kids play at the shipwrecked submarine water feature. There’s also a 50-foot water slide too!

3 – Broadway at the Beach

Eat, drink, and play at Broadway at the Beach. There are rides, entertainment, fabulous restaurants and more all in one spot, just a short drive from our resort. There are even fun attractions like Wonderworks, Hollywood Wax Museum, Soar & Explore, and more.

4 – Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Just a 5-minute drive from our resort is the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade. Take the family on a SkyWheel ride and get a birds-eye view of the Grand Strand. There’s also tons of restaurants, dessert stops, and summer entertainment for all at the boardwalk.

5 – Family Kingdom Amusement Park

If you’re looking for thrills, look no further than Family Kingdom Amusement Park. You and the whole family can ride roller coasters, drive bumper cars, or play games to win prizes that this fun stop. Buy individual ride tickets for 1.15 (plus tax) each or grab an unlimited ride wristband for $28.95 (plus tax) per person.

6 – Shark Wake Park

Check out the one of a kind Aqua Park at Shark Wake Park. Here you and the kids can play all day on an inflatable, floating obstacle course. To play, kids must be 7 years old and a good swimmer. Shark Wake Park is open from 10 AM to 5 PM and tickets are $25 per person (for a 45-minute session).

7 – Alligator Adventures

Want to see the World’s Largest Croc? Grab the kids and head over to Alligator Adventures. Here you’ll get to see Utan, King of the Crocs and tons of other reptiles and animals. Alligator Adventures is located at Barefoot Landing. Tickets are $24.99 for adults and $16.99 for children (4-12).

8 – Ripley’s Aquarium

Also located at Broadway at the Beach is Ripley’s Aquarium, but it’s such a great attraction we had to give it it’s own spot! Walk through the 340-foot Dangerous Reef tunnel and get up-close-and-personal with sharks, eels, and other aquatic life. Ripley’s Aquarium also offers experiences like diving with sharks, glass-bottom boat rides, overnight sleepovers.

9 – Mini Golf

Known as the Mini Golf Capital of the World, Myrtle Beach has so many family mini golf spots for you to enjoy. You could seriously pick up a shell, throw it, and hit a mini-golf course. Some of our favorites include Mt. Atlanticus, Cancun Lagoon Golf, and Rainbow Falls Golf.

10 – Pirates Voyage

If you really want to show the family a great time, take them to Pirates Voyage! Here you’ll enjoy a 3-course meal and watch as Captain Blackbeard sails the seven seas in search of his treasure. Tickets start at $49 for adults and $24 for children over three (rates vary based on showtime and season).

Young couple enjoying one of the myrtle beach restaurants on the water
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One of the best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach is for some of the best seafood on the Eastern Shore. Pair that with a gorgeous view and you can’t go wrong. The beauty of Myrtle Beach restaurants on the water is that you can enjoy them all year round, even in the winter months! We’ve put together a few of our faves down the Grand Strand to make it easy to choose when you come to vacation in Myrtle Beach.

North Myrtle Beach Restaurants on the Water

About Thyme Oceanfront Cafe

A cute and quaint oceanfront restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast all day long. Try one of their fun sparkling mimosas (Deja Blueberry) or one of their zesty bloody Mary’s!

1910 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 427-7338 | Open Monday – Sunday 8 AM – 8 PM

Harold’s On The Ocean

This casual beachfront restaurant has some of the best classic lunch and dinner fare. The Shrimp Poppers and Hush Puppies Basket are great starters for the table. For your main course, try the Carolina Fish Tacos or a Shrimp Po Boy.

100 Main Street (Ocean Drive) | (843) 249-1047 | Open Monday – Sunday 11 AM

Buoys On The Boulevard

Buoys’ is not your average Myrtle Beach restaurant with their eclectic, yet delicious menu! You can order one of their Sushi Teasers to start, like the I Roll or Tuna Tataki. For your main course, they have steamers, Nauti Nachos, and all kinds of burgers and beach platters. Be sure to save room for the Fried Twinkies served with homemade Banana Foster (are you drooling yet?).

93 South Ocean Boulevard | (843) 663-0330 | Open Sunday – Wednesday 11 AM – 9 PM and Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 10 PM

Central Myrtle Beach Restaurants on the Water

Moe Moon’s

This chillax spot has not only a great view but also a menu filled with unique offerings. Their menu features fare like Moe’s “Down & Dirty” Nachos, Pina Colada Shrimp, The Bac N’ Chz burger, and Moe’s Seafood Platter. Don’t forget to try one of their signature Moe’s Fishbowls, a variety of fun cocktails served in a fishbowl to share.

918 Ocean Boulevard | (843) 448-4926 | Sunday – Wednesday 11 AM – 6 PM and Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM

Sea Captain’s House

Sea Captain’s offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re craving seafood, this is the place to try! They offer unique breakfast fare like the Crab Cakes Benedict and the Seafarer’s Omelet. For lunch try the She Crab Soup or one of the many seafood sandwiches or clubs offered. Dinner fare ranges from Shrimp and Grits to fresh Carolina Catch of the Day. You can’t go wrong with a meal here at any time of day!

3002 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 448-8082 | Open daily 7 AM – 9:30 PM

Banditos Cantina

One of Myrtle Beach’s newest oceanfront restaurants offers Tex Mex with a hipster vibe. Here you can find everything from tacos and burritos to Bandito bowls. Pair any of these options with one of their many fresh margaritas like the Boardwalk, the Bandito, or Nectar del Diablo.

1410 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 712-2992 | Open daily 11 AM – 2 AM

South End Restaurants on the Water

Gulfstream Cafe

This is restaurant has one of the most beautiful views of the inlet in Myrtle Beach. They are also one of the best upscale restaurants in the area. Open for dinner daily and Sunday brunch, Gulfstream Cafe menu features a wide range of delectable seafood like Firecracker Prawns, Salmon Portobello, N’awlins Shrimp & Grits, and more!

1536 South Waccamaw Drive | (843) 651-8808 | Monday – Saturday 4 PM – 10 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM

DeadDog Saloon

This Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Restaurant is decked out in pictures of family pooches, with great food, and an even better view. When you sit down you will be greeted with sweet hush puppies and a honey butter dip that you won’t be able to put down. The menu is filled with twists on favorites like Blue Crab Nachos, Shrimp & Grit Balls, Fido’s Fish Sandwich, and Mardi Gras Jambalaya.

4079 Highway 17 Business | (843) 651-0664 | Open daily 8 AM – 12 AM

 

Christmas tree on Myrtle beach in december
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Though you may not be able to lay on the beach or by the pool, Myrtle Beach in December is a beautiful time of year to visit. With the holiday approaching, Myrtle Beach properties and business owners really get into the spirit and there is a wide array of things to do in the Grand Strand.

1. Christmas Tree Lightings

What is more beautiful than a crowd gathering around to light a beautiful giant tree for the first time during the holiday season? There are multiple tree lightings in the Grand Strand, some that are only just a few minutes drive from Sea Crest Resort. Here a quick list of places to watch a Christmas Tree lighting and enjoy other family-friendly holiday activities:

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4 at 6PM

Location: McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach

Inlet Christmas Weekend

Date/Time: Friday, November 30 at 5PM

Location: Morse Park

Holiday Tree Lighting at Broadway at the Beach

Date/Time: Saturday, December 1 at 6PM

Location: Broadway at the Beach

2. Breakfast With Santa

There are quite a few places in Myrtle Beach that offer pictures and breakfast with Santa. It’s the perfect way to enjoy some family time and to have a little holiday cheer with the head elf himself!

Tupelo Honey

Date/Time: Saturday, December 8 from 9-11AM

Location: 3042 Howard Avenue

Hard Rock Cafe

Date/Time: Saturday, December 8 from 9-11AM

Location: Broadway at the Beach

3. The Great Christmas Light Show

You don’t want to miss this light show spectacular (seriously the best drive-through show in the Grand Strand)! November 23 – December 30, North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex come together to light up a 1.5 mile drive through the park filled with light displays big and small. Pricing starts at $15 per vehicle with 1-15 guests and the gates are open from 5:30-9:30PM.

4. Night of a Thousand Candles

Starting December 6 through December 22, Brookgreen Gardens brings you Night of a Thousand Candles. The gardens really come to life with lights everywhere you turn, carolers singing, musicians playing Christmas favorites, and holiday spirit in the air. It’s really a bucket item to check off if you’ve never been, and it’s a family-friendly event. Gates open from 3-10PM and tickets must be purchased BEFORE arrival. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children.

5. Ripley’s Festival of Trees

If you have an affinity for decorated Christmas trees, you’ll really love Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees! At Ripley’s you and your family can over 100 decorated and themed holiday trees. In the past there have been beach themed trees, mardi gras themed trees, and even golf themed trees. Ripley’s Festival of Trees starts November 16 and runs until December 31. Tickets are $29.99 for adults and $19.99 for children.

6. The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is a Christmas classic and has become Coastal Youth Ballet’s holiday tradition. Take the family to watch as toy soldiers come to life and the dance of the Sugar Plum fairy beginning December 8 through December 16. Tickets start at $10 and vary based on theatre seating. See Coastal Carolina University website for more details.

7. Christmas Towne

Myrtle Beach Convention Center brings you the 15th annual Christmas Towne this December 9. Come with your family from 3-5PM to enjoy music, a tree lighting, fun activities, delicious treats! You can also get a chance to take pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus and drop off your Toys for Tots donations. This event is free!

8. Santa Crawl

If you’re looking for something that’s holiday-themed and for adults only, check out the Santa Crawl at the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet December 15 from 5-10PM. Dress in your best holiday cheer whether it’s decking out in plaid pajamas or wearing an ugly Christmas sweater to the festivities; there’s even a prize for best dressed! Wahoo’s Fish House, Drunken Jacks, The Wicked Tuna, Dead Dog Saloon and other restaurants on the MarshWalk will have dinner and drinks specials.

9. Take-in A Christmas Show

There are so many great Christmas and holiday shows in Myrtle Beach to see during December. Two that we highly recommend are The Carolina Opry’s: The Christmas Show of the South or Christmas at Pirates Voyage. Both shows are stunning and filled with holiday cheer and lots of laughs. Tickets for the Carolina Opry start at $42.95 and tickets for Pirates Voyage start at $44.99.

10. Holiday Shopping

Christmas and holiday shopping can be so much fun, especially with all the shopping options in Myrtle Beach! Grab a girlfriend or one of the kids, a cup of hot cocoa, and set out to conquer your shopping list. Myrtle Beach has a few great places where local vendors and artisans sell unique and handmade gifts; it’s a great way to find something special for your someone special.

Holiday Market at Barefoot Landing

Date/Time: Starting November 2 – December 14 from 12-4PM

Location: Barefoot Landing at Dockside Village

Holiday Bazaar at the Market Common

Date/Time: Starting November 3 – December 15 from 12-4PM

Location: The Market Common