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Myrtle Beach Events

This weekend Myrtle Beach is celebrating Myrtle Waves’ 26th Birthday! The famous water park is South Carolina’s largest and everyone is excited to commemorate a local and nationwide attraction. In honor of the Myrtle Waves birthday, tickets will be the lowest price of the season and are offered to locals and guests. There will also be celebrity appearances from Scooby-Doo and Shaggy! The duo will be there from 10:30 am to 12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Keith Crolley throughout the day and the Ultimate Gymnastics Academy will also give a special performance. And what’s a birthday party be without prizes? Well, there will be more than $700 in prizes handed out and much more! The party begins on Saturday, July 30 from 10:00 am to 7:00pm so don’t miss out on all the fun, sun, and waves! Also, this weekend, Myrtle Beach is excited to be listed by as one of the ten hottest vacation real estate market hot spots! According to the company Clear Capital, Myrtle Beach is one of the best places to find a deal on a vacation home. Tom Maeser, a real estate researcher says that the coastal city is a good place to find low prices, and states that “People are coming in and saying we don’t want a deal. We want a steal.” Maeser states that “[Visitors] see what a wonderful place it is…they buy an investment property, put it in a rental program. So it’s a good investment.” In Myrtle Beach, the prices for real estate property have dropped and according to, the median sale price in the market is $89 per square which is a 34.5 percent decrease since the peak in 2006. However, since 2009, prices have only dropped one percent, which shows prices becoming steadier with the potential to rise again. These were the major factors that helped Myrtle Beach land a spot on the list. If you are thinking about buying a home or even a second home now is definitely the time to buy!

Myrtle Beach – Best of the Road

The votes are in, and narrowing down the 600 nominated locales, only 30 were chosen by popular vote and editor’s choice; hitting the list within the top 6 Most Fun places is Myrtle Beach. This summer, five teams of travelers will seek out to find the very best towns in America in the Best of the Road Rally. Each team will cover one of the five categories, and at each town will dig deep and leave no stone unturned as they work to determine which town is the best for the category. When visiting Myrtle Beach, it’s not only the fun that makes the most of your stay; the Grand Strand is full of friendly, smiling faces that would make anyone feel at home; known for our sandy beaches, unlimited restaurants, spectacular entertainment, fun nightlife and world-renown golf courses, Myrtle Beach has fun for everyone! Not even a local can fit in all that Myrtle Beach has to offer! So, when planning your next family vacation, couples get-a-way, or golf outing, whatever you fancy, make Myrtle Beach your vacation destination for Fun!

Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rentals Myrtle BeachMyrtle Beach, South Carolina is one of the most fascinating and enjoyable vacation destinations in the United States. There are several attractions around the area such as: historic communities, numerous golf courses, over 1400 restaurants, the Intracoastal Waterway, Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks, The SkyWheel, Barefoot Landing, The Market Common, The Farmer’s Markets, family-friendly beaches, and several other entertainment attractions. There are also various shopping centers such as: The Tanger Outlets, Coastal Grand Mall, and various other boutiques.

Myrtle Beach Vacation Attractions

Myrtle Beach or The Grand Strand is also known for its Low country hospitality and remarkable local fishing villages of Little River, Murrells Inlet, and Georgetown. The Grand Strand is also home of the state’s dance; the Shag. The Shag is a colorful dance that is thought to have originated on Ocean Drive in Myrtle Beach during the 1940’s and the primetime of the Jitterbug. The Grand Strand is also home to 650 acres of public parks and recreations that include: Grand Park, Whispering Pines Golf Course, and numerous other parks.

Vacation Rentals in Myrtle Beach

Oceanfront Vacation RentalsWhen it comes to vacation destinations, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is considered one of the top locations for family-friendly beaches and entertainment. The area has been voted the #1 Beach along the East Coast and has 60 miles of white sandy beaches and sparkling blue Atlantic waters. Myrtle Beach offers numerous vacation rentals including over 365 hotels, condotels, and other lodging properties. However, when choosing a vacation rental property, one must always keep in mind the location! Location is the key to an enjoyable stay at Myrtle Beach and with its luxurious oceanfront homes and condos, one can’t go wrong.

Myrtle Beach Rentals

When it comes to Myrtle Beach rental condos and homes, SC Beach Real Estate specializes in recommending excellent condos, condo communities, and short term home rentals. Since there are several options that deal with vacation rentals, one should know the pros and cons to each. Oceanfront Vacation RentalsFor instance, with condos there are enjoyable amenities that one may not have while staying in a beach home. Such amenities include: indoor and outdoor pools, lazy rivers, hot tub and spas, on site restaurants, and housekeeper. However, when enjoying a condo, one must keep in mind that it is a more compact space which may not be the best option for larger families and friends. This is a main difference between a Myrtle Beach condo and beach home. When enjoying an oceanfront beach home, there is a lot more space, mobility, and privacy! There may not be a convenience of an indoor pool or housekeeping but a larger family is able to have more freedom and liberty while staying comfortably in a larger area.

For more information on Myrtle Beach rentals, whether short term or long term, contact SC Beach Real Estate Sales and Vacation Rentals.

Myrtle Beach Vacation Marketing Efforts

On Tuesday, the Myrtle Beach business leaders found out how well their marketing efforts turned out from last year. The Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce hired the Equation Research to present the results of the 2010 Conversion/Economic Impact Study. According to the Chamber officials in February, they told the Myrtle Beach City Council that the marketing efforts worded and according to Equation Research, “a third of visitors and advertising influenced their decision to come to Myrtle Beach.” With that said the marketing to bring in tourist made $307 for every dollar spent on marketing based for those who asked about the Myrtle Beach Vacationbeach and eventually came to the area. In 2010, there were about 66 percent of website visitors who came to the beach and resulted in more than 1 million travel parties last year.

Also, according to the research presented, “each visiting party spent, on average, the most on accommodations, $604; followed by $513 on restaurants/groceries, and $444 on shopping, as well as more on golf, entertainment, transportation and miscellaneous items. The spending is based on a survey of 2,270 people who requested information and came here last year.” Phil Vassar, the chairmen of the chamber’s marketing council stated that “ considering all the statistics, the sales tax has boosted business at the beach, luring folks to stay in hotels, eat out and play the golf courses…we take it all in and evaluate it all together…the marketing brought an increased number of people in here.” The Myrtle Beach officials say that the momentum of last year should continue into this summer and with new attractions such as the SkyWheel and WonderWorks, there is sure to be even better results!

Little River Shrimp and Jazz Fest

When you think shrimp and jazz, what comes to mind? Maybe it takes you down to the bayou of Louisiana, but here, it means it’s time for the sixth annual Little River Shrimp and Jazz Fest!! Set in Little River on the significant waterfront, this exciting festival is held annually on Columbus Day Weekend, October 9th and 10th. Live jazz music all day long is the usual attention-drawer for the event. Beginning at 10am will be the North Myrtle Beach Youth Orchestra to get everyone in the mood for the well-known Shrimp Cookoff. The Bates Holman Jazz Trio, which joins together jazz and modern pop references, with a swing of its own, will follow after that about 11am. U-N-I will be taking the show at 1:30pm to show off their blending of contemporary smooth jazz originals along with traditional jazz. The Dirty Dozen Brass band will wrap up the evening at 6:30pm. Since this is a two day event, just one day of shrimp and jazz is not nearly enough! Rolling over into day two would be all the entertainment, plus some, including arts and crafts vendors. Music for the second day of the event will include the sounds of the Kat Daniels Band and the prominent jazz vocalist and composer Grenoldo Frazier.

Palmetto Adventure Land

Parents have you been looking for that place to allow your kids to have safe fun? Well you’re in luck! Later this month, volunteers and workers with the Horry County Parks and Recreations Department will begin the construction on a vacant lot in the Carolina Forest area just 5 miles from SC 501. The vacant lot is the future spot of Palmetto Adventure Land, a mega playground that will include all the necessities of traditional romping grounds of the area youth. The playground construction will be a volunteer effort projected to start at the end of September. With time, the Horry County Parks and Recreation aim to construct a library, tennis courts, amphitheatre, skate park, and a walking outdoor trail. According to current plans, the park will include slides, monkey bars and rings, see-saw, tunnel, rock wall and much more; accommodating over 300 children. So when planning this years Birthday parties, bring your kids to a safe and fun recreational playground, Palmetto Adventure Land!

Myrtle Beach Fall Festival

A slight chill is in the air and that can only mean one thing: Fall is finally upon us! The summer scorching is finally over with and the ridiculous heat is reaching a downfall. With that cool breeze brings football, pumpkins, cornucopias, trick-or-treating, warm apple cider and fall festivals. What better way to celebrate but by joining the City of Conway for their fall festival which is coming up October 2, 2010. This event will have everything from antique cars, children’s activities, demonstrations, antique tractors and food. This will be an all day celebration from 10am until 6pm. Of course, what would a fall festival in Conway be without some beach music to go along with it?! So come out and enjoy yourselves and bring in autumn with the whole family.

Aynor Host Annual Hoe Down

Are you ready to celebrate the harvest days of autumn? Head to the Town Park in Aynor on September 17th and 18th, where you’ll find over 140 craft booths, family entertainment, games, and food. Start by watching the parade at 10am, and then fill up on some chicken bog and hot dogs. Save room for funnel cake for dessert! Street dancing begins at 7pm, and the event is free to attend. Last year Aynor hosted over 20,000 people at the hoe down. We’re sure this year will be just as successful, and lots of fun!

Myrtle Beach Children’s Museum

Children’s Museum This Summer in Myrtle Beach

Are the children bored of swimming day in and day out? Why not bring them out to the Children’s museum of South Carolina for some fun times? There sure is a lot planned at the museum this summer including National Ice Cream Celebration this Friday at 1:30. Every third Friday of the month, (the next one is Aug. 20) is Fun Friday Community Night from 6-8 p.m. The museum offers free admission, free activities, and free food provided by Logan’s Roadhouse. ON July 30, there will be wild and exotic animals from Tabor City, NC zoo.

The whole family will be able to enjoy the planetarium exhibit on August 13. You will be able to see and learn about the specific stars that can be seen from Myrtle Beach. On Sept 11, the traveling Every Body Eats display will be set up for everyone to learn about nutrition, diet, and importance of breakfast. There is just so much to do and for only $8 per person, it will be well worth the money!

Myrtle Beach Restaurant News

Are you looking for something fun and fulfilling to do this weekend? Well, there is nothing more filling than chowing down, and there is going to be a lot of chowing going on this weekend. On Aug 1, Longbeard’s Bar and Grill will be hosting a benefit pig roast for Myrtle Beach Musicians Network. A plate of food and drink will cost $10 and all proceeds will help The Musicians Network provide music classes and private lessons for students who want and need them!!

People are encouraged to bring those old instruments, collecting dust in the closet, out to donate. It would be really appreciated. There will also be live entertainment including the bands Night Flight, Nacho Mama, and The Dawgs of Dixie! What better way to spend an afternoon than enjoying yourself, music, and food, all while helping out a great cause?