Category Archives: Myrtle Beach Events

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel Update

The SkyWheel is one of Myrtle Beach’s new attractions this year and its grand opening will be Friday, May 20, 2011. The SkyWheel consist of 42 gondolas that will go around as the wheel turns. This allows people to see as far north as the South/North Carolina boarder and as far south as the Inlet. Of the 42 gondolas, one will be a V.I.P. with leather seats and a glass bottom. It will also rotate around six times while the regular will go around three times. The admission will be $12 for adults, $8 for ages 3-11, military, and 55 and older, and those 2 and younger will get on free. The SkyWheel attraction will be fitted with 1 million LED light bulbs for after dark display and special effects will kick in for a full-blown light show once or twice a night. So come on out this Friday night and support the opening of a great attraction! The SkyWheel is located at 1101 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach and the hours of operation will be 10 a.m. until 2 a.m.


Myrtle Beach Top Vacation Destination

Myrtle Beach has become one of the most popular family vacation destinations in the United States. The Myrtle Beach area has numerous events, great beaches and unlimited entertainment. In addition, there are over 250 golf courses and with the area being a milder climate, golfers travel year around to enjoy the best of the beach. The area has about 15 million visitors annually and is a huge vacation destination for those of the inland cities of North and South Carolina. CNNMoney.com has even named Myrtle Beach as number 8 on their list of having Great Vacation Homes. On their site they feature a compact cottage that has great amenities. They state “who needs to rattle around in a lot of extra space on vacation anyway…the beach is steps away and offers beach chair and umbrella rentals. In addition, the community has swimming pools, miniature golf, oceanfront playgrounds, and security.” Myrtle Beach Vacation RentalsWith vacations homes becoming even more affordable who wouldn’t want to take on the opportunity to enjoy the best of the beach. According to CNNMoney.com, “the median price of a vacation home was $150,000 in 2010, down 11.2% from a year earlier…in contrast, the national median for primary residences fell only 4.5% in 2010, according to the National Association of Realtors.” With the fall in prices this will open more opportunities for more families to buy a vacation home at an affordable rate. If you are looking for a second-home, then the Myrtle Beach area is a great choice! With family-friendly beaches, entertainment, and shopping, who wouldn’t want to spend their vacation here?


Sky Wheel Attraction

This summer there will be a new attraction added to the Grand Strand, a 200-foot tall SkyWheel! The ride is scheduled to open May 19 and according to Chris Trout, the SkyWheel’s general manager and an alumni of Coastal Carolina University, “We are on track…Everything has had to be done within those tight boundaries.” However, when the SkyWheel is completed it will have 42 enclosed climate controlled gondolas and each ride will last between eight and twelve minutes and each loop taking about three minutes. However, officials do not like calling it a “ride.” Trout said, “It’s not an amusement ride,” but he explains that it is a slow moving wheel but “it’s an experience.” The SkyWheel is an experience for all ages and even small children, wheelchairs, and expecting mothers can ride the wheel. Tickets will be $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 3 to 11 and free for children under 2. Seniors ages 55 and older as well as military personnel with an ID will get $4 off. Trout also reassures the public that there is “only three weeks to go” but “we’ll be ready.”


Myrtle Beach Rentals Almost Full

Are you waiting to make last minute Easter plans to visit the Grand Strand? Well, maybe you should reconsider the options and book now! This Easter along Myrtle Beach there is an expected increase in rental occupancy. With Easter being late this year the Grand Strand is expecting greater numbers than previous years. Tourism officials say that the rentals are starting to fill up and anticipating hotels and condo hotels to be virtually full for the weekend of Easter. Also, the beach houses and condos rented on a weekly basis is already 87 percent booked and that is 21 percent points higher than the same Myrtle Beach Rentalstime last year. The occupancy will begin to gain further last-minute bookings which lead up to the holiday. For hotels and condo hotels, there is an expected 90 percent to 98 percent full occupancy, which is 70 percent higher that last Easter weekend. The spring occupancy is expected to be consistently up about 20 percent for the Oceana Resorts and is showing wonderful signs for the summer season. So pack your bags, book now, and load up the family to spend your Easter holiday at the beach!


Vacation To Myrtle Beach

Sometimes when you plan a vacation, finding a place to stay is the least of your worries. It’s finding the attractions and what to do to keep you busy and looking for more adventure that’s the hard part of vacation planning. Vacation to Myrtle BeachThat’s why Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is your one stop shop! Myrtle Beach is packed with activities to take part in, no matter what you may be looking for. This is the ideal location for singles, couples and families alike. Plus everyone can find something to be a part no matter what their taste or budget, which is always helpful! For starters, there are over 100 challenging golf courses for the avid golfer. Perhaps you are more of a night owl and enjoy going out on the town, Myrtle Beach has that too with many themes to choose from like country, rock, and shag, which was “born” here. If you’re a night person who doesn’t so much enjoy the party scene, there are great comedy clubs to visit as well. Of course, what’s in a name? Myrtle Beach has an amazing stretch of white sand and the beautifully sparkling Atlantic right at its fingertips, making it ideal for the beach bum. Now say you are looking for a calmer and quiet area without so much hustle and bustle, that’s where North Myrtle Beach comes into play! About 18 miles north of the heart of Myrtle Beach, it’s close enough to join in on the fun and excitement, but it’s far enough away that you aren’t caught up in the crowd. No matter what you are looking to do during your vacation, you can find it all in Myrtle Beach, so get going on booking your reservations to come see us!


Broadway at the Beach Wraps Up Birthday

Happy Birthday to you…Happy Birthday to you…This past week marked the fifteenth birthday of Myrtle Beach’s top ranked vacation destination…Broadway at the Beach. In order to celebrate a ten day long party was held! There was everything that should be at a birthday party including cake, music, and fireworks!! Among the highlights was a live concert by the band Blues Traveler. Among Myrtle Beach’s heart of tourism are multiple theaters, including one in 3D, dozens of restaurants, and more than 100 specialty shops. There plenty of stuff for everyone in the family to do at Broadway including riding some of the old Pavilion rides, paddle boating, and animal balloon makers. These are only a few selection of what makes Broadway so unique. Unfortunately, as with all things in life, the party must come to an end. The cake is completely eaten, the fireworks are all sparkled out, and the musicians have run out of songs to sing. Broadway must keep moving forwards anticipating all of the many Birthday Parties to come!