2017 Kid-friendly Summer Events in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is always filled with fun activities, especially during the summer months.  However, it can be tricky determining which events your kids will enjoy most.

Here are our top picks for kid-friendly summer events in Myrtle Beach:

Mayfest on Main Festival – May 13

The Mayfest on Main Festival features music, arts, crafts and food that will entice every member of the family. Parents can rest easy knowing their kids will be thoroughly entertained by the festival’s kid-friendly area.

Bonus: the event is free!

World Famous Blue Crab Festival – May 20 & 21

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival offers a day full of good food and fun for the whole family. For the past six years, it’s been ranked one of the best events/festivals along the Grand Strand. Kids will enjoy an area fully dedicated to kid-friendly crafts and activities.

Bonus: kids under 13 are free, while the cost of entrance for those 13 and up is only $5.

Movies Under The Stars

Every Friday night in June, July and August, The Market Common hosts a kid-friendly movie under the stars. The event offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the fresh coastal air and spend time together as a family. You can view the full lineup of movies here.

Bonus: the event is free!

Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer is held at the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Sports Complex and is held June 16th, July 21st, August 18 and September 15. The event boasts family-friendly music and a night of family time under the stars.

Bonus: the event is free!

Top Activities in Myrtle Beach for Thrill Seekers

For some, a vacation needs to be the perfect combination of relaxing and thrilling. Likely, you’re aware of the many reasons Myrtle Beach offers a relaxing vacation, but did you know it’s also the perfect spot to catch some major thrills?

Here are some top activities in Myrtle Beach for thrill seekers:

  1. Broadway Grand Prix’s Sky Coaster

The Broadway Grand Prix Sky Coaster rests 100ft up in the air and flings thrill seekers quickly through the sky. And, luckily, if you just can’t get enough of it, you can purchase the “Biggest Wristband” ticket package and receive unlimited flights on the Sky Coaster.

View operating hours and ticket prices here.

  1. Parasailing

There’s nothing more thrilling than speeding through the sky attached to a boat! It’s also an exciting way to view Myrtle Beach.

  1. Myrtle Waves Water Park

Though it’s possible to have a relaxing day at the water park, Myrtle Waves’ boasts some water slides that will leave any thrill seeker entertained! You can view their rides and get tickets to the park here.

  1. Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides

Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides is located in Downtown Myrtle Beach and offers three exciting rides: The Skycraper, The Sling Shot and The Air Strike. All three are guaranteed to satisfy the thrill lover in your family!

Pro tip: continuously check their site for discounts. Here is their current discount.

  1. Helicopter Adventures

Helicopter Adventures offers a chance to view Myrtle Beach from up to 40 miles in the air satisfying even the most daring thrill seekers. With an amazing views of the area, it’s a thrilling adventure you’ll always remember.

Learn more about their hours of operation and pricing here.

  1. Ziplines

Add some thrills to your vacation by zipping through the air at high speed! Choose to zipline at Soar & Explore located at Broadway at the Beach and soar 50 feet over a scenic lake or choose to zipline at Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure and soar through the trees! Either course is sure to be thrilling.

Contact Seaside Rentals to plan your beach vacation today!

Seven Places to Get Craft Beer in Myrtle Beach

The Grand Strand is full of amazing local eats and to no surprise, it’s also full of some amazing places to grab a craft brew. So, when the sun is beaming down, the weather is heating up and it’s time to sip on a cold brew, here are seven of our favorite places to get craft beer in Myrtle Beach:

New South Brewing

1109 Campbell Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 20577
New South Brewing in downtown Myrtle Beach has a delectable selection of “the beer from here” that includes a line-up of in-demand, year-round ales. Try the Dirty Myrtle double IPA and Waccamaw Red Ale.

Liberty Brewery & Grill 

1321 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Liberty Brewery & Grill located in Broadway at the Beach is always a go-to for not only outstanding food, but in-house brewed beer as well. Coming up in April, the release of the yet to be named double IPA. With 44lbs of Citra hops going into this big IPA, this one is calling out to all hop heads and citrus lovers alike!

Bumstead’s Pub

400 Mister Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Bumstead’s Pub feels exactly as it should with its old style pub aesthetic and the plethora of cold craft brew to go with it. Try the Helles Lager and Rouge Dead Guy Ale. Or the other 150 beers they have.

Atlas Tap House – 1004 Chester Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Known for having the unusual. Atlas Tap House where the craft beer crowd goes to try something exciting, fresh and new. This is the spot to load up on your sour ale fix, your big IPA fix, or any style you could possibly want. Enjoy your brew on the back deck and play some games or relax and smell the ocean breeze.

Island Bar & Grill Surfside

2272 Glenns Bay Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Hidden away in a strip mall off 17 bypass on the south side of the Grand Strand, live music and good times aren’t all that’s to be had at Island Bar & Grill in Surfside. This a locals spot that has something for everyone, keeps the craft beer flowing, and makes the beer nerds happy. Try the new Hi-Red IPA.

Grumpy Monk

4545 HWY 501, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Visiting this spot is like visiting a treasure trove full of North and South Carolina breweries. Expect to find big hitters here as well like Sierra Nevada and their new Hoppy Peach IPA, which is perfect for those just getting acquainted with, and those already in love with, the IPA style.

Hurricane Maggie’s

7710 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Situated on the north side of Myrtle Beach, this two-story locals hole-in-the-wall features a cozy feel, wonderful live local music, a tap list that will simply blow you away. The tap list changes so frequently that each visit is an entirely new set of surprises.

What are your favorite places to get a craft beer in Myrtle Beach?

Where the Easter Bunny Will be Dining This Easter

Where the Easter Bunny Will be Dining This Easter
 
If this is the year you’re bringing the family on an Easter vacation to the beach, someone is sure to want to visit with the Easter Bunny while they’re here. We can tell you about the following eight places where the Easter bunny will be dining this Easter (and it’s not just lettuce!) that provide excellent photo opportunities as well.

Dates vary by location. It’s a great treat for kids of all ages (even the big ones though they won’t admit it!). With an assortment of locations and price points we’re sure you’ll be able to find one that suits your family. Please call ahead to make your reservations!

The Brass Tap – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
3090 Deville St. Myrtle Beach
9:00 am – 11:00 am on March 25, 2017
Cost: $10 per person (ages 3 and under eat free)
Call: (843) 945-1747
Website

Travinia Italian Kitchen – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
4011 Deville St – Market Common, Myrtle Beach
9:00 am – 11:00 am on April 1, 2017
Cost: Cost is $10 per person
Call: (843) 233-8500
Website

Tupelo Honey Café – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
3042 Howard Ave, Myrtle Beach
9:00 am – 11:00 am on April 8, 2017
Cost: $10 per person (complementary for ages 3 and under)
Call: (843) 315-3780
Website

Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny
Thompson Farm, 1625 Bucksville Dr., Conway
Limited seating from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on April 8, 2017
Cost: Ages 14 & up $19 +tax, Ages 9-13 $17 +tax, Ages 3-8 $12 +tax, Ages 2 and under: free with paid adult. Egg hunt & farm activities only is $9
Call: (843) 236-1400
Website

Lunch with the Easter Bunny at HCPR North Strand Rec Center
120 Hwy 57S, Little River
11:00 am – 1:00 pm on April 8, 2017
Cost: $5
Call: (843) 915-5331
Website

Rockin’ with the Easter Bunny
Hard Rock Café Myrtle Beach, 1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
9:00 am – 11:00 am on April 15, 2017
Cost: $13.95 Per Person (Children 2 and Younger Free with a Paying Adult)
Call: (843) 946-0007
Website

Breakfast at Gordon Biersch with the Easter Bunny
Gordon Biersch Myrtle Beach, 3060 Howard Ave, Myrtle Beach
9:00 am – 11:00 am on April 15, 2017
Cost: Cost is $10 per person (free for ages 3 and under)
Call: (843) 839-0249
Website

Brunch with the Easter Bunny at the Children’s Museum
Children’s Museum of South Carolina, 2204 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach
10:00 am – 11:30 am on April 15, 2017
Cost: Varies.
Call: (843) 946-9469
Website

 

5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

 

Every year hundreds of families flock to Myrtle Beach to enjoy some sun, sand and fun. Unfortunately, it can quickly become an expensive endeavor which is why we’ve compiled a few of our favorite free activities in Myrtle Beach.

Beaches

The beaches are one of the main reasons travelers flock to Myrtle Beach, so it’s a good thing it’s free! And though it may be one of the most obvious free activities, one not-so-obvious aspect is visiting all of the beaches in the area, not just Myrtle Beach. Surrounding places like Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Sunset Beach or Murrells Inlet. Each beach provides a different atmosphere and is the perfect free activity.

 

Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk offers an amazing view of the marsh and is the perfect place to set off on a kayaking or paddle board adventure. Not only is strolling along the Marshwalk free, there are also many free events hosted there throughout the year so be sure to check their calendar of events frequently.

 

The Pier at Garden City

The Pier at Garden City is the perfect place to enjoy the warm ocean breeze and watch the waves roll in. For a small cost, you can also enjoy a meal at the pier’s cafe or play some games at the nearby arcade, making for a perfect afternoon outing.

 

Broadway at the Beach

Filled with shops, dining, entertainment and attractions, Broadway at the Beach is free to stroll and see the sights. During most weeks, you can catch live music at the area restaurants and during summer months be sure to check out their Summer Nights event series. You can learn more about their events here.

 

Downtown Myrtle Beach

Downtown Myrtle Beach is just steps from the beach and full of shops and entertainment. Your family will thoroughly enjoy walking through the local dive stores and interacting with families from all over the country. In the summer months, look out for free festivals and concerts.

What are your favorite free activities in Myrtle Beach?

Easy Recipes for Your Surfside Beach Vacation

One of the many perks of renting a beach vacation home is the full kitchen that comes along with it. Going out every night during vacation can become very costly, very quickly. Having a full kitchen helps cut down on restaurant costs and offers a way for the whole family to dine comfortable together. Here are three easy recipes for your Surfside Beach vacation.

Spaghetti & Meatballs

If you can boil water you’re already halfway done cooking this dinner! This dish is already a staple in nearly every home in America so why not bring it with you to the beach? All of the ingredients can be found at a local grocery store. The main focus is on the gravy and meatballs.

Here’s a mouthwatering Italian Meatballs recipe that’s perfect for topping any pasta of your choosing.

Source: The Lemon Bowl

Tacos

Tacos are quick, easy and delicious! You can also offer different meat fillers like beef, turkey or chicken so that everyone gets to choose exactly what they like. Not to mention, the kids will love building their own tacos.

Here’s a taco recipe that you can whip up in just 15 minutes.

Source: The Savory Lotus

 

Grill out

Many of our vacation rentals come equipped with an outdoor grill which means you can enjoy your favorite ribs, hotdogs and burgers even while you’re on vacation. With so many delicious recipes for grilling out, you’re likely to find yourself grilling out multiple nights during your vacation.

Here are some quick and easy recipes that you can grill up for the family.

Source: Southern Living

What are your favorite quick and easy meals for vacation?

10 Popular Activities in Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach has become one of the top destinations in the U.S. for family vacations and enjoying a little fun in the sun. When planning your next vacation, keep in mind these top 10 popular activities to do in Myrtle Beach, SC.

1. Stroll around Broadway at the Beach.
Broadway at the Beach offers some great shopping, dining, entertainment and attractions making it the perfect spot for everyone in the family to enjoy.

2. Dine at a waterfront restaurant.
While in Myrtle Beach, dining at a few waterfront restaurants is a must. To get the best view and seating, make reservations in advance for sunset. We recommend checking out The Gulfstream Cafe, Sea Captain’s House and Filet’s on the Water.

3. Late night mini golf.
During peak months, many of Myrtle Beach’s attractions stay open late which means you’ll still find families playing mini golf even at 10pm.

4. Play some arcade games.
A little fun, friendly competition is a great way to end the day and arcades offer a little something for everyone. We recommend stopping by the Garden City Pavilion and the Fun Plaza Arcade.

5. Walk along Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk.
There’s nothing like joining the crowds of people walking along Ocean Boulevard or the Boardwalk. Ice cream, candy, attractions and unique gift shops await!

6. Take a ride on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel.
Seeing the ocean from high atop the Myrtle Beach Skywheel is a sight you won’t easily forget. It’s a must-do activity on any Myrtle Beach trip.

7. Spend a day at a water park.
Water parks are a great break from the beach while still offering a respite from the heat. There are quite a few water parks spread throughout Myrtle Beach so it’s not hard to find one that’s perfect for your family!

8. Go ziplining.
Ziplining may seem like something you can only do in far off, exotic places, but Myrtle Beach actually has a few different zipline companies that let you see the area from a different perspective. For example, Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure offers zipline adventures through the treetops of North Myrtle Beach while Soar + Explore Zip Line & Rope Course lets your drift high above Broadway at the Beach and Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures lets you fly through the sky just feet from the beach.

9. See a variety show.
Myrtle Beach is scattered with some great theatres that offer family friendly variety shows. We recommend checking out Alabama Theatre and Legends in Concert.

10. Take a sunset beach walk.
While spending the day at the beach is one of the most popular activities to do when visiting Myrtle Beach, don’t just pack up when you the sun starts to go down. Stay a little longer, walk the beach and take in the amazing sky as the sunsets. It will be a memory that will last a lifetime!

Ready to plan your Myrtle Beach vacation? View our listings to book your perfect beach rental.

Canadian-American Days Festival Coming Soon to Myrtle Beach

 
The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 56th annual Canadian-American Days Festival with a huge number of events from March 11-19, 2017. Thousands of our northern friends from Canada flock to our beautiful beaches for the fun celebrations that only take place at this time. When you’re ready to book your accommodations check out our affordable yet luxurious festival vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach.

Canadian-American Days Festival Coming to Myrtle Beach
Following are just some of what’s taking place during the Can-Am Days, as they’re often called.

On Wednesday, March 15, hop aboard the Conway Shuttle that departs the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Conway shuttle is free and returns to the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Reservations for the shuttle service are suggested, but not required. On Thursday, March 16, visitors are invited to take the short drive to Conway for a full day of activities. Download the complete schedule at ConwayAlive.com.

On Sunday, March 19, the Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach will hold their annual Can-Am Concert beginning at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 9th Ave., North, Myrtle Beach. There will be a free will offering. For more information, call Kema Faulk at (843) 916-7276.

Can-Am Days offers plenty of coupon deals for area attractions, too. Great deals like the following with a Canadian I.D. and more to follow!

50% off NASCAR drives at Myrtle Beach Speedway
50% off at all 5 Ripley’s Myrtle Beach attractions during Can-Am Days
30% off any WonderWorks or Soar+Explore Combo ticket
$15 tickets for Time Warp with the purchase of Carolina Opry tickets
2-Round Savings on Waccamaw Golf Trail as low as $80 per golfer
$2 off Access Pass to Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
Free Perks Book worth hundreds in savings
Save on tickets for Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball

What to Think About When Planning a Spring Break Beach Vacation

Spring is just a few weeks away and soon tourists will flock to the beach to soak up the sun and relax by the ocean. So, if you’re ready to escape winter and wanting to spend your spring break in Myrtle Beach, it’s time to start planning! Here’s what to think about when planning a Spring Break beach vacation.

Who’s going?

You’ll want a set number of who will be joining you on the trip because this is essential to deciding where to stay. If you’re joined by just a few friends, a hotel room might suffice. However, if you’re going with a larger group a beach rental is the best option. Additionally, with a large group you’ll want to check to see if everyone is comfortable sharing a room or if some in your group would prefer their own room.

Pro tip: use our advanced search option to view rentals around Myrtle Beach, SC with the exact number of bedrooms you need.

Are you bringing your pets?

If you have pets, you may be considering bringing them with you. This could be fun, but it could also end up making you have to alter your plans. For example, your dog won’t be able to stay alone for long which means you’ll either have to enjoy only the activities that your dog can enjoy too or you’ll have to plan your day around going back to your rental to walk and play with your dog.

Pro tip: if you decide to take your dog with you, use our search by amenities option to view pet-friendly rentals near Myrtle Beach.

Will you be driving or flying?

If you’re flying, you may prefer to save on the cost of a rental car by staying in a central location that will allow you to walk to nearby activities, restaurants and shops. If you’re driving, this can offer you more options as far as location and ultimately, by not being in the town’s central hotspot, you can save a small amount of money on your rental or hotel.

Do you want to save money by staying somewhere off the beach or are you comfortable with splurging in order to be oceanfront?

You can truly save a good amount of money by staying in a rental that’s just off of the beach, so if you’re trying to plan a Myrtle Beach spring break vacation on a budget this is your best option. If you’re not concerned with your budget and are more concerned with spending spring break with the ocean just outside your backdoor, spend a little extra for an oceanfront rental.

Pro tip: you can use our advanced search option to find rentals that are located oceanfront as well as those that are a few rows away, but still just a walk to the beach.

These are just a few of the of the top things to consider when planning a spring break vacation, but the number one priority is simply planning early! Waiting until the last minute will leave you stressed and paying far more for far less.
If you’re struggling to decide which beach rental home is right for you or if you’re trying to decide if a beach rental is even best for you, give us a call at:843.839.0099

Spending Valentine’s Day at Surfside Beach

That very special time of year is quickly approaching where romance fills the air and couples daydream about how to spend their special day. For those that want to do something extra special for their significant other this Valentine’s Day, why not spend Valentine’s Day at Surfside Beach SC. Let this be the year you really extend yourself and surprise your valentine by spending the weekend in one of our oceanfront vacation rentals along the South Carolina coast.

Spending Valentine's Day at Surfside Beach

Where to Stay

The first thing you will need to do when making plans for a romantic beach vacation is to book your oceanfront vacation rentals from Seaside Rentals early. That way you’ll have the ideal spot to spend your holiday. Peruse the amenities that each property offers and think about how they may benefit you on this romantic holiday vacation.

Spending Valentine's Day at Surfside Beach

Romantic Ideas

As the day approaches consider how to add to the specialness of the day. Picture a candlelit dinner on the beach or make a dinner from scratch in your own well-equipped kitchen that has everything you’ll need. How about a leisurely breakfast together while watching the sunrise. Slow dancing on the beach under the stars with your favorite tunes playing from your phone are memories neither one of you will soon forget. And don’t forget the bouquet of flowers!

Spending Valentine's Day at Surfside Beach

Valentine’s Day Accommodations

Our Valentine’s Day accommodations are nicely furnished with your comfort in mind. They come beautifully decorated with beach decor. All are complete with laundry and well-equipped kitchens and dining areas.

Go ahead and start making those plans for a romantic Valentine’s Day vacation away to South Carolina. Then plan on enjoying each other rather than getting caught up in all the commercialism of this romantic holiday.

If you have any questions about our oceanfront vacation rentals please just give Seaside Rentals a call at 866-252-9930. We look forward to hearing from you soon!