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Out and About in Surfside Beach

Out and About in Surfside Beach

Guests at Long Bay Resort are surrounded by plenty of things to do and see in Myrtle Beach so you never have to travel very far to find something fun to do. But if you want to check out something different, go exploring just south of the Myrtle Beach city limits to the small beachfront community of Surfside Beach. Nicknamed "The Family Beach" for its small town charm and family friendly activities, Surfside Beach consists of a 10 block by 35 block stretch between Kings Highway and the Atlantic Ocean. Only about 4,000 permanent residents call this town home year-round, but the…

Crave: New Italian Restaurant Opens Near Long Bay Resort

Crave: New Italian Restaurant Opens Near Long Bay Resort

Guests at Long Bay Resort, Myrtle Beach already have an impressive list of dining options to choose from. In addition to the Martin's Restaurant, the Oceanfront Cafe, Starbucks and River City Cafe on or adjoining the resort property, there are several options within walking distance. There's American (Liberty Tap Room & Steakhouse), Mexican (Fiesta Mexicana), European (Lombardo's), Seafood (Flamingo Grill), Artsy (Collector's Cafe) and even a Gastropub (Fire & Smoke). The only thing missing from the lineup is a local Italian cafe ... until now. There's a new Italian restaurant in the…

Myrtle Beach’s Fall Festivals Have International Flair

Myrtle Beach’s Fall Festivals Have International Flair

You don't have to be a world traveler to vacation in Myrtle Beach, but visitors to the Grand Strand this fall can have a true international experience. As the summer fades into autumn, the fall festival season gets under way in Myrtle Beach. And this year's lineup gives guests at Long Bay Resort the opportunity to take virtual trip around the world. Among the international-themed events scheduled for the autumn is the 24th Annual Myrtle Beach Greek Festival. Held Sept. 24-27 at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of Highway 17 Bypass and 33rd Avenue North, about three miles…

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Long Bay Resort in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Long Bay Resort in Myrtle Beach

If you are looking for a place to stay on your next Myrtle Beach trip, look no further than Long Bay Resort. The benefits of staying and playing at Long Bay are too numerous to count, but here are our top five reasons to spend your Myrtle Beach vacation with us:

Barefoot Princess Offers Fun on the Intracoastal Waterway

Barefoot Princess Offers Fun on the Intracoastal Waterway

Mention the Barefoot Princess and most folks picture Cinderella after she lost her glass slipper at the stroke of midnight. But not on the Grand Strand, where the Barefoot Princess serves as a riverboat that takes passengers on a fairy tale adventure of their own.Docked at the Barefoot Marina beside the popular Barefoot Landing shopping, dining and entertainment complex in North Myrtle Beach, the Barefoot Princess explores the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway and gives guests a one of a kind view of the Grand Strand. The three-story, 64 by 24 foot riverboat can accommodate up to…

New Waterslide Adds More Thrills to Long Bay’s Amenities

New Waterslide Adds More Thrills to Long Bay’s Amenities

A twisting, turning, three-story waterslide, a relaxing, winding lazy river, and indoor/outdoor swimming pools? It may sound like attractions at the newest waterpark in Myrtle Beach, but it's actually just some of the many amenities guests can enjoy for free at Long Bay Resort. Long Bay Resort, Myrtle Beach has long been known for its on-site water facilities, and now that list is even longer with the addition of the new waterslide to the oceanfront property. Located on the north side of the building in the Silly Sub Waterpark and aquatic playground, the new aqua-blue waterslide is…

Five Great Places to Play Golf Close to Long Bay Resort

Five Great Places to Play Golf Close to Long Bay Resort

Myrtle Beach is famous for its golf. With nearly 100 courses located within a one-hour drive of the Grand Strand, a golfer could play one hole a day for almost five years and still not hit them all. Of course, some of the top layouts are spread out along the 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline known as the Grand Strand. From the ocean courses in Sunset Beach, NC, down to the Lowcountry layouts of Pawleys Island, SC, the average golfer can pile up some mileage trying to hit them all. But fortunately for guests at Long Bay Resort, you happen to be staying in the middle of a hot bed…

Top 10 Old School Myrtle Beach Attractions

Top 10 Old School Myrtle Beach Attractions

The term "old school" gets tossed around so much that it has lost its original meaning. It doesn't just mean old; it means classic. Cars are old; 1965 Mustangs are old school. Now that we've cleared that up, Myrtle Beach is packed with all kinds of attractions. Many of them are brand new, and that's fine. You can have a good time trying out the newest, latest and hottest trends. But to get a true Myrtle Beach experience, you need to go old school. Here are 10 of our favorite old school attractions on the Grand Strand:

Free and Affordable Fun for Kids in Myrtle Beach

Free and Affordable Fun for Kids in Myrtle Beach

Taking the little ones out to experience all the attractions, restaurants, shops and shows in Myrtle Beach can get pretty pricy, but it doesn't have to. In fact, some of the best things to do on the Grand Strand are free of charge, or require only a minimal fee. Here are a few of the best ways to show kids a good time in Myrtle Beach on the cheap:

Top 10 Bars in Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Bars in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is best known for its daytime activities, like the beach, golf and waterparks. But there's also a lot of fun going on after the sun goes down at the local bars, dance clubs and watering holes. Whether you are looking to hit the dance floor at a night club or ride a barstool at a beach bar, you can find the right place to suit your mood in Myrtle Beach. Here are 10 hot spots to hit during a hot summer night out on the town:

Five Fun Beach Activities in Myrtle Beach

Five Fun Beach Activities in Myrtle Beach

Looking for something fun to do on the beach besides sit in the sun and sizzle? Check out these five fun beach activities offered in the Myrtle Beach area:

Learn to Surf in Myrtle Beach

Learn to Surf in Myrtle Beach

Surfing is one of the few sports you can only do at the beach. Visitors may come to the Grand Strand already knowing how to swim, how to play golf or how to fish, but there’s no way of learning how to surf before you get to the beach. Vacationers have a very short window to learn and master the unique craft of surfing during their time at the beach, so a crash course is the way to go if you want to enjoy your limited time with access to waves. For those interested in scratching surfing off their bucket lists, Myrtle Beach has an abundance of surfing camps and clinics that can have…

Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Vacation can be expensive if you don't stay on top of your budget. Even if you pay for the room and other major purchases in advance, it's often the little stuff - a nice meal out here, a round of putt-putt there - that adds up and to wreck your budget. You don't have to pinch pennies while you're on vacation, but you don't want to waste dollars either. Here are five simple tips to save you some serious money and get even more bang for your buck without cutting out the fun:

Myrtle Beach State Park Offers Natural Experience

Myrtle Beach State Park Offers Natural Experience

Once you've had your fill of roller coasters, fireworks shows and water parks, experience a slice of nature during your Grand Strand vacation with a visit to Myrtle Beach State Park. Located on the south end of the Myrtle Beach city limits, South Carolina's oldest and most visited state park offers a tranquil alternative to all the manmade attractions in town. Nestled on a 312-acre stretch of oceanfront property that includes an old-growth maritime forest and pristine beaches, Myrtle Beach State Park provides a small sample of what the Carolina coastline looked like long before it was…

Four Ocean Swimming Safety Tips

Four Ocean Swimming Safety Tips

One of the biggest mistakes Myrtle Beach visitors can make is confusing the ability to swim with the ability to swim in the ocean. There's a big difference between paddling around in a calm swimming pool and venturing into something as beautiful yet powerful as the Atlantic Ocean. Crashing waves, changing tides and powerful rip currents can create issues for newcomers to the environment. Inclement weather - often far offshore an invisible to the naked eye - is also a factor. Heavy winds often cause larger waves and swells, which can be particularly hazardous to children and the…

Eight Great Places for Ice Cream in Myrtle Beach

Eight Great Places for Ice Cream in Myrtle Beach

Nothing provides relief from the summertime heat at the beach like ice cream. The combination of cold to cool off your insides and sweet to satisfy your sweet tooth puts a smile on every sticky face, from small children to those of us who are still kids at heart. There are lots of place to get ice cream in Myrtle Beach, but a handful stand out in the crowd. Whether it’s the traditional ice cream parlors you grew up with as a kid or the new make-your-own sundae outlets your children love, you will find the sweetest treats on the Strand at these local outlets:

The Five Best Bakeries in Myrtle Beach

The Five Best Bakeries in Myrtle Beach

When you are packing for your Myrtle Beach vacation, be sure to bring your sweet tooth. With so many delicious bakeries in town, especially in the neighborhood surrounding Long Bay Resort, vacation is a great time to treat yourself to some freshly baked treats and other sweets. Here are the best five places to find them:

Six Tips for Getting Your Body Ready for the Beach

Six Tips for Getting Your Body Ready for the Beach

So you’ve spent all winter wrapped up in blankets and an extra layer of nature’s insulation, and the closest thing you’ve done to a beach activity is couch surfing. Now it’s time to dig out last year’s swimsuit to see if you can still squeeze into that tiny little number, which seems to have gotten even tinier during the offseason. Face it; it’s time to get back in beach shape by following these six tips.

Top 5 Restaurants & Attractions Close to Long Bay Resort

Top 5 Restaurants & Attractions Close to Long Bay Resort

One of the best things about staying at Long Bay Resort in Myrtle Beach is that you don't have to leave the property to have a good time and a great meal. With a long list of amenities that includes indoor and outdoor aquatic attractions and on-site restaurants, you could spend your entire vacation on the Long Bay premises. But the other great thing about Long Bay is if you do want to get off the property to go exploring, you don't have to go very far to find more of the same. Long Bay is literally steps away from some of the top restaurants in town, and there are several attractions…

Long Bay Symphony Presents Spring Youth Orchestra Concert on April 29

Long Bay Symphony Presents Spring Youth Orchestra Concert on April 29

Myrtle Beach is famous for its live music theaters. Professional theatrical and musical performances can be seen at the Alabama Theatre, the Carolina Opry, Legends in Concert, and the Palace Theatre, just to name a few, not to mention concert halls at the House of Blues and the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. But one of the highlights of the Grand Strand’s annual musical lineup is far from a professional affair. The Long Bay Symphony’s presentation of the Youth Orchestra Spring Concert, which will be held April 29 at the Myrtle Beach Music and Arts Center, features a collection of…

Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square Features Lots of Clubs in One Block

Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square Features Lots of Clubs in One Block

One of the trickiest things to plan is a night out in Myrtle Beach because so many people have different ideas about what constitutes a good time. Some in your group may want to dance; others might prefer a comedy club, while still others just want a bar where they can have a cold drink and some friendly conversation. There's only one place in Myrtle Beach where you can find all of these types of clubs and more - Broadway at the Beach's Celebrity Square. Featuring 12 clubs located on one block, this district allows visitors to stroll from bar to bar to find the hot spot of the night…

Springtime is Prime Time at Brookgreen Gardens

Springtime is Prime Time at Brookgreen Gardens

More than 14 million visitors flock to the Myrtle Beach area's to experience all four seasons. From the sunny summer days on the beach to the cool fall afternoons when the changing leaves blend in with the evergreens to form a colorful landscape. But for all of Myrtle Beach's year-round beauty, there's no prettier place on the Grand Strand than Brookgreen Gardens, and no better time to visit than the spring. The 9,100-acre botanical sculpture garden is a beautiful any time of year, but the trees, bushes and flowers are in full bloom during the springtime. Built on a former rice and…

Top 5 Waterparks in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Waterparks in Myrtle Beach

For all the great attractions on the Grand Strand, nothing provides fun and relief on a hot day than a trip to one of the area’s waterparks. Whether it’s zipping down the flumes and splashing down into a cool pool or relaxing in the wave pool while the water lifts you up and down, waterparks offer a wealth of ways to beat the heat and have a good time. Here are the top five waterparks on the Strand and a little bit about what they have to offer:

Learning how to Shag in Myrtle Beach

Learning how to Shag in Myrtle Beach

In most parts of the country, you might slap a total stranger who asks you if you want to shag. But on the Grand Strand, and more specifically the historic dance clubs of North Myrtle Beach, such a request is merely another way of asking if you want to dance. The Carolina shag, the official state dance of South Carolina, was born and bred right here on the beaches of the Grand Strand back in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Eager teens used to hitchhike their way to the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach to spend their summer days on the sand and surf, and spend their nights on the…

Myrtle Beach’s Comedy Clubs Offer Lots of Laughter

Myrtle Beach’s Comedy Clubs Offer Lots of Laughter

Looking for a good laugh during your Myrtle Beach vacation? From traditional stand-up acts to theatrical improve and outrageous hypnosis shows, Myrtle Beach’s comedy club scene has lots of ways to tickle your funny bone. Check out these comedy clubs and prepare to get your giggle box going:

Five Things to Pack for Your Spring Vacation in Myrtle Beach

Five Things to Pack for Your Spring Vacation in Myrtle Beach

Packing for your spring break getaway in Myrtle Beach can be as tricky as the weather. Still unpredictably stuck somewhere between winter and summer, you might need clothes and gear for both occasions, but you don’t want to bring your entire wardrobe. Just follow these five tips for things to bring to for your Myrtle Beach vacation this spring:

Catch all the Stars at Myrtle Beach’s Legends in Concert

Catch all the Stars at Myrtle Beach’s Legends in Concert

Music-lovers and Hollywood fans would need a time machine and a ton of money to see all the legendary performers of yesteryear live in concert. But it only takes a ticket and a little imagination to see the next best thing at Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach.Highlighting the most popular musical and comedy acts of the past six decades, Legends in Concert offers visitors of all ages the chance to see tribute artists do their best impersonations of the stars, from the Rat Pack of the 1950s to today's current artists. Watch the generation gap melt away as children learn about what…

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday in Myrtle Beach

Every day is special when you're on vacation in Myrtle Beach. But make it a birthday and it's cause for an extra special celebration. If your child is lucky enough have a birthday in Myrtle Beach, or close enough that you can postpone the party until your trip, the birthday boy or girl will have plenty of options for a fun way to spend the day. Whether it's a crazy day of thrills or a night out on the town, you can find the perfect way to give your child a memorable birthday celebration. Here's a list of five popular places for kids to enjoy their special day:

A Six-Pack of Places for Craft Beer in Myrtle Beach

A Six-Pack of Places for Craft Beer in Myrtle Beach

Going out for a beer used to be simple. With a limited number of options to choose from, you could order from a handful of national brands, and they were so similar that any old beer would do. Fortunately for those with particular taste buds, those days are over. The growing trend of the craft beers has seen an explosion of microbrews reach the national market. Ordering a beer may be a bit more complex than it used to be, but the taste is well worth the effort. The Myrtle Beach area has also seen a boom in the microbrew business, with recent changes in state law opening up new…

Top 10 Myrtle Beach Vacation Must-Dos

Top 10 Myrtle Beach Vacation Must-Dos

The Grand Strand has thousands of things to do and see, more than you could ever do in a one-week vacation. But there are a few things you absolutely have to do to get the full Myrtle Beach experience. Here are 10 things you must do while you're in town:

Top 5 Things for Golfers to do off the Course

Top 5 Things for Golfers to do off the Course

So you woke up in time to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean from your oceanfront balcony, grabbed a hot breakfast with your foursome in the Long Bay Resort lobby, and made it in time for your 7:50 a.m. tee time for a relaxing 18 holes of golf. Now you're back in your room with nothing to do, the rest of your foursome votes to take a nap, and it's only 1 p.m., still plenty of time to find some fun in a resort town like Myrtle Beach. After all, golf is only one reason to come to the Grand Strand. Whether you decide to take a power nap and go out later or make a full day of it…

Top 5 Indoor Activities at Long Bay Resort

Top 5 Indoor Activities at Long Bay Resort

So what if it's cold or raining outside. As long as you stay at Long Bay Resort, you have your choice of many fun indoor activities to put the happy in your vacation.Featuring a large indoor pool area and lots of other amenities, Long Bay is the ultimate destination both inside and out. Take baby steps to the beach and sun deck on the sunny days, and even fewer steps to these entertainment options located on-site. Here are the five indoor activities for guests staying and playing at Long Bay Resort:

Top 5 Places to get a Burger in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to get a Burger in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach may be famous for its fresh seafood and fine dining, but every once in awhile you just have to have a burger. And not just any old burger, but a big, fat juicy mound of ground round piled high with all the toppings and a side of fries. Guests at Long Bay Resort are in luck. Not only does Myrtle Beach boast some excellent burger joints, but several of them are within smelling range of the resort. Here's a list of the top five places to grab a burger in Myrtle Beach. Be sure to use a napkin:

Long Bay Resort in Same Neighborhood as Historic Myrtle Beach Golf Course

Long Bay Resort in Same Neighborhood as Historic Myrtle Beach Golf Course

If the Grand Strand was one big golf course, and with more than 100 links located along the 60-mile stretch of coastline it certainly could be mistaken for one, then the Long Bay Resort would be a long par-5 from one of the most prestigious layouts in the area. Just north of Long Bay Resort rests the historic Dunes Golf & Beach Club, the second golf course built on the Grand Strand and the first designed to cater to locals. After the nearby Pine Lakes International Country Club was opened as part of the old Ocean Forest Hotel in 1927, locals decided to construct a course of their own…

Did You Know? Top 10 Trivia Facts about Myrtle Beach

Did You Know? Top 10 Trivia Facts about Myrtle Beach

You know about the beaches, the golf courses, the restaurants and shops. But how well do you really know Myrtle Beach. Here are 10 trivia facts you may not know about this vacation hot spot:

WonderWorks Brings Weird Science to Broadway at the Beach

WonderWorks Brings Weird Science to Broadway at the Beach

If the upside down WonderWorks building looks like the result of a bad lab experiment, that’s because it is. At least that’s the premise of this Broadway at the Beach attraction that injects some weird science and oddball activities into a family fun encounter. Towering over the Broadway skyline is the ground floor of this science laboratory, where a failed science experiment exploded and dropped the building on its roof on top of a seafood shack. The result is an attraction filled with more than 100 wacky exhibits and interactive displays that boggle the mind and excite the…

What’s in the Neighborhood at Long Bay Resort?

What’s in the Neighborhood at Long Bay Resort?

Call it the great dilemma of staying at Long Bay Resort, but it’s a good one to have. On one hand, everything you need and more can be found on the resort property, from first-class accommodations and excellent amenities to on-site restaurants and bars, one could easily spend their entire vacation on the premises. On the other hand, Long Bay resort happens to be located in one of the best neighborhoods on the Grand Strand for attractions, dining, golf, shopping and nightlife. So if you can drag yourself away from the rest and relaxation at the resort, you don’t have to travel very…

Frequently Asked Questions at Long Bay Resort

Frequently Asked Questions at Long Bay Resort

Come read up on some frequently asked questions regarding our resort policies, procedures, and offerings.

Where to Watch the College Bowl Games in Myrtle Beach

Where to Watch the College Bowl Games in Myrtle Beach

Late December and early January are the holiday season for more reasons than one for sports fans. Yes, there's Christmas and New Year's, but it's also the college bowl season. It's a fortnight of non-stop fun and football, if you know where to go. The Grand Strand is filled with sports bars and cafes that are perfect places for fans to gather and root for their team. Whether you are cheering for the Clemson Tigers or the South Carolina Gamecocks, or for any of the schools fortunate enough to earn a bowl invitation, you are sure to run into others who couldn't make the trip to the…

Top Holiday Events on the Grand Strand

Top Holiday Events on the Grand Strand

The Christmas season is starting to spring up around the Grand Strand. From decorations on palm trees to snow men replacing sand castles, the signs of the holiday season are unmistakable around Myrtle Beach, which is making the magical transformation from beach town to winter wonderland. Here's a list of local holiday events you don't want to miss:

Top 5 Myrtle Beach Attractions in the Winter

Top 5 Myrtle Beach Attractions in the Winter

Longtime locals and visitors of Myrtle Beach used to joke that you could lie down in the middle of Ocean Boulevard after Labor Day and not have to move until Memorial Day. That's not the case these days in Myrtle Beach, which has grown into a year-round destination. With more than 14 million annual visitors to the Grand Strand, many of those are snowbirds and savvy shoppers who have found it the best time to visit. Smaller crowds, cheaper hotel rates and more year-round attractions are major draws. Visitors come to Myrtle Beach in the offseason for the mild climate, great deals and to…

Picking a Six-Pack of Brew Pubs in Myrtle Beach

Picking a Six-Pack of Brew Pubs in Myrtle Beach

The brew-pub trend has finally made its way to Myrtle Beach. Strict South Carolina alcohol laws once discouraged on-site breweries, but recent changes have made it profitable for brew pubs to operate on the Grand Strand. The result is a growing number of brew pub-style restaurants and bars in Myrtle Beach. In fact, guests at Long Bay are within walking distance of three such establishments. Some make their own craft beers on location while others serve hard-to-find microbrews from all over the world. Here is a six-pack of the most popular brew pubs in Myrtle Beach:

Souper Supper Serves Great Soups, Great Times

Souper Supper Serves Great Soups, Great Times

Perhaps a famous old ad slogan said it best: "Soup is Good Food." And that point has been served up in heaping helpings to Grand Strand residents and visitors for the past 18 years at the annual Souper Supper event. Scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Market Common's Valor Park, the Souper Supper event features more than 50 chefs, restaurants and culinary arts students preparing and sharing their best soup recipes for hungry patrons on a cool autumn day in Myrtle Beach. Souper Supper allows patrons to sample a wide selection of soups, broths, bisques and chowders, ranging from…

Fresh Market Brings the Farm and Garden to Myrtle Beach

Fresh Market Brings the Farm and Garden to Myrtle Beach

It's easy to let your dietary guard down during vacation, especially to Myrtle Beach. With the temptation to stock up on treats and sweets for the hotel room and to grab a quick burger and fries at the beachfront grill, you can easily pack on a few pounds if you're not careful. That's why one short trip to The Fresh Market is in order. Located just a few blocks from Long Bay Resort in the historic Dunes section of Myrtle Beach, The Fresh Market is the first of its kind on the Grand Strand and has been creating quite a stir among the local culinary community. This small regional chain…

Top 5 Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving at the Beach

Top 5 Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving at the Beach

Traditionally, Thanksgiving has meant a gathering at one unlucky family member's home and a full day of cooking for a 30-minute feast, followed by a full day of cleaning. Not exactly what most people would consider a holiday, especially if you're the one doing all the cooking and cleaning.That's one of the many reasons families have started to take a more relaxing approach to the holiday with a visit to Myrtle Beach. Not only is the weather still warm well into November, but there's a whole lot of fun and festivities taking place during the four-day weekend. Here's a list of five…

Long Bay Symphony a Harmonic Choice for Long Bay Guests

Long Bay Symphony a Harmonic Choice for Long Bay Guests

Guests at the Long Bay Resort don't have to look very far - neither geographically or alphabetically in the phone book - to find a nice evening out at the Long Bay Symphony. The local orchestra performs year round at the Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center, just a five minute drive from Long Bay Resort, and the fall and winter calendar for 2014 is one of the most popular in recent memory. The Long Bay Symphony, founded in 1987 by local musicians looking for a orchestral outlet, has a history of involvement in youth music group activities, so the shows are often attended by families.

Get a Jump on your Christmas Shopping with a Myrtle Beach ‘Shop-cation’

Get a Jump on your Christmas Shopping with a Myrtle Beach ‘Shop-cation’

The explosion of retail shopping centers in Myrtle Beach has created a new phenomenon among offseason visitors: the Grand Strand "shop-cation." Part vacation and part shopping trip, savvy spenders have discovered the tempting combination of enjoying the mild fall weather while also shopping for bargains for the upcoming holidays. The idea is to save money by hitting all the retail stores on the Grand Strand and relaxing the rest of the time by hitting the beach in the offseason. The decreased crowds and lower hotel rates combined with the increase in shopping malls, outlet shops and…

Bands, Brews and Bratwursts Highlight Myrtle Beach’s Oktoberfest

Bands, Brews and Bratwursts Highlight Myrtle Beach’s Oktoberfest

Downtown Myrtle Beach will look a lot more like Munich on Saturday, Oct. 11, for the Sixth Annual Oktoberfest on the Boardwalk celebration. Featuring a wide selection of German food and beers and six bands on the main stage, Oktoberfest pays tribute to Bavarian culture while also staying true to its roots as America's premiere vacation destination. Fun activities for kids and adults are also on the lineup. Oktoberfest blocks off the main drag of Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth Avenue North and Mr. Joe White Avenue, along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk's Promenade section. Food and drink…

Have a Good Time Getting Lost at Local Corn Maze

Have a Good Time Getting Lost at Local Corn Maze

Experience an old-timey autumn tradition of finding your way through a corn maze at Thompson Farm & Nursery in Conway, about a 20-minute drive from Myrtle Beach. Every weekend in October, Thompson Farm transforms into a fall festival for visitors looking to escape the commercialism of Halloween candy and haunted houses for a more grassroots sort of celebration. Not only does Thompson Farm boast the largest corn maze in the state of South Carolina, the 165-year-old homestead also pulls out all the stops to show its guests a good time in a rural setting.The maze isn't your traditional…

Long Bay Resort a Short Drive Away From Dunes Golf and Beach Club

Long Bay Resort a Short Drive Away From Dunes Golf and Beach Club

Guests at Long Bay Resort are conveniently located to some of the best attractions, shopping and dining Myrtle Beach has to offer, along with perhaps THE BEST golf course on the Grand Strand - The Dunes Golf and Beach Club. Opened in 1949, The Dunes Club was the second golf course built in the Myrtle Beach area, behind only Pine Lakes International Country Club. Situated on the exclusive north end of Myrtle Beach, The Dunes Club borders the Atlantic Ocean and covers the scenic woodlands and wetlands of the Lowcountry. The beautifully diverse terrain and quality handiwork of legendary…

Out and About in Surfside Beach

Out and About in Surfside Beach

Long Bay Resort guests have plenty of activities to keep them busy. From the on-site indoor/outdoor swimming facilities with a lazy river, hot tubs and sauna to the many surrounding attractions, restaurants and shops that are within walking distance of the exclusive Dunes neighborhood, Long Bay makes it possible to spend your entire vacation on the premises, or at least without having to move your vehicle.

Myrtle Beach Getting Revved Up for Fall Bike Rally

Myrtle Beach Getting Revved Up for Fall Bike Rally

The Myrtle Beach Fall Bike Rally has long been known as the little sister event compared to the more popular Harley-Davidson Spring Rally. But, just as actual little sisters also eventually hit a growth spurt, the Fall Rally is closing the gap on big brother. With the upcoming 2014 edition scheduled for Sept. 26 through Oct. 5, the Fall Rally still draws significantly smaller crowds than the more established, 75-year event in May. But while the Spring Rally has held steady in numbers over recent years, the Fall Rally has seen a gradual increase in attendance the last few years for…

How to Celebrate Your Anniversary in the Grand Strand

How to Celebrate Your Anniversary in the Grand Strand

It’s happening. The calendar date has been circled. The kids are with a sitter. You’re both ready to be together… alone. Your anniversary has arrived — how are you celebrating? The Grand Strand is chock full of festive, romantic outings and restaurants that will stoke that marital fire — or just take the edge off the nuttiness of family life — that are easy to access and easier to love. The following is a day to remember.

Try Collector’s Café & Gallery for a Unique Dining Experience

Try Collector’s Café & Gallery for a Unique Dining Experience

Guests at Long Bay Resort are fortunate to have the on-site, European-style restaurant Martin's in their lobby for a delicious dinner without having to leave the property. But if you're looking for a night out on the town, one of the most unique dining experiences in Myrtle Beach - Collector's Cafe & Gallery - is only a few blocks away. You wouldn't know it from the parking lot of this strip mall on the corner of Kings Highway and 77th Avenue North. Amid a row of gift shops, hot dog stands and nail salons sits a low-key stretch with limited signage and nothing to indicate what lies inside.

Broadway at the Beach Filled with S.A.N.D. – Shopping, Attractions, Nightlife, Dining

Broadway at the Beach Filled with S.A.N.D. – Shopping, Attractions, Nightlife, Dining

Millions of visitors come to Myrtle Beach each year for the sun, surf and sand. But at the popular Broadway at the Beach complex, crowds come for a different kind of S.A.N.D. Although technically not located on the beach, Broadway at the Beach's brand of S.A.N.D. - which stands for "Shopping, Attractions, Nightlife and Dining" - makes it the most visited location on the Grand Strand, primarily because it has something for everyone. Whether you're into shopping at the more than 50 stores, dining at more than a dozen restaurants, seeing some of the area's top attractions or taking a pub…

The Top Five Waterslides in Myrtle Beach

The Top Five Waterslides in Myrtle Beach

So many waterparks, so little time. The Grand Strand is loaded with water-themed amusement parks, from the familiar classics like Myrtle Waves and Wild Water and Wheels to several newcomers to the scene, such as Splashes Water Park at Family Kingdom. In fact, several resorts have recently opened their own on-site water parks so guests don’t even have to leave the property to experience the thrills and chills of an aquatic roller coaster.

Myrtle Beach has Hot Spots for twenty-somethings

Myrtle Beach has Hot Spots for twenty-somethings

Myrtle Beach is known for its fun in the sun, but the real party starts after the sun goes down. If you’re in your 20s, or your 30s and still living like it, Myrtle Beach has a thriving nightclub scene for those looking to hit the dance floor and have drinks with friends. Here are five local hot spots for the young and young at heart:

Celebrating the Fourth on Grand Strand

Celebrating the Fourth on Grand Strand

The Fourth of July is not only the day we celebrate American independence, it’s also the peak of the tourism season in Myrtle Beach. That means lots of people and lots of parties on tap for the Fourth. If you’re visiting the Myrtle Beach area for the holiday and you’re looking for something fun to do to celebrate, you don’t have to look far. In fact, if you don’t want to brave the crowds and the traffic, you can simply stroll down to the beach and catch the fireworks shows held on the oceanfront all along the Strand. But for those looking to get and take part in the biggest…

Martin’s Restaurant Serves Great Breakfast, Dinner for Long Bay Resort Guests

Martin’s Restaurant Serves Great Breakfast, Dinner for Long Bay Resort Guests

One of the many great reasons to stay and play at Long Bay Resort in Myrtle Beach is the convenience of having one of the Grand Strand's top restaurants right on the property. Located in the lobby of the Long Bay, Martin's Restaurant offers fine dining in the evenings and a bountiful breakfast buffet in the mornings. There's no need to leave the resort when you can take an elevator ride for breakfast to start your day, or dinner to cap the night.

Locales Nearest to Long Bay

Locales Nearest to Long Bay

The beauty if staying at Long Bay Resort is there’s really no reason to leave the property since everything you need is on-site. With clean, comfortable rooms and suites overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a huge indoor/outdoor deck featuring pools, hot tubs and a lazy river, and great restaurants like Oceanfront Gill,, Martin’s and River City Café next door, you could spend your entire Myrtle Beach vacation in luxury at Long Bay. But for those who wish to venture out and about town, you’re in the right spot. Located between the popular Ocean Forest and Dunes sections of Myrtle…

How to Keep Kids Entertained at the Beach

How to Keep Kids Entertained at the Beach

You've heard the old saying about how you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. The same can be true of taking children on vacation; you can lead them to the beach but you can't make the have a good time. But there are many family-friendly activities you can use to engage your children and keep them entertained. Although you might expect the combination of sand, surf and sunshine to be enough to keep kids busy for more than a week, in the age of cell phones and video games, some children need a reminder of the fun that can be had at the beach with a little imagination.

Kids Club is THE place for fun in Myrtle Beach

Kids Club is THE place for fun in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a great place to vacation with children. Beach fun, pool fun, lazy rivers, fun, kid-friendly restaurants -- this place has it all. And with the Kids Club at Long Bay Resort, you'll never worry about your kids running out of fun things to do. It's hard to imagine any kid getting bored with all the poolside fun and beach play to be had at Long Bay, but the Kids Club is here to ensure full fun, all the time.

Ocean View Café Offers Great Food with a…Great View!

Ocean View Café Offers Great Food with a…Great View!

Take a break from the summer heat to cool off and fuel up at the Ocean View Café in Myrtle Beach. Located on the second floor of the Long Bay Resort, the Ocean View Café is literally steps away from the scenic Atlantic Ocean and the many pools and amenities of the resort. Guests can make the short walk up the steps or a shirt ride in the elevator to quench their hunger and thirst without taking much time off your vacation clock.

Take Me Out to the (Pelicans) Ballgame!

Take Me Out to the (Pelicans) Ballgame!

Weather warming, birds chirping, and fly balls flying: spring has officially welcomed the 2014 Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball season. There's no better place to catch America's favorite past time than the Grand Strand's very own TicketReturn.com Stadium, home of Myrtle Beach's very own Pelicans. And if you're a guest staying at Long Bay Resort, your only 5 minutes away from catching all the baseball action…and maybe even a foul ball!

Myrtle Beach Bans Tents But Not Good Times

Myrtle Beach Bans Tents But Not Good Times

Slather on some extra sunblock, beachgoers. Myrtle Beach City Council saw you coming from a mile away. You were going to drive down on Memorial Day, lug your thirteen-foot aluminum tent onto the beach, fill it with chairs, coolers, surfboards, little Timmy’s favorite SpongeBob towel, and all of the friends and family that thing could possibly fit. You’ll have to rethink that plan this summer, though, after the city passed a ban on beach tents from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Avoid The Sunburn On Your Next Myrtle Beach Vacation

Avoid The Sunburn On Your Next Myrtle Beach Vacation

Are you coming to Long Bay Resort this summer? Get ready for an amazing vacation! It doesn’t get much better than being outside, relaxing and listening to the sound of the waves crashing. It can be easy to get caught up on your vacation and forget one of the most important beach rules: don’t forget the sunscreen. Here are 5 tips on avoiding getting sunburn in Myrtle Beach.

Summer is Coming! Here are Our Top 6 Beach Safety Tips

Summer is Coming! Here are Our Top 6 Beach Safety Tips

What’s more delightful than spending long and languid days of summer in Myrtle Beach, spread out on the beach soaking up sunshine? Pretty much nothing. But it’s important to remember that as much as we enjoy the beach, we also have to respect the power of the ocean—it’s a natural force with which we need to remember to practice great care! Here are five key beach safety tips we urge you to consider as you make your way to Myrtle Beach’s sandy beaches this summer.

MyrtleBeachHotels.com / MyrtleBeachGolf.com Fall Golf Socials: Long Bay Resort

MyrtleBeachHotels.com / MyrtleBeachGolf.com Fall Golf Socials: Long Bay Resort

Long Bay Resort blends the bustle and energy of Myrtle Beach with the cozy luxury of an ideal seaside getaway. With 286 oceanfront rental units, from efficiencies to two-bedroom suites and three-bedroom condos, there is an accommodation style that fits the needs of any traveler or group

Long Bay Resort’s Lazy River Voted One of the Best in Myrtle Beach

Long Bay Resort’s Lazy River Voted One of the Best in Myrtle Beach

This is a distinction worth noting: When MyrtleBeach.com asked its Facebook fans to name the best Lazy Rivers in Myrtle Beach, Long Bay Resort’s 250-foot lazy river was voted among the best!

What to Expect From Fall Weather in Myrtle Beach

What to Expect From Fall Weather in Myrtle Beach

Fall is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach. While things can vary from year to year, and even from week to week, here’s what to expect when you come to Myrtle Beach in the fall.

Heading to Myrtle Beach for Halloween? Try on these Costume Ideas for Size!

Heading to Myrtle Beach for Halloween? Try on these Costume Ideas for Size!

Myrtle Beach is a great place to spend Halloween. There’s trick-or-treating for kids—one favorite haunt is the shops at Broadway at the Beach—and of course there’s also a few options for adults. The winner, again, is Broadway, which hosts a huge Halloween party and costume contest every year. The winner of Broadway’s costume contest takes home BIG prizes!

How to Pack for a Day at the Beach

How to Pack for a Day at the Beach

Have you ever found yourself finally ready to hit the Myrtle Beach sand and realized you forgot one key beach item? It can be more than a little frustrating. But this is a vacation. It’s supposed to be a break from stress! To help you cut the stress, we’ve come up with this list of items to pack for a day at the beach. Scan through it as you’re packing, and get ready to say goodbye to stress.

Five Fun things to do with kids in Myrtle Beach: The Tween Years

Five Fun things to do with kids in Myrtle Beach: The Tween Years

A 12-year old may be sensitive about activities that seem like they’re for smaller kids—or worse—babies. And yet, they’re probably not mature enough to be set free. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun things to do in Myrtle Beach that are fun enough that the whole family will be happy to partake, even tweens.

Oldest Gift Shop in Myrtle Beach Still has Everything for that family souvenir

Oldest Gift Shop in Myrtle Beach Still has Everything for that family souvenir

The East Coast's oldest and largest gift shop.

ARRRGH you ready for a Pirate Adventure, right here in Myrtle Beach?

ARRRGH you ready for a Pirate Adventure, right here in Myrtle Beach?

New for 2011! Welcome to Pirate Adventures, a place where children come to experience the magic of sailing away in search of buried treasure. Come aboard the pirate ship and get caught up in this real life adventure and be amazed as our crew taps into the wonder of a child's imagination.

The truth about suncreen and the importance of using it during your vacation here in Myrtle Beach

The truth about suncreen and the importance of using it during your vacation here in Myrtle Beach

When you are visiting here in Myrtle Beach, we definitely recommend you use the appropriate sunscreen and make sure to use it often. Some things you will want to understand before you purchase the right sunscreen to protect yourself against.