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Five Great Places for Calabash-Style Seafood in Myrtle Beach

Five Great Places for Calabash-Style Seafood in Myrtle Beach

One of the Grand Strand's most popular regional delicacies is Calabash seafood, a distinct style that involves lightly battered, deep fried and freshly caught seafood harvested from the Atlantic Ocean and inlets along the Carolina coast. The combination of freshness and crispy crunch attracts seafood lovers to local restaurants and buffets that serve Calabash dishes.

Five Tips for a Speedy Sunburn Recovery on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Five Tips for a Speedy Sunburn Recovery on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

You’ve heard all the warnings: Wear sunscreen, sit in the shade, and avoid tanning during the peak heat of the day. But somehow, you or someone in your party always manages to slip up and come down with a bad case of sunburn during your Myrtle Beach vacation — and that can be a pain in more ways than one. But guests at Long Bay Resort don’t have to let a sunburn sideline their vacation fun. Rather than sitting inside and wishing you had reapplied, follow a few of these helpful tips for taking the sting out of your condition:

Hop on Over to Myrtle Beach’s First Trampoline Park at Rockin’ Jump

Hop on Over to Myrtle Beach’s First Trampoline Park at Rockin’ Jump

There's a good reason Myrtle Beach is known as the Sun Fun Capital — actually, lots of them. Vacationers come to the Grand Strand in the summertime to relax on the white-sand beaches, play championship golf and sail on the high seas, just to name a few popular outdoor activities. But Myrtle Beach also has plenty of indoor fun for those rainy days and humid afternoons.

Take an International Food Tour at Market Common

Take an International Food Tour at Market Common

Guests at Long Bay Resort don't have to travel around the world to experience global culinary traditions. A visit to The Market Common in Myrtle Beach will do for an international food tour, all within a six-block radius of the urban shopping and dining district. With more than a dozen restaurants and cafes located in a scenic setting, you can taste the flavors of the world in one trip.

Take a Last-Minute Trip to Myrtle Beach Before the Kids Go Back to School

Take a Last-Minute Trip to Myrtle Beach Before the Kids Go Back to School

It seems like only yesterday the kids were counting down the days until the start of summer vacation. Suddenly, it’s already time to start the countdown for the return to the classroom in a matter of days. Before you send the little ones back to their brain-building, give them one last taste of summer with a last-minute trip to Myrtle Beach and Long Bay Resort.

Take Your Crew Out to the Ball Game With the Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Take Your Crew Out to the Ball Game With the Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach may be more famous for beach balls than baseball, but America's favorite family beach vacation destination is also a hotbed for America's pastime. Visitors come for our sandy beaches and discover that we're known for our sandlots.

Five Ways to Save Big Bucks on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Five Ways to Save Big Bucks on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Taking a summer vacation can take a toll on a family budget. But if you know a few tips, tricks and loopholes, you can save big bucks on a Myrtle Beach getaway. In fact, you can save hundreds by staying at Long Bay Resort and taking a few simple steps. Here are five easy ways you can find discounted accommodations and dining, as well as free entertainment and attractions, at America's favorite family beach destination:

Car Shows Cruise Into Myrtle Beach

Car Shows Cruise Into Myrtle Beach

There's something about the appeal of cruising down Ocean Boulevard with the sea breeze blowing through your hair that attracts droves of classic-car enthusiasts to Myrtle Beach. In fact, with dozens of car shows and cruise-ins scheduled throughout the year on the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is the place to be for seeing and driving classic cars down The Strip.

Make the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Your Headquarters for Fun

Make the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Your Headquarters for Fun

Longtime Myrtle Beach visitors remember a time when the downtown district was the center of all the action. Cruising down the strip, hanging out on the Boulevard and playing around at the Pavilion were the main draws to attract visitors to downtown.

Celebrate Life at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate Life at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach

Sometimes you just need to celebrate and enjoy life. If you are staying at Long Bay Resort, then you have already decided that you deserve some of the best pleasures in life. Now take your vacation one step further and experience everything that Market Common has to offer.

Experience Beachfront Dining at Its Best

Experience Beachfront Dining at Its Best

Nothing says summertime like grabbing some grub on the patio — and Myrtle Beach takes the patio to another level by throwing in the sand and surf. Guests at The Long Bay Resort have discovered several scenic beachfront patios at some of the best restaurants in town. Do yourself a favor and check out a few of these flavorsome venues with eye-popping views.

Pack These Items for Your Long Bay Visit

Pack These Items for Your Long Bay Visit

When getting ready for your escape to Long Bay Resort, things may get hectic when trying to get those last-minute items packed. Check out this list of common “don’t forget” items that could come in handy during your Myrtle Beach vacation.

Believe It or Not — Ripley’s Attractions Are Some of the Best in Myrtle Beach

Believe It or Not — Ripley’s Attractions Are Some of the Best in Myrtle Beach

It’s amazing how many awesome attractions can be found in the Myrtle Beach area — so many that it would take most vacationers years to visit them all. And it’s pretty terrific that the Grand Strand’s numerous attractions are so unique, diverse and well worth the price of admission. At Long Bay Resort, our guests seem to be consistently impressed with the five local attractions offered by the Ripley’s company. Read on to learn more about this collection of attractions you’ll need to see to believe.

Top 10 Places to Find Frozen Treats in Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Places to Find Frozen Treats in Myrtle Beach

There's something about being at the beach that makes frozen treats taste even better than normal. Maybe it's the hot summer sun beating down on you all day or that salty air you breathe in that make your body crave something cold and sweet. Whatever the reason, there's no need to fight it. You're on vacation and deserve to splurge a little on something cold and tasty. Visitors to Myrtle Beach, especially those staying at Long Bay Resort, have no shortage of options when it comes to finding frozen goodies. In addition to having a frozen treat and daiquiri stand located poolside, Long…

Five Great Places to Go Biking, Hiking in Myrtle Beach

Five Great Places to Go Biking, Hiking in Myrtle Beach

Two of the best ways to see the Grand Strand are on foot and on two wheels. The Myrtle Beach area offers a wealth of hiking and biking opportunities, some of them within steps of Long Bay Resort. Guests can go for a quiet stroll down the beach or use the recently installed bike lanes along Ocean Boulevard to go exploring. Just a mile or two north of the resort is the scenic Dunes neighborhood, and a couple of miles south is Myrtle Beach's famed Golden Mile. Both offer scenic views of undeveloped stretches of beach and beautiful, historic beach homes. But if you want to see some more…

Five Ways to Stretch Your Myrtle Beach Vacation Dollars

Five Ways to Stretch Your Myrtle Beach Vacation Dollars

Myrtle Beach is meant for fun and relaxation, so no one wants to spend their valuable vacation time worrying about money. Trying to get the most out of your travel dollars so that everyone has a great time and goes home happy can be a tall order, so here are five money-saving tips to help you maximize your vacation budget during your Grand Strand getaway:

Six Ways to Take a Walk on the Wild Side in Myrtle Beach

Six Ways to Take a Walk on the Wild Side in Myrtle Beach

Humans aren't the only ones that come out to enjoy the warm weather this time of year. So do our four-legged, finned and feathered friends, many of which are on display at local parks and zoos, as well as in the wild. For Myrtle Beach vacationers looking for encounters with nature and up-close looks at exotic animals, check out these six wild spots:

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Long Bay and Spoil Mom in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Long Bay and Spoil Mom in Myrtle Beach

Let's face it — without dear ol' Mom, you wouldn't be here. She has taken good care of you and your family for all these years, and now it's time to pay her back with a special Mother's Day weekend in Myrtle Beach. Make your reservations at Long Bay Resort today and plan a picture-perfect Mother's Day for the well-deserving matriarchs in your family. Here are five great options for showing her a memorable time in Myrtle Beach:

Long Bay Offers Great Deals, Chance to Win Free Tickets to the Carolina Country Music Fest

Long Bay Offers Great Deals, Chance to Win Free Tickets to the Carolina Country Music Fest

The Second Annual Carolina Country Music Festival offers plenty of reasons to escape to Myrtle Beach for a long weekend of good times and great music. Long Bay Resort provides even more reasons to stay with us and save on your concert getaway. Offering special discounts on accommodations and tickets to the Carolina Country Music Fest, Long Bay is the place to stay to enjoy the concert event of the summer on the Grand Strand. And if saving up to 25 percent off the regular room rate and receiving up to $53 off your ticket package aren't reason enough to tempt you into a country music…

Grand Strand Piers Offer More Than Fishing

Grand Strand Piers Offer More Than Fishing

There are plenty of opportunities for fishing on the Grand Strand, but none quite like the experience you’ll find at a fishing pier. Providing easy access to the Atlantic Ocean; all the bait, gear and licenses you’ll need; and even some free advice and tall fishing tales from the friendly cast of characters who congregate at the local piers, these hot spots offer anglers many of the benefits of ocean fishing without the expense of chartering a boat. The 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline called the Grand Strand is fortunate to have 10 fishing piers to choose from, each with its…

Seven Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors on the Grand Strand

Seven Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors on the Grand Strand

With the spring weather in full bloom in the Myrtle Beach area, the best places to visit are the ones without walls and a roof. The great outdoors are even greater this time of year on the Grand Strand, and there are plenty of options for getting outside and having an adventure. Whether seeking a couples, family or group outing, you’ll find the ideal venue on our list of seven great places to enjoy the great outdoors:

Change is in the Air at Broadway at the Beach

Change is in the Air at Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach has been doing some serious spring cleaning, and the results will be a breath of fresh air for longtime visitors to the ultimate center for Myrtle Beach entertainment, dining, shopping and nightlife. Although the popular complex has seen some minor tweaks over its two decades of operations, the latest renovations promise to be the most extreme Broadway at the Beach has ever seen. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the changes that are afoot:

Ten Places to Enjoy Easter Breakfast, Brunch in Myrtle Beach

Ten Places to Enjoy Easter Breakfast, Brunch in Myrtle Beach

The traditional Easter meal is a big part of the holiday celebration, but folks who are vacationing don't have the option of gathering at grandma's house for a family feast. Fortunately for those visiting the Grand Strand, the area offers the next best thing with lots of outstanding Myrtle Beach restaurants providing Easter feasts in formal and casual environments. Whether you are looking for a fine-dining experience to celebrate the special day, or a more festive atmosphere with family and friends, you are sure to find the right place to enjoy an Easter feast within a short drive of…

No Longing for Excitement with the Golf Courses Near Long Bay

No Longing for Excitement with the Golf Courses Near Long Bay

There’s plenty of excitement with any vacation to Myrtle Beach, and at Long Bay Resort, that holds true with the gorgeous beachfront views and never-ending amenities. But a great addition to any Myrtle Beach vacation should include a round at any of the area’s award-winning golf courses. With over 100 golf courses situated along 60 miles of the Grand Strand, the golf staff at Long Bay is available to help plan a golf getaway during your stay in Myrtle Beach. While there are so many courses to choose from, some of the favorites at Long Bay are:

Take the Kids for a Bouncing Good Time at Myrtle Beach Trampoline Parks

Take the Kids for a Bouncing Good Time at Myrtle Beach Trampoline Parks

Ever have one of those rainy days or nights when the kids are bouncing off the walls with boredom? That's why many parents have discovered the magic of trampoline parks, where the little ones can literally bounce off the walls, floors and more. The growing trend has resulted in two new trampoline parks opening on the Grand Strand this spring - Rock 'N Jump in downtown Myrtle Beach and Extreme Trampoline in the Fantasy Harbour district. Featuring a series of traditional trampolines, rock-climbing walls, dodgeball and basketball courts and other play equipment, these play centers are…

Long Bay Resort Offers Free Tickets to the Top Myrtle Beach Attractions

Long Bay Resort Offers Free Tickets to the Top Myrtle Beach Attractions

Looking for something fun and free to do during your Myrtle Beach vacation? How about going for a ride high above the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, or coming face to face with sharks at Ripley's Aquarium? Or maybe zipping around the racetrack at Broadway Grand Prix is more your speed, or perhaps splashing down the water slides at Myrtle Waves? If those activities sound like your idea of a good time, let Long Bay Resort pay your way with our Sun & Fun Rewards programs. Offering one free adult admission to some of the Grand Strand's greatest attractions, Long Bay…

California Roots Reggae Festival Brings Good Vibrations to Myrtle Beach

California Roots Reggae Festival Brings Good Vibrations to Myrtle Beach

When most people think of reggae, the name Bob Marley springs to mind. Rightfully so, considering the late godfather of the genre spread the Jamaican sound to the world. But his work has inspired a new generation of reggae musicians, many of whom will be on display at the April 9 California Roots: The Carolina Sessions Reggae Festival in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. Headlined by alt rock/reggae band 311, more than 11 bands have already been announced as part of the lineup to play on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront on the site of the old Pavilion. With the ocean in the background…

The Carolina Opry Comes Alive with New “Thunder and Light” Show

The Carolina Opry Comes Alive with New “Thunder and Light” Show

What do you get when you cross the foot-stomping showmanship of popular dance troop All That with the high-tech lasers featured on major concert tours? Then take a little bit of magic and a whole lot of breath-taking action and put them all under one roof? Technically speaking, the answer is "Thunder and Light", the latest show to take the stage and thrill audiences at Myrtle Beach’s Carolina Opry. The Calvin Gilmore production is drawing rave reviews since debuting this season and crowds are taking notice. But the easy answer to the trick question is entertainment for every…

Top 5 Places to Propose in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to Propose in Myrtle Beach

In a perfect world, you only get one shot to ask your loved one to spend the rest of your lives together, so you want to make it special. That's why many couples have memories of Myrtle Beach dating back to when the question was popped. Especially for fun-loving couples, there’s no better spot to start a happy partnership than the Sun & Fun Capital of Myrtle Beach. Of course, planning the trip to Myrtle Beach and remembering to bring the ring are only part of the formula for a proper proposal. Finding the right time and place to propose are just as important, so do a little homework…

Expanded Airport, New Airlines Provide More Flights to Myrtle Beach

Expanded Airport, New Airlines Provide More Flights to Myrtle Beach

There was a time when flying into Myrtle Beach meant boarding a puddle-jumper from neighboring hubs like Atlanta and Charlotte to land at one of only four gates. But just as the Grand Strand has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, so too has the Myrtle Beach International Airport. After undergoing a $118 million renovation to add a new terminal to the existing facility, the new and improved Myrtle Beach International Airport was unveiled in the spring of 2015. It didn't take very long for new airlines and travelers to take notice, with now a total of eight airlines offering…

Eat Well on Your Vacation with Bay Naturals

Eat Well on Your Vacation with Bay Naturals

There are many advantages to choosing Long Bay Resort as the host of your Myrtle Beach vacation: The clean and comfortable oceanfront accommodations, the awesome indoor and outdoor pool decks just steps away from the beach, and the on-site restaurants and fitness center, just to name a few. But among the many reasons for staying at Long Bay is the fact that you are only a few blocks away from the Grand Strand's first health food market and kitchen - Bay Naturals. Located at Northwoods Plaza near the corner of Kings Highway and 76th Avenue North is the inaugural, locally owned health…

Five Great Places for Christmas Brunch and Dinner Near Long Bay

Five Great Places for Christmas Brunch and Dinner Near Long Bay

One of the best things about spending the holidays in Myrtle Beach is the abundance of great places to eat for Christmas brunch and dinner. Although several local restaurants keep their doors open for the holidays, there are a handful of eateries that go the extra mile with dinner specials and brunch buffets on Christmas Eve and Day. Guests at Long Bay Resort are fortunate to be located a short distance from some of the best spots for holiday dining, but proximity is only part of the equation. The popular demand for a table at these hot spots during the holidays requires advanced…

Top Places to Play Bingo in Myrtle Beach

Top Places to Play Bingo in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach doesn't have the flashy casinos of Las Vegas or Atlantic City, nor the horse racing tracks of Kentucky and California. But for some low-stakes fun with some possible big pay days, bingo is the name of the game on the Grand Strand. But the term "bingo" might not be what you are accustomed to back home. While many know bingo as the game you grew up playing by using beans to cover lettered and numbered cards chosen by the caller, the game has a much broader definition locally. South Carolina laws prohibit the use of high-stakes video poker machines, but there are automated…

Christmas Lights Up the Holiday Season at the Grand Strand

Christmas Lights Up the Holiday Season at the Grand Strand

Folks who visit the Grand Strand during the holidays know about all the major lights displays. There's the Nights of a Thousand Candles event at Brookgreen Gardens (ending Dec 17-20), the local Christmas Tree Lightings and the new North Myrtle Beach Sports and Recreation Complex's Christmas Wonderland (through Dec. 31), just to name a few. That doesn't include the parades and fireworks shows scheduled for December. But longtime guests know that some of the best Christmas lights displays in Myrtle Beach can be found by riding around local neighborhoods. Private displays on front…

Shop Like a Local in Myrtle Beach This Holiday Season

Shop Like a Local in Myrtle Beach This Holiday Season

The Grand Strand has all the major national chains at our modern malls and shopping centers, and there is everything from big-box stores to beachwear shops located on virtually every block. But pick up a Christmas gift at one of these cookie-cutter stores and there’s a good chance an identical present will be under the tree; there’s nothing worse than getting someone something they already own. There’s little chance of that happening if you check out one of the many locally owned and operated stores, small mom-and-pop shops and independent boutiques in the Myrtle Beach area.…

Get a Jump on Your Christmas Shopping in Myrtle Beach

Get a Jump on Your Christmas Shopping in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is best known for sunning, swimming, surfing, golfing, fishing, parasailing and lots of other fun-filled verbs. But during the holiday season, the Grand Strand has become a popular place for another activity - shopping. The Myrtle Beach area is filled with a wide range of retail outlets to make it easy for visitors to find everything they are looking for in one trip. Considering the reduced hotel rates this time of year (Long Bay Resort is currently offering oceanfront accommodations for as low as $44 per night), it's more affordable than ever to combine a relaxing winter…

Top 5 Reasons to Start Planning Your Myrtle Beach Vacation for Spring and Summer

Top 5 Reasons to Start Planning Your Myrtle Beach Vacation for Spring and Summer

When the daily grind of work and the cold winter season get you down, just close your eyes and picture yourself relaxing on the beach in the warm spring or hot summer sun at Long Bay Resort in Myrtle Beach. Now, in order to make that daydream become a reality, go ahead and book your 2016 vacation plans in 2015. Here are five reasons you will be happy you did:

Ten Ways to Enjoy Wintertime Fun in Myrtle Beach

Ten Ways to Enjoy Wintertime Fun in Myrtle Beach

Looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend a winter getaway? Look no further than Myrtle Beach and Long Bay Resort, where you can hit the town or hang out at the resort for a memorable winter vacation. Here are 10 fun things to do on the Grand Strand this season:

Myrtle Beach Offers Holiday Fun for the Whole Family

Myrtle Beach Offers Holiday Fun for the Whole Family

Enjoying a white Christmas doesn't have to involve snow. White sand works just as well, and Myrtle Beach has plenty of that to go around, as well as lots of holiday fun in store for the whole family. Celebrate the holidays in the comfort of the Long Bay Resort and experience Christmas time on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. The Grand Strand turns into a warm winter wonderland with a long list of family friendly holiday events, festivals and shows to check out during your stay:

Top 5 Holiday Shows in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Holiday Shows in Myrtle Beach

Most people don’t associate the Christmas holidays with the beach, but those folks are missing out. The Grand Strand becomes a winter wonderland, sans the snowy weather, during the holidays, hosting parades, tree lightings, Santa sightings and, perhaps best of all, putting on some of the best Christmas shows in the nation. With several off-Broadway style theaters and shows appearing during the months of November and December, local theaters save their best for the end of the year to put folks in the holiday spirit. Spectators return year after year to see the same inspirational…

Duplin Winery Offers Vineyard Experience at Barefoot Landing

Duplin Winery Offers Vineyard Experience at Barefoot Landing

Like the juicy grapes they grow and the fine wines they make at their nearby vineyard, the owners of Duplin Winery knew their family-owned operation needed room to grow and breath. In an effort to spread good cheer and great wines to new customers, the cousins and business partners decided to open a new location in North Myrtle Beach's Barefoot Landing in 2015. The result is much more than a new place to sample and purchase wines on the Grand Strand. Duplin Winery's second location provides guests with the rare opportunity to learn about the wine-making process from grape to bottle,…

Myrtle Beach Stays on Dry Land in South Carolina Flooding

Myrtle Beach Stays on Dry Land in South Carolina Flooding

The flooding that devastated much of the state of South Carolina earlier this month had little impact on the fun this fall in Myrtle Beach and Long Bay Resort. The record rainfall and major flooding in parts of the Palmetto State dodged the central Grand Strand. Only days some areas of the state saw as much as 2 feet of rain in the first week of October, Myrtle Beach was already back in the business of hosting fun vacation getaways. "We are fortunate our beaches are up and running and ready for visitors," Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Brad Dean said just days…

Take a Guys Trip to Myrtle Beach This Fall

Take a Guys Trip to Myrtle Beach This Fall

Boys will be boys, and there’s no better place to do so than the Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach is not only a popular destination for families and couples; it’s also the perfect place to plan a guy’s trip. With all the golf courses, sports bars and fishing holes along the 60-mile stretch of Carolina coast, Myrtle Beach is like a paradise for old friends to reconnect and do “guy stuff.” Of course, it’s easy to hang out and pass around the pigskin on the beach, but the Grand Strand offers so much more to make your guys trip complete. Here are five of our favorite suggestions:

Lace Up Your Sneakers for Myrtle Beach Road Races This Holiday Season

Lace Up Your Sneakers for Myrtle Beach Road Races This Holiday Season

The Myrtle Beach Marathon brings thousands of runners to town for a 26.2-mile trek through town in March, and the Oct. 18 Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon has grown into the second largest road race on the Grand Strand. But in between are some excellent 10K, 5K and one-mile fun runs, especially this holiday season. Here are some of the upcoming events that will allow you to have a great time, get some exercise and enjoy the holiday season in Myrtle Beach and the Long Bay Resort:

WonderWorks Offers ‘Edu-tainment’ at Broadway at the Beach

WonderWorks Offers ‘Edu-tainment’ at Broadway at the Beach

You have to have a bit of an imagination to understand the premise of WonderWorks, a popular and hard-to-miss attraction at Broadway at the Beach. But then again, you need a vivid imagination to enjoy the full experience of the three-story, 50,000 square foot venue, which combines science and nature with fun and thrills. It’s called “edu-tainment”, as in part education, part entertainment, and here's the story: Imagine a previously top secret scientific laboratory based in, of all places, the Bermuda Triangle, getting scooped up by a Category 5 hurricane and dropping it in…

Halloween is for Grown-ups too in Myrtle Beach

Halloween is for Grown-ups too in Myrtle Beach

Sometimes it seems Halloween is all about the kids, and rightfully so. We all have fond memories of dressing up like our favorite superhero or Disney princess and parading around the neighborhood collecting candy or smashing pumpkins, depending on whether you preferred tricks or treats. And telling ghost stories and sneaking around the spookiest house in town were always good for a few chills and thrills. But you’re all grown up now, and you're stuck drinking pumpkin-spice lattes and handing out healthy treats to the next generation of trick-or-treaters, admirable, but booo-rrring.…

How to Pack for Cooler Fall Weather in Myrtle Beach

How to Pack for Cooler Fall Weather in Myrtle Beach

Packing for your summer vacation to Myrtle Beach is easy. Shorts, T-shirts, flip-flops and shades are enough to get you through those hot and humid sunny days when the fewer clothes you wear the more comfortable you feel. But that's not the case when the seasons change from hot summer days and nights to crisp, cool fall afternoons and evenings. The standard summer beach wardrobe won't cut it, and the milder autumn temperatures create a different set of social and recreational opportunities that may require packing more appropriate attire for the weather conditions. Here's a quick…

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.

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.