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Come out and support our hometown college and cheer on the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers as they begin their fall football season.
Get ready to discover the spooky side of Myrtle Beach.
Some of the best views are views you can't see above the water. Take things to a new depth and try diving on your next Myrtle Beach vacation.
Head out to nature and find the beauty that lives along the Grand Strand. Here are 5 Ecotours you and your family can enjoy.
Fall is the perfect time of the year to visit Myrtle Beach, check out all of the great events.
Head to Myrtle Beach for the great fall weather, family fun and a taste of the Seafood Festival in early October.
Get ready to rev your engines and experience a thrill of a lifetime, check out how you can go 0-60 and not get a ticket.
Escape to Myrtle Beach for Labor Day and discover what everyone is talking about.
Enjoy the water activities here at Long Bay, but if you want to venture out, check out the waterparks you might want to check out.
Long Beach Resort is a destination in itself, check out all of the amazing new and existing amenities for you to enjoy on your next Myrtle Beach vacation.
Explore the latest craze at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex that now has a water attraction unlike no other. Giant inflatables that will entertain the entire family for hours.
The Grand Strand is famous for the sun, surf and sand of its 60-mile stretch of white-sand beaches, as well as the great attractions, restaurants, shops and nightlife offerings in and around the hub city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. But there are also some special places tucked away from the neon lights and dance music, and there's only one way to discover them.
June has been a busy month for restaurant openings at Broadway at the Beach, and that's good news for Myrtle Beach vacationers and Long Bay Resort guests with adventurous palates. Three new establishments have made their debuts at Myrtle Beach's most popular multipurpose complex, including the latest brewpub to capitalize on the craft-beer craze - the Carolina Ale House.
Summer fun in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, never gets old, but it is nice to have a few new surprises each year. That's why Long Bay Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront is always striving to come up with some nice additions in the off-season to keep our guests coming back for more.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is America's favorite family beach vacation destination, and the Fourth of July is the most popular time of year to visit. In fact, the Grand Strand hosts several birthday parties for America on Independence Day, with fireworks, concerts, parades, baseball and a whole lot more in store for Myrtle Beach visitors.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has been named America's No. 1 family summer vacation destination by various media outlets, and not just because of the sun, sand and surf. In addition to offering a 60-mile stretch of white-sand beaches and inviting coastal waters, the Grand Strand also provides a fun, safe and healthy playground for families to enjoy.
Take a 60-mile stretch of white-sand beaches and cool Atlantic Ocean waters, sprinkle in some sunshine and sea breeze, mix in generous helpings of attractions, golf, watersports, dining, shopping and nightlife, and you have a recipe for the ultimate summer vacation in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The fun is already baked into this vacation cake; now for the icing.
Teens can be a tricky bunch to entertain during a family vacation. Too young to go out on the town on their own — and too old to hang around with the parents 24/7 — most teenagers also happen to be too broke to do all the things on their wish list. But that's part of the beauty of vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where much of the fun is for free.
For adventurous souls who love water sports but lack the skill, stamina or nerve for activities like surfing, kiteboarding or parasailing, there's a popular alternative to give you a more relaxed taste of a day on the water in Myrtle Beach - it’s paddleboarding.
Once you've arrived at Long Bay Resort in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it's really tough to leave. After checking into your cozy room and checking out the oceanfront view, indoor and outdoor pool decks, on-site dining and more, you might find it difficult to visit all the wonderful attractions, golf, shopping, dining and nightlife the Grand Strand offers.
One of the best things about spending your Myrtle Beach vacation at Long Bay Resort is that you don't have to venture very far — if anywhere at all — to find lots of great ways to entertain the entire family. In addition to all the easy oceanfront beach access, the indoor/outdoor pool decks with waterslides and hot tubs, and the on-site restaurants and bars, Long Bay Resort is located in an upscale neighborhood on the north end of town that is convenient to everything without being in the middle of everything.
Memorial Day weekend is a special time in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and not just because it is the unofficial start of the summer season. The Grand Strand has a deep connection with the military that makes the holiday even more meaningful. In fact, while Myrtle Beach is now well-known for being America's No. 1 family beach vacation destination, the area owes much of its foundation to the opening of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base during the World War II era.
Guests at Long Bay Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront can take a stroll down the shoreline on a beautiful but windy day and see something that might make them do a double take — flying surfers. Those are actually kiteboarders — extreme water sports enthusiasts who literally take surfing to the next level, as in airborne. Kiteboarding is one of the fastest-growing water sports on the Grand Strand. Created on the West Coast by surfers who decided to see what would happen if they added a parachute to the salty mix, kiteboarding has made its way across the country to surfers on…
Deciding where to take the family out for an enjoyable dinner during your Myrtle Beach vacation can be a real challenge, but one with a nice reward for those who choose wisely. With more than 1,700 restaurants on the Grand Strand, finding a handful of places to dine that will make the whole family happy is a lot more difficult than it might sound.
One of the best things about vacationing at Long Bay Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront is that you can enjoy a wonderful beach getaway without ever leaving the property. With the resort’s luxurious oceanfront accommodations, on-site dining, and a long list of amenities and aquatic facilities, Long Bay guests have plenty of fun-filled activities to keep them entertained.
At first glance, the fast and loud sport of NASCAR racing might seem like an unlikely match for the health-and-environment crowd. But Myrtle Beach Speedway's hosting of the 10th Annual Earth Day Music Fest and Diabetes 5K is proof that the two worlds can peacefully coexist with a special event that celebrates the planet and raises funds for a worthy cause.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. But when in Myrtle Beach, drink like the locals drink. For thousands of Grand Strand residents and vacationers, that means tapping a keg or popping a top to enjoy an ice-cold beer from New South Brewing.
The weather is starting to heat up in Myrtle Beach, and with winter behind us there are so many events and festivals to look forward to in the spring time here in Myrtle Beach, SC. Check out our listings below for all of the festivals, shows and things to do this spring, held throughout the Grand Strand:
The 2017 baseball season is warming up in the on-deck circle, and faithful fans of the Chicago Cubs still haven't stopped celebrating their long-awaited 2016 World Series championship. Grand Strand baseball fans also have ample reason to party, since our local minor-league team, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, is coming off back-to-back Carolina League titles.
The weather can be a wild card on any vacation, but you can visit Myrtle Beach without even packing an umbrella if you play your cards right. That means booking your reservations at Long Bay Resort, where rainy-day fun draws a full house.
There was a time when getting locked up during your Myrtle Beach vacation was a bad thing. Now, folks are lining up for the chance at the Grand Strand's latest attraction - Break Out Myrtle Beach. Unlike the many amusement rides and water parks around town, this new-age game features more mental challenges and offers a chance to "Break Out" of the ordinary.
The month of March marks more than the start of the spring vacation season in Myrtle Beach. It also signals the beginning of a road-race stampede on the Grand Strand. If you like to stay active and have a good time with fellow runners during your Grand Strand getaway, pack a pair of sneakers along with your flip-flops and sign up for a spring road race.
There's no need to choose between a relaxing summer vacation on the beach and a wild weekend at the concert event of the year. Grand Strand visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds by staying at Long Bay Resort away from the noise and crowds while attending the Third Annual Carolina Country Music Fest June 8-11 in the heart of Myrtle Beach's downtown district.
Guests at Long Bay Resort often say they could spend their entire Myrtle Beach vacation on the premises. After all, our clean and comfortable oceanfront accommodations, state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor pool decks and delicious on-site dining provide everything you need for a relaxing retreat. But Long Bay Resort also offers hook-ups to many of the great attractions the Grand Strand has to offer through our Sun & Fun Rewards program. The 2017 Sun & Fun Rewards package, which guests receive free of charge when they check in, includes free admission, discounted tickets and other benefits…
The popularity of crime drama television shows like "CSI" and "Law & Order" seems to have turned everybody into an armchair detective these days. Now guests at Long Bay Resort in Myrtle Beach can put those case-cracking skills to good use while having a great time during your Grand Strand vacation at the House of Blues' Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre.
Myrtle Beach's famed Restaurant Row is one of the most popular dining districts on the Grand Strand, but there's a new culinary center growing that is even closer to Long Bay Resort. While Restaurant Row is only a few miles north of the resort, Long Bay is located only a few blocks from several hot spots where guests can eat, drink, walk and be merry.
If this were a movie production, it might be called "Straight Outta Dublin." But Myrtle Beach area music lovers, both locals and visitors, simply call it a rare opportunity to witness one of the world's most popular acts - Five Irish Tenors.
The Grand Strand may be best known for hot fun in the summertime, but the wintertime can be a blast, too, thanks to Myrtle Beach's newest indoor attraction. Designed to give active visitors and locals alike a venue where they can literally bounce off the walls and floors even when the weather doesn't cooperate with outdoor plans, Rockin' Jump is Myrtle Beach's first trampoline park, and it provides plenty of space for children to burn off some energy under one very large roof.
The Grand Strand truly is a vacation destination for all seasons, with the character of the Myrtle Beach area seeming to change every three months. Summer is all about the beach and the fun attractions, such as fireworks shows and water parks, while fall is festival season, featuring events like the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival and the Little River Shrimp Fest. The winter is a snowbird's paradise and peaceful retreat of mild temperatures and small crowds, and the springtime is all about golf - and lots of it.
Myrtle Beach is home to a brand-new thrill park, and guests at Long Bay Resort are only a short drive away from taking The Track Family Recreation Center for a test drive. Holding a soft opening at the end of the 2016 season, The Track is located on Restaurant Row, only a few miles north of Long Bay, and offers a wide variety of go-kart racing and arcade games.
If you are coming to Myrtle Beach to ring in 2017 until the wee hours of the morning, don't forget to fuel up before you start your all-night party. While lots of local restaurants are offering special New Year's Eve dinner packages, one of the best options for feasting and festivities on the Grand Strand can be found at North Beach Plantation’s 21 Main Prime Steakhouse and Sushi Bar.
The first part of making your Myrtle Beach vacation is easy: stay at Long Bay Resort. The second part is all about picking which dates to visit the Grand Strand. This is easier said than done especially when there are so many things happening year-round in Myrtle Beach. Here’s a little help, with 10 events you don’t want to miss in 2017:
Long Bay Resort has become a holiday home away from home for many Myrtle Beach visitors who have discovered the magic of celebrating the season on the Grand Strand. From Black Friday shopping to New Year's Eve shindigs and all the Christmas festivities in between, Long Bay Resort puts your party in the middle of all the action while also giving you a comfortable place to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Here are the top five ways to get in the holiday spirit on the Strand:
Christmastime isn't the only thing that's just around the corner. So is Barefoot Landing, a Grand Strand hot spot for the holidays that is located less than 7 miles away from Long Bay Resort. Our guests can make the short trip to this shopping, dining and entertainment center in North Myrtle Beach and enjoy a wide range of events for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.
With the hectic holiday season upon us, it's a good time to start thinking about how you’ll recover from all the holiday stress and wintertime blues — your next vacation! Whether you and your crew prefer a relaxing winter retreat, a much-needed spring break or some hot fun in the summertime, Long Bay Resort is the place to reserve your next beach retreat, and now is the time. Cash in on huge savings by booking early, and make the loved ones on your shopping list happy for the holidays with the gift of a Myrtle Beach vacation. Here's a sampling of what you can look forward to…
Watch the swinging watch and relax. You are getting very, very sleepy and ... SNAP! OK, so maybe hypnosis doesn't work in print, but nonbelievers in subconscious manipulation can see it for themselves firsthand at the GTS Theatre in Myrtle Beach. In fact, if you are brave enough to volunteer and susceptible to hypnosis, you can even experience it for yourself.
Rated as the nation’s No. 1 family beach vacation destination, Myrtle Beach was once considered a regional driving destination. The vast majority of visitors arrived by the carload, while the old Myrtle Beach Airport was little more than a shared runway with the neighboring Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. But those days are now in the rear-view mirror as air travel to and from the Grand Strand has taken off in recent years, thanks to the expansion of the airport terminal and the addition of more airline services.
Taking a holiday-weekend vacation to Myrtle Beach for Thanksgiving doesn't mean you have to give up your turkey dinner. In fact, guests at Long Bay Resort can enjoy their Grand Strand getaway and a traditional holiday feast at one of the many local restaurants that open their doors for Thanksgiving. Here are some of our guests’ favorite places to celebrate Thanksgiving:
Like the seemingly bottomless swamps and salt marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry, history runs deep on the south side of the Grand Strand. And nowhere does local history run deeper than at Hopsewee Plantation in rural Georgetown County.
Whoever says Halloween is a holiday for children, not adults, is only half right — and that's especially true in Myrtle Beach. Sure, there are plenty of fun activities that allow kids to get into the spirit of the season, but grown-ups can also celebrate Halloween with different kinds of tricks and treats — such as getting tricked out in your best costume and treating yourself to a wild night at Celebrity Square and Broadway at the Beach. Long Bay Resort is the place to stay for adults who love to play.
Autumn seems to arrive a little bit later in Myrtle Beach than it does for many of our Northern neighbors. While Labor Day weekend marks the traditional transition from summer to fall, on the Grand Strand, the month of September usually remains sunny and warm without all the heat and humidity — and it's typically October before visitors get to experience that unmistakable chill in the ocean air.
Get your motor running and head out on the highway for the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally. With apologies to 1970s rock band Steppenwolf, it's a great experience for those looking for adventure and whatever comes their way. And while you are exploring all the activities on the Grand Strand, there's no better place to park your ride at the end of the day than at Long Bay Resort.
The Great American Melting Pot becomes a Grand Strand sand bucket for one day this fall with the 13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival in North Myrtle Beach. Paying tribute to America's unique and diverse heritage, the Sept. 24 shindig brings the rich culture, history, art, food and music of Ireland, Italy and the world to our little corner of the coast.
College football and pre-game tailgating are autumn rituals in the South, and the Grand Strand is home to one of the best small-school experiences you can find. Coastal Carolina University, located in Conway about 15 miles away from Myrtle Beach’s Long Bay Resort, offers all the football, fun and fanfare of a major college program without all the traffic jams and big crowds.
Labor Day not only marks the unofficial end of summer — the holiday also signals an inevitable shortage of quality family time. The kids are back at school, the parents are back to work, and the sports practices and dance recitals make it almost impossible to get away from it all in the fall. This gives us all the more reason to take one last family retreat to Myrtle Beach for Labor Day weekend.
With the summer season coming to an end and the weather finally cooling down, things are just starting to heat up in Myrtle Beach. There are so many great reasons to visit Long Bay Resort in the fall.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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:
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:
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:
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…
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…
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: