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1200 N Ocean Blvd 29577 Myrtle Beach South Carolina, America
Phone: 1-800-211-6947 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Month: December 2014


Myrtle Beach is the perfect place for your romantic getaway! Whether you are one of our many off-season “snowbird” visitors or if you are enjoying a relaxing summer getaway – you are sure to find plenty of things to do that both you and your significant other will enjoy. Check out our roundup of the top Myrtle Beach attractions for couples:

Stroll Through Brookgreen Gardens:
If you and your significant other love being outdoors there is plenty for you to do in Myrtle Beach! Enjoy a romantic stroll through Brookgreen Gardens. With over 9,000 acres of seasonally landscaped gardens, Brookgreen offers a uniquely enchanging atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else. Visitors can also look forward to seeing handmade sculptures scattered throughout the facilities, visiting the on-site zoo which features natural wildlife, riverboat tours of the Waccamaw River, and on-site dining. 

Cruise the Waterway on the Barefoot Princess:
Another scenic outdoor option for couples is a cruise on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat. This Intracoastal cruise, located at Barefoot Landing, offer sightseeing, sunset, and dinner rides throughout the week. The perfect way to end your day is to enjoy the breathtaking sunset along the water on their sunset cruise. What could be better than a romantic dinner while enjoying the Intracoastal Waterway views? 

Watch the Sunset on the Skywheel:
Take a ride on the famous Myrtle Beach Skywheel located right on the beach near Landshark Bar and Grill. The completely enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas give you 360-degree views of Myrtle Beach and the ocean while reaching 200 feet high. This 12-minute ride is the perfect romantic activity. Stick around after sunset to check out the spectacular LED lightshow – it’s hard to miss!

Parasail Along the Atlantic:
For the thrill-seeking couple, parasailing is the ideal activity. Hop on one of the banana boats and enjoy a wild ride out to the parasailing boat. Once on the boat, you will be harnessed in and lifted high into the air where you’ll feel like you’re flying above the ocean. Enjoy magnificent views of the ocean and feel the cool breeze as you soar in the air. You will be brought back down and land softly on the boat. You can parasail with up to three people so you and your significant other can enjoy it together.

Ride along the Beach on Horseback:
Ride along the beach or on a trail on horseback. In the winter months, ride along the beach in Garden City on horseback or trail ride in Conway in the summer. You will receive complimentary pictures of your experience no matter what time of year. Rides last for an hour to an hour and a half and no prior riding experience is necessary as the horses are well trained and you’re with an experienced guide.

It’s not hard to see why Myrtle Beach is a wildly popular destination for couples! What is your favorite romantic area activity? Let us know!


The holiday season is upon us – what could be better than enjoying Christmas in Myrtle Beach? Santa Claus is coming to town and you don’t want to miss him! Whether you are one of our many seasonal snowbird guests or are enjoying a well deserved beach getaway, see why the Holiday Inn Oceanfront could be your next home away from home this Christmas!


Flexible Accommodations

The Holiday Inn Oceanfront Resort offers eight unique room types to meet any and all of your needs. With rooms, efficiencies, and suites – there are plenty of options for both couples and families. All rooms include an efficiency kitchen while the larger accommodations include a full kitchen, making mealtime a breeze. All rooms are fully stocked with everything you would possibly need during your stay and a private balcony with scenic ocean views.

Holiday Events

You and your guests won’t be short on things to do during your stay! Holiday Inn Oceanfront enjoys a convenient downtown location close to tons of area attractions and entertainment. Many Myrtle Beach attractions are open year round, including the Ripley’s Aquarium, Hollywood Wax Museum, Brookgreen Gardens, and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – to name a few. Additionally, the Christmas season offers a plethora of holiday themed events like Night of a Thousand Candles and Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland.

Generous Resort Amenities

Aside from all of the exciting things to do near Holiday Inn, there are plenty of things to do right here at the resort! Take advantage of the free coffee and pastries offered to all guests daily during their stay. Winter guests can also take advantage of the spacious exercise and fitness room and the indoor pool facility which includes a lazy river, spacious pool, and whirlpool.

Holiday Deals

The holiday season offers deep, deep discounts. When else can you stay at a well-known oceanfront resort for as little as only $50 / night? These rock-bottom rates make it easy to plan a fabulous Christmas vacation on a budget. Be sure to check the Current Hotel Deals page for more information and to see how much you can save!


It’s not hard to see why Myrtle Beach is a popular destination for a Christmas getaway. Book your stay at Holiday Inn Oceanfront today!


The holiday season is upon us! Get in the Christmas spirit by grabbing tickets to one of the many holiday shows happening right now near Holiday Inn Oceanfront. Colorful costumes, expert choreography, and classic holiday themes are just a few of the things that you can look forward to. See our top picks for Holiday entertainment this year!

Hot Jersey Nights Christmas Special | Palace Theatre | (843) 448-9224
Take a trip back in time and immerse yourself with the sights and sounds of Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons at Palace Theatre. The Hot Jersey Night Christmas Special runs through the end of the year and is unlike anything else in the area! Hear old favorites like “Walk like a Man”, “Sherry”, and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” mixed in with traditional Christmas classics. Four of the east coast’s most talented vocalists make up this special group and will have your heart swooning. Call (843) 448-9224 for more information.

A Christmas Carol | Atlantic Stage Theatre | (877) 287-8587
Atlantic Stage Theatre, Myrtle Beach’s only professional non-profit performance group, is proud to present A Christmas Carol throughout the month of December. Follow the tale of miserly Mr. Scrooge as he is visited by three Christmas ghosts. The ghosts show him the error in his ways and what the future holds for him if he does not come to terms with his wrongs. This classic story of human redemption is the perfect way to re-connect with family and friends over the true meaning of Christmas. Call (877) 287-8587 for more information.

Christmas with the Rat Pack | Legends in Concert | (843) 238-7827
What could be merrier than hearing Christmas classics sung live by your favorite idols? Well, you can experience just that at Legends in Concert. Christmas with the Rat Pack is the first ever musical holiday tribute to The Rat Pack and promises to be bigger and better than any other area show. This tribute features authentic performers, lively musical numbers, hilarious skits and ad-libs, and a special guest appearance from Marilyn Monroe. This show runs throughout the month of December; call (843) 238-7827 for more information.

The Nutcracker | Palace Theatre | (843) 448-9224
Let envisions of dancing sugarplums and magical fairies carry your imagination away this season by making plans to attend The Nutcracker at Palace Theatre. This special event is being offered December 15th – 16th and 21st – 22nd at select times and is presented by the Coastal Youth Ballet. This enchanting tale tells the story of young Clara and her favorite toy, The Nutcracker, who comes to life and defeats the Mouse King. A favorite among guests young and old, this annual event has become a tradition for many. Call (843) 448-9224 for more information.


One of the great perks of staying at the Holiday Inn Pavilion is the convenient location to local attractions, shopping, and dining. The in-suite kitchens and kitchenettes are perfect for mealtime, but sometimes it’s easier to let other do the work for you! Check out the top dining picks near Holiday Inn Oceanfront:

Bandito’s Cantina | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk | (843) 808-9800
Dig into both classic and creative south of the border favorites at Bandito’s Restaurant & Cantina, conveniently located just a short walk from Holiday Inn along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Get started with house-made guacamole, zesty queso dip, or the signature Bandito’s egg roll. For the main event, take your pick from nachos, fajitas, burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. Bandito’s is also known for serving up some of the best margaritas along the strand in addition to offering a spacious outdoor seating area and live entertainment throughout the week. Call (843) 808-9800 for more information. 

Dagwood’s Deli | 10th Avenue South | (843) 448-0100
Dagwood’s Deli has been a local tradition for more than 25 years and they show no sign of slowing down any time soon. High quality food and fast, friendly service are just a few of the reasons why this deli dive has become a favorite among visitors and locals alike! Choose between classic jumbo deli sandwiches, Dagwood’s specialty sandwiches, cheesesteaks, fresh gourmet salads, and reubens. Or, if you prefer something a little more succulent, try the Dagwood’s wings, a juicy burger, or fried baskets. If you are in town on a Wednesday, stop by for “free cookie day”. Call (843) 448-0100 for more information.

Art Burger Sushi Bar | North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 839-4774
New to the Myrtle Beach restaurant lineup, Art Burger Sushi Bar is quickly making a name for itself for some of the best grub in the area. As the name suggests, the unique concept of this restaurant combines two polar opposites – burgers and sushi – under one roof. Don’t let the limited selection scare you away, though. Each item on the menu is made with only the highest quality ingredients and is unlike anything else in the area. Art is also known for their original liquid nitrogen bar which can take any drink to a whole new level. Perfect for families or couples, Art Burger Sushi Bar offers a nice change of pace from the usual. Call (843) 839-4774 for more information.

14th Avenue | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk | (843) 448-6500
Casual oceanfront dining and unbeatable views are just two things guests of Pier 14 Restaurant can look forward to. Open for lunch and dinner, 14th Avenue Pier offers a wide array of beach classics. Get started with favorites like flash fried calamari, peel-and-eat shrimp, or oysters on the half shell. Then, choose between lighter fare like salads, sandwiches, and wraps or more hearty options like steaks, grilled and fried seafood options, and unique specialty items. 14th Avenue Pier also offers a spacious wrap around deck and live entertainment throughout the busy season. Call (843) 448-6500 for more information.

Liberty Steakhouse | Broadway at the Beach | (843) 626-4677
Looking for the perfect place to watch a game, indulge in hearty eats, and maybe sip on a few home brews? If so, look no farther than Liberty Steakhouse, conveniently located right up the road at Broadway at the Beach. The eclectic menu includes creative starters like boiled peanut hummus, fried bread and butter pickles, and even “pint of bacon” while entrée selections include options like southern meatloaf, buttermilk fried chicken, baby back ribs, and “build your own” burgers. Additionally, Liberty offers a wide array of house made brews that change seasonally, ensuring you always have something new and exciting to look forward to. Call (843) 626-4677 for more information.

What is your favorite spot to eat near Holiday Inn Oceanfront? Let us know!