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Summer has come and gone and fall is fast approaching; now is the time to start planning your fall getaway in Myrtle Beach! Fall is the perfect time of year to visit if you still enjoy beach weather but shy away from crowds and heat. The fall brings with it cooler weather and a slew of exciting fall events and activities.

Take advantage of these generous fall specials at Holiday Inn Oceanfront Resort:

60 More Days of Summer – This generous offer allows guests to extend summer well into October! Little realize that the beach weather actually sticks around until Halloween, giving you plenty of chances to get in some last minute sun and sand. Use this special to get a lowrise oceanview efficiency room for only $60 / night! Call (800) 211-6947 to book this exclusive special.

October–November Fall Savings – When the weather begins to fall, so do our prices! Book this fall deal to get drastically reduced rates at our boardwalk hotel. Reduced rates for October through November include oceanview rooms for $58, oceanfront efficiency rooms for $70, and oceanfront suites for $77. In addition, this package includes FREE breakfast daily.

Military Family Rate – Holiday Inn Oceanfront would like to thank our active and retired military men and women by offering a 10% discount to the already low rates. Please call (800) 211-6947 to take advantage of this special.

These are just a few of the generous fall specials that the Holiday Inn Oceanfront offers to help you save – be sure to check our full Hotel Specials page and book your beach getaway today.


Thought Myrtle Beach has long been associated with family friendly activities, did you know that our sandy shoreline is also home to a wide array of exciting thrill rides? Get your heart racing at one of these exhilarating attractions – if you dare:

Sling Shot

The human “sling shot” is located in the downtown area and is hard to miss! This ride takes riders two at a time and guests lie on their backs facing the sky. Suddenly, guests are thrust over 300 feet into the air at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Talk about a rush! Guests then bob back and forth a few times before being lowered back onto the ground. With a little work, partners can even get the circular capsule that they are seated in to spin through the air at descent. The ride is equipped with an on-board camera that catches all the action so guests can see their reactions and even take home a video for later viewing.

Swamp Fox Coaster at Family Kingdom

The Swamp Fox coaster at Family Kingdom Amusement Park has been an area staple for almost 50 years and keeps guests flocking back year after year. This wooden coaster boasts an impressive 2,400 feet of track and takes guests on a thrilling trip full of unexpected twists and turns. Guests will also be treated to breathtaking views of the Atlantic at the top of the ride – but don’t get too distracted! If you aren’t paying attention one of the plummets or turns might take you by surprise! 

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is a more recent addition to the bustling boardwalk and has quickly become a part of many guests’ annual vacation itinerary. This ferris-wheel-esque ride stands at 190-feet tall and boasts being the largest ride of its type east of the Mississippi River. The SkyWheel offers 40 climate controlled gondolas that take guests soaring into the air, providing endless vistas of the Atlantic and the coastline. And, at almost 200 feet into the air, you can rest assured that this ride will get your heart racing! Each gondola can hold up to sex guests, making this a great option for families.

Turbo Twisters at Myrtle Waves

The Turbo Twisters at Myrtle Waves Water Park aren’t for the faint of heart. These enclosed tube slides climb 10 stores into the air and are among the tallest tube slides in the world. Once at the top of the tower, guests take the long journey downward throughout the spiraling enclosure at speeds of up to 50 feet per second! The slides whip and wind downward but the darkness makes it impossible to anticipate what is coming up next. Once at the bottom, guests are thrown down a long, narrow stretch of pool and the ride finally comes to an end. Thrill seekers will definitely want to try this exhilarating slide more than once!


Have you ever wanted to fly? If so, make this dream a reality by booking a parasailing trip! This unique water sport has been in the area since the early 1980’s and is an absolute “must” if you enjoy wet n’ wild fun. Guests can enjoy a sole adventure or ride in sets of two or three. Riders are strapped into seats attached to a parachute and then wait at the end of the boat until they reach the perfect stretch of ocean. Then, the captain accelerates quickly and the riders take flight! Guests can choose to stay dry during flight or get dipped for even more frills. Parasailing is a great family activity and is fun for guests of all ages.


Summer is slowly winding down but things are still pretty darn hot here in Myrtle Beach. The beach is great and probably the main reason why you chose to visit our sandy shores, but you are bound to need a break from the sun and sand at one point or another. Luckily, the Myrtle Beach area is packed with a wide array of attractions and entertainment that can help you beat the sweltering heat. Check out our top picks for spots to keep cool during your beach adventure:


Dinner and a Show at Pirates Voyage

Gather your scallywags and head to Pirate’s Voyage for a swashbuckling good time! This eventful dinner and show production is the perfect place to make memories that last. Watch in awe as the Crimson and Sapphire pirates duke it out on the decks of their full scale ships and over the water with breathtaking mid-air stunts with expertly choreographed precision. This lively show also features an original score produced by Dolly Pardon and guest appearances from friendly mermaids and live animals. In addition to energetic entertainment, a trip to Pirates Voyage also includes a decadent four course meal which offers roasted chicken, creamy vegetable soup, BBQ pulled pork, and even a homemade apple pie pastry. Tickets may be purchased online or at the theatre. Call (843) 497-9700 for more information.


A Magical Evening at the Palace Theatre

Bring your family to the Palace Theatre, conveniently located at Broadway at the Beach, to enjoy the east coast’s most popular magic show, Illusions of Magic. This family friendly production is hosted by house magician, Peter Gossamer. He entertains the crowd with several classic magic tricks, like the popular “rip and reappear” newspaper stunt, and then works into more mind-boggling tricks as he makes his assistant and even a full sized motorcycle disappear right in front of your eyes! Other acts guests can look forward to include a tiger tamer with five 200 pound Bengal tigers, a human cannonball act, and even a show stopping crossbow act from Ben Blaque from “America’s Got Talent”. This show runs from spring to fall and offers shows daily. Call (843) 448-9224 for more information.


Meet Your Idols at the Wax Museum

New for 2014, the Hollywood Wax Museum is the perfect place to beat the heat. The building is full of wax figures; after all, so you can be sure you will get to enjoy plenty of coveted A/C here during the scorching summer months. Best of all, this new museum is home to not one but three unique attractions, giving you plenty of things to fill your afternoon. Start your adventure by checking out the wax museum and get up close and personal with all of your favorite idols. Features celebrities include Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, and the king himself – Elvis, to name a few. Then, see how you’d fare in a zombie apocalypse at Outbreak and then find your way home through a maze of mirrors at Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors. All three attractions can be enjoyed together or separately. Call (843) 444-0091 for more information.


The Grand Strand holds a unique place in Barbecue Belt.

The north end stretches into North Carolina, where vinegar-based sauce is the law. The south end dips into the South Carolina Lowcountry, where mustard-based sauce is king. And in between resides a mix of transplants and visitors who bring their own BBQ taste buds to the party.

The good news is you can get your fix no matter which BBQ church you happen to worship. The one common theme is slow-cooked pork over hickory coals, pulled and sometimes chopped, and served with all the fixins’. Here are the top five spots to cure your BBQ jones:

* Little Pigs: This Myrtle Beach institution is hidden in a strip mall just off Higheay 17 Bypass, but lovers of authentic North Carolina BBQ can find it by following their noses. The Huggins family uses only whole pork shoulders that are smoked on-site and served with a wide variety of side items. The hushpuppies are worth the trip.

* Prosser’s Bar-B-Q: This family-owned and operated eatery has been serving South Carolina-style barbecue and country cooking since 1953. Originally opened in nearby Hemingway, which is considered a BBQ capital of S.C., Prosser’s brought their own version of pulled pork to the coast, along with some great rib-sticking comfort food.

* Hog Heaven BBQ: Serving South Carolina barbecue at a tucked-away shack just north of Georgetown, folks don’t mind the extra drive to find a place in Hog Heaven. True to its Lowcountry roots, Hog Heaven also offers smoked seafood, including an oyster roast, and home-style vegetables. Just get the buffet and try it all.

* Sticky Fingers: This Charleston-based regional chain offers the widest variety of sauces for any and all tastes. Offering smoked baby-back ribs, pulled pork and BBQ chicken, Sticky Fingers allows the customer to choose from its five different sauces, including Memphis Sweet, Tennessee Whiskey and Carolina Mustard.

* Big KT’s BBQ: Either a great little BBQ joint with cold beer or a great little beer joint with excellent BBQ, Big KT’s successfully pulls off both. Serving North Carolina, vinegar-based BBQ and ribs, this North Myrtle Beach hangout also scores points for its sides, such as Brunswick stew and Tomato Pie.


Myrtle Beach has many things to offer and live music is one of the best ones. Enjoy a night of listening to local bands or relax on the beach where you can hear the sounds of the ocean and music. There are plenty of places where you can listen to some live music.

Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill
With backyard concerts in the Summer Concert Series to live country at Friday Night Lights, there is no shortage on live music at Boathouse. Enjoy live country with no cover year round on Friday nights. When the weather warms, head outside on Sundays to their backyard stage with the Summer Concert Series. Boathouse’s convenient waterway location allows guests to enjoy live music from the yard or the boat. Boathouse is open for all ages to come and enjoy.

Ocean Annie’s
Sit back and enjoy a drink while listening to live cover bands that play a wide variety of music from all genres ranging from the Top 40 to classic throwbacks.  Located on Shore Drive, enjoy the music while sitting poolside on the deck or relaxing on the beach with one of their many drink specials. 

House of Blues
With a wide variety of bands coming to the area, enjoy a live concert at the House of Blues. Located at Barefoot Landing and bands ranging from classic tributes to rock to country, there is a concert for everyone here. Check out their site for a complete list of events happening during your vacation.

Crocodile Rocks
For a night of drinks and dueling pianos check out Crocodile Rocks located at Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach. Beginning at 8pm Tuesday-Saturday, listen to a variety of music, from classic rock to today’s hits, as the two pianists duel it out. There is a $10 cover charge on weekends and $5 on weekdays, and you must be 21 or older to enter.

The Hot Fish Club
Located in Murrels Inlet, come for dinner and then head to the gazebo and stay for a night of drinks and live music. Relax as the cover bands play everything from rock and roll to the island rhythms of Calypso to enter the Hot Fish gazebo you must be 21 or older, but there is no cover charge.

Bubba’s Love Shak
Another Murrels Inlet favorite, Bubba’s Love Shak is always a great time. Located on the Marsh Walk, sit outside at one of the picnic tables or inside as you enjoy their live music from a variety of local bands. There is never a cover charge at Bubba’s Love Shak and you don’t have to be 21 to enter.


The holidays are a festive time in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand is busy gearing up for several area events. From cheerful tree lighting ceremonies and bustling festivals to holiday wine tastings and colorful parades, the area will offer plenty of opportunities for visitors to embrace the holiday spirit! Whether you are enjoying an extended Thanksgiving or Christmas weekend at the beach or are in the midst of an extended snowbird vacation, the Myrtle Beach area will be alive with fun events for the whole family. Take a look at our run down of the area’s top holiday events and be sure to pencil a few in during your holiday vacation in Myrtle Beach.

Carolina Opry Christmas Special – Nov.1st – Jan.4th

Gather family and friends for the biggest and most spectacular Christmas show in the Carolinas! The Carolina Opry, a multi-award winning local performance group, is proud to enter the 28th season of its annual Christmas program, known to many as “The Christmas Show of The South”. This holiday show is a tradition to visitors and locals alike and you won’t want to miss out! Tickets can be purchased in advance or the night of – but getting tickets early is recommended because many of the performances sell out in advance.

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland – Nov.8th – Jan.5th

Pack a few vehicles full of family and friends and head to the Myrtle Beach Pelican’s stadium for the biggest and best holiday display in the area! This Christmas spectacle allows guests to enjoy millions of sparkling LED lights in the comfort of their vehicle. The lights are programmed to elaborate performances that are choreographed to music that you hear through your radio – making it a truly one of a kind experience. After the ride, you can get out and enjoy other holiday activities at the stadium. Tickets can be purchased in advance or the night of.

Dicken’s Christmas Show & Festival – Nov.14th – 17th

If you are looking for the area’s biggest and best Christmas festival – look no farther than the Dicken’s Christmas Show! Held at the Myrtle Beach Convention center, this weekend long Victorian themed event features hundreds of vendors offering everything from arts & crafts, home décor, and toys to specialty food items, Christmas items, and so much more! There will also be holiday performances and Christmas exhibits and appearances from Santa himself!

Broadway at The Beach Tree Lighting – Nov.23rd

Kick start the Christmas season right with a cheerful tree lighting ceremony at Broadway at The Beach! The night will include live, holiday themed performances from local musicians and elaborate Christmas decorations. The pinnacle of the evening will be the lighting of the Broadway tree followed by a spectacular fireworks display. This event runs from 6pm – 8pm.

Holiday Wine Tasting at Croissants – Nov.23rd

Wine aficionados and neophytes alike are invited to this year’s Holiday Wine Tasting at Croissants Bistro & Bakery. Held from 2pm – 5pm, this event is a fundraiser for a local college and will feature a variety of wines from around the world for guests to taste and compare. There will be live jazz performed by Tom Hanlin and Paul Grimshaw and a variety of raffle drawings for elaborate prize packages. Tickets to this event are only $10.

Barefoot Princess Christmas Regatta – Nov.30th

Enjoy the area’s most popular boat parade in style – with a first class seat onboard the Barefoot Princess Riverboat. Cruise the Intracoastal Waterway in style as you watch the parade pass by. This festive event will include guest entertainment and narration, plenty of hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and so much more! The boat boards at 3:15 and cruises until about 8pm. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (843) 272-6796.

Night of a Thousand Candles – Dec.5th – 21st

Visitors looking for a unique holiday event should head south to Brookgreen Gardens any weekend in December before Christmas to take in the spectacle of this popular annual event. The staff at Brookgreen Gardens places millions of sparkling lights and over 5,000 hand lit candles throughout the complex to make the gardens come to life! Enjoy strolling throughout the gardens while you sip on hot cider and listen to carolers belt out holiday favorites as you take in the enchanting scenery. Tickets to this event can be purchased in advance or the night of.

Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade – Dec.7th

The Myrtle Beach Christmas parade takes place at Broadway at The Beach and offers a full day of family fun! The parade begins at 11am near the Hard Rock Café and will wind around the Broadway complex, finally ending near WonderWorks. The parade will include participants from all over the Grand Strand, live musical performances, and appearances from Santa himself. Come early to grab your spot as this event attracts a large crowd!

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade – Nov.7th

If you can’t make the Myrtle Beach Parade or if you just want to attend two festive events, make plans to head to North Myrtle to take part in their Christmas Parade. The parade will begin on Main Street and travel to Ocean Boulevard so any spot along Main Street will give you perfect proximity to all of the action. There will be a variety of colorful floats and live musical performances, in addition to an appearance from Santa Clause. This parade begins at 5:30pm and usually ends right around 7pm.


Visitors and locals alike flock to the MarshWalk during the year – and for good reasons! Located in the seafood capital of the state, Murrells Inlet, the MarshWalk is an inlet front group of restaurants and a marina that are all connected via a waterfront boardwalk. Great for grabbing a bite to eat or spending a day out on the water, the MarshWalk has everything you need for a day full of fun.

The Crazy Sister Marina is the place to go if you are looking for wet n wild fun. The marina rents everything from kayaks and paddleboards to boats and jet skis, so you can find something for everyone in your group, no matter what your budget is. You can also enjoy a relaxing dolphin tour or a casual cruise around the inlet in the Bahama Mama Boat. Those looking for a thrill can check out the Scuba Express boat or catch a ride on a banana boat. Children love the Pirate Adventure ship and adults often enjoy the challenge of offshore fishing on the Inlet Princess. There is so much to do here – you might need to make a few trips to squeeze everything in!

The restaurant selection is another huge draw of this area. Being that Murrells Inlet is the seafood capitol of the state, you can expect a variety of succulent seafood offerings at these restaurants, most of which is caught in or near the inlet. In addition, Bovine’s offers unique wood fired pizzas that are wildly popular and Creek Rats is the place to go for golden fried seafood baskets. Wahoos and Wicked Tuna are the places to go if you are looking for fresh sushi while Dave’s Dockside is the place to go when you are looking for a killer Sunday brunch. Whatever your palette is craving can be found along the eclectic restaurant selection along the MarshWalk.

Another great part about the MarshWalk is the variety of live entertainment that can be found throughout the week. Many of the restaurants have outdoor bar areas with stages where they host well known local and regional bands. You can expect to hear anything from classic rock to country or current hits depending on who is playing. And, the inlet front boardwalk that connects all of the restaurants makes it easy to stroll from place to place without having to worry about finishing your drink or leaving the MarshWalk.

The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is a truly unique area that offers memorable cuisine, tons of ocean entertainment, and spectacular inlet views. Whether you are looking for wet ‘n wild fun or a great meal (or both!) – the MarshWalk offers something that just can’t be found in Myrtle Beach. Be sure that a trip to this small town venue is on your Myrtle Beach vacation itinerary!


Why limit the beach to only a few hours a day? While one can only tolerate so much sun and sand in one afternoon, a water view never gets old. Whether you enjoy watching the sun rise over the beach or gazing upon a spectacular beach sunset over the river, Myrtle Beach offers a variety of places for you to grab a bite to eat while you take in the beach vistas. Enjoy our roundup of the area’s best places to enjoy waterfront dining and make sure you pencil a few in during your Myrtle Beach vacation.


Barefoot Landing Restaurants

Located on the north end of the Grand Strand, Barefoot Landing enjoys an ideal location along the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway. In addition to local shops and attractions, Barefoot offers a variety of waterfront restaurants, ranging from home style BBQ to fresh steaks and seafood. Popular eateries include Joe’s Crab Shack, Smokin’ Hot BBQ, Fire Island Grill, River City Café, Greg Normal’s Australian Grill, and Flying Fish Market – to name a few.


As the name suggests, Filet’s in North Myrtle Beach is a great place to grab a steak and enjoy their unbeatable waterfront views. Located at the Harbourgate Marina along the Intracoastal Waterway, Filet’s combines a prime location with an upscale atmosphere and spectacular cuisine. Appetizers include Baked Brie, Shrimp Cakes, and their decadent Lobster Bisque. For your entrée, enjoy your pick of succulent seafood or hand cut steak options, in addition to premium fresh sushi. Call (843) 280-5200 for information and reservations.

The Boathouse

If you are spending the day cruising the river, be sure that a trip to The Boathouse is on your itinerary. Located directly on the waterway in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the Boathouse offers a fun, casual atmosphere, live music, and great grub. Their classic cuisine ranges from handmade burgers and sandwiches to fried favorites and heartier entrees, meaning that you will find something to please even the pickiest palette. Grab a seat inside to cool off or take a table on the outdoor patio area to watch boats as they pass by. Call (843) 903-2628 for information and reservations.

Sea Captain’s House

Sea Captain’s House has been an area tradition for almost 100 years and has won more awards than any other area restaurant. Located beachfront along North Ocean Boulevard, this popular restaurant serves classic seafood and steak cuisine in an upscale setting. Stop in for something light during breakfast or lunch or treat yourself to something decadent for dinner. And, since this local favorite is open seven days a week, you don’t have an excuse not to try this area staple. Call (843) 448-8082 for information and reservations.

Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge

If you are enjoying the downtown Myrtle Beach area, be sure you stop by the Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge. Conveniently located within walking distance from the Holiday Inn Pavilion, this oceanfront eatery offers spectacular views of the Atlantic and a casual atmosphere that is perfect for coming in for a bite to eat after the beach. Enjoy lighter fare like salads, sandwiches, and wraps, or go for something more decadent like one of their grill items or fried fish plates. After your meal, take a stroll down the pier to work off those calories and take in the ocean views.

Gulf Stream Café

At Gulf Stream Café, located on the peninsula in Garden City, visitors get not one but two great water views. Enjoy spectacular ocean vistas and inlet marsh views at this quaint local gem. Guests come from all over the Grand Strand to try Gulf Stream’s fresh seafood – like their succulent oysters, New Orleans Style Shrimp & Grits, House Made Crab Cakes, and Stuffed Grouper. Not a seafood fan? Fret not, as Gulf Stream offers plenty of land options to keep your group happy. Call (843) 651-8808 for information and reservations.

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Located in Murrells Inlet, the seafood capital of the state, the MarshWalk offers a variety of restaurants that are all connected via an inlet front boardwalk. The MarshWalk is most known for their succulent seafood offerings and the lively late night atmosphere with several live bands performing throughout the week. Popular area restaurants include Bovine’s Wood Fired Specialties, Drunken Jack’s, Wahoo’s Fish House, and Capt. Dave’s Dockside.