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North Myrtle Beach Loves Snowbirds

Follow Us South for the Winter

Calling all Snowbirds – escape the winter blues and fly south with Vantage! With off-season temperatures in the 60s and 70s, North Myrtle Beach is known for staying warm all year long.  Trading your snow boots for flip flops has never been easier!  Vantage’s unique FlexStay properties provide more flexibility, allowing you to customize a vacation that fits your timeframe and budget. Starting the beginning of September, these vacation rentals allow you to fly into town any day of the week and enjoy a 3-night minimum stay rather than a traditional week-long visit. Looking to nest for longer? Vantage offers great snowbird deals on long-term vacation rentals. Whether you dream of an off-season weekend getaway or a 3-month-long vacation,  plan your visit around YOUR schedule, not the other way around!

Check Out a Few Snowbird Properties


Beach Cove Resort 421
1-BR, 1-BA, Sleeps 6 – Enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony of this oceanfront condo. Guests have access to a variety of amenities within the resort, including a grill and coffee bar, indoor/outdoor pools, a lazy river, and arcade room. At night, stop by the Barefoot Landing and enjoy attractions including House of Blues & Flying Fish Market & Grill.


Blue Water Keyes 1101
2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 6 – Wake up to beautiful views from  the glass-paneled balcony of this oceanfront condo. Located in Crescent Beach, the property features a full kitchen, a flat-screen TV, and a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom. Head downstairs to enjoy indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, a lazy river and fitness center.


Emerald Cove II 8A
4-BR, 3-BA, Sleeps 10 – This spacious oceanfront condo is equipped with a kitchen, large breakfast bar, flat-screen TVs & washer/dryer. Step out on the private balcony and let the “big blue” relax you and your family. Make sure to splash around in the outdoor pool!


North Beach 834 Madiera
2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 8 – Slow down and enjoy the relaxed pace of the amenity-rich community of North Beach Plantation. Located in the Cottages section, this home features all-new, high-end furnishings and flat-screen TVs, and is just a short walk away from the spa, indoor/outdoor pools, swim-up bar, on-site restaurant and other fantastic amenities.

Don’t wait Snowbirds – plan your off-season North Myrtle Beach escape today.  Browse VantageMB.com or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Happy First Day of Summer!

What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?

Hang up your coats and leave your textbooks at home – the First Day of Summer is finally here!  That means more hours of daylight to enjoy all the things that we love most about this time of year.  Whether you’re lounging on the warm sand, splashing in the surf, or enjoying your favorite local restaurants, Myrtle Beach is the perfect backdrop for making memories. However, just like a seagull swooping in to snatch the last french fry, these precious weeks will be gone before you know it.  What’s on your summer bucket list?  Scroll down for a few ideas from the Vantage team of what we are looking forward to most about summer!  For even more ideas of what to do this summer, download our free North Myrtle Beach Vacation Guide.

Catch Summer Before It’s Gone

With fireworks in the sky and barbeque on the grill, it is clear that summer is in full swing.  Let us help you check off everything on your bucket list!  Our vacation rentals are filling up fast, but there is still time to treat yourself and your family to that perfect summer vacation.  Looking for an awesome deal?  Speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 404-3110 or visit our Specials Page for reduced rates at select homes.

Top 4 Reasons to Celebrate July 4th at the Beach

Red, White & You | July 4th in Myrtle Beach, SC

What could be more all-American than spending July 4th at the beach in Myrtle Beach, SC? Recently named one of the Top 5 Summer Beach House Destinations in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, Myrtle Beach is known for its clean beach, family-friendly atmosphere, and multitude of activities and events. Read on to find out why you need to spend your holiday here:

  1. Freedom

    Celebrate your freedom in the place that makes you feel free! There’s nothing like having the sun on your face and sand between your toes to help you appreciate the freedom we have here in the U.S.A. Enjoy a moment of solitude as you listen to the waves and remember those who have fought for our freedom and continue to defend it today.  At 1:00 p.m. on July 4th, beach-goers will get to witness some of our country’s best military pilots in action during “Salute from the Shore.”  F-16s from Shaw Air Force base and several vintage military will show off their courage, teamwork, and expertise as they zoom over the South Carolina coastline from Cherry Grove all the way to Hilton Head.

  2. Fireworks

    Bring a chair or a blanket and you’ve got the best seat in the house for fireworks in Myrtle Beach, SC. Fireworks displays will be held at several locations around town on July 4th. Visitors staying in the downtown area will be dazzled all along the Boardwalk as fireworks light up the night in the area of the 2nd Avenue Pier at 10:00 p.m. In addition, the nearby entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach will host its own fireworks at 10:00 p.m.  If you’re staying in North Myrtle Beach, then Barefoot Landing is the place to be. This scenic shopping and dining area has plenty of grassy areas to view fireworks over the lake. Did you know Myrtle Beach has a minor league baseball team?  The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will also host their own Independence Day fireworks display following their game that starts at 7:05 p.m. and features an “All-American” Package for $17.76, which includes a ticket in the Budweiser Thirst Inning Deck, a 24 oz. Budweiser draft bee (or soda), a hot dog, Cracker Jacks, and a mini American flag.

  3. Festivities

    The Myrtle Beach area keeps the party going all day long with fun entertainment and activities. Start the day at 8 a.m. at The Market Common by participating in the Independence Day 8K (and 5K/1 Mile), a family-friendly race around Valor Park with prizes for various age groups.  Since it’s the 4th of July and it just wouldn’t be the same without a parade, check out Pawleys Island’s Annual 4th of July Parade (10:00 a.m.) or the  “Red, White and Southern” Annual Boat Parade at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk (4:00 p.m.) where you can enjoy creative float displays and festivities.  Starting at 2:00 p.m., Croissants Bistro and Bakery in Myrtle Beach will sponsor its annual Cupcake Eating Contest at Broadway at the Beach in Heroes Harbor.  This event features numerous family-friendly activities such as face painting, pony rides, and live music, as well as a contest (3:00 p.m.) to see who can devour the most iced cupcakes in five minutes!

  4. Food

    What’s a birthday party without the food? On Saturday, July 2nd, La Belle Amie vineyards in Little River will be hosting an Independence Day Cookout from Noon-5:00 p.m. with wine tastings, barbecue, and live music (bring 2 canned/dry goods for area food bank and save $3 on admission).  But no matter what days you are visiting over the July 4th holiday, Myrtle Beach offers ten miles of restaurants, from fine dining to casual cuisine. For some fresh crabs, stop by Joe’s Crab Shack at Broadway at the Beach for a classic crab-picking experience or a bushel of crabs to eat at home.  If you’re looking for a fun and family-friendly island atmosphere, check out Ocean Front Bar & Grill in the downtown area of Myrtle Beach (9th Ave. and the Boardwalk) for delicious appetizers, entrees and drinks as well as gorgeous views of the ocean. Finally, for some of the freshest local seafood around, stop by Captain Dave’s Dockside Restaurant in Murrells Inlet which features a casual and contemporary atmosphere and beautiful views of the water from their dining room.

The 4th of July is only five short weeks away and our vacation rentals are filling up fast! If you haven’t booked your Myrtle Beach vacation, now is the time to do it. Visit VantageMB.com to search for the perfect spot for your vacation, and while you’re there, be sure to download our FREE Myrtle Beach Vacation Guide.  Give us a call at (888) 404-3110 if our Vacation Coordinators can assist you in planning a relaxing escape to the Grand Strand.

Marina Inn – Myrtle Beach’s Hidden Gem

Experience Myrtle Beach at Marina Inn

One of the best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach, SC is for its wide variety of vacation experiences and recreational opportunities. From beautiful beaches and attractions to world-class golf and fine dining, there is truly something for everyone here! If you are searching for a Myrtle Beach resort that checks off all the boxes on your family’s vacation wish list, then look no further than the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Located along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway and just one mile from the beach, this 2,200-acre landscape is one of the area’s top communities thanks to its elegant accommodations, fun amenities, and central location between North and South Myrtle Beach. Popular attractions are just a short drive away, such as Broadway at the Beach (5 miles), Barefoot Landing (4.5 miles), and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk (6 miles).

Play Where You Stay

By far, the hub of activity for Marina Inn is its beautiful, Mediterranean-inspired pool area located right next to the water. Head out for a refreshing swim in the indoor and outdoor multi-level pools, or soak in the hot tub while watching boats cruise in the marina and along the Intracoastal Waterway. Golf enthusiasts can brush up on their golf game at Grande Dunes’ championship golf course, which is just a quarter-mile away from the Marina Inn on the opposite side of the Intracoastal. Guests can also grab a bite to eat at the popular on-site restaurants Waterscapes and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, as well as two full bars – one indoor bar and one outdoor bar near the swimming area (outdoor bar only open in summer season). Additional amenities include a fitness center/sauna, tennis courts, and watersports rentals conveniently located down at the marina. Best of all, Marina Inn’s shuttle service will wisk you away for a day on the beach at Grande Dunes’ oceanfront property (beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels are provided).

Elegant Marina Inn Vacation Rentals

Known for their high-end décor and fantastic views of the marina and Intracoastal Waterway, Vantage Vacation Rentals’ Marina Inn vacation rentals are the perfect spot for you to relax on your next Myrtle Beach vacation. Choose from these gorgeous two- and three-bedroom properties:

  • Marina Inn 5101 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Located on the ground level, this elegant condo features panoramic floor-to-ceiling views of the Intracoastal Waterway from a unique, circular-shaped living room. Step out onto a spacious balcony overlooking the marina and terrace, or relax inside with an upgraded kitchen, renovated bathrooms, two king beds, a sleep sofa, and a gas fireplace.
  • Marina Inn 7301 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Perched up above the pool area, this 2,100-square foot condo features beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway and marina. Guests can enjoy two private balconies, two king beds, two double beds, a sleep sofa, two gas fireplaces, and a unique master suite with its own half kitchen.
  • Marina Inn 7505 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Relax on the balcony while taking in beautiful views of the marina, Intracoastal Waterway, and pool area. This luxurious condo features a renovated kitchen, a gas fireplace, a king bed, two queen beds, a sleep sofa, a gas fireplace, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms.

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is the perfect resort for your next Myrtle Beach vacation. Visit our Marina Inn page for more details as well as a complete list of our Marina Inn vacation rentals. Hurry – our 2017 season is filling up fast! Book online today, or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 404-3110.

Myrtle Beach Events About to Heat Up!

Don’t Miss These Myrtle Beach Events!

Time to put away the snow boots and break out your flip-flops! Spring has returned to Myrtle Beach, bringing with it some glorious, unseasonably warm weather with quite a few days in the 80s and 90s. There is a happy buzz around town as the beach and all your favorite hot spots come back to life. Just like the temperature, Myrtle Beach events are starting to heat up, as well. From car fests to country music, visitors will be able to enjoy all of their favorite events in addition to some exciting new ones.

  • 5/12-21 Myrtle Beach Bike Week & Spring Rally

    Rev up your engines and enjoy a ride along the coastline of the Grand Strand. Motorcycle enthusiasts can check out vendors, participate in poker runs, enjoy live music, and take excursions to nearby points of interest – such as Georgetown and Charleston, SC.

  • 5/13 Mayfest on Main

    This event features live music, arts and crafts vendors, delicious food, a community stage, and a children’s area. Stroll along Main Street to browse one-of-a kind shops, or set up your beach chair and soak up the atmosphere.

  • 5/18-9/28 Music on Main

    Nothing beats an evening of live music on Main Street in Downtown North Myrtle Beach. Every Thursday night from 7:00-9:00 p.m., visitors can bring a beach chair and unwind to the tunes of talented local musicians. Be sure to check out the Black Glass Band (August 3rd). The best part of this event is that it’s free!

  • 5/20-21 36th Annual Blue Crab Festival

    Visit the waterfront in Little River to enjoy fresh blue crabs and other local seafood, in addition to live entertainment, fun children’s area, and approximately 300 fine arts and crafts vendors.

  • 6/2-3 Sun Fun Festival

    Returning for its 62nd year, this family festival includes a diverse set of activities, from live performers and games to Shag lessons and a parade.

  • 6/3 Corvettes at the Beach

    Hosted by the Myrtle Beach Corvette Club, this popular car show is held at the Broadway at the Beach complex. Visitors will enjoy being surrounded by Corvettes of every year and model.

  • 6/8-11 Carolina Country Music Fest

    The hottest event of the summer, this rain-or-shine event features over 30 of country’s greatest artists including Gretchen Wilson, Darius Rucker, and Kenny Chesney!

  • 7/4 July 4th Celebrations

    Myrtle Beach is the place to be for America’s birthday party! Start the day at the Independence Day 8K at 7:30 a.m., then at 1:00 p.m. take a moment to salute our military out on the beach as F-16s and several vintage military aircraft fly over the coastline. In the evening, fireworks displays will light up the night all along the Grand Strand at the following locations: Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Cherry Grove Pier, Surfside Beach Pier, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, and Georgetown.

  • 7/8 & 8/12 Nascar Whelen Series Races

    Take a day out at the races! Several Nascar divisions will be racing all day and competing for their spot in Victory Lane at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. There will also be a Meet & Greet along with celebrations for Armed Forces Day.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly during these popular Myrtle Beach events, so now is the best time to book! Browse VantageMB.com or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Looking for Family-Friendly Fun?

Top Family-Friendly Activities in Myrtle Beach, SC

Start with a base of beautiful beaches, add a heaping dose of exciting attractions, and mix it all together with some sweet Southern charm, and you’ve got a recipe for family fun. Myrtle Beach is known for being one of the East Coast’s top destinations when it comes to family-friendly activities and atmosphere. There is truly something for everyone here! Relaxing on the beach may be the perfect way to unwind, but sometimes it’s nice to spice up your vacation by taking an excursion or trying something new. Browse below and explore our favorite family-friendly spots in Myrtle Beach, SC.

    • Family Kingdom – Set aside an afternoon or a whole day to visit Myrtle Beach’s only oceanfront amusement park and water park. Located on Ocean Boulevard just a few blocks south of the Promenade, Family Kingdom features over 30 amusement rides ranging from kiddie classics and go karts to daring roller coasters and thrill rides. If you’re looking for a fun way to cool down, check out Splashes Water Park, which offers a variety of speed slides, children’s play areas with smaller slides and fountains, and a lazy river for the whole family to enjoy. Climb to the top of the Water Flumes water slide for an incredible view of the ocean and beach, then glide down to the bottom on a tube.

    • WonderWorks – Located at the popular Broadway at the Beach outdoor shopping and attraction area, WonderWorks combines education and entertainment in a hands-on way that kids (and adults) love. Come discover this 50,000 square foot amusement center that looks like a giant upside down building. Once inside, you’ll find dozens of fascinating exhibits such as what it’s like to experience a category 1 hurricane, land a space shuttle from space, play with a gigantic Lite-Brite, navigate a glow-in-the-dark ropes course, or explore the world with a Google Earth virtual globe.
    • Medieval Times – Immerse yourself in a world of jousting knights, gallant horses, and the pageantry of the medieval world at this popular dinner theater attraction. Dine with the king and enjoy a raucous four-course feast while watching a two-hour tournament with six competing knights who dazzle the crowd with their thrilling swordplay and fairy tale drama. Vegetarian meals and special accommodations for food allergies are available upon request.

    • Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park – If you feel the need for speed, then Broadway Grand Prix is sure to get your adrenaline going! Race to victory on seven unique tracks that twist and turn around the park, offering courses for all ages and skill levels. While you’re here, be sure to check out a variety of other attractions such as the 100-foot Sky Coaster, two 18-hole mini golf courses, kiddie rides, arcade, and rock climbing wall. Grab a bite to eat at the snack bar, which features classic fare like pizza, funnel cakes, French fries, ice cream, and burgers.
    • Alligator Adventure – Visit one of the largest facilities in the world for reptiles and exotic animals. Come “snout-to-face” with fierce and beautiful creatures such as alligators, crocodiles, lizards, birds, monkeys, lemurs, snakes, hyenas, frogs, tortoises, and more. Guests visiting mid-April through mid-October can attend live alligator feedings for a brief lecture and Q & A as these powerful creatures chomp their lunch. Alligator Adventure is located in the Barefoot Landing shopping, dining and entertainment area in North Myrtle Beach and just across Route 17 from our rentals in North Beach Plantation and Ocean Creek.

    • Skywheel – Take a ride in an enclosed gondola and get a 360-degree view of the Myrtle Beach coastline and the surrounding area. Each ride can hold two to six guests per cabin and is three revolutions long, which takes about eight to ten minutes. The SkyWheel is one of the tallest Ferris wheels in North America, sitting 187 feet in the air. Even when the sun goes down, SkyWheel lights up the night with a fantastic display that can be seen up and down the boardwalk.
    • Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show – Join Captain Blackbeard in an epic battle for lost treasure! Located in an impressive arena complete with a 15-foot deep lagoon and full-sized pirate ships, this exciting dinner show will pull your family into a swashbuckling adventure. Cheer your team on to victory while eating a four-course pirate feast and watching acrobatic displays, aerial feats, sea lions, tropical birds, and more. Vegetarian meals and special accommodations for food allergies are available upon request. Pirates Voyage is also conveniently located across Route 17 from our rentals in Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

     

  • Still haven’t booked your vacation? Summer is only two months away! Browse our vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach at VantageMB.com to book online or call our Vacation Coordinators at (888) 404-3110 today.

Carolina Country Music Fest | June 8-11

Grand Strand Welcomes Carolina Country Music Fest

Kick off your summer in Myrtle Beach with country music’s hottest stars! The Carolina Country Music Fest comes to town June 8-11, 2017 at a beautiful, 18-acre venue next to the beach and boardwalk. This multi-day, rain-or-shine event brings together some of the best musicians on the country music scene including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Lee Brice, Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Gretchen Wilson, and so many more. Held at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place, the festival is set in a spacious ocean side venue that stretches from the boardwalk to Ocean Boulevard. In addition to an impressive main stage that backs up to the ocean, visitors will also find a second stage, VIP sections, food and merchandise vendors, games, and zip line attraction to keep the fun going all weekend long. Spend your vacation jamming out to your favorite country songs and making incredible memories in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC. Tickets can be purchased online, but are selling quickly.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Find the Perfect Vacation Rental

If you’re looking to be right where the action is for Carolina Country Music Fest, Vantage Vacation Rentals offers a variety of vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach that are just a short drive from all the fun. Plan a relaxing vacation in these beautiful vacation rentals in North Beach Plantation, Ocean Creek, and Marina Inn.
North Beach Plantation
North Beach 834 Madiera – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Slow down and enjoy the relaxed pace of the amenity-rich community of North Beach Plantation. Located in the Cottages section, this home features all-new, high-end furnishings and flat-screen TVs, and is just a short walk away from the on-site restaurant, spa, indoor/outdoor pools, swim-up bar, and other fantastic amenities.
Ocean Creek
Ocean Creek K2 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 6 – Relax in this oceanfront condo on the south side of the North Tower in Ocean Creek. Well-equipped with a full kitchen and flat-screen TV, this property offers beautiful views of the ocean, beach, pond, and fountains. Amenities within the resort include indoor/outdoor pools, volleyball, and a putting green.
Marina Inn
Marina Inn 7301 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Located in the Grande Dunes Resort, this elegant condo features beautiful views of the Intracoastal waterway. Step outside onto a spacious balcony overlooking the marina and pool area. Guests have access to indoor/outdoor pools, an on-site restaurant, a community golf course, and more.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly during the week of Carolina Country Music Fest, so now is the best time to book! Browse VantageMB.com or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot. Visit the Carolina Country Music Fest website for more details about this popular event.

Awesome in the Off-Season | Myrtle Beach, SC

Year-Round Fun for the Whole Family

Thanks to its subtropical climate, Myrtle Beach enjoys short, mild RipleysAquariumwinters and warm, sunny weather in the spring and fall.  Bring the whole family into town in the off-season and enjoy a relaxing vacation of shopping, entertainment, and attractions.  One of the best places to visit in Myrtle Beach, no matter what the weather, is Broadway at the Beach, a 350-acre oasis of entertainment venues, restaurants, and shops.  This includes the popular Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, where you can “play with the stars” and snap a photo with wax figures of your famous A-list idols – such as Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp, Robert DeNiro, Dolly Parton, and Elvis Presley!  Afterwards, head over to the Backstage Mirror Maze for a mind-bending adventure of infinite reflections or experience a zombie apocalypse at Outbreak, a thrilling haunted walk through an experiment-gone-wrong in a biotech lab.  Be sure to stop by Ripley’s Aquarium, a beautiful two-story facility with wide a variety of marine life, educationalopportunities, and unique experiences including diving with sharks and swimming with stingrays!

Natural Beauty, History & Wildlife

Take advantage of Myrtle Beach’s impressive natural beauty with a BrookgreenGardenswalk through the Brookgreen Gardens. Located in Murrells Inlet just south of Myrtle Beach, this National Historic Landmark features more than 9,000 acres of vibrant gardens, quaint pathways, and over 1,400 sculptures.  Stroll around the grounds on your own, or take a guided tour.  Brookgreen Gardens also offers an on-site restaurant and a wildlife zoo, which is home to native animals that were either bred in captivity or have sustained injuries that prevent them from living in the wild. Admission to Brookgreen Gardens is good for seven days, so you can return multiple times during your vacation if there are specific programs, events, or exhibits that you’d like to explore further.  This year-round attraction is definitely worth the visit!

Budget-Friendly Vacation Rental Rates

Last, but not least, the best part about the off-season is low rental rates! Our best properties are waiting to offer you luxurious accommodations for a fraction of what it would cost in the summertime.  Here are some recommendations for awesome off-season getaways.

  • Ocean Creek K2 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 6 – Enjoy beautiful views of the ocean, pool, and pond/fountain from this lovely Ocean Creek condo on the south side of the North Tower. Well-equipped with a full kitchen and flat-screen TV in the living room, this property features fantastic resort amenities, such as indoor/outdoor pools, volleyball, tennis, a putting green, and an on-site beach bar and grill.
  • Marina Inn 5101 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Located in the Grand Dunes Resort, this elegant condo features panoramic floor-to-ceiling views of the Intracoastal waterway. Step outside from the circular-shaped living room onto a spacious balcony overlooking the marina and terrace.  Guests have access to indoor/outdoor pools, an on-site restaurant, a community golf course, and more.
  • North Beach 834 Madiera – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Slow down and enjoy the relaxed pace of the amenity-rich community of North Beach Plantation. Located in the Cottages section, this home features all-new, high-end furnishings and flat-screen TVs, and is just a short walk away from the on-site restaurant, spa, indoor/outdoor pools, swim-up bar, and other fantastic amenities.
  • Blue Water Keyes 1101 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Wake up to beautiful views from this lovely oceanfront condo located on the south side of the building. Located in the Crescent Beach area of North Myrtle Beach, this resort provides indoor/outdoor pools, a lazy river, and an on-site restaurant.

Don’t wait – plan your off-season Myrtle Beach escape today.  Browse VantageMB.com or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

 

Calling All Shaggers for Spring Safari

Myrtle Beach Welcomes Shaggers from April 21st-30th

Bring your dancing shoes and cool, beachy attitude to the SOS Spring Safari in North Myrtle Beach on April 21st-30th, 2017. Known as the “biggest adult party on the East Coast,” this event is sponsored by the Society of Stranders, an organization dedicated to preserving the dance, lifestyle, and music of the Carolina Shag. “Shagging,” as it’s popularly known as, is a style of dancing that originated in Myrtle Beach in the 1930s and is an evolved form of the Jitterbug or Eastern Swing dance performed to beach music. The SOS Spring Safari is a celebration of all things shag!

Live Music, Parade, “Tea Parties” & Nightlife

Over the 10-day-long event, a wide variety of activities and events are planned on the Grand Strand. Thousands of shaggers and beach music lovers from all over the East Coast will flock to the area to join the fun. The hub of activity takes place on Main Street, where popular bands play crowd favorites and shag dance instructors offer classes to help dancers brush up on their skills. As the sun goes down, local lounges along Main Street light up to throw “tea parties” for the shaggers with live music and shag dancing. Whether you are a seasoned shagger, shag newbie, or willing spectator who just wants to learn a step or two, you will love this laid-back party atmosphere. Be sure to stick around for the huge parade that will be held on Main Street at 1:00 p.m. on the final Saturday of the event (April 29th). Visitors will be dazzled by shag-themed floats that were designed and built by members of the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs.

Best Places to Stay for SOS Spring Safari

If you’re looking to be right where the action is for the SOS Spring Safari, Vantage Vacation Rentals offers a variety of vacation rentals close to the shagging events in North Myrtle Beach. Plan a relaxing spring vacation in these fantastic oceanfront resorts that are just a 10-minute drive from all the fun on Main Street.

  • Ocean Creek J8 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 8 – Relax in this newly redecorated oceanfront condo on the south side of the North Tower in Ocean Creek. Well-equipped with a full kitchen and big flat-screen TVs, this property offers beautiful views of the ocean, beach, and tidal creek. Amenities within the resort include indoor/outdoor pools, volleyball, and a putting green.
  • Beach Cove Resort 421 – 1-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 6 – Wake up to beautiful ocean sunrises from this lovely oceanfront condo with flat-screen TVs and a kitchenette. Guests have access to a variety of amenities within the resort, including indoor/outdoor pools, a lazy river, and an on-site restaurant.
  • Blue Water Keyes 1001 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Enjoy ocean views from the glass-paneled balcony of this oceanfront condo. The property features a full kitchen, a flat-screen TV, and a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom. Head downstairs to enjoy indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, a lazy river, and a fitness center.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly for the SOS Spring Safari event, so now is the best time to book! Browse VantageMB.com or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot. Visit the SOS Spring Safari website for more details about this popular event.

Vantage’s Top 10 Myrtle Beach Attractions

We want you to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary by having the best summer yet! Myrtle Beach offers the best and most exciting attractions around, and we are giving you the Top 10 that are a must in our book.

Top 10 Attractions in Myrtle Beach

      1. Barefoot Landing – Experience one of the most unique destinations in Myrtle Beach. Located along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing is an impressive collection of shopping, dining, and nightlife venues that encircle a 27-acre lake. You will find something for everyone to love here. Enjoy a live show at the Alabama Theatre, live music at the House of Blues, or live reptiles at Alligator Adventure. Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille or casual fare at the Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, Barefoot Landing offers dozens of fantastic restaurants. Finish the day with beautiful views of the sun setting beyond the Intracoastal Waterway, or stick around for the fireworks which are held one night a week during the prime season.
      2. Intracoastal Waterway – A source of beauty, recreation, and commerce, the scenic Intracoastal Waterway is one of the central landmarks of the North Myrtle Beach area. South Carolina’s stretch of this inland waterway is just a small part of a 3,000-mile waterway that runs from Boston, Massachusetts all the way to the southern tip of Florida. Consisting of natural inlets, saltwater rivers, bays, and man-made canals, the Intracoastal Waterway was originally created to provide a safe route for travel and transport without the hazards of the open sea. Nowadays, the waterway is used more for just having fun! Guests can take advantage of all kinds of watersports and activities, such as jet skis, pontoon boats, fishing charters, and dinner cruises.
      3. The SkyWheel – It’s your chance to fly high in Myrtle Beach! The SkyWheel is one of the tallest Ferris wheels in North America, sitting 187 feet in the air. Take a ride in an enclosed gondola and get a 360-degree view of the Myrtle Beach coastline and the surrounding area. Each ride can hold two to six guests and is three revolutions long, which takes about eight to ten minutes. When the sun goes down, SkyWheel lights up the night with a fantastic display that can be seen up and down the boardwalk.
      4. Broadway at the Beach – Let the adventure at Broadway begin. Spend a day zip-lining across a lake, getting lost in a maze of mirrors, and racing at the Grand Prix! Broadway at the Beach is a 350-acre oasis of entertainment venues, attractions, shops & boutiques, and some of Myrtle Beach’s best places to eat and drink. There is so much to see and do for everyone in the family.
      5. Ripley’s Aquarium – Surround yourself with marine life for a day! Ripley’s Aquarium provides an experience like no other aquarium you’ve been to before. Get the chance to spend a night at the aquarium to sleep under the sharks or get up close and personal with some of their sting rays. There is also a behind-the-scenes tour that educates visitors about what it takes to care for these beautiful creatures.
      6. Myrtle Beach State Park – Become the ultimate outdoorsy adventurer at the Myrtle Beach State Park. This beautiful and scenic park has so much to offer. Spend a day on the beach or out in the water, whether it’s boating, kayaking, or even scuba diving! Visitors to Myrtle Beach State Park also have access to campsites with individual water and electrical hookups, wireless internet, restrooms, hot showers, laundry facilities, and a gift shop. The park has countless biking and walking trails, as well as two state park golf courses!
      7. World-Class Golf Courses – With its sub-tropical climate and lush, green vegetation, Myrtle Beach is known as one of the world’s top destinations for golf vacations. One of our favorite courses is the Grande Dunes Resort Club, which was recently named the “National Course of the Year” by the NGCOA. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, this course is known for its links-style design with Bermuda grass fairways and contoured greens. Vantage guests also have the benefit of staying at one of our Marina Inn luxury condos located across from the golf course!
      8. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade – Bring the whole gang for some boardwalk fun! Play, eat, and shop all day long on Myrtle Beach’s beautiful Boardwalk & Promenade. Kids will enjoy the many arcades, amusements, and thrill rides along the way. Be sure to check out Pier 14 – a historic pier that has withstood numerous hurricanes throughout the years, but has been rebuilt even stronger for visitors to enjoy. Grab a bite to eat at the Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge or catch your own dinner by fishing off the pier yourself.
      9. Brookgreen Gardens – Experience a National Historic Landmark in all its beauty. This cultural center is home to garden after garden adorned with quaint pathways and over 1,400 sculptures. You will feel like you’ve walked into a picture book. Brookgreen Gardens also offers guided tours, programs, educational exhibits, and camps for kids of all ages. Be sure to stop by the zoo area, which is home to native animals that were either bred and raised in captivity or have sustained injuries that prevent them from living in the wild.
      10. La Belle Amie Vineyard – Little did you know that Myrtle Beach has its own vineyard, too! Spend a day sipping wine and touring the scenic La Belle Amie Vineyard. Located in the Grand Strand’s Little River area, this family-owned vineyard has its own tasting room, gift shop, picnic area, and front porch – perfect for relaxing in a rocking chair with a glass of your favorite wine. Various events are held seasonally throughout the year, such as live music, bonfires, and outdoor cooking.

All the fun, excitements, and relaxation of summer is just around the corner! If you haven’t booked your vacation to Myrtle Beach, now is the time to do it. Browse our website to find your perfect vacation rental, or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 today.