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The Hottest Myrtle Beach Summer Events

Live It up at the Hottest Myrtle Beach Summer Events

Don’t miss out on Myrtle Beach Summer events!

When the weather heats up in South Carolina, so do the celebrations! This year’s calendar is full of must-see Myrtle Beach summer events, and we don’t want you missing out. When you’re not lounging at the beach, add some excitement to your stay with thrilling air shows, dazzling fireworks displays, and electrifying concerts. And, that’s just a small taste of the events coming to the Grand Strand. Explore the possibilities and book your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental to make this summer one you’ll remember for years to come.

Mark Your Calendars for These Myrtle Beach Summer Events

Art in the Park | June 29 – 30

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Art in the Park, Myrtle Beach, going on June 29-30

Soak up some sun and immerse yourself in the world of visual arts at this summer’s Art in the Park show! It’s a lovely way to kick off the season and pair the summer scenery with original artwork. This celebration of creativity takes place at Chapin Park and Valor Park from June 29th to June 30th. You’re welcome to browse the booths featuring a variety of mediums and purchase your favorites. They make excellent souvenirs and even better gifts!

Salute from the Shore | July 4

There’s no better way to celebrate the birth of our nation than with a spectacular air show over the Grand Strand. July 4th, 2019, marks the 10th annual Salute from the Shore, and it’s easy to see why it has become such a popular summer event in Myrtle Beach. Each year, vintage aircrafts soar over the South Carolina coastline to delight beachgoers and commemorate Independence Day. Don your favorite red, white, and blue clothing and head to the shore this July!

Independence Day Fireworks | July 4

It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without fireworks, and there are plenty of opportunities to see them in the Myrtle Beach area. Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach are two excellent options. Arrive early and spend a full day exploring shops and tasting delicious foods, then gaze upward at 10:00 p.m. to watch the fireworks illuminate the sky. It’s a fantastic way to turn family fun into family memories!

Local tip: See if you can make late-night dinner reservations at a restaurant with outdoor seating. You might be able to pair your meal with remarkable views of the fireworks!

1964: The Tribute | July 19

Have you ever dreamed of seeing The Beatles live in concert? Grab your tickets for 1964: The Tribute and enjoy the next best thing! This talented tribute band is known for putting on spectacular performances, earning them a spot in Rolling Stone Magazine as the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” Check them out at the Alabama Theatre on July 19th, and enjoy the legendary tunes of the 1960s!

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival | August 2 – 4

Stay for all three days of the festival

When the calendar flips to August, it’s time for another award-winning summer event in Myrtle Beach! Featured as one of the top shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival showcases the talents of people from all across the country. You can peruse a variety of crafts and get a behind-the-scenes look at how they’re made via fascinating demonstrations. Check out all three days of the festival for the price of one ticket!

The Myrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Tournament | August 26 – 30

Take a swing at the Myrtle Beach World Amateur

Take a swing and test your skills at the summer’s premier golf competition for up-and-coming athletes! The Myrtle Beach World Amateur attracts over 3,000 participants each year for a one-of-a-kind tournament at several courses throughout the area. The wide range of handicaps allows people of all skill levels to compete in a friendly environment. Even if you don’t win any prizes, you can always count on having a great time at the 19th Hole with live music, food, and fun each evening!

Mustang Week | September 2 – 8

Don’t miss Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach.

Start your engines and buckle in for a full week of American muscle. If you’re driven by a fascination for classic cars, you won’t want to miss Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach. You can chat with other drivers at the Meet and Greet, see your favorite Mustang models at the car show, and even check out fun challenges like the Burn-out Contest at the Myrtle Beach Speedway!

Jay Leno: Live at the Alabama Theatre | September 21

You’ve seen him on late-night television, and now Jay Leno is headed to the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach! Purchase your tickets and get ready for a full night of laughs on September 21st. The summer may be coming to an end, but Jay Leno’s hilarious performance is sure to put a smile on your face.

Find Your Happy Place for the Summertime!

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Ocean Creek K2

Make this summer the best one yet with a wonderful vacation rental in North Myrtle Beach! Our properties allow you to enjoy the beauty of the beach while being only a short drive away from your favorite Myrtle Beach attractions. It’s the best of both worlds! After all of the excitement of these summer events, you can unwind by the shore and watch the sun slowly set over the coastline.

Are you ready to enjoy an unforgettable vacation this year? The first step is finding your ideal property, and Vantage Vacation Rentals makes it as easy as a few clicks of your mouse. Explore our portfolio of properties now and find your happy place!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Our Favorite Things in North Myrtle Beach: A Locals’ Guide

Family-Friendly
Family-Friendly

Locals and visitors love North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for its family-friendly vibe, uncrowded beaches and the extraordinary variety of experiences. There’s so much to see and do here, you may have trouble choosing—especially when you only have a limited amount of time.

No worries, because we have the inside scoop! The Vantage team lives and works in the Grand Strand year-round, and we’re constantly getting feedback from guests about what they love best about North Myrtle Beach. So we’ve put together this guide to our favorite things and theirs. We’ll be happy to share even more when you book your vacation rental property.

Favorite adventures and activities

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Cruise around the sound in kayaks

North Myrtle Beach offers remarkable, up-close wildlife encounters for you and your family. You may even forget you’re in South Carolina. Start with Alligator Adventure—the reptile capital of the world—featuring alligators, bobcats, hyenas, lemurs and Utan, the largest crocodile on exhibit in the United States. Learn about these mysterious creatures during live educational shows and the can’t-miss gator feedings.

Continue your walk on the wild side at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, another unique nature destination where visitors can watch large cats and cubs at play. Get your picture taken feeding a tiger cub or cuddling with a monkey and watch your Instagram feed blow up!

When you’re ready for some friendly competition, North Myrtle Beach’s miniature golf courses provide plenty of options for family fun. Mayday Golf, Paradise Adventures Golf and Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf courses include facts, stories and themes, complete with tropical islands, helicopters, train rides, mountains, Mayan pyramids and lost treasure as you putt your way to the finish.

For a cool day of water fun, cruise around the sound in kayaks and paddleboards from J&L Kayaks. Don’t feel like paddling? Try the jet skis and pontoons at Action Water Sportz. At New Wave Watersports, you can enjoy stunning views from above by parasail, or zoom past the beach on a banana boat. Splashing and laughter guaranteed.

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Enjoy world-class golf courses

Want to sneak away for some adult time on your beach vacation? North Myrtle Beach has over 20 world-class golf courses to choose from. Sample up to 10 wines from Duplin Winery—the oldest and largest wine tasting venue in the South. Try solving the crime during a murder mystery dinner at the famous House of Blues. The Alabama Theatre hosts resident variety shows and live performances from beloved artists, including the likes of Three Dog Night, Wynonna Judd and Josh Turner.

Favorite places to shop

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So many shopping options!

Shopping is one of the most popular things to do in North Myrtle Beach for locals as well as visitors. The latest attraction here is Coastal Town Center—a brand-new venue with 21 stores offering clothes, jewelry, crafts sporting goods, food and much more.

Barefoot Landing is a perennial favorite of North Myrtle Beach residents. A relaxing sanctuary along the Intercostal Waterway featuring a 27-acre lake, this destination combines serene surroundings and a niche shopping experience. With 100 different national and local boutiques and restaurants, there’s enough to keep the whole family engaged for an entire day. And if the kids get antsy, Alligator Adventure and the T.I.G.E.R.S. Prevention Station are right next door.

A short drive from North Myrtle Beach, Tanger Outlets is discount city. Large factory outlet stores make up much of the shopping here, and we all know what that means—deals by the bagful. If that’s not enough, you’re just across the highway from more stores and a movie theater at Myrtle Beach Mall.

Favorite places to eat

Seafood Restaurant

No locals’ guide to North Myrtle Beach would be complete without focusing on the fantastic restaurant choices. We could write an entire book on this topic alone, but we’ll just give you a little nibble here. Fresh coastal cuisine and good vibes are always on the menu at Lulu’s, with live music and an outdoor play area. Filet’s on the Water pleases every palate with succulent steaks, sushi and seafood. Flying Fish Public Market and Grill serves up southern delicacies with a side of shrimp. For something on the cozier side, Joe’s Bar and Grill offers amazing cuisine matched only by the panoramic views of the saltwater marsh.

Beyond North Myrtle Beach

Hollywood Wax Museum
Hollywood Wax Museum

If you’re seeking a change of scenery, take the short drive south and explore some of our favorite things in the Myrtle Beach area. Broadway at the Beach is the total package—dining, shopping, live entertainment, special events and nightlife. You must take the crew to WonderWorks—dubbed an amusement park for the mind, with more than 100 hands-on exhibits. You’ll have no trouble finding the place, since it’s the only upside-down building in town. Ripley’s Aquarium is here, too, along with more mini-golf courses and the thrilling Beach Rider jet boat. Get your picture taken with your favorite celebrities (sort of) at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center. Fulfill your need for speed driving a NASCAR race car around the Myrtle Beach Speedway.

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is another local treasure, with the gigantic SkyWheel, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum and the landmark 2nd Avenue Pier. Channel your inner Jack Sparrow and bring all your buccaneers to catch the swashbuckling excitement of the Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show.

Find your favorites with Vantage


Enjoy the view with Vantage!

We’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to recommendations for your visit to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. That’s the beauty of working with locals to book your vacation rental. We know the Grand Strand, we know what’s popular and we’re more than happy to help you find just what you’re looking for. Let’s start by finding your favorite accommodations. Contact a friendly Vantage reservation specialist at (888) 303-4110 to book the very best spot for your family and friends. You can also browse and book direct at www.VantageMB.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

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.

From The Beach, With Love

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Valentine’s Weekend Getaway

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means planning the perfect experience for that special someone starts right now. Why go the traditional route with just a dinner and a movie when you can plan an unforgettable Valentine’s weekend at the beach? Myrtle Beach will provide a peaceful getaway with less crowds, no traffic, shorter lines and cheaper rates. Have a weekend full of relaxation, quality time, and a whole lot of romantic fun! The shore is waiting and is yours to explore.

Love Is In The Air

Wake up early and enjoy the beauty of nature; take a stroll along the 60-mile beach and search for shells washed up on the shore, all while watching the sunrise. Spend your days bike riding (link to bike rental blog), shopping, exploring and soaking up the sun. Plan a memorable day at La Belle Amie Vineyard where you can eat, drink, relax and end your day cozied up by a bonfire. There are a countless number of favorite restaurants that will have you drooling! Make a reservation at Aspen Grille for some fresh Carolina cuisine or grab a bite to eat at Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro. Enjoy a four-course meal at Ripley’s Aquarium where you will be surrounded by marine life and romance.. Make Valentine’s Day extra special and board the Barefoot Princess Riverboat for a romantic cruise down the intracoastal waterway. The options are endless and will have you leaving with new memories and happy hearts.

Treat youand your loved one to a stay at one of our stunning properties with breathtaking views and luxurious amenities:

North Beach 834 Madiera ~ A beautiful 2-BR, 2-BA townhouse that sleeps eight. This luxurious home comes equipped with a full kitchen, FREE Wi-Fi, a private garage, A/C, pools, hot tubs and more!

Marina Inn 5101 ~ This 2-BR, 2-BA condo sleeps six. Enjoy beautiful views of the marina and intracoastal way along with a spacious living area, fully-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, on-site restaurant and fitness center.

 

 

 

Your Ultimate Guide to the Best North Myrtle Beach Attractions for Adults

Even though North Myrtle Beach is very kid-friendly and offers a near-endless list of things for families to see and do, there are plenty of North Myrtle Beach attractions for adults, too! From art galleries to watersports, there is bound to be an activity that interests you. Whether you are planning a romantic weekend getaway, a trip with friends, or just want to leave the kids at home for a night, here is your ultimate guide to North Myrtle Beach attractions for adults.

Art Museums & Galleries

If you want to spend an afternoon exploring a different side of Myrtle Beach, consider a visit to the Myrtle Beach Art MuseumWhile there are many galleries in the area, Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is the only art museum on the Grand Strand. Admission to the museum is free and it contains 11 galleries with exhibitions that change throughout the year.

Bars and Clubs

There is a bar or club to suit every taste in North Myrtle Beach. Whether you want to sample craft beer at a local brewery or dance at the hottest night club, you are sure to find the perfect spot to take in the best of Myrtle Beach’s nightlife.

Cigar Bars

For a more laid-back bar setting, plan a stop at Nick’s Cigar and Wine Bar. This North Myrtle Beach cigar bar is divided into three sections: the social bar with beer, wine, and high-top tables; the living room with leather-wrapped club chairs and board games; and the golf room with a state of the art indoor golf simulator.  

Comedy Clubs

Leave your stress at the door and spend a night at what might be one of the best North Myrtle Beach attractions for adults. Laugh until you cry at a stand-up show at one of the many comedy clubs in the area.

Golf Courses

North Myrtle Beach is the place to go for some of the state’s best golf courses. With nearly 100 courses in the area, there is one for every budget and skill level. Take your pick and make plans to play nine holes or a full round (or two)!

Live Music at the House of Blues

While there are plenty of places along the Grand Strand to catch live music, the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing is the closest, and best, place to catch a concert. Before your trip to North Myrtle Beach, check their calendar of events and plan a night out at the House of Blues.

Watersports

If you’re looking to spend a lot of time on the water during your next beach vacation, consider renting a jet ski, kayak, or surfboard for a day. Because of the small waves and soft, sandy ocean floor, active travelers of all experience levels can try their hand at one of the many watersports available to them  in Myrtle Beach.  

Wine Tastings

Who says you have to travel to California for a proper wine tasting? There are three exceptional wineries just minutes from the center of North Myrtle Beach. For a relaxing treat, make plans to spend a day in the tasting rooms at Carolina Vineyards Winery, Duplin Winery, or La Belle Amie Vineyard!      

Experience the Best North Myrtle Beach Attractions for Adults!

You’ve read our guide to the best North Myrtle Beach Attractions for adults, now plan your stay! Whether you’re planning a trip for two, or a big crowd, Vantage Vacation Rentals has the North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for you. Browse our properties and then book your favorite before it’s gone!
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