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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 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 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


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.


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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