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Our Top Vacation Rentals with a View

Ahhh… Vacation Rentals with a View

Whether it’s a sunrise over the ocean or sunset on the Intracoastal Waterway, nothing says ‘vacation’ like a breathtaking view. Scenic views provide relaxation, natural beauty – and best of all – a fresh perspective. In a matter of moments, the stresses of work disappear, the busy pace of life slows down, and your world realigns. We think views are even better when you can wake up and enjoy them right from your private vacation rental. Thanks to Myrtle Beach’s skinny shape and unique positioning between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, many of the vacation rentals in the area are within close proximity to water and offer fantastic views. Just drop your bags and worries at the door and step outside onto the balcony – you are on vacation!

Popular Resorts on the Grand Strand

Vantage Vacation Rentals offers a huge variety of homes in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach that feature amazing views. For a panoramic view of the ocean, check out our oceanfront rentals at Ocean Creek, Blue Water Keyes, North Beach Plantation, and Emerald Cove. Not only do these rentals provide beautiful views, but they are located in family-friendly resorts that are known for having some of the best amenities. If the peaceful Intracoastal Waterway is what you’re dreaming of, we also have a number of properties in the popular community of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes where you can relax with a drink as boats cruise by and the sun goes down.

Our Top Picks for the Best Views

    • Ocean Creek KK11 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 5 – Enjoy amazing ocean views and sunrises from this corner front condo in the South Tower that is well-furnished property and features a master suite with a king bed.  This community has a wide variety of amenities and is located across Highway 17 from the popular Barefoot Landing shopping, dining, and entertainment complex.
    • Marina Inn 5101 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Located in the Grande 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 can take advantage of indoor/outdoor pools, an on-site restaurant, a community golf course, and a beach shuttle for easy access to the beach.

    • 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.
    • Ocean Creek K2 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 8 – 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 7505 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – This luxurious condo is in the Grande Dunes Resort on the southwest side overlooking the marina.  Enjoy an upgraded kitchen, flat-screen TVs, gas fireplace, and access to community amenities including indoor/outdoor pools, an on-site restaurant, a community golf course, and more.  A community beach shuttle runs regularly for a quick ride down to the beach.
  • Ocean Keyes 2743 – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Relax in this spacious lakefront condo in North Myrtle Beach with beautiful views of the fountains. This amenity-rich gated community is just a short walk from the beach and offers outdoor/kiddie pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, a clubhouse, and numerous grilling and picnic areas.

The first day of summer is less than six weeks away! If you haven’t booked your Myrtle Beach vacation, now is the time to do it. Need help finding a vacation rental with a fantastic view? Visit VantageMB.com and use our “Location” filter, which allows you to search by proximity to the oceanfront, Intracoastal Waterway, golf greens, and more. For more assistance, speak with our vacation rental “view experts” at (888) 404-3110 who are always available with recommendations for your perfect vacation spot.

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.

 

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.

 

Save in May | The “Real” Senior Week!

Save Up to $50 – The “Real” Senior Week

High school and college seniors flock to the beach in June, but we like to think of May as the “Real” Senior Week! Thanks to mild weather, low rates, and less crowds, May is the perfect time to visit Myrtle Beach, SC. Take advantage of our Real Senior Week promotion and save up to $50 on your May vacation when you book by March 15th with the following promo codes (applies to travel 5/1/17-5/25/17 only; excludes Memorial Day weekend):

  • REAL25 – $25 off stays under $1300 (before tax/fees)
  • REAL50 – $50 off stays over $1300 (before tax/fees)

Offers valid on May reservations from May 1, 2017 to May 25, 2017. Discount applies to rental before taxes and fees. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or credits, or applied to reservations booked prior to February 28, 2017. Please note that our properties do not permit group rentals to guests under age 25. Hurry – offer ends at 11:59 PM EST on 3/15/17! Visit our Specials Page for more information.

Enjoy Exciting May Events

One of the best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach in May is for the events! The excitement begins with Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally (May 12th-21st). Rev up your engines and enjoy a ride along the coastline of the Grand Strand. One of the big draws for Bike Week in Myrtle Beach is its central location, which allows for day trips to nearby points of interest in Georgetown and Charleston, SC. Motorcycle enthusiasts can check out vendors, participate in poker runs, enjoy live music, and so much more.

Spend quality time with mom by celebrating Mother’s Day weekend (May 12th-14th) at the beach. Numerous restaurants throughout town have Mother’s Day specials – a great way to show how much you care. If you’re looking for a fun family-friendly activity, check out the Mayfest on Main festival taking place on May 13th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Main Street. 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.

Celebrate the coastal traditions of the Little River community, North Myrtle Beach, and the entire Grand Strand area at the 36th Annual Blue Crab Festival (May 20th-20st). Located on the waterfront in Little River, this event is a favorite of seafood lovers and considered to be one of the largest seafood festivals in the Southeast with an attendance of more than 50,000 visitors. In addition to fresh blue crabs and other local seafood, guests will also enjoy live entertainment, fun children’s area, and approximately 300 fine arts and crafts vendors.

Ready to book your May getaway? Search our website for the dates, location, and amenities you’re looking for. For assistance, speak with one of our friendly Vacation Coordinators at (888) 404-3110 today.

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.

 

 

 

New and Upcoming Myrtle Beach Attractions

If you happened to read our blog, 2016 Myrtle Beach Attractions You’ll Love, or traveled to Myrtle Beach this past year, than you  already know about some of the new attractions that came to the Myrtle Beach area in 2016.  With 2017 right around the corner, we can’t wait to see what else pops up.

For now, here’s an update on a few other attractions that were new in 2016 as well as something new for 2017.

Track Recreation Center

New this past summer, in case you missed out, was the Track Recreation Center located on restaurant row between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. With two multi- level elevated go kart tracks, an indoor arcade, and brand new electric go-karts, this is truly a family fun activity.

Rockin’ Jump

Arrived in Myrtle Beach spring of this year, Rockin’ Jump is truly fitness disguised as fun. This 23,000 square foot trampoline park includes an open area for jumping, two trampoline dodge ball courts, a ninja challenge course, rock climbing walls and more!

Rip Tydz

Coming to Myrtle Beach in February 2017, is a new oceanfront restaurant, Rip Tydz. This new multi level wood and glass building will be one short block from the SkyWheel. The restaurant was designed to be family-friendly during the day and appeal to the social customer come night. The menu includes a variety of seafood, steak, fried food and raw bar.

We will be sure to update you on any new and exciting attractions, restaurants or events coming to the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach Area.

4 of the Best North Myrtle Beach Bike Shops

Want a fun, outdoor activity for your next North Myrtle Beach vacation? Head to any of the North Myrtle Beach bike shops in the area and you’ll be set for a day of adventure. There isn’t much better than cruising down the beach on a bike. Especially if you opt for an early morning or late evening ride when the beach is nearly empty and the shoreline is wide. If biking on the sidewalk sounds like more fun to you, rest assured. There are plenty of places in the area to do that, too.  Biking is one of the best ways to explore North Myrtle Beach and these 4 North Myrtle Beach bike shops will provide you with all the gear!

North Strand Beach Service

North Strand Beach Service is a one-stop-shop for all your beach vacation needs. North Strand can provide all the extras you’d like to have on vacation, but don’t want to pack on your trip. In addition to bike rentals, North Strand also provides beach wagons, grills, cornhole sets, beach strollers, chairs, and umbrellas.  So, this bike rental shop is a great choice for visitors who also want to rent other vacation extras during their stay in North Myrtle Beach. In addition to standard 2-wheel bikes, North Strand Beach Service also rents three-wheeled beach cruisers, bike locks, baskets, and more!

Bike Doctor of the Carolinas

If you’d like to rent a bike from the experts, or if you are bringing your own bike to the beach, the Bike Doctor of the Carolinas is the place for you. The shop rents beach cruisers in a range of sizes for children and adults by the hour, day, or week. But, the Bike Doctor is also one of the best North Myrtle Beach bike shops, especially for serious bikers in need of bike repairs or accessories like baskets, lights, helmets, bike pumps, tubes, tires, comfortable seats, or other parts. If your bike needs an unexpected repair, take it to the Bike Doctor. The shop has an engineer with 40 years of experience on staff who completes all repairs within 24 hours!

Aloha Water Sports

So, you’re already out on the beach and decide to rent a bike for the afternoon? If you are in Cherry Grove, save yourself some time and trouble by renting a bike through Aloha Water Sports. Although Aloha Water Sports is most known for its watersports, the company also rents bikes on the beach. Conveniently located in Cherry Grove, you can rent a bike for an hour or two without ever leaving the beach. This bike rental shop is a great option for visitors who want to go for a quick ride down the beach without the hassle of ever leaving it!

Bodacious Bob’s Bike Rentals & Tours

If it’s fun name isn’t enough to bring you to Bodacious Bob’s, the waterfront bike tours will! Located just 10-minutes north of North Myrtle Beach in Little River, SC, this bike shop is worth the trip. Not only can you rent a bike through Bodacious Bob’s, you can also take a guided bike tour. The 30-mile Ocean Isle Beach Tour is the longest bike tour offered, but there are many different tours available. Bodacious Bob’s offers reduced rates on tours for guests who bring their own bike. And, for guests who want to ride at their own pace, a self-guided tour is also an option. All tours include a bike, helmet, and safety t-shirt. Self-guided tours also include a route map and information about interesting landmarks along the tour.

Let Us Show You the Best North Myrtle Beach Bike Shops and More!

Bike riding is just one of the many things to do in North Myrtle Beach, SC. With vacation rentals to meet every need, Vantage Vacation Rentals has the house or condo that is just right for your next trip to North Myrtle Beach. Our goal is to make your stay as effortless and relaxing as possible. From the beachfront boardwalk to the celebrity-designed golf courses, our friendly rental team will help find the North Myrtle Beach vacation rental that is right for you. Browse our vacation rentals, pick a favorite, and book a stay today!  

 

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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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Horseback Riding in North Myrtle Beach and What You Need to Know

Have a soft spot for animals, or just want to do something a little different on your next beach vacation? Consider horseback riding in North Myrtle Beach for a fun departure from the typical beach day. Although horseback riding on the beach is not allowed during the summer months, there are plenty of other great ways to spend a day horseback riding. With lots of great options in the area, horseback riding is one of the top North Myrtle Beach attractions! Here are a few things you’ll need to know before you begin your adventure:

The Rules Change with the Season

Depending on the time of year that you plan your horseback riding trip, you may or may not be able to ride on the beach. From March 1st – October 31st, horseback riding is not allowed on public beaches or in public marshes. But, don’t let this discourage you from participating in one of the best North Myrtle Beach activities. During the summer months, most horseback riding companies offer guided rides through wooded trails. If riding on the beach is a must, you can still find ways to do so. Consider booking a trip with Inlet Point Plantation. This company uses the private beach at Waites Island, which allows horseback riding year-round. Waiters Island is a beautiful, undeveloped 1,380-acre island with breathtaking, untouched beachfront and lakeside riding paths.

You Don’t Have to Ride on the Beach to Have Fun

There are plenty of companies like Wampee Stables and Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach that offer guided trips through some of North Myrtle Beach’s best wooded trails. These rides are a great way to see a different side of North Myrtle Beach at an affordable price. Riders who take these wooded trails and hidden paths get the rare opportunity to see the often undiscovered side of the North Myrtle Beach landscape. Plus, these shady spots offer sweet relief for visitors who have had their fill of salt and sand at the beach!

All Experience Levels are Welcome

One of the best parts about horseback riding in North Myrtle Beach is that it’s an activity that the whole family can enjoy! Children and adults of all ages and riding levels will have a fantastic time horseback riding in North Myrtle Beach. Most tours last about 1.5 hours and take you on scenic, but easy to navifate, trails. No previous horseback riding experience is necessary and expert guides help new riders get accustomed to riding calm and well-trained horses.   

You’ll Get a Souvenir to Take Home

At both Wampee Stables and Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach, guides take photographs of your group before and during your horseback riding adventure.  At the end of your ride, a free disc filled with images from your trip will go home with you. This is a great way to ensure the memories you make on your ride will last a lifetime!

Make Horseback Riding in North Myrtle Beach a Reality!

Horseback riding is just one of the many things to do in North Myrtle Beach. With vacation rentals to meet every need, Vantage Vacation Rentals has the house or condo that is just right for your next trip to North Myrtle Beach. Our goal is to make your stay effortless and relaxing. From the excitement of the beachfront boardwalk to the celebrity-designed golf courses, our friendly rental team will help find the North Myrtle Beach property that’s right for you. Browse our vacation rentals, pick a favorite, and book a stay today!  
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