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Fall Fun and Nearby Rentals in Myrtle Beach

The leaves may be changing up north, but that summer feeling is still going strong during autumn in Myrtle Beach, SC. With smaller crowds and great deals, the town takes on a whole new flavor, making it truly a year-round destination.It’s perfect for families, vacations with friends or snowbirds flying south. We recently previewed some of the best events popping up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this fall—from Oktoberfest to ShrimpFest—and now we’re highlighting the best places to stay near the events so that you can be close to all the action. Open your calendars and pencil in a fall getaway today. Book one of our recommended beach vacation rentals below, or see the entire selection.

A short stroll from SOS Fall Migration (September 12–21)

Calling all swing dancers!

Calling all swing dancers! Did you know that the shag is the state dance of South Carolina? The Society of Stranders Fall Migration celebrates everything dance, asSOS lounges host dancing, tea parties, classes and live music. Some of the spots to execute your best shimmy are Ducks, Duck’s II, OD Arcade, Pirate’s Cove and Fat Harold’s. There will also be block parties on the first Sunday and Monday of the event. Choose one of these great rentals as your home so you can tap your feet right over to the SOS Fall Migration fun. All units are a short walk, drive or bike ride from the dancing on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • Beach Cove Resort 421 – If it’s water views you’re after, look no further. Located just steps from the water’s edge, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom oceanfront condo offers lovely fourth-floor views at sunrise and throughout the day. The open living, dining and kitchen area make socializing easy and the space is equipped with a flat-screen TV and queen sleep sofa for extra guests. Outside, there’s an impressive oceanfront pool, kiddie pools, a lazy river and bar. You’re also right across the street from all the fun at Barefoot Landing.
  • Blue Water Keyes 701/1001/1101 – These three units in the oceanfront building are almost identical side units, all newly updated and boasting two bedrooms and two baths. Blue Water Keyes is a beautiful development in Crescent Beach with all the amenities you could ask for. You’ll love taking in the views from your glass-paneled balcony and swimming in both indoor and outdoor pools and a lazy river. You’re also in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina—close to great golf, restaurants and the beach!
  • Ocean Breeze Cottage 1 – Calling all large families, friend groups and the rest of your vacation pack—this gorgeous three-story home sleeps 18! And the five-bedroom, five-bath has the best amenity of all to keep that summer vibe going: a private pool. Located in the peaceful Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach, SC, and just a short walk from the beach, you’ll want to collapse after a day in the sun in the first-floor den complete with mini-fridge and wet bar, large sectional sofas and a flat-screen TV. Have foodies in your group? They’ll love the modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a large breakfast bar. This is the perfect choice for snowbirds looking to stay a while.

Stomp over to SeptemberFest (September 21)


Try the grape stomp, complete with a bottle of wine and souvenir tumbler for you to take home.

One of the best ways to close out the summer and welcome fall is SeptemberFest! It takes place at popular Barefoot Landing, on the lawn at Dockside Village, and features live music as well as food, vendors and beer and wine. You can also make like Lucille Ball and try the grape stomp, complete with a bottle of wine and souvenir tumbler for you to take home. Book one of these great rentals — all a short walk across the street from Barefoot Landing—and tipple without worry!

  • North Beach 213 – Lovely décor and great upgrades define this three-bedroom, three-bath upscale oceanfront condo in the Indigo Tower. You’ll love cooking in the updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Sip your morning coffee or enjoy dinner on the large terrace. Views of the pool and ocean complete the property.
  • Ocean Creek D5 – If dramatic sunsets are on your vacation checklist, you’ll love this direct oceanfront condo in the resort’s North Tower with beautiful views of both the coastline and tidal creek. The three-bedroom, three-bath is fully updated and inviting, and the large balcony is accessible from both the living room and master bedroom. Outside, there are 57 sprawling acres to enjoy on the property between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Ocean Creek L2225 – This newly renovated two-bedroom, two-bath in the Lodge Villas has tranquil woodland view, which give it the feel of a cozy forest retreat. Inside, it’s been nicely updated. When you step outside, there are both indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, volleyball and an on-site restaurant to enjoy. It’s also just a quarter-mile walk to the beach, right past a scenic duck pond.

Rev your engines for the Cruisin’ the Beach Car Show (October 10–12)

Myrtle Beach Car Show
Cruisin’ the Beach Car Show and Swap meet , October 10th – 12th

Calling all car enthusiasts! Cruisin’ the Beach Car Show and Swap meet is an open car show with judges, awards, vendors and of course a swap meet held at Broadway at the Beach, the most popular tourist destination in Myrtle Beach, SC. Along with the cars on display, there will be gas and oil collectibles, state tags, vintage signs, road maps, toys, t-shirt sales and great food and drinks.

Grab your stein and head to Oktoberfest (October 11–12)

Celebrate everything fall at Oktoberfest!

Celebrate everything fall at Oktoberfest! The event boasts live entertainment and a vast selection of beers including Southern Tier Pumking, Cigar City Jai Alai and Angry Orchard Cider, plus plenty of family friendly libations and activities. For the little ones there’s a pumpkin patch, face and pumpkin painting, hay rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, scarecrow making and costume contests. Over 60 vendors will be in attendance selling some of the area’s favorite foods. All the units below are within a 15-to 20-minute drive of Broadway at the Beach (where Cruisin’ The Beach Car Show is being held) and Market Common (where Oktoberfest festivities will take place). Enjoy both easily with these centrally located options!

  • Patricia Grand 1504 – Indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river, hot tubs and a beach lounge deck — yes please! Snowbirds flocking to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for winter rentals will love all the amenities at Patricia Grand that add to the feeling of eternal summer. The resort itself is family friendly and just two miles from the north end of the boardwalk. The condo itself is a one-bedroom, one-bath on the side of an oceanfront building and has a large balcony, perfect to lounge the morning away and take in the great views of the ocean and beach.
  • Sea Mark Towers 406 – Modern décor in beachy blues and neutrals and floor-to-ceiling windows for extra light make this Sea Mark tower condo stand out. The three-bedroom, three-bath is located less than two blocks from the ocean in northern Myrtle Beach and is convenient to the most popular attractions in the area, including golf courses, outlet shopping and Broadway on the Beach.
  • Marina Inn 7301 – If you’re looking for a little luxury, this three-bedroom, three-bath 2,100-square-foot condo at the Grande Dunes Resort will fulfill your requirements and more. Located right on the water, you’re going to love the home’s tasteful décor, high-end amenities and unique master bedroom suite with its own fireplace and kitchenette. In the living room is another fireplace and gorgeous views of sailboats and motorboats in the marina. A gorgeous choice in a top community.

Discover your home for Myrtle Beach fall events

Make plans to visit Myrtle Beach, SC, during its second season.

Make plans to visit Myrtle Beach, SC, during its second season. It’s a perfect place to keep that summer feeling going all through fall and even early winter, especially for snowbirds making their trek south.You can book a beach rental near your favorite fall events at a great low rate! Vantage reservation specialists are standing by to help. You can also browse all options and book direct at www.vantagemb.com. Remember to book direct through Vantage so you get the lowest possible rates and the best possible selection.

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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.

Discover the Best Time to Visit Myrtle Beach

If you’re looking for an easy answer to the question, then the summertime is likely the clear choice. However, it’s not always that simple. In fact, all the seasons are wonderful options for your next vacation! It depends on what you’re hoping to get out of your experience. Our guide offers a brief overview of the seasons so that you can decide on the best time to visit Myrtle Beach for yourself. Your final decision might surprise you after weighing the pros and cons of each one! Of course, no matter when you visit, you’re welcome to book one of our vacation rental properties in the area and make your experience special.

Choose the Best Time to Visit Myrtle Beach for You

Summer


The weather is warm, the beaches are beautiful, and the boardwalk is full of life.

Ask a person who has been to Myrtle Beach before, and they’ll typically tell you that summer is the top choice for your visit. The weather is warm, the beaches are beautiful, the boardwalk is full of life, and the kids are out of school, making it ideal for a family vacation. There are plenty of benefits of visiting in the summer, but there are also a few things you should keep in mind, too. Some days can get very hot and humid, and your favorite attractions might become crowded during the peak season. Just make sure you travel smart, wear sunscreen, and drink plenty of water, and you’re in for a truly memorable summer in Myrtle Beach!

Summer Events:

Spring

See what’s blooming at Brookgreen Gardens.

If you’re searching for slightly cooler weather in Myrtle Beach with just as many opportunities for fun activities, then you should consider a visit in the spring. It’s the perfect season for nature lovers! You can stroll along less-crowded beaches, lace up your hiking boots and explore walking trails, and see what’s blooming at Brookgreen Gardens in addition to all the beauty in bloom around you. 

Spring Events:

Fall

Make dozens of lasting memories along the Grand Strand.

Fall is another great option for those of you that are looking to avoid the crowds of summer yet still make dozens of lasting memories along the Grand Strand. Daytime temperatures usually range from the mid to high 70s while evening temperatures only get down to around 50 degrees. Plus, you might be able to witness some vibrant fall foliage depending on when you visit.

Fall Events:

Winter

Trade the snow-covered pathways and icy roads for beautiful beaches and nature trails.

Attention, all snowbirds — this is the season for you! Myrtle Beach is a prime destination to escape all that frigid weather up north. Trade the snow-covered pathways and icy roads for beautiful beaches and nature trails. It’s a fantastic time to hit the links at our area’s top golf courses without having to worry about any crowds, wait times, or distractions. Plus, you can take advantage of off-season rates on Myrtle Beach properties. Just don’t forget to check out all the holiday celebrations, too!

Winter Events:

Find Your Year-Round Happy Place

We have a variety of fantastic properties throughout the North Myrtle Beach area to help you get started.

Explore our properties now and enjoy the ultimate getaway!

Have you chosen your favorite time to visit Myrtle Beach, yet? Don’t wait to start planning your vacation — get started today! We have a variety of fantastic properties throughout the North Myrtle Beach area to help you get started. All you need to do is pick your favorite, and we’ll make sure everything is perfect for your upcoming stay. They offer the best of both worlds with serene locations along the shoreline while only being a short drive away from the tourist attractions and nightlife of Myrtle Beach. Think it can’t get better? Think again! We also offer several different specials and deals to help you save money and make more memories while you’re here.

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.


Fall 2019 Events in Myrtle Beach

Welcome to the serenity of the beach off-season—fewer visitors means fewer lines, and there’s still plenty to do in Myrtle Beach, SC.

As the year’s most scenic season approaches, Myrtle Beach hosts dozens of festivals and other events for you to enjoy. We’ve rounded up a few highlights—everything from family-friendly fun to adult-oriented experiences. Celebrate creative craftsmanship and works of art as well as natural beauty and live music at these upcoming activities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Browse Vantage’s current vacation rental options to get a place near all the upcoming entertainment.

Summer’s Final Saturday Farewell at La Belle Amie Vineyard

Guests can receive reduced admission when they bring two canned/dry food items for the local food bank.

La Belle Amie Vineyard, home of Twisted Sisters Wine, hosts special events every Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. La Belle Amie is sending summer off with a bang on September 21. Guests can receive reduced admission when they bring two canned/dry food items for the local food bank.

SeptemberFest!

A popular celebration to close out the summer, SeptemberFest! will take place at Barefoot Landing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 21.

Speaking of barefoot, North Myrtle Beach’s Duplin Winery will host a grape stomp, complete with a bottle of wine and souvenir wine tumbler for you to take home. SeptemberFest! will feature live music and food and drink vendors.

Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally

This year’s autumn event will take place from September 30 to October 6.

Twice a year, Myrtle Beach Bike Week LLC hosts a seasonal motorcycle rally. This year’s autumn event will take place from September 30 to October 6 and invites all motorcycle enthusiasts to attend. Located at the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach Bike Week will feature vendors, entertainment, attractions, official merchandise and much more. Come witness the Carolinas’ largest motorcycle rally, right here in Myrtle Beach.

44th Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival

Huntington Beach State Park will welcome nearly 100 artisans whose works will be on display for the 44th Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival September 27 to 29. Attendees can enjoy art juxtaposed against the backdrop of the park’s natural beauty. Local musicians will play live, and vendors will offer food and beverage selections. Purchase of admission includes re-entry all weekend long.

Live Oak Art and Music Fest

Stop by nearby Conway, SC, on October 5 to enjoy a free celebration of creativity at the Live Oak Art and Music Festival. Over 50 local artists, singers, performers, crafters and more will convene under on the lawn of Horry County Courthouse for the festival’s 15th year.

Harvest Home Festival

Bring the kids to Brookgreen Gardens on October 5 and 6 to ring in the fall.

Bring the kids to Brookgreen Gardens on October 5 and 6 to ring in the fall. With everything from pumpkin picking to hayrides, Harvest Home Festival is the ultimate autumn entertainment experience. Interact with animals, paint pumpkins, explore the gardens, enjoy live entertainment and even build your own scarecrow to enter into the contest!

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

Partake in a vast selection of beers (or biers, if you’re trying to fit in with the festivities) at Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest. From 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11 and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, Grand Park at Market Common will become an epicenter of entertainment. More than 60 vendors will be in attendance, as well as face painters, inflatables, a pumpkin patch and more.

15th Annual Little River ShrimpFest

Seafood lovers rejoice!

Seafood lovers rejoice! The 15th annual Little River ShrimpFest will have about 150 different vendors representing not only local restaurants, but also artists, crafters, business expos and community organizations. Sample all sorts of fresh seafood—and, of course, shrimp. Bring the kids to enjoy face painting, balloon artists and stilt walkers. There will be even more live entertainment on two music stages. You can catch all the fun at the Historic Little River Waterfront on October 12 and 13.

40th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival

Nearby Loris, SC, will host its 40th annual Loris Bog-Off Festival, a local tradition that has expanded overtime to its current scale of 35,000 visitors per year. Keeping with tradition, the festival is held the third Saturday of every October, which falls on the 19th this year.

Attendees can create their own chicken bogs—a southern dish consisting of chicken, rice, sausage and spices—or try some from the 200-plus vendors who will be set up at the festival. The event will also feature two stages full of live music.

30th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

More than 140 wooden boats will be on display at the 30th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show on October 19 and 20. Attendees can participate in maritime activities such as knot tying, model boat building and a corrugated cardboard regatta.

One of Saturday’s main events will be the Wooden Boat Challenge, in which partners have a four-hour time limit to build rowing skiffs, followed by a race on the Sampit River. Sailors aged 8 to 15 can compete in Sunday’s Opti Pram Regatta. Dance to the live music performed from two stages both days.

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, 5K and Doggie Dash

After the Coastal 5K, take a leisurely run or walk around the lake at Market Common for the Doggie Dash—with proceeds going to the Grand Strand Humane Society.

Fitness buffs unite for three races in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on October 19 and 20.

The first event, the Coastal 5K, begins at the Market Common at 7:30 a.m. and takes participants on a loop course that concludes in beautiful Grand Park. Immediately after, dog owners will take a more leisurely run or walk around the lake at Market Common for the Doggie Dash—with proceeds going to the Grand Strand Humane Society. The last—and longest—race, the Mini Marathon, will begin at Coastal Grand Mall at 7:00 a.m. on October 20.

BooFest!

The Saturday before Halloween (October 26), come to Barefoot Landing for BooFest!, a spooky celebration featuring costume contests for both kids and pets. Be sure to catch the showing of Hocus Pocus at the amphitheater at 7:00 p.m.

Howl-O-Scream

North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex will host Howl-O-Scream.

Keeping with the pre-Halloween festivities, North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex will host Howl-O-Scream on October 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Brave visitors and thrill seekers can check out the scare zones or take a hayride through the scare-free zone.

Halloween Fireworks Extravaganza

Helicopter Adventures will sponsor a free Halloween Fireworks Extravaganza on All Hallows’ Eve. Come to Broadway at the Beach, where you’ll hear ooh’s and aah’s, followed by the occasional shriek or witch’s cackle, as the sky lights up with colorful displays of holiday joy.

Brew at the Zoo

Taste more than 30 craft beers from all over the region and the nation.

Adults 21 and older can taste more than 30 craft beers from all over the region and the nation. Brookgreen Gardens will host the event on November 2, when attendees can play cornhole or giant Jenga while listening to the music of local favorites the Paul Grimshaw Band.

Mythical and Medieval Festival

Travel to a mystical fairy forest, witness a fantastic fire show and eat a giant turkey leg at the Mythical and Medieval Festival, the only Renaissance festival in Myrtle Beach, SC. Running on November 9 and 10, the festival will raise money to support Caleb’s Dragonfly Dreams, a local nonprofit that helps children who have been neglected, abused or abandoned. The festival features fun for everyone in the family—from glass blowing demonstrations to axe throwing.

25th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

It’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit!

It’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit. On November 16, come to Broadway at the Beach for the 25th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and enjoy live music, entertainment and a photo op with Kris Kringle himself.

Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals

For four days, the Myrtle Beach Convention Center will be transformed into the Dickens Christmas Show, drawing about 20,000 visitors. Inspired by A Christmas Carol, the November 14 to 17 event will feature hundreds of vendors with gifts, toys, jewelry and more to stuff your loved ones’ stockings.

Lighting of the Landing

To officially mark the beginning of the holiday season, Barefoot Landing hosts a special tree lighting event on November 23. Enjoy holiday activities starting at 4:00 p.m., followed by entertainment, fireworks and, of course, the tree lighting itself.

Nights of a Thousand Candles

Over 4,500 lights will adorn Brookgreen Gardens from December 5 to 22, when visitors can revel in the holiday spirits by enjoying a peaceful walk through the serene paths soundtracked by carolers and holiday music. From 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. on select nights, you can take part in a seasonal sensory experience sure to put a smile on your face.

Enjoy the fall festivities!

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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.

4 of the Top Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

Most visitors only think of the Grand Strand as a summertime destination. Who could blame them? This gorgeous stretch of beach is often named the best warm-weather vacation spot in the United States. That’s why it may surprise you that Myrtle Beach is an excellent choice for a fall getaway. With mild-to-warm weather, fewer crowds, and fun events, there are so many reasons to consider visiting in autumn. If you need some more convincing, check out this list of fall festivals in Myrtle Beach! Then, browse our properties and reserve your favorite to enjoy the ultimate fall getaway!

These Fantastic Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach Are Beyond Be-Leaf

The Irish Italian Festival

North Myrtle Beach likes to kick off the season with this unique and iconic event. The Irish Italian Festival celebrates all the things that make these two cultures so special. You’ll find food vendors serving up portions of corned beef or pastas, arts and crafts tents lining Main Street, and even an annual spaghetti-eating contest. There’s also a children’s area, making this an excellent option for families traveling with little ones. Admission is free, so make sure you take advantage of this awesome event!

Harvest Home Festival

For locals, attending the Harvest Home Festival at Brookgreen Gardens is a must. Held in early October, this event includes plenty of kid-friendly entertainment. You’ll find a pumpkin patch, a scarecrow-building contest, hayrides, and more. Plus, your family will be able to explore the grounds of the park and see the many animals that call Brookgreen Gardens home. Enjoy a day of pumpkins and crafts and treats — oh my!

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

If you’ve never celebrated Oktoberfest in Myrtle Beach, then you’re missing out. Every year, the city throws a fantastic celebration at Market Common that includes live entertainment, kid-friendly activities, games, and (of course) a wide variety of beers. There’s truly something for everyone here. Your children can get their faces painted while you sip a cold brew and browse the vendors in the park. Now, imagine all that while listening to the enthusiastic “oom-pah-pahs” of tubas from a traditional German band. What more could you want from a festival?

Art in the Park

For almost 50 years, Art in the Park has been giving local and regional artists a venue to display their impressive pieces. The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild hosts this showcase four times a year, two of which are in the fall. Over 40 artists are featured each weekend, ranging from glassblowers to photographers, and everything in between. You never know what you may find when you visit. Discover your next favorite artist at Art in the Park!

Book Your Next Getaway to the Grand Strand

The perfect vacation is waiting for you here.

After the excitement of these Myrtle Beach fall festivals, you’ll probably want to sit back and unwind. Luckily, our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals offer plenty of opportunities for just that. Each of our properties features comfortable accommodations as well as a variety of resort amenities. Picture yourself spending an evening by the pool or relaxing in a hot tub. It doesn’t just have to be an image in your mind — the perfect vacation is waiting for you here. All you have to do is reserve a townhome or condo from Vantage Vacation Rentals.
Browse our full selection of properties and book your stay today!

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.




Myrtle Beach Thrill Seeker Attractions

Do you seek adventure? Are you constantly chasing your next thrill? Do you crave the feeling of an adrenaline rush?

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is calling your name.

You’ll find everything in Myrtle Beach, SC, from exhilarating roller coasters and race tracks to extreme water sports and ziplines. Get a bird’s eye view of the Grand Strand in a helicopter tour or try something new like cable wakeboarding.

First things first—the thrill of finding that perfect vacation rental for your family and friends. Check out Vantage’s current listings to see all your options.

Wild times on the water

Let a parasail carry you 300 feet in the air.

Every water sports activity you could dream of waits for you at Downwind Sails. Make a wake and feel the freedom of zooming across the water on JetSkis. Learn to stand-up paddleboard or let a parasail carry you 300 feet in the air—they have it all. Bring the family along for a banana boat ride or a sailing lesson.

For those looking to keep their wet and wild adventures on land, we’ve got you covered. Shark Wake Park takes the concept of a water park to the extreme. This combination Wake Park and Aqua Park is a one-of-a-kind experience. Up for a new challenge? Learn to wakeboard using their advanced pulley system known as “cable wakeboarding.” Want to push yourself even more? Head to their inflatable obstacle course to see how far you can go.

Feed your need for speed

For a more “traditional” water park experience, head over to Wild Water & Wheels.

For a more “traditional” water park experience, head over to Wild Water & Wheels—home to slides, rides and tides. Don’t mistake traditional for dull. Slides like the White Water Express and the Dark Hole will have you clinging to your inner tube. And the body-only slides, like the Triple Dip and the Side Winder, are designed for speed and will splash you every which way.

To really make your heart race, try the park’s Free Fall Cliff Dive, an almost 90-degree plummet at 45 MPH! Thrill seekers of all ages will love the variety of bumper car and go-kart race tracks for every skill level. Strap the whole family in for a full day of fun!

Start your engines!

Broadway Grand Prix offers even more race track thrills. Start your engines and make your way through seven go-kart tracks, like the twists and tight turns of the Slick Track. You can really put the pedal to the metal on the Grand Prix Pro Track, the fastest one in the park. If you need a break from the racing, try scaling the Rock Wall or soar through the air riding their Sky Coaster.

Extreme fun high in the sky

Push your limits here and feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment!

True adventurers looking for a great time in the great outdoors need look no further than Go Ape. With 20 obstacles and two zip lines, their Treetop Journey experience is an excellent choice for first timers on a high-ropes course. The Treetop Adventure experience is even more immersive and challenging. You can really push your limits here and feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment—especially if you have any fear of heights.

Helicopter Adventures literally lets you rise above it all to experience Myrtle Beach like never before. Your pilot will take you for a ride over the water with breathtaking views of Myrtle Beach’s expansive coastline. You can choose an extended tour that goes as far as 42 miles!

Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides is an absolute must for extreme thrill seekers. The Skyscraper rockets you 170 feet up at 60 MPH, spinning you and a friend in a gigantic circle. If you’re brave enough, hop aboard the Sling Shot, which launches you300 feet into the air at 100 MPH. (For an extra challenge, you and your partner on the ride can attempt to spin as you hurdle towards the sky.) Don’t forget about the Air Strike, which can reach a max force of 3.6Gs as it spins you around with your legs hanging off the ride.

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Vantage has what you’re looking for!

Experience the rush of finding and booking your ideal vacation rental. Vantage has what you’re looking for with properties in Myrtle Beach, SC, that keep you close to all the action. Find yours today and book direct with Vantage for the best prices and availability. Call (888) 303-4110 or check out VantageMyrtleBeach.com.

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.

What Are the Best Things to Do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

Over a mile of fun, food, and festivities await you along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! Where do you start at a place like this that’s home to so many fun activities and unique attractions? Don’t worry. We’re here to help you decide with our complete guide to the best things to do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. You’ll be making memories in no time with our local tips and tricks for this downtown hotspot. Plus, if you’re planning a vacation to the Grand Strand, we can help with that, too! We’re not just experts on local attractions. We’re also masters of making your visit the best it can be with our beautiful vacation rentals and unbeatable customer service.

The Top Things to Do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel

You’re in for an incredible experience!

You’re in for an incredible experience here, as long as you’re not afraid of heights. Grab a seat in one of the gondolas and get ready to witness the Grand Strand from 200 feet in the air. This towering attraction offers unparalleled views of the city skyline as well as the shimmering water of the Atlantic Ocean. Each gondola is covered and climate-controlled, ensuring a cozy experience no matter what the weather is like outside.

Tip: If you’re looking to make dates or group outings extra special, consider purchasing VIP tickets. These give you access to Ferrari-style leather seats, glare-free glass, and a glass-bottom floor for even more stunning views.

The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

From seashells and shark teeth to life size yeti statues, this iconic gift shop has it all!

It may not be much of a hidden gem anymore, because locals and visitors alike have started flocking to the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove. This inviting shop got its start in 1946 and continues to delight customers with thousands of unique items across seven different floors. From seashells and shark teeth to life size yeti statues, this iconic gift shop has it all!

After browsing the wares at the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, see if you can win some prizes over at the arcade next door. There are games and activities for all ages here!

The Nightmare Haunted House

Are you brave enough for a thrill-filled journey through the Nightmare Haunted House?

Are you brave enough for a thrill-filled journey through the Nightmare Haunted House? Test your courage and step through the doors to a world where nightmares come to life! You’re welcome to walk through the horrifying haunted house or try your luck in the escape zone. Can you escape the Zombie Zone in 30 minutes or less? Get a group of your bravest and smartest friends together to find out!

Fun Plaza Family Fun Center

The perfect destination for families looking to kick back, relax, and maybe challenge each other to a few arcade games.

If haunted houses aren’t for you, don’t worry. There are so many different family-friendly activities along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The Fun Plaza Family Fun Center is a fantastic example, and the name says it all. It’s the perfect destination for families looking to kick back, relax, and maybe challenge each other to a few arcade games. Kids love playing games and winning prizes while parents savor the sweet memories of the smiles and happiness of their children. Plus, who says adults can’t join the fun with the wide variety of arcade games here? Not us!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

There are so many different options here!

Is it fact or fiction? You be the judge! Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a wonderland of oddities and curiosities that make you question what’s real and what’s fake. Some of the interesting exhibits that await inside include an authentic vampire-killing kit and shrunken heads.

After a fascinating tour through Ripley’s museum, consider taking a ride at the 5D Ripley’s Moving Theater. You’ll feel like you’re actually in the movie as your seat adapts to the virtual movement and immersive action. (This is one movie you’re guaranteed to not fall asleep during!) Or, if you’re up for a challenge, see if you can navigate through the Ripley’s Mirror Maze. There are so many different options here!

Sling Shot Thrill Ride

Take your bravery to new heights!

Have you ever been to an amusement park and seen those daredevils that strap into the bungee cords and launch into the air on giant slingshots? Make this the year you try it for yourself! Keep an eye out for the Myrtle Beach Sling Shot ride as you walk along the boardwalk, and take your bravery to new heights. It’s less scary and much more fun than you might think. Plus, you’ll have an exciting story to tell all your friends and family members after your Myrtle Beach vacation!

Tip: The Myrtle Beach Sling Shot has room for two people at a time so that you can share the experience with one of your closest friends or family members!

Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures

Enjoy a relaxing experience as you glide along with scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Are you not enthused with the idea of launching into the sky at speeds of up to 100 MPH? Consider a more horizontal journey with Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures. It can be a much more relaxing experience as you glide along a distance of 600 feet with scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re a fan of obstacle courses, you’re welcome to try the Adventure Matrix here, as well.

Find Your Happy Place Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Enjoy a peaceful escape near the areas best beaches, golf courses, and tourist attractions.

Don’t just read about the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk — come on down to the Grand Strand and experience all the excitement for yourself! We have several different vacation rentals available, and they all come with comfortable furnishings and luxurious resort amenities like indoor and outdoor pools. We know how important your vacations are, which makes us the right company to trust with your next visit to the Myrtle Beach Area.

Most of our properties are nestled in North Myrtle Beach’s most beloved communities and resorts. That means you can enjoy a peaceful escape near the areas best beaches, golf courses, and tourist attractions. Plus, you won’t find customer service, guest benefits, or jaw-dropping deals like you will with Vantage Myrtle Beach Rentals.

Explore our properties today and make your dream vacation come true!

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.

Fore! Here are the Best Golf Courses in the Myrtle Beach Area

Discover the possibilities and start practicing your swing!

When it comes to golf getaways, it doesn’t get much better than a visit to the Grand Strand! Not only are the courses beautiful, but the warm weather and coastal breezes create the perfect environment for a round of golf. As if you needed another excuse to make the trip, we made a list of some of the best golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area to help simplify your planning. So, what are you waiting for? Discover the possibilities and start practicing your swing! Just don’t forget to reserve one of our vacation rentals nearby so that you can unwind in comfort after a day on the course.

Tidewater Golf Club

Challenging yet enjoyable experience for all skill levels.

Start your golf getaway in style by teeing off at the Tidewater Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach! When Ken Tomlinson designed the course, he took inspiration from places like Merion and Pine Valley to create an equally stunning layout. Since its opening in 1990, Tidewater has attracted a significant amount of acclaim, including a spot on Golf Digest’s America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. Expect a challenging yet enjoyable experience for all skill levels. 

Legends Golf Resort

Celebrate with some food and drinks over at the Ailsa Pub.

Legends Golf Resort encompasses not one, but five exceptional golf courses! Which one will become your new favorite? Heathland, Parkland, Moorland, Heritage Club, and Oyster Bay are all excellent choices, so you can’t really go wrong. Plus, they’re all conveniently located along the Grand Strand. After a great round of golf, celebrate with some food and drinks over at the Ailsa Pub. They have great deals for happy hour every day from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Grande Dunes Resort Golf Club

Play on a course that won National Golf Course of the Year!

Do you know what it’s like to play on a course that won National Golf Course of the Year according to the National Golf Course Owners Association of America? Find out by booking your tee time at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach! Here, you can enjoy views of the Intracoastal Waterway as you play a delightfully challenging round of golf.

Barefoot Resort & Golf

Enjoy beautiful scenery at Barefoot Resort & Golf.

Barefoot Resort & Golf is a gem of the North Myrtle Beach community with four beautiful golf courses. Legendary players and architects helped create them, and it definitely shows. Will you choose the Norman, Love, Fazio, or Dye course? Each one offers a unique experience, but they are all well maintained and feature beautiful scenery.

TPC Myrtle Beach

TPC Myrtle Beach features an exceptional practice area.

Are you up for a challenge? TPC Myrtle Beach features an exceptional practice area, and we highly recommend using it! Feel free to warm up on the putting green, chipping green, and driving range before trying your hand at one of the more difficult courses on the Grand Strand. See if you have what it takes, then treat yourself to a bite at the TPC Grille with views of the 18th green!

Plan Your Golf Getaway

Make your ideal golf getaway a reality!

We invite you to go beyond reading about these beautiful courses. Come on down and experience them for yourself! We’ll help make your ideal golf getaway a reality with the perfect vacation rental nearby. We have gorgeous properties throughout the North Myrtle Beach area, including luxurious condos in Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. They’re only a quarter of a mile away from the Grande Dunes golf course and come with exclusive resort amenities like an on-site restaurant, fitness room, pools, and more. Don’t just go on a golf getaway — enjoy it to the fullest with Vantage Vacation Rentals. Browse our properties and find your happy place today!

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.

Myrtle Beach for Nature Lovers

Venture off the beaten path and discover the great outdoors

Ready to get wild on your vacation? Venture off the beaten path and discover the great outdoors, Myrtle Beach, SC, style. You’ll escape the daily grind when you surround yourself in the diverse flora and fauna of South Carolina’s lowcountry. Whether you prefer flip flops or hiking shoes, the natural excursions here are a breath of fresh air for the whole family.

First things first: setting up camp in the great indoors. You’re going to want to cool off and relax in comfort after all your outdoor activity. Explore your options for North Myrtle Beach from Vantage that put you just a short drive away from these top natural attractions and activities:

Brookgreen Gardens: A retreat for the senses


The butterfly garden is a delight for all ages.

Spanning more than 9,000 meticulously curated acres, Brookgreen Gardens is accurately billed “a unique melding of art, nature and history.” You could spend days here and still not see it all. (The guided tours will help you cover the essentials.)

Brookgreen is home to the country’s largest collection of American figurative sculpture—more than 2,000 pieces by over 400 artists set against a lush garden backdrop. There are also three indoor galleries with smaller but no less impressive works.  

Speaking of garden backdrops, beauty is always in bloom in Brookgreen’s Botanical Gardens—a natural masterpiece that draws visitors from around the world. Among the most impressive displays: the 250-year-old Live Oaks towering overhead on Live Oak Allée. The butterfly garden with four wings is a delight for all ages. Stroll through a series of more formal, masterfully designed gardens bursting with color and fragrance.

The Lowcountry Zoo allows you to get close to and learn about animals native to the Myrtle Beach area that are feeling the strain of rapid development. Alligators, bald eagles, river otters, red and grey foxes, and many species of waterfowl call the zoo home.

Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been named the in the top 10 Public Gardens by Coastal Living Magazine and top 10 South Carolina attractions by USA Today.

Huntington Beach State Park: A stroll back in time

Observe birds and other wildlife.

Just across the highway from Brookgreen Gardens you’ll find Huntington Beach State Park—2,500 acres of natural treasures offering a welcome break from the busier beaches on the Grand Strand.

Enjoy the sun and surf here with over three miles of beachfront, with convenient restrooms and shower facilities. Fishing is permitted along certain sections of the beach with a South Carolina salt water fishing license.

Be sure to take a tour of Atalaya—the historic winter home that once belonged to the park’s namesakes, Archer and Anna Huntington. (Anna created some of the sculptures on display at Brookgreen.) The sprawling one-story house, inspired by Moorish architecture from the Mediterranean coastline, boasts over 30 rooms, a large courtyard and its own water tower.

Huntington Beach State Park’s hiking trails cater to a variety of outdoor enthusiasts, with several spots to observe birds and other wildlife. For something a little different and definitely memorable, book a tour of the park by Segway PT Glide from Myrtle Beach Segway.

Myrtle Beach State Park: An escape from the crowds

Myrtle Beach State Park

No nature lover’s itinerary would be complete without a visit to Myrtle Beach State Park—nearly a mile of wide, uncrowded seashore, along with miles of hiking trails, a beachfront boardwalk, picnic facilities and a peaceful fishing pier.

The hiking trails offer a relatively easy and flat trek throughout the park. You’ll see large sections of undisturbed maritime forest. Interpretive signs along the way help you identify different tree species.

Try your luck on the fishing pier and you could take home dinner of king and Spanish mackerel, flounder, red drum, bluefish, sea trout and other game fish known to frequent the area. You pay a nominal fee to enter the pier, but no license is required.

Depending on when you drop by, you may be able to visit the park’s Nature Center for family-friendly educational programs and meet some friendly critters.

The Waccamaw River: An enchanting excursion



The banks are lined with cypress trees tufts of Spanish moss

Drive just 15 minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach and you’ll discover one of South Carolina’s most breathtaking natural attractions—the Waccamaw River. The banks are lined with cypress trees and their trademark tufts of Spanish moss. Flowing water and songbirds are the only sounds you’ll hear.  

Try a guided eco-tour by kayak of the Waccamaw and its nearby creeks and swamps with the folks at Black River Outdoors. Fishing and birding tours are also available.

The crew at Waccamaw River Tours [offer narrated nature and wildlife excursions by boat, where you’ll learn about the history of the area and all the creatures that make it their home.

We’ll show you the way

Cool off and relax in comfort.

Finding your perfect vacation rental comes naturally to our team. We can’t wait to help you plan your memorable Myrtle Beach, SC, vacation. 

Contact our friendly reservation specialists at (888) 303-4110 to get on the right path. It’s also easy to browse and book direct at www.VantageMyrtleBeach.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates and the best selection.

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.

Fourth of July Events in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate the 4th of July this year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! From Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach to the MarshWalk at Murrells Inlet, you’ll oooh and ahhh at all the Independence Day activities the Grand Strand has in store.

We’ve put together this quick guide to some of our favorite family-friendly events, including daytime parades and multiple fireworks displays. We can’t imagine a better way to wish America happy birthday.  

We also have a wide variety of properties ideal for your family’s 4th of July beach trip. They’ll keep you close to everything with plenty of space to relax and recharge. See what’s available.

A Sky Full of Color

A tremendous show in Myrtle Beach

No July 4th celebration would be complete without a colorful fireworks spectacular painting the summer night sky. You’re bound to see a tremendous show no matter where you are in Myrtle Beach. But it’s always better to plan ahead, arrive early and get a great spot to enjoy the show.

This year’s major fireworks displays include:  

  • Broadway at the Beach starting at 10:00 p.m.
  • Barefoot Landing starting at 10:00 p.m.
  • Cherry Grover Pier starting at 9:30 p.m.

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk starting at 10:00 p.m.

For your safety and the safety of others, please leave all pyrotechnics to the professionals. It is illegal to sell, possess or use fireworks of any kind within Myrtle Beach city limits.

The 53rd Annual Pawleys Island Parade

Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Don’t miss the Pawleys Island 4th of July parade

Want some creativity with your patriotism? Since 1966, visitors and locals alike have joined in the family fun of the Pawleys Island 4th of July parade, hopping on anything that might even remotely pass as a float. You’ll see trucks, cars, golf carts, boats and who knows what else all decked out in red, white and blue. And you’ll see lots of smiling riders greeting the enthusiastic crowd lining the street.

Want to join the fun? It’s only $15 to enter in advance, and $20 on parade day.

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:00 a.m.

Myrtle Beach “parade float”

Don’t miss the one Myrtle Beach event that takes the term “parade float” literally. Get your spot along the MarshWalk and wave to the cavalcade of watercraft going by during the July 4th Murrells Inlet Boat Parade. The procession starts at Garden City Point, chugs past the MarshWalk and finishes up in Morse Park Landing.

8th Annual Croissants Bakery 4th of July Cupcake Eating Contest

Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Marina Park at Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach is a cupcake town!

Let them eat hot dogs in Coney Island. Myrtle Beach is a cupcake town—at least on the 4th of July. The Croissants Bistro & Bakery is once again hosting its popular cupcake eating contest, complete with a $500 cash grand prize and a championship trophy. What does it take to win? Eat more cupcakes than any of the other 49 contestants in five minutes. Last year’s winner polished off 36 cupcakes, while contestants combined to eat more than 1,000 in all!

If you have the stomach for it, and you’re 18 or older, you can register online. Your $20 entry fee includes a t-shirt and, of course, lots of cupcakes. The event is free for spectators, and food trucks will be on hand with plenty of non-cupcake food choices. Be sure to bring the kids for face painting, cupcake decorating and carnival games.

10th Annual Salute from the Shore Flyover

Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:00 p.m.

Celebrate America’s independence

Celebrate America’s independence and all of those who’ve made it possible during Salute from the Shore. This unique South Carolina tradition includes flyovers across the state’s beaches from vintage military aircraft and F-16s representing South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing.

Patriots of all ages dressed in red, white and blue garb pack the Myrtle Beach coastline to cheer and salute the aircraft as they pass. You’ll find gigantic flags and homemade banners paying tribute to loved ones in the service. 

Make Myrtle Beach Your 1st Choice for the 4th

We’d love to help you find the right home for your stay.

Visiting the Grand Strand for Independence Day is as American as baseball and apple pie. Treat your family to a summer holiday they’ll never forget. We’d love to help you find the right home for your stay.

Just call our friendly Vantage reservation team at (888) 303-4110. You can also browse properties and book direct at www.VantageMyrtleBeach.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates.

Have a great July 4th!

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.

Make the Most of Your Visit With These Free Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Planning the ultimate beach vacation doesn’t have to break the bank. Savvy travelers can always find fun, free things to do in Myrtle Beach if they know where to look. Luckily, we do, and we’re happy to share our knowledge with you! Our list has everything from outdoor adventures to must-see events so you can keep the whole family happy while keeping your wallet happy, too. Once you build your itinerary, book direct with Vantage Vacation Rentals for the most value on your stay!

Free Attractions and Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Relax on the Beach

Unwinding at the beach

It’s a great feeling when one of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach is also completely free — unwinding at the beach! All you need is some sunscreen, and you’re in for a delightful day at the shore. Find a spot in the sand to sunbathe, hunt for seashells, dive into the cool waters, or relax with your favorite book. Many of our vacation rentals even come with free beach gear like umbrellas and chairs for you to enjoy!

South Carolina Hall of Fame

South Carolina Hall of Fame offers a whole lot of history!

Don’t worry if the weather isn’t ideal for a day at the beach. Myrtle Beach is full of free rainy day activities as well, like exploring the South Carolina Hall of Fame. Several influential figures have impacted South Carolina’s history over the years, and this is a great place to learn all about them. It’s a fairly small hall, but it packs a whole lot of history dating back to the 18th century!

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

Explore a world of creativity

Admission is free, and so is the fascination at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. It’s the only art museum in the area, home to 11 galleries and a variety of rotating exhibits. Bring the whole family and explore a world of creativity via paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more!

Horry County Bike & Run Park


Seven miles of trails to explore!

Do you hear adventure calling your name? Answer the call with a visit to the Bike & Run Park, also known as “The Hulk.” The seven miles of trails here are popular among runners and mountain bikers, offering excitement and exercise for all! Keep in mind that this isn’t your typical trail system for peaceful walks in the woods. You’ll find several twists, turns, and hills to get a full workout as you explore nature!

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

If you prefer leisurely strolls by the shore, we highly recommend walking along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. This 1.2-mile stretch is perfect for soaking up the coastal charm of the area. For a small fee, you can also walk along the 2nd Ave Pier that juts out into the water for beautiful oceanfront views. Don’t forget to check out Hot Summer Nights at Plyer Park for free concerts and family-friendly activities all summer long!

Broadway at the Beach

Fireworks Myrtle Beach
Plan your trip with a free fireworks display!

Are you in the mood for a little window shopping or people watching? Head over to Broadway at the Beach, a bustling area that’s full of unique stores and eateries. Spend hours walking throughout Broadway or grab a seat on a bench and relax in the shade. You can even grab a handful of fish food from the dispensers and feed the carp in Lake Broadway for just a couple of quarters. Make sure you sync your visit with the free fireworks displays to get the most value out of your trip!

More Free Events in Myrtle Beach

Mustang Week September 2 – 8, 2019

Join the excitement at a variety of free events this year! Here are some more of the must-see celebrations you should mark your calendars for in 2019:

Enjoy It All With Vantage Vacation Rentals

Relax in a peaceful, family-friendly community

Complete the ideal, budget-friendly vacation by booking your stay with Vantage Vacation Rentals! We offer a wide selection of properties in beautiful North Myrtle Beach with options in every price range. So, you can relax in a peaceful, family-friendly community while being minutes away from the excitement in Myrtle Beach. Plus, our seasonal specials help you get even more value out of your trip!Browse our rentals and find your happy place today!

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.