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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!

We can’t wait to help you plan your memorable Myrtle Beach, SC, vacation. 

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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.

ESPN Myrtle Beach Invitational — College Basketball, Nov. 2019

You’re invited!

ESPN is hosting its second annual Myrtle Beach Invitational on November 21, 22 and 24. Come catch eight men’s college basketball teams over three action-packed days compete to crown the king of hardwood in Myrtle Beach, SC. This early-season tournament is hosted at Coastal Carolina University’s HTC Center.

These teams will vie for Myrtle Beach bragging rights:

  • Villanova University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Tulane University
  • Ohio University
  • Baylor University
  • University of Utah
  • Coastal Carolina University

Each team plays a game every day, regardless of the outcomes of the previous games—so you’re guaranteed a full slate of hoops.

Last year’s inaugural event concluded with a final matchup between the University of Central Florida Knights and the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. Who knows who will come out on top this year! Come see for yourself—check out Vantage’s Myrtle Beach, SC, listings for a rental that’s front row to all the excitement.

Game 1: Villanova University vs. Middle Tennessee State University — 11/21, 11:30 am

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders take on the Villanova Wildcats.

In this year’s first matchup, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders take on the Villanova Wildcats. ESPN ranked Villanova ninth in its most recent preseason predictions, making them the highest-ranked team in the Big East Conference.

After the Wildcats secured their second and third national championship titles in 2016 and 2018, there’s no sign of them slowing down in the upcoming season. Can the Blue Raiders shock them and upset the favorites?

Game 2: Mississippi State University vs. Tulane University — 11/21, 1:30 or 2 pm


The Mississippi State Bulldogs will face off against Tulane’s Green Wave.

Shortly after the final buzzer sounds on Villanova-Middle Tennessee State, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will face off against Tulane’s Green Wave. The Bulldogs were the fifth seed in the East division of last year’s NCAA tournament, but they’re looking to rebound from a first-round elimination.

Game 3: Ohio University vs. Baylor University — 11/21, 4:30 pm

The Ohio Bobcats match up against the Baylor Bears.

For the day’s third game, the Ohio Bobcats match up against the Baylor Bears. The Bears hold the 17th spot in ESPN’s preseason rankings and defeated Syracuse in last season’s national tournament.

Game 4: University of Utah vs. Coastal Carolina University — 11/21, 7 pm

Plan your game strategy!

The Utah Utes play the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the final first-day game. Not only were the Chanticleers semifinalists in the 2019 College Basketball Invitational, they will have homecourt advantage.

Remaining games

Be sure to check out the bracketfor a full list of matchups.

On the tournament’s second day, 11/22, the winning teams from games one and two will challenge each other in the semifinals, while the winners of games three and four face off. The teams who didn’t score a victory on the first day will also compete, with the winners of those games playing against one another on the final day.

Be sure to check out the bracket for a full list of matchups.

After taking a break on Saturday—a perfect opportunity to explore all the attractions of Myrtle Beach, SC—the excitement continues on 11/24 with the final games of the tournament.

Get a courtside seat for the action

Contact our friendly reservation specialists at 888-303-4110 today!

When you’re not at the HTC Center watching all the men’s basketball exciting games, you’ll want to kick back in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Helping you find your perfect vacation rental is a slam dunk for our team. 

Contact our friendly reservation specialists at 888-303-4110 today to secure your spot for all the action. 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.

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.

Get your adventure started now

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.

Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in the Myrtle Beach Area

School’s finally out! And kids can’t wait to head to the beach for swimming, boogie boarding and building sand castles. But at Myrtle Beach, the fun goes far beyond the sand and surf. Families return to Myrtle Beach every year for its wealth of kid-friendly activities, amusement parks, water parks and special events happening all summer long. 

There’s so much to do, in fact, that you may have a tough time knowing where to start. That’s why the Vantage team put together this list of our Top 10 things to do with kids in Myrtle Beach, SC.   

Vantage also has plenty of kid-friendly options for your stay, including properties with pools, game rooms and video game systems. Browse our properties and book yours today!

Our Top 10 List for Kids

1. WonderWorks

Wonderworks
WonderWorks is a one-of-a-kind amusement park!

WonderWorks in Myrtle Beach is a one-of-a-kind amusement park—and the perfect place to spend rainy days. Enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits and learn about natural disasters, light and sound, space and more. WonderWorks features plenty of pulse-pumping activities in its laser tag arena, 6D extreme theater, indoor ropes course and Xtreme 360 bikes. 

Kids of all ages can spend hours trying all the crazy challenges and tapping into their creative side. There’s even a life-size Lite Brite, optical illusions, a hurricane shack, a giant piano and a replica of the one-person capsule that launched as part of NASA’s Project Mercury.

2. Alligator Adventure

There’s a good chance you’ll get to see a live alligator feeding!

For a unique—and educational—experience, visit Alligator Adventure, one of the most popular attractions in North Myrtle Beach. There’s a good reason they call this place the Reptile Capital of the World. Open seven days a week, Alligator Adventure gives you the exciting opportunity to see hundreds of animal species, including albino alligators, crocs, snakes, lizards, exotic birds, monkeys and hyenas. 

This 15-acre park in Barefoot Landing is home to some of the animal kingdom’s most vicious predators, like Utan—considered the largest crocodile on exhibit in the United States at just over 18 feet. There’s a good chance you’ll get to see a live alligator feeding, where massive gators leap from the water to snatch a meal. All of the creatures at Alligator Adventure are a sight to see while you’re visiting Myrtle Beach, SC with kids.

3. Ripley’s Aquarium

Learn about jellyfish, the octopus and other colorful species.

Ripley’s Aquarium is not your average fish tank. Dive in—yes, in the water—to get up close and personal with sea creatures like sea turtles, giant stingrays and even sharks. For something a little less hands-on, try the Glass Bottom Boat Adventure, which puts you in the shark tank separated by a few inches of glass. 

Exhibits at Ripley’s Aquarium give kids a glimpse of the vibrant undersea life around the world, including the Rio Amazon and the Indo-Pacific coral reef. They’ll learn about jellyfish, the octopus and other colorful species that inhabit the ocean’s mysterious ecosystem.

4. Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

A thrilling adventure your kids will always remember.

Don’t just go out to dinner. Go way out—as part of a thrilling adventure you and your kids will always remember. The popular Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show invites your whole family to join Captain Blackbeard in his search for treasure. Between bites of your tasty four-course feast, revel in the excitement of swashbuckling acrobats, sea lions, tropical birds and mermaids.

5. Miniature Golf

Myrtle Beach has plenty of miniature golf options.

What’s a beach vacation without a little friendly competition at your favorite miniature golf course? Myrtle Beach has plenty of options, including Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf, Cancun Lagoon Adventure Golf, Dragon’s Lair Miniature Golf, Gilligan’s Island Funland Golf and Hawaiian Rumble Mini Golf—rated the top miniature golf course in the world! (Be careful of the volcano.)

6. Hollywood Wax Museum

Hollywood Wax Museum
The Hollywood Wax Museum has it all!

Take the kids to the Hollywood Wax Museum to learn about and pose with their favorite superstars and snap pictures for the perfect souvenir. Prop stations have plenty of hats, microphones, tiaras and other swag to complete the shot. Say “cheese!” next to actors, athletes and style icons that look astoundingly real. 

While you’re there, get lost in Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors or capture zombies at Outbreak – Dread the Undead. If you’re looking for a fun and unique experience with kids, the Hollywood Wax Museum has it all. If you need help finding the museum, just look for the gigantic King Kong on the roof.

7. Barefoot Landing

There are tons of fun shops, candy stores, ice cream shops and over 20 restaurants and eateries.

Options abound for kids of all ages at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. From June to September, SummerFest! offers nightly live entertainment—music, juggling, dance demonstrations, special guests, you name it. Come on a Monday and enjoy the dazzling fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Really, any time is a great time to bring the kids to Barefoot Landing. There are tons of fun shops, candy stores, ice cream shops and over 20 restaurants and eateries. Kids love the classic merry-go-round, and there are games galore. Check out the Barefoot Landing calendar of events to see what’s happening during your visit to Myrtle Beach.

8. Broadway at the Beach

Fireworks displays paint the sky every Tuesday night during the summer months.

Broadway at the Beach has a little bit of everything all summer long. This is where you’ll find WonderWorks and Ripley’s Aquarium, but those are just two of the big attractions here. Other kid (and parent) favorites include the Backstage Mirror Maze, the Beach Rider Jet Boat, mini golf and the amusement rides at Pavilion Park. You can even zipline across the lake at Soar & Explore

Sit back and enjoy a Legends in Concert—a live tribute show featuring world-class impersonators. Plus, family-friendly festivals happen throughout the year, and fireworks displays paint the sky every Tuesday night during the summer months.

9. Activities on the water

Water Park
Myrtle Waves waterpark is always a huge hit!

After a whole school year spent sitting at their desks, kids are ready to let loose when they visit Myrtle Beach. Rent kayaks or take surf lessons to let them channel all that pent-up energy. Myrtle Beach also has plenty of options for jet ski rentals, paddle boarding, wakeboarding, water tubing, water skiing and wake surfing. 

Families can hop on a charter boat for some deep sea fishing or take a dolphin cruise to see these playful creatures right off Myrtle Beach’s shores. 

With kids’ play areas, tubes, slides and more, Myrtle Waves waterpark is always a huge hit and a great way to beat the summer heat.

10. Outdoor excursions

More than 7,000 camp sites along the coast.

Did you know Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is considered the campground capital of the world? The Grand Strand boasts almost a dozen campgrounds and more than 7,000 camp sites along the coast. Make s’mores, tell scary stories and stargaze for the ultimate family vacation highlight. 

State parks are also a great way to take a break from the beach but enjoy the summer weather. Check out Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park to get some fresh air and stroll along nature trails. Kids also love the T.I.G.E.R.S. Myrtle Beach Safari, an opportunity to explore 50 acres of a wildlife preserve—home to 130 endangered animals including wolves, apes, elephants and the world’s largest cat.

Plan your kid-friendly Myrtle Beach getaway

Book your favorite property direct through Vantage!

Myrtle Beach has no shortage of activities for kids of all ages. No matter what the kids in your crew enjoy, from high-energy sports to educational exhibits, the options in Myrtle Beach will keep them engaged and excited to return for years to come.

You can keep the fun going throughout your vacation by choosing a rental property that caters to families. Let a Vantage reservationist help you find your perfect fit. You can also browse and book Myrtle Beach vacation rentals online. Once you find your favorite property, be sure you book direct through Vantage. That way you know you’re getting the best possible rate.

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.

5 Treasure Troves for the Best Myrtle Beach Shopping Adventures

Get in touch with your inner shopaholic! Whether you’re searching for thoughtful gifts or unique souvenirs, we can help lead the way. Explore our guide to Myrtle Beach shopping, and discover all of the treasures waiting for you here. You can enjoy a full day of bargain hunting and fill your arms with shopping bags or spend a leisurely afternoon windowshopping along the boardwalk. Either way, you’re in for a great time! (Especially if you get to unwind in one of our vacation rentals afterward!)

Where to Go Shopping in Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is much more than a place to shop!

It’s no surprise that Broadway at the Beach is such a popular spot to shop. This 350-acre space is home to dozens of specialty stores with something for the whole family. Adults can find great deals on clothing and home decor while kids can explore the wonders at Broadway Magic, Klig’s Kites, and Build-a-Bear Workshop. Plus, Broadway at the Beach is much more than a place to shop — it’s where memories are made! Feel free to take a break from shopping to play a round of mini-golf, ride in a speedboat, see the aquarium, and even fly high above it all with a helicopter tour!

Coastal Grand Mall

Coastal Grand Mall has everything from jewelry to electronics and beyond.

Especially on rainy days, you might prefer to stay indoors for your afternoon of shopping. Consider exploring the Coastal Grand Mall! It’s the second largest mall in South Carolina with an extraordinary number of stores. If you’re up for an all-out shopping spree, this is the place for it. The Coastal Grand Mall has everything from jewelry to electronics and beyond. When hunger strikes, the extensive food court has you covered for any craving.

Tanger Outlets

Find your favorite brand names at incredible prices.

Next stop, savings! The Tanger Outlets are perfect for bargain hunters, and they have two convenient locations in Myrtle Beach. You’re welcome to visit them either on Highway 17 or Highway 501 to find your favorite brand names at incredible prices. Both locations include stores for Adidas, Brooks Brothers, Coach, and many more.

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Myrtle Beach
Add some coastal vibes to your shopping experience.

Add some coastal vibes to your shopping experience at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! Their shopping district might not have as many stores as the Coastal Grand Mall or the Tanger Outlets, but you’re sure to find some unique treasures here. Stop in at the LandShark Surf Shack, get a custom air-brushed tee at Beach Creations, and make sure you check out the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove!

Barefoot Landing

You can find several boutique shops along the Intracoastal Waterway

Don’t forget about Barefoot Landing in nearby North Myrtle Beach! Here, you can find several boutique shops along the Intracoastal Waterway with gorgeous natural scenery. The serene atmosphere makes it ideal for when you just want to take your time and enjoy a peaceful day of shopping. However, if you are up for some excitement, it’s not far away. Feel free to catch a show at the Alabama Theatre or the House of Blues!

Shop Smart for Your Vacation Rental

We make it easy to find your happy place!

Are you planning a trip to the Myrtle Beach area? We make it easy to find your happy place, so you can save time shopping around for properties! Our vacation rentals are located in some of the most beloved communities of North Myrtle Beach with amenities that go above and beyond expectations. Plus, they come with our exceptional customer service that you can’t get anywhere else. Browse our properties today and get one step closer to the ultimate Grand Strand getaway!

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.