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Experience Weird and Wild Myrtle Beach for Halloween

Whether you’re looking for a spine-chilling scare, a ghost tour that’s creeping it real, family-friendly pumpkin patches or places to eat, drink and be scary, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has something bewitching for you this Halloween season.

You can’t go wrong combining mild autumn temperatures with the deep ghost-filled history of South Carolina.

Take a look below at some of our favorite Myrtle Beach haunted attractions and Halloween events. And book your stay with Vantage so you never have to fear choosing the wrong rental. Check out our whole selection now.

Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle: October 25, 26, 6–9 p.m.

Pack up the family and head to Huntington Beach State Park the weekend before Halloween for a family-friendly spooktacular. Make your way through the not-so-scary maze and haunted castle, then roast marshmallows and listen to ghost stories around the bonfire.

BooFest!October 26, 12–4 p.m.

Barefoot Landing’s annual bash features a costume contest for kids and one for your furry friends, along with face painting, stilt walkers and balloon artists. Make a day of it and enjoy the restaurants and attractions at Barefoot Landing before capping off your night with a free showing of the Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” in front of the amphitheater.

Alice Flagg’s Grave: All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery

Locals say the ghost of Alice Flagg haunts the Pawleys Island area, around the historic Hermitage and nearby graveyard. In the early 19th century, Alice was forbidden to marry her true love, but secretly wore his engagement ring on a ribbon around her neck, hidden under her dress. As she was dying of malaria, her brother found the ring and threw it in the nearby marsh. Legend has it that if you visit her grave, you’ll feel a tug on your wedding ring, or you might spot her searching for her own ring.

Wine Tasting and Halloween Bonfire: October 26, 12–5 p.m.

Consider it trick-or-treating for the big kids. La Belle Amie Vineyard, home of Twisted Sisters wines, welcomes you for an afternoon of sipping vintages, listening to live music and relaxing by the fire.

Local Ghosts, Historic Folk & Pirates Trolley Tour: October 29, 2–4 p.m.

Learn the lore of local ghosts without all the legwork! During this two-hour narrated trolley ride from Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet, you’ll hear spirited ghost stories and pirate legends while taking in the historic past of the area. Attractions include Atalaya, Brookgreen Gardens and Murrells Inlet’s historic waterfront.

Trick-or-Treating: October 31

Broadway at the Beach 4:30–6:30 p.m.

The Market Common 5–7 p.m.

Put on your best costume and head out on a quest for candy in two Myrtle Beach hotspots. Market Common offers free carriage rides around the complex plus music and entertainment in front of the movie theater. Broadway at the Beach will host a fireworks extravaganza beginning at 8 p.m.

Nightmare Haunted House: Open daily 12 p.m. until late

Think you can handle a good scare? How about 4,000-square-feet of terror? (You can go first, we’ll just wait here.) This North Myrtle Beach staple, in operation since the 1980s, knows how to make your blood curdle. And now there’s a new zombie zone undead adventure which includes a biohazard escape room. There’s no time like Halloween to see if you can make it all the way through!

Thompson Farm: Weekends

Bring your family to enjoy wholesome fall fun down on the farm. Make your way through the 6.5-acre corn maze in daytime or in the dark. Wind down the day with hot cider, S’mores, kids’ movies and a fire pit. Be sure to buy a pumpkin to carve for your front porch.

Spend Halloween in Myrtle Beach, SC

Make this your most memorable fall season ever!

Make this your most memorable fall season ever and celebrate Halloween in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Vantage has plenty of options with low fall rates. Our reservation specialists are standing by to help you find your Halloween happy place.  

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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. 

The Top 5 Romantic Things to Do in Myrtle Beach, SC

Is there any better setting for romance than the beach? Incredible weather, gentle waves, and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean are just a few of the things that make Myrtle Beach the perfect destination for your next romantic getaway. If you’re worried about planning the perfect trip, you’re in luck. Our guide to the most romantic things to do in Myrtle Beach makes it easy to fall in love all over again. Plus, we have a wide variety of properties so that you can choose the ideal option for you and your special someone!

Discover the Most Romantic Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Make your next getaway one you won’t soon forget. Continue reading below for all of the top romantic things to do in Myrtle Beach!

Candlelit Dinners

Spend the evening in each other’s company at one of Myrtle Beach’s most romantic restaurants! Share a bottle of wine and enjoy a delicious meal by candlelight. For example, Aspen Grille features an elegant atmosphere and fresh Carolina cuisine!

Romantic Boat Rides

Dinner cruises, river tours, and boat rentals are featured throughout Myrtle Beach. If you’re looking for a way to spend a full day on the water, Waccamaw River Tours, Cruise One, Ocean Watersports, Downwind Sails, and Myrtle Beach Watersports are all great options! 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is always a good time. Join the fun by strolling hand-in-hand past the boardwalk’s restaurants, shops, carnival rides, and special attractions on your next visit! Enjoy the view from the top of the Ferris wheel or enjoy the thrill of the Nightmare Haunted House! 

Brookgreen Gardens

The smell of romance is in the air, or maybe that’s just the flowers. Either way, the Brookgreen Gardens are ripe with romance. Enjoy the sweet Lowcountry breeze as you make your way through the grounds of these historic botanical gardens! 

Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk

Whether you wake up early and catch the sunrise or take an evening walk down the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, the view will take your breath away! Don’t leave this spot out of your next romantic getaway. There’s a reason it’s one of the most romantic things to do in the Myrtle Beach area!

Where to Stay in the Myrtle Beach Area

Explore our full list of properties today and get one step closer to the romantic getaway of a lifetime!

After you’ve explored all of the most romantic activities in Myrtle Beach, enjoy a vacation rental with stunning views of the ocean. There’s nothing more romantic than waking up to the soft sound of crashing waves. With stunning homes and condos around every corner, Vantage Myrtle Beach Rentals makes it easy to find the right place to stay. Explore our full list of properties today and get one step closer to the romantic getaway of a lifetime. The beauty of the Grand Strand awaits your arrival!

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. 

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

Be sure to book direct online for the lowest possible rates. Or call one of our reservationists at 888-303-4110 to plan your trip. View properties at VantageMyrtleBeach.com

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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.

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.

Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways in Myrtle Beach, SC

Whether it’s your 50th year together or your first, finding the right Valentine’s Day gift is a challenge. This year, give each other the most authentic reflection of your relationship: time together.

Evening Stroll in Myrtle Beach
Evening Stroll in Myrtle Beach

Chances are, that’s what your special someone wants anyway. A Groupon survey in 2018 revealed that 80% of people said they’d rather receive an experience they could share instead of old standards like flowers and candy.

You’ll find an unforgettable experience waiting for you in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Even in February, high temperatures hover close to 60 degrees. And chillier nights are custom-made for a fireplace and an ocean view.

To help you plan the perfect romantic weekend getaway in Myrtle Beach, SC, our team at Vantage has played Cupid and collected some suggestions for vacation rentals and activities you’ll both fall for.

Ocean Creek

Ocean Creek’s pools & resort amenities

Love is in the air at Ocean Creek, one of the more sought-after Myrtle Beach resorts. This tranquil oceanfront community is ideal for a romantic getaway. Its 57 acres of secure private property include dozens of nature trails for hiking, biking and walking, as well as exquisite gardens and a glistening tidal creek. You can even get in a couple’s workout at the gym, on the putting green or with a game of beach volleyball.

If you’re strictly seeking relaxation this Valentine’s Day, luxuriate with your significant other in one of the hot tubs or indoor pools. Then treat your sweetheart to a delectable dinner at Ocean Creek’s on-site Four Seasons Restaurant.

Three wonderful condos and one charming townhouse await your arrival:

Ocean Creek D5

Living room of Ocean Creek D5

Bathe in the sunshine from this newly renovated condo’s lofty windows. With a sprawling private balcony accessible from the living room and the master bedroom, the two of you can experience relaxing coastline and tidal creek views from whichever room you’re in.

For a low-key romantic evening, enjoy the wine bar and cook together in the gourmet kitchen. Take in the sunset and snuggle up while watching TV or a new release on Blu-ray.

Additional amenities include:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bed linens/bath towels
  • Washer and dryer

Ocean Creek DD10

30′ x 30′ rear deck of Ocean Creek DD10

You and your Valentine get the best of all views with this condo. The private balcony will make you swoon over scenes of the canal and ocean. The expansive—and private—rear deck gives you a glimpse of the inviting Ocean Creek community and all the activities it has to offer.

You’ll feel pampered with updates throughout, including granite countertops and brand-new appliances. When the sun sets on your view outside, turn your attention to a romantic comedy on the 45” LCD TV in the living room.

Additional amenities include:

  • Wet bar
  • Complimentary bed linens/bath towels
  • Fully equipped kitchen

Ocean Creek L2433

Master bedroom of Ocean Creek L2433

Looking out across a lush grove of trees, this fourth-floor treasure will give you and your sweetheart all the privacy and serenity you could ask for. Along with the woodland views, you’ll take in salty breezes from your screened balcony overlooking walkways to the beach. And the nautical theme throughout with red, white and blue touches will keep you in the vacation state of mind.

You won’t have any trouble finding something fun to do together. You’re only a short elevator ride and a few steps away from a romantic walk on the beach. You can also stroll the many paths that surround you in the tranquility of nature.

Additional amenities include:

  • Two flat-screen TVs and DVD player
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi

Ocean Creek G2734

Yard & exterior of Ocean Creek G2734

Imagine a romantic vacation that also feels like home. That’s what you’ll find in this secluded and serene two-story townhome. Look out onto your beautifully landscaped private backyard as you enjoy a leisurely breakfast in an enclosed patio, complete with dining furniture.

Secluded doesn’t mean isolated. There’s a putting green right outside your door, and a scenic path winding through gardens and trees takes you to the beach.

At the end of an adventurous day of swimming, shopping or hitting the town, you and your significant other can enjoy some quiet time on the plush sofas in the cozy living room.

Additional amenities include:

  • Brand-new flat-screen TVs
  • Washer and dryer
  • Complimentary bed linens/bath towels

North Beach 4903 Cinzia

Living room of North Beach 4903 Cinzia

Life moves a little slower in the stress-free atmosphere of North Beach Plantation, a 60-acre beach resort community. This charming bungalow brings you a world of luxuries, inside and out. Throughout the unit you’ll notice upscale features such as new appliances and granite countertops. You also have access to multiple indoor and outdoor pools, five hot tubs, a Turkish hammam and the world-class Cinzia Spa—an oasis of relaxation and pampering.

You won’t have to travel far for your special Valentine’s dinner. Make reservations at 21 Main, the on-site steak and sushi restaurant.

Additional amenities include:

  • Complimentary linens
  • Complimentary transportation around the community
  • Fitness center and sauna

Blue Water Keyes 601

Lazy river at Blue Water Keyes

In the heart of North Myrtle Beach, the popular beach resort Blue Water Keyes promises to bring you Valentine’s memories you’ll always cherish. This two-bedroom condo features a jetted tub in the master bathroom and ocean views from the beautiful glass-paneled balcony.

While you’re here, treat yourselves to a few laps in the indoor pool, a relaxing soak in the hot tub and other amenities only for guests. If you feel like exploring, you’re only minutes away from world-class shopping, unique Myrtle Beach, SC, attractions and countless restaurants for every taste.

Additional amenities include:

  • Beachfront workout facility
  • Building elevator
  • Complimentary linens

Valentine’s Day Activities in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC, is home to activities, attractions and excursions for lovers throughout the year. Here are a few suggestions to help you create a memorable Valentine’s Day weekend:

Brookgreen Gardens’ beautiful “Oak Alley”
  • Take a romantic boat ride through the marshes at Brookgreen Gardens, where you can also explore sculptures, fountains and the zoo.
  • Get pampered together at Cinzia Spa, known as an oasis—especially for couples.
  • Step aboard the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and soar high above the beach in your own climate-controlled gondola.

Let us help with your Valentine’s getaway plans today

In addition to these property suggestions, Vantage has a variety of other vacation rentals to satisfy whatever your heart desires. Let us help you plan a romantic Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, getaway you’ll both love. Reach out to one of our friendly Vantage reservation specialists today at (888) 404-3110, or browse and book direct at www.VantageMB.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, VantageMyrtleBeach.com, VantageDelawareBeaches.com, VantageAnnapolis.com and EasternShoreVacations.com.

Vantage’s Top 10 Myrtle Beach Attractions

We want you to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary by having the best summer yet! Myrtle Beach offers the best and most exciting attractions around, and we are giving you the Top 10 that are a must in our book.

Top 10 Attractions in Myrtle Beach

      1. Barefoot Landing – Experience one of the most unique destinations in Myrtle Beach. Located along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing is an impressive collection of shopping, dining, and nightlife venues that encircle a 27-acre lake. You will find something for everyone to love here. Enjoy a live show at the Alabama Theatre, live music at the House of Blues, or live reptiles at Alligator Adventure. Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille or casual fare at the Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, Barefoot Landing offers dozens of fantastic restaurants. Finish the day with beautiful views of the sun setting beyond the Intracoastal Waterway, or stick around for the fireworks which are held one night a week during the prime season.
      2. Intracoastal Waterway – A source of beauty, recreation, and commerce, the scenic Intracoastal Waterway is one of the central landmarks of the North Myrtle Beach area. South Carolina’s stretch of this inland waterway is just a small part of a 3,000-mile waterway that runs from Boston, Massachusetts all the way to the southern tip of Florida. Consisting of natural inlets, saltwater rivers, bays, and man-made canals, the Intracoastal Waterway was originally created to provide a safe route for travel and transport without the hazards of the open sea. Nowadays, the waterway is used more for just having fun! Guests can take advantage of all kinds of watersports and activities, such as jet skis, pontoon boats, fishing charters, and dinner cruises.
      3. The SkyWheel – It’s your chance to fly high in Myrtle Beach! The SkyWheel is one of the tallest Ferris wheels in North America, sitting 187 feet in the air. Take a ride in an enclosed gondola and get a 360-degree view of the Myrtle Beach coastline and the surrounding area. Each ride can hold two to six guests and is three revolutions long, which takes about eight to ten minutes. When the sun goes down, SkyWheel lights up the night with a fantastic display that can be seen up and down the boardwalk.
      4. Broadway at the Beach – Let the adventure at Broadway begin. Spend a day zip-lining across a lake, getting lost in a maze of mirrors, and racing at the Grand Prix! Broadway at the Beach is a 350-acre oasis of entertainment venues, attractions, shops & boutiques, and some of Myrtle Beach’s best places to eat and drink. There is so much to see and do for everyone in the family.
      5. Ripley’s Aquarium – Surround yourself with marine life for a day! Ripley’s Aquarium provides an experience like no other aquarium you’ve been to before. Get the chance to spend a night at the aquarium to sleep under the sharks or get up close and personal with some of their sting rays. There is also a behind-the-scenes tour that educates visitors about what it takes to care for these beautiful creatures.
      6. Myrtle Beach State Park – Become the ultimate outdoorsy adventurer at the Myrtle Beach State Park. This beautiful and scenic park has so much to offer. Spend a day on the beach or out in the water, whether it’s boating, kayaking, or even scuba diving! Visitors to Myrtle Beach State Park also have access to campsites with individual water and electrical hookups, wireless internet, restrooms, hot showers, laundry facilities, and a gift shop. The park has countless biking and walking trails, as well as two state park golf courses!
      7. World-Class Golf Courses – With its sub-tropical climate and lush, green vegetation, Myrtle Beach is known as one of the world’s top destinations for golf vacations. One of our favorite courses is the Grande Dunes Resort Club, which was recently named the “National Course of the Year” by the NGCOA. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, this course is known for its links-style design with Bermuda grass fairways and contoured greens. Vantage guests also have the benefit of staying at one of our Marina Inn luxury condos located across from the golf course!
      8. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade – Bring the whole gang for some boardwalk fun! Play, eat, and shop all day long on Myrtle Beach’s beautiful Boardwalk & Promenade. Kids will enjoy the many arcades, amusements, and thrill rides along the way. Be sure to check out Pier 14 – a historic pier that has withstood numerous hurricanes throughout the years, but has been rebuilt even stronger for visitors to enjoy. Grab a bite to eat at the Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge or catch your own dinner by fishing off the pier yourself.
      9. Brookgreen Gardens – Experience a National Historic Landmark in all its beauty. This cultural center is home to garden after garden adorned with quaint pathways and over 1,400 sculptures. You will feel like you’ve walked into a picture book. Brookgreen Gardens also offers guided tours, programs, educational exhibits, and camps for kids of all ages. Be sure to stop by the zoo area, which is home to native animals that were either bred and raised in captivity or have sustained injuries that prevent them from living in the wild.
      10. La Belle Amie Vineyard – Little did you know that Myrtle Beach has its own vineyard, too! Spend a day sipping wine and touring the scenic La Belle Amie Vineyard. Located in the Grand Strand’s Little River area, this family-owned vineyard has its own tasting room, gift shop, picnic area, and front porch – perfect for relaxing in a rocking chair with a glass of your favorite wine. Various events are held seasonally throughout the year, such as live music, bonfires, and outdoor cooking.

All the fun, excitements, and relaxation of summer is just around the corner! If you haven’t booked your vacation to Myrtle Beach, now is the time to do it. Browse our website to find your perfect vacation rental, or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 today.

 

2016 Myrtle Beach Attractions You’ll Love

2016 Myrtle Beach Attractions You'll Love
This year promises to be even more fun around the Myrtle Beach area than ever before. There are many new Myrtle Beach attractions opening that you’re sure going to love! Whether you’ve spent the winter here or you’re making plans for that upcoming summer vacation, be sure to check these places out. They’re all just a short drive from where you’ll be staying with Vantage Vacation Rentals in Myrtle Beach.

The new High Flyer Indoor Trampoline Park is opening in February 2016. This is the first of its kind in the Grand Strand and features 20,000 sq ft of bouncing surface. As well as the trampoline field there will also be a trampoline dodgeball stadium, slacklines, basketball hoops, ninja warrior aerial obstacle course, flying trapeze, and Olympic size foam pits overflowing with more than 50,000 cubes of foam. This trampoline sports center will would join the XGym Facility in the sports mall at 568 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach.

California Roots: The Carolina Sessions is a reggae festival that was supposed to take place in October 2015, but was rained out. The new date has been set for April 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and fans can come out and enjoy bands like 311, SOJA, and more! Tickets are $70 for advanced general admission.

An inaugural Myrtle Beach Highland Games and Heritage Festival will be held at The Market Common in Spring 2016. The rain or shine event will feature athletic competitions, live music, whiskey tastings, Celtic shopping and much more. Admission is $5/adult on Friday and $10/adults ages 13 & up; $5 for Seniors ages 65+ and children ages 6-12 on Saturday. Whiskey tastings will be available for $35. Tickets can be purchased through The Highland Games website.

Brookgreen Gardens will host a 12 larger-than-life LEGOS Brick Sculpture Exhibit in its Native Wildlife Zoo from April 8 through September 5. This award winning exhibit, “Nature Connects” was created by Sean Kenney, a renowned artist and children’s author. Made from almost 400,000 LEGO® bricks, the sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot tall hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long giant dragonfly, and more. The exhibit will be open daily and is included in garden admission.

Broadway Grand Prix is a newly reopened attraction in Myrtle Beach offering seven go-kart tracks for all skill levels, children’s rides, an arcade, rock climbing wall and a miniature golf course. Located at 1820 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Myrtle Beach Safari is a hands-on interactive wildlife experience not to be missed! Come spend time interacting with and experiencing wildlife while learning about the work being done to conserve them worldwide. Tickets available at 4898 Hwy 17S, Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 or by calling (843) 361-4552

The Go Ape Treetop Adventures Park, located in the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, includes five zip lines, including one that crosses a lake and is 900 feet long, rope ladders, and two Tarzan swings. The adventure park spans six acres and takes about two to three hours to complete. Children as young as 10 are invited to participate, so long as they are at least 4-feet-7-inches tall, and adults cannot weigh more than 285 pounds. Located at North Myrtle Beach Park, 200 Cypress Lake Drive, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29566.