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Make Your Vacation Rental Stand Out: A Guide for Myrtle Beach Property Owners

Surprise and delight your guests.

There’s a lot of competition for vacation rental properties in Myrtle Beach, SC. How can you make yours stand out? As property management experts, Vantage knows. And we’re happy to share our pro tips with you. In our last article, we provided a basic guide to all the essentials and amenities that Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, visitors expect from your property. In this article, we’re going to take things up a notch. You can raise your ratings, your return bookings and your rental income by raising the bar. The key here is to exceed expectations. You’ll want to surprise and delight. In short, you’ll want to give them things they don’t expect to find in a Myrtle Beach, SC, vacation rental. Follow these tips to elevate your property to premium and enhance the guest experience.

Roll out the red carpet


Greet them with a beautifully arranged and stocked welcome basket.

First impressions matter. This starts at the front door. These days, guests either already have, or know about, all the cool high-tech keyless locks and doorbell cameras. But that doesn’t mean they’ll expect them at your rental! Invest in a keyless entry system and text or email your guests a passcode, along with the time their property will be ready. They’ll love not having to keep track of keys—and you’ll get the added bonus of an entry audit trail. Once guests enter your property, you have another opportunity to surprise and impress. Greet them with a beautifully arranged and stocked welcome basket. It can contain snacks, wine, coffee, postcards, beach towels…you name it. Be sure to hand-write a welcome note and affix it to the top of the basket. It’s a relatively small gesture that can go a very long way.

Amp up the ambiance

Nothing caps a romantic getaway like a soak in the hot tub.

Nothing caps a romantic getaway like a soak in the hot tub, surrounded by bubbles and jets. A hot tub is not only luxurious, it’s a much smaller investment than a swimming pool. The maintenance costs are lower, too. Stock extra towels. Toss in terrycloth robes and complimentary slippers, and you’ll have guests lining up to rent your property. A fireplace sets a similar mood. If your property has one that’s been sealed off, get a pro to un-seal it and make it operable again. Even an electric fireplace adds an elite aura—it’s especially decadent after, say, a chilly day at the beach.

Ramp up the rainy day fun


Add a billiard or ping-pong table.

The weather in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, can turn on a dime. For those rainy days—and for those guests who simply want to de-stress and unwind—there are lots of luxurious indoor amenities you can offer. As we’d mentioned in our earlier article, you’ll want to provide a wide variety of fast, reliable streaming entertainment. This means a quick connection and options like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. (It also means stable Wi-Fi and lots of chargers—think power strips with USB ports—for portable devices.) Install a nice stereo and leave some carefully curated music for listening. You can, and should, stock a diverse library of DVDs and books. Remember your audience: You’ll want family-friendly fare, as well as items geared specifically toward kids and adults. Want to do more? Dedicate a game room. Add a billiard or ping-pong table. Find a refurbished arcade game. Stock an enticing selection of board and party games; think Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit and Twister. And be sure to include coloring books—both for kids and adults—with lots of crayons and gel-tip pens.

Consider the quiet

Your guests will find luxury in quiet.

After a boisterous day at Ripley’s Aquarium or Family Kingdom, your guests will find luxury in quiet. So serve it up! Tend to all those window and door seals. Weather-stripping and caulk go a long way. Lubricate squeaky hinges and lock sets. Add soundproofing to the laundry room so your guests don’t have to hear the rumbling and tumbling. For nighttime quiet, you can provide sleep masks, a supply of ear plugs and white noise machines.

Lux up the kitchen and bath

Splurge on affordable small appliances, like a blender (smoothies and piña coladas!)

We mentioned a lot of great tips for the kitchen and bath of your Myrtle Beach, SC, vacation rental property in our last article. Here are a few ideas to create a more luxurious experience. Kitchen appliances are focal points. Invest in stainless steel. Splurge on affordable small appliances, like a blender (smoothies and piña coladas!), a good coffee maker and a slow cooker. A nice set of chef knives and a well-stocked spice rack can cap the offering. In the bathroom, take a cue from the five-star hotels. Provide soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion in elegant dispensers or in single-use containers. Luxury means “where you don’t expect it,” so wow your guests with add-ons like a curling iron and complimentary mouthwash. In the bedroom, premium pillow-top bedding, memory-foam mattresses and a variety of pillows will satisfy even the pickiest of guests—and boost your reviews and return bookings.

We can help

If you want your property stand out contact your team at Vantage Vacation Rentals.

These are just a few of the tips that Vantage has to offer. If you want to help your property stand out in the crowded Myrtle Beach, SC, market, contact your team at Vantage Vacation Rentals at 888-404-3110, option 4, or visit 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, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

What Vacation Renters Want: A Guide for Myrtle Beach Property Owners

Guests want the comforts of home plus amenities that help them unwind.

As Myrtle Beach vacation rental owners vie for continuous bookings at the topmost rates, it’s crucial to consider what guests expect—and the extra touches they so appreciate.

While these specifics change throughout the years, one thing’s for sure: Guests want the comforts of home plus amenities that help them unwind and forget about their hectic lives outside of your vacation property. 

As property management experts, Vantage keeps up with the trends that make your vacation rental guests happy, spread the word and return to your property year after year. We’ve created a vacation rental management guide with suggestions and amenities that will help your property stand out.

A spotless space

Guests want their beach vacation rentals to be clean.

We’re sure you already know that guests want their beach vacation rentals to be clean—but a reminder never hurts. Pro tip: Make your life easier and your guests even happier by hiring a professional cleaning service, or a property management company that uses one. Additionally, on your list of essential items should be standard cleaning supplies, such as disinfectants. Your guests will like having the ability to tidy up as they go.

Powerful connections

Lightning-fast internet is essential for many vacationers.

For better or worse, lightning-fast internet is essential for many vacationers. Sure, renters want a sparkling ocean, warm sand beneath their feet and all the delicious local restaurants a Myrtle Beach vacation has to offer. They’re also excited to read all the articles they’ve saved, ignite a little FOMO by sharing pictures on social media and settle in to binge the newest show their friends have been raving about.  

How do you ensure that speedy Wi-Fi? Get your own wireless router with some muscle. Sharing with the rest of your building will likely slow things up and annoy your guests.

Indoor entertainment

One—or more—flat-screen high-definition TVs is a must for your beach vacation rental property.

When it comes to TVs, renters require at the very least the type of set-up they have in their daily lives. One—or more—flat-screen high-definition TVs is a must for your beach vacation rental property. So is a cable package that includes major network channels, as well as sports, news, movies, and lifestyle and kids’ shows. 

Another staple of today’s TV experience is a streaming device. Investing in a smart TV or a Roku Streaming Stick is an easy way to offer guests just what they’re looking for. You could pay for a subscription to Amazon Prime Video or another of the many streaming choices for your renters to enjoy. If you want to score major points with families, add a video game console to the mix.

A vacation-quality sleep

A stellar mattress is key to making your renters feel calm.

An uninterrupted sleep is one of the best parts about vacation. No alarm to abide by. No work stress to dream about. A stellar mattress is key to making your renters feel calm. Of course, people have different mattress preferences, but investing in quality mattresses—think along the lines of memory foam—makes a big difference. 

The same goes for linens, if you provide them. Make your Myrtle Beach vacation home really stand out by giving renters the softest sheets, fluffiest towels and a variety of pillows and snuggly blankets.

A kitchen like home—but better

To really impress your guests, consider investing in stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

Renters have different ideas of how to eat on vacation. Some prefer to go out, while others find cooking a delicious meal the ultimate form of relaxation. This is where you come in, by equipping your kitchen with plenty of cooking utensils, pots and pans galore and an abundance of silverware, dishes, mugs, cups and specialty cocktail glasses.

They also appreciate you going the extra mile to make their rental kitchen feel like home by including a coffee maker and coffee, a tea kettle with tea options and a blender for, well, anything! 

To really impress your guests, consider investing in stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, for that luxurious feeling. And don’t forget to de-clutter your cabinets on a regular basis so renters have room to keep their own food.

Drying options

An easy way to make your renters’ lives less hectic is to install sturdy towel bars and plentiful hooks in bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Beach vacations in Myrtle Beach, SC, mean water. There’s nothing worse than arriving home with dripping bathing suits and damp towels and no place to hang them out to dry. An easy way to make your renters’ lives less hectic is to install sturdy towel bars and plentiful hooks in bathrooms, laundry rooms or anywhere except the balcony. That should be exclusively reserved for relaxation purposes.

Outdoor bliss

Summertime is ice cold drinks, watching other vacationers stroll along the water’s edge!

Summertime is ice cold drinks, watching other vacationers stroll along the water’s edge and—if at all possible—grilling some steaks, burgers and fresh veggies. An outdoor area equipped for lounging, chatting and feasting is something renters count on when they’re staying at the beach.

Fun things to do, inside and out

Give your renters a vacation to remember by offering indoor and outdoor items they can use while staying at your property. 

People about to go on vacation pack plenty, but they can’t think of everything, especially when packing last-minute. Give your renters a vacation to remember by offering indoor and outdoor items they can use while staying at your property. 

Consider lending books they can take to the beach or curl up with on a rainy day, along with playing cards, board games and binoculars so they can catch a glimpse of dolphins or birds.   

For fun outdoor experiences your renters will love, think about items like paddleboards, kayaks, fishing poles or crabbing necessities. If you have a few spare bikes, even better!

Recommendations—from you

Tell your renters about your top picks for restaurants, day trips, and family outings they’ll adore!

What do renters want, especially when visiting a new place? Recommendations from a local. One idea is to put a welcome letter in a central location. Tell your renters about your top picks for restaurants in the North Myrtle Beach area, your favorite day trips, family outings they’ll adore and the takeout restaurants they just can’t pass up.

Basic and luxury items

What would make you ecstatic? Simple luxuries you might not expect.

Put yourself in your renters’ shoes. What essentials would you expect to see? Toilet paper and paper towels, of course. Hand soap, maybe even dishwashing and laundry soap.   

What would make you ecstatic? Simple luxuries you might not expect—bubble bath, face masks, cozy robes, lotions and even flowers upon arrival. 

Leaving on-the-go snacks, fruit and bottled water means a great deal to your guests. Just make sure they know these are gifts and not leftovers from past renters. None of this has to cost a lot of money—simply being thoughtful goes a long way. 

What’s one of the most appreciated items? A few extra phone chargers!

The promise of communication

Make sure they know who to contact.

Most guests have a few questions before they arrive at your home. Or something might come up while they’re staying at your property. Make sure they know who to contact, how to reach their point of contact and that you or your property manager will respond quickly. 

Partnering with a property management company is a great idea if you live far from your rental home or if you simply don’t want to be bothered in the middle of the night. (We understand!) Make sure the company is available 24/7 and has a record of extraordinary service.

Boost the appeal of your vacation rental property

It’s the Vantage team’s goal to assist vacation rental owners in providing the very best for their guests.

There are more ways than we could possibly include in this guide to put your Myrtle Beach, SC, vacation home above the rest. It’s the Vantage team’s goal to assist vacation rental owners in providing the very best for their guests, thereby increasing your bookings and revenue. To find out more about how we can make your vacation rental property everything guests could want, contact us at 888-404-3110, option 4, or visit 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, 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.

Myrtle Beach for Nature Lovers

Venture off the beaten path and discover the great outdoors

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

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

Brookgreen Gardens: A retreat for the senses


The butterfly garden is a delight for all ages.

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

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

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

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

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

Huntington Beach State Park: A stroll back in time

Observe birds and other wildlife.

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

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

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

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

Myrtle Beach State Park: An escape from the crowds

Myrtle Beach State Park

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

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

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

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

The Waccamaw River: An enchanting excursion



The banks are lined with cypress trees tufts of Spanish moss

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

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

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

We’ll show you the way

Cool off and relax in comfort.

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

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

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Fourth of July Events in Myrtle Beach

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

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

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

A Sky Full of Color

A tremendous show in Myrtle Beach

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

This year’s major fireworks displays include:  

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

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

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

The 53rd Annual Pawleys Island Parade

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

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

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

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

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

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

Myrtle Beach “parade float”

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

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

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

Myrtle Beach is a cupcake town!

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

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

10th Annual Salute from the Shore Flyover

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

Celebrate America’s independence

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

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

Make Myrtle Beach Your 1st Choice for the 4th

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

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

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

Have a great July 4th!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Summer Vacation Rental Deals in Myrtle Beach, SC

Ready or not, summer is here. If you’ve been putting off booking your family’s beach vacation, we have some good news: Not only can you still book an amazing Myrtle Beach rental property, but you can save big on your stay!

Vantage now has a wide selection of vacation rentals with deals in Myrtle Beach, including reduced rates for peak times. In a way, your procrastination has paid off. But make sure you find and book your favorite beach house very soon, because with these special deals, they won’t last long.

North Beach 213

Ocean views and upgrades!

Rates reduced by 20% for June, 10% for July and 5% for August.

Ocean views and upgrades highlight this three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo in North Beach Towers. For summer 2019, you’ll be among the first to enjoy the granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, upscale décor and other luxury upgrades.

Plus, North Beach offers some of the Grand Strand’s finest high-end resort amenities. Take the complimentary shuttle around the community to the Cinzia Spa or 21 Main, the on-site steak and sushi restaurant. Cool off in a cabana or at any of the eight indoor and outdoor pools, including the amazing Caribbean-themed beachfront pool.

Ocean Creek

57 acres of natural beauty with first-class amenities

Our Ocean Creek vacation rental options bring you inside 57 acres of natural beauty with first-class amenities. Spend your days sunning and playing on the clean, quiet sandy beaches. Refresh and rejuvenate in one of the many crystal-clear pools. Take a stroll among the beautiful, bountiful gardens. Enjoy a friendly game of tennis or beach volleyball. Start your morning with breakfast at the Four Seasons Restaurant, then grab lunch or dinner at the lively Beach Cabana Bar. There’s no reason to leave!

Ocean Creek K4

Kick back and soak in the stunning views

Rates reduced by 20% for June and 15% for July and August.

Kick back and soak in the stunning views of the ocean as well as the surrounding gardens and fountain pond. This luxurious three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo features an all new, beautifully updated kitchen for the summer of 2019, plus a refurbished living room. For quality downtime, there are new 40-inch televisions in each bedroom.

Ocean Creek L2274

Enjoy coffee and cocktails on the screened-in porch

Rates reduced by 15% for July and 10% for August.

Beach vibes flow throughout this two-bedroom, two-bathroom Lodge Villa condo. Surrounded by woodlands, this rental provides the perfect balance of fresh air and upscale amenities. Enjoy coffee and cocktails on the screened-in porches with views of the pool.

Ocean Creek EE13

Enjoy your oversized private balcony overlooking the ocean

Rates reduced 10% for June and July and 5% for August.

This is what staying oceanfront is all about. Step onto your oversized private balcony overlooking the ocean and fill your lungs with salty sea air. Let the warm breezes carry your worries away as you look for dolphins playing in the surf. The inside of this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo also has plenty of room for everyone to claim their spot in both living and dining areas.

Ocean Creek K2

Begin and end each day with views of the ocean

Rates reduced 15% for June and July and 10% for August.

Bright, airy, comfortable—this three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo puts you in beach vacation mode the moment you step inside. Begin and end each day with maximum relaxation on the shaded balcony with views of the ocean and water features.

Ocean Creek DD10

Relax in this 30’ x 30’ private rear deck

Rates reduced 40% for June, 30% for July and 20% for August.

There’s no question the big draw of this three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is its massive 30’ x 30’ private rear deck overlooking the lush community. It’s the perfect place to spend hours sharing memories and making new ones. The condo sleeps eight and is ideally suited for large groups and families.

Ocean Creek G2707

Screened porch looking out onto your private backyard

Rates reduced 15% for July and 10% for August.

Picture your family spending mornings and evenings together on your own screened porch looking out onto your private backyard. If that sounds good, check out this peaceful Ocean Creek townhome. There’s even a wood-burning fireplace for s’mores indoors!

Ocean Creek CC5

Views of both the ocean and the tidal creek

Rates reduced 20% for July and 10% for August.

Bright colors, gorgeous wood floors and furniture made for relaxation greet you inside this three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo. Your private balcony—accessible from the living room and master bedroom—offers tranquil views of both the ocean and the tidal creek that meanders through the community.

Save with Summer Sale Deals for Vacation Rentals in Myrtle Beach

We’ll help you find the perfect beach house

It’s time to cross this task off your list and get your family’s North Myrtle Beach vacation on the calendar. Act fast to be sure you get the dates you want—and the special summer deals that keep money in your pocket. 

We’ll help you find the perfect beach house for your group and budget. Just call a Vantage reservationist at (888) 303-4110. You can explore more North Myrtle Beach properties and book direct at www.VantageMyrtleBeach.com to get the lowest possible rates.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

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

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

Free Attractions and Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Relax on the Beach

Unwinding at the beach

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

South Carolina Hall of Fame

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

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

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

Explore a world of creativity

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

Horry County Bike & Run Park


Seven miles of trails to explore!

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

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

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

Broadway at the Beach

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

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

More Free Events in Myrtle Beach

Mustang Week September 2 – 8, 2019

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

Enjoy It All With Vantage Vacation Rentals

Relax in a peaceful, family-friendly community

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

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival, May 18-19

Get your fill May 18th & 19th

Little River Blue Crab Festival

For three decades, seafood lovers from all over the country have planned their summer vacations around the World Famous Blue Crab Festival – a Myrtle Beach community tradition that has stretched far beyond the Grand Strand. Make your plans to join them for this year’s 38th annual event on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. As always, the festival takes place along the historic Little River waterfront, an authentic fishing town just a short drive north of North Myrtle Beach.

Here’s just a taste of what you can expect to find when you visit one of the largest and longest running festivals in the Southeast – and the winner of Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand for eight years running!

Fresh, delicious local seafood

Crab Fest

No question, seafood is the main attraction here. Grab your bibs and mallets and treat yourself to delicious blue crab delicacies and a full variety of local seafood specialties prepared by Little River’s many waterfront restaurants. Be sure to check out what’s cooking from the kitchens of Buzz’s Roost, Capt. Juel’s Hurricane Restaurant, Crab Catchers, Key West Crazy, Patio’s Tiki Bar & Grill and the Pilot House. All seafood is served up fresh with a side of spectacular views.

A feast for your ears

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival keeps visitors grooving all weekend long with live beach music and other genres from well-known local and national bands. Get ready to shag and shimmy along to all your favorites performed by Carolina Soul Band, RiverMist Band, Jim Quick & Coastline and Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot.

Find a hidden treasure

Glass blower

Take a stroll under the gorgeous shady oak trees where the festival began many years ago and you’ll find close to 300 vendors offering unique wares, special souvenirs and handmade arts and crafts. You’ll meet artisans of all kinds, including local painters, woodworkers, metalworkers, glass blowers and jewelry makers, all waiting to share their gifts. And don’t forget to find the booth where you can purchase this year’s Blue Crab Festival commemorative t-shirt.

Enter the Kids Zone

You won’t find any crabby kids around here. There’s an entire kids zone at the World Famous Blue Crab Festival featuring entertainment tailored to the younger crowd. The kids zone buzzes with games and activities, face painting, balloons – the list goes on. It’s so much fun, you may have trouble getting your kids to leave!

Getting in and getting around

Kids Face Painting

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival weekend is open to everyone, with attendees ages 13 and up paying just $4 admission in advance or $5 at the door. Online ticket purchases are available until May 16.

There are several locations for satellite parking, with buses circulating from designated lots to the festival throughout each day. Or, for the true Little River waterfront experience, take advantage of the Sea Screamer water taxi leaving out of Harbourgate Marina frequently on both days.

Book your Blue Crab Festival vacation today

You can see why this is one of the most popular festivals in the Southeast – and a perfect way to kick off the summer. Vacation rentals go fast for this very reason. Vantage will help you find the right accommodations in North Myrtle Beach so you don’t miss a thing. Contact a friendly Vantage reservation specialist at (888) 303-4110 to make your plans. You can also browse and book direct at www.VantageMB.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates.

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 Spring Events in Myrtle Beach, SC

The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, music fills the air – it must be the start of another rejuvenating spring in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. As always, the full calendar of spring events in Myrtle Beach has something for everyone. Whether you’re into classic cars or country music, or you just love spending time with sand between your toes, you’ll find a reason to visit Myrtle Beach with your family this spring.

We’ve put together a quick guide to some of the most popular spring events in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand to help you plan your spring break getaway.

Get your motor running

Car Show

Myrtle Beach hosts several events every spring just for car and motorcycle enthusiasts. On March 21, thousands of classic cars will make their way into town for the 31st Run to the Sun Car Show – the East Coast’s largest independent car show.

From April 5 to April 7, the 2019 Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam will build on the huge success of last year’s inaugural event. Show your love for all things Jeep during this three-day gathering featuring an obstacle course, Jeep exhibitions, live music and delicious food – all just a block away from the beach!

The two-wheelers come roaring in for the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally, May 10 through 19. The event grows bigger each year, with over 275,000 people coming to enjoy the bike shows, special merchandise and day trips down south to Charleston or up north to Wilmington, North Carolina. There’s plenty of hangouts in downtown Myrtle Beach for you to connect with old and new friends alike.

Golf with the pros

Golf Myrtle Beach

Sure, Augusta is home to the PGA Masters Tournament. But Myrtle Beach, SC, has the Monday After the Masters – one of the country’s most popular Celebrity Pro-Am tournaments.

It all started in 1994 as a charity event organized by members of the band Hootie & the Blowfish. They’ve since raised millions for the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation and the South Carolina junior golf program. You never know who may show up to Monday After the Masters. In past years, actors, athletes, comedians and musicians have joined golf icons like John Daly and Tiger Woods on the links. From April 13 through 15, participants will enjoy exclusive parties, practice rounds and a Hootie & the Blowfish and Friends concert.

Dance the night away

Carolina Shag

The Grand Strand is home to the shag dance craze that caught the South by storm around the 1940s and has grown in popularity ever since. From April 10 through May 4, thousands of shaggers will do their thing in North Myrtle Beach, SC, during the Society of Stranders Spring Safari.

This event attracts lovers of beach music and shaggers from all over for 10 days of dancing, friendship and nightlife in the area’s most beloved local hotspots. The event culminates with a massive parade featuring floats from the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs.

Run with the Divas

Run with the Divas

In a stunning display of girl power, the popular Divas running series comes to North Myrtle Beach on May 5. The 8th Annual Divas Half Marathon and 5K is a unifying event for women (and men) of all ages with courses that direct runners through sites and scenery of North Myrtle Beach. All participants receive pink tutus, boas and tiaras, fit-tech shirts and priceless memories.

Ring in spring at Mayfest

For one day, approximately 15,000 people flock to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach to honor the month of May and celebrate the start of another summer. This year’s 14th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival happens Saturday, May 11. Come enjoy live entertainment, food and craft vendors, shopping and special activities for the kids.

Crack into some crabs

Crab Fest

Seafood lovers rejoice: The 38th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival returns to Little River, SC, May 18 and 19. Little River is less than 15 minutes from North Myrtle Beach and worth every second of the drive. As the name implies, the Festival offers fresh, local seafood, along with treats from other vendors. Both days are jam packed with live entertainment and beach music to set the mood.

Party with your favorite stars

Carolina Country Music Fest

Some of the biggest names in country music are scheduled to perform live during the 5th annual Carolina Country Music Fest taking place at the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion site from June 6 through 9. This year’s headliners include local favorites from the Myrtle Beach area along with country legends Alabama and contemporary chart-topper Dierks Bentley.

The star-studded lineup at the Carolina Country Music Fest also includes performances by Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Midland and Randy Houser. Food and beverage vendors on-site have everything you need to keep the party going. This event looks to be a sellout, so you’ll want to get your tickets as soon as possible. You may even want to treat yourself with VIP access, which gives you premium positioning near the stage.

Book your spring break today

This preview of spring events in Myrtle Beach, SC, is really just a sampling of what’s happening along the Grand Strand. You can always find something fun and exciting here – or you can simply relax and enjoy the warm weather and soothing waves.

Once you’re ready to schedule your trip, contact a friendly Vantage reservation specialist today at (888) 404-3110 to book accommodations for you and all of your guests. Or browse and book direct at www.VantageMB.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates.

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.