Can you believe that the holiday season is here? Now is the time to start unwrapping the magic of North Myrtle Beach with your family. You may notice that spending the holidays with your family in North Myrtle Beach offers a mild winter climate and unforgettable memories. Our North Beach vacation rentals will allow your family to enjoy your time together. Join us as we unwrap the area’s enchantment during this time of the year.
Holiday Shopping with a Seaside Flair
This year, explore local boutiques and markets for unique gifts that capture the essence of North Myrtle Beach. From beach-themed ornaments to handmade crafts, you’ll find treasures that bring a touch of the coast to others. Some of our favorite local shops with that unique flair are Apricot Lane Boutique, Christmas Mouse, and Sea Island Trading Company. There are so many more local shops all around the Grand Strand that we couldn’t share them all with you in this one blog post.
Escape to Tranquility
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, North Myrtle Beach offers a serene retreat. Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves, taking a leisurely walk along the shoreline, and indulging in moments of quiet reflection. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or a peaceful family retreat, you’ll find that our vacation rentals provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation this holiday season—no need to worry about life at home. Just sit back and enjoy your holiday vacation on the beach with the family.
Dining with a Coastal Twist
Experience the joy of holiday dining with a coastal twist. North Myrtle Beach’s diverse culinary scene offers everything from fresh seafood to festive beachside brunches. Indulge in the season’s flavors while enjoying breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. If you want something different to do with the kids, check out Pirates Voyage or Medieval Times. Either way, it’s a culinary journey that combines holiday traditions with the delectable taste of the coast.
As you unwrap the magic of North Myrtle Beach this holiday season, let the coastal charm and festive cheer create memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a perfect blend of both, North Myrtle Beach welcomes you with open arms. Embrace the magic in your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental in a coastal dream with the family this holiday season!
When you think of Thanksgiving, images of family gatherings under a cozy dinner table, laughter, and gratitude may come to mind. But why not take your Thanksgiving celebration to a new level this year? Imagine giving thanks while surrounded by breathtaking ocean views. Allow us to paint a picture of this year’s Thanksgiving getaway in your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental, where the sound of the waves will add a unique melody to your holiday.
Home Away from Home
One of the most incredible things about choosing the right vacation rental for your Thanksgiving getaway is that it’s like having a home away from home. Our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals offer all the amenities of a home for a comfortable and memorable holiday. You’ll have the perfect setting for your Thanksgiving meal, from an ultra-spacious kitchen to cozy living rooms. Can you picture waking up to the gentle sound of the ocean just steps away from your vacation rental this Thanksgiving with the family?
Savoring the Flavors of Thanksgiving
Now, let’s get to talking about that turkey. You can prepare a delectable Thanksgiving dinner in the fully equipped kitchen of your vacation rental. Gather the family around the dining room table with your crafted dishes and savor your Thanksgiving meal with ocean views. Don’t forget to check out some local markets and pick up fresh, seasonal ingredients to add a touch of coastal charm to your traditional homemade recipes.
Strolling the Beach after Dinner
After you and your family have filled up on all that delicious food, there’s no need to rush to the couch for a nap. When you stay in North Myrtle Beach, you can access miles of pristine, sandy beaches just steps from your door. Take a leisurely walk along the shoreline, enjoy that gentle salty breeze, or embark on a family seashell hunt. Make this a new tradition of spending quality time with the family this Thanksgiving.
So, trade in your traditional Thanksgiving celebrations this year for a coastal escape to North Myrtle Beach with the family. Your North Beach Vacations rental will be your home base as you create memories to cherish for years. The soothing sound of the ocean in the background, the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen, and the endless adventures awaiting are all part of this new tradition. We at North Beach Vacations invite you to embrace the beachy delight of North Myrtle Beach this holiday season. Thanksgiving has never been so unforgettable until this year!
North Myrtle Beach transforms into a tranquil coastal paradise as the summer sun mellows into a warm autumn glow. Gone are the bustling summer crowds, replaced by a serene ambiance and a wealth of seasonal experiences. We invite you to discover the charm and allure of staying in a North Beach vacation rental this fall. It’s where the golden sands, ocean breezes, and a host of activities await you.
Perfect Weather for Beach Days
Fall in North Myrtle Beach is a delightful season for beachgoers. The weather remains warm, the beaches are less crowded, and the water may be slightly cooler. There’s no reason that you can’t lounge in the sun under a beach umbrella with a cold drink in your hand, though. Plus, in the evenings, you can take long walks as the sun sets and dip your toes in the inviting Atlantic Ocean.
North Myrtle Beach is a golfer’s paradise, and fall offers the perfect golfing weather. They provide a wide array of top-notch golf courses that cater to all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to improve your swing, you’ll find a course that suits your preferences. Some renowned courses include Tidewater Golf Club, Eagle Nest, Heather Glenn, and Beachwood Golf Club. Each course offers unique challenges, making your golfing experience unforgettable.
More to Discover
North Myrtle Beach offers plenty of other activities for a well-rounded vacation. You can relax on pristine beaches, explore the local shops and boutiques, or embark on a fishing adventure. There are also cultural attractions, such as museums, live entertainment ventures, and fall festivals. No matter what you’re hunting for, we know you’ll find it here on the Grand Strand.
Fall in North Myrtle Beach is a season of enchantment, where the coastal beauty mingles with the autumn sun’s warmth. This seaside escape offers it all, whether you’re seeking relaxation, outdoor adventures, or festive celebrations. Plan your fall getaway with us at North Beach Vacations and immerse yourself in the Southern charm of this coastal gem.
Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and while most schools have returned to school, you can still enjoy a weekend at the beach. North Myrtle Beach has some of the best weekend activities to share. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow your family to enjoy quality time together. See below what activities you can enjoy with the family this Labor Day in North Myrtle Beach.
Did Someone Say Sloth?
Like many people who may have watched the movie “Ice Age,” Sid the Sloth comes to everyone’s mind. But it’s not Sid who you’ll see at Ripley’s Aquarium; you’ll see Cleo and Rico. They joined the aquarium in the spring to participate in their newest exhibit. Here, you’ll be able to learn about their habitat, eat, and even interact with their trainers. Ripley’s Aquarium is located at Broadway at the Beach and is the perfect indoor activity for your family!
Fishing is another staple that many people flock to the beach to do every Labor Day and the fall months. There are many piers to choose from that you can fish from in the Myrtle Beach area, but the Cherry Grove Pier is the one located in North Myrtle Beach. One of the perks of fishing from a local pier is the fishing gear available to rent. Instead of bringing your equipment, head to a fishing pier, rent all the gear, stock up on bait, and even pay for your fishing license. Another great option is experiencing a fishing charter boat with the family.
See the Fireworks
To help end the fabulous Labor Day weekend before you head home, why not check out the Fireworks Shows at Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach? The first night to experience the dazzling display in the sky is Saturday, September 2nd, at Barefoot Landing, starting at 10:00 pm. The second night to experience a fantastic fireworks display is Sunday, September 3rd, at Broadway at the Beach, beginning at 10:00 pm. And before the shows, grab a quick bite to eat at one of the many restaurants at either location.
There are so many other fun activities that you can do this Labor Day weekend, but we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe Labor Day!
Are you and your family heading to Myrtle Beach this week for the 4th of July? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you about the local events you don’t want to miss. Staying in one of our North Beach vacation rentals will keep you close to where the action is at. Let’s look at a few of the local events that you can go to while you are on vacation below.
Independence Day Race
For many families local or visitors, they love to get involved in a themed race every holiday. Come and help celebrate the 14th Annual Myrtle Beach Independence Day 5K race this year happening at the Market Common. The race begins at 7:00 am and each runner will receive a race shirt and and a finisher medal. If you don’t think that you will be able to complete the 3.1 miles, then why not do the 1-mile run. What a great way to get in your daily steps or exercise while you are on vacation.
It’s a Flyover
If you happen to be staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, then you will not want to miss this next event. The 14th Annual Salute from the Shore will be happening on the 4th of July and will take off from Cherry Grove around 1:00 pm. This is something that the armed forces do to help celebrate the birth of our country. They will be flying from Cherry Grove all the way to Hilton Head Island. Don’t miss this fun event that is free for everyone to enjoy as they fly over the beach.
For many families, coming to the beach during the week of
July 4th has been a tradition for years. If you are close to Cherry
Grove Pier, then you don’t want to miss the firework show that they will be
putting on this year. You are sure to get the best seat possible from the beach
as your family sits in awe over the display. Make sure that this is a family
tradition that sticks for years to come as you come celebrate this festive
holiday with us.
While there are many other local events that are taking place during the week, these are the few we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t made you family vacation plans but would like to visit the beach, now is the time. We at North Beach Vacations hope that your family has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!
For those who enjoy listening to live music outdoors be sure to mark your calendars now for the 2023 Music on Main Concert Series in North Myrtle Beach. The concert series are underway every Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. at the following locations:
Main Street: 202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach Horseshoe: 11 South Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach
Come out and enjoy an evening spent with family and friends listening and dancing to live music under the stars. Weekly through Sept. 28th a different band will be performing family-friendly music.
The 2023 Music on Main Concert Schedule:
June 1 – The Entertainers June 8 – Chairman of the Board June 15 – Southside Saints June 22 – Catalinas June 29 – Rivermist July 6 – Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot July 13 – The Main Event Band July 20 – Too Much Sylvia July 29 – Embers feat. Craig Woolard August 3 – Band of Oz August 10 – The Tonez August 17 – Jebb Mac August 24 – Tru Sol August 31 – Cat5 September 7 – Jim Quick and Coastline September 14 – Black Glass September 21 – The Tams September 28 – Thomas Road Band
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring a beach chair or a blanket to sit on. And don’t forget your dancing shoes! Tobacco products, coolers, outside food and beverages are not permitted at the concerts. Events are free and open to the public.
For day of event weather information call the “Rec Check” hotline at (843) 280-5570 ext. 1.
Are you headed to North Myrtle Beach for your next vacation? Nothing says vacation like spending the week at the beach soaking up the sun. When staying in one of our Oceanfront Condo rentals, having the right items in your beach bag will help make your vacation much better. Be sure to pack your beach bag with the essentials to guarantee a relaxing vacation with your family.
Beach Bag Essentials
A Beach Bag
Making sure you have the right beach bag can make all the difference for your family. Sure, you can throw all of your items into any bag, but did you know that all beach bags were not created equal. We suggest looking at the size, water and sand resistance, security and stylish when searching for your bag. We have found that even using a backpack, diaper bag or a large utility tote bag works perfect as a beach bag.
Be sure to pack a beach towel for everyone in
the family whether you will sit in the sun or play in the ocean. Having an
extra towel with you is always a good idea especially if you have little ones
with you. To make sure that each family member has their own towel, allow them
to pick out a beach towel that they like from the store. That is a good way to
keep track of whose towel belongs to who. And if you are looking for a little
more storage with your towel, you can sew one end of the towel to make pockets.
The pockets can hold a few select things such as sunscreen or sunglasses.
The sun in North Myrtle Beach can be brutal,
especially during the summer months so sunscreen is a must for any beach bag. Use
a sunscreen that is designed for your beach activities such as waterproof,
sport, high SPF, etc.). Dermatologists recommend that you use a sunscreen with
at least 30 SPF while you are enjoying the sunshine. And don’t forget to
Reapply throughout your day as we don’t want you to ruin your vacation the very
first day your here with a sunburn. If you do happen to get a little too much
sun while on vacation, then make sure you have some aloe in your bag or back in
your vacation rental.
Water-Resistant Phone Pouch
Between the water, sun and sand, the beach is
filled with many things that can damage your phone. Bringing a water-resistant
pouch to the beach can be a lifesaver for many. If you are unable to find a
water-resistant pouch before you leave for spring break, you can grab a
sandwich bag or Ziploc bag. Both of these items will keep your phone and other
electronic devices safe from the elements of the beach. If you do happen to get
some water on your phone, soak your phone in a bowl full of rice to help get
the moisture out.
One way that you can improve your tan and your
mood is by bringing a book or magazine to the beach. We understand that
bringing your children to the beach means less time to read a book, but maybe
bring a few of their books too. This way when you are ready to read a little,
have them come play in the sand near where you are or have them sit under the
umbrella and read a little bit of their own book.
Sunglasses, Hats & Shirts
Making sure to pack all three of these items are a must on any vacation you take to the beach. The sun in the south is a lot warmer than it would be up north, and so we want to make sure you are protected. Sunglasses will protect your eyes from the suns bright rays and will offer you some relief when trying to keep an eye on your little ones playing. Whether you have a floppy hot or a baseball cap, you will be happy that you brought these along with you. If you feel the kids are getting too much sun on their shoulders, have a light colored shirt to put on them to keep them safe from the sun. Be sure to pack one for each member of your family.
When you are spending the day in the sun and at the beach, you will want to stay hydrated as well. Throw a few water bottles in the cooler or bring a reusable bottle such as an insulated water bottle as they will keep your drink ice cold all day long. The sun and salt will dry you out so make sure that you have enough water to go around for everyone in your family for the whole day. If you are staying in one of our Oceanfront Condo rentals, then you will be able to go back to refill the bottles.
You may not have thought that this would be a must, but it is whenever you go to the beach. Whether you are staying in a vacation rental or you decided to drive your car to the beach access, sand will be all over you when you leave the beach. So, bringing baby powder in your beach bag will magically get the sand off of your body without irritation and leave a nice scent too. This is perfect for everyone in the family and not just the kids.
Beach Spiker & Bluetooth Speaker
Have you ever tried to set your drink into the sand only to see it tip over and get sand into the drink? We all hate that, and there is an easier way to set your drinks down. Get yourself a beach spiker where you can place in the sand, and your drink can sit up without the worry of sand in your drink. It can also hold your phone, sunglasses, and Bluetooth speaker. Speaking of Bluetooth speakers, having one on the beach can allow you to listen to music and enjoy the day more. There is no need to purchase an expensive one; anyone will do it!
There are many other items that you can pack into your beach bag for your next trip to North Myrtle Beach, but these are the must have items we thought you should have with you. If you are still looking for a place to stay this summer, then check out our Oceanfront Condo rentals today. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you enjoy the South Carolina Coast!
Myrtle Beach is known to many as the best destination because it offers 60 miles of beautiful sandy beaches with stunning views. Did you know there is so much more to explore in the area that doesn’t include visiting the surf and sand? Myrtle Beach is a great location to stay in a vacation rental where you can be close to some of the fun. We’d like to share some of our best-kept hidden gems on the Grand Strand.
Did you know about 1000 acres of undeveloped land north of North Myrtle Beach? Waites Island is a hidden gem in the Myrtle Beach area as it is hidden in the plain sight of visitors. You can only reach this island via horseback, but you can kayak through the marshland to get by water. This land was donated to CCU to help preserve nature and beauty and use it for research. Some wildlife on the island is blue herons, osprey, dolphins, and loggerhead sea turtles. Schedule a tour to experience this unique island with the family.
Another hidden secret to many visitors of Myrtle Beach is the Atalaya Castle. This castle is in Huntington Beach State Park near Murrells Inlet. It was first built in the 1930s as a winter home to the famous sculptor Anna Huntington and her husband, Archer. Now you can explore this Great Depression-era estate in the park. Now that it’s a national landmark in the Myrtle Beach area, this is one that you can’t miss visiting on your next trip.
Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens
Have you ever visited the Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens before? If not, let us share this unique hidden gem with you. Here you’ll be able to walk along the Intracoastal Waterway with a stunning view surrounded by nature. This park is located just north of North Myrtle Beach in Little River and is one you don’t want to miss. They offer boardwalk trails for bringing the whole family, including your pup, to walk through natural wetlands. What a perfect area to do a scavenger hunt with the kids on your next trip to North Myrtle Beach.
Heritage Shores Nature Preserve
Myrtle Beach is filled with a lot of nature to offer locals and visitors, including Heritage Shores Nature Preserve. This park is in Cherry Grove and is a great place to find some extra hidden gems. Some of the things you’ll find at this park are about seven acres filled with walking trails, boardwalks, and observation decks that are accessible. Be sure to bring your camera or binoculars as they have extensive wildlife that can be seen, such as birds, fish, plants, and other animals.
The final hidden gem we wanted to share is horseback riding with Inlet Point Plantation. Here you’ll be able to find several different tours that you can take, from private island rides to waterway trail rides. They can be a perfect surprise for the kids as they get to see and explore the beach differently. And the best thing about visiting Inlet Point Plantation is they offer horseback tours year-round!
There are so many hidden gems in the Myrtle Beach area, but we had to share these with you. If you’re still looking for a great place to stay, North Beach Vacations still has many vacation rentals available this year. We can’t wait to hear if you found a hidden gem in the area on your next trip!
Do you have a family vacation to North Myrtle Beach coming soon but aren’t sure what to pack? Have no fear, as we have all the details on what to pack and what to leave at home. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family never wanting to go back home again. Let’s look below at what items you should pack on your next vacation to the beach.
We know that packing for the whole family can be overwhelming, but we have a checklist to help keep you organized. Check out each checklist below:
Clothes & Accessories
Waterproof Day Bag
First Aid Kit
Book or Kindle
Inflatable Floats/Boogie Board
Items for Vacation Rental (Doesn’t include food items)
Pack ‘n Play (for babies)
Stuffed Animals or Blankets
Pillows (sometimes your own is best)
Laundry Detergent/Dryer Sheets
Ziplock Bags/Reusable Bags
Copies of Important Documents
Tablets & Laptops
Pen & Paper
Chargers for Electronics
Sleep Travel Kit
List of Medications
There are many other things that you could pack but we wanted to start out with just the basics. If you are now ready to book that North Myrtle Beach vacation to stay with us, give us a call. We can’t wait to see you and your family this coming up season!
Spring will be here before you know it, which means it will be more time to spend outdoors in the warm sun. Spring break will be here soon and it’s time to start planning for the fun. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun and action of the beach. Let’s look below at three reasons why you should plan your spring break vacation today.
Warm Weather & Fewer Crowds
One of the best things about vacationing to North Myrtle
Beach during the springtime is the weather is fantastic. While it won’t be as
warm as it is compared to the summer months, you can still sit on the beach and
enjoy many things. Some of the fun things you can want are the pools and the waves;
even though they may be a little chilly, it’s nothing like snow and ice you may
have now. The crowd levels will be less, too, compared to our busier season of
the summer months, so feeling like you have the whole beach to yourselves is
just what we hope you would enjoy!
Fun in the Sun
Another excellent reason for planning your spring break vacation today is that you’ll be able to enjoy some of the great things you can do in the sun. And no, we’re not talking about the sand and sun on the beach. Some of the great things that you and your family can enjoy this spring break are the Family Kingdom, Alligator Adventure, and The Track. A few other things that may be different to check out is Top Golf, Dave & Busters and Sky Zone. There are so many different options that you can choose from while staying in North Myrtle Beach that allows you and your family to enjoy time together out on the town.
Shopping has to be one of the best things about vacationing in the area during spring break. You will be able to head on over to one of the two outlet malls located on the Grand Strand to the few malls and many other fun beach shops. If you’re looking for a good deal this spring on some beautiful swimsuits or other fun beach equipment, you’ll be able to find just what you’re looking for. North Myrtle Beach also has many different areas that allow you to shop at Barefoot Landing and nearby Broadway at the Beach. The options are endless when you vacation to North Myrtle Beach any time of the year.
While there are so many other reasons as to why you should vacation to North Myrtle Beach this spring break, we had to share these with you. If you haven’t booked or planned your spring break vacation with the family to North Myrtle Beach, give us a call today. We can’t wait to see you and the family this spring as you enjoy some time away from life at home!