3 Things to Do for Free in North Myrtle Beach

beach buckets with shovels and sand near edge of water

Summer vacations are here, and while the temperatures are rising, finding something to do for free may seem a little more complicated. We at North Beach Vacations want to share with you all three things that you can do for free this summer. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be able to be close to the excitement. Let’s look below at the three things you can do for free in North Myrtle Beach.

Vereen Memorial Gardens

wooden boardwalk with trail and trees

A great place to start in the North Myrtle Beach area to enjoy some fresh air and a nice walk is at Vereen Memorial Gardens. This is located in Little River, which about a 15-minute drive from North Myrtle Beach, and admission is free.  Known by many locals as a hidden secret, it’s the perfect location to enjoy nature in the area. Vereen Memorial Gardens has several wooden boardwalks and trails that are easy and good for all ages. And we have to say that the view is perfect with a gazebo overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.

Concert Series

Returning to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is the Sounds of Summer. This is a free event on the 3rd Friday of each month and will run through mid-September from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Another concert series happening this summer into fall is Music on Main, held at the Horseshoe on Main Street from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm every Thursday. Both of these events are free to attend and be sure to bring with you beach chairs so you can sit back and listen to the bands play.

Movies Under the Stars

father and daughter watching a movie outside

Another event that is happening this year that many are excited about is Movies Under the Stars. Happening at Market Common every Friday night in July is where you’ll find movies being played. This event begins at dusk and is free to attend. Be sure to bring a blanket or beach chairs with you so the whole family can enjoy it.

While many other free things you can do for free in North Myrtle Beach, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, give us a call. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!

Experience a Few New Attractions on the Grand Strand

ocean, waves, sand, beach umbrella and hat

Do you and your family have a vacation planned this summer to the Grand Strand? If you do, then allow us at North Beach Vacations to share with you a few things that recently opened up. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the action. Let’s look below where you and the family can head to check out a few of the fun attractions that have recently opened up.

Funplex Amusement Park

swings at an amusement park

One of the best things about summer vacations is getting to experience a new amusement park for many. The Funplex Myrtle Beach recently opened up on May 21st, 2021, and is filled with fun for everyone. Located at 1405 N. Ocean Blvd, it is where you will find this beach-themed amusement park. Some of the rides that you’ll get to experience are Hang 10 Silly Cups, Sunny Day Swings, and Up & Overboard. The Funplex also has a restaurant called Off-the-Coast Beach Bar & Grill that you can get your classic amusement park goodies from. Right now, the park is working on a reservation system, so be sure to plan your day out before just heading there immediately.

Did Someone Say Golf?

sunset, man golfing

Myrtle Beach is known to many as a golfing capital, which is one reason a new course has opened up. The Aero Club Short Course recently opened up, and it’s not your typical golf course. This course is perfect for families or beginners who are looking to get a start in the game. It offers shorter holes which means that you will have less time searching for those lost golf balls and will ensure a quicker round of golf. If you’re wondering why this golf course is named “The Aero Club,” it’s a tribute to the Air Force Base that was here before. The course offers fun music, LED lights to help illuminate the courses for a fun game or two at night. Think of the new memories you can make playing a round of golf with the family!

While other fun new attractions have opened up on the Grand Strand, we wanted to share these with you. Book your summer vacation in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentalstoday. We can’t wait to see you and your family this summer!

3 New Restaurants to Try in North Myrtle Beach this Year

family dining out at restaurant

Are you and your family vacationing to North Myrtle Beach this year, and you’d like to try a new restaurant? Have no fear as we here at North Beach Vacations can tell you all about three new places to give a try. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow the whole family to stay together and close to the local places. Let’s look below what three new places you can dine at on your next vacation to the area.

Whit’s Frozen Custard of North Myrtle Beach

assorted custard on display in store

Vacationing at the beach is always a treat but getting to try a new custard joint is even better. Whit’s Frozen Custard recently opened up in North Myrtle Beach, and it’s one of the best places to grab some frozen custard.  This isn’t like any other ice cream shop on the Grand Strand, as it’s a shop that makes frozen custard daily. They have all sorts of flavors, including offering vegan, no sugar, and gluten-free treats. What a great way to start your vacation, then by heading over to Whit’s Frozen Custard for a treat!

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

If your family loves to try new cuisine, then head on over to Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux located in Myrtle Beach. This restaurant has a menu as you’ve never seen on the east coast with traditional and authentic food from Louisiana. Some of the menu items that you’ll be able to find are Canjundillas, VooDoo Shrimp & Grits, Shrimp Poboy, and even their famous Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding. This is a family-friendly restaurant, and once you’ve tried it out, you will want to visit for years to come.

Mr. Crab

two women eating seafood at restaurant

For many, a trip to the beach isn’t complete until they visit a seafood restaurant, and if you love seafood, we have the perfect restaurant to try. Mr. Crab recently opened up in North Myrtle Beach and has some food that is amazing and delicious. Some of the items you can find on their menu are steamed oysters, crawfish, snow crab legs, many seafood combo plates. They have a good kid’s menu with chicken nuggets, fried catfish, and some of the desserts sound mouthwatering such as red velvet cake, chocolate cake, and more. This is a restaurant that you won’t want to miss on your next trip to North Myrtle Beach.

Many other new restaurants have opened up in the North Myrtle Beach area; we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your vacation to stay with us in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family this year as you explore the area together!

3 Fun Events Happening in the Myrtle Beach Area this April

It’s hard to believe that April is almost here, and events are happening again on the Grand Strand. Last year around this time, many events were getting canceled until further notice, not knowing when they would kick back up, but now is the time. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family can enjoy your vacation and be close to the fun. Let’s look below at where you can head this April to check out these three fun events.

Smoke on the Beach BBQ Competition

3 Fun Events Happening in the Myrtle Beach Area this April

If you’ve never been to Smoke on the Beach BBQ competition before, then you’re in for a fun experience. This fun and exciting event is happening on April 2nd & 3rd  at Historic Myrtle Beach Pavilion Park. The annual event was canceled last year, but it returns just for you and your family to come and explore the tasty treats on Friday night for a small fee, but there will be other food options as well. They are this year complying with all Covid-19 Regulations, so be sure not to forget your mask.

39th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

If you’re bringing the family down to spend your Easter Break here in North Myrtle Beach, then you will be in for a treat. Swing on over to McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, April 3rd at 10:00 am on the dot to hunt for eggs. This is an outdoor event, and they will be following all of the Covid-19 Regulations, such as social distancing and face masks are recommended. Several different age groups are available for the kids, and it’s free to attend. After the egg hunt, go and meet the Easter Bunny and take a few pictures too.

Earth Day Celebration

Another great event you can attend in April on the Grand Strand is the Earth Day Celebration at Brookgreen Gardens. Located in Murrells Inlet is where you will find this fantastic event fun for all ages. On April 24th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the whole family will learn about native plants, and the kids can explore the many different stations to finish an Earth Day passport! This is all included with the admission to the Garden.

While many other fun things are happening in April, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your family vacation to stay in a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental, now is the time. We look forward to seeing you and your family as you relax and enjoy your time at the Beach!

Beach Bag Essentials for your Next Vacation

Beach Bag Essentials for your Next Vacation

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

Beach Bag Essentials for your Next Vacation

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.

Beach Towels

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.

Sunscreen

Beach Bag Essentials for your Next Vacation

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.

Reading Material

Beach Bag Essentials for your Next Vacation

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.

Water Bottles

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.

Baby Powder

Beach Bag Essentials for your Next Vacation

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.

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 for spring break, 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!

3 Reasons to Plan your Spring Break Vacation Today

3 Reasons to Plan your Spring Break Vacation Today

Spring will be here before you know it, which means it will be more time to spend outdoors in the warm sun. While 2020 decided to throw everyone a curveball, 2021 doesn’t have to be the same. 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

3 Reasons to Plan your Spring Break Vacation Today

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. 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

3 Reasons to Plan your Spring Break Vacation Today

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!

4 Christmas Shows to See on your Next Family Vacation to Myrtle Beach

3 Favorite Christmas Shows to See on your Next Family Vacation to Myrtle Beach

Spending your family vacation to Myrtle Beach during the holidays is what many families love to do. We at North Beach Vacations have found that they are looking for fun and exciting things to do together. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. One thing we wanted to share with you are 4 Christmas shows to see during the holidays while you’re on vacation.

The Carolina Opry Show

3 Favorite Christmas Shows to See on your Next Family Vacation to Myrtle Beach

Have you and your family ever experienced the iconic Christmas show at The Carolina Opry? If you haven’t then you are in for a treat when you go. This show is not like any other show you’ve seen in the past. With having over 30 years of experience, this show won’t let you down. From the classic Christmas songs being sung to the amazing dancing, this is a show you won’t want to miss! The easiest way to see this amazing show is to grab your tickets early online before they sell out!

Alabama Theatre

Another amazing show that you won’t want to miss is at the Alabama Theatre this holiday season. Opening in 1993 the Alabama Theatre has been widely known to put on a great show. This year’s Christmas show is one of the grandest, ‘The South’s Grandest Christmas Show’. Pulling out all the beautiful scenery, new songs and choreographed dances, this show is one of North Myrtle Beach’s exciting shows you won’t want to miss with the family. Be sure to grab your tickets online this year so you can experience this amazing show!

Medieval Times

3 Favorite Christmas Shows to See on your Next Family Vacation to Myrtle Beach

If you have never been to Medieval Times during the holiday season, you are missing a great show. This is a dinner show that offers you and your family a 4-course meal that includes half a chicken, corn on the cob, garlic bread, half a potato, tomato bisque and dessert. Cheer for your knight in shining armor as you get to get into character as a family. This holiday season, you won’t want to miss this fun dinner show that many of our own families love to go enjoy together. Be sure to check out the few packages they offer to upgrade your tickets, but we promise you that you will want to return for years to come.

Pirates Voyage

Pirates Voyage has a great Christmas show every year as you sit back and watch as they recreate a classic story by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Watch as the crew tells a magical tale about how the Christmas Spirit takes Captain Scrooge on an adventure through time. See the pirates sail through the air as they do flips and turns while the toys come to life. All, while the show is going on you, will be able to enjoy a wonderful dinner that includes a Creamy Vegetable Soup, Bread, Chicken, Corn on the Cob, and more. Think of the fun your family will have as you enjoy this classic show this holiday season together on your next trip to Myrtle Beach.

While there are many other things and shows that your family can do while on vacation this holiday season, we wanted to share these few with you. If you haven’t booked your family vacation yet to stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear about the new memories you make on your next trip to Myrtle Beach this holiday season!

Vacation this Thanksgiving in One of Our North Myrtle Beach Rentals

Vacation this Thanksgiving in One of Our North Myrtle Beach Rentals

Are you and your family looking to get out of town for Thanksgiving this year? If you are, then allow us at North Beach Vacations to share why you should come to North Myrtle Beach. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family to spend quality time together. Let’s look below as to why you should vacation to North Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving.

Family Space

Vacation this Thanksgiving in One of Our North Myrtle Beach Rentals

Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family to have plenty of space to enjoy. We have plenty of homes that can sleep four people up to sleep up to 25 people. That means that you can invite the whole family, including grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins. All of the homes have plenty of bathrooms because we understand that this can become an issue with teens. The living space in the houses is large enough that everyone will have somewhere to sit. Think of how unforgettable your vacation will be with having room for the whole family!

The Kitchen

Another excellent reason to stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals is the large kitchen. When you stay in a hotel, you usually don’t have a full kitchen to cook your Thanksgiving dinner. You will find that our vacation rentals have full-sized kitchens where you can cook and bake in them. They have all the necessary pots and pans, as well as the dishes. Your family can go grocery shopping once you arrive and pick up all the ingredients for dinner. Cook your Thanksgiving Day dinner together in your vacation rental this year to start a new tradition.

Amenities

Vacation this Thanksgiving in One of Our North Myrtle Beach Rentals

Staying in one of our vacation rentals will allow your family to take advantage of some of the other amenities they offer. If you’d like to bring your pet along with you, then check out our pet-friendly vacation rentals. We have many homes that offer you different views from marsh view to oceanfront. Depending on where you stay along the Grand Strand, you will be close to shopping, restaurants, and more. Just sit back and enjoy your Thanksgiving Day vacation this year in North Myrtle Beach with the family.

There are many other reasons you should take your vacation to North Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving; we wanted to share them with you. If you haven’t booked your stay yet in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope that you and your family have a great Thanksgiving this year!

3 Reasons to Take a Vacation this Fall to North Myrtle Beach

3 Reasons to Take a Vacation this Fall to North Myrtle Beach

Are you and your family looking to get out of town for a few days? If the answer is yes, then allow us at North Beach Vacations to tell you some reason to escape to North Myrtle Beach this fall. Staying with us in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be able to enjoy the beach a little more. Let’s look below at our three reasons on why you should take a vacation to North Myrtle Beach this fall.

Weather

3 Reasons to Take a Vacation this Fall to North Myrtle Beach

Have you ever been to the beach during the fall months? If not, then we need to tell you that the weather is fantastic and a favorite for many. During September, the highs will be around 83° during the day and 68° in the night. October, the temps turn a little cooler with a high around 75° and lows around 56°. While you can still enjoy the sand during October, the water temperatures may be a little too chilly to enjoy. No matter what month you come this fall, we promise that you won’t want to experience the area any other time during the year!

Less Crowded

Another great reason to visit North Myrtle Beach this fall is the crowd level. During the fall months, the kids are back in school, and it’s a great time to visit. You will notice that not only are the beaches less crowded, but the attractions are too. Take the family shopping at some of the outlets as you see that the outlet malls aren’t too crazy. Many families prefer going in the fall months just to beat out the crowds. Just think of how relaxing this vacation will be with the family.

Enjoy Outdoor Activities

3 Reasons to Take a Vacation this Fall to North Myrtle Beach

Spending time outdoors whenever you go on vacation is a key thing, especially if it’s at the beach. One thing that you and your family can do is head over to one of the many mini-golf courses and play a round or two together. You will find that not only will it be less crowded, but you may be able to enjoy it a little more with the cooler weather. If it’s an adult-only trip, then why not head on over to a golf course for the day. Golfing year-round in North Myrtle Beach is why many love to vacation here on the South Carolina Coast.

While there are many other reasons to vacation in the fall, these are just a few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next trip to stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope that you and your family will be able to enjoy a relaxing vacation to the area this fall!  

3 Things to Do this Summer in North Myrtle Beach

3 Things to Do this Summer in North Myrtle Beach

Do you and your family have a vacation planned this summer to stay in North Myrtle Beach? We at North Beach Vacations can tell you about three things to do in the area. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the action. Let’s look below at what you can do this summer as a family in North Myrtle Beach.

Try a New Restaurant

3 Things to Do this Summer in North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach is an excellent place to vacation because of the different dining options you have to choose from. There are several places that your family may enjoy, such as a new milkshake bar called The Crazy Mason Jar. They are located in the Market Common area, and it’s a sweet treat like you’ve never had before. Another place that your family can eat at is Umberto’s at Barefoot Landing. This is an Italian restaurant that has some of the best family-style food. There are many other restaurants that you can pick from in the area, so try one you’ve never eaten before.

Alligator Adventure

Another fun thing that you can do with the family this summer is head on over to Alligator Adventure. They are located at Barefoot Landing, and they are open daily. Not only will you be able to see alligators, but you will also be able to see other animals as well. Some of the other animals that you may see are flamingos, bobcat, macaws, and other reptiles. This can be a fun day to spend and learn about the animals that are here. We know the kids will get a kick out of seeing the animals!

Hawaiian Rumble Golf & Batting Cages

3 Things to Do this Summer in North Myrtle Beach

Have you ever taken a beach trip and done a mini-golf? If you haven’t, then you are in for a fun treat. For many families, they love to take at least one evening and have a friendly game of golf. We know that many of the members in each family will get a little competitive, but they make the game enjoyable for everyone. Hawaiian Rumble Golf is a great place that is located in North Myrtle Beach, and they also have batting cages as well. Don’t miss out on this fun adventure with the family this summer.

While there are many other things that you can do in the area, these we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next summer vacation to stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, we still have availability. We can’t wait to see you with your family this summer and try new things!