Great Spots to Take Toddlers to While Visiting Myrtle Beach

Great Spots That Toddlers Are Sure to Enjoy
For those planning a vacation with babies or toddlers (or both!) you may find they don’t experience the same enjoyment of the beach as the parents and older children do. Maybe beach time is an acquired taste, as they say. Perhaps so, but we don’t think they should be left out of the vacation plans just because they’re not beach people yet.

Below are some great local spots that are toddler-friendly and toddler-approved. They’re sure to have a good time no matter how long or short of a stay you may be planning.

Savannah’s Playground
Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach

Surfside Beach Library
410 Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach

Tot’s Indoor Play Center
Inlet Square Mall, Hwy 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach

Carousel Park at Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach

Thompson Farm
1625 Bucksville Drive, Conway, SC

You’ll find all of our vacation rental properties to be elegantly appointed and in refreshingly upscale locations conveniently located to all the Myrtle Beach attractions your toddler will appreciate.

Top 10 End of Summer Attractions You Can't Miss

With summer winding down and the return to school inevitable it’s not too late to squeeze in the best summer attractions the area has to offer before the summer season ends. If you’re waiting for cooler weather we have one word for you – don’t. Many of these places will close on Labor Day so you’ll need to go now to take advantage of the top 10 end of summer attractions you just can’t miss! Wild Water & Wheels
Address: 910 US-17 BUS, Surfside Beach, SC
Hours: 10AM–6PM
Phone: (843) 238-3787
Website: http://www.wild-water.com/
A very popular outdoor, summertime water park with soaring slides, pools & a winding go-kart racetrack. Radical Ropes Adventure Park
Address: 301 19th Ave S, Myrtle Beach, SC
Hours: 10 AM-7PM
Phone: (843) 723-4225
Website: http://www.radicalropes.com/
Aerial adventure park in a 5-acre forest, with a treetop obstacle course, zip-lines & climbing wall. Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures
Address: 321 9th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC
Hours: 10 AM-12 AM
Phone: (843) 839-1661
Website: http://www.mbziplines.com/
Adrenaline-focused zip line park with 600-ft.-long lines offering 40-mph rides and some free falling. Island Adventure Watersports
Address: 5843 Dick Pond Rd, Myrtle Beach
Hours: 8 AM-6:30 PM
Phone: (843) 650-7003
Website: https://www.islandadventurewatersports.com/
Water sports equipment rental service offering jet skis, boats, kayaking, and stand up paddle boards in Socastee, South Carolina. Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Watch Tour
Address: 4123-B US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet
Hours: 7 AM-7 PM
Phone: (843) 651-3676
Website: http://bluewaveadventures.com/
Come on a tour and learn all about wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Gator Bait Adventure Tours
Address: 3650 Forestbrook Rd, Myrtle Beach
Hours: 7 AM-7 PM
Phone: (843) 503-3276
Website: http://www.gatorbaitkayakadventures.com/index.html
Canoe & kayak tour agency in Horry County, South Carolina Captain Hooks Adventure Golf
Address:2205 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Hours: 9 AM-11:30 PM
Phone: (843) 913-7851
Website: http://myrtlebeachfamilygolf.com/
A pair of 18-hole mini-golf courses incorporate Peter Pan characters from pirates to Tinkerbell. Family Kingdom Amusement Park
Address: 300 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Hours: 4 PM-12 AM
Phone: (843) 626-3447
Website: https://www.familykingdomfun.com/
Offering more than 37 rides for adults and children of all ages, including thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides and go karts. Free admission. Splashes Waterpark
Address: South 29577, 300 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Hours: 4 PM-12 AM
Phone: (843) 626-3447
Website: https://www.familykingdomfun.com/water-park/
Oceanfront waterpark located at Family Kingdom. Speed slides, water flumes, intermediate speed slides, children’s areas, and a lazy river. Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Address: 1110 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Hours: 11 AM-12 AM
Phone: (843) 839-9200
Website: http://skywheel.com/
Riders take in coastline views from air-conditioned gondolas on this wheel that lights up nightly.

SummerFest at Barefoot Landing

SummerFest at Barefoot Landing
When you’re looking for things to do on vacation be sure to check out SummerFest at Barefoot Landing through September 2, 2017.
 
The summer long event features live entertainment in various locations throughout the center every night. There are local acoustic musicians, as well as returning favorites from years past.
 
On Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights beginning at 7 p.m., guests can enjoy everyone’s favorite comedic entertainer, Nick Pike, in Lakeside Village, near the carousel and Castano’s Italian Restaurant. He’ll perform with juggling, riding his unicycle and spinning a joke or two to keep the whole family in stitches. Nick was a semi-finalist from “America’s Got Talent.”
 
Friday nights will feature Kid’s Karaoke with Larry Tanelli.
 
On Saturday nights, characters from well-known movies and popular shows will be available for photos and meet and greets with guests.
 
Beginning at 7 p.m. every night Jazz saxophonist Don Colton, steel drummers John Mastroberti and Justin Matthews, and guitarist Chris Elswick will perform by TBonz Gill & Grill as well as other locations.
 
There will also be face painting and a variety of strolling entertainment, including the Shoreline Brass Band, which will perform on select nights.
 
Every Monday night at 9:30 there will be a spectacular fireworks show not to be missed.
 
Barefoot Landing is located at 4898 Hwy 17 South North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 and can be reached by phone at (843) 272-8349. We hope to see you at SummerFest!
 

Try Your Luck at Crabbing

Many people have gone fishing or at least know what it’s all about but have you ever gone crabbing in South Carolina? It’s pretty much just what you’d expect – the art of catching crabs on a line. If you’ve never gone crabbing you should give it a try!

Every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. you can test your luck from the fishing pier in Myrtle Beach State Park on 4401 S. Kings Hwy, as we try to catch an assortment of crabs, fish and other sea creatures. This opportunity is held weekly through August 22, 2017.

 

Traps are a limited number and available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:20 a.m. The cost is $5 cash per trap. You should bring raw chicken or raw fish to use as bait or you can purchase bait at the pier.

 

This is a catch and release program so that we conserve our resources for the future but it will give you the thrill of catching and handling the sea life that you capture.

 

 

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Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Sound of Summer Concert Series

For those that want to hear music in North Myrtle Beach be sure to mark your calendars now for the 2017 Sounds of Summer Concert Series. The concert series begins on Friday, June 16 at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex and take place each month from 7-9 p.m.
 

Come out and enjoy an evening spent with family and friends listening and dancing to live music under the stars. One Friday each month from June 16 through Sept. 15 a different band will be performing family-friendly music.

 

The 2017 Summer Concert Schedule:

Friday, June 16 –  The Reggie Sullivan Band (Rock & Soul)
Friday, July 21 – Oracle Blue (Jazz/Pop/Funk)
Friday, August 18 –  Steve Riley Quartet (Jazz)
Friday, September 15 –  Snake Malone & Black Cat Bone (Blues

 

Snack and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring a beach chair or blanket. Tobacco products, coolers, outside food and beverages are not permitted at the concerts. Events are free and open to the public.

 

For weather information on the day of the concert check their Facebook page or call the “RecCheck” hotline at (843) 280-5594 ext. 3 for updates.

 

Location:  NMB Park & Sports Complex at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow (150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566).

 

Top 10 Things To Do When its Raining in Myrtle Beach

When you’ve finally arrived for your beach vacation the last thing you want is for it to be raining. But don’t despair! There are plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach even when it’s raining out. From the indoor amenities that come with our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals to the list we provide below of top 10 things to do when it’s raining in Myrtle Beach, you’ll have lots of choices. Plus, they’re all just a short distance from us at Beachcomber Vacations.

1. Go to the Movies – With an assortment of theaters to go to there’s no reason you can’t find a movie you and family would enjoy. Theaters to check out: Colonial 12, 10177 N Kings Hwy #77a, Myrtle Beach; Broadway17 Carmike Cinemas, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach; Cinemark14 at Coastal Grande in Myrtle Beach; and Grande14 Cinema, Market Common, Myrtle Beach.

2. Walk in the Rain – As long as there’s no lightning or thunder, grab an umbrella, kick off your shoes, and go for a walk along the beach. Location: Right outside your door.

3. 710 Burgers, Bocce, Beer and Bowling – Ranked as a top game and entertainment center by Trip Advisor, 710 North Myrtle Beach features a bowling alley and a game room featuring both coin-operated games, such as air hockey and basketball, free games including darts, board games and table tennis and hourly games including billiards and shuffleboard. 710 also has a full bar and restaurant featuring some of the best food and drink specials in the area.

4. Ripley’s Aquarium – Watch mermaids swim around, ride in a glass bottom boat, pet sting rays and even dive with sharks. You can also see your favorite marine animals in the aquarium’s many exhibits.

5. Broadway at the Beach – There is something for everyone here and you’re guaranteed to spend an entire day nd part of the evening staying occupied with shopping, dining in a large assortment of restaurants, and enjoying amusements such as MagiQuest, Ripley’s Aquarium, Palace Theatre, WonderWorks and so much more! Location: 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC.

6. Barefoot Landing – More than 100 shops and restaurants for the whole family’s enjoyment. Lots to see and do here including a reptile park, live music, and a carousel. Attractions include Alligator Adventure, House of Blues, Alabama Theatre, and so much more! Lcoation: 4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC.

7. Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park  – Family fun can be had at this indoor trampoline where you can soar in open jump arenas, dive into pools of soft foam cubes, play trampoline dodgeball, do flips and somersaults.

8. The Big M Casino – South Carolina’s most luxurious gaming yacht. You can try your hand at all your favorite games or some of the slot machines. You can top it all off with a buffet served on every cruise.

9. Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center – Come and see life-size wax replicas of your favorite movie characters and stars at the Hollywood Wax Entertainment Center. Brave a zombie escape room or meander through a mirror maze in a quest to rescue a princess.

10. Take the kids to WonderWorks, an indoor amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits.

We want you to enjoy your vacation whether the weather is beautiful or it is raining out. Take solace in the fact that the weather is short lived here so if it’s raining in the morning the chances are good that the sun will be out that afternoon! Enjoy your stay!

36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival

Every year the world famous Blue Crab Festival takes place on the beautiful Grand Strand in South Carolina. Join us for the 36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival on the Waterfront in Little River on May 20 and 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Located on the beautiful Grand Strand; the Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast with attendance of more than 50,000. The festival will feature approximately 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, tremendous entertainment and a phenomenal children’s area.

The readers of the Sun News have awarded the Blue Crab Festival the “Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand” for the past six consecutive years. The festival is one of the leading events in the area that you won’t want to miss whether you live here or are vacationing in the area. It provides attendees with a large variety of excellent vendors, entertainment, food and fellowship.

Blue crabs and other fresh, local seafood are available for purchase from local restaurants within the festival. The purpose of the festival is to support and showcase the fabulous atmosphere of the local Little River Community, North Myrtle Beach and the entire Grand Strand area.

Tickets are $4 for a 1-day advance ticket, $5 for a 1-day general admission. Children 12 and under admitted free of charge. Advance tickets are available at Little River Chamber of CommerceNorth Myrtle Beach Chamber of CommerceCresCom Bank – Little River BranchCCNB – All Branches, and First Palmetto Bank – Little River

Sorry, no dogs or other pets allowed with the exception of service animals. For more information, call (843) 249-6604.

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What You Should Know About Bicycling Myrtle Beach

Each year the City of Myrtle Beach publishes bicycle safety brochures along with maps designating bike lanes and multipurpose lanes around the city. For the convenience of those staying with us at Beachcomber Vacations we’ll share that information with you here.

Map of Bicycle Lanes and Paths in Myrtle Beach (PDF)
Español-Inglés — Spanish and English Brochure (PDF)

This valuable information is what keeps our city’s many cycling visitors and residents safe in and around the Grand Strand area. Thanks to a suggestion from the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Committee, the city has created a new mobile device BikeMB App that shows bicycle trails in The Market Common. Now in beta testing, the app also lets riders log any bicycle accidents they may have had.

What you need to know to ride safely:

1. Bicyclists riding on the roadway must travel in the extreme right lane in the direction of the traffic — not against it!

2. Whenever possible, bicyclists should ride on bike paths or designated bicycle lanes, such as those located on Mr. Joe White Avenue or North Ocean Boulevard.

3. Bicyclists must obey all road signs and traffic signals, and must give turn signals just as motorists do.

4. Bicyclists may not ride on ordinary pedestrian sidewalks. They may ride on special wide, multi-purpose sidewalks designed for a combination of bicycle and pedestrian traffic, such as those running along Grissom Parkway.

5. Bicyclists should not disregard the rights of pedestrians and motorists — respect them just as you want them to respect you.

6. It is illegal to ride through a pedestrian crosswalk. Climb off the bike and walk your bicycle across the road.

7. A bicyclist riding in the dark must have a headlight on the front of his bicycle and a red reflector or light on the rear.

8. Never carry additional passengers on a bicycle!

9. Watch motorists carefully! They may be talking on a cell phone, texting, eating… But they are bigger than you are so, as the saying goes, “give a fool a wide berth.”

10. Safety first! Protect your head by wearing a helmet! Use a mirror to see behind you before turning! Practice hand signals when changing direction.

Bicycles are allowed on the beach before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. from May 1 through Labor Day. Bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk only between 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. from May 1 through Labor Day.

While the majority of information for Myrtle Beach also applies to North Myrtle Beach, a collection of bike routes in North Myrtle Beach can be found on the app, Map My Ride.

 

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Where to Find Spring Break Vacation Rentals in NMB

When your plans for spring break include an extended visit to the beach where the weather is warm and the sun always shines, take a look at North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. At Beachcomber Vacations we have some of the most comfortable and affordable oceanfront condo rentals in the area.

 

We have a large number of North Myrtle Beach oceanfront condo rentals, that provide amazing coastal views from Crescent Beach to Windy Hill. These oceanfront condos range from one to six bedrooms and are spacious enough for groups of up to 18 people. Windy Hill is known for its exceptional views and great surf. Crescent Beach is similar but features more nightlife.

 

Our condos have everything that you would need for a comfortable stay during your spring break including living and dining rooms, fully equipped kitchens with the necessary appliances, including washer and dryer, all for that much needed vacation. Special features such as cable TV, DVD players and internet access makes our oceanfront condos in North Myrtle Beach, SC extra special.

 

Oceanfront pools, lazy rivers, hot tubs and Jacuzzis are available providing you with numerous ways to relax during your break. Indoors you can enjoy the saunas or use the fitness centers to keep on schedule with your exercise.

 

Nearby you’ll find an array of restaurants, entertainment venues and attractions that are perfect for a totally fun experience at the beach. For those who relax by playing golf you won’t be disappointed. With over 100 championship golf courses in the area you’ll have your choice of the type of course you want to play.

 

Book your oceanfront condo rentals soon because they won’t last long!

 

 

 

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Where to Find the Best Burgers in North Myrtle Beach

Lots of people dine out at nice restaurants at least once when they’re vacationing to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, many also visit the numerous buffets where you can eat until you get your fill. But if you love hamburgers or you’re traveling with a family and hoping to feed them on the cheap, you’ll probably appreciate knowing where you can find the best burgers in the area. If you’re going to spend your money on a burger, it should be a really, really good one. You won’t be disappointed by the burger spots below that have tasty burgers and so much more! We think you’ll agree with us at Beachcomber Vacations, the following are 10 places where you can find the best burgers in the North Myrtle Beach area! BurgerFi 801 Main St., North Myrtle Beach Tel. (843) 491-6492 burgerfi.com Hamburger Joe’s 712 48th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach Tel. (843) 272-6834 hamburgerjoes.com Mike’s Minis 3201 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach Tel. (843) 663-3360 mikesminis.com Hwy 55 Burger Shakes & Fries 1416 Hwy 17 N, North Myrtle Beach Tel. (843) 273-0847 hwy55.com Five Guys Burgers and Fries 202 Hwy 17 N, North Myrtle Beach Tel. (843) 281-1090 fiveguys.com Sonic Drive-In #6289 701 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach Tel. (843) 663-3287 Sonicdrivein.com Grill House Surfwood Shopping Center, 228 2nd Ave N, North Myrtle Beach Tel. (843) 249-3033 webs4you.com/grillhouse/ Midtown Bistro 2004 Hwy 17 S #3, North Myrtle Beach Tel. (843) 427-4720 midtownbistro.com Oscar’s Food & Spirits 4101 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach Tel. (843) 272-0707 oscarsnmb.com Boardwalk Billy’s 1407 13th Ave N, North Myrtle Beach Tel. (843) 249-0900 boardwalkbillysnmb.com    ]]>