How to Have the Best Valentine’s Day Ever!

For those that want to take their Valentine’s Day over the top this year why not plan on staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals over the Valentine’s Day holiday. With us you’ll be in the heart of all the Grand Strand has to offer. Around you will be more than 125 championship golf courses, over 2,000 restaurants offering casual to fine dining, and seemingly endless malls, specialty shops, and a night light worth staying up late for. And even better, you don’t have to be vacationing to take advantage of this! Even locals can treat themselves to a local vacation on a holiday as special as this!

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There really is no excuse for not having a perfect Valentine’s Day when you’re enjoying the luxury that you’ll experience in our beach house rentals. From top notch amenities that include Jacuzzi’s and heated swimming pools to being just steps from the ocean where you can walk the beach for hours, you’re going to have the time of your life here. We promise!

The Origin of Valentine’s Day

Originally, Valentine’s Day was a formal Saints Day that was observed by the Catholic Church for St. Valentine, the patron saint of romantic causes. Valentine’s Day continues to be very popular across the world and is widely celebrated by couples, those looking for love, as well as children and friends.

St. Valentine was a priest who performed secret marriages during the 3rd century. During this time hundreds of thousands of men were enlisted in the Roman Army under the Emperor Claudis II. These soldiers were pressured to remain unmarried as this was thought to ensure their allegiance to the army. The priest helped people to marry in secret.

The priest was subsequently imprisoned and then executed. It was said that while in prison he gave a blind girl (the jailor’s daughter) back her eyesight. He sent her a note that said ‘from your Valentine’. This is thought to have been the origins of one of the most popular Valentine’s Day ideas — the Valentines card.

Today, many people celebrate the holiday in what has become a day to let people know that you like, love, or sometimes even, secretly admire them. Red roses top the list for a romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas, followed up with a romantic dinner. Cards continue to be a tried and true way to share your feelings. Romantic getaways are the new way to make a big splash!

When you’re looking for vacancies available for a last minute Valentine’s Day getaway, give North Beach Realty a call and we can set you up in something perfectly romantic. We can be reached at 800-274-1105 at your convenience!

 

 

Holiday Happenings You Won’t Want to Miss Around North Myrtle Beach and Beyond

Holiday Happenings Around North Myrtle Beach

This is a wonderful time of year to experience the holiday festivities taking place in North Myrtle Beach. There’s a wealth of entertainment for the entire family. Whether you live here year round or are just visiting for the holidays, get yourself out there and take part in the many events that only come around once a year! If you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay over the holidays, look no further than our North Myrtle Beach holiday vacation rentals. At North Beach Realty we can provide you with accommodations that will be a soft place to land after a full day of shopping and celebrating the season!

Holiday Happenings Around North Myrtle Beach

The Great Christmas Light Show is a park-wide lighted celebration that is sure to capture the true spirit of the season! The drive through light show will feature over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive throughout the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Over 500 magical light displays, some up to 55 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors will experience 20 enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights will come to life.  NEW this year, a section of lights come alive to synchronized music. The drive through light show is open nightly November 24 – December 31 (closed Christmas Day).

After the journey through the light show, we invite everyone to park their car and visit Santa’s Village where they can enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, get an up close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride, experience the Go Ape lighted tree top adventure, go tubing down Santa’s new 40″ inflatable slide and, of course, meet Santa! The Santa’s Village is open Friday and Saturday only from November 24-December 9. Opens nightly December 15-31 (closed Christmas Day).

Holiday Happenings Around North Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees features more than 75 beautifully decorated and themed Christmas trees. There’s one tree for each of the fifty states, from a Mardi Gras tree with masks and beads to a Las Vegas-style tree with a feather headdress. The South Carolina tree is over 18 feet tall and features sea shells, magnolias, golf balls plus Clemson and USC representation! Don’t miss the free scavenger hunt that tests your knowledge about each state’s tree. The price is included with aquarium admission.

Holiday Happenings You Won't Want to Miss Around North Myrtle Beach
The annual Lighting of the Menorah will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12 – the first night of Hanukkah – and each night through December 20 in Valor Park at The Market Common. Join Rabbi Weissman for the annual Lighting of the Menorah beginning at sunset (5:30 p.m.)
 
Happy holidays from all of us at North Beach Realty!
 
 

Kid Approved Local Halloween Events

Halloween is fast approaching and it’s the time of year for ghosts and goblins and, as you’re sure to discover, they’re even at the beach. If children are out trick or treating we caution them to be careful (and you too if you’re driving around). There are plenty of kid-approved events in the local area where you can take the kids for a safe celebration of this spooky holiday. Following are a few.

 
Coastal Halloween Celebration

First Annual Fright Night Fun Gym
Saturday – Sunday, Oct. 21 – 22 from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Thomas Gymnastics at the Beach, 112 Surgeons Dr., Myrtle Beach

This Halloween themed fun gym will be the highlight of your kids weekend while the parents get to have a few hours or even the night to yourselves! Check out all of the fun we have planned for this spooky fun gym night where kids can stay awhile or stay the night:

– Haunted Hayride (not so haunted for little ones)
– Pumpkin Hunt (each child must bring their own small personal pumpkin)
– Bonfire with s’’mores
– Costume contests (with prizes!!)
– Breakfast will be included for all kids sleeping over night
– Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase
– and free play in our gym all night!

Sign up online or stop by our front desk. Cost: 7pm – 10pm: $20 per child (4 yrs old & up) 7pm – 12am: $30 per child (6 yrs old & up) 7pm – 8am: $40 per child (6 yrs old & up)

 

Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle
Friday, Oct. 27 – Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Huntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet

Join us the night before Halloween for the Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle. The Atalaya castle will be the setting for an evening of frightfully fun family entertainment! Enjoy 2 separate haunted house attractions: a not-so-scary maze of creepy rooms and a Haunted Castle for the brave at heart. For the younger children, there will be carnival games, children’s crafts, spooky cartoons on the big screen, s’mores, a bonfire, and more! Event admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children 6-15. Children 5 and under are free, but parents, please note: some of the special effects used in the haunted houses may be too intense for younger children. Park Admission is free. Free Park Admission during this event. This event goes on, rain or shine. Cost: $10 for adults, $7 for children 6-15. Children 5 and under are free.

 


Boo-Fest at Barefoot Landing
Saturday, October 28 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Barefoot Landing, 4898 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach

It’s BooFest! at Barefoot Landing! Whether you have human kids or furry kids, BooFest! is the place to be on Saturday, October 28th in North Myrtle Beach! For more info call (843) 272-8349.


Ghost on the Coast Halloween Celebration
October 28 from 5-9 p.m.

Grande Dunes, 8201 Marina Pkwy, Myrtle Beach

Spooktacular Halloween Celebration featuring: Food for purchase, Live Music & Giveaways! $10 donation per family – proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for Irma and Harvey hurricane relief efforts. Grande Dunes Properties will match donation. Goodie Bags to the first 100 Kids!!! Cost: $10 donation/family goes to American Red Cross.

Where to Celebrate Independence Day

Where to Celebrate Independence Day
If you’re one of the lucky people that scheduled your vacation to North Myrtle Beach SC to fall over the Fourth of July we can promise you’re going to have a fabulous time! There are many local events taking place on behalf of the Independence Day holiday. Some are just a short drive from our Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Vacation Rentals. During the day you’ll have festivals, parades and concerts to enjoy. After the sun sets the area comes alive with exciting fireworks displays up and down the coast.
 
Don’t miss the popular Garden City Golf Cart Parade at 2 p.m. on July 4, 2016. The parade starts at Calhoun Drive and heads south to Woodland Avenue. The lineup starts behind Willard’s Fireworks at 1:00 p.m. For more information or if you have any questions call (843) 340-5835.
 
Where to Celebrate Independence Day
The Salute From the Shore VII will held along the Myrtle Beach coastal area starting at 1 p.m. on July 4. The focal point of Salute from the Shore includes a flyover of military aircraft and patriotic volunteer pilots of privately-owned vintage military aircraft with veterans and active duty military aboard. This year’s annual tribute will have a flyover of vintage military aircraft and F-16s from the SC Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base. The Flyover starts at 1 p.m. in Cherry Grove and concludes over the May River Sandbar in Bluffton, SC around 1:30 p.m.
 
The popular Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade takes place annually and begins at Garden City Point in Murrells Inlet on July 2 starting at 5 p.m. This year marks the 33rd boat parade that has been held in Murrells Inlet on Independence Day. Call 652-4236 for more information or with questions.
 
Sunday Celebration Concerts are held every Sunday from 7-10 p.m. from June 26 until July 31, 2016 in Plyler Park, 1000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Each concert is anticipated to draw as many as 1,000 attendees or more. These free concerts are open to the public and are sponsored by Ground Zero. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
 
Where to Celebrate Independence Day
Barefoot Landing celebrates Independence Day with a 4th of July fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. Location: 4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach.
 
Experience the magic of fireworks right on the beach! Thanks to the Oceanfront Merchants Association, there will be Fireworks at Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach on July 4. Location: 110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. As the southernmost point of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Second Avenue Pier is only a short stroll from Plyler Park, where free concerts are held throughout the summer months. For more information, call 843-445-7437. 
 

Take Mom Somewhere Special for Mother’s Day This Year

Take Mom Somewhere Special for Mother's Day This Year

Before you know it Mother’s Day will be here. Are you ready? On On Sunday, May 8, there are plenty of places to take your mother or the mom in your life out to show her she’s special. These great Mother’s Day ideas will solve the problem of what you can do that’s different this year. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, your children’s mother, friend, neighbor or a mother-soon-to-be, these ideas are sure to please any and all mothers.
Take Mom out for a wine tasting at a local winery. Carolina Vineyards Winery produces a variety of dry, semi-dry, medium and sweet wines. The wine tasting room is open 7 days a week beginning at 10 a.m. Easy to find at 4922 Hwy.17 South, North Myrtle Beach. Phone: 843-361-9181

21 Main at North Beach will be open for Mother’s Day and are accepting reservations now. Located at 719 N. Beach Blvd., North Myrtle Beach. For reservations, call 843-315-3000.
Take Mom Somewhere Special for Mother's Day This Year
Some Mom’s would love to go on a guided kayak tour. Why not yours? Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions could be the most fun your Mom’s ever had on Mother’s Day! Located at 241 Main St, North Myrtle Beach. 843-241-4588. Guided kayak and paddleboard tours, rentals of kayaks and paddleboards.
Treat the Mom in your life to a great dinner at Bistro 90. They will be serving a full dinner menu from noon until 7 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Chef Brad will create several special Dinner Features to delight guests. Location: 7209 SC-90, Longs, SC. Phone: (843) 390-5151
Barefoot Princess Riverboat, Barefoot Landing Marina, North Myrtle Beach. 843-272-2140. Enjoy a tour and dinner about the riverboat on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Take Mom Somewhere Special for Mother's Day This Year
Being Mom’s favorite is easier than you might think. Thank her for all that she does and treat her to a delicious Mother’s Day dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Reservations accepted. Location: 8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC. Phone: (843) 839-9500
Treat Mom to her very own spa day. Exclusively Yours Day Spa & Salon will please and delight her with their customized treatments for body, skin, hair, and nails. Located at 3310 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach. Phone: (843) 362-8080
All of us at North Beach Realty would like to wish all the Mom’s and Mothers-To-Be a very happy Mother’s Day this year!