SOS Fall Migration 2017

The end of summer offers up days getting shorter and the nights growing longer, a little chill in the night air, and flocks of birds winging their way south for the winter. This all means one thing to shaggers. The SOS Fall Migration has arrived in North Myrtle Beach!
 
SOS Fall Migration
Buried deep in the instincts of every shagger is the preferred migration destination of soulful dancers with sand in their shoes and rhythm in their hearts that is Ocean Drive.
 
The center of attention from Sept. 15-24 is the famous SOS lounges along coastal South Carolina. The SOS lounges are Fat Harold’s, Ducks, Duck’s II, the OD Arcade, the Pirate’s Cove and the clubs at the OD Beach & Golf Resort.
 
Each lounge has its own special quality, so you really need to go to each one during this Fall Migration. Many member clubs of the ACSC will schedule “tea parties” in the local lounges. The lounges themselves schedule special parties during the migration. Popular bands show up along Main Street playing crowd favorites.
 
SOS Fall Migration
Shag dance instructors will offer classes to the masses who are seeking to improve their skill or increase their repertoire of moves.

 The heart of SOS events can be found at the intersection of Main Street and Ocean Drive but don’t miss the two monster events held right out in the sparkling sun of the crystal coast.
 
Mark your calendar and plan to attend both SOS Fun Sunday and Fun Monday! 

On the first Sunday and only Monday of the Fall Migration everyone meets in the street for two of the biggest block parties you have ever seen, Fun Sunday and Fun Monday. On Fun Sunday the party is in the street beside the OD Arcade.
 
Some of the best names in beach and shag music will help you rock the day away with a few thousand of your closest friends. Don’t worry if you can’t get enough fun in one day, because on Monday we’ll do it all again. On Fun Monday we will pack Main Street from OD to Hillside. There will be great music, dancing in the street, and fun to be had by all.
 
There will be merchandise vendors, food and drink vendors, and displays set up by the SOS sponsors. 

If you are ready for a little adventure, maybe it is time for you to schedule a trip to the wilds of North Myrtle Beach. Maybe it is time for you to join the party at the SOS Fall Migration.
 

 

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

Terry & Don’s Gymnastics Fun & Fitness Center
280 Hidden Woods Drive, Myrtle Beach

Surfside Beach Library
410 Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach

Children’s Museum of South Carolina
2204 N. Oak St., Myrtle 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 8 Reasons Why Fall Vacations to Myrtle Beach Are The Best

Top 8 Reasons Why Fall Vacations to Myrtle Beach Are The Best
Right off the cuff we can think of the most popular reasons why fall vacations to Myrtle Beach are the best when you’re trying to decide where to go:
1. Phenomenal weather,
2. Absolutely no crowds, and
3. Tons of fabulous festivals!

At this time of the year temperatures drop to the mid-80s and 70s during the day and you’ll find nights to be in the low 60s and high 50s. There are no traffic jams on any of the roads due to far less traffic overall and the beach, restaurants and attractions have no lines, no waiting.

The festivals taking place at this time of the year are great for enjoying time with your friends and family in a relaxed manner. Each and every festival feels like a celebration! After Labor Day there are many reasons to return to Myrtle Beach for a late season vacation. Here are five more:

Conway Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2016
The City of Conway is hosting their annual Conway Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature arts & crafts, entertainment, kids play zone, food, car show, Conway Superstars Performance and more. The event is being held at 3rd Avenue and Laurel Street in Conway, SC.

12th Annual Little River Shrimp Festival on October 8-9, 2016
Don’t miss the 12th Annual Little River Shrimp Festival being held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566). This 2-day event includes live entertainment, lots of activities for the kids, vendors, fresh shrimp and seafood specialties. If you’re a shrimp lover you’re sure to get your fill at this popular event!

17th Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off on October 9, 2016
This year’s annual Chilympics Chili Cook-Off will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 11 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Hot Fish Club, King Street Grille, and Morse Park in Murrells Inlet. $1 sample tickets will be sold for chili. Beer from New South Brewing Company will also be available for purchase. There will be a fabulous line-up of live bands for your enjoyment. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. This event draws thousands of residents and visitors to raise money for the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and has become a staple of Grand Strand events. Participants and attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable or canned food item to support the efforts of South Strand Helping Hand.

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival on Saturday October 15, 2016
This exciting new culinary event at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk celebrates the virtually endless local seafood restaurants in the greater Myrtle Beach area from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15! Experience a variety of delectable award winning seafood restaurants showcasing their unique seafood interpretations. Enjoy the kid’s area, live entertainment, and a broad selection beer & wine garden. Jim Quick & Coastline Band will be performing from morning to early afternoon. The iconic group The Tams from Atlanta will take the stage from 5-7 p.m. Various other musicians will also take part in this grand celebration.

9th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest on October 14-15, 2016
The ever-popular Oktoberfest is being held from 4 – 9 p.m. at the beautiful urban village of the Market Common and Valor Park. Arrive early and enjoy shopping the Market Common with its many beautiful upscale shops and restaurants. Go to the park for all the great German food vendors, a craft beer expo designed around the harvest season, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment, kids play area, face painting, inflatables and much more!

 

Reserve Your Winter Vacation Rental Now

With autumn here it’s time to reserve that winter vacation rental you’ve been looking forward to. The colder winter temperatures will settle in across most of the country before you know it as the days are already getting shorter. When you spend your winter in coastal South Carolina you are spared the frigid temperatures and deep snow of the north. That’s why so many people come here to North Myrtle Beach to spend their winters year after year!
Reserve Your Winter Vacation Rental Now

 

Autumn and winter months are some of the best times to explore the Lowcountry area when there’s not as much traffic and the crowds are gone. It’s the best time to enjoy the relaxed coastal living lifestyle that residents enjoy year round. You can book monthly stays from October through March and stays of 90 or more days are not subject to the 10% state tax.

 

Reserve Your Winter Vacation Rental Now

 

Our off-season winter rates on vacation rentals is competitive with any area luxury hotel. Enjoy the bargain prices during winter months with all the amenities and comforts but not the price. Our rentals are fully furnished and include cable TV, Internet and telephone, full kitchens, washer/dryer and more. Many properties include heated indoor pools and whirlpools.

 

This is the time to make your reservation for a winter rental if you haven’t already done so. Those who act fast get their choice of the best properties. All of our properties are popular with our winter guests and we can help you find the ideal property for you, too.
Reserve Your Winter Vacation Rental Now

You don’t have to put up with another winter of ice and snow. Come to coastal South Carolina and enjoy a stay in our vacation rentals for the winter. There’s plenty to do here to keep busy if you wish. Besides shopping and golf, you can play tennis, shuffleboard, pickleball, go fishing and more!

 

To book a winter vacation rental, make your reservations online , or call our reservationists toll free at 800-274-1105 at your convenience. We will be glad to help plan that winter escape!

 

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!
 

Booking Online Has Never Been Easier

Choosing the perfect vacation is a process filled with logistical hurtles that can sometimes become more of a chore than a pleasant experience. Making calls to check the availability of properties, and details on properties themselves can remain a murky subject. Forget seamlessly booking online right? Well not anymore.

The Ease of Booking

The time leading up to your vacation should be one excitement and anticipation. From choosing destinations, dates when you and your family can get together, to selecting the right property for your adventure, nailing down the details can take some serious work. But we at North Beach Realty thought that this process should be one where finding the perfect home or condo is an enjoyable process filled with thoughts of the vacation to come, and information readily available for those all important details. Once you have your ducks in a row booking online using our brand new website is easy.

We’ve been hard at work creating a brand new website to showcase our selection of vacation rentals. Our goal was to provide a platform where our guest can easily view properties, choose dates they would like to come, and be able to curtail their vacation without the hassles of wondering if the property they have chosen will be available to rent for their vacation.  Our new website allows guests to look ahead and book early, or see what’s available in the near future for quick getaway. Everything is updated in real time for the most up to date information.

The keys to an easy to use platform meant one that was available on any device, up to date, and built around providing you the guest the features you need to book confidently. So in closing, please visit our new website and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from our guests about the process and any ways we can continue to make booking a vacation a pleasurable process. We hope you will find searching through properties a breeze and information about the North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach areas useful in planning your next visit here.