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.

 

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!
 

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).

 

Great Deals on Meals During Restaurant Week

The best time to try out some of the local restaurants around the Grand Strand is during the annual Restaurant Week in Myrtle Beach taking place from January 12-22, 2017. You can find some great deals on meals in many restaurants that may be new to you or are your tried-and-true favorites.

Below are some of the restaurants taking part in this 10-day local event. Once you choose the restaurant you’d like to dine at be sure to make a reservation ahead of time. Some of these eateries fill up to capacity. Yes, the food is just that good!

Great Deals on Meals During Restaurant Week
21 Main at North Beach
719 N. Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach
Reservations

Aspen Grille
5101 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Reservations

Brentwood Restaurant
4269 Luck Avenue, Little River, SC
Reservations

Cafe Amalfi
10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach
Reservations

Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
4926 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach
Reservations

Great Deals on Meals During Restaurant Week
Croissants Bistro and Bakery
3751 Robert M Grissom Pky, Myrtle Beach
Reservations not needed

Ducatis Pizzeria & Trattoria
960 Cipriana Drive, Myrtle Beach
Reservations not needed

Landry’s Seafood
1312 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Reservations

The Parson’s Table
4305 McCorsley Avenue, Little River, SC
Reservations

Great Deals on Meals During Restaurant Week
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach
Reservations

Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern
1004 Glenforest Road, Myrtle Beach
Reservations

Vintage Twelve
9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Reservations

WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach
Reservations

If you’re planning on arriving in the area during Restaurant Week and are looking for vacation rentals, take a look at our Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Vacation Rentals where you’ll have a large assortment to choose from.

Area Golf Courses: What’s Open, What’s Not

Recently Hurricane Matthew closed many of the golf courses in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area. Some areas such as Conway, Socastee, and along the Waccamaw River are still dealing with the rising flood waters on a daily basis. If you’ve had a golf trip to the area planned we don’t think you should cancel your plans. There are many courses that are back open and some with limitations. Following is a list that came out last week. If the courses you planned on playing are on this list give them a call for the most up-to-date information about course conditions and available tee times.
 
Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Reopened
If you’re thinking about spending some of the upcoming holidays in Myrtle Beach, give us a call at North Beach Realty (800-274-1105) and let us help you with booking the ideal place for your stay.
 

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!

 

Grand Finale of Sweet Reggae Sundays in North Myrtle Beach

Grand Finale of Sweet Reggae Sundays
Sweet Reggae Sundays will have their grand finale on Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 4, at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. Come out and enjoy live reggae music, a charity raffle, and more on The Deck.
 
There will be discounted Sweetwater craft beers and a chance to win your very own custom 11-foot paddleboard. Show up and take advantage of all the other great freebies that include inner tubes, T-shirts and more.
 
Doors to The Deck open at 6 p.m. on Sunday and the live reggae music is 7-11 p.m. on The Deck stage. WKZQ is the official radio sponsor for the event and will have on-air personality Crash live at the grand finale event. The event is a collaboration between House of Blues Myrtle Beach, has Sweetwater Brewery and Surfrider Foundation
 
“House of Blues loves to marry live music with local charities as a way to party with a purpose. All the money raised at these events will go directly to Surfrider Foundation to help with their clean water efforts. We hope that both tourists and locals will come out to enjoy some great live reggae music and support a worthy cause.” Dawn Temples Knopff Marketing and Promotions Manager of House of Blues said.
  

Mustang Week Arrives in Myrtle Beach

Mustang Week Arrives in Myrtle Beach
For those who are already here in Myrtle Beach enjoying their summer vacation and looking around for new and different things to do, you’ll want to keep reading about Mustang Week. This is a popular event that takes place from July 18-24, 2016. If you like cars, of any type, you won’t want to miss this.

This year, events are scheduled at an assortment of venues throughout the coastal area including the Myrtle Beach Mall and Myrtle Beach Speedway. No matter what year or type of Mustang you like, be sure to attend some of the following events on behalf of Mustang Week. You’re sure to have a great time!

Mustang Week Arrives in Myrtle BeachFor comfortable and affordable beach accommodations in the Myrtle Beach area call us at North Beach Realty, 800-274-1105. We can set you up in accommodations that will ensure your comfort and pleasure.