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
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?
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!
Can you believe that January is almost up and soon it will be February? We want to help your family know of the top 3 things you can do this February. Staying in one of our vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the fun and activities are happening. Let’s look below at the few things that your family will most likely love on your next family vacation to North Myrtle Beach.
Ripley’s Penguin Dash 5K
Have you ever wanted to participate in a fun 5K but didn’t know where it would be? Then you might want to check out Ripley’s Aquarium Penguin Dash 5K happening on Saturday, February 15th. Beginning at 9:00 am is where you can join in the first ever Penguin Dash where they will offer a 5K run and a Family Fun 1 Mile Walk/Run. Don’t miss this fun day to enjoy this amazing run that will help us celebrate the newest members of the aquarium the South African Penguins!
Head over to Broadway at the Beach on February 22nd from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm to join in the 19th Annual KidzTime Festival. This event will be featuring over 30 different vendors for you and the kids to enjoy. There will be plenty of live entertainment, face painting, inflatables to jump on and even a petting zoo! This will be the perfect day to spend with the family as you enjoy this free event. Please note that some of the activities will have a fee associated with it but who wouldn’t want to come and enjoy some fun with the kids on your next vacation to North Myrtle Beach?
Inaugural Leap Frog 5K
Did you know that leap year happens only every 4 years? Come celebrate in the Inaugural Leap Frog 5K happening on Saturday, February 29th at 9:00 am. It will be held at Barefoot Landing is one that you don’t want to miss! Don’t want to run the 5K? No problem because there will also be a 1 Mile Fun Run for the family to enjoy. After the race, Lulu’s will be providing the post-race snack and there will be an oyster roast at 11:00 am. Some of the race proceeds will be donated to the North Myrtle Beach Humane Society.
There are many other events happening in February in North Myrtle Beach. These are just a few of the fun events happening in the area we wanted to share. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation, now is the time. We at North Beach Vacations can’t wait to see your family on your next family vacation!
Summer will be here sooner than we think and it means that your summer vacation will begin soon too. When you stay with us at North Beach Vacations, you and your family will be close to where all the action is. June is a great month to take your family vacation since the weather will be nice and you can fill those days with sunshine and sand. But why not take advantage of some of the other fun activities that are happening around town while you are on vacation. Let’s see what kind of fun activities your family can enjoy in the North Myrtle Beach area below.
Take the Family Out to a Ball Game
Taking your family to see the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play a game or two this summer can be a highlight of your vacation. While their baseball season is in full swing now, you don’t want to miss a single second of the game. The tickets to see each game will cost around $9 per person and we can guarantee that you will have a great seat. Many of the June home games will include playing against the Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Potomac Nationals. Don’t miss this fun activity with the family as you cheer on our hometown team the Pelicans!
Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival
Brookgreen Gardens has the Brookgreen Art Festival every June for their visitors to come and enjoy as a family. Come visit on June 1st & 2nd from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm to see some of the area’s most talented artists. Not only can you see their artwork but you will be able to enjoy a few demonstrations as well. While this event is free for those who have purchased tickets to get into the regular gardens, it’s one event you don’t want to miss!
Carolina Country Music Festival
Don’t miss the Carolina Country Music Festival that is bringing more than 30 of country’s hottest starts to Myrtle Beach. This 3-day event is every June and it will not disappoint. Beginning on Thursday, June 6th and ending on Sunday, June 9th is where you and your family can come and enjoy some of the best singers in the industry. Alabama will be helping kick off the festival on Thursday, June 6th. Some of the other amazing acts will be Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay and many more. What a fun event that you and the family can come and rock out to some amazing music! Get your tickets today and spend the weekend with us.
See the Floating Water Lanterns
If you and your family are looking for something a little different, then head over to Grand Park at the Market Common for a night. On Saturday, June 29th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm your family can come and enjoy the Water Lantern Festival. There will be a few food trucks and live music that your family can enjoy including designing your water lantern. After you design it, you can place your lantern into the lake and watch them float around. What an exciting activity for everyone of all ages to attend on a Saturday evening on your next vacation to the Grand Strand. The cost of the festival is $25 per person but can be something like you’ve never seen before.
There are many other fun things that you and the family can do while in the North Myrtle Beach area, but these we thought you’d enjoy more. If you still haven’t made your North Myrtle Beach vacation reservations yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and the family as you get the summer started here in the North Myrtle Beach area!
Enjoy some endless family-friendly fun when you come visit North Myrtle Beach. From swimming to golf, you will find countless ways to enjoy your fall vacation. One of the most popular activities around here happens to be fishing. And of course, while staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, you will be close to 2 different fishing piers. We know that some of the most relaxing fishing can be done on one of the local piers. Below are our picks for the 2 North Myrtle Beach fishing piers.
Cherry Grove Pier
Cherry Grove Pier is a wonderful pier to start fishing at if you have never done so before. Many visitors come to the quaint town of Cherry Grove, SC and was built in the 1950’s. This pier has been family owned since 1965 and many have considered this as an iconic landmark. If you are coming to try out fishing but don’t have any fishing gear, have no fear. Cherry Grove Pier will allow you to rent fishing rods and you can get your fishing license here too. It costs $24 all day to rent a rod with a $30 deposit on it. It will cost you $16 for after 3 pm. And if you don’t feel the need to fish, you can walk the pier for $3. If you bring your own rod then it will be $3 for admission and $7.50 for each rod. They also carry fishing bait and a full line tackle shop as well.
14th Avenue Pier
The 14th Avenue Pier has been around since the 1920’s. It is known to many locals as the historic pier and has the famous Pier 14 restaurant there. The restaurant has been known to many visitors as one of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach. You can come and rent fishing poles again where it costs $8 plus a $20 refundable deposit. If you are looking to fish with your own gear, then it costs $7 for the fishing pass and $2 for an additional pole. Please note that they do have a pole limit per person so you can only use 2 poles per person. 14th Avenue Pier also has bait in their shop so you are able to grab squid, shrimp, mullet and finger mullet for your fishing trip. They are open from 7 am to 11 pm so don’t miss out on the fun!
Other Fishing Adventures
If fishing off a pier just isn’t for you and your family, then we have a few other fishing adventures you may enjoy. Surf fishing is a big thing for a lot of people to do. It allows you to go down onto the beach, find the perfect spot to put your things down and fish from the surf. You will have to purchase a fishing license from a local bait store or you can purchase it online if you surf fish. If you don’t want to try your hand at surf fishing, then we suggest you give deep-sea fishing a try. This can be a fun day to spend with the family and make memories for a lifetime.
While there are other fishing piers that you can visit in the North Myrtle Beach area, we just thought these three were a good option for you.And if you are still searching for an Oceanfront vacation rental, we have several for you to choose from this fall. We hope to see you this fall while the weather is turning a bit cooler but you can still enjoy the sunshine and beach.
School is beginning shortly for many students and what a better way to end the summer than to spend Labor Day weekend in North Myrtle Beach! With endless activities to do in the area, there is no way that you will hear your kids are bored. From fireworks to live entertainment there is something for everyone in the family to do. Staying in one of our beach house rentals can keep you close to the fun and excitement of staying at the beach for a 3-day weekend. Make new memories with your kids or even grandkids this Labor Day weekend!
Head over to Barefoot Landing on Saturday, September 1st at 10:00 pm for some lights in the sky. There are other places around Myrtle Beach that will have other fireworks displays for you and your family to enjoy. At Plyler Park you can enjoy fireworks on September 1st at 10:00 pm. So head there and grab a quick bite to eat and enjoy the show while munching on some snacks. On Sunday, September 2nd there will be a firework display at 10:00 pm at Broadway at the Beach. There is no better way to celebrate the holiday than with fireworks and family!
Live Music & Entertainment
If you are looking for live music or entertainment, then we know where you can head to. Head over to the Boathouse in Myrtle Beach and enjoy a free show for the adults to see Josh Phillips on August 31st at 9:00 pm to 12:00 am. Want something that the whole family can enjoy then head to Broadway at the Beach on Sunday, September 2nd from 7 pm to 10 pm. You will get to enjoy face painters, fire dancers and more. SummerFest at Barefoot Landing will allow you to enjoy live music, entertainers, balloon making and so much more. And finally head to Plyler Park for their final Hot Summer Nights which includes family-friendly entertainment and live music. Don’t miss these free events for you and family to enjoy while on vacation!
Head to the Beach
One of the best things about coming to Myrtle Beach is spending a day or two on the beach. Kick back, relax and listen to the kids playing in the waves or sand. Read a book, pack a lunch to eat on the beach under an umbrella and enjoy the last bits of summer. Take a walk along the beach in the evening to see the sunset or collect seashells with the kids. If you’d like to remember your trip, bring a small Ziplock and collect some sand to take home. Once you are at home, add to a clear jar or vase and label it. What a great memory of staying in North Myrtle Beach this year.
While there are many other events and things you could be enjoying while on vacation, heading down before school is what every family need. If you are still looking for a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for that weekend, we do still have availability. We can’t wait for you to come and help us celebrate Labor Day this year!