Are you and your family planning a vacation to the North Myrtle Beach area this year? We need to tell you why you should #bookdirect with us if you are. Many online third-party vacation rental sites can add a 5%-20% additional fee to your reservation. We know that your vacations are significant and may limit how much you can spend each year. We at North Beach Vacations wants to make sure that you get the most out of your money when visiting the beach. The only way that you’ll be able to enjoy your vacation without getting hit with that unexpected fee is by booking direct today!
What is #BookDirect Day?
On February 2nd, 2022, we celebrate the 5th Annual Book Direct Day, which was created to help educate vacation rental guests on the benefits of booking directly through an owner or Property Management Company vs. using a Third-Party agency such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VBRO & TripAdvisor.
While you may recognize these big-name companies and their gimmicks in helping you save money, you will soon learn that they will charge you a fee for using their website. Who wants to pay extra just to try and save a little money? Some of the expenses that you may incur when you book with an OTA (Online Travel Agent) can range from 5%-20% of the total cost of your vacation rental, which in turn can cost you thousands of dollars extra depending on which rental you choose.
Why You Should Book Direct vs. an OTA?
When you book direct with North Beach Vacations, you will not only speak with one of our vacation specialists who are local to area and can give you the best information you’d need. We know all the details on each property because we have personally been to them. We can provide you with our recommendations on where to dine, play, shop, and visit businesses in the area. Our office is conveniently in North Myrtle Beach, so if any problems arise while you’re on vacation, we’re here to help.
How You Can Book Direct with North Beach Vacations Today
You will find that booking directly with us at North Beach Vacations is easy as 1, 2, 3! We encourage all guests to book their vacations directly through our safe & secure website, www.northbeachvacations.com or call our office at (800) 274-1105. Rest assured that we will never charge any hidden fees, and we will always provide you with the best available rates on our professionally managed vacation rentals. We don’t want you to have to pay anything extra so that you can use that money to go out to eat or enjoy time on the island. We understand that your money is precious, and we can help you see that your vacation to the North Myrtle Beach area is the best one it can be each year!
Are you ready to plan your vacation today? #BookDirect with North Beach Vacations today to have the best-planned vacation year after year!
Are you and your family looking for something new to do on your next vacation to North Myrtle Beach? If you are, then we must tell you all about 3 walking trails located in North Myrtle Beach that you can explore together. Staying with us in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to one of them. Let’s look below at where your family can explore these fun walking trails in the area.
Heritage Shores Nature Preserve
When you’re looking for a new trail to give a try, then head over to Heritage Shores Nature Preserve. Located near Cherry Grove Park and is where you will be able to find 40 different stations along the trail. There are also a few picnic areas that have shelters where you and the family can bring along your lunch or snacks to enjoy together. Heritage Shores Nature Preserve does have boardwalks and docks that are handicapped accessible for those who need to use them. Let the kids bring a clipboard with some paper so they can jot down what wildlife they happen to see for the day!
Another great park that has wonderful walking trails in the North Myrtle Beach area is McLean Park. No matter what kind of path you are looking to walk, this park has it all for you. There is a ½ mile paved trail for those who like to stay on the path and then there is another trail that is a fitness trail. This park also has 3 different picnic shelters where your family can enjoy a meal at and even a playground for the kids to enjoy. Not only are the trails there for you to explore but there are also tennis courts where you and the family can play a little game together. No matter what kind of fun you’re looking to do while on vacation, this is the park for you.
North Myrtle Beach Nature Trail
North Myrtle Beach Nature Trail is located on Champions Blvd in Little River is one that you’ve never experienced before. This is a 2 ½ mile trail that was made for you and your family to enjoy on your next vacation. Opened from Sunrise to Sunset is a trail that you can also bring your pups along with you, but they must remain on a leash at all times. We also suggest that you don’t come alone and always walk with a buddy. The reason that we suggest this is because you may happen to see some of the wildlife that lives along the trail such as wild hogs, snakes, bobcats, and even black bears. We promise that this is going to be a day on the trail like you’ve never experienced here on the South Carolina Coast!
While many other fun trails are available for you and your family to enjoy in North Myrtle Beach, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family soon and getting to experience the walking trails in the area!
Do you and your family have a vacation to North Myrtle Beach in March? If you do, then you don’t want to miss any of these fun events that are happening. Spending the week in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. Let’s look below at where some of these fun events are happening in the area.
Have you and your family ever been to the Irish Festival
that happens at The Market Common before? If you haven’t then you are missing
out on a fun festival. This year your family can come and explore the different
kinds of foods that are found in Ireland and even for the adults try different
adult beverages too. There will also be a fun activity for the whole family to
do such as live entertainment, music and even some activities for the kids to
do. Don’t miss this fun one of a kind festival happening in Myrtle Beach this
year on March 14, 2020 at 10:00 am!
Do you kids want to do something fun at Ripley’s Aquarium?
Join in on a Saturday Morning Camp at the aquarium at Broadway at the Beach on
March 23, 2020. For kids ages 5-9 they can participate from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
and kids ages 10-15 can participate from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. The price is
$15.99 per person and this does include admission to the aquarium too. What a
great way for the kids to still learn even while they are on vacation to the
North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Are you spending St. Patrick’s Day in North Myrtle Beach
this year and are looking for something fun to do? If the answer is yes, then
we have to tell you all about the 2020 North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day
Parade. This year the parade will be on Saturday, March 14th at 9:00
am. This is a fun filled day with not only the parade but the fun festival that
happens after the parade. This year North Myrtle Beach will be expecting for
close to 40,000 people attend the parade and festival is one that you won’t
want to miss.
While there are many other fun things happening during the month of March, these are the ones we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next North Myrtle Beach vacation rental yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next family vacation to the area!
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!
Fall is a great time to visit North Myrtle Beach this year to experience the 16th Annual Irish Italian International Festival. The weather will be perfect for you to still enjoy the sand and sun and the temps will be a tad cooler as well. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the festival will be happening. Let’s look below at some of the fun activities and food your family can enjoy at this fun festival.
One of the things that many people often wonder is what kind
of food will be at the festival? Many of the local restaurants will be
featuring Irish and Italian food that your family will want more of. And if you
are into doing something a little different then you should check out the spaghetti
eating competition. From eating some Irish Dogs to Italian Ice to enjoying a
few adult drinks for the parents. What a fun day your family can enjoy as you
get to enjoy some amazing Italian and Irish eats!
What is a festival without some fun entertainment that your
family will love? Yes, your family will get to enjoy some of the different
entertainment during the day. There will be two different stages that you can
stop by and have a little fun together. On the Irish Stage you will get to
listen to the Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes & Drums and the Mark McKinney Band.
Over on the Italian International Stage you can listen to the Catalina’s, watch
the spaghetti eating contest and listen to Larry Tanelli & Friends. Don’t
miss the fun sounds of the Irish and Italians during this fun festival!
A Little More About the Festival
Many have asked where and when the 16th Annual
Irish Italian International Festival will happen, and we have the answer for
you. This festival is taking places on Saturday, September 28th
beginning at 10:00 am on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. It will be happening
whether it is raining or it’s sunny out and you don’t want to miss out. Not
only can you enjoy the live entertainment and food, but you can also enjoy many
more. From street performers to arts & crafts to dance groups. There is
something that everyone in the family will enjoy and will want to visit again
next year for the 17th Annual Irish Italian International Festival!
There are so many more things that your family can do in the North Myrtle Beach during the fall months, but this is one festival you don’t want to miss. If you still haven’t found your perfect North Myrtle Beach vacation rental, now is the time. We hope that you and your family can join in the food and fun festivities over at the Irish Italian International Festival this year!
Summer will be here before you know it and that means that the summer fun will begin as well. When you stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, you and your family will be close to where all the fun is. June is the perfect time to take a family vacation as the weather isn’t too hot, the sun is shining, and your week will be filled with a day or two at the beach. But why not take advantage of some of the other fun activities that are happening around town while you are on vacation. Let’s look below at a few of the fun family-friendly things that you can do in the Myrtle Beach area.
Sun Fun Festival
Kick the summer off by coming to Pyler Park for the Sun Fun
Festival & Parade on Saturday, June 1st & 2nd.
This is a historic festival that is happening in downtown Myrtle Beach and won’t
want to miss it. The fun begins on Friday afternoon and will have live
entertainment, carnival games and the official “opening ceremony” along the
boardwalk. The fun doesn’t stop there as it continues on Saturday for the
annual Sun Fun Parade at 10:00 am and the festivities begin again at 5:00 pm. Sunday
you and the family will be able to enjoy activities for all ages and more. This
event is free to attend so start your vacation off with a bang as you come and
celebrate summer vacation with us.
Art Festival Fun
Every June, Brookgreen Gardens have the Brookgreen Art Festival for their visitors to come and enjoy as a family. On June 1st & 2nd from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm you will be able to see some of the area’s most talented artists. You will be able to see some of their artwork and can even enjoy some demonstrations that they will be having each day. This event is free to attend when you purchase the admission into the regular gardens. We hope you and your family will come join in the fun.
Baseball Stadium Fun
Summer is here and that only means that it’s time to take the family to see the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play a game or two. Their baseball season will be in full swing for 2019 and you won’t want to miss a single second of the fun. Tickets to see the game can cost as little as $9 per person and we promise you that there is not one bad seat in the whole stadium. Many of the June home games will include playing against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and the Potomac Nationals. Don’t miss this fun activity with the family as you cheer on our hometown team the Pelicans!
Carolina Country Music Festival
Don’t miss this year’s Carolina Country Music Festival that is back that will bring more than 30 of country’s hottest starts to Myrtle Beach. This is a 3-day event that happens every June and this year’s will not disappoint. Starting on June 6th and ending on June 9th is where you and your family can come and enjoy some of the best singers in the industry. And to help kick off this amazing festival will be Alabama who will be part of the lineup on Thursday, June 6th. Some of the other amazing acts will be Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay and 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.
Light Up the Sky
Do you and your family love fireworks but don’t want to wait
until the 4th of July? Then have no fear as June is the kickoff to
the nightly firework shows. When you and your family are on vacation to the
beach each year, you too can experience seeing nightly fireworks from all
around the area. If you are in North Myrtle Beach, then we suggest heading over
to Barefoot Landing on Monday nights around 10:00 pm. A few other places that
you will be able to check out for fireworks are at Broadway at the Beach and at
the Myrtle Beach Pelicans games. Be sure to check them out on your next family
vacation to the beach.
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 rental reservation 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!
If you and your family are coming to North Myrtle Beach for vacation, then we must tell you all about the Best Coffee Shops in the area. Many of the locals find that getting their daily dose of caffeine at these shops will help you enjoy your vacation a little more. And if you happen to be staying in one of our 2nd Row Condos, then you won’t be far off from any of them. Let’s look at our picks for the best coffee shops in North Myrtle Beach.
Located at Barefoot Landing you will find a quaint little coffee shop called Coffee Nerd Bar & Café. Here you will be able to grab yourself a cup of coffee and even some breakfast selections. Even when on vacation, many visitors love to come here as they have many different coffee drinks available. Coffee Nerd does offer you other items including Nerd Specials, Hot Sandwiches and more. It’s the perfect location that you and your family can visit on each trip to North Myrtle Beach.
Beach Dreams Café & Shop
If you are searching for a coffee shop that has some amazing food, Beach Dreams Cafe & Shop offers you a variety of coastal roasted coffee. This coffee comes from all over the world. Here you and your family will not only be able to get coffee, but you can get Breakfast and other specialty drinks. They have many different kinds of drinks such as a Chai Tea Latte, Iced Latte, Smoothies, and even Lemongrass Lemonade. Many of the locals love visiting Beach Dreams to spend the morning for coffee and shopping a little as well for unique gifts for friends and family.
Native Joe’s Scoop & Grind
Native Joe’s Scoop & Grind is not like any coffee shop that you have probably been to and is very unique to many visitors to North Myrtle Beach. Here you will be able to enjoy a nice hot cup of joe, or if you’d like you can take advantage of the ice cream treats as well. Located at 801 Conway Street in North Myrtle Beach, Native Joe’s Scoop & Grind is open 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. You will also be able to grab yourself and family a different kind of drink such as a Hot Chocolate, Tamarindo, Playa Grande and even a Sand N Ur Pants Shake. This is not like any other coffee shop that you have been to and we highly recommend you check it out too.
Fresh Brewed Coffee House
If you are searching for a new coffee house you have never experienced before then Fresh Brewed Coffee House is a must visit on your next vacation. Locals consider this coffee house to have some of the best drinks and love to share their stories with you and your family. You are also able to grab yourself a bag of coffee to take home with you and if you’d like a little something to go with your coffee, they have a little bakery. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and also some of the staples that many are looking for as far as coffee goes. We promise you that this is a place you need to visit on your next vacation to North Myrtle Beach!
While there are other coffee shops that are in North Myrtle Beach, we thought that you’d enjoy these. And if you are still searching for the right place to come stay in North Myrtle Beach, then you must check out our 2nd Row Condos today. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next vacation to the beach!
Are you visiting North Myrtle Beach this winter and aren’t sure if there is anything to do? Have no fear because we at Beachcomber Vacations can tell you about the fun activities that are happening this winter. North Myrtle Beach has plenty of things to do and finding the right one that fits your family needs may be listed below. Let’s look at what our winter activities you can do in North Myrtle Beach while you are on vacation.
North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach have an assortment of museums in the area that your family can enjoy. Many are fun for all ages and are family friendly as well. If you have small children, then taking them to the Children’s Museum in Myrtle Beach will be perfect for them. They are open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and costs $8 per person to get into the museum. Your kids will love playing here and exploring from pretend play to learning how things work is perfect for everyone in the family. If you have a family member who loves trains, then you will have to visit the Grand Strand Model Railroad Club. You will find it at the Myrtle Beach Mall next to Bass Pro Shops. This is open to the public on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Saturdays. What a fun way to see the model trains and we are sure you will hear them blow that whistle as it comes around the mountains in the store. These are just a few of the many museums that are available for your family to visit in Myrtle Beach.
Visit the Skywheel
Do you like to find new adventures every time you go on vacation? If so then we suggest heading over to the Boardwalk for the day. There you can find the Skywheel which is a Ferris wheel that is like no other out there. The Skywheel is enclosed with air-conditioning for you to enjoy and the views are breathtaking. You may find that everyone in the family will fall in love with being able to see what Myrtle Beach looks like in the air. Don’t miss out on this fun adventure on your winter vacation this year!
Let’s Play Mini-Golf
Did you and your family ever play a few games of mini-golf when you were growing up? If so, then why not make it a tradition with your family on ever vacation to the beach. There are plenty of miniature golf courses around Myrtle Beach whether you are vacationing in North or South Myrtle Beach. We suggest picking just a few for you and your family to try out a few nights or days of your vacation. That way the next time you vacation with us you know exactly which course to go to. And you may find that your family may be a little competitive and it’s alright if they are. We promise you that you will enjoy this fun activity year-round!
North Myrtle Beach happens to be the prime location that all families want to vacation at each year. If you are dealing with the snow or even just a rainy winter, then come to North Myrtle Beach where you can be snow free. We do have Oceanview Condo vacation rentals available for your next family vacation. We hope to see you soon to help you escape from the winter weather and make new traditions with the family!