Fall Delights in North Myrtle Beach: A Coastal Escape

North Myrtle Beach transforms into a tranquil coastal paradise as the summer sun mellows into a warm autumn glow. Gone are the bustling summer crowds, replaced by a serene ambiance and a wealth of seasonal experiences. We invite you to discover the charm and allure of staying in a North Beach vacation rental this fall. It’s where the golden sands, ocean breezes, and a host of activities await you.

Perfect Weather for Beach Days

a couple, man and woman sit on an empty beach looking out onto the ocean from the sand with their legs crossed

Fall in North Myrtle Beach is a delightful season for beachgoers. The weather remains warm, the beaches are less crowded, and the water may be slightly cooler. There’s no reason that you can’t lounge in the sun under a beach umbrella with a cold drink in your hand, though. Plus, in the evenings, you can take long walks as the sun sets and dip your toes in the inviting Atlantic Ocean.

Golfers Galore

North Myrtle Beach is a golfer’s paradise, and fall offers the perfect golfing weather. They provide a wide array of top-notch golf courses that cater to all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to improve your swing, you’ll find a course that suits your preferences. Some renowned courses include Tidewater Golf Club, Eagle Nest, Heather Glenn, and Beachwood Golf Club. Each course offers unique challenges, making your golfing experience unforgettable.

More to Discover

wooden pier with people fishing and walking on it with the blue sky, and ocean and sand

North Myrtle Beach offers plenty of other activities for a well-rounded vacation. You can relax on pristine beaches, explore the local shops and boutiques, or embark on a fishing adventure. There are also cultural attractions, such as museums, live entertainment ventures, and fall festivals. No matter what you’re hunting for, we know you’ll find it here on the Grand Strand.

Fall in North Myrtle Beach is a season of enchantment, where the coastal beauty mingles with the autumn sun’s warmth. This seaside escape offers it all, whether you’re seeking relaxation, outdoor adventures, or festive celebrations. Plan your fall getaway with us at North Beach Vacations and immerse yourself in the Southern charm of this coastal gem.

3 Labor Day Activities to Enjoy in North Myrtle Beach

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and while most schools have returned to school, you can still enjoy a weekend at the beach. North Myrtle Beach has some of the best weekend activities to share. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow your family to enjoy quality time together. See below what activities you can enjoy with the family this Labor Day in North Myrtle Beach.

Did Someone Say Sloth?

A side view of a Brown-throated three-toed sloth who is hanging on one branch with his face towards you.

Like many people who may have watched the movie “Ice Age,” Sid the Sloth comes to everyone’s mind. But it’s not Sid who you’ll see at Ripley’s Aquarium; you’ll see Cleo and Rico. They joined the aquarium in the spring to participate in their newest exhibit. Here, you’ll be able to learn about their habitat, eat, and even interact with their trainers. Ripley’s Aquarium is located at Broadway at the Beach and is the perfect indoor activity for your family!


Fishing is another staple that many people flock to the beach to do every Labor Day and the fall months. There are many piers to choose from that you can fish from in the Myrtle Beach area, but the Cherry Grove Pier is the one located in North Myrtle Beach. One of the perks of fishing from a local pier is the fishing gear available to rent. Instead of bringing your equipment, head to a fishing pier, rent all the gear, stock up on bait, and even pay for your fishing license. Another great option is experiencing a fishing charter boat with the family.

See the Fireworks

Firework with sky and beach at sunset

To help end the fabulous Labor Day weekend before you head home, why not check out the Fireworks Shows at Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach? The first night to experience the dazzling display in the sky is Saturday, September 2nd, at Barefoot Landing, starting at 10:00 pm. The second night to experience a fantastic fireworks display is Sunday, September 3rd, at Broadway at the Beach, beginning at 10:00 pm. And before the shows, grab a quick bite to eat at one of the many restaurants at either location.

There are so many other fun activities that you can do this Labor Day weekend, but we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe Labor Day!

Music on Main Concert Series 2023

For those who enjoy listening to live music outdoors be sure to mark your calendars now for the 2023 Music on Main Concert Series in North Myrtle Beach. The concert series are underway every Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. at the following locations:

Main Street: 202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Horseshoe: 11 South Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach

Music On Main Concert Series

Come out and enjoy an evening spent with family and friends listening and dancing to live music under the stars. Weekly through Sept. 28th a different band will be performing family-friendly music.

The 2023 Music on Main Concert Schedule:

June 1 –  The Entertainers
June 8 – Chairman of the Board
June 15 – Southside Saints
June 22 – Catalinas
June 29 –  Rivermist
July 6 – Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot
July 13 –  The Main Event Band
July 20 – Too Much Sylvia
July 29 – Embers feat. Craig Woolard
August 3 – Band of Oz
August 10 – The Tonez
August 17 –  Jebb Mac
August 24 – Tru Sol
August 31 – Cat5
September 7 – Jim Quick and Coastline
September 14 – Black Glass
September 21 – The Tams
September 28 – Thomas Road Band

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring a beach chair or a blanket to sit on. And don’t forget your dancing shoes! Tobacco products, coolers, outside food and beverages are not permitted at the concerts. Events are free and open to the public.

For day of event weather information call the “Rec Check” hotline at (843) 280-5570 ext. 1.

5 Hidden Gems to Explore in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is known to many as the best destination because it offers 60 miles of beautiful sandy beaches with stunning views. Did you know there is so much more to explore in the area that doesn’t include visiting the surf and sand? Myrtle Beach is a great location to stay in a vacation rental where you can be close to some of the fun. We’d like to share some of our best-kept hidden gems on the Grand Strand.

Waites Island

Did you know about 1000 acres of undeveloped land north of North Myrtle Beach? Waites Island is a hidden gem in the Myrtle Beach area as it is hidden in the plain sight of visitors. You can only reach this island via horseback, but you can kayak through the marshland to get by water. This land was donated to CCU to help preserve nature and beauty and use it for research. Some wildlife on the island is blue herons, osprey, dolphins, and loggerhead sea turtles. Schedule a tour to experience this unique island with the family.

Atalaya Castle

Archway entrance to Atalaya at Hungtinton Beach State Park in South Carolina.

Another hidden secret to many visitors of Myrtle Beach is the Atalaya Castle. This castle is in Huntington Beach State Park near Murrells Inlet. It was first built in the 1930s as a winter home to the famous sculptor Anna Huntington and her husband, Archer. Now you can explore this Great Depression-era estate in the park. Now that it’s a national landmark in the Myrtle Beach area, this is one that you can’t miss visiting on your next trip.

Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens

Have you ever visited the Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens before? If not, let us share this unique hidden gem with you. Here you’ll be able to walk along the Intracoastal Waterway with a stunning view surrounded by nature. This park is located just north of North Myrtle Beach in Little River and is one you don’t want to miss. They offer boardwalk trails for bringing the whole family, including your pup, to walk through natural wetlands. What a perfect area to do a scavenger hunt with the kids on your next trip to North Myrtle Beach.

Heritage Shores Nature Preserve

view of the marsh in Cherry Grove South Carolina

Myrtle Beach is filled with a lot of nature to offer locals and visitors, including Heritage Shores Nature Preserve. This park is in Cherry Grove and is a great place to find some extra hidden gems. Some of the things you’ll find at this park are about seven acres filled with walking trails, boardwalks, and observation decks that are accessible. Be sure to bring your camera or binoculars as they have extensive wildlife that can be seen, such as birds, fish, plants, and other animals.

Horseback Riding

The final hidden gem we wanted to share is horseback riding with Inlet Point Plantation. Here you’ll be able to find several different tours that you can take, from private island rides to waterway trail rides. They can be a perfect surprise for the kids as they get to see and explore the beach differently. And the best thing about visiting Inlet Point Plantation is they offer horseback tours year-round!

There are so many hidden gems in the Myrtle Beach area, but we had to share these with you. If you’re still looking for a great place to stay, North Beach Vacations still has many vacation rentals available this year. We can’t wait to hear if you found a hidden gem in the area on your next trip!

Getaway to Myrtle Beach this Labor Day Weekend

Are you looking to sneak away to the beach this Labor Day weekend? If the answer is yes, allow us to share a few things you can do in the area. Staying with us in our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the action. Let’s peek at what you and your family can do this Labor Day weekend on the Grand Strand.

Waterpark Days

little girl on water slide at waterpark, water, wearing goggles,

One of the best things about taking a getaway to Myrtle Beach during the first weekend of September is the waterparks. The temps for the area are still in the 90’s, and it’s a great way that your family can connect. Head on over to Myrtle Waves, Wild Water & Waves, or Splashes Waterpark for the day. There is something for everyone in the family to get to do and enjoy, including a relaxing lazy river. Don’t end summer without heading to a waterpark in the Myrtle Beach area this Labor Day weekend.

It’s Show Time

If you’re looking for something a little different to do with the family, we might suggest seeing a show. Some great shows are happening this weekend on the Grand Strand. Head over to Alabama Theatre to see “The One” Show or one of the shows at The Carolina Opry. If you’re looking for something to do that includes dinner, we suggest either Pirates Voyage (located right next to The Carolina Opry) or Medieval Times. No matter what show you decide on, the family will surely enjoy your trip to the area.

Beach Day

Boy and girl playing on the beach, Sand, Water, Blue sky, white clouds, beach pails, sand toys

Another great option you and your family can do this Labor Day weekend is to spend your time on the beach. Bring your umbrella, beach chairs, towels, coolers, book, sunglasses, and more, and relax for a bit. Let the kids play in the sand together making sandcastles or letting them find the biggest shell to take home. If you want to let them bring home a little sand from the beach to remember their trip, then be sure to pack a small jar or a Ziplock bag before you leave home. Think of all the new memories you can make while relaxing and enjoy your time in the sun.

There are many other fun things that you can do this Labor Day weekend, but we wanted to share these with you. Staying in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow your family to make new memories. We hope to see you and your family this Labor Day weekend as you relax and enjoy your time at the beach!

3 Events You Can’t Miss this 4th of July

Do you and your family have a planned vacation to North Myrtle Beach for the 4th of July? If the answer is yes, let us share three events you can’t miss this year. Staying with us in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. Let’s look below at what those three events are this 4th of July that you can’t miss.

13th Annual Independence Day 5K

runners warming up for an outdoor race

Join this year’s 13th Annual Independence Day 5K happening over at The Market Commons in Myrtle Beach. This year start your day with a nice 3.1 run before you indulge in all those goodies to celebrate the holiday. The race will begin at 7:00 am, and participants are encouraged to come in festive costumes or attire. Don’t forget to register any later than Saturday, July 2nd at 6:00 am to be able to join in this family fun event.

4th of July Extravaganza

Another great way to celebrate the 4th of July is to head over to Broadway at the Beach this year. Start your evening out by having a quick dinner at one of the many restaurants to choose from. Next, check out the live entertainment that will be happening around the boardwalk, and be sure to grab a seat to watch the fireworks. Fireworks will begin promptly at 10:00 pm, and it’s a celebration like you’ve never experienced before. Think of the fun that the whole family will enjoy this 4th of July!

Fireworks Around Town

Spectacular Firework display  fireworks on 4th July Independence Day

Spending the 4th of July at the beach has its perks. With many different locations around the Grand Strand, you can pick where you want to watch the fireworks show. Beginning at 9:30, Cherry Grove Pier is where you can grab a seat near the Beach and watch the show in the sky. At 10:00 pm, you can choose from Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, MarshWalk, and Second Avenue Pier to catch a glimpse of their fireworks. No matter where you stay in the area, we promise that the sky will be glowing for all to see.

Many other fun events are happening this 4th of July, but we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next stay with us in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

Don’t Miss These Fun June Activities in North Myrtle Beach

Don’t Miss These Fun June Activities in North Myrtle Beach

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

Don’t Miss These Fun June Activities in North Myrtle Beach

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 $12 per person and we can guarantee that you will have a great seat. Many of the June home games will include playing against the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and the Fredericksburg 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 These Fun June Activities in North Myrtle Beach

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 9th and ending on Sunday, June 12th is where you and your family can come and enjoy some of the best singers in the industry. Chase Rice will be helping kick off the festival on Thursday, June 9th. Some of the other amazing acts will be Luke Bryan, Gabby Barrett 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.

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!

3 Things to Do for Free in North Myrtle Beach

beach buckets with shovels and sand near edge of water

Summer vacations are here, and while the temperatures are rising, finding something to do for free may seem a little more complicated. We at North Beach Vacations want to share with you all three things that you can do for free this summer. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be able to be close to the excitement. Let’s look below at the three things you can do for free in North Myrtle Beach.

Vereen Memorial Gardens

wooden boardwalk with trail and trees

A great place to start in the North Myrtle Beach area to enjoy some fresh air and a nice walk is at Vereen Memorial Gardens. This is located in Little River, which about a 15-minute drive from North Myrtle Beach, and admission is free.  Known by many locals as a hidden secret, it’s the perfect location to enjoy nature in the area. Vereen Memorial Gardens has several wooden boardwalks and trails that are easy and good for all ages. And we have to say that the view is perfect with a gazebo overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.

Concert Series

Returning to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is the Sounds of Summer. This is a free event on the 3rd Friday of each month and will run through mid-September from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Another concert series happening this summer into fall is Music on Main, held at the Horseshoe on Main Street from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm every Thursday. Both of these events are free to attend and be sure to bring with you beach chairs so you can sit back and listen to the bands play.

Movies Under the Stars

father and daughter watching a movie outside

Another event that is happening this year that many are excited about is Movies Under the Stars. Happening at Market Common every Friday night in July is where you’ll find movies being played. This event begins at dusk and is free to attend. Be sure to bring a blanket or beach chairs with you so the whole family can enjoy it.

While many other free things you can do for free in North Myrtle Beach, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, give us a call. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!

Experience a Few New Attractions on the Grand Strand

ocean, waves, sand, beach umbrella and hat

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

swings at an 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?

sunset, man golfing

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!

3 New Restaurants to Try in North Myrtle Beach this Year

family dining out at restaurant

Are you and your family vacationing to North Myrtle Beach this year, and you’d like to try a new restaurant? Have no fear as we here at North Beach Vacations can tell you all about three new places to give a try. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow the whole family to stay together and close to the local places. Let’s look below what three new places you can dine at on your next vacation to the area.

Whit’s Frozen Custard of North Myrtle Beach

assorted custard on display in store

Vacationing at the beach is always a treat but getting to try a new custard joint is even better. Whit’s Frozen Custard recently opened up in North Myrtle Beach, and it’s one of the best places to grab some frozen custard.  This isn’t like any other ice cream shop on the Grand Strand, as it’s a shop that makes frozen custard daily. They have all sorts of flavors, including offering vegan, no sugar, and gluten-free treats. What a great way to start your vacation, then by heading over to Whit’s Frozen Custard for a treat!

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

If your family loves to try new cuisine, then head on over to Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux located in Myrtle Beach. This restaurant has a menu as you’ve never seen on the east coast with traditional and authentic food from Louisiana. Some of the menu items that you’ll be able to find are Canjundillas, VooDoo Shrimp & Grits, Shrimp Poboy, and even their famous Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding. This is a family-friendly restaurant, and once you’ve tried it out, you will want to visit for years to come.

Mr. Crab

two women eating seafood at restaurant

For many, a trip to the beach isn’t complete until they visit a seafood restaurant, and if you love seafood, we have the perfect restaurant to try. Mr. Crab recently opened up in North Myrtle Beach and has some food that is amazing and delicious. Some of the items you can find on their menu are steamed oysters, crawfish, snow crab legs, many seafood combo plates. They have a good kid’s menu with chicken nuggets, fried catfish, and some of the desserts sound mouthwatering such as red velvet cake, chocolate cake, and more. This is a restaurant that you won’t want to miss on your next trip to North Myrtle Beach.

Many other new restaurants have opened up in the North Myrtle Beach area; we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your vacation to stay with us in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family this year as you explore the area together!