Where to Dine on Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach

With so many fabulous restaurants around North Myrtle Beach we’re having a tough time trying to decide where to dine on Thanksgiving this year. Sometimes we stay home and cook a traditional holiday meal and it’s truly a most lavish spread. But we don’t do that every year, which is probably why it’s so special when we do. This year we’re going out to a local restaurant in North Myrtle Beach. If you’re vacationing in the area you may also be looking for a restaurant close by where you can get a Thanksgiving dinner that includes everything right down to the green and black olives.

Happy Thanksgiving from Grand Strand Resorts

We’ll share a list of restaurants in North Myrtle Beach that we know will be serving dinner on Thursday, November 26. Why not treat yourself to a special meal out this year and let someone else do the cooking? Maybe we’ll see you there! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

21 Main at North Beach
719 N Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; (843) 315-3000
Opens at 4 p.m. for Thanksgiving Day

Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
4926 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; (843) 361-2000
Open from 12-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

Greg Norman’s Australian Grille
4930 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; (843) 361-0000
Thanksgiving Dinner beginning at 12 noon.

House of Blues
4640 Hwy 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; (843) 913–3746
Thanksgiving Buffet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

98 Hwy 17, North Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; (843) 249-1134
Serving 4-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

Midtown Bistro
2004 Hwy 17 S #3, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; (843) 427-4720
Serving 12-7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

Preston’s Seafood & Country Buffet
4530 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; (8430 272-3338
Opens at 11:30 a.m. for serving Thanksgiving dinner

3607 Hwy 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; (843) 272-1051
Serving until 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar
503 Hwy 17 N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; (843) 249-8800
Open from 2- 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

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Dining in the Most Haunted Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

This Halloween plan on having a spooky good time when you dine in one of the haunted restaurants in Myrtle Beach. With so many activities going on in the area, get out early so you can enjoy a tasty meal and get your night started off right!

Whether you’re attending the Adult’s Costume Party on the Marshwalk or you’re taking the kids out for some safe trick or treating at Broadway at the Beach, The Market Common, or Barefoot Landing, there’s plenty to do and see in the area for a night of spooky good fun!
Haunted Restaurant #1 – The Bowery

Dining in the Most Haunted Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Located at 110 9th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach you’ll find The Bowery right on the boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach. This honky-tonk country music bar has a rich history going back to 1944 that includes beachfront fun, beer, delicious appetizers, and live music. But here’s the spooky part — The Bowery boasts a legendary story of a man called “Barman Joe.” Legend has it that Barman Joe died in his barstool at The Bowery and turned cold and blue before he sprang up in his seat, coming back to life to finish off the drinks that he ordered. Some claim to still hear good ol’ Barman Joe singing while at bar.


Haunted Restaurant #2 – The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

Dining in the Most Haunted Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Celebrated for the fine dining and unique atmosphere, you’ll find The Brentwood Restaurant at 4269 Luck Avenue, Little River, SC. It’s housed inside a Victorian home that was built in 1910, and at one point was used as a bed and breakfast for fisherman. It eventually closed in the 1980’s, but then reopened as a fine-dining restaurant. The Brentwood hosts not just regular customers, but customers of the paranormal kind too. Those who work at the Brentwood have reported strange experiences so often that the owners contacted the paranormal investigation team, P.I.T. Crew to stay the night at the Brentwood and investigate. After their stay, the team reported a large amount of activity (the most they’ve ever experienced, they said) especially in the kitchen and bar areas. Some of the activity that the P.I.T. Crew encountered included objects moving unexplainably, cameras being drained of power, loud noises, shadowy apparitions, and more.


Haunted Restaurant #3 – Dead Dog Saloon

Dining in the Most Haunted Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Murrells Inlet SC is where you’ll find the Dead Dog Saloon — a favorite for locals and visitors looking for a fun-filled place to hang out. Located on the Marshwalk at 4079 US 17 Business, this is a great place to kick back and watch a game, have dinner with your family, or enjoy sitting on the deck with friends. The restaurant was named after a dog named Dudley, who is said to haunt the restaurant now. Though there aren’t really any documented reports of a haunting, Dudley has sure become a myth among those who work at the Dead Dog Saloon as well as those who spend time there.  Next time you’re there and you hear your hushpuppies bark, you may not be going crazy, but it may just be Dudley telling you he is hungry from the other side.


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Unbeatable Deals on Off-Season Monthly Rentals

When it comes to winter it seems everyone just wants to get through it pretty much anyway they can. We realize that living in South Carolina makes winter a whole lot easier than it is in the northern and mid-Atlantic states. That’s why we’re going to tell you about some unbeatable condo deals on our condominiums in North Myrtle Beach SC. You’ll find the weather here to be far more kind to you when you come coastal no matter long you stay!

Unbeatable Deals on Off-Season Monthly Rentals

15% off Fall Vacations

If you act now, you can get 15% off any stay of 3 to 14 nights through the end of December on a select assortment of condos. What that means is you can really treat your family this year and spend Thanksgiving and/or Christmas at the beach! We think that would be the best present ever!!

Our off-season winter rentals in North Myrtle Beach are both luxurious and affordable accommodations that you’re sure to love! Image spending part or all of your winter in our own private condominium that has a superbly equipped kitchen and spacious living and sleeping areas. The gorgeous coastal views alone will have you glad you came! Every day you’re’ here you’ll be able to enjoy them right from your own private balcony.

Unbeatable Deals on Off-Season Monthly Rentals

The condominiums we have come in a wide assortment of sizes and price points. From oceanfront penthouses to 1 bedroom condos, our affordable winter condo rental rates in North Myrtle Beach, SC ensure ideal satisfaction over and above any other monthly rental in the area. We think you’ll love it here. In fact, we know you will!

Unbeatable Deals on Off-Season Monthly Rentals

No matter how many are traveling in your group, we’re sure to have the perfect size accommodations for a month-long stay or longer this winter. Make your reservations today by calling our Grand Strand Resort reservation specialists at 800-367-6515.







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North Myrtle Beach vs Myrtle Beach

You really can’t go wrong when choosing a Coastal South Carolina location to spend that much-needed vacation time away. Many people are drawn to Myrtle Beach just based on being so familiar with the name. But did you know that North Myrtle Beach is a separate city in itself, that’s close by and offers so much more?

It’s worth your time to take a closer look before making your vacation plans. At Grand Strand Resorts we have hundreds of reasons that are sure to convince you why North Myrtle Beach is far superior to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Here are just the obvious ones.

Myrtle Beach is Crowded!

Why Choose North Myrtle Beach Over Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach is less crowded and overall calmer than Myrtle Beach. It’s more suited to those that want to get away and unwind.

Our Beaches Are Family-Friendly

Why Choose North Myrtle Beach Over Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach is incredibly family-friendly. Why go somewhere that you have to worry about losing the kids. Stay with us and experience the difference a family-friendly beach can make.

We Can Save You Money

Why Choose North Myrtle Beach Over Myrtle Beach
Save money when you stay with Grand Strand Resorts. Our oceanfront rooms are typically less expensive than what they’ll change in Myrtle Beach.

We’ll Give You Space to Spread Out!

Why Choose North Myrtle Beach Over Myrtle Beach
When it comes to spreading out on the beach you’ll appreciate how much wider yet more secluded the beaches are in North Myrtle Beach.

Our Water is Cleaner

Why Choose North Myrtle Beach Over Myrtle Beach
It’s a fact! Our ocean water is just an overall better quality than nearby beaches according to the federal government’s S.C. Beach Access & Water Quality Guide.

No High Rise Buildings Here

Why Choose North Myrtle Beach Over Myrtle Beach
Just look around! You’ll immediately notice the lack of tall high rise buildings around North Myrtle Beach that populate the beachfront further south. Come visit us where the view is accessible from all of our vacation rentals.

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Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in North Myrtle Beach

When it comes to ice cream you just can’t go wrong. Whether you enjoy it soft or hard, in a dish or in a cone, or 1-, 2- or 3-scoops we all agree that when it comes to relaxing and enjoyment, ice cream is close to the top of the list. There are plenty of places where you can get ice cream in the area but here are some of the best spots in North Myrtle Beach SC!

Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in North Myrtle Beach

Original Painters Homemade Ice Cream

Making ice cream since 1952 you simply must try Painters. There original location is at 2408 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach.


Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in North Myrtle Beach

Sweet Molly’s Creamery

Homemade, small batch ice cream in signature flavors, sundaes, shakes, smoothies and custom cakes. Frozen treats for dogs, too! Located at Barefoot Landing, 4742A Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach.


Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in North Myrtle Beach

Dairy King

Over 40 flavors of ice cream. A favorite spot among locals! Located on Main Street in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach.


Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in North Myrtle Beach

OD Pavilion Ice Cream Shop

Serving up tasty treats to families from all over the country since 1997. Stop in and get a taste of a real, old-fashioned ice cream shop. Located at 91 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach.


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Best Places to Learn Parasailing in North Myrtle Beach

When you’re looking for an exceptional summer vacation at the beach why not consider learning something new and different. Why not consider learning how to parasail, skydive or ride a jetpack! We know the best places to learn parasailing in the immediate area so when you’re staying in any of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals you won’t have far to travel for your lessons.

Parasailing can be the most fun you’ve ever had on a vacation. We mean it! It’s super exciting and the views – well they have to be experienced to fully be appreciated. Mere words just can’t describe the experience of flying over the water and beachfront like you have your own wings.

Vacations don’t have to be just about relaxing in a lounge chair on the beach. Plenty of people use vacations as an opportunity to try new and different things. It’s about making memories that last a lifetime. That’s why we’re suggesting if you’ve ever thought about learning how to parasail this could be the summer vacation it happens!

Following are some of the local businesses offering parasailing lessons and more. There’s just no excuse for not having the time of your life here this summer!

Best Places to Learn Parasailing in NMB

Atlantic Water Sports
3150 S. Ocean Blvd., NMB. Tel. (843) 272-2420

Aloha Watersports
2208 N. Ocean Blvd., NMB. Tel (843) 249-9908

Best Places to Learn Parasailing in NMB

New Wave Watersports
1701 S. Ocean Blvd., NMB. Tel. (843) 361-3322

Skydive Myrtle Beach
2800 Terminal St., NMB. Tel. (855) 275-7681

Best Places to Learn Parasailing in NMB

North Myrtle Beach Jetpack Adventures
North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Tel. (843) 839-1515


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Where to Find a Vacation Rental During the Carolina Country Music Festival

If you’re planning on attending the Carolina Country Music Festival from June 5-7, 2015 and you want to treat yourself to a bit of luxury, check out our Barefoot Resort Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. Don’t spend countless hours searching hotels and resorts that are already filled up. Just come straight to the leaders of the best luxury accommodations in the area and we’ll have you staying in style. That’s our promise to you!

Where to Find a Vacation Rental During the Carolina Music Festival

Barefoot Resort North Tower and Yacht Club Villa’s are outstanding accommodations that provide beautiful scenic views overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Both families and singles alike will find these accommodations to be spacious and located just minutes from the music festival as well as Barefoot Resort Golf Courses of Fazio, Norman, Love and Dye. Why not come for the concert and stay to play what just may be the best golf of your life! We even provide a practice facility so your game is ready when you hit the greens.

Barefoot Resort Pool

When you stay at Barefoot Resort you will have easy access to a vast range of dining, shopping and entertainment venues. Barefoot Landing with all its shops and eateries should definitely be on your list of places to visit especially since it’s close by. Furthermore, when you stay here we provide a shuttle service that will bring you to the beach and take you back home again. The shuttle runs hourly so you won’t need to worry about where to park your car.

Where to Find a Vacation Rental During the Carolina Music Festival

Our accommodations are nicely furnished and beautifully decorated in beach decor. They come with well-equipped kitchens with all appliances including washer and dryer. You’re going to enjoy the whirlpool garden tub in the master bath after a long day at the concert or on the golf course. Or picture yourself lounging beside an expansive 68,000 cubic foot swimming pool. It doesn’t get much better than this!

If you need our assistance with booking one of our vacation rentals just give us a call at Grand Strand Resorts, (800) 367-6515, and we will swiftly set you up with the luxurious accommodations of your choice.


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Our Rates Are In For 2015 Myrtle Beach Rentals

If you’re like many people in the midst of these cold winter months you may often find your thoughts turning to warmer temperatures and locations. We’re on board to help you with that — it’s what we do best. Our rates are in place for our Myrtle Beach Rentals 2015 condos and we’re rapidly accepting reservations. The best part is, if you book now you can save a whooping 25% off summer rentals by arriving May 30 for your week’s stay!

Our Rates Are In For 2015 Myrtle Beach Rentals

Ashworth Resort

Stay at the Ashworth Resort and you’ll be located oceanfront along the very popular Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach. Each of these 2-4 bedroom condos comes with their own private where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the phenomenal coastal views. Amenities here include free high speed Internet in every unit and at the pool deck, fitness center, a 200’ lazy river, an outdoor pool, hot tub, kiddie pool and a covered pool that is enclosed during the winter months. You’ll be just a short walk to the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach where you’ll have restaurants, Shag clubs (the official State dance of South Carolina), and The OD Amusement park to make the most of.

Our Rates Are In For 2015 Myrtle Beach Rentals

Crescent Shores

At Crescent Shores you’ll not only be oceanfront but you’ll also be located just 5 minutes North of Barefoot Landing and the shopping, dining and entertainment that’s to be found there. Crescent Shores gives you your choice of 2-4 bedroom oceanfront condos along South Ocean Boulevard. Its two towers overlook a lazy river, oceanfront pool and miles of shoreline. Amenities include the 200’ lazy river, a 110’ long pool, hot tubs, kiddie pool, indoor pool, exercise room and washer/dryer in units. In addition, you’ll enjoy free high speed internet, master baths with Jacuzzi tubs and walk in showers, and the private 26’ long private balcony each unit has. Kitchens come with granite countertops, ceramic tile and everything you need for complete meal preparation. If you’re looking for accommodations that offer king size beds, this is the place to stay.

Our Rates Are In For 2015 Myrtle Beach Rentals

Tilghman Beach & Racket Club

Here’s the place to stay if you want to keep active while you’re in the area. Located along the popular Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach, Tilghman offers guests three bedroom, two and a half bath units that will accommodate up to 8 people. The lifestyle amenities include two tennis courts lit for night play, an oceanfront pool and a courtside pool, two hot tubs, and two kiddie pools. In addition, you’ll have free high speed Internet, cable TV/VCR/DVD and a washer/dryer in each unit. The well-appointed and beautifully decorated Tilghman condominiums are ideal for budget minded families and for those not wanting to stay in a high-rise resort. Tilghman offers the convenience of being just one block away from the Main Street/Ocean Drive area where you’ll find restaurants like Duffy Street Seafood, Giorgio’s Pizza, Flynn’s Irish Pub and many others.

Our Rates Are In For 2015 Myrtle Beach Rentals

Ocean Bay Club

Another outstanding oceanfront resort along South Ocean Boulevard is the Ocean Bay Club. Three and four bedroom units each with three baths are well-equipped and can accommodate 8-12 people. With master bedrooms offering both a whirlpool garden tub and shower, you’ll be pleased no matter which you prefer. Amenities include high speed Internet, kitchen & breakfast bar, cable TV/DVD, microwave and dishwasher. Enjoy the outdoor pool, heated indoor pool, hot tub, lazy river, kiddie pool and the exercise room awaiting your arrival. The Ocean Bay Club is located just minutes away from Barefoot Landing and all of its entertainment, dining and shopping. You’ll be just a short walk to Main Street where you can enjoy the abundance of shopping and dining venues and, during the summer months, the OD Amusement Park. With an on-site golf department we’re ready to assist you with finding the best golf deals and booking any courses you may want to play.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered on our site, please feel free to give us a call anytime at 800-367-6515. We’d love to talk with you about our great rentals.



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Best North Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

The Grand Strand is known for its miles of breathtaking beach, fantastic local seafood and most importantly, amazing golf courses. Within the North Myrtle Beach section of the Grand Strand, a few golf courses have separated themselves from the pack. Four of the six courses are actually all grouped together within the Barefoot Landing community. The other two are separate.


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Tidewater Golf Course 

Located behind Cherry Grove and between the Intracoastal Waterway lies Tidewater Golf Club. One of the most breathtakingly beautiful courses around, this challenging course offers mesmerizing views and some difficult holes. Inspired by venues such as Pine Valley and Merion, Tidewater sits atop a peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Ocean while the saltwater marsh encompasses and meanders throughout the community. A contemporary design, Tidewater uses the correct course management tools to preserve this wonderful layout. Elevation changes, plenty of water and unique views not found anywhere else, Tidewater has elevated golf here along the Grand Strand.


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The Surf Golf and Beach Club

A North Myrtle Beach staple, the Surf Golf and Beach Club has offered members and guests the best golf experience for the past 50 years. Demanding hole locations on a fantastic 200 acres of gently contoured, varied terrain separates this course from all others. Since its latest renovation, the Surf Club has widely been the most popular and highest rates course along the Grand Strand and continues to make strides in always improving playing conditions, and visual elements.

The Barefoot Courses; Fazio, Love, Dye and Norman are four of the best golf courses you will find while vacationing in the area. Located behind the famed Barefoot Landing shopping center, each course offers unique backdrops, terrain and challenges. One of the biggest accolades is that each course was designed by some of the most famous golf architects of all time: Tom Fazio, Davis Love III, Pete Dye, and Greg Norman.


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The Fazio Course At Barefoot

If you’re looking for a challenge similar to a European course, the Fazio Course is the one to play. Staying true to the European style, the Fazio course does not have you return to the clubhouse after nine holes. While not a true links course, this classic Lowcountry course is lined with live oaks, native grasses, pines and natural sand. This Par 71, 6,834 yard course features handcrafted bunkers and many lakes to be aware of.


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The Love Course At Barefoot

Designed by a Carolina native himself, the Love Course captures the essence of the Lowcountry lifestyle. With the addition of recreated ruins from an old plantation home, golfers truly get the feel of what is was like back in the day. The Love Course is roughly a 7,000 yard Par 72 course that features generous landing areas and challenging greens. Suitable for the average player and a good challenge for the more experienced golfer.


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The Dye Course At Barefoot

Named 2013’s “Golf Course of the Year” the Dye Course is the only semi-private facility in the Barefoot Resort marked by a private gate for community residents and golfers. Extraordinary homes line the Intracoastal Waterway as you meander through the often treacherous 7,343 yard Par 72 course. Pete Dye truly made this one of his signature courses filled with pitfalls for stray shots mixed with gorgeous natural white sands from the Carolina Bays. The fairways are GN-1 Bermuda while the greens are newly acquired Champion UltraDarf creating a picturesque effect.


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The Norman Course At Barefoot

Using the natural vegetation of South Carolina, Greg Norman set out to instill the natural beauty of the area as inspiration for this beautiful 7,200 yard Par 72 course. Set to resemble a southwest desert- without the desert, the Norman course combines open green complexes and fairways with angular lines in the shape of the course. Bunkers have MacKenzie style sloping white faces with those tricky sod walls sporadically yet strategically placed. Seven holes are set along the Intracoastal Waterway providing scenic backdrops for this “bump and run” styled course. Greg Norman wanted to make this course to give players a variety of options to play around the greens and succeeded with his variety of approach areas all using Tifdwarf grass. GN-1 is used on the tees and fairways while greens use Champion UltraDwarf Grass.

So the next time your are in and around the Myrtle Beach area, take a look at these six courses first. For a premier golfing experience that offers challenges and mesmerizing scenery, you can’t go wrong with any of these courses.

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Merry Christmas

We have our office decorated for Christmas.  Stop by ands see us.  We still have our Holiday Special running – Stay four nights for the price of three.  Give us a call to make your reservation (800-367-6515) and spend the Holiday Season with Grand Strand Resorts in North Myrtle Beach.Baywatch Resort North Myrtle Beach

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