What to Get Dad for Father’s Day

Go ahead and splurge this year and show your Father how much he really means to you. Treat him to a comfortable and relaxing stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. He’ll feel like a king in any one of these furnished rentals with equipped kitchens and laundry on-board.

North Myrtle Beach vacation rentalsPicture him lounging by the pool or floating down the lazy river on this special day just for him. Walk for miles along the beachfront and just enjoy the time spent with your Father. Time spent together is such a priceless gift you have to give, one that any parent would relish, we’re sure.

A vacation in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals whether now or for a future date, would make for an awesome Father’s Day Gift. Does he really need another dress shirt & matching tie, funny Tee shirt or another carton of smokes?

North Myrtle Beach vacation rentalsIf you’re at a loss for things to do you might consider taking him to an outdoor concert in nearby Surfside Beach. Sunday Serenades will be held at the gazebo in Fuller Park, Surfside Beach, on June 16 from 2 to 5:45 p.m. Bill Wright, Jessie Uzzel, Vern Cygan, Wayne Mummert, and Tim Allen will be performing. This is a free event and is open to the public. Bring a chair or a blanket along.

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Make This the Summer of Fun

For anyone planning a vacation to coastal North Carolina, at Windy Hill Dunes North Myrtle Beach you can save 25% off the price when you stay at Waterpointe II – 5th floor – 360505 on Ocean Blvd. and check in on June 22, 2013 for a 7 night stay. That’s a whooping $366.25 you’ll save! This three bedroom, two bath condo rental sleeps 8 comfortably with its king, queen and twin size beds.

Windy Hill Dunes North Myrtle BeachAmenities here will complete your stay as you take full advantage of the on-site exercise facility, outdoor pool, kiddie pool, and lazy river. You’ll enjoy the convenience of the comfortable rental furnishings complete with a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your family’s meals then dine out on the balcony, while taking in the magnificent view. Don’t forget that there’s a washer/dryer in every rental, too!

You’ll enjoy the wide sandy beaches right outside your door at Windy Hill Dunes North Myrtle Beach. Take advantage of all the water sports there are to do while you’re here. Rent jet skis and surf the waves or rent kayaks and canoes and explore the Intracoastal Waterway and inlets of the area. Have you ever been out on a fishing charter boat? Make this the summer that you try your hand at catching that big fish in the coastal waters of South Carolina. It’s something you won’t ever forget.

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You Can Save Big if You Act Fast

You’re going to just love the huge savings on the summer rentals we have this year! With school nearly out for everyone, vacation plans are well under way. But if you still need to make your reservations for a place to stay, take a look at the sweet deals we have on many of our North Myrtle Beach condo rentals. You can save a lot of money when you stay in the vacation rentals that we have at Grand Strand Resorts. And that’s something the other guys can’t say!

North Myrtle Beach condo rentalsJust listen to this. You can save a whooping 15% off summer rates by booking now. Here’s the deal: Stay 7 nights or more between July 6 and August 31 and save 10% plus an additional 5% when you book online! Hurry because this is a limited time offer that is not valid on existing reservations or in conjunction with any other offer. Some rentals not included.

We have some great Last Minute Specials, too. You can get a huge 25% off the rates on our select vacation rentals when you stay a minimum of 7 nights and arrive June 8, 15, or 22. Check the North Myrtle Beach condo rentalsSpecials page to see which North Myrtle Beach condo rentals are available for this deal.

If we can assist you in any way with your booking please give us a call at (800) 367-6515. We’d be happy to talk with you about your upcoming vacation to South Carolina.

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Movies & Music Under the Stars

Spend Friday evenings on your vacation watching Movies Under the Stars at McLean Park on Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach. All movies are G or PG rated and are North Myrtle Beach resortssubject to change depending upon availability. Movies will begin 15 minutes after sunset. Bring your beach chair or blanket, grab popcorn and a drink from the North Strand Optimist Club. Admission is free. 2013 schedule is June 14- July 12- August 9- September 13- October 11– For day of event weather information call the ‘Rec Check’ hotline at (843) 280-5570 ext. 1.

If concerts are what appeals to you, come out and enjoy the free Plyler Park Concerts in Myrtle Beach during the summer months. Events are open to the public and are held from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. The following is planned for the month of June:

      Saturday, June 1: Southwood – Roots Rock
      Tuesday, June 4: The Austin Mowery Band – Country
      Thursday, June 6: American Aquarium – Alt Country
      Saturday, June 8: Mystic Vibrations – Reggae
      Tuesday, June 11: Tru Sol – R&B/Soul
      Thursday, June 13: Ten Toes Up – Rock and Roll
      Saturday, June 15: Paul Grimshaw Band – Variety
      Tuesday, June 18: The Austin Mowery Band – Country
      Thursday, June 20: Bibis Ellison Band – Variety
      Saturday, June 22: Bullfrog – Rock
      Tuesday, June 25: Tru Sol – R&B/Soul
      Thursday, June 27: Cranford and Sons – Lowcountry Stomp
      Saturday, June 29: Psych Ward – Rock

Market Common Movies Under the Stars takes place every Wednesday during June, July & August from 9-11 p.m. in Valor Park. Nacho Hippo will sell beer, wine & nachos. Canipes Chocolates & Candies will sell gourmet snacks and popcorn. Movies are subject North Myrtle Beach resortsto change. In case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled. Updates will be posted on their website. Scheduled for June:

      June 5 Jaws (rated PG)

      June 12 Ghostbusters (rated PG)
      
June 19 Sister Act (rated PG)
      June 26 Father of the Bride (rated PG)

We have a large assortment of North Myrtle Beach resorts where you can stay during your visit to South Carolina. Give us a call at (800) 367-6515 and we’d be happy to help you with making your reservations for any one of our North Myrtle Beach resorts.

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Hot Summer Fun!

You won’t want to miss the Grand Strand’s newest amusement park, O.D. Pavilion on Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach when you come to vacation here this summer! Come enjoy a fun filled experience with free park admission to experience exciting rides, games, great food, delicious snacks and so much more. Located oceanfront you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some breathtaking views from many of the rides.

North Myrtle Beach condosspacer193Starting on Memorial Day and running through Labor Day, the O.D. Pavilion is open every day from 4 to 11 p.m. There are rides for the children and exciting rides for the thrill-seeking adults among us, too. Make a night of it with dinner out and then take in the amusement park. We promise it will bring back so many childhood memories.

Myrtle Beach’s “Hot Summer Nights” begins June 3 and runs through August 31 at Plyler Park, on the Boardwalk and along Ocean Boulevard. Events are for all ages and are free!  Here’s the general schedule:

Sundays:  Elvis concert, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Plyler Park
Mondays:  Free Kids’ Carnival, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Plyler Park
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays:  Free oceanfront concerts, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Plyler Park
Wednesdays:  Fireworks over the Ocean, 10:00 – 10:15 p.m., Second Avenue Pier; Free concert at Ninth Avenue Stage, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Elvis impersonator 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. in Plyler Park
Fridays:  Dixieland Band on the Boardwalk and Elvis concert in Plyler Park

North Myrtle Beach condosYou’ll want to take advantage of the Hot Summer Specials on our North Myrtle Beach condos. Make a reservation to stay 7 nights arriving June 1 or June 8 and you can save 20% off your stay. Or stay at our North Myrtle Beach condos at Barefoot Resort and save up to 20% off when you arrive June 15 through August 31 and stay a minimum of 7 nights. There’s plenty to love about the great specials we always have going on! Have fun and save money too!

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Local Memorial Day Events

For those who are lucky enough to be in the area over this Memorial Day Weekend, you’ll find there are lots of commemorative events taking place for the holiday. From parades to picnics and concerts, too, you’ll have lots to enjoy far beyond the beach, the surf, and the golf courses.

If you’re staying in our vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach be sure to check out the nearby SummerFest at Barefoot Landing that is held from Saturday, June 1 through Saturday, August 31. Fireworks will be held every Monday at 10:15 p.m. over the lake. Boardwalk entertainers will be performing nightly and a Strolling Boardwalk Parade will be held every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

The annual Myrtle Beach Memorial Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The parade will proceed from 27th Avenue North to 9th Avenue North and features parade floats, balloons and music.

Following the parade the Military Appreciation Days Family Picnic will be held at Pavilion Area, Ocean Boulevard from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013. The picnic will have activities for the kids, military exhibits and live music. The picnic is free for all military personnel, veterans and families, including the National Guard and Reserve. Enlist now for the first “Veterans Beard and ’Stache Beach Bash” contest, to be held as part of Military Appreciation Days. It’s free to enter, with the competition to be held as part of the big family picnic on the Pavilion site, after the Memorial Day Weekend parade. Categories include: Full Beard, Trimmed Beard, Partial Beard, Styled ’Stache, Natural ’Stache, Goatee, and Ladies’ Faux. Males must be veterans, but the women’s faux contest is open to all ladies.

Not to be missed is a Big Band Concert by Andrew Thielen Big Band performing at 1 p.m. on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach.

An official Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at the Convention Center Plaza in Myrtle Beach. Sponsored by the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance. This event is open to the public.

Give us a call at (800) 367-6515 if you’d like more information on the accommodations we can provide you with in North Myrtle Beach.

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There’s Awesome Fishing at Cherry Grove Pier

If you love to fish you should know that some of the best fishing can be had along the Carolina coast and it doesn’t even require a boat!  Being successful at fishing requires both the right equipment and knowledge of the conditions that affect the fish. Some of this knowledge only comes in time with experience but you can always find a few fishermen that are happy to share what they’ve learned over the years with you.

North Myrtle Beach vacation rentalsWhen you stay in our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals you’ll be close to some of the finest fishing and crabbing done off the Cherry Grove Pier right here in North Myrtle Beach. The Cherry Grove Pier is 985 feet of fishing fun for the entire family and has the only two story observation deck of any privately owned pier in the Myrtle Beach area as well as having record catches including a world record 1780 lb. Tiger Shark and a record 98 lb. Tarpon.

Tip: Always use fresh bait. It will always attract more fish especially if you are using live bait like shrimp or sand fleas. Change bait frequently for the best results. Keep loud conversation, music, and noises to a minimum. Sound carries great distances under water and can drive fish away.

North Myrtle Beach vacation rentalsEverything you’d need for a day of fishing from the pier can be had just a short distance from our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. The Cherry Grove Pier has a full service tackle, bait and gift shop. They have everything you need for a fun outing including a full line of rods and reels from famous makers like Sea Striker, Diawia, and Shakespeare, Sea Striker rigs, Calcutta apparel, tackle rental, bait and unique beach souvenirs. You can also get your daily and season passes there. You do not need a fishing license to fish off of this pier once you have purchased a pass.

Tip: When fishing from a pier, cast and let your bait drift with the tide, or fish on the bottom. The marine life attached to the pier’s pilings means a supply of readily available food to the fish, so they naturally tend to gather around the pier. Use enough weight on your line when bottom fishing for the current and tide conditions.

Have fun out there and remember that the changing tide at dawn or dusk can be among the best times to catch fish.

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The View is Fabulous at the Top

On the Boardwalk, next to Landshark Bar & Grill in Myrtle Beach, is where you’ll find the not-to-be-missed SkyWheel. It’s here that you’ll find the best view of the coastline from your seat at the top. Gondolas holding anywhere from 2-6 people in your party will take you up, up, and around three times total.

North Myrtle Beach rentalsIf you’re in the area staying in our North Myrtle Beach rentals you be just a short distance from the Boardwalk and all the excitement of the area. Definitely take the time to visit the area and enjoy all that it has to offer. While we know you’re just going to love our North Myrtle Beach rentals, there’s also so much more here that you’ll want to experience.

Each night around dusk, the SkyWheel begins its light show. With over 1 million LED lights, the display can be seen up and down the boardwalk. You’ll want a camera for this!

North Myrtle Beach rentalsAt nearly 200 feet above sea level, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel offers an unparalleled view of the coastline as far as the eye can see. But for some people that 200 feet might seem a bit intimidating. We often get questions about the safety of the SkyWheel — or even if it’s scary! The gondolas are fully enclosed and climate controlled. Regular safety inspections are conducted so you never have to worry. Taking a flight is always smooth and comfortable! There is no swaying like on a Ferris wheel.

If you’d like to speak with us about accommodations, we can be reached at (800) 367-6515 or through our website. If you’d like to order tickets in advance for the SkyWheel you can get them from their website at tickets.skywheelusa.com

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The Most Breathtaking Dinner Show Ever

Just minutes from our comfortable North Myrtle Beach condo rentals is where you’ll discover the popular and exciting Pirates Voyage. This could be the most breathtaking dinner show you’ll ever experience. The spirits of pirates and buccaneers that once sailed the coast of the Carolinas have come to life in Myrtle Beach’s newest show in many years. Located on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach you will experience the swashbuckling excitement of two pirate camps as they battle for the lost treasure.

North Myrtle Beach condo rentalsPirates Voyage just might take your breath away as the Crimson and Sapphire pirates battle each other on deck, in the water and in the sky above their full-sized pirate ships in a 15-foot deep indoor hideaway lagoon to the cheers and delight of fans. Spectacular acrobatic competition, live animals and a brand new original music score by Dolly Parton will create an immersive adventure experience.

You will experience all this fun and adventure as you enjoy a spectacular four course pirate feast consisting of:

Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup
Buccaneer Bread
Half O’ Roasted Cackler (Chicken)
Captain BBQ Pork
Cob O’ Buttery
Pirate Shipwreck Taters
Apple O’ Me Eye Pie
Unlimited Pepsi®, tea or coffee

Be sure to arrive early so you can enjoy the fun and interactive experience in Pirates V0yage. The one-price ticket includes admission, a fabulous feast, and the pirates hideaway breathtaking dinner show spectacular.

North Myrtle Beach condo rentalsTo combine admission with Wonderworks or Ripley’s Aquarium, check out the Pirates Voyage specials for printable coupons that will allow you to save money on admission to both events.

If you haven’t yet reserved your accommodations be sure to contact us about the great deals we have on our North Myrtle Beach condo rentals. You can reach us toll-free by calling (800) 367-6515. We look forward to talking with you.

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Experience the Coast Like a Resident

Many people who come to coastal South Carolina and choose to stay in a North Myrtle Beach condo rental from us want to fully experience what it’s like to live here. This is especially true for the people that return year after year. These vacationers know their way around the area and what it has to offer. They’re good at finding the best deals, know where their favorite restaurants are, and can locate the finest golf packages.

North Myrtle Beach condo rentalBut to fully experience life here as the residents do you have to take in a few of the local events taking place during your stay — events such as the following that are both just a short drive from your North Myrtle Beach condo rental.

The Belin United Methodist Church Annual Blessing of the Inlet is taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Come out and be a part of this annual day-long celebration of worship, entertainment, great food, family fun and arts & crafts. The “Blessing of the Inlet” ceremony will start at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free. The event, now in its 16th year, will be held at Belin United Methodist Church (4183 Hwy 17 Business) in Murrells Inlet. Call 843-651-5099 for more information.


North Myrtle Beach condo rentalOn May 4 the 8th Annual Makai Luau, a Grand Strand tradition, will be held from 6 -10 p.m. at the Hot Fish Club located in beautiful Murrells Inlet, SC. This by-ticket-only benefit begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Hot Fish Club and will feature live music, a fire and hula show from Chief Kamu, a traditional luau buffet, beer and wine beverages, as well as the wildly popular Surfers Punch. There will be prizes for the Ugliest Hawaiian Shirt contest, a Best Lei contest, and more. All proceeds from this event fund the projects of the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Tickets prices will be on sale at area surf shops, through a local Surfrider member, or by visiting Surfrider’s website www.surfridergrandstrand.org. Contact Bruxanne Hein at 333-2034 for more information.

So when you’re visiting the South Carolina shores, take in as many local events as you can and you’ll experience first hand how enjoyable living here can truly be.

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