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

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.


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.

SOS Spring Safari 2013

April 12 – 21, 2013

Spring is here which means only one thing in North Myrtle Beach, SC: The SOS Spring Safari!

Every year, shaggers flock to North Myrtle Beach, SC for a ten day festival revolving around good people and good dancing. A large array of events and activities are planned for the area revolving around the shag. In case you weren’t already familiar, the shag is a dance style most commonly compared to swing dancing. Originating in the early 1930’s, the term “shagger” has been used since the vaudeville performing days.


Many popular bands will be in and around Main Street as well as shag dance instructors for anyone wanting to learn this timeless dance. Club members of the ACSC will also have scheduled ‘tea parties’ inside local lounges. During the SOS Safari, many of these lounges have dedicated special parties which are really neat to check out if you have never seen one before.

While these daytime attractions keep everyone moving, the part that everyone wants to keep grooving, is to the music itself. When the sun goes down, that is when you will find the real reason why people come out for SOS Safari. Main street is the place to be this week for all the shag dancing your body can handle. From Harold’s on the Ocean to the OD Arcade, take a minute to stop in a see for yourself why this has become such an admired festival.

The final Saturday culminates in a Main Street parade. Members from the ACSC plan, design and build all the floats and awards are given out at the end. This parade always draws a nice crowd and is filled with fun and good local music.

So make yourself seen for this years annual SOS Spring Safari in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Who knows, you might just find your new annual event to look forward to!

12th Annual Surfrider Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off

There are over 60 oceanfront resorts in North Myrtle Beach where you’ll be thrilled to stay on your next visit. This is an ideal destination for families and groups of any size. Here you’ll discover there’s something for everyone, from year-round festivals and entertaining dinner shows to challenging miniature golf, North Myrtle Beach is the place to have fun.

North Myrtle BeachSpeaking of fun, you should mark your calendar to be a part of the 12th Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off held on Sunday, October 16th, from noon to 6:00 p.m. at Spuds Waterfront Dining in Murrells Inlet. This annual chili competition will feature categories such as Best Overall, Best Restaurant, People’s Choice, Most Original, Best Theme, Best Use of South Carolina Ingredients, and Hottest Chili. Samples will be available for $1 each.  Entertainment includes performances by Danielle Howle, Sawgrass, The Noseriders, Octopus Jones, Pur Cult, and Ten Toes Up. There will be food, soft drinks, face painting, and inflatables for the kids, as well as displays from local environmental non-profits, businesses, and artists for the whole family. Cash prizes go to all winners and will be awarded to all first and second place entries in each category. In addition, there will be one Best Overall and one Best Restaurant. This year there will also be a special competition featuring previous winners, requiring them to prepare chili with one secret main ingredient. All proceeds from the Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off will be used for projects of the Grand Strand Surfrider Foundation, an all-volunteer, 501 c 3 non-profit serving the Grand Strand since 1998. All donations are tax-deductible. Admission is free and this event is open to the public.

North Myrtle Beach is also just minutes away from the most scenic championship golf courses in the area. From slow, lazy days in the sun watching kids jump the waves to a perfect get-away filled with historic sightseeing tours by day and club dancing by night, North Myrtle Beach has something for everyone.

Barefoot Fazio course

We made it to the Barefoot Fazio course on Sunday to play a round. Course is in excellent shape and the new greens are outstanding. Barefoot did a great job replacing the old greens with the new Champions Ultra Dwarf Grass. Very smooth, quick and nice to play. Give our golf department a call when you are ready to book your fall and spring trips.

Awesome New SkyWheel Lights Up The Night

North Myrtle BeachThe most exciting way to see the entire North Myrtle Beach landscape is the new SkyWheel Myrtle Beach recently opened. It’s located on the northern end of the 1.2 mile-long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade. The boardwalk traverses from 14th Avenue to the 2nd Avenue pier, and presents its visitors with wonderful shops, great eateries and a breathtaking view of the pristine, sugary white Atlantic beach.

The SkyWheel Myrtle Beach has 42 fully-enclosed gondolas that feature UV protective, non-reflective blue glass for excellent viewing and photo or video capturing; a neutral sand-colored interior with bench seating and intercom system. Each gondola will be climate-controlled year-round and can comfortably seat up to six passengers. The SkyWheel will also have one VIP gondola which will feature these same amenities in addition to a glass floor and leather bucket seating.

The approximate 12-minute ride on SkyWheel Myrtle Beach will provide guests with a panoramic view, from the Myrtle Beach shoreline to North Myrtle Beach and several miles inland. It will serve as the perfect vantage point for the Grand Strand and a variety of different perspectives of the Myrtle Beach area creating the area’s most unique sightseeing opportunity.

North Myrtle BeachA highlight of the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach will be a state-of-the-art computer-generated lighting system with over one million LED lights, creating an amazing light show each evening after sunset. A variety of dynamic light shows will run nightly so you’ll have to check it out!

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach features different flight options to choose from including general admission flights and the VIP gondola. General admission flights are $12 for adults (ages 12-64) and $8 for children (ages 3-11). Seniors (65+) and military (with valid ID) are discounted by $2 off the price of an adult ticket, and children two years-of-age and under are free.

If you’re in town don’t miss the Sounds of Summer Concert Series on September 16 in McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach. From 7-9 p.m. listen to the Fantastic Shakers (Beach).