Best Places To Go Bowling in North Myrtle Beach

When was the last time you picked up a bowling ball and sent it spinning down an ally? Whether you’re a competitive bowler or a casual one, your North Myrtle Beach bowling experience should be one to remember. We’re providing you with the best places to go bowling in North Myrtle Beach so when you stay at Grand Strand Resorts you won’t have far to travel to find some great fun!

Bowling in North Myrtle Beach
710 North Myrtle Beach
1105 Highway 17 S North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: (843) 663 -2695
Hours: Mon-Thurs 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Offering 14 standard lanes, 6 boutique lanes, billiards, bocce courts, table tennis, shuffleboard tables, air hockey and an onsite pub.


Little River Lanes
300 Bowling Ln, Little River, SC 29566
Phone: (843) 249-0055
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-12 a.m., Sun 9 a.m.-10 p.m.


Planet Fun Center
349 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, NC 28459
Phone: (910) 755-2FUN
Hours: Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

Just a short 25 minute drive north. Offering 32 lanes of bowling, a 2-story laser tag arena, bumper car arena, redemption arcade, bounce house, bowling Pro Shop, and the unique Starz Grille family restaurant.


Myrtle Beach Bowl
101 Philip Gray Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Phone: (843) 236-1020
Hours: Mon & Wed 1 p.m.-Midnight, Tues & Thurs 9 a.m.-Midnight, Wed 1 p.m.-Midnight, Fri 1 p.m.-1 a.m., Sat. Noon-1 a.m., Sun. Noon-10 p.m.

Offering weekly specials, free Winterfest for kids, Bowlopolis birthday parties, Glow-n-Bowl, weekly leagues for kids and adults, group packages, and more.



We Have Holiday Accommodations for Your Out-of-Town Guests

It’s that time of year when it’s natural to want to be with family for the holidays. For many people though they simply don’t have a big enough home to accommodate their visitors. That doesn’t have to be a problem because at Grand Strand Resorts we have holiday accommodations that offer plenty of room no matter how many are coming. If you prefer, you can rent a larger place from us and do all of your entertaining right here. Either way it’s a super way that will accommodate everyone.

You can count on any of our resorts to be a special treat for visitors for the duration of their stay. Our luxury rentals come with nicer amenities than you would have at home to offer them. Features like swimming pools, Jacuzzi’s, hot tubs, balconies with phenomenal views, and the beautiful furnishings including super comfortable beds are things any guest would surely love.

Nights of a Thousand Candles

Take your visitors out and around in the community to check out the holiday events going on while they’re here. Brookgreen Garden’s most popular event is in Murrells Inlet — Nights of a Thousand Candles. It’s a holiday tradition that many people look forward to every year. The last nights of the display are December 17-20 from 3 to 10 p.m. Over 5,00 candles and thousands of lights sparkle from Live Oak trees and illuminate garden paths as musicians perform, carolers sing and visitors experience the enchantment. Call Brookgreen Gardens at 843-235-6000 or 800-849-1931 for more information.

New Year's Eve at Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens will open the sculpture garden for a special New Year’s Eve “Garden by Candlelight” Pre-Party from 6-9 p.m. on December 31, 2015. Enjoy a stroll around the gardens beautifully lit up by candles and holiday lights while listening to the strolling musicians. Light refreshments will be available. Space is limited for the event and advance tickets are required. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are available for $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Buy tickets online or call (843) 235-6016.

When you’re ready to book the accommodations for your guests arriving over the holidays just give Grand Strand Resorts just give us a call toll free at 800-367-6515. We’re wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!



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

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.


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.







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.

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.


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


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.


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.