Stars, Stripes, and Sun: Your 4th of July Celebration Guide for North Myrtle Beach

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As the summer heats up in North Myrtle Beach, it’s the perfect destination to celebrate the 4th of July this year. With the many activities and festive atmosphere, you’re guaranteed a memorable Independence Day. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals offers the ideal home base. These rentals provide comfort and convenience while exploring what this vibrant area offers. Here’s your ultimate guide to enjoying the stars, stripes, and sun in North Myrtle Beach.

Beach Day Extravaganza

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Kick off your 4th of July vacation with a relaxing day at the beach. North Myrtle Beach offers miles of sandy shores, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and beach games. You can play volleyball, catch, or tic-tac-toe games on the sand. Pack your beach bag essentials like sunscreen, towels, snacks, and plenty of water. The possibilities are endless when you spend the day relaxing and enjoying the sun and surf.

Delicious Dining Options

North Myrtle Beach is a haven for foodies, providing diverse dining options to satisfy your 4th of July cravings. From delectable seafood to mouthwatering American barbecue, there’s something for everyone. A new addition to the list of family favorites, both for our locals and visitors, is The Hangout. You’ll find this popular spot at Broadway at the beach, famous for its lively atmosphere, delicious food, and extensive entertainment. This year, instead of worrying about cooking on the 4th of July, head out and enjoy some delicious food on the Grand Strand.

Stars & Stripes in the Sky

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The fireworks display highlights any 4th of July celebration, and North Myrtle Beach does not disappoint. Head over to the Cherry Grove Pier or the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for a front-row seat to the spectacular fireworks show over the ocean. While you and your family enjoy the stars and stripes from the sky, we will never forget why we celebrate this significant day in history.

Celebrating the 4th of July in North Myrtle Beach is a great way to enjoy the summer and share special moments with friends and family. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on the beach or watching the fireworks displays, a vacation rental enhances the experience. Enjoy comfort and convenience by staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. So, grab your sunscreen, wave your flag, and prepare for a star-spangled celebration in North Myrtle Beach.

3 Activities to Bond with Dad this Father’s Day in North Myrtle Beach

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Father’s Day is the perfect time to show your dad how much he means to you. This year, why not make it extra special by spending the weekend in beautiful North Myrtle Beach? With many activities, it’s the ideal destination to create lasting memories with Dad. Consider booking a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental to help make your stay even more enjoyable. Here are three fun activities to bond with your dad this Father’s Day in North Myrtle Beach.

Tee Time

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North Myrtle Beach is known for its world-class golf courses, a haven for golfers in South Carolina. Spend Father’s Day on the green at one of the area’s top-notch golf courses for a round of golf. If golfing the day away isn’t what Dad wants, head over to Top Golf for a few hours with the family. With the choice of multiple exceptional golf courses or just an evening with the family at Top Golf, there is something that every Dad will love.

Try Deep-Sea Fishing

If your dad loves the thrill of the catch of the day, a deep-sea fishing trip is a great way to spend Father’s Day. North Myrtle Beach offers many charter services that can help provide everything you need for a successful fishing adventure. Head out to the Atlantic Ocean and try catching various fish, including snapper and grouper, and you could catch a marlin. The experience is something that the whole family or Dad could remember for years.

Spend the Day on the Beach

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Of course, only a trip to North Myrtle Beach is complete if you spend at least one day on the beach. This year, spend Father’s Day with Dad, soaking up the sunlight and catching those waves on a boogie board together. Pack a lunch filled with subs, snacks, and cold drinks to help you enjoy your day. Build a sandcastle with Dad, let him listen to some tunes, or play a fun game on the sand together. The possibilities are endless when you’re together at the beach.

While there are many other ways to spend Father’s Day this year with Dad, these are the three ways we wanted to mention. If you haven’t booked your next stay with us at Seaside Vacations, now is the time to book. We can’t wait to hear what you did this Father’s Day in North Myrtle Beach!

3 Things to Do this October with the Family in North Myrtle Beach

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Visiting North Myrtle Beach in October can be an excellent time to enjoy the pleasant fall weather and fewer crowds. While the summer beach season may be winding down, plenty of activities and attractions remain. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals can help keep you and your family close to the fun. Let’s look below at three things you can do with the family in the area this October.

Did Someone Say “Four?”

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North Myrtle Beach is known for its excellent golf courses. October’s mild temperatures and gorgeous weather make it a great time to hit the greens. Several golf courses in the area are great for everyone in the family. Some are Possum Trot Golf Club, Tidewater Golf Club, and River Hills Golf & Country Club. If you’re not a golf pro and just want to hit some balls, head to Top Golf for fun with the whole family.  

Fishing

Fall is a fantastic time for fishing in North Myrtle Beach. There are several places along the Grand Strand where you can fish, or if you’re seeking more adventure, then there is deep-sea fishing. Depending on where you decide to fish from will decide on where you stay. We have many vacation rentals in the Cherry Grove area if you want to fish from a pier. We must mention fishing from the beach, inlets, and rivers. Be sure to check if you will need a fishing license or any additional information.

Shopping

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Shopping in the fall can be the best thing to do out there. Stroll along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, where you’ll find a variety of shops, boutiques, and souvenir stores. It’s an excellent place to pick up unique gifts or souvenirs for your trip. Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach are two other significant shopping areas for extraordinary things to take home.

Overall, North Myrtle Beach in the fall offers a more laid-back and peaceful beach experience while providing plenty of outdoor activities. Now is the time to book your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental to relax and take in the area’s coastal beauty.

6 of Our Favorite Free Things to Do in North Myrtle Beach

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You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a fun vacation in North Myrtle Beach! There are plenty of things to do and see in the Grand Strand (and a little beyond) that are free. Whether you’re interested in art, nature, history, music, or shopping, there is something for you to do. So put away your wallets for this list of free things to do in North Myrtle Beach!

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Don’t Miss These Free Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

The Beach

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There is no charge to visit public beaches in South Carolina! With all the oceanfront condos in our inventory, a fun afternoon is just steps away. Your kids will love splashing in the water and collecting seashells, and you’ll enjoy relaxing on the sand or wading in the shore.

Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum celebrates the history and wildlife of this region. The exhibits are varied, focusing on everything from the Native Americans who first lived in Horry County to the beaches of the Grand Strand. Fans of the Animal Planet show “Tanked” might remember seeing the museum’s freshwater tank on the show. You can check out the real thing in the lobby! The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens

South Carolina doesn’t just have beautiful beaches. We also have gorgeous salt marshes and forest areas where visitors can hike, bike, fish, or birdwatch. Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens is perfect for guests who want to explore more of South Carolina’s wildlife. Be sure to explore the beautiful trails in the area, and read the informative signs explaining the native plant species growing.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

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If you need a break from the sun, head to The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum for a quiet afternoon. Opened in 1997, this museum showcases the works of South Carolina natives and residents. The exhibits are only displayed for a couple of months, so repeat visitors can find something new on display.

Barefoot Landing and Coastal North Town Center

North Myrtle Beach has two great malls, each perfect for an afternoon of browsing. Coastal North Town Center is a mega shopping complex, and Barefoot Landing is an outdoor outlet mall. Both of these spots feature awesome shops and restaurants, so you really can’t go wrong with either one. Be sure to check Barefoot Landing’s calendar of must-see events like the Barefoot Landing Fireworks.

Free Summer Events

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There’s always something happening on the Grand Strand! If you’re visiting during the summer, don’t miss the Music on Main Concert Series. Every Thursday from mid-May to early October, there will be a free concert on Main Street. Grab a beach chair and get ready to find your next favorite musician!

If you’re looking for even more great ways to save money, Seaside Vacations can help! We don’t just know the best free things to do in North Myrtle Beach. We also know how to help our guests land fantastic last-minute deals on amazing rental homes and condos. No matter the reason for your visit or the size of your party, we’ll find the right accommodations for you, every time.

Browse our full list of vacation rentals and book today! We look forward to having you!

2 of the Most Fun Water Parks near North Myrtle Beach

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If you’re looking for some wholesome, family-friendly fun during your trip to The Grand Strand, you’re in luck! There are some fantastic water parks near North Myrtle Beach that feature plenty of great rides, restaurants, and hours of enjoyment for the whole family. Whether you’re looking to relax on a lazy river or hit high speeds on a water slide, we know just the places to go for a great afternoon!

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Spend a Day at These Water Parks near North Myrtle Beach

Shark Wake Park

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For an interesting twist on a water park, visit Shark Wake Park! This fantastic facility features a wakeboarding section as well as the biggest aqua park in North Myrtle Beach! If you’ve never been to an aqua park, you’re in for a treat. This inflatable, floating fortress covers around an acre of water. You’ll love climbing up and sliding down the tubing and trying to navigate through the maze of obstacles. A session in the park is just $28 per person and lasts for 50 minutes. A double session is just $39 per person, which is a fantastic deal!

Myrtle Waves Water Park

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With 20 acres of slides, rides, swerves, and curves, Myrtle Waves is the largest water park in South Carolina and pumps out over one million gallons of water daily. Little ones will love jumping in the 20,000 square-foot wave pool or floating down the lazy river, and adult guests can get their thrills on the 10-story Turbo Twister or winding through Snake Mountain. When it’s time for lunch, take a short 2-minute drive down the street and indulge at one of the many Broadway at the Beach restaurants.

Dry Off with Seaside Vacations

If you’re looking for even more family-friendly fun, stay with Seaside Vacations! We have rooms in the best condominiums in town. Are you looking for a resort with a lazy river? Check our inventory and book your accommodations!

Consider staying in Crescent Shores, a gorgeous resort that offers an oceanfront pool, a kiddy pool, a lazy river, and a hot tub. They also have a gym and an indoor pool. Plus, their prime location makes it easy to get to the best North Myrtle Beach attractions.

Take a look at our full selection of rentals and book today! We look forward to having you.

Spend Easter in North Myrtle Beach this Year

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It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for Easter and Spring Break. If you’re headed to the North Myrtle Beach area, you’re lucky with some fun events. Staying with us in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the local events. Let’s look below at why you should spend Easter in North Myrtle Beach this year.

41st Annual North Myrtle Beach Easter Egg Hunt

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If you have never experienced the beach for Easter, you’ve been missing out on this event. This year the North Myrtle Beach area celebrates its 41st Easter Egg Hunt at McLean Park. On Saturday, April 8th beginning at 10:00 am, your kids will get to embark on an adventure to collect as many eggs as they can be based on their ages. Admission to this event is free, but they ask that you arrive a little before 10:00 am to guarantee a parking space. After the Easter Egg hunt, your kids will be able to visit with the Easter Bunny and friends. Think of the fun they will have to collect all those eggs.   

Barefoot Bunny Hop

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Another fun event that you will have to check out on your Easter vacation is the Barefoot Bunny Hop. This event is happening at Barefoot Landing on Saturday, April 1st, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Here you and your kids can enjoy some music and a fun dance party, participate in their Easter Egg Hunt, meet the Easter Bunny, etc. After participating in this fun event, do a little shopping at one of the many shops and grab a quick bite to eat, too. Don’t forget to bring your child’s Easter Egg Basket as they will want to put the eggs into their basket.

This Easter, many other fun things are happening in the North Myrtle Beach area; we wanted to share these with you. If you still haven’t booked your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for a holiday, give us a shout today. We look forward to hearing how you are spending your vacation with us.

A Guide To The Best Mini Golf in North Myrtle Beach

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There’s nothing quite like a game of mini-golf. It’s a perfect activity for families in the competitive mood or for friends craving some childhood nostalgia. North Myrtle Beach is home to some incredible mini-golf courses with intricate stories and props. So if you’re looking for the best mini golf in North Myrtle Beach, we’ve can help! Here are a few of our favorite places to play.


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The Best Mini Golf in North Myrtle Beach

Paradise Adventures

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Paradise Adventures has three great locations in North Myrtle Beach, each with a different course and theme. Mutiny Bay is a 36-hole, all outdoor adventure. It’s easy to spot due to its enormous pirate ship that can be seen along Highway 17. A great pirate battle breaks out every 30 minutes. Cancun Lagoon is next and features a huge replica of an ancient Mayan pyramid. Playing this air-conditioned indoor/outdoor course is a great way to cool off while having fun! If you’re looking for a great place to visit on a rainy day, Molten Mountain has a course indoors. You can also play outdoors next to their 50-foot active volcano which erupts every 30 minutes.

Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf

Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf has been a staple in North Myrtle Beach since 1955. Here you’ll find two courses, each perfect for a date night or evening with the kids. The first is the Lost Treasure Golf Course which begins with a train ride to the first hole at the top of a mountain. As you play your way down the mountain, you’ll hear the story of Duffer A. Hacker, a man who led an expedition to search for gold and diamond mines. Players can attempt to discover prehistoric bones, statues, and hidden treasure during their game.
The second course is the Dinosaur Adventure Course, which features an 85-foot long steamship, waterfalls, streams, dinosaurs, a hot air balloon, and more! Follow Professor Hacker’s adventure on a mysterious island that contains dinosaurs. You’ll love exploring the lost world while playing through the course.

Hawaiian Rumble Golf & Batting Cages

For a taste of Hawaii in North Myrtle Beach, stop by Hawaiian Rumble Golf & Batting Cages. The one-of-a-kind landscaping lends to a unique mini-golfing experience. Enjoy the sounds of birds while playing the 18-hole course, or step out to the back deck to feed to resident turtles! The course is also home to the United States ProMiniGolf Association that holds the Crocodile Rocks Master’s, a national competition.

Mayday Golf

Mayday Golf has two courses, each contributes to an ongoing story. The first, Mayday Mountain, puts players at the site of a plane crash. Players must make their way through the tropical island to rescue. It’s an 18-hole course that is bound to challenge!
The second course is Rescue Falls, which features a real Huey rescue helicopter. The brave players are going to be rescued; they just have to make their way through 18 more holes. You’ll be taken past the Falls, a waterfall that tends to catch visitors off-guard.

End Your Day at a Seaside Vacations Rental

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Guests who want to continue their golfing weekend should stay with us in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. We offer homes and condos that are close to one of the many golf courses in the area. Some of the rentals have great amenities such as a pool, beachfront, close to local attractions, and more. Be sure to check out our specials page to see what we have to offer. We look forward to hearing which mini golf course was your favorite!

Shells You Can Find on Your Next Vacation to North Myrtle Beach

Shells You Can Find on Your Next Vacation to North Myrtle Beach

Do you and your family like to take walks on the beach looking for shells to take home? If you do, then we want to share with you some of the shells you can find in North Myrtle Beach. Staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to the shoreline. Let’s look below at what shells you can find while you are on vacation here in North Myrtle Beach.

Lettered Olive

Shells You Can Find on Your Next Vacation to North Myrtle Beach

The Lettered Olive happens to be the state shell for South Carolina since 1984. This is a standard shell that you will find on the South Carolina Coastline and is one that you will want to see more of. Known for its smooth, shiny, and cylinder shape along with Its unusual brown markings is a beautiful shell that you will want to continue to add to your collection!

Whelk Shells

Whelk shells are found a lot on the east coast, but they are often located here on the shoreline of North Myrtle Beach. These shells are often confused as being a conch shell by many, but don’t let that stop you from adding to your collection. Whelk shells are beautiful, and you will often find them with a spiral pattern on the outside of the shell. These do come in different sizes, so don’t be discouraged if you happen to find a small one compared to a larger one on your trip.

Cockle Shells

Shells You Can Find on Your Next Vacation to North Myrtle Beach

Cockle shells are found on many beaches around the United States and will be easy to distinguish. These shells look a lot like a scallop, but they have a heart like shape to them, unlike a scallop. Cockle shells come in a variety of colors and sizes and are one to collect. You can use them with arts & craft projects, place them in a jar with a candle in the middle, or let the kids use them to decorate their sandcastles.

Coquina Clam Shells

The Coquina Clamshells are many that you will find along the shore and are often one of the most common shells found at the beach. Many children love to see these shells while at the beach and collect them. They are small clamshells that are around an inch long, and they are found in several different colors. These shells are often found alive by the water burrowing themselves in the sand.

Jingle Shells

Jingle shells are often found along the Atlantic coast and are known as clams or oysters. Often, you’ll find them with a very iridescent color shell, and their outside is shiny. Many children find them on the beach and will use them on the sandcastles they may build each summer.

Sand Dollars

Have you ever found a sand dollar while searching for shells along the shoreline? You may have found pieces of them more often than the whole one, but we promise you can find them in the area too. While you can go out and purchase them from local beach gift shops, finding some of your own is more fun and adventure. We will say they are very fragile, so if you find one, be careful with it.  

Many other shells can be found in North Myrtle Beach, such as Pen Shells, Banded Tulips, and Atlantic Moon Snail Shells. Staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals will allow you and your family to enjoy the beach to collect shells. We can’t wait to hear all about the shells you found while on vacation here in North Myrtle Beach!

3 October Events You Don’t Want to Miss in North Myrtle Beach

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Do you have a family vacation planned to North Myrtle Beach in October? If you do, let us share three events you don’t want to miss. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep your family close to the fun. Look below at those three events happening here on the Grand Strand.

Cruisin’ the Beach Car Show

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The Cruisin’, the Beach Car Show, is perfect for everyone in the family to attend. Starting on Thursday, October 6th, at Broadway at the Beach, your family can check out some amazing-looking cars. This event is free to attend and runs through Saturday, October 8th, from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. You can purchase car parts, clothing, food, and more. Think of the fun the whole family will have as you check out classic, muscle, vintage, and even modern cars together.

31st Annual Greek Festival

Another great event this October is the 31st Annual Greek Festival. Happening over at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, your family can get a taste of the Greek Heritage. This event starts on Thursday, October 13th, and runs through Sunday, October 16th, from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm. Some of the food you’ll be able to purchase and try are Gyros, Greek Chicken, Greek Salad, Spanakopita, and more. Admission to the event is $2 per person and free for kids 10 & under. The Greek Festival is something you’ll never forget and will want to visit every fall!

17th Annual Little River ShrimpFest

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Join in on the 17th Annual Little River ShrimpFest happening on Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday, October 9th. This event will be happening from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm along the History Little River Waterfront. Some items you’ll be able to experience are live music, balloon artists, delicious fresh local seafood, and much more. There are no pets allowed except for service animals. Be sure to check out the different arts and crafts vendors that will be there for you to bring home a gift or two for someone.

Many other events are happening on the Grand Strand this October, 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. We can’t wait to hear which event was your family’s favorite!

Book Your Fall Vacation to North Myrtle Beach Today

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Are you and your family looking to escape to the North Myrtle Beach area this fall? If the answer is yes, then allow us to tell you about why vacationing on the Grand Strand the best in the fall is. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the action. Let’s look below at why the beach during the fall months is the best.

Weather

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One of the best things about vacationing to North Myrtle Beach during the fall is the weather. While September may be a little toasty for many, in October and November, the temperature turns cooler. You may not be able to swim in the ocean in November. You can still enjoy the sun and sand on the beach. There may be a few times that you’ll experience a little rain and storms, but you’ll be able to enjoy your vacation rental.

Fewer Crowds

Another reason for vacationing in the area is that there are typically fewer crowds. This is a big thing for families with young kids as they won’t feel as overwhelmed. You’ll be able to go to a restaurant and not have a long wait compared to the summer months. Some of the stores may not all be open as they are in the summer, but you’ll feel like you’re a local. This can be a big thing for many families during the “off-season” as they love to vacation this way every year.

Enjoy your Vacation Rental

One of the best reasons for staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals is getting to enjoy it. With the many different options that you have to choose from, the fall months are some of the best times to visit. Bring a few of your families games with you and play them in the rental. Plan a movie night and pop up a few bags of popcorn to snack on during the movie. There are so many ways that you can enjoy your vacation rental this fall together as a family!

While there are many other reasons why you should book your fall vacation today, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you’re ready to experience North Myrtle Beach this fall, give us a call today. We hope to see you and your family as you get to enjoy the Grand Strand this fall!

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