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Get Ready for Some Deep Belly Laughs with the Comedy Scene Along the Grand Strand

The Grand Strand has so much to do and see with our miles of sandy beaches, different restaurants for each taste and many things to do for everyone to enjoy.  Check out some of the best places to see comedians and get your laugh on.

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Get a Better View and a Refreshing Drink From One of the Top 5 Rooftop Bars Along the Grand Strand

Ready to quench your thirst alongside breathtaking views?  Here is a list of the top 5 rooftop bars for you to achieve both.

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5 Top Picks for Seafood in the Myrtle Beach Area

The cottages provide you with an amazing kitchen to cook to order your own seafood, here are some great options on where to buy the freshest seafood in town.

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See the Grand Strand’s Quieter Side on Two Wheels

Grab your bike and head to the beach to explore some undiscovered parts on two wheels, check out some of our top suggestions.

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The perfect beach escape to celebrate Autumn

Come and discover the fun here in Myrtle Beach during the fall festival season, check out the fun.

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Come celebrate Coastal Uncorked Wine and Food Festival in Myrtle Beach

Looking for a great reason to visit Myrtle Beach besides the miles of sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, attractions and many eateries to choose from, how about a Food and Wine Festival?  Check out all of the festivities for the 2017 Coastal Uncorked event this Labor Day weekend.

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Music on Main Is Music to Our Ears

Live Music on a summer evening that is free, what better can you get?  Check out the live music on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.

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Set Sail on the High Seas as You Become A Pirate for the Day

If you would like to discover what it was like to be a pirate and enjoy climbing aboard their vessel, head to Barefoot Landing and explore on the Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise in North Myrtle Beach.

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Labor Day Weekend Offers an End of Summer Celebration

Head to Myrtle Beach for one more summer celebration with your best friends and favorite family members as you kick off the fall season with a bang.

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Time to discover Myrtle Beach on the water.

Head to the water and choose which speed you want to discover the waterfront.  Check out options from the most thrilling to the most relaxing.

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Great new dining options for you to enjoy in the heart of Myrtle Beeach at Broadway at the Beach

Take a trip down to Broadway at the beach for lots of family fun, entertainment and great new dining options.

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House of Blues Offers Music to Feed the Soul

Bring the family for some great live entertainment, tasty soul food and amazing artwork.

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Get a Taste of Paradise at Duplin Winery

Get the sweet taste of South Carolina as you enjoy live entertainment, gift shopping and wine sipping.

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Come out and explore the natural beauty along the Grand Strand along the waterways.

Paddle out and discover the hidden coastlines and waterways along the Grand Strand.  Check out the many options that are available and get ready to book your next adventure today.

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Hot New Entertainment and Eateries Opened Just in Time for Your Summer Vacation

We have good news for all North Myrtle Beach vacationers and Cottages of North Beach Plantation guests with adventurous palates. Four new establishments have made their debuts along the Grand Strand, including the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach locations, the latest brewpub to capitalize on the craft-beer craze - the Carolina Ale House.

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Sunshine, Sandy Beaches and Summertime Fun

Take a 60-smile stretch of white sand beach and cool Atlantic Ocean waters, sprinkle in some sunshine, add a few of your favorite friends and family to enjoy the ultimate summer Myrtle Beach vacation right in the heart of it all the Cottages of North Beach Plantation.

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Ready for a safe and fun summer vacation, just make sure to follow the beach rules.

Before you head out to enjoy the beautiful beach at Cottages at North Beach Plantation, or anywhere along the North Myrtle Beach coastline, this summer, take a few minutes to read up on the rules of the beach for 2017.

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Book Early and Save Big at the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach

The winter cold has set in, and it’s a long time until your next vacation. You need something fabulous to look forward to, a light at the end of the winter tunnel. You need to plan a trip to the Grand Strand and North Beach Plantation for the Carolina Country Music Fest!

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A Thousand Candles for a Thousand Smiles

Besides the miles of beaches and the ocean blue, one of the prettiest destinations in Myrtle Beach is the Brookgreen Gardens, with acres of beautiful flowers, a zoo full of animals and tours to help you navigate everything there is to take in. Along with these scenes and attractions, and as the weather becomes chillier and you hear Christmas carols on the radio, Brookgreen has a special way of putting people in the Christmas spirit.

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Walk Through a Forest of Christmas Joy … Among the Fish!

As the werewolves and jack-o’-lanterns go away and the leaves have all fallen from the trees, it’s only a matter of time before the Christmas specials start filling the TV schedule and jolly holiday tunes are blasted from radio stations. So you’ll need to find the perfect display to subtly put you in the Christmas spirit.

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Five Reasons to Book Your 2017 Vacation Plans at North Beach Plantation

The holidays are here, and a new year will be here before you know it. Winter will start nipping at your nose and your toes, and soon you will be longing for an escape to some sunshine on the South Carolina seashore and the luxurious accommodations at North Beach Plantation. So why wait for the inevitable when you can save yourself lots of money, time and wintertime blues by booking your next vacation early? Here are five reasons to make your plans to visit us at North Beach Plantation:

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710 Bowling: A Great Place to Spend Your Spare Time

For a fun evening of games and good food with family and friends, 710 Bowling is a favorite among Grand Strand locals and vacationers alike. And, as a guest at North Beach Plantation, you are within a 10-minute drive of the entertainment hot spot.

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A Destination for Outdoor Recreation in North Myrtle Beach

The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is a beautiful multi-use facility that is home to a range of different events throughout the year, from concerts to athletic tournaments. The complex has eight regulation soccer fields, four regulation youth baseball/collegiate softball fields and two high school/collegiate baseball fields that can be converted to youth baseball/collegiate softball fields based on demand, as well as batting cages and a 25-acre lake for outdoor boating and water activities.

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Myrtle Beach Flea Market Tips and Tricks

Flea markets can be a fun way to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather while grabbing some great deals on hard-to-find treasures. To help guests at North Beach Plantation to work the Myrtle Beach flea markets like a pro, we’ve put together the following tips.

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Little River ShrimpFest Serves Up Jumbo-Sized Fun

The summer season may be over, but there is still plenty of fall fun to be had for guests at North Beach Plantation. Are you already missing all the fresh seafood and the coastal atmosphere? The Little River ShrimpFest is an event that definitely makes it worth coming out to the coast for the weekend. Now in its 12th year, the annual event’s 2016 edition is scheduled for the weekend of October 8 and 9, and it is a fantastic gathering.

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Myrtle Beach International Airport Offers Great Flights, Amazing Location and Quick Service

Being on vacation is fantastic, but sometimes getting to your vacation destination can be a real headache. For guests at North Beach Plantation, however, flying in and out of the newly renovated Myrtle Beach International Airport is now much easier and more convenient.

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Check Out the New Tavern in Town — American Tap House

There is a great new option for guests at North Beach Plantation who are planning to head into Myrtle Beach for a meal or drinks on the town. American Tap House is open for business! Having celebrated its official grand opening celebration in early September, American Tap House is looking forward to becoming a staple part of the Myrtle Beach foodie culture. The new business styles itself as a gastropub, serving excellent food and offering a huge selection of craft beers to go with it.

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Opa! Another Great Reason to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

To many locals, fall is considered the best time of year at the beach. We have the most wonderful weather of all four seasons, less traffic, fewer visitors and, of course, the festivals! If you haven’t had the chance to enjoy one of our many fall festivals, then the very first thing you need to know is which is the must-attend festival — and that is the St. John’s Greek Festival. This year, the festival will run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. You must make plans to attend — you won’t be sorry, and you will likely be starting a great new tradition!

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CCU Football Offers Another Reason to Visit the Grand Strand in the Fall

We’ve got spirit, yes we do — it’s football season at CCU! That’s right, Coastal Carolina University is warming up for another season on the field, and if you’re going to be at North Beach Plantation over the weekend this fall, you might want to take in a game.

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Enjoy Your Labor Day Weekend With North Beach Plantation and the Coastal Uncorked Festival

Labor Day Weekend is almost here! It’s the last big weekend of the summer season, and there is no better way to bid summer farewell than by coming down to North Beach Plantation and enjoying the weekend festivities around Myrtle Beach.

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Myrtle Beach Fall 2016 Events

With the summer season coming to an end and the weather finally cooling down, things are just starting to heat up in Myrtle Beach. There are so many great reasons to visit North Beach Plantation in the fall.

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Touring the Pools of North Beach Plantation

North Beach Plantation offers luxurious amenities across the board for the pleasure and enjoyment of guests, and there is no better illustration of this than a tour of all the different swimming pools that are part of the resort.

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Take a Day Trip Back in Time to Historic Georgetown

Guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort have so many wonderful options for on-site entertainment that they could spend their entire vacation without leaving the property. But for those who wish to explore the beautiful Lowcountry scenery that surrounds Litchfield Beach, there are even more exciting opportunities, including a unique chance to travel back in time.

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5 Easy-Access Golf Courses for North Beach Plantation Guests

If you’re hoping to get in a round (or five) of golf during your stay at North Beach Plantation, you’re in luck! In Myrtle Beach, golfers of every skill level can find a course that’s fun to play. Here are five amazing choices for a day on the links, all within four miles of the resort:

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Myrtle Beach: A Great Place to Spend Labor Day Weekend

The summer is coming to a close, and whether you pass its final days sunning on the beach or partying the night away, Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time for a beach vacation. There is no better way to say goodbye to one season and welcome the next than by enjoying the beautiful accommodations at North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach!

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Jump, Bounce and Climb at Myrtle Beach’s First Trampoline Park

Myrtle Beach is famous for its wealth of fun-in-the-sun activities, such as parasailing, surfing, golf and beachcombing. But what about when it rains, or when it’s just too hot to play outdoors? Thanks to the recent opening of Rockin’ Jump, Myrtle Beach’s first trampoline park, we’ve got you covered — literally.

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Make Waves at Shark Wake Park

The Grand Strand’s newest attraction is a must-do for adventure-seeking vacationers. Located only a short drive from North Beach Plantation, Greg Norman Jr.’s Shark Wake Park is a cable wakeboarding park — the first full-size cable water sports park in South Carolina, in fact.

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Top Five Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Where Kids Play Free

In the age of cellphones, the internet and social media, finding a fun way to connect with your children can be a tricky proposition. But one of the most popular generational bridges also happens to be one of Myrtle Beach's specialties — golf.

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The 5 Best Places for Oysters in Myrtle Beach

Delicious, fresh seafood meals are one of the delights of a seaside vacation. When it comes to satisfying their seafood craving, guests at North Beach Plantation can suit nearly any taste. The resort itself offers a variety of options, from the casual pool grill and swim-up bar to the elegance of an evening at 21 Main Prime Steak House. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there are restaurants of every description enticing you into the town of Myrtle Beach. Making a selection from among so many delectable options can be difficult, but if you’re looking for the best oysters in town, here is a short list to make the decision a little easier!

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Finding the Quietest Beach Spots on the Grand Strand

It's no secret that July is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach. That's why so many people choose to visit this time of year. While there's something to be said for joining the crowds on the beach — like making new friends over a game of cornhole or watching the kids join in on building a sand castle — sometimes you need an escape from the masses on your own secluded stretch of beach. They are a bit hard to come by in the peak of the season, so the price of privacy may be an admission fee to an oceanfront park or a long hike through the sand.

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Protect Your Skin While Having Fun in the Myrtle Beach Sun

Whether you’re looking forward to making a splash in the water, playing tennis with friends or just relaxing with a good book, your vacation at North Beach Plantation offers an opportunity to spend time outdoors enjoying the resort’s beautiful beaches and outdoor activities. With so much to do and see outside, it’s important to protect your skin from excessive sun exposure so you don’t get sidelined from the fun with a painful sunburn.

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Three Myrtle Beach Cruise Options That Are Sure to Please

The Grand Strand offers many ways to get out onto the beautiful area waters — and its proximity to these waters is one of the many reasons people love to vacation at North Beach Plantation. Resort guests can enjoy a picturesque trip down the Intracoastal Waterway, a Las Vegas-style gambling cruise on the Atlantic Ocean or a romantic sunset cruise in the calm waters of Murrells Inlet without having to travel far. Here is a sampling of three of the most popular cruises the Grand Strand has to offer:

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Pursue Offshore Adventure During Your Grand Strand Vacation

When visiting North Myrtle Beach, it’s a no-brainer that you’re going to want to spend some time building massive sand castles, lying on the beach with a cool drink and swimming in the surf. But the possibilities for adventure in and around the water certainly don’t end there. There are plenty of other ways to explore South Carolina’s beautiful coastline and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Ripley’s Aquarium

If you need a little break from the beach but still want to experience life under the sea, make a point to visit Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach. Located in the Broadway at the Beach shopping and dining district, this attraction offers fascinating daily exhibits, unforgettable behind-the-scenes experiences, and live shows.

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The Claw House Restaurant Adds Unique Flavor to Grand Strand Dining Scene

With more than 1,700 restaurants serving millions of annual visitors to the Grand Strand, it's difficult for an upstart eatery to offer something truly unique. But The Claw House, the latest addition to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, has done just that by pursuing a fresh concept amid a sea of other waterfront restaurants in the Seafood Capital of South Carolina.

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Alabama Theatre Reflects Rich Musical History of Myrtle Beach

The Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing has been entertaining thousands of fans for more than two decades, but the story behind the popular musical and theatrical venue is even more deeply rooted in the Grand Strand sand, all the way back to the early 1970s.

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North Beach Plantation Named Hall of Fame Award Winner

Known as the “world’s largest travel site,” TripAdvisor is a website that lets people share their travel experiences and rate restaurants, flights, hotels, services and more from around the globe. The better the reviews a business gets on TripAdvisor, the better chance it will get new customers.

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Hope and History in North Myrtle Beach this Summer

Looking to gain some historic knowledge during your exciting vacation on the Grand Strand? Founded in 2013, the North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum is proud to present the exhibit, which celebrates the life and legacy of Bob Hope and examines his entire life.

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The Best BBQ Spots in Myrtle Beach

South Carolina is known for its amazing BBQ, and the Fourth of July is the perfect time to enjoy this all-American meal. After a long day of swimming in the pool or relaxing on the beach at The Strand, you’re sure to be hungry — so here’s a list of a few of the area’s most delicious BBQ joints.

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Fill Your July 4th with Fireworks and Fun at North Beach Plantation

With fireworks and family-friendly festivities planned throughout the Grand Strand, there are few better places to celebrate our nation’s independence this Fourth of July than in beautiful North Myrtle Beach.

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Cast Your Day Away Fishing Under the Carolina Sun

With so many creeks, inlets, ponds, lakes and rivers — not to mention the Atlantic Ocean — located in the Myrtle Beach area, one of the biggest challenges fishing enthusiasts face here is deciding just where to cast a line. The angling-related questions most frequently asked by North Beach Plantation guests revolve around how can they fish out in the Atlantic and which area piers offer fishing passes. Here, we offer a few suggestions related to these questions, as well as some important information to help ensure you have an amazing fishing excursion while visiting Myrtle Beach.

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Myrtle Beach Flea Markets Offer Bargains, Variety

Even the most extravagant of spenders like to find deals, and the flea markets in the Myrtle Beach area are just the place to strike it rich. If you’re looking for massive savings, then come on down and save. Here’s the scoop on some of the top flea markets within a short drive of North Beach Plantation.

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North Beach Surrounded by a Shopper’s Paradise

Guests at North Beach Plantation have virtually everything they need on the resort premises — the beach, a spacious oceanfront pool deck, fine dining at 21 Main and a full-service pampering palace in the Cinzia Spa. Besides going sightseeing to explore all the great things the Grand Strand has to offer, the only real reason to leave the property is to go on a shopping spree. The good news is you don't have to travel very far to find some of the best shopping on the Strand, and you can cover a lot of ground in one retail therapy session. With shopping options surrounding North Beach in every direction but that of the Atlantic Ocean, it's close and convenient to hit a wide variety of retail centers in the neighborhood. Here are five of our favorites:

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LEGO Exhibit Comes to Brookgreen Gardens

While Brookgreen Gardens in nearby Murrells Inlet offers fun activities for the whole family, convincing some youngsters to spend a full day at the botanical sculpture garden might be a challenge. But with the addition of the LEGO Bricks Exhibit to Brookgreen Gardens' summer lineup, the little ones will be lining up to see and build statues with the popular toy blocks. Now through Sept. 5, Brookgreen Gardens is hosting the touring exhibit "Nature Connects: Art With LEGO Bricks" in its Native Wildlife Zoo area. Featuring 12 amazing sculptures built entirely with LEGOs by artist and children's book author Sean Kenney, this display allows kids to get up close and pose for photos with colorful statues of peacocks, flowers and other natural landscapes.

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Play Trivia Six Nights a Week on the Grand Strand

Pop quiz: Which North Myrtle Beach resort is a multiyear recipient of AAA's Four Diamond Award, has the No. 1-rated swim-up bar in the U.S. on a spacious oceanfront pool deck, and offers luxurious oceanfront accommodations and amenities like the on-site 21 Main Prime Steakhouse & Sushi Bar and the full-service Cinzia Spa? If you said North Beach Plantation, you are correct. Now that you’ve discovered the best place to stay for your North Myrtle Beach vacation and proven yourself a quiz whiz, it's time to test your knowledge with a fun-filled night of trivia at one of the many local restaurants and bars that host Team Trivia. Put your heads together with friends and family members, and put all that useless information to work for a fun night out. Many bars offer trivia contests during the happy hour or early evenings, so it's a great way to start out a night on the town. Compete against other teams for prizes, and you might even make a few new friends over some good-natured competition. The Grand Strand offers chances to play trivia six nights a week, with many of the host venues a short distance from North Beach. Here's a schedule of Team Trivia events in the area.

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North Beach: the Perfect Place for Weddings, Receptions

Your wedding should be perfect, so why not hold it at North Beach Plantation, the perfect place for weddings on the Grand Strand? Located on a 7.5-acre "island" in North Myrtle Beach, this AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort provides the ideal setting, facilities, resources, accommodations and amenities you need to host the wedding and reception of your dreams. North Beach's charm and suitability as a top wedding destination becomes evident as you arrive on the property and cross the bridge over the tidal creek that separates the resort from the mainland. You quickly realize you are entering a different world, one where luxury and elegance abound and the beauty of the oceanfront serves as a scenic backdrop for your special day.

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Five Great Day Trips Within an Hour’s Drive of North Beach

One of the best things about staying at North Beach Plantation is that you can enjoy your entire vacation without ever leaving the resort. Featuring first-class accommodations and amenities — like our spacious oceanfront pool deck and award-winning swim-up bar, fine dining at 21 Main and a full-service spa and salon at Cinzia Spa — North Beach is really among the best places to be on the Grand Strand. But guests who love to go exploring — even beyond all the great attractions, shopping, dining and nightlife the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach areas have to offer — are still in the right place. Within a 60-mile radius of North Beach, you’ll find some unique locations that seem a world away from mainstream Myrtle Beach. Here are five of our top recommendations for day-trip destinations:

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Celebrate Mayfest on Main in North Myrtle Beach

If the official start of spring is called the vernal equinox and the first day of summer is known as the summer solstice, what do you call the day midway between those two meteorological events? The sumnal solstinox? The vermer equistice? The locals and visitors to North Myrtle Beach have a much better name for it — Mayfest on Main. With the 11th annual celebration set for Saturday, May 7 — exactly midway between the official starts of spring and summer — Mayfest on Main signals the unofficial start of the most fun and sunny days in downtown North Myrtle Beach with a big one-day blowout.

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Top 5 Seafood Restaurants Near North Beach Plantation

Guests at North Beach Plantation are conveniently located amid a sea of excellent Grand Strand seafood restaurants, including the area’s best place for surf and turf only steps away from your room. Like North Beach Plantation, 21 Main Prime Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is a multi-year winner of AAA's exclusive Four Diamond Award, so there's no need to leave the premises to find the highest quality in town. Serving in-house-aged prime steaks, creative sushi rolls and fresh-catch specials in an elegant fine-dining environment, 21 Main attracts surf and turf lovers from all over the Grand Strand — so you owe it to yourself to at least once feast at 21 Main. But for those who want to take their taste buds on a tour, you don't have to travel far to find some great seafood. From Restaurant Row to the Little River Inlet, and from seafood shacks and all-you-can-eat buffets to upscale eateries and sushi bars, North Beach Plantation is literally surrounded by outstanding seafood restaurants. Here are five of our favorites:

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Celebrate the Carolina Country Music Festival at North Beach Plantation

North Beach Plantation guests prefer the finer things in life, like staying at the best resort on the Grand Strand and attending the concert event of the year at the Second Annual Carolina Country Music Festival in downtown Myrtle Beach. And if you think things can't get much finer than that, you can also win two free tickets to the show, courtesy of North Beach. The inaugural Carolina Country Music Festival brought more than 50,000 fans to the Myrtle Beach downtown district to see some of the biggest names in country music last year. Back by popular demand, the encore performance is scheduled for June 10-12 on the 18-acre site that was once home to the historic Myrtle Beach Pavilion and continues the tradition with a lineup that includes Country Music Association award-winning acts like Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line — and those are just the headliners. Other acts include Cole Swindell, Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses, Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Ray, Maren Morris, Chris Lane, Kane Brown, Joe Nichols, Chase Bryant, Lauren Jenkins and more artists to be announced.

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Five Great Ways to Spend Rainy Days on the Grand Strand

People come to the Grand Strand for fun in the sun, but there are also plenty of good times to be had when the weather doesn't cooperate. Guests at North Beach Plantation can stay on the resort and enjoy a wide range of indoor activities, like the indoor pool and lazy river and the on-site Cinzia Spa. But for those who prefer to go off property and explore all the great indoor activities the Myrtle Beach area has to offer, here's a list of our favorite rainy-day pastimes on the Strand:

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Experience a Memorable Easter Holiday in North Myrtle Beach

Enjoy the best of both worlds by spending the Easter holiday at North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach, where you can continue the familiar traditions from back at home while also experiencing the adventures of something new and different on your vacation. It all adds up to a memorable Easter retreat at the Grand Strand's finest resort and nicest neighborhood. Relax in the lap of luxury at the AAA Four Diamond award-winning North Beach Plantation, where world-class accommodations and amenities make it tempting to spend your entire visit on our beautiful 7.5 acre property. But with so many family festivities and Easter events taking place only a short distance away from the resort, guests can also find fun of all kinds and for all ages. Whether you are looking for some familiar holiday events or something completely different, North Beach Plantation and North Myrtle Beach have you covered. Here are some of the memory-making ways to spend the Easter holiday at North Beach:

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Luxury Golf for the Luxury Myrtle Beach Vacation

A vacation spent at North Beach Plantation means only one thing – a luxury getaway through and through. From the amenities provided at North Beach, to the exclusive coastal beachfront, there is nothing that could supplement a luxury vacation on the Grand Strand than a round at one of the premier golf courses only accessible to guests. For the golf-portion of your vacation, look to these three elite courses and facilities, just minutes away, as a place to start:

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Paint the Town Green at the North Myrtle Beach St. Patricks’ Day Parade and Festival

St. Patrick's Day comes early this year in North Myrtle Beach, but the celebration is right on time. Despite falling five days before the actual holiday, the North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival features great family fun and good times for grown-ups unlike many of the same-day festivities held on the Grand Strand and throughout the Carolinas. Commemorating its 28th anniversary, the March 12 North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival is a time-honored tradition as well as a rite of spring on the Strand. An estimated 30,000 revelers are expected to join in the free festivities, which run all day Saturday and are followed by plenty of all-night after parties in the Horseshoe district.

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Horseback Riding is a Great Way to Spend a Day in North Myrtle Beach

The North Myrtle Beach area that surrounds North Beach Plantation offers scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, but there are a few places you can't get to on foot and are best reached on hoof. And there is no better vista of the beaches, wetlands and woodlands of North Myrtle Beach than from high in the saddle aboard a horse. Offering private beach rides, waterway trail tours, and even pony rides for the little ones, Inlet Point Plantation in North Myrtle Beach provides highly trained horses and professionally guided tours of the property and the surrounding trails. Everyone from beginners to experienced pros can find the adventure to meet their comfort level at Inlet Point.

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Myrtle Beach a Hot Spot for Sports Tourism, Facilities

In 2004, Sports Illustrated named Myrtle Beach the Sports Capital of South Carolina, and not just because the magazine was founded at our famed Pine Lakes International Country Club 50 years earlier. The foremost authority in American sports knew what millions of visitors have discovered: Myrtle Beach is a great vacation destination as well as a hot spot for sports. With more than 80 golf courses located within a 60-mile radius of the Grand Strand, and with a 60-mile stretch of white-sand beaches and beautiful Atlantic Ocean in our back yard, the Myrtle Beach area is well known for its golf and watersports opportunities. But fewer know about the abundance of ball fields, sports courts, bike trails and ballparks.

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Where to Find Healthy and Tasty Super Bowl Party Eats and Treats

Super Bowl parties have become as much about food and drinks as the game itself. During a three-hour football game and endless commercials, Americans consume insane amounts of the least healthy food on the planet, washed down by mass quantities of beer and soda. Ironic that a celebration that revolves around an athletic event has become a display of gluttony on greasy, cheesy foods. It doesn't have to be that way, especially with the explosion in healthy dining options that have sprung up on the Grand Strand in recent years. Go out to a restaurant or bar that offers less traditional yet more nutritional dishes, or enjoy the big game on-site in your room or cottage at North Beach Plantation. You don't have to serve pizza, hot dogs and chicken wings to throw a proper Super Bowl party. Check out these restaurants and stores for a healthy and tasty Super Bowl feast:

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The Carolina Opry Comes Alive with New “Thunder and Light” Show

What do you get when you cross the foot-stomping showmanship of popular dance troop All That with the high-tech lasers featured on major concert tours? Then take a little bit of magic and a whole lot of breath-taking action and put them all under one roof? Technically speaking, the answer is "Thunder and Light", the latest show to take the stage and thrill audiences at Myrtle Beach’s Carolina Opry. The Calvin Gilmore production is drawing rave reviews since debuting this season and crowds are taking notice. But the easy answer to the trick question is entertainment for every non-stop moment of the showcase.

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22nd Annual Quilt Gala Blankets the Grand Strand

The Grand Strand is more commonly associated with beach blankets and towels than traditional Southern quilts. But, perfect for the winter season, the Myrtle Beach area becomes home of the popular Quilt Gala on the last weekend of February. Held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this event attracts a large crowd of quilt-makers and enthusiasts to see these homemade and handmade blankets on display. Much like the Horry County Museum that hosts the 22nd annual event, the Quilt Gala also has a new location and an expanded lineup to bring more folks into the historic fold.

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Top 5 Limo, Taxi and Shuttle Services on the Grand Strand

Guests at North Beach Plantation rarely want to leave the property. With elegant oceanfront accommodations, award-winning amenities and on-site luxuries like Cinzia Spa and 21 Main Steakhouse and Sushi, everything you need for a wonderful vacation experience is only steps away from your door. Some guests spend their entire stay on the beach or on the premises. But for those who want to go out and about to experience all the great things the Grand Strand has to offer, the best way to travel is in first class. Leave the driving to the professionals while you relax and enjoy your vacation.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Style at North Beach Plantation

Your loved one deserves the best for Valentine's Day, and the best happens to be on the North Beach Plantation property. Located on 7 1/2 acres of prime oceanfront property in North Myrtle Beach, this AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning resort provides the perfect setting for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend without ever having to leave the North Beach premises. Sure, you could stay at a different hotel, drive to a fancy restaurant, drive to a spa, and drive just about anywhere to find romance. But by staying at North Beach, you have all those features right here at North Beach Plantation. Let our friendly and helpful staff at North Beach attend to your every need and leave your car parked for the weekend for a hassle-free Valentine's Day date that allows you and your loved one to focus on each other, not the details. Imagine this Valentine's weekend dream date and make it a reality by reserving your romantic retreat to North Beach today:

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Palmetto Distillery Brings Moonshine to Sun Fun Capital of Myrtle Beach

It's funny how things change over time. Just as the finest whiskeys mellow with age, so do laws and social attitudes. The same moonshine that was illegal to make and distribute generations ago can now be legally purchased at your local liquor store. Visitors to Myrtle Beach can even buy a Mason jar of South Carolina's finest shine at the new Palmetto Distillery. Located on the south side of Myrtle Beach near the Market Common shopping district, Palmetto Distillery is the first legal moonshine maker and distributor in South Carolina and one of the oldest family outfits of making homemade spirits. The new 3,000 square foot facility serves as a moonshine museum paying tribute to the Southern heritage of the founding family.

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Plan Your Family Reunion at North Beach Plantation

Getting the extended family together for a nice dinner or holiday gathering can be difficult enough, but trying to bring the whole crew together for a family reunion/beach vacation can be a scheduling nightmare. But one easy way to make sure your entire family will go to great lengths to attend this family reunion is by holding it at North Beach Plantation. Located on the North Myrtle Beach oceanfront, this 7.5-acre resort features a wide selection of accommodations and world-class amenities to host a successful and memorable family reunion. As a multi-year winner of AAA's prestigious Four Diamond Award, North Beach provides a luxurious setting for any vacation or celebration, but especially for family reunions.

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Carolina Master Chorale is Music to Myrtle Beach’s Ears

The Grand Strand is known for its critically acclaimed live theaters and award-winning music venues. Popular concert spots like the House of Blues and The Palace Theatre, and off-Broadway-style theatres like The Carolina Opry and Alabama Theatre bring entertainment to the masses in Myrtle Beach, playing to packed houses of locals and visitors alike. But some of the best musical performances on the Grand Strand go off with little fanfare and aren't even on the radar screens of many music-lovers. That's because the Carolina Master Chorale, a non-profit group of local singers and musicians, don't often receive the red-carpet treatment or attract the neon-lite attention of a commercial enterprise. But for people who appreciate the purity and power of an acappella performance over the glitz and glamour of a professional production, the Carolina Master Chorale is a diamond in the rough amid a sea of high-profile acts.

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Boating, Fishing, Hunting Highlight Grand Strand Boat Show & Sportsman’s Expo

Virtually all the major boating and fishing events in the Myrtle Beach area take place on the water, such as the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west. But perhaps the biggest aquatic and angling gatherings of the year are held on dry land at the Grand Strand Boat Show & Sportsman Expo at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Jan. 8-10. Featuring three days of all things related to boating, fishing and hunting, the Grand Strand Boat Show & Sportsman Expo is the highlight event of the year for all kinds of outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen. Featuring hundreds of boats, motors and extras for sailing the high seas and the Lowcountry lakes and rivers, as well as countless numbers of fishing and hunting related items, the Myrtle Beach Convention Center lets patrons see it all under one roof and in the outdoor parking lot.

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710 Offers the Four B’s - Burgers, Bocce, Beers and Bowling - and More

The dreaded 7-10 split is the second shot no bowler wants to see, unless you happen to be talking about the new 710 entertainment complex. After a massive renovation project to the old North Myrtle Beach Lanes, the new and improved venue offers a lot more than bowling, such as a full service restaurant and bar, and a high tech arcade and game room. This isn't your father's bowling alley. In fact, unless you are a millennial, it's probably not the kind of bowling alley you are accustomed to either. But places like 710 represent the future of entertainment by providing multiple activities under one roof. In addition to bowling, guests can play bocce, billiards, darts, Foosball, ping pong, shuffleboard and more. And after working up a hearty appetite, enjoy a great meal and drinks beyond the traditional bowling alley fare.

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Five Ways to Bring the Holidays With You to North Beach Plantation

There's no place like home for the holidays, but there's no place like North Beach Plantation either. Guests can experience the best of both worlds by booking a vacation getaway over the holidays and bringing a small slice of home with them to give your oceanfront room a familiar feel. Here are five ways to bring the holidays with you for your Grand Strand getaway:

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Top Places to Watch the NFL Playoffs in Myrtle Beach

This is always an exciting time of year for football fans as the NFL Playoffs and college football bowl games get under way, but never has the Grand Strand been this fired up for some pigskin. Not only is the home team, the Carolina Panthers, making a run for the best record and No. 1 playoff seed, but in-state school and No. 1-ranked Clemson is going for its first national championship since 1981. Needless to say, local folks will be out in force to support their home teams. That's just one more reason to go out and enjoy all the action with fellow football fans. No matter what team you cheer for, you will not be alone as you venture out to area sports bars and watering holes to root for your favorite team. Because the Myrtle Beach area is home to vacationers and transplants from all over the country, all teams are well represented with a loyal fan base. Go out to some of these sports bars, join in the fun and get ready for some football:

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Christmas Mass Schedules for the Grand Strand

Just because you decide to take a vacation to the Grand Strand for the Christmas holidays doesn't mean you have to miss out on your religious traditions from back home. Offering churches of all denominations along the 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline, the Myrtle Beach area is particularly well represented by Catholicism with a number of local Catholic churches holding special services and Christmas mass. Here's a schedule of holiday events for five nearby Catholic churches:

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Christmas Cheers! The Best Holiday Drinks on the Beach

The holidays are about more than the sights, sounds and smells. Yes the Christmas lights, holiday carols and the aroma of gingerbread cookies fresh from the oven are all familiar holiday rites that excite the senses, so why not enjoy some liquid refreshments to add to the spirit of the season? North Beach guests don't have to go very far to find the ultimate in holiday-themed drinks. In addition to the on-site poolside cafe and 21 Main Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, which serve outstanding food to go with tasty beverages, North Beach is surrounded by great places to have a refreshing drink after a hectic day of shopping or a fun night out on the town. For starters, walk into any bar on the Grand Strand and order up one of these holiday treats: The Christmas Cookie (a blend of Bailey's, Kahlua and Peppermint Schnapps) that tastes surprisingly like a Girl Scout Thin Mint; or the Peppermint Stick (White Creme de Cocao and Peppermint Schnapps) that just tastes like Christmas. For folks with fruitier taste buds, spice up some hot apple cider with a shot of bourbon, rum or even some Fireball, and stir it with a cinnamon stick for a little extra kick. Of course, Christmastime and wintertime are great for hot drinks, especially coffees and cordials. Starbucks offers seasonal specials that include Carmel Brulee Latte, Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha, Gingerbread and Egg Nog Lattes and the popular Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino. The nearby Boardwalk Coffee House, Canoli’s Café, Fresh Brewed Coffee House and Second Cup also serve non-alcoholic seasonal favorites, such as Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and Candy Cane Cappuccino.

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Top Christmas Light Displays in Myrtle Beach

Most people come to Myrtle Beach in search of one light - the sun, and lots of it. But during the wintertime and holiday season, the beauty of the Grand Strand comes alive in the glow of Christmas lights at various spots along the 60-mile stretch of coast. From Pawleys Island to the Carolina border, the Grand Strand is aglow with brightly colored lights and holiday festivities. Here are a few of our favorite Christmas light displays and where you can find them in the Myrtle Beach area:

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Start Planning Your Spring and Summer Retreat to North Beach Plantation

If you can't make it through one more month of wintry weather, there is some light at the tunnel. And that beacon of light is actually a sunny spring and summer day at North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach, the most exclusive resort on the Grand Strand. But if you want to pamper yourself in the ultimate lap of luxury, you need to plan ahead. Here are our top five reasons you should book your spring and summer getaway to North Beach Plantation today:

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Make North Beach Plantation Your Winter Retreat

Snowbirds flying south for the winter won't find a better place to land than the Grand Strand and North Beach Plantation. Located in the heart of the 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline, this AAA Four-Diamond resort provides a luxurious nest for escaping colder climates and enjoying a relaxing vacation experience you can only get at North Beach Plantation. Featuring elegantly decorated accommodations with private oceanfront balconies, a spacious indoor and outdoor pool deck, and first-class amenities like the on-site 21 Main restaurant and Cinzia Spa, North Beach Plantation offers an upscale oceanfront paradise for peace and tranquility in the offseason. But with lots of winter events going on around the Grand Strand, it's hard not to go exploring for fun. Here's our list of things to do while you are in the area this winter:

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Spend a Splendid Holiday Season in Myrtle Beach

The Grand Strand is magically transformed into a warmer version of a winter wonderland at Christmas time, and The Strand Resort is your holiday home away from home to see and attend all the great events, festivals and shows Myrtle Beach has to offer. Spend all day and night taking in the holiday sights and sounds, then head back to The Strand and relax before doing it all over again. Here’s a list of some of the fun holiday activities on tap this season:

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Celebrate the Holiday Season at North Beach Plantation

Any time of year is a great time for a relaxing vacation getaway to North Beach Plantation, but the holiday season is extra special thanks to the abundance of special events, festivals and shows taking place around Christmas. North Beach guests can catch a Christmas show at the nearby Alabama Theatre, watch a boat parade down the Intracoastal Waterway, and visit a local winery - all within a short drive of the resort. Here's a full list of fun things to do on the Grand Strand for the holidays:

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Nights of a Thousand Candles Brings Holiday Spirit to Brookgreen Gardens

The Grand Strand has some pretty unique holiday traditions, like a Christmas boat parade down the Intracoastal Waterway, a New Year's Day "Polar Plunge" dip in the chilly Atlantic Ocean, and nautical-themed Christmas decorations like anchors and seashells. But none compare to the beauty of "Nights of a Thousand Candles" celebration at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Located on a former rice and indigo plantation about 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, this 9,000-acre botanical sculpture garden is the largest and oldest on the East Coast. Brookgreen Gardens is open year-round for art and nature lovers, but for nine nights every December it is transformed into a winter wonderland with 5,500 hand-lit candles illuminating the gardens. Held this year on Dec. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19, Nights of a Thousand Candles attracts large crowds of visitors and locals who enjoy the rare chance to see the gardens at night. Flameless candles line the walkways, and more lights hang from the ancient live oak trees and the approximately 1,400 sculptures that are on display in this scenic Lowcountry setting.

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Experience a Dickens Christmas Tradition in Myrtle Beach

The Grand Strand goes all out for the holidays with dozens of parades, light displays and theatrical performances. But there's one tradition that stands out above the rest - the Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals - which hosts its 34th annual installment on Nov. 12-15. Held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, which is only a short walk from The Strand Resort, the event features a 100,000 square foot Christmas village filled with decorations, shopping venues and entertainment for the whole family. Based on the timeless holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”, this award-winning, Victorian-themed celebration attracts thousands of visitors to the main exhibition hall to get into the holiday spirit.

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Myrtle Beach Turns on Welcome Sign in Wake of South Carolina Flooding

The historic flooding that hit the state of South Carolina in the first week of October still wasn’t enough to stop the good times from rolling in Myrtle Beach and at The Strand Resort. While record amounts of rainfall caused major flooding across the Palmetto State, the Grand Strand and The Strand Resort came out of the storm in great shape. Just days after parts of the Palmetto State experienced as much as 2 feet of rain in the first week of October, Myrtle Beach was back open for business. "We are fortunate our beaches are up and running and ready for visitors," Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Brad Dean said just days after the storm stopped and the floodwaters subsided. "Anyone who has visited the Myrtle Beach area knows our fall weather is typically gorgeous and sunny. We look forward to welcoming folks back to the beach."

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North Myrtle Beach Open for Business in Aftermath of South Carolina Flooding

North Beach Plantation and the city of North Myrtle Beach are welcoming visitors with open arms in the wake of the heavy flooding that hit parts of the Palmetto State earlier this month. The recent, record rainfall and resulting flooding caused destruction throughout South Carolina, but the Grand Strand area escaped the brunt of the devastation. While some coastal communities saw as much as 2 feet of rain in the first week of October, North Myrtle Beach had some issues in the northern section of town around Cherry Grove Beach and Little River sections, while the southern section around Barefoot Landing and North Beach Plantation, as well as the central Grand Strand, avoided the serious issues in other areas of the state. "We are fortunate our beaches are up and running and ready for visitors," Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Brad Dean said just days after the storm stopped and the floodwaters subsided. "Anyone who has visited the Myrtle Beach area knows our fall weather is typically gorgeous and sunny. We look forward to welcoming folks back to the beach."

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Wedding Showcase the Perfect Place to Plan Your Grand Strand Wedding

It's never too early to start planning your beach wedding. In fact, it's never too early to start planning the planning of your beach wedding. So before you set the date and location for your big day, consider holding an elegant wedding at the Grand Strand's top resort in North Beach Plantation, and make a planning trip to Myrtle Beach for the Jan. 31 Wedding Showcase. Held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, this annual event features all the most respected professionals and businesses in the local and regional wedding industry. From florist and photographers to dressmakers and DJs, prospective brides and grooms can assemble their wedding dream team by attending this event. Interview exhibitors and gather information from vendors so you can make informed decisions about who to hire and how to ensure that every aspect of your wedding experience is exactly the way you want it.

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Fall is Prime Time for Bird-Watching on the Grand Strand

Seagulls are the most commonly spotted birds in Myrtle Beach during the summer season, and the winter months attract a completely different type of snowbird to the Grand Strand. But in the time between, this 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline is a major layover site for some of the most rare migratory birds in North America making their way south. For guests at The Strand who are bird enthusiasts or even those who have an appreciation for the beauty of nature, the Grand Strand offers some of the best places on the Eastern Coast to spot a wide range of our fine-feathered friends. Watch these colorful creatures flock to scenic landscapes in the pristine wetlands and maritime woodlands of the Carolina coast.

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Sleep With the Sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach

Don't get us wrong. The Strand's friendly staff would love for you to be our guests and spend every night of your Myrtle Beach vacation in our luxurious resort. But we would certainly understand if you decide to check out this unique overnight opportunity at Ripley's Aquarium with the "Sleep with the Sharks" event. The 85,000 square foot facility, which features 1.2 million gallons of water, is home to all kinds of aquatic sea life on display at the Broadway at the Beach Complex. Ripley's Aquarium recently added this sleepover activity to its lineup, giving guests the rare opportunity to sleep with the fishes - not like in the mobster movies, but more like a cross between the classic films "Jaws" and "Night at the Museum.

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North Beach Guests Can “Go Ape” at Local Zipline, Ropes Course

Visitors come to North Beach Plantation to relax and enjoy the comfortable oceanfront accommodations, the first-class amenities and the AAA Four Diamond Award service that all adds up to a luxurious vacation. But for those guests who want to inject some extreme sports adrenaline into their Grand Strand getaway, a new and exciting attraction is only a few trees away. Go Ape Treetop Adventure opened last year at the new North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, just a few miles inland of the North Beach property. Featuring a series of ziplines and a 40-obstacle ropes course, Go Ape gives adventurous souls the opportunity to play Tarzan for a day by swinging through the trees, working your way through challenging obstacles and soaring over the open waters of the park's 50-acre natural lake.

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Top 10 Myrtle Beach Restaurants with Special-Diet Menus

Need Gluten-free, Vegan or Vegetarian meals in Myrtle Beach? Read on!

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Celebrate the Holiday Season in Myrtle Beach

Trying to decide how and where to celebrate the holidays this season? The 60-day stretch from Halloween to New Year’s is the perfect time to escape to Myrtle Beach and add some salt-air spice to your festivities. Paradise Resort offers the same great accommodations and amenities at low rates, giving your family a home away from home to enjoy the holidays, and Myrtle Beach goes all out to make each one special. Here are five fun-filled reasons to visit the Grand Strand during the holiday season:

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Enjoy Bowling, Movies and More at Frank’s Theatres & Entertainment

Ever have one of these family arguments or date-night debates? One wants to go to dinner and the movies, another wants to go bowling and dancing, and the kids just want to play video games. This common dilemma may be tough to solve in most cities but not during your Myrtle Beach vacation, thanks to a guy named Frank. Frank's Theatres & Entertainment in Murrells Inlet features all of the above and a whole lot more so you and your crew can find something fun for everyone. Located at the Inlet Square Mall, about 15 miles south of Myrtle Beach, Frank's is an entertainment multiplex that is perfect for folks who like to add a little variety to their night out on the town. For those interested in seeing the latest Hollywood releases in a relaxed setting, Frank's features 11 luxurious movie theaters ranging from a restaurant and bar setting to private rooms for larger groups. Utilizing state-of-the-art visual and sound equipment and comfortable seating, Frank's provides the most unique movie-going experience on the Grand Strand.

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Duplin Winery Brings Taste of the Carolinas to Barefoot Landing

Guests at North Beach Plantation don't have to travel very far to experience the fruity flavors of the Carolinas' finest wines. Duplin Winery, the largest winery in the South, has opened an outpost in North Myrtle Beach at the popular Barefoot Landing complex, which is just across Highway 17 from North Beach. Located beside the House of Blues and Alligator Adventure, the new Duplin Winery location opened in the summer of 2015 and has been packing people into the 15,000 square foot facility for wine tastings, a cafe and bar, and wine-making tours that carry visitors through every stage of the process. Duplin Winery even played host to the inaugural Grape Stomp Festival in which contestants added new meaning to the term Barefoot Landing by competing in a grape-smashing contest in giant oak barrels using only their feet.

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Top 5 Reasons North Beach is the Best Resort for a Romantic Getaway

Every happy couple has their own story about plans for a romantic getaway gone horribly wrong. Whether it's lost luggage at the airport, the lack of a babysitter for a nice night out to dinner, or a nightmare problem with a hotel, even bad dates turn into funny stories over time. But you don't have to worry about having one of those bittersweet moments if you spend your romantic retreat at North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. As a multi-year recipient of AAA's prestigious Four Diamond Award, you can rest assured you and your loved one will have an experience that will be remembered for much better reasons. Here are five reasons why North Beach is the top resort on the Grand Strand for couples to enjoy a relaxing and romantic stay:

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See a Different Side of the Grande Strand - Visit Myrtle Beach State Park

Only a short distance south of Paradise Resort is another sort of paradise at Myrtle Beach State Park. Featuring 312 acres of pristine South Carolina coastline, Myrtle Beach State Park provides Grand Strand visitors with the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the area before it was developed. South Carolina's oldest state park preserves the white-sand beaches and dunes, the maritime forests with native flora and fauna, and the coastal wetlands that make this stretch of oceanfront special. Built to provide recreational opportunities and easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, Myrtle Beach State Park offers a wide range of activities, such as hiking, fishing, camping, picnicking and unique educational programs. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Myrtle Beach State Park is minimalist in its manmade structures by design. Much of the park remains untouched except for the trails and bridges that cut through the dense woodlands and wetlands. Visitors can hike through the Sculptured Oak Nature Trail and see a variety of native trees and plants. If you are alert you can spot some colorful wildlife along the way, like otters, rare birds, crabs and turtles.

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Top Six Places to Take Family Photos in Myrtle Beach This Fall

This may be your last Myrtle Beach vacation before winter, so you want to soak up every precious second. The best way to make it last is to capture the experience in pictures with some scenic family photos. Of course, the beach is the obvious choice. The Grand Strand's picturesque white-sand shores, blue-green waters and sea oats-filled dunes provide the perfect backdrop for family and couples photos. The popular group shots where the women wear white dresses and the men don white shirts and khakis, come out so pretty that people will think they came with the frame, so maybe you want to try something a little more original this fall. That's why we're offering these five hot spots for taking cool family photos in Myrtle Beach:

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Get Ready for Some Deep Belly Laughs with the Comedy Scene Along the Grand Strand

The Grand Strand has so much to do and see with our miles of sandy beaches, different restaurants for each taste and many things to do for everyone to enjoy.  Check out some of the best places to see comedians and get your laugh on.

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Get a Better View and a Refreshing Drink From One of the Top 5 Rooftop Bars Along the Grand Strand

Ready to quench your thirst alongside breathtaking views?  Here is a list of the top 5 rooftop bars for you to achieve both.

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5 Top Picks for Seafood in the Myrtle Beach Area

The cottages provide you with an amazing kitchen to cook to order your own seafood, here are some great options on where to buy the freshest seafood in town.

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See the Grand Strand’s Quieter Side on Two Wheels

Grab your bike and head to the beach to explore some undiscovered parts on two wheels, check out some of our top suggestions.

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The perfect beach escape to celebrate Autumn

Come and discover the fun here in Myrtle Beach during the fall festival season, check out the fun.

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Come celebrate Coastal Uncorked Wine and Food Festival in Myrtle Beach

Looking for a great reason to visit Myrtle Beach besides the miles of sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, attractions and many eateries to choose from, how about a Food and Wine Festival?  Check out all of the festivities for the 2017 Coastal Uncorked event this Labor Day weekend.

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Music on Main Is Music to Our Ears

Live Music on a summer evening that is free, what better can you get?  Check out the live music on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.

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Set Sail on the High Seas as You Become A Pirate for the Day

If you would like to discover what it was like to be a pirate and enjoy climbing aboard their vessel, head to Barefoot Landing and explore on the Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise in North Myrtle Beach.

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Labor Day Weekend Offers an End of Summer Celebration

Head to Myrtle Beach for one more summer celebration with your best friends and favorite family members as you kick off the fall season with a bang.

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Time to discover Myrtle Beach on the water.

Head to the water and choose which speed you want to discover the waterfront.  Check out options from the most thrilling to the most relaxing.

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Great new dining options for you to enjoy in the heart of Myrtle Beeach at Broadway at the Beach

Take a trip down to Broadway at the beach for lots of family fun, entertainment and great new dining options.

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House of Blues Offers Music to Feed the Soul

Bring the family for some great live entertainment, tasty soul food and amazing artwork.

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Get a Taste of Paradise at Duplin Winery

Get the sweet taste of South Carolina as you enjoy live entertainment, gift shopping and wine sipping.

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Come out and explore the natural beauty along the Grand Strand along the waterways.

Paddle out and discover the hidden coastlines and waterways along the Grand Strand.  Check out the many options that are available and get ready to book your next adventure today.

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Hot New Entertainment and Eateries Opened Just in Time for Your Summer Vacation

We have good news for all North Myrtle Beach vacationers and Cottages of North Beach Plantation guests with adventurous palates. Four new establishments have made their debuts along the Grand Strand, including the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach locations, the latest brewpub to capitalize on the craft-beer craze - the Carolina Ale House.

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Sunshine, Sandy Beaches and Summertime Fun

Take a 60-smile stretch of white sand beach and cool Atlantic Ocean waters, sprinkle in some sunshine, add a few of your favorite friends and family to enjoy the ultimate summer Myrtle Beach vacation right in the heart of it all the Cottages of North Beach Plantation.

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Ready for a safe and fun summer vacation, just make sure to follow the beach rules.

Before you head out to enjoy the beautiful beach at Cottages at North Beach Plantation, or anywhere along the North Myrtle Beach coastline, this summer, take a few minutes to read up on the rules of the beach for 2017.

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Book Early and Save Big at the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach

The winter cold has set in, and it’s a long time until your next vacation. You need something fabulous to look forward to, a light at the end of the winter tunnel. You need to plan a trip to the Grand Strand and North Beach Plantation for the Carolina Country Music Fest!

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A Thousand Candles for a Thousand Smiles

Besides the miles of beaches and the ocean blue, one of the prettiest destinations in Myrtle Beach is the Brookgreen Gardens, with acres of beautiful flowers, a zoo full of animals and tours to help you navigate everything there is to take in. Along with these scenes and attractions, and as the weather becomes chillier and you hear Christmas carols on the radio, Brookgreen has a special way of putting people in the Christmas spirit.

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Walk Through a Forest of Christmas Joy … Among the Fish!

As the werewolves and jack-o’-lanterns go away and the leaves have all fallen from the trees, it’s only a matter of time before the Christmas specials start filling the TV schedule and jolly holiday tunes are blasted from radio stations. So you’ll need to find the perfect display to subtly put you in the Christmas spirit.

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Five Reasons to Book Your 2017 Vacation Plans at North Beach Plantation

The holidays are here, and a new year will be here before you know it. Winter will start nipping at your nose and your toes, and soon you will be longing for an escape to some sunshine on the South Carolina seashore and the luxurious accommodations at North Beach Plantation. So why wait for the inevitable when you can save yourself lots of money, time and wintertime blues by booking your next vacation early? Here are five reasons to make your plans to visit us at North Beach Plantation:

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710 Bowling: A Great Place to Spend Your Spare Time

For a fun evening of games and good food with family and friends, 710 Bowling is a favorite among Grand Strand locals and vacationers alike. And, as a guest at North Beach Plantation, you are within a 10-minute drive of the entertainment hot spot.

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A Destination for Outdoor Recreation in North Myrtle Beach

The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is a beautiful multi-use facility that is home to a range of different events throughout the year, from concerts to athletic tournaments. The complex has eight regulation soccer fields, four regulation youth baseball/collegiate softball fields and two high school/collegiate baseball fields that can be converted to youth baseball/collegiate softball fields based on demand, as well as batting cages and a 25-acre lake for outdoor boating and water activities.

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Myrtle Beach Flea Market Tips and Tricks

Flea markets can be a fun way to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather while grabbing some great deals on hard-to-find treasures. To help guests at North Beach Plantation to work the Myrtle Beach flea markets like a pro, we’ve put together the following tips.

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Little River ShrimpFest Serves Up Jumbo-Sized Fun

The summer season may be over, but there is still plenty of fall fun to be had for guests at North Beach Plantation. Are you already missing all the fresh seafood and the coastal atmosphere? The Little River ShrimpFest is an event that definitely makes it worth coming out to the coast for the weekend. Now in its 12th year, the annual event’s 2016 edition is scheduled for the weekend of October 8 and 9, and it is a fantastic gathering.

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Myrtle Beach International Airport Offers Great Flights, Amazing Location and Quick Service

Being on vacation is fantastic, but sometimes getting to your vacation destination can be a real headache. For guests at North Beach Plantation, however, flying in and out of the newly renovated Myrtle Beach International Airport is now much easier and more convenient.

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Check Out the New Tavern in Town — American Tap House

There is a great new option for guests at North Beach Plantation who are planning to head into Myrtle Beach for a meal or drinks on the town. American Tap House is open for business! Having celebrated its official grand opening celebration in early September, American Tap House is looking forward to becoming a staple part of the Myrtle Beach foodie culture. The new business styles itself as a gastropub, serving excellent food and offering a huge selection of craft beers to go with it.

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Opa! Another Great Reason to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

To many locals, fall is considered the best time of year at the beach. We have the most wonderful weather of all four seasons, less traffic, fewer visitors and, of course, the festivals! If you haven’t had the chance to enjoy one of our many fall festivals, then the very first thing you need to know is which is the must-attend festival — and that is the St. John’s Greek Festival. This year, the festival will run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. You must make plans to attend — you won’t be sorry, and you will likely be starting a great new tradition!

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CCU Football Offers Another Reason to Visit the Grand Strand in the Fall

We’ve got spirit, yes we do — it’s football season at CCU! That’s right, Coastal Carolina University is warming up for another season on the field, and if you’re going to be at North Beach Plantation over the weekend this fall, you might want to take in a game.

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Enjoy Your Labor Day Weekend With North Beach Plantation and the Coastal Uncorked Festival

Labor Day Weekend is almost here! It’s the last big weekend of the summer season, and there is no better way to bid summer farewell than by coming down to North Beach Plantation and enjoying the weekend festivities around Myrtle Beach.

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Myrtle Beach Fall 2016 Events

With the summer season coming to an end and the weather finally cooling down, things are just starting to heat up in Myrtle Beach. There are so many great reasons to visit North Beach Plantation in the fall.

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Touring the Pools of North Beach Plantation

North Beach Plantation offers luxurious amenities across the board for the pleasure and enjoyment of guests, and there is no better illustration of this than a tour of all the different swimming pools that are part of the resort.

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Take a Day Trip Back in Time to Historic Georgetown

Guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort have so many wonderful options for on-site entertainment that they could spend their entire vacation without leaving the property. But for those who wish to explore the beautiful Lowcountry scenery that surrounds Litchfield Beach, there are even more exciting opportunities, including a unique chance to travel back in time.

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5 Easy-Access Golf Courses for North Beach Plantation Guests

If you’re hoping to get in a round (or five) of golf during your stay at North Beach Plantation, you’re in luck! In Myrtle Beach, golfers of every skill level can find a course that’s fun to play. Here are five amazing choices for a day on the links, all within four miles of the resort:

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Myrtle Beach: A Great Place to Spend Labor Day Weekend

The summer is coming to a close, and whether you pass its final days sunning on the beach or partying the night away, Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time for a beach vacation. There is no better way to say goodbye to one season and welcome the next than by enjoying the beautiful accommodations at North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach!

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Jump, Bounce and Climb at Myrtle Beach’s First Trampoline Park

Myrtle Beach is famous for its wealth of fun-in-the-sun activities, such as parasailing, surfing, golf and beachcombing. But what about when it rains, or when it’s just too hot to play outdoors? Thanks to the recent opening of Rockin’ Jump, Myrtle Beach’s first trampoline park, we’ve got you covered — literally.

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Make Waves at Shark Wake Park

The Grand Strand’s newest attraction is a must-do for adventure-seeking vacationers. Located only a short drive from North Beach Plantation, Greg Norman Jr.’s Shark Wake Park is a cable wakeboarding park — the first full-size cable water sports park in South Carolina, in fact.

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Top Five Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Where Kids Play Free

In the age of cellphones, the internet and social media, finding a fun way to connect with your children can be a tricky proposition. But one of the most popular generational bridges also happens to be one of Myrtle Beach's specialties — golf.

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The 5 Best Places for Oysters in Myrtle Beach

Delicious, fresh seafood meals are one of the delights of a seaside vacation. When it comes to satisfying their seafood craving, guests at North Beach Plantation can suit nearly any taste. The resort itself offers a variety of options, from the casual pool grill and swim-up bar to the elegance of an evening at 21 Main Prime Steak House. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there are restaurants of every description enticing you into the town of Myrtle Beach. Making a selection from among so many delectable options can be difficult, but if you’re looking for the best oysters in town, here is a short list to make the decision a little easier!

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Finding the Quietest Beach Spots on the Grand Strand

It's no secret that July is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach. That's why so many people choose to visit this time of year. While there's something to be said for joining the crowds on the beach — like making new friends over a game of cornhole or watching the kids join in on building a sand castle — sometimes you need an escape from the masses on your own secluded stretch of beach. They are a bit hard to come by in the peak of the season, so the price of privacy may be an admission fee to an oceanfront park or a long hike through the sand.

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Protect Your Skin While Having Fun in the Myrtle Beach Sun

Whether you’re looking forward to making a splash in the water, playing tennis with friends or just relaxing with a good book, your vacation at North Beach Plantation offers an opportunity to spend time outdoors enjoying the resort’s beautiful beaches and outdoor activities. With so much to do and see outside, it’s important to protect your skin from excessive sun exposure so you don’t get sidelined from the fun with a painful sunburn.

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Three Myrtle Beach Cruise Options That Are Sure to Please

The Grand Strand offers many ways to get out onto the beautiful area waters — and its proximity to these waters is one of the many reasons people love to vacation at North Beach Plantation. Resort guests can enjoy a picturesque trip down the Intracoastal Waterway, a Las Vegas-style gambling cruise on the Atlantic Ocean or a romantic sunset cruise in the calm waters of Murrells Inlet without having to travel far. Here is a sampling of three of the most popular cruises the Grand Strand has to offer:

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Pursue Offshore Adventure During Your Grand Strand Vacation

When visiting North Myrtle Beach, it’s a no-brainer that you’re going to want to spend some time building massive sand castles, lying on the beach with a cool drink and swimming in the surf. But the possibilities for adventure in and around the water certainly don’t end there. There are plenty of other ways to explore South Carolina’s beautiful coastline and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Ripley’s Aquarium

If you need a little break from the beach but still want to experience life under the sea, make a point to visit Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach. Located in the Broadway at the Beach shopping and dining district, this attraction offers fascinating daily exhibits, unforgettable behind-the-scenes experiences, and live shows.

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The Claw House Restaurant Adds Unique Flavor to Grand Strand Dining Scene

With more than 1,700 restaurants serving millions of annual visitors to the Grand Strand, it's difficult for an upstart eatery to offer something truly unique. But The Claw House, the latest addition to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, has done just that by pursuing a fresh concept amid a sea of other waterfront restaurants in the Seafood Capital of South Carolina.

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Alabama Theatre Reflects Rich Musical History of Myrtle Beach

The Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing has been entertaining thousands of fans for more than two decades, but the story behind the popular musical and theatrical venue is even more deeply rooted in the Grand Strand sand, all the way back to the early 1970s.

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North Beach Plantation Named Hall of Fame Award Winner

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Hope and History in North Myrtle Beach this Summer

Looking to gain some historic knowledge during your exciting vacation on the Grand Strand? Founded in 2013, the North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum is proud to present the exhibit, which celebrates the life and legacy of Bob Hope and examines his entire life.

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The Best BBQ Spots in Myrtle Beach

South Carolina is known for its amazing BBQ, and the Fourth of July is the perfect time to enjoy this all-American meal. After a long day of swimming in the pool or relaxing on the beach at The Strand, you’re sure to be hungry — so here’s a list of a few of the area’s most delicious BBQ joints.

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Fill Your July 4th with Fireworks and Fun at North Beach Plantation

With fireworks and family-friendly festivities planned throughout the Grand Strand, there are few better places to celebrate our nation’s independence this Fourth of July than in beautiful North Myrtle Beach.

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Cast Your Day Away Fishing Under the Carolina Sun

With so many creeks, inlets, ponds, lakes and rivers — not to mention the Atlantic Ocean — located in the Myrtle Beach area, one of the biggest challenges fishing enthusiasts face here is deciding just where to cast a line. The angling-related questions most frequently asked by North Beach Plantation guests revolve around how can they fish out in the Atlantic and which area piers offer fishing passes. Here, we offer a few suggestions related to these questions, as well as some important information to help ensure you have an amazing fishing excursion while visiting Myrtle Beach.

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Myrtle Beach Flea Markets Offer Bargains, Variety

Even the most extravagant of spenders like to find deals, and the flea markets in the Myrtle Beach area are just the place to strike it rich. If you’re looking for massive savings, then come on down and save. Here’s the scoop on some of the top flea markets within a short drive of North Beach Plantation.

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North Beach Surrounded by a Shopper’s Paradise

Guests at North Beach Plantation have virtually everything they need on the resort premises — the beach, a spacious oceanfront pool deck, fine dining at 21 Main and a full-service pampering palace in the Cinzia Spa. Besides going sightseeing to explore all the great things the Grand Strand has to offer, the only real reason to leave the property is to go on a shopping spree. The good news is you don't have to travel very far to find some of the best shopping on the Strand, and you can cover a lot of ground in one retail therapy session. With shopping options surrounding North Beach in every direction but that of the Atlantic Ocean, it's close and convenient to hit a wide variety of retail centers in the neighborhood. Here are five of our favorites:

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LEGO Exhibit Comes to Brookgreen Gardens

While Brookgreen Gardens in nearby Murrells Inlet offers fun activities for the whole family, convincing some youngsters to spend a full day at the botanical sculpture garden might be a challenge. But with the addition of the LEGO Bricks Exhibit to Brookgreen Gardens' summer lineup, the little ones will be lining up to see and build statues with the popular toy blocks. Now through Sept. 5, Brookgreen Gardens is hosting the touring exhibit "Nature Connects: Art With LEGO Bricks" in its Native Wildlife Zoo area. Featuring 12 amazing sculptures built entirely with LEGOs by artist and children's book author Sean Kenney, this display allows kids to get up close and pose for photos with colorful statues of peacocks, flowers and other natural landscapes.

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Play Trivia Six Nights a Week on the Grand Strand

Pop quiz: Which North Myrtle Beach resort is a multiyear recipient of AAA's Four Diamond Award, has the No. 1-rated swim-up bar in the U.S. on a spacious oceanfront pool deck, and offers luxurious oceanfront accommodations and amenities like the on-site 21 Main Prime Steakhouse & Sushi Bar and the full-service Cinzia Spa? If you said North Beach Plantation, you are correct. Now that you’ve discovered the best place to stay for your North Myrtle Beach vacation and proven yourself a quiz whiz, it's time to test your knowledge with a fun-filled night of trivia at one of the many local restaurants and bars that host Team Trivia. Put your heads together with friends and family members, and put all that useless information to work for a fun night out. Many bars offer trivia contests during the happy hour or early evenings, so it's a great way to start out a night on the town. Compete against other teams for prizes, and you might even make a few new friends over some good-natured competition. The Grand Strand offers chances to play trivia six nights a week, with many of the host venues a short distance from North Beach. Here's a schedule of Team Trivia events in the area.

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North Beach: the Perfect Place for Weddings, Receptions

Your wedding should be perfect, so why not hold it at North Beach Plantation, the perfect place for weddings on the Grand Strand? Located on a 7.5-acre "island" in North Myrtle Beach, this AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort provides the ideal setting, facilities, resources, accommodations and amenities you need to host the wedding and reception of your dreams. North Beach's charm and suitability as a top wedding destination becomes evident as you arrive on the property and cross the bridge over the tidal creek that separates the resort from the mainland. You quickly realize you are entering a different world, one where luxury and elegance abound and the beauty of the oceanfront serves as a scenic backdrop for your special day.

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Five Great Day Trips Within an Hour’s Drive of North Beach

One of the best things about staying at North Beach Plantation is that you can enjoy your entire vacation without ever leaving the resort. Featuring first-class accommodations and amenities — like our spacious oceanfront pool deck and award-winning swim-up bar, fine dining at 21 Main and a full-service spa and salon at Cinzia Spa — North Beach is really among the best places to be on the Grand Strand. But guests who love to go exploring — even beyond all the great attractions, shopping, dining and nightlife the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach areas have to offer — are still in the right place. Within a 60-mile radius of North Beach, you’ll find some unique locations that seem a world away from mainstream Myrtle Beach. Here are five of our top recommendations for day-trip destinations:

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Celebrate Mayfest on Main in North Myrtle Beach

If the official start of spring is called the vernal equinox and the first day of summer is known as the summer solstice, what do you call the day midway between those two meteorological events? The sumnal solstinox? The vermer equistice? The locals and visitors to North Myrtle Beach have a much better name for it — Mayfest on Main. With the 11th annual celebration set for Saturday, May 7 — exactly midway between the official starts of spring and summer — Mayfest on Main signals the unofficial start of the most fun and sunny days in downtown North Myrtle Beach with a big one-day blowout.

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Top 5 Seafood Restaurants Near North Beach Plantation

Guests at North Beach Plantation are conveniently located amid a sea of excellent Grand Strand seafood restaurants, including the area’s best place for surf and turf only steps away from your room. Like North Beach Plantation, 21 Main Prime Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is a multi-year winner of AAA's exclusive Four Diamond Award, so there's no need to leave the premises to find the highest quality in town. Serving in-house-aged prime steaks, creative sushi rolls and fresh-catch specials in an elegant fine-dining environment, 21 Main attracts surf and turf lovers from all over the Grand Strand — so you owe it to yourself to at least once feast at 21 Main. But for those who want to take their taste buds on a tour, you don't have to travel far to find some great seafood. From Restaurant Row to the Little River Inlet, and from seafood shacks and all-you-can-eat buffets to upscale eateries and sushi bars, North Beach Plantation is literally surrounded by outstanding seafood restaurants. Here are five of our favorites:

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Celebrate the Carolina Country Music Festival at North Beach Plantation

North Beach Plantation guests prefer the finer things in life, like staying at the best resort on the Grand Strand and attending the concert event of the year at the Second Annual Carolina Country Music Festival in downtown Myrtle Beach. And if you think things can't get much finer than that, you can also win two free tickets to the show, courtesy of North Beach. The inaugural Carolina Country Music Festival brought more than 50,000 fans to the Myrtle Beach downtown district to see some of the biggest names in country music last year. Back by popular demand, the encore performance is scheduled for June 10-12 on the 18-acre site that was once home to the historic Myrtle Beach Pavilion and continues the tradition with a lineup that includes Country Music Association award-winning acts like Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line — and those are just the headliners. Other acts include Cole Swindell, Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses, Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Ray, Maren Morris, Chris Lane, Kane Brown, Joe Nichols, Chase Bryant, Lauren Jenkins and more artists to be announced.

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