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Check out the latest news happening at The Strand.  Want to know what is trending along the Grand Strand?  The Strand covers all news from the top places to eat in Myrtle Beach to the latest additions at the resort, we highlight it all. 

The Strand Adds Sun & Fun to your Myrtle Beach Vacation

As the ultimate boutique resort in Myrtle Beach, The Strand always tries to go the extra mile to make sure that you and your crew have a wonderful stay. That mission also extends beyond the borders of the resort property with our Sun & Fun Rewards program, which provides our guests with free tickets to some of the most popular attractions in Myrtle Beach, as well as other perks. Upon your arrival at The Strand, you will receive one Sun & Fun Rewards packet per room that includes one free adult admission to some of the toughest tickets in town. Attractions like the Myrtle Beach…
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Hit the Ground Running at the 19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon

Visitors have been coming to Myrtle Beach for generations to swim, splash, surf, shop, dine, fish, golf, party and play. But running? That's a relatively new phenomenon that began with the Myrtle Beach Marathon, which will be held for the 19th year on March 3-5. Thousands of runners from all over the U.S. and abroad hit the streets of Myrtle Beach for this event. The 26.2-mile road race through America's No. 1 family vacation destination has created a new type of tourism for Myrtle Beach, one based on the growing trend of exercise and fitness. Runners love to use their sport as a way…
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Five Ways to Make the Most of Your College Visit to Coastal Carolina

Selecting the college you or your child will attend is a major life decision, and a short campus visit may be your only chance to gather all the information you need to make a wise choice. But that doesn't mean you can't have a good time while checking out your home for the next four years, especially when visiting Coastal Carolina University in nearby Conway. Located off Highway 501 about 12 miles from the Myrtle Beach coast, CCU is a public, liberal arts institution that recently grew to more than 10,000 students. The vibrant campus offers more than 70 baccalaureate and 17…
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Top 5 Places to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dessert in Myrtle Beach

The most important part of every Valentine's Day date isn't the flowers or the candies, or even the fancy dinner, although all those things help add up to a successful date. But the part that really reaches her heart comes after dinner, as in dessert. That's the icing on the cake to a great Valentine's date, and Myrtle Beach offers plenty of tasty alternatives. Whether you order dessert at the same place you dine or pick a special spot for an after-dinner treat, you can find a long list of local bakeries, ice cream parlors and other sugar shacks to satisfy your sweetheart's sweet…
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Top 5 Flower Shops for Your Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach

You've got everything lined up for the perfect Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach. Oceanfront room at The Strand? Check. Reservations at a romantic restaurant? Check. Chocolates and a heartfelt card? Check, check. Now the only things you need are the ... FLOWERS. How could you forget the flowers? Actually, it's not that uncommon for guys to go the whole nine yards for Valentine's only to drop the ball on the flowers. For starters, all the above mentioned Valentine's rituals can be planned weeks in advance. Flowers need to be fresh, so guys often wait until the last minute and end up…
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Get Down and Dirty at Carolina Backwoods ATV

Millions of vacationers come to the Carolina coast each year to relax in the Grand Strand sand, but only the adventurous ever discover the muddy side of the Myrtle Beach area. For all the pristine beaches and sand dunes that line the shore, there are acres of mud holes and dirt ramps on the swampy inland areas that are perfect for getting down and dirty. For the uninitiated, the proper Southern terminology, at least in these parts, is muddin' - as in "It rained last night. Let's hop on the four-wheeler and go muddin'." It usually involves an ATV (all-terrain vehicle, or four-wheeler)…
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Welcome to The Strand ... and Our New Website

The Strand now has a brand-new website to match the recently renovated resort, and both are excited to welcome you as a visitor. In fact, www.thestrandmyrtlebeach.com is your one-stop spot to book your dream vacation. Take a tour of our site and check out all the new and improved changes to the resort. Here's a quick overview of our tabs at the top of the page:
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Get Ready to Run on Grand Strand in 2016

The booming popularity of Myrtle Beach as a vacation destination and the growing fitness trend have conspired to create yet another reason to visit the Grand Strand - road races. From 5Ks and 1-mile fun runs to half-marathons, full marathons and triathlons, the Myrtle Beach area has become a hub of activity for runners looking to combine their hobby with a Grand Strand getaway. Here are some of the top road races on tap for 2016 so you can plan your vacation and training schedules:
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Ten Great Restaurants for a Holiday Feast with a Wonderful View

Christmas dinner with family and friends is a special occasion, but Grand Strand visitors can make it even more special by holding their holiday feasts at some of the top restaurants in Myrtle Beach that offer excellent food, outstanding service and a beautiful view. We've made a list and checked it twice to find the best restaurants where you can celebrate the season with loved ones in a festive environment and a scenic setting (Spoiler alert; they're not all on the oceanfront):
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Warm Up With a Cup of Coffee at These Myrtle Beach Hot Spots

When it comes to beverages, Myrtle Beach vacations generally stir up visions of colorful frozen drinks with fresh fruit and an umbrella. But for offseason visitors, the chilly weather calls for something hot to warm up inside and out. Never fear, coffee lovers, the Grand Strand is filled with cafes and restaurants that serve a wide variety of hot coffees, teas, lattes, mochas and more. Guests at The Strand, Myrtle Beach don't have to travel very far to find a fresh, unique pot brewing. The Market Restaurant offers free breakfast with coffee each morning, and the nearby Starbucks on…
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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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Top 5 Reasons to Reserve Your Spring and Summer Trips to The Strand Early

The secret is out about The Strand. The newest resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront has quickly made a name for itself among savvy vacationers looking for the best of both worlds for their spring and summer retreats. Relax in luxury at the recently renovated resort while also enjoying the amenities of sister property The Breakers Resort a few blocks away. It's that combination that puts a room at The Strand in high demand, which is just one of many reasons you should book your spring and summer vacations early. Here are five more reasons to make your Myrtle Beach vacation plans today:
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Take a Winter Break at The Strand in Myrtle Beach

If your summer vacation is already fading into a distant memory and you need a break before feeling the full brunt of winter, make your escape to Myrtle Beach for a much-needed and well-deserved getaway. Stay at The Strand for recently renovated rooms with ocean views, and take in all the fun things there is to see and do on the Grand Strand in the winter. Here are some of our guests' favorite wintertime activities while they're not resting and relaxing at The Strand:
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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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The Strand’s New Renovations, Additions Make it the Place to Stay in Myrtle Beach

The first change you may notice about The Strand is the name. What was once known at the Breakers Resort North Boutique Tower now has a new name and identity as The Strand Resort. But the biggest changes are the ones you will notice during your stay. The new and improved resort has taken luxury to the next level. The Strand has undergone a major renovations project with upgrade and new additions to make your stay even more comfortable and convenient than before. From new amenities on the ground floor to remodeled accommodations on every floor, The Strand has seen an extreme makeover…
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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,…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Check out These Myrtle Beach Attractions Before They Shut Down This Offseason

The fall is a wonderful time of year to visit Myrtle Beach, but the clock is ticking if you want to enjoy all the great things the Grand Strand has to offer. Sometime between the peak of the tourism season in the summer, when there are more than a half million people on the 60-mile stretch of white sand beaches, and the offseason, when only locals and snowbirds are in town, many of the area's top attractions shut down for the winter. Myrtle Beach used to turn into a total ghost town in the offseason but now there are plenty of year-round alternatives for shopping, dining and…
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Top 5 Places to Watch the Football Games in Myrtle Beach

The 2015 college football and NFL seasons kick off in September, which also happens to be the perfect time of year for a Myrtle Beach fall vacation. But you don't have to choose between a beach retreat and ball game when you spend a weekend at The Strand Resort. With cozy accommodations that include flat-screen TVs and oceanfront balconies, you can keep one eye on the games and the other on the Atlantic Ocean as long as your game is televised. And for those who want to follow a specific game, there are numerous sports bars in Myrtle Beach that can show any game that is being televised…
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Top 5 Watersports in Myrtle Beach

Some of the most fun you can have in Myrtle Beach isn’t on dry land. From the open ocean just offshore to the backwaters of the Intracoastal Waterway, watersports provide guests at The Strand the ultimate opportunity for a splashing good time and a vacation memory that will last a lifetime. Here are the top five watersports activities on the Grand Strand.
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Make The Strand Your Home Base for Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

Labor Day weekend is approaching fast, and so is the fall festival season in Myrtle Beach. The end of the busy tourist season culminates in a wide variety of special events in September, October, and November, and The Strand is the place to stay for a fun fall getaway. Located on the oceanfront in downtown Myrtle Beach, The Strand is only walking distance to the fun and festivities at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and a short drive to the popular shopping, dining and entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach, where most of the events are held. You can relax in luxury at The Strand and…
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Top 5 Reasons to Stay at The Strand in Myrtle Beach

There's a new high-rise resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, but one with a proven track record. Formerly known as the Breakers Resort Boutique North Tower, this recently renovated building is now known as The Strand, and it is even better than ever. Although still a part of the Breakers' family of hotels, The Strand has established its own reputation for quality, affordability and hospitality. Here are the top five reasons to spend your next Grand Strand vacation at The Strand:
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Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

The ocean is truly an amazing thing. You can swim in it, sail on it, scuba dive beneath it and surf on top of it. Then, at the end of a long day at sea, you can even feast on its bounty. But for all the fun you can have playing in the ocean during your Myrtle Beach vacation, fresh seafood is the Grand Strand's tastiest and perhaps best asset. Situated midway between two of the most productive fishing ports on the East Coast, Myrtle Beach offers a virtual buffet of restaurants that serve fresh seafood from the local docks. Murrells Inlet, the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina," is…
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Myrtle Beach Pelicans Offer Baseball, Family Fun

There’s a new game in town, or at least a new home team for Myrtle Beach to support. But Grand Strand baseball fans can expect the same quality teams, talent and family-friendly entertainment at the ol’ ballpark. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Advanced Class A minor-league baseball team, made the transition to a new parent club in 2015, becoming a member of the Chicago Cubs farm system. The addition of the Cubs, the top-ranked minor-league system in baseball, according to several recent polls and surveys, means more than great baseball. It also puts a new spin on the long-standing…
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Fishing Hot Spots near The Strand

Why go to a fancy seafood restaurant when you Myrtle Beach visitors can go out and get the fresh catch of the day by yourself? It’s a challenge many choose to accept, and there are plenty of places to go where you can hook a big one. Here are five hot spots close to The Strand to go fishing:
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Experience the Ultimate in Amenities at Myrtle Beach’s The Strand

The primary reasons for going on vacation are to relax and have a good time. At The Strand in Myrtle Beach, guests have all the amenities to accomplish that mission and more, without ever leaving the resort. Located on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, The Strand is as well known for its luxurious amenities as it is for its clean and comfortable accommodations. Formerly known as The Breakers Boutique North Tower, The Strand has a new name but the same first-class amenities that keep guests coming back year after year. For vacationers coming to enjoy Myrtle Beach's white-sand beaches, it…
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Frequently Asked Questions At The Strand

Listed below is a list of frequently asked questions by our guests at The Strand. If you do not find the answer here, feel free to contact us.
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WonderWorks Brings Science-Based Fun to Broadway at the Beach

Myrtle Beach is filled with attractions that offer mindless fun. After all, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to slip down a waterslide or rocket down a roller coaster. But there is one attraction that offers some educational value to go with the good times – WonderWorks at Broadway at the Beach.
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Five Beach Toys to Keep the Kids Entertained

Even on a Myrtle Beach vacation, it’s not enough just to take kids to the beach any more. The millennial generation needs to be entertained or they are quick to escape back into their cell phones and video games for amusement. But there are several toys and games you can invest a few bucks in to keep them engaged and active on the beach. Not the cheap plastic toys from the bargain beachwear stores that the little ones break almost as soon as they open them. Here are five high-quality toys and games that will keep your little ones (and even the big ones in your party).
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Myrtle Beach Calendar of Events for April

Springtime marks the start of the festival season on the Grand Strand, and this year is no different. From free concerts and fireworks shows to several arts and crafts events highlight the Myrtle Beach social calendar this spring. Here’s a list of some of the many fun events this month:
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Myrtle Beach Offers Wide Variety of Fishing Options

Myrtle Beach may be famous for golf, but fishing may be its best-kept sports secret. Folks know about the fresh seafood in the restaurants and the fishing boats that bring it to shore, but few consider the fun and exciting alternative of catching your own buffet. From the deeper waters far off the coast to the inland streams and rivers, the Grand Strand offers lots of ways to wet a line:
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Where You Can and Can’t Take Fido in Myrtle Beach

If you think Myrtle Beach's animal laws are confusing, just imagine how your dog must feel. Our four-legged friends don't understand terms like "custody" and "jurisdiction"; they just want to run and play on the beach and have a good time with their owners. It's up to the humans to understand where your dog can and cannot go, and when they can go there. Understanding the laws in the area you are visiting depends on where and when you are staying. The laws can vary greatly from town to town, even from block to block. Guests at the Breakers Resort are within the city limits of Myrtle…
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Top 5 Things to do in Myrtle Beach This Spring

Myrtle Beach boasts more to see and do than anyone could cover during one spring break. Between the beach, golf courses, shops and restaurants, there’s no problem keeping busy. But for those looking for a little something different, somewhere you won’t get lost in the crowds, check out this list of five places that are perfect for a spring break excursion:
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Myrtle Beach Segway Offers Tours, Rentals

The easiest way to get around the Grand Strand also happens to be the most fun. Myrtle Beach Segway, the only place in town to ride these personal transportation devices, provides Segway rentals and tours for visitors looking for a unique way to spend a day. For those unfamiliar with the Segway, it's a two-wheeled electric vehicle that allows riders to stand and glide their way around town. In addition to offering training with every rental, Myrtle Beach Segway also offers tours and excursions to make riding even more enjoyable. See the Strand on one of these state-of-the-art,…
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Carolina Country Music Fest Coming to Myrtle Beach

Hold on to your cowboy hats … the big one is coming. Country music fans in Myrtle Beach and beyond have good reason to click their booted heels, as the inaugural Carolina Country Music Fest is coming HERE, to Myrtle Beach, June 5-7. The three-day Myrtle Beach festival on the beach will feature Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Big & Rich and more. Yes, more. Who could possibly add to that? Oh, you’ll see soon enough. New acts, over 30 in total, will be announced weekly. Just picture it: toes in the sand, wind in your hair, and the sounds of your own cheers along with…
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Top 5 Places to Catch March Madness in Myrtle Beach

There's a big difference between coming down with spring fever and March Madness, although it is possible to catch a bad cases of both at the same time. For basketball fans, getting their warm-weather fix in Myrtle Beach during the NCAA Basketball Tournament, it's a double dose of hoops and heat. So what's a hot-blooded hoops fan to do during this sacred month of March, miss out on the action on the court or the action on the beach? For guests at The Breakers, you don't have to choose between the two. Here's a list of the top five places to catch the game after you soak up some sun:
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Five Signs that Spring is Around the Corner in Myrtle Beach

Science calls it the “vernal equinox,” but you don’t have to be a climatologist to know when it’s almost springtime. That’s especially true of Myrtle Beach, where blooming flowers and neon lights create a colorful combination for visitors to enjoy. From the natural beauty of the Carolina coastline to the manmade wonders of attractions, restaurants and shopping centers, everything seems to spring to life in Myrtle Beach during the same magical months of March, April and May. The calendar and thermometer work in concert with the various activities in town. Here are five…
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Top 5 Fun Things to do at Myrtle Beach Area’s State Parks

Myrtle Beach is popular for its many manmade attractions, such as thrill parks, restaurants and shopping centers, but the natural beauty of the Grand Strand is its best kept secret. The South Carolina coastal region, known for its sandy beaches, tidal creeks and salt marshes, is one of the most scenic in the United States, and is perfectly preserved at two local state parks. Myrtle Beach State Park is located on the southernmost end of the Myrtle Beach city limits and offers 312 acres of pristine maritime forest. The land was donated by the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and…
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Catch a Concert at House of Blues in 2015

The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach opened in 1997 at Barefoot Landing, and the Grand Strand music scene has never been the same. The lack of a viable, mid-sized concert venue cost the Myrtle Beach music scene as touring acts frequently bypasses our corner of the South Carolina coast. But the House of Blues changed all that. The main concert hall, which holds more than 2,000 spectators, began booking major musical acts to its stage, and locals and visitors hungry for live shows responded in kind, packing the venue for all kinds of shows over the year. 2015 is no different. The…
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Top 5 Places to Watch the Super Bowl in Myrtle Beach

Super Bowl XLIX is right around the corner, and so are some of the Grand Strand’s best sports bars for guests at The Breakers Resort in Myrtle Beach. Sure, you can watch the game in the privacy and comfort of your oceanfront nest, but the Super Bowl is more than a game; it’s a social event. For those who prefer to get out and about for the big game, here’s a list of five can’t-miss sports bars in the Myrtle Beach area where you can celebrate (or drown your sorrows, depending on the outcome) with fellow fans.
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Top 5 Places for Kids to Spend Some Holiday Cash in Myrtle Beach

Give a child a gift, watch him play with the empty box. But showing a kid a good time and letting them spend their own holiday cash is something special, and something memorable. Here are five places where you can take the kids for a little holiday fun:
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Inaugural Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic Tees off on Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach’s spring golf season tees off a little bit sooner and is a whole lot sweeter in 2015 with the addition of the inaugural Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic. The three-day, 54-hole tournament will bring 200 golfers to six of the area's top courses to tee off the upcoming spring golf season with fun and friendly competition. The Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic will feature three days of golf under different rules formats, meals and parties for all tournament participants, and gifts, contests, drawings and giveaways. Most of all, the tourney will provide lots of good camaraderie…
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Experience Myrtle Beach During All Four Seasons

When most people think of Myrtle Beach, summer springs to mind, and for good reason. Myrtle Beach is known as the Sun Fun Capital for all its summertime activities, like amusement park rides, water park slides, surfing the waves and relaxing on the beach. But if you've only visited Myrtle Beach during the summer months, you are only getting part of the big picture. The Grand Strand, the 60-mile stretch of coast that surrounds Myrtle Beach, is a year-round destination with lots going on in the "offseason." Many of the 14 million annual visitors to the area do so in the spring, fall and winter.
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Top 5 Places to go Holiday Shopping in Myrtle Beach

You’re treating yourself to a brief Christmas break in Myrtle Beach, but there’s no time for fun and games. This visit is all about holiday shopping for others and finding the best ideas and gifts for the loved ones on your list. The Grand Strand has you covered no matter how many or how hard the people on your shopping list are to satisfy, you will find everything you are looking for and more at the shops and stores of Myrtle Beach. And not only can you pick up gifts, you can also get into the holiday spirit at these hot spots. Here are five places to purchase all your holiday…
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Top 7 Breakfast Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

The most important meal of the day also happens to be the most plentiful on the Grand Strand, where pancake houses and country cooking restaurants serve up hearty servings of breakfast every morning. Whether you’re hitting the golf course or the beach or planning a full day of shopping, there are plenty of places to fuel up before you start your day with a tasty breakfast. Here is a list of seven places to get a delicious first-meal every day of the week:
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Top 10 Places for Thanksgiving Dinner on the Grand Strand

No one wants to spend Thanksgiving working over a hot stove and rattling pots and pans, especially while vacationing. Never fear, at least not with all of the Myrtle Beach restaurants serving traditional holiday meals to celebrate the special occasion. Whether you are looking for a large family feast of the traditional turkey with all the trimmings or a more unique approach to Thanksgiving dinner with fresh local seafood and a Lowcountry twist, the Grand Strand has a wide selection of restaurants all tastes and price ranges. Reservations are strongly encouraged and required at some of…
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Top 5 Places to Catch a Movie in Myrtle Beach

It can't be all fun in the sun during your Myrtle Beach vacation. After all, the sun is down for half the day, and rainy, cloudy or way-too-humid weather can put a stop to outdoor activities. Those are the times to go catch a flick on one of the many movie theaters on the Grand Strand. Featuring all the latest releases plus more popular, second-run films, this top five list of Myrtle Beach movie theaters has what you're looking for. Whether it's a daytime matinee or a late-night showing, you can relax, snack on some popcorn and take in the box-office favorites at one of these locations:
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Calling All Golfers: Myrtle Beach Fall Classic Opens Top Courses for Play

Imagine playing the Grand Strand's best courses - all in one week. Here's your chance with the inaugural Myrtle Beach Fall Classic, and upstart tournament that will be held at eight of the top-rated layouts among the more than 100 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. Scheduled for November 17-20, the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic allows golfers to take their best shots the Grand Strand's best courses for a $325 entry fee, which includes four rounds of golf, two post-round functions with food and drink and a gift bag loaded with Myrtle Beach golf apparel and memorabilia.
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Top 10 ways to Celebrate Halloween on the Grand Strand

Most people come to Myrtle Beach to have fun, not to be frightened, but the two emotions come together in October with a trick-or-treat bag full of festivals and special events. Here are the top 10 ways to celebrate Halloween on the Grand Strand:
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Top 5 Places to Watch College Football in Myrtle Beach

College football is king in the South, and the Grand Strand is no different. In fact, maybe even more so since so many visitors and transplants come to Myrtle Beach and bring their allegiances with them. That creates some good-natured debates among fans from rival schools and conferences, especially on game days. But what fun is it to watch alone in your hotel room when you can catch the game with fellow fans and future friends. Find folks wearing the same-colored jersey so you can have someone to high-five when you’re winning and console when you’re losing. Either way, there are…
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Myrtle Beach From A to Z

We have most everything covered from A to Z when it comes to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. From attractions to golf, to restaurants and more, enjoy reading through our alphabetical list of things to do, eat and see!
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Spend a Relaxing Day in Historic Conway

The neon lights and high-rise hotels of Myrtle Beach is only 15 miles away from the peaceful, riverfront town of Conway, SC, but the contrast in scenery makes it seem like it’s a world away. Far removed from the attractions and tourism-related businesses of the Grand Strand, Conway is a small Southern town of 18,000 that is rich in history and Southern charm. Located on the banks of the Waccamaw River, the city was originally established as the village of Kingston back in 1732 and grew into a major economic hub in the 19th century due to trade and commerce via the river and railway…
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Find Fun for the Little Ones in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach has championship golf course, first-class restaurants and award-winning theaters for adults, and roller coasters, thrill rides and water slides for the teens and tweens. But what about the little ones, who aren’t quite tall enough to board the rides and are still too young to old enough to enjoy dinner and a show? Never fear; Myrtle Beach has lots of fun things to see and do for young children beyond the beach and hotel kiddie pool. Here are five fun and safe attractions to keep the little ones entertained.
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Arts & Crafts Festival Returns to Myrtle Beach

If you’re looking for that one of a kind item you can’t find anywhere else, or if you just have an eye for art and an appreciation for craftsmanship, the Myrtle Beach Convention Center is the place to be Aug. 1-3. The 31st Annual Craftsman’s Classic Arts & Crafts Show returns to the main showroom at the Convention Center for one of the top events in the Southeast. Owned and operated by Gilmore Enterprises in North Carolina, this regional tour circuit brings works by some of the top artists in their fields, many of whom are on hand to demonstrate their craftwork and provide…
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Have a Blast and a Splash at Myrtle Beach’s Family Kingdom

There’s only one place Myrtle Beach visitors can experience breath-taking thrills and wild-water chills in one place, and that’s the Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Waterpark. Located in the heart of the downtown district on Ocean Boulevard, Family Kingdom offers two parks in one. The 13-acre Family Kingdom amusement park, the only oceanfront amusement park in Myrtle Beach, is just across the street from Splashes, the only oceanfront waterpark in Myrtle Beach.
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Six tips for protecting your kids from the sun in Myrtle Beach

Too much of a good thing can be bad. Such is the case for summer fun in the Myrtle Beach sun. Summertime is upon us, and that means painful sunburns and peeling skin ... but it doesn't have to. Not only is the sun closer and stronger during the summer months, but being around the water, whether in the ocean or the hotel pool, reflects and intensifies the more harmful rays. Protecting yourself and your children from the sun without sounding like the fun police can be a bit of a trick, but not if you follow these simple tips to a great but safe family summer in Myrtle Beach.
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Farms Head To Myrtle Beach At Popular Weekly Market

One of the best ways to get to know a spot like Myrtle Beach is through its food. And when that food is the freshest organic produce and delicious meats and dairy, we know we’re in for something special. Myrtle Beach’s weekly Ovis Hill Farmers Market has for the last 12 years been offering residents and visitors alike the pick of the south, which is why we pick it when we want the very best of the season.
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Things to do in Myrtle Beach with Kids: Hands-On Fun at the Children’s Museum

Looking for something to do with kids in Myrtle Beach aside from the same-old trip to Broadway at the Beach? Consider an educational, creative and fun trip to the Children’s Museum of South Carolina! It’s located just about a half mile from Breakers Resort, and it’s a great place to take your kids for some serious exploratory playtime.
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Looking for Fun, Food, and Fabulous Shopping in Myrtle Beach? Try Broadway at the Beach

There are plenty of places to go to find fun, shopping, and dining in Myrtle Beach. But there’s only one Broadway at the Beach. It’s pretty much a fun and entertainment smorgasbord—on steroids. And best yet, it’s located just a mile from Breakers Resort.
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Things to do in Myrtle Beach with Teens

Family vacations change over time, as kids grow up and their tastes change. Fortunately, great vacation destinations like Myrtle Beach offer up fun activities for every stage of life, from toddler-friendly activities to kid zones and even great activities for the retiree crowd.
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Flying with Children: Getting to Myrtle Beach by Air

Traveling with kids can bring added challenges. But plane treks are often a much better choice for travel to Myrtle Beach. They can be more affordable, save time or both, which translates to more time at the beach! Being prepared can help you avoid some of the headaches that often accompany flying with children. Here are few tips and things you should know.
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The South’s Grandest Christmas Show at Alabama Theatre

Celebrate the holidays in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with the Alabama Theatre's award winning production, The South's Grandest Christmas Show
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Five Ways to Make the Most of Your College Visit to Coastal Carolina

Selecting the college you or your child will attend is a major life decision, and a short campus visit may be your only chance to gather all the information you need to make a wise choice. But that doesn't mean you can't have a good time while checking out your home for the next four years, especially when visiting Coastal Carolina University in nearby Conway. Located off Highway 501 about 12 miles from the Myrtle Beach coast, CCU is a public, liberal arts institution that recently grew to more than 10,000 students. The vibrant campus offers more than 70 baccalaureate and 17…
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Five Ways to Make the Most of Your College Visit to Coastal Carolina

Top 5 Places to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dessert in Myrtle Beach

The most important part of every Valentine's Day date isn't the flowers or the candies, or even the fancy dinner, although all those things help add up to a successful date. But the part that really reaches her heart comes after dinner, as in dessert. That's the icing on the cake to a great Valentine's date, and Myrtle Beach offers plenty of tasty alternatives. Whether you order dessert at the same place you dine or pick a special spot for an after-dinner treat, you can find a long list of local bakeries, ice cream parlors and other sugar shacks to satisfy your sweetheart's sweet…
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Top 5 Places to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dessert in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Flower Shops for Your Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach

You've got everything lined up for the perfect Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach. Oceanfront room at The Strand? Check. Reservations at a romantic restaurant? Check. Chocolates and a heartfelt card? Check, check. Now the only things you need are the ... FLOWERS. How could you forget the flowers? Actually, it's not that uncommon for guys to go the whole nine yards for Valentine's only to drop the ball on the flowers. For starters, all the above mentioned Valentine's rituals can be planned weeks in advance. Flowers need to be fresh, so guys often wait until the last minute and end up…
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Top 5 Flower Shops for Your Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach

Get Down and Dirty at Carolina Backwoods ATV

Millions of vacationers come to the Carolina coast each year to relax in the Grand Strand sand, but only the adventurous ever discover the muddy side of the Myrtle Beach area. For all the pristine beaches and sand dunes that line the shore, there are acres of mud holes and dirt ramps on the swampy inland areas that are perfect for getting down and dirty. For the uninitiated, the proper Southern terminology, at least in these parts, is muddin' - as in "It rained last night. Let's hop on the four-wheeler and go muddin'." It usually involves an ATV (all-terrain vehicle, or four-wheeler)…
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Get Down and Dirty at Carolina Backwoods ATV

Welcome to The Strand ... and Our New Website

The Strand now has a brand-new website to match the recently renovated resort, and both are excited to welcome you as a visitor. In fact, www.thestrandmyrtlebeach.com is your one-stop spot to book your dream vacation. Take a tour of our site and check out all the new and improved changes to the resort. Here's a quick overview of our tabs at the top of the page:
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Welcome to The Strand ... and Our New Website

Top 5 Reasons to Reserve Your Spring and Summer Trips to The Strand Early

The secret is out about The Strand. The newest resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront has quickly made a name for itself among savvy vacationers looking for the best of both worlds for their spring and summer retreats. Relax in luxury at the recently renovated resort while also enjoying the amenities of sister property The Breakers Resort a few blocks away. It's that combination that puts a room at The Strand in high demand, which is just one of many reasons you should book your spring and summer vacations early. Here are five more reasons to make your Myrtle Beach vacation plans today:
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Top 5 Reasons to Reserve Your Spring and Summer Trips to The Strand Early

Take a Winter Break at The Strand in Myrtle Beach

If your summer vacation is already fading into a distant memory and you need a break before feeling the full brunt of winter, make your escape to Myrtle Beach for a much-needed and well-deserved getaway. Stay at The Strand for recently renovated rooms with ocean views, and take in all the fun things there is to see and do on the Grand Strand in the winter. Here are some of our guests' favorite wintertime activities while they're not resting and relaxing at The Strand:
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Take a Winter Break at The Strand in Myrtle Beach

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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Spend a Splendid Holiday Season in Myrtle Beach

The Strand’s New Renovations, Additions Make it the Place to Stay in Myrtle Beach

The first change you may notice about The Strand is the name. What was once known at the Breakers Resort North Boutique Tower now has a new name and identity as The Strand Resort. But the biggest changes are the ones you will notice during your stay. The new and improved resort has taken luxury to the next level. The Strand has undergone a major renovations project with upgrade and new additions to make your stay even more comfortable and convenient than before. From new amenities on the ground floor to remodeled accommodations on every floor, The Strand has seen an extreme makeover…
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The Strand’s New Renovations, Additions Make it the Place to Stay in Myrtle Beach

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,…
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Experience a Dickens Christmas Tradition in Myrtle Beach

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

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

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

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

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

Check out These Myrtle Beach Attractions Before They Shut Down This Offseason

The fall is a wonderful time of year to visit Myrtle Beach, but the clock is ticking if you want to enjoy all the great things the Grand Strand has to offer. Sometime between the peak of the tourism season in the summer, when there are more than a half million people on the 60-mile stretch of white sand beaches, and the offseason, when only locals and snowbirds are in town, many of the area's top attractions shut down for the winter. Myrtle Beach used to turn into a total ghost town in the offseason but now there are plenty of year-round alternatives for shopping, dining and…
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Check out These Myrtle Beach Attractions Before They Shut Down This Offseason

Top 5 Places to Watch the Football Games in Myrtle Beach

The 2015 college football and NFL seasons kick off in September, which also happens to be the perfect time of year for a Myrtle Beach fall vacation. But you don't have to choose between a beach retreat and ball game when you spend a weekend at The Strand Resort. With cozy accommodations that include flat-screen TVs and oceanfront balconies, you can keep one eye on the games and the other on the Atlantic Ocean as long as your game is televised. And for those who want to follow a specific game, there are numerous sports bars in Myrtle Beach that can show any game that is being televised…
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Top 5 Places to Watch the Football Games in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Watersports in Myrtle Beach

Some of the most fun you can have in Myrtle Beach isn’t on dry land. From the open ocean just offshore to the backwaters of the Intracoastal Waterway, watersports provide guests at The Strand the ultimate opportunity for a splashing good time and a vacation memory that will last a lifetime. Here are the top five watersports activities on the Grand Strand.
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Top 5 Watersports in Myrtle Beach

Make The Strand Your Home Base for Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

Labor Day weekend is approaching fast, and so is the fall festival season in Myrtle Beach. The end of the busy tourist season culminates in a wide variety of special events in September, October, and November, and The Strand is the place to stay for a fun fall getaway. Located on the oceanfront in downtown Myrtle Beach, The Strand is only walking distance to the fun and festivities at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and a short drive to the popular shopping, dining and entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach, where most of the events are held. You can relax in luxury at The Strand and…
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Make The Strand Your Home Base for Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at The Strand in Myrtle Beach

There's a new high-rise resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, but one with a proven track record. Formerly known as the Breakers Resort Boutique North Tower, this recently renovated building is now known as The Strand, and it is even better than ever. Although still a part of the Breakers' family of hotels, The Strand has established its own reputation for quality, affordability and hospitality. Here are the top five reasons to spend your next Grand Strand vacation at The Strand:
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Top 5 Reasons to Stay at The Strand in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

The ocean is truly an amazing thing. You can swim in it, sail on it, scuba dive beneath it and surf on top of it. Then, at the end of a long day at sea, you can even feast on its bounty. But for all the fun you can have playing in the ocean during your Myrtle Beach vacation, fresh seafood is the Grand Strand's tastiest and perhaps best asset. Situated midway between two of the most productive fishing ports on the East Coast, Myrtle Beach offers a virtual buffet of restaurants that serve fresh seafood from the local docks. Murrells Inlet, the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina," is…
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Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Frequently Asked Questions At The Strand

Listed below is a list of frequently asked questions by our guests at The Strand. If you do not find the answer here, feel free to contact us.
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Frequently Asked Questions At The Strand

Five Ways to Make the Most of Your College Visit to Coastal Carolina

Selecting the college you or your child will attend is a major life decision, and a short campus visit may be your only chance to gather all the information you need to make a wise choice. But that doesn't mean you can't have a good time while checking out your home for the next four years, especially when visiting Coastal Carolina University in nearby Conway. Located off Highway 501 about 12 miles from the Myrtle Beach coast, CCU is a public, liberal arts institution that recently grew to more than 10,000 students. The vibrant campus offers more than 70 baccalaureate and 17…
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Five Ways to Make the Most of Your College Visit to Coastal Carolina

Get Down and Dirty at Carolina Backwoods ATV

Millions of vacationers come to the Carolina coast each year to relax in the Grand Strand sand, but only the adventurous ever discover the muddy side of the Myrtle Beach area. For all the pristine beaches and sand dunes that line the shore, there are acres of mud holes and dirt ramps on the swampy inland areas that are perfect for getting down and dirty. For the uninitiated, the proper Southern terminology, at least in these parts, is muddin' - as in "It rained last night. Let's hop on the four-wheeler and go muddin'." It usually involves an ATV (all-terrain vehicle, or four-wheeler)…
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Get Down and Dirty at Carolina Backwoods ATV

Take a Winter Break at The Strand in Myrtle Beach

If your summer vacation is already fading into a distant memory and you need a break before feeling the full brunt of winter, make your escape to Myrtle Beach for a much-needed and well-deserved getaway. Stay at The Strand for recently renovated rooms with ocean views, and take in all the fun things there is to see and do on the Grand Strand in the winter. Here are some of our guests' favorite wintertime activities while they're not resting and relaxing at The Strand:
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Take a Winter Break at The Strand in Myrtle Beach

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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Spend a Splendid Holiday Season in Myrtle Beach

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

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

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

Check out These Myrtle Beach Attractions Before They Shut Down This Offseason

The fall is a wonderful time of year to visit Myrtle Beach, but the clock is ticking if you want to enjoy all the great things the Grand Strand has to offer. Sometime between the peak of the tourism season in the summer, when there are more than a half million people on the 60-mile stretch of white sand beaches, and the offseason, when only locals and snowbirds are in town, many of the area's top attractions shut down for the winter. Myrtle Beach used to turn into a total ghost town in the offseason but now there are plenty of year-round alternatives for shopping, dining and…
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Check out These Myrtle Beach Attractions Before They Shut Down This Offseason

Top 5 Places to Watch the Football Games in Myrtle Beach

The 2015 college football and NFL seasons kick off in September, which also happens to be the perfect time of year for a Myrtle Beach fall vacation. But you don't have to choose between a beach retreat and ball game when you spend a weekend at The Strand Resort. With cozy accommodations that include flat-screen TVs and oceanfront balconies, you can keep one eye on the games and the other on the Atlantic Ocean as long as your game is televised. And for those who want to follow a specific game, there are numerous sports bars in Myrtle Beach that can show any game that is being televised…
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Top 5 Places to Watch the Football Games in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Watersports in Myrtle Beach

Some of the most fun you can have in Myrtle Beach isn’t on dry land. From the open ocean just offshore to the backwaters of the Intracoastal Waterway, watersports provide guests at The Strand the ultimate opportunity for a splashing good time and a vacation memory that will last a lifetime. Here are the top five watersports activities on the Grand Strand.
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Top 5 Watersports in Myrtle Beach

Make The Strand Your Home Base for Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

Labor Day weekend is approaching fast, and so is the fall festival season in Myrtle Beach. The end of the busy tourist season culminates in a wide variety of special events in September, October, and November, and The Strand is the place to stay for a fun fall getaway. Located on the oceanfront in downtown Myrtle Beach, The Strand is only walking distance to the fun and festivities at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and a short drive to the popular shopping, dining and entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach, where most of the events are held. You can relax in luxury at The Strand and…
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Make The Strand Your Home Base for Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Offer Baseball, Family Fun

There’s a new game in town, or at least a new home team for Myrtle Beach to support. But Grand Strand baseball fans can expect the same quality teams, talent and family-friendly entertainment at the ol’ ballpark. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Advanced Class A minor-league baseball team, made the transition to a new parent club in 2015, becoming a member of the Chicago Cubs farm system. The addition of the Cubs, the top-ranked minor-league system in baseball, according to several recent polls and surveys, means more than great baseball. It also puts a new spin on the long-standing…
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Myrtle Beach Pelicans Offer Baseball, Family Fun

Top 5 Places to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dessert in Myrtle Beach

The most important part of every Valentine's Day date isn't the flowers or the candies, or even the fancy dinner, although all those things help add up to a successful date. But the part that really reaches her heart comes after dinner, as in dessert. That's the icing on the cake to a great Valentine's date, and Myrtle Beach offers plenty of tasty alternatives. Whether you order dessert at the same place you dine or pick a special spot for an after-dinner treat, you can find a long list of local bakeries, ice cream parlors and other sugar shacks to satisfy your sweetheart's sweet…
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Top 5 Places to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dessert in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

The ocean is truly an amazing thing. You can swim in it, sail on it, scuba dive beneath it and surf on top of it. Then, at the end of a long day at sea, you can even feast on its bounty. But for all the fun you can have playing in the ocean during your Myrtle Beach vacation, fresh seafood is the Grand Strand's tastiest and perhaps best asset. Situated midway between two of the most productive fishing ports on the East Coast, Myrtle Beach offers a virtual buffet of restaurants that serve fresh seafood from the local docks. Murrells Inlet, the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina," is…
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Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Looking for Fun, Food, and Fabulous Shopping in Myrtle Beach? Try Broadway at the Beach

There are plenty of places to go to find fun, shopping, and dining in Myrtle Beach. But there’s only one Broadway at the Beach. It’s pretty much a fun and entertainment smorgasbord—on steroids. And best yet, it’s located just a mile from Breakers Resort.
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Looking for Fun, Food, and Fabulous Shopping in Myrtle Beach? Try Broadway at the Beach

Top 5 Flower Shops for Your Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach

You've got everything lined up for the perfect Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach. Oceanfront room at The Strand? Check. Reservations at a romantic restaurant? Check. Chocolates and a heartfelt card? Check, check. Now the only things you need are the ... FLOWERS. How could you forget the flowers? Actually, it's not that uncommon for guys to go the whole nine yards for Valentine's only to drop the ball on the flowers. For starters, all the above mentioned Valentine's rituals can be planned weeks in advance. Flowers need to be fresh, so guys often wait until the last minute and end up…
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Top 5 Flower Shops for Your Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach

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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Spend a Splendid Holiday Season in Myrtle Beach

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,…
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Experience a Dickens Christmas Tradition in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Watersports in Myrtle Beach

Some of the most fun you can have in Myrtle Beach isn’t on dry land. From the open ocean just offshore to the backwaters of the Intracoastal Waterway, watersports provide guests at The Strand the ultimate opportunity for a splashing good time and a vacation memory that will last a lifetime. Here are the top five watersports activities on the Grand Strand.
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Top 5 Watersports in Myrtle Beach

Make The Strand Your Home Base for Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

Labor Day weekend is approaching fast, and so is the fall festival season in Myrtle Beach. The end of the busy tourist season culminates in a wide variety of special events in September, October, and November, and The Strand is the place to stay for a fun fall getaway. Located on the oceanfront in downtown Myrtle Beach, The Strand is only walking distance to the fun and festivities at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and a short drive to the popular shopping, dining and entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach, where most of the events are held. You can relax in luxury at The Strand and…
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Make The Strand Your Home Base for Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

Carolina Country Music Fest Coming to Myrtle Beach

Hold on to your cowboy hats … the big one is coming. Country music fans in Myrtle Beach and beyond have good reason to click their booted heels, as the inaugural Carolina Country Music Fest is coming HERE, to Myrtle Beach, June 5-7. The three-day Myrtle Beach festival on the beach will feature Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Big & Rich and more. Yes, more. Who could possibly add to that? Oh, you’ll see soon enough. New acts, over 30 in total, will be announced weekly. Just picture it: toes in the sand, wind in your hair, and the sounds of your own cheers along with…
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Carolina Country Music Fest Coming to Myrtle Beach

Calling All Golfers: Myrtle Beach Fall Classic Opens Top Courses for Play

Imagine playing the Grand Strand's best courses - all in one week. Here's your chance with the inaugural Myrtle Beach Fall Classic, and upstart tournament that will be held at eight of the top-rated layouts among the more than 100 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. Scheduled for November 17-20, the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic allows golfers to take their best shots the Grand Strand's best courses for a $325 entry fee, which includes four rounds of golf, two post-round functions with food and drink and a gift bag loaded with Myrtle Beach golf apparel and memorabilia.
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Calling All Golfers: Myrtle Beach Fall Classic Opens Top Courses for Play

Top 5 Places to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dessert in Myrtle Beach

The most important part of every Valentine's Day date isn't the flowers or the candies, or even the fancy dinner, although all those things help add up to a successful date. But the part that really reaches her heart comes after dinner, as in dessert. That's the icing on the cake to a great Valentine's date, and Myrtle Beach offers plenty of tasty alternatives. Whether you order dessert at the same place you dine or pick a special spot for an after-dinner treat, you can find a long list of local bakeries, ice cream parlors and other sugar shacks to satisfy your sweetheart's sweet…
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Top 5 Places to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dessert in Myrtle Beach

Welcome to The Strand ... and Our New Website

The Strand now has a brand-new website to match the recently renovated resort, and both are excited to welcome you as a visitor. In fact, www.thestrandmyrtlebeach.com is your one-stop spot to book your dream vacation. Take a tour of our site and check out all the new and improved changes to the resort. Here's a quick overview of our tabs at the top of the page:
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Welcome to The Strand ... and Our New Website

Myrtle Beach From A to Z

We have most everything covered from A to Z when it comes to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. From attractions to golf, to restaurants and more, enjoy reading through our alphabetical list of things to do, eat and see!
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Myrtle Beach From A to Z

Looking for Fun, Food, and Fabulous Shopping in Myrtle Beach? Try Broadway at the Beach

There are plenty of places to go to find fun, shopping, and dining in Myrtle Beach. But there’s only one Broadway at the Beach. It’s pretty much a fun and entertainment smorgasbord—on steroids. And best yet, it’s located just a mile from Breakers Resort.
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Looking for Fun, Food, and Fabulous Shopping in Myrtle Beach? Try Broadway at the Beach