How To Know When You’re Ready For A Beach Vacation

As summer slowly rolls on in, you may be sitting at your desk dreaming about warm weather and tasty margaritas. Maybe you are a stay at home mom wanting your children to enjoy new experiences that go beyond your neighborhood. Or maybe your a retiree that would love to splurge on fine dining, endless shopping, and golf course excursions with your friends or partner.

Below you will find a list of certain feelings and behaviors you may be experiencing presently that could qualify you as the perfect candidate for a beach vacation. If you answer yes to at least two of the items below, we here at Palmetto suggest you start booking that getaway with us immediately!

  1. The last time you remember holding sand was at your children’s art fair four years ago.
  2. When every Jimmy Buffett song seems to be directly speaking to you.
  3. When you catch yourself dreaming about the weekend and it is only Monday morning.
  4. You find yourself staring at your computer screen for at least thirty minutes everyday without having completed any of your assigned tasks.
  5. Date night has now become a ten minute conversation with your partner on your back patio with string cheese and seltzer water.
  6. When you realize that you have nothing to watch on Netflix anymore because you have finished every series twice.
  7. When you find yourself living vicariously through your neighbors vacations on their Instagram or Facebook.
  8. You find your phone alerting you that you your screen time is over its ten hour limit.
  9. The closest golf course you have played on is at the indoor six-hole putt-putt grounds forty five minutes away from your home.
  10. When you start taking your children to Lowes or Home Depots playgrounds because it is the closest thing to an “amusement park.”
  11. Your boss starts to tell you everyday that you really should take a vacation.
  12. When the movie Castaway starts to look like a five star vacation retreat.

So where do you score? Now please take note – this is just a short compilation of questions that you should ask yourself before booking a vacation. If you are still unsure where you rank, feel free to speak with one of our qualified reservationist who would be more than happy to assist you.

Summer is coming up and it is time to escape to Myrtle Beach.
We here at Palmetto would love to help you in that process!
Call us today at (888) 808-2788 or visit us directly online to see what rental properties we have available for you. You deserve it!

Originally from New York, Alison Lashower moved to the Myrtle Beach area with her family twelve years ago. Gamecock at heart, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a marketing and entrepreneurship degree in May of 2017. When Alison is not spending time taking photographs around the Myrtle Beach area, you can find her writing, dancing, or on some type of adventure. Fun fact, she just spent this past year living abroad in Cape Town, South Africa!

Mother’s Day in Myrtle Beach 2019

We would like to give a warm welcome to all of the mothers out there for this upcoming Mother’s Day! Whether you are visiting the beach for vacation or live here, you might be wondering what exactly to do with your mom this Sunday. Palmetto has a few fabulous ideas for you to choose from for 2019 Mother’s Day in Myrtle Beach!

Be sure to read on until the very end, you might just catch a glimpse of our Palmetto staff with their mamas! *

Bring On the Yum:

Hook & Barrel
May 12, 2019 | 9AM – 10PM
8014 North Kings Highway B, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
$38 per person/$14.99 per child 12 and under
(843) 839-5988 | *Reservations Recommended

Known for its fresh seafood dishes and delicious Sunday brunches, Hook & Barrel will be hosting a Mother’s Day Buffet all day this upcoming Sunday. Come enjoy delectable shrimp & grits, macaroni & cheese, or seafood quiche among the many options being offered.

Tin Roof
May 12, 2019 | Brunch: 11AM-3PM
1410 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
*Prices vary dependent on items purchased
(843) 945-9867 | *Reservations not required

If you enjoy live country music, outdoor beach views, great food– come on over to the Tin Roof this Sunday for a special mother’s day brunch. Jay Taylor, a popular country music singer from Nashville will be singing to all the special moms in the audience.

New York Prime Steakhouse
405 28th Ave North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
May 12, 2019 | Brunch: 11AM-3PM | Dinner: 3PM-10PM
Prices vary by item
(843) 448-8081 | *Reservations Recommended

It is time you delight yourself to a heavenly meal on this special occasion! The New York Prime Steakhouse will be treating you to an exquisite brunch this Sunday with unique options to choose from such as banana stuffed Belgian waffles, crab cake benedicts, and crème fraiche with fresh berries.

Make Memories That Will Last:

Mom and Me Mimosa Sunday – Painting With A Twist
850 Jason Boulevard #B, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
May 12, 2019 | Two Events: 1PM-4PM, 4PM-6PM
$45 per person
(843) 808-9236 |*Must make reservation

Put on your artsy clothes and head on over to Painting with a Twist for some Mother’s Day celebrations. Mimosas, painting, and good times with family and friends! Be sure to book a reservation, seats are going fast.

Mother’s Day at Myrtle Waves Water Park
3000 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
May 12, 2019 | 11AM-5PM
Free admission for moms
(843) 913-9250

Slide on down to Myrtle Waves this Sunday with your family! With endless waterslides, lazy rivers, and family attractions – you will something here for everyone. And major perk – moms get in FREE! Why not come enjoy the waves and have a great time with the kiddos too?

All Moms Bowl Free at Myrtle Beach Bowl
101 Gray Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
May 12, 2019 | 12PM – 10PM
Free admission for moms*
(843) 236-1020

Get your bowling shoes on and roll on over to Myrtle Beach Bowl this weekend! On Sunday, moms will have free admission into the bowling alley! Who does not love a good round of bowling, tasty pizza, and friendly “competitive” tournaments? The question is –who will conquer the game?

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the special women out there. We hope you have a special day and vacation in Myrtle Beach!

Photos of Palmetto Staff with Their Mothers:

Looking for a great getaway this weekend? Palmetto has you covered! Our May special offer has 30% OFF select beach and golf villas until May 22, 2019. Call us today at 888-808-2788 or book online directly.
We can not wait to see you at the beach!

Originally from New York, Alison Lashower moved to the Myrtle Beach area with her family twelve years ago. Gamecock at heart, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a marketing and entrepreneurship degree in May of 2017. When Alison is not spending time taking photographs around the Myrtle Beach area, you can find her writing, dancing, or on some type of adventure. Fun fact, she just spent this past year living abroad in Cape Town, South Africa!

Friday Finds – Myrtle Beach Games

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When travelers think of Myrtle Beach activities and attractions, there’s sure to be a common theme (other than the beach itself) of Miniature Golf, Unique Shopping Complexes, Seafood Buffets, and watersports. There is a veritable plethora of activities and experiences available during the sunny days and cooler nights. Myrtle Beach is truly an exciting place full of possibilities and variety….until it rains.

The majority of families who visit the Grand Strand and experience the inevitable summer rainy day or afternoon tend to hunker down in their vacation rental condo or house, turn on the tv, and everyone escapes to their phone or tablet. Netflix, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. It’s pretty much what folks do at home. Every. Single. Day. Let’s be real – the reason why families go on vacation is to spend the quality time together that they miss throughout the year due to sports, work, school, and more work. Now, when it rains, they go right back to their own little microcosms of binge watching, fail videos, and “liking” pictures of other people’s food. I’m here to tell you, there’s a place in Myrtle Beach that can help deter this all to common fallback and provide that bonding quality time that folks came down here to experience.

Myrtle Beach Games is located at 4050 Socastee Blvd in Myrtle Beach and has cornucopia of Board Games, Card Games, Miniatures, and Comic Books. This place has everything that the most experienced gamer could ask for, as well as TONS of great easy to pick up board and card games perfect for any family.

Founded over a decade ago, Myrtle Beach Games has welcomed both travelers and locals to their unique and friendly store and provided a safe, inclusive culture for folks of all ages and experiences. When Alison and I visited this Friday, we were first blown away by their very organized and accessible inventory of board games. We saw everything from the classics to newer staples, such as “Cataan” and “Mysterium”. As we scanned the store, there were several folks in there playing games, talking, and laughing. The common theme was evident: People were having fun!

Chris and Anthony welcomed us with smiles and open arms as they gave us the grand tour. We were certainly impressed by the organization and inventory that they had for not just fun and exciting board games, but for card games such as Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, and Keyforge. There’s also a great selection of action figures, graphic novels, and unique collectibles that you can’t find anywhere else in Myrtle Beach. They are even adding a virtual reality arcade and full snack bar to the location!

They also told us about the great events that happen daily which include open play for board games, Pokemon and Magic leagues, as well as the very cool and visually striking Warhammer Miniatures game. Every Saturday, there’s open play for Pokemon for kids of all ages. Kids get a free pack of cards just for showing up and they even order pizza. It’s very kid and family friendly.

Getting back to why this place is great for rainy days and families: The Board Games. It’s so easy to go in, find a game that’s interesting and fun. The staff and even patrons can recommend a game that’s easy to learn and can involve families with kids of any age. Board games are excellent for beach vacations, because they put families right across the dining room table from one another and involve teamwork, competition, and laughs. Families can bond over these experiences and the cell phones and devices are usually turned off or put away.
 It’s why you go on vacation: Quality Time.

This Saturday, May the 4th, is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, where anyone can visit and get free comic books from major publishers like Marvel, DC, and Image. It’s a great time to come in and check out everything Myrtle Beach Games has while getting some absolutely free swag!

On your next Myrtle Beach Vacation, plan for that rainy day and check out Myrtle Beach Games. You won’t be disappointed!

Myrtle Beach Games
4050 Socastee Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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Jason Coker is originally from the metropolis of Burlington, NC and is passionate about vacation rentals. Having served on the front lines of a premier vacation rental company, Jason has a great understanding of all aspects of this fantastic industry. An aficionado of music, sports, and all things geeky, Jason spends his free time performing music, grilling out, and relaxing with his son, daughter, and lovely wife, Amy.