Friday Finds – Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

This past Thursday, Jason and I had the privilege to ride on the famous 200 feet tall Myrtle Beach SkyWheel centered right on the Myrtle Beach Boulevard & Boardwalk! This iconic attraction came to the area in 2011 and has been a top spot for tourists and locals alike over the past eight years. Sitting in our very own privately enclosed “gondola” that allows for heating and cooling, Jason and I were able to witness firsthand the beautiful views that Myrtle Beach has to offer. While on the SkyWheel, we were able to interview Rachel Beckerman – Myrtle Beach’s SkyWheel Marketing & Brand Manager!

What is the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel known for?

We really are the first of our kind to be on the East Coast! There are other wheels that are larger all around the world, but we are the trendsetters for this type of wheel in this area. We pride ourselves on being a “SkyWheel.” Not a Ferris Wheel, not an Observation Wheel – a SkyWheel. What that means is that we hold ourselves to a higher standard than any other amusement park. We have a brand that we stand by based on safety and outstanding guest service. Every morning our maintenance staff checks every single gondola and goes through many different procedures to ensure that our guests will have a safe and memorable experience on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel!

What is your favorite part of the job?

Okay, well my favorite part of the job would have to be playing “hooky” and coming out here to work in a mobile office so that I can enjoy the beautiful view. Fortunately, my job encourages me to come out here and get pictures of the view to promote this gorgeous beachfront attraction. You truly do not get such a clear view of the area than in this 200 feet securely enclosed gondola!

What would you tell someone who has already been on the SkyWheel?

We get that question quite often! It is a unique experience every single time you ride. Day of the year – a winter ride is going to be different from a summer ride because of what you are going to see out there! A day ride is going to be completely different from a night ride because during the day you are not going to see the nightlife – the lights and action. Christmas, my gosh to see Myrtle Beach lit up at Christmas is incredible. Halloween is another one that is so fun to see. No matter what time of the year you are coming to Myrtle Beach, the SkyWheel ride experience is going to be different!

What would you tell someone who fears heights?

That is another question we hear quite often – everyone looks at it from the ground and it appears a lot bigger. What I tell people is that once you get up here and see this view, heights do not even matter! You do not even realize you are moving or that you are so high up because you are so captivated by the gorgeous Grand Strand.

The gondolas can fit anywhere from two to six guests! Be sure to check out their social media outlets and website for upcoming specials & fun events. The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel does offer annual passes and VIP packages too. Tickets can be bought online or on location.

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel Information:

Location: 1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Open Daily (besides Thanksgiving & Christmas Day!)
Currently for Fall: 11 AM – 10 PM (weekdays) / 11 PM (weekends)
In season: 11 AM – 12 AM (midnight)

Vary based on season – call ticket office at 843-839-9200 to check.

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Jason and I had a fantastic time on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Jason overcame his fear of heights and I was able to admire how truly beautiful Myrtle Beach is. 
Be on the lookout for a contest Palmetto Vacation Rentals will be hosting for FREE Myrtle Beach SkyWheel tickets!

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!

Jumping into Fall Here at the Beach | Palmetto Vacation Rentals

Happy Almost Fall to You All!
Let the countdown begin until we are officially in fall here in Myrtle Beach. Fall will begin this upcoming Monday, September 23, 2019 – less than three days away! What an exciting season we have coming up! The weather at the beach has been slowly cooling off to the mid-seventies – making it perfect for walks on the beach, golf tournaments and many outdoor festivities.

Listed below are several different events happening throughout the next two months on the Grand Strand! We hope that you are able to join in on the fun on your next Myrtle Beach vacation!

Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival
Huntington Beach State Park
Friday, September 27, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019
Friday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM / Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Admission: $10 adults  (free for visitors 15 and younger)

16th Annual Irish-Italian International Festival
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Saturday, September 28, 2019 
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally
Various Locations (check schedule on website)
Monday, September 30, 2019 – Sunday, October 6, 2019

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest
The Market Common (4017 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, SC)
Friday, October 11, 2019 – Saturday, October 12, 2019
Friday: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

28th Annual St. John’s Greek Festival
301 33rd Ave. Ext. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Thursday, October 17, 2019 – Sunday, October 20, 2019
Opens 11:00 AM Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Noon on Sunday

Be sure to send us your FALL FESTIVAL “FOTOS!” We would love to feature you on our social media sites! Email us at with a brief description/photo or message us with that information on our Facebook.

We hope you have a wonderful fall season here in Myrtle Beach. Call us today at (888) 808-2788 to hear all about our special rates for your next Myrtle Beach vacation rental!

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!

Myrtle Beach in the Fall


Fall in Myrtle Beach is truly a special time. Often overlooked due to the “Summer Vacation” tradition and the excitement of warm weather in the Spring, Fall is a great time to experience the Grand Strand in a more relaxed and comfortable environment.

Here are 5 reasons why you should book your Myrtle Beach Fall Trip:

Outdoor Dining with no Humidity? Yes, Please!
  1. Cooler Temperatures

If you’ve ever been to Myrtle Beach in the late Spring or Summer, you’ve noticed one constant – HUMIDITY! Not only does this completely WRECK hairstyles, humidity hangs over everything making it tough to relax if you’re not directly oceanfront. Walking around Barefoot or Broadway in the evening means that you better put deodorant on……everywhere. In the Fall you’ll enjoy perfect temps with very low humidity. Think 72-75 degrees, sunny, and a nice refreshing breeze……ahhhhh…. Myrtle Beach weather in the fall makes that morning cup of coffee taste better, the stroll around your resort a quality jaunt, and dinner outside one of the terrific restaurants here the perfect experience.

Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, The Market Common, and Tanger Outlets are PERFECT in the Fall!
  • Fewer Crowds

Those that have visited Myrtle Beach in the Summer – especially the week of July 4th, know of the bumper to bumper traffic, long lines for restaurants, and lots of sweaty tourists crammed into specialty shops with no idea what they’re looking for. Let’s not even mention Wal-Mart on a Summer Saturday! In the Fall, you’ll feel like the beach belongs to YOU! There’s no more rushing around, you can take your time, and not have to worry about missing your turn because folks are reading the “Free Shark Tooth Necklace” sign instead of moving along. With the kids in school and many families focused on sports, school, and extra curriculars, there’s no better time to come. Great attractions, like The Duplin Winery become havens for low stress and the perfect place to release tension. You’ll feel like you’re on a true vacation! You’ll be able to forget about planning times to eat, shop, and golf and you can take on the day as it unfolds. Nice!

You’ll feel like you own the course!
  • Golf’s Second Season

One of the best things about Spring in Myrtle Beach is the opening of Golf Season. During this time, thousands of golfers descend upon the Grand Strand to get a break from the cold and get their fairway fix. Spring, however, can be a fickle partner weather-wise. You may get those 75-degree days or it may be 40! During the Fall, the temps are very consistent, and you’ll get more warm days that cool. There’s fewer travelers, so booking tee times or simply visiting your course of choice is a breeze. Also – the quintessential Golf Trip is IDEAL for the Fall due to restaurants that cater to sports fans. Baseball playoffs, College Football, NFL, NHL, and UFC all get rolling in Fall. Special Brews can be enjoyed nearly anywhere, and you’ll certainly find places that give special deals to golf groups.

Food, Fun, Friends. Festivals in the Fall are Fantastic!
  • Special Events and Festivals

Myrtle Beach doesn’t really need special events during the Summer, as the beach itself is the main attraction. During the Fall however, travelers can experience unique flavors, art, music, and culture at one of the many fall festivals. There’s Mustang Week, The Little River Shrimp Festival, Endless Summer Festival, Irish/Italian Festival, Oktoberfest, The Greek Festival, Hippie Fest, Halloween Events, and more. Each year, more and more are added as Myrtle Beach is becoming a year-round destination. These events are great opportunities to not only unwind, but to do early Christmas shopping, meet locals, and try new things. I LOVE THE FALL!

Ask for deals! You’ll save a ton in the Fall!
  • Lower Rates

This one is a no-brainer, but rates are a LOT higher in the Summer months! The Fall brings with it lower rates and special deals. Ask for deals wherever you go including accommodations, restaurants, attractions, and services. There are usually special promotions going on everywhere and all you have to do is ask. Your dollar goes farther in the Fall, for sure! Call 888-808-2788 to find out more!

There you have it! Are you ready to hit the beach this Fall? Can you taste the pumpkins spice (unless you hate pumpkins spice, of course!)? Are you ready to relax and recharge for a quick getaway? Let’s go!


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. And – He LOVES the Fall in Myrtle Beach!