Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Golf Capital of the World

More golf courses than anywhere in the world!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is known as the “Golf Capital of the World” for good reason! Each year thousands of golfers visit the Grand Strand to enjoy hundreds of gorgeous, lush courses and beautiful weather. The Myrtle Beach area is truly a Golfer’s Paradise, as the fun doesn’t end when the round is up! There’s something for everyone here to enjoy. Here’s a quick taste:

World Tour is Beautiful Year Round!

More Golf Courses in One Place than Anywhere in the World!

Myrtle Beach not only boasts hundreds of beautiful courses and clubs – but also over FIFTY 4-Star or higher rated ones, by Golf Digest, to boot. There’s World Tour, which boasts 18 holes based on the most famous holes in the world. You won’t have to travel far to play Bay Hill, Royal Troon, or even Augusta! Every golfer should make it part of their bucket list to visit the famous Dunes Beach & Golf Club. This unique course was built in 1949 and considered to be the best Jones designed course in his portfolio. No matter where you play, you’re sure to have a great experience.  What’s also great is there’s always fantastic deals to be had during anytime of the year. It’s a breeze to combine your accommodations and tee times.

Whatever you are craving, Myrtle Beach has you covered!

Over 2,000 Restaurants, Pubs, and Unique Dining Experiences on the Grand Strand!

After a long, hard day on a gorgeous course (wink, wink!) you’ll want to unwind and spend time with your friends and family. Myrtle Beach has exactly what you need! Whether you are looking for a laid back spot, right on the water where you can eat shrimp until you can’t move, or you are looking for an exciting sports bar to watch a ball game, you’ll be taken care of. Myrtle Beach is famous for its seafood but also has many burger joints that make it easy for a quick bite. The two main entertainment complexes, Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach feature top notch and fun restaurants like Greg Norman’s, Paula Deen’s, The Carolina Ale House, and Umberto’s. You can’t go wrong!

Exciting Fishing both Inshore and Offshore

Inshore/Offshore Fishing and the Beauty of the Low Country

Spring, Summer, and Fall bring excellent opportunities for anglers of any skill to have a blast and catch your fill. Inshore fishing can be found along the many piers like Cherry Grove, Apache, Garden City, and 2nd Avenue. A Rod, Reel, Hook, and a piece of Shrimp or “Gotcha” lure is all you need to catch a variety of fish. Spring fishing is great for Bluefish and King Mackerel, Summer is time for Flounder and Sharks, and Fall is time for Spots, Croakers, and Drum. Offshore fishing is an absolute joy here, as you are not too far from the Gulf Stream. Eat a hearty breakfast and make your way to the Hurricane Fleet out of Calabash. You’ll be catching, Snapper, Grouper, and seabass from the many available headboats or charter your own boat to troll for Kings, Dolphin, Tuna, and Spanish Mackerel.

Be sure to also visit the many Low Country parks and recreation areas. Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens are not to be missed. If you need a day away from the links, this is extremely relaxing and recharging!

Shining sun and southern hospitality make for a winning combination.

60 Miles of Pristine White Sandy Beaches

Of course the main feature and draw of Myrtle Beach, SC is the beach itself! We have some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast. It’s relaxing to take a stroll looking for shark teeth and shells or to simply sit on an oceanfront balcony with a cold beverage while you do absolutely nothing. Once you get your toes in the sand, it’s hard to leave! Be sure to bring a cooler, beach towel, and leave your cares at home!

Booking your Myrtle Beach Golf trip is a piece of cake. We’ve got you covered, so you can spend less time planning and more time playing and relaxing. Check out our affiliate Golf Trek at 843-628-8264, ask for Gary, and mention this article. They’ll help find you the best courses suited for your tastes and we can find the ideal accommodations for what you like to do and close to where you like to play.

What are you waiting for!? Pick up the phone or click the link below to start planning your Myrtle Beach Golf Trip. We’ll see you soon!

Jason Coker is originally from the metropolis of Burlington, NC and is passionate about vacation rentals. Having served on the front lines of premier vacation rental companies, 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 is much better at miniature golf than the real thing!

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Myrtle Beach in the Springtime – Here’s What to Do!

Spring is in the air!

Springtime in Myrtle Beach

The weather is getting warmer, the lush greens of golf courses dot the landscape, and every other day brings a new festival or event. It’s Springtime in Myrtle Beach, SC! One of the best times of year to visit the Grand Strand is during this magical season of excitement and renewal! Here’s a few reasons why you should visit in the next few months: 

Warmer Temps = More Beachtime Fun!
  1. It’s getting warmer! 

I know this is obvious, but there’s something different about 75 degrees and sunny back home and 75 degrees and sunny at THE BEACH! There’s a tangible excitement in the air and positivity everywhere in the Myrtle Beach area. This area features smiling folks ready to share their experience and happiness to visitors from all over. Restaurants open up outdoor seating and there’s nothing quite like a refreshing ocean breeze while enjoying fresh seafood, gourmet burgers, or low country specialties as you gaze upon the surf. Ahhhh……

The Little River Blue Crab Festival is a fun weekend featuring live music, fresh local seafood, and hundreds of vendors. It’s not to be missed!

2. Festivals and Events

Along with the warm weather comes some really unique and exciting festivals and events. From Little River to Georgetown, the entire 60 mile long Grand Strand has something fun going on! Starting with St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll find parades and festivals in Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach. There’s multiple car shows like the “Run to the Sun” show featuring classic cars where you can view beautiful automobiles inside and out. The World Famous Little River Blue Crab Festival is May 16-17th and features live music, fresh local seafood, and hundreds of vendors. Shopping and entertainment centers like Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing are always offering live music and family friendly activities. There’s a ton of cultural festivals and expos as well as marathons, cheer/dance competitions, baseball/softball tournaments, The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and conventions of all sorts. Visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the Spring, and you’ll have just one or two things to choose from (wink, wink!).

Brookgreen Gardens is a must see!

3. Natural Beauty

The birds are singin’ and the flowers are bloomin’! There’s no better time to take a stroll through one of the many parks and nature preserves that “Spring” to life during this wonderful season. The top two places to visit are right across the street from each other in beautiful Murrell’s Inlet: Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens. Here, you can find amazing sculptures, Spring exhibitions, winding paths through live oaks and saltwater estuaries, and all sorts of wildlife. It’s a bird watcher’s paradise at both locales as you can see herons, egrets, mallards, osprey, and even Bald Eagles! You’ll most certainly see alligators. There’s even a butterfly garden at Brookgreen. Besides these two wonders, there’s also dozens of parks that all have unique water features, sporting areas, and walking paths. 

Myrtle Beach is the golf capital of the universe!

4. Golf, Golf, Golf!

With more golf courses in one place than anywhere in the world, Myrtle Beach truly is the golf capital of the universe! The Springtime golf scene is marvelous on the Grand Strand. There’s always tremendous deals and the courses are at their best.

There’s always great savings during a Myrtle Beach Spring Vacation!

5. Rates are Great!

We all know that summer rates are higher in beach areas. In the Springtime, you’ll get the beach experience of warm weather, but with less crowds, and lower rates for accommodations, dining, shows, and more. This makes it easier to take a shorter vacation for a long weekend or Spring Break in addition to a longer, traditional summer getaway. Booking a property in advance during the spring with a company like Palmetto Vacation Rentals (shameless plug, I know – but it’s true!) can save you a ton while providing you a much needed getaway. Be sure to ask about promotions and deals when you check into your hotel or vacation rental manager. 

What are you waiting for?! Reserve your Myrtle Beach Springtime getaway now and start making those great beach vacation memories. We’ll see y’all soon! 

Jason Coker is originally from the metropolis of Burlington, NC and is passionate about vacation rentals. Having served on the front lines of premier vacation rental companies, 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 Spring in Myrtle Beach!

Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week 2020

Event: Restaurant Week, South Carolina 2020 (Myrtle Beach)
Date(s): January 9-19, 2020
Location: Various Myrtle Beach Restaurants

South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) will be hosting its annual eleven-day restaurant celebration across the South Carolina state in less than two days! Taste an assortment of delicious meals and flavorful treats this January.

Enjoy a variety of restaurants casual to fine dining experiences across the Grand Strand starting January 9, 2020. There are over 16+ participating restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area that will be showcasing their delicious food at with impressive deals!

Since the current restaurant week location is South Carolina, why not try one of the Carolina’s most popular southern cuisine restaurants? Hook & Barrel – known for it’s fresh seafood and flavorful local cuisine will be offering guests a full three course dinner menu at $35/person during restaurant week. Enjoy a Charred Caesar Salad and savory portion of Shrimp & Grits before indulging in a piece of delectable Key Lime Pie at Hook & Barrel. Reservations are highly recommended at all participating locations!

Looking to enjoy a delicious Italian experience during Restaurant Week 2020? Ducati’s Pizzeria & Italian Trattoria will be offering a lunch and dinner four course special with prices ranging from $35-$45/person! Freshly made Balsamic Bruschetta, Chicken Parmigiana, Penne Ala Vodka, and New York Style Cheese Cake are a few of the many mouthwatering items featured on the Ducati’s menu!

Other popular restaurants joining in on the fun during Restaurant Week in South Carolina are 21 Main at North Beach, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and The Wicked Tuna.

For a full list of restaurants that are participating, click the link below:

We would love to hear about all of the delicious foods you try during Restaurant Week 2020! Be sure to tag #PalmettoVacationRentals during your experience to be featured on our social media.

New Year’s Eve in Myrtle Beach

This New Year’s Eve – Dance the Night Away in Myrtle Beach, SC!

New Year’s Eve in Myrtle Beach!

One of the most exciting times to visit Myrtle Beach is during New Year’s. The weather is usually mild and there’s a TON of great events, shopping deals, and festivities for all to enjoy. Whether you are traveling with kids, a group, with friends, or as a couple, Myrtle Beach during New Year’s has something for you.

Here’s some cool stuff that’s happening:

For Families: Fireworks, Fireworks, Fireworks! If you like a traditional New Year’s with sparkly things – we have you covered! Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, and The Market Common all have firework displays to bring in 2020. These spots are great for families looking for a safe and inclusive environment with great shopping, restaurants, and kid-friendly activities. Also check out Dave & Busters for gaming and food specials.

For Groups: Whether you are golfers, a church group, or simply a group of old friends getting together in Myrtle, there’s a plethora of accommodations and venues for you. Most golf courses have specials for New Year’s and there’s plenty of great attractions like Top Golf, Ripley’s Aquarium, and AMAZING restaurants.

Spectacular Attractions like TopGolf offer special New Year’s Deals

For Couples and Friends: Broadway at the Beach is the best place to watch the ball drop in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy specialty drinks at Bar Louie, Senor Frogs, or Hard Rock Café or Dance the night away at OZ. It’s one big party in the restaurant district! There’s drink specials all night and some of the best cuisine in Myrtle!

Broadway at the Beach is THE place to be for New Year’s Eve!

You’re guaranteed to have a great time during New Year’s in Myrtle Beach!

Call us for great deals!


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!

Seven Reasons Why You Should Spend Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach | Palmetto Vacation Rentals

It is nearing the end of November and you know what that means! Thanksgiving is approaching – bring out the turkey, green bean casserole, and pecan pie. For many, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with your family and friends. With schools off and offices closed, that long-awaited weekend you have been looking for is about to arrive.

How about you change it up this year? Instead of staying home – pack up your family, your friends, or your significant other and head on down to Myrtle Beach!

Why come to The Grand Strand this Thanksgiving? We here at Palmetto Vacation Rentals are going to give you SEVEN reasons why:

  1. Memories, Memories, Memories – One of a Kind! Looking to make lasting memories with your friends or family this Thanksgiving? If you are anything like me – some of the best memories I remember from my childhood were on family vacations! Before moving to Myrtle Beach, our family would visit the Grand Strand at Thanksgiving time to escape the snow in New York, spend quality time together, and enjoy all that the area had to offer. Children are off school, and you most likely have an extra day off from work that will enable you to enjoy that much-needed long weekend. How awesome would it be to take a vacation with your loved ones this holiday and do something different?

  2. New Experiences – Did you say Bluegrass Festival? Shout out to anyone who enjoys bluegrass music – this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend the Myrtle Beach Convention Center will be holding the 50th Anniversary South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival! Beginning on Thursday, November 28th and running until Saturday, November 30th, this family festival will be featuring the Sons of the South, The Crown Brothers, Carolina Blue + 38 more popular bluegrass artists. Never listened to any bluegrass music? This festival will be the perfect opportunity to expand your music palate! Tickets beginning at $22/daily general admission. Click to see schedule and more information.

  3. Activities with the Community: Participate in the 13th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot. Join over a thousand local and visiting runners this turkey day at the Grande Park at The Market Common. There will be multiple races available for anyone interested in participating – 5k, 8k, One Mile, and Tot Trot race for kids. Thanksgiving does not just have to be all about the food! Get your running shoes on and sprint your way to victory this Thanksgiving. Click here for details.

  4. Skip the Cooking, Dine Out in Style this Thanksgiving! Myrtle Beach is notoriously known for its delicious and award-winning restaurants throughout the area. With over 1,600 restaurants – there is something here for everyone to enjoy. For Thanksgiving, many places along the beach will be hosting Thanksgiving Specials! For those who do not enjoy cooking or just want a break this holiday – come taste your favorite Thanksgiving dishes without the cooking hassle. Below are several restaurants that are hosting Thanksgiving specials this holiday: Hook & Barrel | Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen | Carolina Roadhouse| Original Benjamins| House of Blues
    Don’t see anything you like? Call our office at 888-808-2788 anytime for more restaurant ideas!

  5. 34th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta Boat Parade. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has always been part of my family’s traditions for Thanksgiving. Why not just watch a parade on television this Thanksgiving but witness one (boat style!) on your vacation while in Myrtle Beach. Come watch the annual Intercoastal Christmas Regatta Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. This event is hosted by Yachts for Tots of North Myrtle Beach/Little River – a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the children in Horry County who are unable to get full assistance from traditional agencies in the area.  For locations of where the parade can be seen click here.

  6. Shop Until You Drop – Black Friday Style. Myrtle Beach is one of the top places to shop along the East Coast! The Market Common, Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing are just a few of the top shopping destinations in the area.  There are also two Tanger Outlets featuring over 100+ brand name stores such as Under Armor and New York & Company perfect for your shopping needs. In addition to the outside shopping areas, The Coastal Grand Mall, located right by the Myrtle Beach International Airport is also the second largest mall in the state. You will not be disappointed with the fantastic deals and available places to shop this Black Friday!

  7. Christmas is in the Air! Get ready to enjoy Myrtle Beach’s holiday entertainment on your next vacation.  If you are not a fan of anything revolving around Christmas before December begins than this point is not for you. But for those of you that have been listening to Michael Bublé Christmas album on repeat, shopping at Hobby Lobby, or watching any Christmas Hallmark movies – than Myrtle Beach is the place for you to come to this holiday season. Witness world champion ice skaters perform to popular holiday tunes on Christmas on Ice. Enjoy the Carolina Opry Christmas Special featuring over 35 Christmas trees and award-winning vocalists! Feast your way through a Myrtle Beach’s popular Christmas at the Pirates Voyage. The options are endless here on The Grand Strand!

If you got excited for at least one of the seven reasons as to why you should come to Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving, then you should heavily consider making that trip down (or up!) to South Carolina’s top beach and tourism spot.

Why wait?

We would love to help you find the best vacation rental suitable for your needs this Thanksgiving. For your convenience, Palmetto Vacation Rentals is running a special just for you – details are below.

Thanksgiving Special: “Show Me the Turkey”
Must Stay Between: November 27, 2019 – December 1, 2019 (3 night minimum)
Deal: Free Turkey (or $25 Gift Card!) + 30% OFF Vacation Rental
Must book before November 25th, 2019 to receive Thanksgiving Special.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration this year. We are so excited to see you soon!

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!

Fresh Fall Recipes | Palmetto Vacation Rentals

Here at Palmetto Vacation Rentals we hosted a fall contest during the month of September. Homeowners at each one of our properties sent in delicious recipes that they enjoy making during the autumn season.

Congratulations to the homeowners of Magnolia Pointe 301-4890!
The winning owners received a Fall Harvest Basket full of goodies.

Thank you for those that shared your favorite fall recipe…we have included some below for you to enjoy as well! Many of these recipes were adopted from various online outlets – links are below.

Sweet Baby Ray’s Chili

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds ground beef
1 cup chopped Spanish onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 cups bell peppers, diced (red and
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 14-oz. can diced tomatoes with
1 cup SBR Original Barbecue
1 cup beef broth
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 can red kidney beans, rinsed
1 can white kidney beans, rinsed 
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and brown. Add onions, garlic, and peppers and saute until onions are translucent.
  • Add salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder and stir.
  • Add tomatoes, SBR Original BBQ Sauce and beef broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add beans and adjust seasoning. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and scallions.

Recipe from Game Day Sweet Baby Rays

Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

4 tablespoons butter divided
2 carrots diced small
2 stalks celery plus their
leaves diced
1 onion diced
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
4 cups chicken stock/broth
1 cup whole milk divided
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or
1/2 teaspoon dried, plus more for garnish
2 cups cooked diced or shredded
extra salt and pepper
  • Saute the carrots, celery, and onions in 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large pot over medium high heat until browned and soft (about 3 minutes).
  • Add 1/4 cup flour, stir to coat.
  • Add chicken broth (4 cups) and bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down to simmer and add 1/2 cup milk and the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, to make the dumplings, mix together the remaining 1 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, melted, until flour mixture is crumbly looking. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of milk and stir until JUST combined. Do NOT over mix, or your dumplings may be dense.
  • Add spoonfuls of the dumpling mixture to the simmering pot- I recommend using a small cookie scooper (or tablespoon)
  • Cover and simmer on low for 15 minutes, or until dumplings are fluffy, cooked, and float to the top. No peeking!
  • Serve garnished with extra fresh thyme and fresh ground pepper, if desired

Recipe from Bowl of Delicious

Pumpkin Bread (*contains pecans)

3 cups Unbleached All-purpose
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking
1-1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
3/4 teaspoons Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Cloves

1/4 teaspoon Freshly
Grated Nutmeg
1/2 cup Lightly Packed
Light Brown Sugar
2/3 cups Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs
1 cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
1 cup Mashed Ripe Banana
1 cup Chopped Pecans
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease two loaf pans, (8×4 or 9×5).
  • Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and spices together. In another bowl, beat sugars, oil, and eggs until combined. Add pumpkin and banana; mix well. Stir in flour mixture.
  • Fold in pecans. Divide batter evenly between pans.
  • Bake for 45–60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. If the tops are browning more than you’d like, tent with foil towards the end of baking.
  • Cool in pans for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edge and pop out of pans. Cool on a wire cooling rack.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. Wrap bread in foil to store.

Recipe from The Pioneer Woman

Apple Pie Cider

1/2 gallon apple cider
1/2 gallon apple juice   
24 packets Sweet ‘N Low
6 cinnamon sticks
Pinch of Nutmeg
*Optional: 1 750 bottle
Morgan Spiked Rum

  • Stir together apple cider, apple juice, Sweet ‘N Low, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large pot. Bring to a boil; simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Serve with a cinnamon stick in each glass.

(*For the spiked version, add rum to the cooled cider mixture*)R

Recipe from Eat Move Make

Let us know if you make any of these recipes! We would enjoy hearing about your experience here at Palmetto.

Favorites of Fall in Myrtle Beach |Palmetto Vacation Rentals Staff Edition

We have finally walked into the month of October here in Myrtle Beach! For those of you that may be counting, we have only 82 days left until Christmas. But before we skip too far ahead, we decided here at Palmetto Vacation Rentals to find out what our staff is most excited about this fall.

Read on to see the responses from several of our incredible staff members who are very excited for this new season. Who knows – maybe you will find some terrific ideas for your next Myrtle Beach vacation here on the coast of South Carolina!

“The Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival!” I love the local seafood here in Myrtle Beach and can’t wait to try new foods from local vendors.
Date: November 1st – November 2nd, 2019
Location: 10th Avenue North, Downtown Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Melanie, Director of Operations

“Definitely BooFest at Barefoot Landing on October 26th, 2019. They have a pet costume contest there every year! I can dress up my pup Otis.”
Date: October 26th, 2019
Location: Barefoot Landing

Ashley, Reservations Manager

“I’m traditional – I can’t wait to go trick or treating with my children on the 31st. Also, on October 20th my son Nate is turning 11 and we are throwing him an awesome party to celebrate him!

Kelly, Housekeeping and Maintenance Manager

“I am counting down the days until the Myrtle Beach Greek Festival! I have gone to this festival every year since high school and can’t wait to dance and enjoy some amazing spanakopita.”
Date: October 17th – October 20th, 2019
Location: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

Alison, Marketing Coordinator

“‘Halloween on the MarshWalk!‘ I usually do not get dressed up, but I love going down to the area and seeing all the costumes and festivities.”
Date: October 31st, 2019
Location: Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

Brittney, Front Desk Associate

So what event are you most excited about?! Be sure to tag Palmetto Vacation Rentals at these fun festivities this fall. Have a wonderful month ahead!

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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 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.

Website  | Facebook | Instagram 

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!

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!

Friday Finds – Bar Louie

Bar Louie’s, known for its tasty chef-inspired grub, craft cocktails, and urban atmosphere has made its way over to the Grand Strand!

Opening less than a month ago at Broadway at the Beach, Bar Louie’s has been making headway in both the day out and nightlife realms of Myrtle Beach. Featuring over 20 taps of local and regional beers, shareable flatbreads, classic burgers, and even braised short rib – you will find yourself in an endless supply of flavorful food and drinks being offered at this new hotspot. Not only is Bar Louie’s serving the Strand for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and night outs – but it is also open for brunch on the weekends! Bottomless mimosas, caramelized banana French toast, and “impossible” breakfast tacos perfect for meat lovers are just a few of the items you will find on your weekend adventure to Bar Louie’s.

There has been a misconception among locals and tourists that Bar Louie’s is the same as its former occupant Broadway Louie’s Sports Karaoke Grill. While similar in name, these two places have affiliation to each other! Bar Louie’s is a major restaurant franchise with over 140 locations across the country in places such as Miami, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The establishment is known as “the nation’s hottest gastrobar!”

When Jason and I were able to visit Bar Louie’s this past Wednesday at Broadway at the Beach, we were met with several friendly faces at the entryway. Throughout our entire time at Bar Louie’s, we were very impressed by the welcoming staff who intentionally went out of their way to greet us. The employees genuinely enjoyed being there and everyone could see it.  

As I walked into Bar Louie’s, I was surprised at the how spacious and open the floor plan was! Knowing what the place originally looked like before the transition, I expected it to have a much darker and tighter feel than it did. A variety of seating is provided on the first and second floors – fit for any occasion. A huge wrap around bar, large tables, and comfortable couches filled the roomy place.

One thing you will not find at this hub are hostesses. Bar Louie’s is notorious for its laid-back atmosphere where “you can seat yourself and be yourself.” You can say goodbye to being rushed in and out of your seat during your time there. This place seeks to be a place where people can come enjoy and unwind at for however long they see fit. 

Because Jason and I went during our lunch break, we were able to try several foods from their $8 Lunch Special Menu! Items such as Boneless Buttermilk Marinated Boneless Wings, Oven Roasted Turkey Club Sandwich with Fries, and Charred Lemon Caesar Salad filled the menu. We asked our helpful server Brandy what options were most popular among the lunch crpws. She suggested The Blue Wedge Salad and Louie’s Choice Cheeseburger with Fries. We also made sure to try their avocado chicken tortilla soup!

To be honest, this might have been the most aesthetically pleasing salad I have ever had! Not only was The Blue Wedge Salad Instagram picture worthy, but also extremely delectable. Between the crumbled blue cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes, and pickled onions resting upon the iceberg lettuce – I was amazed at how delicious this combination worked together. Jason could not get enough of the chicken tortilla soup! In his words, he described it was “bold and flavorful – with just the perfect amount of avocado and tortilla strips!”

After our meal, we were able to get a personal tour of the place! On top of the ample amount of seating, we also got to discover other areas within the restaurant specifically for special events. Looking to host a fundraiser, birthday, or office party? Bar Louie’s has two available spaces in their facilities to host groups of 20 or more! Think about how fun it would be to have a space to accommodate your next exciting event. For more info on their private party menu, be sure to give them a call at 854-854-8544 or inquire online!

Bar Louie’s has many upcoming and exciting events as well. To stay updated, follow them on their social media pages listed below to receive updates from this new hotspot. On your next Myrtle Beach vacation be sure to come experience this welcoming and enjoyable local restaurant and bar – it is well worth it!

Bar Louie
Location: 1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 854 -854-8544
Hours: Monday – Friday: 11 AM – 2 AM // Saturday – Sunday: 10 AM – 2 AM
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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!