Local Events Taking Place During Spring Rally Bike Week

Local Events Taking Place During Bike Week
The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Festival brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the Grand Strand of South Carolina each year. This Spring Rally marks the 78th anniversary of the annual event being held from May 12-21, 2017 this year. It’s 10 days full of rides, tours, special events, racing, lots of entertainment and plenty of special deals at local businesses.
 
The 12th annual Mayfest on Main Festival will be held on May 13 on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The festival, which lasts from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m, offers live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, a children’s area, street entertainment and much more. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes to enjoy the free concerts.
 
You just can’t come to the area and not attend the 36th annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 20 and 21 at the waterfront in Little River. This is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast with more than 50,000 people in attendance. It features approximately 200 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, tremendous entertainment and a phenomenal children’s area.
 
X Con World takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 19-21 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This year, in addition to amazing guests from film, TV and comics, they will also have the East Coast’s largest ever Cosplay Contest. There will be $10,000.00 in cash and prizes will be awarded over 11 categories. X Con is family friendly and kids under 12 are free!
 

The Third Annual Salt Air Jam benefiting Cystic Fibrosis is coming to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex in the amphitheater on May 19. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the concert is from 2-9 p.m. Enjoy the lead entertainer, Edwin McCain along with four other great bands including Mister Fifties, Jim Quick Coastline Band, Trey Calloway and the Tim Clark Band. This is followed by a Golf Tournament at DiamondBack Golf Club on Saturday.

 

Don’t Miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in NMB

Don't Miss the St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival in NMB
The 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade is taking place on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach this Saturday, March 11, 2017. This one-day, rain or shine, event has approximately 30,000 visitors that come to celebrate the Irish as well as to welcome the coming of spring. When you’re staying in our Myrtle Beach oceanfront vacation rentals you won’t have far to go at all to watch the parade and enjoy the festivities.
 
The parade begins on Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by live music on three stages and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will also be approximately 150 vendors set up along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach displaying their crafts, services, information, products, and to serve a variety of treats.
 
Admission and parking at this event is free. Grab some beach chairs, bring the family and come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us!
 
Parade & Festival Contests
Do you enjoy competitions? Show off your love of all things Irish by competing in the 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest. Entries are judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy.
 
Register at the Main Stage @ Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2 p.m. Contest begins at 2:15 p.m.
 
Enter into the Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest at this year’s festival. The first person to clear their plate without using their hands wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque designed by Coastal Engravers.
 
Register at the Main Stage at Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2:15 p.m. Contest begins at 2:30 p.m.

 
Parade & Festival Parking

Spectators gathering to watch the parade should be in place by 8:20 a.m. Main Street will close to traffic promptly at 8:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 8:50 a.m.
 Ocean Boulevard will be open to vehicular traffic until 8:30 a.m. and is expected to reopen around 11:30 a.m., immediately following the parade. Main Street from Ash Street to Ocean Blvd. will remain closed after the parade and become the festival area.
 

Vacancies Available for the Valentine’s Day Holiday

If you’re fortunate to be staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals over this Valentine’s Day then you’re in the heart of all that the Grand Strand has to offer. Around you are over 125 championship golf courses, more than 2,000 restaurants, and countless malls, specialty shops, and live theatre for your enjoyment.
 

Vacancies Available for the Valentine's Day Holiday

There is just no excuse for not having an exceptional Valentine’s Day holiday this year when you’re enjoying the comfort that can be experienced in our beach house rentals. From top notch amenities including Jacuzzi’s and swimming pools to being just steps from the beachfront where you can walk for hours, you’re going to have the time of your life here. We promise it!

The Origin of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day was originally a formal Saints Day that was observed by the Catholic Church for St. Valentine, the patron saint of romantic causes. Valentine’s Day has remained very popular across the world and is widely celebrated by couples, those looking for love as well as children and families.
 
St. Valentine was a priest who performed secret marriages during the 3rd century. During this time hundreds of thousands of men were enlisted in the Roman Army under the Emperor Claudis II. These soldiers were pressured to remain unmarried as this was thought to ensure their allegiance to the army. The priest helped people to marry in secret.
 
The priest was subsequently imprisoned and then executed. It was said that while in prison he gave a blind girl (the jailors daughter) back her eyesight. He sent her a note that said ‘from your Valentine’. This is thought to have been the origins of one of the most popular Valentine’s Day ideas, the Valentines card.
 
Today, many people celebrate the holiday in what has turned into a day to show people you like, love, or sometimes even, secretly admire them. Red roses top the list for a romantic Valentine’s Day gift idea, followed up with a romantic dinner. Cards continue to be a tried and true way to share your feelings.
 
When you’re looking for vacancies available for last minute vacation plans, give us a call at North Beach Realty and we can set you up in something perfect for the holiday. We can be reached by calling 800-274-1105<>/a> at your convenience!
 

Great Deals on Meals During Restaurant Week

The best time to try out some of the local restaurants around the Grand Strand is during the annual Restaurant Week in Myrtle Beach taking place from January 12-22, 2017. You can find some great deals on meals in many restaurants that may be new to you or are your tried-and-true favorites.
 
Below are some of the restaurants taking part in this 10-day local event. Once you choose the restaurant you’d like to dine at be sure to make a reservation ahead of time. Some of these eateries fill up to capacity. Yes, the food is just that good!
 
Great Deals on Meals During Restaurant Week
21 Main at North Beach
719 N. Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach
Reservations
 
Aspen Grille
5101 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Reservations
 
Brentwood Restaurant
4269 Luck Avenue, Little River, SC
Reservations
 
Cafe Amalfi
10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach
Reservations
 
Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
4926 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach
Reservations
 
Great Deals on Meals During Restaurant Week
Croissants Bistro and Bakery
3751 Robert M Grissom Pky, Myrtle Beach
Reservations not needed
 
Ducatis Pizzeria & Trattoria
960 Cipriana Drive, Myrtle Beach
Reservations not needed
 
Landry’s Seafood
1312 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Reservations
 
The Parson’s Table
4305 McCorsley Avenue, Little River, SC
Reservations
 
Great Deals on Meals During Restaurant Week
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach
Reservations
 
Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern
1004 Glenforest Road, Myrtle Beach
Reservations
 
Vintage Twelve
9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Reservations
 
WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach
Reservations
 
If you’re planning on arriving in the area during Restaurant Week and are looking for vacation rentals, take a look at our Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Vacation Rentals where you’ll have a large assortment to choose from.
 
 

What’s Happening for the Holidays Around North Myrtle Beach

Holiday Happenings Around North Myrtle Beach

This is a wonderful time of year to experience the holiday festivities taking place around North Myrtle Beach. There are things to do that will entertain the entire family. Whether you live here year round or are just visiting over the holidays, get yourself out there and take part in these once-a-year events! If you need a comfortable place to stay over the holidays or you have family coming to visit and need more beds, look no further than our North Myrtle Beach holiday vacation rentals. At North Beach Realty we can provide you with accommodations that will be a soft place to land after a full day of shopping and celebrating!
 

Holiday Happenings Around North Myrtle BeachBe sure to check out the ongoing Winter Wonderland Toy Train Christmas Display at the Myrtle Beach Mall at US 127 and SC 22 near Briarcliffe Acres. This free event is put on by the Grand Strand Model Railroaders’ Club and is open Mondays from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through New Year’s Day.
 

Holiday Happenings Around North Myrtle Beach
Bring the kids for Breakfast with Santa, for ages 5-12, being held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Dec. 10 at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road. $5. Register by calling 843-249-4157.
 

North Myrtle Beach Community Band Christmas Concert, with the Tuba Carols group, is being held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road. Free. 843-488-6742 or
 
Holiday Happenings Around North Myrtle Beach
The 13th Annual Christmas Towne Festival will take place from 2-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 in the events plaza outside Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. Free admission includes parking. Sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

 
The annual Lighting of the Menorah will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 – the first night of Hanukkah – in Valor Memorial Garden at The Market Common, with Rabbi David Weissman.

 

Where to Eat on Thanksgiving Day

If you’ve decided to go out to enjoy a Myrtle Beach Thanksgiving Dinner in 2017, there are lots restaurants in the area that will be open. From all-you-can eat buffets to ordering off the menu, you won’t go hungry at any of these places. Going out to eat for the holiday is a great idea when you have far too many people coming over than you can handle or if you simply do not feel like cooking. If you need beds to accommodate all those people we have plenty of holiday vacation rentals at off-season rates that would be ideal. Give us a call! All of us at North Beach Realty wish you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday this year!
Myrtle Beach Thanksgiving Dinner 201721 Main
719 N. Beach Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 315-3000
The theme here is formal (white tablecloths, black napkins) and the servers are expert in menu knowledge and etiquette. It’s a great place to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal if you want a fancy spot offering a world-class dining experience.

California Dreaming
10429 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 215-5255
Serving an all-American Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Full spread includes oven roasted turkey breast and sugar cured ham with all the fixings and dessert. The price is $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for children under 10. Carry out is available when you pre-order. Reservations are recommended.

Captain George’s
1401 29th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 916-2278
Captain George’s Seafood Buffet will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to traditional Thanksgiving fare the buffet will feature Alaskan snow crab legs, steamed shrimp and plenty more. The price is $32.99/adult. Reservations are being accepted for parties of 10 or more.
Dining Out on Thanksgiving Day in North Myrtle Beach
Carolina Roadhouse
4617 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 497-9911
Carolina Roadhouse is offering a special Thanksgiving dinner served from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner includes oven roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, and all the sides. Adults are $18.95 and children under 10 are $9.95. Reservations recommended.

Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
4926 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 361-2000
Castano’s will open from 12-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving with a dinner menu that includes a traditional turkey dinner, filet mignon, lamb, fish and pasta selections. Make reservations early.

Golden Corral
868 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 626-2300
Golden Corral will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Thanksgiving. This all-you-can-eat paradise has established itself as one of the Great American Buffets to enjoy as much Thanksgiving dinner as you can handle. No reservations required.
Dining Out on Thanksgiving Day
Greg Norman’s Australian Grille
4930 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 361-0000
The Thanksgiving menu will feature lobster bisque ($9); a turkey dinner with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, traditional dressing, bacon-infused green beans and honey-glazed carrots, gravy and cranberry sauce ($26); fresh catch ($29); a beef feature ($38) and much more. Reservations are suggested.

Gulfstream Café
1536 South Waccamaw Drive, Garden City
Reservations: (843) 651-8808
Gulfsteam Cafe will offer a waterfront Thanksgiving special from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner will be $19.95/person or $9.95 for ages 9 and younger and includes oven roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cornbread muffins, cranberry relish and much more including plenty of Gulfstream favorites. Reservations recommended.

Hard Rock Café
1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 946-0007
Hard Rock Cafe at Broadway at the Beach will serve a Rockin’ Thanksgiving feast beginning at noon at their brand new location. Treat yourself to chef carved oven roasted turkey with traditional turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, fresh rolls and more. Dinner will be served from 12-6 p.m. The price is $21.95/adult and $10.95/child ages 4 to 10 and includes a soft drink or iced tea. Call for reservations.
Dining Out on Thanksgiving Day
House of Blues
4640 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 913-3746
Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. complete with live music! The buffet will feature hand carved roasted turkey with turkey gravy, slow roasted top round of beef au jus, Jambalaya, cornbread stuffing, desserts and lots more. The cost is $34/adult and $16/child ages 4 to 10.

K & W Cafeteria
7900 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 449-1442
Serving turkey dinner with dressing, cranberry sauce, two vegetables, fresh baked bread, a beverage and dessert for just $7.49 when you eat-in. If you’d like a Thanksgiving dinner-to-go call 48 hours in advance and get everything conveniently boxed to go.

Magnolia’s at 26th
2605 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 839-3993
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Breakfast will be served from 6:30-10 a.m., lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5-9 p.m. The buffet is $19.96.
Dining Out on Thanksgiving Day
Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern
1004 Glenforest Rd, Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 903-3150
The prix fixe menu includes your choice of salad or tomato basil bisque soup followed by smoked turkey breast; herb crusted prime rib or hickory smoked ham with traditional accompaniments. Dessert is your choice of old-fashioned apple pie a la mode or pumpkin cheesecake. The cost is $24.95/adult and $9.95 for children 12 and under. Seatings start at noon. Reservations required.

SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar
503 Hwy 17 N, North Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 249-8800
Treat yourself to upscale dining this Thanksgiving. From the opulent décor to the world-class wine list to the highest-quality ingredients, SeaBlue is sure to impress even the most peculiar aficionado. Open from 2- 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations are highly recommended.

Simply Southern Smokehouse
1913 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 839-1913
Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Menu includes a traditional Southern feast of turkey and stuffing, pot roast, casserole dishes and other traditional sides including dessert for just $14.99 per person including a beverage.

Sticky Fingers Smokehouse
2461 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach
Reservations: (843) 839-7427
Opening at 11 a.m. with a Thanksgiving Day buffet. No reservations required.

 

Area Golf Courses: What’s Open, What’s Not

Recently Hurricane Matthew closed many of the golf courses in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area. Some areas such as Conway, Socastee, and along the Waccamaw River are still dealing with the rising flood waters on a daily basis. If you’ve had a golf trip to the area planned we don’t think you should cancel your plans. There are many courses that are back open and some with limitations. Following is a list that came out last week. If the courses you planned on playing are on this list give them a call for the most up-to-date information about course conditions and available tee times.
 
Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Reopened
If you’re thinking about spending some of the upcoming holidays in Myrtle Beach, give us a call at North Beach Realty (800-274-1105) and let us help you with booking the ideal place for your stay.
 

Top 8 Reasons Why Fall Vacations to Myrtle Beach Are The Best

Top 8 Reasons Why Fall Vacations to Myrtle Beach Are The Best
Right off the cuff we can think of the most popular reasons why fall vacations to Myrtle Beach are the best when you’re trying to decide where to go:
        1. Phenomenal weather,
        2. Absolutely no crowds, and
        3. Tons of fabulous festivals!
 
At this time of the year temperatures drop to the mid-80s and 70s during the day and you’ll find nights to be in the low 60s and high 50s. There are no traffic jams on any of the roads due to far less traffic overall and the beach, restaurants and attractions have no lines, no waiting.
 
The festivals taking place at this time of the year are great for enjoying time with your friends and family in a relaxed manner. Each and every festival feels like a celebration! After Labor Day there are many reasons to return to Myrtle Beach for a late season vacation. Here are five more:
 
Conway Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2016
The City of Conway is hosting their annual Conway Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature arts & crafts, entertainment, kids play zone, food, car show, Conway Superstars Performance and more. The event is being held at 3rd Avenue and Laurel Street in Conway, SC.
 
12th Annual Little River Shrimp Festival on October 8-9, 2016
Don’t miss the 12th Annual Little River Shrimp Festival being held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566). This 2-day event includes live entertainment, lots of activities for the kids, vendors, fresh shrimp and seafood specialties. If you’re a shrimp lover you’re sure to get your fill at this popular event!
 
17th Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off on October 9, 2016
This year’s annual Chilympics Chili Cook-Off will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 11 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Hot Fish Club, King Street Grille, and Morse Park in Murrells Inlet. $1 sample tickets will be sold for chili. Beer from New South Brewing Company will also be available for purchase. There will be a fabulous line-up of live bands for your enjoyment. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. This event draws thousands of residents and visitors to raise money for the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and has become a staple of Grand Strand events. Participants and attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable or canned food item to support the efforts of South Strand Helping Hand.
 
Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival on Saturday October 15, 2016
This exciting new culinary event at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk celebrates the virtually endless local seafood restaurants in the greater Myrtle Beach area from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15! Experience a variety of delectable award winning seafood restaurants showcasing their unique seafood interpretations. Enjoy the kid’s area, live entertainment, and a broad selection beer & wine garden. Jim Quick & Coastline Band will be performing from morning to early afternoon. The iconic group The Tams from Atlanta will take the stage from 5-7 p.m. Various other musicians will also take part in this grand celebration.
 
9th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest on October 14-15, 2016
The ever-popular Oktoberfest is being held from 4 – 9 p.m. at the beautiful urban village of the Market Common and Valor Park. Arrive early and enjoy shopping the Market Common with its many beautiful upscale shops and restaurants. Go to the park for all the great German food vendors, a craft beer expo designed around the harvest season, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment, kids play area, face painting, inflatables and much more!

 
 

Reserve Your Winter Vacation Rental Now

With autumn here it’s time to reserve that winter vacation rental you’ve been looking forward to. The colder winter temperatures will settle in across most of the country before you know it as the days are already getting shorter. When you spend your winter in coastal South Carolina you are spared the frigid temperatures and deep snow of the north. That’s why so many people come here to North Myrtle Beach to spend their winters year after year!
Reserve Your Winter Vacation Rental Now

 

Autumn and winter months are some of the best times to explore the Lowcountry area when there’s not as much traffic and the crowds are gone. It’s the best time to enjoy the relaxed coastal living lifestyle that residents enjoy year round. You can book monthly stays from October through March and stays of 90 or more days are not subject to the 10% state tax.

 

Reserve Your Winter Vacation Rental Now

 

Our off-season winter rates on vacation rentals is competitive with any area luxury hotel. Enjoy the bargain prices during winter months with all the amenities and comforts but not the price. Our rentals are fully furnished and include cable TV, Internet and telephone, full kitchens, washer/dryer and more. Many properties include heated indoor pools and whirlpools.

 

This is the time to make your reservation for a winter rental if you haven’t already done so. Those who act fast get their choice of the best properties. All of our properties are popular with our winter guests and we can help you find the ideal property for you, too.
Reserve Your Winter Vacation Rental Now

You don’t have to put up with another winter of ice and snow. Come to coastal South Carolina and enjoy a stay in our vacation rentals for the winter. There’s plenty to do here to keep busy if you wish. Besides shopping and golf, you can play tennis, shuffleboard, pickleball, go fishing and more!

 

To book a winter vacation rental, make your reservations online , or call our reservationists toll free at 800-274-1105 at your convenience. We will be glad to help plan that winter escape!

 

Grand Finale of Sweet Reggae Sundays in North Myrtle Beach

Grand Finale of Sweet Reggae Sundays
Sweet Reggae Sundays will have their grand finale on Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 4, at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. Come out and enjoy live reggae music, a charity raffle, and more on The Deck.
 
There will be discounted Sweetwater craft beers and a chance to win your very own custom 11-foot paddleboard. Show up and take advantage of all the other great freebies that include inner tubes, T-shirts and more.
 
Doors to The Deck open at 6 p.m. on Sunday and the live reggae music is 7-11 p.m. on The Deck stage. WKZQ is the official radio sponsor for the event and will have on-air personality Crash live at the grand finale event. The event is a collaboration between House of Blues Myrtle Beach, has Sweetwater Brewery and Surfrider Foundation
 
“House of Blues loves to marry live music with local charities as a way to party with a purpose. All the money raised at these events will go directly to Surfrider Foundation to help with their clean water efforts. We hope that both tourists and locals will come out to enjoy some great live reggae music and support a worthy cause.” Dawn Temples Knopff Marketing and Promotions Manager of House of Blues said.