Holiday Events Your Family Can’t Miss in North Myrtle Beach

Holiday Events Your Family Can't Miss in North Myrtle Beach

Are you and your family coming to North Myrtle Beach for the holidays? There are plenty of holiday events that your family can take advantage of this year to help celebrate the holiday season. And if you happen to be staying in one of our Beach vacation rentals, you will be close to many of the festive things to do. With all the festive things that are happening around Myrtle Beach this year, you and your family will have an all-access pass to all the fun holiday events. 

Brookgreen Gardens – Nights of a Thousand Candles

Holiday Events Your Family Can't Miss in North Myrtle Beach

This event is a holiday highlight to many locals on the Grand Stands in Murrells Inlet. You family can head over to Brookgreen Gardens and see it come to life among the soft glow of more than 5,000 candles and sparkling lights. Walk along the paths with a cup of hot cider, listen to the sounds of hand bells ringing and carolers singing. Come celebrate the Nights of a Thousand Candles with your friends and family to help celebrate the holiday season this year. The event is scheduled from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm on select nights from now until December 22, 2018. 

Exciting Christmas Shows

Watching Christmas shows during the month of December can be one of the best things to do in North Myrtle Beach during the holidays. If you are looking for a Dinner Show, we suggest heading to Pirates Voyage for a Christmas show. We know of two best shows that pull out all the stops on their holiday productions. The two that are known as the best on the Grand Stand are Carolina Opry Christmas and The South’s Grandest Christmas Show at the Alabama Theater. Don’t miss either one of these shows this holiday season!

The Greatest Christmas Light Show

Holiday Events Your Family Can't Miss in North Myrtle Beach

Come celebrate the Christmas season at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex for The Great Christmas Light Show. Open from now until December 30, 2018 your family can drive through the park to see the sparkling and dazzling lights on display. There will be around 20 different animated figures and different holiday scenes that come to life. And when you have finished driving through the light show, go visit Santa’s Village for some extra special fun. You can enjoy some village treats, ride on Santa’s Express Train, slip & slide down Santa’s Super Slide and Ice Skate the night away. To help end the night, let the kids visit with Santa!

Shopping

In case you haven’t finished your shopping up before the holidays hit, then we know the perfect places you can do some shopping. You and your family can head over to Barefoot Landing to get in some shopping while enjoying some holiday cheer. You will be able to enjoy the festive decorations they have there all while you are shopping. For more shopping there are the malls, Tanger Outlets and Broadway at the Beach. So many different options to choose from when you visit North Myrtle Beach. 

There are many other festive events your family can enjoy while you vacation in North Myrtle Beach. With so many different events and activities to choose from we thought these would be a good start. The holidays are almost here, so book your next North Myrtle Beach getaway today in one of our Beach vacation rentals. We at Beachcomber Vacations hopes that your family enjoys the holidays this year!

Spend Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach

Spend Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach

Make a new tradition this year with family and spend your Thanksgiving Day in North Myrtle Beach. The first of November marks the start of the holiday season, where everyone is making their holiday plans and finding out whose house Thanksgiving will be at. Instead of going to someone’s home for Thanksgiving this year, why not come and stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation home rentals. Soon after Thanksgiving, Christmas music will play on the radio as people go shopping on Black Friday. There are plenty of things you and your family can enjoy while you vacation here for the holidays.

Quality with Family

Spend Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach

When you think of Thanksgiving, you think of spending as much quality time with your family. A lot of families have made coming to North Myrtle Beach a tradition each year for Thanksgiving because if you are staying in one of our vacation rentals, there will be plenty of space for the whole family. Staying home can be stressful because we all want out homes to be in perfect condition when the family comes over, but we tend to stress more. When you spend a holiday in North Myrtle Beach, it’s more relaxing and you will want to spend more time with the ones you love. Get the whole family involved in cooking Thanksgiving dinner or go eat dinner at a local restaurant instead.

Great Fall Weather

While many other states may be experiencing winter-like temperatures during the month of November, the weather around Myrtle Beach is quite pleasant. With the highs normally in the high 60’s, who wouldn’t want to spend the holidays there? While the weather isn’t as warm as the summer time, it sure makes for a wonderful day to spend it on the beach with the family. Let the kids build sandcastles during the day, spend the evening collecting seashells together or fly a kite as a family. Make it a Thanksgiving vacation for everyone to remember for years to come.

Holiday Shopping

Spend Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach

After Thanksgiving, while the Christmas music fills the air, go show until you drop at one of the two Tanger Outlet Malls in Myrtle Beach. We know that most everyone likes to make sure they get the best deals for Christmas shopping. While you can find some pretty amazing deals at the outlets and mall, you can also find some great deals at some of the local shops too. Purchasing something from one of the local shops can make the best gifts to give. Don’t miss out on any of the deals this year while you shop for those Christmas lists.

Amazing Shows

While spending the day at the beach can be just as fun for everyone, why not take advantage of the holiday shows that begin in the month of November. If you are looking for some great shows to go see while you are in town, we know of some that you must go see. Go to Pirates Voyage to take part in their Christmas Dinner Show or how about Medieval Times where you can see their new show. If you want to go see a show and sit and enjoy then we suggest heading over to Alabama Theatre or The Carolina Opry. Both have amazing Christmas shows that you won’t want to miss. Many of the shows are award-winning holiday shows that happen to be in the Grand Strand area.

There are many other reasons why you should spend your Thanksgiving here in North Myrtle Beach, but these are a few we thought you’d enjoy. If you and your family want to spend Thanksgiving at the beach rather than at home, please look at our North Myrtle Beach vacation home rentals. You may be surprised to find the perfect rental for the holiday weekend!

October is Filled with Family-Friendly Events in North Myrtle Beach

October is Filled with Family-Friendly Events in North Myrtle Beach

Are you coming to Myrtle Beach this month and are looking for some fun and exciting things to do? Have no fear because there are plenty of things for you to do. October is a fun month to come to the North Myrtle Beach area as there are so many things for you and your family to do. And when staying with us at Beachcomber Vacations, you will be near it all. Let’s look at what events are happening this month in the area.

Flashlight Fridays

October is Filled with Family-Friendly Events in North Myrtle Beach

Are you looking to have a little fun on Fridays with the family? If so, then look no further as you can come to Thompson Farm every Friday night. Here you will be able to see if you can make it through the largest corn maze in the state which can be a little challenging. And when you have completed the maze, then why not join in for a fun Halloween movie each Friday night in October from 6 pm to 11 pm. Admission is $10 per person but there will be refreshments for you to enjoy like coffee, hot cider & s’mores.

Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Weekend Festival

On Saturday, October 6th come with your family for a fun weekend at Brookgreen Gardens’ Harvest Home Festival. Here you will be able to take part in building a scarecrow, take a wagon hay ride, learn to spin wool, live entertainment and so much more! This festival is including with your garden admission and runs from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on October 6th & October 7th, 2018. Think of all the fun memories that you and your family will make while attending this festival.

Barefoot Landing Pumpkin Patch

October is Filled with Family-Friendly Events in North Myrtle Beach

Barefoot Landing will have their very own Pumpkin Patch this year for you and your family to come gather your pumpkins for your vacation. Pumpkins are in several different sizes this year and will only accept cash this year. They will be donating $1 from each pumpkin sold to go help with the hurricane and flood relief efforts in our community. The pumpkins available are small for $3, medium for $8, large for $10, extra large for $12 and Speciality for $15. And there will be live music every Friday & Saturday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. Don’t miss this great and fun activity with your family this year!

BooFest! at Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is having their BooFest! again this year. Here they will be hosting a kids’ and pets costume contest on Saturday, October 27th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be prizes awarded for the best costumes for the kids and pets. They will also have live entertainment and activities for everyone to be a part of. Don’t miss out on this event because who doesn’t want to see cute pets in costumes?

Trick or Treating on Halloween

October is Filled with Family-Friendly Events in North Myrtle Beach

If you are vacationing during the week of Halloween, then you are coming for the fun. On Wednesday, October 31st you can go trick or treating at several locations. If you’d like to stay close to North Myrtle Beach, then heading to Barefoot Landing is going to be where you want to be. Beginning at 5 pm you and your family are invited to visit shops and restaurants to go trick or treating ending at 7 pm. If you’d like to try other places, then head to The Market Common and Broadway at the Beach to take advantage of getting treats for your kids.

These are just a few of the events happening in the Myrtle Beach area for the month of October, but there are plenty for you and your family to enjoy. If you are still searching for a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental, then check out our availability. We hope to see you this month and take part of the activities happening during your vacation.

Pier Fishing in North Myrtle Beach this Fall

Pier Fishing in North Myrtle Beach this Fall

Enjoy some endless family-friendly fun when you come visit North Myrtle Beach. From swimming to golf, you will find countless ways to enjoy your fall vacation. One of the most popular activities around here happens to be fishing. And of course, while staying in one of our Beachcomber vacation rentals, you will be close to 2 different fishing piers. We know that some of the most relaxing fishing can be done on one of the local piers. Below are our picks for the North Myrtle Beach fishing piers.

Cherry Grove Pier

Pier Fishing in North Myrtle Beach this Fall

Cherry Grove Pier is a wonderful pier to start fishing at if you have never done so before. Many visitors come to the quaint town of Cherry Grove, SC and was built in the 1950’s. This pier has been family owned since 1965 and many have considered this as an iconic landmark. If you are coming to try out fishing but don’t have any fishing gear, have no fear. Cherry Grove Pier will allow you to rent fishing rods and you can get your fishing license here too. It costs $24 all day to rent a rod with a $30 deposit on it. It will cost you $16 for after 3 pm. And if you don’t feel the need to fish, you can walk the pier for $3. If you bring your own rod then it will be $3 for admission and $7.50 for each rod. They also carry fishing bait and a full line tackle shop as well.

14th Avenue Pier

The 14th Avenue Pier has been around since the 1920’s. It is known to many locals as the historic pier and has the famous Pier 14 restaurant there. The restaurant has been known to many visitors as one of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach. You can come and rent fishing poles again where it costs $8 plus a $20 refundable deposit. If you are looking to fish with your own gear, then it costs $7 for the fishing pass and $2 for an additional pole. Please note that they do have a pole limit per person so you can only use 2 poles per person. 14th Avenue Pier also has bait in their shop so you are able to grab squid, shrimp, mullet and finger mullet for your fishing trip. They are open from 7 am to 11 pm so don’t miss out on the fun!

Pier Fishing in North Myrtle Beach this Fall

While there are other fishing piers that you can visit in the Myrtle Beach area, we just thought these two were a good option for you. And if fishing off a pier is just not for you, there are other fishing adventures you can do while in North Myrtle Beach. If you want to still fish but not sure what to do, how about try out a Deep-Sea fishing experience. You will be able to catch more fish and just the experience itself is a perfect family outing. And if you are still searching for an oceanfront vacation rental, we have several for you to choose from this fall. We hope to see you this fall while the weather is turning a bit cooler but you can still enjoy the sunshine and beach.

Spend Labor Day in North Myrtle Beach

Spend Labor Day in North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach is the perfect location for you and your family to spend Labor Day this year. With endless activities that will keep you and your family entertained there is something for everyone. From fireworks to live entertainment, there are countless ways for you to celebrate this holiday. Staying in one of our Beachcomber vacation rentals will help you enjoy your much-deserved vacation from work or just before the kids go back to school. Make this Labor Day vacation exciting and fun for all the memories to be made!

Visit a State Park

Myrtle Beach has natural beauty for you to enjoy and visiting the area’s 2 state parks can be fun. Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park has nature oriented events all summer long. Saturday mornings you can go to the Myrtle Beach State Park’s fishing pier where local fisherman unload their catch into a kiddie pool for you to observe. Make sure to check out their website to see what they offer and enjoy the beach while you visit one of the state parks. 

Enjoy the Fireworks Display

Spend Labor Day in North Myrtle Beach

Head over to Barefoot Landing on Saturday, September 1st at 10 pm for some special lights in the sky. There are other places around Myrtle Beach for you and your family to head to view fireworks. At Plyler Park you can enjoy fireworks on September 1st at 10 pm. On Sunday, September 2nd at 10 pm there will be a firework display at Broadway at the Beach. There is no better way to celebrate Labor Day at the beach than to watch these free eye-popping fireworks display!

Fun Summer Event Finales

Labor Day weekend happens to be the final weekend to enjoy the various summer celebrations in Myrtle Beach. Sunday, September 2nd is going to be the final day you will be able to enjoy each of these summer events. If you are wanting to be at Broadway at the Beach to shop, eat and walk around then you won’t want to miss the final day. From 7 pm to 10 pm there will be strolling entertainment from face painters, fire dancers and more. SummerFest! at Barefoot Landing allows you to enjoy live music, entertainers, balloon making and more. And finally head to Plyler Park for their final Hot Summer Nights which includes family-friendly entertainment and live music. Don’t miss these amazing free entertainments while you are on vacation!

Head to the Beach

Spend Labor Day in North Myrtle Beach

One of the best things to do while you are on vacation in North Myrtle Beach for Labor Day is heading to the beach for the day. Kick back and relax in a beach chair with a book and a cold drink in your hand. Let the kids play in the sand and build sandcastles for the day. Eat your lunch on the beach under the umbrella with snacks to go with it. Sit back and just enjoy the sounds of the ocean and kids playing in the background. 

While there are many other things you could be enjoying while on vacation, heading down before the school year begins is just what every family needs. If you are still looking for a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental be sure to check out our specials we have today. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Summer Specials on North Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

Are you still searching for the perfect North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for your summer vacation this year? Peek at what specials we have to offer you for the rest of July and August with savings up to 40% Off the regular weekly rates.

Nautical_Watch Condo

For the week of July 14, 2018, we have several properties that you might be interested in; Nautical Watch in a 1 bedroom condo that sleeps 6 and is an oceanfront property. If you are worried about doing laundry while on vacation, this unit does offer a washer/dryer. Please note that this property allows a total of 2 cars parking per each unit, is non-smoking and no pets are allowed. You also have access to an outdoor pool as well as a double sun deck.

Another property that you and your family may enjoy for your vacation would be Wyndham Ocean Blvd in a 2 bedroom condo and can sleep up to 8 people! This is an oceanfront resort for you and your family to enjoy! Not only does this resort offer you beautiful views but it also has relaxing pools and even a lazy river for you to go in and relax the day away. This condo does have a fully equipped kitchen, a Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom, a washer & dryer and does have free internet access. This property does allow for 2 cars to park, but does not allow pets and is a non-smoking unit. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing deal!

For the next few weeks there are several other properties that will be perfect for you and your family to enjoy. Island Palms is a 2-bedroom condo on the upper floor that is right across the street from the beach. It also has a small outdoor pool for you to enjoy and it does come with a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and so much more. Plus, if you want to bring your pet along with you there is a $200 pet fee but your dog is allowed with you. Please note that you will have to park under the building so the height for your vehicle can be no larger than 6’6”. What a neat home for you to make it yours for the week of your vacation!

No matter what you are looking for we at Beachcomber Vacation Rentals have it for you! We want to help you make the best memories while you are vacationing in North Myrtle Beach this summer. If you’d prefer to contact one of our vacation specialists then please call 1-800-334-3798 and they will be more than happy to help you with your reservation.

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

When it comes to hurricanes it’s wise to educate yourself and be prepared. With social media being in front of most people these days it’s easy to get the wrong information. Hurricane season along the Eastern Coast of the U.S. lasts from June 1 through November 30.

hurricane-season

Those of us that operate Beachcomber Vacations live here all year round. We’re not new to the area or to hurricanes and other storms. We are experienced with, and respectful of, hurricanes and know the proper steps to take. You’ll find most local people will generously share that information with you.

It’s important to be able to trust your source when it comes to important subjects like hurricanes. Following is information we deem worthy. Please do not rely solely on social media.

You will know days or weeks in advance when a hurricane is coming so you’ll have plenty of time to get out of the way.

Don’t panic. A hurricane travels very slowly and can take weeks to get to where you’re standing.

Expect the airports to have limited flight availability if they’re open at all when an impending hurricane is due to reach land.

Lanterns for Hurricane Season

Before the storm is close be sure to stock up on bottled water, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries and other essential items you may need for 1-2 weeks.

If you’re vacationing during hurricane season whether it is with the airline, car rental agency or vacation accommodation agency travel insurance is a good idea.

While not as hazardous, tropical storms can develop into hurricanes rather quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation. 

Vacationers should stay in close contact with their tour operator, hotel staff, and local weather stations for updates and evacuation instructions in the event of a weather emergency.

You will be notified ahead of time of the emergency shelters where you can go for shelter if an evacuation order is executed.

Best Jet Ski Rentals in North Myrtle Beach

One of the most exciting water sports you can experience in coastal South Carolina are jet skis. If you’ve never ridden a jet ski take our word that it’s a blast! Whether it’s just you, with your buddies, or your whole family, riding on jet skis is something worth trying.

Following are the best places to find jet ski rentals in and around North Myrtle Beach. If you want to make memories this is a great place to start!

Action Water Sportz
1525 13th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 280-4100

Action Water Sports for Jet Ski Rentals in NMB

There are so many adventurous things you can do on the beach but the thrill of jet skiing will give you a fun-filled adrenaline rush never experienced before. Contact Action Water Sportz today for the opportunity to enjoy this water sport. Our jet ski rental services are unmatched in the region. We strive to make it safe for our clients. Rental hours of operation are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily (earlier rentals are available for small groups per request). We offer rentals for 1/2 hour, 1 hour, or 2-hour Scenic Dolphin Watch Trip. You may ride alone or up to 3 people by the ½ hour or hour (great for families). Unguided riding available based on age of riders, tide conditions, water traffic, and other considerations.

Myrtle Beach Watersports
2100 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 280-7777

Myrtle Beach Watersports

Providing the largest riding area on the Intracoastal Waterway — up to 20 miles — and even ocean riding available at certain locations. All locations provide the latest safety equipment, safety instructions, important water safety rules and regulations, as well as “hands on” jet ski operating instructions. Half hour and 1 hour jet ski rentals on the ICW or Atlantic Ocean. Or sign up for the Jet Ski Waterway Tour that goes north up the Intracoastal Waterway touring Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, NC. (These are areas you cannot go on your own.) Professional tour guides are available to assist you if needed. Ideal for first timers but great for all riders. No experience required.

Thomas Outdoor Watersports
2200 Little River Neck Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 280-2448

Jet ski rentals at Thomas Outdoors

Thomas Outdoor Watersports offers a variety of jet ski rental options. The 1 hour waterway tour is 20-25 miles round trip on the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s perfect for the beginner jet skier with lots of wildlife and information on the history of the area. For those who want to take adventure and excitement to the next level there is the hour and a half extreme trip out to the ocean. Hop on a jet ski and take the dolphin tour of a lifetime. Come out and tour North Myrtle beach and the surrounding area of North Carolina from the water’s perspective. For a grand finale voyage out into the big ocean and look for wild dolphins. You just might get so close you’ll get splashed!

 Little River Watersports is a jet ski rental company featuring brand new 2018 Sea-Doo GTI’s and proudly serving the Carolina’s from Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Calabash, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, and surrounding areas of The Grand Strand. Conveniently located just a few miles from the touristic hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach in the heart of Little River’s historic waterfront, next to Crab Catchers. They are the closest to the beach, and have the cheapest prices!

All of us at Beachcomber Vacations wish you a wonderful Summer 2018!

 

 

Reserve Your Beach House Now Before It's Gone





If you haven’t booked your summer vacation rental yet you’d better hurry! The best North Myrtle Beach beach houses are reserved long before summer even arrives, sometimes even before spring! There’s nothing more disappointing than having your heart set on a particular vacation home only to find out someone else has reserved it while you were still trying to get your schedule straight. In the majority of cases, all that’s required to hold a vacation rental is the deposit fee.

NMB Beach House Rental

It comes as no great surprise that the most popular beach houses that get scooped up the fastest will be the oceanfront rentals and beach houses with swimming pools and other exceptional amenity packages. Also, vacation rentals that are close to many recreational activities and amusement parks where guests can walk to rather than drive.

Planning early and looking at rentals online provides you with the greatest likelihood of getting the vacation rental of your choice at what is often the best deal. Check the Specials page and see great deals we have and when then schedule your vacation during that period if you want to save the most money. Planning ahead also helps to build anticipation and that boosts happiness for lots of people. In addition, the sooner you plan, the less stress there will be at the last minute. You’ll have plenty of time to get everything done that you need to prior to arriving.

If you tried but you missed out on getting your dream rental then consider renting it for a different time or shorter period. Perhaps a weekend away would do you more good than you realize! You can also request to be on a cancellation list (on stand by) in case someone with a reservation has to cancel.

Once your reservations are made you can get on with the fun of building your itinerary. Check the local event calendars to see what’s taking place in the area for the period of time you’ll be here. Don’t wait until you arrive and hope you hear about things because it just doesn’t work that way. Do your homework before you arrive and you’ll ensure this will be your best vacations ever!

 


Funfilled Myrtle Beach Boardwalk





Did you know that Myrtle Beach SC is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the southeastern United States? While most people are attracted to the seemingly endless beaches, it is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk with its breathtaking SkyWheel that completes the experience for vacationing families visiting the coast.

Located in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach attracts more than 14 million visitors each year. With a tropical climate, the coastline around Myrtle Beach is perfect for tourism. Known as the Grand Strand, there are more than 60 miles of beach, which allows visitors plenty of room for sunbathing, water sports, deep sea fishing and so much more.

While the beach itself is noteworthy, Myrtle Beach is gaining new acclaim with its boardwalk. The first boardwalk was built in the 1930s. Because this original boardwalk was only made of wood, it was soon upgraded to concrete. Plans to expand the boardwalk were derailed by World War II, and the structure was destroyed by a hurricane in 1954. It was not until 1999 that fresh renovation plans were drawn up, and the new boardwalk was completed in 2010.

Although this boardwalk is relatively new, it is already regarded as one of the best. The boardwalk is 1.2 miles long, running along the coast with easy access to shopping and dining. There are numerous weekly attractions at the boardwalk, including festivals, concerts and more. The shining star of the boardwalk, though, is the SkyWheel, a 187-foot tall Ferris wheel. When it opened on May 2011 it was the second-tallest extant Ferris wheel in North America.

The boardwalk is also home to the Pavilion, which is a family-oriented amusement park. The Pavilion was originally opened in 1948, allowing pay-per-ride fun for visitors. Although the original site closed, it has been relocated to the boardwalk. For more recreation options, Family Kingdom is located not far away. Family Kingdom is a seaside amusement park with 40 years of history. This amusement park has more than 40 rides for the whole family to enjoy while staying with Beachcomber Vacation Rentals in Myrtle Beach.

Although modern travelers will find everything they want at Myrtle Beach, the area has a long history of popularity. In fact, Myrtle Beach's popularity made it the starting place of a dance revolution in the 1940s. With the vibrant atmosphere on the boardwalk in this time, shag dancing was invented at Myrtle Beach. Known widely today as the Carolina Shag, this dance is now recognized in professional dance competitions across the country.