Visit North Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving

Visit North Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving

Are you and your family looking to get out of town for Thanksgiving Day week or weekend? North Myrtle Beach is a great place to spend the holiday with the family making new traditions for years to come. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep your family close to the fun and exciting things happening in the area. Let’s look below at why you need to visit the area this Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Visit North Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving

One of the best reasons to visit the North Myrtle Beach area during the Thanksgiving Day week is that you don’t have to cook dinner if you don’t want to. Many of the local restaurants will be open and will be offering a special Thanksgiving Day dinner menu. We understand that if you were home, you would have to figure out who is hosting dinner and the cleanup process too. But not this year as you can leave it up to someone else and there will be no cleanup to worry about. Just enjoy a Thanksgiving Day dinner together as a family at one of the many restaurants around town.

Shopping

Don’t worry about missing out on the sales on Black Friday this year while on vacation. There are plenty of shopping centers, outlet malls and malls that you can visit. Tanger Outlets has two different locations you can visit, and you will be able to grab some great deals there. There is also Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach and even the two different malls to visit. No matter who you are searching a gift for, you will be able to find something for everyone on Black Friday. Just remember to leave room in your car to bring the gifts back home with you when your vacation is over.

35th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta

Visit North Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving

Head over to Little River on Saturday, November 30th to the Intracoastal Waterway at 5:00 pm. This year is the 35th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta where you and your family can see the different boats in a parade on the Little River Inlet. What a great way to see boats decked out with holiday décor and more. Bring your camera as you see them along the waterway and let your kids pick out which boat is their favorite and take a picture of them. Have a great night spending time on the waterfront together as a family!

There are several other fun events and things happening during Thanksgiving Day week, but these are the few we wanted to share. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope that your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving this year in North Myrtle Beach!

Don’t Miss the 16th Annual Irish Italian International Festival

Don’t Miss the 16th Annual Irish Italian International Festival

Fall is a great time to visit North Myrtle Beach this year to experience the 16th Annual Irish Italian International Festival. The weather will be perfect for you to still enjoy the sand and sun and the temps will be a tad cooler as well. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the festival will be happening. Let’s look below at some of the fun activities and food your family can enjoy at this fun festival.

Delicious Food

Don’t Miss the 16th Annual Irish Italian International Festival

One of the things that many people often wonder is what kind of food will be at the festival? Many of the local restaurants will be featuring Irish and Italian food that your family will want more of. And if you are into doing something a little different then you should check out the spaghetti eating competition. From eating some Irish Dogs to Italian Ice to enjoying a few adult drinks for the parents. What a fun day your family can enjoy as you get to enjoy some amazing Italian and Irish eats!

Fun Entertainment

What is a festival without some fun entertainment that your family will love? Yes, your family will get to enjoy some of the different entertainment during the day. There will be two different stages that you can stop by and have a little fun together. On the Irish Stage you will get to listen to the Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes & Drums and the Mark McKinney Band. Over on the Italian International Stage you can listen to the Catalina’s, watch the spaghetti eating contest and listen to Larry Tanelli & Friends. Don’t miss the fun sounds of the Irish and Italians during this fun festival!

A Little More About the Festival

Don’t Miss the 16th Annual Irish Italian International Festival

Many have asked where and when the 16th Annual Irish Italian International Festival will happen, and we have the answer for you. This festival is taking places on Saturday, September 28th beginning at 10:00 am on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. It will be happening whether it is raining or it’s sunny out and you don’t want to miss out. Not only can you enjoy the live entertainment and food, but you can also enjoy many more. From street performers to arts & crafts to dance groups. There is something that everyone in the family will enjoy and will want to visit again next year for the 17th Annual Irish Italian International Festival!

There are so many more things that your family can do in the North Myrtle Beach during the fall months, but this is one festival you don’t want to miss. If you still haven’t found your perfect North Myrtle Beach vacation rental, now is the time. We hope that you and your family can join in the food and fun festivities over at the Irish Italian International Festival this year!

Celebrate July 4th in North Myrtle Beach

Celebrate July 4th in North Myrtle Beach

It’s hard to believe that 4th of July will be here before you know it and that means that your summer vacation is coming soon. There are many things that your family will be able to attend to help celebrate the holiday here in North Myrtle Beach. And when staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, you will be close to it all. Let’s look below at what some of the family-friendly events are coming to the area that you don’t want to miss.

Red White & Blue Race

Celebrate July 4th in North Myrtle Beach

If you and your family are looking to do something a little different this year, then why not give the Red White & Blue 5K a try. This is open to all runners, walkers and those with young kids in strollers to attend over at Barefoot Landing. Be at the starting line at 7:30 am and after the race be sure to head to Lulu’s who will have free breakfast for those who ran the race. Don’t miss this fun and exciting race or if you’re not into running, then cheer on the runners this year!

Salute from the Shore

If you have never spent July 4th at Myrtle Beach, then you have been missing out on this annual tradition. Beginning at 1:00 pm is when you and your family can go out on the beach and see the 10th Annual Salute from the Shore. They will be flying from Cherry Grove all the way down to Hilton Head Island as a parade of military aircrafts. Don’t miss out on this fun event that you can watch from the beach with the family.

Fireworks in the Sky

Celebrate July 4th in North Myrtle Beach

For many, coming to the beach to watch the fireworks go off is just what they need. This is your vacation and since you’re a guest with us then you don’t want to miss the fireworks in the sky this year. If you are staying close to Cherry Grove, head over to the pier to get a glimpse of the amazing fireworks show. If you want another fun location, then we suggest heading over to Broadway at the Beach for their own extravaganza. No matter where you are along the coast, there will be those fireworks for the kids to enjoy.

There are many other events happening in the area, but we thought you’d enjoy these. If you still haven’t made your reservations to come stay with us at Beachcomber Vacations, now is your time. We hope that you and your family have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Don’t Miss These Easter Activities in North Myrtle Beach

Don’t Miss These Easter Activities in North Myrtle Beach

Are you and your family coming to North Myrtle Beach for Easter? If the answer is yes, then you must come and make your reservations today.  There are many different things that you and your family can do while you are on your Easter vacation. Staying with us in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals will keep you close to where all the fun is at. Let’s look at what Easter activities you can’t miss in North Myrtle Beach for Easter.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Don’t Miss These Easter Activities in North Myrtle Beach

Have you planned a special breakfast with the kids while you are on vacation? Head to Gordon Biersch on Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 am to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The cost per person is $10 and ages 3 & under are free. Coffee, soft drinks, juice and milk are included in the price for the breakfast. After you enjoy your breakfast, then you can meet and have a nice picture with the Easter Bunny. Reservations must be made before hand so be sure to call Gordon Biersch today to book your special breakfast for the family.

Easter Fun at Bass Pro Shops

Come to Bass Pro Shops on Saturday, April 20th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm for a fun family Easter event. When you first come into the Bass Pro Shops you will be able to take a picture with the Easter Bunny and receive a free photo. Your kids can do an Easter craft in the store and there will be an egg hunt in the store from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Registration for the egg hunt will begin at 1:30 pm. Don’t miss this fun event at Bass Pro Shops with the kids for a family fun day!

I Spy Easter Eggs

Don’t Miss These Easter Activities in North Myrtle Beach

The 37th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach is something for everyone to enjoy. Starting at 10:00 am the family can hunt for eggs throughout the park and it’s a free event to join in. Those who want to participate in the egg hunt will be divided into different age groups from infant and up. The Easter Bunny will be taking pictures with everyone and will be handing out candy to all the kids. Bring your camera to capture the moments that will happen at this event!

Celebrate Easter at the 4th Annual Horry County Fair

Come celebrate Easter at the Myrtle Beach Speedway for their 4th Annual Horry County Fair. On Sunday, April 21st from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm is where you and the family can enjoy a fun county fair. To get started on the fun admission to the event is $5 per person and children 4 & under are free. Here you and your family will be able to enjoy an Easter Service, as well as carnival rides, games and so much more. There will be a petting zoo and let’s not forget about the pig racing. This can be a fun family day spending it out and about on the town for some Easter Fun.

While there are many other fun activities that are happening throughout Easter weekend, these are the few that we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t made your reservations for your Easter vacation, it’s not too late to make your reservations today in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next vacation to the area!

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!

36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival





Every year the world famous Blue Crab Festival takes place on the beautiful Grand Strand in South Carolina. Join us for the 36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival on the Waterfront in Little River on May 20 and 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Located on the beautiful Grand Strand; the Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast with attendance of more than 50,000. The festival will feature approximately 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, tremendous entertainment and a phenomenal children’s area.

The readers of the Sun News have awarded the Blue Crab Festival the “Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand” for the past six consecutive years. The festival is one of the leading events in the area that you won’t want to miss whether you live here or are vacationing in the area. It provides attendees with a large variety of excellent vendors, entertainment, food and fellowship.

Blue crabs and other fresh, local seafood are available for purchase from local restaurants within the festival. The purpose of the festival is to support and showcase the fabulous atmosphere of the local Little River Community, North Myrtle Beach and the entire Grand Strand area.

Tickets are $4 for a 1-day advance ticket, $5 for a 1-day general admission. Children 12 and under admitted free of charge. Advance tickets are available at Little River Chamber of CommerceNorth Myrtle Beach Chamber of CommerceCresCom Bank – Little River BranchCCNB – All Branches, and First Palmetto Bank – Little River

Sorry, no dogs or other pets allowed with the exception of service animals. For more information, call (843) 249-6604.


What's Happening for the Holidays This Year





What a festive time of year it is! A favorite time for many, indeed. There are lots of area holiday festivals, parades, concerts and special events already taking place. Lots to do that all the family will enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a place to dine, things to do, or a comfortable place to stay over the holidays, look no further than North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Beachcomber Vacations can provide you with accommodations that will be just what you need after a full day of shopping and celebrating!

If you love trains (and who doesn’t!) check out the 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.

North Myrtle Beach holiday events include the Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 at North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway; the Christmas Parade, 5:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 on Main Street (843-281-2662); and the “All-City Cantata,” 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 Sixth Ave. S., at Hillside Drive, for free with ticket from North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1521 U.S. 17 S., or call 843-281-2662.

“A Very Broadway Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 3 at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, with parade at 11 a.m. from Ripley’s Aquarium, on 29th Avenue North to WonderWorks. There will be musical performances and children’s activities from 1-4 p.m in center court. The 22nd annual Tree Lighting Celebration is at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 8 p.m. Free. Also, “New Year's Eve Fireworks Extravaganza,” 8 p.m. Dec. 31.

Bring the kids for Breakfast with Santa in North Myrtle Beach, 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 “Tuba Carols” group, is being held at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road. Free. For more info call 843-488-6742.

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

All of us at Beachcomber Vacations wish you and yours a very happy and funfilled holiday season!

 

 

 


Where to Find the Best Halloween Costumes in Myrtle Beach





Does the upcoming Halloween holiday have you scratching your head for costume ideas? It doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of places to find Halloween costumes in North Myrtle Beach that won’t empty your wallet. Let this be the year that you’re the one with the best costume at the holiday party with friends and family!

Having your own party? Even better because you can decide on the theme ahead of time. If you can’t find what you’re looking for at the following local stores check out what’s available online but don’t wait much longer! You’ll want to be sure to get your Halloween costume and decorations in time for Halloween later this month!

Imaginations Costume & Dance has men’s, women’s, children’s, infants and toddlers costumes, wigs, masks, as well as a full range of accessories. Located at 3268 Waccamaw Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Tel. (843) 626-6639. Open until 7 p.m. 

Spirit Halloween is a seasonal chain where you can find a large assortment of Halloween costumes for all ages plus accessories and décor. Located at 3269 Waccamaw Blvd, Myrtle Beach. Tel. (843) 236-0908. Open until 9 p.m.

Halloween Alley is a source for all things Halloween including costumes, decorations and more. Located at 2000 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach. Tel. (843) 839-0721 

At Beachcomber Vacations we enjoy celebrating Halloween just as much as you do. If you're not going out to any parties there are a lot of area activities for Halloween taking place that you should check out!

 

 


Don't Miss These Mardi Gras Happenings!





According to Wikipedia, Mardi Gras is also called Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday. In English, it refers to carnival events and celebrations beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three King’s Day) and ends the day before Ash Wednesday. In France, Mardi Gras is a reflection of the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the fasting ritual of the Lenten season.

While each city in our country and abroad celebrate in their own special way, the most popular practices include parades where participants wear masks and costumes. We’re all familiar with the beads that New Orleans is well-known for handing out on behalf of the holiday.

 

On February 9, 2016, Dick’s Last Resort will hold their 24th annual Mardi Gras Parade around Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach beginning at 5 p.m. The parade starts at Greg Norman’s and winds around the waterway and parking lots to Dick’s Last Resort. Come out and enjoy the parade complete with floats, animals, beads and candy! There will be prizes given out for the best and worst floats as well as a crowning of the King and Queen. A musical performance by Pale Horse will take place. This family friend event wraps up at 11 p.m. 

Castano’s in Barefoot Landing will be holding a Mardi Gras Party from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 that is open to the public. Dress up and you could win a gift certificate at Castono’s for best costume. There will be live entertainment, prizes for the best costume, party favors, decorations, and free King’s Cake. Come for dinner and take advantage of the drink and food specials on behalf of the holiday.

If you’re planning on being in the area for that long overdue golf vacation be sure to look us up at Beachcomber Vacations. We have plenty of accommodations that include pet friendly vacation rentals that you’re sure to love!


12th Annual Irish Italian International Festival





Whether you live locally or are enjoying a late summer vacation, you won’t want to miss the 12th Annual Irish Italian International Festival that takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Irish Italian International

Hosted by the City of North Myrtle Beach, this free international festival takes place on Main Street, North Myrtle Beach.

Each year the one day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 people out to celebrate different cultures. The festival features food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme.

Restaurants in the area surrounding North Myrtle Beach SC will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert.

A children's area will offer a variety of entertainment that suits all ages; magic, balloon art and inflatables (nominal fee).

Entertainment Schedule

Stage 1 — Irish Stage
421 Main Street (in front of Flynn's Irish Tavern)

Hillside Drive Stage — Italian Stage
400 Main Street (in front of Hope Taylor & Co.)

When it comes to accommodations during the international festival, nobody does them better than Beachcomber Vacations in North Myrtle Beach. Give us a call at 800-334-3798 or check us out online. We have just the type of affordable accommodations to make your visit the best one yet!