Do you and your family have a family vacation coming up to visit Myrtle Beach next month? If the answer is yes, then we have to let you know about a few fun things that are happening in the area. Staying with us in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where some of these fun events are being held. Let’s take a peek at a few of the events that you don’t want to miss with the family below.
Zookeeper for the Day
Have you or one of your kids ever dreamed of becoming a zookeeper in the past? If you have then this is the perfect event for them. Beginning on January 15th through November 18, 2020 every third Wednesday is when this event will be happening at Brookgreen Gardens. This is available for children 12 years old and older and is where they will be able to become a zookeeper for the day. You will get to help with feeding, cleaning and learning about animal care all while you are experiencing this immersive day. Cost for this event is $150 per person but it’s a one of a kind experiences you’ll never have the chance to do in Myrtle Beach!
Art & Music Funk Festival
Do you love to try new beers and love art? If so, then this is the fun event for you and the family. On January 25th, you will be able to head down to Grand Park at Market Common and experience this Art & Music Funk Fest! Here you will be able to try out some craft beer, see art done from local artists and enjoy some amazing music! Plus, there will be new beer released every hour during the festival. The time to head down to the park is going to be from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and is one you won’t want to miss!
Collection Connections: A Visual Exploration of Southern Heritage
Do you or someone in the family love art and history? We know of a great place where you and the family can go and learn some history in Myrtle Beach. Head over to Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum where you will be able to see some amazing pieces of artwork that has been restored. Some of the artwork is on paper, fabric and more. What a great way to learn more about the Southern Heritage through art.
There are many other fun events that your family can take advantage of on your next vacation, these we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to Myrtle Beach, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family experience one of these fun events making new memories!
It’s hard to believe that Christmas will be here before you know it which means it’s time to decorate your vacation rental. We at Sloan Realty have come up with a small list that will help you get ready for the holidays and decorating your vacation rental. Let’s look below at what you and the family can do to get your rental ready for its guests.
One way that you know it’s the holidays is by seeing all the Christmas tree lots around town. But the best part is finding the perfect tree that you want to put inside you vacation rental. If you won’t be staying long at the rental, then you can always get an artificial tree this year to use for years to come. Decorating the tree in a theme is something that many families love to do together. Whether it’s a beach theme or more traditional, it’s totally up to you on how you want to decorate it.
Decorate the Front Porch
Decorating your home on the outside can seem a little taunting but know that you can still decorate your tastefully. This year’s theme is to decorate your home with simple things that you may already have at home or in your rental. Placing a wreath on your front door or a wooden hanger is what many families are doing. The wreath doesn’t have to be extravagant and can be found at many local retailers. Decorate the front steps of your rental with simple lanterns that have bows on them, and a nice wooden sign helps pull the decorations together. Just enjoy decorating the outside of your rental with the rest of the family.
Add Special Touches
It seems that adding special touches inside your rental will make your guests feel like they are home. Hang a little garland around the doorways and stairs along with placing some decorative boxes along the staircase. Adding some fun throws on the couch or leave cute pillows on the couch can make it feel more like everyone’s home. Wrap a few boxes to leave under the tree as decorations for the whole effect of it being the holidays.
There are many other things that you can do to get ready for the holiday season at your vacation rental this year. These are just a few we suggest that you can do this season for you and your guests. We can’t wait to see you and your family this holiday season as you celebrate Christmas with the family in your vacation rental!
Are you and your family wanting to get out of town for Thanksgiving this year? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you all about the fun things to do in Myrtle Beach. Getting out of town for a holiday can be stressful for some, but it can also be relaxing because instead of worrying who is hosting dinner this year and what to bring can be left up to you. Staying in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you close to where the fun begins. Let’s look at what your family can do in the Myrtle Beach area this Thanksgiving below.
Since you’re on vacation, you don’t have to worry about slaving in the kitchen all day long. Instead you can spend some quality time with your family while enjoying dinner at a local restaurant. Some of the restaurants where the family can have dinner at is California Dreaming, Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse, Wild Wing Café, and Cracker Barrel. Come, sit back and leave the cooking to the restaurants this Thanksgiving Day!
Black Friday Shopping
Even though you may not be at home, you and your family can still go shopping on Black Friday. After you have a wonderful dinner at one of the local restaurants on Thanksgiving Day, take a quick nap in time to go shopping on Black Friday. From going to one of the Outlet malls to heading to Broadway at the Beach, there will be plenty of sales going on. Get all the gifts that you can and be sure to hide them from your loved ones. We don’t want them to find out what they got before Christmas. Just enjoy spending time shopping with your loved ones and enjoying the warmer temperatures outside.
The Great Christmas Light Show
For many families the weekend after Thanksgiving Day is the day to get your home all decorated for Christmas. But instead of putting up your own lights at home, come to The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach on Friday, November 29th. From seeing all of the twinkling lights to having a hot cup of hot coco and visiting Santa, there is something for everyone in the family. There is an admission fee to see the light show which is $15 per vehicle but we can promise you, the family will want to return more than once on your trip.
There are many other things that your family can enjoy while on vacation this Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach, these are the ones we wanted to share with you. If you still haven’t made your reservations to stay in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you celebrate Thanksgiving this year in Myrtle Beach!
It’s hard to believe that October is almost here and that only means that the weather will hopefully be cooler. Vacationing to Myrtle Beach during the fall months have a different feel to them. There isn’t the hustle and bustle of the busy summer season and you’re able to enjoy your time more. Staying with us at Sloan Realty can keep your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look below at some of the fun, festive things your family can do this October.
Did Someone Say Shrimp?
Do you and your family love to eat fresh local seafood when you are on vacation? We have to say that there are a ton of restaurants here in Myrtle Beach where you can grab some shrimp. But why not try a local festival that is happening in Little River. Come out on out for the 15th Annual Little River ShrimpFest. Not only will the food be out of this world, but the entertainment is great too! This event is happening on October 12th & 13th this year with many more things for you to explore.
Where’s the Fire?
Another great event that the kids will love is over at Fire Station No. 3 at 2108 Kings Highway. Here they can learn about fire safety, participate in fingerprinting and see many demonstrations. This event is happening on October 12th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and is one the kids will remember forever. Plus, what’s visiting a fire station without getting to ride in a firetruck?
Is This the 60’s?
Head over to the Myrtle Beach Speedway to join in the fun of the 1960’s. When floral dresses were out of this world and tie-dyed shirts were the best. Hippie Fest is happening on Saturday, October 26th is where your family can learn to see how it was back in the 60’s. Admission to the event is $10 for adults and free for kids under 10. The food will be good, there will be groovy music to dance to and just enjoy the day with the family!
There are many other fun events happening in Myrtle Beach during the month of October, but we wanted to share these with you. If you are still on the hunt for a place to stay, let us at Sloan Realty help you out. We hope that you have a wonderful family vacation this fall on the Grand Strand!
Are you and your family wanting to do something a little different on your next vacation to Myrtle Beach? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you how you can experience something new in the area. Summer will soon be over and that only means that the kids will be heading back to school soon, so why not do something new and exciting. Staying with us in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look below at where you can experience a new adventure.
Hunt for Fossils
One thing that many families love to do and take advantage of is hunting for fossils such as shark teeth and more. Here in Myrtle Beach your family can head over to Fossils Forever and learn how to hunt for shark teeth. This 90-minute adventure your family will be able to learn how to search through the sand and shells to find these beautiful fossils. Some of the teeth that you may find are said to be thousand years old. The price for this adventure is $14.50 for Adults & Youth ages 6 & Up, and children ages 5 & under are free with a participating adult. Don’t miss this fun adventure as you hunt for fossils and shark teeth!
Ahoy There Matey
Heading down to Murrells Inlet is where your family can book a pirate adventure. This is perfect for the kids as they get to explore the high seas in a fun pirate treasure hunt! Climb aboard the Sea Gypsy and help use the treasure map to find the treasure that has sunk in the sea. This is an hour-long adventure that takes place daily on the high seas. Your children will even get to see a battle with water cannons as they defeat Pirate Pete! Admission to this fun adventure is $25 for Adults & Children ages 3 & up, Toddlers are $12 each and Infants are Free. Have the time of your lives on the high seas aboard a pirate ship and sail away at sea for at least an hour together!
Float Down a River
Tubing down a river is something you will often see in the mountains, but did you know that you can do it here in Myrtle Beach? Head over to River Island Adventures where your family can enjoy a day floating along the Waccamaw River. Located just 7 miles from the ocean in North Myrtle Beach is where your family can do an adventure like you’ve never done before. Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, a hat and your swimsuits as you enjoy this new adventure together as a family. What a great way to end your summer vacation than to experience this adventure in the area.
While there are many other fun adventures that your family can take part in, these are the few we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t booked your next vacation to the Myrtle Beach area, now is the time. We hope that you and your family will be able to enjoy staying with us at Sloan Realty and will enjoy your end of the summer vacation!
Going on any vacation is always fun but when you spend it with the ones you love make it better. We at Sloan Realty can tell you that finding fun activities that everyone in the family will love is sometimes a little difficult. When you are staying in the Myrtle Beach area, it’s hard to find a place where you all can have a little fun on the sand. Below are a few of the family fun activities that you can enjoy while enjoying a little sun, water and fun in the sun.
Sand Drizzle Sculptures
Have you ever made sand drizzle sculptures when you were a kid? You can either go down close to the water or you can get a bucket of water and add dry sand to it. Then you grab a handful of the wet sand and drizzle it. It can be a lot of fun to kids of all ages and that includes the adults too. As a family you can see who can make the best sculpture and the tallest. It doesn’t matter who the winner will be either because you are all winners!
Play Hot Potato
This is a classic game that is often played at kid’s parties with a potato or small ball. But since you are at the beach on vacation, then you will want to use something else like say a beach ball. It doesn’t have to be a big beach ball, but one that everyone can pass around quickly enough before the music stops. Be sure to bring a beach ball, a small radio and the family and have a friendly game of “beach” potato!
Build a Sandcastle
For many children, building a sandcastle on the beach is what they live for on every vacation. But having the whole family get in on the action of building the biggest and best sandcastle is what everyone wants. Grab a few buckets, shovels and some sandcastle molds and make the best sandcastle that you’ve ever made. Have the kids go and find several shells, driftwood and a few other things they find on the beach for decoration. Just have the best time making the sandcastle or sandcastles together as a family.
Make Art in the Sand
One thing that many children love to do, is to play in the sand. So why not make the sand their art canvas and draw their creations on the beach. They can use a small stick or a shells edge to draw their artwork. Decorate it with shells, sea glass, wood, seaweed and more. Let your child’s imagination run wild while they are enjoying their time at the beach. Take a picture of their artwork with the child standing next to it and one without them. Then when you get back home, get a few copies made of the artwork and frame it for them to remember that trip for years to come.
There are so many other fun things that you and your family can enjoy while on vacation, but we wanted to share these with you. If you are still looking for a place to stay when you visit Myrtle Beach, check our vacation rentals out today. We can’t wait until you visit us on your next trip to the Myrtle Beach area!
Are you and your family coming to Myrtle Beach to celebrate the 4th of July this year? If the answer is yes, then we at Sloan Realty have to tell you all about the fun that’s going on around town. Staying in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep your family close to where the fun is happening at. Let’s look at a few of the events that are happening around town you don’t want to miss.
10th Annual Myrtle Beach Independence Day 5K
Get up and start the day with running in the 10th Annual Myrtle Beach Independence Day 5K run. Come to the Market Common at 7:30 am to participate in this fun 4th of July race. Each runner will receive a race shirt and a post-race breakfast from Bojangles. This happens to be one of the largest races in the area and it’s one that you don’t want to miss. If you don’t think you will be able to make it through the 5K, have no fear because they are offering a 1-mile race too. What a great way to start the holiday by getting in a little exercise!
Red, White & Blue 5K Race
Another fun 5K race that is happening in the Myrtle Beach area is the Red White & Blue 5K at Barefoot Landing. The race will begin and end at the new Amphitheater at Barefoot Landing and is something that you don’t want to miss. All are welcome to come participate including runners, walkers and those who have young ones in strollers. The race starts at 7:30 am and you can enjoy breakfast beginning at Lulu’s which is free for all registered runners. At 8:30 am the awards will be given to the runners. Don’t miss this fun and exciting race this coming up Thursday!
Hot Dog Eating Contest
Nothing says 4th of July unless there is an eating contest involved. This year come to Liberty Brewery & Grill at Broadway at the Beach for its hot dog contest. What a fun and exciting event for those who love hot dogs. The contest will begin at 3:00 pm and will have many prizes that can be won. Please note that there will be only 10 people who can register for this event and they must be over the age of 21 years old. A shirt will be provided to those who are registered at check in to wear during the contest.
July 4th Fireworks are the best when viewed at the beach. This is something that many families have grown up around with vacationing to Myrtle Beach to help celebrate the holiday. Head over to Broadway at the Beach this Thursday night at 10:00 pm to watch the fireworks extravaganza. Be sure to get there a little early so that your family can grab the best seats in the house!
There are many other fun events happening in the area but these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you still haven’t made your reservations to stay in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, give us a call today. We hope that you and your family have a safe and fun 4th of July!
Summer will be here sooner than you think which means the kids will be out of school and summer vacation can start. When you stay in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, you and your family will be close to where all the fun is. June is the perfect time to take a family vacation as the sun is shining and your week will be filled with a day or two at the beach. But why not take advantage of some of the other fun activities that are happening around town while you are on vacation. Let’s look below at a few of the fun family-friendly things that you can do in the Myrtle Beach area.
Fun in the Sun
Kick the summer off by coming to the Sun Fun Festival & Parade on Saturday, June 1st & 2nd. This is a historic festival that is happening at Pyler Park and won’t want to miss it. The fun begins on Friday afternoon and will have live entertainment, carnival games and the official “opening ceremony” along the boardwalk. The fun doesn’t stop there as it continues on Saturday for the annual Sun Fun Parade at 10:00 am and the festivities begin again at 5:00 pm. Sunday you and the family will be able to enjoy activities for all ages and more. This event is free to attend so start your vacation off with a bang as you come and celebrate summer vacation with us.
Take the Family to a Ball Game
Summer is here and that only means that it’s time to take the family to see the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play a game or a few. Their baseball season will be in full swing for 2019 and you won’t want to miss a single second of the fun. Tickets to see the game can cost as little as $9 per person and we promise you that there is not one bad seat in the whole stadium. Many of the June home games will include playing against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and the Potomac Nationals. Don’t miss this fun activity with the family as you cheer on our hometown team the Pelicans!
Water Lantern Festival
For something a little different yet fun for everyone in the family, come to the Water Lantern Festival this year. Head over to the Grand Park at the Market Common with the whole family for an evening of fun on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Happening from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm is where you can enjoy some of the food from the food trucks and live music. Another perk of coming to the festival is you and your family can design your own water lantern and let them float on the lake. What a fun event for everyone of all ages to attend something fun and exciting. The cost of the festival is $25 per person but can be something like you’ve never seen before.
Do you and your family love fireworks but you don’t want to wait until the 4th of July? Then have no fear as June is the kickoff to the nightly firework shows. When you and your family are on vacation to the beach each year, you too can experience seeing nightly fireworks from all around the area. North Myrtle Beach is where you can head over to Barefoot Landing on Monday nights at 10:00 pm to see the amazing display in the sky. A few other places that you will be able to check out for fireworks are at Broadway at the Beach and at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans games. Be sure to check them out on your next family vacation to the beach.
There are many other fun things that you and the family can do while in the Myrtle Beach area, but these we thought you’d enjoy more. If you still haven’t made your Myrtle Beach vacation rental reservation yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and the family as you get the summer started here in the Myrtle Beach area!
Have you been looking to go on vacation for Easter this year? If the answer is yes, then you must come and make your reservations today. There will be many different things that you and your family can do during you Easter getaway. Staying with us in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you close to where all the fun is at. Let’s look at what you and your family can do while you are on vacation for Easter.
Eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Would you like to surprise your kids with a special breakfast while on vacation? Then we have to tell you about the Ripley’s Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Happening on Saturday, April 20th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Ripley’s Aquarium is where the fun will begin. Enjoy a wonderful buffet along with some other fun such as games, a live DJ and even a private Mermaid Show. Prices for this event as $25 for ages 12 & up, $10 for ages 10 & under your aquarium tickets are included in the price of the breakfast. What a great way to surprise the kids with a fun morning at the aquarium this year.
Hunt for Eggs
Don’t miss the 37th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach for some extra fun. Beginning 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. Don’t forget to bring your cameras or have your phone charged enough to capture those precious moments.
There is another Easter egg hunt that will be happening in Surfside Beach at the Huckabee Complex on April 20th beginning at 1:00 pm. Here you and the family can hunt for some Easter eggs and can also enjoy the Children’s Festival as well. IT’s a free event that is available to everyone and there will be entertainment, inflatables, food & vendors. Think of the special moments you will capture with your family as you celebrate Easter with each other.
Easter Celebration at the Horry County Fair
For a special Easter Celebration 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 so many other activities happening throughout the weekend to help you and your family celebrate Easter, these are the few we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t booked your Easter vacation, now is the time to make those reservations in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next vacation to the area!
If you plan on visiting Myrtle Beach this spring, then we must tell all about where to get coffee in the area. Many of the locals find some of the best coffee shops in the area so they too can get their daily dose of caffeine in. And if you happen to be staying in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, then you won’t be far off from any of them. Let’s look at our picks for where to get the best coffee in Myrtle Beach.
Boardwalk Coffee House
Located right in the heart of Myrtle Beach is where you will find one of our top picks for grabbing a cup of coffee in the area. Boardwalk Coffee House not only serves amazing coffee, but they also serve breakfast. This coffee house is family friendly so bring along the family for a wonderful morning out to eat while you enjoy a nice cup of joe. If you happen to come in on a hot day and don’t want a hot cup of coffee, then you will be able to grab an iced coffee, frappes and even a smoothie for the kids. Other treats you can get would be ice cream, milk shakes and even an assortment of chocolate dipped goodies. Don’t miss this coffee house on your next visit to Myrtle Beach.
Coffee Nerd Bar & Cafe
Located at Barefoot Landing you will find a unique little coffee shop called Coffee Nerd Bar & Café. Here you will be able to grab yourself a cup of coffee and even some breakfast selections. Even when on vacation, many visitors love to come here as they have many different coffee drinks available. Coffee Nerd does offer you other items including Nerd Specials, Hot Sandwiches and more.
Native Joe’s Scoop & Grind
Native Joe’s Scoop & Grind is not like any coffee shop that you have probably been to and many visitors to love it. Here you will be able to enjoy a nice hot cup of joe, or if you’d like you can take advantage of the ice cream treats as well. Native Joe’s Scoop & Grind is open 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. You will also be able to grab yourself and family a different kind of drink such as a Hot Chocolate, Tamarindo, and a Sand N Ur Pants Shake. This is not like any other coffee shop that you have been to and we highly recommend you check it out too.
Fresh Brewed Coffee House
If you are searching for a new coffee house, you have never experienced before then Fresh Brewed Coffee House is a must visit on your next vacation. Locals consider this coffee house to have some of the best drinks and love to share their stories with you and your family. You are also able to grab yourself a bag of coffee to take home with you and if you’d like a little something to go with your coffee, they have a little bakery. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and also some of the staples that many are looking for as far as coffee goes. We promise you that this is a place you need to visit on your next vacation!
While there are other coffee shops that are in the Myrtle Beach, we thought that you’d enjoy these. And if you are still searching for the right place to come stay in, then you must check out our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals today. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next vacation to the beach!