Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events in Myrtle Beach

Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events in Myrtle Beach

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 5KDon’t Miss These 4th of July Events in Myrtle Beach

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

Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events in Myrtle Beach

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.

Fireworks Galore

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!

Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events in Myrtle Beach

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!

Family Fun You Can Do this June in Myrtle Beach

Family Fun You Can Do this June in Myrtle Beach

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

Family Fun You Can Do this June in Myrtle Beach

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

Family Fun You Can Do this June in Myrtle Beach

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.

Fireworks Galore

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!

Celebrate Easter with the Family in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate Easter with the Family in Myrtle Beach

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

Celebrate Easter with the Family in Myrtle Beach

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.

Celebrate Easter with the Family in Myrtle Beach

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

Celebrate Easter with the Family in Myrtle Beach

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!

Where to Get the Best Coffee in Myrtle Beach

Where to Get the Best Coffee in Myrtle Beach

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

Where to Get the Best Coffee in Myrtle Beach

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

Where to Get the Best Coffee in Myrtle Beach

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!

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

Are you thinking of putting your home on the market this spring? It should not come as a surprise that before you list your home that you need to make it sparkle & shine. After all, prospective buyers will be coming through your home peeking in every nook and cranny to see what kind of space your home offers. But while it’s nice to focus on the inside of the home, you also want the outside of your home to be just as beautiful as the inside. Having the right curb appeal when you place your home on the market can help bring in more potential buyers. We at Sloan Realty have come up with a few easy and inexpensive steps to help maximize your curb appeal before you sell it.

Make Your Home Sparkle on the Outside

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

Whenever you have a home for sale on the market, you want to make sure that it has that sparkle and shine to it. For many potential home buyers, they want to see your home shine as bright as it can and making sure your driveway is clean is a start. Over the years our driveways can become dirty from dirt, years of driving on them, from grass clippings and more. While repaving may seem like a good option for a few people, it’s not necessary for most. Having someone come out and cleaning your driveway can sometimes be a little costly, but these days you can purchase one for less than $200. You can use the pressure washer to clean the siding on your home as well so this can be a good investment for your current home and your future home.

Tidy Up the Landscaping

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

While many potential buyers don’t care about what the landscaping looks like, to many it does. If you haven’t tidied up the front beds or don’t have any in front of your home, it’s a must do. It can get pretty costly to redo the landscaping, but we suggest only do a few things to help with the curb appeal. While some front yards may need more than $200 worth of work done, you can get it done for less than that price. We suggest that you do the work yourself or ask a few friends to help, put down some fresh mulch and add some easy-to-care-for plants. If you aren’t too sure which plants would work best for the area, we can suggest a few. Yarrow, Sea Pinks, Daylily’s, Lavender and Silver Beard Grass are all beautiful plants and work well in the climate in the south. Mulch can be your friend when it comes to add a little extra curb appeal to your home.

Decorate Your Porch

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

Another wonderful way that you can add to your curb appeal is by adding a few easy things to your front porch. If you have a small front porch you can add a few small things to help make it seem larger. Adding a few small planters by the front door or on the steps can help add some color to the house. Maybe changing out the light fixtures can help add a new look to your home as well. Adding a few additional things such as a small bench or a few rocking chairs to it will make the front porch inviting and welcoming to all potential buyers. Add a new welcome mat and an elegant wreath to the front door area to help make it cheerier and inviting.

Freshen up the Front Door

Maximize Your Curb Appeal Before You Sell Your Home

This is one step that many homeowners overlook when they freshen up their curb appeal, the front door. Adding a fresh coat of paint to yours is not only a cheap and easy trick, but it can transform the way your home looks. Leaving that lasting impression on every potential homebuyer is just what you are wanting, so you don’t want to miss this step. Buyers will often times wait outside of the home for a few minutes while their agent is getting the keys out of the lockbox, so they have time to look at the front door. We suggest putting on a coat of paint that will help warm up the home and entry way but will also add to the curb appeal of your home. You can never go wrong with a classic color such as red, black, gray or even a coastal color such as light green or light blue.

While there are many other ways that you can help maximize the curb appeal to your home, these are just a few that we thought you’d enjoy and are affordable. Adding these few easy steps can help bring in more potential buyers and it can help you sell your home more quickly so you can enjoy your new home in the Myrtle Beach area. If you are still looking for the right home or the perfect realtor, please contact us today! We hope that you and your family will be able to sell your home and find a new home in the area.

Fun Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach to Take Advantage Of

Fun Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach to Take Advantage Of

Are you vacationing this winter in Myrtle Beach area and not sure what to do? We at Sloan Realty can tell you about the fun winter activities to take advantage of when you come on vacation this year. Myrtle Beach has a ton of things to do and trying to find the right one that fits what your family needs may be in this list. Let’s look at what fun winter activities to take advantage of on your next family vacation.

Visit Museums

Fun Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach to Take Advantage Of

Some of the museum selections that are available in Myrtle Beach may surprise you.  Many of the museums are all family-friendly and great for kids of all ages. The Hollywood Wax Museum where you can “meet” wax celebrities or go through the mirror maze and then do the zombie-themed adventure towards the end of the tour is something fun for everyone. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum is something like other that you may have seen. It includes many different things that you may have never known existed included weird and unusual facts, exhibits and more. WonderWorks is another museum that you may have never experienced before. This is more like an amusement park in itself and is fun to experience. There are several different hands-on activities, rides and exhibits that your family can take part in such as laying on a bed of nails and more. Who wouldn’t want to do a few days of this on your next vacation?

Enjoy the Skywheel

Finding new adventures to take part in when you go on vacation is always a must. Head on over to the Boardwalk where you can find the Skywheel. Here you and your family can go on a giant Ferris Wheel but it’s not like any other you may have gone onto. The Skywheel is enclosed with air-conditioning for you to enjoy. And we can tell you the views are absolutely amazing and breathtaking! You may find that everyone in the family will fall in love with being able to see what they can see in Myrtle Beach and the ride is a good long one too.

It’s Mini-Golf Time

Fun Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach to Take Advantage Of

Many people these days can remember vacationing at the beach and heading over to do a night or two of miniature golf with their family. So, why not start this as a tradition with your family on each vacation you take to Myrtle Beach? There are plenty of miniature golf places around Myrtle Beach whether it’s in North or South, you will find a mini-golf place. But pick a few places to try before trying to figure out if it’s the new “family” mini-golf course you want to visit every trip. And you may find that some of your family members will be very competitive too which can be fun for everyone. But just go out and enjoy the day or the evening with your loved ones.

Who Wants to Race?

If you and your family have been looking to do a little something more adventurous, then we suggest heading over to Broadway Grand Prix for a night. Here you will be able to take advantage of racing each other in a round or two of go kart. And we understand that if you have younger children in your family they will want to feel included too in the fun. So, have no fear as there are several things for them to take part in too such as the carousel, kiddie speedway, pro tow and their very own sky wheel. There are also bumper calls for the whole family to enjoy, an arcade, mini-golf and rock-climbing wall. So many different activities for everyone to take part in while they are on vacation!

Where to Eat

Fun Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach to Take Advantage Of

We have to say that anytime you go on vacation, it’s always nice to eat out for a few days. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner there is something for everyone in Myrtle Beach. Of course, there are plenty of chain restaurants for you to try, but why not try a few that you may not have thought about. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is a great pick for anyone who is looking for good southern cooking. Here you and your family can enjoy the Family Style Dining both for lunch and dinner. We can tell you that the Fried Green Tomatoes are amazing and is a must get for your meal. Another local favorite would have to be Tupelo Honey which has excellent food choices for everyone in the family. And let’s not forget about the amazing seafood restaurants that you will find in the area. None of these restaurants will disappoint and we even have some dining options at Myrtle Beach Resort for you to enjoy.

Sloan Realty is the prime place to be for your next family vacation to help begin experience new memories. If you are experience snow or even cold weather, then come to Myrtle Beach where you will be able to be a little warmer this winter. We can’t wait to see you soon as you make new traditions with the family!

Festive Things For Your Family To Do While in Myrtle Beach

Festive Things For Your Family To Do While in Myrtle Beach

Are you and your family coming to Myrtle Beach for the holidays? There are plenty of holiday things 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 Myrtle Beach vacation rental you will be close to many of the festive things to do. With all the fun 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. 

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

Even though this event is in Murrells Inlet, it’s a holiday highlight to many locals on the Grand Stand. You and your 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 warm cup of 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. 

Christmas Shows

Watching Christmas shows during the month of December can be one of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach during the holidays. If you are looking for a Dinner Show, then we suggest heading to Pirates Voyage for a fun festive 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 Great Christmas Light Show

Festive Things For Your Family To Do While in 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 you and your family can drive 1.5 miles 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. And just to help make the night extra special bring your camera because Santa will be there for you to visit with!

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 Broadway at the Beach 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. If you’re looking for more shopping there are the malls, Tanger Outlets and Barefoot Landing that you can shop at as well. So many different options to choose from when you visit Myrtle Beach. 

There are many other festive things that you and your family can enjoy while you vacation in Myrtle Beach this Christmas season. 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 getaway in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals today. We at Sloan Realty hope that you and your family enjoy the holidays this year!

Spend Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach this Year

Spend Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach this Year

Every year for Thanksgiving, many people prefer to stay home and have the family over. But there are many people who like to take a vacation and visit new places for the holiday. This year make a new tradition with your family and come stay in one of our Myrtle Beach Vacation condos for Thanksgiving. Myrtle Beach is the perfect location to celebrate this holiday with family this year. Let’s see why you and your family must visit Myrtle Beach for this Thanksgiving.

Family Time

Spend Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach this Year

The start of Thanksgiving for many families begin with the adults and children, gathering in front of the television watching The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As the aroma of the turkey cooking in the oven or the preparation begins in the kitchen. Spend part of the day spending time with your loved ones by playing board games or a game of UNO. Then have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal sitting in the dining room of your rental and taking a walk on the beach afterwards. Spending the day with your family means you get all the quality time in the world with them. Sometimes we all like to be too busy to sit down and not a do a thing once in a while. Make this holiday the best one you’ve had in a long time.

Beautiful Views

Even during the off-season, Myrtle Beach is nothing but beautiful to visit. Spending Thanksgiving watching the waves roll in and out while you wait for dinner to be ready is a perfect day. You may see many families on the beach enjoying the sunlight or you may see families having their pictures taken they can use as their Christmas cards. Take a nice long walk on the beach while watching the sunset or collecting seashells with the kids can be just as exciting as being at the beach for the holiday weekend.

Perfect Weather

Spend Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach this Year

While many other states may be experiencing winter-like temperatures during the month of November, the weather here in Myrtle Beach is quite pleasant. With the high’s normally around 68 degrees, who wouldn’t want to spend the holidays there? While the weather isn’t as warm as in the summer, it sure makes for a wonderful day to spend it on the beach with the family. Let the kids build sandcastles or have your pictures taken to use for your Christmas cards. Make it a holiday vacation that everyone will remember for years to come.

Christmas Shopping

After Thanksgiving, the Christmas music fills the air as people go shopping to grab the best deals on Black Friday. There are several places in Myrtle Beach where you can go shopping at for those deals to help save money on your Christmas shopping list. You can head to one of the Tanger Outlet Malls, Barefoot Landing or to one of the malls. You can also find some great deals at local shops as well. Don’t miss out on any deal that will help you save money in the long run.

While you could be staying home and eating the traditional Thanksgiving meal at home, we thought you’d enjoy this idea a little better. If you are still searching for that perfect Myrtle Beach Vacation condo, then please check out our inventory. We hope to see you this Thanksgiving and spending it with the ones you love!

Enjoy These Fun October Events in Myrtle Beach

Enjoy These Fun October Events in Myrtle Beach

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

Barefoot Landing Pumpkin Patch

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 Specialty 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!

Candy in the Corn Trick or Treat Trail

Enjoy These Fun October Events in Myrtle Beach

Every Saturday beginning on October 13th through the 27th, Thompson Farms will have their own trick or treating in a corn field. Dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes and they will have a chance to wind through a special kid-sized corn maze to find their own treats. And if you think that is all the fun, your kids will get to meet Pippa the Pumpkin Princess, Will the Witch, the Chick-Fil-A Cow and many other fun characters. This will run from 1pm – 2 pm and is included in the general admission price of $13.50 for the kids and $15.50 for the adults!

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

Enjoy These Fun October Events in 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 go to North Myrtle Beach, then head over to Barefoot Landing where your kids can get some treats. 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 Myrtle Beach vacation rental, then check out our availability. We hope to see you and your family this month as you enjoy these fun, local events!

5 Ways Your Kids Can Help with the Move

5 Ways Your Kids Can Help with the Move

Moving to a new home can be exciting but also stressful for both you and your kids. But if you allow your kids to help get in on the move and preparing to move, then it will be better on your whole family. Give your kids some responsibilities that will not only keep them entertained but will also make them feel important during this big move. We at Sloan Realty have compiled a list to help you and your family make this move as stress-free as you can.

House Hunting

5 Ways Your Kids Can Help with the Move

The first stage of moving is finding another home to live in. Let your kids provide you with some input on where to move to. Bring them when you go look at a house or two and ask for their opinions on the home. You will learn some important insights from them about what they thought of the house and what they didn’t. This will help the kids be able to adjust a little better if they are included in the decision making when it comes to where you move to.  Finding a house just isn’t about what you like, but it’s what the whole family loves.

Letting Things Go

When moving, one rule of thumb to remember is less is best. Honestly, you never know how much stuff you have until you start to pack. Then it seems you find everything that you haven’t used in years. A good rule of thumb for getting rid of things easier is if you haven’t used it in the past two years just let it go. This goes for your kids too, if they have clothing or toys that they haven’t worn or played with in years, let it go. But allowing your kids to help get rid of things is the best as they can say what they want to bring with them to the new house. If your kids are having a hard time parting with something, just let them know that there are less fortunate children out there who have nothing. Most times, this works like a charm and it helps them feel like they are doing something special too.

Label Boxes

5 Ways Your Kids Can Help with the Move

After you have packed up a box or more, let your kids label the boxes. Asking them to help participate in with packing will help them adjust a little better too. And when you are finished packing up each room, finding them will hopefully be a little easier. Just including your kids in something like labeling the boxes can make them more excited for moving.

Let’s Clean Up

After the house or say each room is packed up and hopefully on a truck headed to your new home, you will want to clean it. But cleaning the house on your own can be stressful, so why not let your kids help. Even toddlers can help clean up like wiping down surfaces and sweeping corners. If you assign each kid with a cleaning task appropriate for their age then your old home will be clean in no time. By middle school, your kids should be capable of doing things such as vacuuming, dusting and wiping the fridge clean. Just remember to not give the tasks to your kids if it involves using a lot of chemicals. But asking for help with the dusting, vacuuming, sweeping and more can help you not feel so stressed out.

Unpack their Room First

5 Ways Your Kids Can Help with the Move

Once you have moved into your new home, you want to get your kids involved in the unpacking process. Put them in charge of unpacking their own boxes for their new room. Let them put their books on their bookshelf or their clothes in their dresser or closet. Just remember that you can always go back and rearrange what they have done if you don’t like it. But asking for their help with unpacking can help you as well. Once they have finished their bedrooms, then you can ask them to help put away other boxes in the house. This will help them feel important and will have less anxiety about moving to a new home. Make this process fun for them as they too are adjusting to a new home.

There are many other things or ways to help your child not be stressed about moving, but these are a few we thought you would like. If you haven’t moved yet but are thinking of moving to the Myrtle Beach area, then please give us a call at 800-476-1760. We hope that you and your family can have a stress-free move.