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The Great Blog Train ~ Destination: Myrtle Beach, SC

I am so thrilled to Co-Host The Great Blog Train with this fabulous group of amazing bloggers! I am even more excited to share one of my favorite places to visit and live….Myrtle Beach SC! Hop on The Great Blog Train and visit Myrtle Beach, SC with us!

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The Great Blog Train
A monthly blog hop departing from your online train station on the first Wednesday of every month!

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The Great Blog Train has 7 Engineers
plus a “Destination Co-host”!!
If you link up that means your blog will be seen on 8 different blogs!!!
Please meet our Destination Co-host:
Melissa from “Deliciously Savvy
This month we will be traveling to MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Also, remember to visit the DINING CAR on one of the Engineer’s blogs!
If you are interested in being a Co-host for the Great Blog Train then please click HERE and fill out the form (THANK YOU!!)
The Great Blog Train’s Great Giveaway!!!
1 Lucky winner will win the following:
– $10 Amazon Gift Card from Laura
– 1 Side Ad Space from Kaitlyn
– 1 “Timeless Beauty Bag” (a “Thirty-one Gift”) from Lisa (contents NOT included)
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Destination: Myrtle Beach, SC

Location: Southern East Coast in sunny SC

Known For:  It’s Beautiful Beaches, Fabulous Shopping and Dining , Fabulous Seafood and Family Fun!

Nickname:The Grand Strand

Population:  Myrtle Beach’s population jumps from 30,000 to over 350,000 in the summer months.

Official “City” Website:

Festivals/Events: Click HERE For The Latest List!

JANUARY ~ Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week, Grand Strand Boat Show, Taste of the Inlet and so many more.

FEBRUARY ~ 7th Annual Shukin’ on the Strand Oyster Roast, 13th Annual KidzTime Festival, & more

MARCH ~ 6th Annual Myrtle Beach Beerfest, Grand Strand Tech Expo, Irish Festival, 53rd Annual Can-Am Days Festival & more.

APRIL ~ Blues & Jazz Fest, 9th Annual Race For The Inlet, 4th Annual F.L.A.V.O.R. Culinary Event, 21st Annual Monday After The Masters Pro-Am, Myrtle Beach Zombie Walk @ House Of Blues & more.

MAY ~ Taste of the Coast, The 75th Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally, 34th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival, Boathouse Summer Concert Series & more.

JUNE ~ Hot Summer Nights, Coastal Uncorked, Brookgreen Gardens Arts Festival, Coastal Classic Volleyball Championships, 26th Annual Summerfest! at Barefoot Landing, Boathouse Summer Concert Series & so much more!

JULY ~ 32nd Annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade, Surfside Beach Kids Fair, 18th Annual National Father and Son Team Golf Classic, 26th Annual Summerfest! at Barefoot Landing & more.

AUGUST ~ 32nd Annual Craftsman Classic Arts & Crafts Show, Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show,Whole Lotta Shakin’ Oldies Festival & more.

SEPTEMBER ~ Pawleys Island Music & Art Festival, Brews, Blues and BBQ Fest, 40th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival, Fall Bike Week, 11th Annual Irish Italian International Festival, & more.

OCTOBER ~ Harvest Home Weekend Festival, Oktoberfest at The Market Common, Little River ShrimpFest 2015, 26th Annual Wooden Boat Show, Myrtle Beach Wine Fest, Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, Taste of the Town, Terror Under The Bridge, Celebrity Square of Terror & More!

NOVEMBER ~ 34th Annual Dickens Christmas Show, 46th Annual S.C. State Bluegrass Festival, “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show” @ Alabama Theater, Carolina Opry Christmas Special, Festival of Trees, 11th Annual St. Nicholas BBQFest & more!

DECEMBER ~ Nights of a Thousand Candles @ Brookgreen Gardens, Springmaid Beach Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, Beach Ball Classic & more.


About the Myrtle Beach Area

The Myrtle Beach area, also known as the Grand Strand, is located on the southeast coast of the United States in sunny South Carolina. As one of the premier family and beach vacation destinations in the United States, Myrtle Beach offers an endless array of lodging options including resorts, hotels, beach homes and vacation rentals, and campgrounds. With endless attractions, events and dining options, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a perfect destination for family vacations, getaways for couples of all ages, group and business travel.


*60 miles of wide, soft sandy beaches
*Savory restaurants and family-friendly dining
*Amusement and water parks
*Live entertainment theaters and exciting nightlife
T*hrilling water sports
*The best golf courses in the south
*Cultural activities and historic sites
*Outlet malls, specialty boutiques, flea markets, and specialty stores
*Freshwater, ocean and deep sea saltwater fishing
*and so much more!


Myrtle Beach is not only an amazing place to visit BUT it is an awesome place to live! I am not currently living in Myrtle Beach but I do have a condo there and we are going back this summer because we miss it terribly. We lived there for about 7 years (although I did grow up most of the remainder of my life near Charleston, SC) so I am a Carolina Girl through and through.

I have to say after living in both parts of SC, Myrtle Beach was by far the BEST place to live. They have fabulous schools and just so many family friendly events and festivals all year round and so much of it is free! It is a fabulous place and if you have never been you need to go! Not only that but the people are so friendly and amazing. It is a great community.

My Favorite Places To Go In Myrtle Beach:

1) Murrells Inlet (The Marsh Walk) Just a few minutes south of Myrtle Beach and the seafood capital of SC! My favorite place to spend time with the family.

At the Marsh Walk in Murrell’s Inlet you can walk along the long deck and visit the many amazing restaurants along the way and even walk up to the little bars for a drink. So amazing! Visit The Lazy Gator and Drunken Jacks while you are there too. Drunken Jacks has amazing fresh seafood!


2) Broadway @ The Beach (in the heart of Myrtle Beach) Great Family Destination and lots of fabulous restaurants too! I recommend Liberties Brew House ~ They have fabulous wings! They have Ripley’s Aquarium, MagicQuest, IMAX Theater, Miniature Golf, Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, Celebrity Square with tons of clubs and bars, shopping, Wonderworks and more! The Hard Rock is a unique design and is built like a Pyramid!


Here is the Super Fun and Amazing Hard Rock Cafe! The only one built like a pyramid!


And some of the cool shops and the amazing atmosphere!


#3)Market Commons (This is one of my faves and is located a mile from my condo. I love it there as they have great shopping, movie theater and lots of restaurants. The Gordon Biersch Restaurant was my favorite and the garlic fries are to die for, as well as everything else!


Isn’t it gorgeous! This is just a small part of the amazing community! Above the amazing shops are gorgeous condos! They have Barnes & Noble, Victoria’s Secret, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Tommy Bahama, Dulce Lusso Salon & Spa, Soma Intimates, Bath & Body, Cold Stone Creamery, Chico’s, White House / Black Market, Orvis, Lazy Gator, City Mac, and an Amazingly Gorgeous and Unique Upscale Piggly Wiggly! I love shopping there.

#4) Tanger Outlets (2 locations) PLUS Coastal Grand Mall ~ Enough said, great shopping!

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Coastal Grand Mall ~ Fabulous Shopping that provides an amazing shopping experience plus some delicious eateries as well.

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The Tanger Outlet off of 501 ~ Awesome Deals!

The Tanger Outlets In North Myrtle Beach ~ Fabulous stores and great shopping.

#5) Brookgreen GardensOne of the Myrtle Beach area’s most dearly loved attractions, Brookgreen Gardens’ combination of art, history, and zoo touches the heart and teaches the mind. Boat rides turn into history lessons and a visit to the butterfly house becomes a lesson in conservation.

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Gorgeous Isn’t It? I love the historical nature of this gorgeous garden. Lots of rich history like so many beautiful places in South Carolina. I love the Spanish Moss on the oaks! Here is a pic of us in Brookgreen Gardens.

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Maddie was a bit younger here as were we! LOL!   #6) Atalaya Castle (Near Huntington Beach State Park) – Fabulous place to visit and right on the beach too! Gorgeous Pics as well.


Here is a picture of my daughter and her favorite cousin at Atalaya.

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PLUS do not forget you are a hop, skip and a jump from Charleston, SC which is another fabulous place to visit! Thanks for visiting Myrtle Beach with me! There is so much more…. you have to go for yourself!


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