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5 Things That Will Surprise You About Myrtle Beach

Welcome to Myrtle Beach, the vibrant seaside city known for its diverse culture, stunning natural scenery, and surprising features. Here are 5 Things That Will Surprise You About Myrtle Beach this exciting destination: 1. The Grand Strand. This 60-mile strip along South Carolina’s coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the […]

Why You Should Take A Winter Beach Vacation

Whether you’re looking for some winter sunshine or simply want to escape the cold winter weather, a winter Myrtle Beach beach vacation is the perfect way to kick off your new year. With warmer temperatures, winter sunsets that are simply stunning, and plenty of opportunities for exercise and wintertime activities, a winter Myrtle Beach vacation […]

Wintertime Things to do for Snowbirds in Myrtle Beach

Living the snowbird life and spending your winters in Myrtle Beach? Or maybe you’re considering it and wondering what there is to do during the winter in Myrtle Beach. The good news is that there is plenty to do here in the winter. Just because it might be a little chilly for the beach doesn’t […]

Why Does BHR4U Stand Out Over Other Vacation Rental Companies

When choosing a vacation rental company, you want to choose one that stands out from the crowd (and boy, is there a crowd). You want a vacation rental company that cares about your experience and truly values the guests that book with them. Why Does BHR4U Stand Out Over Other Vacation Rental Companies. There are […]

Things to do at the Beach in the Winter

Whether you are vacationing here during the winter or you’re a local, there are still fun things you can do at the beach. Wintertime doesn’t mean you have to avoid the sun and sand just because it’s too cold to swim or surf. Let’s explore some fun things to do at the beach in the […]

The Benefits of Living the Snowbird Life in Myrtle Beach

Living the snowbird life gives you the best of both worlds. Why choose Myrtle Beach for your wintertime lifestyle? We have a few reasons right here for you. Check out the benefits of living the snowbird life in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is the golf capital of the world – If you love to golf, […]

Why Plan Your Summer Vacation in Winter?

Did you know? Planning your summer vacation now, during the winter, can have a lot of advantages. In fact, winter can be the best time to plan your summer vacation. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of planning this far ahead for that summer vacay! You’ll get the best selection of vacation rentals […]

Top Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Winter

Myrtle Beach is a great place visit in the winter, especially if you’re coming from a colder region of the country. There is so much to do and many deals to be had when you choose to visit in the off season (during the winter). Let’s look at some of the top reasons to visit […]

Six Ways to Celebrate Christmas on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Planning a Myrtle Beach vacation for your Christmas holiday? Excellent idea! You might be wondering what kind of Christmas-y things there are to do while you are here on your Christmas vacation. We have the scoop right here for you! 1. Experience the MAGIC – Attend a Las Vegas-style magic show that is kicked up […]

Why Spend Christmas at the Beach?

If you’re used to a crackling fire, icicles dangling from trees and a snowy winter wonderland, you might be wondering why spend Christmas at the beach. Why leave the snow covered landscape to escape to a more temperate and sandy location? We have some great reasons for you right here! 1. Leave holiday stress at […]

Best 6 Reasons to Spend Your Holiday in a Beach House

Leave behind the snow and cold and spend your holiday in a beach house. If you are one of those people who feels like Christmas just wouldn’t be the same if you were at the beach, we have to say – that’s the point! Why do the same old tired holiday traditions when you can […]

Top 7 Reasons to Spend Christmas in a Vacation Rental

Christmas is coming and will be here before you know it. Why not do something different this year and treat your family to Christmas in a vacation rental? You’ll get to visit a fun new place (or a much loved vacation spot) and you’ll have all of the amenities you need to make Christmas feel.. […]

Top 6 Interesting Golf Courses for Your Fall Myrtle Beach Vacation

With over 100 golf courses across the Grand Strand, you might be wondering which golf courses are the best and most interesting to play during your Myrtle Beach vacation. Here is our run-down of the top 6 most interesting golf courses for your fall Myrtle Beach vacation, selected by local golfers. Arcadian Shores Golf Club […]

Benefits of Vacationing at the Beach During the Off Season

If you love the beach but hate the crowds, consider vacationing during the off season. There are many benefits to beach vacations during this time, including more affordable flights, less crowding on the beaches, better prices on accommodations, more comfortable temperatures for outdoor activities and fewer bugs. Affordable flights – One of the best reasons […]

Fall Events to Attend on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Fall is event season in Myrtle Beach and there are quite a few great Fall Events to Attend on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation! Here are some of our favorite events! October 8 & 9 – Little River Shrimpfest 9AM-5PM at the Historic Little River Waterfront This event features plenty of fresh shrimp and seafood, live […]

10 Reasons to Vacation in South Carolina in the Fall

Fall is the perfect time to visit South Carolina! The weather is milder, the crowds are thinner, and there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy. Here are 10 reasons why you should vacation in South Carolina this fall: 1. Milder weather: Fall is the perfect time to enjoy all that South Carolina has to […]

Important Beach Regulations to Know in Myrtle Beach

When you visit the Myrtle Beach area, there are some important beach regulations you should know. Violations of beach regulations can result in misdemeanor charges plus a $500 fine and/or up to 30 days in jail. Myrtle Beach takes their beach regulations seriously so it’s important to know before you go. Here are some of […]

Top Watersports to Try on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

If you’re looking for some fun and excitement in the water during your Myrtle Beach vacation, you’ll want to try out some of the top watersports. From wakeboarding and surfing to sailing and stand-up paddle boarding, there’s something for everyone. Here are the top watersports to try on your Myrtle Beach vacation. Wakeboarding Wakeboarding is […]

Date Night Ideas for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Myrtle Beach is a great place to have a special date night out. Even if you’re here on vacation, you deserve a date night out without the kiddos to do something fun and exciting. Here are our top three Date Night Ideas for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation that you’ll love. Date Night #1: Our first […]

Top 8 Reasons to Stay in a Vacation Rental

When you are planning your vacation, it’s a good idea to consider a vacation rental property. A vacation rental offers a number of benefits, the most obvious of which is space. Did you know the average hotel room is only about 325 square feet? That doesn’t give you and your family or group much room […]

Check out Myrtle Beach Area Farmers Markets – More than Just Produce!

One cool way to experience a taste of what Myrtle Beach has to offer is to explore a farmers market while you’re in town vacationing with us. Our farmers markets are more than just produce, though you’ll find plenty of fresh local produce too. Our area farmers markets include artisans, ready to eat foods and […]

Wildlife Attractions in Myrtle Beach

Love animals? Come and explore the wildlife attractions in Myrtle Beach! There are three exciting attractions to give you a wild experience while you vacation in Myrtle Beach. Let’s take a closer look! Low Country Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens Set amid an idyllic expanse of gardens and sculptures, the Low Country Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens […]

Top Amenities People Want in a Vacation Rental in Myrtle Beach

When it comes to vacation rental amenities, there are a few key things that top the list for most people. A pool and hot tub are always popular, as is easy beach access. Other amenities that tend to be high on people’s lists include a washer and dryer, grill or firepit, and air conditioning. Of […]

Top 18 Fun Things to Do at the Beach

The beach is a place where you can do so much more than just sunbathe, swim and surf. Put on your summer gear, slather on some sunscreen and let’s dive into the top 18 fun things you can do at the beach! 1. Build a sandcastle. Challenge your family to a build-off and see who […]

Explore SC State Parks Near Myrtle Beach

South Carolina has more than 90,000 acres of protected state park land. Did you know? There are two really great state parks right in the Myrtle Beach area! Get ready to explore SC state parks near Myrtle Beach and get ready for fun! Myrtle Beach State Park Myrtle Beach State Park was the first state […]

Top 10 Tips for a Safe Beach Day

We want your time spent with us to be safe and happy. That’s why we spend a lot of time sharing with you about beach and ocean safety. We want you to make beautiful memories here to last a lifetime. We know the beach is a big part of your Myrtle Beach vacation. Check out […]

Family Fun Day Ideas in Myrtle Beach

Whether you’re bored with the beach or simply want to explore more of what Myrtle Beach has to offer, we have some family fun day ideas in Myrtle Beach that your family will love! There is so much to see and do in Myrtle Beach, how do you choose? We have the best fun days […]

Explore Nightlife in Myrtle Beach

Welcome to Myrtle Beach! Wondering what the nightlife here has to offer that you can’t find just any old place? Well, here’s the scoop! Come and explore nightlife in Myrtle Beach with BHR4U! 1. Dance the Shag – What’s “the Shag”? It’s our state dance and it’s hip and happening still today. Put on your […]

Top Tips for Choosing a Vacation Rental

Staying in a vacation rental instead of a hotel gives you a lot more freedom and space to spread out and enjoy your family vacation. But how do you choose one and what kinds of things should you look for before you book? Check out these top tips for choosing a vacation rental: 1. Investigate […]

Beach Safety Tips for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Before you head out to the beach, there are some safety tips you need to know. We want you to enjoy your time with us here in Myrtle Beach, so your safety is important to us. Please review the following beach safety tips for your Myrtle Beach vacation. 1. Know what beach flags mean – […]

Adventurous Spirit? Check Out These Myrtle Beach Adventures

Do you have an adventurous spirit? Check out these Myrtle Beach adventures that will get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping! Waccamaw River Nature & Wildlife Tour Explore the Waccamaw River and Intracoastal Waterway on this guided boat tour that’s all about the local wildlife. Surf Lessons with Jack’s Surf Lessons & Board Rentals Go […]

Beach Day Checklist – What to Bring to the Beach!

Summer is finally here, and that means beach days! Whether you’re headed to the beach for a day of relaxing or a day of fun in the sun, there are a few things you’ll need to bring along. Here’s a beach day checklist to make sure you have everything you need for the ultimate beach […]

Beat the Heat at the Beach

Things get hot down at the beach so you have to plan ahead for ways you can beat the heat while at the beach. Check out these handy tips to help you keep your cool for your next beach day. Take a dip – Make sure to actually enjoy the water and take a dip. […]

Fun Beach Day Scavenger Hunt

Want to dial up the fun on your beach day with the family? How about a challenging beach day scavenger hunt? Find and collect the items on the list to complete the scavenger hunt. Bonus: you’ll end up with a bunch of free souvenirs from your beach vacation to take home with you! Sand Dollar […]

Finding Great Souvenirs on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

When you visit a great destination like Myrtle Beach, you’ll want to pick up some souvenirs for your friends back home and some items for yourself to remember your fun adventures here with us. Here is a list of some of the best places to pick up some fun and memorable souvenirs while you’re here: […]

Packing for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

When packing for your Myrtle Beach vacation, you’ll want to pay special attention to what you pack. Remember that you’re coming to a beach town in the middle of the hot and humid summer. Temperatures range from the mid-80s to the high 90s plus humidity. Some items you’ll pack and some you’ll want to pick […]

Escaping Rip Currents

When you play or swim in the ocean (or any large body of water with breaking waves), you always have to be on the lookout for escaping rip currents. Every year, 100 people drown in rip currents. Another 30,000 people are rescued by lifeguards from rip currents every year. So, what is a rip current, […]

Best Snacks and Beverages for the Beach (or Pool Day)

When preparing for a day at the beach or poolside, you want to bring some healthy snacks that will keep you satisfied and give you energy to play all day. Check out our list of the best snacks and beverages for the beach or pool day. Beverages There is really only one beverage that works […]

Best Sunscreens for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Sunscreen formulations change often, and new sunscreen options come out every year. What was tops last year is old and dated this year. And everyone knows you can’t go without sunscreen! Here are the best sunscreens for your Myrtle Beach vacation in 2022 across multiple categories so you can pick exactly what works for you! […]

Beach-Proof Make-Up for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

The sand and spray of being at the beach can make your everyday make-up melt off, slide or otherwise disappear. We’ve got you covered! We’ve rounded up the best recommendations and make-up choices for a beach-friendly look that won’t melt, budge or smudge. Here are the best tips and choices for beach-proof make-up for your […]

Fun Things to do at Ocean Lakes Campground

Spending your vacation at Ocean Lakes Campground is a win-win-win for your whole family. There is so much to see and do, you might not have time to take it all in. So, let’s dive right into the fun things to do at Ocean Lakes Campground! Fun in the Water – Whether you prefer the […]

Surprising Wildlife You Might See in Myrtle Beach

Every year people flock to Myrtle Beach for its beautiful landscape and long stretches of sandy beaches. Most people don’t know Myrtle Beach also has some interesting wildlife! Here is a list of some of the interesting and exciting animals you can might see on your Myrtle Beach Vacation: Alligators Alligators are usually very docile […]

Bringing Your Dog on Vacation to Myrtle Beach: Tips for the Trip

The vacation season will soon be upon us. If you’ve been thinking about taking your dog on vacation with you this summer, you’ll want to be prepared for the trip. Though it may be exciting to take a trip with your canine friend, there are some things that you should know before departure day. Below […]

Top 6 Features People Look for in a Vacation Rental House

The vacation rental market is growing more popular every year. Renting a whole home or condo is preferable to having a single hotel room and the rates are often quite similar during the height of tourist season. Here are the top 6 features people look for in a vacation rental house. 1. Affordable Rates – […]

A Mecca for Golf: Top Golf Courses to Play on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Did you know that Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area (The Grand Strand) has over 100 golf courses to choose from? Many of these courses are designed by legendary golf players and by top golf course architects. In fact, many of the top golf course architects like Mike Strantz and Rees Jones got their start […]

Top Outdoor Attractions in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is known for its soft sandy beaches and those beaches are a top reason why many visitors come to Myrtle Beach. However, there are some days where the beach is just too crowded, or you want to break away from the beach and do something adventurous and fun. Did you know that Myrtle […]

Top Indoor Attractions to Visit in Myrtle Beach

We know that when you come to Myrtle Beach, the beach is often tops on your list for things to do during your visit. However, Myrtle Beach has a semi-tropical climate and that means it can possibly rain during your visit. When you have a rainy day during your vacation, you don’t want to sit […]

Why Choose a Vacation Rental Instead of a Hotel?

When planning your visit to Myrtle Beach, you want the best accommodations at the best price. While there are tons of hotels along the Grand Strand, you can snag even better accommodations when you consider a vacation rental. Why choose a vacation rental instead of a hotel? We have just a few reasons for you! […]

7 Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

We know people love their pets and taking your pet along on your travels or on vacation can be a fun adventure for both of you. However, traveling with your pet isn’t without its challenges. Here are our 7 tips for traveling with your pet. 1. Make sure your pet has ID – Make sure […]

Beach Treasures: Keepsakes You Can Find on the Beach

Searching for treasures on the beach is called beachcombing. Anyone can go beachcombing and find a number of keepsakes. Don’t waste money buying these items in a beach store when you can find them yourself and make memories at the same time. The best time to go beachcombing is early in the morning during low […]

DIY Beach Art to Remember Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

While the beach stores and local souvenir markets are packed with ready-made artwork you can buy and take home, why not make it yourself and include your personal memories? We have a few fun DIY beach art projects that are simple to make but have a lifetime of memories.   Shadow Boxes Display your interesting […]

Fun Fall Festivals to Check Out During Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Fall is festival time in Myrtle Beach and there are so many going on that no matter when you visit us this fall, you’ll have a fun and cool event to check out. Here are a few of our favorites: Ocean Lakes Ocean Lakes Halloweekends – October 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, 2019 Each Halloweekend, everyone […]

Rip Currents: How to Recognize and Escape a Rip Current

A rip current is a fast-moving channel of water going from shore out to sea. It can move as fast as 8 feet per second and is responsible for an average of 100 drowning deaths in the United States every year. Approximately 80% of beach rescues involve rip currents. Rip currents kill more people every […]

Wild Myrtle Beach Weather! Weather Safety at the Beach

Lightning is one of the most dangerous weather-related risks at the beach, along with rip currents, tsunamis and excessive heat/dehydration. There are an average of 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes every year in the United States. There are an average of 300 to 500 people struck by lightning each year and around 10-15% of them […]

Packing for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation: A Checklist

Before we dig into the checklist for your vacation packing, a few words about the way you pack to help you make the most of your luggage space. First, choose luggage that is lightweight and easy to carry–and wheels are a life-saver. The last thing you want to do on your beach vacation is lug […]

Vacation Rentals: The Affordable Alternative to Glamping

Definition of Glamping: A form of camping involving accommodations and facilities more luxurious than those of traditional camping. While glamourous camping or glamping sounds too luxurious for the average person (and it certainly can be), it’s not too terribly difficult to get more ritzy than a tent on the ground. One affordable glamping option is […]

Boogie Boarding Safety Tips

Boogie boarding is a popular alternative to surfing. Did you know that boogie boarding is just as dangerous or even more so than surfing? Many parents, especially, assume boogie boarding is safer than surfing but this is unfortunately not true. Here’s how to keep yourself and your kids safe while boogie boarding. 1. Anyone using […]

Staying Well Hydrated at the Beach

It has been an unusually hot and humid summer so far, and the hottest days are yet to come. When visiting us here in Myrtle Beach, it’s important to make sure you stay well hydrated, especially at the beach. Dehydration, especially given the extreme heat we’ve been experiencing, can become a dangerous medical emergency faster […]

Tips for Choosing a Great Vacation Rental for Your Next Vacation

If you’ve never stayed in a vacation rental before or if you have and had a less than desirable experience, you might be hesitant to choose a vacation rental for your next vacation. We have some tips and questions to help you choose a great vacation rental with confidence. Check them out! 1. Check out […]

Beach Flag Warnings and What They Mean

If your visit with us in Myrtle Beach will be your first time experiencing the beach, it’s important for you to know the beach flag warnings and what they mean. This will ensure you have a safe and fun vacation here with us.   About the Beach Flag Warning System Beach flags are usually found […]

5 Reasons to Choose a Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental and Bring Your Pet on Vacation!

The last time you went on vacation, did you get the look, you know that look your dog gives you when they know you’re going on a trip and leaving them behind? That look can melt your heart and leave you feeling guilty and missing your pup your entire vacation. This year, snag a pet-friendly […]

Amazing Marine Animals of the Carolina Coast

One of the neat things about visiting the Carolina Coast is learning about (and possibly seeing) some of the amazing marine animals that live in the waters along our shores. It’s important to remember to observe these animals from a distance–especially the dangerous ones–and never harass or harm any of these animals as many are […]

Avoid the Burn: Best Sunscreens for 2019

Sunscreen is essential while you are visiting us here in Myrtle Beach–especially for any time you spend outside or in the water. When you are at the beach or the pool, you get a double dose of the sun’s rays–one that hits you directly and one that reflects off the surface of the water onto […]

Beach and Ocean Water Safety Tips

The ocean is majestic and the beaches are beautiful but beyond that splendor can be hidden dangers you need to be aware of. Knowing these key beach and ocean water safety tips can keep your day of fun in the sun safe and serene. 1. Never swim alone. 2. Keep track of everyone in your […]

Vacation Rental Home: The Right Choice for Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

What’s the best way to vacation in Myrtle Beach? Well, different folks like different amenities but a vacation rental home just might be the best option you’ve never considered before. Is a vacation rental the right choice for your Myrtle Beach vacation accommodations? Let’s take a look! 1. Affordable – With so many options for […]

Rainy Day Fun in Myrtle Beach

Every vacation is prone to a rainy day here and there. If you happen to catch a rainy day while visiting us in Myrtle Beach, we have you covered! There are so many things to do in the Myrtle Beach area and Grand Strand that we had to narrow down this list to our very […]

Upcoming Events and Festivals to Enjoy During Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Planning to vacation in Myrtle Beach this summer? See if you can enjoy one of these exciting festivals and events while you’re visiting. 14th Annual Mayfest on Main – May 11, 2019 This fun festival takes place on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach and features live music, great eats, children’s play area and plenty […]

7 Reasons to Choose a Campground Vacation

Summer is coming and it’s time to plan your summer vacation. Have you considered camping? Choosing a campground for your next family vacation spot has a surprising number of benefits you might not realize. 1. Nature – Being out in nature is a benefit all by itself. Fresh air, salt, sand and sun are all […]