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How to Pack for a Trip to Myrtle Beach

How to Pack for a Trip to Myrtle Beach As relaxing as a Myrtle Beach vacation can be, packing for the trip can be a real stress maker. You usually wind up stand there in front of your suitcase staring at your things and wondering "What do I need?" before frustration kicks in and just start stuffing items in until you can barely get it zipped up. While that strategy may work for some, most folks find it best to put a lot more thought and planning into the process, especially if you are packing for the whole family. Four or five suitcases can really take up some space, so follow these four simple rules to pack light, pack tight, pack right and pack for night:
 

Five Fun Things For Teens in Myrtle Beach

Five Fun Things For Teens in Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach is filled with fun activities for everyone in the family - with the possible exception of teenagers. Of course, anything that's fun for everyone else in the family can automatically become "uncool" to eye-rolling teens. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of "cool" things for teens to see and do in Myrtle Beach. Mainly they just want a place and some space where they can have good, clean fun without parental supervision, or at least enough breathing room to feel like they are independent. Here are five hot spots for teens where you can feel comfortable giving them a little leeway and alone time:
 

Top 10 Lunch Spots at Broadway at the Beach

Top 10 Lunch Spots at Broadway at the Beach Broadway at the Beach is famous for its attractions and retail stores, but all that fun and bargain hunting can work up an appetite when you spend all day riding and shopping your way around the 50-acre complex in Myrtle Beach. Fortunately, Broadway at the Beach is also home to some of the top restaurants in Myrtle Beach, making it a great place to make a special trip for lunch or to refuel during your shopping spree. Here are the top 10 places to grab a bite to eat while beating the heat:
 

Ripley’s 5-D Moving Theater Offers Thrills in Downtown Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s 5-D Moving Theater Offers Thrills in Downtown Myrtle Beach Take a wild ride while sitting in your movie seat at Ripley's 5-D Moving Theater in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. Giving new meaning to the term “motion picture,” this high-tech theater lets your mind provide the feelings of moving, falling, flying and more – all while safely strapped in to a comfortable chair that adds to the experience. Located in the heart of the downtown district, this one-of-a-kind attraction is one part movie theater and one part thrill ride, using the latest in computer graphics and digital technology to create futuristic special effects. You may have seen some of the same advancements featured in the award-winning movie "Avatar," a science-fiction film that broke the mold for computer-generated virtual reality. Ripley's Moving Theater incorporates the same 5-D (five dimensional) technology to give patrons an adrenaline-pumping experience while sitting on their back sides.
 

Top 10 Places to Shop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top 10 Places to Shop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk You can literally shop until you drop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Featuring 1.2 miles of wooden walkway that stretches along the downtown district’s beachfront, the Boardwalk also leads visitors to plethora of retail outlets, from national chain stores to local mom-and-pop shops. Few shopping trips feature such scenery, with the Atlantic Ocean and white-sand beaches to the east and rows of shops, restaurants and attractions to the west of the walkway. There are free concerts, fireworks shows and festival held regularly along the Boardwalk, perfect excuses to sneak in some shopping during your visit. Here are 10 places you should add to your shopping list:
 

Easter Mass, Events Scheduled for Myrtle Beach Catholic Churches

Easter Mass, Events Scheduled for Myrtle Beach Catholic Churches Spring has arrived on the Grand Strand, and that means Easter is right around the corner. The Grand Strand boats several Catholic churches that will be holding special services and festivities to celebrate the holiday. Easter egg hunts are scheduled throughout the week to give the little ones a chance to have a good time, and special Masses will be held throughout the weekend to give everyone the chance to worship. Special sunrise services and late-night masses are available at different church locations. Here’s a look at the Easter schedule for several local Catholic churches:
 

March Calendar of Events in Myrtle Beach

March Calendar of Events in Myrtle Beach It’s not just the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees that get active in the springtime. So does the Grand Strand’s social calendar, which really gets busy in the month of March. Here are some fun festivities for the whole family this month in the Myrtle Beach area:
 

Waterparks Warming Up for Opening Day in Myrtle Beach

Waterparks Warming Up for Opening Day in Myrtle Beach What’s the only thing more fun than making a trip to a Myrtle Beach waterpark? Not having to make a trip at all. That’s one reason families love to stay and play at Ocean Reef Resort, which boasts its own on-site waterpark so you are only an elevator ride away from all the fun. Shipwreck Waterpark at Ocean Reef offers a wide range of aquatic attractions for all ages. From a hair-raising ride down the Lagoon Launcher waterslide for older kids to splashing good times in the kiddie play area, Ocean Reef allows parents to park it in a lounge chair and watch their children have a blast without having to battle the traffic. Ocean Reef also offers and indoor and outdoor pool deck to add to the aquatic options. A lazy river, hot tubs, kiddie pools and more provide plenty of relief from the beach, which is only steps away from the patio deck. The oceanfront pool bar and Banana Boat Lounge offer food and beverages to stay cool.
 

Top 5 Burger Places in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Burger Places in Myrtle Beach The Grand Strand has a new contender for best burger joint, and this national chain is quickly gaining converts. Since the first store in the state of South Carolina opened in North Myrtle Beach in the fall of 2014, burger fans have been flocking to BurgerFi to find out why this upstart chain already has more than 100 stores nationwide.
 

Take a Journey Back in Time at Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach

Take a Journey Back in Time at Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach The booming popularity of hit TV series like HBO's "Game of Thrones" and The History Channel's "Vikings" has sparked renewed interest in the Dark Ages, and Medieval Times & Dinner Tournament gives its guests the chance to experience a taste of life in 11th century Europe with this theatrical performance. Visitors to the Myrtle Beach area can travel more than 1,000 years back in time to the mystical age at Medieval Times, a national chain of dinner theaters that offers a mix of the history and pageantry of the Middle Ages, along with the excitement and entertainment value to rival any of the Grand Stand’s top attractions, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for those who step inside the castle walls. Located in an authentic Spanish-style castle in the Fantasy Harbour section of Myrtle Beach, Medieval Times looks a bit out of place amid the modern-era theaters and shops in the vicinity. But once you step through the doors and into the arena, you feel as if you have stepped back to another place in time when kings ruled and knights dueled.
 

5 Ways to See Myrtle Beach From Above

5 Ways to See Myrtle Beach From Above If you like to relax on the beach or stroll downtown on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you've seen the Grand Strand from dry land. And if you like to splash around in the surf or play in the waves, you've done Myrtle Beach in the sea. But unlike the seagulls and windsurfers you see overhead, you probably haven't done Myrtle Beach from the sky. Well, you really should. As beautiful as the Grand Strand is from eye level, it's even more scenic from a bird's-eye view. Sure, you can see way out in the Atlantic from your balcony at the Ocean Reef, but it's not the same perspective you get from a panoramic view high in the sky. Here are the top five places to see Myrtle Beach from above:
 

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t What does Myrtle Beach have that Disney World doesn’t? Plenty, but here’s the top five:
 

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in Myrtle Beach The growing popularity of sushi in America has created a market for what culinary purists disparagingly call "McSushi" - a sort of fast-food interpretation of the traditional Japanese art form. We've done the same to the pizza, the croissant, the burrito, etc., so it was only a matter of time before we Americanized the sushi. But fans of classic sushi and sashimi can find what they're looking for amid a sea of phonies. Myrtle Beach is home to several authentic Japanese eateries serving sushi the way it was intended, some of them just a short distance from Ocean Reef Resort, others well worth the drive. Here are the top five places to go out for sushi in Myrtle Beach:
 

Top 5 Places to see Live Animals in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to see Live Animals in Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach is a great place to see wildlife, and we’re not talking about the spring break crowd at Senor Frogs. Several Grand Strand attractions provide visitors the opportunity to connect with nature by getting up close and personal with wild animals from all walks of life, whether they are native to the depths of the ocean, the heights of the sky and the terra firma in between. Children always get a kick out of watching animals play, and the interaction even seems to bring out the kid in the adults. For a great family outing and an educational experience that feels more like fun than learning, check out the top five places to see wild animals in Myrtle Beach:
 

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef The holidays are over, the tree is down, the presents are paid for and all your New Year's Resolutions are broken. There's only one major difference this post-holiday season; you've still got a little money left over for something special for yourself. It doesn't cost much to make it a Myrtle Beach mini-vacation, just a short break to shift your brain back into normal mode. With Ocean Reef Resort offering offseason savings and smaller winter crowds at all the attractions, restaurants and retail centers, a long weekend getaway to Myrtle Beach is an affordable way to spend the rest of that holiday bonus check. Here are a few suggestions for ways to spoil yourself while you're in town:
 

Top 5 Reasons to Start Planning your 2015 Myrtle Beach Vacation

Top 5 Reasons to Start Planning your 2015 Myrtle Beach Vacation The calendar and thermometer may say it’s winter, but spring and summer are right around the corner and will be here before you know it. It’s time to start planning your vacation getaway to Ocean Reef in Myrtle Beach today.
 

Top 5 Places to Catch the NFL Playoffs in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to Catch the NFL Playoffs in Myrtle Beach This time of year is meaningful for many reasons: spending the holidays with family and friends, ringing in the New Year with a loved one, and watching the NFL playoffs with fellow fans. For hard-core football fans, the race to the Super Bowl is the real reason for the season. Fortunately for NFL fans, you've come to the right place. Myrtle Beach is a melting pot of people from all over the country who vacation or relocated to the Grand Strand and bring their football allegiances with them. The town is crawling with fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and, of course, the home team Carolina Panthers, all of which are in the running for playoff berths this year.
 

Top 5 Places for Dining on Christmas Eve, Day

Top 5 Places for Dining on Christmas Eve, Day Nothing spoils the perfect Christmas celebration than a kitchen full of dirty pots, pans and plates, especially if you’re the one in charge of clean-up duty. If Santa Claus has you on his nice list this year, maybe he will treat you to a day or night out for the holidays. But your options are limited as most restaurants close their doors for Christmas Eve and Day. Fortunately, some of the Grand Strand’s best eateries stay open for those special dates. Here’s a list of the top five places to enjoy Christmas lunch or dinner in Myrtle Beach:
 

Celebrate Christmas Myrtle Beach-Style at Pirates Voyage

Celebrate Christmas Myrtle Beach-Style at Pirates Voyage While Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show has gained critical acclaim for providing family friendly entertainment, a pirate ship may seem like an unlikely place for a Christmas show. But let theater owner and show producer Dolly Parton give it a little holiday makeover and Pirates Voyage show magically transforms into an excellent Christmas showcase. With the action taking place on a floating clipper ship in the middle of a large pool of water, aka the stage, Christmas at Pirates Voyage delivers a delightful performance. Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is based on Charles Dickens’ holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" as told by Parton through her cast of pirates. When Captain Scrooge refuses to celebrate Christmas with his crew, he is visited by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future in an inspirational tale of the true meaning of Christmas.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Come read up on some frequently asked questions regarding our resort policies, procedures, and offerings.
 

Five Tips for Enhancing your Myrtle Beach Vacation with Social Media

Five Tips for Enhancing your Myrtle Beach Vacation with Social Media Ever try to describe your vacation memories to family and friends? No matter how vividly you paint the picture, it's hard to replicate the moment in time and space. And you can literally watch their eyes glaze over as they try to process an album filled with random vacation photos. It's one of those "you had to be there" things. That's the beauty of social media. Now you can bring your online communities along for a virtual vacation to Myrtle Beach by sharing your vacation highlights in real time, writing reviews of restaurants and shows, and receiving recommendations from friends. And once you return, you can create a multi-media gallery detailing your experience. Here are five tips for making your Myrtle Beach vacation more social-media friendly.
 

Top 5 Places for Southern Cooking in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Southern Cooking in Myrtle Beach When most people think of dining out in Myrtle Beach, seafood understandably comes to mind. After all, the pond in our backyard happens to be the Atlantic Ocean, so it only makes sense that seafood takes center stage. But often overlooked in this little corner of South Carolina is our local tradition for Southern cuisine. Country cooking, soul food, Lowcountry dishes - you name it, Myrtle Beach has it. Although there are lots of little meat-and-threes where you can find a wholesome meal for cheap, these five stand out above the rest:
 

Top 5 Sports Bars in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Sports Bars in Myrtle Beach The NFL is hitting the home stretch, the NBA and NHL are scoring and skating, and the college football season is crossing over with college hoops. Sounds like the perfect time of year to plant your backside on a bar stool and watch all the action at once on multiple big-screen televisions. Let someone else pour you a cold beer and serve you a plate of hot wings while you try to digest five different sporting events at the same time. Here are the top five sports bars for game-watching in the Myrtle Beach area:
 

Top Five Places to Eat Healthy in Myrtle Beach

Top Five Places to Eat Healthy in Myrtle Beach For whatever reason, beach vacations have become synonymous with unhealthy foods. Maybe it's the convenience of grabbing some quick grub to go, or perhaps it's the vacation mentality that you deserve to spoil yourself. Of course, it could be the fact that there are pizza parlors, burger joints and ice cream shops on virtually every corner. But that mindset is changing, especially in Myrtle Beach, where the natural-food trend is finally starting to take hold. Restaurants are recognizing that some visitors want to maintain their moderate diets and have begun offering healthy alternatives to the pound-packing items on their menus. Some are even strictly health-food establishments specializing in organic, all-natural dishes. The Grand Strand is uniquely positioned to provide such eateries. The abundance of fresh seafood and produce in the region makes it easy to offer excellent salads, soups and seafood dishes that do not add on empty calories. Guests are discovering the joys of eating light during their beach vacation and are seeking out restaurants that serve some sort of healthy options. Here are five places to get a tasty but healthy meal:
 

Charlotte Family Finds Home Away from Home at Ocean Reef

Charlotte Family Finds Home Away from Home at Ocean Reef When Signa Curry of Charlotte, NC, decides it's time for a trip to Myrtle Beach, she doesn't have to worry about where to stay. Whether it's a family vacation or a girls' weekend getaway, she has found her home away from home at the beach at Ocean Reef Resort. "We've been staying there for 10 years now and it's definitely our favorite place," said Curry, who makes the 3 1/2-hour drive to the beach any chance she gets. "We've stayed at other hotels on other parts of the Grand Strand, but for us there's no place like Ocean Reef." Curry and her family most recently visited on Labor Day weekend for a last-chance to soak up some summer sun and fun before the start of the fall season. The trip actually reinforced her reasoning for choosing to stay at Ocean Reef - a combination of everything.
 

Alabama Theatre Brings Family-Friendly Entertainment to the Grand Strand

Alabama Theatre Brings Family-Friendly Entertainment to the Grand Strand For more than 20 years, the Alabama Theatre has been providing quality, family-friendly entertainment to local and visiting audiences on the Grand Strand. And based on all the dancing, singing, laughing and clapping going on at the Barefoot Landing venue, there’s a lot more in store for the future. Although the palatial 2,000-seat auditorium has been in operation since 1993 and is deeply rooted in the Myrtle Beach area’s tradition of bringing quality entertainment to the stage, the Alabama Theatre also has a knack for providing timely and cutting-edge performances that keep generations of families coming back for more. If that sounds familiar, it’s because that is the claim to fame of the namesake country music super group that got its start on the Grand Strand, and that’s the goal Alabama had in mind to carry on the musical mission. Alabama, which occasional returns to its roots for special performances on the group’s home stage, served as the house band at the legendary oceanfront honky-tonk, The Bowery, in downtown Myrtle Beach. Playing for peanuts and living like beach bums, the group honed its modern country/rock sound that revolutionized traditional Southern music in the 1980s.
 

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone Myrtle Beach has long been known as a "family beach," and that's certainly the case. Families have been flocking to the Grand Strand’s seashores for generations to enjoy affordable fun in the sun and the many family-friendly attractions of Myrtle Beach. But a more accurate description may be an "everybody in the family beach," because the growing Grand Strand now offers something for people of all ages, classes and tastes. From family vacations to romantic couple’s retreats, and from foursomes of golfers to large group gatherings, Myrtle Beach can accommodate parties of all sizes and interests.
 

Top 5 Places to See Animals in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to See Animals in Myrtle Beach One of the most curious creatures on the planet is the human being, in part for our desire to watch other animals do what they do best. Although the Grand Strand doesn’t have a major zoo like San Diego or Cincinnati, the Myrtle Beach area does have a unique collection of specialized facilities that give guests an up-close look at various species of animals, from aquatic critters to land-dwellers and high-flying birds. Here’s a list of five places to see unusual animals on the Grand Strand:
 

Myrtle Beach by the Numbers: Top 10 Most Interesting Facts

Myrtle Beach by the Numbers: Top 10 Most Interesting Facts If you think you’ve covered Myrtle Beach from A to Z, try mixing it up a little bit with our top 10 most interesting facts.
 

Two Cultures Collide in Fun at North Myrtle Beach’s Irish-Italian International Festival

Two Cultures Collide in Fun at North Myrtle Beach’s Irish-Italian International Festival You've been to Irish-themed festivals, with their green beer and good cheer. And you've been to an Italian celebration, filled with grape-stomping and spicy grilled sausages. But an Irish-Italian festival? They go together like potatoes and pasta, right? Actually, it turns out to be one of the highlight events on the busy social schedule in North Myrtle Beach, a town that knows how to throw a party and bring people together.That's the underlying theme of this 11th annual Irish-Italian International Festival, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 in the downtown intersection of Main Street and Ocean Drive. By combining two distinct cultures into one big block party, North Myrtle Beach celebrates its ethnic diversity and brings all kinds of backgrounds to the table for a unique event of food and drink, arts and crafts, and song and dance.
 

Top 10 Places at Broadway at the Beach to Shop Until You Drop

Top 10 Places at Broadway at the Beach to Shop Until You Drop Looking for a place to mark off everything on your shopping list without having to drive all over town? Look no farther than Broadway at the Beach, your one-stop shopping destination in Myrtle Beach. Featuring more than 100 shops within the popular 350-acre complex, Broadway at the Beach gives guests the chance to shop until they drop and still not hit every store. From apparel and accessories to jewelry and gift shops, Broadway at the Beach is the best place on the Grand Strand to find everything you are looking for and more. Here's a list of the top 10 shops at Broadway at the Beach for finding that special item to remember your Myrtle Beach vacation.
 

Take a Climb on the Wild Side at New Go Ape Attraction

Take a Climb on the Wild Side at New Go Ape Attraction There are plenty of places to get wet and wild on the Grand Strand, where waterparks and watersports outfitters located all along the 60-mile stretch of the Atlantic coastline. But few places offer the chance to stay high and dry in the treetops for a thrilling adventure ... until now. The Sept. 1 grand opening of the Go Ape Treetop Adventure at the North Myrtle Beach Sports and Recreation Park brought a new type of extreme sports and eco-tourism attraction to the Strand. Carved out of the hardwood forest west of the Intracoastal Waterway, Go Ape gives thrill-seekers an outlet in a natural and scenic atmosphere.
 

Cruisin’ the Strand on Scooters, Mopeds and Golf Carts

Cruisin’ the Strand on Scooters, Mopeds and Golf Carts There’s no better way to get around Myrtle Beach than with an unobstructed view on a scooter, moped or golf cart. Feel the sea breeze while you cruise down Ocean Boulevard, or escape the crowds and explore some of the area’s scenic back roads. In fact, the neighborhoods around the Ocean Reef Resort provide the perfect place to ride and marvel at the historic beach homes and cottages in the Dunes and Ocean Forest sections of town.
 

World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach

World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach Guests at Ocean Reef Resort are staying in one of the best golf neighborhoods on the Grand Strand. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Pine Lakes International Country Club, and the Grande Dunes are just short drives away, as is the Cane Patch Par-3, with a driving range and putting greens to work on your game. But if you want to play a round of golf all over the world without leaving the Grand Strand, check out the World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach. Featuring exact replicas of famous holes from the greatest golf courses around the globe, World Tour gives golfers the one-of-a-kind experience of playing the same holes as their heroes. Walk in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus around Amen Corner at Augusta National, and pump your fist like Tiger Woods after sinking a putt at Cypress Point, and stand on the stone bridge at St. Andrew's where Arnold Palmer waved goodbye to the golf world.
 

Fire & Smoke Heats Up Myrtle Beach Dining Scene

Fire & Smoke Heats Up Myrtle Beach Dining Scene Fire & Smoke Gastropub existed in the minds of longtime friends Jimmy Horkan and Tyler Rice many years before it officially opened its doors in Myrtle Beach in 2014. Having worked in the restaurant industry together for other owners, they often fantasized over a few after-work beers about what it would be like to partner in their own culinary venture. It was during those late-night sessions that the concept of Fire & Smoke was developed down to the minute details of assigned duties; the only question was when.
 

Myrtle Beach an Aquatic Playground for Watersports

Myrtle Beach an Aquatic Playground for Watersports Myrtle Beach may be best known for its golf, but it's far from the only game in town. In fact, some of the most popular sports on the Grand Strand aren't played on dry land. With the Atlantic Ocean in our backyard and the Intracoastal Waterway on our front porch, it's no surprise that watersports is a common pastime for locals and visitors alike. From tamer activities like a deep-sea fishing voyage or a dolphin-watching excursion to more extreme sports like surfing and parasailing, Myrtle Beach offers a whole host of watersports to get wet and wild. Here are five you just have to try.
 

A Tween-ager’s Guide to Fun in Myrtle Beach

A Tween-ager’s Guide to Fun in Myrtle Beach "O-M-G, I am sooo bored!" If you have kids in their tweens, that tricky 10 to 12 age group, you've heard it hundreds of times. You can recommend cleaning their rooms to cure the boredom but you only get that blank stare, if you can get them to glance up from their cell phones long enough to give you "the look."
 

Ocean Reef Offers Great Pub and Grub with a View

Ocean Reef Offers Great Pub and Grub with a View There are many reasons to stay at the Ocean Reef Resort - the excellent accommodations, outstanding amenities and the popular Shipwreck Island Waterpark. But two of the best reasons to stay and play at Ocean Reef are literally right under your nose - the Banana Boat Lounge and Cafe Du Port. These two eateries and bars offer refreshing food and beverages with a side order of ocean breeze and lovely beach views on the menus.
 

What to Know About Our Ship Wreck Waterpark

What to Know About Our Ship Wreck Waterpark Few treats get to the core of what fun it is to be a kid (ok, and adult, too) quite like a waterpark. Slides, splashing, the buoyant delights of a lazy river — it’s routinely the highlight of summer. And there’s nothing quite like the Ship Wreck Waterpark here at Ocean Reef Resort. As one can infer from the name, we’re working with a pirate theme here, which is, like, the funnest thing ever for the younger set. Slip on down the new Lagoon Launcher slide, “battle” the Tiki Men waterfalls, and dive for buried treasure. The littlest (and not-so-littlest) will love the Kiddie Water Park, with wadable waters and spouting fountains. Ocean Reef also boasts and outdoor pool, an indoor pool, hot tubs, an indoor kid’s activity pool, and — the best part — a lazy river.
 

Myrtle Beach on the Cheap

Myrtle Beach on the Cheap We’re all on a budget these days, and as much as a vacation should be a worry-free splurge, our internal cost calculator is still working on hyperdrive. However, a Myrtle Beach vacation can be remarkably affordable and even more so with a few insider tips. Exhale and read on.
 

Ocean Reef Resort Overview

Ocean Reef Resort Overview Make Ocean Reef Resort your vacation home away from home and stay in one of Myrtle Beach's most exclusive neighborhoods. Nestled in the Dunes section on the north end of Myrtle Beach, Ocean Reef Resort offers excellent oceanfront accommodations and amenities in a more tranquil setting than the downtown district. Located near Restaurant Row, the Carolina Opry and the Dunes Golf & Beach Club, the Ocean Reef is the perfect place for families, couples and golfers with discriminating tastes.
 

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef Offering first-class accommodations and amenities, the Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach was designed so that there’s no need to leave the property during your vacation. Featuring cozy condo-style rooms with all the creature comforts of home, as well as an on-site waterpark and restaurants the Banana Boat Beach Lounge and Café du Port, it’s possible to keep the car parked all week without venturing off the property. But if you’re looking for a change of pace, you picked a nice neighborhood to explore. Located in the exclusive Dunes section of town, Ocean Reef’s guests can stroll to the beach or the many businesses on nearby Kings Highway without breaking a sweat. Here are some of the local hot spots close to Ocean Reef.
 

Ocean Reef Kids Club Offers Good Times for Children and Adults

Ocean Reef Kids Club Offers Good Times for Children and Adults How much time and money do you spend during your family vacation trying to keep the kids entertained? Does it turn out to be a vacation for the children and another week of hard work for the adults? Do you return home from your vacation feeling like you need a vacation? That’s why your next Myrtle Beach getaway should involve staying and playing with us at the Ocean Reef Resort, where an active and entertaining Kids Club gives children a week’s worth of fun activities and the parents some valuable “me time” and “we time” away from the little ones.
 

Enjoy a Nice Meal In at Ocean Reef Resort

Enjoy a Nice Meal In at Ocean Reef Resort Guests at Ocean Reef Resort are conveniently located to some of the top restaurants on the Grand Strand. With popular Myrtle Beach hot spots like Broadway at the Beach and Restaurant Row only short drives away, Ocean Reef guests have plenty of dining options available. But after a full day of fun in the sun or a long day on the links, sometimes visitors just want to chill out in their room and let someone else handle the cooking. The good news is that great food delivery to your hotel door is only a phone call away. Here are three great places to order delivery at Ocean Reef Resort.
 

Get the Most Out of Your Group’s Myrtle Beach Trip at Ocean Reef Resort

Get the Most Out of Your Group’s Myrtle Beach Trip at Ocean Reef Resort Located just steps from the shoreline Ocean Reef Resort is one of the premier hotels in Myrtle Beach, with its in-house restaurants, spa, game room, and waterpark. But if you’re bringing a group, Ocean Reef has even more to offer.
 

What You Need For a Day At The Beach

What You Need For a Day At The Beach Heading to the beach for a day requires a few items, but it does not require renting a U-Haul to get them all there. Outings on the Grand Strand’s beautiful beaches are what make Myrtle Beach vacations so memorable, and being prepared helps immensely. Armed with the “essentials” and a few other perks, we have compiled some must-haves (and must-not-haves) for a perfect day at the beach.
 

Stay Cool With Myrtle Beach Umbrella Rentals

Stay Cool With Myrtle Beach Umbrella Rentals A day at the beach under the hot summer sun is PERFECT. You can make it even more so with the addition of a beach umbrella to your vacation kit. But don't worry about acquiring your own -- Myrtle Beach has several options for you to rent an umbrella and/or beach chair virtually out the back door of your hotel or condo.
 

Ocean Reef Resort: Then and Now

Ocean Reef Resort: Then and Now Have you ever wondered where Ocean Reef Resort got its start? Read on for a little walk down memory lane. The property now known as Ocean Reef Resort got its start as a Sheraton. The Sheraton was the first to own the Resort dating back to its start 35 years ago in 1975. The Oceanfront tower was the first building, and back in the 1970s, the hotel targeted couples looking to escape the cold, and small families looking for a low-key getaway. At this time, the tower only had efficiency units and suite and parlor rooms.
 

Top Four Myrtle Beach Burger Joints

Top Four Myrtle Beach Burger Joints We can’t possibly be the only ones who love digging into to some serious grub when we’re on vacation. That’s a part of the fun! Enjoying sun and sand, maybe a few drinks, working up a big appetite, and eating at your favorite Myrtle Beach restaurants. We took a non-scientific poll of visitors to Myrtle Beach and locals, and came up with this list of the top five places to get a delicious burger in all of Myrtle Beach. Take a look at the list, and get ready to chow down!
 

Winter Rentals at Ocean Reef Resort: Deep Discounts, Big Fun!

Winter Rentals at Ocean Reef Resort: Deep Discounts, Big Fun! When you’re ready to escape to the beach in winter—and we mean a real escape of a month or more—Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach is standing by to be your home away from home!
 

MyrtleBeachHotels.com / MyrtleBeachGolf.com Fall Golf Socials: Ocean Reef Resort

MyrtleBeachHotels.com / MyrtleBeachGolf.com Fall Golf Socials: Ocean Reef Resort Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Ocean Reef Resort is an ideal vacation escape from the ordinary. The oceanfront hotel offers top-notch efficiency, suite and condominium accommodations of one, two, three and four bedrooms overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean. Groups of all sizes find year after year that Ocean Reef is an ideal place to stay.
 

What to Pack for Fall in Myrtle Beach

What to Pack for Fall in Myrtle Beach If you’re planning your first trip to Myrtle Beach in the fall, the first thing you should know is that you’re in for a treat. The crowds thin out, the traffic is more manageable, and you get great rates on your Myrtle Beach hotels.
 

Where to Practice Yoga When You’re in Myrtle Beach

Where to Practice Yoga When You’re in Myrtle Beach If you’ve got a consistent yoga practice at home that you don’t want to let go while you’re on vacation or if you’re just getting started and want to try out something new while you’re in Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of great options!
 

Is Your Sunscreen Safe Enough for Myrtle Beach?

Is Your Sunscreen Safe Enough for Myrtle Beach? There are few vacation-destroying adversaries more quick and effective than a wicked sunburn. That’s why sunscreen is such an essential item on your Myrtle Beach vacation packing list!
 

Finding the Best Shells in Myrtle Beach

Finding the Best Shells in Myrtle Beach We’ve never really been able to ignore a great shell on the beach! It’s hard not to pause, to pick it up, and to wonder at the beauty floating around in the sea! If you want to increase your chances of finding a really great shell when you go seashell hunting, follow these tips.
 

Beach Tips: Boarding Myrtle Beach

Beach Tips: Boarding Myrtle Beach One of the top reasons our guests select Ocean Reef Resort is because we’re oceanfront. When they come to stay in Myrtle Beach, they want the beach in their backyard! The beach is great for lounging, but it’s also a great place to swim and play in the ocean, with waist-high, fairly mellow waves that are the perfect temperature for swimming throughout the summer months.
 

Myrtle Beach Rainy Day Plans: Fun things to do when it’s raining

Myrtle Beach Rainy Day Plans: Fun things to do when it’s raining Myrtle Beach is the kind of place where there’s so much to do and see, it’s not the end of the world when you end up having a rainy day. We’ve got galleries, indoor opportunities for fun and adventure galore where you can set your imagination free to heaps of amusement centers and theaters.
 

Enjoy a Classic Collection of Amusement Rides at Pavilion Nostalgia Park in Myrtle Beach

Enjoy a Classic Collection of Amusement Rides at Pavilion Nostalgia Park in Myrtle Beach For over 58 years the Pavilion in Myrtle Beach was one the hottest vacation spots in South Carolina.Pieces of that history are still around and nothing could be more fun than taking a walk down memory lane at Pavilion Nostalgia Park.
 

Ocean Reef Resort Adds “Super Spiral” Waterslide to Impressive List of Aquatic Amenities

Ocean Reef Resort Adds “Super Spiral” Waterslide to Impressive List of Aquatic Amenities Three Story Slide at Ocean Reef Resort Already a Hit With Guests of All Ages.
 

Mini Golf Review:  Captain Hooks Adventure

Mini Golf Review:  Captain Hooks Adventure Take a fantasy golf adventure into Never-Never Land. Play either of our two 18-hole courses, Hooks or Lost Boys. Beware of the roving pirates, animated crocodiles, and secret caverns. You can even walk through a smoking 15 foot skull. Go ahead…the Captain dares you!
 

The best sand toys to get when heading to the beach this summer.

The best sand toys to get when heading to the beach this summer. Ready for some fun at the beach while visiting Myrtle Beach? We have got some great suggestions for you for buying your favorite sand toy.
 

How to Pack for a Trip to Myrtle Beach

How to Pack for a Trip to Myrtle Beach As relaxing as a Myrtle Beach vacation can be, packing for the trip can be a real stress maker. You usually wind up stand there in front of your suitcase staring at your things and wondering "What do I need?" before frustration kicks in and just start stuffing items in until you can barely get it zipped up. While that strategy may work for some, most folks find it best to put a lot more thought and planning into the process, especially if you are packing for the whole family. Four or five suitcases can really take up some space, so follow these four simple rules to pack light, pack tight, pack right and pack for night:
 

Five Fun Things For Teens in Myrtle Beach

Five Fun Things For Teens in Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach is filled with fun activities for everyone in the family - with the possible exception of teenagers. Of course, anything that's fun for everyone else in the family can automatically become "uncool" to eye-rolling teens. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of "cool" things for teens to see and do in Myrtle Beach. Mainly they just want a place and some space where they can have good, clean fun without parental supervision, or at least enough breathing room to feel like they are independent. Here are five hot spots for teens where you can feel comfortable giving them a little leeway and alone time:
 

Top 10 Lunch Spots at Broadway at the Beach

Top 10 Lunch Spots at Broadway at the Beach Broadway at the Beach is famous for its attractions and retail stores, but all that fun and bargain hunting can work up an appetite when you spend all day riding and shopping your way around the 50-acre complex in Myrtle Beach. Fortunately, Broadway at the Beach is also home to some of the top restaurants in Myrtle Beach, making it a great place to make a special trip for lunch or to refuel during your shopping spree. Here are the top 10 places to grab a bite to eat while beating the heat:
 

Ripley’s 5-D Moving Theater Offers Thrills in Downtown Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s 5-D Moving Theater Offers Thrills in Downtown Myrtle Beach Take a wild ride while sitting in your movie seat at Ripley's 5-D Moving Theater in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. Giving new meaning to the term “motion picture,” this high-tech theater lets your mind provide the feelings of moving, falling, flying and more – all while safely strapped in to a comfortable chair that adds to the experience. Located in the heart of the downtown district, this one-of-a-kind attraction is one part movie theater and one part thrill ride, using the latest in computer graphics and digital technology to create futuristic special effects. You may have seen some of the same advancements featured in the award-winning movie "Avatar," a science-fiction film that broke the mold for computer-generated virtual reality. Ripley's Moving Theater incorporates the same 5-D (five dimensional) technology to give patrons an adrenaline-pumping experience while sitting on their back sides.
 

Top 10 Places to Shop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top 10 Places to Shop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk You can literally shop until you drop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Featuring 1.2 miles of wooden walkway that stretches along the downtown district’s beachfront, the Boardwalk also leads visitors to plethora of retail outlets, from national chain stores to local mom-and-pop shops. Few shopping trips feature such scenery, with the Atlantic Ocean and white-sand beaches to the east and rows of shops, restaurants and attractions to the west of the walkway. There are free concerts, fireworks shows and festival held regularly along the Boardwalk, perfect excuses to sneak in some shopping during your visit. Here are 10 places you should add to your shopping list:
 

Easter Mass, Events Scheduled for Myrtle Beach Catholic Churches

Easter Mass, Events Scheduled for Myrtle Beach Catholic Churches Spring has arrived on the Grand Strand, and that means Easter is right around the corner. The Grand Strand boats several Catholic churches that will be holding special services and festivities to celebrate the holiday. Easter egg hunts are scheduled throughout the week to give the little ones a chance to have a good time, and special Masses will be held throughout the weekend to give everyone the chance to worship. Special sunrise services and late-night masses are available at different church locations. Here’s a look at the Easter schedule for several local Catholic churches:
 

March Calendar of Events in Myrtle Beach

March Calendar of Events in Myrtle Beach It’s not just the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees that get active in the springtime. So does the Grand Strand’s social calendar, which really gets busy in the month of March. Here are some fun festivities for the whole family this month in the Myrtle Beach area:
 

Waterparks Warming Up for Opening Day in Myrtle Beach

Waterparks Warming Up for Opening Day in Myrtle Beach What’s the only thing more fun than making a trip to a Myrtle Beach waterpark? Not having to make a trip at all. That’s one reason families love to stay and play at Ocean Reef Resort, which boasts its own on-site waterpark so you are only an elevator ride away from all the fun. Shipwreck Waterpark at Ocean Reef offers a wide range of aquatic attractions for all ages. From a hair-raising ride down the Lagoon Launcher waterslide for older kids to splashing good times in the kiddie play area, Ocean Reef allows parents to park it in a lounge chair and watch their children have a blast without having to battle the traffic. Ocean Reef also offers and indoor and outdoor pool deck to add to the aquatic options. A lazy river, hot tubs, kiddie pools and more provide plenty of relief from the beach, which is only steps away from the patio deck. The oceanfront pool bar and Banana Boat Lounge offer food and beverages to stay cool.
 

Top 5 Burger Places in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Burger Places in Myrtle Beach The Grand Strand has a new contender for best burger joint, and this national chain is quickly gaining converts. Since the first store in the state of South Carolina opened in North Myrtle Beach in the fall of 2014, burger fans have been flocking to BurgerFi to find out why this upstart chain already has more than 100 stores nationwide.
 

Take a Journey Back in Time at Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach

Take a Journey Back in Time at Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach The booming popularity of hit TV series like HBO's "Game of Thrones" and The History Channel's "Vikings" has sparked renewed interest in the Dark Ages, and Medieval Times & Dinner Tournament gives its guests the chance to experience a taste of life in 11th century Europe with this theatrical performance. Visitors to the Myrtle Beach area can travel more than 1,000 years back in time to the mystical age at Medieval Times, a national chain of dinner theaters that offers a mix of the history and pageantry of the Middle Ages, along with the excitement and entertainment value to rival any of the Grand Stand’s top attractions, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for those who step inside the castle walls. Located in an authentic Spanish-style castle in the Fantasy Harbour section of Myrtle Beach, Medieval Times looks a bit out of place amid the modern-era theaters and shops in the vicinity. But once you step through the doors and into the arena, you feel as if you have stepped back to another place in time when kings ruled and knights dueled.
 

5 Ways to See Myrtle Beach From Above

5 Ways to See Myrtle Beach From Above If you like to relax on the beach or stroll downtown on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you've seen the Grand Strand from dry land. And if you like to splash around in the surf or play in the waves, you've done Myrtle Beach in the sea. But unlike the seagulls and windsurfers you see overhead, you probably haven't done Myrtle Beach from the sky. Well, you really should. As beautiful as the Grand Strand is from eye level, it's even more scenic from a bird's-eye view. Sure, you can see way out in the Atlantic from your balcony at the Ocean Reef, but it's not the same perspective you get from a panoramic view high in the sky. Here are the top five places to see Myrtle Beach from above:
 

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t What does Myrtle Beach have that Disney World doesn’t? Plenty, but here’s the top five:
 

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in Myrtle Beach The growing popularity of sushi in America has created a market for what culinary purists disparagingly call "McSushi" - a sort of fast-food interpretation of the traditional Japanese art form. We've done the same to the pizza, the croissant, the burrito, etc., so it was only a matter of time before we Americanized the sushi. But fans of classic sushi and sashimi can find what they're looking for amid a sea of phonies. Myrtle Beach is home to several authentic Japanese eateries serving sushi the way it was intended, some of them just a short distance from Ocean Reef Resort, others well worth the drive. Here are the top five places to go out for sushi in Myrtle Beach:
 

Top 5 Places to see Live Animals in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to see Live Animals in Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach is a great place to see wildlife, and we’re not talking about the spring break crowd at Senor Frogs. Several Grand Strand attractions provide visitors the opportunity to connect with nature by getting up close and personal with wild animals from all walks of life, whether they are native to the depths of the ocean, the heights of the sky and the terra firma in between. Children always get a kick out of watching animals play, and the interaction even seems to bring out the kid in the adults. For a great family outing and an educational experience that feels more like fun than learning, check out the top five places to see wild animals in Myrtle Beach:
 

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef The holidays are over, the tree is down, the presents are paid for and all your New Year's Resolutions are broken. There's only one major difference this post-holiday season; you've still got a little money left over for something special for yourself. It doesn't cost much to make it a Myrtle Beach mini-vacation, just a short break to shift your brain back into normal mode. With Ocean Reef Resort offering offseason savings and smaller winter crowds at all the attractions, restaurants and retail centers, a long weekend getaway to Myrtle Beach is an affordable way to spend the rest of that holiday bonus check. Here are a few suggestions for ways to spoil yourself while you're in town:
 

Top 5 Reasons to Start Planning your 2015 Myrtle Beach Vacation

Top 5 Reasons to Start Planning your 2015 Myrtle Beach Vacation The calendar and thermometer may say it’s winter, but spring and summer are right around the corner and will be here before you know it. It’s time to start planning your vacation getaway to Ocean Reef in Myrtle Beach today.
 

Top 5 Places to Catch the NFL Playoffs in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to Catch the NFL Playoffs in Myrtle Beach This time of year is meaningful for many reasons: spending the holidays with family and friends, ringing in the New Year with a loved one, and watching the NFL playoffs with fellow fans. For hard-core football fans, the race to the Super Bowl is the real reason for the season. Fortunately for NFL fans, you've come to the right place. Myrtle Beach is a melting pot of people from all over the country who vacation or relocated to the Grand Strand and bring their football allegiances with them. The town is crawling with fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and, of course, the home team Carolina Panthers, all of which are in the running for playoff berths this year.
 

Top 5 Places for Dining on Christmas Eve, Day

Top 5 Places for Dining on Christmas Eve, Day Nothing spoils the perfect Christmas celebration than a kitchen full of dirty pots, pans and plates, especially if you’re the one in charge of clean-up duty. If Santa Claus has you on his nice list this year, maybe he will treat you to a day or night out for the holidays. But your options are limited as most restaurants close their doors for Christmas Eve and Day. Fortunately, some of the Grand Strand’s best eateries stay open for those special dates. Here’s a list of the top five places to enjoy Christmas lunch or dinner in Myrtle Beach:
 

Celebrate Christmas Myrtle Beach-Style at Pirates Voyage

Celebrate Christmas Myrtle Beach-Style at Pirates Voyage While Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show has gained critical acclaim for providing family friendly entertainment, a pirate ship may seem like an unlikely place for a Christmas show. But let theater owner and show producer Dolly Parton give it a little holiday makeover and Pirates Voyage show magically transforms into an excellent Christmas showcase. With the action taking place on a floating clipper ship in the middle of a large pool of water, aka the stage, Christmas at Pirates Voyage delivers a delightful performance. Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is based on Charles Dickens’ holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" as told by Parton through her cast of pirates. When Captain Scrooge refuses to celebrate Christmas with his crew, he is visited by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future in an inspirational tale of the true meaning of Christmas.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Come read up on some frequently asked questions regarding our resort policies, procedures, and offerings.
 

Five Tips for Enhancing your Myrtle Beach Vacation with Social Media

Five Tips for Enhancing your Myrtle Beach Vacation with Social Media Ever try to describe your vacation memories to family and friends? No matter how vividly you paint the picture, it's hard to replicate the moment in time and space. And you can literally watch their eyes glaze over as they try to process an album filled with random vacation photos. It's one of those "you had to be there" things. That's the beauty of social media. Now you can bring your online communities along for a virtual vacation to Myrtle Beach by sharing your vacation highlights in real time, writing reviews of restaurants and shows, and receiving recommendations from friends. And once you return, you can create a multi-media gallery detailing your experience. Here are five tips for making your Myrtle Beach vacation more social-media friendly.
 

Top 5 Places for Southern Cooking in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Southern Cooking in Myrtle Beach When most people think of dining out in Myrtle Beach, seafood understandably comes to mind. After all, the pond in our backyard happens to be the Atlantic Ocean, so it only makes sense that seafood takes center stage. But often overlooked in this little corner of South Carolina is our local tradition for Southern cuisine. Country cooking, soul food, Lowcountry dishes - you name it, Myrtle Beach has it. Although there are lots of little meat-and-threes where you can find a wholesome meal for cheap, these five stand out above the rest:
 

Top 5 Sports Bars in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Sports Bars in Myrtle Beach The NFL is hitting the home stretch, the NBA and NHL are scoring and skating, and the college football season is crossing over with college hoops. Sounds like the perfect time of year to plant your backside on a bar stool and watch all the action at once on multiple big-screen televisions. Let someone else pour you a cold beer and serve you a plate of hot wings while you try to digest five different sporting events at the same time. Here are the top five sports bars for game-watching in the Myrtle Beach area:
 

Top Five Places to Eat Healthy in Myrtle Beach

Top Five Places to Eat Healthy in Myrtle Beach For whatever reason, beach vacations have become synonymous with unhealthy foods. Maybe it's the convenience of grabbing some quick grub to go, or perhaps it's the vacation mentality that you deserve to spoil yourself. Of course, it could be the fact that there are pizza parlors, burger joints and ice cream shops on virtually every corner. But that mindset is changing, especially in Myrtle Beach, where the natural-food trend is finally starting to take hold. Restaurants are recognizing that some visitors want to maintain their moderate diets and have begun offering healthy alternatives to the pound-packing items on their menus. Some are even strictly health-food establishments specializing in organic, all-natural dishes. The Grand Strand is uniquely positioned to provide such eateries. The abundance of fresh seafood and produce in the region makes it easy to offer excellent salads, soups and seafood dishes that do not add on empty calories. Guests are discovering the joys of eating light during their beach vacation and are seeking out restaurants that serve some sort of healthy options. Here are five places to get a tasty but healthy meal:
 

Charlotte Family Finds Home Away from Home at Ocean Reef

Charlotte Family Finds Home Away from Home at Ocean Reef When Signa Curry of Charlotte, NC, decides it's time for a trip to Myrtle Beach, she doesn't have to worry about where to stay. Whether it's a family vacation or a girls' weekend getaway, she has found her home away from home at the beach at Ocean Reef Resort. "We've been staying there for 10 years now and it's definitely our favorite place," said Curry, who makes the 3 1/2-hour drive to the beach any chance she gets. "We've stayed at other hotels on other parts of the Grand Strand, but for us there's no place like Ocean Reef." Curry and her family most recently visited on Labor Day weekend for a last-chance to soak up some summer sun and fun before the start of the fall season. The trip actually reinforced her reasoning for choosing to stay at Ocean Reef - a combination of everything.
 

Alabama Theatre Brings Family-Friendly Entertainment to the Grand Strand

Alabama Theatre Brings Family-Friendly Entertainment to the Grand Strand For more than 20 years, the Alabama Theatre has been providing quality, family-friendly entertainment to local and visiting audiences on the Grand Strand. And based on all the dancing, singing, laughing and clapping going on at the Barefoot Landing venue, there’s a lot more in store for the future. Although the palatial 2,000-seat auditorium has been in operation since 1993 and is deeply rooted in the Myrtle Beach area’s tradition of bringing quality entertainment to the stage, the Alabama Theatre also has a knack for providing timely and cutting-edge performances that keep generations of families coming back for more. If that sounds familiar, it’s because that is the claim to fame of the namesake country music super group that got its start on the Grand Strand, and that’s the goal Alabama had in mind to carry on the musical mission. Alabama, which occasional returns to its roots for special performances on the group’s home stage, served as the house band at the legendary oceanfront honky-tonk, The Bowery, in downtown Myrtle Beach. Playing for peanuts and living like beach bums, the group honed its modern country/rock sound that revolutionized traditional Southern music in the 1980s.
 

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone Myrtle Beach has long been known as a "family beach," and that's certainly the case. Families have been flocking to the Grand Strand’s seashores for generations to enjoy affordable fun in the sun and the many family-friendly attractions of Myrtle Beach. But a more accurate description may be an "everybody in the family beach," because the growing Grand Strand now offers something for people of all ages, classes and tastes. From family vacations to romantic couple’s retreats, and from foursomes of golfers to large group gatherings, Myrtle Beach can accommodate parties of all sizes and interests.
 

Top 5 Places to See Animals in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to See Animals in Myrtle Beach One of the most curious creatures on the planet is the human being, in part for our desire to watch other animals do what they do best. Although the Grand Strand doesn’t have a major zoo like San Diego or Cincinnati, the Myrtle Beach area does have a unique collection of specialized facilities that give guests an up-close look at various species of animals, from aquatic critters to land-dwellers and high-flying birds. Here’s a list of five places to see unusual animals on the Grand Strand:
 

Myrtle Beach by the Numbers: Top 10 Most Interesting Facts

Myrtle Beach by the Numbers: Top 10 Most Interesting Facts If you think you’ve covered Myrtle Beach from A to Z, try mixing it up a little bit with our top 10 most interesting facts.
 

Two Cultures Collide in Fun at North Myrtle Beach’s Irish-Italian International Festival

Two Cultures Collide in Fun at North Myrtle Beach’s Irish-Italian International Festival You've been to Irish-themed festivals, with their green beer and good cheer. And you've been to an Italian celebration, filled with grape-stomping and spicy grilled sausages. But an Irish-Italian festival? They go together like potatoes and pasta, right? Actually, it turns out to be one of the highlight events on the busy social schedule in North Myrtle Beach, a town that knows how to throw a party and bring people together.That's the underlying theme of this 11th annual Irish-Italian International Festival, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 in the downtown intersection of Main Street and Ocean Drive. By combining two distinct cultures into one big block party, North Myrtle Beach celebrates its ethnic diversity and brings all kinds of backgrounds to the table for a unique event of food and drink, arts and crafts, and song and dance.
 

Top 10 Places at Broadway at the Beach to Shop Until You Drop

Top 10 Places at Broadway at the Beach to Shop Until You Drop Looking for a place to mark off everything on your shopping list without having to drive all over town? Look no farther than Broadway at the Beach, your one-stop shopping destination in Myrtle Beach. Featuring more than 100 shops within the popular 350-acre complex, Broadway at the Beach gives guests the chance to shop until they drop and still not hit every store. From apparel and accessories to jewelry and gift shops, Broadway at the Beach is the best place on the Grand Strand to find everything you are looking for and more. Here's a list of the top 10 shops at Broadway at the Beach for finding that special item to remember your Myrtle Beach vacation.
 

Take a Climb on the Wild Side at New Go Ape Attraction

Take a Climb on the Wild Side at New Go Ape Attraction There are plenty of places to get wet and wild on the Grand Strand, where waterparks and watersports outfitters located all along the 60-mile stretch of the Atlantic coastline. But few places offer the chance to stay high and dry in the treetops for a thrilling adventure ... until now. The Sept. 1 grand opening of the Go Ape Treetop Adventure at the North Myrtle Beach Sports and Recreation Park brought a new type of extreme sports and eco-tourism attraction to the Strand. Carved out of the hardwood forest west of the Intracoastal Waterway, Go Ape gives thrill-seekers an outlet in a natural and scenic atmosphere.
 

Cruisin’ the Strand on Scooters, Mopeds and Golf Carts

Cruisin’ the Strand on Scooters, Mopeds and Golf Carts There’s no better way to get around Myrtle Beach than with an unobstructed view on a scooter, moped or golf cart. Feel the sea breeze while you cruise down Ocean Boulevard, or escape the crowds and explore some of the area’s scenic back roads. In fact, the neighborhoods around the Ocean Reef Resort provide the perfect place to ride and marvel at the historic beach homes and cottages in the Dunes and Ocean Forest sections of town.
 

World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach

World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach Guests at Ocean Reef Resort are staying in one of the best golf neighborhoods on the Grand Strand. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Pine Lakes International Country Club, and the Grande Dunes are just short drives away, as is the Cane Patch Par-3, with a driving range and putting greens to work on your game. But if you want to play a round of golf all over the world without leaving the Grand Strand, check out the World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach. Featuring exact replicas of famous holes from the greatest golf courses around the globe, World Tour gives golfers the one-of-a-kind experience of playing the same holes as their heroes. Walk in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus around Amen Corner at Augusta National, and pump your fist like Tiger Woods after sinking a putt at Cypress Point, and stand on the stone bridge at St. Andrew's where Arnold Palmer waved goodbye to the golf world.
 

Fire & Smoke Heats Up Myrtle Beach Dining Scene

Fire & Smoke Heats Up Myrtle Beach Dining Scene Fire & Smoke Gastropub existed in the minds of longtime friends Jimmy Horkan and Tyler Rice many years before it officially opened its doors in Myrtle Beach in 2014. Having worked in the restaurant industry together for other owners, they often fantasized over a few after-work beers about what it would be like to partner in their own culinary venture. It was during those late-night sessions that the concept of Fire & Smoke was developed down to the minute details of assigned duties; the only question was when.
 

Myrtle Beach an Aquatic Playground for Watersports

Myrtle Beach an Aquatic Playground for Watersports Myrtle Beach may be best known for its golf, but it's far from the only game in town. In fact, some of the most popular sports on the Grand Strand aren't played on dry land. With the Atlantic Ocean in our backyard and the Intracoastal Waterway on our front porch, it's no surprise that watersports is a common pastime for locals and visitors alike. From tamer activities like a deep-sea fishing voyage or a dolphin-watching excursion to more extreme sports like surfing and parasailing, Myrtle Beach offers a whole host of watersports to get wet and wild. Here are five you just have to try.
 

A Tween-ager’s Guide to Fun in Myrtle Beach

A Tween-ager’s Guide to Fun in Myrtle Beach "O-M-G, I am sooo bored!" If you have kids in their tweens, that tricky 10 to 12 age group, you've heard it hundreds of times. You can recommend cleaning their rooms to cure the boredom but you only get that blank stare, if you can get them to glance up from their cell phones long enough to give you "the look."
 

Ocean Reef Offers Great Pub and Grub with a View

Ocean Reef Offers Great Pub and Grub with a View There are many reasons to stay at the Ocean Reef Resort - the excellent accommodations, outstanding amenities and the popular Shipwreck Island Waterpark. But two of the best reasons to stay and play at Ocean Reef are literally right under your nose - the Banana Boat Lounge and Cafe Du Port. These two eateries and bars offer refreshing food and beverages with a side order of ocean breeze and lovely beach views on the menus.
 

What to Know About Our Ship Wreck Waterpark

What to Know About Our Ship Wreck Waterpark Few treats get to the core of what fun it is to be a kid (ok, and adult, too) quite like a waterpark. Slides, splashing, the buoyant delights of a lazy river — it’s routinely the highlight of summer. And there’s nothing quite like the Ship Wreck Waterpark here at Ocean Reef Resort. As one can infer from the name, we’re working with a pirate theme here, which is, like, the funnest thing ever for the younger set. Slip on down the new Lagoon Launcher slide, “battle” the Tiki Men waterfalls, and dive for buried treasure. The littlest (and not-so-littlest) will love the Kiddie Water Park, with wadable waters and spouting fountains. Ocean Reef also boasts and outdoor pool, an indoor pool, hot tubs, an indoor kid’s activity pool, and — the best part — a lazy river.
 

Myrtle Beach on the Cheap

Myrtle Beach on the Cheap We’re all on a budget these days, and as much as a vacation should be a worry-free splurge, our internal cost calculator is still working on hyperdrive. However, a Myrtle Beach vacation can be remarkably affordable and even more so with a few insider tips. Exhale and read on.
 

Ocean Reef Resort Overview

Ocean Reef Resort Overview Make Ocean Reef Resort your vacation home away from home and stay in one of Myrtle Beach's most exclusive neighborhoods. Nestled in the Dunes section on the north end of Myrtle Beach, Ocean Reef Resort offers excellent oceanfront accommodations and amenities in a more tranquil setting than the downtown district. Located near Restaurant Row, the Carolina Opry and the Dunes Golf & Beach Club, the Ocean Reef is the perfect place for families, couples and golfers with discriminating tastes.
 

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef Offering first-class accommodations and amenities, the Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach was designed so that there’s no need to leave the property during your vacation. Featuring cozy condo-style rooms with all the creature comforts of home, as well as an on-site waterpark and restaurants the Banana Boat Beach Lounge and Café du Port, it’s possible to keep the car parked all week without venturing off the property. But if you’re looking for a change of pace, you picked a nice neighborhood to explore. Located in the exclusive Dunes section of town, Ocean Reef’s guests can stroll to the beach or the many businesses on nearby Kings Highway without breaking a sweat. Here are some of the local hot spots close to Ocean Reef.
 

Ocean Reef Kids Club Offers Good Times for Children and Adults

Ocean Reef Kids Club Offers Good Times for Children and Adults How much time and money do you spend during your family vacation trying to keep the kids entertained? Does it turn out to be a vacation for the children and another week of hard work for the adults? Do you return home from your vacation feeling like you need a vacation? That’s why your next Myrtle Beach getaway should involve staying and playing with us at the Ocean Reef Resort, where an active and entertaining Kids Club gives children a week’s worth of fun activities and the parents some valuable “me time” and “we time” away from the little ones.
 

Enjoy a Nice Meal In at Ocean Reef Resort

Enjoy a Nice Meal In at Ocean Reef Resort Guests at Ocean Reef Resort are conveniently located to some of the top restaurants on the Grand Strand. With popular Myrtle Beach hot spots like Broadway at the Beach and Restaurant Row only short drives away, Ocean Reef guests have plenty of dining options available. But after a full day of fun in the sun or a long day on the links, sometimes visitors just want to chill out in their room and let someone else handle the cooking. The good news is that great food delivery to your hotel door is only a phone call away. Here are three great places to order delivery at Ocean Reef Resort.
 

Get the Most Out of Your Group’s Myrtle Beach Trip at Ocean Reef Resort

Get the Most Out of Your Group’s Myrtle Beach Trip at Ocean Reef Resort Located just steps from the shoreline Ocean Reef Resort is one of the premier hotels in Myrtle Beach, with its in-house restaurants, spa, game room, and waterpark. But if you’re bringing a group, Ocean Reef has even more to offer.
 

What You Need For a Day At The Beach

What You Need For a Day At The Beach Heading to the beach for a day requires a few items, but it does not require renting a U-Haul to get them all there. Outings on the Grand Strand’s beautiful beaches are what make Myrtle Beach vacations so memorable, and being prepared helps immensely. Armed with the “essentials” and a few other perks, we have compiled some must-haves (and must-not-haves) for a perfect day at the beach.
 

Stay Cool With Myrtle Beach Umbrella Rentals

Stay Cool With Myrtle Beach Umbrella Rentals A day at the beach under the hot summer sun is PERFECT. You can make it even more so with the addition of a beach umbrella to your vacation kit. But don't worry about acquiring your own -- Myrtle Beach has several options for you to rent an umbrella and/or beach chair virtually out the back door of your hotel or condo.
 

Ocean Reef Resort: Then and Now

Ocean Reef Resort: Then and Now Have you ever wondered where Ocean Reef Resort got its start? Read on for a little walk down memory lane. The property now known as Ocean Reef Resort got its start as a Sheraton. The Sheraton was the first to own the Resort dating back to its start 35 years ago in 1975. The Oceanfront tower was the first building, and back in the 1970s, the hotel targeted couples looking to escape the cold, and small families looking for a low-key getaway. At this time, the tower only had efficiency units and suite and parlor rooms.
 

Top Four Myrtle Beach Burger Joints

Top Four Myrtle Beach Burger Joints We can’t possibly be the only ones who love digging into to some serious grub when we’re on vacation. That’s a part of the fun! Enjoying sun and sand, maybe a few drinks, working up a big appetite, and eating at your favorite Myrtle Beach restaurants. We took a non-scientific poll of visitors to Myrtle Beach and locals, and came up with this list of the top five places to get a delicious burger in all of Myrtle Beach. Take a look at the list, and get ready to chow down!
 

Winter Rentals at Ocean Reef Resort: Deep Discounts, Big Fun!

Winter Rentals at Ocean Reef Resort: Deep Discounts, Big Fun! When you’re ready to escape to the beach in winter—and we mean a real escape of a month or more—Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach is standing by to be your home away from home!
 

MyrtleBeachHotels.com / MyrtleBeachGolf.com Fall Golf Socials: Ocean Reef Resort

MyrtleBeachHotels.com / MyrtleBeachGolf.com Fall Golf Socials: Ocean Reef Resort Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Ocean Reef Resort is an ideal vacation escape from the ordinary. The oceanfront hotel offers top-notch efficiency, suite and condominium accommodations of one, two, three and four bedrooms overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean. Groups of all sizes find year after year that Ocean Reef is an ideal place to stay.
 

What to Pack for Fall in Myrtle Beach

What to Pack for Fall in Myrtle Beach If you’re planning your first trip to Myrtle Beach in the fall, the first thing you should know is that you’re in for a treat. The crowds thin out, the traffic is more manageable, and you get great rates on your Myrtle Beach hotels.
 

Where to Practice Yoga When You’re in Myrtle Beach

Where to Practice Yoga When You’re in Myrtle Beach If you’ve got a consistent yoga practice at home that you don’t want to let go while you’re on vacation or if you’re just getting started and want to try out something new while you’re in Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of great options!
 

Is Your Sunscreen Safe Enough for Myrtle Beach?

Is Your Sunscreen Safe Enough for Myrtle Beach? There are few vacation-destroying adversaries more quick and effective than a wicked sunburn. That’s why sunscreen is such an essential item on your Myrtle Beach vacation packing list!
 

Finding the Best Shells in Myrtle Beach

Finding the Best Shells in Myrtle Beach We’ve never really been able to ignore a great shell on the beach! It’s hard not to pause, to pick it up, and to wonder at the beauty floating around in the sea! If you want to increase your chances of finding a really great shell when you go seashell hunting, follow these tips.
 

Beach Tips: Boarding Myrtle Beach

Beach Tips: Boarding Myrtle Beach One of the top reasons our guests select Ocean Reef Resort is because we’re oceanfront. When they come to stay in Myrtle Beach, they want the beach in their backyard! The beach is great for lounging, but it’s also a great place to swim and play in the ocean, with waist-high, fairly mellow waves that are the perfect temperature for swimming throughout the summer months.
 

Myrtle Beach Rainy Day Plans: Fun things to do when it’s raining

Myrtle Beach Rainy Day Plans: Fun things to do when it’s raining Myrtle Beach is the kind of place where there’s so much to do and see, it’s not the end of the world when you end up having a rainy day. We’ve got galleries, indoor opportunities for fun and adventure galore where you can set your imagination free to heaps of amusement centers and theaters.
 

Ocean Reef Resort Adds “Super Spiral” Waterslide to Impressive List of Aquatic Amenities

Ocean Reef Resort Adds “Super Spiral” Waterslide to Impressive List of Aquatic Amenities Three Story Slide at Ocean Reef Resort Already a Hit With Guests of All Ages.
 

How to Pack for a Trip to Myrtle Beach

How to Pack for a Trip to Myrtle Beach As relaxing as a Myrtle Beach vacation can be, packing for the trip can be a real stress maker. You usually wind up stand there in front of your suitcase staring at your things and wondering "What do I need?" before frustration kicks in and just start stuffing items in until you can barely get it zipped up. While that strategy may work for some, most folks find it best to put a lot more thought and planning into the process, especially if you are packing for the whole family. Four or five suitcases can really take up some space, so follow these four simple rules to pack light, pack tight, pack right and pack for night:
 

Five Fun Things For Teens in Myrtle Beach

Five Fun Things For Teens in Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach is filled with fun activities for everyone in the family - with the possible exception of teenagers. Of course, anything that's fun for everyone else in the family can automatically become "uncool" to eye-rolling teens. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of "cool" things for teens to see and do in Myrtle Beach. Mainly they just want a place and some space where they can have good, clean fun without parental supervision, or at least enough breathing room to feel like they are independent. Here are five hot spots for teens where you can feel comfortable giving them a little leeway and alone time:
 

Top 10 Lunch Spots at Broadway at the Beach

Top 10 Lunch Spots at Broadway at the Beach Broadway at the Beach is famous for its attractions and retail stores, but all that fun and bargain hunting can work up an appetite when you spend all day riding and shopping your way around the 50-acre complex in Myrtle Beach. Fortunately, Broadway at the Beach is also home to some of the top restaurants in Myrtle Beach, making it a great place to make a special trip for lunch or to refuel during your shopping spree. Here are the top 10 places to grab a bite to eat while beating the heat:
 

Ripley’s 5-D Moving Theater Offers Thrills in Downtown Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s 5-D Moving Theater Offers Thrills in Downtown Myrtle Beach Take a wild ride while sitting in your movie seat at Ripley's 5-D Moving Theater in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. Giving new meaning to the term “motion picture,” this high-tech theater lets your mind provide the feelings of moving, falling, flying and more – all while safely strapped in to a comfortable chair that adds to the experience. Located in the heart of the downtown district, this one-of-a-kind attraction is one part movie theater and one part thrill ride, using the latest in computer graphics and digital technology to create futuristic special effects. You may have seen some of the same advancements featured in the award-winning movie "Avatar," a science-fiction film that broke the mold for computer-generated virtual reality. Ripley's Moving Theater incorporates the same 5-D (five dimensional) technology to give patrons an adrenaline-pumping experience while sitting on their back sides.
 

Top 10 Places to Shop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top 10 Places to Shop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk You can literally shop until you drop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Featuring 1.2 miles of wooden walkway that stretches along the downtown district’s beachfront, the Boardwalk also leads visitors to plethora of retail outlets, from national chain stores to local mom-and-pop shops. Few shopping trips feature such scenery, with the Atlantic Ocean and white-sand beaches to the east and rows of shops, restaurants and attractions to the west of the walkway. There are free concerts, fireworks shows and festival held regularly along the Boardwalk, perfect excuses to sneak in some shopping during your visit. Here are 10 places you should add to your shopping list:
 

Easter Mass, Events Scheduled for Myrtle Beach Catholic Churches

Easter Mass, Events Scheduled for Myrtle Beach Catholic Churches Spring has arrived on the Grand Strand, and that means Easter is right around the corner. The Grand Strand boats several Catholic churches that will be holding special services and festivities to celebrate the holiday. Easter egg hunts are scheduled throughout the week to give the little ones a chance to have a good time, and special Masses will be held throughout the weekend to give everyone the chance to worship. Special sunrise services and late-night masses are available at different church locations. Here’s a look at the Easter schedule for several local Catholic churches:
 

March Calendar of Events in Myrtle Beach

March Calendar of Events in Myrtle Beach It’s not just the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees that get active in the springtime. So does the Grand Strand’s social calendar, which really gets busy in the month of March. Here are some fun festivities for the whole family this month in the Myrtle Beach area:
 

Waterparks Warming Up for Opening Day in Myrtle Beach

Waterparks Warming Up for Opening Day in Myrtle Beach What’s the only thing more fun than making a trip to a Myrtle Beach waterpark? Not having to make a trip at all. That’s one reason families love to stay and play at Ocean Reef Resort, which boasts its own on-site waterpark so you are only an elevator ride away from all the fun. Shipwreck Waterpark at Ocean Reef offers a wide range of aquatic attractions for all ages. From a hair-raising ride down the Lagoon Launcher waterslide for older kids to splashing good times in the kiddie play area, Ocean Reef allows parents to park it in a lounge chair and watch their children have a blast without having to battle the traffic. Ocean Reef also offers and indoor and outdoor pool deck to add to the aquatic options. A lazy river, hot tubs, kiddie pools and more provide plenty of relief from the beach, which is only steps away from the patio deck. The oceanfront pool bar and Banana Boat Lounge offer food and beverages to stay cool.
 

Top 5 Burger Places in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Burger Places in Myrtle Beach The Grand Strand has a new contender for best burger joint, and this national chain is quickly gaining converts. Since the first store in the state of South Carolina opened in North Myrtle Beach in the fall of 2014, burger fans have been flocking to BurgerFi to find out why this upstart chain already has more than 100 stores nationwide.
 

Take a Journey Back in Time at Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach

Take a Journey Back in Time at Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach The booming popularity of hit TV series like HBO's "Game of Thrones" and The History Channel's "Vikings" has sparked renewed interest in the Dark Ages, and Medieval Times & Dinner Tournament gives its guests the chance to experience a taste of life in 11th century Europe with this theatrical performance. Visitors to the Myrtle Beach area can travel more than 1,000 years back in time to the mystical age at Medieval Times, a national chain of dinner theaters that offers a mix of the history and pageantry of the Middle Ages, along with the excitement and entertainment value to rival any of the Grand Stand’s top attractions, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for those who step inside the castle walls. Located in an authentic Spanish-style castle in the Fantasy Harbour section of Myrtle Beach, Medieval Times looks a bit out of place amid the modern-era theaters and shops in the vicinity. But once you step through the doors and into the arena, you feel as if you have stepped back to another place in time when kings ruled and knights dueled.
 

5 Ways to See Myrtle Beach From Above

5 Ways to See Myrtle Beach From Above If you like to relax on the beach or stroll downtown on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you've seen the Grand Strand from dry land. And if you like to splash around in the surf or play in the waves, you've done Myrtle Beach in the sea. But unlike the seagulls and windsurfers you see overhead, you probably haven't done Myrtle Beach from the sky. Well, you really should. As beautiful as the Grand Strand is from eye level, it's even more scenic from a bird's-eye view. Sure, you can see way out in the Atlantic from your balcony at the Ocean Reef, but it's not the same perspective you get from a panoramic view high in the sky. Here are the top five places to see Myrtle Beach from above:
 

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t What does Myrtle Beach have that Disney World doesn’t? Plenty, but here’s the top five:
 

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in Myrtle Beach The growing popularity of sushi in America has created a market for what culinary purists disparagingly call "McSushi" - a sort of fast-food interpretation of the traditional Japanese art form. We've done the same to the pizza, the croissant, the burrito, etc., so it was only a matter of time before we Americanized the sushi. But fans of classic sushi and sashimi can find what they're looking for amid a sea of phonies. Myrtle Beach is home to several authentic Japanese eateries serving sushi the way it was intended, some of them just a short distance from Ocean Reef Resort, others well worth the drive. Here are the top five places to go out for sushi in Myrtle Beach:
 

Top 5 Places to see Live Animals in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to see Live Animals in Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach is a great place to see wildlife, and we’re not talking about the spring break crowd at Senor Frogs. Several Grand Strand attractions provide visitors the opportunity to connect with nature by getting up close and personal with wild animals from all walks of life, whether they are native to the depths of the ocean, the heights of the sky and the terra firma in between. Children always get a kick out of watching animals play, and the interaction even seems to bring out the kid in the adults. For a great family outing and an educational experience that feels more like fun than learning, check out the top five places to see wild animals in Myrtle Beach:
 

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef The holidays are over, the tree is down, the presents are paid for and all your New Year's Resolutions are broken. There's only one major difference this post-holiday season; you've still got a little money left over for something special for yourself. It doesn't cost much to make it a Myrtle Beach mini-vacation, just a short break to shift your brain back into normal mode. With Ocean Reef Resort offering offseason savings and smaller winter crowds at all the attractions, restaurants and retail centers, a long weekend getaway to Myrtle Beach is an affordable way to spend the rest of that holiday bonus check. Here are a few suggestions for ways to spoil yourself while you're in town:
 

Top 5 Reasons to Start Planning your 2015 Myrtle Beach Vacation

Top 5 Reasons to Start Planning your 2015 Myrtle Beach Vacation The calendar and thermometer may say it’s winter, but spring and summer are right around the corner and will be here before you know it. It’s time to start planning your vacation getaway to Ocean Reef in Myrtle Beach today.
 

Top 5 Places to Catch the NFL Playoffs in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to Catch the NFL Playoffs in Myrtle Beach This time of year is meaningful for many reasons: spending the holidays with family and friends, ringing in the New Year with a loved one, and watching the NFL playoffs with fellow fans. For hard-core football fans, the race to the Super Bowl is the real reason for the season. Fortunately for NFL fans, you've come to the right place. Myrtle Beach is a melting pot of people from all over the country who vacation or relocated to the Grand Strand and bring their football allegiances with them. The town is crawling with fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and, of course, the home team Carolina Panthers, all of which are in the running for playoff berths this year.
 

Top 5 Places for Dining on Christmas Eve, Day

Top 5 Places for Dining on Christmas Eve, Day Nothing spoils the perfect Christmas celebration than a kitchen full of dirty pots, pans and plates, especially if you’re the one in charge of clean-up duty. If Santa Claus has you on his nice list this year, maybe he will treat you to a day or night out for the holidays. But your options are limited as most restaurants close their doors for Christmas Eve and Day. Fortunately, some of the Grand Strand’s best eateries stay open for those special dates. Here’s a list of the top five places to enjoy Christmas lunch or dinner in Myrtle Beach:
 

Celebrate Christmas Myrtle Beach-Style at Pirates Voyage

Celebrate Christmas Myrtle Beach-Style at Pirates Voyage While Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show has gained critical acclaim for providing family friendly entertainment, a pirate ship may seem like an unlikely place for a Christmas show. But let theater owner and show producer Dolly Parton give it a little holiday makeover and Pirates Voyage show magically transforms into an excellent Christmas showcase. With the action taking place on a floating clipper ship in the middle of a large pool of water, aka the stage, Christmas at Pirates Voyage delivers a delightful performance. Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is based on Charles Dickens’ holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" as told by Parton through her cast of pirates. When Captain Scrooge refuses to celebrate Christmas with his crew, he is visited by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future in an inspirational tale of the true meaning of Christmas.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Come read up on some frequently asked questions regarding our resort policies, procedures, and offerings.
 

Five Tips for Enhancing your Myrtle Beach Vacation with Social Media

Five Tips for Enhancing your Myrtle Beach Vacation with Social Media Ever try to describe your vacation memories to family and friends? No matter how vividly you paint the picture, it's hard to replicate the moment in time and space. And you can literally watch their eyes glaze over as they try to process an album filled with random vacation photos. It's one of those "you had to be there" things. That's the beauty of social media. Now you can bring your online communities along for a virtual vacation to Myrtle Beach by sharing your vacation highlights in real time, writing reviews of restaurants and shows, and receiving recommendations from friends. And once you return, you can create a multi-media gallery detailing your experience. Here are five tips for making your Myrtle Beach vacation more social-media friendly.
 

Top 5 Places for Southern Cooking in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Southern Cooking in Myrtle Beach When most people think of dining out in Myrtle Beach, seafood understandably comes to mind. After all, the pond in our backyard happens to be the Atlantic Ocean, so it only makes sense that seafood takes center stage. But often overlooked in this little corner of South Carolina is our local tradition for Southern cuisine. Country cooking, soul food, Lowcountry dishes - you name it, Myrtle Beach has it. Although there are lots of little meat-and-threes where you can find a wholesome meal for cheap, these five stand out above the rest:
 

Top 5 Sports Bars in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Sports Bars in Myrtle Beach The NFL is hitting the home stretch, the NBA and NHL are scoring and skating, and the college football season is crossing over with college hoops. Sounds like the perfect time of year to plant your backside on a bar stool and watch all the action at once on multiple big-screen televisions. Let someone else pour you a cold beer and serve you a plate of hot wings while you try to digest five different sporting events at the same time. Here are the top five sports bars for game-watching in the Myrtle Beach area:
 

Top Five Places to Eat Healthy in Myrtle Beach

Top Five Places to Eat Healthy in Myrtle Beach For whatever reason, beach vacations have become synonymous with unhealthy foods. Maybe it's the convenience of grabbing some quick grub to go, or perhaps it's the vacation mentality that you deserve to spoil yourself. Of course, it could be the fact that there are pizza parlors, burger joints and ice cream shops on virtually every corner. But that mindset is changing, especially in Myrtle Beach, where the natural-food trend is finally starting to take hold. Restaurants are recognizing that some visitors want to maintain their moderate diets and have begun offering healthy alternatives to the pound-packing items on their menus. Some are even strictly health-food establishments specializing in organic, all-natural dishes. The Grand Strand is uniquely positioned to provide such eateries. The abundance of fresh seafood and produce in the region makes it easy to offer excellent salads, soups and seafood dishes that do not add on empty calories. Guests are discovering the joys of eating light during their beach vacation and are seeking out restaurants that serve some sort of healthy options. Here are five places to get a tasty but healthy meal:
 

Charlotte Family Finds Home Away from Home at Ocean Reef

Charlotte Family Finds Home Away from Home at Ocean Reef When Signa Curry of Charlotte, NC, decides it's time for a trip to Myrtle Beach, she doesn't have to worry about where to stay. Whether it's a family vacation or a girls' weekend getaway, she has found her home away from home at the beach at Ocean Reef Resort. "We've been staying there for 10 years now and it's definitely our favorite place," said Curry, who makes the 3 1/2-hour drive to the beach any chance she gets. "We've stayed at other hotels on other parts of the Grand Strand, but for us there's no place like Ocean Reef." Curry and her family most recently visited on Labor Day weekend for a last-chance to soak up some summer sun and fun before the start of the fall season. The trip actually reinforced her reasoning for choosing to stay at Ocean Reef - a combination of everything.
 

Alabama Theatre Brings Family-Friendly Entertainment to the Grand Strand

Alabama Theatre Brings Family-Friendly Entertainment to the Grand Strand For more than 20 years, the Alabama Theatre has been providing quality, family-friendly entertainment to local and visiting audiences on the Grand Strand. And based on all the dancing, singing, laughing and clapping going on at the Barefoot Landing venue, there’s a lot more in store for the future. Although the palatial 2,000-seat auditorium has been in operation since 1993 and is deeply rooted in the Myrtle Beach area’s tradition of bringing quality entertainment to the stage, the Alabama Theatre also has a knack for providing timely and cutting-edge performances that keep generations of families coming back for more. If that sounds familiar, it’s because that is the claim to fame of the namesake country music super group that got its start on the Grand Strand, and that’s the goal Alabama had in mind to carry on the musical mission. Alabama, which occasional returns to its roots for special performances on the group’s home stage, served as the house band at the legendary oceanfront honky-tonk, The Bowery, in downtown Myrtle Beach. Playing for peanuts and living like beach bums, the group honed its modern country/rock sound that revolutionized traditional Southern music in the 1980s.
 

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone Myrtle Beach has long been known as a "family beach," and that's certainly the case. Families have been flocking to the Grand Strand’s seashores for generations to enjoy affordable fun in the sun and the many family-friendly attractions of Myrtle Beach. But a more accurate description may be an "everybody in the family beach," because the growing Grand Strand now offers something for people of all ages, classes and tastes. From family vacations to romantic couple’s retreats, and from foursomes of golfers to large group gatherings, Myrtle Beach can accommodate parties of all sizes and interests.
 

Top 5 Places to See Animals in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to See Animals in Myrtle Beach One of the most curious creatures on the planet is the human being, in part for our desire to watch other animals do what they do best. Although the Grand Strand doesn’t have a major zoo like San Diego or Cincinnati, the Myrtle Beach area does have a unique collection of specialized facilities that give guests an up-close look at various species of animals, from aquatic critters to land-dwellers and high-flying birds. Here’s a list of five places to see unusual animals on the Grand Strand:
 

Myrtle Beach by the Numbers: Top 10 Most Interesting Facts

Myrtle Beach by the Numbers: Top 10 Most Interesting Facts If you think you’ve covered Myrtle Beach from A to Z, try mixing it up a little bit with our top 10 most interesting facts.
 

Two Cultures Collide in Fun at North Myrtle Beach’s Irish-Italian International Festival

Two Cultures Collide in Fun at North Myrtle Beach’s Irish-Italian International Festival You've been to Irish-themed festivals, with their green beer and good cheer. And you've been to an Italian celebration, filled with grape-stomping and spicy grilled sausages. But an Irish-Italian festival? They go together like potatoes and pasta, right? Actually, it turns out to be one of the highlight events on the busy social schedule in North Myrtle Beach, a town that knows how to throw a party and bring people together.That's the underlying theme of this 11th annual Irish-Italian International Festival, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 in the downtown intersection of Main Street and Ocean Drive. By combining two distinct cultures into one big block party, North Myrtle Beach celebrates its ethnic diversity and brings all kinds of backgrounds to the table for a unique event of food and drink, arts and crafts, and song and dance.
 

Top 10 Places at Broadway at the Beach to Shop Until You Drop

Top 10 Places at Broadway at the Beach to Shop Until You Drop Looking for a place to mark off everything on your shopping list without having to drive all over town? Look no farther than Broadway at the Beach, your one-stop shopping destination in Myrtle Beach. Featuring more than 100 shops within the popular 350-acre complex, Broadway at the Beach gives guests the chance to shop until they drop and still not hit every store. From apparel and accessories to jewelry and gift shops, Broadway at the Beach is the best place on the Grand Strand to find everything you are looking for and more. Here's a list of the top 10 shops at Broadway at the Beach for finding that special item to remember your Myrtle Beach vacation.
 

Take a Climb on the Wild Side at New Go Ape Attraction

Take a Climb on the Wild Side at New Go Ape Attraction There are plenty of places to get wet and wild on the Grand Strand, where waterparks and watersports outfitters located all along the 60-mile stretch of the Atlantic coastline. But few places offer the chance to stay high and dry in the treetops for a thrilling adventure ... until now. The Sept. 1 grand opening of the Go Ape Treetop Adventure at the North Myrtle Beach Sports and Recreation Park brought a new type of extreme sports and eco-tourism attraction to the Strand. Carved out of the hardwood forest west of the Intracoastal Waterway, Go Ape gives thrill-seekers an outlet in a natural and scenic atmosphere.
 

Cruisin’ the Strand on Scooters, Mopeds and Golf Carts

Cruisin’ the Strand on Scooters, Mopeds and Golf Carts There’s no better way to get around Myrtle Beach than with an unobstructed view on a scooter, moped or golf cart. Feel the sea breeze while you cruise down Ocean Boulevard, or escape the crowds and explore some of the area’s scenic back roads. In fact, the neighborhoods around the Ocean Reef Resort provide the perfect place to ride and marvel at the historic beach homes and cottages in the Dunes and Ocean Forest sections of town.
 

World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach

World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach Guests at Ocean Reef Resort are staying in one of the best golf neighborhoods on the Grand Strand. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Pine Lakes International Country Club, and the Grande Dunes are just short drives away, as is the Cane Patch Par-3, with a driving range and putting greens to work on your game. But if you want to play a round of golf all over the world without leaving the Grand Strand, check out the World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach. Featuring exact replicas of famous holes from the greatest golf courses around the globe, World Tour gives golfers the one-of-a-kind experience of playing the same holes as their heroes. Walk in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus around Amen Corner at Augusta National, and pump your fist like Tiger Woods after sinking a putt at Cypress Point, and stand on the stone bridge at St. Andrew's where Arnold Palmer waved goodbye to the golf world.
 

Fire & Smoke Heats Up Myrtle Beach Dining Scene

Fire & Smoke Heats Up Myrtle Beach Dining Scene Fire & Smoke Gastropub existed in the minds of longtime friends Jimmy Horkan and Tyler Rice many years before it officially opened its doors in Myrtle Beach in 2014. Having worked in the restaurant industry together for other owners, they often fantasized over a few after-work beers about what it would be like to partner in their own culinary venture. It was during those late-night sessions that the concept of Fire & Smoke was developed down to the minute details of assigned duties; the only question was when.
 

Myrtle Beach an Aquatic Playground for Watersports

Myrtle Beach an Aquatic Playground for Watersports Myrtle Beach may be best known for its golf, but it's far from the only game in town. In fact, some of the most popular sports on the Grand Strand aren't played on dry land. With the Atlantic Ocean in our backyard and the Intracoastal Waterway on our front porch, it's no surprise that watersports is a common pastime for locals and visitors alike. From tamer activities like a deep-sea fishing voyage or a dolphin-watching excursion to more extreme sports like surfing and parasailing, Myrtle Beach offers a whole host of watersports to get wet and wild. Here are five you just have to try.
 

A Tween-ager’s Guide to Fun in Myrtle Beach

A Tween-ager’s Guide to Fun in Myrtle Beach "O-M-G, I am sooo bored!" If you have kids in their tweens, that tricky 10 to 12 age group, you've heard it hundreds of times. You can recommend cleaning their rooms to cure the boredom but you only get that blank stare, if you can get them to glance up from their cell phones long enough to give you "the look."
 

Ocean Reef Offers Great Pub and Grub with a View

Ocean Reef Offers Great Pub and Grub with a View There are many reasons to stay at the Ocean Reef Resort - the excellent accommodations, outstanding amenities and the popular Shipwreck Island Waterpark. But two of the best reasons to stay and play at Ocean Reef are literally right under your nose - the Banana Boat Lounge and Cafe Du Port. These two eateries and bars offer refreshing food and beverages with a side order of ocean breeze and lovely beach views on the menus.
 

What to Know About Our Ship Wreck Waterpark

What to Know About Our Ship Wreck Waterpark Few treats get to the core of what fun it is to be a kid (ok, and adult, too) quite like a waterpark. Slides, splashing, the buoyant delights of a lazy river — it’s routinely the highlight of summer. And there’s nothing quite like the Ship Wreck Waterpark here at Ocean Reef Resort. As one can infer from the name, we’re working with a pirate theme here, which is, like, the funnest thing ever for the younger set. Slip on down the new Lagoon Launcher slide, “battle” the Tiki Men waterfalls, and dive for buried treasure. The littlest (and not-so-littlest) will love the Kiddie Water Park, with wadable waters and spouting fountains. Ocean Reef also boasts and outdoor pool, an indoor pool, hot tubs, an indoor kid’s activity pool, and — the best part — a lazy river.
 

Myrtle Beach on the Cheap

Myrtle Beach on the Cheap We’re all on a budget these days, and as much as a vacation should be a worry-free splurge, our internal cost calculator is still working on hyperdrive. However, a Myrtle Beach vacation can be remarkably affordable and even more so with a few insider tips. Exhale and read on.
 

Ocean Reef Resort Overview

Ocean Reef Resort Overview Make Ocean Reef Resort your vacation home away from home and stay in one of Myrtle Beach's most exclusive neighborhoods. Nestled in the Dunes section on the north end of Myrtle Beach, Ocean Reef Resort offers excellent oceanfront accommodations and amenities in a more tranquil setting than the downtown district. Located near Restaurant Row, the Carolina Opry and the Dunes Golf & Beach Club, the Ocean Reef is the perfect place for families, couples and golfers with discriminating tastes.
 

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef Offering first-class accommodations and amenities, the Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach was designed so that there’s no need to leave the property during your vacation. Featuring cozy condo-style rooms with all the creature comforts of home, as well as an on-site waterpark and restaurants the Banana Boat Beach Lounge and Café du Port, it’s possible to keep the car parked all week without venturing off the property. But if you’re looking for a change of pace, you picked a nice neighborhood to explore. Located in the exclusive Dunes section of town, Ocean Reef’s guests can stroll to the beach or the many businesses on nearby Kings Highway without breaking a sweat. Here are some of the local hot spots close to Ocean Reef.
 

Ocean Reef Kids Club Offers Good Times for Children and Adults

Ocean Reef Kids Club Offers Good Times for Children and Adults How much time and money do you spend during your family vacation trying to keep the kids entertained? Does it turn out to be a vacation for the children and another week of hard work for the adults? Do you return home from your vacation feeling like you need a vacation? That’s why your next Myrtle Beach getaway should involve staying and playing with us at the Ocean Reef Resort, where an active and entertaining Kids Club gives children a week’s worth of fun activities and the parents some valuable “me time” and “we time” away from the little ones.
 

Enjoy a Nice Meal In at Ocean Reef Resort

Enjoy a Nice Meal In at Ocean Reef Resort Guests at Ocean Reef Resort are conveniently located to some of the top restaurants on the Grand Strand. With popular Myrtle Beach hot spots like Broadway at the Beach and Restaurant Row only short drives away, Ocean Reef guests have plenty of dining options available. But after a full day of fun in the sun or a long day on the links, sometimes visitors just want to chill out in their room and let someone else handle the cooking. The good news is that great food delivery to your hotel door is only a phone call away. Here are three great places to order delivery at Ocean Reef Resort.
 

Get the Most Out of Your Group’s Myrtle Beach Trip at Ocean Reef Resort

Get the Most Out of Your Group’s Myrtle Beach Trip at Ocean Reef Resort Located just steps from the shoreline Ocean Reef Resort is one of the premier hotels in Myrtle Beach, with its in-house restaurants, spa, game room, and waterpark. But if you’re bringing a group, Ocean Reef has even more to offer.
 

What You Need For a Day At The Beach

What You Need For a Day At The Beach Heading to the beach for a day requires a few items, but it does not require renting a U-Haul to get them all there. Outings on the Grand Strand’s beautiful beaches are what make Myrtle Beach vacations so memorable, and being prepared helps immensely. Armed with the “essentials” and a few other perks, we have compiled some must-haves (and must-not-haves) for a perfect day at the beach.
 

Stay Cool With Myrtle Beach Umbrella Rentals

Stay Cool With Myrtle Beach Umbrella Rentals A day at the beach under the hot summer sun is PERFECT. You can make it even more so with the addition of a beach umbrella to your vacation kit. But don't worry about acquiring your own -- Myrtle Beach has several options for you to rent an umbrella and/or beach chair virtually out the back door of your hotel or condo.
 

Ocean Reef Resort: Then and Now

Ocean Reef Resort: Then and Now Have you ever wondered where Ocean Reef Resort got its start? Read on for a little walk down memory lane. The property now known as Ocean Reef Resort got its start as a Sheraton. The Sheraton was the first to own the Resort dating back to its start 35 years ago in 1975. The Oceanfront tower was the first building, and back in the 1970s, the hotel targeted couples looking to escape the cold, and small families looking for a low-key getaway. At this time, the tower only had efficiency units and suite and parlor rooms.
 

Top Four Myrtle Beach Burger Joints

Top Four Myrtle Beach Burger Joints We can’t possibly be the only ones who love digging into to some serious grub when we’re on vacation. That’s a part of the fun! Enjoying sun and sand, maybe a few drinks, working up a big appetite, and eating at your favorite Myrtle Beach restaurants. We took a non-scientific poll of visitors to Myrtle Beach and locals, and came up with this list of the top five places to get a delicious burger in all of Myrtle Beach. Take a look at the list, and get ready to chow down!
 

Winter Rentals at Ocean Reef Resort: Deep Discounts, Big Fun!

Winter Rentals at Ocean Reef Resort: Deep Discounts, Big Fun! When you’re ready to escape to the beach in winter—and we mean a real escape of a month or more—Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach is standing by to be your home away from home!
 

What to Pack for Fall in Myrtle Beach

What to Pack for Fall in Myrtle Beach If you’re planning your first trip to Myrtle Beach in the fall, the first thing you should know is that you’re in for a treat. The crowds thin out, the traffic is more manageable, and you get great rates on your Myrtle Beach hotels.
 

Where to Practice Yoga When You’re in Myrtle Beach

Where to Practice Yoga When You’re in Myrtle Beach If you’ve got a consistent yoga practice at home that you don’t want to let go while you’re on vacation or if you’re just getting started and want to try out something new while you’re in Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of great options!
 

Is Your Sunscreen Safe Enough for Myrtle Beach?

Is Your Sunscreen Safe Enough for Myrtle Beach? There are few vacation-destroying adversaries more quick and effective than a wicked sunburn. That’s why sunscreen is such an essential item on your Myrtle Beach vacation packing list!
 

Finding the Best Shells in Myrtle Beach

Finding the Best Shells in Myrtle Beach We’ve never really been able to ignore a great shell on the beach! It’s hard not to pause, to pick it up, and to wonder at the beauty floating around in the sea! If you want to increase your chances of finding a really great shell when you go seashell hunting, follow these tips.
 

Beach Tips: Boarding Myrtle Beach

Beach Tips: Boarding Myrtle Beach One of the top reasons our guests select Ocean Reef Resort is because we’re oceanfront. When they come to stay in Myrtle Beach, they want the beach in their backyard! The beach is great for lounging, but it’s also a great place to swim and play in the ocean, with waist-high, fairly mellow waves that are the perfect temperature for swimming throughout the summer months.
 

The best sand toys to get when heading to the beach this summer.

The best sand toys to get when heading to the beach this summer. Ready for some fun at the beach while visiting Myrtle Beach? We have got some great suggestions for you for buying your favorite sand toy.
 

Five Fun Things For Teens in Myrtle Beach

Five Fun Things For Teens in Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach is filled with fun activities for everyone in the family - with the possible exception of teenagers. Of course, anything that's fun for everyone else in the family can automatically become "uncool" to eye-rolling teens. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of "cool" things for teens to see and do in Myrtle Beach. Mainly they just want a place and some space where they can have good, clean fun without parental supervision, or at least enough breathing room to feel like they are independent. Here are five hot spots for teens where you can feel comfortable giving them a little leeway and alone time:
 

Ripley’s 5-D Moving Theater Offers Thrills in Downtown Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s 5-D Moving Theater Offers Thrills in Downtown Myrtle Beach Take a wild ride while sitting in your movie seat at Ripley's 5-D Moving Theater in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. Giving new meaning to the term “motion picture,” this high-tech theater lets your mind provide the feelings of moving, falling, flying and more – all while safely strapped in to a comfortable chair that adds to the experience. Located in the heart of the downtown district, this one-of-a-kind attraction is one part movie theater and one part thrill ride, using the latest in computer graphics and digital technology to create futuristic special effects. You may have seen some of the same advancements featured in the award-winning movie "Avatar," a science-fiction film that broke the mold for computer-generated virtual reality. Ripley's Moving Theater incorporates the same 5-D (five dimensional) technology to give patrons an adrenaline-pumping experience while sitting on their back sides.
 

Waterparks Warming Up for Opening Day in Myrtle Beach

Waterparks Warming Up for Opening Day in Myrtle Beach What’s the only thing more fun than making a trip to a Myrtle Beach waterpark? Not having to make a trip at all. That’s one reason families love to stay and play at Ocean Reef Resort, which boasts its own on-site waterpark so you are only an elevator ride away from all the fun. Shipwreck Waterpark at Ocean Reef offers a wide range of aquatic attractions for all ages. From a hair-raising ride down the Lagoon Launcher waterslide for older kids to splashing good times in the kiddie play area, Ocean Reef allows parents to park it in a lounge chair and watch their children have a blast without having to battle the traffic. Ocean Reef also offers and indoor and outdoor pool deck to add to the aquatic options. A lazy river, hot tubs, kiddie pools and more provide plenty of relief from the beach, which is only steps away from the patio deck. The oceanfront pool bar and Banana Boat Lounge offer food and beverages to stay cool.
 

Take a Journey Back in Time at Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach

Take a Journey Back in Time at Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach The booming popularity of hit TV series like HBO's "Game of Thrones" and The History Channel's "Vikings" has sparked renewed interest in the Dark Ages, and Medieval Times & Dinner Tournament gives its guests the chance to experience a taste of life in 11th century Europe with this theatrical performance. Visitors to the Myrtle Beach area can travel more than 1,000 years back in time to the mystical age at Medieval Times, a national chain of dinner theaters that offers a mix of the history and pageantry of the Middle Ages, along with the excitement and entertainment value to rival any of the Grand Stand’s top attractions, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for those who step inside the castle walls. Located in an authentic Spanish-style castle in the Fantasy Harbour section of Myrtle Beach, Medieval Times looks a bit out of place amid the modern-era theaters and shops in the vicinity. But once you step through the doors and into the arena, you feel as if you have stepped back to another place in time when kings ruled and knights dueled.
 

5 Ways to See Myrtle Beach From Above

5 Ways to See Myrtle Beach From Above If you like to relax on the beach or stroll downtown on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you've seen the Grand Strand from dry land. And if you like to splash around in the surf or play in the waves, you've done Myrtle Beach in the sea. But unlike the seagulls and windsurfers you see overhead, you probably haven't done Myrtle Beach from the sky. Well, you really should. As beautiful as the Grand Strand is from eye level, it's even more scenic from a bird's-eye view. Sure, you can see way out in the Atlantic from your balcony at the Ocean Reef, but it's not the same perspective you get from a panoramic view high in the sky. Here are the top five places to see Myrtle Beach from above:
 

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t What does Myrtle Beach have that Disney World doesn’t? Plenty, but here’s the top five:
 

Top 5 Places to see Live Animals in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to see Live Animals in Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach is a great place to see wildlife, and we’re not talking about the spring break crowd at Senor Frogs. Several Grand Strand attractions provide visitors the opportunity to connect with nature by getting up close and personal with wild animals from all walks of life, whether they are native to the depths of the ocean, the heights of the sky and the terra firma in between. Children always get a kick out of watching animals play, and the interaction even seems to bring out the kid in the adults. For a great family outing and an educational experience that feels more like fun than learning, check out the top five places to see wild animals in Myrtle Beach:
 

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef The holidays are over, the tree is down, the presents are paid for and all your New Year's Resolutions are broken. There's only one major difference this post-holiday season; you've still got a little money left over for something special for yourself. It doesn't cost much to make it a Myrtle Beach mini-vacation, just a short break to shift your brain back into normal mode. With Ocean Reef Resort offering offseason savings and smaller winter crowds at all the attractions, restaurants and retail centers, a long weekend getaway to Myrtle Beach is an affordable way to spend the rest of that holiday bonus check. Here are a few suggestions for ways to spoil yourself while you're in town:
 

Alabama Theatre Brings Family-Friendly Entertainment to the Grand Strand

Alabama Theatre Brings Family-Friendly Entertainment to the Grand Strand For more than 20 years, the Alabama Theatre has been providing quality, family-friendly entertainment to local and visiting audiences on the Grand Strand. And based on all the dancing, singing, laughing and clapping going on at the Barefoot Landing venue, there’s a lot more in store for the future. Although the palatial 2,000-seat auditorium has been in operation since 1993 and is deeply rooted in the Myrtle Beach area’s tradition of bringing quality entertainment to the stage, the Alabama Theatre also has a knack for providing timely and cutting-edge performances that keep generations of families coming back for more. If that sounds familiar, it’s because that is the claim to fame of the namesake country music super group that got its start on the Grand Strand, and that’s the goal Alabama had in mind to carry on the musical mission. Alabama, which occasional returns to its roots for special performances on the group’s home stage, served as the house band at the legendary oceanfront honky-tonk, The Bowery, in downtown Myrtle Beach. Playing for peanuts and living like beach bums, the group honed its modern country/rock sound that revolutionized traditional Southern music in the 1980s.
 

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone Myrtle Beach has long been known as a "family beach," and that's certainly the case. Families have been flocking to the Grand Strand’s seashores for generations to enjoy affordable fun in the sun and the many family-friendly attractions of Myrtle Beach. But a more accurate description may be an "everybody in the family beach," because the growing Grand Strand now offers something for people of all ages, classes and tastes. From family vacations to romantic couple’s retreats, and from foursomes of golfers to large group gatherings, Myrtle Beach can accommodate parties of all sizes and interests.
 

Top 5 Places to See Animals in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to See Animals in Myrtle Beach One of the most curious creatures on the planet is the human being, in part for our desire to watch other animals do what they do best. Although the Grand Strand doesn’t have a major zoo like San Diego or Cincinnati, the Myrtle Beach area does have a unique collection of specialized facilities that give guests an up-close look at various species of animals, from aquatic critters to land-dwellers and high-flying birds. Here’s a list of five places to see unusual animals on the Grand Strand:
 

Myrtle Beach by the Numbers: Top 10 Most Interesting Facts

Myrtle Beach by the Numbers: Top 10 Most Interesting Facts If you think you’ve covered Myrtle Beach from A to Z, try mixing it up a little bit with our top 10 most interesting facts.
 

Take a Climb on the Wild Side at New Go Ape Attraction

Take a Climb on the Wild Side at New Go Ape Attraction There are plenty of places to get wet and wild on the Grand Strand, where waterparks and watersports outfitters located all along the 60-mile stretch of the Atlantic coastline. But few places offer the chance to stay high and dry in the treetops for a thrilling adventure ... until now. The Sept. 1 grand opening of the Go Ape Treetop Adventure at the North Myrtle Beach Sports and Recreation Park brought a new type of extreme sports and eco-tourism attraction to the Strand. Carved out of the hardwood forest west of the Intracoastal Waterway, Go Ape gives thrill-seekers an outlet in a natural and scenic atmosphere.
 

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef Offering first-class accommodations and amenities, the Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach was designed so that there’s no need to leave the property during your vacation. Featuring cozy condo-style rooms with all the creature comforts of home, as well as an on-site waterpark and restaurants the Banana Boat Beach Lounge and Café du Port, it’s possible to keep the car parked all week without venturing off the property. But if you’re looking for a change of pace, you picked a nice neighborhood to explore. Located in the exclusive Dunes section of town, Ocean Reef’s guests can stroll to the beach or the many businesses on nearby Kings Highway without breaking a sweat. Here are some of the local hot spots close to Ocean Reef.
 

Myrtle Beach Rainy Day Plans: Fun things to do when it’s raining

Myrtle Beach Rainy Day Plans: Fun things to do when it’s raining Myrtle Beach is the kind of place where there’s so much to do and see, it’s not the end of the world when you end up having a rainy day. We’ve got galleries, indoor opportunities for fun and adventure galore where you can set your imagination free to heaps of amusement centers and theaters.
 

Enjoy a Classic Collection of Amusement Rides at Pavilion Nostalgia Park in Myrtle Beach

Enjoy a Classic Collection of Amusement Rides at Pavilion Nostalgia Park in Myrtle Beach For over 58 years the Pavilion in Myrtle Beach was one the hottest vacation spots in South Carolina.Pieces of that history are still around and nothing could be more fun than taking a walk down memory lane at Pavilion Nostalgia Park.
 

Mini Golf Review:  Captain Hooks Adventure

Mini Golf Review:  Captain Hooks Adventure Take a fantasy golf adventure into Never-Never Land. Play either of our two 18-hole courses, Hooks or Lost Boys. Beware of the roving pirates, animated crocodiles, and secret caverns. You can even walk through a smoking 15 foot skull. Go ahead…the Captain dares you!
 

Top 10 Lunch Spots at Broadway at the Beach

Top 10 Lunch Spots at Broadway at the Beach Broadway at the Beach is famous for its attractions and retail stores, but all that fun and bargain hunting can work up an appetite when you spend all day riding and shopping your way around the 50-acre complex in Myrtle Beach. Fortunately, Broadway at the Beach is also home to some of the top restaurants in Myrtle Beach, making it a great place to make a special trip for lunch or to refuel during your shopping spree. Here are the top 10 places to grab a bite to eat while beating the heat:
 

Top 5 Burger Places in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Burger Places in Myrtle Beach The Grand Strand has a new contender for best burger joint, and this national chain is quickly gaining converts. Since the first store in the state of South Carolina opened in North Myrtle Beach in the fall of 2014, burger fans have been flocking to BurgerFi to find out why this upstart chain already has more than 100 stores nationwide.
 

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t What does Myrtle Beach have that Disney World doesn’t? Plenty, but here’s the top five:
 

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in Myrtle Beach The growing popularity of sushi in America has created a market for what culinary purists disparagingly call "McSushi" - a sort of fast-food interpretation of the traditional Japanese art form. We've done the same to the pizza, the croissant, the burrito, etc., so it was only a matter of time before we Americanized the sushi. But fans of classic sushi and sashimi can find what they're looking for amid a sea of phonies. Myrtle Beach is home to several authentic Japanese eateries serving sushi the way it was intended, some of them just a short distance from Ocean Reef Resort, others well worth the drive. Here are the top five places to go out for sushi in Myrtle Beach:
 

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef The holidays are over, the tree is down, the presents are paid for and all your New Year's Resolutions are broken. There's only one major difference this post-holiday season; you've still got a little money left over for something special for yourself. It doesn't cost much to make it a Myrtle Beach mini-vacation, just a short break to shift your brain back into normal mode. With Ocean Reef Resort offering offseason savings and smaller winter crowds at all the attractions, restaurants and retail centers, a long weekend getaway to Myrtle Beach is an affordable way to spend the rest of that holiday bonus check. Here are a few suggestions for ways to spoil yourself while you're in town:
 

Top 5 Places for Dining on Christmas Eve, Day

Top 5 Places for Dining on Christmas Eve, Day Nothing spoils the perfect Christmas celebration than a kitchen full of dirty pots, pans and plates, especially if you’re the one in charge of clean-up duty. If Santa Claus has you on his nice list this year, maybe he will treat you to a day or night out for the holidays. But your options are limited as most restaurants close their doors for Christmas Eve and Day. Fortunately, some of the Grand Strand’s best eateries stay open for those special dates. Here’s a list of the top five places to enjoy Christmas lunch or dinner in Myrtle Beach:
 

Top 5 Places for Southern Cooking in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Southern Cooking in Myrtle Beach When most people think of dining out in Myrtle Beach, seafood understandably comes to mind. After all, the pond in our backyard happens to be the Atlantic Ocean, so it only makes sense that seafood takes center stage. But often overlooked in this little corner of South Carolina is our local tradition for Southern cuisine. Country cooking, soul food, Lowcountry dishes - you name it, Myrtle Beach has it. Although there are lots of little meat-and-threes where you can find a wholesome meal for cheap, these five stand out above the rest:
 

Top 5 Sports Bars in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Sports Bars in Myrtle Beach The NFL is hitting the home stretch, the NBA and NHL are scoring and skating, and the college football season is crossing over with college hoops. Sounds like the perfect time of year to plant your backside on a bar stool and watch all the action at once on multiple big-screen televisions. Let someone else pour you a cold beer and serve you a plate of hot wings while you try to digest five different sporting events at the same time. Here are the top five sports bars for game-watching in the Myrtle Beach area:
 

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone Myrtle Beach has long been known as a "family beach," and that's certainly the case. Families have been flocking to the Grand Strand’s seashores for generations to enjoy affordable fun in the sun and the many family-friendly attractions of Myrtle Beach. But a more accurate description may be an "everybody in the family beach," because the growing Grand Strand now offers something for people of all ages, classes and tastes. From family vacations to romantic couple’s retreats, and from foursomes of golfers to large group gatherings, Myrtle Beach can accommodate parties of all sizes and interests.
 

Fire & Smoke Heats Up Myrtle Beach Dining Scene

Fire & Smoke Heats Up Myrtle Beach Dining Scene Fire & Smoke Gastropub existed in the minds of longtime friends Jimmy Horkan and Tyler Rice many years before it officially opened its doors in Myrtle Beach in 2014. Having worked in the restaurant industry together for other owners, they often fantasized over a few after-work beers about what it would be like to partner in their own culinary venture. It was during those late-night sessions that the concept of Fire & Smoke was developed down to the minute details of assigned duties; the only question was when.
 

Ocean Reef Offers Great Pub and Grub with a View

Ocean Reef Offers Great Pub and Grub with a View There are many reasons to stay at the Ocean Reef Resort - the excellent accommodations, outstanding amenities and the popular Shipwreck Island Waterpark. But two of the best reasons to stay and play at Ocean Reef are literally right under your nose - the Banana Boat Lounge and Cafe Du Port. These two eateries and bars offer refreshing food and beverages with a side order of ocean breeze and lovely beach views on the menus.
 

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef Offering first-class accommodations and amenities, the Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach was designed so that there’s no need to leave the property during your vacation. Featuring cozy condo-style rooms with all the creature comforts of home, as well as an on-site waterpark and restaurants the Banana Boat Beach Lounge and Café du Port, it’s possible to keep the car parked all week without venturing off the property. But if you’re looking for a change of pace, you picked a nice neighborhood to explore. Located in the exclusive Dunes section of town, Ocean Reef’s guests can stroll to the beach or the many businesses on nearby Kings Highway without breaking a sweat. Here are some of the local hot spots close to Ocean Reef.
 

Enjoy a Nice Meal In at Ocean Reef Resort

Enjoy a Nice Meal In at Ocean Reef Resort Guests at Ocean Reef Resort are conveniently located to some of the top restaurants on the Grand Strand. With popular Myrtle Beach hot spots like Broadway at the Beach and Restaurant Row only short drives away, Ocean Reef guests have plenty of dining options available. But after a full day of fun in the sun or a long day on the links, sometimes visitors just want to chill out in their room and let someone else handle the cooking. The good news is that great food delivery to your hotel door is only a phone call away. Here are three great places to order delivery at Ocean Reef Resort.
 

Five Fun Things For Teens in Myrtle Beach

Five Fun Things For Teens in Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach is filled with fun activities for everyone in the family - with the possible exception of teenagers. Of course, anything that's fun for everyone else in the family can automatically become "uncool" to eye-rolling teens. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of "cool" things for teens to see and do in Myrtle Beach. Mainly they just want a place and some space where they can have good, clean fun without parental supervision, or at least enough breathing room to feel like they are independent. Here are five hot spots for teens where you can feel comfortable giving them a little leeway and alone time:
 

Top 10 Places to Shop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top 10 Places to Shop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk You can literally shop until you drop on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Featuring 1.2 miles of wooden walkway that stretches along the downtown district’s beachfront, the Boardwalk also leads visitors to plethora of retail outlets, from national chain stores to local mom-and-pop shops. Few shopping trips feature such scenery, with the Atlantic Ocean and white-sand beaches to the east and rows of shops, restaurants and attractions to the west of the walkway. There are free concerts, fireworks shows and festival held regularly along the Boardwalk, perfect excuses to sneak in some shopping during your visit. Here are 10 places you should add to your shopping list:
 

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t What does Myrtle Beach have that Disney World doesn’t? Plenty, but here’s the top five:
 

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef The holidays are over, the tree is down, the presents are paid for and all your New Year's Resolutions are broken. There's only one major difference this post-holiday season; you've still got a little money left over for something special for yourself. It doesn't cost much to make it a Myrtle Beach mini-vacation, just a short break to shift your brain back into normal mode. With Ocean Reef Resort offering offseason savings and smaller winter crowds at all the attractions, restaurants and retail centers, a long weekend getaway to Myrtle Beach is an affordable way to spend the rest of that holiday bonus check. Here are a few suggestions for ways to spoil yourself while you're in town:
 

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone Myrtle Beach has long been known as a "family beach," and that's certainly the case. Families have been flocking to the Grand Strand’s seashores for generations to enjoy affordable fun in the sun and the many family-friendly attractions of Myrtle Beach. But a more accurate description may be an "everybody in the family beach," because the growing Grand Strand now offers something for people of all ages, classes and tastes. From family vacations to romantic couple’s retreats, and from foursomes of golfers to large group gatherings, Myrtle Beach can accommodate parties of all sizes and interests.
 

Top 10 Places at Broadway at the Beach to Shop Until You Drop

Top 10 Places at Broadway at the Beach to Shop Until You Drop Looking for a place to mark off everything on your shopping list without having to drive all over town? Look no farther than Broadway at the Beach, your one-stop shopping destination in Myrtle Beach. Featuring more than 100 shops within the popular 350-acre complex, Broadway at the Beach gives guests the chance to shop until they drop and still not hit every store. From apparel and accessories to jewelry and gift shops, Broadway at the Beach is the best place on the Grand Strand to find everything you are looking for and more. Here's a list of the top 10 shops at Broadway at the Beach for finding that special item to remember your Myrtle Beach vacation.
 

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef

Experience the Outskirts of Ocean Reef Offering first-class accommodations and amenities, the Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach was designed so that there’s no need to leave the property during your vacation. Featuring cozy condo-style rooms with all the creature comforts of home, as well as an on-site waterpark and restaurants the Banana Boat Beach Lounge and Café du Port, it’s possible to keep the car parked all week without venturing off the property. But if you’re looking for a change of pace, you picked a nice neighborhood to explore. Located in the exclusive Dunes section of town, Ocean Reef’s guests can stroll to the beach or the many businesses on nearby Kings Highway without breaking a sweat. Here are some of the local hot spots close to Ocean Reef.
 

March Calendar of Events in Myrtle Beach

March Calendar of Events in Myrtle Beach It’s not just the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees that get active in the springtime. So does the Grand Strand’s social calendar, which really gets busy in the month of March. Here are some fun festivities for the whole family this month in the Myrtle Beach area:
 

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t

5 Things Myrtle Beach Has That Disney World Doesn’t What does Myrtle Beach have that Disney World doesn’t? Plenty, but here’s the top five:
 

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef

Fun Places in Myrtle Beach to Spend your Holiday Bonus Ocean Reef The holidays are over, the tree is down, the presents are paid for and all your New Year's Resolutions are broken. There's only one major difference this post-holiday season; you've still got a little money left over for something special for yourself. It doesn't cost much to make it a Myrtle Beach mini-vacation, just a short break to shift your brain back into normal mode. With Ocean Reef Resort offering offseason savings and smaller winter crowds at all the attractions, restaurants and retail centers, a long weekend getaway to Myrtle Beach is an affordable way to spend the rest of that holiday bonus check. Here are a few suggestions for ways to spoil yourself while you're in town:
 

Top 5 Places to Catch the NFL Playoffs in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to Catch the NFL Playoffs in Myrtle Beach This time of year is meaningful for many reasons: spending the holidays with family and friends, ringing in the New Year with a loved one, and watching the NFL playoffs with fellow fans. For hard-core football fans, the race to the Super Bowl is the real reason for the season. Fortunately for NFL fans, you've come to the right place. Myrtle Beach is a melting pot of people from all over the country who vacation or relocated to the Grand Strand and bring their football allegiances with them. The town is crawling with fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and, of course, the home team Carolina Panthers, all of which are in the running for playoff berths this year.
 

Celebrate Christmas Myrtle Beach-Style at Pirates Voyage

Celebrate Christmas Myrtle Beach-Style at Pirates Voyage While Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show has gained critical acclaim for providing family friendly entertainment, a pirate ship may seem like an unlikely place for a Christmas show. But let theater owner and show producer Dolly Parton give it a little holiday makeover and Pirates Voyage show magically transforms into an excellent Christmas showcase. With the action taking place on a floating clipper ship in the middle of a large pool of water, aka the stage, Christmas at Pirates Voyage delivers a delightful performance. Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is based on Charles Dickens’ holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" as told by Parton through her cast of pirates. When Captain Scrooge refuses to celebrate Christmas with his crew, he is visited by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future in an inspirational tale of the true meaning of Christmas.
 

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone Myrtle Beach has long been known as a "family beach," and that's certainly the case. Families have been flocking to the Grand Strand’s seashores for generations to enjoy affordable fun in the sun and the many family-friendly attractions of Myrtle Beach. But a more accurate description may be an "everybody in the family beach," because the growing Grand Strand now offers something for people of all ages, classes and tastes. From family vacations to romantic couple’s retreats, and from foursomes of golfers to large group gatherings, Myrtle Beach can accommodate parties of all sizes and interests.
 

Two Cultures Collide in Fun at North Myrtle Beach’s Irish-Italian International Festival

Two Cultures Collide in Fun at North Myrtle Beach’s Irish-Italian International Festival You've been to Irish-themed festivals, with their green beer and good cheer. And you've been to an Italian celebration, filled with grape-stomping and spicy grilled sausages. But an Irish-Italian festival? They go together like potatoes and pasta, right? Actually, it turns out to be one of the highlight events on the busy social schedule in North Myrtle Beach, a town that knows how to throw a party and bring people together.That's the underlying theme of this 11th annual Irish-Italian International Festival, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 in the downtown intersection of Main Street and Ocean Drive. By combining two distinct cultures into one big block party, North Myrtle Beach celebrates its ethnic diversity and brings all kinds of backgrounds to the table for a unique event of food and drink, arts and crafts, and song and dance.
 

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone

Why Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Vacation Spot for Everyone Myrtle Beach has long been known as a "family beach," and that's certainly the case. Families have been flocking to the Grand Strand’s seashores for generations to enjoy affordable fun in the sun and the many family-friendly attractions of Myrtle Beach. But a more accurate description may be an "everybody in the family beach," because the growing Grand Strand now offers something for people of all ages, classes and tastes. From family vacations to romantic couple’s retreats, and from foursomes of golfers to large group gatherings, Myrtle Beach can accommodate parties of all sizes and interests.
 

World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach

World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach Guests at Ocean Reef Resort are staying in one of the best golf neighborhoods on the Grand Strand. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Pine Lakes International Country Club, and the Grande Dunes are just short drives away, as is the Cane Patch Par-3, with a driving range and putting greens to work on your game. But if you want to play a round of golf all over the world without leaving the Grand Strand, check out the World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach. Featuring exact replicas of famous holes from the greatest golf courses around the globe, World Tour gives golfers the one-of-a-kind experience of playing the same holes as their heroes. Walk in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus around Amen Corner at Augusta National, and pump your fist like Tiger Woods after sinking a putt at Cypress Point, and stand on the stone bridge at St. Andrew's where Arnold Palmer waved goodbye to the golf world.
 

MyrtleBeachHotels.com / MyrtleBeachGolf.com Fall Golf Socials: Ocean Reef Resort

MyrtleBeachHotels.com / MyrtleBeachGolf.com Fall Golf Socials: Ocean Reef Resort Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Ocean Reef Resort is an ideal vacation escape from the ordinary. The oceanfront hotel offers top-notch efficiency, suite and condominium accommodations of one, two, three and four bedrooms overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean. Groups of all sizes find year after year that Ocean Reef is an ideal place to stay.
 

Five Favorite Myrtle Beach Mini Golf Courses Near Ocean Reef Resort

Five Favorite Myrtle Beach Mini Golf Courses Near Ocean Reef Resort Some the best family memories have been made while playing mini golf together in Myrtle Beach. There’s always something that gets everyone laughing, whether you family is ultra-competitive or laid-back and collaborative.
 

Searching for the Best Seafood in Myrtle Beach?

Searching for the Best Seafood in Myrtle Beach? Sometimes our guests want to know where the Myrtle Beach locals go when they want the freshest seafood out there. Maybe they have a room with a kitchen and they just want to do their own low country boil. We understand and we have some great ideas for you!
 

Best Beach Bars in Myrtle Beach

Best Beach Bars in Myrtle Beach Some of the best beachfront bars on the beautiful South Atlantic coastline are right here in Myrtle Beach! Here are a few our guests love.
 

Getting Married in Myrtle Beach? Ocean Reef Resort Can Make Your Special Day Shine

Getting Married in Myrtle Beach? Ocean Reef Resort Can Make Your Special Day Shine There’s something simply romantic about holding hands right in sight of the place where land meets the sea as you say “I do.” It’s no surprise that so many couples choose the beach for their weddings, and Ocean Reef Resort can help make your wedding day everything you’ve ever dreamed of.
 

Coming to Ocean Reef Resort: Free DVD Rentals & Free Attractions Tickets

Coming to Ocean Reef Resort: Free DVD Rentals & Free Attractions Tickets There’s plenty to love about a vacation to Myrtle Beach, especially when you stay at Ocean Reef Resort, one of the top picks for return visitors in Myrtle Beach. But we’re adding new benefit for all of our guests who stay with us in 2014, the Sun & Fun Bonus, which includes free, in-room DVD rentals as well as free tickets to tons of the best local attractions! In the coming months, kiosks will be installed right here onsite, which you’ll be able to use to rent some of the newest releases as well as a great selection of favorites for families and adults. You just use the DVDNow card you’ll get when you check in beginning March 1, 2014. The free tickets that are included with the Sun & Fun Bonus change seasonally. Here’s what you’ll get when you check-in in the coming months:
 

Top 5 Rainy Day Activities in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Rainy Day Activities in Myrtle Beach Every once in awhile, rainy days happen, even when you’re on vacation. But the advantage of picking a great all-around vacation destination like Myrtle Beach is that your trip isn’t a wash out just because you encountered some bad weather. There’s still tons to do!
 

Open Air Banana Boat Lounge and Pool Bar Open for Business!

Open Air Banana Boat Lounge and Pool Bar Open for Business! This summer, longtime visitors to Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach will find a newly renovated pool deck area. Papagayos is no more, and in its place, a freshly improved Banana Boat Lounge has opened its door—and its windows!
 

Spring at the Beach Brings Fresh Theater Offerings

Spring at the Beach Brings Fresh Theater Offerings Myrtle Beach has such a wide array of entertainment offerings, from the beach itself to Broadway at the Beach’s family-friendly entertainment to the Broadway-style shows at the Palace Theatre, Carolina Opry and Alabama Theatre, it’s almost impossible to be bored when you’re here. But there are also an array of community theater offerings that are fantastic opportunities to see high-quality theater performed in intimate settings, and often with lower price tags than you’d see at the high-production-value shows in town. Here are a few of the Myrtle Beach theater offerings this spring that you might want to check out while you’re here.
 

Ocean Reef Resort guests have comfort and convenience on their side

Ocean Reef Resort guests have comfort and convenience on their side Convenience cannot be overrated. Life is complex as is, and anything that helps simplify our lives is appreciated. Guests of Ocean Reef, past and present, also are grateful for the resort’s close proximity to other sites and sounds in Myrtle Beach. Check out Liberty Tap Room and see what they have to offer.
 

Ocean Reef Vacations: So Much to Do In Myrtle Beach in the Winter!

Ocean Reef Vacations: So Much to Do In Myrtle Beach in the Winter! You need a weekend away—or maybe more. There’s no reason to wait until next summer, come to the beach this winter! If you’ve never been before, you won’t believe the good it does you. There’s something about the beach in winter that absolutely lowers your blood pressure. Plus, you can still get out and about and have fun.
 

Get Ready for Fresh Looks at Ocean Reef Resort in 2014

Get Ready for Fresh Looks at Ocean Reef Resort in 2014 We like to keep things fresh here at Ocean Reef Resort—that’s why we’re always updating and refreshing and working to make sure everything is up-to-date. And winter is the perfect time to undertake new projects. Lower occupation rates mean we can leave plenty of space between construction and our winter visitors, who come to the beach to enjoy peace and quiet.
 

For Your Winter Trip to Ocean Reef, Don’t Forget Your Swimsuit!

For Your Winter Trip to Ocean Reef, Don’t Forget Your Swimsuit! There’s plenty to love about a winter trip to the beach. For one, it’s downright calm and peaceful in the winter. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beach looking for shells or a walk along the boardwalk and not have to worry about jostling for position. You can also get a great rate on accommodations in Myrtle Beach in the winter, without a doubt. And the great part is that there’s still plenty to do to relax and unwind, even if you don’t feel much like leaving the resort!
 

Walking Distance: Ocean Reef Resort

Walking Distance: Ocean Reef Resort There are plenty of reasons to get around by foot when you’re on vacation. Walking more is a great way to keep active and help burn off some of the comfort food you’re sure to eat while visiting Myrtle Beach, plus you can save cash on gas, get outside and really enjoy the beautiful weather you so deserve.
 

Ripley’s Aquarium takes guests on an oceanic exploration

Ripley’s Aquarium takes guests on an oceanic exploration Ocean Reef Resort is considered one of Myrtle Beach’s top-notch resorts, with its outstanding accommodations and amenities underlined with a distinctive tropical vibe.
 

Have your Wedding at Ocean Reef Resort and Cherish your Myrtle Beach Wedding for a Lifetime

Have your Wedding at Ocean Reef Resort and Cherish your Myrtle Beach Wedding for a Lifetime Are wedding bells in your near future? If you’re engaged and looking to have a beach wedding, let Ocean Reef Resort be the place where you make memories that will last a lifetime.
 

Ocean Reef Resort Guests Can Enjoy Legends in Concert Within Minutes From Their Resort

Ocean Reef Resort Guests Can Enjoy Legends in Concert Within Minutes From Their Resort Ocean Reef Resort is an oceanfront resort in Myrtle Beach offering an array of accommodations from efficiencies to suites up to 3 bedroom condos. Its diverse amenities include waterslides for children, private balconies, an exercise room, hot tubs and shuffleboard. In essence, there is something at Ocean Reef that everyone in your group can enjoy. And there is more good news: Myrtle Beach also has entertainment centers just as varied and inviting for your family and friends.
 

The Market Common crowns Myrtle Beach with posh, urban personality

The Market Common crowns Myrtle Beach with posh, urban personality The Market Common punctuates the personality of Myrtle Beach with big city feel that is polished and implies SOHO edge. Guest of the Ocean Reef Resort should make sure to visit, shop and eat. The cool, refined and freethinking all mingle in the place people go when they want an urban experience with a down-home feel.
 

Great Food and Drinks at Ocean Reef: Café du Port and Banana Boat lounge

Great Food and Drinks at Ocean Reef: Café du Port and Banana Boat lounge When you’re staying at Ocean Reef Resort, Myrtle Beach, you don’t even have to leave the resort grounds in order to get a great meal and a delicious beverage. We’ve got great choices for you right onsite with Café du Port and the Banana Boat lounge.
 

Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach: Oceanfront Dinner Served at Ocean Reef

Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach: Oceanfront Dinner Served at Ocean Reef So often, Thanksgiving turns into more of a stress-fest than anything else, especially for moms. That’s what’s so great about getting away to a special place for Thanksgiving: Holiday getaways are a great way to really enjoy your time together as a family. And when you stay at Ocean Reef Resort, you can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner right onsite with a gorgeous ocean view.
 

Broadway at the Beach presents the Holiday Tree Lighting

Broadway at the Beach presents the Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday, November 23 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Watch the illumination of the grand Christmas tree at Broadway and enjoy dance performances and live music from the Palace Theatre, Legends in Concert and the Carolina Forest Performing Arts Academy.
 

Things to do in Myrtle Beach with Kids: Ocean Reef Kids Club

Things to do in Myrtle Beach with Kids: Ocean Reef Kids Club There are tons of reasons families love to stay at Ocean Reef Resort—for one, we have Ship Wreck Waterpark right onsite, with giant tiki men, sunken treasure and even a sea serpent and lagoon lunge. But one other great benefit that families love is our super fun kids club!
 

Broadway at the Beach is a one-stop destination for eats, treats and entertainment

Broadway at the Beach is a one-stop destination for eats, treats and entertainment Ocean Reef guests can experience Broadway at the Beach right at their front doorsteps. It is what it is – a giant magnetic festival entertainment complex designed to draw millions into its massive enclaves set on 350 acres in Myrtle Beach.
 

Women’s Swim and Beachwear Trends for 2013

Women’s Swim and Beachwear Trends for 2013 Headed to Myrtle Beach for a vacation this summer? There’s really no better excuse for picking up a new swimsuit. It’s never too early to start shopping, and to help you find a suit you’ll love showing off on the beach this summer, we pulled together a few ideas for what’s on-trend in swimwear this summer.
 

Get Out and Bowl-Waccamaw Bowling Center in Myrtle Beach

Get Out and Bowl-Waccamaw Bowling Center in Myrtle Beach Want an awesome family experience that is inexpensive and fun for everyone? Then Waccamaw Bowling Center is the place for you. 32 wood lanes are available for a spectacular day of bowling in Myrtle Beach. This smoke free facility is equipped with a snack bar, arcade and lounge for all your entertainment needs. They even have a daycare and a kids bowl free program making it all the more convenient for you.
 

Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach Offering Free Gift To You Promotion

Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach Offering Free Gift To You Promotion Got the Winter Blues? Why not come to Myrtle Beach and enjoy the beautiful sunrises, miles of sandy beaches and hundreds of outstanding restaurants to choose.
 

New Waterslide to Open at Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach

New Waterslide to Open at Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach The good times get even wetter and wilder at Ocean Reef Resort in 2012.
 

Runners get ready for the 5th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot 2011

Runners get ready for the 5th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot 2011 November 24 @ 8:00 AM Please join the fun event Thanksgiving morning. They have a 8k, 5k, 1 mile and the Tot Trot.
 

Awesome pool Deck at Ocean Reef Resort, shipwrecked on a deserted island

The centerpiece of the Ocean Reef Resort's pool deck feels a lot like being shipwrecked on a deserted island, but one where you don't want to be rescued. The new outdoor playground in front of the towering Myrtle Beach hotel features tiki statues, totem poles and a half-sank ship amid a series of spraying and splashing fixtures.
 
 

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