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Youth Baseball Nationals to be Held in Myrtle Beach

The Youth Baseball Nationals in Myrtle Beach will take place on three separate weeks from Friday, June 13 through Thursday, July 3, 2014. This is a week-long national tournament for 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U and 15U baseball teams played on the turf fields at beautiful Grand Park at Market Common in Myrtle Beach, right on the Atlantic coast. This park is one of the best youth baseball complexes in the country and Myrtle Beach is the ultimate baseball vacation destination with so many great activities you’ll want to do everything there is to do here!

Youth Baseball NationalsMyrtle Beach, South Carolina, is not just one of the best vacation destinations in the country but also a superb place to go for your team’s next travel baseball tournament. There is plenty of fun to experience while in town for a week. With all the rides, shopping, entertainment and restaurants, you’ll have to remind yourself you’re really here for the tournament!

This is truly a once in a lifetime experience for your kids that will build memories they’ll talk about forever. They won’t want to miss this, the biggest premier youth travel baseball tournament in the country.

Myrtle Waves Water ParkAll players and coaches will receive complimentary admission to Myrtle Waves water park as part of your tournament package. Myrtle Waves is the largest water park in the state of South Carolina and features tube slides and an awesome selection of speed slides!

As part of your tournament package all players and coaches will also receive complimentary admission to the Broadway Grand Prix Race Park. Broadway Grand Prix offers an exhilarating experience for all ages! They have seven tracks racing to bring families together, a SpeedDome arcade with over 50 games including side-by-side linked racing machines, and kiddie rides for the little ones where parents can ride along too! You can also visit two 18 hole mini golf courses for all to enjoy a round or two.

Teams will have an off day scheduled during pool play, the first 4 days of the Nationals, enabling your team and family members to spend time at this park, Myrtle Waves water park or Wild, Water and Wheels water park or just swing by when your done with your games for the day. Players and coaches are free and discounted admission will be available for all family members.

Grand Prix Family Race ParkThere will also be complimentary admission to Wild, Water & Wheels for all family members staying with select lodging partners is. Each water park features numerous slides, wave pools, lazy rivers and more. The Broadway Grand Prix Speed Park features 7 tracks and go carts of all different sizes. Take an exciting plunge on the world’s largest tubular slides, the Turbo Twisters, at Myrtle Waves. Take the Free Fall Cliff Dive, a water slide propelling you 45mph through a tunnel that opens up to a near vertical drop at Wild, Water and Wheels. Buckle up and floor it on the many awesome road tracks at Broadway Grand Prix! This is guaranteed to be the most fun your family has ever had!

Players also will receive vouchers for free appetizers and meals at local area restaurants, play 6-10 games on major league quality fields, participate in and have the opportunity to win skills competitions against other players, including Around the Horn, Home Run Derby, 9 Hole and Speed Burner. They’ll also have the opportunity to be selected to play in the Nationals All-Star Game that includes a special All-Star Jersey and medal.

Youth Baseball Nationals championsBesides the above mentioned complimentary admission passes coaches will also receive a moisture wicking Nationals practice shirt, free appetizer and meal vouchers for local area restaurants, Coach Field Pass allowing access to the dugout and field during games, 6-10 games coaching on major league quality fields, and the opportunity to coach in the Nationals All-Star Game that includes a special coach’s gift.

After 5 consecutive days of competition among players, great memories and fun times, the tournament culminates on Championship Thursday. This is the tournament’s marquee day and one of the big reasons this is such a fun-filled experience for all of the players and coaches. The activities begin at 10 a.m. with the final four in each age group and end with the championship games starting under the lights at approximately 9:00 p.m. All players will participate in skills competitions, will be eligible to be selected for the Nationals All-Star teams, and will receive parting gift packages and goodies for their participation in the Nationals. By the end of the evening a national champion will be crowned!

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109th Annual SC Fire-Rescue Conference in Myrtle Beach

The South Carolina State Firefighter’s Association has announced the 109th Annual SC Fire-Rescue Conference being held from June 9-14, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

This is a training and educational conference that will feature world-renown instructors and keynote speakers that will deliver programs to impart knowledge, provoke thought and revive your love for the job. There will be over 150 vendors set up in the 100,800 square foot exhibit hall so you won’t want to miss this!

109th Annual SC Fire-Rescue Conference

Your SCSFA Membership ID Badge is your ticket to free training and all activities at this conference. There is no need to register if you hold this ID Badge. All training opportunities are held on a first come, first served basis until the room capacity is full.

All Hands On Training (HOT) classes will be offered at the Myrtle Beach Fire Department Training Ground. You must register through the SC Firefighter’s Association for these classes. Class space is limited. You will be expected to provide your own transportation and PPE to these classes.

The schedule for this year’s Fire-Rescue Conference includes events such as the following:

June 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ~ Annual Golf Tournament at the Wild Wing Golf Plantation
June 11 at 7 to 10 p.m. ~ Firefighter’s Night at the Pelicans Baseball Game
June 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. ~ Opening Ceremonies
June 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.~ Exhibit Hall Open109th Annual SC Fire-Rescue Conference
June 12 from 12 to 5 p.m.~ EMT Competition
June 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. ~ Delegate Orientation and Business Meeting
June 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. ~ Firefighter Games
June 12 at 6:00 p.m. ~ The Explorer Post competition will be held at the host Convention Center. All Registration forms are due by May 30, 2014.
June 12 at 6:00 p.m. ~ The Firefighter Bash and Games will be held at the host Convention Center.
June 13, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. ~ Red Cross Blood Drive
June 13 from 5 to 10 p.m. ~ Family Fun Night at WonderWorks
June 14 at 8 a.m. ~ 5K Fitness Race

Follow the conference on Twitter @FireRescueSC, OR get updates via text message by sending “follow firerescuesc” to 40404

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2014 Coastal Uncorked: Food & Wine Festival

As part of Restaurant Week 2014 in Myrtle Beach, SC, the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association is hosting the 4th annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine & Spirits Festival at Pyler Park the week of June 2-8, 2014. This is a 7-day celebration of the Myrtle Beach area culinary scene and features several of the Grand Strand’s most mouth watering restaurants. The event Coastal Uncorked: Food & Wine Festivalreminds us that the Myrtle Beach area is a culinary destination with top chefs, farm to table dining, fine wine and so much more you won’t want to miss!

This year’s Coastal Uncorked festival will include specialty wine, spirits and beer dinners, our signature culinary village and tasting tents complete with live music.

Returning by popular demand is the exciting Tasting Trolleys. The 8 trolley stops for this year’s Tasting Trolley event takes place June 7th and will feature the following themed stops:

Island Vista Oceanfront Resort
Caribbean Resort
Plyler Park
2nd Ave. Pier
Breakers Resort
New South Brewery
Springmaid Beach Resort
Damon’s Grill

Restaurants will be offering a 3-Course Pre-Set Menu at $15, $25 or $35 per person. Participating restaurants for this year’s festival include:

The Brentwood
Damon’s Grill
The Cypress Room
Croissants Bistro
Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
Chestnut Hill

If you and your family are planning to be in the area next week be sure to check out this very popular food and wine festival. When you’re looking for accommodations where you can affordably stay in comfort or are interested in golf packages, give Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals, Inc. a call at 800-845-0833 and we’ll tell you all about our super deals.

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Featured Property: Shipwatch Pointe

When there’s just one or two of you traveling there’s no need to rent a 2, 3, or 4 bedroom vacation rental when all you really need is a single bedroom. That’s why Shipwatch Pointe II #K304 is our featured premium property this month. For a limited time (until April 26, 2014) you can get 15% off the rental rate when you stay seven nights from Saturday to Saturday.

Featured Property: Shipwatch PointeThis single bedroom beautifully furnished condo is truly one of the best values on the beach. Shipwatch Pointe has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and an outdoor whirlpool — all of which is surrounded by professionally landscaped grounds and gorgeous woodwork.

Amenities include a well equipped kitchen with all appliances including a coffee maker, ice maker, toaster and microwave. You’ll like the convenience of having a washer and dryer in your condo. Other amenities include high speed Internet access, central air, an area fitness center, cable TV, DVD player, balcony and an outdoor grilling station.

When you’re looking for something to do there’s plenty going on in the area including the Carolina Opry, Ripley’s Aquarium, Alabama Theatre, plenty of shopping at Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, Pirate’s Voyage, 2001 Nightclub, golf courses, movie theatres, and amusement parks.

There are local events taking place in the surrounding area as well. For instance, on May 3 the 28th Annual Rivertown Music and Arts Festival will be held in downtown Conway. Come out and enjoy the smooth sounds of blues and jazz music, a sampling of arts and crafts and food from local restaurants.

Bike Week MBThe cast of truTV’s hit television show, Full Throttle Saloon is taking control of the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, creating the Full Throttle Saloon Biker Bar experience from May 9-17 beginning at 10 a.m. each day. There will be national bands providing entertainment. Stars of truTV’s Full Throttle Saloon will be there all week. Danny “The Count” from Counting Cars will be there. Live bands all day/every day. The event is rain or shine and everyone is welcome. House of Blues is located at 4640 Hwy. 17S, Myrtle Beach.

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Sea Winds 20% Off Special

One of our best deals on rentals in the area is this beautiful, oceanfront condo where you can get 20% off the rate when you stay seven days from Saturday to Saturday. Sea Winds is located oceanfront in the Windy Hill Beach section of North Myrtle Beach where you’ll be close to lots of entertainment and restaurants.

Sea Winds 20% Off SpecialSea Winds 707 has just about everything you could possibly want in a vacation rental. This condo is beautifully furnished and has all new appliances, carpet and is freshly painted. Being oceanfront you’ll have front row seats to the most beautiful sunrises in the country! You’ll enjoy the fresh breeze off the ocean in this 2 BR condo featuring an indoor pool, whirlpool and elevator service. Conveniences include an a fully-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer in every unit, high speed Internet, cable TV, and DVD player. A long boardwalk runs oceanfront from one side of the property to the other, and there’s a spot where you can grill dinner and enjoy a vacation picnic. If you’re looking to soak up the sun, you’re sure to enjoy the oceanfront sundeck where you can bask in the warm summer sun. 

You’ll love the balcony that provides a fantastic view of the coastline where you can start each day with a cup of coffee then a walk along the beachfront. This is a motorcycle friendly resort so if you’re looking for a place to stay during MB Bike Week consider Sea Winds.

Sea Winds 20% Off SpecialResort amenities include indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, nearby fitness center and golf course and real close proximity to Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Alabama Theatre and more.

Don’t miss the 9th Annual Mayfest on Main from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 10, 2014. There will be live music, arts and crafts and plenty of food. Held on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach this event is a great way to kick off your summer. Bring a beach chair to this family event and enjoy some of the best live musical acts in the area. There will be a community stage and a children’s area too.

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Come Enjoy a Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Game

What better time to take in a baseball game with the family than while you’re on vacation in Myrtle Beach. You see we’re not just about golf and the ocean around here – there’s many other venues for amusement and entertainment in the surrounding Grand Strand area as well.

Pelicans Baseball GameOut of the mouths of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans themselves, when it comes to describing their upcoming 2014 campaign it’s “Un-Flocking-Believable!” And, honestly, you won’t want to miss it! Tickets start at just $8.00. There’s a kids zone play area on the grounds, a fantastic fireworks shows at the end of some home games, and free promotions and giveaways. 

Following every home game, kids are permitted to run the bases with Splash and Deuce, the mascots. Kids enter the field at the first base side at the top of Section 104 and exit near the home plate area at Section 107. Proceed to the first base side only after the completion of the game so as to not disturb the patrons sitting in those areas. Parents may join younger children on the field. Kids are asked to only run the bases one time since time is limited due to other post-game events.

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will have the following upcoming home games at TicketReturn.com Field. Future dates on the schedule can be seen on the Pelicans website.

• Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014 7:05pm
• Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014 7:05pm
• Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 7:05pm
• Friday, Apr. 18, 2014 7:05pm
• Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014 7:05pm
• Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014 6:05pm
• Monday, Apr. 21, 2014 7:05pm
• Thursday, May 1, 2014 7:05pm
• Friday, May 2, 2014 7:05pm
• Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:05pm
• Sunday, May 4, 2014 6:05pm
• Monday, May 12, 2014 7:05pm
• Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:05pm
• Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:05pm
• Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:05pm
• Friday, May 16, 2014 7:05pm
• Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:05pm
• Sunday, May 18, 2014 6:05pm

The Pelicans provide free parking to all fans attending games at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Plan on arriving at the ballpark at least 45 minutes prior to first pitch to ensure ample time to park and get to your seats. All general parking, including those with handicapped permits and those holding light orange season ticket holder parking passes, must enter off of Grissom Parkway. Suite holders and media are the only vehicles allowed to enter via the 21st Avenue entrance. Ballpark parking lots open two hours prior to game time. A total of 55 handicap accessible parking spots are located west of the stadium next to the water tower. Gates to the ballpark are open one hour before the scheduled start of a game unless otherwise designated.

Nine suites wrap around the press box level, looking down on all of the action on the field. Amenities include a wet bar, refrigerator, high-definition cable TV, telephone, outdoor seating for 12, exclusive food/beverage service and private bathrooms. Call 843-918-6000 to rent a suite for a Pelicans game in 2014.

To purchase tickets to attend a Pelicans game call (843) 918-6000 or (877) 918-TIXX or purchase online at http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp?sid=t521.

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Great Rental Deals: 15% Off Premium Properties

At Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals we can give you some phenomenal rental deals in Myrtle Beach on the following select group of premium properties. When you save a whopping 15 percent off the total price you’re saving a lot! Come between March 29 and April 26, 2014 and stay seven nights from Saturday to Saturday and that’s exactly the deal you’ll get! And don’t stop with these – there’s even more on the Specials page of our website. (When booking online be sure to enter promo code MBVRApril2014)

A Place At The Beach IV #G126

Great Deals on MB RentalsThis beautiful 1st floor condo has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and is professionally decorated with taste! You’ll be just a short distance to the beach with a view that is breathtaking. Conveniently located along Shore Drive, A Place At The Beach IV offers affordable condos that will comfortably accommodate up to six people. Each beautifully landscaped, three-story phase of APATB has an outdoor swimming pool plus an outdoor charcoal area and washer/dryer facilities in the building. Amenities include high speed Internet, cable TV, DVD Player and more. Plenty of shopping, entertainment and nightlife is close by.

Sands Ocean Club #628

Super discounts on premium MB rentalsSands Ocean Club is oceanfront and located in the Shore Drive section of Myrtle Beach. With a reputation for being one of the most fun filled, exciting resorts in Myrtle Beach it is home to the famous Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar. You’ll enjoy all the privacy and seclusion that comes with your own white sandy beach when you stay at Sands Ocean Club. This is a totally remodeled efficiency located in the Tower Building. If you rent the next door unit SOC#627 you can have a 3 bedroom rental! A real plus with a larger group and both units have been totally remodeled. This resort comes equipped with its own spa, indoor and outdoor pools with whirlpools, lazy river, fitness center, and oceanfront restaurant. The view from this efficiency is worth the price tenfold. Come kick back, relax and make yourself at home in your new home away from home at Sands Ocean Club. This motorcycle friendly rental has amenities including a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer in the building, high speed Internet, cable TV, DVD player and an elevator.

Savannah Shores #5

Great deals on MB rentalsThis professionally decorated 1.5 bedroom condo at Savannah Shores is located on the 3rd floor. It has a beautifully equipped full kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances as well as washer/dryer plus iron/ironing board located in the condo for your convenience. The living room has plenty of seating; master bedroom has a queen size bed, TV, and walk-in closet and the master bath has a dual sink vanity. There’s also a 1/2 bedroom with a day bed with trundle and closet. On site conveniences in this gated community include a fitness center, business center (with wireless internet access and computer privileges), designer swimming pool with fountain, putting green, spectator gazebo, playground area, lighted tennis courts, volleyball court, and grilling areas to enhance your stay! Here you’ll be centrally located to everything fun! Savannah Shores is on a network of biking and walking trails that connects to the ocean (within walking distance) as well as the Arcadian Golf course. Located steps away is the famed Restaurant Row, a variety of shopping choices including Tanger Outlet, Myrtle Beach Mall, Coastal Grand Mall, Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, a Wal-Mart Supercenter, and so much more. Area entertainment includes the Alabama Theatre, Pirates Voyage, Carolina Opry, House of Blues, Alligator Adventure, and Ripley’s Aquarium, just to name a few.

If we can help you secure your stay in one of our premium properties give us a call at 800-845-0833. We look forward to having you stay with us.

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New Shopping Center in North Myrtle Beach

No sooner than the new North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex was finished than work was well underway on a new shopping center in North Myrtle Beach. This is expected to be one of the largest shopping centers to be built in the city in recent years. More and more stores and restaurants are expressing an interest in opening a storefront there. The shopping center is being constructed on the former Robbers Roost Golf Course, which has New shopping center in North Myrtle Beachbeen dormant since closing in 2003. It sits among several subdivisions near 11th Avenue North. Construction on the shopping center started October 2, 2013.

The new Coastal North Town Center will be a massive 348,000 square feet in size. It will include 10 restaurants and between 30 and 40 stores. Although leases for the restaurants have not been finalized this could be the location for the first Panera Bread in the area, as well as McAlister’s Deli, Bojangles Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits, and a Red Lobster.

This past fall it was announced that several stores including the Grand Strand’s first Hobby Lobby and Publix Super Market, as well as TJ Maxx, Ulta Beauty, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ross Dress for Less, Rack Room Shoes, PetSmart and Versona Accessories will be located in the new shopping center. This is the first location in the Grand Strand for Hobby Lobby, a Oklahoma-based arts and crafts store that has 565 locations across the country.

New shopping center opening in North Myrtle BeachThe area spokesman for the city of North Myrtle Beach, Pat Dowling, said the new shopping center will not only give residents on the north end of the Grand Strand more shopping options, but could lure shoppers from other parts of the area, too, because it will be the only location of the first Hobby Lobby and one of the area’s only two Publix stores. “It has brought in some new players to the community, which is good. People like variety,” Dowling said.

Completion of the new shopping center in North Myrtle Beach is expected to be late 2014.

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Check Out This Very Roomy Oceanfront Rental in NMB

When you’re traveling with a large group we know how important it is to find accommodations that big enough to hold everyone comfortably. That’s why we have places like this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3500-square foot oceanfront condo at #1801 Windy Hill Dunes. You’re going to love the coastal views from the floor to ceiling windows in the living room, dining area, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room and master bedroom, too!

Check Out This Very Roomy Oceanfront Rental in NMBWith a balcony that is a large 52 feet of oceanfront paradise you can watch each day’s sunrise come up while having your breakfast. In fact, nothing in the Myrtle Beach area can even come close to the luxury this penthouse provides. Windy Hill Dunes is a premium property unlike any other.

Adults and children alike will enjoy the relaxing lazy river, irresistible swimming pools, kiddie pool, and hot tub.

We have an exercise facility for those that want to maintain their workout schedule while on vacation. At days end, head inside your private condo and relax on the balcony with a cocktail in hand. When it’s time for dinner you’ll have your choice of more than 1,800 area restaurants or stay in and enjoy the convenience of a full kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal fit for a king and queen.

Check Out This Very Roomy Oceanfront Rental in NMBAmenities include a full size washer and dryer, high speed Internet, cable TV, DVD player, and a BBQ charcoal grill for your use. Additional onsite amenities include an elevator, free parking, a private air-conditioned walkway over the boulevard and glass elevators with views, all add to the comfort level of guests staying with us. While staying at Windy Hill Dunes #1801 make sure to take advantage of the private beach access to the beautiful wide sandy beach that defines North Myrtle Beach.

You’ll appreciate having so many golf courses nearby if you’re here to play but there are many other entertainment venues as well. The Carolina Opry, movie theaters, live dinner shows, Alabama Theatre, amusement parks, the Sky Wheel, lots of shopping at Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach, and many more specialty shops abound.

If we can help you in any way with making your reservations please don’t hesitate to call us at 800-845-0833 or reach us through the Contact page on our website.

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Making Your Easter Holiday Plans

Easter is just three weeks away and if you haven’t made your Easter holiday plans yet you’d better get crackin’. We have a great Easter Special going on if you need accommodations over the holiday in Myrtle Beach or the surrounding area. We’re giving up to $500 off weekly stays on select properties if you stay between April 19 and 25, 2014.  Come spend this Easter holiday with Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals, Inc., and save a lot on your accommodations. (Offer not good on previously booked stays. Certain restrictions do apply. Not all properties are available for this special.)

Making Your Easter Holiday PlansThere are plenty of events taking place in the area for Easter. All churches including many non-denominational ones have Easter services and many have sunrise services that morning as well.

There’s a lot going on at Broadway at the Beach on behalf of the Easter holiday. Come have Easter Breakfast with Buttons the Bunny from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. Breakfast includes a full breakfast buffet, visit with Buttons the Bunny and Easter treats.

Easter Eggstream at Broadway at the Beach will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. You’ll enjoy meet and greets with the Easter Bunny, plus other kid-friendly activities, including games and prizes! All events will take place near center court, so come out and enjoy this event loaded with fun for kids of all ages!

Making Your Easter Holiday PlansThe 32nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place in McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach at 10 a.m. on Sat., April 19. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance to hand out candy to all the children that attend. The egg hunt begins at 10:00 o’clock sharp. Wear your Easter best to have your picture taken with Ms. Blossom. Egg hunt areas are divided by age groups (infant and above) and there are plenty of other activities scheduled for all ages. The North Strand Optimist Club will provide refreshments at this free event.

The Surfside Beach Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Huckabee Complex in Surfside Beach from 2-3 p.m. on Sat., April 19th. Huckabee complex is located at 499 Spanish Oak Drive in Surfside Beach.

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