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2nd Annual Taste of the MarshWalk

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend to cure those post football blues, be sure to check out the 2nd Annual Taste of the Marshwalk at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8.

2nd Annual Taste of the MarshWalk
This free event offers samples of the chef’s favorite dishes from each of seven award-winning restaurants. Local artisans, crafters, live music, and kids activities will be set up along the MarshWalk both days, providing a fun-filled weekend in the Inlet.

Small dish tasting includes the area’s freshest local seafood and plenty of non-seafood items for the land lovers – all available at $3-$5 per sample. Come enjoy seared scallops, low country boil, shrimp & grits, crawfish, pulled pork, smoked salmon, BBQ, sushi, trigger fish tacos, and lots more.

2nd Annual Taste of the MarshWalk
Sample Dishes to include:
Dockside: Shrimp & Grits, Red Beans & Rice w/ Sausage
Drunken Jacks: Seared Sea Scallop over Crab Risotto with Micro Greens, Hushpuppies & honey butter
Dead Dog: Low County Boil * BBQ Ribs * Pulled Pork * Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese
Bovines: Marinated Beef Kabobs (Sirloin Tips Char-grilled with peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes) * Local Seafood Gumbo
Wahoo’s: Trigger Fish Tacos with Mango BBQ glaze, Shredded Red Cabbage, Avocado Puree & Queso Oaxala * Smoked Salmon Cakes with Lemon Crème Fraiche & Dill Charred Scallion Oil * Fried Shrimp
Wicked Tuna: Chef Selection of Sushi Rolls * Local Creole Catch with Cheddar Grits
Creek Ratz: Mahi Tacos * Gator Bites * Oysters on the ½ Shell

Live music will include local favorites such as Randy McQuay, Ronnie O’Briant, Sweet Sweet, The Matt Parker Duo, Fret Buzz, Julio Navarro, Ed Torres, and more. Local artists, jewelry designers, crafters, wood carvers, and unique clothing items, will be featured among the many vendors present. Kids will have a great time with the bounce houses, face painting, temporary tattoos, and crabbing demos just for them.

Call 843-497-3450 for more information or if you have questions. It should be a fun weekend!

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Where to Get the Lowest Rates on Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

When it comes to finding the lowest rates on Myrtle Beach vacation rentals we can save you a whole lot of time and footwork. Check out what we have here on our site. Take a look at our Specials, too. Don’t delay though. Book now and you’ll be getting your vacation rental at the lowest rate of the year.

Where to Get the Lowest Rates on Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

Obtaining an affordable vacation rental is easy, and in most cases comes with the added bonus of an ocean or river front view. If you’re hoping to do some serious golfing while you’re here, you’re sure to enjoy the packages we have that will save you a lot. There are packages specific to different courses, but even the most modestly priced offers can be had at Founders Club, Players Club, The Pearl, and Carolina National. You can be sure these are all world class golf destinations.

You’ll discover that staying with us will have you right in the middle of all the action taking place throughout the Grand Strand area. Whether you’re traveling solo or with your family, everything you need for a fabulous vacation is close by.

When you get hungry, there are more than 1,800 restaurants to choose from, such as Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, Jimmy Buffet Margaretville, House of Blues and all of the local fresh seafood restaurants.

Where to Get the Lowest Rates on Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

If you’re looking for nighttime entertainment and you want to catch a show check out Alabama Theatre, Medieval Times, Legends in Concert, or the Carolina Opry. There’s also the Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage Adventure Show and Wonderworks, a 50,000 square foot upside down home/amusement park to visit.

But what the area is best known for this time of year are the 60+ miles of sugar sand beaches and temperatures averaging in the 60s. Thousands of people make their southbound pilgrimage to the Coastal Carolina’s between October to March every year. These people, affectionately nicknamed “snowbirds”, go back home to the north when temperatures start to warm up in early spring and many would agree that it’s the best life ever!

If we can help you find and secure your vacation accommodations for your next trip to Myrtle Beach please don’t hesitate to call us at 800-845-0833. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

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How to Give Gifts That People Will Enjoy

When it comes to Christmas, the season of gift giving, whether as a way of showing your appreciation of someone or helping out Santa Claus, you’ll want to give gifts that people will enjoy and actually use. We have a list of the best Christmas gifts that will be as much fun putting together as they will with being received!

How to Give Gifts That People Will Enjoy

1. Give the priceless gift of your time. We all have things we’d rather not do just as we all have things we don’t mind doing or may be quite good at. Think about matching up a need someone has with a talent you’ve been blessed with. It’s a gift nobody will return. From snow shoveling to cake decorating to hosting a party for someone, you can’t go wrong when you give of yourself.

How to Give Gifts That People Will Enjoy

2. If your recipient is a chocolate lover why not put a Chocolate Lover’s gift basket together filled with things you’ve made yourself — chocolate cookies, chocolate bonbons, chocolate dipped coffee spoons and for a special touch wrap them in cellophane with a bow, hot chocolate mix, and chocolate covered espresso beans.

3. The golfer on your list would enjoy receiving a Golf Lovers gift basket filled with personalized golf tees, golf balls, a visor, sunscreen, score cards, a small towel, and a can cooler to keep a can of pop or beer cold.

How to Give Gifts That People Will Enjoy

4. 
A Fisherman’s Basket can be a large basket or tackle box filled with assorted lures, leaders, long nose fishing pliers, fishing line, a guide to local fishing and a gift certificate for a day on a fishing charter.

5. Coffee and Tea Lovers would enjoy a basket filled with gourmet coffees and teas, personalized mugs, and perhaps a best-selling novel and a decorative bookmark.

How to Give Gifts That People Will Enjoy

6. Any avid gardener would enjoy receiving a large hand stenciled bucket or galvanized watering can filled with goodies such as garden gloves, a new trowel or other specialty garden tool, amaryllis or hyacinth bulbs for forcing indoors, rubberized kneeling mat and perhaps a garden-related knick-knack.

It shouldn’t be hard to compile a group of items related to any interest someone has. You can do one-stop shopping if you go to the specialty store that caters to whatever their interest may be.

At MB Vacation Rentals we’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

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If You’re Looking for Holiday Rental Deals We’ve Got Them

Are you and your family planning a trip to the Coastal Carolinas over the holiday? If you’re looking for holiday rental deals in North Myrtle Beach we have them for Thanksgiving and Christmas, too! You can save a stockingful or more of loot on many of our holiday vacation rentals and what a gorgeous place this is to spend the holidays. Whether you come for the weekend or come for an entire week, we have the run down for what’s going on in the area over Thanksgiving.

 

If You're Looking for Holiday Rental Deals We've Gotten 'em

Dickens Christmas Show & Festival
The 33rd Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festival takes place from Nov. 13-16, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Come experience a magical holiday marketplace in a 19th century period setting where hundreds of Victorian clad vendors can be found hawking everything from arts, crafts, gifts, toys, gourmet foods, clothing, jewelry and much, much more. Join the thousands that kick off their holiday season in Dickens style at this national award winning extravaganza! Tickets may be purchased at the door. Single day pass: Adult $9.50, Child (2-12) $4.50. Multiple day pass: $14. Festival date and times are: Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Nov. 14 and 15, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and November 16, noon to 6 p.m.

Don’t miss the Victorian Tea Offerings that include Luncheon Teas, Nov. 14-15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; High Tea, Friday, Nov. 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Holiday Tours – Holiday Traditions of the Low Country on Thursday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 15th.

 

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Intracoastal Christmas Regatta/Boat Parade
On the Saturday following Thanksgiving, November 29, the spectacular Intracoastal Christmas Regatta/Boat Parade begins at the Little River Inlet at 5 p.m. and heads south, arriving at Dock Holidays Marina at 7 p.m. Come on out with your family and watch the parade as it passes various viewing areas along the waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina.

If you’d like to enter a boat in the parade this year fill out a parade application online or call Susie Watson at 249-8888 for entry information. Whether you’re entering a boat or just coming to watch, bring a new toy and drop it off at one of the collection points at any marina in Little River or North Myrtle Beach.
If the parade ends and you have not yet donated your toy, you can take it to Harbour Gate Marina.

 

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Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade
The annual North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting takes place from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, December 5. Mark your calendars now for this free event that’s open to the public! This exciting event is held at McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

The following day come out to watch the annual North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The parade heads down Main Street to Ocean Boulevard and ends on 2nd Ave. North. This is a event that’s always filled with excitement as familiar holiday songs are played, colorful floats drive past with marching bands and beauty queens. In years past, the crowds were even treated by a special surprise when Santa Claus himself turned up in the parade along with his sleigh! You won’t want to miss it!

We’d like to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving Day!

 

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Local Events from Classic to Downright Scary

If you’re taking a late season vacation and your travels are bringing you to the South Carolina coastal area this month we have some fun things to tell you about. You’ll surely want to take advantage of some local events in the area that promise you a good time. Whether you’re into the pleasures of looking at classic cars or you want to go someplace to scare your pants off, don’t miss the following popular events.

Fall Rollout Classic Car Show in Georgetown sc

2014 Annual Fall Rollout

On Saturday, October 25 beginning at 8 a.m. the annual fall classic car show, 2014 Annual Fall Rollout, takes place at Carroll Ashmore Campbell Marine Complex located along the Sampit River at 101 River Walk Drive off US Route 17 in Georgetown, SC. The Show Parade will be held at 3 p.m. along the historic Front Street in Georgetown.

The show entrance fee is $25 early registration and $30 at the gate. There will be hourly 50/50 drawings beginning at 10 a.m. and door prize drawings from sponsors between 12 noon and 2 p.m. The first 200 registrants will receive a free dash plaque and will be entered for a chance to win a 1 week oceanfront vacation from Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals.

Whether you’re entering a car for a chance to win a 1 week beachfront vacation or you’re attending just to browse and enjoy what you see, there will be music and entertainment for your family enjoyment. In addition, there will be food available all day and automotive vendors set up. All popular classes of vehicles will be represented and trophies presented to winners of cars and trucks from 1989 and older. Winners will be chosen by People’s Choice.

This year’s event is being sponsored by the Pawleys Island Masonic Lodge #409 and will benefit the local charities that they support and administer in the Georgetown County area. Included among those are Meals On Wheels, Coats for Kids, The Weekly Reader Program for Georgetown County Schools, Make A Wish Foundation for Georgetown and Horry Counties and the American Marine Institute. For more information call 843-457-9621.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Fright Nights

2014 Boardwalk Fright Nights

For those who aren’t scaredy-cats there are some scary-good times at the 2014 Boardwalk Fright Nights beginning at 8 p.m., Friday night, October 3 and runs every weekend through November 1 as the Myrtle Beach boardwalk transforms into a freaky-fun place to be for the Halloween season! There will be lots of roaming live zombies, haunted attractions, great off-season discounts at most area shops and restaurants, children’s festival, live concerts and guaranteed super big tricks & treats! For more information call 843) 602-4813.

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Don’t Miss the 31st Annual Taste of the Town

Each year the largest culinary and social event of the year can be found right here in Myrtle Beach. This year the 31st Annual Taste of the Town will take place on Tuesday, October 21 from 4-10 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. If you’ve never attended Taste of the Town, be sure to move it to the top of your local events to participate in list.

LOCAL EVENTS: 31st Annual Taste of the Town

More than 50 area restaurants will be participating in the event and offering exclusive and freshly prepared appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Each restaurant has their own booth set up where they will be selling “Tapas-style” items from their menus for $1 through $4 apiece.

The restaurants participating in Taste of the Town compete for awards such as Favorite Restaurant – Entrée, Favorite Restaurant – Dessert, Best Large Booth Design, Best Small Booth Design, People’s Choice – Favorite Entrée and Favorite Dessert and Kid’s Choice – Favorite Entrée and Favorite Dessert. There will also be an award for the 2014 Celebrity Bar Tender, taking place from 5-7 p.m. in the Beer and Wine Garden.

31st Annual Taste of the Town AWARDS

Live entertainment will be provided by High Steppin Country, Bullfrog, and the Austin Mowery Band. There will be a family fun area with a Kid’s Zone, inflatable jumping houses, rock wall, scavenger house and a photo booth.

Every ticket purchased counts towards determining which restaurant and bar tender are ultimately awarded the coveted 2014 Taste of the Town trophy for display in their restaurant. The food tickets will serve as your votes.

Admission is $6 at the door. Children 14 and under will be admitted free with adult. Advance Admission Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at www.TOTMB.com, at all HTC locations, St. Andrew Catholic Church Parish office, and at St. Andrew Catholic School, 3601 N. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach. Food tickets are $1 and will be sold at the event.

We hope to see you there!

 

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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 and local events 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 local events 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 popular Myrtle Beach Convention Center where many local events are held.

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. Local events like this reminds 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
Abuelos
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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