If you’re like me you’re always looking for a new adventure. What better place to look this winter than along coastal South Carolina. Autumn is a fabulous time to play some of the best golf of your life and the fairways are beautiful now. How about spending some time this winter in one of these Garden City Beach SC winter rentals. They’re affordably priced with their off-season rates and many have great deals going on this time of year.

78255386No matter how many people are coming with you or how long you’re staying, there are winter rentals in Garden City Beach that will fit anyone’s budget as well as provide everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Many people like to stay near a grocery store, the golf courses, or the oceanfront. If you plan it right you won’t have to drive anywhere because everything you need will be close by. Garden City Beach is a community like no other. With its laid back friendly nature, you’re going to want to stay even longer than you thought.

Snowbirds who come here every year have their reservations already but there are plenty of winter rentals here available to choose from and some are even pet friendly. Anyone can take advantage of the winter specials that are lower in price than other seasons, as well as other discounts.

The natural beauty that surrounds these villas, condos and other beach rentals, the many local events, and having all the comforts of home while you’re here make this the place to come when you need to get away.

If you have questions you may call Surfside Realty at 1-800-833-8231 and I’m sure they’ll be happy to answer them.


When you’re looking for things to do in Myrtle Beach you’re going to come up with a long list. But one thing that you should try and that should be close to the top of the list is going out on a charter fishing boat. Whether you’re going to fish or just to cruise around, you’re going to have the time of your life!

Little River charter fishingThis company, Fish Hook Charters is an established Little River charter fishing company that has been taking people out ocean fishing on their boats for a long, long time. It’s truly some of the most fun you’ll ever have when visiting the beach. You’ll have the added benefit if you’re fishing to take your catch home with you and have it for dinner! Now that’s something to write home on a postcard about!

When you go out with this Little River charter fishing company, be sure to bring your camera along because you’re going to be taking a whole lot of pictures of the fish you’re sure to catch. They bring you right to where they know they’re biting so your chances of getting a strike on your line are pretty darned good.

They have a wealth of information on their website but if you wind up having any questions at all you should feel free to call them at 843-283-7692 and I’m sure they’d be happy to answer any questions. Be sure to tell them we sent you!


There are plenty of things to do in the Myrtle Beach area, plenty of the usual things you’d expect to find at the ocean – water sports, beach combing, shopping in the large number of special shops and malls, amusement and water parks, miniature and championship golf, etc. But have you considered spending a day or two looking at some Myrtle Beach homes for sale? We’re here to tell you it can be a real eye opener, especially for those from the northern states where real estate, property taxes, and the overall cost of living are all nearly twice as much as they are in this coastal region of South Carolina.

Myrtle Beach homes for saleWe predict you’ll find many Myrtle Beach homes for sale that will get you thinking about what it would be like to buy a home and live here in this temperate area where you can play golf all year long as well as enjoy those long walks on the beach that you’ve come to appreciate.

There are small cozy beach homes with 1 to 2 bedrooms and grand oceanfront estates boasting more than 6 bedrooms. Wherever you want to live whether it’s a single family home, beach villa, condo or cottage, it’s available here.

Maybe you don’t want to relocate at this time but keep these homes in mind when you’re looking for investment properties or that retirement home down the road. It’s a wonderful place to live!


Planning a vacation to Myrtle Beach is definitely a plan to have a blast! There’s just so much to do in the area that nobody has a bad time here. If you’re looking for where to stay, there are many resorts in Myrtle Beach SC but the one I want to recommend based on price and location is Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort. I’m just back home from a short stay there and as always I loved it. There just aren’t any other resorts in Myrtle Beach SC that suit me quite as much as this one does. Give it a try if you’re looking for where to stay.

For things to do, there are plenty! Local events especially are worth taking in – events like the following:

resorts in Myrtle Beach SCThe Boathouse Summer Concert Series is taking place every Sunday at noon through September 3, 2013. You’re sure to enjoy this popular outdoor summer concert series in Myrtle Beach that promises some of the area’s hottest bands. All concerts are free!

Come out and enjoy free Movies After Dark in Surfside Beach on Thursday at 9 p.m. from June 6 through August 29. Admission is free. Bring a chair or blanket to Martin Field at the corner of Dogwood Drive South and 6th Avenue South.

Catch a free Plyler Park Concert in Myrtle Beach during the summer months. Events are open to the public and are held from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights.

Movies Under the StarsMovies Under the Stars takes placeevery Wednesday in June, July & August from 9-11 p.m. in Valor Park at The Market Common. Free and open to the public.

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans Minor League Baseball team will be playing home games in Myrtle Beach this summer with fireworks following these select games, weather permitting. For June the home games will be June 10-16 and 28-30.. All games start at 7:05 p.m. and are held at BB&T Coastal Field in the heart of Myrtle Beach.


There are many reasons to come to Myrtle Beach, whether it’s our beach, shopping centers, or all the attractions, there is another popular reason many visit the sunny city! Now if you use your detective skills you could probably gather this blog together … it’s our shows! Year round, Myrtle Beach puts on the best shows and at a price that won’t leave you unhappy! So let’s take a a look at just a few of the many shows going on in the city!

Pirate’s Voyage

PiratesVoyageLogoArggggh! A favorite of many is the Pirate’s Voyage in Myrtle Beach! Why you may ask? Besides the five course meal you get to enjoy all throughout the show, you also get to pay witness to a show of epic proportions! Watch as two pirate parties battle it out all in front of your eyes! All this is above a 15 ft indoor lagoon, only your cheers will echo through the wicked battles that happen! The great part of all this – one ticket gets you everything! Sound like a fun time for you? Call 843-497-9700  for more information!

Alabama Theatre

Alabama TheatreThe Alabama Theatre is a location that is constantly providing you with all your showtime needs! For this summer, the critically aclaimed show ‘One’, is going to delight you and make you realize what you have been missing out on this whole time. Many Myrtle Beach shows can’t do what Alabama Theatre can, that’s why it was voted #1 for live entertainment here in Myrtle Beach by the MB sun news! So before you lose the chance to get in on tickets, give a call to 1-800-342-2262!

Carolina Opry

CarolinaOpryThe Carolina Opry is not one show, but actually the provider of many amazing shows! A well known destination for Myrtle Beach, many people drop their stuff at the hotel and head directly to the Carolina Opry! The reason for this? The diversity of shows, which appeals to all visitors! A list of the shows are as follows:

–      Good Vibrations
–      Christmas Special
–      LIGHT
–      The Carolina Opry

Can you think of anything you’d rather do? Give at least one show a try, and fall in love for life!

Those are just a few of the shows that go on year round here in Myrtle Beach! For more information on current events and happenings visit our blog! Not big on the blog reading? Keep up with us on Facebook for events and news here in Myrtle Beach!



If you want to give your Dad the best Father’s Day present ever you should know that the Golf Channel is giving away a dream trip for this year’s Father’s Day. The Golf Channel will celebrate the special connection that can only be found between fathers and their children from now until Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16 with prizes, Father’s Day-themed programming and more.

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Trips of a lifetime will be awarded to 4 lucky fathers and their sons or daughters to Philadelphia to compete in the Golf Channel Father’s Day Open. This is a celebrity-filled tournament that takes place on Monday, June 10 and is followed by a week at the 2013 U.S. Open Championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. You can enter to win by visiting GolfChannel.com/Fathersday and uploading your favorite photo with your father or father-figure. For full contest details and to enter to win your dad something even better than a necktie this year, visit GolfChannel.com before Sunday, May 5!

But closer to home, Myrtle Beach Golf can make any Dad feel special with his preferred Myrtle Beach tee times on whatever course he prefers. There are a huge number of packages as well as a large assortment of courses to choose from whatever his skill level may be. The more courses he has to select from the better his chances of getting the exact Myrtle Beach tee times that he wants.

Booking your golf packages and scheduling your tee times is easy right on their website. Click on the tab marked “Book Online” and it is an easy process. If you run into any problems you can call their golf specialists toll free at 800-422-1587 and they’ll help you out.


This is a question asked many times by people both familiar and unfamiliar with the beach. Usually there are two types of people that go to the beach. People that over prepare, and people that under prepare. Frankly, no one wants to go to the beach with a car load of stuff. It’s not practical, and it’s more hassle than being of use.

The following guide will give simple tips on how to maximize enjoyment while at the beach, without having to take too much or too little. Of course we are assuming you’ve already reviewed all the Myrtle Beach hotels available on the Grand Strand, and then picked your favorite!



–       Suntan lotion

–       Aloe Vera

–       2 Towels per person ( Only 1 per person if you have chairs. )

–       Beach bag

–       Sunglasses

–       Flip Flops

Allow me to explain a little bit on each item that was listed. Firstly, the suntan lotion is very important. Although some may wear sunburns as a badge of honor, they are generally pretty painful. So save yourself the trouble and apply suntan lotion generously.

Aloe Vera is generally used to soothe any burns, scratches, etc. Bringing it just in case is always a smart move. Also bringing two towels is a necessity. Reason being, one for drying off, one to lay on. However if you have a chair, then you will only need one towel.

So the next point would be flip flops, to protect you from stepping on broken glass, sharp shells, or anything of that nature. Paired with sunglasses to protect your eyes, you can leave the beach feeling the way you intended.. refreshed. Now how are we going to get all this to the beach? A nice handbag will suit you, and there are many beach shops in Myrtle Beach that will sell them cheap!

Non-essentials but you may want

–       A cell phone

–       Beach toys (Frisbee, kneeboard, etc.)

–       Snacks

–       Music (Radio, ipod, etc.)

–       Lip Balm

–       Rash Guard

–       Hand Sanitizer


Those are just a few of the extra things you can bring to the beach with you. They are not necessities, but they can make the beach experience all the more enjoyable! However please understand you must exercise caution bringing electronics to the beach. Between the humidity, sand, and the ocean … anything can happen. Make sure to store any unused electronics in your beach bag.

Snacks are not super important, but with young children and adult appetites, a little snack can go a long way. Just make sure to rinse your hands off, and use hand sanitizer before putting your hands on the snacks. No need to get sick on your time off!

Beach toys are always fun and add a level of amusement to your Myrtle Beach vacation. Especially if you came with a group, these might be a necessity! Keeping everyone happy is a goal every person should strive for. To protect yourself from some cuts, rashes, and all the other bad stuff, make sure to bring a rash guard. You will be alright without them, however if you plan on surfing it might prevent you from having a slightly painful experience at the beach. So last but not least, the lip balm. You should be okay for a while without lip balm, but it should be applied at least after you leave the beach. This with plenty of water will keep you fresh, and prevent you from dehydration.


If you’re vacationing in the area of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, you’re probably wondering what Murrells Inlet events are going on there. This is the fishing capital of the state so be sure you dine on some of the wonderful seafood at any of the local restaurants while you’re visiting the area.

Murrells Inlet eventsRecently we found the website elowcountry.com that provides a huge listing of area events, restaurants, shopping, etc. that you can find for any given area in the Carolinas. It covers the entire coastal Carolina region. I encourage you to check it out for Murrells Inlet events to stay current with what will be going on when you’re in the area. In the meantime here are some events taking place in the local area now.

Winter Parrot Head Festival will be held in Little River at La Belle Amie Vineyard on Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon until 5 p.m.

The 5th Annual Shuckin’ On The Strand Oyster Roast will be at the Hot Fish Club in Murrells Inlet on Feb. 23! Event starts at 4 p.m.

Broadway Rocks! Myrtle Beach Rotary Benefit Concert will take place on February 23, 2013 at The Long Bay Symphony. Enjoy upbeat contemporary Broadway hits with three Broadway veterans performing music from plays such as Dream Girls, Hairspray, Jersey Boys and much more! Tickets $50, $45, and $40 available through the Long Bay Symphony.

Battle of the Bands Competition at Hard Rock Café on February 27 at 8 p.m. See nine lucky bands perform at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach over the course of three nights (February 27, 28 & March 1)! Each night, one band will move on to the finals that will take place on March 7th!


When you’re done with taking pain relievers and the PT exercises aren’t helping, perhaps it’s time to talk to one of the local Myrtle Beach orthopedic surgeons. There are a many medical conditions that an orthopedic surgeon can remedy when it involves your joints, tendons or cartilage. Sometimes your condition may be as common as arthritis or it could be a result of an accident, infection or other disease. The good news is that it very likely can be fixed through surgery.

Myrtle Beach orthopedic surgeonsSurgery can often provide you relief from the pain of osteoarthritis. If required, replacement surgery is utilized to replace your damaged parts with artificial ones, thereby minimizing or eliminating pain when other treatment methods have not worked.

The most important result of having any orthopedic surgery is gaining increased mobility. A joint damaged by accident, arthritis or infections will cause severe pain and make activities like walking or reaching painful if not impossible. Surgery may eliminate the need for the continual administration of pain medications and provides relief from everyday stiffness. It helps you to enjoy normal activities once again but without the need for a cane or crutches. Orthopedic surgery promises to increase your independence and improve the quality of your life considerably.

If you live in coastal South Carolina, and are seeking area Myrtle Beach orthopedic surgeons, consider contacting Carolina Center for Joint Preservation & Replacement. They are leaders in the field of orthopedic surgery and would be happy to help you get your pain-free life back.


It’s such a beautiful time of the year to be visiting the coastal area of South Carolina. Perhaps you’re here visiting family and friends or maybe you have come to spend your holidays on the golf courses. That’s what many of us would enjoy doing this time of year. When you want to bring in the new year on the beach or on the greens, this is the place to be. There are some really nice Myrtle Beach vacation rentals that Sloan Realty has available and we’re recommending. We’ve stayed in them and it was a delightful experience.

Myrtle Beach vacation rentalsTheir Myrtle Beach vacation rentals come furnished and beautifully decorated in a beach décor. The one we stayed in was quite colorful. It just automagically put you into a great mood. We had separate bedrooms and bathrooms, a kitchen that was equipped for cooking in, a dining area and a very comfortable living room. Each of the rentals come with various amenities like TVs, DVD players, swimming pools and Jacuzzis, too. At this time of year there are local events going on that only come around once a year so don’t miss them.

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is an amazing exhibit featuring the world’s largest drive-through, fully synchronized LED Christmas light and music show. This year you’ll even be able to drive through a lighted tunnel to the sounds of your favorite Christmas carols like, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, Silent Night, Joy to the World and so many others. Admission is $25.50 per car or family van; $40/activity van or half bus; $50/limo and $5/person in a tour or school bus. Myrtle Beach vacation rentalsShadrack’s Christmas Wonderland will be open from dusk until 10 p.m. daily including holidays at Pelican Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

Christmas on Ice will be performed at The Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach each evening at 7:30 p.m. through December 29, 2012. This highly acclaimed and exciting show features championship ice skaters, the best high-kicking dancers, and all your favorite Christmas hits! Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic Christmas journey on a 40 ft ice skating rink and massive winter wonderland stage.


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