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The 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline known as the Grand Strand is lined with excellent seafood restaurants. But for the freshest catches and best times on the high seas, nothing beats the all-you-can-catch buffet you can only find a few miles offshore. Thanks to the many charter boats and guide services that sail out of the Strand every day and return loaded down with big ones from the sea, Compass Cove Resort guests can easily enjoy a fun day of deep sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach sports scene may be best known for championship golf, water sports and other stick-and-ball games, but the fastest sport on the Grand Strand can be found at the historic Myrtle Beach Speedway. Located off Highway 501, about 9 miles away from Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, the half-mile asphalt racetrack has been hosting NASCAR action for almost 60 years. Read More »

 

The living has always been easy at Compass Cove Resort in Myrtle Beach, and now the oceanfront resort has made it even easier. Compass Cove’s new mobile app transforms your cellphone into your multi-tasking tool for planning the perfect vacation and your VIP pass for a problem-free getaway. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for its wealth of fun-in-the-sun activities, such as parasailing, surfing, golf and beachcombing. But what about when it rains, or when it’s just too hot to play outdoors? Thanks to the recent opening of Rockin’ Jump, Myrtle Beach’s first trampoline park, we’ve got you covered — literally. Read More »

 

There's something to be said for a relaxing vacation where the biggest workout is lifting a frozen drink to your lips. But for those who prefer physical exertion and pure adrenaline, Myrtle Beach and Compass Cove Resort have you covered on both ends. Try these fun and easy ways to stay active during your Myrtle Beach vacation and recover with a relaxing stay at Compass Cove Resort: Read More »

 

Murrells Inlet is known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina," but the tiny village also prides itself in its liquid refreshments. In fact, there's a popular saying you will see on hats and bumper stickers: "Murrells Inlet: A drinking town with a fishing problem." You will find out what that motto means by taking a pub crawl to these 10 waterfront watering holes: Read More »

 

The 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline called the Grand Strand is made up of several distinct communities with their own claims to fame. Myrtle Beach is the Sun Fun Capital for its sunny beaches and fun attractions. Murrells Inlet is known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina" for its abundance of fishing boats, fresh catches and seafood restaurants. Read More »

 

You don't have to be a meteorologist to know the typical weather forecast for Myrtle Beach this summer. It's going to be hot, and that's just the way you like it. Fortunately for guests at Compass Cove Resort, we've got plenty of ways to help you cool down when the temperatures start to rise. Here are five fun ways to chill out in the hot summer sun on your Myrtle Beach vacation: Read More »

 

The Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing has been entertaining thousands of fans for more than two decades, but the story behind the popular musical and theatrical venue is even more deeply rooted in the Grand Strand sand, all the way back to the early 1970s. Read More »

 

The Grand Strand is loaded with live music theaters and concert halls and sometimes going out to a major show can be expensive, but not if you know where to go to see some of the top local and regional acts play for free. While shows at the Alabama Theatre and Carolina Opry or concerts at the House of Blues or the Palace Theatre can potentially put a dent in your tight vacation budget, there are several restaurants and bars that host local bands with no cover charge. Here are five of Compass Cove guests' favorite hot spots for free live music: Read More »

 

Guests at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach have lots of options for cooling off on the outside — including a dip in the ocean, a splash in the pool or a relaxing ride down the lazy river. And when it comes to cooling you off on the inside, well, we've got you covered there, too, with a wide selection of frozen daiquiris and specialty drinks that are sure to put out that internal fire. Read More »

 

Everybody deserves a vacation, and the folks at Compass Cove Resort want to show you all the tips and tricks for saving money on yours. Try these suggestions for some of the best deals in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

Often, the best type of publicity is word of mouth. With that in mind, please enjoy this narrative provided by one of our own Compass Cove Resort guests who recounted her experience at the Pirates Voyage show and dinner: As we gathered in the elevator of our resort, Compass Cove, I could see the anticipation building on my family’s faces. My little ones looked up at me and said “Aargh” as we headed out to Pirates Voyage. Nothing like food, mermaids and pirates to bring the family together. Read More »

 

Some vacation destinations have attractions where you can swim with trained dolphins or watch them jump through hoops, but you really haven't experienced these magnificent creatures until you've seen them in the wild. Myrtle Beach visitors have the unique opportunity to take a short cruise off the Carolina coast and see dolphins being dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean. Sailing out of the nearby fishing villages of Little River and Murrells Inlet, about 15 miles north and south of Compass Cove, respectively, several charter boat companies and outdoor outfitters offer cruises just a few miles off the coast to areas that are known to be popular migration zones for dolphins. With cruises ranging from two to three hours round-trip, many go so far as to guarantee that your group will spot some dolphins or you can return another day until you see the main attractions. Read More »

 

Guests at Compass Cove don't need to leave the property to have a splashing good time at a water park — there's one in their own backyard. Located on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront in the downtown district, Compass Cove offers one of the best on-site water park resorts on the entire Grand Strand, giving our guests the ultimate way to get wet and wild on-site. However, if you are looking for an invigorating experience of the aquatic kind, Myrtle Beach offers a range of options. Featuring water parks with thrilling waterslides and mat rides, wave pools, lazy rivers and kiddie pool playgrounds, Myrtle Beach is also home to several hybrid facilities that include everything from go-kart racing and putt-putt golf to amusement parks and roller coasters. So whether you want to chill on the premises or go exploring, here are four great places to take a daring dip: Read More »

 

What's the only thing better than vacationing in Myrtle Beach? Vacationing in Myrtle Beach with all your family and friends. While any trip to the Grand Strand is a great one, the adage "the more, the merrier" certainly applies to Myrtle Beach, where large groups and family reunion parties have plenty of fun activities to choose from. Here are 10 of our favorites: Read More »

 

The latest addition to the Grand Strand's restaurant scene opened on April Fool’s Day, but this newcomer is no joke. Bringing the unique flavor of New England-style seafood to the heart of the Lowcountry on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, The Claw House is a serious contender amid an ocean of seafood restaurants in the tiny fishing village known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina." Murrells Inlet is known for its Lowcountry-style seafood, a fact that is supported by the dozens of local restaurants surrounding the waterfront area along the famed Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Boasting some of the freshest seafood and best restaurants on the Grand Strand, Murrells Inlet has added one more to its already loaded lineup, and this one offers a lot more than the usual shrimp, fish and oysters from local waters. Read More »

 

Remember when you were a kid and your mother would treat you to a trip to the ice cream parlor? It's time to return the favor with the flavor of some old-fashioned ice cream or some new-age frozen yogurt. What better way to spend Mother's Day than taking her on a Myrtle Beach vacation and surprising her with an ice cream cone of her own? Best of all, you can have some, too. The only question is where to go. The growing trend of frozen yogurt shops has introduced a flood (or perhaps a glacier) of national chains like sweetFrog, TCBY and Froyoz to a Myrtle Beach market already teeming with popular ice cream shops like Ben & Jerry's, Baskin-Robbins and Friendly's. That said, Mom may prefer a trip to a familiar place like the ones she used to visit as a child, or a long-standing local store that reminds her of her childhood vacations to the Grand Strand. With that in mind, here's a list of five shops close to Compass Cove resort where you can spoil Mom on her special day: Read More »

 

If tapping your feet to the beat of great country music and digging your toes into the sand at America's No. 1 family beach destination sounds like your idea of a great vacation, just wait until you hear the real kicker: Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach is offering chances to win free tickets to the June 10-12 Carolina Country Music Festival, and we're hoping you will be our guests for the concert event of the summer. The Second Annual Carolina Country Music Fest is coming back to Myrtle Beach following last year's successful debut, and 20 fans will each win two tickets to the event, courtesy of Compass Cove and partner company Brittain Resorts & Hotels. Guests can take advantage of our special packages to save up to 40 percent off accommodations during the festival and also receive discounted tickets, or even the ultimate discount of FREE for a lucky few. Read More »

 

Most visitors come to Myrtle Beach for its modern, man-made attractions, such as golf courses, seafood restaurants and shopping malls, and its natural resources, like the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful white-sand beaches. Often lost in the mix is the Grand Strand's rich history, including some of Colonial America's earliest settlements and wealthiest plantations. Although the city of Myrtle Beach itself is less than a century old, the nearby South Carolina Lowcountry towns of Georgetown, Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet still reflect the pre-Revolutionary War history of the region and the rice culture that dominated the South Carolina coast through the Civil War. Visitors can still see remnants of the old days by taking a walk back in time at these regional historic sites: Read More »

 

Spring break is more than just a chance to thaw out from the winter chill and recharge your own solar batteries. It's also a great opportunity for families to experience the many rites of spring that Myrtle Beach has to offer while also building lasting vacation memories. For our guests at Compass Cove Resort, here are five of our favorite activities for families to enjoy: Read More »

 

Going green takes on a new meaning in Myrtle Beach for St. Patrick's Day, which features a full week of St. Patrick’s Day festivities on the Grand Strand. Irish-themed events of all kinds are scheduled, ranging from parades and street parties to nightlife and shopping activities. So wear your green and get ready to go these St. Patrick's Day venues: Read More »

 

When you come to Myrtle Beach for a golf getaway, there’s never a better way to relax and refresh after a sunny spring round than to chill at the pool or take a few runs down a thrilling waterslide. That’s the philosophy at Compass Cove. With more than 530 guestrooms and 720 feet of Atlantic Ocean frontage, Compass Cove is a quintessential beachfront getaway to complement any golf excursion to the Grand Strand. And with 22 water features – including 6 indoor pools and 3 outdoor pools – Compass Cove has no shortage of amenities for the family as well. Compass Cove’s friendly staff and experienced golf directors are ready and waiting to help you plan your ultimate Myrtle Beach golf adventure. Here are three courses to put on your golf itinerary during your stay at Compass Cove: Read More »

 

Beer has come a long way since the old days of picking up a six-pack of whatever was cold. A market that was once dominated by two or three major domestic brands a few decades ago has experienced a microbrew revolution that has opened up the world to an endless list of unique beers, and turned the craft of brewing into an art form. Nowhere is that growing trend more evident than in Myrtle Beach, which has seen an explosion of craft beer and microbrew pubs set up shop on the Grand Strand in recent years. The latest is quickly becoming one of the most popular brew houses: the Brass Tap Beer Bar in Market Common, which is only a short distance from Compass Cove Resort. Read More »

 

What's better than vacationing in Myrtle Beach at the Compass Cove Resort? Vacationing in Myrtle Beach at the Compass Cove Resort and getting free stuff. That's about as good as it gets, and Compass Cove is making your vacation dream come true. Introducing our Sun & Fun Rewards program for 2016, Compass Cove is your ticket to a wonderful time both on and off the resort property. Enjoy our clean and comfortable accommodations, our first-class amenities, our oceanfront location and our famous hospitality, and throw in a few free tickets to some of the best attractions the Grand Strand has to offer. Read More »

 

Some say Myrtle Beach doesn't have the culture of neighboring cities Charleston and Wilmington, NC, which is fine since they don't have the same great beaches, attractions and atmosphere of the Grand Strand. But for arts and crafts enthusiasts in our area, those critics just don't know where to look. There is art all around us, and here are five places you can soak it up: Read More »

 

There is only one meaningful football game left to be played this season, and the Super Bowl is going to come and go faster than we know it. But that doesn't mean sports fans have to hibernate for winter only to emerge from our holes just in time for March Madness. The college basketball season is in full swing, and Myrtle Beach has a proud hoops history and great sports bars to match. Home of the Beach Ball Classic, a nationwide high school hoops tournament that has featured some of the top future NBA and college stars in basketball history (do the names Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace and Vince Carter ring a bell?), Myrtle Beach is hopping with hoops fans. And because so many Grand Strand visitors and transplants hail from all over the country, there is a broad fan base that creates a fun and festive environment for college basketball games. Read More »

 

If anyone tells you it's too cold to go swimming in Myrtle Beach this time of year, they've never stayed and played at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort. Even on the chilliest winter days the water is still warm and the green light is on for a splashing good time. Compass Cove's list of indoor water amenities is endless, but here are our guests' five favorites: Read More »

 

Many longtime Myrtle Beach visitors know only two roads - Highway 501 that carries them in and out of the city, and Highway 17 that takes them north and south. Anything off those streets requires asking for directions, or missing it all together. You can still get almost anywhere in Myrtle Beach using those two main thoroughfares, but a lot of new roads have been built in recent years to lead visitors to new attractions. A concerted effort to promote "connectivity" on local roads has made it possible to avoid those busier highways by using back roads and new accesses that serve as time-saving short cuts. Read More »

 

The most popular places to shop on the Grand Strand are the multi-purpose complexes like Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, where the abundance of attractions, restaurants and nightlife offer lots of fun beyond shopping. But the open-air areas and walkways that lead to the storefronts can get pretty chilly on those cold and windy winter days. The same is true along the Market Common and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, where the urban style sidewalk shops require some serious strolling and shopping. That's not a problem for most of the year, when the warm weather and scenic landscapes make you want to spend some time outside. But for those chilly and rainy days, the less time spent outdoors, the better. Read More »

 

The holidays are a doubled-edged sword for folks on a diet. As much as you love getting together with family and friends and celebrating the season with parties and dinners, the temptation to eat some fattening foods - and lots of them - is too great for your ability to say no. This is especially true if you plan to spend the holidays in Myrtle Beach, where there is a wide selection of great restaurants serving Christmas and New Year's feasts and hosting lavish holiday parties. At Compass Cove Resort, we feel your predicament. With so many great things to see, do and eat in Myrtle Beach, it is easy to forget the diet and enjoy all the food, drinks and dessert until the New Year. But for those who don't want to pack on any extra pounds that they will have to work off in 2016, here are six tips for surviving the holidays on a diet: Read More »

 

We all remember doing arts and crafts projects as children at school or summer camp, molding lumps of clay into a lopsided paper weights or building a miniature log cabin out of popsicle sticks. If you think it was fun when you were a kid, you should give it another try as an adult. You may have developed an artistic side over the years you might not know about. The growing trend is called "festive crafting" or "social arts" and involves grown adults revisiting their love for arts and crafts later in life. Group classes allow friends to gather and explore their creativity in a social setting, a far cry from the often boring environment of more formal art classes, Patrons can even bring their own wine and appetizers to make a party out of painting. Local businesses like Paint and Unwined and Wine and Design have opened in recent years to rave reviews. Both offer painting parties and more laid-back art classes for guests wanting to brush up on their painting skills and find a unique and fun group activity. They provide the paint supplies, canvases and easels; you and your friends bring your own bottles. Read More »

 

Looking for Christmas lights during your Myrtle Beach vacation? You don't have to look very hard or far. From the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens in the Lowcountry to a floating parade on the Carolina border, the Grand Strand comes to life in the gloaming as brightly colored lights illuminate the coastline. Here are three light shows you must see this holiday season: Read More »

 

Local chefs love Christmas almost as much as children. Inspired by the flavors of the season, chefs stock their kitchens with holiday-themed ingredients and create masterpiece meals to please their customers. Some Myrtle Beach area restaurants are even open for Christmas Eve and Day so you can celebrate the holiday with a wonderful feast. Here are five of the top places for Compass Cove guests to enjoy top chef specials this holiday season: Read More »

 

One of the highlights of the holiday season for both children and adults is visiting Santa Claus. Something about seeing the jolly ol' elf in person triggers a happy place in your childhood memories, an experience that is only heightened by watching children hop up on his lap. If you are looking for an up-close Santa encounter, you came to the right place. Few people know that Myrtle Beach is Santa's favorite vacation spot, a peaceful retreat for him to rest up before and after his goodwill tour around the world. He's even been known to land the sleigh on the roof at Compass Cove and let the reindeer feed on sea oats. But if he doesn't make it to the resort this time, there are plenty of places around town where you can spot Santa taking photos and orders for Christmas. Here are a few places he is scheduled to appear: Read More »

 

They say time flies when you are having fun, and that includes the time leading up to a fun family vacation in Myrtle Beach at Compass Cove Resort. Before you know it, winter will have come and gone and you will be looking forward to thawing out on the beach in the spring and sizzling in the sun this summer. If you want to get the maximum enjoyment out of your vacation with the minimum amount of hassle, now is the time to start planning your getaway. Here are five reasons why you should book your trip to the Grand Strand and make your reservations to Compass Cove as soon as possible: Read More »

 

You take one step out the door and get hit in the face with a blast of cold air. You spend your mornings scraping ice off your windshield while waiting for your vehicle to warm up. It’s dark on the way to and from work, and then you come home and do it all over again the next day for a few months. If these symptoms of the wintertime blues sound painfully familiar, you are a prime candidate for a vacation break in Myrtle Beach at Compass Cove Resort. Located on the oceanfront of America’s No. 1 family vacation destination, Compass Cove Resort specializes in hosting visitors from colder climates and welcomes thousands to our shores each offseason. Although summertime comes to mind when most folks think of Myrtle Beach, the winter months have become a popular time for snowbirds to migrate away from the ice and snow to find some sun and sand, in a milder environment. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for fun in the sun, but did you know we also know how to have a good time during the holiday season? Guests at Compass Cove can enjoy lots of Christmas activities and seasonal events to enjoy their stay on the Grand Strand. Here are our 8 favorite ways to celebrate Christmas in the white sand instead of the cold snow: Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is wrapping up its "60 More Days of Summer" campaign, a program designed to let visitors know about the mild weather and light crowds on the Grand Strand during the months of September and October. Compass Cove Resort can do even better - like 365 days summer - for its guests. No matter what the calendar or the thermometer say, it's always summertime at Compass Cove. Our spacious indoor waterpark and outdoor pool deck with heated swimming pools, hot tubs and a lazy river provide the perfect warm-weather oasis for snow birds who are in need of a retreat to feel some heat in Myrtle Beach. With mild temperatures well into autumn (on the date this article was written, Oct. 23, the high temperature in Myrtle Beach was 81 degrees), guests at Compass Cove can enjoy a day in the sun on the oceanfront pool deck and the tanning lawn, and even cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool or a relaxing ride down the lazy river. The little ones can splash and play in the kiddie pool and Silly Submarine aquatic playground area, and all ages can take advantage of the adjoining beach accesses to go for a stroll along the coast. Read More »

 

Broadway at the Beach offers much more than great shopping, dining and nightlife. In fact, this popular Myrtle Beach entertainment complex is home to many of the Grand Strand's best attractions, giving the young and adventurous plenty of options for fun things to do while the grownups shop, eat and play. Better yet, Broadway's family-friendly activities can be enjoyed together as a group for some memorable vacation moments. Here are our top five attractions at Broadway at the Beach: Read More »

 

If you are planning a trip to Myrtle Beach for an autumn retreat to the beach at Compass Cove Resort, don’t cancel your plans. And if you aren’t, you should consider taking advantage of the mild temperatures and small crowds on the Grand Strand in the fall. Contrary to some media reports and rumors, the flooding that devastated much of South Carolina did not have negative impacts on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. The record rainfall and major flooding in the Palmetto State did not wash out the Grand Strand’s tourism parade. Only a matter of days after parts of the state received as much as 2 feet of rain in the first week of October, Myrtle Beach was back open for business. "We are fortunate our beaches are up and running and ready for visitors," Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Brad Dean said just days after the storm stopped and the floodwaters subsided. "Anyone who has visited the Myrtle Beach area knows our fall weather is typically gorgeous and sunny. We look forward to welcoming folks back to the beach." Read More »

 

Just as the beach serves as a sandy transition from the ocean to dry land, Myrtle Beach provides the perfect place to bridge the generation gap between grandparents and kids. While the baby boom generation may have little in common with millennials in the real world, the timelessness of the beach gives grandparents the chance to make some memories that will last their kids' kids a lifetime. Here are five places to cut through the age difference and connect with some fun for the young, and the young at heart: Read More »

 

There was a time when Myrtle Beach was strictly a summer destination. In fact, the locals used to joke that the city rolled up the sidewalks after Labor Day weekend and put them back down the next year in time for Memorial Day weekend, but those days have long since changed. Today, Myrtle Beach is a year-round hot spot. Read More »

 

There are two kinds of seafood lovers: Those who will try anything from the ocean as long as it is fried, broiled, grilled or baked, and those who prefer it straight from the sea. We're talking about sushi, of course, and those who love their seafood on the very rare side have just as many options in Myrtle Beach as those who like the Calabash-style buffets. Here are our top 10 places to get sushi in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

One of the best things about the fall season in Myrtle Beach is the abundance of new shows that appear in local theaters. From some of the top touring acts in the world of pop, rock and country music to the off-Broadway productions that culminate with a series of Christmas shows, the live theater lineup is at its peak in the autumn. No matter when you decide to make your fall getaway, you can rest assured that there is a nice selection of shows to choose from, including family-friendly venues featuring music, magic, dancing, comedy and more. It’s always a good idea to buy your tickets in advance, and here is a quick look at some of the shows coming to Myrtle Beach theaters this fall: Read More »

 

You’ve heard the expression “the more, the merrier”? The old adage is true, at least as it applies to vacationing in Myrtle Beach. With smaller crowds on the Grand Strand after the busy summer season, large parties have plenty of room to enjoy the best things Myrtle Beach has to offer. For starters, staying at Compass Cove Resort is both affordable and accommodating to groups, offering discounted fall rates and offering rooms and suites that range up to four bedrooms. And with all the great amenities on site and easy access to the beach, there’s plenty to keep everyone in your party occupied without leaving the property. But most groups love to explore, and Compass Cove puts you close to all the action. Take in all the attractions, restaurants, shops with no waiting, and experience a slice of the Myrtle Beach life that doesn’t exist any other time of year. Here are our five suggestions for fun things to do with a large group: Read More »

 

It’s football time again, and you don’t want to miss the big game while you are on vacation. Fortunately for football fans staying at Compass Cove, you don’t have to. Whether you are a college football or NFL fan, you can watch your home team while you are away from home at one of the many local sports bars, some of which are a short distance from the resort. Here are our top five places to root for your team while you are in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach has its fair share of head-turning, eye-popping attractions. There's a life-sized King Kong climbing a replica of the Empire State Building at Hollywood Wax Museum. There's an upside down science lab at WonderWorks, and there are dinosaurs, volcanoes, shipwrecks and plane crashes at putt-putt golf courses on the Grand Strand. But the most recognizable sight that illuminates the night and splashes a sea of colors to the seaside is the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, a 187-foot high-tech ferris wheel that attracts large crowds to the downtown district. The neon-lit attraction serves as the centerpiece of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and is visible for miles away on the skyline. Read More »

 

Guests return to Compass Cove Resort summer after summer to enjoy the sun, sand and surf, as well as the great hospitality, accommodations and amenities. But the fun doesn't stop after Labor Day. In fact, the Myrtle Beach fall festival season is just getting started. From food and fireworks to concerts and car shows, the Grand Strand is bustling with activity in September, October, and November. The moderate temperatures and lighter crowds create the ideal setting for community events that bring out the best Myrtle Beach has to offer. Read More »

 

You have a lot of choices for places to spend your Myrtle Beach vacation. But when you do your homework and consider price, location and value, all signs point to Compass Cove Resort. From the time you check in to when you check out, Compass Cove goes out of its way to ensure you enjoy your stay. Here are the top five reasons to make Compass Cove your vacation home away from home: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach's most popular attractions come with varying price tags. Relaxing on the beach, strolling the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and enjoying fireworks shows and concerts are free, while activities like golf, deep-sea fishing and shopping can be expensive. But what about the activities that fall somewhere in the middle, the things to do that are fun and affordable for vacationers on the budget. Myrtle Beach has you covered in that department as well with a plethora of attractions that fall in the $25 range. Here are five of our favorite activities that will put a smile on your face without putting a dent in your vacation budget: Read More »

 

Cooking classes might not be the first activity that springs to mind when you are planning your Myrtle Beach vacation. After all, with all the attractions, entertainment, shopping and watersports options available, not to mention the popular activity of relaxing on the beach, something like culinary courses might get lost in the vacation mix. But with the booming popularity of cooking, such as the growing “foodie” movement and the flood of culinary related TV shows like “Top Chef” and “Hell’s Kitchen”, cooking has become more of an arts and crafts activity than simply a household chore. With that in mind, more and more people are turning to culinary classes as a pastime, every bit as fun and enjoyable as dancing or shopping. If you and other members of your party are looking to try something a little different during your Myrtle Beach vacation, there are a few opportunities to strap on the apron and create some culinary magic. Learn some tips and tricks you can carry with you to use back home, like the proper way to prepare seafood or cooking with local wines. Here are some options for those itching to get in the kitchen: Read More »

 

There are so many great things to see and do in Myrtle Beach, and so little vacation time to see and do it all. To get the maximum enjoyment out of your days on the Grand Strand, you want to experience the best of the best. Of course "the best," like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, but here is our best-guess list of all the bests: Read More »

 

Everyone has their own idea of fun things to do in Myrtle Beach. From beach going and attractions to shopping and restaurants, the options are aplenty. But there's one thing that everyone in the family can agree on - free. Not only is the price right, but the good times are ready to roll at these free-admission events on the Grand Strand: Read More »

 

The best places to go fishing on the Grand Strand without a boat are one of the nine piers located along the 60-mile stretch of coastline that surrounds Myrtle Beach. They also happen to be some of the best places to go for dining, entertainment and nightlife. Hosting everything from restaurants and bars, gift stores and tackle shops, live concerts and fireworks shows, fishing piers are the places to be even if you never bait a hook. Whether you hope to catch the big one, or you just want to catch the cool sea breeze at an oceanfront bar, here are the best piers for angling and hanging out over open waters: Read More »

 

At first glance, a hot cup of coffee might not sound like the ideal beverage of choice at a hot spot like Myrtle Beach. A dry, sandy mouth prefers something cold over a hot cup of Joe, but many coffee houses now sell as many fruit smoothies and iced teas as they do the traditional cup of coffee. And there are moments, like watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean from your hotel balcony, or a chilly night on the beach, when a cup of coffee is just the thing to hit the spot. So if you are looking to get your coffee fix while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, be sure to check one of these five coffee houses: Read More »

 

The Palace Theatre is famous for attracting top entertainment to Myrtle Beach, but this summer's lineup takes it to another level. In addition to the off-Broadway productions it is known for, the Palace Theatre is bringing in some cutting-edge attraction in 2015. From new-age magic acts to a virtual-reality dinosaur exhibit, the Palace is broadening its appeal to provide quality entertainment for the whole family. Even the theatrical shows feature a fairy tale for the kids and a stroll down musical memory lane for adults. Here's a look at the upcoming shows and attractions at the Palace Theatre: Read More »

 

Some folks can take a vacation away from work, friends and family, but they can’t seem to part with their cell phones, even long enough to relax and enjoy the freedom of a phone-free environment. Visitors to Myrtle Beach have a real challenge on their hands with the abundant supply of sand, sun and saltwater in the surrounding vicinity. Here are five tips for keeping your electronics equipment safe and sound during your Myrtle Beach vacation: Read More »

 

June marks the start of the summer season in Myrtle Beach, and the Grand Strand offers lots of fun festivals and events for the whole family. If you are in town in June, be sure to check out these highlights: Read More »

 

So you have strolled the Boardwalk, cruised the Boulevard, and walked around Broadway. You've been there and done that at all of Myrtle Beach’s major manmade attractions, and even got the T-shirt to prove it. But there's a whole other side to the Grand Strand that you might not have seen yet. In fact, many visitors don’t even realize it exists. But hidden far away from the neon lights and seafood buffets is a much wilder world of Lowcountry wetlands, maritime woodlands, and abundant wildlife. You can’t get there by foot, trolley or a minivan, and even your SUV might be not match for some of the hard-to-reach places. It takes a four-wheel drive Jeep or a four-hoofed horse, and a knowledgeable tour guide to discover some of the Strand’s most scenic and natural settings. Here are four great ways to get back to nature and enjoy the Grand Strand’s great outdoors: Read More »

 

A trip to the museum might not be at the top of your party’s list of things to do in Myrtle Beach. But once you’ve soaked up lots of rays and had all the seafood you can eat, a visit to a local museum is a great way to spend a few hours out of your rainy day. Here are four worth checking out: Read More »

 

What can you do for fun on a hot summer night in Myrtle Beach? You answered your own question. The Hot Summer Nights series brings a variety of family-friendly entertainment to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Featuring live music, kids’ carnivals, fireworks shows and a whole lot more, Hot Summer Nights provides the perfect reason to enjoy the season in the downtown district. Running from June through August, Hot Summer Nights recently released its schedule of activities for 2015, and this year's lineup promises to be the hottest ever. Music-lovers are in luck as local and regional bands will perform four nights each week on the Plyler Park stage, and the popular "Boardwalk Elvis" show is back by popular demand two nights a week. Read More »

 

After a hot summer day at the beach, nothing hits the spot like a frozen treat. And after a night out on the town as dinner fades into a distant memory, your body is craving something sweet. That’s when it’s time to reward yourself with a trip to one of Myrtle Beach’s many bakeries, ice cream parlors and sweet shops. While they seem to be located on just about every block, there are a few that stand out as the best places to satisfy your aching sweet tooth: Read More »

 

Every town has something to be proud of, even the tiny fishing village of Little River, South Carolina. While other cities on the Grand Strand celebrate their heritage by paying tribute to their chief claim to fame (in Myrtle Beach it’s summertime fun in the sun, and for North Myrtle Beach it’s shagging on Ocean Drive), Little River honors its top export – the blue crab. The World Famous Blue Crab Festival will celebrate its 34th anniversary on the Little River waterfront on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17. Featuring lots of opportunities to chow down on the event’s guests of honor, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival offers plenty of great live music and entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, fun and games for kids and, of course, fresh local seafood straight from the docks. Located just south of the Carolina border, less than 30 miles from Compass Cove Resort along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, Little River pays homage to the oft-eaten and underappreciated blue crab, the ornery little crustaceans that call the local tidal creeks and swamps home. Freshly caught blue points are hauled in by the bushels and steamed on the spot for festival-goers with a taste for the crabby critters. Read More »

 

Want to snap some selfies with A-list celebrities and rub elbows with the rich and famous? That usually involves a trip to L.A. or New York, but now visitors to Myrtle Beach can get into the celeb-sighting act. The Hollywood Wax Museum, the latest attraction to take Broadway at the Beach by storm, features realistic wax figures of the biggest and brightest stars in show business, including actors, actresses, musicians, athletes and more. Guests are surrounded by so many celebs you will feel like you’ve walked down the red carpet and slipped behind the velvet rope at one of Hollywood’s most exclusive gatherings. Read More »

 

With apologies to Nashville, the Sun Fun Capital of Myrtle Beach will double as the Country Music USA for three days in June when the Carolina Country Music Festival comes to the town.The inaugural event will be held June 5-7 in the heart of the downtown district on the site of the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion. More than 20,000 country music fans are expected to pack the old Pavilion site to see some of the biggest names in country music take the stage for a three-day throw down on the beach. The star-studded lineup was already enough to create a huge buzz among country music fans as the early block of pre-sale tickets sold out in a matter of days. But promoters have added even more big names to the bill, creating one of the most impressive outdoor festivals on the country music circuit this season. Read More »

 

Market Common in Myrtle Beach is known for its shopping, but it also happens to be one of the best dining stops on the Grand Strand. Featuring 10 restaurants sprinkled throughout the urban-style retail district, hungry shoppers can take a break and refuel on a wide selection of Asian, Mexican, French, Italian and American cuisine. Like the trendy neighborhood, many of the restaurants are fine-dining establishments along with a few family-casual eateries. Located less than five miles from Compass Cove, this is a great place for guests to take a stroll through the streets, sidewalks and city parks that surround the community. Here are 10 restaurants to check out while you are at Market Common: Read More »

 

Explore your artistic side in a fun and relaxed setting at Wine and Design in Myrtle Beach. This national chain is the first of its kind on the Grand Strand and is quickly gaining fans among folks who prefer to do something different and creative with their free time – all while enjoying a glass of wine. Wine and Design is a burgeoning national chain on the East Coast, but the recently opened art studio is offering a first of its kind experience on the Grand Strand. Wine and Design offers painting parties and art classes for individuals wanting to brush up on their skills, couples in search of a romantic date, or large parties looking for a fun group activity. Located on the north end of Myrtle Beach, Wine and Design is a combination art studio and wine bar, albeit it on a bring-your-own-bottle basis, that has everything else you need to get started – from paint supplies, canvases and easels to corkscrews and wine glasses you can purchase and paint yourself. Enjoy a glass of wine or beverages of your choice while you unwind and let your creative side come to the surface. Read More »

 

There’s nothing wrong with relaxing on the beach and looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. That’s what vacationing in Myrtle Beach is all about, right? Wrong, at least not if you are up for a little high thrills on the high seas. From deep-sea fishing and dolphin-watching cruises to parasailing and kayaking, the Grand Strand is lined with outfitters ready to take you for a wet and wild ride. Here’s a list of the top five watersports to try while you are in Myrtle Beach, and some of the local companies that can make it happen: Read More »

 

It's time to lace up those sneakers and get in a good stretch for the busy part of the running seas in the Myrtle Beach area. With springtime bringing milder temperatures that are perfect for competitive running, the Grand Strand has a long list of upcoming races to choose from. Whether it's a serious competitive event or a fun fund-raiser, the Myrtle Beach running scene has it all. Here's a list of upcoming racing events: Read More »

 

The clock says it’s midnight, but your stomach seems to think it’s dinner time and there’s nothing in the fridge that will do the trick. Or you are out on the town in Myrtle Beach and your body needs a good meal before you call it a night. Whatever the reason and whatever the time, you can find a restaurant serving any time of day, including late, late at night and early, early in the morning. From pizza and burger joints to sushi and burrito bars, the Myrtle Beach restaurant scene offers plenty of options for night owls looking for a late-night snack. Here’s a list of the top-five all-night or late-night restaurants: Read More »

 

Many visitors are surprised to discover that the Alabama Theatre is located on the South Carolina coast. Of course, they are also surprised to learn that the country music group by the same first name got its start on the Grand Strand. Before the good ol’ boys from the multi-Grammy Award winning band Alabama were inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, they served as the house band for the legendary Myrtle Beach honky-tonk The Bowery in the downtown oceanfront during the 1970s. Years after the band hit the big time, the group decided to pay tribute to their roots by opening the palatial Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing complex. In keeping with the spirit of the founding crooners, the Alabama Theatre stands as a shrine to country music on the Grand Strand. National and regional touring acts make regular stops before sellout crowds at the 2,000-seat, state-of-the-art venue, and touring companies provide off-Broadway-style entertainment on the stage. The intimate seating and quality sound and lighting make this one of the best places to see live music or a show on the Strand. Read More »

 

Vacationing on a budget can be tricky, but Myrtle Beach is designed with penny-counting families in mind. If you are flexible on times and don’t mind clipping a few coupons from the free discount books available in the Compass Cove Resort lobby, it’s possible to squeeze a lot of fun, food and excitement out of $25. Making your spending cash go even farther is even easier for guests at Compass Cove and other BRM Resorts properties. As part of the Sun Fun Bonus program, guests are given a free ticket to some of the top attractions in town, making it even more affordable for a family of four to explore. Here are five ways to have a big time for as little as $25: Read More »

 

Thanks to changing attitudes about gender roles, girls now can do anything the boys can do - sometimes better. No more sitting on the sidelines while the guys play golf, go hunting and fishing, or any of the other activities previously labeled as "man stuff." But does that equality mean women should abandon all the "girly things" in life? Just because you can hang with the guys doesn't mean you have to, especially for mothers and daughters. A girls day out is great opportunity to reconnect with your feminine side. Myrtle Beach is a great place for moms and their daughters to spend some quality time together while exploring a new destination and sharing new experiences. Leave the boys to play ball on the beach while you two sneak off for some mother-daughter time. Here's a list of suggestions for great ways to spend a full day of mother-daughter bonding: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the sun. But for grownups who still feel young at heart, the real fun starts when the sun goes down at the many nightclubs on the Grand Strand. From dancing and socializing to live music and karaoke, Myrtle Beach has a wide range of bars and activities to keep you going all night long. The best way to find the best in local nightlife is to follow your nose to other popular gathering spots on the Strand. For instance, places like Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach that are hot spots for shopping, dining and attractions, also happen to be among the top places for nightlife. Here are five places to have a good time at night time in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

There's nothing like a weekend retreat to Myrtle Beach to celebrate Valentine's Day; just you, your spouse ... and the kids. That's right, those romantic Valentine's Day getaways are few and far between once you add a few little ones to the mix. Suddenly, that candlelit dinner becomes a fast-food drive-through window and a night out at the movies involves Disney princesses and talking toys. But that doesn't mean you can't have a good time on Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach with the kids in tow. A little good, clean fun for the little ones can help create some romance for the grownups. Plus, if you can successfully manage to wear out the rug rats, perhaps with a long swim session at the Compass Cove indoor pools, they will eventually fall asleep. Here's a list of five fun things to do with kids on Valentine's Day: Read More »

 

There's nothing like a gathering with a large group at the beach ... until it's time to go out for dinner. The hostess shoots you a dirty look when you tell her you need a table for 20-something, and after an hour wait your party finally ushered to a corner with several tables pushed together for the chaotic taking of everyone's orders. Whether it's a family reunion, a wedding party, a golf group or a club outing, your function deserves better during your visit to Myrtle Beach. While some restaurants are built for smaller parties and operate under the "turn and burn" method of getting guests in and out quickly, others cater to larger groups and have the space and staff to accommodate parties of any size. Here are five places perfect for your group dinner: Read More »

 

If you are like the majority of Americans, you recently made a New Year's Resolution to lose weight and get in shape when the calendar struck 2015. And if you are like most of those Americans, you have probably broken those vows, or at least bent them a bit. No judgment here; it's hard to stay motivated when the sun goes down before you get home from work and the temperature drops like a frozen rock. It's too cold to go to the gym, much less for a jog around the block, and the tredmill makes you feel like a hamster in a cage. Meanwhile, your bathing suit is taunting you from the closet corner. Never fear, Compass Cove friends. We've devised the perfect plan to help get you off that couch and on that StairMaster. You can call it Myrtle-robics or Beach-ercise; we call it getting your mind focused on your Myrtle Beach vacation and your body right for that swimsuit. Here are five ways to work out while your mind wonders to Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

For guests who have an appreciation for nature by day but enjoy the creature comforts of Compass Cove Resort by night, the Grand Strand is home to two state parks that allow you to experience the best of both worlds without having to travel all over the globe.Myrtle Beach State Park on the south end of the beach and Huntington Beach State Park in nearby Murrells Inlet provide the perfect places to escape the neon landscape of the downtown district and experience the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast. Read More »

 

There's nothing like the look on a child's face when they see Santa Claus, and there's nothing like the look on a parent's face than when they watch their kid climb into the Jolly Ol' Elf's lap. It's a special holiday moment, and Myrtle Beach has a lot of them. Read More »

 

They call Murrells Inlet "The Seafood Capital of South Carolina," and for good reason. The rich waters of the Lowcountry creeks and estuaries combined with the fishing fleets that sail out to deeper waters provide a perfect 1-2 punch for fresh local seafood. The fishing and shrimping boats, the crab trappers and the oyster diggers literally deliver dinner to the local docks and directly through the kitchen doors of the many restaurants that call this small fishing community their home. Add a dash of Southern hospitality and a pinch of creative cuisine and this town is teeming with delicious seafood. Murrells Inlet also has lots of "landfood" offerings for a surf-and-turf feast. Read More »

 

The only hard thing about celebrating your birthday in Myrtle Beach is deciding where to spend it. So many fun things to do, so few birthday parties. It all depends on what you're looking for on your special day. Whether it's an adults' night out on the town, a kids' day of fun, or a family-friendly party, Myrtle Beach has plenty of places to act your age, or younger. Here are five great places to celebrate Myrtle Beach-style: Read More »

 

The same live theaters that entertain Myrtle Beach visitors year-round also do their part to spread some holiday cheer by presenting their own special Christmas shows. The holiday performances are among the most popular of the year for local theaters, who go the extra mile to make Christmas extra special for audiences with awe-inspiring showcases that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Whether you prefer a more wholesome, country Christmas like Alabama Theatre’s “The South’s Grandest Christmas” or the retro-cool of the Legends In Concert’s “Christmas with the Rat Pack,” you will leave the theater a lot merrier than when you arrived. Here’s a list of the top five Christmas shows on the Grand Strand with a brief preview: Read More »

 

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Ripley's Aquarium is famous for its amazing display of sea life, but the holiday season sees the addition of plant life to its lineup with the annual Festival of Trees event. This popular Broadway at the Beach attraction gets into the Christmas spirit with a tribute to the United States of America. Fifty trees representing all 50 states are decorated with ornaments that represent the character that makes each state unique. The South Carolina tree, for example, is adorned with sea shells, golf balls and other items related to the Palmetto State. Guests can find the trees from their home states and children can learn a lot about states they've never visited by touring the exhibit, which highlights the diversity and celebrates the rich heritage of the United States. Read More »

 

Imagine a Thanksgiving dinner on the oceanfront that involves no cooking or cleaning, and your cozy room for a post-feast nap is only an elevator ride away. If it sounds too good to be true, check out the holiday meal and deal offered by Compass Cove Resort. In addition to great savings on accommodations, this downtown Myrtle Beach resort is serving a full holiday feast at its on-site restaurant, Compass Rose. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will be served Thursday afternoon. Read More »

 

Any time of year is a great time to visit Brookgreen Gardens, but that's especially true during the Christmas holiday season. That's when the botanical sculpture garden lights up the night with its annual "Night of a Thousand Candles" holiday display. The 9,000-acre sculpture garden, the oldest and largest on the East Coast, goes all out for Christmas time by decorating the already beautiful park. The existing merger of art and nature gets an even prettier makeover for the holidays as thousands of visitors flock to the gardens to get a major dose of the Christmas spirit. Located on a former rice and indigo plantation in Murrells Inlet, about 20 miles south of downtown Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens is a year-round attraction featuring more than 1,400 sculptures and statues, colorful plants and flowers and ancient live oak trees that pre-date the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach may be best known for big-time golf, but it's also a mecca for mini-golf. Sure, the Grand Strand has more than 100 championship courses featuring oceanfront and Intracoastal Waterway layouts surrounded by maritime forests and Lowcountry wetlands. But Myrtle Beach also has more than 50 putt-putt courses featuring make-believe dinosaurs, volcanoes, waterfalls and pirates. Serious golfers come to Myrtle Beach to test their skills against the best, and the same is true of scratch putt-putters. The Grand Strand hosts the annual US Open of Prominigolf and the Masters of Mini-golf, and is home to the US Mini-golf Olympic Training Facility. Believe it or not, there is such a thing a pro putt-putt golfer. Read More »

 

Susan Neal is a bit of an expert when it comes to her knowledge of Myrtle Beach hotels, so when she says Compass Cove Resort her favorite place to stay, she's really saying something. "I've been coming to Myrtle Beach since I was a kid and now I'm 63, so what does that tell you?" she joked. "I come two or three times a year and I've stayed at Compass Cove for the past seven years. I've stayed at a lot of different places but it's my favorite." Through the years, Neal has visited the Grand Strand with family, friends and different groups, from a reunion of high school classmates who make an annual trip in the fall to a growing list of grandchildren who come ever chance they get. Regardless of the age of the group she is traveling with, Compass Cove is always a hit with her vacation party. Read More »

 

Saving money on your Myrtle Beach vacation is a simple matter of supply and demand. Visit during the summer time when crowds are heavier and local businesses are busier, and you can expect to pay more. But come to the Grand Strand during the "offseason" months of fall and winter, when the crowds are light and businesses are slow, and you can expect to see a significant savings in accommodations, dining, shopping and more. And it's not just the time of year that can make it more affordable to take a Myrtle Beach vacation in the fall and winter. Knowing where to look for additional discounts can cut even more expenses on your offseason getaway. Although the weather can be hit or miss, there are still plenty of warm winter days and lots of ways to save: Read More »

 

Often overlooked amid the neon lights and dazzling attraction of Myrtle Beach is one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets - the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum.Tucked away behind sprawling live oaks on the south end of Ocean Boulevard sits this charming 1920s-style beach cottage that was converted into an art museum in 1997. Filled with art galleries and touring exhibitions, the building alone is worth a visit as it represents much of the history, people and architecture of Myrtle Beach.The three-story structure was once a beachfront cabana located near the old Ocean Forest Hotel. Once slated for demolition, a local group of artists and historical preservationists joined forces to save the building and have it serve as a much-needed art museum. The land where it currently sits, across from Springmaid Beach Resort and Pier, was donated by namesakes and city founding fathers Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin. Read More »

 

Whoever says you can only have fun on the beach in the summer has never been to Myrtle Beach. The temperatures aren’t quite as hot and the beaches aren’t near as crowded, which already sounds like winning combination. Throw in some fun and games and you’ve got a good time waiting to happen. Here are five fun things to do on the beach on the Grand Strand during the fall and winter: Read More »

 

Taking the little ones trick-or-treating while vacationing in an unfamiliar city can be the scariest thing about Halloween, but not if you know where to go. The Grand Strand is filled with established neighborhoods where you will feel safe and welcome, and there are also various events held around the Myrtle Beach area where you and your children can have a happy Halloween. Most of the major shopping centers offer trick-or-treating, as well as special events for a unique Halloween experience. But for those who prefer to show their children a good, old-fashioned Halloween, find a neighborhood that has year-round residents rather than seasonal housing developments to avoid ringing a lot of unanswered doorbells. Finding the right place to take your kids trick-or-treating can make or break their Halloween. Here's a list of five family-friendly activities and neighborhoods to celebrate the holiday Myrtle Beach style: Read More »

 

In Germany, small towns and villages gather together to celebrate their heritage at Oktoberfest. Myrtle Beach brings the same neighborly spirit to the Bavarian holiday at the Market Common, an urban-style shopping and dining district that hosts a local Oktoberfest event in scenic Valor Park. Held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, Market Common's Oktoberfest is a lower-key version of the more boisterous celebration on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Yes, both festivals cover the basics - beer, German food, beer, German music, beer and, of course, German beer. Oh, and did we mention that beer will be available? More than 20 craft breweries, in fact, along with all the popular domestic and imports. Many microbreweries will be rolling out their special autumn brews for Oktoberfest and visitors can purchase special tasting steins to sample them all. Read More »

 

Packing for a summer vacation in Myrtle Beach is easy: Swimsuit, check. Flip-flops, check. T-shirts and shorts, check, check. And with high temperatures in the 90s during the summer months, it's pretty hard to be underdressed no matter where you go. But it's a different deal in the fall, which features a wider variety of weather than the predictably hot and humid summertime. September sees warm and sunny days without the humidity, and autumn gradually slips into significantly cooler in late November. So exactly when you decide to visit Myrtle Beach in the fall can go a long way to determining exactly what and how much you need to pack for your autumn retreat. Here's a list a tips for things you might want to add to your suitcase for an excellent fall getaway: Read More »

 

Market Common may be best known for its shopping, with more than 100 outlets located within the urban-style commercial district. The development on the site of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base is also the home to several popular festivals, including the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival, Music on the Green and the Family Fourth at the Common. But perhaps the best-kept secret of Market Common may be its stellar dining lineup. Featuring a diverse selection of cuisine, including Italian, Japanese, Mexican and more, Market Common is like an international tour of dining options over a six-block area. Here's a list of the top 10 restaurants at Market Common for your dining pleasure. Read More »

 

Compass Cove guests looking for a change of pace should point their compasses south to Murrells Inlet, a historic fishing village that is only 15 miles from the bright lights of Myrtle Beach but seems like a world away. It’s the perfect day trip to experience the laid-back lifestyle of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” Murrells Inlet backs it up by harvesting the fertile waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the tidal creeks that feed into the Inlet. Fishing and shrimping boats set sail for deeper waters every morning out of the marinas and private docks along the Inlet, while crab-trappers and oyster diggers comb the backwaters for their fresh catches. And it all ends up on the dinner tables that surround the Inlet, particularly the popular Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. This wooden walkway carries visitors along the waterfront and into the doors of a dozen or so local restaurants and bars that serve the freshest seafood on the Grand Strand and lots of cold drinks to wash it all down. Read More »

 

You don’t have to be a world traveler to enjoy an international golf experience. In fact, guests at the Compass Cove Resort in downtown Myrtle Beach can do so within a short drive of the property at the world-renowned International Club’s franchise course in nearby Murrells Inlet. Championship courses like Prestwick Country Club, Myrtlewood Golf Club and World Tour are excellent choices that are nearby. For an even closer and more affordable alternative, Whispering Pines Golf Club is Myrtle Beach's only municipal course and is the nearest 18-hole layout, and the Midway Par-3 is only walking distance away and also hosts a driving range and practice putting green where you can work on your game only blocks away from the Compass Cove property. Read More »

 

The summer fun calendar is coming to a close on the Grand Strand, but not without a few more festivals and one final chance to go out with a bang on Labor Day weekend. From art shows to car shows and from cold beer to hot barbecue, Myrtle Beach closes out the summer events schedule in style. Many of the events are within short walking or driving distance of Compass Cove Resort, so guests can experience one last taste of summer. Here are some of the top shindigs on tap for the month of August: Read More »

 

The end of the summer season is in sight, and the clock is ticking down on the time left to visit some of the top attractions in Myrtle Beach. Although some attractions are open year-round, others are seasonal and shut down shortly after the summer crowds start to leave town. So as the dog days of summer melt away into the mild days of autumn, here are some of the Grand Strand's summertime activities you need to go, see and do before it’s too late. Read More »

 

The 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline known as the Grand Strand is lined with excellent seafood restaurants. But for the freshest catches and best times on the high seas, nothing beats the all-you-can-catch buffet you can only find a few miles offshore. Thanks to the many charter boats and guide services that sail out of the Strand every day and return loaded down with big ones from the sea, Compass Cove Resort guests can easily enjoy a fun day of deep sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach sports scene may be best known for championship golf, water sports and other stick-and-ball games, but the fastest sport on the Grand Strand can be found at the historic Myrtle Beach Speedway. Located off Highway 501, about 9 miles away from Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, the half-mile asphalt racetrack has been hosting NASCAR action for almost 60 years. Read More »

 

The living has always been easy at Compass Cove Resort in Myrtle Beach, and now the oceanfront resort has made it even easier. Compass Cove’s new mobile app transforms your cellphone into your multi-tasking tool for planning the perfect vacation and your VIP pass for a problem-free getaway. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for its wealth of fun-in-the-sun activities, such as parasailing, surfing, golf and beachcombing. But what about when it rains, or when it’s just too hot to play outdoors? Thanks to the recent opening of Rockin’ Jump, Myrtle Beach’s first trampoline park, we’ve got you covered — literally. Read More »

 

There's something to be said for a relaxing vacation where the biggest workout is lifting a frozen drink to your lips. But for those who prefer physical exertion and pure adrenaline, Myrtle Beach and Compass Cove Resort have you covered on both ends. Try these fun and easy ways to stay active during your Myrtle Beach vacation and recover with a relaxing stay at Compass Cove Resort: Read More »

 

Murrells Inlet is known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina," but the tiny village also prides itself in its liquid refreshments. In fact, there's a popular saying you will see on hats and bumper stickers: "Murrells Inlet: A drinking town with a fishing problem." You will find out what that motto means by taking a pub crawl to these 10 waterfront watering holes: Read More »

 

The 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline called the Grand Strand is made up of several distinct communities with their own claims to fame. Myrtle Beach is the Sun Fun Capital for its sunny beaches and fun attractions. Murrells Inlet is known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina" for its abundance of fishing boats, fresh catches and seafood restaurants. Read More »

 

You don't have to be a meteorologist to know the typical weather forecast for Myrtle Beach this summer. It's going to be hot, and that's just the way you like it. Fortunately for guests at Compass Cove Resort, we've got plenty of ways to help you cool down when the temperatures start to rise. Here are five fun ways to chill out in the hot summer sun on your Myrtle Beach vacation: Read More »

 

The Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing has been entertaining thousands of fans for more than two decades, but the story behind the popular musical and theatrical venue is even more deeply rooted in the Grand Strand sand, all the way back to the early 1970s. Read More »

 

The Grand Strand is loaded with live music theaters and concert halls and sometimes going out to a major show can be expensive, but not if you know where to go to see some of the top local and regional acts play for free. While shows at the Alabama Theatre and Carolina Opry or concerts at the House of Blues or the Palace Theatre can potentially put a dent in your tight vacation budget, there are several restaurants and bars that host local bands with no cover charge. Here are five of Compass Cove guests' favorite hot spots for free live music: Read More »

 

Guests at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach have lots of options for cooling off on the outside — including a dip in the ocean, a splash in the pool or a relaxing ride down the lazy river. And when it comes to cooling you off on the inside, well, we've got you covered there, too, with a wide selection of frozen daiquiris and specialty drinks that are sure to put out that internal fire. Read More »

 

Everybody deserves a vacation, and the folks at Compass Cove Resort want to show you all the tips and tricks for saving money on yours. Try these suggestions for some of the best deals in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

Often, the best type of publicity is word of mouth. With that in mind, please enjoy this narrative provided by one of our own Compass Cove Resort guests who recounted her experience at the Pirates Voyage show and dinner: As we gathered in the elevator of our resort, Compass Cove, I could see the anticipation building on my family’s faces. My little ones looked up at me and said “Aargh” as we headed out to Pirates Voyage. Nothing like food, mermaids and pirates to bring the family together. Read More »

 

Some vacation destinations have attractions where you can swim with trained dolphins or watch them jump through hoops, but you really haven't experienced these magnificent creatures until you've seen them in the wild. Myrtle Beach visitors have the unique opportunity to take a short cruise off the Carolina coast and see dolphins being dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean. Sailing out of the nearby fishing villages of Little River and Murrells Inlet, about 15 miles north and south of Compass Cove, respectively, several charter boat companies and outdoor outfitters offer cruises just a few miles off the coast to areas that are known to be popular migration zones for dolphins. With cruises ranging from two to three hours round-trip, many go so far as to guarantee that your group will spot some dolphins or you can return another day until you see the main attractions. Read More »

 

Guests at Compass Cove don't need to leave the property to have a splashing good time at a water park — there's one in their own backyard. Located on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront in the downtown district, Compass Cove offers one of the best on-site water park resorts on the entire Grand Strand, giving our guests the ultimate way to get wet and wild on-site. However, if you are looking for an invigorating experience of the aquatic kind, Myrtle Beach offers a range of options. Featuring water parks with thrilling waterslides and mat rides, wave pools, lazy rivers and kiddie pool playgrounds, Myrtle Beach is also home to several hybrid facilities that include everything from go-kart racing and putt-putt golf to amusement parks and roller coasters. So whether you want to chill on the premises or go exploring, here are four great places to take a daring dip: Read More »

 

What's the only thing better than vacationing in Myrtle Beach? Vacationing in Myrtle Beach with all your family and friends. While any trip to the Grand Strand is a great one, the adage "the more, the merrier" certainly applies to Myrtle Beach, where large groups and family reunion parties have plenty of fun activities to choose from. Here are 10 of our favorites: Read More »

 

The latest addition to the Grand Strand's restaurant scene opened on April Fool’s Day, but this newcomer is no joke. Bringing the unique flavor of New England-style seafood to the heart of the Lowcountry on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, The Claw House is a serious contender amid an ocean of seafood restaurants in the tiny fishing village known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina." Murrells Inlet is known for its Lowcountry-style seafood, a fact that is supported by the dozens of local restaurants surrounding the waterfront area along the famed Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Boasting some of the freshest seafood and best restaurants on the Grand Strand, Murrells Inlet has added one more to its already loaded lineup, and this one offers a lot more than the usual shrimp, fish and oysters from local waters. Read More »

 

Remember when you were a kid and your mother would treat you to a trip to the ice cream parlor? It's time to return the favor with the flavor of some old-fashioned ice cream or some new-age frozen yogurt. What better way to spend Mother's Day than taking her on a Myrtle Beach vacation and surprising her with an ice cream cone of her own? Best of all, you can have some, too. The only question is where to go. The growing trend of frozen yogurt shops has introduced a flood (or perhaps a glacier) of national chains like sweetFrog, TCBY and Froyoz to a Myrtle Beach market already teeming with popular ice cream shops like Ben & Jerry's, Baskin-Robbins and Friendly's. That said, Mom may prefer a trip to a familiar place like the ones she used to visit as a child, or a long-standing local store that reminds her of her childhood vacations to the Grand Strand. With that in mind, here's a list of five shops close to Compass Cove resort where you can spoil Mom on her special day: Read More »

 

If tapping your feet to the beat of great country music and digging your toes into the sand at America's No. 1 family beach destination sounds like your idea of a great vacation, just wait until you hear the real kicker: Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach is offering chances to win free tickets to the June 10-12 Carolina Country Music Festival, and we're hoping you will be our guests for the concert event of the summer. The Second Annual Carolina Country Music Fest is coming back to Myrtle Beach following last year's successful debut, and 20 fans will each win two tickets to the event, courtesy of Compass Cove and partner company Brittain Resorts & Hotels. Guests can take advantage of our special packages to save up to 40 percent off accommodations during the festival and also receive discounted tickets, or even the ultimate discount of FREE for a lucky few. Read More »

 

Most visitors come to Myrtle Beach for its modern, man-made attractions, such as golf courses, seafood restaurants and shopping malls, and its natural resources, like the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful white-sand beaches. Often lost in the mix is the Grand Strand's rich history, including some of Colonial America's earliest settlements and wealthiest plantations. Although the city of Myrtle Beach itself is less than a century old, the nearby South Carolina Lowcountry towns of Georgetown, Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet still reflect the pre-Revolutionary War history of the region and the rice culture that dominated the South Carolina coast through the Civil War. Visitors can still see remnants of the old days by taking a walk back in time at these regional historic sites: Read More »

 

Spring break is more than just a chance to thaw out from the winter chill and recharge your own solar batteries. It's also a great opportunity for families to experience the many rites of spring that Myrtle Beach has to offer while also building lasting vacation memories. For our guests at Compass Cove Resort, here are five of our favorite activities for families to enjoy: Read More »

 

Going green takes on a new meaning in Myrtle Beach for St. Patrick's Day, which features a full week of St. Patrick’s Day festivities on the Grand Strand. Irish-themed events of all kinds are scheduled, ranging from parades and street parties to nightlife and shopping activities. So wear your green and get ready to go these St. Patrick's Day venues: Read More »

 

When you come to Myrtle Beach for a golf getaway, there’s never a better way to relax and refresh after a sunny spring round than to chill at the pool or take a few runs down a thrilling waterslide. That’s the philosophy at Compass Cove. With more than 530 guestrooms and 720 feet of Atlantic Ocean frontage, Compass Cove is a quintessential beachfront getaway to complement any golf excursion to the Grand Strand. And with 22 water features – including 6 indoor pools and 3 outdoor pools – Compass Cove has no shortage of amenities for the family as well. Compass Cove’s friendly staff and experienced golf directors are ready and waiting to help you plan your ultimate Myrtle Beach golf adventure. Here are three courses to put on your golf itinerary during your stay at Compass Cove: Read More »

 

Beer has come a long way since the old days of picking up a six-pack of whatever was cold. A market that was once dominated by two or three major domestic brands a few decades ago has experienced a microbrew revolution that has opened up the world to an endless list of unique beers, and turned the craft of brewing into an art form. Nowhere is that growing trend more evident than in Myrtle Beach, which has seen an explosion of craft beer and microbrew pubs set up shop on the Grand Strand in recent years. The latest is quickly becoming one of the most popular brew houses: the Brass Tap Beer Bar in Market Common, which is only a short distance from Compass Cove Resort. Read More »

 

What's better than vacationing in Myrtle Beach at the Compass Cove Resort? Vacationing in Myrtle Beach at the Compass Cove Resort and getting free stuff. That's about as good as it gets, and Compass Cove is making your vacation dream come true. Introducing our Sun & Fun Rewards program for 2016, Compass Cove is your ticket to a wonderful time both on and off the resort property. Enjoy our clean and comfortable accommodations, our first-class amenities, our oceanfront location and our famous hospitality, and throw in a few free tickets to some of the best attractions the Grand Strand has to offer. Read More »

 

Some say Myrtle Beach doesn't have the culture of neighboring cities Charleston and Wilmington, NC, which is fine since they don't have the same great beaches, attractions and atmosphere of the Grand Strand. But for arts and crafts enthusiasts in our area, those critics just don't know where to look. There is art all around us, and here are five places you can soak it up: Read More »

 

There is only one meaningful football game left to be played this season, and the Super Bowl is going to come and go faster than we know it. But that doesn't mean sports fans have to hibernate for winter only to emerge from our holes just in time for March Madness. The college basketball season is in full swing, and Myrtle Beach has a proud hoops history and great sports bars to match. Home of the Beach Ball Classic, a nationwide high school hoops tournament that has featured some of the top future NBA and college stars in basketball history (do the names Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace and Vince Carter ring a bell?), Myrtle Beach is hopping with hoops fans. And because so many Grand Strand visitors and transplants hail from all over the country, there is a broad fan base that creates a fun and festive environment for college basketball games. Read More »

 

If anyone tells you it's too cold to go swimming in Myrtle Beach this time of year, they've never stayed and played at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort. Even on the chilliest winter days the water is still warm and the green light is on for a splashing good time. Compass Cove's list of indoor water amenities is endless, but here are our guests' five favorites: Read More »

 

Many longtime Myrtle Beach visitors know only two roads - Highway 501 that carries them in and out of the city, and Highway 17 that takes them north and south. Anything off those streets requires asking for directions, or missing it all together. You can still get almost anywhere in Myrtle Beach using those two main thoroughfares, but a lot of new roads have been built in recent years to lead visitors to new attractions. A concerted effort to promote "connectivity" on local roads has made it possible to avoid those busier highways by using back roads and new accesses that serve as time-saving short cuts. Read More »

 

The most popular places to shop on the Grand Strand are the multi-purpose complexes like Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, where the abundance of attractions, restaurants and nightlife offer lots of fun beyond shopping. But the open-air areas and walkways that lead to the storefronts can get pretty chilly on those cold and windy winter days. The same is true along the Market Common and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, where the urban style sidewalk shops require some serious strolling and shopping. That's not a problem for most of the year, when the warm weather and scenic landscapes make you want to spend some time outside. But for those chilly and rainy days, the less time spent outdoors, the better. Read More »

 

The holidays are a doubled-edged sword for folks on a diet. As much as you love getting together with family and friends and celebrating the season with parties and dinners, the temptation to eat some fattening foods - and lots of them - is too great for your ability to say no. This is especially true if you plan to spend the holidays in Myrtle Beach, where there is a wide selection of great restaurants serving Christmas and New Year's feasts and hosting lavish holiday parties. At Compass Cove Resort, we feel your predicament. With so many great things to see, do and eat in Myrtle Beach, it is easy to forget the diet and enjoy all the food, drinks and dessert until the New Year. But for those who don't want to pack on any extra pounds that they will have to work off in 2016, here are six tips for surviving the holidays on a diet: Read More »

 

We all remember doing arts and crafts projects as children at school or summer camp, molding lumps of clay into a lopsided paper weights or building a miniature log cabin out of popsicle sticks. If you think it was fun when you were a kid, you should give it another try as an adult. You may have developed an artistic side over the years you might not know about. The growing trend is called "festive crafting" or "social arts" and involves grown adults revisiting their love for arts and crafts later in life. Group classes allow friends to gather and explore their creativity in a social setting, a far cry from the often boring environment of more formal art classes, Patrons can even bring their own wine and appetizers to make a party out of painting. Local businesses like Paint and Unwined and Wine and Design have opened in recent years to rave reviews. Both offer painting parties and more laid-back art classes for guests wanting to brush up on their painting skills and find a unique and fun group activity. They provide the paint supplies, canvases and easels; you and your friends bring your own bottles. Read More »

 

Looking for Christmas lights during your Myrtle Beach vacation? You don't have to look very hard or far. From the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens in the Lowcountry to a floating parade on the Carolina border, the Grand Strand comes to life in the gloaming as brightly colored lights illuminate the coastline. Here are three light shows you must see this holiday season: Read More »

 

Local chefs love Christmas almost as much as children. Inspired by the flavors of the season, chefs stock their kitchens with holiday-themed ingredients and create masterpiece meals to please their customers. Some Myrtle Beach area restaurants are even open for Christmas Eve and Day so you can celebrate the holiday with a wonderful feast. Here are five of the top places for Compass Cove guests to enjoy top chef specials this holiday season: Read More »

 

One of the highlights of the holiday season for both children and adults is visiting Santa Claus. Something about seeing the jolly ol' elf in person triggers a happy place in your childhood memories, an experience that is only heightened by watching children hop up on his lap. If you are looking for an up-close Santa encounter, you came to the right place. Few people know that Myrtle Beach is Santa's favorite vacation spot, a peaceful retreat for him to rest up before and after his goodwill tour around the world. He's even been known to land the sleigh on the roof at Compass Cove and let the reindeer feed on sea oats. But if he doesn't make it to the resort this time, there are plenty of places around town where you can spot Santa taking photos and orders for Christmas. Here are a few places he is scheduled to appear: Read More »

 

They say time flies when you are having fun, and that includes the time leading up to a fun family vacation in Myrtle Beach at Compass Cove Resort. Before you know it, winter will have come and gone and you will be looking forward to thawing out on the beach in the spring and sizzling in the sun this summer. If you want to get the maximum enjoyment out of your vacation with the minimum amount of hassle, now is the time to start planning your getaway. Here are five reasons why you should book your trip to the Grand Strand and make your reservations to Compass Cove as soon as possible: Read More »

 

You take one step out the door and get hit in the face with a blast of cold air. You spend your mornings scraping ice off your windshield while waiting for your vehicle to warm up. It’s dark on the way to and from work, and then you come home and do it all over again the next day for a few months. If these symptoms of the wintertime blues sound painfully familiar, you are a prime candidate for a vacation break in Myrtle Beach at Compass Cove Resort. Located on the oceanfront of America’s No. 1 family vacation destination, Compass Cove Resort specializes in hosting visitors from colder climates and welcomes thousands to our shores each offseason. Although summertime comes to mind when most folks think of Myrtle Beach, the winter months have become a popular time for snowbirds to migrate away from the ice and snow to find some sun and sand, in a milder environment. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for fun in the sun, but did you know we also know how to have a good time during the holiday season? Guests at Compass Cove can enjoy lots of Christmas activities and seasonal events to enjoy their stay on the Grand Strand. Here are our 8 favorite ways to celebrate Christmas in the white sand instead of the cold snow: Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is wrapping up its "60 More Days of Summer" campaign, a program designed to let visitors know about the mild weather and light crowds on the Grand Strand during the months of September and October. Compass Cove Resort can do even better - like 365 days summer - for its guests. No matter what the calendar or the thermometer say, it's always summertime at Compass Cove. Our spacious indoor waterpark and outdoor pool deck with heated swimming pools, hot tubs and a lazy river provide the perfect warm-weather oasis for snow birds who are in need of a retreat to feel some heat in Myrtle Beach. With mild temperatures well into autumn (on the date this article was written, Oct. 23, the high temperature in Myrtle Beach was 81 degrees), guests at Compass Cove can enjoy a day in the sun on the oceanfront pool deck and the tanning lawn, and even cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool or a relaxing ride down the lazy river. The little ones can splash and play in the kiddie pool and Silly Submarine aquatic playground area, and all ages can take advantage of the adjoining beach accesses to go for a stroll along the coast. Read More »

 

Broadway at the Beach offers much more than great shopping, dining and nightlife. In fact, this popular Myrtle Beach entertainment complex is home to many of the Grand Strand's best attractions, giving the young and adventurous plenty of options for fun things to do while the grownups shop, eat and play. Better yet, Broadway's family-friendly activities can be enjoyed together as a group for some memorable vacation moments. Here are our top five attractions at Broadway at the Beach: Read More »

 

If you are planning a trip to Myrtle Beach for an autumn retreat to the beach at Compass Cove Resort, don’t cancel your plans. And if you aren’t, you should consider taking advantage of the mild temperatures and small crowds on the Grand Strand in the fall. Contrary to some media reports and rumors, the flooding that devastated much of South Carolina did not have negative impacts on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. The record rainfall and major flooding in the Palmetto State did not wash out the Grand Strand’s tourism parade. Only a matter of days after parts of the state received as much as 2 feet of rain in the first week of October, Myrtle Beach was back open for business. "We are fortunate our beaches are up and running and ready for visitors," Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Brad Dean said just days after the storm stopped and the floodwaters subsided. "Anyone who has visited the Myrtle Beach area knows our fall weather is typically gorgeous and sunny. We look forward to welcoming folks back to the beach." Read More »

 

Just as the beach serves as a sandy transition from the ocean to dry land, Myrtle Beach provides the perfect place to bridge the generation gap between grandparents and kids. While the baby boom generation may have little in common with millennials in the real world, the timelessness of the beach gives grandparents the chance to make some memories that will last their kids' kids a lifetime. Here are five places to cut through the age difference and connect with some fun for the young, and the young at heart: Read More »

 

There was a time when Myrtle Beach was strictly a summer destination. In fact, the locals used to joke that the city rolled up the sidewalks after Labor Day weekend and put them back down the next year in time for Memorial Day weekend, but those days have long since changed. Today, Myrtle Beach is a year-round hot spot. Read More »

 

There are two kinds of seafood lovers: Those who will try anything from the ocean as long as it is fried, broiled, grilled or baked, and those who prefer it straight from the sea. We're talking about sushi, of course, and those who love their seafood on the very rare side have just as many options in Myrtle Beach as those who like the Calabash-style buffets. Here are our top 10 places to get sushi in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

One of the best things about the fall season in Myrtle Beach is the abundance of new shows that appear in local theaters. From some of the top touring acts in the world of pop, rock and country music to the off-Broadway productions that culminate with a series of Christmas shows, the live theater lineup is at its peak in the autumn. No matter when you decide to make your fall getaway, you can rest assured that there is a nice selection of shows to choose from, including family-friendly venues featuring music, magic, dancing, comedy and more. It’s always a good idea to buy your tickets in advance, and here is a quick look at some of the shows coming to Myrtle Beach theaters this fall: Read More »

 

You’ve heard the expression “the more, the merrier”? The old adage is true, at least as it applies to vacationing in Myrtle Beach. With smaller crowds on the Grand Strand after the busy summer season, large parties have plenty of room to enjoy the best things Myrtle Beach has to offer. For starters, staying at Compass Cove Resort is both affordable and accommodating to groups, offering discounted fall rates and offering rooms and suites that range up to four bedrooms. And with all the great amenities on site and easy access to the beach, there’s plenty to keep everyone in your party occupied without leaving the property. But most groups love to explore, and Compass Cove puts you close to all the action. Take in all the attractions, restaurants, shops with no waiting, and experience a slice of the Myrtle Beach life that doesn’t exist any other time of year. Here are our five suggestions for fun things to do with a large group: Read More »

 

It’s football time again, and you don’t want to miss the big game while you are on vacation. Fortunately for football fans staying at Compass Cove, you don’t have to. Whether you are a college football or NFL fan, you can watch your home team while you are away from home at one of the many local sports bars, some of which are a short distance from the resort. Here are our top five places to root for your team while you are in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach has its fair share of head-turning, eye-popping attractions. There's a life-sized King Kong climbing a replica of the Empire State Building at Hollywood Wax Museum. There's an upside down science lab at WonderWorks, and there are dinosaurs, volcanoes, shipwrecks and plane crashes at putt-putt golf courses on the Grand Strand. But the most recognizable sight that illuminates the night and splashes a sea of colors to the seaside is the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, a 187-foot high-tech ferris wheel that attracts large crowds to the downtown district. The neon-lit attraction serves as the centerpiece of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and is visible for miles away on the skyline. Read More »

 

Guests return to Compass Cove Resort summer after summer to enjoy the sun, sand and surf, as well as the great hospitality, accommodations and amenities. But the fun doesn't stop after Labor Day. In fact, the Myrtle Beach fall festival season is just getting started. From food and fireworks to concerts and car shows, the Grand Strand is bustling with activity in September, October, and November. The moderate temperatures and lighter crowds create the ideal setting for community events that bring out the best Myrtle Beach has to offer. Read More »

 

You have a lot of choices for places to spend your Myrtle Beach vacation. But when you do your homework and consider price, location and value, all signs point to Compass Cove Resort. From the time you check in to when you check out, Compass Cove goes out of its way to ensure you enjoy your stay. Here are the top five reasons to make Compass Cove your vacation home away from home: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach's most popular attractions come with varying price tags. Relaxing on the beach, strolling the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and enjoying fireworks shows and concerts are free, while activities like golf, deep-sea fishing and shopping can be expensive. But what about the activities that fall somewhere in the middle, the things to do that are fun and affordable for vacationers on the budget. Myrtle Beach has you covered in that department as well with a plethora of attractions that fall in the $25 range. Here are five of our favorite activities that will put a smile on your face without putting a dent in your vacation budget: Read More »

 

Cooking classes might not be the first activity that springs to mind when you are planning your Myrtle Beach vacation. After all, with all the attractions, entertainment, shopping and watersports options available, not to mention the popular activity of relaxing on the beach, something like culinary courses might get lost in the vacation mix. But with the booming popularity of cooking, such as the growing “foodie” movement and the flood of culinary related TV shows like “Top Chef” and “Hell’s Kitchen”, cooking has become more of an arts and crafts activity than simply a household chore. With that in mind, more and more people are turning to culinary classes as a pastime, every bit as fun and enjoyable as dancing or shopping. If you and other members of your party are looking to try something a little different during your Myrtle Beach vacation, there are a few opportunities to strap on the apron and create some culinary magic. Learn some tips and tricks you can carry with you to use back home, like the proper way to prepare seafood or cooking with local wines. Here are some options for those itching to get in the kitchen: Read More »

 

There are so many great things to see and do in Myrtle Beach, and so little vacation time to see and do it all. To get the maximum enjoyment out of your days on the Grand Strand, you want to experience the best of the best. Of course "the best," like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, but here is our best-guess list of all the bests: Read More »

 

Everyone has their own idea of fun things to do in Myrtle Beach. From beach going and attractions to shopping and restaurants, the options are aplenty. But there's one thing that everyone in the family can agree on - free. Not only is the price right, but the good times are ready to roll at these free-admission events on the Grand Strand: Read More »

 

The best places to go fishing on the Grand Strand without a boat are one of the nine piers located along the 60-mile stretch of coastline that surrounds Myrtle Beach. They also happen to be some of the best places to go for dining, entertainment and nightlife. Hosting everything from restaurants and bars, gift stores and tackle shops, live concerts and fireworks shows, fishing piers are the places to be even if you never bait a hook. Whether you hope to catch the big one, or you just want to catch the cool sea breeze at an oceanfront bar, here are the best piers for angling and hanging out over open waters: Read More »

 

At first glance, a hot cup of coffee might not sound like the ideal beverage of choice at a hot spot like Myrtle Beach. A dry, sandy mouth prefers something cold over a hot cup of Joe, but many coffee houses now sell as many fruit smoothies and iced teas as they do the traditional cup of coffee. And there are moments, like watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean from your hotel balcony, or a chilly night on the beach, when a cup of coffee is just the thing to hit the spot. So if you are looking to get your coffee fix while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, be sure to check one of these five coffee houses: Read More »

 

The Palace Theatre is famous for attracting top entertainment to Myrtle Beach, but this summer's lineup takes it to another level. In addition to the off-Broadway productions it is known for, the Palace Theatre is bringing in some cutting-edge attraction in 2015. From new-age magic acts to a virtual-reality dinosaur exhibit, the Palace is broadening its appeal to provide quality entertainment for the whole family. Even the theatrical shows feature a fairy tale for the kids and a stroll down musical memory lane for adults. Here's a look at the upcoming shows and attractions at the Palace Theatre: Read More »

 

Some folks can take a vacation away from work, friends and family, but they can’t seem to part with their cell phones, even long enough to relax and enjoy the freedom of a phone-free environment. Visitors to Myrtle Beach have a real challenge on their hands with the abundant supply of sand, sun and saltwater in the surrounding vicinity. Here are five tips for keeping your electronics equipment safe and sound during your Myrtle Beach vacation: Read More »

 

June marks the start of the summer season in Myrtle Beach, and the Grand Strand offers lots of fun festivals and events for the whole family. If you are in town in June, be sure to check out these highlights: Read More »

 

So you have strolled the Boardwalk, cruised the Boulevard, and walked around Broadway. You've been there and done that at all of Myrtle Beach’s major manmade attractions, and even got the T-shirt to prove it. But there's a whole other side to the Grand Strand that you might not have seen yet. In fact, many visitors don’t even realize it exists. But hidden far away from the neon lights and seafood buffets is a much wilder world of Lowcountry wetlands, maritime woodlands, and abundant wildlife. You can’t get there by foot, trolley or a minivan, and even your SUV might be not match for some of the hard-to-reach places. It takes a four-wheel drive Jeep or a four-hoofed horse, and a knowledgeable tour guide to discover some of the Strand’s most scenic and natural settings. Here are four great ways to get back to nature and enjoy the Grand Strand’s great outdoors: Read More »

 

A trip to the museum might not be at the top of your party’s list of things to do in Myrtle Beach. But once you’ve soaked up lots of rays and had all the seafood you can eat, a visit to a local museum is a great way to spend a few hours out of your rainy day. Here are four worth checking out: Read More »

 

What can you do for fun on a hot summer night in Myrtle Beach? You answered your own question. The Hot Summer Nights series brings a variety of family-friendly entertainment to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Featuring live music, kids’ carnivals, fireworks shows and a whole lot more, Hot Summer Nights provides the perfect reason to enjoy the season in the downtown district. Running from June through August, Hot Summer Nights recently released its schedule of activities for 2015, and this year's lineup promises to be the hottest ever. Music-lovers are in luck as local and regional bands will perform four nights each week on the Plyler Park stage, and the popular "Boardwalk Elvis" show is back by popular demand two nights a week. Read More »

 

Every town has something to be proud of, even the tiny fishing village of Little River, South Carolina. While other cities on the Grand Strand celebrate their heritage by paying tribute to their chief claim to fame (in Myrtle Beach it’s summertime fun in the sun, and for North Myrtle Beach it’s shagging on Ocean Drive), Little River honors its top export – the blue crab. The World Famous Blue Crab Festival will celebrate its 34th anniversary on the Little River waterfront on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17. Featuring lots of opportunities to chow down on the event’s guests of honor, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival offers plenty of great live music and entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, fun and games for kids and, of course, fresh local seafood straight from the docks. Located just south of the Carolina border, less than 30 miles from Compass Cove Resort along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, Little River pays homage to the oft-eaten and underappreciated blue crab, the ornery little crustaceans that call the local tidal creeks and swamps home. Freshly caught blue points are hauled in by the bushels and steamed on the spot for festival-goers with a taste for the crabby critters. Read More »

 

Want to snap some selfies with A-list celebrities and rub elbows with the rich and famous? That usually involves a trip to L.A. or New York, but now visitors to Myrtle Beach can get into the celeb-sighting act. The Hollywood Wax Museum, the latest attraction to take Broadway at the Beach by storm, features realistic wax figures of the biggest and brightest stars in show business, including actors, actresses, musicians, athletes and more. Guests are surrounded by so many celebs you will feel like you’ve walked down the red carpet and slipped behind the velvet rope at one of Hollywood’s most exclusive gatherings. Read More »

 

With apologies to Nashville, the Sun Fun Capital of Myrtle Beach will double as the Country Music USA for three days in June when the Carolina Country Music Festival comes to the town.The inaugural event will be held June 5-7 in the heart of the downtown district on the site of the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion. More than 20,000 country music fans are expected to pack the old Pavilion site to see some of the biggest names in country music take the stage for a three-day throw down on the beach. The star-studded lineup was already enough to create a huge buzz among country music fans as the early block of pre-sale tickets sold out in a matter of days. But promoters have added even more big names to the bill, creating one of the most impressive outdoor festivals on the country music circuit this season. Read More »

 

Market Common in Myrtle Beach is known for its shopping, but it also happens to be one of the best dining stops on the Grand Strand. Featuring 10 restaurants sprinkled throughout the urban-style retail district, hungry shoppers can take a break and refuel on a wide selection of Asian, Mexican, French, Italian and American cuisine. Like the trendy neighborhood, many of the restaurants are fine-dining establishments along with a few family-casual eateries. Located less than five miles from Compass Cove, this is a great place for guests to take a stroll through the streets, sidewalks and city parks that surround the community. Here are 10 restaurants to check out while you are at Market Common: Read More »

 

Explore your artistic side in a fun and relaxed setting at Wine and Design in Myrtle Beach. This national chain is the first of its kind on the Grand Strand and is quickly gaining fans among folks who prefer to do something different and creative with their free time – all while enjoying a glass of wine. Wine and Design is a burgeoning national chain on the East Coast, but the recently opened art studio is offering a first of its kind experience on the Grand Strand. Wine and Design offers painting parties and art classes for individuals wanting to brush up on their skills, couples in search of a romantic date, or large parties looking for a fun group activity. Located on the north end of Myrtle Beach, Wine and Design is a combination art studio and wine bar, albeit it on a bring-your-own-bottle basis, that has everything else you need to get started – from paint supplies, canvases and easels to corkscrews and wine glasses you can purchase and paint yourself. Enjoy a glass of wine or beverages of your choice while you unwind and let your creative side come to the surface. Read More »

 

There’s nothing wrong with relaxing on the beach and looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. That’s what vacationing in Myrtle Beach is all about, right? Wrong, at least not if you are up for a little high thrills on the high seas. From deep-sea fishing and dolphin-watching cruises to parasailing and kayaking, the Grand Strand is lined with outfitters ready to take you for a wet and wild ride. Here’s a list of the top five watersports to try while you are in Myrtle Beach, and some of the local companies that can make it happen: Read More »

 

It's time to lace up those sneakers and get in a good stretch for the busy part of the running seas in the Myrtle Beach area. With springtime bringing milder temperatures that are perfect for competitive running, the Grand Strand has a long list of upcoming races to choose from. Whether it's a serious competitive event or a fun fund-raiser, the Myrtle Beach running scene has it all. Here's a list of upcoming racing events: Read More »

 

The clock says it’s midnight, but your stomach seems to think it’s dinner time and there’s nothing in the fridge that will do the trick. Or you are out on the town in Myrtle Beach and your body needs a good meal before you call it a night. Whatever the reason and whatever the time, you can find a restaurant serving any time of day, including late, late at night and early, early in the morning. From pizza and burger joints to sushi and burrito bars, the Myrtle Beach restaurant scene offers plenty of options for night owls looking for a late-night snack. Here’s a list of the top-five all-night or late-night restaurants: Read More »

 

Many visitors are surprised to discover that the Alabama Theatre is located on the South Carolina coast. Of course, they are also surprised to learn that the country music group by the same first name got its start on the Grand Strand. Before the good ol’ boys from the multi-Grammy Award winning band Alabama were inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, they served as the house band for the legendary Myrtle Beach honky-tonk The Bowery in the downtown oceanfront during the 1970s. Years after the band hit the big time, the group decided to pay tribute to their roots by opening the palatial Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing complex. In keeping with the spirit of the founding crooners, the Alabama Theatre stands as a shrine to country music on the Grand Strand. National and regional touring acts make regular stops before sellout crowds at the 2,000-seat, state-of-the-art venue, and touring companies provide off-Broadway-style entertainment on the stage. The intimate seating and quality sound and lighting make this one of the best places to see live music or a show on the Strand. Read More »

 

Vacationing on a budget can be tricky, but Myrtle Beach is designed with penny-counting families in mind. If you are flexible on times and don’t mind clipping a few coupons from the free discount books available in the Compass Cove Resort lobby, it’s possible to squeeze a lot of fun, food and excitement out of $25. Making your spending cash go even farther is even easier for guests at Compass Cove and other BRM Resorts properties. As part of the Sun Fun Bonus program, guests are given a free ticket to some of the top attractions in town, making it even more affordable for a family of four to explore. Here are five ways to have a big time for as little as $25: Read More »

 

Thanks to changing attitudes about gender roles, girls now can do anything the boys can do - sometimes better. No more sitting on the sidelines while the guys play golf, go hunting and fishing, or any of the other activities previously labeled as "man stuff." But does that equality mean women should abandon all the "girly things" in life? Just because you can hang with the guys doesn't mean you have to, especially for mothers and daughters. A girls day out is great opportunity to reconnect with your feminine side. Myrtle Beach is a great place for moms and their daughters to spend some quality time together while exploring a new destination and sharing new experiences. Leave the boys to play ball on the beach while you two sneak off for some mother-daughter time. Here's a list of suggestions for great ways to spend a full day of mother-daughter bonding: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the sun. But for grownups who still feel young at heart, the real fun starts when the sun goes down at the many nightclubs on the Grand Strand. From dancing and socializing to live music and karaoke, Myrtle Beach has a wide range of bars and activities to keep you going all night long. The best way to find the best in local nightlife is to follow your nose to other popular gathering spots on the Strand. For instance, places like Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach that are hot spots for shopping, dining and attractions, also happen to be among the top places for nightlife. Here are five places to have a good time at night time in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

There's nothing like a weekend retreat to Myrtle Beach to celebrate Valentine's Day; just you, your spouse ... and the kids. That's right, those romantic Valentine's Day getaways are few and far between once you add a few little ones to the mix. Suddenly, that candlelit dinner becomes a fast-food drive-through window and a night out at the movies involves Disney princesses and talking toys. But that doesn't mean you can't have a good time on Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach with the kids in tow. A little good, clean fun for the little ones can help create some romance for the grownups. Plus, if you can successfully manage to wear out the rug rats, perhaps with a long swim session at the Compass Cove indoor pools, they will eventually fall asleep. Here's a list of five fun things to do with kids on Valentine's Day: Read More »

 

There's nothing like a gathering with a large group at the beach ... until it's time to go out for dinner. The hostess shoots you a dirty look when you tell her you need a table for 20-something, and after an hour wait your party finally ushered to a corner with several tables pushed together for the chaotic taking of everyone's orders. Whether it's a family reunion, a wedding party, a golf group or a club outing, your function deserves better during your visit to Myrtle Beach. While some restaurants are built for smaller parties and operate under the "turn and burn" method of getting guests in and out quickly, others cater to larger groups and have the space and staff to accommodate parties of any size. Here are five places perfect for your group dinner: Read More »

 

If you are like the majority of Americans, you recently made a New Year's Resolution to lose weight and get in shape when the calendar struck 2015. And if you are like most of those Americans, you have probably broken those vows, or at least bent them a bit. No judgment here; it's hard to stay motivated when the sun goes down before you get home from work and the temperature drops like a frozen rock. It's too cold to go to the gym, much less for a jog around the block, and the tredmill makes you feel like a hamster in a cage. Meanwhile, your bathing suit is taunting you from the closet corner. Never fear, Compass Cove friends. We've devised the perfect plan to help get you off that couch and on that StairMaster. You can call it Myrtle-robics or Beach-ercise; we call it getting your mind focused on your Myrtle Beach vacation and your body right for that swimsuit. Here are five ways to work out while your mind wonders to Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

For guests who have an appreciation for nature by day but enjoy the creature comforts of Compass Cove Resort by night, the Grand Strand is home to two state parks that allow you to experience the best of both worlds without having to travel all over the globe.Myrtle Beach State Park on the south end of the beach and Huntington Beach State Park in nearby Murrells Inlet provide the perfect places to escape the neon landscape of the downtown district and experience the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast. Read More »

 

There's nothing like the look on a child's face when they see Santa Claus, and there's nothing like the look on a parent's face than when they watch their kid climb into the Jolly Ol' Elf's lap. It's a special holiday moment, and Myrtle Beach has a lot of them. Read More »

 

They call Murrells Inlet "The Seafood Capital of South Carolina," and for good reason. The rich waters of the Lowcountry creeks and estuaries combined with the fishing fleets that sail out to deeper waters provide a perfect 1-2 punch for fresh local seafood. The fishing and shrimping boats, the crab trappers and the oyster diggers literally deliver dinner to the local docks and directly through the kitchen doors of the many restaurants that call this small fishing community their home. Add a dash of Southern hospitality and a pinch of creative cuisine and this town is teeming with delicious seafood. Murrells Inlet also has lots of "landfood" offerings for a surf-and-turf feast. Read More »

 

The only hard thing about celebrating your birthday in Myrtle Beach is deciding where to spend it. So many fun things to do, so few birthday parties. It all depends on what you're looking for on your special day. Whether it's an adults' night out on the town, a kids' day of fun, or a family-friendly party, Myrtle Beach has plenty of places to act your age, or younger. Here are five great places to celebrate Myrtle Beach-style: Read More »

 

The same live theaters that entertain Myrtle Beach visitors year-round also do their part to spread some holiday cheer by presenting their own special Christmas shows. The holiday performances are among the most popular of the year for local theaters, who go the extra mile to make Christmas extra special for audiences with awe-inspiring showcases that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Whether you prefer a more wholesome, country Christmas like Alabama Theatre’s “The South’s Grandest Christmas” or the retro-cool of the Legends In Concert’s “Christmas with the Rat Pack,” you will leave the theater a lot merrier than when you arrived. Here’s a list of the top five Christmas shows on the Grand Strand with a brief preview: Read More »

 

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Ripley's Aquarium is famous for its amazing display of sea life, but the holiday season sees the addition of plant life to its lineup with the annual Festival of Trees event. This popular Broadway at the Beach attraction gets into the Christmas spirit with a tribute to the United States of America. Fifty trees representing all 50 states are decorated with ornaments that represent the character that makes each state unique. The South Carolina tree, for example, is adorned with sea shells, golf balls and other items related to the Palmetto State. Guests can find the trees from their home states and children can learn a lot about states they've never visited by touring the exhibit, which highlights the diversity and celebrates the rich heritage of the United States. Read More »

 

Imagine a Thanksgiving dinner on the oceanfront that involves no cooking or cleaning, and your cozy room for a post-feast nap is only an elevator ride away. If it sounds too good to be true, check out the holiday meal and deal offered by Compass Cove Resort. In addition to great savings on accommodations, this downtown Myrtle Beach resort is serving a full holiday feast at its on-site restaurant, Compass Rose. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will be served Thursday afternoon. Read More »

 

Any time of year is a great time to visit Brookgreen Gardens, but that's especially true during the Christmas holiday season. That's when the botanical sculpture garden lights up the night with its annual "Night of a Thousand Candles" holiday display. The 9,000-acre sculpture garden, the oldest and largest on the East Coast, goes all out for Christmas time by decorating the already beautiful park. The existing merger of art and nature gets an even prettier makeover for the holidays as thousands of visitors flock to the gardens to get a major dose of the Christmas spirit. Located on a former rice and indigo plantation in Murrells Inlet, about 20 miles south of downtown Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens is a year-round attraction featuring more than 1,400 sculptures and statues, colorful plants and flowers and ancient live oak trees that pre-date the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach may be best known for big-time golf, but it's also a mecca for mini-golf. Sure, the Grand Strand has more than 100 championship courses featuring oceanfront and Intracoastal Waterway layouts surrounded by maritime forests and Lowcountry wetlands. But Myrtle Beach also has more than 50 putt-putt courses featuring make-believe dinosaurs, volcanoes, waterfalls and pirates. Serious golfers come to Myrtle Beach to test their skills against the best, and the same is true of scratch putt-putters. The Grand Strand hosts the annual US Open of Prominigolf and the Masters of Mini-golf, and is home to the US Mini-golf Olympic Training Facility. Believe it or not, there is such a thing a pro putt-putt golfer. Read More »

 

Susan Neal is a bit of an expert when it comes to her knowledge of Myrtle Beach hotels, so when she says Compass Cove Resort her favorite place to stay, she's really saying something. "I've been coming to Myrtle Beach since I was a kid and now I'm 63, so what does that tell you?" she joked. "I come two or three times a year and I've stayed at Compass Cove for the past seven years. I've stayed at a lot of different places but it's my favorite." Through the years, Neal has visited the Grand Strand with family, friends and different groups, from a reunion of high school classmates who make an annual trip in the fall to a growing list of grandchildren who come ever chance they get. Regardless of the age of the group she is traveling with, Compass Cove is always a hit with her vacation party. Read More »

 

Saving money on your Myrtle Beach vacation is a simple matter of supply and demand. Visit during the summer time when crowds are heavier and local businesses are busier, and you can expect to pay more. But come to the Grand Strand during the "offseason" months of fall and winter, when the crowds are light and businesses are slow, and you can expect to see a significant savings in accommodations, dining, shopping and more. And it's not just the time of year that can make it more affordable to take a Myrtle Beach vacation in the fall and winter. Knowing where to look for additional discounts can cut even more expenses on your offseason getaway. Although the weather can be hit or miss, there are still plenty of warm winter days and lots of ways to save: Read More »

 

Often overlooked amid the neon lights and dazzling attraction of Myrtle Beach is one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets - the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum.Tucked away behind sprawling live oaks on the south end of Ocean Boulevard sits this charming 1920s-style beach cottage that was converted into an art museum in 1997. Filled with art galleries and touring exhibitions, the building alone is worth a visit as it represents much of the history, people and architecture of Myrtle Beach.The three-story structure was once a beachfront cabana located near the old Ocean Forest Hotel. Once slated for demolition, a local group of artists and historical preservationists joined forces to save the building and have it serve as a much-needed art museum. The land where it currently sits, across from Springmaid Beach Resort and Pier, was donated by namesakes and city founding fathers Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin. Read More »

 

Whoever says you can only have fun on the beach in the summer has never been to Myrtle Beach. The temperatures aren’t quite as hot and the beaches aren’t near as crowded, which already sounds like winning combination. Throw in some fun and games and you’ve got a good time waiting to happen. Here are five fun things to do on the beach on the Grand Strand during the fall and winter: Read More »

 

Taking the little ones trick-or-treating while vacationing in an unfamiliar city can be the scariest thing about Halloween, but not if you know where to go. The Grand Strand is filled with established neighborhoods where you will feel safe and welcome, and there are also various events held around the Myrtle Beach area where you and your children can have a happy Halloween. Most of the major shopping centers offer trick-or-treating, as well as special events for a unique Halloween experience. But for those who prefer to show their children a good, old-fashioned Halloween, find a neighborhood that has year-round residents rather than seasonal housing developments to avoid ringing a lot of unanswered doorbells. Finding the right place to take your kids trick-or-treating can make or break their Halloween. Here's a list of five family-friendly activities and neighborhoods to celebrate the holiday Myrtle Beach style: Read More »

 

In Germany, small towns and villages gather together to celebrate their heritage at Oktoberfest. Myrtle Beach brings the same neighborly spirit to the Bavarian holiday at the Market Common, an urban-style shopping and dining district that hosts a local Oktoberfest event in scenic Valor Park. Held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, Market Common's Oktoberfest is a lower-key version of the more boisterous celebration on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Yes, both festivals cover the basics - beer, German food, beer, German music, beer and, of course, German beer. Oh, and did we mention that beer will be available? More than 20 craft breweries, in fact, along with all the popular domestic and imports. Many microbreweries will be rolling out their special autumn brews for Oktoberfest and visitors can purchase special tasting steins to sample them all. Read More »

 

Packing for a summer vacation in Myrtle Beach is easy: Swimsuit, check. Flip-flops, check. T-shirts and shorts, check, check. And with high temperatures in the 90s during the summer months, it's pretty hard to be underdressed no matter where you go. But it's a different deal in the fall, which features a wider variety of weather than the predictably hot and humid summertime. September sees warm and sunny days without the humidity, and autumn gradually slips into significantly cooler in late November. So exactly when you decide to visit Myrtle Beach in the fall can go a long way to determining exactly what and how much you need to pack for your autumn retreat. Here's a list a tips for things you might want to add to your suitcase for an excellent fall getaway: Read More »

 

Market Common may be best known for its shopping, with more than 100 outlets located within the urban-style commercial district. The development on the site of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base is also the home to several popular festivals, including the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival, Music on the Green and the Family Fourth at the Common. But perhaps the best-kept secret of Market Common may be its stellar dining lineup. Featuring a diverse selection of cuisine, including Italian, Japanese, Mexican and more, Market Common is like an international tour of dining options over a six-block area. Here's a list of the top 10 restaurants at Market Common for your dining pleasure. Read More »

 

Compass Cove guests looking for a change of pace should point their compasses south to Murrells Inlet, a historic fishing village that is only 15 miles from the bright lights of Myrtle Beach but seems like a world away. It’s the perfect day trip to experience the laid-back lifestyle of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” Murrells Inlet backs it up by harvesting the fertile waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the tidal creeks that feed into the Inlet. Fishing and shrimping boats set sail for deeper waters every morning out of the marinas and private docks along the Inlet, while crab-trappers and oyster diggers comb the backwaters for their fresh catches. And it all ends up on the dinner tables that surround the Inlet, particularly the popular Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. This wooden walkway carries visitors along the waterfront and into the doors of a dozen or so local restaurants and bars that serve the freshest seafood on the Grand Strand and lots of cold drinks to wash it all down. Read More »

 

You don’t have to be a world traveler to enjoy an international golf experience. In fact, guests at the Compass Cove Resort in downtown Myrtle Beach can do so within a short drive of the property at the world-renowned International Club’s franchise course in nearby Murrells Inlet. Championship courses like Prestwick Country Club, Myrtlewood Golf Club and World Tour are excellent choices that are nearby. For an even closer and more affordable alternative, Whispering Pines Golf Club is Myrtle Beach's only municipal course and is the nearest 18-hole layout, and the Midway Par-3 is only walking distance away and also hosts a driving range and practice putting green where you can work on your game only blocks away from the Compass Cove property. Read More »

 

The summer fun calendar is coming to a close on the Grand Strand, but not without a few more festivals and one final chance to go out with a bang on Labor Day weekend. From art shows to car shows and from cold beer to hot barbecue, Myrtle Beach closes out the summer events schedule in style. Many of the events are within short walking or driving distance of Compass Cove Resort, so guests can experience one last taste of summer. Here are some of the top shindigs on tap for the month of August: Read More »

 

The end of the summer season is in sight, and the clock is ticking down on the time left to visit some of the top attractions in Myrtle Beach. Although some attractions are open year-round, others are seasonal and shut down shortly after the summer crowds start to leave town. So as the dog days of summer melt away into the mild days of autumn, here are some of the Grand Strand's summertime activities you need to go, see and do before it’s too late. Read More »

 

Compass Cove guests with a need for speed have a lot of options for some go-cart racing thrills on the Grand Strand, and your VMB Card is your license to save money while burning rubber at area tracks. Take the family for a spin at one of these three race tracks and get discounts for staying at the Compass Cove Resort. Read More »

 

The 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline known as the Grand Strand is lined with excellent seafood restaurants. But for the freshest catches and best times on the high seas, nothing beats the all-you-can-catch buffet you can only find a few miles offshore. Thanks to the many charter boats and guide services that sail out of the Strand every day and return loaded down with big ones from the sea, Compass Cove Resort guests can easily enjoy a fun day of deep sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach sports scene may be best known for championship golf, water sports and other stick-and-ball games, but the fastest sport on the Grand Strand can be found at the historic Myrtle Beach Speedway. Located off Highway 501, about 9 miles away from Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, the half-mile asphalt racetrack has been hosting NASCAR action for almost 60 years. Read More »

 

The living has always been easy at Compass Cove Resort in Myrtle Beach, and now the oceanfront resort has made it even easier. Compass Cove’s new mobile app transforms your cellphone into your multi-tasking tool for planning the perfect vacation and your VIP pass for a problem-free getaway. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for its wealth of fun-in-the-sun activities, such as parasailing, surfing, golf and beachcombing. But what about when it rains, or when it’s just too hot to play outdoors? Thanks to the recent opening of Rockin’ Jump, Myrtle Beach’s first trampoline park, we’ve got you covered — literally. Read More »

 

There's something to be said for a relaxing vacation where the biggest workout is lifting a frozen drink to your lips. But for those who prefer physical exertion and pure adrenaline, Myrtle Beach and Compass Cove Resort have you covered on both ends. Try these fun and easy ways to stay active during your Myrtle Beach vacation and recover with a relaxing stay at Compass Cove Resort: Read More »

 

Murrells Inlet is known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina," but the tiny village also prides itself in its liquid refreshments. In fact, there's a popular saying you will see on hats and bumper stickers: "Murrells Inlet: A drinking town with a fishing problem." You will find out what that motto means by taking a pub crawl to these 10 waterfront watering holes: Read More »

 

The 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline called the Grand Strand is made up of several distinct communities with their own claims to fame. Myrtle Beach is the Sun Fun Capital for its sunny beaches and fun attractions. Murrells Inlet is known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina" for its abundance of fishing boats, fresh catches and seafood restaurants. Read More »

 

You don't have to be a meteorologist to know the typical weather forecast for Myrtle Beach this summer. It's going to be hot, and that's just the way you like it. Fortunately for guests at Compass Cove Resort, we've got plenty of ways to help you cool down when the temperatures start to rise. Here are five fun ways to chill out in the hot summer sun on your Myrtle Beach vacation: Read More »

 

The Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing has been entertaining thousands of fans for more than two decades, but the story behind the popular musical and theatrical venue is even more deeply rooted in the Grand Strand sand, all the way back to the early 1970s. Read More »

 

The Grand Strand is loaded with live music theaters and concert halls and sometimes going out to a major show can be expensive, but not if you know where to go to see some of the top local and regional acts play for free. While shows at the Alabama Theatre and Carolina Opry or concerts at the House of Blues or the Palace Theatre can potentially put a dent in your tight vacation budget, there are several restaurants and bars that host local bands with no cover charge. Here are five of Compass Cove guests' favorite hot spots for free live music: Read More »

 

Guests at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach have lots of options for cooling off on the outside — including a dip in the ocean, a splash in the pool or a relaxing ride down the lazy river. And when it comes to cooling you off on the inside, well, we've got you covered there, too, with a wide selection of frozen daiquiris and specialty drinks that are sure to put out that internal fire. Read More »

 

Everybody deserves a vacation, and the folks at Compass Cove Resort want to show you all the tips and tricks for saving money on yours. Try these suggestions for some of the best deals in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

Often, the best type of publicity is word of mouth. With that in mind, please enjoy this narrative provided by one of our own Compass Cove Resort guests who recounted her experience at the Pirates Voyage show and dinner: As we gathered in the elevator of our resort, Compass Cove, I could see the anticipation building on my family’s faces. My little ones looked up at me and said “Aargh” as we headed out to Pirates Voyage. Nothing like food, mermaids and pirates to bring the family together. Read More »

 

Some vacation destinations have attractions where you can swim with trained dolphins or watch them jump through hoops, but you really haven't experienced these magnificent creatures until you've seen them in the wild. Myrtle Beach visitors have the unique opportunity to take a short cruise off the Carolina coast and see dolphins being dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean. Sailing out of the nearby fishing villages of Little River and Murrells Inlet, about 15 miles north and south of Compass Cove, respectively, several charter boat companies and outdoor outfitters offer cruises just a few miles off the coast to areas that are known to be popular migration zones for dolphins. With cruises ranging from two to three hours round-trip, many go so far as to guarantee that your group will spot some dolphins or you can return another day until you see the main attractions. Read More »

 

Guests at Compass Cove don't need to leave the property to have a splashing good time at a water park — there's one in their own backyard. Located on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront in the downtown district, Compass Cove offers one of the best on-site water park resorts on the entire Grand Strand, giving our guests the ultimate way to get wet and wild on-site. However, if you are looking for an invigorating experience of the aquatic kind, Myrtle Beach offers a range of options. Featuring water parks with thrilling waterslides and mat rides, wave pools, lazy rivers and kiddie pool playgrounds, Myrtle Beach is also home to several hybrid facilities that include everything from go-kart racing and putt-putt golf to amusement parks and roller coasters. So whether you want to chill on the premises or go exploring, here are four great places to take a daring dip: Read More »

 

What's the only thing better than vacationing in Myrtle Beach? Vacationing in Myrtle Beach with all your family and friends. While any trip to the Grand Strand is a great one, the adage "the more, the merrier" certainly applies to Myrtle Beach, where large groups and family reunion parties have plenty of fun activities to choose from. Here are 10 of our favorites: Read More »

 

The latest addition to the Grand Strand's restaurant scene opened on April Fool’s Day, but this newcomer is no joke. Bringing the unique flavor of New England-style seafood to the heart of the Lowcountry on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, The Claw House is a serious contender amid an ocean of seafood restaurants in the tiny fishing village known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina." Murrells Inlet is known for its Lowcountry-style seafood, a fact that is supported by the dozens of local restaurants surrounding the waterfront area along the famed Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Boasting some of the freshest seafood and best restaurants on the Grand Strand, Murrells Inlet has added one more to its already loaded lineup, and this one offers a lot more than the usual shrimp, fish and oysters from local waters. Read More »

 

Remember when you were a kid and your mother would treat you to a trip to the ice cream parlor? It's time to return the favor with the flavor of some old-fashioned ice cream or some new-age frozen yogurt. What better way to spend Mother's Day than taking her on a Myrtle Beach vacation and surprising her with an ice cream cone of her own? Best of all, you can have some, too. The only question is where to go. The growing trend of frozen yogurt shops has introduced a flood (or perhaps a glacier) of national chains like sweetFrog, TCBY and Froyoz to a Myrtle Beach market already teeming with popular ice cream shops like Ben & Jerry's, Baskin-Robbins and Friendly's. That said, Mom may prefer a trip to a familiar place like the ones she used to visit as a child, or a long-standing local store that reminds her of her childhood vacations to the Grand Strand. With that in mind, here's a list of five shops close to Compass Cove resort where you can spoil Mom on her special day: Read More »

 

If tapping your feet to the beat of great country music and digging your toes into the sand at America's No. 1 family beach destination sounds like your idea of a great vacation, just wait until you hear the real kicker: Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach is offering chances to win free tickets to the June 10-12 Carolina Country Music Festival, and we're hoping you will be our guests for the concert event of the summer. The Second Annual Carolina Country Music Fest is coming back to Myrtle Beach following last year's successful debut, and 20 fans will each win two tickets to the event, courtesy of Compass Cove and partner company Brittain Resorts & Hotels. Guests can take advantage of our special packages to save up to 40 percent off accommodations during the festival and also receive discounted tickets, or even the ultimate discount of FREE for a lucky few. Read More »

 

Most visitors come to Myrtle Beach for its modern, man-made attractions, such as golf courses, seafood restaurants and shopping malls, and its natural resources, like the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful white-sand beaches. Often lost in the mix is the Grand Strand's rich history, including some of Colonial America's earliest settlements and wealthiest plantations. Although the city of Myrtle Beach itself is less than a century old, the nearby South Carolina Lowcountry towns of Georgetown, Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet still reflect the pre-Revolutionary War history of the region and the rice culture that dominated the South Carolina coast through the Civil War. Visitors can still see remnants of the old days by taking a walk back in time at these regional historic sites: Read More »

 

Spring break is more than just a chance to thaw out from the winter chill and recharge your own solar batteries. It's also a great opportunity for families to experience the many rites of spring that Myrtle Beach has to offer while also building lasting vacation memories. For our guests at Compass Cove Resort, here are five of our favorite activities for families to enjoy: Read More »

 

Going green takes on a new meaning in Myrtle Beach for St. Patrick's Day, which features a full week of St. Patrick’s Day festivities on the Grand Strand. Irish-themed events of all kinds are scheduled, ranging from parades and street parties to nightlife and shopping activities. So wear your green and get ready to go these St. Patrick's Day venues: Read More »

 

When you come to Myrtle Beach for a golf getaway, there’s never a better way to relax and refresh after a sunny spring round than to chill at the pool or take a few runs down a thrilling waterslide. That’s the philosophy at Compass Cove. With more than 530 guestrooms and 720 feet of Atlantic Ocean frontage, Compass Cove is a quintessential beachfront getaway to complement any golf excursion to the Grand Strand. And with 22 water features – including 6 indoor pools and 3 outdoor pools – Compass Cove has no shortage of amenities for the family as well. Compass Cove’s friendly staff and experienced golf directors are ready and waiting to help you plan your ultimate Myrtle Beach golf adventure. Here are three courses to put on your golf itinerary during your stay at Compass Cove: Read More »

 

Beer has come a long way since the old days of picking up a six-pack of whatever was cold. A market that was once dominated by two or three major domestic brands a few decades ago has experienced a microbrew revolution that has opened up the world to an endless list of unique beers, and turned the craft of brewing into an art form. Nowhere is that growing trend more evident than in Myrtle Beach, which has seen an explosion of craft beer and microbrew pubs set up shop on the Grand Strand in recent years. The latest is quickly becoming one of the most popular brew houses: the Brass Tap Beer Bar in Market Common, which is only a short distance from Compass Cove Resort. Read More »

 

What's better than vacationing in Myrtle Beach at the Compass Cove Resort? Vacationing in Myrtle Beach at the Compass Cove Resort and getting free stuff. That's about as good as it gets, and Compass Cove is making your vacation dream come true. Introducing our Sun & Fun Rewards program for 2016, Compass Cove is your ticket to a wonderful time both on and off the resort property. Enjoy our clean and comfortable accommodations, our first-class amenities, our oceanfront location and our famous hospitality, and throw in a few free tickets to some of the best attractions the Grand Strand has to offer. Read More »

 

Some say Myrtle Beach doesn't have the culture of neighboring cities Charleston and Wilmington, NC, which is fine since they don't have the same great beaches, attractions and atmosphere of the Grand Strand. But for arts and crafts enthusiasts in our area, those critics just don't know where to look. There is art all around us, and here are five places you can soak it up: Read More »

 

If anyone tells you it's too cold to go swimming in Myrtle Beach this time of year, they've never stayed and played at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort. Even on the chilliest winter days the water is still warm and the green light is on for a splashing good time. Compass Cove's list of indoor water amenities is endless, but here are our guests' five favorites: Read More »

 

Many longtime Myrtle Beach visitors know only two roads - Highway 501 that carries them in and out of the city, and Highway 17 that takes them north and south. Anything off those streets requires asking for directions, or missing it all together. You can still get almost anywhere in Myrtle Beach using those two main thoroughfares, but a lot of new roads have been built in recent years to lead visitors to new attractions. A concerted effort to promote "connectivity" on local roads has made it possible to avoid those busier highways by using back roads and new accesses that serve as time-saving short cuts. Read More »

 

The most popular places to shop on the Grand Strand are the multi-purpose complexes like Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, where the abundance of attractions, restaurants and nightlife offer lots of fun beyond shopping. But the open-air areas and walkways that lead to the storefronts can get pretty chilly on those cold and windy winter days. The same is true along the Market Common and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, where the urban style sidewalk shops require some serious strolling and shopping. That's not a problem for most of the year, when the warm weather and scenic landscapes make you want to spend some time outside. But for those chilly and rainy days, the less time spent outdoors, the better. Read More »

 

The holidays are a doubled-edged sword for folks on a diet. As much as you love getting together with family and friends and celebrating the season with parties and dinners, the temptation to eat some fattening foods - and lots of them - is too great for your ability to say no. This is especially true if you plan to spend the holidays in Myrtle Beach, where there is a wide selection of great restaurants serving Christmas and New Year's feasts and hosting lavish holiday parties. At Compass Cove Resort, we feel your predicament. With so many great things to see, do and eat in Myrtle Beach, it is easy to forget the diet and enjoy all the food, drinks and dessert until the New Year. But for those who don't want to pack on any extra pounds that they will have to work off in 2016, here are six tips for surviving the holidays on a diet: Read More »

 

We all remember doing arts and crafts projects as children at school or summer camp, molding lumps of clay into a lopsided paper weights or building a miniature log cabin out of popsicle sticks. If you think it was fun when you were a kid, you should give it another try as an adult. You may have developed an artistic side over the years you might not know about. The growing trend is called "festive crafting" or "social arts" and involves grown adults revisiting their love for arts and crafts later in life. Group classes allow friends to gather and explore their creativity in a social setting, a far cry from the often boring environment of more formal art classes, Patrons can even bring their own wine and appetizers to make a party out of painting. Local businesses like Paint and Unwined and Wine and Design have opened in recent years to rave reviews. Both offer painting parties and more laid-back art classes for guests wanting to brush up on their painting skills and find a unique and fun group activity. They provide the paint supplies, canvases and easels; you and your friends bring your own bottles. Read More »

 

Looking for Christmas lights during your Myrtle Beach vacation? You don't have to look very hard or far. From the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens in the Lowcountry to a floating parade on the Carolina border, the Grand Strand comes to life in the gloaming as brightly colored lights illuminate the coastline. Here are three light shows you must see this holiday season: Read More »

 

One of the highlights of the holiday season for both children and adults is visiting Santa Claus. Something about seeing the jolly ol' elf in person triggers a happy place in your childhood memories, an experience that is only heightened by watching children hop up on his lap. If you are looking for an up-close Santa encounter, you came to the right place. Few people know that Myrtle Beach is Santa's favorite vacation spot, a peaceful retreat for him to rest up before and after his goodwill tour around the world. He's even been known to land the sleigh on the roof at Compass Cove and let the reindeer feed on sea oats. But if he doesn't make it to the resort this time, there are plenty of places around town where you can spot Santa taking photos and orders for Christmas. Here are a few places he is scheduled to appear: Read More »

 

They say time flies when you are having fun, and that includes the time leading up to a fun family vacation in Myrtle Beach at Compass Cove Resort. Before you know it, winter will have come and gone and you will be looking forward to thawing out on the beach in the spring and sizzling in the sun this summer. If you want to get the maximum enjoyment out of your vacation with the minimum amount of hassle, now is the time to start planning your getaway. Here are five reasons why you should book your trip to the Grand Strand and make your reservations to Compass Cove as soon as possible: Read More »

 

You take one step out the door and get hit in the face with a blast of cold air. You spend your mornings scraping ice off your windshield while waiting for your vehicle to warm up. It’s dark on the way to and from work, and then you come home and do it all over again the next day for a few months. If these symptoms of the wintertime blues sound painfully familiar, you are a prime candidate for a vacation break in Myrtle Beach at Compass Cove Resort. Located on the oceanfront of America’s No. 1 family vacation destination, Compass Cove Resort specializes in hosting visitors from colder climates and welcomes thousands to our shores each offseason. Although summertime comes to mind when most folks think of Myrtle Beach, the winter months have become a popular time for snowbirds to migrate away from the ice and snow to find some sun and sand, in a milder environment. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for fun in the sun, but did you know we also know how to have a good time during the holiday season? Guests at Compass Cove can enjoy lots of Christmas activities and seasonal events to enjoy their stay on the Grand Strand. Here are our 8 favorite ways to celebrate Christmas in the white sand instead of the cold snow: Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is wrapping up its "60 More Days of Summer" campaign, a program designed to let visitors know about the mild weather and light crowds on the Grand Strand during the months of September and October. Compass Cove Resort can do even better - like 365 days summer - for its guests. No matter what the calendar or the thermometer say, it's always summertime at Compass Cove. Our spacious indoor waterpark and outdoor pool deck with heated swimming pools, hot tubs and a lazy river provide the perfect warm-weather oasis for snow birds who are in need of a retreat to feel some heat in Myrtle Beach. With mild temperatures well into autumn (on the date this article was written, Oct. 23, the high temperature in Myrtle Beach was 81 degrees), guests at Compass Cove can enjoy a day in the sun on the oceanfront pool deck and the tanning lawn, and even cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool or a relaxing ride down the lazy river. The little ones can splash and play in the kiddie pool and Silly Submarine aquatic playground area, and all ages can take advantage of the adjoining beach accesses to go for a stroll along the coast. Read More »

 

Broadway at the Beach offers much more than great shopping, dining and nightlife. In fact, this popular Myrtle Beach entertainment complex is home to many of the Grand Strand's best attractions, giving the young and adventurous plenty of options for fun things to do while the grownups shop, eat and play. Better yet, Broadway's family-friendly activities can be enjoyed together as a group for some memorable vacation moments. Here are our top five attractions at Broadway at the Beach: Read More »

 

If you are planning a trip to Myrtle Beach for an autumn retreat to the beach at Compass Cove Resort, don’t cancel your plans. And if you aren’t, you should consider taking advantage of the mild temperatures and small crowds on the Grand Strand in the fall. Contrary to some media reports and rumors, the flooding that devastated much of South Carolina did not have negative impacts on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. The record rainfall and major flooding in the Palmetto State did not wash out the Grand Strand’s tourism parade. Only a matter of days after parts of the state received as much as 2 feet of rain in the first week of October, Myrtle Beach was back open for business. "We are fortunate our beaches are up and running and ready for visitors," Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Brad Dean said just days after the storm stopped and the floodwaters subsided. "Anyone who has visited the Myrtle Beach area knows our fall weather is typically gorgeous and sunny. We look forward to welcoming folks back to the beach." Read More »

 

Just as the beach serves as a sandy transition from the ocean to dry land, Myrtle Beach provides the perfect place to bridge the generation gap between grandparents and kids. While the baby boom generation may have little in common with millennials in the real world, the timelessness of the beach gives grandparents the chance to make some memories that will last their kids' kids a lifetime. Here are five places to cut through the age difference and connect with some fun for the young, and the young at heart: Read More »

 

There was a time when Myrtle Beach was strictly a summer destination. In fact, the locals used to joke that the city rolled up the sidewalks after Labor Day weekend and put them back down the next year in time for Memorial Day weekend, but those days have long since changed. Today, Myrtle Beach is a year-round hot spot. Read More »

 

There are two kinds of seafood lovers: Those who will try anything from the ocean as long as it is fried, broiled, grilled or baked, and those who prefer it straight from the sea. We're talking about sushi, of course, and those who love their seafood on the very rare side have just as many options in Myrtle Beach as those who like the Calabash-style buffets. Here are our top 10 places to get sushi in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

One of the best things about the fall season in Myrtle Beach is the abundance of new shows that appear in local theaters. From some of the top touring acts in the world of pop, rock and country music to the off-Broadway productions that culminate with a series of Christmas shows, the live theater lineup is at its peak in the autumn. No matter when you decide to make your fall getaway, you can rest assured that there is a nice selection of shows to choose from, including family-friendly venues featuring music, magic, dancing, comedy and more. It’s always a good idea to buy your tickets in advance, and here is a quick look at some of the shows coming to Myrtle Beach theaters this fall: Read More »

 

You’ve heard the expression “the more, the merrier”? The old adage is true, at least as it applies to vacationing in Myrtle Beach. With smaller crowds on the Grand Strand after the busy summer season, large parties have plenty of room to enjoy the best things Myrtle Beach has to offer. For starters, staying at Compass Cove Resort is both affordable and accommodating to groups, offering discounted fall rates and offering rooms and suites that range up to four bedrooms. And with all the great amenities on site and easy access to the beach, there’s plenty to keep everyone in your party occupied without leaving the property. But most groups love to explore, and Compass Cove puts you close to all the action. Take in all the attractions, restaurants, shops with no waiting, and experience a slice of the Myrtle Beach life that doesn’t exist any other time of year. Here are our five suggestions for fun things to do with a large group: Read More »

 

It’s football time again, and you don’t want to miss the big game while you are on vacation. Fortunately for football fans staying at Compass Cove, you don’t have to. Whether you are a college football or NFL fan, you can watch your home team while you are away from home at one of the many local sports bars, some of which are a short distance from the resort. Here are our top five places to root for your team while you are in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach has its fair share of head-turning, eye-popping attractions. There's a life-sized King Kong climbing a replica of the Empire State Building at Hollywood Wax Museum. There's an upside down science lab at WonderWorks, and there are dinosaurs, volcanoes, shipwrecks and plane crashes at putt-putt golf courses on the Grand Strand. But the most recognizable sight that illuminates the night and splashes a sea of colors to the seaside is the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, a 187-foot high-tech ferris wheel that attracts large crowds to the downtown district. The neon-lit attraction serves as the centerpiece of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and is visible for miles away on the skyline. Read More »

 

Guests return to Compass Cove Resort summer after summer to enjoy the sun, sand and surf, as well as the great hospitality, accommodations and amenities. But the fun doesn't stop after Labor Day. In fact, the Myrtle Beach fall festival season is just getting started. From food and fireworks to concerts and car shows, the Grand Strand is bustling with activity in September, October, and November. The moderate temperatures and lighter crowds create the ideal setting for community events that bring out the best Myrtle Beach has to offer. Read More »

 

You have a lot of choices for places to spend your Myrtle Beach vacation. But when you do your homework and consider price, location and value, all signs point to Compass Cove Resort. From the time you check in to when you check out, Compass Cove goes out of its way to ensure you enjoy your stay. Here are the top five reasons to make Compass Cove your vacation home away from home: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach's most popular attractions come with varying price tags. Relaxing on the beach, strolling the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and enjoying fireworks shows and concerts are free, while activities like golf, deep-sea fishing and shopping can be expensive. But what about the activities that fall somewhere in the middle, the things to do that are fun and affordable for vacationers on the budget. Myrtle Beach has you covered in that department as well with a plethora of attractions that fall in the $25 range. Here are five of our favorite activities that will put a smile on your face without putting a dent in your vacation budget: Read More »

 

Cooking classes might not be the first activity that springs to mind when you are planning your Myrtle Beach vacation. After all, with all the attractions, entertainment, shopping and watersports options available, not to mention the popular activity of relaxing on the beach, something like culinary courses might get lost in the vacation mix. But with the booming popularity of cooking, such as the growing “foodie” movement and the flood of culinary related TV shows like “Top Chef” and “Hell’s Kitchen”, cooking has become more of an arts and crafts activity than simply a household chore. With that in mind, more and more people are turning to culinary classes as a pastime, every bit as fun and enjoyable as dancing or shopping. If you and other members of your party are looking to try something a little different during your Myrtle Beach vacation, there are a few opportunities to strap on the apron and create some culinary magic. Learn some tips and tricks you can carry with you to use back home, like the proper way to prepare seafood or cooking with local wines. Here are some options for those itching to get in the kitchen: Read More »

 

There are so many great things to see and do in Myrtle Beach, and so little vacation time to see and do it all. To get the maximum enjoyment out of your days on the Grand Strand, you want to experience the best of the best. Of course "the best," like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, but here is our best-guess list of all the bests: Read More »

 

Everyone has their own idea of fun things to do in Myrtle Beach. From beach going and attractions to shopping and restaurants, the options are aplenty. But there's one thing that everyone in the family can agree on - free. Not only is the price right, but the good times are ready to roll at these free-admission events on the Grand Strand: Read More »

 

The best places to go fishing on the Grand Strand without a boat are one of the nine piers located along the 60-mile stretch of coastline that surrounds Myrtle Beach. They also happen to be some of the best places to go for dining, entertainment and nightlife. Hosting everything from restaurants and bars, gift stores and tackle shops, live concerts and fireworks shows, fishing piers are the places to be even if you never bait a hook. Whether you hope to catch the big one, or you just want to catch the cool sea breeze at an oceanfront bar, here are the best piers for angling and hanging out over open waters: Read More »

 

At first glance, a hot cup of coffee might not sound like the ideal beverage of choice at a hot spot like Myrtle Beach. A dry, sandy mouth prefers something cold over a hot cup of Joe, but many coffee houses now sell as many fruit smoothies and iced teas as they do the traditional cup of coffee. And there are moments, like watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean from your hotel balcony, or a chilly night on the beach, when a cup of coffee is just the thing to hit the spot. So if you are looking to get your coffee fix while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, be sure to check one of these five coffee houses: Read More »

 

The Palace Theatre is famous for attracting top entertainment to Myrtle Beach, but this summer's lineup takes it to another level. In addition to the off-Broadway productions it is known for, the Palace Theatre is bringing in some cutting-edge attraction in 2015. From new-age magic acts to a virtual-reality dinosaur exhibit, the Palace is broadening its appeal to provide quality entertainment for the whole family. Even the theatrical shows feature a fairy tale for the kids and a stroll down musical memory lane for adults. Here's a look at the upcoming shows and attractions at the Palace Theatre: Read More »

 

Some folks can take a vacation away from work, friends and family, but they can’t seem to part with their cell phones, even long enough to relax and enjoy the freedom of a phone-free environment. Visitors to Myrtle Beach have a real challenge on their hands with the abundant supply of sand, sun and saltwater in the surrounding vicinity. Here are five tips for keeping your electronics equipment safe and sound during your Myrtle Beach vacation: Read More »

 

June marks the start of the summer season in Myrtle Beach, and the Grand Strand offers lots of fun festivals and events for the whole family. If you are in town in June, be sure to check out these highlights: Read More »

 

So you have strolled the Boardwalk, cruised the Boulevard, and walked around Broadway. You've been there and done that at all of Myrtle Beach’s major manmade attractions, and even got the T-shirt to prove it. But there's a whole other side to the Grand Strand that you might not have seen yet. In fact, many visitors don’t even realize it exists. But hidden far away from the neon lights and seafood buffets is a much wilder world of Lowcountry wetlands, maritime woodlands, and abundant wildlife. You can’t get there by foot, trolley or a minivan, and even your SUV might be not match for some of the hard-to-reach places. It takes a four-wheel drive Jeep or a four-hoofed horse, and a knowledgeable tour guide to discover some of the Strand’s most scenic and natural settings. Here are four great ways to get back to nature and enjoy the Grand Strand’s great outdoors: Read More »

 

A trip to the museum might not be at the top of your party’s list of things to do in Myrtle Beach. But once you’ve soaked up lots of rays and had all the seafood you can eat, a visit to a local museum is a great way to spend a few hours out of your rainy day. Here are four worth checking out: Read More »

 

What can you do for fun on a hot summer night in Myrtle Beach? You answered your own question. The Hot Summer Nights series brings a variety of family-friendly entertainment to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Featuring live music, kids’ carnivals, fireworks shows and a whole lot more, Hot Summer Nights provides the perfect reason to enjoy the season in the downtown district. Running from June through August, Hot Summer Nights recently released its schedule of activities for 2015, and this year's lineup promises to be the hottest ever. Music-lovers are in luck as local and regional bands will perform four nights each week on the Plyler Park stage, and the popular "Boardwalk Elvis" show is back by popular demand two nights a week. Read More »

 

Every town has something to be proud of, even the tiny fishing village of Little River, South Carolina. While other cities on the Grand Strand celebrate their heritage by paying tribute to their chief claim to fame (in Myrtle Beach it’s summertime fun in the sun, and for North Myrtle Beach it’s shagging on Ocean Drive), Little River honors its top export – the blue crab. The World Famous Blue Crab Festival will celebrate its 34th anniversary on the Little River waterfront on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17. Featuring lots of opportunities to chow down on the event’s guests of honor, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival offers plenty of great live music and entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, fun and games for kids and, of course, fresh local seafood straight from the docks. Located just south of the Carolina border, less than 30 miles from Compass Cove Resort along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, Little River pays homage to the oft-eaten and underappreciated blue crab, the ornery little crustaceans that call the local tidal creeks and swamps home. Freshly caught blue points are hauled in by the bushels and steamed on the spot for festival-goers with a taste for the crabby critters. Read More »

 

Want to snap some selfies with A-list celebrities and rub elbows with the rich and famous? That usually involves a trip to L.A. or New York, but now visitors to Myrtle Beach can get into the celeb-sighting act. The Hollywood Wax Museum, the latest attraction to take Broadway at the Beach by storm, features realistic wax figures of the biggest and brightest stars in show business, including actors, actresses, musicians, athletes and more. Guests are surrounded by so many celebs you will feel like you’ve walked down the red carpet and slipped behind the velvet rope at one of Hollywood’s most exclusive gatherings. Read More »

 

With apologies to Nashville, the Sun Fun Capital of Myrtle Beach will double as the Country Music USA for three days in June when the Carolina Country Music Festival comes to the town.The inaugural event will be held June 5-7 in the heart of the downtown district on the site of the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion. More than 20,000 country music fans are expected to pack the old Pavilion site to see some of the biggest names in country music take the stage for a three-day throw down on the beach. The star-studded lineup was already enough to create a huge buzz among country music fans as the early block of pre-sale tickets sold out in a matter of days. But promoters have added even more big names to the bill, creating one of the most impressive outdoor festivals on the country music circuit this season. Read More »

 

Market Common in Myrtle Beach is known for its shopping, but it also happens to be one of the best dining stops on the Grand Strand. Featuring 10 restaurants sprinkled throughout the urban-style retail district, hungry shoppers can take a break and refuel on a wide selection of Asian, Mexican, French, Italian and American cuisine. Like the trendy neighborhood, many of the restaurants are fine-dining establishments along with a few family-casual eateries. Located less than five miles from Compass Cove, this is a great place for guests to take a stroll through the streets, sidewalks and city parks that surround the community. Here are 10 restaurants to check out while you are at Market Common: Read More »

 

Explore your artistic side in a fun and relaxed setting at Wine and Design in Myrtle Beach. This national chain is the first of its kind on the Grand Strand and is quickly gaining fans among folks who prefer to do something different and creative with their free time – all while enjoying a glass of wine. Wine and Design is a burgeoning national chain on the East Coast, but the recently opened art studio is offering a first of its kind experience on the Grand Strand. Wine and Design offers painting parties and art classes for individuals wanting to brush up on their skills, couples in search of a romantic date, or large parties looking for a fun group activity. Located on the north end of Myrtle Beach, Wine and Design is a combination art studio and wine bar, albeit it on a bring-your-own-bottle basis, that has everything else you need to get started – from paint supplies, canvases and easels to corkscrews and wine glasses you can purchase and paint yourself. Enjoy a glass of wine or beverages of your choice while you unwind and let your creative side come to the surface. Read More »

 

There’s nothing wrong with relaxing on the beach and looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. That’s what vacationing in Myrtle Beach is all about, right? Wrong, at least not if you are up for a little high thrills on the high seas. From deep-sea fishing and dolphin-watching cruises to parasailing and kayaking, the Grand Strand is lined with outfitters ready to take you for a wet and wild ride. Here’s a list of the top five watersports to try while you are in Myrtle Beach, and some of the local companies that can make it happen: Read More »

 

It's time to lace up those sneakers and get in a good stretch for the busy part of the running seas in the Myrtle Beach area. With springtime bringing milder temperatures that are perfect for competitive running, the Grand Strand has a long list of upcoming races to choose from. Whether it's a serious competitive event or a fun fund-raiser, the Myrtle Beach running scene has it all. Here's a list of upcoming racing events: Read More »

 

The clock says it’s midnight, but your stomach seems to think it’s dinner time and there’s nothing in the fridge that will do the trick. Or you are out on the town in Myrtle Beach and your body needs a good meal before you call it a night. Whatever the reason and whatever the time, you can find a restaurant serving any time of day, including late, late at night and early, early in the morning. From pizza and burger joints to sushi and burrito bars, the Myrtle Beach restaurant scene offers plenty of options for night owls looking for a late-night snack. Here’s a list of the top-five all-night or late-night restaurants: Read More »

 

Many visitors are surprised to discover that the Alabama Theatre is located on the South Carolina coast. Of course, they are also surprised to learn that the country music group by the same first name got its start on the Grand Strand. Before the good ol’ boys from the multi-Grammy Award winning band Alabama were inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, they served as the house band for the legendary Myrtle Beach honky-tonk The Bowery in the downtown oceanfront during the 1970s. Years after the band hit the big time, the group decided to pay tribute to their roots by opening the palatial Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing complex. In keeping with the spirit of the founding crooners, the Alabama Theatre stands as a shrine to country music on the Grand Strand. National and regional touring acts make regular stops before sellout crowds at the 2,000-seat, state-of-the-art venue, and touring companies provide off-Broadway-style entertainment on the stage. The intimate seating and quality sound and lighting make this one of the best places to see live music or a show on the Strand. Read More »

 

Vacationing on a budget can be tricky, but Myrtle Beach is designed with penny-counting families in mind. If you are flexible on times and don’t mind clipping a few coupons from the free discount books available in the Compass Cove Resort lobby, it’s possible to squeeze a lot of fun, food and excitement out of $25. Making your spending cash go even farther is even easier for guests at Compass Cove and other BRM Resorts properties. As part of the Sun Fun Bonus program, guests are given a free ticket to some of the top attractions in town, making it even more affordable for a family of four to explore. Here are five ways to have a big time for as little as $25: Read More »

 

Thanks to changing attitudes about gender roles, girls now can do anything the boys can do - sometimes better. No more sitting on the sidelines while the guys play golf, go hunting and fishing, or any of the other activities previously labeled as "man stuff." But does that equality mean women should abandon all the "girly things" in life? Just because you can hang with the guys doesn't mean you have to, especially for mothers and daughters. A girls day out is great opportunity to reconnect with your feminine side. Myrtle Beach is a great place for moms and their daughters to spend some quality time together while exploring a new destination and sharing new experiences. Leave the boys to play ball on the beach while you two sneak off for some mother-daughter time. Here's a list of suggestions for great ways to spend a full day of mother-daughter bonding: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the sun. But for grownups who still feel young at heart, the real fun starts when the sun goes down at the many nightclubs on the Grand Strand. From dancing and socializing to live music and karaoke, Myrtle Beach has a wide range of bars and activities to keep you going all night long. The best way to find the best in local nightlife is to follow your nose to other popular gathering spots on the Strand. For instance, places like Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach that are hot spots for shopping, dining and attractions, also happen to be among the top places for nightlife. Here are five places to have a good time at night time in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

There's nothing like a weekend retreat to Myrtle Beach to celebrate Valentine's Day; just you, your spouse ... and the kids. That's right, those romantic Valentine's Day getaways are few and far between once you add a few little ones to the mix. Suddenly, that candlelit dinner becomes a fast-food drive-through window and a night out at the movies involves Disney princesses and talking toys. But that doesn't mean you can't have a good time on Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach with the kids in tow. A little good, clean fun for the little ones can help create some romance for the grownups. Plus, if you can successfully manage to wear out the rug rats, perhaps with a long swim session at the Compass Cove indoor pools, they will eventually fall asleep. Here's a list of five fun things to do with kids on Valentine's Day: Read More »

 

There's nothing like a gathering with a large group at the beach ... until it's time to go out for dinner. The hostess shoots you a dirty look when you tell her you need a table for 20-something, and after an hour wait your party finally ushered to a corner with several tables pushed together for the chaotic taking of everyone's orders. Whether it's a family reunion, a wedding party, a golf group or a club outing, your function deserves better during your visit to Myrtle Beach. While some restaurants are built for smaller parties and operate under the "turn and burn" method of getting guests in and out quickly, others cater to larger groups and have the space and staff to accommodate parties of any size. Here are five places perfect for your group dinner: Read More »

 

If you are like the majority of Americans, you recently made a New Year's Resolution to lose weight and get in shape when the calendar struck 2015. And if you are like most of those Americans, you have probably broken those vows, or at least bent them a bit. No judgment here; it's hard to stay motivated when the sun goes down before you get home from work and the temperature drops like a frozen rock. It's too cold to go to the gym, much less for a jog around the block, and the tredmill makes you feel like a hamster in a cage. Meanwhile, your bathing suit is taunting you from the closet corner. Never fear, Compass Cove friends. We've devised the perfect plan to help get you off that couch and on that StairMaster. You can call it Myrtle-robics or Beach-ercise; we call it getting your mind focused on your Myrtle Beach vacation and your body right for that swimsuit. Here are five ways to work out while your mind wonders to Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

For guests who have an appreciation for nature by day but enjoy the creature comforts of Compass Cove Resort by night, the Grand Strand is home to two state parks that allow you to experience the best of both worlds without having to travel all over the globe.Myrtle Beach State Park on the south end of the beach and Huntington Beach State Park in nearby Murrells Inlet provide the perfect places to escape the neon landscape of the downtown district and experience the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast. Read More »

 

There's nothing like the look on a child's face when they see Santa Claus, and there's nothing like the look on a parent's face than when they watch their kid climb into the Jolly Ol' Elf's lap. It's a special holiday moment, and Myrtle Beach has a lot of them. Read More »

 

They call Murrells Inlet "The Seafood Capital of South Carolina," and for good reason. The rich waters of the Lowcountry creeks and estuaries combined with the fishing fleets that sail out to deeper waters provide a perfect 1-2 punch for fresh local seafood. The fishing and shrimping boats, the crab trappers and the oyster diggers literally deliver dinner to the local docks and directly through the kitchen doors of the many restaurants that call this small fishing community their home. Add a dash of Southern hospitality and a pinch of creative cuisine and this town is teeming with delicious seafood. Murrells Inlet also has lots of "landfood" offerings for a surf-and-turf feast. Read More »

 

The only hard thing about celebrating your birthday in Myrtle Beach is deciding where to spend it. So many fun things to do, so few birthday parties. It all depends on what you're looking for on your special day. Whether it's an adults' night out on the town, a kids' day of fun, or a family-friendly party, Myrtle Beach has plenty of places to act your age, or younger. Here are five great places to celebrate Myrtle Beach-style: Read More »

 

The same live theaters that entertain Myrtle Beach visitors year-round also do their part to spread some holiday cheer by presenting their own special Christmas shows. The holiday performances are among the most popular of the year for local theaters, who go the extra mile to make Christmas extra special for audiences with awe-inspiring showcases that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Whether you prefer a more wholesome, country Christmas like Alabama Theatre’s “The South’s Grandest Christmas” or the retro-cool of the Legends In Concert’s “Christmas with the Rat Pack,” you will leave the theater a lot merrier than when you arrived. Here’s a list of the top five Christmas shows on the Grand Strand with a brief preview: Read More »

 

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Ripley's Aquarium is famous for its amazing display of sea life, but the holiday season sees the addition of plant life to its lineup with the annual Festival of Trees event. This popular Broadway at the Beach attraction gets into the Christmas spirit with a tribute to the United States of America. Fifty trees representing all 50 states are decorated with ornaments that represent the character that makes each state unique. The South Carolina tree, for example, is adorned with sea shells, golf balls and other items related to the Palmetto State. Guests can find the trees from their home states and children can learn a lot about states they've never visited by touring the exhibit, which highlights the diversity and celebrates the rich heritage of the United States. Read More »

 

Imagine a Thanksgiving dinner on the oceanfront that involves no cooking or cleaning, and your cozy room for a post-feast nap is only an elevator ride away. If it sounds too good to be true, check out the holiday meal and deal offered by Compass Cove Resort. In addition to great savings on accommodations, this downtown Myrtle Beach resort is serving a full holiday feast at its on-site restaurant, Compass Rose. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will be served Thursday afternoon. Read More »

 

Any time of year is a great time to visit Brookgreen Gardens, but that's especially true during the Christmas holiday season. That's when the botanical sculpture garden lights up the night with its annual "Night of a Thousand Candles" holiday display. The 9,000-acre sculpture garden, the oldest and largest on the East Coast, goes all out for Christmas time by decorating the already beautiful park. The existing merger of art and nature gets an even prettier makeover for the holidays as thousands of visitors flock to the gardens to get a major dose of the Christmas spirit. Located on a former rice and indigo plantation in Murrells Inlet, about 20 miles south of downtown Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens is a year-round attraction featuring more than 1,400 sculptures and statues, colorful plants and flowers and ancient live oak trees that pre-date the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach may be best known for big-time golf, but it's also a mecca for mini-golf. Sure, the Grand Strand has more than 100 championship courses featuring oceanfront and Intracoastal Waterway layouts surrounded by maritime forests and Lowcountry wetlands. But Myrtle Beach also has more than 50 putt-putt courses featuring make-believe dinosaurs, volcanoes, waterfalls and pirates. Serious golfers come to Myrtle Beach to test their skills against the best, and the same is true of scratch putt-putters. The Grand Strand hosts the annual US Open of Prominigolf and the Masters of Mini-golf, and is home to the US Mini-golf Olympic Training Facility. Believe it or not, there is such a thing a pro putt-putt golfer. Read More »

 

Susan Neal is a bit of an expert when it comes to her knowledge of Myrtle Beach hotels, so when she says Compass Cove Resort her favorite place to stay, she's really saying something. "I've been coming to Myrtle Beach since I was a kid and now I'm 63, so what does that tell you?" she joked. "I come two or three times a year and I've stayed at Compass Cove for the past seven years. I've stayed at a lot of different places but it's my favorite." Through the years, Neal has visited the Grand Strand with family, friends and different groups, from a reunion of high school classmates who make an annual trip in the fall to a growing list of grandchildren who come ever chance they get. Regardless of the age of the group she is traveling with, Compass Cove is always a hit with her vacation party. Read More »

 

Saving money on your Myrtle Beach vacation is a simple matter of supply and demand. Visit during the summer time when crowds are heavier and local businesses are busier, and you can expect to pay more. But come to the Grand Strand during the "offseason" months of fall and winter, when the crowds are light and businesses are slow, and you can expect to see a significant savings in accommodations, dining, shopping and more. And it's not just the time of year that can make it more affordable to take a Myrtle Beach vacation in the fall and winter. Knowing where to look for additional discounts can cut even more expenses on your offseason getaway. Although the weather can be hit or miss, there are still plenty of warm winter days and lots of ways to save: Read More »

 

Often overlooked amid the neon lights and dazzling attraction of Myrtle Beach is one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets - the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum.Tucked away behind sprawling live oaks on the south end of Ocean Boulevard sits this charming 1920s-style beach cottage that was converted into an art museum in 1997. Filled with art galleries and touring exhibitions, the building alone is worth a visit as it represents much of the history, people and architecture of Myrtle Beach.The three-story structure was once a beachfront cabana located near the old Ocean Forest Hotel. Once slated for demolition, a local group of artists and historical preservationists joined forces to save the building and have it serve as a much-needed art museum. The land where it currently sits, across from Springmaid Beach Resort and Pier, was donated by namesakes and city founding fathers Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin. Read More »

 

Whoever says you can only have fun on the beach in the summer has never been to Myrtle Beach. The temperatures aren’t quite as hot and the beaches aren’t near as crowded, which already sounds like winning combination. Throw in some fun and games and you’ve got a good time waiting to happen. Here are five fun things to do on the beach on the Grand Strand during the fall and winter: Read More »

 

Taking the little ones trick-or-treating while vacationing in an unfamiliar city can be the scariest thing about Halloween, but not if you know where to go. The Grand Strand is filled with established neighborhoods where you will feel safe and welcome, and there are also various events held around the Myrtle Beach area where you and your children can have a happy Halloween. Most of the major shopping centers offer trick-or-treating, as well as special events for a unique Halloween experience. But for those who prefer to show their children a good, old-fashioned Halloween, find a neighborhood that has year-round residents rather than seasonal housing developments to avoid ringing a lot of unanswered doorbells. Finding the right place to take your kids trick-or-treating can make or break their Halloween. Here's a list of five family-friendly activities and neighborhoods to celebrate the holiday Myrtle Beach style: Read More »

 

In Germany, small towns and villages gather together to celebrate their heritage at Oktoberfest. Myrtle Beach brings the same neighborly spirit to the Bavarian holiday at the Market Common, an urban-style shopping and dining district that hosts a local Oktoberfest event in scenic Valor Park. Held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, Market Common's Oktoberfest is a lower-key version of the more boisterous celebration on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Yes, both festivals cover the basics - beer, German food, beer, German music, beer and, of course, German beer. Oh, and did we mention that beer will be available? More than 20 craft breweries, in fact, along with all the popular domestic and imports. Many microbreweries will be rolling out their special autumn brews for Oktoberfest and visitors can purchase special tasting steins to sample them all. Read More »

 

Packing for a summer vacation in Myrtle Beach is easy: Swimsuit, check. Flip-flops, check. T-shirts and shorts, check, check. And with high temperatures in the 90s during the summer months, it's pretty hard to be underdressed no matter where you go. But it's a different deal in the fall, which features a wider variety of weather than the predictably hot and humid summertime. September sees warm and sunny days without the humidity, and autumn gradually slips into significantly cooler in late November. So exactly when you decide to visit Myrtle Beach in the fall can go a long way to determining exactly what and how much you need to pack for your autumn retreat. Here's a list a tips for things you might want to add to your suitcase for an excellent fall getaway: Read More »

 

Market Common may be best known for its shopping, with more than 100 outlets located within the urban-style commercial district. The development on the site of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base is also the home to several popular festivals, including the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival, Music on the Green and the Family Fourth at the Common. But perhaps the best-kept secret of Market Common may be its stellar dining lineup. Featuring a diverse selection of cuisine, including Italian, Japanese, Mexican and more, Market Common is like an international tour of dining options over a six-block area. Here's a list of the top 10 restaurants at Market Common for your dining pleasure. Read More »

 

Compass Cove guests looking for a change of pace should point their compasses south to Murrells Inlet, a historic fishing village that is only 15 miles from the bright lights of Myrtle Beach but seems like a world away. It’s the perfect day trip to experience the laid-back lifestyle of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” Murrells Inlet backs it up by harvesting the fertile waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the tidal creeks that feed into the Inlet. Fishing and shrimping boats set sail for deeper waters every morning out of the marinas and private docks along the Inlet, while crab-trappers and oyster diggers comb the backwaters for their fresh catches. And it all ends up on the dinner tables that surround the Inlet, particularly the popular Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. This wooden walkway carries visitors along the waterfront and into the doors of a dozen or so local restaurants and bars that serve the freshest seafood on the Grand Strand and lots of cold drinks to wash it all down. Read More »

 

You don’t have to be a world traveler to enjoy an international golf experience. In fact, guests at the Compass Cove Resort in downtown Myrtle Beach can do so within a short drive of the property at the world-renowned International Club’s franchise course in nearby Murrells Inlet. Championship courses like Prestwick Country Club, Myrtlewood Golf Club and World Tour are excellent choices that are nearby. For an even closer and more affordable alternative, Whispering Pines Golf Club is Myrtle Beach's only municipal course and is the nearest 18-hole layout, and the Midway Par-3 is only walking distance away and also hosts a driving range and practice putting green where you can work on your game only blocks away from the Compass Cove property. Read More »

 

The summer fun calendar is coming to a close on the Grand Strand, but not without a few more festivals and one final chance to go out with a bang on Labor Day weekend. From art shows to car shows and from cold beer to hot barbecue, Myrtle Beach closes out the summer events schedule in style. Many of the events are within short walking or driving distance of Compass Cove Resort, so guests can experience one last taste of summer. Here are some of the top shindigs on tap for the month of August: Read More »

 

The end of the summer season is in sight, and the clock is ticking down on the time left to visit some of the top attractions in Myrtle Beach. Although some attractions are open year-round, others are seasonal and shut down shortly after the summer crowds start to leave town. So as the dog days of summer melt away into the mild days of autumn, here are some of the Grand Strand's summertime activities you need to go, see and do before it’s too late. Read More »

 

Compass Cove guests with a need for speed have a lot of options for some go-cart racing thrills on the Grand Strand, and your VMB Card is your license to save money while burning rubber at area tracks. Take the family for a spin at one of these three race tracks and get discounts for staying at the Compass Cove Resort. Read More »

 

Dinner time doesn’t have to be that boring thing between the beach and bedtime for your kids during your Myrtle Beach vacation. In fact, the Grand Strand is packed with places that offer a great meal with excellent entertainment for the whole family. Here are five hot spots the kids will love as much as the adults. Read More »

 

It’s a treat without equal: cuddling up with your kids and watching a movie … under the stars. Pack your lawn chairs and blankets and head on over to the beautiful Surfside Beach on Thursday nights to partake in their second annual Movies After Dark series. A host of family-friendly films are projected onto an inflatable screen at Martin Field, where families have plenty of room to spread out and have fun. But mainly, the kids do something extraordinary — nothing. Read More »

 

The 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline known as the Grand Strand is lined with excellent seafood restaurants. But for the freshest catches and best times on the high seas, nothing beats the all-you-can-catch buffet you can only find a few miles offshore. Thanks to the many charter boats and guide services that sail out of the Strand every day and return loaded down with big ones from the sea, Compass Cove Resort guests can easily enjoy a fun day of deep sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach sports scene may be best known for championship golf, water sports and other stick-and-ball games, but the fastest sport on the Grand Strand can be found at the historic Myrtle Beach Speedway. Located off Highway 501, about 9 miles away from Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, the half-mile asphalt racetrack has been hosting NASCAR action for almost 60 years. Read More »

 

There's something to be said for a relaxing vacation where the biggest workout is lifting a frozen drink to your lips. But for those who prefer physical exertion and pure adrenaline, Myrtle Beach and Compass Cove Resort have you covered on both ends. Try these fun and easy ways to stay active during your Myrtle Beach vacation and recover with a relaxing stay at Compass Cove Resort: Read More »

 

Murrells Inlet is known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina," but the tiny village also prides itself in its liquid refreshments. In fact, there's a popular saying you will see on hats and bumper stickers: "Murrells Inlet: A drinking town with a fishing problem." You will find out what that motto means by taking a pub crawl to these 10 waterfront watering holes: Read More »

 

The 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline called the Grand Strand is made up of several distinct communities with their own claims to fame. Myrtle Beach is the Sun Fun Capital for its sunny beaches and fun attractions. Murrells Inlet is known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina" for its abundance of fishing boats, fresh catches and seafood restaurants. Read More »

 

You don't have to be a meteorologist to know the typical weather forecast for Myrtle Beach this summer. It's going to be hot, and that's just the way you like it. Fortunately for guests at Compass Cove Resort, we've got plenty of ways to help you cool down when the temperatures start to rise. Here are five fun ways to chill out in the hot summer sun on your Myrtle Beach vacation: Read More »

 

The Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing has been entertaining thousands of fans for more than two decades, but the story behind the popular musical and theatrical venue is even more deeply rooted in the Grand Strand sand, all the way back to the early 1970s. Read More »

 

Often, the best type of publicity is word of mouth. With that in mind, please enjoy this narrative provided by one of our own Compass Cove Resort guests who recounted her experience at the Pirates Voyage show and dinner: As we gathered in the elevator of our resort, Compass Cove, I could see the anticipation building on my family’s faces. My little ones looked up at me and said “Aargh” as we headed out to Pirates Voyage. Nothing like food, mermaids and pirates to bring the family together. Read More »

 

Some vacation destinations have attractions where you can swim with trained dolphins or watch them jump through hoops, but you really haven't experienced these magnificent creatures until you've seen them in the wild. Myrtle Beach visitors have the unique opportunity to take a short cruise off the Carolina coast and see dolphins being dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean. Sailing out of the nearby fishing villages of Little River and Murrells Inlet, about 15 miles north and south of Compass Cove, respectively, several charter boat companies and outdoor outfitters offer cruises just a few miles off the coast to areas that are known to be popular migration zones for dolphins. With cruises ranging from two to three hours round-trip, many go so far as to guarantee that your group will spot some dolphins or you can return another day until you see the main attractions. Read More »

 

Guests at Compass Cove don't need to leave the property to have a splashing good time at a water park — there's one in their own backyard. Located on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront in the downtown district, Compass Cove offers one of the best on-site water park resorts on the entire Grand Strand, giving our guests the ultimate way to get wet and wild on-site. However, if you are looking for an invigorating experience of the aquatic kind, Myrtle Beach offers a range of options. Featuring water parks with thrilling waterslides and mat rides, wave pools, lazy rivers and kiddie pool playgrounds, Myrtle Beach is also home to several hybrid facilities that include everything from go-kart racing and putt-putt golf to amusement parks and roller coasters. So whether you want to chill on the premises or go exploring, here are four great places to take a daring dip: Read More »

 

If tapping your feet to the beat of great country music and digging your toes into the sand at America's No. 1 family beach destination sounds like your idea of a great vacation, just wait until you hear the real kicker: Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach is offering chances to win free tickets to the June 10-12 Carolina Country Music Festival, and we're hoping you will be our guests for the concert event of the summer. The Second Annual Carolina Country Music Fest is coming back to Myrtle Beach following last year's successful debut, and 20 fans will each win two tickets to the event, courtesy of Compass Cove and partner company Brittain Resorts & Hotels. Guests can take advantage of our special packages to save up to 40 percent off accommodations during the festival and also receive discounted tickets, or even the ultimate discount of FREE for a lucky few. Read More »

 

Most visitors come to Myrtle Beach for its modern, man-made attractions, such as golf courses, seafood restaurants and shopping malls, and its natural resources, like the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful white-sand beaches. Often lost in the mix is the Grand Strand's rich history, including some of Colonial America's earliest settlements and wealthiest plantations. Although the city of Myrtle Beach itself is less than a century old, the nearby South Carolina Lowcountry towns of Georgetown, Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet still reflect the pre-Revolutionary War history of the region and the rice culture that dominated the South Carolina coast through the Civil War. Visitors can still see remnants of the old days by taking a walk back in time at these regional historic sites: Read More »

 

Spring break is more than just a chance to thaw out from the winter chill and recharge your own solar batteries. It's also a great opportunity for families to experience the many rites of spring that Myrtle Beach has to offer while also building lasting vacation memories. For our guests at Compass Cove Resort, here are five of our favorite activities for families to enjoy: Read More »

 

Going green takes on a new meaning in Myrtle Beach for St. Patrick's Day, which features a full week of St. Patrick’s Day festivities on the Grand Strand. Irish-themed events of all kinds are scheduled, ranging from parades and street parties to nightlife and shopping activities. So wear your green and get ready to go these St. Patrick's Day venues: Read More »

 

Some say Myrtle Beach doesn't have the culture of neighboring cities Charleston and Wilmington, NC, which is fine since they don't have the same great beaches, attractions and atmosphere of the Grand Strand. But for arts and crafts enthusiasts in our area, those critics just don't know where to look. There is art all around us, and here are five places you can soak it up: Read More »

 

There is only one meaningful football game left to be played this season, and the Super Bowl is going to come and go faster than we know it. But that doesn't mean sports fans have to hibernate for winter only to emerge from our holes just in time for March Madness. The college basketball season is in full swing, and Myrtle Beach has a proud hoops history and great sports bars to match. Home of the Beach Ball Classic, a nationwide high school hoops tournament that has featured some of the top future NBA and college stars in basketball history (do the names Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace and Vince Carter ring a bell?), Myrtle Beach is hopping with hoops fans. And because so many Grand Strand visitors and transplants hail from all over the country, there is a broad fan base that creates a fun and festive environment for college basketball games. Read More »

 

If anyone tells you it's too cold to go swimming in Myrtle Beach this time of year, they've never stayed and played at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort. Even on the chilliest winter days the water is still warm and the green light is on for a splashing good time. Compass Cove's list of indoor water amenities is endless, but here are our guests' five favorites: Read More »

 

The most popular places to shop on the Grand Strand are the multi-purpose complexes like Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, where the abundance of attractions, restaurants and nightlife offer lots of fun beyond shopping. But the open-air areas and walkways that lead to the storefronts can get pretty chilly on those cold and windy winter days. The same is true along the Market Common and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, where the urban style sidewalk shops require some serious strolling and shopping. That's not a problem for most of the year, when the warm weather and scenic landscapes make you want to spend some time outside. But for those chilly and rainy days, the less time spent outdoors, the better. Read More »

 

Broadway at the Beach offers much more than great shopping, dining and nightlife. In fact, this popular Myrtle Beach entertainment complex is home to many of the Grand Strand's best attractions, giving the young and adventurous plenty of options for fun things to do while the grownups shop, eat and play. Better yet, Broadway's family-friendly activities can be enjoyed together as a group for some memorable vacation moments. Here are our top five attractions at Broadway at the Beach: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach has its fair share of head-turning, eye-popping attractions. There's a life-sized King Kong climbing a replica of the Empire State Building at Hollywood Wax Museum. There's an upside down science lab at WonderWorks, and there are dinosaurs, volcanoes, shipwrecks and plane crashes at putt-putt golf courses on the Grand Strand. But the most recognizable sight that illuminates the night and splashes a sea of colors to the seaside is the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, a 187-foot high-tech ferris wheel that attracts large crowds to the downtown district. The neon-lit attraction serves as the centerpiece of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and is visible for miles away on the skyline. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach's most popular attractions come with varying price tags. Relaxing on the beach, strolling the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and enjoying fireworks shows and concerts are free, while activities like golf, deep-sea fishing and shopping can be expensive. But what about the activities that fall somewhere in the middle, the things to do that are fun and affordable for vacationers on the budget. Myrtle Beach has you covered in that department as well with a plethora of attractions that fall in the $25 range. Here are five of our favorite activities that will put a smile on your face without putting a dent in your vacation budget: Read More »

 

The Palace Theatre is famous for attracting top entertainment to Myrtle Beach, but this summer's lineup takes it to another level. In addition to the off-Broadway productions it is known for, the Palace Theatre is bringing in some cutting-edge attraction in 2015. From new-age magic acts to a virtual-reality dinosaur exhibit, the Palace is broadening its appeal to provide quality entertainment for the whole family. Even the theatrical shows feature a fairy tale for the kids and a stroll down musical memory lane for adults. Here's a look at the upcoming shows and attractions at the Palace Theatre: Read More »

 

So you have strolled the Boardwalk, cruised the Boulevard, and walked around Broadway. You've been there and done that at all of Myrtle Beach’s major manmade attractions, and even got the T-shirt to prove it. But there's a whole other side to the Grand Strand that you might not have seen yet. In fact, many visitors don’t even realize it exists. But hidden far away from the neon lights and seafood buffets is a much wilder world of Lowcountry wetlands, maritime woodlands, and abundant wildlife. You can’t get there by foot, trolley or a minivan, and even your SUV might be not match for some of the hard-to-reach places. It takes a four-wheel drive Jeep or a four-hoofed horse, and a knowledgeable tour guide to discover some of the Strand’s most scenic and natural settings. Here are four great ways to get back to nature and enjoy the Grand Strand’s great outdoors: Read More »

 

A trip to the museum might not be at the top of your party’s list of things to do in Myrtle Beach. But once you’ve soaked up lots of rays and had all the seafood you can eat, a visit to a local museum is a great way to spend a few hours out of your rainy day. Here are four worth checking out: Read More »

 

What can you do for fun on a hot summer night in Myrtle Beach? You answered your own question. The Hot Summer Nights series brings a variety of family-friendly entertainment to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Featuring live music, kids’ carnivals, fireworks shows and a whole lot more, Hot Summer Nights provides the perfect reason to enjoy the season in the downtown district. Running from June through August, Hot Summer Nights recently released its schedule of activities for 2015, and this year's lineup promises to be the hottest ever. Music-lovers are in luck as local and regional bands will perform four nights each week on the Plyler Park stage, and the popular "Boardwalk Elvis" show is back by popular demand two nights a week. Read More »

 

Want to snap some selfies with A-list celebrities and rub elbows with the rich and famous? That usually involves a trip to L.A. or New York, but now visitors to Myrtle Beach can get into the celeb-sighting act. The Hollywood Wax Museum, the latest attraction to take Broadway at the Beach by storm, features realistic wax figures of the biggest and brightest stars in show business, including actors, actresses, musicians, athletes and more. Guests are surrounded by so many celebs you will feel like you’ve walked down the red carpet and slipped behind the velvet rope at one of Hollywood’s most exclusive gatherings. Read More »

 

There’s nothing wrong with relaxing on the beach and looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. That’s what vacationing in Myrtle Beach is all about, right? Wrong, at least not if you are up for a little high thrills on the high seas. From deep-sea fishing and dolphin-watching cruises to parasailing and kayaking, the Grand Strand is lined with outfitters ready to take you for a wet and wild ride. Here’s a list of the top five watersports to try while you are in Myrtle Beach, and some of the local companies that can make it happen: Read More »

 

Vacationing on a budget can be tricky, but Myrtle Beach is designed with penny-counting families in mind. If you are flexible on times and don’t mind clipping a few coupons from the free discount books available in the Compass Cove Resort lobby, it’s possible to squeeze a lot of fun, food and excitement out of $25. Making your spending cash go even farther is even easier for guests at Compass Cove and other BRM Resorts properties. As part of the Sun Fun Bonus program, guests are given a free ticket to some of the top attractions in town, making it even more affordable for a family of four to explore. Here are five ways to have a big time for as little as $25: Read More »

 

Thanks to changing attitudes about gender roles, girls now can do anything the boys can do - sometimes better. No more sitting on the sidelines while the guys play golf, go hunting and fishing, or any of the other activities previously labeled as "man stuff." But does that equality mean women should abandon all the "girly things" in life? Just because you can hang with the guys doesn't mean you have to, especially for mothers and daughters. A girls day out is great opportunity to reconnect with your feminine side. Myrtle Beach is a great place for moms and their daughters to spend some quality time together while exploring a new destination and sharing new experiences. Leave the boys to play ball on the beach while you two sneak off for some mother-daughter time. Here's a list of suggestions for great ways to spend a full day of mother-daughter bonding: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the sun. But for grownups who still feel young at heart, the real fun starts when the sun goes down at the many nightclubs on the Grand Strand. From dancing and socializing to live music and karaoke, Myrtle Beach has a wide range of bars and activities to keep you going all night long. The best way to find the best in local nightlife is to follow your nose to other popular gathering spots on the Strand. For instance, places like Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach that are hot spots for shopping, dining and attractions, also happen to be among the top places for nightlife. Here are five places to have a good time at night time in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

There's nothing like a weekend retreat to Myrtle Beach to celebrate Valentine's Day; just you, your spouse ... and the kids. That's right, those romantic Valentine's Day getaways are few and far between once you add a few little ones to the mix. Suddenly, that candlelit dinner becomes a fast-food drive-through window and a night out at the movies involves Disney princesses and talking toys. But that doesn't mean you can't have a good time on Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach with the kids in tow. A little good, clean fun for the little ones can help create some romance for the grownups. Plus, if you can successfully manage to wear out the rug rats, perhaps with a long swim session at the Compass Cove indoor pools, they will eventually fall asleep. Here's a list of five fun things to do with kids on Valentine's Day: Read More »

 

For guests who have an appreciation for nature by day but enjoy the creature comforts of Compass Cove Resort by night, the Grand Strand is home to two state parks that allow you to experience the best of both worlds without having to travel all over the globe.Myrtle Beach State Park on the south end of the beach and Huntington Beach State Park in nearby Murrells Inlet provide the perfect places to escape the neon landscape of the downtown district and experience the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast. Read More »

 

The only hard thing about celebrating your birthday in Myrtle Beach is deciding where to spend it. So many fun things to do, so few birthday parties. It all depends on what you're looking for on your special day. Whether it's an adults' night out on the town, a kids' day of fun, or a family-friendly party, Myrtle Beach has plenty of places to act your age, or younger. Here are five great places to celebrate Myrtle Beach-style: Read More »

 

The same live theaters that entertain Myrtle Beach visitors year-round also do their part to spread some holiday cheer by presenting their own special Christmas shows. The holiday performances are among the most popular of the year for local theaters, who go the extra mile to make Christmas extra special for audiences with awe-inspiring showcases that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Whether you prefer a more wholesome, country Christmas like Alabama Theatre’s “The South’s Grandest Christmas” or the retro-cool of the Legends In Concert’s “Christmas with the Rat Pack,” you will leave the theater a lot merrier than when you arrived. Here’s a list of the top five Christmas shows on the Grand Strand with a brief preview: Read More »

 

Ripley's Aquarium is famous for its amazing display of sea life, but the holiday season sees the addition of plant life to its lineup with the annual Festival of Trees event. This popular Broadway at the Beach attraction gets into the Christmas spirit with a tribute to the United States of America. Fifty trees representing all 50 states are decorated with ornaments that represent the character that makes each state unique. The South Carolina tree, for example, is adorned with sea shells, golf balls and other items related to the Palmetto State. Guests can find the trees from their home states and children can learn a lot about states they've never visited by touring the exhibit, which highlights the diversity and celebrates the rich heritage of the United States. Read More »

 

Any time of year is a great time to visit Brookgreen Gardens, but that's especially true during the Christmas holiday season. That's when the botanical sculpture garden lights up the night with its annual "Night of a Thousand Candles" holiday display. The 9,000-acre sculpture garden, the oldest and largest on the East Coast, goes all out for Christmas time by decorating the already beautiful park. The existing merger of art and nature gets an even prettier makeover for the holidays as thousands of visitors flock to the gardens to get a major dose of the Christmas spirit. Located on a former rice and indigo plantation in Murrells Inlet, about 20 miles south of downtown Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens is a year-round attraction featuring more than 1,400 sculptures and statues, colorful plants and flowers and ancient live oak trees that pre-date the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach may be best known for big-time golf, but it's also a mecca for mini-golf. Sure, the Grand Strand has more than 100 championship courses featuring oceanfront and Intracoastal Waterway layouts surrounded by maritime forests and Lowcountry wetlands. But Myrtle Beach also has more than 50 putt-putt courses featuring make-believe dinosaurs, volcanoes, waterfalls and pirates. Serious golfers come to Myrtle Beach to test their skills against the best, and the same is true of scratch putt-putters. The Grand Strand hosts the annual US Open of Prominigolf and the Masters of Mini-golf, and is home to the US Mini-golf Olympic Training Facility. Believe it or not, there is such a thing a pro putt-putt golfer. Read More »

 

Saving money on your Myrtle Beach vacation is a simple matter of supply and demand. Visit during the summer time when crowds are heavier and local businesses are busier, and you can expect to pay more. But come to the Grand Strand during the "offseason" months of fall and winter, when the crowds are light and businesses are slow, and you can expect to see a significant savings in accommodations, dining, shopping and more. And it's not just the time of year that can make it more affordable to take a Myrtle Beach vacation in the fall and winter. Knowing where to look for additional discounts can cut even more expenses on your offseason getaway. Although the weather can be hit or miss, there are still plenty of warm winter days and lots of ways to save: Read More »

 

Often overlooked amid the neon lights and dazzling attraction of Myrtle Beach is one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets - the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum.Tucked away behind sprawling live oaks on the south end of Ocean Boulevard sits this charming 1920s-style beach cottage that was converted into an art museum in 1997. Filled with art galleries and touring exhibitions, the building alone is worth a visit as it represents much of the history, people and architecture of Myrtle Beach.The three-story structure was once a beachfront cabana located near the old Ocean Forest Hotel. Once slated for demolition, a local group of artists and historical preservationists joined forces to save the building and have it serve as a much-needed art museum. The land where it currently sits, across from Springmaid Beach Resort and Pier, was donated by namesakes and city founding fathers Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin. Read More »

 

Whoever says you can only have fun on the beach in the summer has never been to Myrtle Beach. The temperatures aren’t quite as hot and the beaches aren’t near as crowded, which already sounds like winning combination. Throw in some fun and games and you’ve got a good time waiting to happen. Here are five fun things to do on the beach on the Grand Strand during the fall and winter: Read More »

 

Taking the little ones trick-or-treating while vacationing in an unfamiliar city can be the scariest thing about Halloween, but not if you know where to go. The Grand Strand is filled with established neighborhoods where you will feel safe and welcome, and there are also various events held around the Myrtle Beach area where you and your children can have a happy Halloween. Most of the major shopping centers offer trick-or-treating, as well as special events for a unique Halloween experience. But for those who prefer to show their children a good, old-fashioned Halloween, find a neighborhood that has year-round residents rather than seasonal housing developments to avoid ringing a lot of unanswered doorbells. Finding the right place to take your kids trick-or-treating can make or break their Halloween. Here's a list of five family-friendly activities and neighborhoods to celebrate the holiday Myrtle Beach style: Read More »

 

The end of the summer season is in sight, and the clock is ticking down on the time left to visit some of the top attractions in Myrtle Beach. Although some attractions are open year-round, others are seasonal and shut down shortly after the summer crowds start to leave town. So as the dog days of summer melt away into the mild days of autumn, here are some of the Grand Strand's summertime activities you need to go, see and do before it’s too late. Read More »

 

Compass Cove guests with a need for speed have a lot of options for some go-cart racing thrills on the Grand Strand, and your VMB Card is your license to save money while burning rubber at area tracks. Take the family for a spin at one of these three race tracks and get discounts for staying at the Compass Cove Resort. Read More »

 

Scott and Candace Medley of Alcoa, TN, have been making memories in Myrtle Beach for years. They took their first couples trip together on the Grand Strand, and later got married on the beach and spent their honeymoon here. But their latest trip in May topped them all, their first family vacation with son Rielan, 4, and daughter Paisley, 1. And nothing made their first trip to the beach more magical than a stay at Compass Cove Resort. Read More »

 

With the beach only steps away and Kings Highway only two blocks inland, guests at Compass Cove Resort have lots of dining, shopping and entertainment options within walking distance and short drives of our Myrtle Beach hotel. In addition to the many amenities on-site at the resort compound, visitors can find plenty to see and do in the neighborhood. Here are some of the nearby highlights you can reach by hike, bike or vehicle. Read More »

 

Sometimes, even at a resort with just about endless opportunities for fun, you want to get out and check out something new. And one of the favorite Myrtle Beach attractions that families love is Myrtle Beach’s NASCAR SpeedPark, which is located just a few miles from Compass Cove Resort. Read More »

 

There are plenty of ways to get your heart pumping when you’re visiting the beach, but few compare with the thrill of the fastest watersport in Myrtle Beach: letting the throttle out on a jet ski! Read More »

 

The Art Museum is dedicated to being one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. In their 10 galleries art exhibits change throughout the year. At any given time you might enjoy watercolors, oils, textiles, sculpture, ceramics or photography. They also periodically feature selected exhibits from the Museum's Permanent Collections. Although the museum is small, it has the southern charm of a much bigger museum right on the beach. Read More »

 

Wow, this mini-golf course is noticeable from across town. It sits high above the downtown area. You will enjoy challenge and adventure on the 36 holes of the best of the best golf holes anywhere. As mysterious and captivating as the lost continent of Atlantis, these holes feature audacious evidence that proves many ancient legends to be true. Something cool that came directly from their scorecard ... Read More »

 

Wild, Water and Wheels has is all - they are a family fun park for all ages. Mostly it is a waterpark, but you can also enjoy driving go carts, 18 holes of mini-golf, bumper boats and fun picnics the entire family will enjoy. Make sure you get there early and get your spot all set-up. There are huge umbrellas and lounge chairs throughout the park so there is plenty of space for your family to have a place to meet up and relax in between the fun. Read More »

 

Often, the best type of publicity is word of mouth. With that in mind, please enjoy this narrative provided by one of our own Compass Cove Resort guests who recounted her experience at the Pirates Voyage show and dinner: As we gathered in the elevator of our resort, Compass Cove, I could see the anticipation building on my family’s faces. My little ones looked up at me and said “Aargh” as we headed out to Pirates Voyage. Nothing like food, mermaids and pirates to bring the family together. Read More »

 

The latest addition to the Grand Strand's restaurant scene opened on April Fool’s Day, but this newcomer is no joke. Bringing the unique flavor of New England-style seafood to the heart of the Lowcountry on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, The Claw House is a serious contender amid an ocean of seafood restaurants in the tiny fishing village known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina." Murrells Inlet is known for its Lowcountry-style seafood, a fact that is supported by the dozens of local restaurants surrounding the waterfront area along the famed Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Boasting some of the freshest seafood and best restaurants on the Grand Strand, Murrells Inlet has added one more to its already loaded lineup, and this one offers a lot more than the usual shrimp, fish and oysters from local waters. Read More »

 

Some say Myrtle Beach doesn't have the culture of neighboring cities Charleston and Wilmington, NC, which is fine since they don't have the same great beaches, attractions and atmosphere of the Grand Strand. But for arts and crafts enthusiasts in our area, those critics just don't know where to look. There is art all around us, and here are five places you can soak it up: Read More »

 

There is only one meaningful football game left to be played this season, and the Super Bowl is going to come and go faster than we know it. But that doesn't mean sports fans have to hibernate for winter only to emerge from our holes just in time for March Madness. The college basketball season is in full swing, and Myrtle Beach has a proud hoops history and great sports bars to match. Home of the Beach Ball Classic, a nationwide high school hoops tournament that has featured some of the top future NBA and college stars in basketball history (do the names Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace and Vince Carter ring a bell?), Myrtle Beach is hopping with hoops fans. And because so many Grand Strand visitors and transplants hail from all over the country, there is a broad fan base that creates a fun and festive environment for college basketball games. Read More »

 

There are two kinds of seafood lovers: Those who will try anything from the ocean as long as it is fried, broiled, grilled or baked, and those who prefer it straight from the sea. We're talking about sushi, of course, and those who love their seafood on the very rare side have just as many options in Myrtle Beach as those who like the Calabash-style buffets. Here are our top 10 places to get sushi in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

At first glance, a hot cup of coffee might not sound like the ideal beverage of choice at a hot spot like Myrtle Beach. A dry, sandy mouth prefers something cold over a hot cup of Joe, but many coffee houses now sell as many fruit smoothies and iced teas as they do the traditional cup of coffee. And there are moments, like watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean from your hotel balcony, or a chilly night on the beach, when a cup of coffee is just the thing to hit the spot. So if you are looking to get your coffee fix while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, be sure to check one of these five coffee houses: Read More »

 

Market Common in Myrtle Beach is known for its shopping, but it also happens to be one of the best dining stops on the Grand Strand. Featuring 10 restaurants sprinkled throughout the urban-style retail district, hungry shoppers can take a break and refuel on a wide selection of Asian, Mexican, French, Italian and American cuisine. Like the trendy neighborhood, many of the restaurants are fine-dining establishments along with a few family-casual eateries. Located less than five miles from Compass Cove, this is a great place for guests to take a stroll through the streets, sidewalks and city parks that surround the community. Here are 10 restaurants to check out while you are at Market Common: Read More »

 

Vacationing on a budget can be tricky, but Myrtle Beach is designed with penny-counting families in mind. If you are flexible on times and don’t mind clipping a few coupons from the free discount books available in the Compass Cove Resort lobby, it’s possible to squeeze a lot of fun, food and excitement out of $25. Making your spending cash go even farther is even easier for guests at Compass Cove and other BRM Resorts properties. As part of the Sun Fun Bonus program, guests are given a free ticket to some of the top attractions in town, making it even more affordable for a family of four to explore. Here are five ways to have a big time for as little as $25: Read More »

 

Thanks to changing attitudes about gender roles, girls now can do anything the boys can do - sometimes better. No more sitting on the sidelines while the guys play golf, go hunting and fishing, or any of the other activities previously labeled as "man stuff." But does that equality mean women should abandon all the "girly things" in life? Just because you can hang with the guys doesn't mean you have to, especially for mothers and daughters. A girls day out is great opportunity to reconnect with your feminine side. Myrtle Beach is a great place for moms and their daughters to spend some quality time together while exploring a new destination and sharing new experiences. Leave the boys to play ball on the beach while you two sneak off for some mother-daughter time. Here's a list of suggestions for great ways to spend a full day of mother-daughter bonding: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the sun. But for grownups who still feel young at heart, the real fun starts when the sun goes down at the many nightclubs on the Grand Strand. From dancing and socializing to live music and karaoke, Myrtle Beach has a wide range of bars and activities to keep you going all night long. The best way to find the best in local nightlife is to follow your nose to other popular gathering spots on the Strand. For instance, places like Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach that are hot spots for shopping, dining and attractions, also happen to be among the top places for nightlife. Here are five places to have a good time at night time in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

There's nothing like a weekend retreat to Myrtle Beach to celebrate Valentine's Day; just you, your spouse ... and the kids. That's right, those romantic Valentine's Day getaways are few and far between once you add a few little ones to the mix. Suddenly, that candlelit dinner becomes a fast-food drive-through window and a night out at the movies involves Disney princesses and talking toys. But that doesn't mean you can't have a good time on Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach with the kids in tow. A little good, clean fun for the little ones can help create some romance for the grownups. Plus, if you can successfully manage to wear out the rug rats, perhaps with a long swim session at the Compass Cove indoor pools, they will eventually fall asleep. Here's a list of five fun things to do with kids on Valentine's Day: Read More »

 

There's nothing like a gathering with a large group at the beach ... until it's time to go out for dinner. The hostess shoots you a dirty look when you tell her you need a table for 20-something, and after an hour wait your party finally ushered to a corner with several tables pushed together for the chaotic taking of everyone's orders. Whether it's a family reunion, a wedding party, a golf group or a club outing, your function deserves better during your visit to Myrtle Beach. While some restaurants are built for smaller parties and operate under the "turn and burn" method of getting guests in and out quickly, others cater to larger groups and have the space and staff to accommodate parties of any size. Here are five places perfect for your group dinner: Read More »

 

They call Murrells Inlet "The Seafood Capital of South Carolina," and for good reason. The rich waters of the Lowcountry creeks and estuaries combined with the fishing fleets that sail out to deeper waters provide a perfect 1-2 punch for fresh local seafood. The fishing and shrimping boats, the crab trappers and the oyster diggers literally deliver dinner to the local docks and directly through the kitchen doors of the many restaurants that call this small fishing community their home. Add a dash of Southern hospitality and a pinch of creative cuisine and this town is teeming with delicious seafood. Murrells Inlet also has lots of "landfood" offerings for a surf-and-turf feast. Read More »

 

The only hard thing about celebrating your birthday in Myrtle Beach is deciding where to spend it. So many fun things to do, so few birthday parties. It all depends on what you're looking for on your special day. Whether it's an adults' night out on the town, a kids' day of fun, or a family-friendly party, Myrtle Beach has plenty of places to act your age, or younger. Here are five great places to celebrate Myrtle Beach-style: Read More »

 

Imagine a Thanksgiving dinner on the oceanfront that involves no cooking or cleaning, and your cozy room for a post-feast nap is only an elevator ride away. If it sounds too good to be true, check out the holiday meal and deal offered by Compass Cove Resort. In addition to great savings on accommodations, this downtown Myrtle Beach resort is serving a full holiday feast at its on-site restaurant, Compass Rose. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will be served Thursday afternoon. Read More »

 

Saving money on your Myrtle Beach vacation is a simple matter of supply and demand. Visit during the summer time when crowds are heavier and local businesses are busier, and you can expect to pay more. But come to the Grand Strand during the "offseason" months of fall and winter, when the crowds are light and businesses are slow, and you can expect to see a significant savings in accommodations, dining, shopping and more. And it's not just the time of year that can make it more affordable to take a Myrtle Beach vacation in the fall and winter. Knowing where to look for additional discounts can cut even more expenses on your offseason getaway. Although the weather can be hit or miss, there are still plenty of warm winter days and lots of ways to save: Read More »

 

In Germany, small towns and villages gather together to celebrate their heritage at Oktoberfest. Myrtle Beach brings the same neighborly spirit to the Bavarian holiday at the Market Common, an urban-style shopping and dining district that hosts a local Oktoberfest event in scenic Valor Park. Held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, Market Common's Oktoberfest is a lower-key version of the more boisterous celebration on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Yes, both festivals cover the basics - beer, German food, beer, German music, beer and, of course, German beer. Oh, and did we mention that beer will be available? More than 20 craft breweries, in fact, along with all the popular domestic and imports. Many microbreweries will be rolling out their special autumn brews for Oktoberfest and visitors can purchase special tasting steins to sample them all. Read More »

 

Market Common may be best known for its shopping, with more than 100 outlets located within the urban-style commercial district. The development on the site of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base is also the home to several popular festivals, including the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival, Music on the Green and the Family Fourth at the Common. But perhaps the best-kept secret of Market Common may be its stellar dining lineup. Featuring a diverse selection of cuisine, including Italian, Japanese, Mexican and more, Market Common is like an international tour of dining options over a six-block area. Here's a list of the top 10 restaurants at Market Common for your dining pleasure. Read More »

 

Dinner time doesn’t have to be that boring thing between the beach and bedtime for your kids during your Myrtle Beach vacation. In fact, the Grand Strand is packed with places that offer a great meal with excellent entertainment for the whole family. Here are five hot spots the kids will love as much as the adults. Read More »

 

Scott and Candace Medley of Alcoa, TN, have been making memories in Myrtle Beach for years. They took their first couples trip together on the Grand Strand, and later got married on the beach and spent their honeymoon here. But their latest trip in May topped them all, their first family vacation with son Rielan, 4, and daughter Paisley, 1. And nothing made their first trip to the beach more magical than a stay at Compass Cove Resort. Read More »

 

With the beach only steps away and Kings Highway only two blocks inland, guests at Compass Cove Resort have lots of dining, shopping and entertainment options within walking distance and short drives of our Myrtle Beach hotel. In addition to the many amenities on-site at the resort compound, visitors can find plenty to see and do in the neighborhood. Here are some of the nearby highlights you can reach by hike, bike or vehicle. Read More »

 

Sushi is firmly established as one of the hottest trends in the food and beverage industry. People of all ages and backgrounds are looking for the freshest and most unique twists to their favorite Japanese fare. Here are the top five places on the Grand Strand to enjoy sushi. Read More »

 

The most popular places to shop on the Grand Strand are the multi-purpose complexes like Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, where the abundance of attractions, restaurants and nightlife offer lots of fun beyond shopping. But the open-air areas and walkways that lead to the storefronts can get pretty chilly on those cold and windy winter days. The same is true along the Market Common and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, where the urban style sidewalk shops require some serious strolling and shopping. That's not a problem for most of the year, when the warm weather and scenic landscapes make you want to spend some time outside. But for those chilly and rainy days, the less time spent outdoors, the better. Read More »

 

Vacationing on a budget can be tricky, but Myrtle Beach is designed with penny-counting families in mind. If you are flexible on times and don’t mind clipping a few coupons from the free discount books available in the Compass Cove Resort lobby, it’s possible to squeeze a lot of fun, food and excitement out of $25. Making your spending cash go even farther is even easier for guests at Compass Cove and other BRM Resorts properties. As part of the Sun Fun Bonus program, guests are given a free ticket to some of the top attractions in town, making it even more affordable for a family of four to explore. Here are five ways to have a big time for as little as $25: Read More »

 

Thanks to changing attitudes about gender roles, girls now can do anything the boys can do - sometimes better. No more sitting on the sidelines while the guys play golf, go hunting and fishing, or any of the other activities previously labeled as "man stuff." But does that equality mean women should abandon all the "girly things" in life? Just because you can hang with the guys doesn't mean you have to, especially for mothers and daughters. A girls day out is great opportunity to reconnect with your feminine side. Myrtle Beach is a great place for moms and their daughters to spend some quality time together while exploring a new destination and sharing new experiences. Leave the boys to play ball on the beach while you two sneak off for some mother-daughter time. Here's a list of suggestions for great ways to spend a full day of mother-daughter bonding: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the sun. But for grownups who still feel young at heart, the real fun starts when the sun goes down at the many nightclubs on the Grand Strand. From dancing and socializing to live music and karaoke, Myrtle Beach has a wide range of bars and activities to keep you going all night long. The best way to find the best in local nightlife is to follow your nose to other popular gathering spots on the Strand. For instance, places like Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach that are hot spots for shopping, dining and attractions, also happen to be among the top places for nightlife. Here are five places to have a good time at night time in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

There's nothing like a weekend retreat to Myrtle Beach to celebrate Valentine's Day; just you, your spouse ... and the kids. That's right, those romantic Valentine's Day getaways are few and far between once you add a few little ones to the mix. Suddenly, that candlelit dinner becomes a fast-food drive-through window and a night out at the movies involves Disney princesses and talking toys. But that doesn't mean you can't have a good time on Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach with the kids in tow. A little good, clean fun for the little ones can help create some romance for the grownups. Plus, if you can successfully manage to wear out the rug rats, perhaps with a long swim session at the Compass Cove indoor pools, they will eventually fall asleep. Here's a list of five fun things to do with kids on Valentine's Day: Read More »

 

In Germany, small towns and villages gather together to celebrate their heritage at Oktoberfest. Myrtle Beach brings the same neighborly spirit to the Bavarian holiday at the Market Common, an urban-style shopping and dining district that hosts a local Oktoberfest event in scenic Valor Park. Held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, Market Common's Oktoberfest is a lower-key version of the more boisterous celebration on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Yes, both festivals cover the basics - beer, German food, beer, German music, beer and, of course, German beer. Oh, and did we mention that beer will be available? More than 20 craft breweries, in fact, along with all the popular domestic and imports. Many microbreweries will be rolling out their special autumn brews for Oktoberfest and visitors can purchase special tasting steins to sample them all. Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach sports scene may be best known for championship golf, water sports and other stick-and-ball games, but the fastest sport on the Grand Strand can be found at the historic Myrtle Beach Speedway. Located off Highway 501, about 9 miles away from Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, the half-mile asphalt racetrack has been hosting NASCAR action for almost 60 years. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for its wealth of fun-in-the-sun activities, such as parasailing, surfing, golf and beachcombing. But what about when it rains, or when it’s just too hot to play outdoors? Thanks to the recent opening of Rockin’ Jump, Myrtle Beach’s first trampoline park, we’ve got you covered — literally. Read More »

 

There's something to be said for a relaxing vacation where the biggest workout is lifting a frozen drink to your lips. But for those who prefer physical exertion and pure adrenaline, Myrtle Beach and Compass Cove Resort have you covered on both ends. Try these fun and easy ways to stay active during your Myrtle Beach vacation and recover with a relaxing stay at Compass Cove Resort: Read More »

 

The 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline called the Grand Strand is made up of several distinct communities with their own claims to fame. Myrtle Beach is the Sun Fun Capital for its sunny beaches and fun attractions. Murrells Inlet is known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina" for its abundance of fishing boats, fresh catches and seafood restaurants. Read More »

 

The Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing has been entertaining thousands of fans for more than two decades, but the story behind the popular musical and theatrical venue is even more deeply rooted in the Grand Strand sand, all the way back to the early 1970s. Read More »

 

Everybody deserves a vacation, and the folks at Compass Cove Resort want to show you all the tips and tricks for saving money on yours. Try these suggestions for some of the best deals in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

Often, the best type of publicity is word of mouth. With that in mind, please enjoy this narrative provided by one of our own Compass Cove Resort guests who recounted her experience at the Pirates Voyage show and dinner: As we gathered in the elevator of our resort, Compass Cove, I could see the anticipation building on my family’s faces. My little ones looked up at me and said “Aargh” as we headed out to Pirates Voyage. Nothing like food, mermaids and pirates to bring the family together. Read More »

 

Remember when you were a kid and your mother would treat you to a trip to the ice cream parlor? It's time to return the favor with the flavor of some old-fashioned ice cream or some new-age frozen yogurt. What better way to spend Mother's Day than taking her on a Myrtle Beach vacation and surprising her with an ice cream cone of her own? Best of all, you can have some, too. The only question is where to go. The growing trend of frozen yogurt shops has introduced a flood (or perhaps a glacier) of national chains like sweetFrog, TCBY and Froyoz to a Myrtle Beach market already teeming with popular ice cream shops like Ben & Jerry's, Baskin-Robbins and Friendly's. That said, Mom may prefer a trip to a familiar place like the ones she used to visit as a child, or a long-standing local store that reminds her of her childhood vacations to the Grand Strand. With that in mind, here's a list of five shops close to Compass Cove resort where you can spoil Mom on her special day: Read More »

 

If tapping your feet to the beat of great country music and digging your toes into the sand at America's No. 1 family beach destination sounds like your idea of a great vacation, just wait until you hear the real kicker: Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach is offering chances to win free tickets to the June 10-12 Carolina Country Music Festival, and we're hoping you will be our guests for the concert event of the summer. The Second Annual Carolina Country Music Fest is coming back to Myrtle Beach following last year's successful debut, and 20 fans will each win two tickets to the event, courtesy of Compass Cove and partner company Brittain Resorts & Hotels. Guests can take advantage of our special packages to save up to 40 percent off accommodations during the festival and also receive discounted tickets, or even the ultimate discount of FREE for a lucky few. Read More »

 

There is only one meaningful football game left to be played this season, and the Super Bowl is going to come and go faster than we know it. But that doesn't mean sports fans have to hibernate for winter only to emerge from our holes just in time for March Madness. The college basketball season is in full swing, and Myrtle Beach has a proud hoops history and great sports bars to match. Home of the Beach Ball Classic, a nationwide high school hoops tournament that has featured some of the top future NBA and college stars in basketball history (do the names Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace and Vince Carter ring a bell?), Myrtle Beach is hopping with hoops fans. And because so many Grand Strand visitors and transplants hail from all over the country, there is a broad fan base that creates a fun and festive environment for college basketball games. Read More »

 

Looking for Christmas lights during your Myrtle Beach vacation? You don't have to look very hard or far. From the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens in the Lowcountry to a floating parade on the Carolina border, the Grand Strand comes to life in the gloaming as brightly colored lights illuminate the coastline. Here are three light shows you must see this holiday season: Read More »

 

One of the highlights of the holiday season for both children and adults is visiting Santa Claus. Something about seeing the jolly ol' elf in person triggers a happy place in your childhood memories, an experience that is only heightened by watching children hop up on his lap. If you are looking for an up-close Santa encounter, you came to the right place. Few people know that Myrtle Beach is Santa's favorite vacation spot, a peaceful retreat for him to rest up before and after his goodwill tour around the world. He's even been known to land the sleigh on the roof at Compass Cove and let the reindeer feed on sea oats. But if he doesn't make it to the resort this time, there are plenty of places around town where you can spot Santa taking photos and orders for Christmas. Here are a few places he is scheduled to appear: Read More »

 

Guests return to Compass Cove Resort summer after summer to enjoy the sun, sand and surf, as well as the great hospitality, accommodations and amenities. But the fun doesn't stop after Labor Day. In fact, the Myrtle Beach fall festival season is just getting started. From food and fireworks to concerts and car shows, the Grand Strand is bustling with activity in September, October, and November. The moderate temperatures and lighter crowds create the ideal setting for community events that bring out the best Myrtle Beach has to offer. Read More »

 

Everyone has their own idea of fun things to do in Myrtle Beach. From beach going and attractions to shopping and restaurants, the options are aplenty. But there's one thing that everyone in the family can agree on - free. Not only is the price right, but the good times are ready to roll at these free-admission events on the Grand Strand: Read More »

 

June marks the start of the summer season in Myrtle Beach, and the Grand Strand offers lots of fun festivals and events for the whole family. If you are in town in June, be sure to check out these highlights: Read More »

 

What can you do for fun on a hot summer night in Myrtle Beach? You answered your own question. The Hot Summer Nights series brings a variety of family-friendly entertainment to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Featuring live music, kids’ carnivals, fireworks shows and a whole lot more, Hot Summer Nights provides the perfect reason to enjoy the season in the downtown district. Running from June through August, Hot Summer Nights recently released its schedule of activities for 2015, and this year's lineup promises to be the hottest ever. Music-lovers are in luck as local and regional bands will perform four nights each week on the Plyler Park stage, and the popular "Boardwalk Elvis" show is back by popular demand two nights a week. Read More »

 

Every town has something to be proud of, even the tiny fishing village of Little River, South Carolina. While other cities on the Grand Strand celebrate their heritage by paying tribute to their chief claim to fame (in Myrtle Beach it’s summertime fun in the sun, and for North Myrtle Beach it’s shagging on Ocean Drive), Little River honors its top export – the blue crab. The World Famous Blue Crab Festival will celebrate its 34th anniversary on the Little River waterfront on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17. Featuring lots of opportunities to chow down on the event’s guests of honor, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival offers plenty of great live music and entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, fun and games for kids and, of course, fresh local seafood straight from the docks. Located just south of the Carolina border, less than 30 miles from Compass Cove Resort along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, Little River pays homage to the oft-eaten and underappreciated blue crab, the ornery little crustaceans that call the local tidal creeks and swamps home. Freshly caught blue points are hauled in by the bushels and steamed on the spot for festival-goers with a taste for the crabby critters. Read More »

 

With apologies to Nashville, the Sun Fun Capital of Myrtle Beach will double as the Country Music USA for three days in June when the Carolina Country Music Festival comes to the town.The inaugural event will be held June 5-7 in the heart of the downtown district on the site of the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion. More than 20,000 country music fans are expected to pack the old Pavilion site to see some of the biggest names in country music take the stage for a three-day throw down on the beach. The star-studded lineup was already enough to create a huge buzz among country music fans as the early block of pre-sale tickets sold out in a matter of days. But promoters have added even more big names to the bill, creating one of the most impressive outdoor festivals on the country music circuit this season. Read More »

 

Explore your artistic side in a fun and relaxed setting at Wine and Design in Myrtle Beach. This national chain is the first of its kind on the Grand Strand and is quickly gaining fans among folks who prefer to do something different and creative with their free time – all while enjoying a glass of wine. Wine and Design is a burgeoning national chain on the East Coast, but the recently opened art studio is offering a first of its kind experience on the Grand Strand. Wine and Design offers painting parties and art classes for individuals wanting to brush up on their skills, couples in search of a romantic date, or large parties looking for a fun group activity. Located on the north end of Myrtle Beach, Wine and Design is a combination art studio and wine bar, albeit it on a bring-your-own-bottle basis, that has everything else you need to get started – from paint supplies, canvases and easels to corkscrews and wine glasses you can purchase and paint yourself. Enjoy a glass of wine or beverages of your choice while you unwind and let your creative side come to the surface. Read More »

 

It's time to lace up those sneakers and get in a good stretch for the busy part of the running seas in the Myrtle Beach area. With springtime bringing milder temperatures that are perfect for competitive running, the Grand Strand has a long list of upcoming races to choose from. Whether it's a serious competitive event or a fun fund-raiser, the Myrtle Beach running scene has it all. Here's a list of upcoming racing events: Read More »

 

Many visitors are surprised to discover that the Alabama Theatre is located on the South Carolina coast. Of course, they are also surprised to learn that the country music group by the same first name got its start on the Grand Strand. Before the good ol’ boys from the multi-Grammy Award winning band Alabama were inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, they served as the house band for the legendary Myrtle Beach honky-tonk The Bowery in the downtown oceanfront during the 1970s. Years after the band hit the big time, the group decided to pay tribute to their roots by opening the palatial Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing complex. In keeping with the spirit of the founding crooners, the Alabama Theatre stands as a shrine to country music on the Grand Strand. National and regional touring acts make regular stops before sellout crowds at the 2,000-seat, state-of-the-art venue, and touring companies provide off-Broadway-style entertainment on the stage. The intimate seating and quality sound and lighting make this one of the best places to see live music or a show on the Strand. Read More »

 

Vacationing on a budget can be tricky, but Myrtle Beach is designed with penny-counting families in mind. If you are flexible on times and don’t mind clipping a few coupons from the free discount books available in the Compass Cove Resort lobby, it’s possible to squeeze a lot of fun, food and excitement out of $25. Making your spending cash go even farther is even easier for guests at Compass Cove and other BRM Resorts properties. As part of the Sun Fun Bonus program, guests are given a free ticket to some of the top attractions in town, making it even more affordable for a family of four to explore. Here are five ways to have a big time for as little as $25: Read More »

 

Thanks to changing attitudes about gender roles, girls now can do anything the boys can do - sometimes better. No more sitting on the sidelines while the guys play golf, go hunting and fishing, or any of the other activities previously labeled as "man stuff." But does that equality mean women should abandon all the "girly things" in life? Just because you can hang with the guys doesn't mean you have to, especially for mothers and daughters. A girls day out is great opportunity to reconnect with your feminine side. Myrtle Beach is a great place for moms and their daughters to spend some quality time together while exploring a new destination and sharing new experiences. Leave the boys to play ball on the beach while you two sneak off for some mother-daughter time. Here's a list of suggestions for great ways to spend a full day of mother-daughter bonding: Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fun in the sun. But for grownups who still feel young at heart, the real fun starts when the sun goes down at the many nightclubs on the Grand Strand. From dancing and socializing to live music and karaoke, Myrtle Beach has a wide range of bars and activities to keep you going all night long. The best way to find the best in local nightlife is to follow your nose to other popular gathering spots on the Strand. For instance, places like Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach that are hot spots for shopping, dining and attractions, also happen to be among the top places for nightlife. Here are five places to have a good time at night time in Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

There's nothing like a weekend retreat to Myrtle Beach to celebrate Valentine's Day; just you, your spouse ... and the kids. That's right, those romantic Valentine's Day getaways are few and far between once you add a few little ones to the mix. Suddenly, that candlelit dinner becomes a fast-food drive-through window and a night out at the movies involves Disney princesses and talking toys. But that doesn't mean you can't have a good time on Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach with the kids in tow. A little good, clean fun for the little ones can help create some romance for the grownups. Plus, if you can successfully manage to wear out the rug rats, perhaps with a long swim session at the Compass Cove indoor pools, they will eventually fall asleep. Here's a list of five fun things to do with kids on Valentine's Day: Read More »

 

There's nothing like the look on a child's face when they see Santa Claus, and there's nothing like the look on a parent's face than when they watch their kid climb into the Jolly Ol' Elf's lap. It's a special holiday moment, and Myrtle Beach has a lot of them. Read More »

 

The only hard thing about celebrating your birthday in Myrtle Beach is deciding where to spend it. So many fun things to do, so few birthday parties. It all depends on what you're looking for on your special day. Whether it's an adults' night out on the town, a kids' day of fun, or a family-friendly party, Myrtle Beach has plenty of places to act your age, or younger. Here are five great places to celebrate Myrtle Beach-style: Read More »

 

Any time of year is a great time to visit Brookgreen Gardens, but that's especially true during the Christmas holiday season. That's when the botanical sculpture garden lights up the night with its annual "Night of a Thousand Candles" holiday display. The 9,000-acre sculpture garden, the oldest and largest on the East Coast, goes all out for Christmas time by decorating the already beautiful park. The existing merger of art and nature gets an even prettier makeover for the holidays as thousands of visitors flock to the gardens to get a major dose of the Christmas spirit. Located on a former rice and indigo plantation in Murrells Inlet, about 20 miles south of downtown Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens is a year-round attraction featuring more than 1,400 sculptures and statues, colorful plants and flowers and ancient live oak trees that pre-date the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Read More »

 

Often overlooked amid the neon lights and dazzling attraction of Myrtle Beach is one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets - the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum.Tucked away behind sprawling live oaks on the south end of Ocean Boulevard sits this charming 1920s-style beach cottage that was converted into an art museum in 1997. Filled with art galleries and touring exhibitions, the building alone is worth a visit as it represents much of the history, people and architecture of Myrtle Beach.The three-story structure was once a beachfront cabana located near the old Ocean Forest Hotel. Once slated for demolition, a local group of artists and historical preservationists joined forces to save the building and have it serve as a much-needed art museum. The land where it currently sits, across from Springmaid Beach Resort and Pier, was donated by namesakes and city founding fathers Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin. Read More »

 

Whoever says you can only have fun on the beach in the summer has never been to Myrtle Beach. The temperatures aren’t quite as hot and the beaches aren’t near as crowded, which already sounds like winning combination. Throw in some fun and games and you’ve got a good time waiting to happen. Here are five fun things to do on the beach on the Grand Strand during the fall and winter: Read More »

 

Taking the little ones trick-or-treating while vacationing in an unfamiliar city can be the scariest thing about Halloween, but not if you know where to go. The Grand Strand is filled with established neighborhoods where you will feel safe and welcome, and there are also various events held around the Myrtle Beach area where you and your children can have a happy Halloween. Most of the major shopping centers offer trick-or-treating, as well as special events for a unique Halloween experience. But for those who prefer to show their children a good, old-fashioned Halloween, find a neighborhood that has year-round residents rather than seasonal housing developments to avoid ringing a lot of unanswered doorbells. Finding the right place to take your kids trick-or-treating can make or break their Halloween. Here's a list of five family-friendly activities and neighborhoods to celebrate the holiday Myrtle Beach style: Read More »

 

In Germany, small towns and villages gather together to celebrate their heritage at Oktoberfest. Myrtle Beach brings the same neighborly spirit to the Bavarian holiday at the Market Common, an urban-style shopping and dining district that hosts a local Oktoberfest event in scenic Valor Park. Held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, Market Common's Oktoberfest is a lower-key version of the more boisterous celebration on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Yes, both festivals cover the basics - beer, German food, beer, German music, beer and, of course, German beer. Oh, and did we mention that beer will be available? More than 20 craft breweries, in fact, along with all the popular domestic and imports. Many microbreweries will be rolling out their special autumn brews for Oktoberfest and visitors can purchase special tasting steins to sample them all. Read More »

 

The summer fun calendar is coming to a close on the Grand Strand, but not without a few more festivals and one final chance to go out with a bang on Labor Day weekend. From art shows to car shows and from cold beer to hot barbecue, Myrtle Beach closes out the summer events schedule in style. Many of the events are within short walking or driving distance of Compass Cove Resort, so guests can experience one last taste of summer. Here are some of the top shindigs on tap for the month of August: Read More »

 

When you come to Myrtle Beach for a golf getaway, there’s never a better way to relax and refresh after a sunny spring round than to chill at the pool or take a few runs down a thrilling waterslide. That’s the philosophy at Compass Cove. With more than 530 guestrooms and 720 feet of Atlantic Ocean frontage, Compass Cove is a quintessential beachfront getaway to complement any golf excursion to the Grand Strand. And with 22 water features – including 6 indoor pools and 3 outdoor pools – Compass Cove has no shortage of amenities for the family as well. Compass Cove’s friendly staff and experienced golf directors are ready and waiting to help you plan your ultimate Myrtle Beach golf adventure. Here are three courses to put on your golf itinerary during your stay at Compass Cove: Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is wrapping up its "60 More Days of Summer" campaign, a program designed to let visitors know about the mild weather and light crowds on the Grand Strand during the months of September and October. Compass Cove Resort can do even better - like 365 days summer - for its guests. No matter what the calendar or the thermometer say, it's always summertime at Compass Cove. Our spacious indoor waterpark and outdoor pool deck with heated swimming pools, hot tubs and a lazy river provide the perfect warm-weather oasis for snow birds who are in need of a retreat to feel some heat in Myrtle Beach. With mild temperatures well into autumn (on the date this article was written, Oct. 23, the high temperature in Myrtle Beach was 81 degrees), guests at Compass Cove can enjoy a day in the sun on the oceanfront pool deck and the tanning lawn, and even cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool or a relaxing ride down the lazy river. The little ones can splash and play in the kiddie pool and Silly Submarine aquatic playground area, and all ages can take advantage of the adjoining beach accesses to go for a stroll along the coast. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach may be best known for big-time golf, but it's also a mecca for mini-golf. Sure, the Grand Strand has more than 100 championship courses featuring oceanfront and Intracoastal Waterway layouts surrounded by maritime forests and Lowcountry wetlands. But Myrtle Beach also has more than 50 putt-putt courses featuring make-believe dinosaurs, volcanoes, waterfalls and pirates. Serious golfers come to Myrtle Beach to test their skills against the best, and the same is true of scratch putt-putters. The Grand Strand hosts the annual US Open of Prominigolf and the Masters of Mini-golf, and is home to the US Mini-golf Olympic Training Facility. Believe it or not, there is such a thing a pro putt-putt golfer. Read More »

 

You don’t have to be a world traveler to enjoy an international golf experience. In fact, guests at the Compass Cove Resort in downtown Myrtle Beach can do so within a short drive of the property at the world-renowned International Club’s franchise course in nearby Murrells Inlet. Championship courses like Prestwick Country Club, Myrtlewood Golf Club and World Tour are excellent choices that are nearby. For an even closer and more affordable alternative, Whispering Pines Golf Club is Myrtle Beach's only municipal course and is the nearest 18-hole layout, and the Midway Par-3 is only walking distance away and also hosts a driving range and practice putting green where you can work on your game only blocks away from the Compass Cove property. Read More »

 

If you don’t want to bring your own beach umbrella to the beach, you can rent one from the lifeguards—it’s easy to do and only costs you $30 for the day for an umbrella and two chairs. But if you bring your own umbrella or tent, you’ll need to keep some rules in mind when you set up. Read More »

 

If you’re on the lookout for a tasty deli sandwich or some delicious desserts, Toffino’s Italian Bakery & Deli is a great option and just a five-minute drive from Compass Cove. Read More »

 

Everyone likes dinner and a show, right? We know we do, and Myrtle Beach’s Medieval Times is one of our favorites. Not only do you get to eat dinner like a king, but you also get to watch the entertainment of medieval kings, a live jousting tournament featuring real horses! Read More »

 

Compass Cove takes great pride in achieving recognition in the category “Best Hotel for Families,” where we were chosen as a top finalist in the Best of the Beach awards. The Best of the Beach is an annual collection of readers’ choice awards recognizing the finest contributions to Myrtle Beach, as voted on by both locals and visitors. From hotels and golf courses, to restaurants, attractions and festivals, thousands of The Sun News readers vote on their Myrtle Beach favorites every year. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach offers up a plethora of amazing shows, so many you could go to something different every night of the week! But one favorite show that people come back for year after year has been going strong in Myrtle Beach for nearly 30 years: The Carolina Opry. Read More »

 

So many of our guests come back to Compass Cove Resort in Myrtle Beach year after year, and while we know in many ways it’s terrific to find the familiar things you love—the same views, the familiar staff, the restaurants you’ve enjoyed for years—it’s also important for us to keep on updating our resort so it feels fresh every time you visit. Read More »

 

You’ve heard it before: The early bird gets the worm. It’s as true in vacation planning as it is in anything else. Getting on top of it and booking your Myrtle Beach vacation can really pay off. Here are a few of the best reasons to book your next vacation at Compass Cove early (like, maybe now). Read More »

 

Whether you’re a longtime classical music fan or looking to expand your musical horizons, the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach could be just the ticket. The Long Bay Symphony has been impressing audiences with the quality of its music and educational programs performances for decades. Read More »

 

If you’re ready to get away for winter, Compass Cove is ready to be your welcoming home away from home! And it’s also rare among Myrtle Beach resorts in allowing you to bring your pets along with you when you stay in the winter—within reason. “It’s just dogs and cats,” said Joe Gibbons of Compass Cove Resort. “No pythons.” Read More »

 

Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort is designed for family living. This resort, comprised of three structures (the Schooner Building, Mariner Tower and Pinnacle Tower) has the sort of amenities intended to spoil the young and old – indoor pools, grills, lazy rivers, hot tubs and other perks vacationers desire Read More »

 

Even though “lay out and get a tan” won’t be on your winter in Myrtle Beach list the way it is in the summer, rest assured, there’s tons to do when you visit Myrtle Beach in the winter. Read on for a list of our top five faves! Read More »

 

One of the best things about visiting Compass Cove Resort is the huge range of water amenities available. Between the water park, the oceanfront pools, and the indoor pools, you have your choice from among nearly 23 water amenities. Nearly all of them are heated, and that means that even when you visit in the wintertime, you can still enjoy dip in the pool or one of our many hot tubs! Read More »

 

A winter getaway in Myrtle Beach sure sounds nice, doesn’t it? What about a winter getaway where you also save between $50 and $100 every day of your stay on all of your favorite attractions and fun? Yes, please! The Sun & Fun Bonus is an all new program for 2013, and the winter package has more fun in store than ever before. And you get the package totally free when you check in between Oct. 21, 2013, and Feb. 28, 2014. Read More »

 

It’s easy to work up a big appetite when you’re staying at Compass Cove Resort. Loaded with amenities, Compass Cove allows numerous fun alternatives, including playing on the beach, splashing at the pool and enjoying the rain-or-shine options like giant chess and checkers, shuffleboard, and pinball. Read More »

 

Compass Cove is one of the largest resorts on the Grand Strand, located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. When you come to visit, you hardly need to leave the resort! Read More »

 

The Swamp Fox Motor Inn is part of the history along the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, but you might know them today as Compass Cove Resort. Read More »

 

If you come to visit Myrtle Beach, you have to eat seafood. We’re pretty sure there’s a law about it somewhere. And there is no better choice for seafood than the Sea Captain’s house, the top spot for seafood in Myrtle Beach. Our Compass Cove guests love this classic upscale restaurant, which has more awards than any other restaurant in Myrtle Beach, including “Best Seafood Restaurant” from Southern Living Magazine for four years in a row. Read More »

 

Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, which is South Carolina’s most visited attraction, has a little something for everyone enchanted by the sea. It is an ideal excursion for guests of Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, a home away from home created with the families in mind. Read More »

 

Good times never have a hard time rolling at Johnny Rockets. The retro dining experience is a slice of Americana, beloved as apple pie. Old-timey jukeboxes pump out classic tunes as employees shake, rattle and roll to songs cherished by generations – anthems and doo-wop ditties usually from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and occasionally the 1980s and the 1990s. Read More »

 

Guests of the Compass Cove Resort have the best entertainment available to them for fun and entertaining evenings. About 20 minutes from the resort, guests can catch the show at Alabama Theatre. Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is a great getaway. Its beach, attractions, amusements and dining choices are but a few of the numerous reasons why this mostly sunny city is worthy of any excursion. Read More »

 

When you’re looking for good restaurants in Myrtle Beach, you don’t have to look far. Hundreds of dining options line the Grand Strand, attracting locals and visitors in search of a good meal. While you can expect large crowds and long wait times at popular restaurants during the spring and summer months, you may find that what you’re really craving is a fun, laidback meal at a place you wouldn’t expect. Read More »

 

There are so many fun things to do in Myrtle Beach, it’s pretty much impossible to get bored here. But if you’re looking to be amazed with the kind of top-notch entertainment the caliber of which you’d expect to find in Las Vegas, you may wan to give the Palace Theatre a try. Read More »

 

Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, which is South Carolina’s most visited attraction, has a little something for everyone enchanted by the sea. It is an ideal excursion for guests of Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, a home away from home created with the families in mind. Read More »

 

Compass Cove Resort in Myrtle Beach is, as always, loaded with free amenities, but a new amenity included with every booking is really making a splash: The Sun & Fun Bonus! Read More »

 

What’s better than enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner where you don’t have to do the dishes? We’re pretty sure that desire is the number one driver behind the increasing popularity of getting away for Thanksgiving. Well, that and the opportunity to spend time relaxing at the beach away from rowdy summertime crowds. Read More »

 

Saturday, December 5th - 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. Read More »

 

One of the best things about coming to visit Compass Cove Resort in Myrtle Beach is how much you can do, see, and enjoy all from the grounds of our resort. And that includes daily entertainment onsite nearly every day, all summer long! Read More »

 

They will build their dream car at Ridemakerz, and keep the kids entertained during your Myrtle Beach vacation.

 Located at the popular Broadway at the Beach dining, shopping and entertainment complex, Ridemakerz open its first outlet on the Grand Strand and is expanding to meet the needs of children everywhere who want to build their very own toy ride to their specifications.
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The beaches of the Grand Strand are a playground of fun for the entire family. But, take one day and explore the rivers, creeks and marshes of the low country. Explore nature and see the beauty and feel the stress unfold. Read More »

 

Get ready to cruise on the Grand Strand's only tour and dinner riverboat as you relax and savor the beauty of the Intracoastal Waterway on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat. The Great American Riverboat Company operates the Barefoot Princess. This riverboat offers sightseeing cruises, Sunset Cruises and even Dinner Cruises. You will travel the scenic and tranquil Intracoastal Waterway as well as the historic and breathtaking Waccamaw River. Read More »

 

We’re giving away a free bonus to all of our guests this fall that includes unlimited, free in-room DVD rentals, a free unlimited ride wristband and round of miniature golf at NASCAR SpeedPark every day of your stay as well as SpeedPark discounts for the rest of your family. It’s the Sun & Fun Bonus, and it comes with every reservation when you stay between Aug. 26 and Oct. 20, 2013. Read More »

 

When it’s time to dry off for awhile, we’ve still got prime options for entertaining your kiddos: start by checking out the Compass Cove kids club for fun activities throughout your stay! Read More »

 

If you’ve been flying to Myrtle Beach for a number of years, there is no way you’ll miss the new terminal at the Myrtle Beach International Airport, which opened to passengers earlier this month. Read More »

 

Inspired, in part, by the legendary exploits of Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach was created to give its audiences heaps of high-sea adventures by combining the elements of fun and food. Read More »

 

There are plenty of entertaining shows in Myrtle Beach but Legends in Concert will bring you to your feet every time. Outstanding performances, dazzling dancers, and great family fun make this show one of the best on the Grand Strand. Entertaining millions for over 29 years, Legends in Concert is a must see for you and your family as they bring the best celebrity impersonators to the dynamic stage for an unforgettable night of spectacular pleasure. Read More »

 

One of the many great advantages to visiting Myrtle Beach is the variety of attractions offered. Read More »

 

Hard work, hospitality and patience are all intimately acquainted with Jeannie Cartner, the golf director at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach. Read More »

 

In this fast paced world of smart phones and the World Wide Web, information is mere seconds away from the asking. And that may satisfy our need for immediate gratification but every so often something comes along that needs to be admired and observed at a snail’s pace so that it can be appreciated for the information it provides. The Bodies Revealed Exhibition at Broadway at the Beach is one such display and its right here in Myrtle Beach. Read More »

 

Compass Cove Resort has planned many great things for your kids for the summer of 2012. Read More »

 

Take a look at the specials and activities we have going on for the Month of May. Read More »

 

November 24 @ 8:00 AM Please join the fun event Thanksgiving morning. They have a 8k, 5k, 1 mile and the Tot Trot. Read More »