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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 »

 

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 »

 

Compass Cove Resort plays host to a wide range of visitors. Fortunately, the oceanfront resort in downtown Myrtle Beach also offers a wide range of accommodations to suit all of their needs. Featuring three different buildings with more than 500 units making up on dynamic resort, Compass Cove can accommodate parties of any size. From family vacations to couples' romantic retreats, and from business trips to golf getaways, Compass Cove's diverse mix of rooms, suites and condos come in broad array of layouts and floor plans to meet all of their guests' needs. Read More »

 

Enjoying a relaxing Myrtle Beach vacation can be difficult for parents who spend most of their time chasing their children. Kids have a lot of energy, and folks can find themselves returning home from family vacation more worn out than they left. Read More »

 

Staying at the recently renovated Compass Cove in Myrtle Beach is like staying at three oceanfront resorts in one. That’s because there are three separate hotels – the Pinnacle Tower, the Mariner Tower and the Schooner Building - that make up this spacious 530-unit property. Read More »

 

It's easy to forget about some things when you're busy having fun at the beach. Work? A distant memory. Chores? What chores? Stress? Not here. Unfortunately, it's also easy to forget about proper hydration when all you want to do is have fun in the Myrtle Beach sun. This is especially true of children. Particularly when they are out of their normal routines, it's easy for kids to forget to drink enough water to keep them healthy and happy. So here's our guide to vacation hydration! Read More »

 

The beach is always fun, but you can make it perfect by making sure you are prepared. Here are five things to bring to the beach or know ahead of time to maximize your Compass Cove vacation fun. Read More »

 

Compass Cove has been making vacation memories for generations of guests, and now the popular Myrtle Beach hotel is ready to accommodate future generations of visitors thanks to a property-wide renovations project. The folks at Compass Cove have been working hard over the offseason to make sure that your next visit is even more relaxing in 2014. Major remodeling efforts have recently been completed in all three buildings in the complex - the Mariner, the Schooner and the Pinnacle – and the entire property has undergone a facelift to get ready for the 2014 season. Read More »

 

The Compass Cove Resort has a long history in Myrtle Bach—it began as the Swamp Fox MotorInn in 1967, right where the Schooner building now stands. The resort was named for the famous Revolutionary War officer from South Carolina, Frances Marion, who was well-known for his guerrilla warfare tactics, those tactics which earned him the nickname “the Swamp Fox.” The Swamp Fox was popularized in part by a Disney-produced mini series about him that starred Leslie Nielsen and aired in 1959-1961 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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

One of the great things about vacationing in Myrtle Beach is the fact that there are activities and attractions for every member of the family. There’s fun that’s just for adults, great activities for seniors, activities for teenagers, and of course there’s also plenty to do for smaller kids. It’s just a matter of knowing where to go! 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 »

 

Wedding season is in high gear across the South and Brittain Resort Management-owned Compass Cove Resort is one of many popular area venues for Myrtle Beach weddings. Read More »

 

Looking for some great tennis right here in Myrtle Beach? 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 »

 

While you are visiting Myrtle Beach, make sure to take a day to visit the Myrtle Beach State Park. A wide, open beach, fishing pier full of anglers and stories, campgrounds in the oceanfront woods, all in the middle of it all in Myrtle Beach. 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 »

 

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 »

 

Compass Cove Resort plays host to a wide range of visitors. Fortunately, the oceanfront resort in downtown Myrtle Beach also offers a wide range of accommodations to suit all of their needs. Featuring three different buildings with more than 500 units making up on dynamic resort, Compass Cove can accommodate parties of any size. From family vacations to couples' romantic retreats, and from business trips to golf getaways, Compass Cove's diverse mix of rooms, suites and condos come in broad array of layouts and floor plans to meet all of their guests' needs. Read More »

 

Enjoying a relaxing Myrtle Beach vacation can be difficult for parents who spend most of their time chasing their children. Kids have a lot of energy, and folks can find themselves returning home from family vacation more worn out than they left. Read More »

 

Staying at the recently renovated Compass Cove in Myrtle Beach is like staying at three oceanfront resorts in one. That’s because there are three separate hotels – the Pinnacle Tower, the Mariner Tower and the Schooner Building - that make up this spacious 530-unit property. Read More »

 

It's easy to forget about some things when you're busy having fun at the beach. Work? A distant memory. Chores? What chores? Stress? Not here. Unfortunately, it's also easy to forget about proper hydration when all you want to do is have fun in the Myrtle Beach sun. This is especially true of children. Particularly when they are out of their normal routines, it's easy for kids to forget to drink enough water to keep them healthy and happy. So here's our guide to vacation hydration! Read More »

 

The beach is always fun, but you can make it perfect by making sure you are prepared. Here are five things to bring to the beach or know ahead of time to maximize your Compass Cove vacation fun. Read More »

 

Compass Cove has been making vacation memories for generations of guests, and now the popular Myrtle Beach hotel is ready to accommodate future generations of visitors thanks to a property-wide renovations project. The folks at Compass Cove have been working hard over the offseason to make sure that your next visit is even more relaxing in 2014. Major remodeling efforts have recently been completed in all three buildings in the complex - the Mariner, the Schooner and the Pinnacle – and the entire property has undergone a facelift to get ready for the 2014 season. Read More »

 

The Compass Cove Resort has a long history in Myrtle Bach—it began as the Swamp Fox MotorInn in 1967, right where the Schooner building now stands. The resort was named for the famous Revolutionary War officer from South Carolina, Frances Marion, who was well-known for his guerrilla warfare tactics, those tactics which earned him the nickname “the Swamp Fox.” The Swamp Fox was popularized in part by a Disney-produced mini series about him that starred Leslie Nielsen and aired in 1959-1961 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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

One of the great things about vacationing in Myrtle Beach is the fact that there are activities and attractions for every member of the family. There’s fun that’s just for adults, great activities for seniors, activities for teenagers, and of course there’s also plenty to do for smaller kids. It’s just a matter of knowing where to go! 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 »

 

Wedding season is in high gear across the South and Brittain Resort Management-owned Compass Cove Resort is one of many popular area venues for Myrtle Beach weddings. 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 »

 

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 »

 

Compass Cove Resort plays host to a wide range of visitors. Fortunately, the oceanfront resort in downtown Myrtle Beach also offers a wide range of accommodations to suit all of their needs. Featuring three different buildings with more than 500 units making up on dynamic resort, Compass Cove can accommodate parties of any size. From family vacations to couples' romantic retreats, and from business trips to golf getaways, Compass Cove's diverse mix of rooms, suites and condos come in broad array of layouts and floor plans to meet all of their guests' needs. Read More »

 

Enjoying a relaxing Myrtle Beach vacation can be difficult for parents who spend most of their time chasing their children. Kids have a lot of energy, and folks can find themselves returning home from family vacation more worn out than they left. Read More »

 

Staying at the recently renovated Compass Cove in Myrtle Beach is like staying at three oceanfront resorts in one. That’s because there are three separate hotels – the Pinnacle Tower, the Mariner Tower and the Schooner Building - that make up this spacious 530-unit property. Read More »

 

It's easy to forget about some things when you're busy having fun at the beach. Work? A distant memory. Chores? What chores? Stress? Not here. Unfortunately, it's also easy to forget about proper hydration when all you want to do is have fun in the Myrtle Beach sun. This is especially true of children. Particularly when they are out of their normal routines, it's easy for kids to forget to drink enough water to keep them healthy and happy. So here's our guide to vacation hydration! Read More »

 

The beach is always fun, but you can make it perfect by making sure you are prepared. Here are five things to bring to the beach or know ahead of time to maximize your Compass Cove vacation fun. Read More »

 

Compass Cove has been making vacation memories for generations of guests, and now the popular Myrtle Beach hotel is ready to accommodate future generations of visitors thanks to a property-wide renovations project. The folks at Compass Cove have been working hard over the offseason to make sure that your next visit is even more relaxing in 2014. Major remodeling efforts have recently been completed in all three buildings in the complex - the Mariner, the Schooner and the Pinnacle – and the entire property has undergone a facelift to get ready for the 2014 season. Read More »

 

The Compass Cove Resort has a long history in Myrtle Bach—it began as the Swamp Fox MotorInn in 1967, right where the Schooner building now stands. The resort was named for the famous Revolutionary War officer from South Carolina, Frances Marion, who was well-known for his guerrilla warfare tactics, those tactics which earned him the nickname “the Swamp Fox.” The Swamp Fox was popularized in part by a Disney-produced mini series about him that starred Leslie Nielsen and aired in 1959-1961 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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

One of the great things about vacationing in Myrtle Beach is the fact that there are activities and attractions for every member of the family. There’s fun that’s just for adults, great activities for seniors, activities for teenagers, and of course there’s also plenty to do for smaller kids. It’s just a matter of knowing where to go! Read More »

 

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While you are visiting Myrtle Beach, make sure to take a day to visit the Myrtle Beach State Park. A wide, open beach, fishing pier full of anglers and stories, campgrounds in the oceanfront woods, all in the middle of it all in Myrtle Beach. 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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

In 2013, we introduced an all-new package of totally free bonuses to our guests, with free tickets to some of the biggest and best attractions Myrtle Beach has to offer, as well as free, in-room DVD Rentals. The positive feedback from our guests was so great that we’ve decided to offer it again for 2014, so if you haven’t gotten a chance to take advantage of this amazing bonus, get ready for more freebies! 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, November 23 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Watch the illumination of the grand Christmas tree at Broadway and enjoy dance performances and live music from the Palace Theatre, Legends in Concert and the Carolina Forest Performing Arts Academy. 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 »