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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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »