Christmas In Myrtle Beach

Saturday, November 30, 2013 – by OVR Staff
Here’s hoping everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Hopefully, you were gathered with family and friends to celebrate your Thanksgiving Day with good food and conversation. Better yet, we hope you were among the lucky ones who enjoyed their holiday right here in Myrtle Beach!

So, with Thanksgiving over, that means the Christmas season is now upon us and that equals a very busy December for sure. Parties to attend, school functions, kids’ Christmas programs, baking, cooking…and so it goes. However, if you would rather forego all this holiday madness, why not come spend your Christmas holiday right here in sunny Myrtle Beach? There are a few good reasons why you’ll experience the magic of Christmas like never before when you come to Myrtle Beach!

We have so many wonderful things to enjoy during the Christmas season. You will not get bored! Here are just a few of the events that make Myrtle Beach shine during the holidays…

If you like Christmas light displays, we have one of the finest at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Ball field. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is a tradition here in Myrtle Beach and it is a spectacular display of lights and music! Get all the info here: http://www.myrtlebeach.com/myrtle-beach-events/show/shadracks-christmas-wonderland/

If you love looking at Christmas trees, then Ripley’s Aquarium has just the thing for you! Check out their Festival of Trees with a tree representing each state. They also put on scavenger hunts for the kids that coordinates with the trees. Fun for the whole family! Check out the details here: http://www.myrtlebeach.com/myrtle-beach-events/show/festival-of-trees/

Christmas Towne at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. With lots of activities for the whole family, the day will conclude with the official lighting of the city’s Christmas tree. Check out the details here:
http://www.myrtlebeach.com/myrtle-beach-events/show/christmas-towne/

Night of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. This is a dazzling display of lights and beauty and some good music to top it all off! This is an event that is definitely worth your time!
http://www.myrtlebeach.com/myrtle-beach-events/show/nights-of-a-thousand-candles/

Finally, don’t miss out on the Carolina Opry Christmas show. They know how to do Christmas right, and they’ve been doing it for over 25 years! Get tickets and show times here: http://www.myrtlebeach.com/myrtle-beach-events/show/carolina-opry-christmas-special/

There are many other events all through December. Get a complete listing at: http://www.myrtlebeach.com/myrtle-beach-events/show/carolina-opry-christmas-special/

This year, we hope to see you here for the holidays as we celebrate the month of December and all it means Myrtle Beach style!!

Top 5 Reasons To Spend Christmas In Myrtle Beach

Friday, December 13, 2013 – by OVR Staff
If you’ve never thought about spending your Christmas vacation in Myrtle Beach, you need to read this article! Myrtle Beach offers some wonderful things to enjoy during the holidays. We’re serious about our Christmas spirit around these parts! Following is a list of just a few of the reasons why should come to the beach for Christmas!

If you think the sidewalks all roll up in the winter, think again! The only thing missing in winter are the high prices you’d pay in the summer. Myrtle Beach has its own unique benefits during the winter months and there is still plenty of family fun to be had! Here are our top five reasons to come to the beach for Christmas…

1.Cheaper prices! You won’t be paying for that crazy supply and demand. You can come enjoy a luxury condo or hotel that you might not be able to afford during peak season.

2.Cooler, more comfortable weather! It’s still very mild during the winter, but can get cool enough to bundle up for some cozy walks on the beach. If you love crisp air but hate the cold and snow, Myrtle Beach is your place to be!

3.Fantastic Christmas shopping! Myrtle Beach is chock full of outlet stores and malls, giving you the chance to get all your shopping done. These stores are very desperate to clear their summer stock and will slash prices during this time of the year. You can take advantage of this unique time of year for the retail industry and save tons of money!

4.Enjoy special Christmas entertainment. All of the theaters and shows here in Myrtle Beach offer spectacular Christmas shows and productions. They generally run from November till the end of January, so you’ll have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the shows that you won’t see during the rest of the year!

5.Cheaper golf! If you love to golf, many courses here in Myrtle Beach offer fantastic deals during the winter months. Many times you can play 18 holes at a mere fraction of the cost of peak season. All you need is possibly a sweater!

As you can see, we have tons to offer here in Myrtle Beach for a winter get-away. Coming for Christmas affords some very special opportunities for locals and visitors alike. Before you leave, be sure and take advantage of Brookgreen Garden’s Night of a Thousand Candles, or Ripley’s Aquarium’s Festival of Trees where you can tour their trees from all 50 states. Most restaurants stay open during the winter, so you’ll be able to enjoy that as well.

Come on to Myrtle Beach for Christmas—call today for the perfect condo at a LOW price and let us hook you up for the perfect Christmas vacation!

Merry Christmas from Myrtle Beach! Wednesday, December 25, 2013 – by OVR Staff If you missed spending Christmas in Myrtle Beach, don’t worry! There’s plenty left to do all the way through the New Year. Many of the Christmas and holiday events that go on all throughout the Grand Strand extend well into the new […]

Happy New Year 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 – by OVR Staff
It’s the end of another year here at Oceanfront Vacations and we would just like to take a moment and thank you, our friends, family, and clients for making 2013 such a great year! We are committed more than ever to providing you with the best condos and beach houses for the best prices so you can enjoy coming to Myrtle Beach with your family for years to come! Perhaps you came to Myrtle Beach as a child and have fond memories of vacations spent here. Maybe you remember attractions that are no longer here but will stay in your heart forever. Maybe you’ve started making new traditions with your own kids as you take early morning beach walks, combing the sand for sand dollars and seashells. We all have our memories of Myrtle Beach and we’d love to hear yours!

Remember as you ring in the new year that planning your vacation early means you get better prices and better options all the way around! Why plan for your summer vacation now? Well, you can cash in on frequent flier miles, you can book early and get the house or condo you’ve always wished you could reserve, and of course, you can make sure you have ample time to book tickets for shows and other attractions. Early booking will often afford you better seats and special deals all over the beach, so check it out!

And if you’re not sold on a summer vacation, then you should definitely plan on spending some of your winter vacation time with us here in Myrtle Beach! The prices are WAY lower on pretty much everything, lots of attractions and shows are still open, and the crowds are pretty much gone. If you’re like many of us who can’t stand the heat, then now is the perfect time to come enjoy all the pleasures of the Grand Strand with much cooler weather and none of that summer humidity! Whatever your choice, come and enjoy our area once again. Whether you are making new memories with your children and family, or rekindling old traditions from years gone by, there’s something for everyone here and we’re waiting with a great dose of southern hospitality to welcome you back! Happy New Year, and may 2014 bring you many blessings!!

Why Flying To Myrtle Beach Can Save You Money

Friday, January 17, 2014 – by OVR Staff
If you’re like so many thousands of people across the country, you’re growing weary with winter and already thinking and planning your next vacation. For many, that vacation is spent right here on the Grand Strand! This is the time to start planning your vacation and save some money by planning ahead. While most people still pack up the family car and drive to Myrtle Beach, more and more are choosing to fly instead. Myrtle Beach International airport has recently expended and they are welcoming more and more airlines, which pass the savings to you. So, with flying becoming more convenient than ever, have you thought about packing for a week-long family vacation? Here’s a great tip!

Instead of lugging all those suitcases through the airport, consider shipping them ahead at your UPS location! They offer a “luggage box” which can be shipped ahead so that it will greet you on arrival here in Myrtle Beach. If you think this is too expensive, think again! Most airlines charge big fees now to check luggage and when you multiply that with the number of family members flying, it can get VERY costly! Shipping your luggage ahead can actually save you money. Also, this means you would not need to show up hours ahead to the airport. You can just check in at a kiosk and then proceed straight to security.
Be sure to pack a bag with activities for the kids and take a carry-on bag with your personal items and a change of clothes. Call us today to book your perfect beach house or condo and then ship your bags ahead, show up and start relaxing!

Why Visit Myrtle Beach?

Friday, January 31, 2014 – by OVR Staff
If you thought we have only one or two great beaches, think again! South Carolina’s coastline has been a playground for millions and most people have some sort of memory of spending childhood summer vacations here or playing a great round of golf. Not all beaches are the same, however, so we thought we’d give you our top reasons to hang out with us here in one of the country’s most beautiful beaches—Myrtle Beach, of course!

Myrtle Beach. The beaches in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding Grand Strand area are famous for sun lovers and family vacations. More and more people are retiring here, allowing them to enjoy the year-round beauty and warm ocean breezes that so many have come to love! There is NEVER a shortage of things to do in Myrtle Beach and there’s truly something for every member of your family, whether it’s taking in a live theater show, going to the water park, enjoying our new Boardwalk, or perhaps some fine dining, you’re sure to find some fun for every age group! If you’re a motorcycle lover, you can come enjoy the annual Harley Davidson Bike Week Rally that happens each May!
If shopping is your thing, you won’t run out of great places to shop till you drop! With outlet malls, Old Time Pottery for all things for your home, upscale stores at Coastal Grand Mall, the largest mall in South Carolina, or the beautiful urban shopping complex at Market Common, Myrtle Beach is a shopper’s paradise! Let’s not forget all the shops to browse as you stroll up and down the Boardwalk.
If Golf delights you, then by all means, take in some of the most fabulous scenery at some of the best rated golf courses in the world—right here in Myrtle Beach! Lots of professional courses designed by some of the most legendary PGA winners of all time, line the Grand Strand, so grab your clubs and get your golf on!
Just a few of the many reasons you should start planning early to visit Myrtle Beach…call us today at Oceanfront Vacations and let us help you plan your next vacation!

Why Plan a Winter Vacation To Myrtle Beach?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – by OVR Staff
Have you ever thought about taking a winter vacation? Well, Myrtle Beach is one of top vacation destinations on the east coast, second only to Disney World. While many of us have vacationed in Myrtle Beach after school lets out, why not steal away for some family time during the winter? It’s loaded with perks and benefits you might not think about….Here are just a few.

in Myrtle Beach is usually very mild, with average temps in the 50’s or 60’s during the day and usually 40’s to 50’s at night. This makes walking on the beach wonderful! You still have the warmth of the sun on your face, and it’s not too cold to enjoy being out there. If you’re a Canadian or a die-hard snow bird, you probably won’t mind Winter actually taking a dip in the surf either, although most of us normal people will find the 50 degree ocean temperature a bit chilly!
Let’s talk crowds. Anyone who’s vacationed in Myrtle Beach knows it’s a hotbed of crowds and lines at the local attractions. However, during the winter months, many attractions are still open, minus all that wait time! If you’ve ever been here in the summer, then you also know how congested the traffic can be since 80% of vacationers drive to Myrtle Beach. When you come during off-season, you will cut your drive time around town in half, especially downtown or on Ocean Blvd., which is at a slow crawl during the summer. The smaller crowds in the winter months also mean you can practically have the beach all to yourself! If you love collecting seashells, then doing it in the early mornings during the off-season is one of the best ways to get some true gems! You’ll be amazed at what you find.
Finally, the best reason of all—it’s CHEAPER! Who doesn’t love a great deal?? No matter how you slice it, coming to Myrtle Beach in the winter is much less expensive. Gas is cheaper, food is cheaper, and most of all, hotels and condos are MUCH cheaper! You can get a huge beach house that is super nice, bring some family or friends, and split that cost between you and end up paying far less than you would even in a cheap motel. This is a GREAT way to enjoy the best accommodations for a fraction of the cost. Many area attractions have discounted rates during the winter, so you can see shows and other events for far less than you would in the summer.
With all these great reasons, what are you waiting for? Make your plans and call us today to book your affordable, perfect place to stay in Myrtle Beach! You’ll be surprised what awaits you!

Making Myrtle Beach Memories

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 – by OVR Staff
Myrtle Beach is one of those places that come with magical memories. Many of us grew up coming to the beach every year, whether it was summer or not. For families all over the eastern United States, bringing your family to Myrtle Beach every year is almost like a rite of passage. I remember all my friends coming back from the beach every summer, looking gloriously tan and exhausted from all the fun they had. When my family finally went, my friends and I got together to compare stories, which quickly turned into a competition for who went to the coolest water park or rode the most scary rides. When I was a child, my uncle owned a camper right on the ocean at Lakewood Campground. Every summer we got to go spend a week there and I have some of the best memories of playing on the beach and spending hours in the indoor pool if it rained. For nice days, I spend MANY hours at the local outdoor pool at the campground, which I remember had a water slide that went through a secret cave built into the side of the “mountain.” I loved going down that slide! For the really adventurous days, we would head down the road to the water park called Magic Mountain. If any of you came to Myrtle Beach during the 70’s and 80’s you might remember this place—it was epic in my world! It was one of those old fashioned water parks where you grabbed a mat and shot down the concrete slide like a bullet. Little did I know that I would actually live in Myrtle Beach one day and that wonderful park, like many others, would no longer exist. Of course, there are many new and wonderful places on the Myrtle Beach scene now, but I think many people like me still miss the days of the Pavilion Amusement Park, The Magic Attic, The Arcade downtown and some of the old attractions that are not here any longer. The economic downturn has been tough on our area, but the good news is that Myrtle Beach is still one of the best options for family vacations. It’s easy to get here, gas prices are lower this year, and there are lots of new attractions that cater to the family.

We would love to hear about your memories of Myrtle Beach through the years—go on our Facebook page and share with us the things that made you want to come back to Myrtle Beach year after year. Was it the beach? The fun attractions? The restaurants? Of course, you can’t have a trip to Myrtle Beach without a great place to stay! Call us today and let us help you plan your next vacation and get you the best deal possible on your beachfront condo or house. See you this summer!

The Fabulous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade

Friday, February 28, 2014 – by OVR Staff
One of our “jewels of the beach” is our 1.2 mile long Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade. It was completed in 2010 and has become one of the most beautiful spots on the Grand Strand! If you haven’t had the chance yet to experience the new boardwalk, you are missing out. Whether you are an experienced Myrtle Beach vacationer, or a newbie, you must take in the boardwalk and enjoy a stroll along the sandy white beaches.

The boardwalk begins at 14th Ave. N and meanders down to the 2nd Avenue Pier. Along the way are lots of shops and restaurants to enjoy, as well as numerous special events all through the summer. At Plyler Park, one of the favorite events is Hot Summer Nights right on Ocean Blvd. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade has divided into three sections that include the northern section which goes from 14th Ave. N down to Plyler Park. The middle section goes from there down to the site of the former Pavilion Amusement Park. This section is at 8th Ave. N and has more of the fun, carnival-like feel due to all the fun shops, attractions and eateries. The southern section works its way down the ocean to the 2nd Ave. Pier. The stroll along this section is quieter with beautiful ocean views.
You can catch a ride on the SkyWheel, play some arcade games with your family, meander through the many shops, or stroll along as you enjoy the many forms of live entertainment. It’s no wonder that the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has been voted #3 in the country by National Geographic! At a price of nearly $7 million to build, more than 800,000 feet or lumber, almost half a million nails and screws, builders put their heart and soul into this beautiful project. Don’t miss out on the boardwalk—it’s better than ever and just one of the many things we’re proud of here in Myrtle Beach! Start planning your vacation now and call us to book the best deals on the best oceanfront condos! The boardwalk is waiting….

The Story Behind St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – by OVR Staff Well, another St. Patty’s Day has come and gone. The festivities here in Myrtle Beach for St. Patrick’s Day last all weekend, with parades, parties, music and festivals. But other than the color green, what do you actually know about the […]