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Mermaids Are Real: Where to See Them in Myrtle Beach

Mermaids Are Real: Where to See Them in Myrtle Beach

This just in: Mermaids are real. At least they're real in Myrtle Beach, where you can meet them and watch them perform at various locations around the Grand Strand. If your children are fascinated with these mythical creatures and would love to take home a photo of their up-close-and-personal encounter, here are five places to give them the full mermaid experience during your Myrtle Beach vacation:

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Enjoy Some Friendly Competition on Your Family Vacation to Myrtle Beach

Enjoy Some Friendly Competition on Your Family Vacation to Myrtle Beach

If your family gatherings and friendly get-togethers are like most, it doesn't take long for the affair to turn competitive. That's why badminton nets and croquet sets are fixtures at so many family reunions, and why so many friendships are forged in horseshoe pits and on basketball courts. Friends and families make memories while seeing who can win vacation bragging rights. The spirit of friendly competition doesn't take a vacation, especially when you're visiting Myrtle Beach. Thanks to the sand, ocean and all the other great things the Caribbean Resort & Villas has to offer, some…

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Finding the Quietest Beach Spots on the Grand Strand

Finding the Quietest Beach Spots on the Grand Strand

It's no secret that July is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach. That's why so many people choose to visit this time of year. While there's something to be said for joining the crowds on the beach — like making new friends over a game of cornhole or watching the kids join in on building a sand castle — sometimes you need an escape from the masses on your own secluded stretch of beach. They are a bit hard to come by in the peak of the season, so the price of privacy may be an admission fee to an oceanfront park or a long hike through the sand.

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New Spa Takes Relaxation to Next Level at Caribbean Resort

New Spa Takes Relaxation to Next Level at Caribbean Resort

A vacation getaway to The Caribbean Resort & Villas in Myrtle Beach just got even more relaxing thanks to the addition of the latest in a long list of amenities — Mist, A Spa at the Caribbean Resort. Opened this summer and providing a convenient retreat where the focus is on you and your comfort, Mist brings first-class spa and salon services directly to your vacation home away from home. In a partnership with the established Coastal Holistics organization, Mist magically transforms the third floor of the tower into an oceanfront oasis of peace and tranquility.

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The Claw House Restaurant Adds Unique Flavor to Grand Strand Dining Scene

The Claw House Restaurant Adds Unique Flavor to Grand Strand Dining Scene

With more than 1,700 restaurants serving millions of annual visitors to the Grand Strand, it's difficult for an upstart eatery to offer something truly unique. But The Claw House, the latest addition to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, has done just that by pursuing a fresh concept amid a sea of other waterfront restaurants in the Seafood Capital of South Carolina.

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Five Restaurants for Fine Brunching in Myrtle Beach

Five Restaurants for Fine Brunching in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is famous for its fine dining, but its best-kept culinary secret may be its fine brunching. For those unfamiliar with the term, it means more than the simple merger of breakfast and lunch. Fine brunching is all about providing an upscale atmosphere and a chance for chefs to put out their best spreads. Guests at the Caribbean Resort & Villas can celebrate special occasions, like Father's Day, birthdays or just a formal family gathering, at one of these fine brunching hot spots:

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Five Ways to Decompress During Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Five Ways to Decompress During Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

For all the fun things there are to do during your Myrtle Beach vacation, the most important thing to find time for is also the easiest — nothing. Sure, you want to experience all the action-packed activities the Grand Strand has to offer, such as water parks, thrills rides and other attractions. But you also need some down time to simply relax and enjoy the moment.

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No Car, No Problem: Destinations Within Walking Distance of The Caribbean Myrtle Beach Resort

No Car, No Problem: Destinations Within Walking Distance of The Caribbean Myrtle Beach Resort

Not everyone who visits Myrtle Beach brings a car — and even when they do, some visitors don’t want to do much driving. For those who stay at The Caribbean Resort, no car is no problem because there are many places and activities within walking distance. Slip on your favorite pair of shoes and check out these nearby destinations.

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Top 10 Reasons to Experience Broadway at the Beach

Top 10 Reasons to Experience Broadway at the Beach

Myrtle Beach is a top vacation destination that attracts people from all over the world for various reasons. Those who are fortunate enough to stay at the Caribbean Resort get to enjoy the relaxing accommodations, all the water amenities and a chance to visit Broadway at the Beach. One of the Grand Strand’s top tourist attractions, Broadway at the Beach offers more and more each year. With its great location, convenient parking and wide range of outstanding activities for visitors of all ages, here are our top 10 reasons to experience Broadway at the Beach.

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Myrtle Beach Karaoke Bars Offer Chance to Be a Star

Myrtle Beach Karaoke Bars Offer Chance to Be a Star

When the karaoke trend first hit the U.S. back in the 1990s, people said it wouldn't last. Now those same people can be found practicing in their mirrors at home to get ready for a night on stage with friends and in front of strangers. Myrtle Beach is not immune to the explosion of karaoke, and its status as a popular vacation destination may make it an even better location for the sing-along activity. Some visitors who wouldn't be caught dead singing karaoke back in their hometowns for fear that someone they know might see and hear them have much less to fear while on vacation. You…

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Enjoy the Sun Without the Burn on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Enjoy the Sun Without the Burn on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

They say too much of a good thing can be bad, and that's certainly true of the sun. While a summer vacation in Myrtle Beach is meant for enjoying fun in the sun, spending too much time in the sun without the proper protection can be dangerous to your health and your vacation experience. Here are five tips for soaking up the good times without the harmful rays during your stay with us at the Caribbean Resort & Villas.

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Parade, Picnic Highlight Memorial Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach

Parade, Picnic Highlight Memorial Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach

On Memorial Day weekend, Myrtle Beach shows its true colors — red, white and blue. As the highlight to the city's monthlong Military Appreciation Days, Myrtle Beach plays host to the Memorial Day Parade and Big Family Picnic on Saturday, May 28, followed by a full weekend of festivities to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military. The three-day weekend begins in traditional Memorial Day fashion, with a parade that features military vehicles and equipment, veterans and active-duty troops, and floats presented by various local businesses and…

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Five Ways to Show Mom a Great Mother’s Day in Myrtle Beach

Five Ways to Show Mom a Great Mother’s Day in Myrtle Beach

Taking Mom to Myrtle Beach is a great way to celebrate Mother's Day — and spoiling Mom on her special day makes for an even more memorable vacation, both for her and the family. While a stay at the Caribbean Resort & Villas is a nice way to reward and say thank you to Mom, taking her out for some of these Mom-friendly treats will really put a smile on her face for Mother's Day:

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Take Your Crew Out to the Ball Game With the Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Take Your Crew Out to the Ball Game With the Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Most people know the Grand Strand as the Carolina coastline's 60-mile stretch of sand. But we're also known for sports and our hometown baseball team the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A Advanced minor league franchise of the Chicago Cubs. Opening their 18th season on the Strand on April 7, the Pelicans are a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Located at Broadway at the Beach, a straight shot down 29th Avenue North and only a mile away from the Caribbean Resort & Villas, the 5,500-seat Pelicans Ballpark is home to great baseball and quality entertainment in a fun,…

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Catch the Carolina Country Music Fest With the Caribbean Resort & Villas

Catch the Carolina Country Music Fest With the Caribbean Resort & Villas

Any time is a great time to stay at the Caribbean Resort & Villas in Myrtle Beach, but the approach of the Second Annual Carolina Country Music Fest in downtown Myrtle Beach provides a great reason to kick off the summer season with us. Set for June 10-12 on the former Pavilion site in the heart of the downtown district, the Carolina Country Music Fest is returning to town following a successful debut last summer. This year's event appears to be even bigger and better than ever. Featuring headlining acts like Country Music Association award-winners Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Florida…

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A Knight of Fun at Myrtle Beach Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

A Knight of Fun at Myrtle Beach Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

It seems as though the retro-cool trend has now extended all the way back to the Middle Ages, when kings and queens ruled and chivalry thrived. The popularity of hit TV shows like "Game of Thrones" and the spread of Renaissance fairs have many modern-day folks spellbound over the mystical Medieval era and longing for a simpler and more romantic time. Guests at the Caribbean Resort & Villas have the unique opportunity to take a vacation from their vacation by taking a trip back in time at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. This national chain of dinner theaters continues to entertain…

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Fishing Is the “Reel Deal” in Myrtle Beach

Fishing Is the “Reel Deal” in Myrtle Beach

You've seen the old saying on car bumpers and trucker hats: "A bad day of fishing is better than a great day of work." Well, the same holds true for vacation, especially in Myrtle Beach. With the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and many lakes and rivers along the Carolina coast, visitors have a wide selection of choices for fun ways to spend a great day of fishing. Guests at the Caribbean Resort & Villas don't have to look very far to find some of the best fishing on the Grand Strand. With easy access to fishing piers, the beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, hooking a big one…

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Catch Spring Break Concerts, Festivities on Grand Strand

Catch Spring Break Concerts, Festivities on Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach is a great spring break destination, if you know where to go. Unlike many of the “party beaches” where college kids go to sow their wild oats, the Grand Strand maintains its reputation as a family beach that offers spring break fun for all ages. But for those looking to have good, clean grownup fun, can find it in varying degrees of wildness at the various nightclubs and music venues in Myrtle Beach. Here are a few of our guest’s favorite places to celebrate spring break on the Grand Strand:

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Egg Hunts, Bunny Brunches Highlight Easter on Strand

Egg Hunts, Bunny Brunches Highlight Easter on Strand

Myrtle Beach is a special place to spend the Easter holiday. In addition to the obvious benefits that come with a spring break trip to the Grand Strand - the beach, the sun, the golf and the fun - there are even more reasons to visit Myrtle Beach for Easter. The Grand Strand goes all out for the holiday, including traditional events like egg hunts and religious services, and some not so traditional activities like fireworks shows and breakfasts with the Easter Bunny himself. So for a fun and festive holiday, hop on down to Myrtle Beach and stay with us at the Caribbean Resort & Villas…

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Best-Kept Secrets for Golf During Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Best-Kept Secrets for Golf During Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

We like to think that the Caribbean Resort is one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to a Myrtle Beach vacation. But when it comes to best-kept secrets, we’re proud to share some of the best golf courses our guests can play during their vacation, just minutes from the resort. Taking the word from Caribbean Resort’s experienced golf managers, here’s a look at three of the courses our golf directors recommend most highly:

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Myrtle Beach Nightlife Comes to Life for Spring Break

Myrtle Beach Nightlife Comes to Life for Spring Break

Springtime in Myrtle Beach is a special time of year. As the weather starts to warm and folks begin to flock back to the beach, the Grand Strand comes to life with snowbirds and spring breakers looking to escape the ice and snow at home. But it's not just the sunshine that brings the spring crowds to Myrtle Beach. Fun can also be found after the sun goes down. In fact, Myrtle Beach is almost as famous for its nightlife as its sunny days on the sea shore. From beach bars to dance clubs, and for both young and old, the Grand Strand throws a spring break party to cure those wintertime…

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Stay at the Caribbean and Play for Free with Sun & Fun Rewards

Stay at the Caribbean and Play for Free with Sun & Fun Rewards

The word “free” gets thrown around a lot, usually followed by some small print or preceded by the phrase “buy one, get one.” Not so at the Caribbean Resort & Villas on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, where our Sun & Fun Rewards program means what it says about free. In addition to all the great accommodations, amenities, location and hospitality that come with staying at the Caribbean, our guests are also greeted with a Sun & Fun Rewards packet upon checking in to the resort. Inside you will find free tickets to some of the Grand Strand’s most popular attractions to give your…

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Myrtle Beach a Hot Spot for Sports Tourism, Facilities

Myrtle Beach a Hot Spot for Sports Tourism, Facilities

In 2004, Sports Illustrated named Myrtle Beach the Sports Capital of South Carolina, and not just because the magazine was founded at our famed Pine Lakes International Country Club 50 years earlier. The foremost authority in American sports knew what millions of visitors have discovered: Myrtle Beach is a great vacation destination as well as a hot spot for sports. With more than 80 golf courses located within a 60-mile radius of the Grand Strand, and with a 60-mile stretch of white-sand beaches and beautiful Atlantic Ocean in our back yard, the Myrtle Beach area is well known for…

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Book Rooms, Buy Tickets Now for California Roots Reggae Festival

Book Rooms, Buy Tickets Now for California Roots Reggae Festival

"I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind." That classic Jimmy Cliff tune is a fitting one for the upcoming California Roots: The Carolina Sessions Reggae Festival. The show was originally set for October 2015, when record rainfall and flooding in South Carolina forced the cancellation of the event, Cali Roots organizers and fans are hoping for a "Bright Sunshiny Day" for the makeup date on April 9, 2016.

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Top 5 Steakhouses in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Steakhouses in Myrtle Beach

The Grand Strand is famous for seafood, and for good reason. With 60 miles of Carolina coastline yielding fresh catches of the day at hundreds of seafood restaurants, many Myrtle Beach visitors find themselves dining on shrimp, crab, oysters and fish every night of the week. But every once in a while, when your taste buds are up to their gills in seafood, you've got to have a steak. Fortunately for those who prefer turf to surf, Myrtle Beach also delivers a steady diet of steakhouses. Here are five of our favorites:

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Restaurant Week Serves up Great Specials for Myrtle Beach Diners

Restaurant Week Serves up Great Specials for Myrtle Beach Diners

With more than 1,700 restaurants on the Grand Strand, you could go to one every day for nearly five years before you go back to the same spot for seconds. But as tasty as that experience might be, no one has that much time for sampling. That's one reason for the Second Annual Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week, which will be held Jan. 7-17. Designed to highlight some of the Grand Strand’s top eateries, Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week’s debut was so well received that it is back by popular demand and even bigger and better the second time around. The extended days and increased…

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Boating, Fishing, Hunting Highlight Grand Strand Boat Show & Sportsman’s Expo

Boating, Fishing, Hunting Highlight Grand Strand Boat Show & Sportsman’s Expo

Virtually all the major boating and fishing events in the Myrtle Beach area take place on the water, such as the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west. But perhaps the biggest aquatic and angling gatherings of the year are held on dry land at the Grand Strand Boat Show & Sportsman Expo at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Jan. 8-10. Featuring three days of all things related to boating, fishing and hunting, the Grand Strand Boat Show & Sportsman Expo is the highlight event of the year for all kinds of outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen. Featuring…

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Top Books to Read During Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Top Books to Read During Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

A good book can make or break a vacation. Sure, there are plenty of fun things to do and see in Myrtle Beach without resorting to reading. But you also want time to relax and unwind with a good book, and there have been several released during 2015 that you may want to read before the 2016 releases fill up your to-do list. As you're lazing away during the holidays, here are some of our favorites you should pick up:

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How to Pack for Your Winter Getaway to Myrtle Beach

How to Pack for Your Winter Getaway to Myrtle Beach

Packing for a Myrtle Beach vacation during the summer is easy. Swimsuit? Check. Flip-flops? Check. T-shirts and tank tops? Check, check. The more lightweight the better during the summer weather, but a winter vacation can be a bit trickier. With average highs in the mid-50s and lows in high-30s during the winter months of January and February in Myrtle Beach, you obviously have to pack a bit differently for the cooler temperatures. But that doesn't mean stuffing your suitcases full of your winter wardrobe. You can get by with just a few simple items to save space and keep you warm.…

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Top 10 Places for Holiday Shopping in Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Places for Holiday Shopping in Myrtle Beach

Millions visit the Grand Strand each year to go swimming, sunbathing and surfing, but shopping becomes the most popular local sport for the holidays. The dozens of malls, shopping centers, outlet parks and flea markets that cater to summertime visitors become great places for bargain hunting and Christmas shopping during the less crowded offseason. Myrtle Beach offers the perfect opportunity to knock out your shopping list while distracting your loved ones with fun things to do in the vicinity. For guests at the Caribbean Resort & Villas who are looking to use their winter retreat as…

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Experience the Gift of Giving This Christmas in Myrtle Beach

Experience the Gift of Giving This Christmas in Myrtle Beach

Christmas is the time for giving, and there are several outstanding local charities filling specific needs this holiday season. Just because you are on vacation doesn't mean you can't share in the true spirit of Christmas by chipping in to help those less fortunate. From Christmas dinners to toy drives, the Myrtle Beach area has lots of outlets for giving:

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Festival of Trees Comes to Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach

Festival of Trees Comes to Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach

It's Christmas time underwater as well as above sea level at Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach. Located about one mile directly down 29th Avenue from the Caribbean Resort & Villas, this Broadway at the Beach attraction goes to the depths of the oceans and even the heights of the treetops with its Festival of Trees Celebration throughout the holiday season. In addition to its main attractions of scary-looking sharks, giant sea turtles and graceful stingrays, Ripley's Aquarium doubles as an arboretum as 75 Christmas trees deck the halls of the 85,000 square foot facility. Included in…

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Planning Your Myrtle Beach Vacation Early is a (Summer) Breeze

Planning Your Myrtle Beach Vacation Early is a (Summer) Breeze

Between work, school and the usual family activities that keep you on the go, you can't invest a lot of time in planning too far in the future. But even though your nose may be to the grindstone, you can still look far enough ahead to lay the groundwork for your family vacation in the spring and summer of 2016.

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Vacation Fun Heats Up in the Wintertime in Myrtle Beach

Vacation Fun Heats Up in the Wintertime in Myrtle Beach

Savvy snowbirds can take a relaxing winter retreat to the Caribbean without leaving the mainland. Instead of a pricy flight and stay in the islands, vacationers can save lots of money and still have lots of fun at the Caribbean Resort & Villas in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; the top oceanfront resort is America's No. 1 family beach vacation destination. Known for its fun in the sun during the summertime, Myrtle Beach has become a haven for winter visitors in recent years. Offering a wide range of offseason activities, the Grand Strand (the 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline that…

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Celebrate the Holiday Season at Caribbean Resort & Villas in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Caribbean Resort & Villas in Myrtle Beach

Jimmy Buffett sang a song called "Christmas in the Caribbean" about spending the holidays on the high seas, but we're singing a different tune, "Christmas at the Caribbean," as in Caribbean Resort & Villas in downtown Myrtle Beach. This oceanfront oasis is your home for the holidays and all the great things the Grand Strand has to offer for Christmas. Here is a list of some of our favorite festivals, events and shows you don’t want to miss during your Myrtle Beach getaway for the holidays:

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Rent a Bike and Explore the Grand Strand

Rent a Bike and Explore the Grand Strand

There are lots of alternatives for getting around the Grand Strand, and the Caribbean Resort & Villas is within a short walking and driving distance of many of Myrtle Beach's most popular attractions, shops and restaurants. But sometimes there's more to transportation than simply going from Point A to Point B. Sometimes the journey is the destination. For those times when a trip is too far to walk but too short to drive, or if you are just looking to enjoy a day off the beaten path in the great outdoors, renting a bike and taking a ride is not only the best way to get around town, but…

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Sun Shines on Myrtle Beach, Caribbean Resort in Wake of South Carolina Flooding

Sun Shines on Myrtle Beach, Caribbean Resort in Wake of South Carolina Flooding

Contrary to some reports and rumors, the coast is clear on the Grand Strand following record rainfall and flooding in the Palmetto State. It’s already back to business as usual in the city of Myrtle Beach and the Caribbean Resort, and both are in the business of fun. While flooding across the state of South Carolina caused major damage and road closures in areas surrounding Myrtle Beach, the Sun Fun City itself was spared the brunt of the storm. Only days after parts of the Palmetto State experienced as much as 2 feet of rain in the first week of October, Myrtle Beach was back open…

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Myrtle Beach Offers Fun Outdoor Activities in the Fall and Winter

Myrtle Beach Offers Fun Outdoor Activities in the Fall and Winter

Just because the fall and winter are considered the offseason in Myrtle Beach doesn’t mean that your favorite outdoor activities are out of season. In fact, many of the things that make the Grand Strand special reach their peak in the autumn, and even the winter offers plenty of warm days to venture into the great outdoors. The Caribbean Resort & Villas puts you right in the heart of all the action regardless of the time of year. If you are one who prefers to participate instead of hibernate in the offseason, here’s a list of popular outdoor activities that await you this fall and…

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Coastal Carolina University Offers Great College Football Experience

Coastal Carolina University Offers Great College Football Experience

You don't have to be a college graduate to enjoy a visit to the nearby Coastal Carolina University campus, and you don't have to be a college football fan to have a good time cheering for the mighty Chanticleers. Visitors to Myrtle Beach can experience both thrills by visiting the local college and rooting for the Grand Strand's home team. Located in the neighboring town of Conway, about 12 miles from the Caribbean Resort & Villas, Coastal Carolina is home to one of the South's fastest growing campuses and the nation's No. 1-ranked FCS football team. The Chanticleers, the only college…

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Spend the Winter Snowbirding in Myrtle Beach at the Caribbean Resort

Spend the Winter Snowbirding in Myrtle Beach at the Caribbean Resort

Only millionaires can afford to spend the winter island hopping in the Caribbean Sea, but even middle-class folks, on a tight travel budget, can afford to escape the wintertime blues and spend an extended stay at the beautiful Caribbean Resort & Villas on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. With winter-rental rates as low as $780 per month, you can realize your dream of living like a king and queen while also missing out on the cold and snow back at home. Featuring three buildings on one property, the Caribbean Resort offers a wide variety of accommodations to choose from, including 17…

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Meet the Caribbean Resort’s Newest Neighbors - Ben & Jerry’s

Meet the Caribbean Resort’s Newest Neighbors - Ben & Jerry’s

The Caribbean Resort has a new neighbor on the property ... actually make that two - Ben & Jerry's. The nation's largest ice cream parlor franchise has joined the Caribbean's family of food and beverage outlets on the premises, and guests have been lining up to get a taste of the shop's unique flavors and frozen treats. Located across Ocean Boulevard from the Caribbean's beachfront towers, Ben & Jerry's moved into the strip-mall space previously occupied by Ice Caps. Now the store is home to the biggest names in the ice cream business, where generous scoops of ice cream are served in…

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Carolina Opry Fall Lineup Brings Big-Name Stars, Shows to Myrtle Beach

Carolina Opry Fall Lineup Brings Big-Name Stars, Shows to Myrtle Beach

The Carolina Opry has earned a reputation for bringing some of the best in family friendly entertainment in the nation and world to the stage on the Grand Strand. The lineup for the 2015 fall season certainly fits the bill. In addition to the long running shows that are back by popular demand, the Carolina Opry also adds some fresh performances to the mix to give guests a wide range of entertainment options. Whether you are a little bit country or a little bit rock 'n roll, the Carolina Opry has something for everyone on its autumn schedule. Here's a list of some of the highlights…

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Oktoberfest Brings Taste of Germany to Myrtle Beach

Oktoberfest Brings Taste of Germany to Myrtle Beach

One Oktoberfest celebration is not enough for Myrtle Beach, which hosts back-to-back festival weekends to celebrate the traditional German holiday. Both the Oct. 2-3 Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest, and the Oct. 10-11 Oktoberfest on the Boardwalk feature lots of German food, beer, music and dancing, just like the official festival in Munich, Germany. But there are also plenty of fun activities for kids and adults in a family friendly setting. The 8th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3 at Valor Park in Market Common on the south side of town. Featuring…

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Top 10 Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach has plenty of things to do for folks looking for a relaxing vacation – the beach, golf, shopping and restaurants. But for those who need a healthy dose of adrenaline to have a good time, Myrtle Beach has you covered too. In fact, there are more thrilling spine-chilling attractions than you can possibly do in a week, so here is our list of the top 10 rides to get your heart rate rising:

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Fall Festivals Bring Big Flavors to Myrtle Beach

Fall Festivals Bring Big Flavors to Myrtle Beach

Vacationers with great tastes love to stay at the Caribbean Resort, especially those with great taste buds. In addition to being within one block of two of the highest-rated Myrtle Beach restaurants - the Sea Captain's House and New York Prime - the Caribbean is also your place to stay for all the fall festivals on the Grand Strand, including food events. For all the festivals held in the fall, two of the culinary highlights of the year take place less than one mile of the resort. You can take a relaxing beach getaway to the comfortable accommodations and outstanding amenities of the…

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Top 5 Reasons to Stay at the Caribbean Resort in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at the Caribbean Resort in Myrtle Beach

The perfect Myrtle Beach vacation awaits you and your party at the Caribbean Resort in Myrtle Beach. Need proof? Check out these top five reasons to spend your next Grand Strand getaway at the Caribbean:

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Top 5 Must-See Attractions in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Must-See Attractions in Myrtle Beach

There are so many fun things to see and do in Myrtle Beach that narrowing the list down to five is a bit of a challenge. But there are a handful of hot spots that aren't just great attractions themselves, but are also home to numerous other attractions to give you even more entertainment options during your Myrtle Beach vacation. Here are our top five:

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Five Ways to Beat the Heat in Myrtle Beach

Five Ways to Beat the Heat in Myrtle Beach

The summer of 2015 has already been a record-setting season for heat in Myrtle Beach, and there's still a lot summer left before we see any relief. The unusually high temperatures and humidity levels have forced locals and visitors to find creative ways to beat the heat without sacrificing valuable beach time. Of course, you don’t want to spend your vacation time stuck in your room. There are many ways you can beat the blazing summer heat. Here are five tips for keeping cool during your Myrtle Beach vacation:

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Top 10 Myrtle Beach Restaurants with a View of the Intracoastal Waterway

Top 10 Myrtle Beach Restaurants with a View of the Intracoastal Waterway

Waterfront dining doesn't have to be beachside. For all the oceanfront dining along the Grand Strand offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, there are some lesser known but equally beautiful Myrtle Beach restaurants along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway. The 3,000-mile Intracoastal Waterway, which runs along the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf Coast from New Jersey to Texas, enters the Grand Strand at the Carolina border in the fishing village of Little River. Running parallel to the coast, the Waterway merges with the Waccamaw River and numerous creeks and tributaries…

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Your Myrtle Beach Vacation: To Plan or not to Plan

Your Myrtle Beach Vacation: To Plan or not to Plan

Myrtle Beach is a popular destination for beachgoers, golfers, shopaholics, foodies, fishermen, sightseers, thrill-seekers and more, but there are really only two types of vacationers: Those who like to plan every detail, and those who like to go with the flow. It takes both types to pull off a fun vacation. Put too many planners in the same party and it becomes a power struggle over the daily itinerary. Put too many followers together and nothing gets accomplished. A healthy balance between the two approaches usually makes for a vacation that is both entertaining and relaxing. So for…

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Catch a Movie Under the Stars at Market Common in Myrtle Beach

Catch a Movie Under the Stars at Market Common in Myrtle Beach

One of the worst things to do while you are vacationing in Myrtle Beach is to go to a movie theater. Unless you are from a small town that has no theaters, why spend your precious time and money in Myrtle Beach doing the same thing you can do back home? But there are a few exceptions, like the "Movies Under the Stars" series at Market Common. For starters, it's free and open to the public, so that will save you valuable money for your vacation budget for other attractions and entertainment option during the week. Another reason to check out the "Movies Under the Stars" series is the…

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Four Tips to Protect Yourself from the Sun in Myrtle Beach

Four Tips to Protect Yourself from the Sun in Myrtle Beach

Each year millions of visitors flock to Myrtle Beach for some hot fun in the summer sun, and some get a little more sun than they bargained for. The worst souvenir you can take home from Myrtle Beach is painful sunburn, especially if it prevents you from enjoying yourself on vacation. Nothing can spoil a trip to the beach like too much sun that forces you to spend your time in the shade or the indoors. Here are five tips for protecting yourself and loved ones from the sun and making sure everyone has a safe and happy vacation:

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Top 5 Local Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Local Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

One of the biggest mistakes a vacationing family can make is to go out to dinner at a major national chain. With so many excellent locally owned and operated restaurants in Myrtle Beach, it's a shame to pass them up for the same meal you can get back home. Guests at Caribbean Resort are in luck. Two of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach are within walking distance of the property, so you don't have to worry about driving and parking, and the walk back to your room with a full belly is a quick and easy one. In fact, all five of the restaurants on our list are within a couple of miles…

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Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo a Haven for Grand Strand’s Native Species

Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo a Haven for Grand Strand’s Native Species

When most people think of Brookgreen Gardens, just south of Myrtle Beach, images of beautiful blooming flowers and elaborate statues spring to mind. But many are not aware that Brookgreen Gardens is also home to the only accredited zoo by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the Carolina coast. The Brookgreen Garden’s Lowcountry Zoo is home to a wide selection of species that are native to the surrounding swamps, salt marshes and tidal creeks of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Featuring a nice collection of wild and domesticated animals, this attraction is perfect for the whole…

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Top 5 Fresh Markets in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Fresh Markets in Myrtle Beach

Eating right on vacation can be a real challenge. The ready availability of junk food combined with a busy vacation schedule makes it tempting to grab some grub on the go. It's vacation, after all, so live a little. But for those who favor a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, switching to easy and greasy food for a week can really throw your body a curveball, or maybe a fried cheese ball. You can only eat so many hot dogs and hamburgers before your system starts telling you it's time for something green and not fried. Even though you are on vacation, you are never far away…

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Top 10 Gluten-Free Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Gluten-Free Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Vacationers with gluten allergies should have no problem with dining out in Myrtle Beach. The recent explosion in gluten-free dining has made it possible for patrons to choose from a wide range of restaurants that have responded to the growing trend. Although there are only a handful of restaurants that are completely vegetarian and gluten-free, many more mainstream establishments have started offering special menus to suit your dietary needs restrictions. Here are 10 you should try:

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Top 5 Places to Play Tennis in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to Play Tennis in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is known for golf. With nearly 100 golf courses in a 60-mile radius, it's hard to swing a golf club without landing on the links. But the other popular country-club sport of tennis is a bit trickier to find facilities, at least ones that aren't connected with a private club. Fortunately for visitors to the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach has lots of places for the general public to hit the hard courts. Although they may be a bit more tucked away than golf courses and other attractions in Myrtle Beach, here are five fun places to play tennis at little or no charge:

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Top 5 Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Myrtle Beach

Don’t let rain ruin your day during your Myrtle Beach vacation. There’s plenty to see and during inclement weather, especially for guests at the Caribbean Resort. Whether your party wants to use the wet weather as an opportunity to get out and explore the Grand Strand’s great indoors, or just spend some quality time together back in the room, here are five family-friendly options:

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Carolina Country Music Festival Adds Another Day, More Artists

Carolina Country Music Festival Adds Another Day, More Artists

What could be more fun than three days of country music in Myrtle Beach's downtown district? Try four days of country music in the same scenic setting. The inaugural event, which will be held on the former Pavilion site along Ocean Boulevard and the Atlantic Ocean, has seen such a reaction to the announcement of the event that a fourth day was added to the initial three-day concert. The event is now Thursday through Sunday, June 4-7.

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Top Cinco Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Myrtle Beach

Top Cinco Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach may be a long way from Mexico, but the Grand Strand knows how to throw a party to celebrate the favorite holiday of our friends south of the border. Featuring all-day bashes that include live music, fun and games, and even a 5K for the fitness-minded, Myrtle Beach's Mexican restaurant and bar community makes sure May 5 doesn't go unnoticed on the Grand Strand. Guests at the Caribbean don’t have to travel far to find the fun. In addition to margaritas and frozen drinks flowing at the on-site Red Parrot Beachfront Grill on the pool deck, several nearby Mexican…

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Top 5 Things for Kids to do at Broadway at the Beach

Top 5 Things for Kids to do at Broadway at the Beach

Offering something for everyone, Broadway at the Beach is a great place to spend a day and night as a family. There’s shopping for mom, a surf-and-turf dinner for dad and live entertainment theaters for the grandparents. But the key to everyone having a good time is often the children: If they aren’t happy, nobody’s happy. That’s not an issue at this key Myrtle Beach attraction, where the hardest part about keeping the kids entertained might be deciding which child-oriented attractions to visit. They can burn off some energy at the on-site amusement parks or putt-putt golf, or…

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Top 10 Places to Shop at Market Common

Top 10 Places to Shop at Market Common

The Grand Strand is lined with shopping malls, retail centers and outlet stores, not to mention mega-plexes like Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing. But there’s nowhere else in the Myrtle Beach area for shopping like Market Common. In fact, this urban-style village looks closer to something you might expect to find in Malibu instead of Myrtle Beach. Built on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, this big-city environment is surrounded by lots of green space. The adjoining Valor Park features exercise trails, sports fields and playground equipment – perfect for taking a…

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Oak Ridge Boys Take Stage at Alabama Theatre

Oak Ridge Boys Take Stage at Alabama Theatre

When the Oak Ridge Boys take the stage at the Alabama Theatre on Saturday, April 18, their introduction will be a little bit longer and a lot more meaningful. Make that the "Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee" Oak Ridge Boys, who will make a celebratory stop at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach as part of their 2015 tour. Their Alabama Theatre show will be the second stop on their US Tour, and just their second show since the CMA announced their induction in March. The honor has been a long time coming for one of the top crossover gospel acts in country music history. Although…

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Catching up on New Beach Laws in Myrtle Beach

Catching up on New Beach Laws in Myrtle Beach

The City of Myrtle Beach is entering its second summer season of a new law regarding the use of tents on the beach, and there's still confusion among visitors about what is and is not legal once they step from the resort to the sand. Here's a look at the new beach laws and a few oldies you might not know:

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Top 10 Sightseeing Tours in Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Sightseeing Tours in Myrtle Beach

As beautiful as the Grand Strand’s white-sand beaches are, for some visitors it’s the only view they get to see. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with spending a week, you’re missing out on a lot of things to do and see in the Myrtle Beach area, and some unique views. Whether it’s from high in the sky or deep in the blue sea, guests can get a new perspective of the Grand Strand, and perhaps even themselves, by taking a tour and doing something new and different. From dolphin-watching cruises to zipline adventures, the perfect way to spend a day in Myrtle Beach…

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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel Offer Best Seat on the Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel Offer Best Seat on the Grand Strand

If you have ever been anywhere near the downtown district at night, you have seen the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. In fact, even during the daylight hours it’s hard to miss the towering structure that hovers over the heart of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. But the 190-foot, high-tech Ferris wheel really shines after the sun goes down and the flashing neon colors light up the downtown skyline. But as pretty as the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is at ground level, it’s nothing like the view from the top of the largest observation attraction on the East Coast. Unlike the scenic but one-sided…

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Top 5 Tips for Spring Break in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Tips for Spring Break in Myrtle Beach

The annual ritual of spring break is upon us, and visitors flock to Myrtle Beach each year to thaw out from the wintertime blues and get their first taste of sunlight and salt water. The Grand Strand is a great place to witness the magical transformation from winter to spring. The flowers begin to bloom and the beach heats up to create a haven for snowbirds seeking some sunshine. The only thing that can enhance the experience is this list of tips for ways to make your spring break more fun and affordable. Follow a few simple rules and take a couple of hot tips to get the maximum…

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Pirates Voyage a High-Seas, High-Energy Adventure

Pirates Voyage a High-Seas, High-Energy Adventure

If guests at the Caribbean Resort had a time machine, they could sit on their oceanfront balcony and see some of the famous pirate ships of lore just offshore. Before tourists and golfers discovered Myrtle Beach in the 1900s, pirates such as Blackbeard patrolled the waters of the Grand Strand in the 1700s to prey on cargo ships and hide out from the pirate hunters. But since the time machine hasn’t been invented yet, the next best thing is only a short drive away at Pirates Voyage Dinner Attraction. Located near Restaurant Row on the north end of Myrtle Beach, this dinner theater…

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Ways to Spend the Perfect Honeymoon in Myrtle Beach

Ways to Spend the Perfect Honeymoon in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a magical place for honeymoon couples. Starting your lives together in an oceanfront paradise is the perfect way to make some once-in-a-marriage memories and set the tone for a happy life together. That means a lot of compromise, and what better way to start than by sharing new experiences that might be more comfortable for one but new territory for the other. Now that you’ve both said “I do,” it’s time to back up those vows by planning the perfect honeymoon in Myrtle Beach. Here are a few suggestions:

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Top 10 Chain Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Chain Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

A vacation to Myrtle Beach means the chance to try new things, and that includes restaurants you haven’t visited before. Why come all the way to Myrtle Beach if you’re going to dine at the same chain restaurant you go to all the time back home? Given the Grand Strand’s status as a national vacation destination, you will find restaurants that you won’t see anywhere else in the region. Here’s a list of the top 10 chain eateries in Myrtle Beach:

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Palace Theatre Brings Off-Broadway Entertainment to Broadway at the Beach

Palace Theatre Brings Off-Broadway Entertainment to Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach wouldn’t be the same without off-Broadway entertainment, and the Palace Theatre is where you will find it. The beautiful 1920s-style theater-house structure is home to performances by the top touring companies on the circuit, as well as special concert events. The venue adds another dimension to every performance, proving the perfect backdrop for an evening of live entertainment. The 2,600-seat theater is just the right size for an intimate performance as there truly isn’t a bad seat in the house. In addition to its many award-winning shows that have called…

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Sample Seafood and More at Taste of the Marshwalk

Sample Seafood and More at Taste of the Marshwalk

The toughest thing about visiting the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk is trying to decide which one of the award-winning waterfront restaurants to go to for lunch or dinner. It's a good problem to have because it's hard to go wrong at any of these eateries. Located along the inlet and the Crazy Sisters Marina, this wooden walkway carries visitors from door to door of some of the best seafood and family-casual dining on the Grand Strand. Stroll alongside the shore where fishing boats dock after a day at sea and deliver their fresh catches directly to the kitchens of these establishments. But…

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Five Highly Unique Myrtle Beach Attractions

Five Highly Unique Myrtle Beach Attractions

Everyone knows about Myrtle Beach's thrill rides, water slides and miniature golf courses, but there are a lot more fun things to do on the Grand Strand than amusement parks, water parks and putt-putt parlors. In fact, some of the most unique attractions are also among its best-kept secrets. Why not try something different while you're on the Grand Strand, things you can't do anywhere else? Here's a list of five uniquely Myrtle Beach attractions for the adventurous at heart:

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Best Places to Break/Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in Myrtle Beach

Best Places to Break/Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in Myrtle Beach

Keeping your New Year's Resolutions is hard enough at home, but imagine trying to give up your guilty pleasures while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. It may not be Sin City, but the Grand Strand has lots of temptations around every corner to spoil your New Year's vows. Here are a few places where you can blow your Resolutions Myrtle Beach-style:

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Top 5 Places to get Coffee in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places to get Coffee in Myrtle Beach

Nothing goes better with a cool morning on the beach than a hot cup of coffee. It warms the body and soul inside and out and gets you ready to start another day in paradise, aka Myrtle Beach. But coffee is not just for breakfast anymore. The explosion of the coffeehouse movement has made its way to the Grand Strand and several unique java joints have sprang up in the area offering coffee and conversation all day and night.

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Myrtle Beach Marathon Brings Love for Running on Valentine’s Day

Myrtle Beach Marathon Brings Love for Running on Valentine’s Day

In most people’s minds, the ideal Valentine Day in Myrtle Beach might involve a romantic dinner for two, a live show at one of the many local theaters, and maybe a late-night drink and dessert at a bar or coffee house before returning to your oceanfront room. Running for 26.2 miles and sweating like crazy in the dead of winter usually doesn’t make the list. But this year, with the 18th Annual MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon falling on Feb. 14, that’s exactly what more than 5,000 runners have in mind when they invade the streets of the Grand Strand. Forget about flowers and…

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Christmas Mass Schedule for the Grand Strand

Christmas Mass Schedule for the Grand Strand

Spending the holidays on the Grand Strand is a great idea for families, couples and groups looking to celebrate the season with a little rest and relaxation at the beach, and there are plenty of Christmas and New Year’s activities to keep you and your loved one busy and entertained. But just because you are away from your home and church doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the reason for the season. For Catholics who are accustomed to attending Mass for Christmas and New Year’s, here’s a list of local churches offering a wide range of services to meet your schedule:

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Top 5 Myrtle Beach Winter Activities for Families

Top 5 Myrtle Beach Winter Activities for Families

Don’t let the calendar or the thermometer keep you indoors during the winter months. Myrtle Beach has plenty to do and see during the winter time, including many days when it’s warm enough for outdoor fun as well as indoor entertainment. Here’s a list of five great ways to spend the day with the family during the cooler months in Myrtle Beach:

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Frequently Asked Questions at The Caribbean Resort

Frequently Asked Questions at The Caribbean Resort

Come read up on some frequently asked questions regarding our resort policies, procedures, and offerings.

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Planning Your Myrtle Beach Wedding

Planning Your Myrtle Beach Wedding

There's nothing more romantic than a beach wedding, the waves crashing in the background with sunset splashing colors across the sky and the clouds. It's no wonder so many happy couples choose Myrtle Beach as the place to tie the knot, but there are a lot of "must-dos" before couples get to that magical moment of saying "I do."

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Caribbean Resort Goes Green With Free Recharging Stations for Guests With Hybrid Cars

Caribbean Resort Goes Green With Free Recharging Stations for Guests With Hybrid Cars

The Caribbean Resort, known for its blue ocean waters and white-sand beaches, is going green. The Myrtle Beach resort recently became the first on the Grand Strand to provide its guests with hybrid cars free use of an on-site charging station during their stay. The project has numerous benefits, but the primary reason is for the convenience of guests who drive hybrid vehicle. "(The electric charging stations are) an extra amenity for our guests and homeowners, and they encourage the use of renewable energy sources," said Matthew Harvey, chief engineer for the Caribbean, adding that…

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Top 5 Places for Live Music and Dancing in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Places for Live Music and Dancing in Myrtle Beach

The sound of the waves crashing on the beach and the sight of sunlight dancing off the ocean are not the only ways to find great song and dance in Myrtle Beach. In fact, the Grand Strand has a proud history of music and dancing that are still alive and kicking. South Carolina's state dance, the shag, was born on the shores of North Myrtle Beach back in the 1950s and '60s, and large crowds still make regular visits to dance on the same saw-dust covered floors from a half century before. And country music super group Alabama used to be the house band at The Bowery in downtown Myrtle…

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Christmas Shows Highlight Winter Theater Scene in Myrtle Beach

Christmas Shows Highlight Winter Theater Scene in Myrtle Beach

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the performance theaters in the Myrtle Beach area, where the holiday celebration begins earlier than anywhere else on the Grand Strand. While the unofficial kickoff of the Christmas shopping season is the “Black Friday” after Thanksgiving, the theatrical crowd gets started even earlier with the Christmas showcases getting under way in early November and running through the end of the year. Several theaters are also hosting touring concerts and shows throughout the holiday season to mix things up a bit. Here’s a list of the top five…

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Caribbean Resort Caters to Unexpected Visitor

Caribbean Resort Caters to Unexpected Visitor

Lorrie Walters and her daughter Lacy came to Myrtle Beach for a girls’ weekend getaway and a birthday celebration. They ended up celebrating more "birthdays" than one. After Lacy, who was 34 weeks pregnant at the time, found a great deal on a room at the Caribbean Resort in Myrtle Beach, they couldn't pass up the chance for some much-needed rest and relaxing at the resort. After all, the baby wasn't due for six more weeks and their hometown of Charlotte was only three hours away. "We checked in early on Sunday and spent the day at the pool and the beach and had a nice dinner,"…

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Caribbean Resort Guests Have Lots to See and Do in the Neighborhood

Caribbean Resort Guests Have Lots to See and Do in the Neighborhood

There are endless numbers of reasons to stay and play at the Caribbean Resort in Myrtle Beach - clean comfortable accommodations, first-class amenities and several on-site restaurants, beach bars and cafes that make it possible for guests to spend their entire vacation without leaving the property. But for those who want to see and do all that Myrtle Beach has to offer, it's hard to find a better place to stay than with us. Within walking distance of the resort are some of the Grand Strand's top attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife, as well as one of the most scenic stretches…

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Top 5 Winter Outdoor Activities in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Winter Outdoor Activities in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is much more than a summer destination. In fact, there are several outdoor events set for winter that is sure to get your heart pumping. Here’s a list of five fun events held on the Grand Strand in the winter time:

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Top 5 Events on Myrtle Beach’s Fall Events Calendar

Top 5 Events on Myrtle Beach’s Fall Events Calendar

Just because the summer is over doesn't mean the fun has to be. The Myrtle Beach area features lots of festivities throughout the fall with a series of events meant to keep the party going. From food festivals to holiday-related events, the Grand Strand goes the extra mile to keep offseason visitors entertained. Here is a list of the top five events on Myrtle Beach's autumn social calendar:

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Top 5 Attractions for Large Groups in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Attractions for Large Groups in Myrtle Beach

They say the more the merrier, and that's certainly the case for large groups visiting the Grand Strand. Whether it's a family reunion, a golf gathering, a big wedding or just a group of strangers taking a bus tour, there are plenty of fun activities in the Myrtle Beach area that will be a hit with everyone in your party - even the party poopers. Here are the top five places for large groups to have a big time:

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Top 4 Places to Watch the World Series, MLB Playoffs in Myrtle Beach

Top 4 Places to Watch the World Series, MLB Playoffs in Myrtle Beach

The fall is all about football in the South, but there are still a few places in America that keep up with America's pastime. Particularly the Fall Classic, Major League Baseball's biggest time of year with the American and National League Playoffs and the World Series. Myrtle Beach may be a bit guilty of falling head over heels for football before the baseball season has run its course, but visitors who prefer baseball can still find some great places to watch the Grand Ole Game on the Grand Strand. Exactly where may depend on which teams make the playoffs. Because so many people…

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Take a Walk on the Mild Side in Myrtle Beach

Take a Walk on the Mild Side in Myrtle Beach

Just because you’re going on vacation in Myrtle Beach for a week or so doesn’t mean you have to take a break from your exercise schedule. In fact, a trip to the Grand Strand may be just the change of pace you need to keep your workout routine fresh, especially if walking is on the agenda. Instead of looking at the same scenery every day, take advantage of the different landscape on the many walking trails the area has to offer. First and foremost, the best walking trail on the Grand Strand isn’t a trail at all; it’s the beach. While walking on the loose sand is a difficult…

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Top 10 Places at Broadway at the Beach to Shop Until You Drop

Top 10 Places at Broadway at the Beach to Shop Until You Drop

Looking for a place to mark off everything on your shopping list without having to drive all over town? Look no farther than Broadway at the Beach, your one-stop shopping destination in Myrtle Beach. Featuring more than 100 shops within the popular 350-acre complex, Broadway at the Beach gives guests the chance to shop until they drop and still not hit every store. From apparel and accessories to jewelry and gift shops, Broadway at the Beach is the best place on the Grand Strand to find everything you are looking for and more. Here's a list of the top 10 shops at Broadway at the Beach…

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Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon Features Fun and Fitness

Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon Features Fun and Fitness

Start training now for the Fifth Annual Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon, which has quickly become one of the most popular half-marathon and 5K race weekends on the East Coast. Scheduled for October 18-19, perfect fall weather for a brisk run on the beach, this event attracts thousands of runners from all over the country and abroad to take party in a festive weekend filled with activities that go well beyond the race course itself.

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Greek Festival in Myrtle Beach

Greek Festival in Myrtle Beach

The Greeks have a word for "cheers," and Southerners have a word for "everybody." The resulting phrase - "Yasou Y'all" - won't be heard anywhere around the Greek isles, but it has become a commonly used term on the Grand Strand the last week of September. The 24th annual Greek Festival, a fundraiser for St. John's Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach, on Sept. 25-28 at the church's grounds on the corner of Highway 17 Bypass and 33rd Avenue North, but this is one congregation that knows how to throw a party.

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A Course to ‘Dye’ for at Barefoot Golf Resort

A Course to ‘Dye’ for at Barefoot Golf Resort

Guests at the Caribbean Resort don’t have to travel far to find an out-of-this-world golf experience. The Caribbean is located close to some of the vintage Grand Strand golf courses – Pine Lakes International Country Club and The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Myrtlewood Golf Club, which are the first three courses opened in Myrtle Beach. But for a few extra miles to the north, you can visit a more modern facility with four award-winning courses on one property – Barefoot Golf Resort.

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Top 5 Pizza Pies in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Pizza Pies in Myrtle Beach

Politics, religion and pizza: Three topics not to be discussed in public unless you’re looking for a fight. Deep dish or thin crust? Pepperonis only or the works? New York-style or Chicago? The debate is as old as time. Because Myrtle Beach is a bit of a miniature melting pot, drawing visitors and transplanted locals from all over the nation, the Great Pizza Debate is particularly hot and saucy. Unlike other regions of the country that have reached a consensus on how they prefer their pies, the Grand Strand is a virtual Pizza-Palooza of options. Thin-and-crispy peacefully co-exists…

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Sea Captains House Restaurant

Sea Captains House Restaurant

Who says it doesn’t pay to delay? Certainly not the historic Sea Captain’s House in Myrtle Beach. If the owners had gotten their way, this award-winning restaurant would not be here today. Housed in an old beach cottage on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, conveniently located next door to the Caribbean Resort, the Sea Captain’s House has been serving seafood and Southern cuisine to hungry vacationers and savvy locals since 1953. Not bad for a place that was slated for demolition to make room for a high-rise hotel on the property.

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Myrtle Beach Puts on the Works for Labor Day Weekend

Myrtle Beach Puts on the Works for Labor Day Weekend

It's the best of times and worst of times on Labor Day weekend in Myrtle Beach. Unfortunately, it's the unofficial end of the summer tourism season. But on the other hand, the Grand Strand celebrates the sad occasion by going out with a bang over the three-day weekend. From fireworks and food to concerts and competitions, Myrtle Beach is the place to be for Labor Day weekend. Here are five of the highlights of the holiday.

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A Full Day at the Beach in Only Two Hours

A Full Day at the Beach in Only Two Hours

So you say you don't have time to go to the beach? Maybe you just aren't using your beach time wisely. After all, the beach is open 24/7. You only need to find two hours to squeeze in a good visit. Here’s a brief itinerary for your family’s 120-minute beach trip.

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Find Sweet Relief from the Myrtle Beach Heat at Whitecaps, Starbucks

Find Sweet Relief from the Myrtle Beach Heat at Whitecaps, Starbucks

Caribbean Resort guests can work up a powerful thirst and a persuasive sweet tooth by playing all day at the beach, pools and water park. Fortunately, sweet relief is never far away. Whitecaps Frozen Yogurt and a Starbucks coffeehouse are located just across Ocean Boulevard from the family-friendly resort. Take a break from the heat of the day or treat yourself to dessert at the end of the night with a short stroll across the street for something cold and sweet.

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Food Aplenty Awaits Guests at Caribbean Resort

Food Aplenty Awaits Guests at Caribbean Resort

There are many reasons to stay at Caribbean Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach - first-class accommodations, excellent amenities that include an on-site waterpark and friendly hospitality - plus other lesser-known advantages. One of those reasons is the close proximity to some of the best restaurants on the Grand Strand. Within walking distance of the Caribbean Resort on 30th Avenue North are dozens of fine-dining, family-style and beach-casual establishments to match taste buds of all types.

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