You’ll Fall In Love With These Fall Events In Myrtle Beach
Fall is a busy time at the beach and a favorite season among locals and visitors alike. The temperatures fall to an agreeable level and area businesses are enjoying a break from the summer rush. Both of these factors contribute to the influx of fun, family friendly events that take place during this coveted time of year. Curious about what the season has to offer?
Take a look at the Top Fall Events in Myrtle Beach:
Coastal Uncorked | Broadway at the Beach | September 2nd - 4th
Coastal Uncorked is back again, providing guests the perfect Labor Day weekend event. This three-day festival features three nights of extravagent food and drink samples. Friday evening will host "Chocolate Under The Moon", a dessert and moonshine cocktail event. Saturday will host the famous "Brews N' The Boulevard" event with more than 30 craft beer and local food vendors. The event concludes Sunday evening with the Grand Wine Tasting Event, which will feature a wide array of regional and national wine samples and heavy hors d'ouevres. Tickets may be purchased in advance or the day of at the event gates. Discount tickets are also available for all 3 days.
Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest | La Belle Amie Vineyard | September 10th
Fall is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the agreeable weather! You can do just that at the Annual Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest, hosted at La Belle Amie Vineyard. This event will include live entertainment via The Don Colton Trio and The Tammy Tangent Band in addition to complimentary tours and tastings. There will also be plenty of tasty summer-time treats from Smokin’ Pitt BBQ and Sticky Fingers available for purchase. Admission is only $8 / person; call (843) 399-9463 for more information.
St. John’s Greek Festival | St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church | September 29th – October 2nd
Opa! Gather your friends and (an empty stomach) and make plans to fill up at one of the tastiest festivals of the year – the St. John’s Greek Festival. This tasty event offers the area’s finest selection of homemade Greek eats like spanakopita, gyros, souvlaki, pasticcio, and plenty of desserts – of course. There will also be several local business and crafts vendors, live music, and plenty of entertainment for the little ones. This 4-day event is fun for the whole family! Call (843) 448-3773 for more information.
Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival | Huntington State Beach Park | September 23rd – 25th
Looking for a fun, family event during September? If so, be sure to check out the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival, an annual event that is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Artists from across the nation flock to this huge gathering to showcase their finest work, which ranges from paintings and sculptures to woodwork and handmade jewelry – and everything in between. The event will also offer live entertainment throughout the weekend, games and crafts for the kiddos, and several food and drink vendors. Admission is only $8 for adults or $10 for a multi-day pass and children under the age of 15 are admitted free of charge. Call (843) 237-4440 for more information.
Brew at the Zoo | Brookgreen Gardens | September 24th
Do you enjoy good brews and good tunes? If so, the annual Brew at the Zoo event is calling your name! Enjoy the fantastic fall beach weather and sip on more than 30 regional craft beers as you peruse the local wildlife exhibits and take in all that Brookgreen Gardens has to offer. The event includes a silent auction, heavy appetizers, and a signature tasting glass. The cost of admission is $40 / person or $35 for members. Call (843) 235-6000 for more information.
32nd Annual Taste of the Town | Myrtle Beach Convention Center | October 18th
Looking for great food for a great cause? The 33nd Annual Taste of the Town event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th and promises to be bigger and better than ever! 50+ area restaurants will be present offering up their finest tapas-style creations. Guests will pay a small admission fee ($5 in advance / $6 at the door) and then purchase food tickets ($1 each) that can then be traded for the sample of your choice and all proceeds will benefit St. Andrew’s Catholic School. Taste of the Town will also feature live entertainment, children’s events, a silent auction, and much more. Call (843) 448-6062 for more information.
Little River ShrimpFest | Little River Waterfront | October 8th - 9th
A festival that even Forest Gump would approve of – the 12th Annual Little River ShrimpFest – is slated for the weekend of October 8th - 9th and you won’t want to miss out on the fun. The weekend will include live entertainment from several popular local bands, a wide array of local arts and crafts vendors, games and activities for children, and –of course – plenty of shrimp. Participants will be competing for the best shrimp concoction and it’s your job to help pick the favorite! The price of admission is only $4 in advance or $5 at the gate. Call (843) 249-6604 for more information.
Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival | Downtown Myrtle Beach | October 15th
2016 marks the inagural year for the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival and we couldn't be more excited. The event will take place in the five points area of downtown Myrtle Beach and is free to attend. Guests can look forward to live entertainment, a variety of local vendors, kid-friendly games and activities, a spacious beer and wine garden, a corn hole tournament, and plenty of seafood - of course! Samples can be purchased at each individual vendor so guests only pay for what they enjoy. The event will run from 11am - 7pm.
Festa Italiana | Broadway at the Beach | October 15th – 16th
If you are looking for a more low-key weekend event, be sure to check out the Festa Italiana at Broadway at the Beach. As the name suggests, this festival celebrates everything Italian with live music, roaming street performers, arts and craft vendors, and plenty of decadent Italian treats. There will also be a spaghetti eating contest, free face painting, and plenty of other family activities. Admission to this fun event is only $1 – call (843) 215-2662 for more information.
Myrtle Beach Wine Fest & Taste of Market Common | Market Common | October 1st
Lovers of food, wine, and all things delicious are sure to appreciate this culinary happening. The 6th Annual Wine Fest / Taste of Market Common is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st and always draws a crowd. Local restaurants will be present serving up their tastiest treats and regional wineries will be offering their latest seasonal concoctions. Admission is only $5 and includes a signature tasting glass; all food and wine samples will be purchased separately. This taste event will from from 11am - 7pm.
Annual Oyster Roast | Murrells Inlet MarshWalk | October 23rd
Oyster season is almost here – are you ready to indulge in this prime local catch? This event is always a huge hit with locals and visitors alike – and it’s not hard to see why! The fun will take place in the Wicked Tuna parking area along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk and will offer “all you can eat” oysters for $35 / person – while supplies last. There will also be plenty of live entertainment throughout the afternoon, several local vendors present, arts and games for the kids, and drink specials along the MarshWalk.
What fall event are you most looking forward to this year? Let us know!
Top Dining Near Coral Beach Resort
The last thing you are going to want to do after a busy day at the beach is come home and make dinner. Sure, the in-room kitchens are nice, but sometimes you just want to kick back, relax, and let someone else do the dirty work. You are on vacation, after all.
Well, Coral Beach is here to help! Our convenient location along the south end of Myrtle Beach puts us near a wide variety of fantastic dining options. Take a peek at a few of the options near our property and try one out during your next stay:
Art Burger Sushi Bar | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk | (843) 839-4774
Art Burger is a newcomer to the area but has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The unique, modern atmosphere and fresh, creative menu easily makes it a one of a kind destination. The menu consists primarily of – you guessed it – burgers and sushi, making it easy to please everyone. Guests can choose from an array of gourmet burgers paired with decadent sides (like the sharp mac and cheese) or from a wide selection of chef prepared sushi. Be sure to check out their frozen drinks and desserts that are prepared with nitrogen!
Hungry Howie’s Pizza | South Kings Highway | (843) 444-2000
There’s nothing quite like a giant pizza to top off the perfect day at the beach. You can enjoy just that by ordering with Hungry Howie’s Pizza! Home of the famous flavored crust, Hungry Howie’s offers a wide array of specialty pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches, salads and more. They stay open until 3am, making it an ideal choice for a late night exploring the town. You can view their menu or place an order online or call (843) 444-2000 for more information.
Angelo’s Steak & Pasta | South Kings Highway | (843) 626-2800
Angelo’s Steak & Pasta is an area tradition and is THE spot for the best steaks and Italian cuisine in the Myrtle Beach area. Angelo’s offers a full menu with a wide array of sizzling, hand-cut chops to choose from. Additionally, they provide several Italian entrees and a full Italian buffet with homemade treats like meatballs, lasagna, chicken cacciatore, stuffed shells, and much more. This is a great spot for families – the parents can enjoy a decadent steak and the little ones can enjoy the kid-friendly pasta offerings.
Pier House Restaurant | Second Avenue Pier | (843) 445-7437
Looking for the best seafood in town? If so, look no farther than the Pier House Restaurant, the official restaurant of the Second Avenue Pier. This scenic venue is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, providing plenty of opportunities to dine on decadent local cuisine. Visitors can also take a stroll along the historic pier or travel to the third story for casual snacks and tropical drinks at Pier View, the rooftop bar.
The Market Common | Farrow Parkway
Conveniently located just a short drive from Coral Beach, The Market Common has become a dining mecca for foodies and families alike. This outdoor shopping venue is home to more than 10 unique dining options, making it easy to find an option that will appease everyone. Selections include southern comforts at Tupelo Honey Café, Asian inspired cuisine at Co Sushi, Italian favorites at Travinia Italian Kitchen, south of the border selections at Nacho Hippo, and so much more.
Where is your favorite place to dine during your stay at Coral Beach? Let us know!
Top Ways to Beat the Summer Heat
Summer is in full swing here at the beach and things sure are heating up! Though July and August are traditionally the most popular months to take a Myrtle Beach vacation they are also the two hottest months of the year. Proper sun protection and hydration will only get you so far. Sometimes, you need to take a step back from the sun, salt, and sand and kick back to cool off.
There are plenty of ways to beat the heat and keep your cool during your beach getaway, take a peek at a few of our top picks:
Wet n’ Wild Fun
Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Myrtle Beach without a trip to the beach! But, there are plenty of other ways to keep cool this summer that don’t involve sloshing through the sand. If you need a break from the beach, check out one of Myrtle Beach’s three family style water parks!
· Myrtle Waves Water Park: Located right across from Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Waves is the state’s largest water park! Visitors can enjoy their choice of over 12 water slides, the expansive wave pool, several lazy rivers, and much more. Tickets start at $20.99 / person and include the next day for free!
· Splashes Water Park: Splashes, the closest water park to Coral Beach, is a great way to enjoy the best of both worlds! Located oceanfront, guests can take in the beach views from the various slides and other water amenities offered. Admission starts at $18.95 / person and can be packaged with admission to the Family Kingdom Amusement Park as well.
· Wild Water & Wheels: Located just a short drive south in Surfside Beach, Wild Water & Wheels is the perfect place for thrill seekers. This unique water park includes a wide array of water amenities in addition to several rides and mini golf. Tickets start at $26.98 for full park admission and include the cost of rides.
Did Someone Say Shopping?
Yes, yes we did. Shopping is a great way to pick up a few souvenirs or stock up on a few essentials for the coming school year. The Grand Strand offers a wide array of shopping options to meet all of your needs. Visitors looking for a traditional mall experience should check out Coastal Grand, the area’s largest shopping mall complex. Upscale shoppers will love the high-end offerings at Market Common, a swanky outdoor shopping complex. Souvenir shoppers should check out Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Or, if you are looking for more of a local’s touch, try The Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island. Yes, it’s a bit of a drive but we promise it’s worth it! And finally, the bargain shoppers – don’t worry, we didn’t forget you. If you are looking for a deal look no farther than the Tanger Outlet stores.
Kick back, cool off, and enjoy an afternoon or evening of live entertainment at one of the local theatres. Whether you are in the mood for a lively concert or you want to see a mind boggling magic performance, you can find just about everything at the beach. Live entertainment options in Myrtle Beach include:
· Palace Theatre: Cirque Extreme
· Legends In Concert: Elvis Presley, Blues Brothers, Brooks & Dunn, Adele, and Bruno Mars
· Alabama Theatre: ONE The Show
· The Carolina Opry: Time Warp, Thunder & Light, and The Carolina Opry
· Medieval Times: Dinner & Show
· Pirates Voyage: Dinner & Show
We All Scream For Ice Cream
Tempt your taste buds with some of the area’s tastiest treats! Nothing “screams” summer quite like a family trip to the ice cream parlor and Myrtle Beach offers plenty of places for you to cool off your palette. If you are at Broadway at the Beach, be sure to indulge in your favorite flavors at Ben & Jerry’s; or, if you are looking for a healthier alternative, create your own frozen yogurt concoction at Froyoz. Guests who travel to the north end of the strand will definitely want to try one of the creative cool treats at Maggie Moo’s. With over 50 ice cream flavors and 50 unique mix-ins, the options are endless! Maggie Moo’s is also known for their enticing ice cream cakes and ice cream pizzas. Other popular ice cream spots include Cold Stone Creamery, Kirk’s Ice Cream Parlor, and Friendly’s Ice Cream Shop.
There’s no better way to cool off than with some ice-cold… air conditioning. Indoor attractions are plentiful in Myrtle Beach and are best enjoyed with the weather is just a bit too warm for comfort. Here are a few of our guests’ favorite indoor attractions:
· WonderWorks: This attraction is hard to miss! Often referred to as the “upside down house” at Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks is actually a hands on science museum. Visitors can interact with and learn from more than 100 exhibits hosted inside. The museum also offers two obstacle courses, laser tag, a 6-D motion ride, and a full restaurant and bar area.
· Rockin’ Jump: Welcome to Rockin’ Jump, one of Myrtle Beach’s newest family attractions! It’s balls to the walls crazy in here – literally. Let the kids run wild in the trampoline park arena where they can bounce and flip their little hearts out. Rockin’ Jump also offers an obstacle course, rock climbing, games, and more!
· Children’s Museum of South Carolina: If you have a few younger tikes in tow, look no farther than the Children’s Museum of SC for a few hours of hands on entertainment. Explore over 20 interactive exhibits including favorites like the Famous Fraction Pizza Delivery Truck and the Habitat Habit. The museum is open daily and kids under 2 admitted for free!
· Hollywood Wax Museum: The Hollywood Wax Museum is a fun way to interact with all of your favorite celebrities. Unlike other similar attractions, this wax museum actually encourages pictures and provides hilarious props in each room. In addition to the wax museum, this center includes two other attractions – Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors and Outbreak, a Zombie Experience. Tickets may be purchased for one of all three of the attractions.
· Ripley’s Aquarium: Last but certainly not least – The Ripley’s Aquarium. Get a view of life under the sea with a vast array of aquatic exhibits. Guest favorites include Rainbow Rock, where you can find all of your favorites from Finding Dory, and Dangerous Reef, a moving glide-path that takes guests under a shark tank! It’s not hard to see why this attraction is a family favorite.
How do you keep cool during a hot summer in Myrtle Beach?