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Teaching your children the wonders of the great outdoors can be tricky in the cell phone and video game era. You want them to have the same nature-rich experiences you had as a child but they seem more interested in texting friends and listening to their era buds. A Grand Strand vacation may be just the trick to igniting your kids’ interest in the great outdoors. With so many fun activities for the whole family, you can enjoy being outside with your little ones and make some lasting vacation memories. Here are five fun things to do with kids in the Myrtle Beach area: Read More »

 

The Jimmy Buffett hit song "Cheeseburger In Paradise" strikes a chord with Parrotheads and all types of beachgoers who have ever experienced that special kind of hunger that comes from a day in the sun, surf and sand. A healthy snack might hold off the hunger pangs for a little while, but eventually your body wants something meaty, cheesy and greasy. North Beach Plantation guests have a nice refuge from the heat at the award-winning swim up pool bar. Named the No. 1 swim-up bar in America by Trip Advisor, this cozy little aquatic cafe serves frozen drinks and light fare for a refreshing fill-up. But if you find yourself out and about and get the urge for a beach-casual dive that is walking distance from the ocean, check out these five hot spots for lunch: Read More »

 

If the primary reason you go on vacation is to relax, then North Beach Plantation has the perfect place for you. The on-site Cinzia Spa provides a wide selection of services so you can spend the day unwinding your mind and body without having to leave the resort property. Based in a 3,000 square foot facility on the North Beach premises in North Myrtle Beach, Cinzia Spa offers a variety of body treatments, international rituals, massages and fitness classes. Special day packages are available for guests looking for the ultimate full-service spa experience. Spoil yourself with the assortment of salon treatments available, such as facials and skin care or manicures and pedicures. Skin treatments include Cinzia's Signature European mask and peel, the Diamond Microdermabrasion and the new Advanced Resurfacing Stem Cell package. Enhancements, like the Glycolic Peel and Collagen Mask, along with waxing procedures, are also available. Try the Almond or Tropical Citrus mani/pedi treatment for healthy skin and nails, and receive a French polish to make your fingernails and toenails look fabulous. Read More »

 

Some say Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer tourism season. But on the Grand Strand and at North Beach Plantation, we say it signals the start of the fall festival season - a time of cooler temperatures, smaller crowds and lots of fun events to attend. Located a short drive to the downtown districts of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, the two hottest spots for fall festivals, North Beach Plantation is the perfect place for your autumn getaway. Relax at the Four Diamond resort or head out to events that celebrate local food, music, culture and arts, as well as international-themed festivals. The highlight of the autumn festival lineup in North Myrtle Beach is the Sept. 18-27 SOS Fall Migration, a 10-day tribute to the South Carolina state dance, the Carolina shag. Started on the beaches of the Grand Strand back in the mid-1900s, the shag brings thousands of dancers to the Ocean Drive district to take a rhythmic stroll down memory lane. New generations of shaggers have made this a family friendly event as the weekend events feature live beach music on the main stage in the Horseshoe and people dancing in the streets (or sitting in their lawn chairs) to enjoy the festivities. Food and beverage booths, arts and crafts vendors and kids' activities are part of the festival lineup. Read More »

 

We've narrowed our list of the top reasons to stay at North Beach Plantation to five, but all you really need to know is the number four - as in AAA's prestigious Four Diamond rating. North Beach Plantation has become a mainstay on the travel club's annual citation for excellence, and the honor is well deserved. In addition to the Four Diamonds, here are the top five reasons to spend your next vacation at North Beach: Read More »

 

You've heard the old expression "Why would anyone want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" It's funny line, but you will never hear those words come from the lips of someone who has been skydiving. For them, the answer is easy: Just for the thrill of it.Skydiving is one of the most popular adventure sports for many reasons, whether it's the adrenaline rush of taking the first step out the window or the incredible feel of freefalling, skydiving provides the ultimate experience for those with enough nerve to try it. Fortunately for guests at North Beach Plantation, you don't have to travel very far to experience the top skydiving outfitter on the Grand Strand. Located at the North Myrtle Beach Airport just 2 miles south of the resort, Myrtle Beach Skydiving can have you can be suited it and soaring through the sky in a matter of hours. Read More »

 

You can't blame North Beach Plantation guests for wanting to spend a quiet night at the resort. After all, with all the on-site luxury accommodations and award-winning amenities, such as 21 Main Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, pools and swim-up bar and Cinzia Spa, it's understandable to relax at the finest resort on the Grand Strand. However, you can't use the excuse that you can't find anything to do. There are great attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife all over the Strand, and one of the most popular gathering spots is just down the street from North Beach at Barefoot Landing. In addition to the Alabama Theatre, the House of Blues, and dozens of restaurants and shops, Barefoot Landing also provides free family entertainment throughout the summer months. The complex hosts its annual Summerfest event, which features something for the whole family every night of the week through August. Among the festivities are a boardwalk parade led by roving entertainers like stilt-walkers, magicians, clowns, and even jugglers on unicycles and more. Here's the daily breakdown of Summerfest's events: Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach area has received numerous awards proclaiming it America's best "family beach," but that title means more than a one-week retreat for the parents and children. The Grand Strand is a great destination for extended families to reunite and reconnect. And there's no better place to host a more uniquely relaxing and entertaining family reunion than The Cottages at North Beach Plantation. Offering a wide selection of luxury cottages of varying styles, sizes and floor plans, North Beach provides the perfect setting for families to stay together and play together on the 60-acre seaside resort. The Cottages of North Beach feature two-, three-, and four-bedroom layouts with an equivalent number of baths and additional living space that can accommodate up to 12. Families of varying sizes can spend quality time under the same roof with plenty of space for privacy, and larger families can reserve cottages in the same neighborhood. Read More »

 

Millions of visitors flock to the coast to catch concerts on the beach, but the best shows in town are actually on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway at the Boathouse in Myrtle Beach. Located just below the Highway 501 Bridge, this restaurant/bar transforms into the biggest outdoor show during summer Sunday afternoons.Billed as having “The Best Backyard in Myrtle Beach,” the Boathouse knows how to throw a party. An outdoor stage attracts some big names in the music industry, from national touring artists to local and regional favorites. Hundreds arrive at the Boathouse by land and water to enjoy the festive atmosphere as boaters tie up at the docks and swimsuit-clad patrons take a dip in the Waterway or soak up some sun and live music on the lawn. Best of all, the shows are free. The 2015 lineup features bands you might expect to pay a steep price for tickets or cover charge to see. The annual highlight is JerryFest, a tribute to the life and music of late and beloved Grateful Dead member Jerry Garcia, which will be held on Aug. 9 to celebrate his birthday. The shows are held every Sunday through Sept. 6, although more shows may be added in the early fall. Here’s a look at this year’s schedule: Read More »

 

You've seen the awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic Ocean while standing in the white sand of North Myrtle Beach or sitting on your private balcony at North Beach Plantation. But there's a lot more beauty beneath the ocean's surface just waiting to be explored. Of all the watersports options you can try during your North Myrtle Beach vacation, only scuba diving takes you to the depths of the sea to discover an amazing underwater world. Take private lessons in a training pool before making your big splash in the ocean. Whether you are an experienced diver or a newcomer to the sport, Coastal Scuba in North Myrtle Beach is the place to go to on the Grand Strand for training, certification and trips to the most amazing shipwrecks and artificial reefs off the Carolinas coast. Read More »

 

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you are on vacation. Before spending a summer day on the beach or the golf course you need a lot of energy, so fuel up on a fat stack of pancakes, a fluffy omelet filled with tasty ingredients, fresh fruits or a hot breakfast sandwich. North Beach Plantation guests are in luck as the surrounding area is lined with breakfast places and pancake houses where you can load up on a hearty and healthy breakfast. You might as well make it something tasty, and these five breakfast spots will leave you happy and ready to tackle another day in paradise: Read More »

 

There’s something special about dining out or having a few drinks while looking out over the ocean. The smell of the salt air, sound of the crashing waves, a feel of the ocean breeze heighten the senses for a cold beer or frozen drink, or a nice surf-and-turf spread. North Myrtle Beach has an excellent selection of both restaurants and bars on the oceanfront. Here are five hot spots where you can feed your body and unwind your mind: Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation has so many great amenities on site and so many top attractions in the North Myrtle Beach neighborhood that a trip to a different city may be the farthest thing on your mind. But if you are looking to get away for a day during your vacation, here are five hot spots that are well worth the drive: Read More »

 

There are a million reasons to spend your Grand Strand vacation at North Beach Plantation, but we can only pick five. It's not an easy list to narrow down, especially for guests who enjoy the finer things in life. You don't get to be a multi-year AAA Four-Diamond Resort without doing something right. Scratch that - without doing EVERYTHING right. North Beach is one of those rare gems that covers all the bases and cuts no corners. From the moment you arrive at the oceanfront property, you will experience luxury at every turn. Here are five reasons to stay at North Beach Plantation for the ultimate Grand Strand vacation experience: Read More »

 

The only problem with dining at a restaurant like 21 Main is deciding what to order. With so many award-winning options on one menu, you've got some tough decisions to make. The good news is it's hard to go wrong. 21 Main offers some of the best cuisine on the Grand Strand, and its extensive menu and wine list are delicious from A (as in Appetizers) to Z (as in Zinfandel). Here are a few recommendations for 21 Main’s most popular dishes to help you through every course: Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is famous for its miles white-sand beaches, rows of seafood restaurants and retail shops, and shag dancing to the sweet sounds of beach music. In fact, all kinds of music – from the country and gospel sounds of the Alabama Theatre to the rhythm and blues of the House of Blues – give guests and locals a reason to move their feet to the beat in North Myrtle Beach. In keeping with its knack for reputation for great music, North Myrtle Beach hosts two free summer concert series that attract folks from all walks of life to shake a leg on the outdoor dance floor. The Hot Summer Nights Concert Series kicks off the 2015 season in downtown North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, May 14, while the Sounds of Summer Concert Series cranks it up on Friday, May 15, at the new North Myrtle Beach Recreation & Sports Complex. The dual concert lineup offers music-lovers the opportunity to hear some great local and regional bands and enjoy the great outdoors. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation, a Four-Diamond full-service resort in North Myrtle Beach, offers so many first-class amenities, guests can spend their entire vacations on the property without missing out. Here are five reasons to spend a week in the lap of luxury at North Beach: Read More »

 

Who kept you fed and warm when you were a baby, taught you how to crawl and walk when you were a toddler, bandaged and kissed your boo boos when you were a kid, and taught you right from wrong as a teenager? Dear ol' mom, for most, and she continues to love and support you as an adult. Here's your chance to pay her back, at least in part, with a perfect Mother's Day weekend at North Beach Plantation. Located in North Myrtle Beach near Barefoot Landing, this is the ideal location for showing mom how much you love her and appreciate all she has done for you in the past. Start with a luxury oceanfront suite in the twin towers with all the creature comforts of home. Mom can sit outside on the private balcony and enjoy the fabulous view of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding expanse of beaches. Elegantly decorated and fully furnished, mom can relax in the lap of luxury like she deserves. Read More »

 

In case you didn't see the 2007 blockbuster "The Bucket List," the two lead characters, played by Jack Nicklaus and Morgan Freeman, spend their final days doing all the things they had wanted to do before kicking the proverbial bucket, hence the title. The movie made people reconsider the way they live their lives, a reminder to pursue your dreams and soak up every experience. Whether it's an adventurous activity you've always wanted to try or a more relaxing way to treat yourself, the whole concept is about living life to the fullest. In that spirit, North Beach Plantation offers a rare and rewarding opportunity to put a check mark on your bucket list. Take a week out of your busy life to spoil yourself like a VIP and wrap yourself in the ultimate luxury vacation experience at The Bridge, the most impressive accommodations on the entire Grand Strand. Read More »

 

Everyone knows about Myrtle Beach's most popular attractions. After all, the big-name entertainment venues and shopping centers are more visible, and thereby more heavily attended than some of the more laid-back areas of the Grand Strand. Finding a low-key environment during the peak summer months can be tough with so many tourists in town, but most tend to follow the neon lights like moths to a flame at popular hot spots like Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, Market Common and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk - all great places when crowds and traffic are light. Otherwise, a night out needs to be close and not crowded and relaxed. Read More »

 

Among the many things guests’ love about staying at North Beach Plantation is the abundance of on-site amenities. You can hit the beach or pool deck within steps of the towers, get in a workout or have a massage at the Cinzia Spa, and have a drink at the swim-up bar or an excellent dinner at 21 Main - all without leaving the property. Shopping is one of the few activities that require leaving the premises, but North Beach Plantation is conveniently located near several major shopping centers, malls and outlets in the North Myrtle Beach area. So get your shopping shoes on (or go shopping for new ones) at these six hot spots for bargain hunters in North Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

While the official beginning of summer is still a month away, the Grand Strand can't wait to get the party started. That's why the 10th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival in downtown North Myrtle Beach marks the unofficial start of the season. Held on Saturday, May 9, in the oceanfront section of Ocean Drive, this all-day street party puts everyone in the mood for summer with great live music and dancing in the streets. Food and drink booths, arts and crafts vendors and a Kids Zone area for the little ones to play are among the many activities of the day. The fun gets started at 10 a.m. on the community stage in McLean Park, which will play host to performances by local youth and civic groups from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But the headline acts will put on musical performances on the main stage in the Horseshoe section of Ocean Drive, which sits at the intersection of Main Street. With the scenic Atlantic Ocean serving as the backdrop, the main stage will host live music from noon to 6 p.m. Read More »

 

There’s something magical about a beach wedding, and there’s no place more magical to hold one than North Beach Plantation. Located on a scenic “island” in North Myrtle Beach, our upscale resort is separated from the mainland by a tidal creek that gives North Beach an even greater feeling of isolation and seclusion. Include first-class accommodations and amenities to the already beautiful setting and you’ve got yourself the ideal backdrop for tying the knot. Not only does North Beach provide the perfect setting for your ceremony, but our wedding experts are also on hand to make sure everything goes on without a hitch. From the flowers and photos to the cake and the catering, North Beach has a team of on-site experts and reliable outside vendors who can make sure that your wedding goes smoothly. Read More »

 

With more than 100 golf courses within a 60-mile radius of the Grand Strand, even longtime local golfers can’t play them all. In fact, there are many Myrtle Beach area golf courses you may not even know exist unless you know where to look. On the North Strand, for example, there are many layouts that are tucked away off the main roads and built upon former farms that now grow birdies and eagles instead of tobacco and cotton. If you are looking for a real golf adventure around the Carolina border, keep your eyes open for these hidden gems. You are sure to have a good time even if you’re not on top of your golf game: Read More »

 

Fine dining is never far away for guests at North Beach Plantation. With Restaurant Row to the south, Ocean Drive to the north, and Barefoot Landing just across the street, visitors have lots of options for upscale dining in the neighborhood. Here’s a list of the top five fine-dining establishments in the North Myrtle Beach area: Read More »

 

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and you don’t have to wait to until March 17 to get into the holiday spirit. In fact, guests at North Myrtle Beach have plenty of options for green-filled gatherings within a short distance of the resort, including the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party on the Grand Strand. Read More »

 

The Carolina Opry, the largest country music theater on the East Coast, has a secret. With apologies to Donnie & Marie Osmond, it's a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll. That may be a different image than most vacationers have about the traditionally country/western venue. Founded by country music star and former Grand Ole Opry performer Calvin Gilmore, the Carolina Opry was originally based in Surfside Beach and boasted an all-country lineup, as did the Dixie Jubilee that Gilmore opened in North Myrtle Beach a few years later. The sellout crowds at both venues led him to open his current and largest theater to date in 1993. The 2,200-seat location near Myrtle Beach's famed Restaurant Row shares a scenic and convenient location with Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage theater at the northern junction of Highway 17 Business and Bypass. Read More »

 

The national ad campaign “Be Together, Not the Same” has gone viral for its humorous and touching video clips showing animals of different species playing and cuddling together. Four of the featured performers hail from right here on the Grand Strand at the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and Myrtle Beach Safari. If you haven’t seen the commercial, which was unveiled during the Super Bowl, it’s worth Googling. The 18-second mark shows Suryia the orangutan playfully chasing Roscoe the blue-tick hound, followed by Bella the black lab diving into the Intracoastal Waterway from the back of Bubbles the elephant. The ad closes with Roscoe standing beside Suryia, who performs a flawless Nestea plunge onto the lawn at T.I.G.E.R.S, which stands for "The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species." Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation guests have the best amenities on the Grand Strand when the sun is shining - secluded beaches, plenty of pools and the best swim-up bar in the nation. But on those rainy and cloudy days, it's a good time to get out and explore the best that North Myrtle Beach has to offer, or at least the indoor attractions. While no one wants to see a rainy day on their vacation, here are five fun and dry places to visit: Read More »

 

If you think all oceanfront resorts are the same, you haven't stayed at North Beach Plantation. Not only is it one of the few resorts on the Grand Strand to earn AAA's prestigious Four Diamond rating for multiple years running, but North Beach also boasts many amenities that you won't find at any other resort. Here are the top five: Read More »

 

Planning the perfect Valentine's Day Date is easy if you're staying at North Beach Plantation, where you can have a romantic couples retreat without leaving the resort. Spend the day with a relaxing couples massage at The Cinzia Spa, enjoy a romantic dinner at 21 Main, and retire to your elegantly decorated room with an ocean view. It's the ideal Valentine's Day experience without the headaches of battling the crowds. But if you do want to venture off the property to add to your Valentine's Day weekend, there are several events and activities you can add to your perfect date. Here's a list of things to do on the Grand Strand to complete your Valentine's Day celebration: Read More »

 

So what if it's cold and rainy outside. There's still plenty of fun to be hand indoors in North Myrtle Beach, where there are as many things to do under the roof as there is under the sun. That's especially true for visitors staying at North Beach Plantation. If the weather dictates an indoor play date and you don't feel like leaving the resort property, make it a spa date at the on-site Cinzia Spa for a relaxing ritual treatment or a romantic couple’s massage. Enjoy a delicious meal at 21 Main, get in a workout at the state-of-the-art fitness center, or take a dip in the heated indoor pool. But if you prefer to use the cold and rain as an opportunity to try some indoor activities in North Myrtle Beach, you're in luck. Nearby Barefoot Landing and downtown Ocean Drive are home to several entertainment options. Here are the top five places to stay warm and dry and have a good time in North Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

Are you ready for some football? Not just any kind of football, but the biggest football game of the season and the most popular sporting event of the year – Super Bowl XLIX. Although we still don’t know which two teams will be making the trip to Glendale, Arizona for the Feb. 1 affair, we do know that millions of Americans and billions around the world will tune in to see the showcase, even if it’s just for the commercials and the halftime show. Read More »

 

Special occasions call for special treatment, and there’s no place more special than North Beach Plantation’s new penthouse venue, The Bridge. Featuring beautiful modern décor, seven bedrooms and baths, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a long list of amenities, The Bridge is the perfect place to make your affair perfect. Here are five ideal uses for staying at the ultimate party spot: Read More »

 

Valentine’s Day can be a tricky one when it comes to buying gifts for loved ones. Flowers and candy can be classy or cliché, but trying to find something unique runs the risk of being inappropriate for the holiday. Finding just the right present for just the right person that sends just the right message can make it a tough call. But there are at least two sure-fire gifts that can’t go wrong. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday in 2015, it’s the perfect time for a romantic weekend getaway to North Beach Plantation. Enjoy a stroll on the secluded beaches, watch the waves roll in from your private balcony, and get a couples’ massage at the on-site Cinzia Spa. It’s an ideal weekend for any couple and won’t that will be remembered for years to come. Read More »

 

Who says the winter time is the offseason on the Grand Strand? For three straight weekends in the dead of winter, the Myrtle Beach area will host a trio of unique and long-running events that promises something for everyone. Sure, the weather can be iffy in January and February, but these indoor events will keep you warm and active until spring rolls around. While there’s plenty to do and see on the North Beach Plantation property, like a relaxing day at the Cinzia Spa or a hearty feast at 21 Main, you can also check out the pageantry of the 40th Annual Carolina Square and Round Dance Convention in Myrtle Beach, the 32nd Annual Shag Dancing Championship Preliminaries in North Myrtle Beach, or the 23rd Annual Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show for a fun way to shake off the winter time blues. Here's a look at all three upcoming events: Read More »

 

Guests at North Beach Plantation have a limited number of options when it comes to casino-style gambling: You can travel thousands of miles west to Las Vegas, hundreds of miles north to Atlantic City, or just three miles offshore into international waters. While casino gambling is illegal on South Carolina soil, the Big M Casino sails out of nearby Little River six days a week, giving Grand Strand visitors and locals the opportunity to legally gamble in a fun and adventurous environment. Departing from its docking station on the Little River waterfront, the massive, 186-foot yacht heads out to the high seas for approximately five hours of gaming fun and sightseeing. The ship also has a scenic rooftop observation deck with a restaurant bar. Guests can take a break from the action inside and enjoy the ocean view and fresh air. Read More »

 

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

 

Americans love to ring in the New Year in their own unique ways. In New York City’s Time Square, they drop a big ball. In Atlanta’s it’s a giant peach. And Las Vegas puts on a pyrotechnics display that makes the strip look tame. Although North Myrtle Beach has no tradition of dropping or blowing up things to signal the start of a new calendar, it does carry on the rites of having a good time Grand Strand style – with live music, dancing, food and fireworks. Say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015 with a smile on your face at one of these five North Myrtle Beach hot spots: Read More »

 

If you're going to be in North Myrtle Beach for the New Year, you can chose from a number of events and activities where you can raise a glass and toast the beginning of 2015. Plenty of parties will be taking place in bars and restaurants all over town -- and even more in Myrtle Beach just to the south -- but if you want to stay local, you are still sure to find a great event right in North Myrtle Beach. Here are a few special events we thought you'd want to know about: Read More »

 

Imagine a Grand Strand vacation filled with four-diamond accommodations, excellent fine dining, a full-service spa and an award-winning swim-up bar. Now imagine enjoying all these things and more at one location – North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. There’s no imagining required at this magical resort, although it does have a too-good-to-be-true feel. As you cross over the causeway and see the twin towers high above the 60-acre oceanfront property, you realize you have arrived someplace special. Situated on an island separated from the mainland by tidal creeks, North Beach Plantation keeps the pleasant surprises coming once you get over your breathe-taking arrival. It all starts with the first-class accommodations, which range from condo-style units in the 18-story towers to beach cottages and houses with up to five bedrooms. A three-time recipient of AAA's exclusive Four Diamond rating, North Beach Plantation offers luxury accommodations with private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, fully equipped kitchens, modern fixtures and furnishings. Houses, condos and cottages feature a mixture of features, including patio decks with hot tubs, barbecue grills and hammocks. Read More »

 

If you're having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit, the Alabama Theatre is serving up heaping helpings with its annual production of "The South's Grandest Christmas" show. For guests at North Beach Plantation, holiday cheer is only a short distance away. Located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, the Alabama Theatre has made a name for itself with this traditional Christmas showcase. Highlighting the wonders of a country Christmas below the Mason/Dixon line, this award-winning performance has been known to put a smile on the faces of even the biggest scrooges in the audience. Read More »

 

It's safe to say that Dr. Chris Quinn has a true love affair with North Beach Plantation - in more ways than one. Not only did he and his wife, Jenna, fall in love with the elegant North Myrtle Beach resort the first time they visited, they also subsequently held their wedding at North Beach, and recently returned to celebrate their first year together at their favorite place on the planet. "I brought my then-girlfriend, Jenna, there for the first time and it was just perfect," recalled Chris. "Just driving down the road and crossing the bridge that leads to the towers is so fantastic. You can tell you are arriving someplace special. We absolutely fell in love with it." Read More »

 

Everyone loves a homemade Thanksgiving feast … except the ones who have to spend all week preparing it and the rest of the weekend cleaning and recovering from it. That’s one of the reasons families have begun turning to a holiday meal at a nice restaurant in recent years. Show up, sit down, chow down, and stagger back home for a long, relaxing nap. No cooking, no cleaning, no problems.That trend is particularly true of parties who take advantage of the holiday for a mini-vacation in North Myrtle Beach. With so much to see and do, and without all the cooking comforts of home, guests have started celebrating Thanksgiving dinner at a fine-dining establishment or a country-cooking hot spot for maximum convenience and excellent cuisine. Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is a popular place for a couples retreat, in part because of the wide selection of activities available for parties of two. While there's plenty of things to see and do for families, golfers and large groups, North Myrtle Beach is especially suited for couples looking to spend some quality time together, no matter how you define "quality time." From romantic dancing and dining hot spots to outdoor activities designed for making memories, you'll find it all in North Myrtle Beach. Here's a list of suggestions for couples looking to have a special getaway you will remember for years to come: Read More »

 

A is for Alligator Adventure, a zoological park at Barefoot Landing with thousands of gators, crocs, reptiles and other unusual critters. B is for Barefoot Landing, the entertainment, dining and shopping capital of North Myrtle beach. C is for Calabash-style seafood, made famous by the city just north of the Carolina border but available at seafood buffets throughout North Myrtle Beach. D is for Dancing, a popular pastime in North Myrtle Beach. In fact, South Carolina's state dance, the shag, was popularized in the clubs of Ocean Drive in the 1950s and ‘60s. Read More »

 

For years, visitors and residents on the north end of the Grand Strand have been largely left out of the retail-shopping center boom. With the Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach and Market Common mega-plexes to the south, along with Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach Mall and two Tanger Outlets, those living and staying in the downtown North Myrtle Beach and Little River areas have had long drives to get some serious retail therapy. But that is changing with the recent opening of the new Coastal North Town Center, a 368,000-square-foot retail district featuring dozens of national and regional outlets - some of them making their debuts on the Grand Strand. With stores like the Hobby Lobby and Publix grocery store, which have no other locations on the 60-mile stretch of the Grand Strand, Coastal North Town Center may be giving residents and visitors on the south side of the Strand good reasons to make the drive to North Myrtle Beach. Read More »

 

Guests at North Beach Plantation might be horrified to learn that there are hundreds of alligators, snakes and other rare reptiles within short distance of the exclusive North Myrtle Beach resort. Fear not; they are confined to the 15-acre property at Alligator Adventure, just across Highway 17 at Barefoot Landing. And while you don't have to worry about encountering one of the man-eating crocodiles in the wild, Alligator Adventure gives visitors the next best thing: the chance to get up close and personal with the ancient creatures.Featuring various species of alligators, crocodiles, venomous snakes and other rare reptiles, Alligator Adventure is most popular for the animals that take top billing on the marquee - gators, and lots of them. From the popular American alligator to the endangered Albino alligator, this wildlife refuge is literally wall to wall with gators. Read More »

 

The Little River Shrimp & Jazz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in October, and the two-day party filled with live concerts and fresh seafood has already become a popular tradition on the Grand Strand. Thousands pack the downtown streets and fishing docks of the historic Little River Waterfront to celebrate two of the town's biggest treasures - seafood and music. The first part of the "Shrimp & Jazz" honorees is obvious. The peak of the fall shrimp season brings boatloads of shrimp to the docks and dining rooms of Little River's many seafood restaurants. Also known for producing large quantities of fresh catch of the day fish and blue crabs by the bushels, Little River features all kinds of seafood at this festival. Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach has always been a great place to hold a beach wedding, so it's no surprise that it has also become a popular place to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Because North Myrtle Beach has fewer restrictions on beach weddings than some surrounding cities on the Grand Strand, it has become a hot spot for couples to exchange their vows with the Atlantic Ocean serving as the perfect backdrop. Many of those couples return to year after year to revisit the site of their special day, and to add some new memories to their marriage. Another draw to North Myrtle Beach is the abundance of romantic accommodations and restaurants. Guests at North Beach Plantation know there's no finer place on the Strand for a romantic retreat, and they don't have to go very far to find the ideal restaurant for a memorable anniversary dinner to mark the occasion. Here is a list of the top five places to enjoy an anniversary dinner in North Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

The Grand Strand welcomes millions of visitors to its sandy shores every summer, but the crowds drop off significantly after Labor Day and gradually throughout the months that end with "ber". That's a shame, because any local will tell you that fall is the best time to be in North Myrtle Beach. Smaller crowds, lower humidity, empty beaches and no-waiting restaurants are just a few of the fringe benefits of booking your Grand Strand vacation in the fall. Read More »

 

On the northern end of the Grand Strand resides "A Tale of Two Cities" with a twist. It's always the best of times at the Carolina border towns of Calabash and Little River. Located just 20 miles north of Myrtle Beach, these two tiny fishing villages sit just across the state line and the Intracoastal Waterway from one another. Although both are famous for their seafood restaurant, marinas, golf courses and laid-back lifestyles, each has its own distinct flavor and rich history that make them hidden gems in the far corners of their respective states. Read More »

 

If you’re one who settles for less than the best, this may not be the place or top 10 list for you. But if you have an appreciation for the finer things in life, The Bridge at North Beach Plantation is the best penthouse in town. Here are the top 10 reasons to spend your Myrtle Beach getaway at The Bridge. Read More »

 

If you’re looking for a good time during the final days of summer and early days of fall, look no farther than North Myrtle Beach. From free concerts and movies to dance and heritage festivals, North Myrtle Beach has a full calendar of fun set for August, September and beyond. Here are five you don’t want to miss. Read More »

 

While enjoying your stay at North Beach Plantation, be sure to swing on by some of the area's top golf courses. With more than 100 championship golf courses along the Grand Strand, North Myrtle Beach plays host to some of the best. Here's a list of the top five places to play golf on the North Strand: Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation has created the ultimate oceanfront penthouse for those with an appreciation for the finer things in life. Officially known as "The Bridge," this 5,500-square-foot condo sits high above the Atlantic Ocean like a luxury nest. Spanning the space between the top floors of the Jasmine and Indigo towers, The Bridge serves as the most coveted piece of real estate on the Grand Strand market at one of its few Four-Diamond resorts. Featuring seven bedrooms, including a master's suite fit for a king and queen, 7 1/2 spacious baths with granite countertops and a Jacuzzi tub, and a long list of amenities you won't find anywhere else on the Strand, The Bridge is the new place to stay for special occasions. Read More »

 

USA Today and 10Best.com confirmed what guests of the North Beach Plantation have known all along; you can’t beat it for the ultimate vacation experience on the Grand Strand. The popular newspaper and web site selected North Beach Plantation as the No. 1 Luxury Hotel in the Myrtle Beach area in a recent article. The story cited the resort for its Four-Diamond Rating from AAA, as well as its “upscale accommodations and first-class amenities.” Read More »

 

There's no more relaxing place to stay on the Grand Strand than North Beach Plantation, and there's no more relaxing place in North Beach Plantation than the Cinzia Spa. Located on the 7.5-acre "island", this secluded, luxury North Myrtle Beach resort is home to the full-service Cinzia Spa, which offers a wide range of treatments as well as a modernly furnished and fully outfitted fitness center to help you make the most of your vacation. Read More »

 

It’s luxury unlike anything we’ve seen on the Grand Strand. And it’s coming in July. North Beach Plantation is soon unveiling its newest and cushiest accommodation, “The Bridge” at North Beach.. This expansive penthouse joins the resort’s two towers (hence the name) and has been coined “floating oceanfront elegance” by its owner and developer of North Beach Towers. It may be the largest, most luxurious resort stay on the Southeast coast. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach offers so many first-class amenities that there’s really no need to leave the property. But if you do decide to venture out, you don’t have to go very far to find great food, fun and attractions. Here’s a list of places to visit within walking distance of North Beach Plantation. Read More »

 

One of the many perks of choosing North Beach Plantation for your Grand Stand stay is there truly is no bad room. Not even close. With that said, newcomers often benefit from a little help in choosing accommodations for vacation; which tower to choose? Suites or houses? One bedroom or more? North Beach’s Denise Clarke, the front desk manager, expertly guided us through the selection process. Read More »

 

We have some good news for y’all headed to North Beach Plantation this summer: You picked the right place to stay on the Grand Strand. The luxury oceanfront resort is planning the return of some popular events — with a twist — as well as introducing some new perks that will no doubt be popular ones. Read More »

 

We love our kids more than anything, we do. But sometimes… well, we need a break. Even if it is just for 15 minutes. North Beach Plantation resort, thankfully, delights kids and parents alike with its Kids Club, a daily diversion that occupies the little ones and gives mom and dad a breather. Club supervisor Allison McCarthy said the resort offers five or six activities a day for the children staying at the resort, comprising crafts, games and other fun. Once a week they will showcase a magician or an animal show, bringing in live reptiles and other creepy crawlies at which kids can marvel. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation is a popular destination for groups, and no wonder! Between the amazing cottages at North Beach, where you can enjoy all the comforts of a private residence by the sea with luxury style and some extra amenities and the high end oceanfront towers, you’re sure to find something that’s perfect for a long and relaxing group vacation. That’s true whether you’re coming to North Myrtle Beach for a wedding, a family reunion or with a traveling sports team. Read More »

 

If you’re the kind of person who needs to stay active and fit, even on vacation, you’ve got to check out Beach Fit, the state of the art fitness center at North Beach Plantation. Read More »

 

When you’re traveling with your family, it’s often nice to pack a few fun toys that will help keep the trips entertaining, and help extend your beach fun. Here are a few of our favorite beach toys, broken down by age group: Read More »

 

Family vacations can be a big drain to the finances if you’re not careful. But being frugal really pays off, as it means you can start saving up for your next vacation sooner! Read More »

 

Does the idea of a 15-foot-long alligator leaping into the air and snapping its enormous jaws down on a hunk of fresh meat entice you? At Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach, you can get up close with alligators during feeding time. But don’t worry—it’s perfectly safe! Read More »

 

Sometimes, when you’re on vacation, it’s hard to get everyone to agree to do the same thing. Mom wants to see a show. Dad wants to go for a walk and do some window shopping. Someone’s hungry. And someone else wants to check out some amusement park rides. When a problem like that comes up on a Myrtle Beach vacation, the answer is usually Broadway at the Beach. Broadway is one of the most concentrated entertainment, shopping and dining attractions on the Grand Strand. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation is currently rated the number one hotel in North Myrtle Beach on TripAdvisor in the top 10 percent of businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor. The award is only presented to resorts that consistently earn outstanding reviews on the site from travelers. Read More »

 

Top North Myrtle Beach Hotel According To TripAdvisor Adds New Prime Steakhouse To List Of Exquisite Guest Amenities Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach’s Top Hotel Has #6 Pool Bar In World, #1 In United States Read More »

 

New 60-Acre Development Offers Wide Array Of Accommodation Styles Myrtle Beach, S.C.—Representatives of Brittain Resort Management announced that The Cottages at North Beach Plantation are now open and ready for vacation bookings. They are the latest addition to a wide range of Four Diamond luxury vacation accommodations by the acclaimed North Beach Plantation, located in North Myrtle Beach. Read More »

 

Right here in Myrtle Beach, you need to experience the Sea Screamer Dolphin Cruises. Read More »

 

Make sure to add La Belle Amie Vineyard to your things to do list while you are visiting Myrtle Beach. Read More »

 

Teaching your children the wonders of the great outdoors can be tricky in the cell phone and video game era. You want them to have the same nature-rich experiences you had as a child but they seem more interested in texting friends and listening to their era buds. A Grand Strand vacation may be just the trick to igniting your kids’ interest in the great outdoors. With so many fun activities for the whole family, you can enjoy being outside with your little ones and make some lasting vacation memories. Here are five fun things to do with kids in the Myrtle Beach area: Read More »

 

The Jimmy Buffett hit song "Cheeseburger In Paradise" strikes a chord with Parrotheads and all types of beachgoers who have ever experienced that special kind of hunger that comes from a day in the sun, surf and sand. A healthy snack might hold off the hunger pangs for a little while, but eventually your body wants something meaty, cheesy and greasy. North Beach Plantation guests have a nice refuge from the heat at the award-winning swim up pool bar. Named the No. 1 swim-up bar in America by Trip Advisor, this cozy little aquatic cafe serves frozen drinks and light fare for a refreshing fill-up. But if you find yourself out and about and get the urge for a beach-casual dive that is walking distance from the ocean, check out these five hot spots for lunch: Read More »

 

If the primary reason you go on vacation is to relax, then North Beach Plantation has the perfect place for you. The on-site Cinzia Spa provides a wide selection of services so you can spend the day unwinding your mind and body without having to leave the resort property. Based in a 3,000 square foot facility on the North Beach premises in North Myrtle Beach, Cinzia Spa offers a variety of body treatments, international rituals, massages and fitness classes. Special day packages are available for guests looking for the ultimate full-service spa experience. Spoil yourself with the assortment of salon treatments available, such as facials and skin care or manicures and pedicures. Skin treatments include Cinzia's Signature European mask and peel, the Diamond Microdermabrasion and the new Advanced Resurfacing Stem Cell package. Enhancements, like the Glycolic Peel and Collagen Mask, along with waxing procedures, are also available. Try the Almond or Tropical Citrus mani/pedi treatment for healthy skin and nails, and receive a French polish to make your fingernails and toenails look fabulous. Read More »

 

Some say Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer tourism season. But on the Grand Strand and at North Beach Plantation, we say it signals the start of the fall festival season - a time of cooler temperatures, smaller crowds and lots of fun events to attend. Located a short drive to the downtown districts of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, the two hottest spots for fall festivals, North Beach Plantation is the perfect place for your autumn getaway. Relax at the Four Diamond resort or head out to events that celebrate local food, music, culture and arts, as well as international-themed festivals. The highlight of the autumn festival lineup in North Myrtle Beach is the Sept. 18-27 SOS Fall Migration, a 10-day tribute to the South Carolina state dance, the Carolina shag. Started on the beaches of the Grand Strand back in the mid-1900s, the shag brings thousands of dancers to the Ocean Drive district to take a rhythmic stroll down memory lane. New generations of shaggers have made this a family friendly event as the weekend events feature live beach music on the main stage in the Horseshoe and people dancing in the streets (or sitting in their lawn chairs) to enjoy the festivities. Food and beverage booths, arts and crafts vendors and kids' activities are part of the festival lineup. Read More »

 

We've narrowed our list of the top reasons to stay at North Beach Plantation to five, but all you really need to know is the number four - as in AAA's prestigious Four Diamond rating. North Beach Plantation has become a mainstay on the travel club's annual citation for excellence, and the honor is well deserved. In addition to the Four Diamonds, here are the top five reasons to spend your next vacation at North Beach: Read More »

 

You've heard the old expression "Why would anyone want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" It's funny line, but you will never hear those words come from the lips of someone who has been skydiving. For them, the answer is easy: Just for the thrill of it.Skydiving is one of the most popular adventure sports for many reasons, whether it's the adrenaline rush of taking the first step out the window or the incredible feel of freefalling, skydiving provides the ultimate experience for those with enough nerve to try it. Fortunately for guests at North Beach Plantation, you don't have to travel very far to experience the top skydiving outfitter on the Grand Strand. Located at the North Myrtle Beach Airport just 2 miles south of the resort, Myrtle Beach Skydiving can have you can be suited it and soaring through the sky in a matter of hours. Read More »

 

You can't blame North Beach Plantation guests for wanting to spend a quiet night at the resort. After all, with all the on-site luxury accommodations and award-winning amenities, such as 21 Main Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, pools and swim-up bar and Cinzia Spa, it's understandable to relax at the finest resort on the Grand Strand. However, you can't use the excuse that you can't find anything to do. There are great attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife all over the Strand, and one of the most popular gathering spots is just down the street from North Beach at Barefoot Landing. In addition to the Alabama Theatre, the House of Blues, and dozens of restaurants and shops, Barefoot Landing also provides free family entertainment throughout the summer months. The complex hosts its annual Summerfest event, which features something for the whole family every night of the week through August. Among the festivities are a boardwalk parade led by roving entertainers like stilt-walkers, magicians, clowns, and even jugglers on unicycles and more. Here's the daily breakdown of Summerfest's events: Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach area has received numerous awards proclaiming it America's best "family beach," but that title means more than a one-week retreat for the parents and children. The Grand Strand is a great destination for extended families to reunite and reconnect. And there's no better place to host a more uniquely relaxing and entertaining family reunion than The Cottages at North Beach Plantation. Offering a wide selection of luxury cottages of varying styles, sizes and floor plans, North Beach provides the perfect setting for families to stay together and play together on the 60-acre seaside resort. The Cottages of North Beach feature two-, three-, and four-bedroom layouts with an equivalent number of baths and additional living space that can accommodate up to 12. Families of varying sizes can spend quality time under the same roof with plenty of space for privacy, and larger families can reserve cottages in the same neighborhood. Read More »

 

Millions of visitors flock to the coast to catch concerts on the beach, but the best shows in town are actually on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway at the Boathouse in Myrtle Beach. Located just below the Highway 501 Bridge, this restaurant/bar transforms into the biggest outdoor show during summer Sunday afternoons.Billed as having “The Best Backyard in Myrtle Beach,” the Boathouse knows how to throw a party. An outdoor stage attracts some big names in the music industry, from national touring artists to local and regional favorites. Hundreds arrive at the Boathouse by land and water to enjoy the festive atmosphere as boaters tie up at the docks and swimsuit-clad patrons take a dip in the Waterway or soak up some sun and live music on the lawn. Best of all, the shows are free. The 2015 lineup features bands you might expect to pay a steep price for tickets or cover charge to see. The annual highlight is JerryFest, a tribute to the life and music of late and beloved Grateful Dead member Jerry Garcia, which will be held on Aug. 9 to celebrate his birthday. The shows are held every Sunday through Sept. 6, although more shows may be added in the early fall. Here’s a look at this year’s schedule: Read More »

 

You've seen the awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic Ocean while standing in the white sand of North Myrtle Beach or sitting on your private balcony at North Beach Plantation. But there's a lot more beauty beneath the ocean's surface just waiting to be explored. Of all the watersports options you can try during your North Myrtle Beach vacation, only scuba diving takes you to the depths of the sea to discover an amazing underwater world. Take private lessons in a training pool before making your big splash in the ocean. Whether you are an experienced diver or a newcomer to the sport, Coastal Scuba in North Myrtle Beach is the place to go to on the Grand Strand for training, certification and trips to the most amazing shipwrecks and artificial reefs off the Carolinas coast. Read More »

 

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you are on vacation. Before spending a summer day on the beach or the golf course you need a lot of energy, so fuel up on a fat stack of pancakes, a fluffy omelet filled with tasty ingredients, fresh fruits or a hot breakfast sandwich. North Beach Plantation guests are in luck as the surrounding area is lined with breakfast places and pancake houses where you can load up on a hearty and healthy breakfast. You might as well make it something tasty, and these five breakfast spots will leave you happy and ready to tackle another day in paradise: Read More »

 

There’s something special about dining out or having a few drinks while looking out over the ocean. The smell of the salt air, sound of the crashing waves, a feel of the ocean breeze heighten the senses for a cold beer or frozen drink, or a nice surf-and-turf spread. North Myrtle Beach has an excellent selection of both restaurants and bars on the oceanfront. Here are five hot spots where you can feed your body and unwind your mind: Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation has so many great amenities on site and so many top attractions in the North Myrtle Beach neighborhood that a trip to a different city may be the farthest thing on your mind. But if you are looking to get away for a day during your vacation, here are five hot spots that are well worth the drive: Read More »

 

There are a million reasons to spend your Grand Strand vacation at North Beach Plantation, but we can only pick five. It's not an easy list to narrow down, especially for guests who enjoy the finer things in life. You don't get to be a multi-year AAA Four-Diamond Resort without doing something right. Scratch that - without doing EVERYTHING right. North Beach is one of those rare gems that covers all the bases and cuts no corners. From the moment you arrive at the oceanfront property, you will experience luxury at every turn. Here are five reasons to stay at North Beach Plantation for the ultimate Grand Strand vacation experience: Read More »

 

The only problem with dining at a restaurant like 21 Main is deciding what to order. With so many award-winning options on one menu, you've got some tough decisions to make. The good news is it's hard to go wrong. 21 Main offers some of the best cuisine on the Grand Strand, and its extensive menu and wine list are delicious from A (as in Appetizers) to Z (as in Zinfandel). Here are a few recommendations for 21 Main’s most popular dishes to help you through every course: Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is famous for its miles white-sand beaches, rows of seafood restaurants and retail shops, and shag dancing to the sweet sounds of beach music. In fact, all kinds of music – from the country and gospel sounds of the Alabama Theatre to the rhythm and blues of the House of Blues – give guests and locals a reason to move their feet to the beat in North Myrtle Beach. In keeping with its knack for reputation for great music, North Myrtle Beach hosts two free summer concert series that attract folks from all walks of life to shake a leg on the outdoor dance floor. The Hot Summer Nights Concert Series kicks off the 2015 season in downtown North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, May 14, while the Sounds of Summer Concert Series cranks it up on Friday, May 15, at the new North Myrtle Beach Recreation & Sports Complex. The dual concert lineup offers music-lovers the opportunity to hear some great local and regional bands and enjoy the great outdoors. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation, a Four-Diamond full-service resort in North Myrtle Beach, offers so many first-class amenities, guests can spend their entire vacations on the property without missing out. Here are five reasons to spend a week in the lap of luxury at North Beach: Read More »

 

Who kept you fed and warm when you were a baby, taught you how to crawl and walk when you were a toddler, bandaged and kissed your boo boos when you were a kid, and taught you right from wrong as a teenager? Dear ol' mom, for most, and she continues to love and support you as an adult. Here's your chance to pay her back, at least in part, with a perfect Mother's Day weekend at North Beach Plantation. Located in North Myrtle Beach near Barefoot Landing, this is the ideal location for showing mom how much you love her and appreciate all she has done for you in the past. Start with a luxury oceanfront suite in the twin towers with all the creature comforts of home. Mom can sit outside on the private balcony and enjoy the fabulous view of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding expanse of beaches. Elegantly decorated and fully furnished, mom can relax in the lap of luxury like she deserves. Read More »

 

In case you didn't see the 2007 blockbuster "The Bucket List," the two lead characters, played by Jack Nicklaus and Morgan Freeman, spend their final days doing all the things they had wanted to do before kicking the proverbial bucket, hence the title. The movie made people reconsider the way they live their lives, a reminder to pursue your dreams and soak up every experience. Whether it's an adventurous activity you've always wanted to try or a more relaxing way to treat yourself, the whole concept is about living life to the fullest. In that spirit, North Beach Plantation offers a rare and rewarding opportunity to put a check mark on your bucket list. Take a week out of your busy life to spoil yourself like a VIP and wrap yourself in the ultimate luxury vacation experience at The Bridge, the most impressive accommodations on the entire Grand Strand. Read More »

 

Everyone knows about Myrtle Beach's most popular attractions. After all, the big-name entertainment venues and shopping centers are more visible, and thereby more heavily attended than some of the more laid-back areas of the Grand Strand. Finding a low-key environment during the peak summer months can be tough with so many tourists in town, but most tend to follow the neon lights like moths to a flame at popular hot spots like Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, Market Common and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk - all great places when crowds and traffic are light. Otherwise, a night out needs to be close and not crowded and relaxed. Read More »

 

Among the many things guests’ love about staying at North Beach Plantation is the abundance of on-site amenities. You can hit the beach or pool deck within steps of the towers, get in a workout or have a massage at the Cinzia Spa, and have a drink at the swim-up bar or an excellent dinner at 21 Main - all without leaving the property. Shopping is one of the few activities that require leaving the premises, but North Beach Plantation is conveniently located near several major shopping centers, malls and outlets in the North Myrtle Beach area. So get your shopping shoes on (or go shopping for new ones) at these six hot spots for bargain hunters in North Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

While the official beginning of summer is still a month away, the Grand Strand can't wait to get the party started. That's why the 10th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival in downtown North Myrtle Beach marks the unofficial start of the season. Held on Saturday, May 9, in the oceanfront section of Ocean Drive, this all-day street party puts everyone in the mood for summer with great live music and dancing in the streets. Food and drink booths, arts and crafts vendors and a Kids Zone area for the little ones to play are among the many activities of the day. The fun gets started at 10 a.m. on the community stage in McLean Park, which will play host to performances by local youth and civic groups from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But the headline acts will put on musical performances on the main stage in the Horseshoe section of Ocean Drive, which sits at the intersection of Main Street. With the scenic Atlantic Ocean serving as the backdrop, the main stage will host live music from noon to 6 p.m. Read More »

 

There’s something magical about a beach wedding, and there’s no place more magical to hold one than North Beach Plantation. Located on a scenic “island” in North Myrtle Beach, our upscale resort is separated from the mainland by a tidal creek that gives North Beach an even greater feeling of isolation and seclusion. Include first-class accommodations and amenities to the already beautiful setting and you’ve got yourself the ideal backdrop for tying the knot. Not only does North Beach provide the perfect setting for your ceremony, but our wedding experts are also on hand to make sure everything goes on without a hitch. From the flowers and photos to the cake and the catering, North Beach has a team of on-site experts and reliable outside vendors who can make sure that your wedding goes smoothly. Read More »

 

With more than 100 golf courses within a 60-mile radius of the Grand Strand, even longtime local golfers can’t play them all. In fact, there are many Myrtle Beach area golf courses you may not even know exist unless you know where to look. On the North Strand, for example, there are many layouts that are tucked away off the main roads and built upon former farms that now grow birdies and eagles instead of tobacco and cotton. If you are looking for a real golf adventure around the Carolina border, keep your eyes open for these hidden gems. You are sure to have a good time even if you’re not on top of your golf game: Read More »

 

Fine dining is never far away for guests at North Beach Plantation. With Restaurant Row to the south, Ocean Drive to the north, and Barefoot Landing just across the street, visitors have lots of options for upscale dining in the neighborhood. Here’s a list of the top five fine-dining establishments in the North Myrtle Beach area: Read More »

 

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and you don’t have to wait to until March 17 to get into the holiday spirit. In fact, guests at North Myrtle Beach have plenty of options for green-filled gatherings within a short distance of the resort, including the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party on the Grand Strand. Read More »

 

The Carolina Opry, the largest country music theater on the East Coast, has a secret. With apologies to Donnie & Marie Osmond, it's a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll. That may be a different image than most vacationers have about the traditionally country/western venue. Founded by country music star and former Grand Ole Opry performer Calvin Gilmore, the Carolina Opry was originally based in Surfside Beach and boasted an all-country lineup, as did the Dixie Jubilee that Gilmore opened in North Myrtle Beach a few years later. The sellout crowds at both venues led him to open his current and largest theater to date in 1993. The 2,200-seat location near Myrtle Beach's famed Restaurant Row shares a scenic and convenient location with Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage theater at the northern junction of Highway 17 Business and Bypass. Read More »

 

The national ad campaign “Be Together, Not the Same” has gone viral for its humorous and touching video clips showing animals of different species playing and cuddling together. Four of the featured performers hail from right here on the Grand Strand at the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and Myrtle Beach Safari. If you haven’t seen the commercial, which was unveiled during the Super Bowl, it’s worth Googling. The 18-second mark shows Suryia the orangutan playfully chasing Roscoe the blue-tick hound, followed by Bella the black lab diving into the Intracoastal Waterway from the back of Bubbles the elephant. The ad closes with Roscoe standing beside Suryia, who performs a flawless Nestea plunge onto the lawn at T.I.G.E.R.S, which stands for "The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species." Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation guests have the best amenities on the Grand Strand when the sun is shining - secluded beaches, plenty of pools and the best swim-up bar in the nation. But on those rainy and cloudy days, it's a good time to get out and explore the best that North Myrtle Beach has to offer, or at least the indoor attractions. While no one wants to see a rainy day on their vacation, here are five fun and dry places to visit: Read More »

 

If you think all oceanfront resorts are the same, you haven't stayed at North Beach Plantation. Not only is it one of the few resorts on the Grand Strand to earn AAA's prestigious Four Diamond rating for multiple years running, but North Beach also boasts many amenities that you won't find at any other resort. Here are the top five: Read More »

 

Planning the perfect Valentine's Day Date is easy if you're staying at North Beach Plantation, where you can have a romantic couples retreat without leaving the resort. Spend the day with a relaxing couples massage at The Cinzia Spa, enjoy a romantic dinner at 21 Main, and retire to your elegantly decorated room with an ocean view. It's the ideal Valentine's Day experience without the headaches of battling the crowds. But if you do want to venture off the property to add to your Valentine's Day weekend, there are several events and activities you can add to your perfect date. Here's a list of things to do on the Grand Strand to complete your Valentine's Day celebration: Read More »

 

So what if it's cold and rainy outside. There's still plenty of fun to be hand indoors in North Myrtle Beach, where there are as many things to do under the roof as there is under the sun. That's especially true for visitors staying at North Beach Plantation. If the weather dictates an indoor play date and you don't feel like leaving the resort property, make it a spa date at the on-site Cinzia Spa for a relaxing ritual treatment or a romantic couple’s massage. Enjoy a delicious meal at 21 Main, get in a workout at the state-of-the-art fitness center, or take a dip in the heated indoor pool. But if you prefer to use the cold and rain as an opportunity to try some indoor activities in North Myrtle Beach, you're in luck. Nearby Barefoot Landing and downtown Ocean Drive are home to several entertainment options. Here are the top five places to stay warm and dry and have a good time in North Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

Are you ready for some football? Not just any kind of football, but the biggest football game of the season and the most popular sporting event of the year – Super Bowl XLIX. Although we still don’t know which two teams will be making the trip to Glendale, Arizona for the Feb. 1 affair, we do know that millions of Americans and billions around the world will tune in to see the showcase, even if it’s just for the commercials and the halftime show. Read More »

 

Special occasions call for special treatment, and there’s no place more special than North Beach Plantation’s new penthouse venue, The Bridge. Featuring beautiful modern décor, seven bedrooms and baths, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a long list of amenities, The Bridge is the perfect place to make your affair perfect. Here are five ideal uses for staying at the ultimate party spot: Read More »

 

Valentine’s Day can be a tricky one when it comes to buying gifts for loved ones. Flowers and candy can be classy or cliché, but trying to find something unique runs the risk of being inappropriate for the holiday. Finding just the right present for just the right person that sends just the right message can make it a tough call. But there are at least two sure-fire gifts that can’t go wrong. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday in 2015, it’s the perfect time for a romantic weekend getaway to North Beach Plantation. Enjoy a stroll on the secluded beaches, watch the waves roll in from your private balcony, and get a couples’ massage at the on-site Cinzia Spa. It’s an ideal weekend for any couple and won’t that will be remembered for years to come. Read More »

 

Who says the winter time is the offseason on the Grand Strand? For three straight weekends in the dead of winter, the Myrtle Beach area will host a trio of unique and long-running events that promises something for everyone. Sure, the weather can be iffy in January and February, but these indoor events will keep you warm and active until spring rolls around. While there’s plenty to do and see on the North Beach Plantation property, like a relaxing day at the Cinzia Spa or a hearty feast at 21 Main, you can also check out the pageantry of the 40th Annual Carolina Square and Round Dance Convention in Myrtle Beach, the 32nd Annual Shag Dancing Championship Preliminaries in North Myrtle Beach, or the 23rd Annual Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show for a fun way to shake off the winter time blues. Here's a look at all three upcoming events: Read More »

 

Guests at North Beach Plantation have a limited number of options when it comes to casino-style gambling: You can travel thousands of miles west to Las Vegas, hundreds of miles north to Atlantic City, or just three miles offshore into international waters. While casino gambling is illegal on South Carolina soil, the Big M Casino sails out of nearby Little River six days a week, giving Grand Strand visitors and locals the opportunity to legally gamble in a fun and adventurous environment. Departing from its docking station on the Little River waterfront, the massive, 186-foot yacht heads out to the high seas for approximately five hours of gaming fun and sightseeing. The ship also has a scenic rooftop observation deck with a restaurant bar. Guests can take a break from the action inside and enjoy the ocean view and fresh air. Read More »

 

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Americans love to ring in the New Year in their own unique ways. In New York City’s Time Square, they drop a big ball. In Atlanta’s it’s a giant peach. And Las Vegas puts on a pyrotechnics display that makes the strip look tame. Although North Myrtle Beach has no tradition of dropping or blowing up things to signal the start of a new calendar, it does carry on the rites of having a good time Grand Strand style – with live music, dancing, food and fireworks. Say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015 with a smile on your face at one of these five North Myrtle Beach hot spots: Read More »

 

If you're going to be in North Myrtle Beach for the New Year, you can chose from a number of events and activities where you can raise a glass and toast the beginning of 2015. Plenty of parties will be taking place in bars and restaurants all over town -- and even more in Myrtle Beach just to the south -- but if you want to stay local, you are still sure to find a great event right in North Myrtle Beach. Here are a few special events we thought you'd want to know about: Read More »

 

Imagine a Grand Strand vacation filled with four-diamond accommodations, excellent fine dining, a full-service spa and an award-winning swim-up bar. Now imagine enjoying all these things and more at one location – North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. There’s no imagining required at this magical resort, although it does have a too-good-to-be-true feel. As you cross over the causeway and see the twin towers high above the 60-acre oceanfront property, you realize you have arrived someplace special. Situated on an island separated from the mainland by tidal creeks, North Beach Plantation keeps the pleasant surprises coming once you get over your breathe-taking arrival. It all starts with the first-class accommodations, which range from condo-style units in the 18-story towers to beach cottages and houses with up to five bedrooms. A three-time recipient of AAA's exclusive Four Diamond rating, North Beach Plantation offers luxury accommodations with private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, fully equipped kitchens, modern fixtures and furnishings. Houses, condos and cottages feature a mixture of features, including patio decks with hot tubs, barbecue grills and hammocks. Read More »

 

If you're having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit, the Alabama Theatre is serving up heaping helpings with its annual production of "The South's Grandest Christmas" show. For guests at North Beach Plantation, holiday cheer is only a short distance away. Located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, the Alabama Theatre has made a name for itself with this traditional Christmas showcase. Highlighting the wonders of a country Christmas below the Mason/Dixon line, this award-winning performance has been known to put a smile on the faces of even the biggest scrooges in the audience. Read More »

 

It's safe to say that Dr. Chris Quinn has a true love affair with North Beach Plantation - in more ways than one. Not only did he and his wife, Jenna, fall in love with the elegant North Myrtle Beach resort the first time they visited, they also subsequently held their wedding at North Beach, and recently returned to celebrate their first year together at their favorite place on the planet. "I brought my then-girlfriend, Jenna, there for the first time and it was just perfect," recalled Chris. "Just driving down the road and crossing the bridge that leads to the towers is so fantastic. You can tell you are arriving someplace special. We absolutely fell in love with it." Read More »

 

Everyone loves a homemade Thanksgiving feast … except the ones who have to spend all week preparing it and the rest of the weekend cleaning and recovering from it. That’s one of the reasons families have begun turning to a holiday meal at a nice restaurant in recent years. Show up, sit down, chow down, and stagger back home for a long, relaxing nap. No cooking, no cleaning, no problems.That trend is particularly true of parties who take advantage of the holiday for a mini-vacation in North Myrtle Beach. With so much to see and do, and without all the cooking comforts of home, guests have started celebrating Thanksgiving dinner at a fine-dining establishment or a country-cooking hot spot for maximum convenience and excellent cuisine. Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is a popular place for a couples retreat, in part because of the wide selection of activities available for parties of two. While there's plenty of things to see and do for families, golfers and large groups, North Myrtle Beach is especially suited for couples looking to spend some quality time together, no matter how you define "quality time." From romantic dancing and dining hot spots to outdoor activities designed for making memories, you'll find it all in North Myrtle Beach. Here's a list of suggestions for couples looking to have a special getaway you will remember for years to come: Read More »

 

A is for Alligator Adventure, a zoological park at Barefoot Landing with thousands of gators, crocs, reptiles and other unusual critters. B is for Barefoot Landing, the entertainment, dining and shopping capital of North Myrtle beach. C is for Calabash-style seafood, made famous by the city just north of the Carolina border but available at seafood buffets throughout North Myrtle Beach. D is for Dancing, a popular pastime in North Myrtle Beach. In fact, South Carolina's state dance, the shag, was popularized in the clubs of Ocean Drive in the 1950s and ‘60s. Read More »

 

For years, visitors and residents on the north end of the Grand Strand have been largely left out of the retail-shopping center boom. With the Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach and Market Common mega-plexes to the south, along with Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach Mall and two Tanger Outlets, those living and staying in the downtown North Myrtle Beach and Little River areas have had long drives to get some serious retail therapy. But that is changing with the recent opening of the new Coastal North Town Center, a 368,000-square-foot retail district featuring dozens of national and regional outlets - some of them making their debuts on the Grand Strand. With stores like the Hobby Lobby and Publix grocery store, which have no other locations on the 60-mile stretch of the Grand Strand, Coastal North Town Center may be giving residents and visitors on the south side of the Strand good reasons to make the drive to North Myrtle Beach. Read More »

 

Guests at North Beach Plantation might be horrified to learn that there are hundreds of alligators, snakes and other rare reptiles within short distance of the exclusive North Myrtle Beach resort. Fear not; they are confined to the 15-acre property at Alligator Adventure, just across Highway 17 at Barefoot Landing. And while you don't have to worry about encountering one of the man-eating crocodiles in the wild, Alligator Adventure gives visitors the next best thing: the chance to get up close and personal with the ancient creatures.Featuring various species of alligators, crocodiles, venomous snakes and other rare reptiles, Alligator Adventure is most popular for the animals that take top billing on the marquee - gators, and lots of them. From the popular American alligator to the endangered Albino alligator, this wildlife refuge is literally wall to wall with gators. Read More »

 

The Little River Shrimp & Jazz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in October, and the two-day party filled with live concerts and fresh seafood has already become a popular tradition on the Grand Strand. Thousands pack the downtown streets and fishing docks of the historic Little River Waterfront to celebrate two of the town's biggest treasures - seafood and music. The first part of the "Shrimp & Jazz" honorees is obvious. The peak of the fall shrimp season brings boatloads of shrimp to the docks and dining rooms of Little River's many seafood restaurants. Also known for producing large quantities of fresh catch of the day fish and blue crabs by the bushels, Little River features all kinds of seafood at this festival. Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach has always been a great place to hold a beach wedding, so it's no surprise that it has also become a popular place to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Because North Myrtle Beach has fewer restrictions on beach weddings than some surrounding cities on the Grand Strand, it has become a hot spot for couples to exchange their vows with the Atlantic Ocean serving as the perfect backdrop. Many of those couples return to year after year to revisit the site of their special day, and to add some new memories to their marriage. Another draw to North Myrtle Beach is the abundance of romantic accommodations and restaurants. Guests at North Beach Plantation know there's no finer place on the Strand for a romantic retreat, and they don't have to go very far to find the ideal restaurant for a memorable anniversary dinner to mark the occasion. Here is a list of the top five places to enjoy an anniversary dinner in North Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

The Grand Strand welcomes millions of visitors to its sandy shores every summer, but the crowds drop off significantly after Labor Day and gradually throughout the months that end with "ber". That's a shame, because any local will tell you that fall is the best time to be in North Myrtle Beach. Smaller crowds, lower humidity, empty beaches and no-waiting restaurants are just a few of the fringe benefits of booking your Grand Strand vacation in the fall. Read More »

 

On the northern end of the Grand Strand resides "A Tale of Two Cities" with a twist. It's always the best of times at the Carolina border towns of Calabash and Little River. Located just 20 miles north of Myrtle Beach, these two tiny fishing villages sit just across the state line and the Intracoastal Waterway from one another. Although both are famous for their seafood restaurant, marinas, golf courses and laid-back lifestyles, each has its own distinct flavor and rich history that make them hidden gems in the far corners of their respective states. Read More »

 

If you’re one who settles for less than the best, this may not be the place or top 10 list for you. But if you have an appreciation for the finer things in life, The Bridge at North Beach Plantation is the best penthouse in town. Here are the top 10 reasons to spend your Myrtle Beach getaway at The Bridge. Read More »

 

If you’re looking for a good time during the final days of summer and early days of fall, look no farther than North Myrtle Beach. From free concerts and movies to dance and heritage festivals, North Myrtle Beach has a full calendar of fun set for August, September and beyond. Here are five you don’t want to miss. Read More »

 

While enjoying your stay at North Beach Plantation, be sure to swing on by some of the area's top golf courses. With more than 100 championship golf courses along the Grand Strand, North Myrtle Beach plays host to some of the best. Here's a list of the top five places to play golf on the North Strand: Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation has created the ultimate oceanfront penthouse for those with an appreciation for the finer things in life. Officially known as "The Bridge," this 5,500-square-foot condo sits high above the Atlantic Ocean like a luxury nest. Spanning the space between the top floors of the Jasmine and Indigo towers, The Bridge serves as the most coveted piece of real estate on the Grand Strand market at one of its few Four-Diamond resorts. Featuring seven bedrooms, including a master's suite fit for a king and queen, 7 1/2 spacious baths with granite countertops and a Jacuzzi tub, and a long list of amenities you won't find anywhere else on the Strand, The Bridge is the new place to stay for special occasions. Read More »

 

USA Today and 10Best.com confirmed what guests of the North Beach Plantation have known all along; you can’t beat it for the ultimate vacation experience on the Grand Strand. The popular newspaper and web site selected North Beach Plantation as the No. 1 Luxury Hotel in the Myrtle Beach area in a recent article. The story cited the resort for its Four-Diamond Rating from AAA, as well as its “upscale accommodations and first-class amenities.” Read More »

 

There's no more relaxing place to stay on the Grand Strand than North Beach Plantation, and there's no more relaxing place in North Beach Plantation than the Cinzia Spa. Located on the 7.5-acre "island", this secluded, luxury North Myrtle Beach resort is home to the full-service Cinzia Spa, which offers a wide range of treatments as well as a modernly furnished and fully outfitted fitness center to help you make the most of your vacation. Read More »

 

It’s luxury unlike anything we’ve seen on the Grand Strand. And it’s coming in July. North Beach Plantation is soon unveiling its newest and cushiest accommodation, “The Bridge” at North Beach.. This expansive penthouse joins the resort’s two towers (hence the name) and has been coined “floating oceanfront elegance” by its owner and developer of North Beach Towers. It may be the largest, most luxurious resort stay on the Southeast coast. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach offers so many first-class amenities that there’s really no need to leave the property. But if you do decide to venture out, you don’t have to go very far to find great food, fun and attractions. Here’s a list of places to visit within walking distance of North Beach Plantation. Read More »

 

One of the many perks of choosing North Beach Plantation for your Grand Stand stay is there truly is no bad room. Not even close. With that said, newcomers often benefit from a little help in choosing accommodations for vacation; which tower to choose? Suites or houses? One bedroom or more? North Beach’s Denise Clarke, the front desk manager, expertly guided us through the selection process. Read More »

 

We have some good news for y’all headed to North Beach Plantation this summer: You picked the right place to stay on the Grand Strand. The luxury oceanfront resort is planning the return of some popular events — with a twist — as well as introducing some new perks that will no doubt be popular ones. Read More »

 

We love our kids more than anything, we do. But sometimes… well, we need a break. Even if it is just for 15 minutes. North Beach Plantation resort, thankfully, delights kids and parents alike with its Kids Club, a daily diversion that occupies the little ones and gives mom and dad a breather. Club supervisor Allison McCarthy said the resort offers five or six activities a day for the children staying at the resort, comprising crafts, games and other fun. Once a week they will showcase a magician or an animal show, bringing in live reptiles and other creepy crawlies at which kids can marvel. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation is a popular destination for groups, and no wonder! Between the amazing cottages at North Beach, where you can enjoy all the comforts of a private residence by the sea with luxury style and some extra amenities and the high end oceanfront towers, you’re sure to find something that’s perfect for a long and relaxing group vacation. That’s true whether you’re coming to North Myrtle Beach for a wedding, a family reunion or with a traveling sports team. Read More »

 

If you’re the kind of person who needs to stay active and fit, even on vacation, you’ve got to check out Beach Fit, the state of the art fitness center at North Beach Plantation. Read More »

 

When you’re traveling with your family, it’s often nice to pack a few fun toys that will help keep the trips entertaining, and help extend your beach fun. Here are a few of our favorite beach toys, broken down by age group: Read More »

 

Family vacations can be a big drain to the finances if you’re not careful. But being frugal really pays off, as it means you can start saving up for your next vacation sooner! Read More »

 

Does the idea of a 15-foot-long alligator leaping into the air and snapping its enormous jaws down on a hunk of fresh meat entice you? At Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach, you can get up close with alligators during feeding time. But don’t worry—it’s perfectly safe! Read More »

 

Sometimes, when you’re on vacation, it’s hard to get everyone to agree to do the same thing. Mom wants to see a show. Dad wants to go for a walk and do some window shopping. Someone’s hungry. And someone else wants to check out some amusement park rides. When a problem like that comes up on a Myrtle Beach vacation, the answer is usually Broadway at the Beach. Broadway is one of the most concentrated entertainment, shopping and dining attractions on the Grand Strand. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation is currently rated the number one hotel in North Myrtle Beach on TripAdvisor in the top 10 percent of businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor. The award is only presented to resorts that consistently earn outstanding reviews on the site from travelers. Read More »

 

Top North Myrtle Beach Hotel According To TripAdvisor Adds New Prime Steakhouse To List Of Exquisite Guest Amenities Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach’s Top Hotel Has #6 Pool Bar In World, #1 In United States Read More »

 

New 60-Acre Development Offers Wide Array Of Accommodation Styles Myrtle Beach, S.C.—Representatives of Brittain Resort Management announced that The Cottages at North Beach Plantation are now open and ready for vacation bookings. They are the latest addition to a wide range of Four Diamond luxury vacation accommodations by the acclaimed North Beach Plantation, located in North Myrtle Beach. Read More »

 

Teaching your children the wonders of the great outdoors can be tricky in the cell phone and video game era. You want them to have the same nature-rich experiences you had as a child but they seem more interested in texting friends and listening to their era buds. A Grand Strand vacation may be just the trick to igniting your kids’ interest in the great outdoors. With so many fun activities for the whole family, you can enjoy being outside with your little ones and make some lasting vacation memories. Here are five fun things to do with kids in the Myrtle Beach area: Read More »

 

The Jimmy Buffett hit song "Cheeseburger In Paradise" strikes a chord with Parrotheads and all types of beachgoers who have ever experienced that special kind of hunger that comes from a day in the sun, surf and sand. A healthy snack might hold off the hunger pangs for a little while, but eventually your body wants something meaty, cheesy and greasy. North Beach Plantation guests have a nice refuge from the heat at the award-winning swim up pool bar. Named the No. 1 swim-up bar in America by Trip Advisor, this cozy little aquatic cafe serves frozen drinks and light fare for a refreshing fill-up. But if you find yourself out and about and get the urge for a beach-casual dive that is walking distance from the ocean, check out these five hot spots for lunch: Read More »

 

If the primary reason you go on vacation is to relax, then North Beach Plantation has the perfect place for you. The on-site Cinzia Spa provides a wide selection of services so you can spend the day unwinding your mind and body without having to leave the resort property. Based in a 3,000 square foot facility on the North Beach premises in North Myrtle Beach, Cinzia Spa offers a variety of body treatments, international rituals, massages and fitness classes. Special day packages are available for guests looking for the ultimate full-service spa experience. Spoil yourself with the assortment of salon treatments available, such as facials and skin care or manicures and pedicures. Skin treatments include Cinzia's Signature European mask and peel, the Diamond Microdermabrasion and the new Advanced Resurfacing Stem Cell package. Enhancements, like the Glycolic Peel and Collagen Mask, along with waxing procedures, are also available. Try the Almond or Tropical Citrus mani/pedi treatment for healthy skin and nails, and receive a French polish to make your fingernails and toenails look fabulous. Read More »

 

Some say Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer tourism season. But on the Grand Strand and at North Beach Plantation, we say it signals the start of the fall festival season - a time of cooler temperatures, smaller crowds and lots of fun events to attend. Located a short drive to the downtown districts of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, the two hottest spots for fall festivals, North Beach Plantation is the perfect place for your autumn getaway. Relax at the Four Diamond resort or head out to events that celebrate local food, music, culture and arts, as well as international-themed festivals. The highlight of the autumn festival lineup in North Myrtle Beach is the Sept. 18-27 SOS Fall Migration, a 10-day tribute to the South Carolina state dance, the Carolina shag. Started on the beaches of the Grand Strand back in the mid-1900s, the shag brings thousands of dancers to the Ocean Drive district to take a rhythmic stroll down memory lane. New generations of shaggers have made this a family friendly event as the weekend events feature live beach music on the main stage in the Horseshoe and people dancing in the streets (or sitting in their lawn chairs) to enjoy the festivities. Food and beverage booths, arts and crafts vendors and kids' activities are part of the festival lineup. Read More »

 

We've narrowed our list of the top reasons to stay at North Beach Plantation to five, but all you really need to know is the number four - as in AAA's prestigious Four Diamond rating. North Beach Plantation has become a mainstay on the travel club's annual citation for excellence, and the honor is well deserved. In addition to the Four Diamonds, here are the top five reasons to spend your next vacation at North Beach: Read More »

 

You've heard the old expression "Why would anyone want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" It's funny line, but you will never hear those words come from the lips of someone who has been skydiving. For them, the answer is easy: Just for the thrill of it.Skydiving is one of the most popular adventure sports for many reasons, whether it's the adrenaline rush of taking the first step out the window or the incredible feel of freefalling, skydiving provides the ultimate experience for those with enough nerve to try it. Fortunately for guests at North Beach Plantation, you don't have to travel very far to experience the top skydiving outfitter on the Grand Strand. Located at the North Myrtle Beach Airport just 2 miles south of the resort, Myrtle Beach Skydiving can have you can be suited it and soaring through the sky in a matter of hours. Read More »

 

You can't blame North Beach Plantation guests for wanting to spend a quiet night at the resort. After all, with all the on-site luxury accommodations and award-winning amenities, such as 21 Main Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, pools and swim-up bar and Cinzia Spa, it's understandable to relax at the finest resort on the Grand Strand. However, you can't use the excuse that you can't find anything to do. There are great attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife all over the Strand, and one of the most popular gathering spots is just down the street from North Beach at Barefoot Landing. In addition to the Alabama Theatre, the House of Blues, and dozens of restaurants and shops, Barefoot Landing also provides free family entertainment throughout the summer months. The complex hosts its annual Summerfest event, which features something for the whole family every night of the week through August. Among the festivities are a boardwalk parade led by roving entertainers like stilt-walkers, magicians, clowns, and even jugglers on unicycles and more. Here's the daily breakdown of Summerfest's events: Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach area has received numerous awards proclaiming it America's best "family beach," but that title means more than a one-week retreat for the parents and children. The Grand Strand is a great destination for extended families to reunite and reconnect. And there's no better place to host a more uniquely relaxing and entertaining family reunion than The Cottages at North Beach Plantation. Offering a wide selection of luxury cottages of varying styles, sizes and floor plans, North Beach provides the perfect setting for families to stay together and play together on the 60-acre seaside resort. The Cottages of North Beach feature two-, three-, and four-bedroom layouts with an equivalent number of baths and additional living space that can accommodate up to 12. Families of varying sizes can spend quality time under the same roof with plenty of space for privacy, and larger families can reserve cottages in the same neighborhood. Read More »

 

Millions of visitors flock to the coast to catch concerts on the beach, but the best shows in town are actually on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway at the Boathouse in Myrtle Beach. Located just below the Highway 501 Bridge, this restaurant/bar transforms into the biggest outdoor show during summer Sunday afternoons.Billed as having “The Best Backyard in Myrtle Beach,” the Boathouse knows how to throw a party. An outdoor stage attracts some big names in the music industry, from national touring artists to local and regional favorites. Hundreds arrive at the Boathouse by land and water to enjoy the festive atmosphere as boaters tie up at the docks and swimsuit-clad patrons take a dip in the Waterway or soak up some sun and live music on the lawn. Best of all, the shows are free. The 2015 lineup features bands you might expect to pay a steep price for tickets or cover charge to see. The annual highlight is JerryFest, a tribute to the life and music of late and beloved Grateful Dead member Jerry Garcia, which will be held on Aug. 9 to celebrate his birthday. The shows are held every Sunday through Sept. 6, although more shows may be added in the early fall. Here’s a look at this year’s schedule: Read More »

 

You've seen the awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic Ocean while standing in the white sand of North Myrtle Beach or sitting on your private balcony at North Beach Plantation. But there's a lot more beauty beneath the ocean's surface just waiting to be explored. Of all the watersports options you can try during your North Myrtle Beach vacation, only scuba diving takes you to the depths of the sea to discover an amazing underwater world. Take private lessons in a training pool before making your big splash in the ocean. Whether you are an experienced diver or a newcomer to the sport, Coastal Scuba in North Myrtle Beach is the place to go to on the Grand Strand for training, certification and trips to the most amazing shipwrecks and artificial reefs off the Carolinas coast. Read More »

 

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you are on vacation. Before spending a summer day on the beach or the golf course you need a lot of energy, so fuel up on a fat stack of pancakes, a fluffy omelet filled with tasty ingredients, fresh fruits or a hot breakfast sandwich. North Beach Plantation guests are in luck as the surrounding area is lined with breakfast places and pancake houses where you can load up on a hearty and healthy breakfast. You might as well make it something tasty, and these five breakfast spots will leave you happy and ready to tackle another day in paradise: Read More »

 

There’s something special about dining out or having a few drinks while looking out over the ocean. The smell of the salt air, sound of the crashing waves, a feel of the ocean breeze heighten the senses for a cold beer or frozen drink, or a nice surf-and-turf spread. North Myrtle Beach has an excellent selection of both restaurants and bars on the oceanfront. Here are five hot spots where you can feed your body and unwind your mind: Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation has so many great amenities on site and so many top attractions in the North Myrtle Beach neighborhood that a trip to a different city may be the farthest thing on your mind. But if you are looking to get away for a day during your vacation, here are five hot spots that are well worth the drive: Read More »

 

There are a million reasons to spend your Grand Strand vacation at North Beach Plantation, but we can only pick five. It's not an easy list to narrow down, especially for guests who enjoy the finer things in life. You don't get to be a multi-year AAA Four-Diamond Resort without doing something right. Scratch that - without doing EVERYTHING right. North Beach is one of those rare gems that covers all the bases and cuts no corners. From the moment you arrive at the oceanfront property, you will experience luxury at every turn. Here are five reasons to stay at North Beach Plantation for the ultimate Grand Strand vacation experience: Read More »

 

The only problem with dining at a restaurant like 21 Main is deciding what to order. With so many award-winning options on one menu, you've got some tough decisions to make. The good news is it's hard to go wrong. 21 Main offers some of the best cuisine on the Grand Strand, and its extensive menu and wine list are delicious from A (as in Appetizers) to Z (as in Zinfandel). Here are a few recommendations for 21 Main’s most popular dishes to help you through every course: Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is famous for its miles white-sand beaches, rows of seafood restaurants and retail shops, and shag dancing to the sweet sounds of beach music. In fact, all kinds of music – from the country and gospel sounds of the Alabama Theatre to the rhythm and blues of the House of Blues – give guests and locals a reason to move their feet to the beat in North Myrtle Beach. In keeping with its knack for reputation for great music, North Myrtle Beach hosts two free summer concert series that attract folks from all walks of life to shake a leg on the outdoor dance floor. The Hot Summer Nights Concert Series kicks off the 2015 season in downtown North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, May 14, while the Sounds of Summer Concert Series cranks it up on Friday, May 15, at the new North Myrtle Beach Recreation & Sports Complex. The dual concert lineup offers music-lovers the opportunity to hear some great local and regional bands and enjoy the great outdoors. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation, a Four-Diamond full-service resort in North Myrtle Beach, offers so many first-class amenities, guests can spend their entire vacations on the property without missing out. Here are five reasons to spend a week in the lap of luxury at North Beach: Read More »

 

Who kept you fed and warm when you were a baby, taught you how to crawl and walk when you were a toddler, bandaged and kissed your boo boos when you were a kid, and taught you right from wrong as a teenager? Dear ol' mom, for most, and she continues to love and support you as an adult. Here's your chance to pay her back, at least in part, with a perfect Mother's Day weekend at North Beach Plantation. Located in North Myrtle Beach near Barefoot Landing, this is the ideal location for showing mom how much you love her and appreciate all she has done for you in the past. Start with a luxury oceanfront suite in the twin towers with all the creature comforts of home. Mom can sit outside on the private balcony and enjoy the fabulous view of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding expanse of beaches. Elegantly decorated and fully furnished, mom can relax in the lap of luxury like she deserves. Read More »

 

In case you didn't see the 2007 blockbuster "The Bucket List," the two lead characters, played by Jack Nicklaus and Morgan Freeman, spend their final days doing all the things they had wanted to do before kicking the proverbial bucket, hence the title. The movie made people reconsider the way they live their lives, a reminder to pursue your dreams and soak up every experience. Whether it's an adventurous activity you've always wanted to try or a more relaxing way to treat yourself, the whole concept is about living life to the fullest. In that spirit, North Beach Plantation offers a rare and rewarding opportunity to put a check mark on your bucket list. Take a week out of your busy life to spoil yourself like a VIP and wrap yourself in the ultimate luxury vacation experience at The Bridge, the most impressive accommodations on the entire Grand Strand. Read More »

 

Everyone knows about Myrtle Beach's most popular attractions. After all, the big-name entertainment venues and shopping centers are more visible, and thereby more heavily attended than some of the more laid-back areas of the Grand Strand. Finding a low-key environment during the peak summer months can be tough with so many tourists in town, but most tend to follow the neon lights like moths to a flame at popular hot spots like Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, Market Common and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk - all great places when crowds and traffic are light. Otherwise, a night out needs to be close and not crowded and relaxed. Read More »

 

Among the many things guests’ love about staying at North Beach Plantation is the abundance of on-site amenities. You can hit the beach or pool deck within steps of the towers, get in a workout or have a massage at the Cinzia Spa, and have a drink at the swim-up bar or an excellent dinner at 21 Main - all without leaving the property. Shopping is one of the few activities that require leaving the premises, but North Beach Plantation is conveniently located near several major shopping centers, malls and outlets in the North Myrtle Beach area. So get your shopping shoes on (or go shopping for new ones) at these six hot spots for bargain hunters in North Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

While the official beginning of summer is still a month away, the Grand Strand can't wait to get the party started. That's why the 10th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival in downtown North Myrtle Beach marks the unofficial start of the season. Held on Saturday, May 9, in the oceanfront section of Ocean Drive, this all-day street party puts everyone in the mood for summer with great live music and dancing in the streets. Food and drink booths, arts and crafts vendors and a Kids Zone area for the little ones to play are among the many activities of the day. The fun gets started at 10 a.m. on the community stage in McLean Park, which will play host to performances by local youth and civic groups from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But the headline acts will put on musical performances on the main stage in the Horseshoe section of Ocean Drive, which sits at the intersection of Main Street. With the scenic Atlantic Ocean serving as the backdrop, the main stage will host live music from noon to 6 p.m. Read More »

 

There’s something magical about a beach wedding, and there’s no place more magical to hold one than North Beach Plantation. Located on a scenic “island” in North Myrtle Beach, our upscale resort is separated from the mainland by a tidal creek that gives North Beach an even greater feeling of isolation and seclusion. Include first-class accommodations and amenities to the already beautiful setting and you’ve got yourself the ideal backdrop for tying the knot. Not only does North Beach provide the perfect setting for your ceremony, but our wedding experts are also on hand to make sure everything goes on without a hitch. From the flowers and photos to the cake and the catering, North Beach has a team of on-site experts and reliable outside vendors who can make sure that your wedding goes smoothly. Read More »

 

With more than 100 golf courses within a 60-mile radius of the Grand Strand, even longtime local golfers can’t play them all. In fact, there are many Myrtle Beach area golf courses you may not even know exist unless you know where to look. On the North Strand, for example, there are many layouts that are tucked away off the main roads and built upon former farms that now grow birdies and eagles instead of tobacco and cotton. If you are looking for a real golf adventure around the Carolina border, keep your eyes open for these hidden gems. You are sure to have a good time even if you’re not on top of your golf game: Read More »

 

Fine dining is never far away for guests at North Beach Plantation. With Restaurant Row to the south, Ocean Drive to the north, and Barefoot Landing just across the street, visitors have lots of options for upscale dining in the neighborhood. Here’s a list of the top five fine-dining establishments in the North Myrtle Beach area: Read More »

 

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and you don’t have to wait to until March 17 to get into the holiday spirit. In fact, guests at North Myrtle Beach have plenty of options for green-filled gatherings within a short distance of the resort, including the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party on the Grand Strand. Read More »

 

The Carolina Opry, the largest country music theater on the East Coast, has a secret. With apologies to Donnie & Marie Osmond, it's a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll. That may be a different image than most vacationers have about the traditionally country/western venue. Founded by country music star and former Grand Ole Opry performer Calvin Gilmore, the Carolina Opry was originally based in Surfside Beach and boasted an all-country lineup, as did the Dixie Jubilee that Gilmore opened in North Myrtle Beach a few years later. The sellout crowds at both venues led him to open his current and largest theater to date in 1993. The 2,200-seat location near Myrtle Beach's famed Restaurant Row shares a scenic and convenient location with Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage theater at the northern junction of Highway 17 Business and Bypass. Read More »

 

The national ad campaign “Be Together, Not the Same” has gone viral for its humorous and touching video clips showing animals of different species playing and cuddling together. Four of the featured performers hail from right here on the Grand Strand at the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and Myrtle Beach Safari. If you haven’t seen the commercial, which was unveiled during the Super Bowl, it’s worth Googling. The 18-second mark shows Suryia the orangutan playfully chasing Roscoe the blue-tick hound, followed by Bella the black lab diving into the Intracoastal Waterway from the back of Bubbles the elephant. The ad closes with Roscoe standing beside Suryia, who performs a flawless Nestea plunge onto the lawn at T.I.G.E.R.S, which stands for "The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species." Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation guests have the best amenities on the Grand Strand when the sun is shining - secluded beaches, plenty of pools and the best swim-up bar in the nation. But on those rainy and cloudy days, it's a good time to get out and explore the best that North Myrtle Beach has to offer, or at least the indoor attractions. While no one wants to see a rainy day on their vacation, here are five fun and dry places to visit: Read More »

 

If you think all oceanfront resorts are the same, you haven't stayed at North Beach Plantation. Not only is it one of the few resorts on the Grand Strand to earn AAA's prestigious Four Diamond rating for multiple years running, but North Beach also boasts many amenities that you won't find at any other resort. Here are the top five: Read More »

 

Planning the perfect Valentine's Day Date is easy if you're staying at North Beach Plantation, where you can have a romantic couples retreat without leaving the resort. Spend the day with a relaxing couples massage at The Cinzia Spa, enjoy a romantic dinner at 21 Main, and retire to your elegantly decorated room with an ocean view. It's the ideal Valentine's Day experience without the headaches of battling the crowds. But if you do want to venture off the property to add to your Valentine's Day weekend, there are several events and activities you can add to your perfect date. Here's a list of things to do on the Grand Strand to complete your Valentine's Day celebration: Read More »

 

So what if it's cold and rainy outside. There's still plenty of fun to be hand indoors in North Myrtle Beach, where there are as many things to do under the roof as there is under the sun. That's especially true for visitors staying at North Beach Plantation. If the weather dictates an indoor play date and you don't feel like leaving the resort property, make it a spa date at the on-site Cinzia Spa for a relaxing ritual treatment or a romantic couple’s massage. Enjoy a delicious meal at 21 Main, get in a workout at the state-of-the-art fitness center, or take a dip in the heated indoor pool. But if you prefer to use the cold and rain as an opportunity to try some indoor activities in North Myrtle Beach, you're in luck. Nearby Barefoot Landing and downtown Ocean Drive are home to several entertainment options. Here are the top five places to stay warm and dry and have a good time in North Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

Are you ready for some football? Not just any kind of football, but the biggest football game of the season and the most popular sporting event of the year – Super Bowl XLIX. Although we still don’t know which two teams will be making the trip to Glendale, Arizona for the Feb. 1 affair, we do know that millions of Americans and billions around the world will tune in to see the showcase, even if it’s just for the commercials and the halftime show. Read More »

 

Special occasions call for special treatment, and there’s no place more special than North Beach Plantation’s new penthouse venue, The Bridge. Featuring beautiful modern décor, seven bedrooms and baths, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a long list of amenities, The Bridge is the perfect place to make your affair perfect. Here are five ideal uses for staying at the ultimate party spot: Read More »

 

Valentine’s Day can be a tricky one when it comes to buying gifts for loved ones. Flowers and candy can be classy or cliché, but trying to find something unique runs the risk of being inappropriate for the holiday. Finding just the right present for just the right person that sends just the right message can make it a tough call. But there are at least two sure-fire gifts that can’t go wrong. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday in 2015, it’s the perfect time for a romantic weekend getaway to North Beach Plantation. Enjoy a stroll on the secluded beaches, watch the waves roll in from your private balcony, and get a couples’ massage at the on-site Cinzia Spa. It’s an ideal weekend for any couple and won’t that will be remembered for years to come. Read More »

 

Who says the winter time is the offseason on the Grand Strand? For three straight weekends in the dead of winter, the Myrtle Beach area will host a trio of unique and long-running events that promises something for everyone. Sure, the weather can be iffy in January and February, but these indoor events will keep you warm and active until spring rolls around. While there’s plenty to do and see on the North Beach Plantation property, like a relaxing day at the Cinzia Spa or a hearty feast at 21 Main, you can also check out the pageantry of the 40th Annual Carolina Square and Round Dance Convention in Myrtle Beach, the 32nd Annual Shag Dancing Championship Preliminaries in North Myrtle Beach, or the 23rd Annual Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show for a fun way to shake off the winter time blues. Here's a look at all three upcoming events: Read More »

 

Guests at North Beach Plantation have a limited number of options when it comes to casino-style gambling: You can travel thousands of miles west to Las Vegas, hundreds of miles north to Atlantic City, or just three miles offshore into international waters. While casino gambling is illegal on South Carolina soil, the Big M Casino sails out of nearby Little River six days a week, giving Grand Strand visitors and locals the opportunity to legally gamble in a fun and adventurous environment. Departing from its docking station on the Little River waterfront, the massive, 186-foot yacht heads out to the high seas for approximately five hours of gaming fun and sightseeing. The ship also has a scenic rooftop observation deck with a restaurant bar. Guests can take a break from the action inside and enjoy the ocean view and fresh air. Read More »

 

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Americans love to ring in the New Year in their own unique ways. In New York City’s Time Square, they drop a big ball. In Atlanta’s it’s a giant peach. And Las Vegas puts on a pyrotechnics display that makes the strip look tame. Although North Myrtle Beach has no tradition of dropping or blowing up things to signal the start of a new calendar, it does carry on the rites of having a good time Grand Strand style – with live music, dancing, food and fireworks. Say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015 with a smile on your face at one of these five North Myrtle Beach hot spots: Read More »

 

If you're going to be in North Myrtle Beach for the New Year, you can chose from a number of events and activities where you can raise a glass and toast the beginning of 2015. Plenty of parties will be taking place in bars and restaurants all over town -- and even more in Myrtle Beach just to the south -- but if you want to stay local, you are still sure to find a great event right in North Myrtle Beach. Here are a few special events we thought you'd want to know about: Read More »

 

Imagine a Grand Strand vacation filled with four-diamond accommodations, excellent fine dining, a full-service spa and an award-winning swim-up bar. Now imagine enjoying all these things and more at one location – North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. There’s no imagining required at this magical resort, although it does have a too-good-to-be-true feel. As you cross over the causeway and see the twin towers high above the 60-acre oceanfront property, you realize you have arrived someplace special. Situated on an island separated from the mainland by tidal creeks, North Beach Plantation keeps the pleasant surprises coming once you get over your breathe-taking arrival. It all starts with the first-class accommodations, which range from condo-style units in the 18-story towers to beach cottages and houses with up to five bedrooms. A three-time recipient of AAA's exclusive Four Diamond rating, North Beach Plantation offers luxury accommodations with private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, fully equipped kitchens, modern fixtures and furnishings. Houses, condos and cottages feature a mixture of features, including patio decks with hot tubs, barbecue grills and hammocks. Read More »

 

If you're having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit, the Alabama Theatre is serving up heaping helpings with its annual production of "The South's Grandest Christmas" show. For guests at North Beach Plantation, holiday cheer is only a short distance away. Located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, the Alabama Theatre has made a name for itself with this traditional Christmas showcase. Highlighting the wonders of a country Christmas below the Mason/Dixon line, this award-winning performance has been known to put a smile on the faces of even the biggest scrooges in the audience. Read More »

 

It's safe to say that Dr. Chris Quinn has a true love affair with North Beach Plantation - in more ways than one. Not only did he and his wife, Jenna, fall in love with the elegant North Myrtle Beach resort the first time they visited, they also subsequently held their wedding at North Beach, and recently returned to celebrate their first year together at their favorite place on the planet. "I brought my then-girlfriend, Jenna, there for the first time and it was just perfect," recalled Chris. "Just driving down the road and crossing the bridge that leads to the towers is so fantastic. You can tell you are arriving someplace special. We absolutely fell in love with it." Read More »

 

Everyone loves a homemade Thanksgiving feast … except the ones who have to spend all week preparing it and the rest of the weekend cleaning and recovering from it. That’s one of the reasons families have begun turning to a holiday meal at a nice restaurant in recent years. Show up, sit down, chow down, and stagger back home for a long, relaxing nap. No cooking, no cleaning, no problems.That trend is particularly true of parties who take advantage of the holiday for a mini-vacation in North Myrtle Beach. With so much to see and do, and without all the cooking comforts of home, guests have started celebrating Thanksgiving dinner at a fine-dining establishment or a country-cooking hot spot for maximum convenience and excellent cuisine. Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is a popular place for a couples retreat, in part because of the wide selection of activities available for parties of two. While there's plenty of things to see and do for families, golfers and large groups, North Myrtle Beach is especially suited for couples looking to spend some quality time together, no matter how you define "quality time." From romantic dancing and dining hot spots to outdoor activities designed for making memories, you'll find it all in North Myrtle Beach. Here's a list of suggestions for couples looking to have a special getaway you will remember for years to come: Read More »

 

A is for Alligator Adventure, a zoological park at Barefoot Landing with thousands of gators, crocs, reptiles and other unusual critters. B is for Barefoot Landing, the entertainment, dining and shopping capital of North Myrtle beach. C is for Calabash-style seafood, made famous by the city just north of the Carolina border but available at seafood buffets throughout North Myrtle Beach. D is for Dancing, a popular pastime in North Myrtle Beach. In fact, South Carolina's state dance, the shag, was popularized in the clubs of Ocean Drive in the 1950s and ‘60s. Read More »

 

For years, visitors and residents on the north end of the Grand Strand have been largely left out of the retail-shopping center boom. With the Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach and Market Common mega-plexes to the south, along with Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach Mall and two Tanger Outlets, those living and staying in the downtown North Myrtle Beach and Little River areas have had long drives to get some serious retail therapy. But that is changing with the recent opening of the new Coastal North Town Center, a 368,000-square-foot retail district featuring dozens of national and regional outlets - some of them making their debuts on the Grand Strand. With stores like the Hobby Lobby and Publix grocery store, which have no other locations on the 60-mile stretch of the Grand Strand, Coastal North Town Center may be giving residents and visitors on the south side of the Strand good reasons to make the drive to North Myrtle Beach. Read More »

 

Guests at North Beach Plantation might be horrified to learn that there are hundreds of alligators, snakes and other rare reptiles within short distance of the exclusive North Myrtle Beach resort. Fear not; they are confined to the 15-acre property at Alligator Adventure, just across Highway 17 at Barefoot Landing. And while you don't have to worry about encountering one of the man-eating crocodiles in the wild, Alligator Adventure gives visitors the next best thing: the chance to get up close and personal with the ancient creatures.Featuring various species of alligators, crocodiles, venomous snakes and other rare reptiles, Alligator Adventure is most popular for the animals that take top billing on the marquee - gators, and lots of them. From the popular American alligator to the endangered Albino alligator, this wildlife refuge is literally wall to wall with gators. Read More »

 

The Little River Shrimp & Jazz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in October, and the two-day party filled with live concerts and fresh seafood has already become a popular tradition on the Grand Strand. Thousands pack the downtown streets and fishing docks of the historic Little River Waterfront to celebrate two of the town's biggest treasures - seafood and music. The first part of the "Shrimp & Jazz" honorees is obvious. The peak of the fall shrimp season brings boatloads of shrimp to the docks and dining rooms of Little River's many seafood restaurants. Also known for producing large quantities of fresh catch of the day fish and blue crabs by the bushels, Little River features all kinds of seafood at this festival. Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach has always been a great place to hold a beach wedding, so it's no surprise that it has also become a popular place to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Because North Myrtle Beach has fewer restrictions on beach weddings than some surrounding cities on the Grand Strand, it has become a hot spot for couples to exchange their vows with the Atlantic Ocean serving as the perfect backdrop. Many of those couples return to year after year to revisit the site of their special day, and to add some new memories to their marriage. Another draw to North Myrtle Beach is the abundance of romantic accommodations and restaurants. Guests at North Beach Plantation know there's no finer place on the Strand for a romantic retreat, and they don't have to go very far to find the ideal restaurant for a memorable anniversary dinner to mark the occasion. Here is a list of the top five places to enjoy an anniversary dinner in North Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

The Grand Strand welcomes millions of visitors to its sandy shores every summer, but the crowds drop off significantly after Labor Day and gradually throughout the months that end with "ber". That's a shame, because any local will tell you that fall is the best time to be in North Myrtle Beach. Smaller crowds, lower humidity, empty beaches and no-waiting restaurants are just a few of the fringe benefits of booking your Grand Strand vacation in the fall. Read More »

 

On the northern end of the Grand Strand resides "A Tale of Two Cities" with a twist. It's always the best of times at the Carolina border towns of Calabash and Little River. Located just 20 miles north of Myrtle Beach, these two tiny fishing villages sit just across the state line and the Intracoastal Waterway from one another. Although both are famous for their seafood restaurant, marinas, golf courses and laid-back lifestyles, each has its own distinct flavor and rich history that make them hidden gems in the far corners of their respective states. Read More »

 

If you’re one who settles for less than the best, this may not be the place or top 10 list for you. But if you have an appreciation for the finer things in life, The Bridge at North Beach Plantation is the best penthouse in town. Here are the top 10 reasons to spend your Myrtle Beach getaway at The Bridge. Read More »

 

If you’re looking for a good time during the final days of summer and early days of fall, look no farther than North Myrtle Beach. From free concerts and movies to dance and heritage festivals, North Myrtle Beach has a full calendar of fun set for August, September and beyond. Here are five you don’t want to miss. Read More »

 

While enjoying your stay at North Beach Plantation, be sure to swing on by some of the area's top golf courses. With more than 100 championship golf courses along the Grand Strand, North Myrtle Beach plays host to some of the best. Here's a list of the top five places to play golf on the North Strand: Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation has created the ultimate oceanfront penthouse for those with an appreciation for the finer things in life. Officially known as "The Bridge," this 5,500-square-foot condo sits high above the Atlantic Ocean like a luxury nest. Spanning the space between the top floors of the Jasmine and Indigo towers, The Bridge serves as the most coveted piece of real estate on the Grand Strand market at one of its few Four-Diamond resorts. Featuring seven bedrooms, including a master's suite fit for a king and queen, 7 1/2 spacious baths with granite countertops and a Jacuzzi tub, and a long list of amenities you won't find anywhere else on the Strand, The Bridge is the new place to stay for special occasions. Read More »

 

USA Today and 10Best.com confirmed what guests of the North Beach Plantation have known all along; you can’t beat it for the ultimate vacation experience on the Grand Strand. The popular newspaper and web site selected North Beach Plantation as the No. 1 Luxury Hotel in the Myrtle Beach area in a recent article. The story cited the resort for its Four-Diamond Rating from AAA, as well as its “upscale accommodations and first-class amenities.” Read More »

 

There's no more relaxing place to stay on the Grand Strand than North Beach Plantation, and there's no more relaxing place in North Beach Plantation than the Cinzia Spa. Located on the 7.5-acre "island", this secluded, luxury North Myrtle Beach resort is home to the full-service Cinzia Spa, which offers a wide range of treatments as well as a modernly furnished and fully outfitted fitness center to help you make the most of your vacation. Read More »

 

It’s luxury unlike anything we’ve seen on the Grand Strand. And it’s coming in July. North Beach Plantation is soon unveiling its newest and cushiest accommodation, “The Bridge” at North Beach.. This expansive penthouse joins the resort’s two towers (hence the name) and has been coined “floating oceanfront elegance” by its owner and developer of North Beach Towers. It may be the largest, most luxurious resort stay on the Southeast coast. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach offers so many first-class amenities that there’s really no need to leave the property. But if you do decide to venture out, you don’t have to go very far to find great food, fun and attractions. Here’s a list of places to visit within walking distance of North Beach Plantation. Read More »

 

One of the many perks of choosing North Beach Plantation for your Grand Stand stay is there truly is no bad room. Not even close. With that said, newcomers often benefit from a little help in choosing accommodations for vacation; which tower to choose? Suites or houses? One bedroom or more? North Beach’s Denise Clarke, the front desk manager, expertly guided us through the selection process. Read More »

 

We have some good news for y’all headed to North Beach Plantation this summer: You picked the right place to stay on the Grand Strand. The luxury oceanfront resort is planning the return of some popular events — with a twist — as well as introducing some new perks that will no doubt be popular ones. Read More »

 

We love our kids more than anything, we do. But sometimes… well, we need a break. Even if it is just for 15 minutes. North Beach Plantation resort, thankfully, delights kids and parents alike with its Kids Club, a daily diversion that occupies the little ones and gives mom and dad a breather. Club supervisor Allison McCarthy said the resort offers five or six activities a day for the children staying at the resort, comprising crafts, games and other fun. Once a week they will showcase a magician or an animal show, bringing in live reptiles and other creepy crawlies at which kids can marvel. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation is a popular destination for groups, and no wonder! Between the amazing cottages at North Beach, where you can enjoy all the comforts of a private residence by the sea with luxury style and some extra amenities and the high end oceanfront towers, you’re sure to find something that’s perfect for a long and relaxing group vacation. That’s true whether you’re coming to North Myrtle Beach for a wedding, a family reunion or with a traveling sports team. Read More »

 

If you’re the kind of person who needs to stay active and fit, even on vacation, you’ve got to check out Beach Fit, the state of the art fitness center at North Beach Plantation. Read More »

 

When you’re traveling with your family, it’s often nice to pack a few fun toys that will help keep the trips entertaining, and help extend your beach fun. Here are a few of our favorite beach toys, broken down by age group: Read More »

 

Family vacations can be a big drain to the finances if you’re not careful. But being frugal really pays off, as it means you can start saving up for your next vacation sooner! Read More »

 

Sometimes, when you’re on vacation, it’s hard to get everyone to agree to do the same thing. Mom wants to see a show. Dad wants to go for a walk and do some window shopping. Someone’s hungry. And someone else wants to check out some amusement park rides. When a problem like that comes up on a Myrtle Beach vacation, the answer is usually Broadway at the Beach. Broadway is one of the most concentrated entertainment, shopping and dining attractions on the Grand Strand. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation is currently rated the number one hotel in North Myrtle Beach on TripAdvisor in the top 10 percent of businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor. The award is only presented to resorts that consistently earn outstanding reviews on the site from travelers. Read More »

 

Make sure to add La Belle Amie Vineyard to your things to do list while you are visiting Myrtle Beach. Read More »

 

You've heard the old expression "Why would anyone want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" It's funny line, but you will never hear those words come from the lips of someone who has been skydiving. For them, the answer is easy: Just for the thrill of it.Skydiving is one of the most popular adventure sports for many reasons, whether it's the adrenaline rush of taking the first step out the window or the incredible feel of freefalling, skydiving provides the ultimate experience for those with enough nerve to try it. Fortunately for guests at North Beach Plantation, you don't have to travel very far to experience the top skydiving outfitter on the Grand Strand. Located at the North Myrtle Beach Airport just 2 miles south of the resort, Myrtle Beach Skydiving can have you can be suited it and soaring through the sky in a matter of hours. Read More »

 

Millions of visitors flock to the coast to catch concerts on the beach, but the best shows in town are actually on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway at the Boathouse in Myrtle Beach. Located just below the Highway 501 Bridge, this restaurant/bar transforms into the biggest outdoor show during summer Sunday afternoons.Billed as having “The Best Backyard in Myrtle Beach,” the Boathouse knows how to throw a party. An outdoor stage attracts some big names in the music industry, from national touring artists to local and regional favorites. Hundreds arrive at the Boathouse by land and water to enjoy the festive atmosphere as boaters tie up at the docks and swimsuit-clad patrons take a dip in the Waterway or soak up some sun and live music on the lawn. Best of all, the shows are free. The 2015 lineup features bands you might expect to pay a steep price for tickets or cover charge to see. The annual highlight is JerryFest, a tribute to the life and music of late and beloved Grateful Dead member Jerry Garcia, which will be held on Aug. 9 to celebrate his birthday. The shows are held every Sunday through Sept. 6, although more shows may be added in the early fall. Here’s a look at this year’s schedule: Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is famous for its miles white-sand beaches, rows of seafood restaurants and retail shops, and shag dancing to the sweet sounds of beach music. In fact, all kinds of music – from the country and gospel sounds of the Alabama Theatre to the rhythm and blues of the House of Blues – give guests and locals a reason to move their feet to the beat in North Myrtle Beach. In keeping with its knack for reputation for great music, North Myrtle Beach hosts two free summer concert series that attract folks from all walks of life to shake a leg on the outdoor dance floor. The Hot Summer Nights Concert Series kicks off the 2015 season in downtown North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, May 14, while the Sounds of Summer Concert Series cranks it up on Friday, May 15, at the new North Myrtle Beach Recreation & Sports Complex. The dual concert lineup offers music-lovers the opportunity to hear some great local and regional bands and enjoy the great outdoors. Read More »

 

Everyone knows about Myrtle Beach's most popular attractions. After all, the big-name entertainment venues and shopping centers are more visible, and thereby more heavily attended than some of the more laid-back areas of the Grand Strand. Finding a low-key environment during the peak summer months can be tough with so many tourists in town, but most tend to follow the neon lights like moths to a flame at popular hot spots like Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, Market Common and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk - all great places when crowds and traffic are light. Otherwise, a night out needs to be close and not crowded and relaxed. Read More »

 

The Carolina Opry, the largest country music theater on the East Coast, has a secret. With apologies to Donnie & Marie Osmond, it's a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll. That may be a different image than most vacationers have about the traditionally country/western venue. Founded by country music star and former Grand Ole Opry performer Calvin Gilmore, the Carolina Opry was originally based in Surfside Beach and boasted an all-country lineup, as did the Dixie Jubilee that Gilmore opened in North Myrtle Beach a few years later. The sellout crowds at both venues led him to open his current and largest theater to date in 1993. The 2,200-seat location near Myrtle Beach's famed Restaurant Row shares a scenic and convenient location with Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage theater at the northern junction of Highway 17 Business and Bypass. Read More »

 

The national ad campaign “Be Together, Not the Same” has gone viral for its humorous and touching video clips showing animals of different species playing and cuddling together. Four of the featured performers hail from right here on the Grand Strand at the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and Myrtle Beach Safari. If you haven’t seen the commercial, which was unveiled during the Super Bowl, it’s worth Googling. The 18-second mark shows Suryia the orangutan playfully chasing Roscoe the blue-tick hound, followed by Bella the black lab diving into the Intracoastal Waterway from the back of Bubbles the elephant. The ad closes with Roscoe standing beside Suryia, who performs a flawless Nestea plunge onto the lawn at T.I.G.E.R.S, which stands for "The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species." Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation guests have the best amenities on the Grand Strand when the sun is shining - secluded beaches, plenty of pools and the best swim-up bar in the nation. But on those rainy and cloudy days, it's a good time to get out and explore the best that North Myrtle Beach has to offer, or at least the indoor attractions. While no one wants to see a rainy day on their vacation, here are five fun and dry places to visit: Read More »

 

If you think all oceanfront resorts are the same, you haven't stayed at North Beach Plantation. Not only is it one of the few resorts on the Grand Strand to earn AAA's prestigious Four Diamond rating for multiple years running, but North Beach also boasts many amenities that you won't find at any other resort. Here are the top five: Read More »

 

Planning the perfect Valentine's Day Date is easy if you're staying at North Beach Plantation, where you can have a romantic couples retreat without leaving the resort. Spend the day with a relaxing couples massage at The Cinzia Spa, enjoy a romantic dinner at 21 Main, and retire to your elegantly decorated room with an ocean view. It's the ideal Valentine's Day experience without the headaches of battling the crowds. But if you do want to venture off the property to add to your Valentine's Day weekend, there are several events and activities you can add to your perfect date. Here's a list of things to do on the Grand Strand to complete your Valentine's Day celebration: Read More »

 

If you're going to be in North Myrtle Beach for the New Year, you can chose from a number of events and activities where you can raise a glass and toast the beginning of 2015. Plenty of parties will be taking place in bars and restaurants all over town -- and even more in Myrtle Beach just to the south -- but if you want to stay local, you are still sure to find a great event right in North Myrtle Beach. Here are a few special events we thought you'd want to know about: Read More »

 

If you're having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit, the Alabama Theatre is serving up heaping helpings with its annual production of "The South's Grandest Christmas" show. For guests at North Beach Plantation, holiday cheer is only a short distance away. Located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, the Alabama Theatre has made a name for itself with this traditional Christmas showcase. Highlighting the wonders of a country Christmas below the Mason/Dixon line, this award-winning performance has been known to put a smile on the faces of even the biggest scrooges in the audience. Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is a popular place for a couples retreat, in part because of the wide selection of activities available for parties of two. While there's plenty of things to see and do for families, golfers and large groups, North Myrtle Beach is especially suited for couples looking to spend some quality time together, no matter how you define "quality time." From romantic dancing and dining hot spots to outdoor activities designed for making memories, you'll find it all in North Myrtle Beach. Here's a list of suggestions for couples looking to have a special getaway you will remember for years to come: Read More »

 

A is for Alligator Adventure, a zoological park at Barefoot Landing with thousands of gators, crocs, reptiles and other unusual critters. B is for Barefoot Landing, the entertainment, dining and shopping capital of North Myrtle beach. C is for Calabash-style seafood, made famous by the city just north of the Carolina border but available at seafood buffets throughout North Myrtle Beach. D is for Dancing, a popular pastime in North Myrtle Beach. In fact, South Carolina's state dance, the shag, was popularized in the clubs of Ocean Drive in the 1950s and ‘60s. Read More »

 

Guests at North Beach Plantation might be horrified to learn that there are hundreds of alligators, snakes and other rare reptiles within short distance of the exclusive North Myrtle Beach resort. Fear not; they are confined to the 15-acre property at Alligator Adventure, just across Highway 17 at Barefoot Landing. And while you don't have to worry about encountering one of the man-eating crocodiles in the wild, Alligator Adventure gives visitors the next best thing: the chance to get up close and personal with the ancient creatures.Featuring various species of alligators, crocodiles, venomous snakes and other rare reptiles, Alligator Adventure is most popular for the animals that take top billing on the marquee - gators, and lots of them. From the popular American alligator to the endangered Albino alligator, this wildlife refuge is literally wall to wall with gators. Read More »

 

If you’re looking for a good time during the final days of summer and early days of fall, look no farther than North Myrtle Beach. From free concerts and movies to dance and heritage festivals, North Myrtle Beach has a full calendar of fun set for August, September and beyond. Here are five you don’t want to miss. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach offers so many first-class amenities that there’s really no need to leave the property. But if you do decide to venture out, you don’t have to go very far to find great food, fun and attractions. Here’s a list of places to visit within walking distance of North Beach Plantation. Read More »

 

Does the idea of a 15-foot-long alligator leaping into the air and snapping its enormous jaws down on a hunk of fresh meat entice you? At Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach, you can get up close with alligators during feeding time. But don’t worry—it’s perfectly safe! Read More »

 

Right here in Myrtle Beach, you need to experience the Sea Screamer Dolphin Cruises. Read More »

 

The Jimmy Buffett hit song "Cheeseburger In Paradise" strikes a chord with Parrotheads and all types of beachgoers who have ever experienced that special kind of hunger that comes from a day in the sun, surf and sand. A healthy snack might hold off the hunger pangs for a little while, but eventually your body wants something meaty, cheesy and greasy. North Beach Plantation guests have a nice refuge from the heat at the award-winning swim up pool bar. Named the No. 1 swim-up bar in America by Trip Advisor, this cozy little aquatic cafe serves frozen drinks and light fare for a refreshing fill-up. But if you find yourself out and about and get the urge for a beach-casual dive that is walking distance from the ocean, check out these five hot spots for lunch: Read More »

 

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you are on vacation. Before spending a summer day on the beach or the golf course you need a lot of energy, so fuel up on a fat stack of pancakes, a fluffy omelet filled with tasty ingredients, fresh fruits or a hot breakfast sandwich. North Beach Plantation guests are in luck as the surrounding area is lined with breakfast places and pancake houses where you can load up on a hearty and healthy breakfast. You might as well make it something tasty, and these five breakfast spots will leave you happy and ready to tackle another day in paradise: Read More »

 

There’s something special about dining out or having a few drinks while looking out over the ocean. The smell of the salt air, sound of the crashing waves, a feel of the ocean breeze heighten the senses for a cold beer or frozen drink, or a nice surf-and-turf spread. North Myrtle Beach has an excellent selection of both restaurants and bars on the oceanfront. Here are five hot spots where you can feed your body and unwind your mind: Read More »

 

The only problem with dining at a restaurant like 21 Main is deciding what to order. With so many award-winning options on one menu, you've got some tough decisions to make. The good news is it's hard to go wrong. 21 Main offers some of the best cuisine on the Grand Strand, and its extensive menu and wine list are delicious from A (as in Appetizers) to Z (as in Zinfandel). Here are a few recommendations for 21 Main’s most popular dishes to help you through every course: Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation, a Four-Diamond full-service resort in North Myrtle Beach, offers so many first-class amenities, guests can spend their entire vacations on the property without missing out. Here are five reasons to spend a week in the lap of luxury at North Beach: Read More »

 

Fine dining is never far away for guests at North Beach Plantation. With Restaurant Row to the south, Ocean Drive to the north, and Barefoot Landing just across the street, visitors have lots of options for upscale dining in the neighborhood. Here’s a list of the top five fine-dining establishments in the North Myrtle Beach area: Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation guests have the best amenities on the Grand Strand when the sun is shining - secluded beaches, plenty of pools and the best swim-up bar in the nation. But on those rainy and cloudy days, it's a good time to get out and explore the best that North Myrtle Beach has to offer, or at least the indoor attractions. While no one wants to see a rainy day on their vacation, here are five fun and dry places to visit: Read More »

 

If you think all oceanfront resorts are the same, you haven't stayed at North Beach Plantation. Not only is it one of the few resorts on the Grand Strand to earn AAA's prestigious Four Diamond rating for multiple years running, but North Beach also boasts many amenities that you won't find at any other resort. Here are the top five: Read More »

 

Planning the perfect Valentine's Day Date is easy if you're staying at North Beach Plantation, where you can have a romantic couples retreat without leaving the resort. Spend the day with a relaxing couples massage at The Cinzia Spa, enjoy a romantic dinner at 21 Main, and retire to your elegantly decorated room with an ocean view. It's the ideal Valentine's Day experience without the headaches of battling the crowds. But if you do want to venture off the property to add to your Valentine's Day weekend, there are several events and activities you can add to your perfect date. Here's a list of things to do on the Grand Strand to complete your Valentine's Day celebration: Read More »

 

Valentine’s Day can be a tricky one when it comes to buying gifts for loved ones. Flowers and candy can be classy or cliché, but trying to find something unique runs the risk of being inappropriate for the holiday. Finding just the right present for just the right person that sends just the right message can make it a tough call. But there are at least two sure-fire gifts that can’t go wrong. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday in 2015, it’s the perfect time for a romantic weekend getaway to North Beach Plantation. Enjoy a stroll on the secluded beaches, watch the waves roll in from your private balcony, and get a couples’ massage at the on-site Cinzia Spa. It’s an ideal weekend for any couple and won’t that will be remembered for years to come. Read More »

 

Americans love to ring in the New Year in their own unique ways. In New York City’s Time Square, they drop a big ball. In Atlanta’s it’s a giant peach. And Las Vegas puts on a pyrotechnics display that makes the strip look tame. Although North Myrtle Beach has no tradition of dropping or blowing up things to signal the start of a new calendar, it does carry on the rites of having a good time Grand Strand style – with live music, dancing, food and fireworks. Say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015 with a smile on your face at one of these five North Myrtle Beach hot spots: Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is a popular place for a couples retreat, in part because of the wide selection of activities available for parties of two. While there's plenty of things to see and do for families, golfers and large groups, North Myrtle Beach is especially suited for couples looking to spend some quality time together, no matter how you define "quality time." From romantic dancing and dining hot spots to outdoor activities designed for making memories, you'll find it all in North Myrtle Beach. Here's a list of suggestions for couples looking to have a special getaway you will remember for years to come: Read More »

 

A is for Alligator Adventure, a zoological park at Barefoot Landing with thousands of gators, crocs, reptiles and other unusual critters. B is for Barefoot Landing, the entertainment, dining and shopping capital of North Myrtle beach. C is for Calabash-style seafood, made famous by the city just north of the Carolina border but available at seafood buffets throughout North Myrtle Beach. D is for Dancing, a popular pastime in North Myrtle Beach. In fact, South Carolina's state dance, the shag, was popularized in the clubs of Ocean Drive in the 1950s and ‘60s. Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach has always been a great place to hold a beach wedding, so it's no surprise that it has also become a popular place to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Because North Myrtle Beach has fewer restrictions on beach weddings than some surrounding cities on the Grand Strand, it has become a hot spot for couples to exchange their vows with the Atlantic Ocean serving as the perfect backdrop. Many of those couples return to year after year to revisit the site of their special day, and to add some new memories to their marriage. Another draw to North Myrtle Beach is the abundance of romantic accommodations and restaurants. Guests at North Beach Plantation know there's no finer place on the Strand for a romantic retreat, and they don't have to go very far to find the ideal restaurant for a memorable anniversary dinner to mark the occasion. Here is a list of the top five places to enjoy an anniversary dinner in North Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach offers so many first-class amenities that there’s really no need to leave the property. But if you do decide to venture out, you don’t have to go very far to find great food, fun and attractions. Here’s a list of places to visit within walking distance of North Beach Plantation. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation, a Four-Diamond full-service resort in North Myrtle Beach, offers so many first-class amenities, guests can spend their entire vacations on the property without missing out. Here are five reasons to spend a week in the lap of luxury at North Beach: Read More »

 

Among the many things guests’ love about staying at North Beach Plantation is the abundance of on-site amenities. You can hit the beach or pool deck within steps of the towers, get in a workout or have a massage at the Cinzia Spa, and have a drink at the swim-up bar or an excellent dinner at 21 Main - all without leaving the property. Shopping is one of the few activities that require leaving the premises, but North Beach Plantation is conveniently located near several major shopping centers, malls and outlets in the North Myrtle Beach area. So get your shopping shoes on (or go shopping for new ones) at these six hot spots for bargain hunters in North Myrtle Beach: Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation guests have the best amenities on the Grand Strand when the sun is shining - secluded beaches, plenty of pools and the best swim-up bar in the nation. But on those rainy and cloudy days, it's a good time to get out and explore the best that North Myrtle Beach has to offer, or at least the indoor attractions. While no one wants to see a rainy day on their vacation, here are five fun and dry places to visit: Read More »

 

If you think all oceanfront resorts are the same, you haven't stayed at North Beach Plantation. Not only is it one of the few resorts on the Grand Strand to earn AAA's prestigious Four Diamond rating for multiple years running, but North Beach also boasts many amenities that you won't find at any other resort. Here are the top five: Read More »

 

Planning the perfect Valentine's Day Date is easy if you're staying at North Beach Plantation, where you can have a romantic couples retreat without leaving the resort. Spend the day with a relaxing couples massage at The Cinzia Spa, enjoy a romantic dinner at 21 Main, and retire to your elegantly decorated room with an ocean view. It's the ideal Valentine's Day experience without the headaches of battling the crowds. But if you do want to venture off the property to add to your Valentine's Day weekend, there are several events and activities you can add to your perfect date. Here's a list of things to do on the Grand Strand to complete your Valentine's Day celebration: Read More »

 

A is for Alligator Adventure, a zoological park at Barefoot Landing with thousands of gators, crocs, reptiles and other unusual critters. B is for Barefoot Landing, the entertainment, dining and shopping capital of North Myrtle beach. C is for Calabash-style seafood, made famous by the city just north of the Carolina border but available at seafood buffets throughout North Myrtle Beach. D is for Dancing, a popular pastime in North Myrtle Beach. In fact, South Carolina's state dance, the shag, was popularized in the clubs of Ocean Drive in the 1950s and ‘60s. Read More »

 

For years, visitors and residents on the north end of the Grand Strand have been largely left out of the retail-shopping center boom. With the Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach and Market Common mega-plexes to the south, along with Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach Mall and two Tanger Outlets, those living and staying in the downtown North Myrtle Beach and Little River areas have had long drives to get some serious retail therapy. But that is changing with the recent opening of the new Coastal North Town Center, a 368,000-square-foot retail district featuring dozens of national and regional outlets - some of them making their debuts on the Grand Strand. With stores like the Hobby Lobby and Publix grocery store, which have no other locations on the 60-mile stretch of the Grand Strand, Coastal North Town Center may be giving residents and visitors on the south side of the Strand good reasons to make the drive to North Myrtle Beach. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach offers so many first-class amenities that there’s really no need to leave the property. But if you do decide to venture out, you don’t have to go very far to find great food, fun and attractions. Here’s a list of places to visit within walking distance of North Beach Plantation. Read More »

 

Sometimes, when you’re on vacation, it’s hard to get everyone to agree to do the same thing. Mom wants to see a show. Dad wants to go for a walk and do some window shopping. Someone’s hungry. And someone else wants to check out some amusement park rides. When a problem like that comes up on a Myrtle Beach vacation, the answer is usually Broadway at the Beach. Broadway is one of the most concentrated entertainment, shopping and dining attractions on the Grand Strand. Read More »

 

Some say Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer tourism season. But on the Grand Strand and at North Beach Plantation, we say it signals the start of the fall festival season - a time of cooler temperatures, smaller crowds and lots of fun events to attend. Located a short drive to the downtown districts of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, the two hottest spots for fall festivals, North Beach Plantation is the perfect place for your autumn getaway. Relax at the Four Diamond resort or head out to events that celebrate local food, music, culture and arts, as well as international-themed festivals. The highlight of the autumn festival lineup in North Myrtle Beach is the Sept. 18-27 SOS Fall Migration, a 10-day tribute to the South Carolina state dance, the Carolina shag. Started on the beaches of the Grand Strand back in the mid-1900s, the shag brings thousands of dancers to the Ocean Drive district to take a rhythmic stroll down memory lane. New generations of shaggers have made this a family friendly event as the weekend events feature live beach music on the main stage in the Horseshoe and people dancing in the streets (or sitting in their lawn chairs) to enjoy the festivities. Food and beverage booths, arts and crafts vendors and kids' activities are part of the festival lineup. Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is famous for its miles white-sand beaches, rows of seafood restaurants and retail shops, and shag dancing to the sweet sounds of beach music. In fact, all kinds of music – from the country and gospel sounds of the Alabama Theatre to the rhythm and blues of the House of Blues – give guests and locals a reason to move their feet to the beat in North Myrtle Beach. In keeping with its knack for reputation for great music, North Myrtle Beach hosts two free summer concert series that attract folks from all walks of life to shake a leg on the outdoor dance floor. The Hot Summer Nights Concert Series kicks off the 2015 season in downtown North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, May 14, while the Sounds of Summer Concert Series cranks it up on Friday, May 15, at the new North Myrtle Beach Recreation & Sports Complex. The dual concert lineup offers music-lovers the opportunity to hear some great local and regional bands and enjoy the great outdoors. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation, a Four-Diamond full-service resort in North Myrtle Beach, offers so many first-class amenities, guests can spend their entire vacations on the property without missing out. Here are five reasons to spend a week in the lap of luxury at North Beach: Read More »

 

While the official beginning of summer is still a month away, the Grand Strand can't wait to get the party started. That's why the 10th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival in downtown North Myrtle Beach marks the unofficial start of the season. Held on Saturday, May 9, in the oceanfront section of Ocean Drive, this all-day street party puts everyone in the mood for summer with great live music and dancing in the streets. Food and drink booths, arts and crafts vendors and a Kids Zone area for the little ones to play are among the many activities of the day. The fun gets started at 10 a.m. on the community stage in McLean Park, which will play host to performances by local youth and civic groups from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But the headline acts will put on musical performances on the main stage in the Horseshoe section of Ocean Drive, which sits at the intersection of Main Street. With the scenic Atlantic Ocean serving as the backdrop, the main stage will host live music from noon to 6 p.m. Read More »

 

There’s something magical about a beach wedding, and there’s no place more magical to hold one than North Beach Plantation. Located on a scenic “island” in North Myrtle Beach, our upscale resort is separated from the mainland by a tidal creek that gives North Beach an even greater feeling of isolation and seclusion. Include first-class accommodations and amenities to the already beautiful setting and you’ve got yourself the ideal backdrop for tying the knot. Not only does North Beach provide the perfect setting for your ceremony, but our wedding experts are also on hand to make sure everything goes on without a hitch. From the flowers and photos to the cake and the catering, North Beach has a team of on-site experts and reliable outside vendors who can make sure that your wedding goes smoothly. Read More »

 

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and you don’t have to wait to until March 17 to get into the holiday spirit. In fact, guests at North Myrtle Beach have plenty of options for green-filled gatherings within a short distance of the resort, including the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party on the Grand Strand. Read More »

 

If you think all oceanfront resorts are the same, you haven't stayed at North Beach Plantation. Not only is it one of the few resorts on the Grand Strand to earn AAA's prestigious Four Diamond rating for multiple years running, but North Beach also boasts many amenities that you won't find at any other resort. Here are the top five: Read More »

 

Planning the perfect Valentine's Day Date is easy if you're staying at North Beach Plantation, where you can have a romantic couples retreat without leaving the resort. Spend the day with a relaxing couples massage at The Cinzia Spa, enjoy a romantic dinner at 21 Main, and retire to your elegantly decorated room with an ocean view. It's the ideal Valentine's Day experience without the headaches of battling the crowds. But if you do want to venture off the property to add to your Valentine's Day weekend, there are several events and activities you can add to your perfect date. Here's a list of things to do on the Grand Strand to complete your Valentine's Day celebration: Read More »

 

Who says the winter time is the offseason on the Grand Strand? For three straight weekends in the dead of winter, the Myrtle Beach area will host a trio of unique and long-running events that promises something for everyone. Sure, the weather can be iffy in January and February, but these indoor events will keep you warm and active until spring rolls around. While there’s plenty to do and see on the North Beach Plantation property, like a relaxing day at the Cinzia Spa or a hearty feast at 21 Main, you can also check out the pageantry of the 40th Annual Carolina Square and Round Dance Convention in Myrtle Beach, the 32nd Annual Shag Dancing Championship Preliminaries in North Myrtle Beach, or the 23rd Annual Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show for a fun way to shake off the winter time blues. Here's a look at all three upcoming events: Read More »

 

Americans love to ring in the New Year in their own unique ways. In New York City’s Time Square, they drop a big ball. In Atlanta’s it’s a giant peach. And Las Vegas puts on a pyrotechnics display that makes the strip look tame. Although North Myrtle Beach has no tradition of dropping or blowing up things to signal the start of a new calendar, it does carry on the rites of having a good time Grand Strand style – with live music, dancing, food and fireworks. Say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015 with a smile on your face at one of these five North Myrtle Beach hot spots: Read More »

 

If you're going to be in North Myrtle Beach for the New Year, you can chose from a number of events and activities where you can raise a glass and toast the beginning of 2015. Plenty of parties will be taking place in bars and restaurants all over town -- and even more in Myrtle Beach just to the south -- but if you want to stay local, you are still sure to find a great event right in North Myrtle Beach. Here are a few special events we thought you'd want to know about: Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is a popular place for a couples retreat, in part because of the wide selection of activities available for parties of two. While there's plenty of things to see and do for families, golfers and large groups, North Myrtle Beach is especially suited for couples looking to spend some quality time together, no matter how you define "quality time." From romantic dancing and dining hot spots to outdoor activities designed for making memories, you'll find it all in North Myrtle Beach. Here's a list of suggestions for couples looking to have a special getaway you will remember for years to come: Read More »

 

A is for Alligator Adventure, a zoological park at Barefoot Landing with thousands of gators, crocs, reptiles and other unusual critters. B is for Barefoot Landing, the entertainment, dining and shopping capital of North Myrtle beach. C is for Calabash-style seafood, made famous by the city just north of the Carolina border but available at seafood buffets throughout North Myrtle Beach. D is for Dancing, a popular pastime in North Myrtle Beach. In fact, South Carolina's state dance, the shag, was popularized in the clubs of Ocean Drive in the 1950s and ‘60s. Read More »

 

The Little River Shrimp & Jazz Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in October, and the two-day party filled with live concerts and fresh seafood has already become a popular tradition on the Grand Strand. Thousands pack the downtown streets and fishing docks of the historic Little River Waterfront to celebrate two of the town's biggest treasures - seafood and music. The first part of the "Shrimp & Jazz" honorees is obvious. The peak of the fall shrimp season brings boatloads of shrimp to the docks and dining rooms of Little River's many seafood restaurants. Also known for producing large quantities of fresh catch of the day fish and blue crabs by the bushels, Little River features all kinds of seafood at this festival. Read More »

 

If you’re looking for a good time during the final days of summer and early days of fall, look no farther than North Myrtle Beach. From free concerts and movies to dance and heritage festivals, North Myrtle Beach has a full calendar of fun set for August, September and beyond. Here are five you don’t want to miss. Read More »

 

We have some good news for y’all headed to North Beach Plantation this summer: You picked the right place to stay on the Grand Strand. The luxury oceanfront resort is planning the return of some popular events — with a twist — as well as introducing some new perks that will no doubt be popular ones. Read More »

 

With more than 100 golf courses within a 60-mile radius of the Grand Strand, even longtime local golfers can’t play them all. In fact, there are many Myrtle Beach area golf courses you may not even know exist unless you know where to look. On the North Strand, for example, there are many layouts that are tucked away off the main roads and built upon former farms that now grow birdies and eagles instead of tobacco and cotton. If you are looking for a real golf adventure around the Carolina border, keep your eyes open for these hidden gems. You are sure to have a good time even if you’re not on top of your golf game: Read More »

 

A is for Alligator Adventure, a zoological park at Barefoot Landing with thousands of gators, crocs, reptiles and other unusual critters. B is for Barefoot Landing, the entertainment, dining and shopping capital of North Myrtle beach. C is for Calabash-style seafood, made famous by the city just north of the Carolina border but available at seafood buffets throughout North Myrtle Beach. D is for Dancing, a popular pastime in North Myrtle Beach. In fact, South Carolina's state dance, the shag, was popularized in the clubs of Ocean Drive in the 1950s and ‘60s. Read More »

 

While enjoying your stay at North Beach Plantation, be sure to swing on by some of the area's top golf courses. With more than 100 championship golf courses along the Grand Strand, North Myrtle Beach plays host to some of the best. Here's a list of the top five places to play golf on the North Strand: Read More »

 

When it comes to honeymoons, many couples are so relieved to be done with the stress of planning a wedding that all they want to do is relax and enjoy some time alone together. And that’s easy to do at North Beach Plantation. But if you’d like to plan something special for your new bride or groom, we’ve got plenty of ideas and are happy to help out. Read More »

 

Looking for something fun to do with kids, maybe something interactive, but a little tougher than the Build-A-Bear workshop? Give Ridemakerz a try! Ridemakerz is an interactive shop where kids (and grown up kids, too) choose a car body, then customize it with sounds, wheels, tires, chassis, spoilers, decals, radio control … the options go on and on. Read More »

 

Are you looking for the perfect beach getaway? If you haven’t tried North Myrtle Beach yet, it’s time to expand your horizons! North Myrtle Beach has many unique qualities to recommend it (in our humble estimation) over other vacation spots on The Grand Strand. Here are the top five reasons why: Read More »

 

If you’re getting married in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, or any other exotic locale, chances are you could use a few planning tips for destination weddings. One question comes up again and again: How do you select the right vendors when you’re planning a destination wedding? Here are a few tips. Read More »

 

No two vacations to Myrtle Beach are alike—or at least they don’t have to be, because there are always new things to do and see every time you visit. And that includes different options for families whose kids are at different ages. There are plenty of choices in Myrtle Beach for things to do with younger kids. Read More »

 

Have you always dreamed of a destination wedding? Would you want your big day to be on the beach, or in a beautiful courtyard? At North Beach Plantation we have you covered with either option. We’re here to make your big day a dream come true. We have everything from the accommodations to catering, photography and more! Read More »

 

Terri Stapleton, her 15 year old daughter, Brenna, and a friend of Brenna’s all needed a break. “We three, as women, needed to get away. There was just too much stress,” Terri said. Terri, who lives in Rocky Mount, Va., owns a time share on the Grand Strand, but for years, she’d been enviously eyeing North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach since it was built. So when the girls asked to go to the beach on a girl’s weekend, leaving the boys of the family behind, Terri decided it was time to give North Beach a shot. And she is so glad she did. Read More »

 

We had big plans for getting in perfect shape by vacation time … but then life happened. Sound familiar? A sensible, healthy diet and regular exercise are the only tried-and-true ways of getting in shape, but we’ve found a few tricks to nudge that process along — or fake it altogether. Here are four doable ways to get your body beach ready without breaking the bank, or your back. Read More »

 

If you’re planning a destination wedding in Myrtle Beach, put North Beach Plantation on your short list. It’s one gorgeous location for a wedding, and the North Myrtle Beach resort has so many options you and your guests, you won’t have to leave the resort at all. Read More »

 

While the beaches of the Grand Strand will always be the big draw for visitors, good southern cooking comes in close second. On May 3, North Myrtle Beach will be hosting the seventh annual Taste of the Coast, marrying the best of beach culture with delicious food, drink and family fun. For those staying at North Beach Plantation, more than a dozen restaurants have committed to participating in the event with more being added weekly. Come sample specialties from The Melting Pot, Damon’s of North Myrtle Beach, Maggie Moo’s and more, all offering the best of their menus. New this year will be Boardwalk Billy’s, Carolina Quench, Miyabi Japanese Steak and Seafood House and Ms. Margaret’s Soul Food Express and Catering among others. Admission is $3, and kids 12 and under are free. Ride and food tickets are $1 each. Read More »

 

She made sure you were fed you when the only things you wanted to eat were hot dogs and chicken nuggets. She made sure you were bathed when you wanted to be covered in playground dirt and germs. She made sure you were comforted you when the mean kids at school stuffed you into your own backpack. Thank your mom for her unconditional love this Mother's Day with special treatment from one of the Myrtle Beach area's premier day spas. Read More »

 

A new addition to the entertainment scene in Myrtle Beach is bringing a vintage flair to the Myrtle Beach Mall! The Warp Zone is now open and offering an array of classic games for only 25 cents, including Pac Man, X-Men and more. Read More »

 

If you’ve only visited North Beach Plantation in the summer months, you might be surprised by what you discover in the winter. Yes, the beaches are less crowded, though you’ll still find plenty of people strolling and enjoying the scenery. The roads aren’t as packed with vacationers, but fortunately that doesn’t mean the city rolls up the welcome mat. Most of your favorite Myrtle Beach attractions are open year-round, and sometimes they’re even more fun to visit in the off-season! Read More »

 

It’s normal to get to a point where you simply can’t deal with one more winter back home. The snow, the ice, the dark … maybe it’s time to say “enough” and head to the beach! Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation is arguably one of the coolest accommodations on the Grand Strand. The North Myrtle Beach resort not only offers high-rise living, but also full-fledged pampering by way of spas, private cabanas and fine dining among other amenities. Read More »

 

North Myrtle Beach is an amazing place to escape to in the winter. The ocean is peaceful, the crowds are gone, and you can get a terrific rate on your accommodations. And of course when you stay at North Beach Plantation, there are amazing amenities that are open year-round, including lovely Caribbean themed water attractions. Read More »

 

Whether it’s a quick bite to eat before hitting the beach or a fine dining experience for a romantic night out, you’ll find what you’re looking for at North Beach Plantation Resort, in North Myrtle Beach. Take a minute to learn more about the dining options located at our resort that will keep you satisfied from morning to night. Read More »

 

With apologies to fashion-forward brides, let’s face some facts: the number one thing that guests remember about weddings is not the dress. It’s not the flowers. It’s usually the food. Read More »

 

Are you a shag dance aficionado? Does beach music give you the uncontrollable urge to dance? You’re not alone—and you need to be around your people! That’s what the Society of Stranders is all about. The next big shag event takes place from Jan. 17-19, 2014, in North Myrtle Beach, and North Beach Plantation welcomes shag dancers! Read More »

 

Myrtle Beach is a great place to be during the holidays—there’s something about Christmas in the south that just seems right. And Carolina Opry has one Christmas tradition that many visitors come back for year after year: The Christmas Show of the South, now in its 28th season. Read More »

 

The holidays are stressful, but once they’re over, it’s time to focus on you. A healthier you. A stronger you. That’s why we all think about holiday resolutions in the new year. And if you’ve resolved to be healthier, don’t forget that it’s about more than just cutting calories. Health and wellbeing is about being revitalized and rejuvenated, too! Read More »

 

Whether you’re coming to North Beach Plantation for a quick weekend away or an extended stay, you’ve got to be able to find time to sneak in a visit to Cinzia Spa. We can help you relax and even help refresh your mind and body! Read More »

 

If you are looking for ultimate luxury and want to be spoiled on your vacation, then look no further than 21 Main, at North Beach Plantation. A winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award, which is given annually to the best hotels and restaurants nationwide, North Beach Plantation is also home of 21 Main, a restuarant serving steaks, sushi, shrimp and other delectable food. Read More »

 

You don’t have to take a trip to Alabama to experience some of its soul. Instead, guests of North Beach Plantation can hightail it over to Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach at Barefoot Landing. Read More »

 

Under the romantic and alluring canopies of moss-draped oak trees, there is an eclectic assortment of businesses collectively known as The Hammock Shops. Read More »

 

Less than two miles away from North Beach Plantation, guests of the resort can enjoy the expansive entertainment, dining and shopping complex known as Barefoot Landing. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach is a vacation within a vacation. Read More »

 

Saturday, November 23 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Watch the illumination of the grand Christmas tree at Broadway and enjoy dance performances and live music from the Palace Theatre, Legends in Concert and the Carolina Forest Performing Arts Academy. Read More »

 

Did you know? February is National Wedding Month, and at North Beach Plantation we know that planning for spring and summer weddings are about to be in full bloom. Read More »

 

When you stay at North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach for a family vacation, there’s no shortage of ways to relax and entertain every member of the family. To help give the families staying at North Beach Plantation options, our kids club has different activities planned every day. When you’re here, stop by the west pavilion on the pool deck to pick up a daily schedule. Read More »

 

Take the day and head about 60 miles north of Myrtle Beach to Southport, N.C., to catch the ferry at Deep Point Marina that travels to Bald Head Island, N.C. Read More »

 

They can’t do it like birds of a feather, but fish do fly at Flying Fish Public Market & Grill. The restaurant, 4744 U.S. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach at Barefoot Landing, is home to an unusual ritual customers enjoy. Read More »

 

This elegant, romantic North Myrtle Beach restaurant at Barefoot Landing is brainchild of world-renown golf legend, Greg Norman, who opened the eatery in October 1999. Read More »

 

Heading to North Beach Plantation for an early May getaway to North Myrtle Beach? If you also love Italian food, the Italian Festival May 3-5, 2013, is a great way to enjoy some freshly prepared treats from “The Boot.” Read More »

 

In order to open up the popular event to different genres of music, this year's Oct. 13-14 event will be called the Little River ShrimpFest. The festival will feature live music ranging from pop to rock, from beach music to bluegrass, and from gospel to country ... oh, and in staying true to tradition, jazz. Read More »

 

North Beach Plantation has planned many great things for your kids for the summer of 2012. Read More »

 

November 24 @ 8:00 AM Please join the fun event Thanksgiving morning. They have a 8k, 5k, 1 mile and the Tot Trot. Read More »