As a guest at the Cottages at North Beach Plantation, you can head over for a weekend of fun and celebrate with the locals and enjoy the best of both worlds this Halloween – a fun and cozy stay on the beach with great accommodations and amenities, and an entertaining trip to all the holiday celebrations on the Grand Strand. So put your best costumes together for you and your crew and get ready to experience the ultimate Halloween holiday at these popular seasonal events:
* Nightmare Haunted House: This Ripley's production is a fixture on the Myrtle Beach Strip, but the latest transformation puts a new twist on the term “brain food.” Located only blocks from Bay View on the Boardwalk in the downtown district, Nightmare Haunted House's “Zombie Zone: Undead Adventure” features a 4,000-foot facility filled with mutants and monsters in search of fresh brains. The adjoining Haunted Laser Strike allows patrons to zap zombies to avoid losing their noodle.
* Terror Under the Bridge: This haunted house is no longer located under the Highway 501 bridge, but there is still plenty of terror at the new location just a few blocks away at the X Gym Sports Mall. Part of the warehouse is transformed into a frightening foray into a world of monsters, zombies and ghouls. Limited to ages 10 and up, this one is off spooky charts for the faint of heart regardless of age. Visit on Oct. 28 for a special celebration called the Grand Strand Halloween Festival, featuring fun, games and a stage show that is perfect for the youngsters.
* Howl-O-Scream: Take the whole family to the North Myrtle Beach Sports & Recreation Complex for this annual festival. Held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, this family-friendly event features trick-or-treating, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, marshmallow roasting and all sorts of fall-themed festivities. The event offers Scare-free and Scare Zones so the little ones can decide whether they want to be a part of the spookier amusements, and a costume contest and other arts and crafts projects can keep them entertained. For more information, http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/special-events/howl-o-scream/
* Boo Bash: Here's a chance for the youngest, cutest monsters to get into the Halloween spirit with being scared or frightened. The Children's Museum of South Carolina in Myrtle Beach provides a safe and fear-free environment where kids can enjoy arts and crafts, a costume contests, a science show and all the usual attractions inside the entertaining and educational facility. The event takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28.
Plan your fall getaway to Myrtle Beach at Cottages at North Beach Plantation and get ready to celebrate Halloween in Grand Strand-style.