Top Reasons to Visit Garden City Beach in 2021

If Garden City Beach, SC isn’t already your go-to vacation destination, you will want to take the time to visit the family-friendly town full of activities, restaurants, and most importantly, miles of beaches. Located within driving distance to the well-known Myrtle Beach, SC, Garden City Beach offers a more intimate beach setting to enjoy with the family while allowing for… Read More “Top Reasons to Visit Garden City Beach in 2021”

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Our South Carolina coast is the landing place for many migratory species, but one of our coolest visitors is the Loggerhead Sea Turtle! Although many different species travel through our waters, this marine creature is actually our state reptile. As the largest of all hard-shelled turtles, they grow to about 250 pounds, but the largest ones found have been over… Read More “Loggerhead Sea Turtle”


If you’re missing the calming lull of ocean waves, think about taking a ride out into the Atlantic on a dolphin tour! With some companies continuing into the winter months, there are various options to take the family on a fun, educational day trip—or to just start planning ahead for 2020! Most dolphin tours glide through the coastal waterways in… Read More “Dolphins”

2019 Carolina Country Music Fest

Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9 Myrtle Beach’s annual music festival is well on its way! The Carolina Country Music Fest features headliners across the genre and decades. This year’s CCMF lineup includes Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Alabama, Dan + Shay, Brothers Osborne, Rhett Akins, Delta Rae, Cam, Midland, Jimmie Allen, and many more! This festival… Read More “2019 Carolina Country Music Fest”

Shrimp and Grits: Keep it simple with this Carolina Classic

We South Carolinians are very particular when it comes to our food. Whether it’s how we like our Barbecue (there’s only one way—mustard based!), what mayonnaise we use in our chicken salad (it starts with a “D”), or whether we prefer chicken pilau (PER-lo) or chicken bog, you can bet a true South Carolinian has a strong opinion about all… Read More “Shrimp and Grits: Keep it simple with this Carolina Classic”

Hurricane Preparedness: Tips and Information for weathering a storm

Living in a coastal area the risk of experiencing a hurricane is always there (at least from June 1 – November 1). In the event of such an emergency personal safety of residents, visitors and first responders is priority number one. Take a moment to review our hurricane preparedness tips and ensure you are prepared should a storm threaten our… Read More “Hurricane Preparedness: Tips and Information for weathering a storm”

27 Years Since Hugo

In 1987, my mother and I were living in an oceanfront condo in Garden City Beach. When I finished school that year, my mother decided to return to her hometown (Hampton, SC) to renovate her grandparent’s home. Just two years later, the very place we had called home for many years was ravaged by the historic force of nature known… Read More “27 Years Since Hugo”

Easter’s on its Way!

If you ask most children to name their favorite holiday, more than likely they will say it’s Christmas. I mean who doesn’t like Christmas? Presents, fun family gatherings, cookies and treats, no school…I get it, but for me, it has always been Easter. There is just something magical to me about springtime, the Easter season and all it represents. Renewal,… Read More “Easter’s on its Way!”