If you’ve never been kayaking you don’t know the fun you’re missing. It’s one of the most relaxing water sports available and yet it can give you a superb upper body workout if you want it to. Coastal kayaking is a different experience than paddling in the rivers, lakes and ponds. The environment of the salt marsh presents you with an experience that is sure to stimulate your senses and leave you in awe of nature.
The first time out it’s always a good idea to go on a guided tour where kayaks, PFDs and paddles are all provided. A trained kayaking guide that knows the area well will take you out on the water and usually there is a fee for this. It’s suitable for both adults and children. You don’t even have to know how to swim!
Every Monday from now through February 27 two hour guided tours of the salt marsh will be offered at Huntington Beach State Park. Tours are held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. This is an excellent opportunity for beginners to go out kayaking in a low key, stressfree environment.
To reserve a spot you should call Black River Outdoor Center at (843) 546-4840 by 4:00 pm Sunday prior to the event. Designed for ages 9 and up. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $40/ person.
Meet at the Gift Shop/Park Office, then we’ll drive to Oyster Landing. Please bring bottled water, wear sunscreen, and lace-up shoes or sandals (no flip flops) that can get wet and muddy. Dress according to weather conditions. It can get cold on the water if it’s windy.
Huntington Beach State Park is located at 16148 Ocean Hwy., Murrells Inlet, SC. Phone 843-237-4440.
The Myrtle Beach coastal area of South Carolina is home to more than 1,800 restaurants. From casual dining to fine dining and everything in between you won’t have to go far to find the taste you prefer! Venture out from your Myrtle Beach off-season rental to taste the delicacies of the sea at one of the many seafood restaurants the area has to offer. Or how about a thick, hand-cut Angus steak with all the trimmings? Ethnic cuisine is also a special treat found along the Grand Strand. Whether your taste buds lean towards East Indian, Japanese, Thai, Italian, Chinese, or Mexican you won’t be disappointed.
Prepare your palate for Restaurant Week South Carolina 2017 being held from January 12-22, 2017. Many restaurants in the area of Booe Realty will offer special menus, promotions and discounts to encourage customer participation. It’s a great excuse to try a restaurant you might not go to otherwise. Be sure to make a reservation online by following the linked restaurant name.
Some Restaurants Partaking in Restaurant Week
21 Main at North Beach
719 N. Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
5101 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
4269 Luck Avenue, Little River, SC 29566
10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
4926 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Croissants Bistro and Bakery
3751 Robert M Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Ducatis Pizzeria & Trattoria
960 Cipriana Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29072
1312 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
The Parson’s Table
4305 McCorsley Avenue, Little River, SC 29566
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern
1004 Glenforest Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
The holiday season is upon us and decorations are going up everywhere! The Grand Strand area is alive with beautiful lights and Christmas trees seem to be on every corner. There are a large number of special events taking place that you can only be a part of at this time of year so be sure to get out and treat yourself. Don’t spend the entire month in a frenzy of shopping and miss out on the fun things. At Booe Realty we know a thing or two about celebrating over the holidays and we know how to put guests up in comfort! All of us at Booe Realty would like to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season!
Night of a Thousand Candles is Brookgreen Garden’s most popular annual event that has become a holiday tradition for many families! Thousands of lights sparkle from live Oak trees and illuminate garden paths as musicians perform, carolers sing and visitors experience the enchantment that only this event can bring. The 80-foot-tall fir tree decorated with 70,000 lights will be lighted in ceremonial fashion at 5:45 p.m. every night. Call 1-888-718-4253 to purchase tickets.
The Holiday Bazaar at Market Common from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday through December 17 at Market Common! There will be seasonal craft vendors, live greens, and fresh food.
Bring the kids and have Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. on December 10 and 17 at Market Common.
The Surfside Beach Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 starting at 2 p.m. The parade will run on Ocean Boulevard. Come celebrate the holidays and watch the parade!
The 13th annual “Christmas Towne” Festival will take place from 2-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 in the events plaza outside Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. Free admission includes parking. Sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
Holidays on the Boardwalk will be held from 12-6 p.m. every Saturday from January 1, 2017 in Myrtle Beach. Festivities include a holiday light show, camel rides, live entertainment and visits with Santa, the Grinch, Santa’s elves and princesses! The Festival of Lights is a must-see. Ripley’s Ruckus Drum Line, Charity Elise, Carolina Vocals and the Boardwalk Elvis are just a few of the performers you can expect to see throughout the holiday season on the Boardwalk.
The annual “Lighting of the Menorah,” will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 – the first night of Hanukkah – in Valor Memorial Garden at The Market Common, with Rabbi David Weissman.
If you’re looking for somewhere to dine on Thanksgiving this year, there are many restaurants around the Grand Strand that will be open. Many restaurants have specials going on for the holiday and there are all-you-can eat Thanksgiving buffets, too. If your kitchen is small or you have more people coming for dinner than you can comfortably accommodate, you have two choices: Rent one of our larger vacation homes and cook your dinner there. Or take the whole crowd out to dine in any one of the following restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day in the local area.
10429 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 215-5255
Serving a Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Full spread includes oven roasted turkey breast and sugar cured ham with all the fixings and dessert. The price is $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for children under 10. Carry out is available when you pre-order. Reservations are recommended.
1401 29th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 916-2278
Captain George’s Seafood Buffet will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to traditional Thanksgiving fare the buffet will feature Alaskan snow crab legs, steamed shrimp and plenty more. The price is $32.99/adult. Reservations are being accepted for parties of 10 or more.
4617 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 497-9911
Carolina Roadhouse is offering a special Thanksgiving dinner served from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner includes oven roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, and all the sides. Adults are $18.95 and children under 10 are $9.95. Reservations recommended.
868 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 626-2300
Golden Corral will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Thanksgiving. This all-you-can-eat paradise has established itself as one of the Great American Buffets to enjoy as much Thanksgiving dinner as you can handle. No reservations required.
1536 South Waccamaw Drive, Garden City
Phone: (843) 651-8808
Gulfsteam Cafe will offer a waterfront Thanksgiving special from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner will be $19.95/person or $9.95 for ages 9 and younger and includes oven roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cornbread muffins, cranberry relish and much more including plenty of Gulfstream favorites. Reservations recommended.
14360 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC
Phone: (843) 235-3021
Hanser House in Pawleys Island will be open on Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. serving a traditional dinner.
Hard Rock Café
1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 946-0007
Hard Rock Cafe at Broadway at the Beach will serve a Rockin’ Thanksgiving feast beginning at noon at their brand new location. Treat yourself to chef carved oven roasted turkey with traditional turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, fresh rolls and more. Dinner will be served from 12-6 p.m. The price is $21.95/adult and $10.95/child ages 4 to 10 and includes a soft drink or iced tea. Call for reservations.
K & W Cafeteria
7900 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 449-1442
Enjoy a turkey dinner with dressing, cranberry sauce, two vegetables, fresh baked bread, a beverage and dessert for just $7.49 when you eat-in. If you’d like a Thanksgiving dinner-to-go call 48 hours in advance and get everything conveniently boxed to go.
Magnolia’s at 26th
2605 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 839-3993
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Breakfast will be served from 6:30-10 a.m., lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5-9 p.m. The Thanksgiving buffet is $19.96.
Salt Water Creek Café
4660 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC
Phone: (843) 357-2433
Enjoy this annual Thanksgiving Day Feast offering slow roasted turkey breast, honey baked spiral ham, sweet potato with pecans, cranberry sauce, homemade bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli cheese casserole, honey glazed carrots, gravy and your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. The price is $20/adult and $12/child. Also offering specials on Prime Rib, Crab Cakes and Salmon.
Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern
1004 Glenforest Rd, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 903-3150
The prix fixe menu includes your choice of salad or tomato basil bisque soup followed by smoked turkey breast; herb crusted prime rib or hickory smoked ham with traditional accompaniments and desserts. The cost is $24.95/adult and $9.95 for children 12 and under. Seatings start at noon. Reservations required.
Simply Southern Smokehouse
1913 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 839-1913
Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Dinner includes a traditional Southern feast of turkey and stuffing, pot roast, casserole dishes and other traditional sides including dessert for just $14.99 per person including a beverage.
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse
2461 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 839-7427
Opening at 11 a.m. with a Thanksgiving Day buffet. No reservations required.
Wahoo’s Fish House
3993 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC
Phone: (843) 651-5800
A seafood and Thanksgiving Buffet served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Offering plenty of traditional Thanksgiving options as well as lamb chops, fried flounder, inlet fried shrimp and oysters, rice pilaf, hushpuppies, smoked salmon, peel and eat shrimp and much more. The cost is $27.95/adult and $13.95/child ages 6 to 12. Call for reservations.
4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC
Phone: (843) 651-9987
Wicked Tuna along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk will be open at noon on Thanksgiving Day with a special buffet. The buffet is $24.99/adult and $10.99/child. Regular menu will also be available.
All of us at Booe Realty wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
This year’s exciting Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon™ takes place on Sunday, October 23, 2016 with a new and improved course you won’t want to miss! The mini marathon starts at 7 a.m. at the Coastal Grand Mall (near Dillard’s), 2000 Coastal Grand Cir, Myrtle Beach and opens at 5:30 a.m. The finish line is at Plyler Park, 11th Ave. North & Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach.
This surfing themed half marathon, with its surfboard finisher medals, surf style bands and awesome post race beach party is on every runner’s list for must-do destinations along the Atlantic Coast. Check out the Mini-Marathon map here.
Space is limited so register early. Registration can be done online until midnight on Oct. 20 or whenever the maximum number of participants is reached. Registration by mail ended on 9/30/16. For more details on registration and fees please go to the Run Myrtle Beach website.
Health & Fitness Expo
This year’s health and fitness expo will have exhibitors featuring the latest running gear including shoes and apparel, lots of information on running trends and the latest designs. The expo is free and open to the public. Friday, Oct. 21 from 4-7 p.m. or Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, 1004 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach.
• Over 5 miles of oceanfront running!
• Awesome Surfboard Finisher Medals
• Live Entertainment with popular Surf Bands
• Tech t-shirts for half & 5k participants
• USAT&F certified
• Walker-friendly with a 3.5 hour course limit
• Great autumn vacation getaway!
• Live Post Race Concert at Plyler Park
• Post-Race Beer Garden
• Awards 3-deep in All Age Divisions
• Chrono Track Timing System
• Participant limit is 4,000
There is no race day pickup for the half marathon. Pick up your race packet at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, Oct. 21 from 4-7 p.m. or Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will need to bring a photo ID to pick up your packet.
Coastal 5k & Doggie Dash
The Coastal 5k and Doggie Dash will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 beginning and ending at The Market Common. Courses are flat and fast. Coastal 5k is 3.1 miles and starts at 7:30 a.m. The Doggie Dash is 1 mile and starts at 9 a.m. Race packets for the Coastal 5K & Doggie Dash can be picked up prior to race day at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, Oct. 21, or on race morning near the start line starting at 6 a.m. It’s recommended packets be picked up on Friday to avoid waiting in line on race morning.
This year why not make the most of the early Autumn season by attending some of the local fun-filled events taking place around the Grand Strand area. Residents and seasonal vacationers alike look forward to this time of year when it begins to cool off just a bit and there are overall less crowds and traffic. It’s a time to look forward to the last quarter of the year and the holidays fast approaching. If you’ve begun making plans for friends and family to visit be sure to consider one of our last minute bids on vacation rentals through Booe Realty to get the best rates.
If you’ve never been to a Hoe Down Festival here’s your opportunity! The Aynor Hoe Down Festival is a celebration of the start of fall that includes a full out country festival at Aynor Town Park. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Come enjoy the hundreds of arts & crafts and food vendors, music, children’s entertainment, a parade and street dancing.
We have lots of vacancies if you’re coming for the Society of Stranders (SOS) Fall Shag Migration. This yearly event is held on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach on Sunday, Sept. 18 and Monday, Sept. 19, from noon until 10 p.m.
Visit Huntington Beach State Park from September 23-25 to enjoy fine art, live music and food vendors with the park’s natural beauty as a backdrop at the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival. Beginning on Friday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. until Sunday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. this is an event not to be missed!
The annual Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art features musical performances as well as art throughout the town. An assortment of events will take place at this festival that runs all day long from September 24 to October 15, 2016 including Chalk Under the Oaks, Food & Wine Gala, musical performances and more.
The 13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival is being held Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 421 Main St., North Myrtle Beach. Held rain or shine, this one-day Irish and Italian international themed festival includes two stages of live entertainment, food from local restaurants, street performers, art & craft vendors and dance groups.
The annual St. John’s Greek Festival is a four day event held at the St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church of Myrtle Beach at the corner of Hwy 17 Bypass and 33rd Avenue North. The festival is from Sept. 29 through October 2, 2016, all day long. The public is invited to attend.
No Autumn celebration is complete without a trip through a the 6-acre Corn Maze like this one held at Thompson Farm in Conway, SC. Beginning on Friday, Sept. 30 the maze is open Friday-Sunday through October 30. Hours are: Fridays 6-11 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Admission is $15.50+tax for adults and $13.50+tax for children. Children 2 and under are free. Location: 1625 Bucksville Dr, Conway, SC.
Have fun out there! All of us at Booe Realty with you a very happy autumn season!
The 2016 Myrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Tournament, the largest amateur golf tournament in the world, is taking place Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2. This year marks the 33rd year that the tournament has hosted players from all across the U.S. and more than 30 countries. If you’re attending and are still looking for a place to stay, check out our last minute deals on tournament vacation rentals at Booe Realty in Myrtle Beach SC.
The World Am tournament is open to all golfers 17 years old and above that has a certified USGA handicap or foreign equivalent. There are six competitive divisions ranging from Men 49 and under to the Super Seniors (age 70+), Women’s division and the recently created, Gross Division. Golfers are flighted by closely grouped handicaps within the divisions. The tournament features approximately 70 flights and the winner of each advances to the Flight Winner’s Playoff, an 18-hole shootout that eliminates all but the World Champion. The tournament is played on approximately 60 different Myrtle Beach area courses that include several of the top 100 public layouts. Each flight plays a different course each day.
Don’t miss this year’s Kickoff Party – Golfapalooza – on Sunday, August 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Broadway at the Beach. Discounted drinks, live entertainment and lots of prizes will be available at Crocodile Rocks, Malibu’s Surf Bar, Broadway Louie’s and Oz. Must be present to win any of the random drawing prizes.
It’s the time of year when, if you’re planning on flying south for the winter (or any part of it), you should be making your reservations now for one of our winter rentals at Booe Realty. We have snowbirds that return to the Myrtle Beach area year after year – that’s just how pleasurable it is here.
You can take advantage of the amazing off-season deals on Myrtle Beach winter rentals that we have but they won’t last long. With the change of season people’s thoughts turn to where to escape to for the cold, gray winter months. Get away from it all for less in one of the spacious and well-appointed vacation homes in our inventory. Spend your days walking the beachfront and enjoying looking for shells or bring a lounge chair and a good book. It’s a great way to get through the long winter months!
You’ll have everything you need to turn your winter blues into the escape you’ve always dreamed of when you stay in one of our vacation homes this winter. You’ll be rejuvenated in our spacious rentals with fully-equipped kitchens and panoramic ocean views. You’re sure to enjoy the beauty of tasteful décor, comfortable furnishings and lots of local activities taking place in the area.
When you escape to stay with us in the Grand Strand area of South Carolina you will have every amenity you need to stay warm this winter. For those traveling with pets we do have some homes that are pet-friendly as well. Be sure to check the property descriptions for any information pertaining to bringing pets along with you.
If you have any questions about our winter rentals be sure to give Booe Realty a call at 1-800-845-0647. We look forward to having you join us this winter!
Whether you are team Mystic, Valor, or Instinct there are plenty of opportunities in the Myrtle Beach area to catch Pokémon, battle at the gyms, or collect items at Pokestops.
There are several safe spots to take your little ones, and get in some shopping for yourself. Broadway at the Beach, Market Commons, The Boardwalk and Brookgreen Gardens are just a few stops. Since they are more populated stops, you will see many Pokestops and even lures pop up on your map. The Broadway at the Beach map is pictured below. The Blue Diamonds are Pokestops. One magical flip of your finger and you will collect extra pokeballs, potions to revive your Pokemon, lucky eggs, incense, razz berries, and lure modules.
The blue diamonds with the pink floating around them, indicates a lure module has been dropped. Once a lure module is dropped, wild Pokemon will flock to that location and it makes them super easy to catch!
Broadway at the Beach Pokemon Map
Broadway at the Beach sits on a 350 acre property and is loaded with stores, entertainment and the best food Myrtle Beach can offer. It also has over 15 pokestops and a few gyms. Charizard, Pikachu, Squirtle, and Eevee are a few of the more popular Pokemons that have been popping up. However since you are near the water and around other people, other rare Pokemon will pop up in this area. Since you’re on vacation, you will catch different Pokemon than what you will catch back home.
Enjoy your vacation at Myrtle Beach. Put your toes in the sand and feet in the water. Take in the shopping and let your little one catch some Pokemon!
With much excitement already in the air we’re happy to announce the 20th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon Weekend will be March 2-4, 2017. The marathon itself will be Saturday, March 4 beginning at 6:30 a.m. The starting point is just south of the intersection of Grissom Parkway and 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, SC. The finish line will be in the parking lot of TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Marathon participants must complete the course in 7 hours. Maps of the course will be available at the Runner’s Expo on Thursday night.
Registration has opened and you can save a lot by registering early! Register by July 15 and the following rates apply: Full Marathon $80, Half Marathon $70, Marathon Team Relay $105, Friday Night 5K $20, and Family Fun Run $15. You can conveniently register online. There will be a $25 charge for all mail in registrations.
The Myrtle Beach Marathon is a flat, oceanfront course that is famous for new PR’s and qualifying times for races like the Boston Marathon. This marathon is a popular event that is a great idea for anyone wanting to improve their fitness and challenge their self.
The HTC Runner’s Expo will be held Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5-9 p.m. at the new Myrtle Beach Sports Center, 21st Ave. N & Oak St., Myrtle Beach. The Expo is free and open to the public. Parking at the sports center is $5 per vehicle. Runners will be able to pick up their race bibs, runner shirts, as well as visit sponsor and vendor booths in the exhibition area. Official marathon merchandise will also be available for purchase.
The marathon originally emerged from five Myrtle Beach residents’ participation in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Team in Training” (TNT) program. As it turned from a day into a Marathon weekend, more events were added as was support for additional charities. Today, each Marathon event supports one or more charities including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina (since its first event in 1998), the Coastal South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Horry County Schools.
At the same time you register for the Myrtle Beach Marathon it’s a good idea to secure your lodging. Booe Realty has plenty of comfortable and affordable vacation rentals that will have you sleeping like a baby before and after the marathon. Check out our Special Deals! But don’t wait until the last minute to make your reservations. The best places go fast!