Pokémon Go in Myrtle Beach: Best Poke Stops

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
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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!

Myrtle Beach Marathon 2017

Myrtle Beach Marathon 2017
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!
 

What’s Happening for the Fourth of July

What's Happening for the Fourth of July
It won’t be long before we’ll all be celebrating our nation’s Independence Day on July 4, 2016. Nearly every town in South Carolina has something going on during that first week of July. Those of us at Booe Realty like to get out and go to as many events as we possibly can squeeze in and we encourage you to do the same. If you’re planning a visit to the area but haven’t found accommodations yet, give us a call and we’ll tell you what last minute rentals we have available for you.
 
Below are many of the events taking place in the area in celebration of Independence Day on July 4th:
 
The Garden City Golf Cart Parade begins at 2 p.m. on July 4. The parade starts at Calhoun Drive and proceeds to Woodland Avenue. Lineup behind Willard’s Fireworks at 1:00 p.m. For info about being in the parade or with other questions call (843) 340-5835.
 
This year’s Salute From the Shore VII will take place throughout the Myrtle Beach coastal area starting at 1 p.m. on July 4, 2016. The focal point of Salute from the Shore has traditionally been highlighted with a flyover of military aircraft and has evolved to include patriotic volunteer pilots of privately-owned vintage military aircraft with veterans and active duty military aboard. This year’s annual tribute will have a flyover of vintage military aircraft and F-16s from the SC Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base. The vintage military aircraft will be visible over South Carolina’s beaches shortly after the F-16s. Viewers are asked to put together patriotic displays in groups, big and small, and to share their tributes online for our armed forces around the world to see. The Flyover will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Cherry Grove and conclude over the May River Sandbar in Bluffton, SC around 1:30 p.m.
 
The popular Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade takes place annually and begins at Garden City Point in Murrells Inlet on July 2 starting at 5 p.m. This year marks the 33rd boat parade that has been held in Murrells Inlet on Independence Day. Call 652-4236 for more information or with questions.
 
Sunday Celebration Concerts are held every Sunday from 7-10 p.m. from June 26 until July 31, 2016 in Plyler Park, 1000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Each concert is anticipated to draw 1,000 attendees. Come and enjoy the free concerts provided by Ground Zero but bring a chair or blanket.
 
The 5th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest will be held July 4 at Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach, 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach. Competition participants are invited to “have their cake and eat it too” during this marathon cupcake eating event for those 18 years and older. The winner will be crowned the “Cupcake Champion” of Myrtle Beach. Competition begins at 3 p.m. The event is held in conjunction with Reggie Sanders (former MLB player) and the Reggie Sanders Foundation to raise money and build awareness about autism.
 

Featured Pet Friendly Vacation Rental

Featured Pet Friendly Vacation Rental
When you’re planning on traveling with pets in tow you’ll be looking for a pet friendly vacation rental that will welcome both you and your pets with open arms. At Booe Realty we have exactly that available to you at the Pelham House. This comfortable single family home sleeps up to 8 people and their pets (under 20 lbs please). There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in this roomy house.
 
This home is located in the “Avenues” section of Myrtle Beach and is just a short walk to the beach. You’re sure to enjoy the spaciousness of the living room, the fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room with washer/dryer, and an outside shower to wash off the sand after a day at the beach.
 
The family as well as the pets will appreciate having your own yard for playing or enjoying a family picnic. Sleeping arrangements include 1 Queen, 1 Queen, 1 Twin and 1 Pyramid bed with double on bottom and twin on top. There is no sleeper sofa. This is a non-smoking home and is in a family community so there is no large gatherings permitted such as ceremonies, parties, tents or outside music. Sorry, no motorcycles or trailers.
 
We provide all bedspreads, blankets and pillows for the Pelham House. Linen rentals and other miscellaneous equipment rentals are available from us as well. For peace of mind, we offer insurance through Red Sky Travel Insurance. It provides each renter with a Limited Accidental Damage Waiver at check-in.
 
At Booe Realty we provide comfortable vacation rentals, winter rentals, long term rentals and real estate sales throughout the Myrtle Beach/Grand Strand area. Give us a call if you’d like additional information about the Pelham House.
 

Spring Has Sprung in Myrtle Beach

Spring has definitely sprung in the Myrtle Beach area with temps in the upper 60s and 70s. In the blink of an eye temperatures will be in the 80s and some will be complaining about the heat. But vacationers to the area don’t mind the heat and they look forward to the warmer temperatures when it’s nice enough to go swimming. Whether you’re planning to take a dip in the swimming pool where you’re staying, or in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, hot weather and swimming is what a vacation to coastal South Carolina is all about.
 
Kids can get in free at Alabama Theatre
Some special events and super good deals are taking place around the area at this time of year. Kids can get in free at Alabama Theatre the entire month of April. The Alabama Theatre was recently voted the #1 Live Entertainment Theatre by Myrtle Beach visitors and locals, and was nominated for CMA Venue of The Year.
 
1st Annual Horry County Fair
Don’t miss the 1st Annual Horry County Fair being held April 15-24, 2016 at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach. Come see the Robinson’s Racing Pigs, visit the Petting Zoo, ride some of the most amazing fair rides, enjoy free live entertainment, eat fair food, and shop the Vendors. Fair Gate Admission Kids 4 & Under- free! Adults $5 Senior Citizens 65+ $3 Military ID-$3. This year’s headliner concerts at the Myrtle Beach Speedway Amphitheater include Trace Adkins, Mike Posner, Montgomery Gentry, and Huey Lewis and The News.
 
SOS Shaggers Spring Safari
After the long winter, shaggers are eager for the first outing of the year at the SOS Shaggers Spring Safari held from April 15-24, 2016. For 10 days the biggest adult party on the East Coast is held in North Myrtle Beach. A wide variety of activities are scheduled including popular bands along Main Street playing crowd favorites. Shag dance instructors will offer classes to those who are seeking to improve their skill or increase their repertoire of moves. As the sun sets the animals of the Safari come out to play in the clubs along Main Street and OD. On the last Saturday of SOS everyone meets on Main Street for the ACSC Club’s Parade.

 

13th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale
The 13th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale will be held at the Seacoast Artists Gallery at 3032 Nevers Street, Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. The judged show will run from April 15 through April 25 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. Artwork will include paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and mixed media as well as fiber art, and 3 D by members of the Seacoast Artists Guild. All artwork on display in the show will be for sale to the public. Steven Bleicher, an award-winning artist, will be the judge for the Spring Art Show. An awards reception, open to the public, will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 4-6 p.m.

If you’re in need of accommodations for the period you’ll be visiting the area, take a look at what we have on the Booe Realty website. If we can assist you in any way please don’t hesitate to call.

 

 

Easter Activities & Accommodations in Myrtle Beach

If you’re planning on bringing your family to Myrtle Beach SC for Easter you’ll want to know about all the Easter activities and the accommodations in Myrtle Beach that we have for you. Our pet friendly holiday rentals mean you can even bring your four legged family members along with you! At Booe Realty we know how important comfortable accommodations are to a family so you can count on us not to let you down!

 

Here’s some of the events taking place around Myrtle Beach on behalf of the Easter holiday this year.

 

Easter Activities & Accommodations in Myrtle Beach
Easter Bunny Breakfast at Ripley’s Aquarium
Bring the family to Ripley’s Aquarium and enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Have breakfast and then pose for photos with the bunny. You can win great giveaways and explore the aquarium while you’re there. This special breakfast feast is $19.95/adult and $10.99/child plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Ripley’s is located at 1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach.

 

Easter Activities & Accommodations in Myrtle Beach
CMSC Brunch with the Easter Bunny
Children can enjoy a special brunch with the Easter Bunny at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, March 26. Come enjoy interactive play, a hot breakfast and a visit from the Easter Bunny with a complimentary photo. Be sure to bring your basket for a special egg hunt with more than 1,200 eggs scattered around the museum. All participants will take home goodie bags. Admission is $12/person or $6 for CMSC members. Registration is required and tickets should be purchased in advance. Children’s Museum of South Carolina is located at 2304 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach.

 

Easter Activities & Accommodations in Myrtle Beach
Bunny Hop Celebration at Barefoot Landing
Come to Barefoot Landing on March 26 for a special Easter celebration! The Bunny Hop Easter event will provide fun games, entertainment and food specials. Stay tuned for more details! Barefoot Landing is located at 4898 Hwy. 17 South, North Myrtle Beach.

 

Easter Activities & Accommodations in Myrtle Beach
Easter Egg Hunt at McLean Park, NMB
The Easter Bunny is making a special visit to McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to hand out candy to all the children. There will be an egg hunt as well as plenty of games.

 

Wishing you and your family a very lovely Easter this year!

 

How to Find the Perfect Family Vacation Rental

How to Find the Perfect Family Vacation Rental

 

Everyone wants to find the perfect family vacation rental for their trip to the beach. There are some things to keep in mind when you are ready to start your search. Once you know what you want and need, it’s so much easier to recognize it when you find it.

 

Here are some guidelines to follow to help you find the perfect vacation rental for your family, no matter what size it may be.

 

1. Decide on a price range.

Know how much you can afford to spend before you even start looking for a vacation rental, then be sure to stick to it.
 
2. List your non-negotiable needs for a vacation rental.

It’s important to determine the size of the home you need before you begin looking. Are you bringing children? Babies? You’ll want to stay somewhere with lots of amenities that appeal to them and provide the gear you’ll need for a comfortable stay.
 
3. Choosing the right location.

We have accommodations close to the ocean and some within view of it. Do you want to be able to walk to play golf? Do you want to be set off by yourselves close to nature or would you prefer to be located oceanfront? Keep in mind the location of the home is reflected in the price.
 
4. What are the amenities most important to you?

Our vast inventory of vacation rentals include furnished homes that are nicely decorated, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, swimming pools, tennis, free high speed Internet, and in some cases, hot tubs, Jacuzzis and more.
 
5. Read on-site reviews from former guests.

Take a look at what other people have said about their past experiences and take a look at the photos. This way you can be sure about what you’re getting. Then, if you enjoyed your stay, be one of those former guests that goes online and posts a positive review for others.

 

It’s never too early to make vacation plans no matter what time of the year you’re coming. Check out our Specials, Deals, and Last Minute Bids for some great rates! If you have any questions, give Booe Realty a call at 800-845-0647. We look forward to talking with you!

 

Is That Santa Staying in One of Our Holiday Rental Properties

If this is the year you’re hoping to get a glimpse of that big jolly fellow dressed in red and white, you’re in luck! He’s been spotted right here in Myrtle Beach at the Coastal Grand Mall! For those intending to spend the holidays in one of our holiday rental properties, you won’t have far to travel to see him! In fact, we’re wondering if he might possibly be staying in one of our rental properties too!

 

Visit Santa in Myrtle BeachAccording to the mall officials, Santa Claus is expected to be at Center Court in the Coastal Grand Mall on Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. through Christmas Eve. They said Santa has to take breaks now and again to feed and check on his reindeer. That’s usually between 1-2 p.m., 5-6 p.m., and on Sundays from 3-3:30 p.m. Just like us, they’re accustomed to eating on a regular schedule.

 

Santa Photo Gift Packages are being offered at a wide assortment of prices. Special Santa Paws will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 6-9 p.m. This is when your furry, four-legged family members can visit with Santa and have their picture taken as well. Be sure to keep them on a leash or in a carrier though! Santa hasn’t the time to chase animals through the mall or wait while you do!

 

The Market Common is offering a full range of events from now until Christmas that includes Music in the Streets held from 2-5 p.m. each Saturday through Dec. 19. Also on Saturdays, from 12-4 p.m., there will be a Holiday Bazaar along Howard Avenue at The Market Common where seasonal craft vendors are offering live greens, fresh foods and more.

 

Carriage_Rides

 

Every year many people look forward to the complimentary Holiday Carriage Rides at The Market Common. They will be available from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 13, 20, 21, 22 and 23 throughout the holiday season. Carriages will stop in front of Dolce Lusso Salon and take you on a free spin through the complex.

 

All of us at Booe Realty wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and happy holiday season from beginning to end!

 

Where to Spend Thanksgiving This Year

Do you know where you’re spending the Thanksgiving holiday this year? It’s not too soon to decide! Maybe this should be the year you begin a new tradition for your family. Whether it’s your first holiday as a single adult, you’re newly married or you’ve had 50+ holidays behind you already, it’s a great time to experience your first Thanksgiving at the beach!

Where to Spend Thanksgiving This Year

We have a large assortment of condominium rentals with spacious suites that include balconies offering fabulous coastal views both to the north and to the south, well-equipped kitchens for preparing any size meal, spacious dining and living rooms and everything you’d need for a comfortable stay.

Where to Spend Thanksgiving This Year

If you’d prefer to be in one of our vacation homes rather than a condo, we have many of those as well that are located oceanfront, oceanview, and homes located further back. We have delightful homes in Myrtle Beach’s Golden Mile District that come with heated swimming pools and pet friendly choices.

Where to Spend Thanksgiving This Year

For those planning on being here but that don’t want to deal with preparing a holiday meal, there are many restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area that are offering Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s a run down of a few of them:

 

California Dreaming
10429 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach • (843) 215-5255

 

Captain George’s
1401 29th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach • 843-916-2278

 

Carolina Roadhouse
4617 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach • (843) 497-9911

 

Fiesta del Burro Loco
960 Jason Boulevard, Myrtle Beach • (843) 626-1756

 

Hard Rock Café
1322 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach

 

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse
2920 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach • (843) 839-0777

 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
8211 Marina Way, Myrtle Beach • (843) 839-9500‎

 

Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern
1004 Glenforest Road, Myrtle Beach • (843) 903-3150

 

Simply Southern Smokehouse
1913 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach • (843) 839-1913

 

All of us at Booe Realty would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving this year!

What’s Going On This Halloween Around the Grand Strand

Lucky vacationers and residents alike will have plenty of things to do this Halloween. Choose your own level of scary this year! The following are just some of this year’s Halloween events already taking place in the local area. Come on out and get your “Boo!” on while staying with Booe Realty.

 

Boardwalk Fright Nights
Boardwalk Fright Nights
Boardwalk Fright Nights will be held every Friday and Saturday from October 2-31, 2015 along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for the Halloween season. Stroll down the boardwalk and Ocean Boulevard and watch out for live zombies! Party with the undead and take in some live music. Discounts will be available for rides and other attractions downtown.

 

Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Low Country
Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Low Country
For those looking for something different than trick or treating check out The Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Lowcountry. It’s is a storytelling festival that revolves around the historic town of Conway, South Carolina. Storytellers will share their spooky tales about the town and take you on a 60-minute tour around Conway.

Ghost Walks are from October 22-24 at the Conway Visitor Center and will begin at 7 p.m. and depart every 15 minutes. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Reservations are suggested or tickets can be purchased at the Conway Visitor Center. Tours starts at the box office every 15 minutes until 8:45 p.m.

 

Howl-O-Scream

Howl-O-Scream

The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex will be transformed into a safe haven for the thrill seekers of North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Open to all ages, the Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with Coastal Carolina University’s Recreation Management class, converts the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex into a spooktacular site for an array of activities to include hayrides, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and much more. Scare free and Scare Zones offer a variety of excitement levels that is sure to satisfy all.

Please call the Rec Check Hotline at (843) 280-5570, ext. 1 for weather information and weather updates by 4 p.m. for Howl-O-Scream. The rain date for this event will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

 

Whose Haunting Is It Anyway?
Whose Haunting Is It Anyway? at Carolina Improv
Dress up in your Halloween costumes and head to Uptown Theater for “Whose Haunting Is It Anyway?” performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. The hilarious improv show will create a comedy show from audience suggestions based on Halloween, horror movies, spooky things and anything you can think of. Wear your costume to receive a free ticket to a future show. This show is for ages 18 and up. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on the Carolina Improv website.

 

From all of us at Booe Realty — Have a safe and happy Halloween!