Best of Myrtle Beach (2/7 - 3/6)

Myrtle Beach Area Fun (February 7th - March 6th, 2010)

With the big blizzard pounding away from North Carolina to DC and above, it's cloudy and about 60 here at the beach today. Even though some rain is in today's forecast, at least we won't have to bundle up and get out the snow shovel. Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations has some excellent rates for weekend escapes so give us a call, pack a bag and head to the beach! You can even s-t-r-e-t-c-h your weekend with our "3rd Night's FREE" offer.

And, as usual, there's plenty of fun stuff going on between North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach. Some of our suggestions for the following few weeks include:

Broadway... at the Palace Theatre - now in performance, Steel Magnolias, through February 14th.
BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon - associated events February 11th - 14th, main race February 13th
Broadway... at the Palace Theatre - Forever Plaid, on stage February 23rd through April 3rd
Alice in Chains - in concert at the House of Blues, February 27th
The Randall Bramblett Band in concert at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot with special guest Stoll Vaughn - a SxSE Music Feast on March 6th

Tourism on the Forefront in 2010

Tourism Conference in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach will host the 2010 SC Governor's Conference on Tourism & Travel this week. It kicks off Monday afternoon with Coastal Carolina University's Donald Shunk discussing "The Outlook for South Carolina's Economy and Tourism in 2010." SCPRT Director, Chad Prosser, and members of the department's team will present information about the state's new domestic leisure travel marketing program.

Other topics and presentations include "Demystifying Social Media", "Travel Trends & Online Travel Agents", "Developing South Carolina", and an update on the state of the golf travel industry. The conference runs today through Wednesday and will be held at the Myrtle Beach Marriott at Grande Dunes.

Several individuals from Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations will be in attendance and hope to bring information back to help guide us to another successful season.

New Air Service to Dallas/Fort Worth

New Non-Stop Jet Flights to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Great news for travelers! A new air carrier, American Eagle Airlines, will provide non-stop jet service beginning April 6th, 2010. The seasonal service will continue through the summer and through fall golf season on the Grand Strand, ending October 31st.

American Eagle is the regional affiliate of American Airlines and will operate Embraer ERJ-140 jets. These 44-seat jets will fly daily, departing Dallas/Fort Worth for Myrtle Beach at 12:15 pm and depart Myrtle Beach for the return trip at 4:25 pm. DFW is a major hub for air travel and an excellent market for Myrtle Beach golf and beach vacations.

On the northern front, Porter Airlines will begin their non-stop service betweeen Toronto and Myrtle Beach February 28th. Porter Air is based in Ontario, Canada. Toronto is a major market for Myrtle Beach golf and for off-season winter monthly rentals as well as summer beach vacations.

Best of Myrtle Beach (1/22 – 2/7)

Myrtle Beach Area Fun (January 22nd – February 7th, 2010)

After several weeks with colder nights than usual, it now feels like spring is just around the corner. It looks like lots of days in the 60s in the forecast. Golf courses are in great shape and there’s more fun stuff to do at the beach. Century 21 Thomas makes your winter escape even better with our "3rd Night FREE" offer. Stretch your 2-day weekend with a free third night.

Some of our suggestions for the next two weeks include:

Willie Nelson in concert at the House of Blues – Willie delivers at dynamite evening of music at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. January 22nd.

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra – Ragtime and swing at its best at Brunswick Community College’s Williamson Auditorium. January 26th.

Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues – “Praise the Lord and Pass the Biscuits!” Enjoy a super breakfast buffet and inspiring gospel performances. Every Sunday with continuous seating from 9AM to 2PM.

Le Grand Cirque “Adrenaline” – at Broadway at the Beach’s Palace Theatre with excitement, incredible talent, and featuring beautiful costumes, dynamic lighting, and award winning classical rock music in a show that has become the biggest hit ever to play at the Palace theatre. February 2nd – October 15th.

Best of Myrtle Beach (1/5-1/22)

Myrtle Beach Area Fun (January 5th - 22nd, 2010)

Winter is finally here. Cold, clear starry nights and pleasant days - although colder than normal for us. There's still lots of fun going on at the beach. Some staff suggestions include:

1) "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline" - a fantastic tribute show at the Alabama Theatre featuring Gail Bliss. January 8th and 9th.

2) S.O.S. Mid-Winter Celebration - a break from winter blues with dancin' and beach music in North Myrtle Beach. January 14th - 17th. Excellent accommodations and rates with Century 21 Thomas. Call and reserve your condo or home today. More info to follow.

3) Willie Nelson in Concert at the House of Blues - January 22nd at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.

1/2 Price Golf in Myrtle Beach

2010 Spring Myrtle Beach Golf Package Specials

Century 21 Thomas has some fantastic specials for your winter & spring golf outings. In addition to our regular dynamite packages, we have some multi-round options with super savings!

For the Myrtle Beach National Group - King's North, SouthCreek, West Course, Long Bay, Willbrook, River Club, Litchfield, Aberdeen, Waterway Hills and Blackmoor.
* 1/2 Price Golf - book by January 31st and get 1/2 price early AM golf (before 8:15), February 11th - May 9th.
* 4 Nights & 5 Rounds from $328 per person. Get a FREE 5th ROUND when you book four. Play King's North OR Long Bay plus four more of the Myrtle Beach National Group courses.
* 6 Nights & 7 Rounds from $462 per person. Get a FREE 7th ROUND when you book six. Play Willbrook, River Club, King's North AND Long Bay plus three more of the Myrtle Beach National Group courses.

For the B&C Grande Dunes Group - Grande Dunes, Tidewater, Pine Lakes, Myrtlewood Palmetto, PineHills, Arcadian Shores, River Hills, Farmstead and Meadowlands.
* 4 Night/4 Round Special from $323 per person. Rate based on play at Pine Lakes Country Club, PineHills, Meadowlands, and Tidewater OR Grande Dunes.
* 6 Night/6 Round Special from $497 per person. Rate based on play at Pine Lakes, PineHills, Meadowlands, Farmstead, Tidewater AND Grande Dunes.

For the Glens Group - Heather Glen, Glen Dornoch, Shaftesbury Glen and Possum Trot.
* 3 Nights, 3 Rounds + FREE REPLAYS... from $266 per person. FREE Pre-Booked REPLAYS when you book three or more rounds at the Glens Group. Offer valid through 5/23/10.

See more Century 21 Golf Package specials online. Rates, specials and tee times based on availability and subject to change. Some restrictions apply.

Best of Myrtle Beach (12/11-1/2)

Myrtle Beach Area Fun (December 11th - January 2nd)

74 degrees yesterday and sunny but a little cooler today. It's a wonderful time of year. Christmas decorations are up all over town and the malls are full of shoppers. We have a fantastic vacation special this month - reserve two nights and we'll give you a 3rd night FREE! Stretch your weekend and enjoy three nights at the beach for the price of two. There are amazing holiday shows at all of the music theatres at the beach and lots of sales at the malls and outlets. So, call us and reserve a long weekend at the beach, catch a couple of exciting Christmas shows and shop, shop, shop. Some fun suggestions for the next few weeks...

The South's Grandest Christmas Show - at the Alabama Theatre now through January 2nd. The show combines traditional classics and contemporary holiday favorites with incredible talents and special effects. Adults $38.50 and up.

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special - now through January 2nd. Blending beloved classics with great new favorites, it remains one of the South's most beloved holiday shows. It's funny, shamelessly sentimental, and your family will absolutely love it. Adults $37.16 and up.

Christmastime featuring the Twelve Irish Tenors - at the Palace now through January 2nd. Returning to Myrtle Beach direct from their sold-out World Tour, these talented vocalists will entertain you and fill you with the Christmas spirit. There's a live nativity scene, a wonderfully talented Children's Choir, and even a visit from the jolly guy himself. Adults $35 and up.

Christmas in Dixie - at the Dixie Stampede now through the holiday season. The Stampede is magically transformed into a holiday fantasyland with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes, familiar Christmas music, and a festive four-course feast. The entire cast of performers and 32 magnificent horses will take you on an exciting holiday musical trip. Adults $41.99 and up.