Best of Myrtle Beach (March 2011)

Myrtle Beach Area Fun for March

It may still be winter up north but it's definitely Spring at the Beach! With another weekend forecast of sunshine and temps reaching the 70s, I'm extremely happy that I live in North Myrtle Beach. I've only shoveled snow once... during a winter visit to a Connecticut friend, and once was enough. The only shoveling in my future will be prepping the ground for this year's vegetable garden or building a sand castle on the beach.

If you're tired of sucky weather (a technical term), give us a call and we'll make you a great deal on a beach getaway this spring for a couple of days, a week, or more. We have a dynamite special going on now to stretch your weekend with FREE SUNDAYS - just book Friday & Saturday and we'll give you the 3rd day FREE.

Pack a bag and head to North Myrtle Beach for some early spring fun. Some of our suggestions are:

Pushing the Limits, Volume 3 - Share an intimate evening March 3rd with Flecktones' bassist extraordinaire Victor Wooten and artist-in-residence Steve Bailey in Coastal Carolina University's Edwards Hall. Victor is a multiple Grammy Award winner and Bailey has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Jethro Tull and more. Music from their trend-setting Bass Extremes project and recent solo releases will highlight the show.

Randall Bramblett Band in Concert - One night only, March 5th, at the historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot. Join us in this casual, intimate venue for an evening of outstanding jazz, blues and rock & roll. Randall has played with Traffic, Steve Winwood, Widespread Panic, the Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, and more. It's a South by Southeast Music Feast so pot-luck dinner and beverages are included with admission. A full house is anticipated and advance reservations are strongly suggested.

Dick's Last Resort Annual Mardi Gras Parade - Kicking off at 5pm, March 8th at Barefoot Landing with parties, costumes, beads, candy, music and more. A family-friendly event.

50th Annual Canadian-American Days Festival - March 12th - 20th as we celebrate and welcome our friends from Canada with parades, golf tournaments, concerts and more. Family-friendly events.

23rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival - Be sure to wear something green as you join us on North Myrtle Beach's Main Street, Saturday, March 12th for a fun parade with over 100 floats and entries - marching bands, clowns, cycles and beauty queens. Two stages with music and entertainment, a great kids' zone with fun for the "wee ones" and a street fest with dozens of vendors and artisans. A FREE family and kid-friendly event.

64th Annual Plantation Tours - Tour pre-revolutionary and antebellum churches and plantations in Georgetown County March 25th & 26th. As part of the tour, visitors are invited to the Winyah Indigo Society Hall for tea each afternoon. Daily tickets are limited and advance reservations are highly recommended.

Myrtle Beach Golf Packages with FREE Golf

Spring Golf Vacation Deals from Century 21 Thomas

You'll find perks galore with many of the custom golf vacation packages from the Golf Masters of Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations... and the customer service can't be beat!

Our golf director is a founding member of the Grand Strand Golf Directors' Association and has all the experience and contacts to make your group's golf vacation the best ever. Wren, along with assistant golf directors Jim and Candace, are here to handle all the details so you can concentrate on having a great time on the course and at the beach.

"One of the most popular golf deals we have this year is our Ultimate Glens Package," said Jim. "With this special, we'll book a package with three paid rounds - Heather Glen, Shaftesbury Glen and Glen Dornoch - and you'll get FIVE more rounds FREE! That's an amazing amount of golf with serious savings."

Wren added, "Another favorite is our Myrtle Beach National Six-Pack Plus. Golfers get to play such hot courses as TPC Myrtle Beach, Kings North by Arnold Palmer, Long Bay and Pawley's Plantation by Nicklaus, and Gary Player's Blackmoor. You'll get six great rounds of golf at discounted rates and a FREE 7th round as a bonus."

Candace had a couple of choices to share, too. "The perks for our specials at Sea Trail and at the Legends even include meals. Our Legends 4-Pack not only includes a free 5th round but you get free breakfast, lunch and two drafts each day of play. Our Sea Trail Triple Play treats to a free lunches on the turn AND free afternoon replays. Talking about a deal!"

"Don't forget about the B&C MultiPlays," reminded Jim. "The guys get to play Grande Dunes, Tidewater, Prestwick, and the Granddaddy - Pine Lakes. Those are some top-shelf links... country club service and at really good rates."

Let the Golf Masters at Century 21 Thomas take your golf vacation to the next level in one of our spacious homes or villas - up to EIGHT bedrooms - and perf
ect for multiple foursomes. Have fun after golf, too. Many of our homes have game rooms with pool tables, foosball and air hockey. Most have wide screen TVs where you can all gather and watch the big game.

Call or Email our Golf Masters today... it might even lower your score.

WonderWorks - Excitement and Fun in Myrtle Beach

2011... More Fun at the Beach than ever!

WonderWorks - Opening Spring 2011 in Broadway at the Beach, this 50,000 square foot "amusement park for the mind" has an eye-catching exterior. It appears that it's Upside Down!

Filled with over hundred hands-on exhibits, it will allow visitors to maneuver the controls to land a NASA space shuttle, pilot a fighter jet, ride a 360-degree virtual roller coaster, experience 74 mph hurricane-force winds, and much more.

Soar... at WonderWorks' adrenaline-pumping, outdoor adventures. Already open, the ZipLine will let you glide safely on a soaring flight 1,000 feet from tower to tower and 50 feet above Lake Broadway. This fun attraction's dual-line course uses an ultra-safe, constant tension system to give you a super smooth Zip loaded with thrills.

And Explore... on their tri-level Ropes Course. Designed with a fun pirate theme, it has over thirty exhilarating challenges to navigate. Stretching to a height forty feet, this family-friendly attraction was assembled using more than 3,000 various ropes and cables.

Be sure to check out WonderWorks with its indoor and outdoor adventures when you visit North Myrtle Beach this year!

Call Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations for the best deals on summer family vacation rental homes, villas and condos or for super savings on spring and fall weekend getaways.

SOS Mid-Winter Beach Fun & More This Weekend

Welcome Shaggers for Hot Weekend Fun at the Beach

And it’s already started with the SOS Mid-Winter Break as hundreds of shag enthusiasts arrive in North Myrtle Beach ready to party and dance to the sounds of their favorite beach music bands. If you don't have reservations yet, Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations has a super selection of vacation homes and condos at amazingly affordable prices. Visit us online or call for details and reservations.

Some of the events and entertainment planned for the weekend include:

  • Mid-Winter Fun at Fat Harold’s on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach with Sea Cruz on Saturday, the Castaways on Sunday, and DJ’s spinning your favorite beach music platters daily from noon ‘til closing.
  • Mid-Winter Band Festival at 2001 Entertainment Complex with multiple Carolina Beach Music Awards (Cammys) Acts featured this weekend. Dance to the sounds of the Craig Woolard Band tonight and Mark Roberts & Breeze tomorrow (Saturday) night in the Next Level club.
  • Rock & Roll and Blues at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, Saturday January 15, where power trio, Johnny Mac & the Booty Ranch, will heat it up for the first South by Southeast Music Feast of 2011. This intimate non-smoking, listening venue is limited to less than 200 music fans so come early. Admission includes concert, pot-luck dinner and beverages. See details online at
  • “Restaurant Week” in Myrtle Beach, January 14-22. From casual to fine dining, participating restaurants will feature special menu items, promotions and discounts. Sample new restaurants or enjoy old favorites with a variety of delectable dishes prepared by chefs – all at amazingly affordable prices. See participating restaurant menus and more info online at
  • “Dyn-O-Mite” Laughs at the Comedy Cabana, January 14-16. Come out to the Cabana for this special appearance by Jimmie “JJ” “Walker. Time Magazine’s “Comedian of the Decade” in the 70s and star of popular television sitcom “Good Times”, Jimmie has been entertaining us for five decades. His clean humor makes him popular with audiences young & old.

Move over 2010... 2011 is coming fast!

December and January Fun in North Myrtle Beach!

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope you've had a wonderful 2010. Thank you for visiting North Myrtle Beach this past year and for choosing Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations to provide your vacation accommodations, golf packages, and more. We hope your beach vacations were wonderful & memorable and that we were able to help make them as much fun as possible. We look forward to seeing you all in the coming year.

It looks like lots of cold weather with an abundance of snow and ice for much of the country this winter. With our daytime highs averaging 59 now through February, it's no wonder more & more couples are spending their winters here at the beach. Forget the snow shovel... grab your golf clubs, pack your bags and come to North Myrtle Beach. Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations still has several excellent oceanfront condos and homes available at amazingly affordable monthly rates now through March. Give us a call and we'll be happy to reserve the perfect place for your winter escape.

You'll find plenty to do while you're here this winter, too! Fantastic dining, non-stop shopping, inexpensive championship golf, and world-class entertainment... and MILD winter weather!

Some fun events suggested by our reservations team include:
  • The Chairmen of the Board - "Remembering General Johnson"... at the House of Blues, December 30th
  • New Year's Eve concert with Corey Smith and American Aquarium... at the House of Blues, December 31st
  • At the Place Theatre, now through December... The Magical Spirit of Ireland, Christmas on Ice, and "Nuncrackers" - a Nunsense Christmas Musical to make your holiday hilarious and bright
  • A South by Southeast Music Feast & Concert with the Reverend Doctor Johnny Mac and the Booty Ranch... at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, January 15th
  • Jimmy "JJ" Walker making everybody laugh... at the Comedy Cabana, January 14th - 16th
  • The SOS Mid-Winter Break, January 13th - 17th... time to get out your shaggin' shoes and head to North Myrtle Beach. All your favorite SOS clubs will be open and the DJs will be spinning the best beach music around.
See you at the Beach!

Christmas Magic in Myrtle Beach

Amazing Holiday Shows in Myrtle Beach

Yes, Thanksgiving is just days away and Christmas will be here before long, too... what a wonderful time of year!

Take a break and head to the beach for a hearty infusion of Christmas Spirit. The holiday shows at Calvin Gilmore's Carolina Opry, the Alabama Theatre, the Palace, and Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede are guaranteed to entertain and delight you. With performances now through December, it's easy make any winter weekend a memorable experience. Century 21 Thomas will help make it even better... book two nights and we'll give you a 3rd Night FREE.

The 2010 Christmas Shows are better than ever. Make your plans, reserve your seats, and call us today for a great deal on a beach getaway.

- Celebrate the holidays in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with Alabama Theatre's award-winning production, The South's Grandest Christmas Show. This year's Christmas extravaganza brings an incredible combination of talent, scenery and special effects for a spectacular new holiday musical experience sure to put you in the spirit.

A family tradition for 24 yhears, The Carolina Opry brings the spirit of Christmas to life with music, comedy and dance. This holiday season, Calvin Gilmore is pulling out all the stops with the Silver Anniversary Carolina Opry Christmas Special - color laser lights, fresh comedy, the Grinch, and all new choreography.

Start Christmas in style with Christmas On Ice, a new and exciting show featuring championship ice skaters, the best high-kicking dancers this side of New York, and all your favorite Christmas songs sung by the best of Broadway and London's West End. You'll love this two-hour holiday spectacular at Myrtle Beach's Palace Theatre.

Experience the fun and excitement of a Dixie Christmas at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede as snow falls softly and breathtaking scenes fill you with good cheer. The arena is magically transformed into a fantasy land complete with twinkling lights, evergreens and poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familar holiday music. The Live Nativity Scene is memorably dramatic as the true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before your eyes.

Best of Myrtle Beach (November 2010)

Change of Seasons at the Beach

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and the cool nights are wonderful. One of the best things about the cooler weather is that once again it's... SOUP SEASON!

Clam Chowder, Vegetable Soup, She-Crab Soup, Spicy Chili Con Carne, Shrimp Bisque, Oyster Stew - just to name a few of my favorites. Cook up a big pot full of healthy, hearty heaven in a bowl - enough for the whole week if you can. Guaranteed to warm you up and put a smile on your face. We'll be posting favorite recipes over the next few weeks so if you have one you'd like to share, send it along.

And we have the perfect place for your Thanksgiving Feast. Rent one of our spacious homes and condos at amazingly affordable rates and enjoy holidays at the beach. Call the uncles, aunts, grandmas & grandpas, cousins, brothers & sisters, and even the in-laws and tell them to meet you in North Myrtle Beach for a great time. We even have some great vacation specials with FREE NIGHTS available. Check them out on our specials page.

Now for the upcoming fun & entertainment at the beach:

11/14... The Cammys - Carolina Beach Music Awards show at the Alabama Theatre. See details online.

11/21... Larry the Cable Guy will have you rolling in the aisles at the Alabama Theatre. See details online.

11/21... Edwin McCain in concert at the House of Blues. See details online.

11/26 - 12/17... Old Blue Eyes is Back! At the Palace Theatre beginning Thanksgiving weekend, catch a marvelous tribute to the King of the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra. Don't miss out on an unforgettable evening listening to your favorite tunes and swingin' Christmas songs. See details online.

12/3... Christmas Tree Lighting - Help jump-start the Christmas Spirit with live entertainment and a visit from Santa as we light up the tree in North Myrtle Beach's McLean Park. A very family-friendly FREE event Friday from 6pm to 9pm.

12/4... Christmas Parade - Join us on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach Saturday for our annual holiday parade and festivities. There will be floats, marching bands, clowns, and lots & lots of laughter. Another FREE family-friendly event, 5:30 to 8:30pm.

12/4... Mike Farris in Concert - You've seen him on Austin City Limits, at Bonnaroo, SxSW, and more. Now catch him live at the historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot. This is the last show of the 2010 South by Southeast Annual Concert/Music Feast series and will be one of the best. $25 gets you a potluck dinner, beverages by New South Brewery, and a great concert in an intimate atmosphere. See details online.