Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort Blog
If you’ve been waiting for low rates on airline flights to and from Myrtle Beach your time may have come. Frontier Airlines is offering 35 new routes and four new cities of which Myrtle Beach SC is one of. The other three cities are Birmingham, Alabama; Savannah, Georgia; and Branson, Missouri.
Frontier Airlines, a Denver-based airline company, will start operating out of Myrtle Beach International Airport, with some flights starting as low as $39 each way! The first three cities with non-stop flights from Myrtle Beach are Islip, New York; Trenton, New Jersey; and Denver, Colorado. This will make a huge impact for many people on whether they can afford to vacation at all.
Flights begin in late May 2018 for Myrtle Beach, with Islip flight service beginning May 20, Trenton flights beginning on the 21st and Denver on the 23rd. Introductory fares start at $39 each way for flights on select days through Aug. 11, 2018, as long as tickets are purchased before midnight Feb. 12, 2018.
Kirk Lovell, Director of Air Service and Business Development, Horry County Department of Airports says “The demand from those markets to Myrtle Beach and actually the demand from here to those locations, it’s very strong.” Then added, “And because we’ve not had non-stop air service before, we’ve been missing a huge opportunity.”
Lovell claims that MYR is one of the cheaper airports in the state, but Frontier Airlines Senior Legal Council Valerie Tyler said some fares at the airport were higher than average, making MYR a good choice for Frontier Airlines to be part of the expansion.
“We’re looking for unfilled demand and an ability to offer lower fares,” Tyler said. “We’re looking for markets where the fares are maybe a little bit high and we can slip under there and provide a lower fare. I know when I flew out here, I paid more than I will be paying on Frontier.”
Frontier is the 10th airline operating out of Myrtle Beach International Airport, which now has non-stop service from 45 different markets, Lovell said.
Each year in early January one of the most popular events takes place around South Carolina and it’s one you will want to take part in. Restaurant Week 2018 is being held at a variety of local restaurants from January 11-21, 2018. This is the time to get some great deals in restaurants that you’ve been wanting to try.
Below are restaurants in the local area that are taking part in this popular 10-day event. Select a restaurant you’d like to dine at then make a reservation. It’s just that easy! Go to as many (or all of them!) as you’d like but you have just 10 days to do it so hurry!
21 Main at North Beach
719 N. Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach
Angelo’s Steak and Pasta
2311 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
5101 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
4269 Luck Avenue, Little River, SC
10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach
Croissants Bistro and Bakery
3751 Robert M Grissom Pky, Myrtle Beach
Reservations not needed
Ducatis Pizzeria & Trattoria
960 Cipriana Drive, Myrtle Beach
Reservations not needed
Hook and Barrel
8014 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
The Parson’s Table
4305 McCorsley Avenue, Little River, SC
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach
The Wicked Tuna
4123 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet
9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach
WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach
If you’re looking for a place to stay for that mid-winter vacation, take a look at our oceanfront vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach. At Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort we can accommodate your group and offer absolute comfort to all!
The Myrtle Beach area is a very special time of the year during the holidays and there are many special events taking place right through the New Year. Excitement fills the air this time of year and not just for the kids! Without snow and frigid temperatures to deal with Christmas outings are much more pleasant. Whether you’re shopping for last minute gifts, taking advantage of end-of-year sales or enjoying the local entertainment, you’ll find spending the holidays in Myrtle Beach to be a pleasure!
This time of year goes by so incredibly fast and yet it’s such a special time to treasure. Don’t let the holidays come and go in a flash. Why not take the time to slow down and enjoy each moment of the season. Treasure what the holiday is all about. It’s the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Broadway at the Beach
1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Saturdays, Dec. 9, 16, 23 from 9-11 a.m.
Bring the kids to enjoy breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Includes an Extensive Breakfast Buffet, Free Activities, and a Christmas Treat from Mrs. Claus! Free activities provided by Wonderworks, Ridemakerz, Sparkles, Kilwins, and Over the Moon Productions.
Holidays on the Boardwalk
9th Avenue N & Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Every Saturday in December from noon-4 p.m.
The Oceanfront Merchants are hosting Holidays On The Boardwalk through December. Santa will be on hand to listen to all the Christmas wishes. There’s a holiday train ride for $3 per person. Enjoy live entertainment on the stage along with Christmas crafts, face painting, balloon twisters and a shopping area just for kids. The entertainment schedule is: December 16, Carolina Vocals 2-4 pm; December 23, Morgan Elvis Noon – 4pm; December 30, Kirby Winstead Noon – 4pm. Bring your chairs and spend the afternoon on the Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk!
A Southern Times Square – New Year’s Eve at The Market Common
4017 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach
December 31 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
HTC will be streaming Times Square in NYC live beginning at 9 p.m. on a jumbo screen. A Southern Times Square at The Market Common will have a mirror ball drop. To top off this very special night there will be fireworks at midnight! Two stages with live music! There will also be a beer garden. Food vendors: CO Sushi, Crepe Creation Café, Gordon Biersch, King Street Grille, Nacho Hippo, P.F. Chang’s, Travinia Italian Kitchen, The Brass Tap, Tupelo Honey Cafe and Ultimate California Pizza will all be open and we suggest you call for reservations. Cold Stone Creamery and Peace, Love & Little Donuts will also be open to satisfy your sweet tooth. Retailers will be open until 9 p.m. Enjoy the human statues, mimes, glass blower, face painters, glitter tattoo’s and dancing in the streets! This is a family friendly event with inflatables and games so bring the family! In addition to our parking lots, parking garages and street parking the lots at Crabtree Gym will be available for parking. Admission: Free to the public. For safety reasons bags, large purses and backpacks are prohibited. Strollers are permitted and please put necessary items in a clear plastic storage bag.
New Year’s Eve Bash at Broadway at the Beach
1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
December 31 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Live entertainment with Diversity. Balloon drop, confetti cannons, simulcast from Times Square, complimentary appetizer buffet at 11 p.m. Reserved silver includes seating at a shared table and shared appetizer (one per party). VIP gold includes 4-course dinner, personal service, private balcony, gifts, champagne split and more. Advance sales only for silver and gold tickets. Call 843-946-0007 ext. 208.
If you have family coming to town for the holiday and your home isn’t big enough to hold everyone, consider staying at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort where there’s plenty of room. No matter what size holiday accommodations you choose, our Myrtle Beach condos are beautifully furnished and provide you with everything they would need for a comfortable stay.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The weather in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is gorgeous at this time of the year. For many golfers it’s their preferred time of the year to hit the greens. If you want to treat yourself this holiday season, why not stay with us at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort and plan on golfing every day that you’re here!
We have the best Myrtle Beach accommodations along the Atlantic coastal beachfront plus we’ll throw in some phenomenal views. Golf lovers always appreciate knowing there are six great golf courses that are close to our resort. You won’t have to travel far to spend every day on the greens and then follow it with an awesome dinner at one of the many restaurants in the local area.
The traditional, classic design-style, 6771-yard course at Whispering Pines is conveniently located a half mile from oceanfront Myrtle Beach. Tree-lined fairways, carefully placed lakes, and undulating greens await with above average slope and handicap ratings. You’re sure to enjoy the combination of challenge and beauty, carved out of 200 acres of towering pines and mature hardwoods by designers Finger, Dye, and Spahn. Come to Whispering Pines at 900 Harellson Blvd., Myrtle Beach, where you can take advantage of affordable rates, convenient location, outstanding service, and challenging Myrtle Beach golf.
Arrowhead Golf Course
Arrowhead Country Club is a premier championship 27-hole golf complex located at 1201 Burcale Rd., Myrtle Beach. Bermuda fairways and MiniVerde Bermuda grass, encompass this masterpiece along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway created by the team of Ray Floyd and Tom Jackson. Arrowhead features three unique 9-hole tracks: The Waterway, The Cypress and The Lakes. Each 9-hole layout is unique and features uncommon elevations, hardwood wetlands and the most impeccably manicured holes in the area.
River Oaks Golf Plantation
Carved from 800 pristine acres stretching along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway River Oaks Golf Plantation provides an exceptional opportunity for golfers of all abilities to improve their game. This course was awarded the “2015 Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course of the Year” award by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. The Plantation features 27 exciting holes designed by Gene Hamm and Tom Jackson, as well as a public driving range. Three 9-holes are here to challenge the visiting golfers, each named for animals found in their natural habitats when the course was developed – Fox, Otter and Bear. Take your pick or play all three!
Known as the Granddaddy among all the Myrtle Beach courses, Pine Lakes Country Club has been a favorite of golfers since 1927. The graceful Southern architecture of the Clubhouse symbolizes the deeply rooted history and tradition of the Grand Strand. Pine Lakes was built upon natural dunes less than a half mile from the ocean and feature numerous freshwater lakes and rolling fairways. Designed by architect Robert White, the first president of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America and a co-founder of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Pine Lakes has surpassed its initial glory after a complete restoration. The back nine reflects White’s original design and the front nine was renovated to enhance the elegant experience golfers come to expect from the Pine Lakes Country Club.
Myrtle Beach National (Kings North)
Located at 4900 National Dr, Myrtle Beach, the three courses at Myrtle Beach National represent the best of the best with the signature designs of Arnold Palmer displayed on each of the 54 challenging holes.
The West Course challenge golfers of all abilities with a classic Arnold Palmer design, ranked 4.5 stars in 2010 by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play”. Prepare yourself for a professional challenge from the back tees as the numerous doglegs, fairway bunkers and natural hazards come into play.
King’s North made its way onto Golf Digest’s prestigious list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses in 2004” and Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” has awarded it 4.5 stars ever since!
SouthCreek is an Arnold Palmer signature design and the favorite among its members. With just 6,400 yards from the back tees, this course challenges the accuracy of golfers rather than distance.
Grande Dunes Resort Club
Grande Dunes Resort Club is an 18-hole course that was named the “National Golf Course of the Year” in 2009 by the National Golf Course Owners Association of America. The spectacular layout by the Roger Rulewich Group, is positioned on a high bluff offering up a spectacular view of the Intracoastal Waterway, Grande Dunes Marina and the four-diamond resort, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. This golf course itself is known for its superior links-style design, offering expansive Bermuda grass fairways with subtle undulations onto large, modestly contoured greens that feature brand-new Champion Bermuda. You’ll find Grande Dunes at 8700 Golf Village Lane, Myrtle Beach.
The best time to appreciate huge savings on vacation rentals is right now during the autumn months. Take advantage of these limited specials for a late season getaway to enjoy that coastal beach vacation you’ve been wanting.
Plan ahead for the holidays and you can save a bundle on accommodations for you or for guests visiting from out of town. Our spacious rentals are a great place to spend the holidays where you’ll have lots of room for entertaining as well as fully equipped kitchens for cooking up some mighty impressive meals.
Enjoy the best discount of the year with 15% off all one bedroom Magnolia Suites and one bedroom King Angle on a two night minimum stay between October 13 and December 31, 2017. 2017. Taxes and fees extra. Maximum stay is limited to 30 nights.
Save 20% on a stay of 7 nights or more from now through December 30, 2017 (Taxes and fees extra.). Maximum stay is limited to 14 nights.
Book four nights or more in any of our room types and take advantage of our 4 Night Beach Special – 10% Off deal! Maximum length of stay is 6 nights. Offer valid through December 30, 2017. Taxes and fees are extra.
Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort has two resort towers the Palmetto Tower and the Magnolia Tower. The Palmetto tower is a newer 150 room addition to the existing 78 room Magnolia Building. Both towers offer oceanfront rooms, Jacuzzi tubs, and a large assortment of room types.
All of our 1, 2, and 3 bedroom rentals feature a tiled entry, kitchen and bath. Some units have up to 3 full baths and most units are equipped with a Jacuzzi tub. Stainless steel appliances, and a washer/dryer are featured in the Palmetto Tower. Oceanfront balconies provide a spot to enjoy a relaxing evening or watch the sun rise over coffee each morning.
"I have been to Myrtle a lot, this hotel was great!! The staff was very courteous and attentive. The room was clean and spacious, BEAUTIFUL view of the beach. "
Matt | NC
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