Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood: VMB Partner Spotlight
There’s a reason Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood has “original” in the title – it’s not just for show. The excellence of this restaurant has been tried and tried again to be beat with no success. It’s a famous Grand Strand landmark that is full of freshly caught seafood and unlimited dining options.
Benjamin’s is also known as the original because it was the first place to bring the Calabash style of cooking seafood to the Grand Strand. Calabash seafood is lightly battered and deep fried in a unique blend that is known throughout to the area.
When you dine at Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood with your Vacation Myrtle Beach Discount card you receive $2 off all night.
So whether you choose to fill one of the 1,000 seats in the 11 dining rooms to chow down or get your seafood on at the buffet, there is something for everyone. The buffet is chocked full of more than 170 items each and every night and is known the best and freshest buffet anywhere in the South.
You’ll come to Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood for the food, but you won’t be disappointed by the atmosphere. With one of the world’s largest dry sea aquariums featuring mounted fish, ship parts and more Benjamin’s really is the full dining experience.
And Benjamin’s is only a short drive from several Vacation Myrtle Beach resorts, including Sea Watch Resort, Ocean Creek Resort and Beach Cove Resort. So if you’re staying at those properties you have no excuse for not visiting this local landmark! We've even got this handy Myrtle Beach resorts map that can help direct you right to the door.
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Captain's Quarters: What's Nearby
Captain’s Quarters, the March featured resort for Vacation Myrtle Beach, has plenty of things for guests to do. From the Level 6 Entertainment Center to the Shipwreck Lagoon, it offers some of the best amenities of any of the Myrtle Beach resorts. But it’s also close to a lot of great shopping, dining and fun things to do. Here’s a list of just a few of things that are close to Captain’s Quarters.
Best Myrtle Beach Resorts Bars
On a hot summer’s day it doesn’t take long for a person, while relaxing by the pool and catching a touch of bronzage, to need a little thirst quenching. One can be excused for not being aware that many of the Myrtle Beach resort hotels have their own bar. But most of the Vacation Myrtle Beach resorts do cater for the thirsty visitor. Here’s a list of some of the best Myrtle Beach resorts with bars.
The Top 5 Vacation Myrtle Beach Partner Restaurants
Here in Myrtle Beach we are lucky to have a very diverse selection of restaurants; serving everything from chicken fingers to foie gras, and no one does it better. And while here on vacation it may be difficult to navigate the assortment of food available. Here’s a list of the top 5 must eat at restaurants in town. Bon appétit!
Best Myrtle Beach Resorts for a Girl's Getaway
It’s great to get away with some girl friends for a bachelorette weekend or a college roommate reunion and Myrtle Beach is the perfect destination. After a long night of bar hopping, you need to know your resort has exactly what you need to relax and recover the next day. So here is our list of the best Myrtle Beach resorts for the ladies.
Spring Specials at Vacation Myrtle Beach Resorts (with Baseball!)
Followers of Carolina League baseball and other baseball lovers thinking about taking a Myrtle Beach vacation should be sure to take advantage of the specials being offered by a number of Myrtle Beach resorts during May.
Best North Myrtle Beach Hotels
Many people prefer the North End for their Myrtle Beach Vacation. It’s a bit outside the busy heart of Myrtle Beach, so you deal with less traffic, fewer people, and less noise. It’s home to some of Myrtle Beach’s best golf, including the famous Barefoot golf courses. This quieter spot is perfect for families and those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle, yet still want to be close to Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, and other Myrtle Beach hotspots. Here are some of the best Myrtle Beach hotels on the desirable North End:
Father's Day in Myrtle Beach
Mother’s Day is in the rearview mirror but there’s another major family member that you’ll need to be celebrating soon. Father’s Day falls on the 3rd Sunday in June, which this year is 16th, and now is the time to start planning that special surprise for Dad. Here are two options that can be considered well in advance when planning a stay at Vacation Myrtle Beach resorts.
Maggie Moos Ice Cream: VMB Partner Spotlight
One of the temptations that will entice you during your Myrtle Beach vacation is MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery in Barefoot Landing.
Myrtle Beach Hotel Deals in October
There’s nothing better than an October Myrtle Beach vacation--except getting a great rate on your hotel. Save a few dollars this Fall with these Vacation Myrtle Beach deals.
5 Must-Do Myrtle Beach Attractions for Kids Under Age 5
We get asked a lot, “What are some good things to do for a family who has young children?” While a lot of Myrtle Beach attractions are geared towards older children, teens and adults, there is still a lot of fun to be had by the younger children. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 attractions that you must put on your list if you have children under the age of 5 and are planning a vacation to Myrtle Beach.
Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach
Thanksgiving Day has always been a popular holiday in Myrtle Beach, with many families traveling from far and wide to Myrtle Beach resorts in order to celebrate the occasion. This year sees Thanksgiving on Thursday November 22, and will see many of the city’s restaurants and some of the Myrtle Beach hotels offering the traditional Thanksgiving feast. But the feast is not everything, and this year visitors will find a number of other events going on that must be considered.
Black Friday in Myrtle Beach
Visitors to Myrtle Beach resorts over the Thanksgiving holiday will want to make the best of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. Many stores open their doors at midnight for their Black Friday specials and stay open for the whole weekend. You’ll find no shortage of fantastic shopping deals over the holiday weekend.
Best Myrtle Beach Resorts for Snowbirds
Winter sets in the snowbirds begin to head south, and in recent years Myrtle Beach has been one of their favorite destinations. The Grand Strand experiences pretty warm weather during the winter months, and there are many stylish oceanfront vacation homes, apartments and condos to choose from.
What's Nearby The Palms Resort
Palms Resort provides stunning ocean views, beautiful beachfront, a private balcony, and the indoor and outdoor pools that make your stay in Myrtle Beach one to remember. Palms is also conveniently close to these prime attractions:
Travinia Italian Kitchen: Vacation Myrtle Beach Partner Spotlight
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Ripley's Aquarium: Vacation Myrtle Beach Partner Spotlight
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California Dreaming: VMB Partner Spotlight
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Aspen Grille: VMB Partner Spotlight
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Shuckers Raw Bar: VMB Partner Spotlight
In South Carolina, specifically Myrtle Beach, you see raw bars everywhere. Some look fancy and upscale, while some look like a beach shack and make you a bit nervous.
Carolina Roadhouse: VMB Partner Spotlight
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Croissants Bistro and Bakery: VMB Partner Spotlight
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Night Fever Retro Party Club: VMB Partner Spotlight
Looking for somewhere fun to dance and let loose on your vacation, but don't want to get stuck at one of those highly priced night clubs and dance clubs? Well, Night Fever Retro Party Club is different from any other club and judging from the social media buzz, if you like partying this is the place to be.
Myrtle Beach Christmas: Dinner Options
Staying in Myrtle Beach this Christmas? We’re so glad! Experiencing Christmas at the beach is something that everyone should do at least once. To help you make your holiday here even more enjoyable and care-free here are some restaurants that will be open so you can go out for a big holiday meal, or have it brought to your room!
Comedy Cabana: Vacation Myrtle Beach Partner Spotlight
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Hard Rock Cafe: Vacation Myrtle Beach Partner Spotlight
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The Original Spring House Family Restaurant: Vacation Myrtle Beach Partner Spotlight
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Midtown Bistro: VMB Partner Spotlight
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Lombardo's Restaurant: Myrtle Beach Restaurant Partner Spotlight
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