Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

1200 North Oak Street 29577

Why Choose The Grand Strand?

Plan your stay and choose from a wide selection of Myrtle Beach hotels, resorts, motels, condos or vacation rentals. Organize your next convention at one of the Grand Strand's functional event facilities. Arrange a day or week of recreational activities - from fishing expeditions to group tours of historical sites. From cozy North Myrtle Beach, SC vacation spots to some of the best golf courses in the south, you'll find it all here. Create unforgettable memories in this southern paradise. At least 22 of the area's hotels and resorts provide full functional space for groups of 200 or more; several are able to easily accommodate groups as large as 1,000 under one roof. Larger gatherings or trade shows can be hosted by the 250,000 square foot Myrtle Beach Convention Center, featuring a 100,000 square foot, column-free exhibit hall and an 16,800 square foot elegant ballroom. The Myrtle Beach area offers more than 89,000 guest rooms in virtually every price range. From luxurious 4 star resorts to charming intimate inns and cottages, your groups are sure to enjoy the varied amenities such as spas, tennis courts, lazy rivers and golf courses.

Distance from airport

  • Myrtle Beach International Airport

    3 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

The Carolina Opry Theater

When Calvin Gilmore visits Nashville these days, it is with a feeling of sweet satisfaction. Calvin was there before, in 1967, as an aspiring young singersongwriter. I was pretty naive, he says. Nowadays, Calvin’s visits to Nashville are more productive. The Ozarks Mountain farm boy who grew up singing in church is now recording a gospel album and oversees the largest live country music enterprise on the East Coast. In 1986, Calvin Gilmore brought a new sound to the beach, The Carolina Opry. It started in a modest 1,000-seat theater in Surfside Beach. That sound grew and grew until shows were sold out night after night. So he started a second show in North Myrtle Beach, The Dixie Jubilee. It too sold out night after night until 1993, when he built a 2,200-seat, state-of-the-art showplace and brought together the best of both shows to create the ultimate show of shows for Myrtle Beach The Carolina Opry. The ONLY show to win the coveted Governor’s Cup, the state’s highest tourism award. The only show to be voted the state’s Most Outstanding Attraction by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. And the only show to win accolades from USA Today, who calls it a “Big Hit.” The New York Post labeled it “A Hot Ticket.” The Hollywood Reporter headlines Myrtle Beach as “Calvin Gilmore’s Country Mecca.” Variety Magazine says,”Myrtle Beach has Calvin Gilmore to thank.” NBC Nightly News says, “Calvin Gilmore is the man who is turning Myrtle Beach into a country music capital.” CNN says, “Calvin Gilmore is given much of the credit for getting Myrtle Beach in tune with the entertainment world.” The Charlotte Observer writes that The Carolina Opry “sets the standard.” And in Sun News Readers’ Polls, The Carolina Opry is voted “The Best of the Beach” year after year. And we hope you will call it the highlight of your visit to the beach. Through the company’s 3 decades, Calvin has produced and directed many different production shows in several different theaters. The company has expanded into the fields of recording, television production, print media, and artist management. What does the boy from Missouri think of it all? “Of course, I’m happy,” he says. “But the best part of all is that I get to be with my family and still sing my songs. That’s what I always wanted.”
8901 N Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC, US 29572

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Jousting, horsemanship & falconry plus a 4-course, utensil-free meal served in a castle-like space
2904 Fantasy Way
Myrtle Beach, SC, US 29579

Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

Historical landmark
Waterfront dining with eight great restaurants offering everything from burgers and sushi to the finest steaks and fresh caught seafood. Take in the fresh salt-air breezes and the abundant marsh life brimming with oysters, crabs, clams, egrets, herons, osprey and more. Sightseeing tours, boat rentals, Jet Ski rentals, charter fishing, parasailing, walking ghost tours and shopping are also featured.
4025 Hwy 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, SC, US 29576

Duplin Winery

Looking for a perfect way to unwind after a long day? Uncork the sweeter side of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at Duplin Winery, makers of America’s favorite Muscadine wine. Kick back with a glass of something cool, sweet and easy, or gather some friends for a wine tasting. At our North Myrtle Beach location our staff is ready to educate and entertain you on the winemaking method while you enjoy a delicious tasting. Plus, guests can watch the bottling process, relax in the courtyard and shop in our retail store that offers Duplin Gourmet, wine accessories and something fun for everyone. Whether you are in town for a visit or live near Duplin Winery year-round, our fun and relaxing atmosphere sweetens any stay.
4650 Highway 17 South
Myrtle Beach, SC, US 29582

Dave & Busters

Family-friendly chain offering a sports-bar-style setting for American food & arcade games
1322 Celebrity Cir
Myrtle Beach, SC, US 29577

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
1251 21st Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC, US 29577

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show invites ye to join Captain Blackbeard, the most famous pirate to ever sail the seven seas, and his quartermaster Calico Jack as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in a 15 foot deep indoor hideaway lagoon! Ye will thrill at the swashbuckling excitement of spectacular acrobatic competitions, aerial feats, sea lions, tropical birds, beautiful mermaids and much more! Which camp takes the treasure may be up to you as ye cheer me buccaneers to victory, all while ye enjoy a fabulous four-course feast!
8901 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC, US 29572

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

There’s just a special place in the hearts of families everywhere for that old-time warm, friendly amusement park by the sea. Family Kingdom features more than 38 thrilling rides. In the last few years, we added four exciting new rides including the Twist ‘n Shout steel roller coaster, the interactive Jump Around Dune Buggies, and the Magic Bikes. Of course, your favorites are ready and waiting. Hold on as the Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster takes your breath away at every turn, splash down on our Log Flume, free-fall 110 feet in our Slingshot Drop Zone, bounce a bit on our bumper cars or hit the Go-Kart tracks. And don’t forget, Family Kingdom’s Oceanfront Water Park, Splashes, is just across the street.
300 4th Avenue South
Myrtle Beach, SC, US 29577

Convention Centers

  • Myrtle Beach Convention Center

    As one of the largest convention facilities on the East Coast & capable of hosting 80% of conventions in the U.S. The exhibition hall is 100,800 sq.ft. of column-free space that's divisible into 3 sections & flexible to fit a variety of floor plans.

    • Exhibit Space100,800 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space250,000 sq. ft.
      Guest rooms 1 mi. from convention center3,000



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