Monday, September 30, 2013

You Won't Want to Miss Myrtle Beach in October—Calendar of Events

Mark your calendars—October is a fantastic time of the year to visit Myrtle Beach.  The weather is great, the shows are still playing, the crowds have died down and the activities available to you will easily fill your calendar.  For your convenience we have compiled some of the biggest events in October.


‘Tis the season for lederhosen and other Bavarian-inspired styles—that’s right, Oktoberfest is just around the corner and the Market Common is hosting an exciting celebration at Valor Park. That means live German music on Saturday and Sunday and, of course, lots of beer.  The Market Common boasts one of the largest selections of Oktoberfest beer of the season.  Enjoy German food throughout the festival.  You can also bring your children since there are many fun activities for kids: pumpkin decorating, face painting, inflatables and more!  In addition to Oktoberfest, here are some other events you may enjoy:

Motorcycle and Car Shows

Polished chrome, custom paint jobs and rumbling engines—if you love the smell of gasoline in the morning, there are a lot of reasons to visit Myrtle Beach in October.  One of the biggest events of the month occurs October 2nd-5th when Harley riders from around the country come riding in.  The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally sponsors several exciting tours around the beach .  If cars are more your speed, you'll be  interested in seeing a few of these events:

Halloween Celebrations

Bring on the pumpkins, black cats and candy!  We can’t have an October calendar without including some of the best Halloween activities.  Of course you can expect several trick-or-treat activities and costume parties (see links below) but if you want a family friendly event with beautiful scenery and lots to do then you have to check out the Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Weekend Festival.  Here enjoy pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making and hayrides all surrounded by the lush beauty of the sprawling gardens (and of course lots of sweets).

·         Oct. 31: Cherry Grove, Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Barefoot landing (enter Cherry Grove SC into the "my community" search field to see the event)

You won’t want to miss Myrtle Beach in October.  With so much to do, you’re sure to find the perfect activity for your vacation. Even if you just come to relax and enjoy the perfect fall weather, Plantation Resort is just a phone call away.  If you haven’t already scheduled your vacation with us, give us a call us at 1-800-945-5039.

Monday, September 23, 2013

S’more the Merrier - Enjoy Mouth Watering S'mores!

A Unique S'more Experience

Reawaken childhood memories of sitting around the campfire, sticks in hand, and the sweet scent of caramelizing marshmallow floating on the air.  A golden brown crust clings to the outer edge of your now perfectly toasted marshmallow. As you press it between two crisp graham cracker halves, it oozes over the sides, bringing with it a hint of melted chocolate.  You close your eyes as you savor each moment, you know you're tasting something special.

Our new S’more the Merrier activity is the chance to bring out the child in all of us.  Join us on Tuesdays at 2pm in the Activity Center to craft delectable S’more creations and satisfy your sweet tooth for only $2. 
Start by roasting your fluffy, white marshmallow at the roasting station.  When it has reached toasty perfection, move to the gourmet ingredient table to choose from a variety of fun s’more recipes.  Create your favorite or mix it up with new ingredients to try something deliciously new like Plantation Deluxe with graham crackers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, pretzel square, and toasty marshmallow.
From the Classic S'more (with graham crackers, Hershey's Chocolate, and delicious marshmallow) to the Mint Dream (with chocolate mint cookie, Andes Mint and yummy marshmallow), you’re sure to enjoy several of our exciting menu items.  We also encourage you to make your own delicious s’more recipe.  Write your favorite recipe on our Facebook wall or tweet it to us on Twitter, you may just see your recipe added to the menu. 

She enjoys the classic!
S’more the Merrier is just one of many new experiences filling our fall activity calendar.  Call 1-800-845-5037 to reserve your stay with Plantation Resort and partake in this fun activity for the whole family.  Your perfect s’more and your perfect vacation are waiting for you.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Get a Bird's-Eye View of Myrtle Beach with Huffman Helicopters!

See Myrtle Beach Like You've Never Seen It Before!

Want an incredible experience?  Take a tour like you've not seen before with Huffman Helicopters!  Here's our recent experience:

A gust of wind rushes through our hair as the helicopter approaches.  Upon landing, we climb aboard and strap in.  The skids of our chopper lift off the helipad and we begin a swift ascent into the blue sky softened with white wispy clouds.  Before we know it, the 200 foot tall trees that soared high over head are now a sea of green below our feet.  We can see for miles in every direction.  Wow!  A full, beautiful  view of Myrtle Beach like we've never seen it before!  You can enjoy this same experience with Huffman Helicopters.


Tour Experts

Take a ride with experienced helicopter pilots up and down the Grand Strand.  These helicopters fly at 1,000 feet in the air, just high enough for an incredible view of the area while close enough to be able to take in all the little details.  See people playing on the beach, getting in line for the theater and attending many of your favorite Myrtle Beach attractions.  As you fly over the shore, you look out over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean into the seemingly endless horizon.  You may be fortunate and catch a glimpse of dolphins, turtles and fish enjoying an afternoon swim.

Tour Selection

Huffman Helicopters offer a number of tours, starting with their advertised $20 per person tour that takes you on a short 2-mile trip out over the ocean and back.  The longest is the 40-mile Grand Tour which flies up to the border of North Carolina! Weather permitting, Huffman Helicopters offers flights 365 days a year.  See their website for specific itinerary and pricing information.

Plantation Resort is a great place to call home after your flight.  Huffman Helicopters is less than 5 miles north from our Resort.  To reserve your stay with us, call 1-800-845-5039.   Let us know when your flight is and we'll step outside and wave as you fly by!

Check out this short video of our tour experience!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Be a VIP at our Owner and Guest Getaway!

Announcing our First Fall Owner and Guest Getaway!

Announcing our first fall Getaway on September 20-22, 2013, and it is filling up quickly so sign up now before availability runs out!  Enjoy a weekend of pampering as our VIP.  We'll take you to some of the finest entertainment and dining that Myrtle Beach has to offer.  We're going to have a great time you don't want to miss it.  We think you will love what we have planned for you:

Starting on Friday, gather at the preview center for a Welcome Reception.  That evening dinner is at Damon’s Oceanfront Grill and leave the driving to us.  This restaurant has some of the best ribs in Myrtle Beach in addition to other delicious options that you're sure to enjoy.  After dinner, explore the new boardwalk along the beach and hop on the Skywheel to see Myrtle Beach from a fun, new perspective.

You're always family at Capriz.
On Saturday you’ll start the day with an exclusive breakfast buffet in the VIP center located at the outdoor pool.  Following your tailored resort preview, our evening will begin with dinner at Capriz where you’ll enjoy a unique Italian restaurant experience you don't want to miss, including homemade pastas.  After dinner, the evening will continue with Legends in Concert where an exciting lineup of tribute shows brings you the best in musical entertainment from Myrtle Beach.

Sunday morning includes a late checkout, so sit down, relax and take your time to enjoy the continental breakfast. You won’t want to miss the Owner and Guest Getaway so call 1-800-845-5039 to find out more about the event and reserve your Getaway now.