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Accommodations Spotlight: Ocean View Two Room Double Suite

If you are looking for more of a traditional suite, with one bedroom and one living room, then we have you covered with the Ocean View Two Room Double Suite.
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hotel BLUE “Goes Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Vacation Myrtle Beach is kicking off a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness, research and treatment as part of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.
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Top Halloween Parties in Myrtle Beach

If you haven’t been in Myrtle Beach for Halloween before, you are missing out! Myrtle Beach is the place to be for all the biggest Halloween parties and festivities.
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Top Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving at hotel BLUE

Thanksgiving is one of the most exciting times of the year. You get to enjoy a big meal without feeling guilty, then hit the stores the day after for a day of shopping and then you can come home and relax for the rest of the weekend before heading back to work on Monday.
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Top Reasons to Have Your Girlfriend Getaway at hotel BLUE

Myrtle Beach is the ideal place for a girlfriend getaway and hotel BLUE is the perfect resort for your trip.
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Accommodations Spotlight: Ocean View Room

hotel BLUE offers a wide array of rooms, suites and efficiencies.
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Amenity Spotlight: Cafe BLUE Serves Starbucks Coffee

Café BLUE has quickly become a popular amenity at hotel BLUE in just a couple of years. Making its debut on the ground floor near the outdoor pool, Café BLUE recently relocated to the trendy, redesigned lobby across from the new Proximity Lobby Bar.
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Guide to Oktoberfest in Myrtle Beach

Now that we are moving out of the summer season, local venues are gearing up to host their 2014 Oktoberfests. Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to enjoy the yearly tradition of Oktoberfest! Be sure to put these upcoming festivals on your calendar.
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Summer Never Ends at hotel Blue

We love Myrtle Beach for a multitude of reasons, but we especially love how long our summer season lasts. When northern states are cooling down and settling in for winter, we are still rocking sunshine and beach worthy weather into mid-October. October does usher in some slightly cooler weather, but the perfect kind of cool down, more on that later!
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Accommodations Spotlight: King Room

If you are traveling as a couple, or even solo, getting a room with a king bed is the perfect option.
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Unique Donuts in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach has tons of donut options from chains to mom and pop shops. Sifting through all of the options can be tough! And since you are on vacation, you will want to take advantage of unique donut options and splurge a little!
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Labor Day Weekend at hotel BLUE

Labor Day Weekend is often considered the last big weekend for a summer vacation. Because of this, there are many events taking place throughout Myrtle Beach during the last weekend of August.
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Myrtle Beach Resort Restaurant: Great For Drinks and Fun

The next time you are looking for a cool summer drink and a good time, head down to the Loco Gecko Beach Shak, just one block away from hotel BLUE. It’s great for a sunny afternoon on their deck, an evening inside at the bar, or lunch in the shade before hitting the beach.
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Get Your Free Ticket to Myrtle Beach’s Hottest New Attraction this Fall!

Myrtle Beach WonderWorks is one of the most popular attractions at the beach. Located at Broadway at the Beach, this family-fun attraction should be on the top of your Myrtle Beach to-do list if it isn’t already.
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5 Reasons Why Summer Never Ends in Myrtle Beach

As August is getting underway, many are taking their last-minute summer vacations. Didn’t plan yours yet? No fear! Summer really extends into fall here in Myrtle Beach. So, if you are able to get off work during September or October, why not make a trip to Myrtle Beach? Rates may fall but the temps stay warm enough for oceanfront beach fun!
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Beach Games

While at the beach you may want to do a little more than lounge in the sun or play in the waves. There are many types of games that can be played on the beach. Here are a few to try out during your next vacation in Myrtle Beach!
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Accommodations Spotlight: Ocean View Two Room King Suite

If you are traveling as a couple and want a roomy unit or if you are traveling with a group of friends and want plenty of space to sleep, then the Ocean View Two Room King Suite may be perfect for you!
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Vacation Myrtle Beach Gives Back: Special Operations Wounded Warriors

We are a business, a family in business and when we started out all those years ago we wanted our focus to always reflect our family and values. We passionately give back to the community that is our home as well as the birthplace of our business.
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Bicycle Riding in Myrtle Beach

When you are on vacation, riding a bike may be the last thing on your mind; but what about the added convenience of getting to nearby attractions without having to worry about where to park? Or what about enjoying a leisurely ride through Myrtle Beach and breathing in the fresh air?
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hotel BLUE’s Guide to the Boardwalk

There are so many fun things to do in Myrtle Beach it can be hard to choose, but we are here to help! There are especially a lot of great things to do for free during the summer and peak season. We love the Boardwalk for all of its’ history and we also love the recent infusion of new attractions.
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Amenity Spotlight: MIXX Swim-Up Pool Bar

One of the most popular amenities at hotel BLUE is the MIXX Swim-Up Pool Bar. Unlike any other bar you’ve seen (as this was the first in the state and one of only few existing swim-up bars in Myrtle Beach), this is not your typical pool bar.
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Top 5 Things to Do or See in Surfside Beach

The Grand Strand extends for 60 miles and Surfside Beach is another jewel along the way. When you visit Myrtle Beach you must head south and check out a few highlights of Surfside Beach.
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Myrtle Beach Bars with the Best Views

When visiting Myrtle Beach you will probably want to enjoy a refreshing cold beer or a delicious cocktail. Since you are in the beachside town of Myrtle Beach, why not make sure to enjoy that beverage with a great view?
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Tips for Booking Online

When planning your fun vacation at hotel BLUE you can either go ahead and book online or you can call us to book over the phone. If you choose to book online from the convenience of your laptop or phone, check out these tips to help make this easy process even easier:
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Accommodations Spotlight: Ocean View King Suite

Generally, ocean view units are less expensive than oceanfront, yet still provide you with an opportunity to stay in an oceanfront resort, allowing easy access to the beach and all that Myrtle Beach has to offer.
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10 Reasons hotel BLUE Won’t Break the Bank

hotel BLUE knows our guests work hard and spend precious dollars on their long awaited vacations, so we want to make sure you get the best value. Here are ten reasons hotel BLUE won’t break the bank.
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Top Reasons hotel BLUE is Perfect for Honeymooners

hotel BLUE has everything you could want in a honeymoon destination! Take a look at our most popular and loved aspects that will help you have a perfect and memorable honeymoon!
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Myrtle Beach Area Fourth of July Hotspots

The Fourth of July is fast approaching and Myrtle Beach is one of the best places to spend this summertime holiday.
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Top Myrtle Beach Happy Hours

Happy Hours are plentiful around the beach. While some are seven-days a week, others are Monday through Friday. By knowing where to go for the best happy hours in Myrtle Beach, you can make the most out of your vacation!
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Accommodations Spotlight: Oceanfront Efficiency King

For those coming to Myrtle Beach traveling as a couple or solo, getting a room with a king bed is probably the best idea.
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hotel BLUE’s Guide to The Market Common

Myrtle Beach is home to a plethora of shopping and dining experiences, in a variety of setups and concepts. The newest addition to your options is The Market Common. Located just south of Hotel Blue, it is a convenient outing during your vacation. The Market Common is located off the beaten path between U.S. 17 and Business 17 also known as Kings Highway.
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Amenity Spotlight: Captain’s Quarters Building

When staying at hotel BLUE you have an advantage over staying at other Myrtle Beach hotels: You have access to resort amenities at two different buildings.
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Summer Events at hotel BLUE

Summer is the best time of year at hotel BLUE because the party is always hot!
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Dirty Myrtle Mud Run

Do you like to run? Or maybe you just like to run a fun 5K occasionally. Well the Dirty Myrtle Mud Run is right up any runner’s alley! Wear an outfit you don’t care about, tie up your laces and get ready to get down and dirty. The race is May 24th and the course begins at Waterbridge in Carolina Forest, the starting gun shot will be signaled at 9:00 a.m. You have the opportunity to sign up as a team, so get your friends and family together and bring your support group right into the fray with you. There is also an individual and child sign up available. Register your four person team on or before May 22nd and pay an application fee of $200, register on race day and pay the team fee of $200. Register yourself on or before May 22nd and pay $55, register on race day and pay $60. Kid’s registration fee is $20 no matter when signed up and it comes with a t-shirt, dog tag and access to the kid’s course.
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Memorial Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach

Memorial Day weekend is full of fun as it is the weekend of the annual Atlantic Beach Bike Rally, also known as the Memorial Weekend bike fest when sporty bikes take over the beach.
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Rivertown Music and Craft Beer Festival

Some of the most fun things to do in the summer are street festivals. Street festivals are when a town blocks off streets and throw a party! Downtown Conway has a yearly festival previously known as the Rivertown Music and Art Festival, recently renamed the Rivertown Music and Craft Beer Festival! One of the best things about this festival, is entry is free! Food and beer tickets are available for purchase at the event, with most items costing three to four tickets. This year the Rivertown Music and Craft Beer Festival will take place on May 3, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This year’s festival will feature live music all day, unique and one of a kind vendors, a classic car show and of course plenty of craft beer tastings.
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What’s New in Myrtle Beach 2014

Myrtle Beach is always changing and adding fun, new hot attractions and restaurants. Even if you come to Myrtle Beach every year, there are some new things to check out this season when you visit the beach. Below are the top new things in Myrtle Beach this year.
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Top Reasons to Party at Therapy at hotel BLUE

Therapy, the hottest party at the beach, takes place every Sunday during the summer at hotel BLUE in Myrtle Beach at our very own swim-up pool bar. Haven’t attended yet? Wonder why you should come to this Myrtle Beach pool party?
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What’s the Weather Like in May

Time flies when you are having fun! We have had April showers and they are about to usher in May flowers.
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Myrtle Beach Cinco de Mayo Parties

Myrtle Beach is a fun place any time of the year, but visiting during a holiday, like Cinco de Mayo can make it even more fun! Below is a list of fun parties and events taking place for this upcoming Cinco de Mayo!
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Accommodations Spotlight: Ocean View Double Suite

The Ocean View Double Suite at hotel BLUE is a popular option for those traveling with friends that want plenty of sleeping space but don’t want to splurge for a condo.
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hotel Blue’s Guide to Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is a Mecca for Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach tourists alike! The offerings at Barefoot Landing vary from shopping and dining to attractions and nightlife. Go mid-day and enjoy some shopping, staying for dinner and hitting a few hot spots for nightlife. Barefoot Landing is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week and next month will stay open later. Here are some of our favorite aspects of Barefoot Landing
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What’s the Weather Like in April

The weather is starting to turn distinctly warm in April. The temperature trends toward the high 60s and low 70s with some days in the mid to upper 80s! Warm weather brings back all of our favorite activities we have had to put away for winter.
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F.L.A.V.O.R.

Fresh Local Appetizing Valuable Original Restaurants is what the acronym f.l.a.v.o.r. stands for. This is year marks the fourth annual f.l.a.v.o.r. showcase. It will be hosted at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on April 8 at 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. and feature over 30 restaurants!
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Pool Bar Is Now Open!

The MIXX is one of the hottest places in Myrtle Beach and it’s now open for the season on weekends!
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Proximity Lobby Bar – Now Open!

The Proximity Lobby Bar at hotel BLUE is now open! This brand-new feature is located in the completely renovated lobby.
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Accommodations Spotlight: Poolside Efficiency

Do you like to be the life of the party? Do you enjoy being just steps away from the oceanfront pool? Then the Poolside Efficiency unit may be for you!
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Top 5 Things to Do or See in Myrlte Beach

There are many attractions to choose from when you visit Myrtle Beach. If you follow our top five, you are sure to be pleased.
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hotel BLUE Resort Partnering with the March of Dimes

hotel BLUE Resort is raising money for the March of Dimes this spring.
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Therapy at hotel BLUE

hotel BLUE is gearing up for Therapy which will begin later this spring!
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Easter at hotel BLUE

Spending Easter in Myrtle Beach is one of the best things that you can do this spring! With average April temps in the 70s, you are sure to enjoy the weather and fun in the sun this Easter!
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hotel BLUE’s Guide to Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is a must do experience when you are staying at hotel BLUE! You can dine, entertain and shop without worrying about the hassle of driving multiple places.
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Best Nearby Happy Hours for Golfers

Happy Hour after a long day of golf can be something to look forward to! Are you wondering what happy hours you can hit up after a day at the links?
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St. Patrick’s Day Parties in Myrtle Beach

St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach is one of the most fun times of the year! Parties will be taking place in downtown Myrtle Beach, restaurants and bars will be hosting parties and so much more!
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Accommodations Spotlight: Oceanfront Efficiency

Staying oceanfront in Myrtle Beach can be one of the most exciting and relaxing experiences that you have on vacation.
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Girls’ Getaway Spa Day: A Valentine’s Alternative

Are you single this year? Husband or boyfriend away on business? No fear, you can still enjoy Valentine’s Weekend or any other weekend by planning a girls’ getaway and spa day in Myrtle Beach!
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Accommodations Spotlight: Which room type is best for me?

hotel BLUE offers a variety of room types to choose from. From suites to efficiencies to rooms, you may wonder, “Which room type is best for me?”
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Valentine’s Day Weekend at hotel BLUE

hotel BLUE is one of the most romantic resorts on the beach. From the ocean views to the relaxing pool deck and large outdoor hot tub, you and your loved one can make the most out of your Valentine’s Weekend by staying at hotel BLUE in Myrtle Beach.
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Grocery Stores Nearby and Cooking on Vacation

When you book an efficiency or suite at hotel BLUE, your unit will come with a kitchen. This is a great amenity to have in your room because it gives you the option of saving money by doing some cooking in your room.
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hotel BLUE: Lazy River Spotlight

Finding an affordable, fun hotel in Myrtle Beach that also has a lazy river can be difficult. But, don’t worry because hotel BLUE fits all of those requirements for your next Myrtle Beach vacation!
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Proximity and 8 South: All New Amenities at hotel BLUE

hotel BLUE is excited to unveil a completely modernized lobby with the addition of the contemporary Proximity lobby bar and 8 South patio and sundeck lounge.
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Best Cupcakes in Myrtle Beach

If you have a sweet tooth like many of us do, you may be wondering, where can I get the best cupcakes in Myrtle Beach?
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FREE Tickets for Spring Guests!

By staying at hotel BLUE for your vacation you can save money by getting great rates and free tickets to some of Myrtle Beach’s hottest shows and attractions!
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Comedy Clubs to Check out During Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Work got you bogged down? Are you ready for a vacation with some laughs? Myrtle Beach is a great place to check live comedy shows. The next time you stay at hotel BLUE, you should definitely check out these two comedy clubs to lose the stress of your everyday life and loosen up!
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hotel BLUE Nearby Attractions: Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach, which is just a few miles from hotel BLUE, is known for its wide variety of restaurants, clubs, attractions and shops.
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Top Myrtle Beach Places for a Glass of Wine

Craving some delicious wine during your Myrtle Beach vacation? Whether you prefer red wine or white wine, sweet or dry, domestic or international, you can find a large variety of wines right here at some great Myrtle Beach establishments.
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Top Myrtle Beach New Year’s Eve Parties for Young Adults and Young at Heart

Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to let loose and have a great time for New Year’s Eve. We will be co-hosting a New Year’s Eve Party with Captain’s Quarters, but if you choose to go out instead, here are a few parties you will want to check out.
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Holidays on the Boardwalk: Ugly Sweater Party

For the entire month of December the Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach will light up with fun and festive activities. From the classic ugly sweater party to live holiday music and performances by Elvis, this month-long event is sure to be a fun time.
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Help hotel BLUE Support Toys For Tots This Christmas

Once again hotel BLUE Resort and the Vacation Myrtle Beach family are supporting Toys for Tots by collecting new, unwrapped toys for children in need this holiday season.
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Things to do in December in Myrtle Beach

There is so much going on in Myrtle Beach in December. With an average high temperate of 60 degrees and rates as low as $37 a night, December is the perfect time to travel to Myrtle Beach!
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New Year’s Eve at hotel BLUE

Do you want to do something different this year and get away for a couple of days? Well, consider spending New Year’s Eve with us this year in Myrtle Beach!
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Heart-Racing Myrtle Beach Attractions

Are you tired of doing the same things each time you go on vacation? Want to try something new that will get your heart pumping? We’ve come up with a list of ideas to get your pulse going just a bit faster.
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Things to do in November in Myrtle Beach

Did you know that the average high temperature in Myrtle Beach in November is still 69 degrees? That’s warm enough for strolls on the beach, having a cocktail on your balcony and attending a variety of events in Myrtle Beach.
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hotel BLUE Nearby Attractions: The Market Common

The Market Common is only about 3.5 miles from hotel BLUE. Head inland towards the airport and you will find one of Myrtle Beach’s newest and most updated shopping, dining and entertainment centers.
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The Color Run in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach will soon be the site of a unique and fun race – The Color Run.
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Top 5 Restaurants for Shrimp in Myrtle Beach

There are so many seafood restaurants to choose from in Myrtle Beach and even more restaurants that aren’t just seafood but carry a myriad of other menu items. For those of you who want to know which Myrtle Beach restaurants carry the tastiest, shrimp, we’ve compiled a top five list just for you!
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Top Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Myrtle Beach is wonderful in the fall. Some say it’s the perfect time of year to visit? If you are used to visiting Myrtle Beach is the summer, you may be wondering, why should I come on vacation in the fall? Isn’t there nothing going on? Isn’t it cold?
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Things to do in October in Myrtle Beach

October is the month when the season really feels like it is changing. Fall rolls in and crisper evenings emerge on the scene. October is also a month of many festivals and special events throughout the Myrtle Beach area.
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Top Ways to Relax on Vacation

Vacation and relaxation pretty much go hand-in-hand. When you are on vacation you want to enjoy yourself without having to worry about anything.
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Top Things to do at hotel BLUE on a Rainy Day

We have lots of sunny days here in Myrtle Beach but every once and a while we get a brief shower here and there. But not to worry, there are a lot of things to do on a rainy day during your Myrtle Beach vacation!
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Things to do in September in Myrtle Beach

Even though it’s September in Myrtle Beach that doesn’t mean that the fun stops! Weather in September at the beach is great. It’s still hot enough outside to swim and have a great time! Because the weather is still so amazing, there are many events going on in Myrtle Beach. So, why not plan an early fall vacation and stay at hotel BLUE? Check out this list of events to help you decide when you want to come.
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Help hotel BLUE Resort Support Backpack Buddies to Feed Area Children

hotel BLUE Resort has taken an initiative this fall to support Help4Kids and their Backpack Buddies program, a Myrtle Beach and Horry County based program that aims to assist children in need.
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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a fun place to spend an afternoon or evening in Myrtle Beach.
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Top Reasons to Book a Myrtle Beach Watersports Dolphin Tour

Myrtle Beach Watersports offers dolphin cruises all summer long and into early fall. Seeing dolphins while on vacation in Myrtle Beach can end up being the highlight of your trip, especially if you have never seen dolphins in the wild before.
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Things to do in August in Myrtle Beach

Are you visiting Myrtle Beach this month? There is so much going on in August. Summer may be coming to a close in Myrtle Beach but most events are in full swing until the end of August and even beyond!
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Top 6 Restaurants for a Guys’ Night Out In Myrtle Beach

Whether you have come to Myrtle Beach with a group of guy friends for a weekend of fun or you and your significant others are heading out separately for the night, you may wonder, “Where’s the best Myrtle Beach restaurants for a guys’ night out?”
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Top Italian Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Do you like to try a variety of types of foods while in vacation in Myrtle Beach? With so many restaurants to choose from, it may be hard to narrow it down. We’ve come up with our list of our favorite Italian restaurants in Myrtle Beach to help with the “what’s for dinner?” question.
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Nearby Attractions: Myrtle Beach Watersports

While on vacation at hotel BLUE you will probably relax on a pool chair, take a dip in the pool and sip on a drink from the swim-up pool bar. But you may want to squeeze in some other fun activities into your vacation schedule, like participating in some fun water activities through Myrtle Beach Watersports.
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Things to do in July in Myrtle Beach

July is a busy month on the Grand Strand. Not only are there plenty of Fourth of July events in the Myrtle Beach area, there are also many fun in the sun activities all month long.
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Nearby Myrtle Beach Dining: Texas Roadhouse

While on vacation at hotel BLUE in Myrtle Beach, you may want to check out one of the area’s popular restaurants – Texas Roadhouse.
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New Amenity: Cafe Blue Serves Starbucks Coffee

Café Blue is now open at hotel BLUE resort. Open to the resort’s guests as well as the public, Café Blue serves up refreshing Starbucks coffee drinks.
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Best Burgers in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is known to have great food. With so many restaurants to choose from, it can be overwhelming at times!
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Nearby Attractions: Downwind Sails

Summertime is always fun in the sun in Myrtle Beach! After a few days of splashing in our pool, you and your friends or family may be ready to try something different.
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Myrtle Beach Attractions: Ripley’s Special for Guests

Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach is one of the top attractions in the area. It is home to a variety of sea creatures and also serves as a learning hub for a variety of aquarium programs and special activities.
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Things to do in June in Myrtle Beach

June is the official start of summer here in Myrtle Beach! There is so much going on here and rooms are filling up fast, so if you haven’t booked yet, do so today!
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Kids’ Activities at hotel BLUE

While hotel BLUE is a fun resort for adults, it’s also fun for the kids in the family too!
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Things to do in May in Myrtle Beach

There is so much going on in Myrtle Beach this month! If you aren’t planning a visit yet, you should! Beat the summer crowds and take your summer vacation at hotel BLUE early.
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hotel BLUE’s Swim-up Pool Bar

If you are looking for a beachfront Myrtle Beach resort where you can kick back, relax and have a good time with friends, then hotel BLUE is the perfect place for you to stay. Recently, MIXX pool bar has reopened for the season on a limited basis and it will be open full-force soon!
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Staff Interview: Chris Willis

When you visit hotel BLUE you will likely meet Chris Willis: one of our most popular bartenders who makes some of the best drinks at our MIXX swim-up pool bar. Whether you want something blended or on the rocks, Chris will serve up your drink with a smile and make your vacation in Myrtle Beach even more memorable.
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Top Places to visit in Myrtle Beach for Craft Beers

When you visit Myrtle Beach you will probably want to make sure you try some of the best food in town. But why not try out some of the best beers in town? There are a variety of places in Myrtle Beach that brew their own beer, while others carry a variety of craft beers from the south. Check out this list to see where you can find some top craft beers while on your Myrtle Beach vacation.
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