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Area Attractions: The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

6 Nov

North Myrtle Beach plans on hosting a tremendous variety of sports and entertainment events with the grand opening of the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. The complex won’t open until March 2014, but that’s no reason to not get excited about all the possibilities presented by this multipurpose facility!

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Six baseball/softball fields, four soccer/lacrosse fields and more to be featured at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

This 160-acre complex looks to bring fantastic recreation opportunities to the area. Six baseball/softball fields and four soccer/lacrosse fields will make it enticing to tournaments seeking a home in the area. The facility plans on marking its grand opening with Lacrosse training and tournaments planned from March on into the summer. The event garnering the most publicity is the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. With over 80 teams and 1,500 competitors expected, the Harry Potter-inspired tournament looks to be a fantastic way to celebrate the park’s opening in early April.

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The 2014 Quidditch World Cup is sure to bring excitement to the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

More than just a sports complex, the facility is designed for the outdoor enthusiast. Several walking trails will offer relaxing areas to stroll among nature. Multiple picnic areas should be perfect for family gatherings. Multiple playgrounds and a zipline area will provide hours of entertainment for guests.

Two dog parks (one for large breeds, one for small breeds) are sure to be popular. There is also an amphitheater area suitable for smaller acts up to a full orchestra. Planners have kept this area open to the possibility of expansion in the future. Organizers also plan on incorporating an area lake into the activities available, with boat rentals and catch-and-release fishing being discussed.

We eagerly anticipate the opening of this awesome facility, and look forward to helping traveling sports teams find convenient and affordable lodging for their stays. If you’re planning on coming to the area for a tournament, stay tuned to our blog and our Barefoot Resort website for unbeatable package deals for your trip!

 

 

Area Events: 2014 Quidditch World Cup

27 Aug

North Myrtle Beach is abuzz with the impending opening of the brand new North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex scheduled for March 1, 2014, and they have secured the rights to a unique sports championship to celebrate its birth.

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Coming soon to North Myrtle Beach: the 2014 Quidditch World Cup!

The International Quidditch Association’s 2014 World Cup will be held April 5-6 at the complex, and expects to bring in teams and spectators from all around the world. Initially a fringe sport inspired by its portrayal in the Harry Potter novel series, Quidditch now is played at over 300 universities and high schools in the US, Australia and Europe. The sport involves players “riding” broomsticks (unlike the portrayal in the novel, they don’t fly) and utilizes three balls: the bludger (typically a dodgeball), the quaffler (typically a volleyball, thrown through one of three vertical hoops placed on the pitch) and the snitch (a tennis ball in a sock, carried by a neutral snitch runner). As played by college teams, the size of the field can vary, and can encompass the entire college campus in some instances. Players can score points by throwing the quaffler through the hoops on the pitch, and the object of the game is to capture the snitch. There are plenty of other intricacies to the sport, and we would highly suggest reading up on Muggle Quidditch for the full explanation.

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Speed, power, agility, tenacity: all are attributes a true Quidditch master must possess.

The International Quidditch Association hosts over 25 tournaments a year, and awarded North Myrtle Beach the 2014 World Cup hosting privileges after it submitted a bid for the competition. According to the IQA website:  “North Myrtle Beach put in a fantastic bid, which includes free use of their facilities and other amenities as well as robust financial support. Together with a new IQA policy called Stay & Play, the IQA will be able to give back to teams with lower per-player registration costs, free parking, and an unrestricted ability to bring food and drinks into the complex.”

The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex aims to bring in many tournaments of various sports, from baseball and softball to rugby and ultimate Frisbee. The complex will feature 8 soccer/football/lacrosse fields, 6 baseball/softball fields, a 27-acre lake, a 1-acre dog park, picnic shelters, playgrounds and an amphitheater. It is scheduled to open in March 2014.

Make sure to book your trip early, since this is bound to be a hugely popular event! Head over to Barefoot Resort Vacations for deals on a great condo to accommodate your stay!

Hot Deals: Sunday Super Saver!!!

31 Jul

Everyone seems to be trying to get one final summer getaway in before school starts back, and luckily we’re offering great deals to make that happen! Our Sunday Super Saver deal is back to give you great rates on our awesome Barefoot Resort properties. Arrive on a Sunday and you pay only $1 for that day!

Looking for a quick luxury vacation? Book a stay at the gorgeous Barefoot Yacht Club! With the Sunday Super Saver, you can experience the finest lodging in North Myrtle Beach at fantastic rates.

                                        2BR                  3BR                  4BR

                          Sunday       Mon-Sat           Mon-Sat             Mon-Sat

Now-8/17:        $1              $169/nt              $189/nt              $219/nt

8/18-8/30:         $1              $139/nt             $159/nt               $189/nt

9/8-9/28:           $1              $119/nt              $139/nt               $169/nt

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A gorgeous waterway view is available to all guests of the Barefoot Yacht Club.

Our Barefoot Resort Villas are also available for great rates from now through September 9/28. Just arrive on Sunday for 3 or more nights and be amazed at the low price you’ll get!

                                                         2BR                   3BR

            Sunday          Mon-Sat                               Mon-Sat

Now-8/17:             $1                  $129/nt                                 $149/nt

8/18-8/30:             $1                   $99/nt                                   $119/nt

9/8-9/28:               $1                   $79/nt                                   $99/nt

These great deals are sure to book fast, so make sure to call today or visit our Barefoot Resort website! Don’t miss out on the Sunday Super Saver!

 

 

Area Events: 2013 Mustang Week

10 Jul

Mustang owners far and wide are waxing up their rides and tuning their engines in preparation for Mustang Week 2013!

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You might lose a set of tires during the Burnout Challenge, but it’s a fair trade for bragging rights!

Running from July 15-21, this annual pilgrimage is always a great time for car enthusiasts, especially those who sport the 5.0 logo and Ford blue oval. There are plenty of great events spanning the entire week, including:

  • Kickoff Meet and Greet at the Palace Theater on Tuesday, July 16th
  • A day full of events at the Myrtle Beach Speedway on Wednesday, July 17th, including autocross, circle track fun runs and burnout contest starting at 9:30 am. All paid participants receive free admission to the Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show that night
  • 5.0 Magazine Dyno Challenge: on Thursday, July 18th participants will meet at the North Myrtle Beach Hooters and cruise to the Darlington Drag Strip. Drag racing will take place there from 3-11 pm
  • The 8th Annual Car Show takes place at the Myrtle Beach Mall on Friday, July 19th from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Wrapping up things on Saturday, July 20th is the southeast’s largest Mustang Cruise-in at the Myrtle Beach Mall from 12 pm until 6 pm. Winners from the car show will be announced at 3 pm.
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If you’re a Camaro, GTO or Challenger owner, you might want to skip this event. But if you’re a proud Mustang owner, welcome!

For more information on this rip-roaring good time, head on over to the Mustang Week website, and make sure to book your accommodations with Beach Vacations for an unforgettable getaway!