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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!

 

 

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Did you know…? The Nature of Myrtle Beach

13 Jan

We all know about the man-made attractions of the Grand Strand, like Broadway at the Beach, the Boardwalk and Barefoot Landing, and we all know that those are great places to have fun.  But, did you know that there are plenty of pristine and unspoiled areas to enjoy all the natural beauty  of the South Carolina coast?  Here are a few great suggestions to relax and take in the picturesque scenes this remarkable area has to offer.

  • Myrtle Beach State Park: Located just off the shoreline in southern Myrtle Beach, the lush forests of the Myrtle Beach State Park provide a great retreat from the bustling tourist areas.  Featuring quiet nature trails, educational seminars and great fishing from the Myrtle Beach pier, there is plenty to keep visitors occupied.  Campsites are available, as well as six rental cabins.  For more information, call them at 843-238-5325 or visit their website.
  • Huntington Beach State Park: The Murrells Inlet location of Huntington Beach State Park encompasses lowcountry greenery and wildlife with magnificent landmarks like Atalaya, the breathtaking home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, original owners and curators of the park.  Local wildlife such as alligators, egrets and loggerhead turtles are prominent, and the park offers great opportunities for surf fishing.  They can be contacted at 843-237-4440 and more information is available on their website.
  • Brookgreen Gardens: Another legacy of the Huntingtons, Brookgreen Gardens is a beloved treasure of the Grand Strand.  Known for its remarkable statue and sculpture collection and gorgeous botanical gardens, Brookgreen Gardens also offers extensive seminars in the fields of sculpture, horticulture and history.  For more information, call 843-235-6000 or visit their website.