Plan family travel to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this year for a full roster of fun events and festivals.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
This annual celebration takes place on March 16 this year. Following the two-hour parade, enjoy a full day of festivities including live performances, vendors and a children’s play area.
Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival
The seventh annual festival serves as an unofficial kickoff to summer in North Myrtle Beach. Hosting a variety of local bands, this year’s event takes place May 4.
World Famous Blue Crab Festival
In its 42nd year, this festival is one of the largest in the southeastern United States. Held May 18–19 this year, the event features fresh seafood, live music and other vendors.
Wheel to Surf Events
This accessible event hosted by Adaptive Surf Project offers a surfing clinic with specially made boards for individuals with disabilities. Events take place May 18 and Oct. 5.
Music on Main
This concert series takes place on Thursday, June–September, on North Myrtle Beach’s Main Street. Enjoy live music from different bands each week. The free event starts at 7 p.m.
Crooked Hammock Brewery hosts an Oktoberfest-inspired event Sept. 22–Oct. 8. Enjoy live music, games, new beer releases, a German-inspired menu and a craft table for kids.
US Pro Mini-Golf Association Masters
This October, compete for the title of Pro Mini-Golf Champ in the three-day tournament.
Great Christmas Light Show
Held in November and December, this 2-mile drive-through light show takes place at North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. After viewing more than 2 million lights across 500 displays, head to Santa’s Village for hot chocolate.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
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Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.