Can-Am Days in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
This week Chris will be on location in Myrtle Beach. The Myrtle Beach area, popularly known as the Grand Strand, stretches from Little River to Pawleys Island. It comprises 12 cities along the South Carolina coast, each with their own identity, and unique qualities and attractions. Chris is visiting for the 49th annual “Canadian - American Days” Festival in Myrtle Beach.
Each year in early March, thousands of America’s Canadian neighbors and snowbirds visit from the North and scatter throughout the Grand Strand communities in advance of spring for the Canadian-American Days Festival. The almost two week long festival features events, activities and discounts, including welcome receptions, military band concerts, athletic tournaments and wildlife and history days. For more information, call (800) 356-3016 or visit www.CanAmDays.com .
The area offers a hundred kilometers of sandy beaches. Canadians love Myrtle Beach for its world-class golf, entertainment, family attractions – and Southern hospitality. The Myrtle Beach area is an ideal location for multi-generational travel or family reunions. For visitors both tall and small, the Grand Strand offers attractions certain to please every age group. Beachfront hotels, timeshares and cottages offer spacious options that will accommodate families of all sizes.
The Myrtle Beach area boasts more than 100 of the most unique, challenging and picturesque golf courses in the world, making it a premiere destination for golf enthusiasts and aficionados with more than four million rounds of golf played annually.
Golfers can experience the beauty of oceanfront holes or stand in the midst of giant live oaks draped in Spanish moss on the site of a colonial rice plantation. Course designers have taken great pains to protect the natural habitat and wildlife indigenous to the Grand Strand while creating courses that are technically challenging and beautiful.
Chris will also be previewing two delicious festivals celebrating “Carolina Coastal” cuisine.
Taste! is the largest gourmet food, wine, and beer show in Myrtle Beach on May 14-16, 2010. The event will feature more than 200 exhibitors, live cooking demos, educational seminars, and presentations from Food Network stars. Visit www.tasteshows.com for more information.
Coastal Uncorked will take place May 16 – 23, 2010. The event will feature a variety of exclusive offerings including: Restaurant Week, Wine Around Myrtle Beach, a Coastal Uncorked Golf Tournament and the Coastal Uncorked Food Fight Chef Competition and Gala. For more information, call (843) 916- 2000 or visit www.coastaluncorked.com .
There’s lots new – the new mile-long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade in downtown Myrtle Beach plus new attractions, hotels, spas and golf courses. Fly the new Porter Airlines service direct to Myrtle Beach from the Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport. Or fly with Direct Air from Niagara Falls, New York.
Tune in Saturday to win a trip for two to Myrtle Beach, with flights from Porter Airlines and three nights accommodation at the Hampton Inn and Suites Oceanfront hotel.
For your chance to win, phone into the show at 416-872-1010, 1-877-518-5151 or *TALK on your cell, or send your question any time this week by entering the contest here online by clicking on the Yellow "Enter Contest" button.