Get Grounded

There are many benefits to walking along the beach. Not only can it be romantic and relaxing, but it is great for your feet too! The soles of your feet have over 200,000 nerve endings and walking barefoot in the sand stimulates them. Taking a stroll while barefoot in the sand also helps to strengthen and stretch tendons, muscles and ligaments in your feet.

Being barefoot in the sand grounds you. The Earth maintains a negative electrical charge. Walking barefoot grounds our bodies to that charge. Studies have shown that negative Ions can improve blood pressure, blood flow, increase energy and reduce inflammation along with many other positive benefits. So come get grounded with us at the Viking Ocean Front Motel where you will have direct access to the beach.

Packing Light

imageWhen traveling in the summer months it is easier to pack light for a trip because you tend to wear less clothing and the clothing is normally lighter in weight. With the increase in airline fees for checked luggage and additional carry-on items lightening the load could save you big bucks. Below are some tips for packing light for your next trip.

1. Wear Your Heavy Items

Wear items that are bulky and heavy in transit. Doing this will get the items to where you are going without weighing down your suitcase. This includes jackets and coats.

2. Wear Separates
Packing items that can be worn with multiple other items you bring can give you different looks without having to pack extra clothing.

3. Limit Footware
Try bringing shoes that are versatile and can be worn with several different outfits.

4. Go Light On Toiletries
Bring only what you need. Of the items you bring try putting them in smaller containers or use sample sizes. Don’t forget that most hotels provide soap, shampoo and lotion for guests.

Enjoy a Day at the Ballpark

There are lots of fun things to do in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and seeing the Pelicans play is one of them. The Pelicans is a Minor League Baseball Team with a stadium that seats 4,800 fans. Your group or organization can get a free behind-the-scenes tour of Field at the Pelicans Ballpark. Ticket discounts are offered to groups of 10 or more. The Viking Ocean Front Motel is listed under hotel promotions on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans website allowing you to book your room with us from there. So book your room today and come join all 3 Pelicans Mascots, Rally Shark, Deuce and Splash in cheering on the team!

Visit the Stars

odX0k.AuSt.78The Hollywood Wax Museum is just minutes away from the Viking Ocean Front Motel! Located at the intersection of Highway 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue in Myrtle Beach, the Hollywood Wax Museum gives you the chance to see some of your favorite celebrities.

This new two story attraction is filled with wax figures of A-List stars like Robert Downey Jr. and Julia Roberts. After getting up close and personal with your favorite celebrities you can purchase a souvenir at the Hollywood Studio Store. You can use our free Wi-Fi to purchase your tickets online at a discounted rate or buy them in person at the Box Office.

Tips For Getting Beach Sunshine!


Summer is here and it is important for you protect your skin while you enjoy the beach. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, both water and sand can reflect up to 80 percent of the sun’s rays, adding to your overall exposure. Below are some tips on how you can protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Sunscreen – Apply sunscreen 20 minutes prior to hitting the beach to allow time for it to absorb into the skin. Be sure to re-apply every few hours as needed.

Drink Water – Be sure to drink water throughout the day. Take a bottle with you to the beach or pool.

Umbrella – Sit under an umbrella while you are watching the waves from the shore. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent one.

Cover Up – Great beach accessories are broad – brimmed hats, sunglasses, long sarongs, rash guard shirts and long sleeve coverups.

Plan – The sun is most extreme between 10am and 4pm, so plan your outdoor activities before or after that time frame.

Join us at the Viking!

A Vacation for the Entire Family!

BRINGYOURPETWhat’s a vacation without your furry family members? Make your family vacation complete and bring your pets with you! Save room on boarding fees and rest easy knowing that your pet is being well taken care of while you are on vacation by bringing them along. The Viking Ocean Front Motel offers ocean front pet friendly rooms and access to a private dog walking area. Take them for relaxing walk on the beach or for a run along the ocean’s edge. Book with us and bring the entire family on your next Myrtle Beach Vacation!

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