St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach

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The 27th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be held on March 14th in downtown North Myrtle Beach. Over 30,000 people come out to celebrate being Irish and to welcome the coming of spring. The event begins at 9am with rides and activities for kids from 11am – 4pm. Main street will be lined with close to 150 vendors displaying their crafts, services and treats. There will be live music on two different stages and will go on as planned rain or shine. So pack your green and book your room at the Viking Oceanfront Motel today!

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Stay 3 nights in March or April and get the 4th FREE!
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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.

2015 Fireworks

Bring in 2015 with a bang at Broadway at the Beach. Enjoy a fireworks extravaganza overlooking Lake Broadway on Wednesday December 31 at 8 p.m. Adults can enjoy ballon drops, champagne, confetti cannons and dancing at the clubs in Celebrity Square. Tickets are $25 per person and includes entry to Revolutions, Broadway Louie’s, Crocodile Rocks, Club Boca, Froggy Bottomz, and Malibu’s Surf Bar. Book your room today and celebrate the new year with us!

Festival of Trees


Come see the Festival of Trees from now until December 31st at Ripley’s Aquarium. Enjoy a vast display of over 50 trees decorated with unique ornaments. Golf balls, magnolias, items to show representation of the SC Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers are just a few of the many items that adorn the trees. Located just outside in the plaza is a 20 foot tall tree decorated in red, white and blue. Book your room with us and stay just minutes away from Ripley’s Aquarium!

Spend Your Thanksgiving With Us

delicious-Thanksgiving-dinner-in-the-SMoky-MountainsSome people think about great food and time with family when they think about Thanksgiving. How about adding an ocean front view to the list? Myrtle Beach has a ton of restaurants to choose from to get your fill of Turkey and all the fixings. Below is a list of a few of the many restaurants within minutes of the Viking Hotel that can help make your Thanksgiving Day a delicious one.

*Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving buffet from 11:30am – 9:00pm.

*Carolina Roadhouse is offering a Thanksgiving dinner from 11:00am – 10:00pm.

*California Dreaming will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 11:00am – 9:00pm

*Landry’s Seafood is serving a Thanksgiving Feast To -Go that serves 4-6 people. Pre-orders will be accepted until 3:00pm on Monday November 24th.

*Mr. Fish is offering Thanksgiving meals that feed up to 8 people. Per-orders require 48 hours advance.

*Simply Southern Smokehouse will be serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

The Viking Motel has rooms with full kitchens that will allow you to store and re-heat your leftovers with ease. Our hotel is pet friendly which means you can bring the entire family. So pack your bags and book your room with us today!

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!

2014 Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival


The 9th Annual Beach Boogie and BBQ Festival is a free family-friendly festival held in Myrtle Beach from August 29 – August 30, 2014. There will be live music, arts and crafts, a kids zone, and fireworks. South Carolina’s Official BBQ Championship will also take place at the festival giving you the chance to taste some of the best BBQ around!

The two-day celebration kicks off at 6pm on Friday and at 12pm on Saturday. There will be a wing competition & tasting, corn hole competition and a kids Q competition. Say good-bye to summer with us.

Book your room at The Viking Ocean Front Motel and enjoy the beach and some great BBQ!

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!