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What To Do
In Your Spare Time

BY SANDRA KITT
CONFERENCE PUBLICITY COORDINATOR

Actually, there is no shortage of ways to entertain yourself and occupy your free time while in Myrtle Beach in October. The heavy summer season crowds will be gone, and the beach community will be only a week away from celebrating Halloween! Pretty much all of the area attractions will be operating, except for miniature golf. NINC members will be able to enjoy dozens of restaurants, lively nightlife entertainment, cultural activities and historic sites, specialty stores and boutiques, and much more.

We’re arranging for each attendee to get a local entertainment planning guide, along with a VIP discount card to many of the area attractions, especially designated for NINC members.

You can always scout out the specific local details by going to the Visit Myrtle Beach website at http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/?cid=g_destination_mb for more details. But, to cut to the chase, here is a short list of venues that might be of particular interest to conference attendees:

  • The South Carolina Hall of Fame honors contemporary and past citizens who have made outstanding contributions to the state’s heritage.
  • Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historical Landmark, is home to more than 1400 works by 350 sculptors from the 19th Century to the present. Visitors also can join overland and boat tours of the Low-country History and Wildlife Preserve, containing thousands of acres of native plants and animals.
  • Hopsewee Plantation, a South Carolina National Historic Landmark, is a preservation rather than a restoration site.
  • Owned by only five families, it was built 60 years before the revolutionary war.
  • Hobcaw Barony is a 17,500-acre wildlife refuge owned by the non-profit Belle W. Baruch Foundation.
  • L.W. Paul Historical Farm — The farm provides visitors with the opportunity to observe and participate in activities that would have been commonplace on traditional family farms in Horry County from 1900–1955.
  • Battleship NORTH CAROLINA — Visitors can walk the decks and learn more about daily life on board and the fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
  • Art & Soul, an Artisan Gallery, is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor, and features artists of batik, blown glass, folk art, fused glass, jewelry, metal works, oil paintings, painted glass, photography, pottery, silkscreen, wood carvings, and more!
  • La Belle Amie Vineyard is an operating vineyard open to the public located in the Grand Strand area.

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