Family New Years Eve Fun

The Alabama Theatre will host its New Years Eve Extravaganza on December 31 from 9:15 p.m. until 12:00 p.m. The South’s Grandest Christmas Show performance will have a midnight countdown and include noise makers. Located just minutes away from the Ocean Plaza Ocean Front Hotel, the Alabama Theater’s Christmas Show is fun the entire family can enjoy. Book your room today and bring in 2016 in Myrtle Beach!

Lighting of the Landing

7032932-christmas-tree-lights-star-new-yearBarefoot Landing will host its Lighting of the Landing Ceremony, on November 21, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. There will be performances by local groups, live Christmas music, and a scene from the Theater of the Republic’s A Christmas Story at 6:00 p.m. Santa will make a special appearance and fireworks will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Toys for Tots for Horry County.

Book your room with us today and stay just minutes away from all the tree lighting fun!

Ripley’s Boo-quarium

Ripley’s Aquarium will host Ripley’s Boo-quarium Bash from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., on October 31. Put on your costumes and explore the the wonders of the sea. There will be a costume contest and parade. The cost of the event is free with paid admission. Ocean Plaza Oceanfront Hotel is just minutes away from Ripley’s Aquarium. Book your room with us today and enjoy some family friendly Halloween- themed fun.

Drive a NASCAR race car


Now through October 30, the Myrtle Beach Speedway will host Nascar Racing Experience Drive By Yourself, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The event allows you to drive a NASCAR race car around the Myrtle Beach Speedway, alone, for a 5 or 8 minute timed racing session. Drivers meet with Crew Chief, get training and instruction prior to getting behind the wheel. After the session is complete drivers get a graduate certificate and souvenir license.

Art & Craft Summer Festival

The Summer Show of the Craftsmen’s Classic will be held in Myrtle Beach July 31 – August 2, 2015 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Art & Craft Festival has more than 6,000 of the country’s finest artisans as members. Depending on the size of the facility, there are between 250 and 450 participants in a Craftsmen’s Classic show. Many exhibitors will be demonstrating throughout the weekend allowing you to see the creative process. Ocean Plaza Ocean Front Hotel is the perfect place to stay for the event because we are just minutes away from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Book your room with us today!

Beach Sun Safety Tips

Beach woman funky happy and colorful wearing sunglasses and beacIt 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.

Click here to book your room at Ocean Plaza today and catch some rays!

Catch A Game

There are lots of fun things to do in Myrtle Beach 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 at the Ocean Plaza Ocean Front Hotel today and come join all 3 Pelicans Mascots, Rally Shark, Deuce and Splash in cheering on the team!

Explore The Wonder


WonderWorks, located at Broadway at the Beach, is 50,000 square feet of educational fun. It is filled with over 100 hands on exhibits that the entire family can enjoy. You can enjoy climbing through Indoor Obstacles, playing Later -Tag and experience the new 6D Extreme Motion Ride XD Theater. The fun isn’t limited to just indoor activities. WonderWorks has featured outdoor adventures which include a Zipline and Ropes Course. Ocean Plaza Oceanfront Hotel is located just minutes away from Broadway at the Beach, so book your room with us today!

Take Pictures with Celebrities

The Hollywood Wax Museum is just minutes away from the Ocean Plaza 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. Book your room with us today!

Enjoy a Long Weekend with Us

Happy family running on the beach

Columbus Day is Monday October 13th and we want you to spend it with us! Weekend getaways are much-needed so take advantage of our amazing room rates for the up coming long weekend. Below is a list of things to do and places to visit during your stay with us.


Outdoor Activities

The Beach – Our hotel is ocean front allowing you access to the beach.

Golf – Enjoy any of the marvelous golf courses.

Baseball – Myrtle Beach is home to minor league baseball team The Pelicans.



Broadway at the Beach – Located at the heart of Myrtle Beach you can enjoy shopping, food, movies, night clubs and much more.

The Market Common – You can find boutiques, food, a movie theater, and fitness here.

Barefoot Landing – Offers fine dining, shopping and more.


Attractions & Entertainment

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum – Walk through and be amazed at the 12 themed galleries containing over 200 exhibits.

Legends in Concert – See some of the World’s Greatest Live Tribute Shows to today and yesterdays greatest musical legends.

Hollywood Wax Museum – Hang out with wax replicas of your favorite celebrities.