How To Pronounce “Murrells Inlet” Like A Local

What if I told you that the way you pronounce a single word could make or break your next vacation? That by simply getting it right you could unlock the greatest “hidden gems” your travel destination has to offer?

Too good to be true, right?

Read on.

how to pronounce murrells inlet sc

As Northern snowbirds make their way down South for the Winter, they bring with them the accents of their hometowns. Now, if you’ve visited the South for any length of time, you’ve noticed that we pronounce certain words much differently than our brothers and sisters up North.

One perfect example would be the word “Murrell”, as in “Murrells Inlet, South Carolina”. Often, tourists to the area will pronounce the word “Myurr-ells”, as if the word was spelled “Muirrells”. In reality, the name of this charming coastal town sounds like “Merr-ells”, as in “mer-maid”.

Now, mispronouncing a single word probably seems like no big deal, but it can actually have some vacation ruining effects. Think about it like this: what if someone came to your hometown and completely mispronounced its name when asking you for dinner recommendations? Of course, this would immediately peg them as a tourist.

This is not to say that there’s anything wrong with being a tourist – not in the least. Instead, it simply means that you would give that person the same recommendations you would give any vacationer. I don’t know about you, but that’s the last thing I want when I’m on a trip. I would much rather visit the area’s “hidden gems” – which are normally reserved for locals.

For example, the last time I took a trip to Puerto Rico, I made it a point to learn the correct pronunciation of a few areas that I was visiting. This got me in tight with my cab driver, who ended up taking me to his personal favorite restaurant for lunch. He even ended up ordering my meal for me, because noone there spoke English – talk about a truly local situation!


So now that you’re armed with the info you need to speak like a native, the only thing left to do is get yourself down here to Murrells Inlet SC and get the true local experience.

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Things To Do In Murrells Inlet In Winter

Things To Do This Holiday Season

With the summer weather come and gone, its an easy assumption that all interest has left beach towns like Murrells Inlet. But never fear, just ask any local and you’ll quickly learn that the exact opposite is true. The following is a list of some of the best things to do in Murrells Inlet, SC:

Murrells Inlet In Winter

Events

  • Annual Christmas ParadeDec 6, 2015This annual Murrells Inlet event is the perfect way for your family to get into the holiday spirit. The parade will head down along Business 17 all the way to Pendergrass Avenue.

    Get there early to claim the best spot along the parade route!

  • MarshWalk Santa CrawlDec 12, 2015The activities for the first annual MarshWalk Santa Crawl will start at 5pm. Wear your favorite Christmas-themed clothing and celebrate the season, while enjoying all the best Murrells Inlet bars one at a time.

    The seven bars participating in the event all plan to serve Christmas drink and dining specials, along with providing the perfect live music to get you in the holiday spirit.

    Plan to get there early, because the first 25 guests to arrive at each location will recieve a free beaded shot glass necklace and a Santa hat. Also, at the end of the night, the group will be giving away a $1000 cash prize to the person whos outfit they feel best represents the Christmas spirit.

  • New Year’s Eve FireworksDec 31, 2015If you had fun at the Santa Crawl, or wanted to go but had other obligations, here’s another event perfect for you.

    It will feature the same seven bars and restaurants from the Crawl, who all plan on providing drink and dining specials appropriate for the season.

  • Brookgreen Gardens Holiday ExhibitNov 27, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016Come experience an event truly unique to Murrells Inlet, SC. The exhibit, titled “Holiday Memories: Trains, Trees, and Treasures” will feature amazing displays of electric model trains, period Christmas trees, and paintings by Angela Trotta Thomas, whose work has been compared to the likes of Norman Rockwell.

    The exhibit will be open daily.

  • Night of a Thousand CandlesDec 3, 2015 – Dec 19, 2015Here’s another exciting holiday event taking place at Brookgreen Gardens this holiday season. You’ll be awestruck when you witness the already beautiful Gardens lit by the soft glow of over 5,500 hand-lit candles and a plethora of brilliant lights between the hours of 3 – 10pm.

    The garden will also provide delicious cider to warm you up while you walk the paths and hear all the age-old
    sounds of Christmas. From the sound of hand bells ringing to carolers singing, it’s practically impossible to leave this event without a renewed sense of the Christmas spirit.

With so many exciting things to do this winter in Murrells Inlet, there’s really no excuse for boredom. The real question is – how will you fit it all in?

Getting Around In Murrells Inlet SC

If you’ve booked your next vacation at the beach, you’re likely already picturing yourself lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun with your loved ones. But there’s only so much relaxation one can take before they feel the urge to move around.

Lucky for you, the gorgeous sights of Murrells Inlet will make you forget the healthy dose of exercise you’ll be getting all the while. So without further ado, here are our favorite ways of getting around in Murrells Inlet SC.

Jet Ski

Crazy Sister Marina

  • 1-3 People To A Ski
  • 60 Minute Ride For Single Rider – $94
  • Additional $10 For Every Extra Rider On The Ski
  • Regular Discounts & Specials
  • Inlet & Ocean Routes
  • Navigation Guide For Safety

(Remember to bring: a picture ID to prove you’re over 18 (required to sign rental contract), must be at least 16 to ride. Reservations recommended.)

Express Watersports

  • All New 2015 Skis
  • Hourly Rentals
  • Inlet & Ocean Routes
  • Free Wet-Suit Rentals During Spring & Fall
  • Showers For Rinsing Off After Your Ride
  • Navigation Guide For Safety

(Also, don’t miss their Jet Ski Eco Tours – Guides will take you out into the ocean to witness the natural beauty and sea life of the area.)

Island Adventure Watersports

  • Yamaha VX Deluxe Jet Skis
  • Hourly Rentals
  • 1-3 Riders Per Ski
  • Instruction, Safety Equipment, and Gas Included
  • Reservations Strongly Encouraged

(Their 2 Hour Jet Ski Backcountry Adventure comes highly recommended by our guests. You’ll take a scenic ride through backcountry trails and have the chance to see local sea life and gorgeous views.)

Segway Tours & Rentals

Segs By The Sea/Myrtle Beach Segway Rentals

  • Daily & Hourly Rentals
  • Non-Guided Tours In Market Common District
  • “Weekend Special” For The Complete Segway Experience
  • Longer Rentals Available
  • Rentals Start At $39 For 1 Hour

(Reserving ahead of time is highly recommended.)

Golf Cart

Surfside Beach Golf Cart Rentals

  • 7 Day Rentals
  • Free Pick Up & Delivery
  • Must Be 21 Yrs Old With Valid Drivers License
  • Online Rentals Available

(Custom scheduling and pricing available.)

Woody’s Beach Rentals

  • Four Passenger Golf Cart – $225
  • Six Passenger Golf Cart – $325
  • Prices Represent Weekly Rates

Graham Golf Carts

  • Gas & Electric Carts
  • Rent By The Day, Weekend, or Week
  • Free Delivery & Pickup
  • Custom Pricing and Rental Duration Available

Scooter

Surfside Beach Scooter Rentals

  • Free Delivery & Pickup
  • 2 Hour Rental – $30
  • Day Rental – $40
  • Overnight Rental – $50
  • Weekly Rental – $270

B.J.’s Scooters

  • Group, Multiple-Day, & Military Discounts
  • Free Lock & Helmet
  • Indoor Scooter Storage
  • Available 24/7

Eagle Rider Motorcycle Rentals

  • Rates Start At $65 Per Day
  • Max Speeds of 45 MPH
  • Helmets and Eye Protection Required By Law
  • Discounted Prices For Rentals Over 3 Days
  • Damage Waiver Offered

(Things to remember: must be at least 16 with a valid drivers license to drive. Must be 18 to sign the rental agreement.)

Car Rentals

Budget Car Rental

  • Full Refunds For Cancelling Before Pick-Up Time
  • 35% Off With The Pay Now Rate

(Don’t forget to bring the same ID and credit card that you used to make your reservation with you when you pick up the car.)

Thrifty Car Rental

  • Economy Cars Start At ~$15 A Day

Payless Car Rental

  • Economy Cars Start At ~$20 A Day

Party Buses And Limousines

Carolina Limousine

  • Voted Myrtle Beach’s Best Limo & Bus Company 7 Years In A Row
  • Chosen transportation provider of the Myrtle Beach Chamber

Extreme Limousine

  • Stretch & Super Stretch SUVs
  • Executive Sedans
  • Fitted With TV/VCR/DVD Players
  • Mirrored Ceilings, Neon Lights, & More

Atlantic Coast Limousine

  • Perfect For Weddings, Proms, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties, Anniversaries, & More
  • Corporate Limo Service
  • Private Jet Limo Service

Bike Rentals

Woody’s Beach Rentals

  • Adult Bike – $40
  • Tandem Bike – $60
  • Trailing Bike – $25
  • Kid’s Bike – $40

Cyclopedia

  • Free Bike Delivery & Pickup
  • Must Have A Photo ID, Credit Card, And Must Sign Rental Agreement
  • Rentals start ~$15 A Day

Mr.C’s Bicycles

  • Oldest Bike Shop On The Grand Strand
  • Bike w/ Basket & Beverage Holder – $15 Daily
  • Lock, Helmet – $1 Each
  • Bicycle, Basket, Beverage Holder, Lock, Helmet – $50 Weekly

Boat Rentals

Beach House Boat Rentals

  • $375 Daily For A Yamaha SX190 8 Seater

Crazy Sister Marina

  • Inlet Boats – 17′ Carolina Skiffs, 50 HP, Up To 6 People
  • Pontoons – Push Button Start, Up To 10 People
  • $249-$359 All Day | $149-$259 Half Day | $1045-$1595 Weekly
  • Fishing Rods, Reels, and Crabbing Equipment Also For Rent

Island Adventure Watersports

  • 22′ Pontoons – 11 Person Capacity
  • Radio & iPod Connectivity
  • Fuel Is Complimentary
  • Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Walking And Jogging

Bike The Neck

  • 12 Mile Multi-Purpose Path
  • Runs Parallel To Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park

  • 26 Mile Trail
  • Runs From Murrells Inlet to Litchfield Beach
  • Passes Atalaya Castle

The Market Common

  • 2 Mile Paved Trail
  • Overlooks A Lake And Recreation Fields