For family days on the beach, a week of golf with friends or exploring and playing in the town’s attractions, this South Carolina beach town is superb.
Myrtle Beach is ajewel along the glittering "Grand Strand," 60 miles (97 kilometers)of perfect sandy coastline in South Carolina. The sun shines most of the yearhere, so you’ll have plenty of chances to explore the many beaches, waterwaysand wildlife reserves.
Most people associateMyrtle Beach with relaxation because of its glorious beaches, luxurious golfcourses and abundant nature. While it’s a great place to rejuvenate, Myrtle Beachis by no means a sleepy town. There’s plenty to do to get your heart racing.Take the family to the city’s theme parks, race around the Nascar SpeedPark orjoin an alligator tour.
The downtownBoardwalk’s SkyWheel offers the perfect way to get your bearings.Enjoy views of the surrounding Atlantic Ocean and forests from a high point ofalmost 200 feet (61 meters). Nearby MagiQuest has great familyfun, too. Your kids will love becoming wizards and performing magic as theyplay in the world’s largest live-action game.
Stroll along theBoardwalk and indulge in some of the scrumptious old-time eateries. PeachesCorner, established in 1937, is a Myrtle Beach institution known for heavenlymilkshakes. Visit Mammy’s Kitchen for their famous breakfast buffet.
This picturesque townoffers something for everyone. Art lovers will appreciate the local collectionat the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach. Nature enthusiasts can spotlocal flora and fauna during wildlife excursions at Huntington BeachState Park and Brookgreen Gardens. Visit the private WaccateeZoo to view species up close.
Check out thecountryside around Myrtle Beach, which was used for rice production until theend of the Civil War. Drive south to quaint Georgetown and visit the RiceMuseum. This interesting exhibition takes you to the days when SouthCarolina ran on slave labor. Continue your journey back in time at thenearby Hopsewee Plantation, one of the oldest and wealthiestplantation homes in South Carolina.
Myrtle Beach alwayshas plenty of Southern hospitality. Friendly locals are happy to point the wayand have a chat about their charming town. Along the Grand Strand it’s easy tofeel at home, from the golf courses to the Boardwalk.