Straddling the Atlantic Ocean, Myrtle Beach is one of the nation’s Top 5 destinations for vacationers traveling by car. Since the area lies between the North Carolina border and Charleston it also swells with the cultural attractions of Georgetown and Pawley’s Island in the Gullah Islands. Like geese returning home every year, golfers, couples and families repeatedly heed its charms.
With miles of recent and new construction along Ocean Boulevard, the main thoroughfare running parallel to the ocean, Myrtle Beach boasts hundreds of affordable hotels and motels and more than 1,700 full-service restaurants. Mainstay restaurant clubs like House of Blues, with its popular Sunday Gospel Brunch, help establish it as a must visit southeastern destination for couples and singles.
The area is home of the Pro MiniGolf Masters and a dozen amusement and water parks. Two major attractions to please the kids without exploding your wallet are NASCAR and Grand Prix Family Thrill Parks. From a domestic family vacation perspective, you can’t bet it.
Duffers love the Grand Strand for its more than 120 golf courses. With so many courses known for their beauty and challenge, some call it the “golf capital of the world.” You can also book may charter boats for sports and game fishing off the coast. Brookgreen Gardens will make Mom and Dad smell the roses and hundreds of other flora and fauna among its sculpture gardens. Myrtle Beach is a “shopaholic’s” dream with more than 300 outlet stores and a new shopping and entertainment complex called Broadway at the Beach.
Luring over 13 million visitors each year, greater Myrtle Beach is a golfer's dream, a fisherman's delight, a shoppers’ reward and a family vacation hot spot.