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About Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach, a city and vacation resort on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, is the hub of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches, and is equally known for its celebrity-designed golf courses. Along its beachfront boardwalk are arcades, souvenir stands and restaurants, as well as the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park and the SkyWheel, one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels. Enjoying a humid subtropical climate, this town is the place to be for snowbirds across the United States.

 

Popular Attractions

There's absolutely no shortage of excellent outdoor activities for travelers to enjoy, many of which located in the great outdoors, perfect for campers who are looking for an exploration through the natural terrain. Visitors can spend a day at the outdoor Splashes Oceanfront Water Park, Wild Water & Wheels and WonderWorks, an indoor amusement park for the mind, has 100 interactive exhibits for all ages. There's also a ton of great water activities like sailing and touring the each on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat and Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise. Visitors can also take advantage of the plethora of local businesses and museums and excursions that the area is known for. Alabama Theatre, Alligator Adventure, Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, Apache Pier and the absolutely breathtaking Brookgreen Gardens. There's also endless opportunities for fishing, and wildlife viewing. Many RVers also take day trips to Charleston, tours of the Duplin Winery, Gay Dolphin Gift Cove for shopping, enjoy exploring and fun with the Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure and Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center.

 

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Entertainment District boasts an amazing location in downtown Myrtle Beach. Along with 1.2 miles of walkable boardwalk, the downtown Myrtle Beach area is home to tons of great shops, restaurants, hotels, rides, attractions, and entertainment. Known as “the heart of Myrtle Beach,” the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Entertainment District has something for people of all ages to enjoy. Right on the boardwalk, there's a variety of restaurants along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Entertainment District. Travelers can stop by classic Myrtle Beach restaurants Peaches Corner, Mammy’s Kitchen, or The Bowery for a blast from the past. Grab a bite to eat and a cool view at the Second Avenue Pier the Pier 14 Restaurant. Looking for a beachy place to eat? There are several here including Landshark Bar & Grill, Moe MoonR.

 

Golfing

The city has been called the "Golf Capital of the World" because of the roughly 100 golf courses located there, a record 4.2 million rounds played, and many miniature golf courses. 3.7 million total rounds of golf were played in 2007, and the majority of the area's golf courses are public. The Grand Strand is home of "Hootie and the Blowfish Day After the Masters Tournament," and is known for its scores of excellent local parks such as: Tidewater, Thistle Downs, Rivers Edge, Long Bay, Glen Dornoch and Heather Glen.

 

Campgrounds and Parks

Myrtle Beach is home to a number of world-class, seaside campgrounds, and of them, the Ocean Lakes Campground is the most popular. Campers at this park can look forward to astounding views of the ocean each morning and breathtaking sunrise and sunset views each day. The park is also close to a number of excellent local attractions, but many RVers remain onsite to take advantage of the grounds' calendar of events. Travelers can enjoy activities like basketball, biking, volleyball and shuffleboard, and kid programs. There's also annual events such as the Polar Bear Plunge, a Quilt Gala, Bluegrass Weekend, Fall Craft Fair, Surf Camp and Beach N’ Boogie, an annual Valentine's Day dance. And of course, there's stellar amenities such as Sandy Harbor Family Fun Center, and onsite Nature Center, Ocean Lakes RV Center, chapel, outdoor fun, bicycle rentals and a recreation building. Amenities at the park include: 64 channel TV, 20/30/50, tent camping, trash pick up and picnic tables. 

And of course, for travelers who prefer public parks, the Myrtle Beach State Park is the way to go. Not only is the park right on the coast, but it also has a number of great local trails for hiking and biking, swimming areas, fishing spots and even opportunities for geocaching and bird-watching. Public park RVers can expect attractions such as sewerage, water, and full hookups, as well as dump stations and laundry facilities. 

 

Places to Eat

Myrtle Beach is an absolute oasis for excellent eateries and pubs, regardless of visitors' tastes. Travelers can look forward to expensive meals and fine dining, and plenty of small, craft eateries for sampling local flavors. Guests and residents alike can take advantage of local spots like the Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse, Villa Romana Italian Restaurant, Gordon Biersch and the Flamingo Grill. There's also spots like Carolina Roadhouse, Toscana Italian Bistro, Simply Southern Smokehouse, Aspen Grille and the The Noizy Oyster. Plus, there's an endless supply of pubs for travelers to sample the world-class local flavors.

 

Landmarks

Myrtle Beach is known for its astounding natural terrain with a beautiful coastline and plenty of wide open spaces and fresh air, but there's also a number of iconic landmarks that put the city on the map. Of these are Broadway at the Beach, a sprawling outdoor entertainment center with restaurants, shopping, live shows & family attractions, Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, a local marine life attraction with kid-friendly exhibits & dive tours, plus live shows and a gift shop, and the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, a rise where patrons can take in coastline views from air-conditioned gondolas on this wheel that lights up nightly. There's also the Myrtle Beach State Park, a sandy parkland offering recreational oceanfront, a nature center, forested areas & campgrounds, the Broadway Grand Prix, an indoor/outdoor recreation complex with 7 go-kart tracks, rock climbing, tot rides and mini-golf, and of course many travelers head to Myrtle Beach for Hollywood Wax Museum Myrtle Beach, a museum outpost featuring celebrity wax figures, a souvenir store, a zombie lab and a mirror maze, and the Children's Museum of South Carolina.

There's truly something at Myrtle Beach for every type of traveler, and even the locals take advantage of all the great sites and fun. Hope to see you soon!