Myrtle Beach Vacations
Your Myrtle Beach vacation
Whatever your SPF, Myrtle Beach is a sunbathing town, from Ocean Boulevard to Cherry Grove. Cruise the Intracoastal Waterway, chock full of amusement parks, country-music shows and Southern culture.
Ride a pontoon boat past rice plantations, or zip down a speed slide at Family Kingdom. History buffs get their fix in nearby Georgetown or Pawley's Island, home of the famous hammock maker. Golfers, this "seaside golf capital of the world" is home to over a hundred golf courses designed by pros with household names.
While you pack for your Myrtle Beach vacation, let Orbitz help you with the planning. We'll share our top 10 highlights, the best time to go and insider tips.
Myrtle Beach Hotels
|New York||Myrtle Beach||Wed, Jun 19 - Wed, Jun 26||$148|
|Boston||Myrtle Beach||Tue, Aug 6 - Mon, Aug 12||$194|
|Chicago||Myrtle Beach||Thu, Aug 15 - Tue, Aug 20||$161|
|Detroit||Myrtle Beach||Tue, Jul 23 - Tue, Aug 20||$141|
|Newark||Myrtle Beach||Tue, Aug 13 - Thu, Aug 22||$202|
|Pittsburgh||Myrtle Beach||Tue, Jul 9 - Wed, Jul 10||$365|
|Minneapolis||Myrtle Beach||Mon, Jul 1 - Thu, Jul 4||$443|
|Los Angeles||Myrtle Beach||Tue, Jul 30 - Tue, Aug 6||$520|
|Denver||Myrtle Beach||Tue, Jul 30 - Tue, Aug 6||$469|
|Hartford||Myrtle Beach||Wed, Aug 14 - Sun, Aug 18||$378|
|Albany||Myrtle Beach||Sat, Aug 3 - Sat, Aug 10||$391|
|Philadelphia||Myrtle Beach||Wed, Jul 31 - Wed, Aug 7||$108|
Insider tips for Myrtle Beach travel
Stroll the Grand Strand's beachfront at night to see loggerhead sea turtles hatch on the shore.
Put on your wetsuit and explore deep-sea dives, from Civil-War and World War II shipwrecks to custom excursions.
Take a guided tour in the footsteps of patriots and pirates. Walk by majestic homes shrouded in moss-covered oak trees and mysterious pasts.
Wet your whistle at this boutique winery in North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy tasting Southern flavors, from peach to blueberry, along with wines ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon to Pinot Grigio.
Garden City Beach
Need more R&R? This family-friendly beach offers a quiet pier for crabbing, plus outdoor barbecue stands, a gazebo, swings, and play areas.
Myrtle Beach highlights
Grand Strand Beaches
With 60 miles to choose from, you can find a beach with a personality to match. Families escape to quiet nooks along Garden City Beach, while teens hit Ocean Boulevard. Look for dolphins around sunset.
Broadway at the Beach
Watch artists channel the likes of Elvis, Tina Turner and more at the new Legends in Concert theatre. Find endless attractions at Pavilion Nostalgia Park, including the famous Herschell-Spillman Carousel.
Pavilion Nostalgia Park and Carousel Park
Buy cotton candy and stroll the midway, filled with games, rides and swings. Twirl on carousels as the German Baden Band Organ plays.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
This newcomer is ranked one of the top boardwalks in the country. Take a spin over the ocean on Myrtle Beach Skywheel in a private glass gondola.
Stroll through acres of dogwoods, oaks and azaleas. Visit the 18th-century rice plantation, complete with an animal sanctuary and a Garden Room with kids' activities.
Glide past thousands of tropical fish, sharks and sea critters on Reef Tunnel. Play with stingrays and horseshoe crabs at the touch tanks.
Tee up at Long Bay Club, a challenging Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Golf Digest ranked King's North at Myrtle Beach National one of America's Top 10 courses. Family haven Whispering Pines has a program for budding golfers.
Take in a show at this South Carolina performance palace. Mix it up at Good Vibrations! a musical extravaganza channeling the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Alligator Adventure, North Myrtle Beach
Watch hundreds of toothy critters from, babies to big kahunas in a snap-jaw feeding frenzy. Visit reptilian pals such as lizards, turtles, pythons, vipers and more.
Dolly Parton's Pirate Voyage
Watch Crimson and Sapphire battle across lagoons, planks and giant pirate ships as you nosh on a pirate feast.
More on Myrtle Beach from AOL Travel
Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation destination thanks to its world-renowned pristine white beaches, and the city offers endless entertainment options as well, with a boardwalk, world-glass golfing, shopping, amusement parks, water parks and cultural attractions. The 60 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches attract tourists year-round to the warm, South Carolina city. Everyone from families to college kids on spring break enjoy the chance to catch some sun and bask in this tourist mecca’s many miles of shoreline. Lodging options include something for everyone: Cozy B&Bs, upscale hotels, family-friendly hotels and vacation rentals. Besides beaches, the city features 102 golf courses, including the TPC Myrtle Beach, which was designed by acclaimed golf course designer Tom Fazio and recognized with a five-star rating by Golf Digest. For other outdoor fun, Myrtle Beach is home to Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Family Kingdom Oceanfront Water Park, Carolina Backwoods ATV Adventure Tours and the picturesque Brookgreen Gardens, showcasing unique, native plants and animals in their natural habitats. For shoppers, Myrtle Beach also has plenty to do, with more than 300 outlet stores as well as one-of-a-kind boutiques and beachfront shops. Boardwalk shops offer beach-goers the perfect place to peruse clothing in a casual, friendly atmosphere. For a break from all the activities, Myrtle Beach features a wide range of cuisines, with about 1,700 restaurants in the area to choose from, ranging from local seafood joints to Japanese steakhouses.