Myrtle Beach flights bring visitors to a glorious South Carolina coastal city, part of a continuous stretch of beach resorts known as the Grand Strand.
Flights to Myrtle Beach
As an established family-friendly destination, the city now boasts regular low-cost flights to Myrtle Beach throughout the year. The Myrtle Beach International Airport is a relatively small facility but receives many of the major airlines on a daily basis. There is a terrific restaurant within the terminal building, J.J.'s Sports Bar & Grill, which always seems to be close to capacity. Myrtle Beach flights are met by several modes of public transportation into the city, many of which can be boarded for excellently cheap rates. Shuttle minibuses take you door-to-door, while taxis are always plentiful. Limos are extremely popular for the short 20-minute trip to the city, allowing you to arrive in the picturesque resort in style.
Myrtle Beach Weather
The prices of flights to Myrtle Beach are often related to the weather, which is classed as humid subtropical. Early spring through early fall is when the temperatures are at their best, with July and August peaking into the 90's (F). The nights are often very warm and sultry, so light clothing is all that is required. The driest months are April and November, with September proving to be the wettest. Thunderstorms are quite common but usually only very brief. Myrtle Beach flights during the winter months arrive in relatively mild weather with only the occasional hint of frost.
Getting Around Myrtle Beach
Once your Myrtle Beach flights have touched down, the means by which you will get around the city will depend on your choice of activities. Because major hotels line the beach front, if you are simply relaxing for the duration of your stay, then strolling around on foot will be ideal. For those who are visiting the local attractions and want a bit of freedom, there is no shortage of car rental agencies around town. Alternatively, the Coast RTA and Lymo Buses offer regular service to get you around and about. Taxis are never far away either, their low-cost fares making them an attractive option. The use of discount cards is a popular move, making savings on travel many times over.
Myrtle Beach Attractions
Tourists arriving on budget flights to Myrtle Beach will have a plethora of attractions to choose from. The massive Broadway at the Beach complex is a major draw, owing to the sheer number of entertainment opportunities contained within, including shops, restaurants, theatres and the recently opening Legends in Concert theatre, featuring tribute acts of top artists such as Michael Jackson. Other Myrtle Beach attractions include:
- Carolina Safari Jeep tours, which will take you on a fascinating and educational journey
- Ripley's Aquarium whose magical marine life includes turtles, rays and sharks
- The NASCAR Speed Park, which boasts some exciting racing on any of its seven challenging tracks
- The Family Kingdom Amusement Park and its thrilling rides for all ages
- Alligator Adventure, a park dedicated to giving visitors an up-close and personal look at reptiles
Myrtle Beach When to Go
Summer may be hot (July has average temperatures in the 90s), and it may be a bit crowded as Myrtle Beach grows from 26,000 off-season residents to 400,000 in peak season, but it is without a doubt the best time to visit if you want to see the city at its most spectacular. A few festivals punctuate the season: MayFest kicks off summer with a month of outdoor concerts, and the Sun Fun Festival attracts 35,000 visitors in June for the world’s largest convertible show, the National Jet Ski Championships, and a boiled-peanut-eating contest. The Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival kisses summer goodbye on Labor Day weekend with live music and South Carolina’s official barbecue competition. But every summer night plays out like a festival in Myrtle Beach, thanks to Hot Summer Nights, a series of planned nightly events along the boardwalk that vary from a kid-friendly carnival on Mondays to strolling bagpipers on Thursdays.
If you’re looking for a quieter—and perhaps more authentic—coastal experience, consider fall, when the temps drop into the 70s and the vacationers return home for daily school routines. The season is also characterized by smaller, food-based celebrations with a strong southern vibe. In October, the Loris Bog-Off celebrates a local delicacy, the “chicken bog,” a spicy blend of rice, chicken sausage, onions, and black peppers. Also in October is the Little River Shrimp and Jazz Festival, which combines two of the South’s favorite things. The Murrells Inlet Oyster Festival, in November, is a one-day event highlighted by all-you-can-eat steamed local oysters.
The town generally sleeps through winter (November to February), as temps hover in the 50s and few consider hitting the beach much farther north than Daytona.
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