Relax in South Carolina sunshine at Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach in South Carolina makes up the greater part of the “Grand Strand” of the Atlantic coast, which stretches more than 60 miles from the Little River in North Carolina to Georgetown, South Carolina. Considered by experts to be one of the most desirable beach destinations in the United States, Myrtle Beach offers genuine fun for entire families. Kick back at the incredible beaches, go deep-sea fishing, or enjoy upscale seafood restaurants and shopping.
Crossing the bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway from Little River to North Myrtle Beach reveals a panoramic view of miles of marinas, boats, houses, bridges, piers and waterfront attractions. The city has more than 100 golf courses that make it an ideal destination for informal business meetings on the fairway or at the clubhouse.
Transportation to Myrtle Beach
Visitors can get to Myrtle Beach easily by car, bus or nonstop flights from over two dozen cities and connections on Allegiant, Delta, Porter, Spirit, United and US Airways. Amtrak service stops at Florence, South Carolina, which is an hour away, but you can arrange for shuttle, bus or limousine service from the station to your hotel.
Best time to visit Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach enjoys an average of 215 sunny and comfortable days each year, regardless of the season. August and September are often wet months, but the best times to visit Myrtle Beach include March through September, when families take their vacations, students gather for spring break and local festivals, and the best events and attractions are available to guests. The peak season commands premium prices, but visitors can always save money by visiting beach towns during the winter when rates are low and the beaches are less crowded. Unlike tropical destinations, Myrtle Beach temperatures often drop into the middle 30s, but the city's attractions include exciting activities independent of the beach. Most of the city's attractions stay open year-round.
Myrtle Beach visitor attractions
Golfers love the impressive number of courses available, and shoppers enjoy hundreds of high-end boutiques and shopping outlets, including two massive Tanger Outlet Centers and Broadway at the Beach, the city's biggest attraction. Amusement parks, water parks, NASCAR SpeedPark and hundreds of entertainment venues ensure that visitors and business travelers enjoy the finest shows and concerts.
Broadway at the Beach
This comprehensive entertainment and shopping facility features dining spots, nightclubs, specialty shops, hotels, cigar bars and signature events throughout the year. Family attractions include live theater, extensive culinary choices, piano entertainment, fantasy golf, helicopter rides and museums. In Celebrity Square, visitors discover a New Orleans-style atmosphere for nightlife adventures.
Wild Water and Wheels
This water park has thrilling rides, go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf and kiddie rides.
Myrtle Beach NASCAR SpeedPark
The park provides tracks for all ages and merchandise with logos and pictures of popular NASCAR drivers. Arcade games, rides and tasty treats make an outing at the park fun for the family and satisfying for NASCAR fans.
Myrtle Beach Skywheel
The gigantic 187-foot Ferris wheel provides stunning views of the beach and Atlantic Ocean.
Myrtle Beach 5 star hotels
Top-rated resorts in Myrtle Beach include Marina Inns at Grande Dunes, which boasts private luxury and views of the Intercoastal Waterway. The master-planned community is close to Myrtle Beach’s main attractions and provides a shuttle to the beach.
Price is often one of the defining factors in choosing a luxury hotel, but savvy visitors use prices to compare the amenities and services that make vacations more enjoyable, entertaining and carefree. You can save money by looking for last-minute deals, visiting during off-season times and choosing the right resort for romantic interludes, family activities or shameless pampering.
Myrtle Beach offers pristine beaches, water sports, amusement parks, and nearly limitless shopping, dining and entertainment options throughout the year. Choose a luxury resort, business condo, oceanfront beach rental, or bargain accommodation for an incredibly satisfying travel experience or family vacation.
* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.