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Take advantage of the nation's top dining, attractions, and activities in legendary Myrtle Beach, SC... and don't forget the beach!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Visitors Guide

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is located along the popular Grand Strand Coast. Once a small European settlement in the late 18th century, Myrtle Beach has grown into one of the nation's most popular tourist destinations! A perfect mix of history, culture, entertainment, and adventure, Myrtle Beach offers an incredible vacation for all ages and interests.

If you're thinking of visiting Myrtle Beach, you're not the only one... over 14 million visitors grace the town annually to enjoy some fun in the sand and sun. Not much of a beachgoer? Take advantage of the stunning coastline with watersports and outdoor activities! Search for dolphins on a Myrtle Beach Sightseeing Cruise, take to the skies on a zipline course, or cast a line and see what bites on a deep sea fishing excursion. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk puts you in the heart of the action with activities, attractions, shopping, and dining. In the mood to be entertained? Countless acts, from music to magic, take place nightly at such venues as the Carolina Opry and the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Myrtle Beach truly is a time-tested tourist destination with something for everyone!

Geography

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city located in the center of The Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach is 30 minutes from Murrells Inlet, SC, 2 hours from Charleston, SC, and 3.5 hours from Hilton Head Island, SC. Major highways include U.S. Highway 17, I-95, I-20, I-77, I-85, I-40, and I-73.

Neighborhoods

Surfside Beach is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, where residents and visitors can enjoy nearby tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and other activities. Surfside also hosts events such as the Surfside Beach Family Festival and the Surfside Beach BBQ Festival.
Conway is one of the oldest neighborhoods in South Carolina. The gorgeous historic district is filled with oak tree-lined streets and offers waterfront access to the Waccamaw River. Conway hosts a variety of popular events including the Conway Ghost Walk and the Riverfest.
Carolina Forest is a quiet residential community that offers plenty of dining and shopping opportunities. There are also recreational centers and golf courses as well as beautiful scenery.

Top Places to Visit

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a hub of family tourist attractions, hotels, and restaurants. The 1.4-mile-long promenade features concerts, arcades, and other entertainment on the beach. It’s also the home of events and festivals such as the Carolina Country Music Fest and the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival.

WonderWorks

WonderWorks is a fun place for kids to explore science and the world around them. Kids can learn about space, art, and natural disasters while also having fun.

Ripley's Aquarium

The acrylic tunnel at Ripley's Aquarium gives you an exciting opportunity to explore the Dangerous Reef habitat. Inside, you can see thousands of marine animals including fish, sharks, and sea turtles. You can even dive with the sharks or spend the night in the tunnel.

Climate

Myrtle Beach has a subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cold winters. Throughout the year temperatures range from 39 degrees to 88 degrees. The best time to visit is from April to June and from September to October.

What is Myrtle Beach Known for

Sprawling Beaches, Live Entertainment, Shopping, Broadway at the Beach, Market Common, World-Class Tourist Attractions

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