Myrtle Beach, SC - (see Map)
226 Miles 3.75 Hours
Website: Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of South Carolina. It is situated on the center of a large and continuous stretch of beach known as the Grand Strand in northeastern South Carolina.
Myrtle Beach is one of the major centers of tourism in the United States. Over 14 million visitors visit Myrtle Beach each year. The area's attractions include its beaches,.golf courses, amusement parks, and an aquarium, There are over 1,900 restaurants in Myrtle Beach. The area also has dinner theaters, nightclubs, and tourist shops. Myrtle Beach has an estimated 460 hotels, with many on the beachfront, and approximately 89,000 accommodation units.
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk opened in 2010 and has been recognized as the nation's #3 boardwalk by National Geographic and one of the best US boardwalks by Travel + Leisure magazine. The Myrtle Beach Skywheel which opened at the boardwalk in May, 2011 is a 200-foot observation wheel, similar to a ferris wheel, with glass gondolas that look over the Atlantic Ocean. Also in the city is Myrtle Waves, one of the largest water parks on the eastern seaboard.
Myrtle Beach State Park, established in 1935, has just under a mile of Grand Strand beach and is a prime location for camping, swimming, hiking, biking, and fishing.
Myrtle Beach is considered the number one golf destination in the United States, but those who have visited the 'Grand Strand' know that is also a premier vacation destination. With its beautiful beaches and countless attractions, everyone can find something that will interest them.