: Myrtle Beach International Airport
: Highway 17
: North Beach Plantation Oceanfront
: 21 Main at North Beach Plantation
: Barefoot Golf (4 courses)
: 21 Main Prime Steakhouse at North Beach Plantation
Car: not necessary
The Myrtle Beach Area, also known as South Carolina's Grand Strand, is a 60-mile stretch of coastline. The Grand Strand begins at the South Carolina state line at Little River (Horry County) and stretches south to Pawleys Island (Georgetown County). Considered one of the nation's top vacation destinations, the Grand Strand hosts an estimated 14.7 million visitors annually. The increasing number of attractions, live music theaters, shopping outlets and golf courses attract visitors through the year.
The Grand Strand’s miles of white sand beaches may seem like the primary attraction, but adventure seekers and relaxation addicts alike will find something to love about Myrtle Beach. Tour historic plantation homes to learn about the area’s rich history, peruse priceless art at Brookgreen Gardens, or explore local wildlife on the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. If catching your dinner is more your speed, book a trip with the area’s best deep sea fishing outlet, Capt. Dicks, for an afternoon on the waves. Don’t think you can leave without taking to the green—in both miniature and “regular” form, Myrtle Beach is considered one of the country’s top golf destinations. Craving a rousing time for the whole family? Don’t miss the Family Kingdom Amusement Park or Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach. Fashionistas don’t need to wait for a rainy afternoon, either. The area has multiple outlet locations and numerous local shops for discount finds or even traditional Pawleys Island Hammocks. There are so many things to do in Myrtle Beach that you’ll need an extra vacation just to fit it all in.
U.S. News & World Report - Best Vacations 2011-2012
#7 Best Affordable U.S. Destinations
#9 Best Beaches U.S.A.
#6 Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA
#6 Best Family Vacations in the USA
2012 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice
# 3 U.S. Best Beach
# 11 World Best Beach
2010 National Geographic
#3 Top U.S. Boardwalks