For many Americans, Myrtle Beach is synonymous with summertime. With more than 60 miles of oceanfront beaches, a plethora of amenities, restaurants and attractions and an impeccable climate, Myrtle Beach has something for everyone. The beach here is simply known as
The Grand Strand, and it features several events and festivals throughout the year that can get you in touch with the locals and put a unique spin on your vacation. With a history that dates back to when the Native American Waccamaw and Winyah tribes lived on the land, Myrtle Beach is a hot bed of culture and more. The yearly low average temperature of 60 and high of 90 makes this oceanfront locale ideal no matter what time of year you visit.
The SkyWheel is a 200-foot-tall carnival ride and an absolute must for travelers of all ages. With its stunning location on the shoreline, SkyWheel offers couples the chance to fall in love again while overlooking the ocean, but it’s exciting enough for the kids to enjoy the ride.
There are five Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach, including Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s Aquarium, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Ripley’s Super Fun Zone and Ripley’s 4-D Moving Theater. Whether you want to pet the sharks and stingrays, explore some world record breaking attractions or get lost in the 4th dimension, the Ripley’s museums are a must for families.
Myrtle Waves Water Park is South Carolina’s largest with 20 acres of rides. This family-friendly attraction is perfect for the hot summer, as kids can splash around and parents can enjoy a leisurely float down the lazy river. This spot also has luxury cabana rentals, award-winning lifeguards and free poolside lounge chairs.
Things to Do
You’ll find some of the most challenging courses in the country where you can tee off and master your swing. Myrtle Beach golf courses are specifically designed to protect the natural habitat and local flora and fauna, making a day out on the course a wildlife adventure. Check out courses by Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman or Jack Nicklaus, including the Pine Lakes Country Club and Possum Trot Golf Club. Bringing the kids along? No problem - there are 50 mini-golf courses as well!
Water sports and aquatic adventures are plentiful, and you can take your pick from a number of thrilling or relaxing endeavors. Go scuba diving, dolphin watching, jet skiing, parasailing or kayaking and get the chance to see the area from a whole new perspective.
This heart-pounding thrill ride has you flying through the air with a bird’s eye view of your surroundings. Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures also has free falling and fun for the entire family. Think you’re ready for the ultimate adrenaline ride? For something completely different try the nighttime neon light adventure.
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Top Restaurants and Shopping
From mouthwatering, freshly caught seafood to juicy steaks and more, restaurants here have menus that can please even the pickiest of eaters. Check out places like the Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood, which features a 170-item menu, Pier House Restaurant or Seafood World, which is one of the area’s best and most well-established eateries.
Retail therapy isn’t hard to come by in Myrtle Beach and you can find everything from antique shopping to trendier stores at the Market Common or Coastal Grand Mall. You should also head to Broadway at the Beach for a little shopping outdoors with a stunning view of the ocean.
Whether you’re planning a family trip or a romantic getaway, Myrtle Beach is a place where you can kick your feet up and enjoy an All-American vacation. Breathe in the salty air and soak up the rays, and you’ll never want to venture anywhere else. With a vacation rental in Myrtle Beach, you can escape the crowds when you need to, but still be close to all the action.