Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

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Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

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Myrtle Beach Condos Near the Ocean

For a vacation you'll never forget, head to one of the fantastic accommodation options in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Many available condos are right on the beach or a short walk from the ocean, making it easy to soak up the sun and make a splash. Most of the accommodation choices also include air conditioning, hot tubs, outdoor grills and an outdoor sitting area or balcony, which lets visitors enjoy views of the Atlantic as well as the unforgettable sunsets each evening.

Myrtle Beach: Outdoor Recreation

As the name suggests, the biggest recreation opportunity in Myrtle Beach is the beach itself. The Grand Strand is a whopping 60-mile stretch of coastline, but the action is all centered a mile or two in either direction of the Myrtle Beach boardwalk. On the beaches in this area, you can swim, surf or even rent kayaks to take out into the water. At the Myrtle Beach State Park, you can hike along nature trails and even go birdwatching. Myrtle Beach is also arguably the United States capital of golf, thanks to more than 120 courses within the city limits.

Myrtle Beach: The Nightlife

Whether you want to check out some live music, enjoy some late-night snacks, sip fruity cocktails overlooking the ocean or catch a cabaret show, Myrtle Beach has something for everyone. There are two distinct nightlife hubs in Myrtle Beach:

Barefoot Landing

Constructed around a beautiful 27-acre lake is Barefoot Landing, a collection of shops, eateries, bars and attractions. While Barefoot Landing is bustling throughout the day, it truly comes alive at night. The House of Blues is an especially popular spot boasting live music from crowd-pleasing groups most days of the week.

Broadway at the Beach

This enormous Myrtle Beach attraction is more than 350 acres, and it is packed with all the restaurants, bars and entertainment spots you could desire. Dance at Señor Frogs until the early hours of the morning, catch a live performance at the Hard Rock Cafe or enjoy a meal with drinks at one of several themed eateries.

Myrtle Beach: Family Attractions

Entertain the whole family at Myrtle Beach by playing miniature golf at a Greek- or pirate-themed course, or pack a picnic for a day at the beach. Kids can also check out the quirky exhibits at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum and Ripley's Aquarium. You can head to the Myrtle Beach Speedway for a race, make a splash on a rainy day at an indoor water park or step back in time to watch a joust at a Medieval Times dinner performance.

Weather in Myrtle Beach, SC

With a humid subtropical climate, Myrtle Beach is a popular destination throughout the year. Summer temperatures hover around 85 degrees, and average winter temperatures can drop to 45 degrees. Summer is by far the busiest time for beach lovers. Spring and fall are less popular, which often means slightly cheaper prices with weather just as suitable for outdoor recreation.

How to Get There

There are plenty of ways to get to your Myrtle Beach condo, house or villa. In a private or rental car, you can take I-95 South from Washington, D.C., or I-95 North from Florida. The US 501 road winds right to the beaches of Myrtle Beach and many of the accommodation options in the area. Amtrak operates train service to nearby North Charleston, South Carolina, and travelers can then take buses the rest of the way to Myrtle Beach. The nearest airport for visitors is the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), which is conveniently located less than 4 miles from the boardwalk.

Get a piece of the Myrtle Beach action

Thanks to its uninterrupted expanse of wide sandy shore, Myrtle Beach is a paradise for water babies, offering perfect conditions for swimming, fishing, or just strolling in the surf. Golf lovers will be equally at home, with a variety of courses to challenge any handicap, along with plenty of fun-size mini-golf courses to keep things fresh. Gearheads will love the adrenaline rush of muscling their way round the historic Myrtle Beach Speedway in a genuine NASCAR race car, while nature lovers can enjoy tranquil hiking or biking through the nature trails of the Grand Strand.

Myrtle Beach—then and now

Myrtle Beach prospered as a vacation destination with the coming of the railroad in the 1900s, and the Myrtle Heights–Oak Park Historic District contains many fine examples of Colonial Revival mansions dating from the boom years of its development. The original train depot dating from 1937 is also preserved and is used for meetings and special events. Broadway at the Beach brings your journey through the city’s past bang up-to -date—this spectacular entertainment and shopping complex features theaters, restaurants, and themed attractions. Rides from the recently closed Myrtle Beach Pavilion have been given a new lease of life in the Pavilion Nostalgia Park.

The heat is on in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach vacation rentals allow you to make the most of South Carolina’s subtropical climate and abundant year-round sunshine. From your beachside condo or family villa, you can stroll effortlessly to all the attractions, then return to admire the sunset from your balcony. During the hot, humid summer months, demand peaks for Myrtle Beach vacation rentals with a pool, so book early if you’re planning to visit at this busy time of year. Or beat the crowds and the high-season rates with a winter getaway, soothed by a warming hot tub on your private patio.

A natural angle on Myrtle Beach

A trip to Myrtle Beach State Park gives visitors the chance to experience the natural side of this bustling resort. Vegetation-filled dunes have protected the area from erosion, while dense forest provides shelter for native flora and fauna. The park’s Nature Center showcases the region’s rich ecology through interactive displays, saltwater aquariums, and live reptiles. Surround yourself with South Carolina’s indigenous wildlife by booking a Myrtle Beach vacation rental near the State Park and enjoy exploring its peaceful nature trails on foot or 2 wheels.