Myrtle Beach, SC

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Myrtle Beach showing general coastal views, swimming and a city
For family days on the beach, a week of golf with friends or exploring and playing in the town’s attractions, this South Carolina beach town is superb.

From white sands to Broadway to endless golf, enjoy all of Myrtle Beach’s myriad attractions. Myrtle Beach, the beach, stretches for 60 miles (100 kilometers) along the Atlantic Ocean. Play Frisbee and volleyball, sunbathe, make sandcastles and find sections with wheelchair accessibility.

Stroll along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for shopping, attractions and views over the ocean. Take a flight in the SkyWheel enclosed gondolas and gaze out at hotels along the beach and Pier 14’s restaurant over the water.

South of the town center is Myrtle Beach State Park. Fish from the long Springmaid Pier, swim, watch for birds and bike or ride horseback on its trails. Camp overnight to gaze at the stars.

Broadway at the Beach is a 350-acre (140-hectare) complex of entertainment, shopping, dining, unique attractions and special events. See a tribute performance at Legends in Concert. The Palace Theatre Myrtle Beach features live entertainment from Broadway musicals to local holiday celebrations. Visit a comedy club or bars and nightclubs with live entertainment. Choose from dozens of cafés, restaurants and snack shops for varied food and drink.

Attractions at the Broadway center include mini-golf and ziplining over the lake. Play laser-tag, land a NASA space shuttle or ride a 360-degree virtual roller coaster at WonderWorks. Look for souvenirs and necessities at more than 70 retail shops. Watch the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play baseball.

Stretching from Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet to North Myrtle Beach are more than 100 golf courses. Plan a week of double-play days on fairways designed by great golf architects and never visit the same course. Alternatively, select a single golf and spa resort for an all-in-one experience of leisure and luxury.

Fly to the Myrtle Beach International Airport, just a 10-minute drive from the town center. Visit in March for the Myrtle Beach Marathon, May for Myrtle Beach Bike Week, June for Carolina Country Music Festival or throughout the year for other special events.

Where to stay in Myrtle Beach

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Myrtle Beach, SC
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Myrtle Beach, SC
2.5 out of 5
3516 Waccamaw Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579-9428
The price is $99 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.7/5 Good! (616 reviews)
"Me and my two kids had a great 5 day stay here. It was safe (which was my biggest concern), the rooms were updated, and free breakfast. We will definitely be back when my daughter dances in MB again."

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Myrtle Beach, SC
Homewood Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
Homewood Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
3 out of 5
520 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $292 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 3 spa tubs. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,409 reviews)
"Overall great place to stay. Everything including the beach was located near the beach."

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
3 out of 5
803 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-4482
The price is $156 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 indoor pools. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,406 reviews)
"Beautiful views, the room was huge, lots of pools."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
3 out of 5
803 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-4482
The price is $156 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 indoor pools. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,406 reviews)
"Beautiful views, the room was huge, lots of pools."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
Compass Cove Resort
Compass Cove Resort
3 out of 5
2311 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
The price is $157 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 5
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,305 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Compass Cove Resort
Dayton House Resort
Dayton House Resort
3 out of 5
2400 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-3243
The price is $286 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,452 reviews)
"I like this property, very clean and nice!"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Dayton House Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Myrtle Beach

Ideally, you should aim to rent a car in Myrtle Beach if you can. This will give you the freedom to explore the city at your own pace and go on excursions further afield. The main stretch of coast in the city itself is too long to be easily walkable. However, you can still get around without a car. Take a taxi, or use the local bus network, the Coast RTA. It travels to key locations in the area. Visit the Waccamaw Coast Regional Transportation Authority website.Browse Myrtle Beach rental cars.

Best time to visit

The highlight of Myrtle Beach is, of course, its beautiful beach, so visit at a time when you will be able to get the most out of this lovely stretch of coast. The weather is at its best between March and September, the peak tourist season in the city. Keep in mind that June through November is hurricane season, although you may well not experience any storms even if you visit in these months.

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