Myrtle BeachUnited States of America

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

A beach without people. Good time to visit Cherry Grove.

Cherry Grove Beach

4.5/5Wonderful!(172 area reviews)

The beaches and seaside views are top of the list for many visitors to Cherry Grove Beach. A stop by Cherry Grove Pier or Cherry Grove Oceanfront Park might round out your trip.

Cherry Grove Beach
SkyWheel Myrtle Beach showing general coastal views, rides and a sunset

Downtown Myrtle Beach

4/5Very Good!(1,914 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Downtown Myrtle Beach is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and SkyWheel Myrtle Beach.

Downtown Myrtle Beach
Benny Rappa's Tratorria's 'Wine Wall'. Greatest Italian ware on the Grand Strand, especially known for their garlic bread.

Ocean Drive

4.5/5Wonderful!(481 area reviews)

Ocean Drive is beloved for its stunning beaches. Take some time to explore sights in the area like OD Pavilion Amusement Park and Ocean Drive Beach.

Ocean Drive
A beautiful sunset over a lake-like calm Atlantic Ocean.

Crescent Beach

4/5Very Good!(310 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Crescent Beach, Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Crescent Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Crescent Beach
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. It was created in 1968 from four existing municipalities north of Myrtle Beach, and serves as one of the primary tourist towns along the Grand Strand.

Windy Hill

4.5/5Wonderful!(204 area reviews)

While visiting Windy Hill, you might make a stop by sights like Alabama Theatre and Windy Hill Beach.

Windy Hill
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Golden Mile

Though Golden Mile might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Ripley's Aquarium and Broadway at the Beach.

Golden Mile

Top Hotels in Myrtle Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
South Bay Inn & Suites
South Bay Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
520 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is $188 per night

With direct access to the beach, this Downtown Myrtle Beach hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, SkyWheel Myrtle ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,318 reviews)

"We loved the location! The ocean view was perfect! The hotel is clean and nice and right next to the Boardwalk with easy access to souvenir shopping and food. Also, the beach access from the hotel was perfect. Loved it!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

South Bay Inn & Suites
Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites
Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites
3.5 out of 5
1105 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is $114 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Myrtle Beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Midway Park, Family Kingdom Amusement Park, and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. SkyWheel Myrtle ...

4.1/5Very Good! (896 reviews)

"The battery in the door lock died and we were locked out of our room. However Horace from maintenance showed up quickly and worked diligently for about 45 minutes to get us back in our room and out of the heat. He was very friendly and we were very appreciative!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites
North Shore Oceanfront Resort Hotel
North Shore Oceanfront Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
201 75th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is $120 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Myrtle Beach hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Cane Patch Par Three and 2 mi (3.3 km) from The Carolina Opry. Dunes Golf and Beach Club ...

3.8/5Good! (411 reviews)

"I loved how the resort had a lot of things to do definitely will be coming back"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

North Shore Oceanfront Resort Hotel

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.

Popular places to visit in Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach
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Broadway at the Beach

4.5/5(2,790 reviews)

A world of fun for all the family, this vast amusement complex offers seemingly endless options for dining, entertainment and shopping.

Ripley's Aquarium
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Ripley's Aquarium

4/5(1,084 reviews)

Get up-close to thousands of fascinating, sometimes dangerous, sea creatures at South Carolina’s most popular attraction.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
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SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

4/5(887 reviews)

Take in panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina coastline from one of North America’s tallest observation wheels. 

Barefoot Landing
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Barefoot Landing

4.5/5(1,095 reviews)

With a visit to Barefoot Landing, a popular shopping spot in North Myrtle Beach, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Discover the beautiful sunrises in this walkable area, or enjoy its golf courses.

Myrtle Beach Convention Center
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Myrtle Beach Convention Center

4/5(418 reviews)

After visiting Myrtle Beach Convention Center, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Myrtle Beach. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches or experience its entertainment choices.

Family Kingdom Amusement Park
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Family Kingdom Amusement Park

4/5(397 reviews)

Enjoy the excitement at Family Kingdom Amusement Park and see why this is a favorite amusement park in Myrtle Beach. Wander the beautiful beaches or discover the beautiful sunrises in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Myrtle Beach

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

$60
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Motown Tribute Show
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Motown Tribute Show

$33
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Magic Show Starring Michael Bairefoot
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Magic Show Starring Michael Bairefoot

$17
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating

$34
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Elvis Live Tribute
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Elvis Live Tribute

$17
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Stand-up Paddleboard Rental
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Stand-up Paddleboard Rental

$26
Per adult

Reviews of Myrtle Beach

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 47.78093707504018%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 39.634070960563726%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 10.12486092224008%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.4711336382741995%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.9889974038818148%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 8, 2020

Love to visit the area. Been visiting for 30 years.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

Not really family oriented. People walking Ocean Blvd at night with bottle or liquor drinking in the street and on the side walks. Fight broke out in front of the hotel and it lead to gun fire in the parking deck.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

We go to Myrtle Beach because there is so much to do and so many options for accommodations. Traffic sucks, and there is a very diverse culture of people. It can be very crowded in peak season. Attractions are expensive!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

Tons of things to do, from jet skis, scooter rental, parks and exhibits, golfing, shopping, and plenty of resturants.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

Love Myrtle Beach

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

Myrtle beach itself, the boardwalk and bars and restaurants were very nice. But the hotel and a couple of hotels around the area were horrible.

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