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Myrtle Beach, SC
Travel Guide

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.

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Where to stay in Myrtle Beach

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
3 out of 5
803 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is $233 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
This Myrtle Beach resort is on the beach, 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from SkyWheel Myrtle Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Myrtle Beach State Park and Broadway at the ...
3.8/5Good! (1,364 reviews)
"1. Starbucks needs to stay open longer. 2. My mother in law and I wanted to go swimming in one of your pools but they were crowded with children having a blast! Maybe consider having a time or space for us old folks!"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort South Beach
Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort South Beach
2.5 out of 5
2207 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is $269 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Located in Myrtle Beach, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Myrtle Beach State Park and SkyWheel Myrtle Beach. Grand Theatre ...
3.6/5Good! (1,600 reviews)
"Property was very clean. Suites with balcony gives extra space and ocean views. Beach was well groomed and lovely. Parking very convenient and safe."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort South Beach
Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort
Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort
3 out of 5
305 13th Ave. South, Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is $285 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Located in Myrtle Beach, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Midway Park, Family Kingdom Amusement Park, and Myrtle Beach ...
2.4/5 (2,268 reviews)
"Check in was at 4:00 but we didn’t get in the room until 7:00. We had two rooms neither room had towels and one room didn’t have any trash cans. Key cards did not work for either room and we had to go back twice to get working keys. Mattress cover was stained and dirty in one room and there were ..."

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Sea Mist 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.
Driftwood and Tides Condos by Sea Mist Resort
Driftwood and Tides Condos by Sea Mist Resort
3 out of 5
305 13th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is $293 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
This family-friendly Myrtle Beach aparthotel is located on the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Midway Park, Family Kingdom Amusement Park, and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. ...
2.4/5 (30 reviews)
"We had an amazing time. The lazy river,kiddie pool and slide were an awesome part of the package. Also included were 3 different hot tubs and 9 pools, so if one was busy we could go to another. We will definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Driftwood and Tides Condos by Sea Mist Resort
Sheraton Broadway Plantation Resort Villas
Sheraton Broadway Plantation Resort Villas
3.5 out of 5
3301 Robert M Grissom Pkwy, Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is $309 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
This family-friendly Myrtle Beach aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Plantation Point Plaza, Ripley's Aquarium, and Broadway ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (847 reviews)
"Amenities were greatl and rooms were well equipped."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

Sheraton Broadway Plantation Resort Villas
Condos by Beach Vacations North
Condos by Beach Vacations North
3 out of 5
9662 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC
Situated near the beach, this condo building is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Apache Pier and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from The Carolina Opry. Cottage Beach and Arcadian Shores ...
3.2/5 (92 reviews)
"The place was exactly what my wife and I needed. The cost versus what we received was a pleasant surprise. Can't wait to visit again."

Reviewed on May 29, 2021

Condos by Beach Vacations North
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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