Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The seaside golf capital of the world is a laid back town along the South Carolina coast, within reach of the North Carolina border. There are good deals on national travel here and literally miles and miles of beachfront to explore by car rental from Myrtle Beach. Bring your water wings and golf shoes.

Getting there

Myrtle Beach International Airport is closest, though Charleston receives more flights, from where many visitors choose to drive up to Myrtle Beach by rental car. ThereŠµs no direct rail service, so travelers by rail go via North Charleston with Amtrak's Silver Service. Interstate 95 passes by to the west of Myrtle Beach, from where US-501 connects with Dillon.

Key attractions

The beach is the focal point, behind which is the bulk of the town's attractions. These consist of theme parks such as the Pavilion Amusement Park and Myrtle Waves Water Park. There's also an IMAX theater here, while for history, the area is peppered with plantations, like the Hampton Plantation.

Out and about

A nice drive along the coast to the south by car rental from Myrtle Beach is the Myrtle Beach State Park, with its camping and pretty beachfront. Beyond here is the Murells Inlet fishing port for tasty seafood, while Francis Marion National Forest is a 90-minute drive along the coast.

Leisure options

Swimming and water sports are the most popular pastimes, though the beach does fill up in the summer. Broadway at the Beach has some of the best shopping and bars, along with an aquarium. For sheer thrill, head for the Myrtle Beach Speedway, while Mount Atlanticus has a fun golf course. You will find national deals on travel to Myrtle Beach online.

Safety

Myrtle Beach is one of the safer beach destinations on the eastern Seaboard. There are lifeguards at main beaches, though the surf can get mildly heavy when the wind is up. Those with a rental car in Myrtle Beach should park at their hotel by night.

 

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