• Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce: www.visitmybeach.com or 1-888-697-8531.
• Driving Tip: In-season traffic around Myrtle Beach can be brutal, but State 31 conveniently bypasses the ever-busy Kings Highway/U.S. Business 17, especially if you're trying to get from the north end of Myrtle Beach to the south.
Tips From Beach Pros
John and Anita Schwartz of Gastonia, North Carolina, spent their honeymoon in Myrtle Beach and have been coming back just about each year for the last 35 years. We asked them to give us a couple of their beach tips.
• Pack wooden beach chairs. They're sturdier and sand doesn't stick to them.
• Freeze water bottles and pack them in your cooler to keep the fruits and veggies cold. When they melt, you'll have extra drinking water.