Why Southerners Love Myrtle Beach
We can’t get enough of the shag dancing capital of the South.
What’s not to love about a South Carolina beach town with beautiful sand and water, great dining and shopping, and a one-of-a-kind Atlantic view from the SkyWheel, with climate-controlled gondolas that carry you 200 feet above sea level? And then there’s the shag dancing. (Anybody know where there’s a dance floor with “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” on the jukebox?) There are so many things to do in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the Marshwalk at Murrells Inlet, or kick back at the Dead Dog Saloon. New attractions are coming online, while old favorites like the Broadway at the Beach entertainment complex are getting major renovations. The newest restaurant on the Boardwalk, RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar—is scheduled to open in May. Even in winter, the weather in Myrtle Beach is pretty sweet. Read on for more reasons to visit. (Don’t forget to pack your shag shoes.)