Why Southerners Love Myrtle Beach
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.)
Myrtle Beach has tons of entertainment for little kids, although the beach is where you’ll find most of them.
Don’t worry; it has the big kids covered too. Sea kayaking is just one way to explore the outdoors.
Tee off at the highly rated Barefoot Resort Fazio Course, which reflects its Lowcountry setting with live oaks, pines, and natural areas. You might even catch a glimpse of the Lowcountry wildlife while you’re walking the greens.
Longtime favorite Brookgreen Gardens just opened the new Naomi and Stanley Bleifield Gallery. The indoor gallery features work of historic and contemporary sculptors. The works focus on the natural world.
Top 10 Things To Do In South Carolina
South Carolina is a state with picturesque coastlines, exceptional food, and intricately crafted artisan goods. We've rounded up a list of ten of our favorite places in the Palmetto State, from tourist favorites (Myrtle Beach) to hidden gems (Morgan Island).
Looking for something to remember your trip by? Take a break from the sun, and shop till you drop at local boutiques or Tanger Outlet stores.
Take time to enjoy all the natural beauty Myrtle Beach has to offer. Be sure to visit Huntington Beach State Park. From hiking and boating, to fishing and swimming, it has a lot to offer.