Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Amanda Stancati
Myrtle Beach is the ultimate summer destination. This South Carolina beach-city rests on 60 miles of coastline and has 12 distinct communities. Fish or surf in Garden City, experience the seafood capital of Murrells Inlet, delight in shopping and golfing in Litchfield Beach, or enjoy family-friendly activities on Surfside Beach. With pristine beaches and varied entertainment, shopping, dining, and nightlife options, Myrtle Beach has something for everyone. And with over 200 sunny days, you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Beyond the Beach
Aside from spending days by the beach with family or friends, there are many other activities to partake in. Hit the waters as you banana boat, jet-ski, parasail, or windsurf. Experience fun for the whole family with roller coasters, water slides, and mini golf. Visit attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium or ride the 200-foot tall SkyWheel.
Kids will love Wonderworks, where they can view the interactive science exhibits, play laser tag, and experience hurricane winds. At MagiQuest, kids can use magic wands, solve mysteries and encounter wizards and dragons in this exciting game attraction. Or, the Children’s Museum of South Carolina has fun, interactive displays for kids to enjoy.
The two state parks, Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park, have hiking trails and picnic areas for those wanting to explore nature. For shopaholics, you’ll find upscale stores at Market Common, souvenir shopping at Barefoot Landing, and boutiques on Broadway at the Beach.
Myrtle Beach has more than 100 championship golf courses designed by legends like Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman. There’s also a cultural side to the city, with museums like Franklin G Burroughs-Simeon B Chapin Art Museum and the South Carolina Civil War Museum calling it home. Myrtle Beach has a thriving performing arts scene. Enjoy music, dance, comedy, dinner theatre, symphonies, and Broadway productions.
Most visitors to Myrtle Beach access the city by car. If you’re arriving by air, you’ll land at Myrtle Beach International Airport. The average monthly highs during the summer months are around 30 degrees Celsius. The wettest months are August and September.
Book your Myrtle Beach vacations by calling 1-800-665-4981.