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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is nestled along the beautiful coast on the Atlantic Ocean and is packed with family attractions, exciting theater shows and endless restaurants serving up almost anything you can imagine. It’s no wonder we get over 14 million visitors annually! Read more

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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 16, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 16, 2017

Even though Monday After the Masters is still a while away, we have exciting news ...
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Hotel Deals for the Myrtle Beach Run to the Sun Car Show

Hotel Deals for the Myrtle Beach Run to the Sun Car Show

The annual Pee Dee Street Rodders Run to the Sun Car Show draws thousands of car ...
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10 Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

10 Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Some of the best Myrtle Beach hotels and motels on the Grand Strand call the Myrtle ...
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10 Cool Winter Deals in Myrtle Beach

10 Cool Winter Deals in Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 14-20, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 14-20, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! This week in Myrtle Beach, you can celebrate the romantic ...
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What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 9, 2017

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for February 9, 2017

What's Trending is a weekly rundown of the hottest tourism news being shared on ...
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Top 10 Pizza Places in Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Pizza Places in Myrtle Beach

Convenient and delicious, pizza is a go-to meal for beach lovers and there’s no ...
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Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 7-13, 2017

Myrtle Beach Events Rundown: February 7-13, 2017

Gear up for Valentine's Day by taking your sweetheart to one (or more) of the ...
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The Grand Strand: Get to know The Myrtle Beach Area

Collectively known as the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach area stretches 60 miles along the North Carolina and South Carolina coast, running from just over the state line in Calabash, N.C., all the way down to historic Georgetown, S.C.

Here's a look at some of the most popular areas for visitors to stay:

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is the heart of the Grand Strand, including iconic areas like Ocean Boulevard and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk downtown.

It includes many of the area’s favorite things to do, including Broadway at the Beach, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Myrtle Waves water park, The Carolina Opry and The Market Common.

Dozens of the area's best hotels, resorts and vacation rentals call Myrtle Beach home.

 

North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach is located just up Highway 17 from Myrtle Beach proper and includes areas such as Atlantic Beach, Crescent Beach and Cherry Grove.

You'll find a myriad of oceanfront hotels and condos along Ocean Boulevard and on Main Street North Myrtle Beach plenty of shops, restaurants and iconic beach clubs like Duck's and Fat Harold's.

Some of the most notable attractions in North Myrtle Beach include Barefoot Landing — featuring the Alabama Theatre and the House of BluesAlligator Adventure, the historic O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park and much more.

 

Little River, Calabash & North Carolina

Just beyond North Myrtle Beach and heading north, you'll find Little River, a town that's home of the annual Blue Crab Festival and several eateries and attractions along the Little River Waterfront.

Beyond that, you'll cross the state line into North Carolina where the famously fried Calabash-style seafood awaits in Calabash, N.C., a small town which gives way to other, more laid-back N.C. beaches including Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach and Sunset Beach.

 

Surfside Beach, Garden City & Murrells Inlet

Just to the south of Myrtle Beach in the area known as "the south strand" are several laid-back beach communities, notable for their family-friendly attractions such as Wild Water and Wheels and attractive beach houses.

Here in the Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach areas, vacation homes and rentals feature prominently along with a few smaller hotels.

A bit further south you'll find Murrells Inlet, known as the — "seafood capital of South Carolina" — where you can check out the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk for fresh seafood and live entertainment year-round.

 

Litchfield, Pawleys Island & Georgetown

Venture further south beyond Murrells Inlet and you'll find the upscale Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island area, a pair of “shabby chic” communities that offer a much different experience than the bustling beaches to the north.

Here you'll find a slower pace of life — perfect for a relaxing vacation — and plenty of vacation rentals and beach houses. Popular things to do include shopping at the Hammock Shops Village, dining at exquisite restaurants like Frank's Outback and playing several top-notch golf courses.

A stay on the Grand Strand's southernmost edge also means easy access to downtown Georgetown, S.C., a historic seaport with lots of interesting activities and restaurants to check out.

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What’s New for 2017 in Myrtle Beach

Check out these new restaurants and attractions that are new in Myrtle Beach for 2017! Dave and Busters, RipTydz, a Paula Deen Restaurant…

RipTydz Construction

A hip new restaurant is coming to downtown Myrtle Beach, and construction is well underway. RipTydz is set to open in the near future, and…

60 Miles in 60 Seconds

Check out the 60 miles of the beautiful Grand Strand in just 60 seconds! See everywhere from Calabash, North Carolina all the way to…

Champion Autism Network

The Champion Autism Network (CAN) is a nonprofit autism awareness program that is based out of Surfside Beach, South Carolina. CAN has…

Alligator Adventure

Alligator Adventure is a family-friendly attraction located in North Myrtle Beach. This 15-acre reptile park is home to several species of…
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Carolina Country Music Festival 2016

The 2nd Annual Carolina Country Music Fest kicked off June 9, 2016 in downtown Myrtle Beach. The three-day event featured headliners…

Cap’n Rods Lowcountry Tours

Cap'n Rods Lowcountry Tours in Georgetown offers unique guided tours of the beautiful wtares of Georgetown Harbor and Winyah Bay as well as…

California Roots: The Carolina Sessions

After being rescheduled from the fall, the popular California Roots: The Carolina Sessions festival took place in Myrtle Beach for the…

Sunrise at the Beach

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Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo

In addition to its beautiful gardens and one of the largest collections of scupltures in the United States, Brookgreen Gardens is home to…
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