The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was among the locations visited by the judges of the Most Fun small towns in America.

Myrtle Beach earns kudos, misses out on top prize of “Most Fun”

By MyrtleBeach.com
July 21, 2011

Myrtle Beach — among six small towns named as “Most Fun” finalists in Rand McNally's “Best Small Towns in America” contest — came up short of the top prize but still thrilled its judges.

Glenwood Springs, Colo., was deemed Most Fun by the mother-daughter pair that judged the category, but the duo had only kind words about our beach town.

“There are a bizzillion things to do,” they exclaimed on their blog. (We recently catalogued a whopping 102 of them so we know all about the entertainment options our visitors love!)

The pair rode the Skywheel; hopped on the Slingshot with a city councilman; played a round of minigolf; checked out the shaggers at Fat Harold's and took in a show at The Carolina Opry. They also enjoyed a kayak trip on the river, checking out some of the natural scenery away from all the beach umbrellas and sandbuckets.

In addition to myriad attractions, the pair complimented all the small towns on their friendly locals and their excellent value for visitors.

Other finalists in the Most Fun category were: Santa Claus, Ind.; Park City, Utah; Vacaville, Calif.; and Yellow Springs, Ohio. For all the categories and finalists, visit www.bestoftheroad.com/townFinalists.do.