When most people think of Myrtle Beach, they think of the Boardwalk–a hub of resorts, attractions, dining, and amazing beach access – where our tourism shines. However, Myrtle Beach is so much more than the Boardwalk area.
The Grand Strand is home to 14 different communities, all with their unique flavors and activities, stretching 60 miles down the coast. From the North Carolina border to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, few vacation destinations offer such a wide variety of attractions for the whole family. The Beach boasts the SkyWheel, amusement parks, go-cart tracks, water parks, museums, live theatres – along with wide open beaches – to guarantee a good time, rain or shine.
There are several off-the-beaten-path activities from bird watching and eco tours in two State Parks, to hiking nature trails and kayaking. The Grand Strand also has over 90 year-around golf courses at varying difficulties, and we were recently recognized by Golf Week for having more ranked golf courses than any other US destination. And if mini golf is more your speed, we are called the Mini Golf Capital of the World for a reason! With more than 35 extravagantly themed mini golf courses across the Grand Strand, there is a spot for everyone to make a hole in one.
The Beach’s culinary scene has evolved over the last several years due to the expansion and prestige of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at Horry Georgetown Technical College. Their culinary and pastry arts graduates find work at more than 1,800 restaurants in the Grand Strand. The Culinary Institute offers group classes as well as visitor classes so you can take home a taste of Myrtle Beach. Murrells Inlet is known as the Seafood Capital of the World, with renowned seafood and coastal inspired restaurants. Outdoor dining is common throughout the Grand Strand, where you can catch the salty breeze while enjoying our famous southern hospitality.
Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach and Horry County are designated Autism Friendly by the Champion Autism Network. Impacted families can receive a “CAN” card that gives access to sensory friendly activities, expedited services at restaurants, discounts, noise canceling headphones, and more.
With nine airlines and dozens of non-stop flights, it is easier than ever to fly into The Beach. The Myrtle Beach International Airport is GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) accredited and recently ranked The number one best small airport in the Readers’ Choice Awards by USA Today.
Remember that traveling these days requires some extra planning for cleanliness and safety. Find updated information on our website.
With so much to see and do, everyone belongs at The Beach!