Ever wanted to take a vacation in Myrtle Beach? The city actually offers a wide, varying range of recreational activities for tourists from all walks of life and different tastes and interests.
Myrtle Beach used to be a beach resort area catering to people who worked in the nearby Conway Lumber Company (previously Burroughs and Chapin), until it expanded and grew at such a fast rate, extremely becoming the center of the United States' 13th fastest growing metropolitan area. Soon the population grew and the place got incorporated into a city in 1983.
Later on, because the place was primarily a resort, the expansion led to the attraction of many tourists who wanted to have a vacation in Myrtle Beach. Even when there were still few homes for the local population, let alone the tourists themselves, the beach, the sands and all its relaxing natural environment invited many to call the place home.
Today, people go to Horry County, South Carolina to have a vacation in Myrtle Beach. Based on the recent 2000 Census, Myrtle Beach had an estimated population of 28,597 in the year 2006. With tourism being one of its primary economic assets, the city government has exhausted all its efforts coupled with heavy investments from their resources to cater to their consumers from all over the United States as well as from all over the world who wish to spend their vacations in Myrtle Beach. As a result, the city of Myrtle Beach generates over millions of dollars every season from their tourism industry. This industry includes the putting up of hotels as well as restaurants and various recreational facilities like golf courses and gyms. This is a lot, given that the tourist season of the city goes all year round – not only during the summer, but during the spring and fall months of the year.
For tourists who wish to consider having a vacation in Myrtle Beach as one of their destinations at some time, there are a lot of recreational options to explore.
Primarily, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is considered as the "Golf Capital of the World", due to the fact that it is home to over 120 major golf courses (recorded to have been played for as much as 4.2 million rounds, and counting ) as well as over 50 miniature golf courses. Almost all of these golf courses are open to the general public for their pleasure.
Also, the city facilitates a good number of classes for tourists who wish to learn a new trade or perhaps pursue an interest. There are many gyms open and being advertised for body builders as well as golf lessons.
There are a lot of things that could have been done in a vacation in Myrtle Beach. But of course, do not forget to relax at the beach resort.