Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has long been known as one of the hot spots on the Atlantic Coast, and with good reason. Beautiful sands, fabulous hotels, exciting things to do, and tons of shopping are among the top draws for this popular beach vacation destination. But don’t overlook North Myrtle Beach on your next trip to the Grand Strand. It has all of the beauty and ambiance of other Myrtle Beach areas, but is not as crowded – which can make for a more serene vacation or beach getaway along the crystal blue Atlantic Ocean. And it puts you in easy walking or driving distance of everything that it has to offer.
Whether the ideal Myrtle Beach vacation has you seeking a break from your daily routine so that you can lounge on the sands, or if you are looking for an excitement-packed adventure, you will find it all here, including golf and miniature golf, water parks, shopping, concerts, fine dining and more. There are over eight professional golf courses, which is why this area of the world is known as a golfer’s paradise. When the sun sets, you will find that the fun does not stop – as top notch restaurants and night clubs beckon.
When you are not running barefoot in the sand, your family can enjoy area entertainment at one of several entertainment and shopping complexes, like Broadway at the Beach, home of Hard Rock Café and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Or stop by Barefoot Landing, which houses over 100 stores and restaurants, as well as a tiger preservation station and living tiger museum. Enjoy Vegas style shows and performances at the Alabama Theatre. Even those kids with graying hair will enjoy a trip to Ripley’s Aquarium, where you’ll see sharks, eels, stingrays and other glorious sea creatures up close and personal. Wind up your day with a visit to the Family Kingdom Amusement Park, located right on the beach, for a ride on the wooden coasters, one-hundred foot Ferris Wheel, or one of dozens of other rides, or take a plunge from the water slide with a one-hundred foot drop.
For the deep sea fisherman in the family, Myrtle Beach offers world-class fishing salt water fishing, both on shore and on fishing charters trips for individuals, families and groups. You will also find a lot of fishing opportunities inland by fishing the many inlets, creeks and channels that feed into the might Atlantic. Rent a boat for the day and get prepared to reel in spotted sea trout, red drum, black drum, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, perch, flounder, and whiting, just to name a few. South Carolina is also home to the East Coast’s longest free standing pier on Hunting Island. Half day and full day angling excursions and charters will keep the fisherman on his toes during your vacation.