A city with more than its fair share of gold old Southern charm, Myrtle Beach sits pretty on the most pleasant part of South Carolina’s 60 mile coastline.
With perfect sandy beaches, wildlife adventures galore and beautiful waterways to explore at your leisure - this is a city naturally made for deep relaxation and fun. Whilst the glorious beaches and impeccable golf courses mark Myrtle Beach out as a place to take it easy, it is also a city full of the history of the South and fast paced thrills. If you’re new to the city, a trip downtown is in order. There you will find the Boardwalk’s SkyWheel – a 200ft observation wheel that offers stunning views of the Atlantic’s blue waters and the forests that surround this picturesque city, perfect for finding your bearings.
The Boardwalk is something of an attraction itself. Why not follow the locals to Peach Corner – a diner offering a delightful Southern welcome and even better milkshakes.
Of course, there’s much more to Myrtle Beach than just genteel eateries and golf. Petrol heads will also find themselves in heaven thanks to the Myrtle Beach Speedway, intoxicating in its mix of speed and testosterone. If you’re looking for more family orientated fun, an afternoon getting wet and wild at Myrtle Waves is sure to be a great warm up for a night of excitement at the Family Kingdom Amusement Park.
Whilst thrills and spills are about in this city, lovers of culture are certain to appreciate the exceptional collection at the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach. The countryside surrounding Myrtle Beach is also of great importance to Southern history thanks to its role as a rice producing area during the Civil War.
Whilst it might not seem like a headline attraction, a trip to the quaint old South town of Georgetown to visit the Rice Museum is well worth your time – not least to shed some light on the South as it was back then. To complete your journey, why not take an afternoon to visit Hopsewee Plantation, one of South Carolina’s oldest and most wealthy examples of the plantation lifestyle.
Back in the present day, Myrtle Beach is also home to various family friendly animal attractions. Experience the splendid local flora and fauna at Huntingdon Beach State Park and Brookgreen Garden, or make an excursion to visit Waccatee Zoo for an even more up close and personal opportunity to find out more about the very best of South Carolina.