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All about Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach has all the ingredients of a classic American beach town, but on a vastly larger scale. Its broad, soft-sand beaches go on for 60 uninterrupted miles, earning the city the nickname the Grand Strand. All that oceanfront space means you can tailor each beach day to fit your mood. Snorkel and spread out on a quiet stretch of sand, go deep-sea fishing, jet-ski, or walk the neon-lit boardwalk (presided over by a nearly 200-foot-tall Ferris wheel). If there’s anything that competes with the blue expanse of the Atlantic, it’s Myrtle Beach’s sprawling green fairways — the city is home to more than 80 golf courses, making it the golf capital of the country.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Myrtle Beach
Spring and summer are Myrtle Beach’s peak seasons for vacation rentals. Spring temperatures climb from the mid-60 degrees Fahrenheit to the upper 70s. June through September, temperatures are typically in the 80s, with brief rain showers. There is some risk of hurricanes from mid-August to mid-October, so stay on top of the forecast before you go. In the warmer months, pack sunscreen, an umbrella, and bug spray for mosquitoes.
Fall temperatures gradually dip back down to the 50s and 60s. In the winter, the average low is in the upper 30s, with a very slim chance of snow.
Top things to do in Myrtle Beach
Huntington Beach State Park
About 18 miles from downtown, the lure of this state park is the chance to do nothing at all. The main attractions at the uncrowded 3-mile beach are the herons and egrets (the north end is a prime bird-watching spot). Dogs are allowed on leashes on Huntington’s south end, making it one of the few pet-friendly beaches in town. Hiking and biking trails lead to marshes, a nature center, and a Moorish-style castle turned museum.
The terrain and scenery of Myrtle Beach’s more than 80 championship golf courses are so varied that the city can feel like several different golf destinations in one. (It also has the world’s most mini golf courses per square mile.)
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade
If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can play a round of Skee-Ball or get lost in the house of mirrors along this 1.2-mile boardwalk downtown. Feeling brave? Line up for any number of the adrenaline-jolting rides, like a slingshot that shoots you 300 feet into the air at roughly 100 miles per hour. To avoid waiting in line for the supersized Ferris wheel with wheelchair-accessible gondolas, buy tickets online in advance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the weather in Myrtle Beach?
Myrtle Beach enjoys a subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers, reaching highs of around 86°F (30°C), and mild winters, with lows dipping to around 38°F (3°C). The area receives most of its rainfall in the summer months, so do pack an umbrella if you plan to visit during this time.
What are some of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach?
Popular activities in Myrtle Beach include sunbathing and swimming at the Grand Strand, exploring marine life at the Ripley's Aquarium, and shopping at the Broadway at the Beach. Golf enthusiasts often enjoy the numerous golf courses the city has, such as the Dunes Golf and Beach Club.
What is the best time of year to visit Myrtle Beach?
The most popular time to visit Myrtle Beach is during the summer months, from June to August, when the Carolina Country Music Fest takes place. The mild spring months, from March to May, also attract many visitors with events like the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival.
What are the best places to stay in Myrtle Beach?
Visitors frequently stay in areas such as Central Myrtle Beach, known for its lively atmosphere, North Myrtle Beach, which has a more laid-back vibe, and The Market Common, a stylish, upscale area with boutiques, restaurants, and parks.
What are the best places to visit in Myrtle Beach?
Myrtle Beach hosts numerous popular places to visit, including the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, and the Broadway at the Beach shopping center. The Myrtle Beach State Park is a natural haven for those who enjoy outdoor activities.
What are some hiking trails in Myrtle Beach?
Explore Mother Nature at Myrtle Beach State Park, where you can journey through the Sculptured Oak Nature Trail, or the Yaupon Nature Trail. You can also try the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway, a paved path that meanders through woods and wetlands.
What are some family activities to do in Myrtle Beach?
Families can enjoy a fun-filled day at the Myrtle Waves Water Park, explore the underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium, or take a leisurely stroll at the Brookgreen Gardens. Another frequently suggested activity is visiting the Family Kingdom Amusement Park.
What are some of the best day trip ideas in Myrtle Beach?
Day trips from Myrtle Beach could include the historic city of Charleston, around 94 miles (151 km) away, or Wilmington, North Carolina, which lies approximately 74 miles (119 km) north. For a beach escape, consider a trip to Pawleys Island, only about 26 miles (42 km) south.
How much does it cost to stay in vacation home rentals in Myrtle Beach?
Experience the best of Myrtle Beach with our vacation home rentals, starting at about $40 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.
Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Myrtle Beach?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 3,150 vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.