Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a popular destination and tourist spot on the southern shores of the Atlantic Coast. It is synonymous with the beautiful Myrtle Beach resorts. Myrtle Beach is known as one of America’s most scenic destinations. It is frequented by families, couples and singles. During the last ten years, Myrtle Beach has emerged as one of America’s best family destinations.
Myrtle Beach is South Carolina’s largest city and is located on the banks of Suwannee River. The area is officially called “The Myrtle Beach City.” A holiday at any of the Myrtle Beach resorts would give memories that would linger in the mind even after one ends up on the continental United States. Its shore is covered by a long stretch of sandy beaches, making it a great holiday destination in case you are looking for the quintessential beach holiday. It is also frequented by the famous celebrity-designated golf courses.
In terms of tourism, Myrtle Beach ranks third among the state’s top tourist destinations. It welcomes thousands of tourists every year who fly in for golfing holidays, fun family events and other beach activities. It is home to the historic Barefoot Landing State Park and the Wide World of Thrills, which is a theme park. Together, these offer a variety of attractions for the whole family.
The “Broadway” in Myrtle Beach refers to the five miles of sand that separates the eastern lake from the Atlantic Ocean. It is composed of six bays and has developed into a world-class beach destination since its inception. Tourists can opt to visit the Barefoot Landing State Park, or the various major shows and theatrical performances held along the beach.
During summer, Myrtle Beach hosts a variety of family-friendly activities, most notably the annual Barefoot Landing Jazz Festival. Music lovers will find plenty of diverse entertainment during the season. Besides the live music concerts, the festival includes workshops, nature programs, cultural programs, cookouts, fireworks and family events such as the “Family Celebration of Colors,” a month-long celebration featuring more than two hundred artists and entertainers. Several events throughout the year feature performances by Alabama musical acts, including the T.W. Martin Symphony, the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham Chairs.
When winter falls, the “barefoot winter blues” set in, and the Myrtle beach experience is not complete without a few hours of winter snowboarding. Located on the south shore of Myrtle Beach are two fun shops where snowboarders can buy anything from snowboards and helmets to bindings, shoes and skis. During the winter, snowboarding is among the best activities that any family can enjoy. For families with kids, the local children’s charity “ilts” are located in the heart of town. There is also a skating rink in town.
The Myrtle Beach resorts and hotels are not only a place for tourists to stay. Many people who come to the area to do so in order to visit some of its historic sites, like the Ocean Shore historic district, or the America’s Maritime Museum, which is on the Grand strand. Some of the many Myrtle Beach hotels that are available include the Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn Myrtle Beach, Days Inn by the Bay, Ramada Plaza Hotel Myrtle Beach and the Days of Ocean Beach Hotel.
If you are planning on visiting Myrtle Beach, there is no doubt that you will want to check out the many activities that it has to offer. If you are looking for beautiful accommodations in addition to all the activities, there are plenty of hotel accommodations in Myrtle Beach ranging from beachfront rooms to luxury resorts. Look into the oceanfront rooms at one of these top resorts to find the perfect winter escape for you and your family. Enjoy your trip to the Grand Strand.