MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Myrtle Beach is one of the top 10 summer beach destinations for 2014, according to information from

The travel website notes that many highly desirable travel destinations are sporting lower year-over-year average hotel rates and national airfare averages are running about the same as in 2013.

“The summer season is our peak travel period and we are anticipating 2014 to be a banner year for the Myrtle Beach area,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “By offering a wealth of great resorts and attractions for families on any budget, we are looking forward to welcoming many first-time guests, as well as many loyal returning visitors, this summer.”

Below are the top 10 summer beach destinations, based on advanced bookings:
• San Diego, Calif.
• Oahu, Hawaii
• Myrtle Beach, S.C.
• Miami, Fla.
• Virginia Beach, Va.
• Maui, Hawaii
• Ocean City, Md.
• Puerto Rico
• Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
• St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.