MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., March 10, 2017 –  Affordable oceanfront hotels, golf, shopping, 60 miles of beaches and a short drive for East Coasters are just some of the indicators used to name Myrtle Beach #1 in Best Cheap Spring Break Destinations by U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row. The report, which mentions attractions like Ripley's Aquarium and the Broadway Grand Prix by name, are based on expert analysis as well as user opinions. 

"As the Myrtle Beach area continues to welcome more new visitors, year after year, we are confident we will continue to see rankings like these," said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "With a growing arts and culture scene, a rising culinary scene, new and improved attractions and entertainment options, not to mention new nonstop air service providing greater access for new visitors, there’s no doubt that these rankings will continue to include the Myrtle Beach area. This means new jobs and a growing local economy and that’s good news for all of us."

U.S. News & World Report has also ranked Myrtle Beach as:

#3 in Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA

#6 in Best Affordable Family Vacations

#9 in Best Alternative Spring Break Destinations

#9 in Best Family Vacations in the USA

#13 in Best Affordable Destinations in the USA