MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Garden City Beach has been recognized by TripAdvisor as its top Destination on the Rise in 2015.

Editors for the travel review website noted that Garden City Beach showed the greatest booking increase within the past year, as well as being praised by reviews as a location with a laid-back atmosphere.

Garden City was also touted as representing, "the stunning natural beauty that is Carolina's coast."

"Garden City Beach is truly one of the Grand Strand's hidden treasures, which is complemented by the friendly and inviting demeanor of the residents who call the area home," said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "From the pier to the beautiful stretches of sandy beaches, there is much to see and do in Garden City."

The top 10 destinations on the rise in 2015, according to TripAdvisor, are:

• Garden City Beach, S.C.
• Ocean City, N.J.
• Gatlinburg, Tenn.
• Hocking Hills, Ohio
• The Adirondacks, N.Y.
• South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
• White Mountains, N.H.
• Lake Arrowhead, Calif.
• St. Petersburg, Fla.
• Old Orchard Beach, Maine

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