Myrtle Beach has landed at No. 12 on Travel+Leisure's America's Favorite Beach Towns list for 2016.
Myrtle Beach has over 10 miles sandy shores, more than enough for the millions of visitors who flock to this sunny destination. It added a boardwalk and London Eye-type Ferris wheel at the beginning of the decade, bringing a renewed energy to a resort that has long cherished its campy vibe. Molten Mountain, a miniature golf course with a 50-foot artificial volcano that erupts every half hour, is still a necessary stop here. Myrtle Beach also scores highly as a romantic getaway, no doubt because of its many date spot options—the small town has a remarkable 1,900 restaurants.