MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The editors at Vacation Idea magazine have chosen Myrtle Beach as one of its top 22 best small town family weekend destinations.

The community was described as a, "vibrant seaside town with excellent restaurants, beautiful natural scenery, amazing golf courses and a wealth of attractions and activities."

"We are a small town bursting with big-city amenities that are sure to please all types of travelers," said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "Our area's 60 miles of pristine, sandy beaches, affordable accommodations and wealth of attractions and restaurants are what attracts visitors to us for that first weekend getaway or vacation. However, it is our small town charm and hospitality that keeps them coming back year after year."

Below are the 22 best small town family weekend destinations, as chosen by Vacation Idea magazine:
• Naples, Fla.
• Santa Fe, N. M.
• Asheville, N.C.
• Carbondale, Colo.
• Charlottesville, Va.
• Myrtle Beach, S.C.
• Pismo Beach, Calif.
• Spring Green, Wis.
• Cambridge, Md.
• Traverse City, Mich.
• Oak Harbor, Wash.
• Oxford, Miss.
• Berkeley Springs, W. Va.
• Quincy, Ill.
• Helena, Mont.
• Ashland, Ore.
• Ocracoke Island, N.C.
• Old Saybrook, Conn.
• West Plains, Mo.
• Alexandria, Minn.
• Teton Village, Wyo.
• Petersburg, Alaska

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