MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Myrtle Beach is the recipient of a 2015 Silver Magellan Award in the category of family destination from Travel Weekly.

The 2015 Magellan Awards received entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide, proving the Grand Strand's high standard of excellence within the travel industry.

"Myrtle Beach is known as America's family beach, so it is a pleasure to be recognized as a top family destination in the country," said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "Generations of families have vacationed in the Myrtle Beach area for decades. They return because of our variety of attractions, family-friendly entertainment and, most importantly, warm southern hospitality."

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