If you are in denial that summer is practically over don’t fret, the sun is still shining brightly in Myrtle Beach and will continue to do so because they get an average of 215 sunny days per year. This South Carolina jewel is located alongside the mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern United States and is about a two and a half hour flight from Toronto, or a 15-hour road trip. This ocean town is perfect for families, couples, friends, and even solo travellers. You will never be bored with 100 kilometres of gorgeous sandy beaches to explore and endless activities. It’s hard to choose only seven attractions, so consider this list a starting point to all the exciting adventures you will have in an area known as the Grand Strand.
One of the most memorable (and totally free) activities in Myrtle Beach is to walk along the spectacular oceanfront boardwalk. This $6.5 million initiative stretches almost 2 kilometres and winds through the sand from the 14th Avenue to 2nd Avenue piers. There are informative plaques to learn about turtles, crabs, and dolphins while the ocean waves lap against the shore. Arrive hungry and dine on the beach and shop for unique souvenirs. Save time to check out Gay Dolphin – a family owned Myrtle Beach landmark since 1946 where you can sort through more than 70,000 unique souvenirs at this one of a kind gift shop.
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This article appeared in September 2017 on CAA The Daily Boost blog.