We’d never considered a getaway to Myrtle Beach until we heard there were new, non-stop flights from Minneapolis/St. Paul to this South Carolina destination by Sun Country Airlines. And even though Myrtle Beach sounded vaguely familiar to us (golf? beaches?), I’ll admit I needed to pull out a map to see exactly where it was.

It turns out that Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation destination all along its 60 miles of beautiful white sand beaches, a growing retirement community, and host to umpteen bachelorette parties, guys’ golf outings, family reunions, and conventions.