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Travel Channel has featured Myrtle Beach as 1 of 10 Cool East Coast Beaches. White sandy beaches plus restaurants, live entertainment, amusement parks, water parks plus more than 90 golf courses - make it a perfect beach destination along the east coast for spring breakers, families and retirees. Read more .…

Even if we weren’t there at the time, many longtime visitors are likely familiar with images of the small beach town Myrtle Beach once was. It’s amazing how much has changed over the years. In 2016, Myrtle Beach hosted a record 18.6 million visitors. There are approximately 157,000 rooms to rent during peak season, 1,800 full service restaurants, 2.7 million rounds of golf played annually and 7 live theaters with seating for 7,500. One thing that has stayed remarkably the same, though: our industry’s unique emphasis on welcoming visitors from…

Like many, we’ve been uncertain what impact Hurricane Irma would have on the Myrtle Beach area in the coming days and have been monitoring the weather, adjusting schedules and preparing for the storm. As the latest forecasts show Irma shifting west, we shift our focus too. Visit Myrtle Beach’s tourism industry is ready to assist those who have been impacted by the storms. Here’s a roundup of resources available, including ways you can help with Hurricane Irma recovery relief, links for the latest road conditions and special offers from area…

Condé Nast Traveler recently compiled a list of the 9 Best Boardwalks in the U.S . and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was at the top of the list. According to Condé Nast Traveler, “Though it’s one of the newer boardwalks in the country, built in 2010, it has quickly become a staple on the eastern seaboard. The 1.2-mile walkway is filled with everything you’d find on the historic ones—shops, rides, jugglers, and restaurants—with a bit more of a modern edge. Think Art Burger Sushi Bar over Nathan’s hot dogs.” “We’re not surprised the Myrtle Beach…

Travel + Leisure rounded up the best fourth of July celebrations across the United States and Myrtle Beach makes this list . With more than 60 miles of coastline, there are plenty of places to celebrate. From 5K walk/runs, parades, air shows and of course fireworks, there is something for everyone. Travel + Leisure featured these celebrations: 5K or 8K competitive runs at the Market Common Surfside Beach Celebration 51st Annual Fourth of July Parade in Pawley's Island 34th Annual Boat Parade in Murrell's Inlet Salute from the Shore Fly Over…

It's not too late to book a 4th of July getaway to Myrtle Beach. There are still great accommodations available at affordable rates. In fact, TripAdvisor Rentals recently listed Myrtle Beach as one of the most affordable July 4th getaways under $50/night. TripAdvisor analyzed the weekly cost of a two-bedroom rental with a four person occupancy, and found that the median weekly rate for the 4th of July in Myrtle Beach is $1,032, or an estimated $37/person per night. We're not surprised that Myrtle Beach was included in this list as there are…

Summer is finally here and it’s time to book your family beach vacation. We have some good news! TripAdvisor Rentals recently listed Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a top summer beach house destination for families. As America’s premier family beach vacation destination, it’s no surprise that there are great beach homes for rent. As noted by TripAdvisor, booking a summer beach house can be a great way to save money on the front end and spend the extra cash on memorable experiences with the kiddos, such as mini-golf at one of 40 different…