Evacuation orders have been lifted following Hurricane Florence. However, there is a lot of flooding on roads leading into and out of the area making driving hazardous. Travelers on the roads are encouraged to exercise extreme caution and check SCDOT.org or call 511 for the latest information. Be patient and expect lengthy travel times, blocked roadways or detours.
The Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina is known as the Grand Strand
for its 60 miles of pristine coastline, stretching from Little River to Georgetown
and including 14 communities with their own distinct culture and cuisine.
The area is a premier vacation destination, attracting more than 18 million visitors annually for its affordable accommodations, Southern hospitality, delicious Carolina Coastal cuisine, and wide variety of attractions.
Some of the area's most notable attractions include a 1.2-mile-long oceanfront boardwalk; a 200-foot-tall SkyWheel; family-friendly amusements like WonderWorks and Ripley's Aquarium; the largest outdoor sculpture garden in North America, Brookgreen Gardens; live theatre; deep sea, pier and backwater fishing; thrilling adventure and water parks; local, mass and outlet shopping; more than 100 championship golf courses; more miniature golf courses than any destination in the world; historic and cultural sites; outdoor and adventure sports and activities; and gorgeous scenery.
Myrtle Beach is designed to accommodate large groups and families, though its expanse also allows it to cater to more niche audiences, including luxury travelers, couples, culinary enthusiasts, adventure seekers, girlfriend getaways and more.