Visit Myrtle Beach
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, 60 miles of attractive ocean scenery

Written by Bradley Lamar Vaught
Each year millions of tourists flock to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to enjoy the more than 60 miles of attractive ocean scenery. Whether it's sunbathing, fishing, or just plain fun you are after, Myrtle Beach has all the amenities of a thriving tourist destination plus all the flavor of a local hot-spot. Perhaps that is why Myrtle Beach has been critically acclaimed by recent tourism and news publications. In
both 2010 and 2011 Trip Advisor ranked Myrtle Beach the nation’s number one beach, and U.S News and World Report ranked it the seventh most affordable vacation destination and the sixth best family beach vacation for 2011-12.

Ocean Boulevard on Myrtle Beach

Ocean Boulevard runs parallel to the beach, and is lined with countless resorts and local businesses tuned to cater to individuals, couples, or entire families. “Cruising the Boulevard” is a must for local teenagers and spring breakers who travel to Myrtle Beach, and cars line up bumper to bumper with
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tops and windows down so that drivers and passengers can enjoy Myrtle Beach’s warm weather and cool ocean breezes.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Nestled between the beach and Ocean Boulevard is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which offers pedestrians a less crowded and more scenic alternative to the Boulevard. The Boardwalk is located atop the dunes and is anywhere from 8 to 12 foot wide with benches offering a relaxing place to stop and enjoy the beautiful natural landscaping. In 2010 National Geographic ranked it the third best boardwalk in the United States. The Boardwalk is designed to connect the Second Avenue and 14th Avenue Piers, which stretch out into the beautiful expanse of ocean. Beachfront shops, businesses, and local bars also line the Boardwalk where they welcome visitors with open arms.

Peaches Corner

example of such a location is a local legend and landmark named Peaches Corner. Located at the very heart of Myrtle Beach, it dates back to 1937 and is known for its delicious foot-long hotdogs and ice cold beer. Around the corner sits another legend: The Bowery. The Bowery is where legendary Country music group Alabama got their start at entertaining. Their hit song “Dancing, Shagging on the Boulevard” was inspired by this happening place and the lyrics mention the Bowery and Peaches Corner plus
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various other local attractions. Supposedly, the shag dance was invented here.

Myrtle Beach Attractions

Other attractions are located just off the beach and within walking distance or a short drive. Amusement attractions like Ripley's Aquarium, Wild Water and Wheels, Myrtle Waves, Alligator Adventure, the Family Kingdom, and NASCAR Speedpark offer a wide arrange of activities just to name a few. Entertainment shows are another huge attraction. Places like the Alabama Theatre, the Carolina Opry, Pirates Voyage, and Legends in Concert are immensely entertaining and enjoyable.
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For those who love to shop, Myrtle Beach is the perfect place. Malls like Barefoot Landing, Coastal Grand, Market Commons, and Broadway at the Beach are filled with vendors and brand name shops that are sure to satisfy the most passionate shopper.

Coastal Federal Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans is considered one of the finest ballparks in minor league baseball and is a must visit for baseball fans, and La Belle Amie Vineyard offers the best in local South Carolina wine. The vineyard also offers a glimpse into the area’s farming past with an old tobacco barn, duck pond, and refreshing natural landscaping.

Of course, this is just a few things that one can do in Myrtle Beach and doesn’t even mention the golf! With a list like this though, Myrtle Beach proves that it has something for everyone, no matter what their preference may be.

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