Situated just south of North Carolina’s southernmost border lies a Mecca for tourism. Where shirts and shoes are optional and palm trees and beautiful beaches blanket some 60 miles of South Carolina’s eastern border known, more prevalent, as the Grand Strand, even the most finicky of travelers are able to be wowed and comforted in knowing that their is so much to see, do and explore in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach has been touted as the number one tourist destination that is not connected by a major highway to efficiently steer tourists towards this prelude to paradise. With the rumors flying about regarding the new I-72 corridor highway, this will allow people from the mid west to be able to have a straight shot on a super highway to get to Myrtle Beach more efficiently and effectively, which would then open the floodgates for tourists along the corridor to have a straight shot to the Vacation Kingdom known as Myrtle Beach.
To begin with, sun, sand and palm trees are predominantly a main staple in Myrtle Beach. The beaches go on for miles with high rise apartments and condominiums outline the contours of the serine beaches. Whether you are a sun god that cherishes just sitting under the intense sun working on your tan while sipping on a nice cold drink, or maybe you prefer taking to the soft sandy beaches and warm Atlantic Ocean at your doorstep where water sports, ideal swimming, fishing, and boogie boarding is more your style, Myrtle Beach has that too. If you happen to be an avid shell collector, your will be in your glory then as once the tide goes out, the shells are left for shell collectors to feast upon. Some of the best fishing in the Southeast can be encountered in the Myrtle Beach area. Whether you take a chartered boat, fish from one of the many piers or surf cast from shore the bounty is plentiful. Grouper, Black Sea Bass, Shark, Striper, Bluefish and Tuna represent just a small sampling of what can be caught. If golf is more to your liking, Myrtle Beach is a Mecca for golf enthusiasts of every skill level.
Ah yes, shopping can not go unnoticed either as major shopping malls, outlets, tourist discount stores blanket Myrtle Beach. The ever popular Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing provide a unique and memorable shopping experience with a pristine ambiance to boot making for a fun filled day no matter what age you are.
If taking in a show is more your style, the Myrtle Beach area is famous for top quality entertainment with concerts, dinner themed shows and celebrity shows as well. Legendz with its dazzling array of celebrity impersonations to he Carolina opry, Medievil Times, Pirate Voyage, Palace Theatre, Alabama Theater and the House of Blues with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will provide that Caribbean ambiance with amazing music and food plus the ambiance making it tough to compete with.
Many resorts have nice restaurants offering varying fare depending own your mood and wallet or pocketbook. Whether you plan on just sitting under a grass hut sipping on a cold rum drink, beer or soda while enjoying nice southern hospitality and appetizers or a fancy romantic feast, Myrtle Beach has it. Fancy restaurants can also be found for that time when you want to treat yourself, or possibly celebrate a birthday, or just celebrate because your on vacation, it makes no difference as their are a plethora of restaurants within walking distance from the beach. Burgers, steak, seafood, southern cooking, chicken, jerk, fried or grilled is at your disposal while trying to select the restaurant that fits your fancy at that particular moment.
Nightlife comes alive after the sun goes down. Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, country favorites, and contemporary music fills the airway at the many bars and lounges along the Grand Strand allowing you to party like it’s 1999, to quote the title to Prince’s hit song. Dress up or dress down, you decide which is right for you to match your mood to the atmosphere at the myriad of clubs, restaurants and cantinas. Restaurants like Margaritaville, Joe’s Crabshack, Golden Corral, Planet Hollywood and Ruth’s Chris Steak House represent just a small sampling that can be experienced while visiting the Myrtle Beach area.
Hopefully after reading this article you are better prepared to plan your next vacation at Myrtle Beach, your playground where fun, sun and excitement await. Myrtle Beach has everything in one place to provide that truly fabulous vacation without spending a fortune and where fun can be had by even the most pessamistic vacation goer.