Dominating South Carolina's north coast, Myrtle Beach is a resort town with a non-stop festival atmosphere that draws people from all over. Located in the middle of what is known as the Grand Strand, it has an impressive array of facilities, and of course, an excellent beach. Famous for golf and other recreational sports, it is a great spot for an active as well as a relaxing vacation.
The number one attraction is the beach, which is rather beautiful; a trip there and a swim in the Atlantic is first on many people's lists. Near the beach, a couple of amusement parks are worth a visit. The Myrtle Beach Pavillion is centrally located and has been around a long time, while the Family Kingdom is right near the ocean and has a huge water park for those uninterested in swimming in salt water.
If you aren't too tired at night from a day of golf, swimming, and sunbathing, there are several options for a night out. For the area's staple variety music shows, ask around and make reservations in advance. For a younger crowd and some live music combined with a few drinks, bars like the Dead Dog Saloon and Studebakers are a good choice.
If you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy a fine seafood meal, go to Murrells Inlet, a small village to the south of Myrtle Beach. Murrells is also a good spot to find a charter boat for the anglers out there. You really can't go wrong in your pick of restaurants, as most if not all of them serve seafood that is truly fresh, harvested just offshore.