About Myrtle Beach
Named for the many wax myrtles found along the shores, this coastal Carolina beach city is a golf mecca; long stretches of sandy beaches, marshes, Atlantic fresh seafood, all mix together to make Myrtle Beach a major tourist destination. Sun and fun best describe the interesting mix that comprises the cities’ personality.
The South seaboard of the is widely known, and for this reason, the Myrtle Beach area attracts over 14 million visitors a year. There are more than 100 golf courses in the area, and Myrtle Beach is one of the fastest growing beach destinations on the East Coast, second only to Florida for number of visitors annually.
There’s more than golf to do when in Myrtle Beach . The Carolina Opry is an award winning show. In November and December there is also the Carolina Opry Christmas Special. There is also the Ripley’s Aquarium, the Myrtle Beach State Park , and Brookgreen Gardens . Just a short trip down the coast, history buffs will enjoy all sorts of historic sites in the seaport town of Georgetown, South Carolina . There are buildings still standing from before the Revolutionary War.
There are the usual resort hotels and restaurants to visit. The pyramid beckons at the Hard Rock Cafe. It's the only HRC in the world built in this shape. The spectacular lighted fountain out front draws keen interest from visitors. The beaches await you.