North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach Travel Guide

North Myrtle Beach Summary

Pros

  • Less crowded than its Downtown counterpart
  • Fun touristy attractions, like Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede and the Alabama Theater
  • Kid-friendly sites like the Children's Museum, Lost Treasure Mirror Maze, Ripley's Aquarium, and O.D Pavilion & Amusement Park
  • Great shopping at Barefoot Landing
  • Wide variety of restaurants, especially on Main Street
  • Plenty of beaches to explore
  • Lots of golf courses -- 18-hole and mini-golf

Cons

  • Less happening nightlife, as opposed to Downtown (a pro for some)
  • Expensive taxi service; best to rent a car

What It's Like

North Myrtle Beach, a good 15 miles north of Downtown, has less nightlife than Downtown (though there are some fun bars at Barefoot Landing), and a bit of a slower pace. Plenty of family-friendly attractions are located here, including an aquarium and the O.D. Pavilin & Amusement Park. The area is known for being less high-end than Downtown, and offers visitors more budget-friendly hotels.

Where To Stay

Foodies should look for hotels on Main Street, where most of North Myrtle Beach's restaurants can be found. This restaurant conglomeration leads all the way into North Kings Highway. Hotels are sprinkled along South Ocean Boulevard, leading all the way into Downtown. Visitors seeking a more nature-y getaway should aim for the most northern part of North Myrtle Beach, around the Cherry Grove Beach area.

 

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Facts

Languages: English
Airports: Myrtle Beach International Airport
Peak: April - July; Sept.- Nov.
Vaccines: No
Currency: U.S. Dollar
Electricity: 120 V, 60 Hz
Tipping: 15-20% at restaurants

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