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.
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.
|Airports:||Myrtle Beach International Airport|
|Peak:||April - July; Sept.- Nov.|
|Electricity:||120 V, 60 Hz|
|Tipping:||15-20% at restaurants|