Myrtle Beach's Downtown is the place to be in this seaside resort city, home to a bustling boardwalk, numerous all-American and international eateries, shops, and huge resorts.
This area also offers a number of water activities -- deep sea fishing, jet skiing, sunbathing, and those banana boat rides that will keep you from taking yourself too seriously. If you're looking for a relaxing, secluded getaway, don't book here. But if you're hoping for a busy, entertaining vacation for the family, Downtown is your spot.
Waterfront rooms and resorts are the most sought after, and visitors hoping to stay ocean-side should probably book a room a good six months in advance for summertime stays. Visitors seeking a semi-quiet environment should look off of the boardwalk, moving west to less populated roads like Chester Street, and some of the numbered streets branching off of South Ocean Boulevard.
|Airports:||Myrtle Beach International Airport|
|Peak:||April - July; Sept.- Nov.|
|Electricity:||120 V, 60 Hz|
|Tipping:||15-20% at restaurants|