Myrtle Beach Travel Guide

Areas to Explore

Garden City Beach
Litchfield Beach
Murrells Inlet
North Myrtle Beach
Pawley's Island
Surfside Beach

Myrtle Beach Area information

Visit the Grand Strand with Our Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

Stay Close to South Carolina’s Top Beach Attractions

Myrtle Beach is a resort city located at the center of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, a 60-mile crescent-shaped stretch of Atlantic coast beaches. Home to Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Waves, and the SkyWheel, one of the tallest Ferris wheels in North America, Myrtle Beach has tons of famous attractions. Many of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals are just steps away from the water, and our oceanfront resorts feature private pools, lazy rivers, properties with ocean views, and access to spectacular golf courses.

Exciting Oceanfront Vacations

Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™ condos, homes, and villas in Myrtle Beach place you at the center of this exciting coastal city. On hot sunny days, boogie boarding, parasailing, and paddle boarding are right outside the front door. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, a 1.2 mile stretch of classic shops, restaurants, and amusement rides, will inspire the young at heart. As fireworks explode over the Atlantic Ocean, families and friends enjoy memorable nights together. At Myrtle Beach State Park, one of South Carolina’s beachfront parks, lucky visitors interact with loggerhead sea turtles.

Top Sights in Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach

Featuring Ripley’s Aquarium, MagiQuest and WonderWorks, an upside-down museum of the mind, Broadway at the Beach is an ever-evolving entertainment center. This sprawling outdoor complex is full of family friendly restaurants, shopping, and live shows.

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

The SkyWheel, a 187-foot tall Ferris wheel with 42 glass-enclosed gondolas, is the cornerstone of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Standing high above the Atlantic Ocean and the lights of Myrtle Beach, the SkyWheel defines Myrtle Beach’s landscape and gives visitors a stunning scenic experience.

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Built on Ocean Boulevard, at the center of Myrtle Beach, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park features Splashes Oceanfront Water Park, the Giant Wheel, and Swamp Fox, a 2,400 foot, figure eight wooden roller coaster. Originally opened in 1966, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park is a significant part of Myrtle Beach’s history.

Top Experiences in Myrtle Beach

Tour Nature at Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach State Park is a special slice of coastal nature located just south of the city’s center. This sandy paradise includes a nature center, forests, and special South Carolina wildlife. Naturalist education programs allow children to connect with sea turtles at saltwater aquariums.

Cool Off at Myrtle Waves

Perfect for a hot day, Myrtle Waves is a large water park with tons of slides, a FlowRider®, and a wave pool. Kids enjoy special play areas, and large groups qualify for special rates. Myrtle Waves is perfect for families who are looking to cool off on their Myrtle Beach vacation.

Plunge into Myrtle Beach Watersports

Surrounded by the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, watersports are a special part of every Myrtle Beach vacation. When the waves are up, surfing and boogie boarding is popular with young adventurers, and Stand Up paddle boarding (SUP) on the Waccamaw River is a great way to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. During your Myrtle Beach vacation, parasailing, jet skiing, and open-ocean sailing are at your fingertips.