ADD TO LISTMyrtle Beach is a popular travel destination in the United States, and South Carolina region's main base of exploration for travelers. Many people travel to Myrtle Beach to enjoy its great beaches, swimming, and sun tanning. It's really worth staying over for at least a day or two in Myrtle Beach if you're traveling through the United States. Popular attractions include the Broadway at the Beach and Cherry Grove. Take some time to explore this Myrtle Beach travel guide and check out all the great things to see and do there.
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The Grand Strand is my home away from home. I love Myrtle Beach. During the winter months; especially between Christmas and New Years, I like to get a beach front room where I can sit on the balcony and watch the sunrise. It is beautiful there. My favorite haunt is the Holiday Sands North. Very reasonable; a 2 bedroom runs for 30.00 a night—can’t beat that one! If you stay here, bring whatever comforts from home you need. They only supply dishes, pots, silverware, bedding, wash cloths, and towels.
Myrtle Beach has two halves. The north end of Myrtle Beach has the attractions, like the Aquarium, and the theme restaurants, and the expensive hotels. Then there is the south end of Myrtle Beach, which is a 50 miles drive across city traffic, or 20 minutes on I-95. You decide. But the south end of Myrtle Beach has an amusement park, and some lowerer priced (cheap) hotels. Pick one, they are all the same... Then the beaches are far different on the south end as opposed to the north end. The main attraction is the beach on the south end. It is quieter, less crowded, and a little less commercialized. After the amusement park closes, most everyone seems to think it is cool to grab a flashlight and comb the beaches at low tide. The sea life comes alive, and crawls out of the ocean to feed. More interesting than the sanitized, sterile, and clean Aquarium up the road. This is real life...
If you are going during the summer months make sure you book your hotel room at least a week in advance. Two weeks in advance would be better. You will still get murdered by the room prices but it's worth it. If you're really feeling adventurous you can do what me and my friends used to do and not even book a hotel room, just show up and find a bunch of drunk people to make friends with and crash at their place for free. There is an endless supply of gorgeous women during the summer months. I couldn't think of a place I'd rather be.
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