Introducing Myrtle Beach
Love it or hate it, Myrtle Beach means summer vacation, American-style.
Bikers take advantage of the lack of helmet laws to let their graying ponytails fly in the wind, bikini-clad teenagers play Pac-Man and eat hot dogs in smoky arcades, and whole families roast like chickens on the white sand.
North Myrtle Beach, actually a separate town, is slightly lower-key, with a thriving culture based on the ‘shag’ (no, not that kind of shag) – a jitterbug-like dance invented here in the 1940s.
It ain’t for nature lovers, but with enormous outlet malls and innumerable mini-golf courses, water parks, daiquiri bars and T-shirt shops, it’s a rowdy good time.
There’s internet access at Chapin Memorial Library (
Myrtle Beach destination guides
The Carolina Opry
The Carolina Opry with Calvin Gilmore, Rita Gumm, Steve Templeton, Kym Shurbutt - the ones who started it all - plus 29 more of the industry's most talented entertainers, is back for its 25th season in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! The live music and comedy variety show sets the standard with an evening of Rock, Broadway, Gospel, Country, and lots of laughs.
WonderWorks Myrtle Beach Admission
Turn your world on its head at Myrtle Beach’s famous upside-down attraction! WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind, featuring more than 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages. Explore the depths of outer space in the Space Zone, play Virtual Air Hockey, design a roller coaster at WonderSimulators, defy grafity in the Inversion Tunnel and more.