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Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. It is situated on the center of a large and continuous stretch of beach known as the Grand Strand in northeastern South Carolina.Myrtle Beach is one of the major centers of tourism in South Carolina and the United States because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches, attracting an estimated 14 million visitors each year. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 27,109 with the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area population at 465,391 according to a 2013 estimate.HistoryPrior to the arrival of Europeans, the Long Bay area was inhabited by the native Waccamaw Tribe. The Waccamaw used the river for travel and fished along the shore around Little River. Waties Island, the primary barrier island along Long Bay, has evidence of burial and shell mounds, remains of the visiting Waccamaw.The first European settler along Long Bay arrived in the late 18th Century, attempting to extend the plantation system outward towards the ocean. Records are sparse from this period, with most of the recorded history pieced together from old land grants documents.These settlers were met with mixed results, producing unremarkable quantities of indigo and tobacco as the coast's soil was sandy and most of the crop yields were of an inferior quality.
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Aquarium
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
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Neighborhood
Broadway at the Beach
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Ride / Activity
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
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Beach
Myrtle Beach
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Side trips from Myrtle Beach

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Art Museum
Brookgreen Gardens Murrells Inlet
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Landmark
Barefoot Landing North Myrtle Beach
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Spa
Sacred Willow Spa Calabash
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Ship
Battleship North Carolina Wilmington
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Hidden gems in Myrtle Beach

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Specialty Museum
Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum
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Waterskiing / Jetskiiing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Brewery
New South Brewing
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Specialty Museum
Hollywood Wax Museum
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Kid-friendly things to do in Myrtle Beach

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Golf Course
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
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Golf Course
Mt. Atlanticus
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Playground
Savannah's Playground
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Theme Park
Family Kingdom Amusement Park
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Golf in Myrtle Beach

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Classic Swing Golf School
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Golf Course
Prestwick Country Club
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Golf Course
West Course at Myrtle Beach National
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Golf Course
Dunes Golf and Beach Club
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Shopping in Myrtle Beach

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Factory Outlet
Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17
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Shopping Mall
The Market Common
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Vintiques
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Spoiled Pet
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Eco Tour
Gator Bait Adventure Tours
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Pier / Boardwalk
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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State Park
Myrtle Beach State Park
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Where to stay in Myrtle Beach

Motels dominate the budget-friendly options for accommodations. Those searching for a little more luxury will not find themselves disappointed, with a range of resorts, hotels, and villas with access to restaurants and activities suitable for children and spas for the parents. If you need more privacy and space, consider an apartment or condo.
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