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Make the Most of Myrtle Beach

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There's more to Myrtle Beach than world-class golf and the best family beaches on the East Coast. Across 60 miles of pristine coastline, you'll find thousands of restauants, world-class entertainment venues, and a place where you can belong around every corner.

Enjoy an array of savory seafood at Drunken Jack's Restaurant.

Murrells Inlet, home to many of the area's pristine golf courses, is also known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina." For a taste of the Palmetto State's freshest shrimp, Atlantic oysters and succulent crab, Drunken Jack's Restaurant serves up savory seafood with a legendary South Carolina pirate story on the side.

 

The SkyWheel is a Myrtle Beach landmark.

When you're ready to take a break from the sun and sand, there's plenty to keep you busy in this wonderland of family-friendly adventures. Shop till you drop at two Tanger Outlet Centers or take a ride on the SkyWheel-a 187 foot Ferris wheel offering picture-perfect views of the Atlantic from climate-controlled gondolas overlooking the sea.

 

Riders come down the Python, Water Moccasin and King Cobra at Snake Mountain at Myrtle Waves water park.

Myrtle Waves Water Park, a summer hot spot for fun, offers water slides, tube slides, a wave pool, FlowRider, lazy river, kids play area and plenty more excitement to keep the kids entertained for hours.

 

Take a tour with Blue Wave Adventure Dolphin Watch for the chance to see Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.

Check out one of the area's wildlife cruises for an up-close-and-personal look at local marine animals. Embark on a tour with Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Watch to learn about South Carolina's coastal ecology and get the chance to see Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their native environment.

 

Explore Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park.

Brookgreen Gardens, a 300-acre sculpture garden and wildlife sanctuary, is one of the area's most visited destinations. Nearby sits Atalaya Castle, a National Historic Landmark just steps off the sands of Huntington Beach State Park.

 

Elvis and friends bring down the house at Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach.

Music lovers don't have to go far for a great show in Myrtle Beach. Legends in Concert - a Vegas-style show that's known as one of the world's greatest celebrity tribute shows - is one of many celebrated acts you'll find in the area.

 

Caledonia's green at the 18th hole has the clubhouse as a backdrop. Photo courtesy Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

And of course, there's the golf. You simply can't think about Myrtle Beach without thinking about golf. A mecca for players of every level, the Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach are home to more than 90 golf courses along the northern coast of South Carolina. The wide variety of golf courses here offers challenging layouts for amateur and professionals alike, as well as gorgeous backdrops of the Atlantic and one of the country's premier beach vacation destinations.

The Grand Strand's Tournament Players Club, once the host of the Senior PGA Championship, holds a coveted five-star rating from Golf Digest magazine and offers an exceptional Myrtle Beach golf experience. The International Golf Club of Myrtle Beach is one of the area's most acclaimed courses, designed by William Byrd to accommodate dynamic play from 4,838 to nearly 7,000 yards. And you won't find a more beautiful course than Pawleys Island's Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.

Whether you're escaping for a golf getaway or taking the entire family on a week-long beach vacation, there's always something new to discover in Myrtle Beach.

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