Myrtle Beach, the Queen of the Grand Strand, is a coveted destination that calls visitors back year after year. Beautiful, sandy beaches are certainly the star in her crown, but visitors will find fabulous shopping, a dizzying array of entertainment and, of course, delicious and diverse dining on every corner. This town truly has it all.
Families began vacationing in Myrtle Beach more than a century ago, traveling by horse, buggy and ferry to spend a day in the sand and sun on the mostly unoccupied beach. Our city has been known by several different names throughout its history. It was first called “Chicora,” or land, by Native American residents. Later settlers named the area “New Town.” It was eventually named Myrtle Beach after the wax myrtle shrub common to the area.
Today, Myrtle Beach is one of the most visited beaches on the East Coast and offers something for everyone, attracting nearly 14 million visitors each year. In the following pages, we’ve brought together some of our favorite spots to shop, dine and have fun.
No matter what you love to do, we’re sure you’ll find it in Myrtle Beach!