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You're Going to Love Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is often called the vacation capital of America and it's a tag that certainly does it justice. The resort lies at the center of the famous Grand Strand, a 60 mile stretch of glorious sandy beaches and scenic bays.

The vacation spirit is in evidence everywhere in Myrtle Beach, from its traditional boardwalk amusement arcades to its stunning Ferris wheel. Visitors will also find some of the city's best seafood restaurants close to the shore.

Myrtle Beach is a popular family resort that also attracts couples who come for romantic sunsets and walks on the beach. An abundance of activities, both on and off the water, ensure that the resort is an appealing destination for visitors of any age.

Myrtle Beach is an excellent choice for short breaks as well as longer stays, and there are many attractions that should be on any 'to do' list.

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The fabulous weather makes Myrtle Beach a great choice at any time of year. However, during summer season, from the end of May until early September, the beach and nearby attractions can become very crowded. October is considered to be one of the best months to visit - the extreme heat of summer has passed, but daytime temperatures of 77F and water temperatures of 72F mean that it's still warm enough for some beach action. December is a great time for a family vacation and exceptional events like Nights of a Thousand Candles, Broadway at the Beach Christmas Parade, and Shadrach's Winter Wonderland ensure that you will enjoy a memorable visit. Take advantage of the start of the spring golf season and warm, sunny weather by booking a break during April and May.

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Where to Stay in Myrtle Beach

Everyone is catered for in Myrtle Beach, whether you want a family friendly campground, a luxury hotel or an apartment rental. Many luxury hotel chains and boutique hotels can be found on Ocean Boulevard, close to attractions like the SkyWheel. Those who prefer a quieter area away from the bustle of the beach and tourist areas might consider North Myrtle Beach or Surfside Beach.

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Explore Myrtle Beach's shopping treats

Myrtle Beach is a paradise for shoppers as well as for beach lovers. Some of the region's best malls and designer outlets can be found in and around the city. Visit Broadway at the Beach, the huge Coastal Grand Mall, or Barefoot Landing for clothing and accessories from leading high street brands and designers, or shop amid fountains and walkways at The Market Common.

Groceries and other necessities

You'll find all the main supermarket chains in Myrtle Beach including Walmart, Publix, Bi-Lo, Food Lion, Lowes, and Piggly Wiggly. Try to avoid Saturday and Sunday afternoons when visitors arriving in town flock to the stores to stock up on groceries and basics for their holiday apartments or campers.

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Where to Eat in Myrtle Beach

As you'd expect from a coastal location like Myrtle Beach, seafood is fresh and plentiful. Some of the best can be found at Lee's Inlet Kitchen, Murrells Inlet or at the Sea Captain's House on N Ocean Boulevard. Head to N King's Highway for steaks and classic dishes at Thoroughbred's Chophouse and Seafood Grill or try popular southern chain restaurant, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, at Marina Parkway.

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