The Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is famous for its sub-tropical weather and sandy beaches. The “Grand Strand” as it is fondly called, welcomes an estimated 14 million visitors annually. Many families consider this sandy strip of heaven to be the best vacation spot on the east coast. Winter and early spring is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach. You will avoid the major tourist season during the busy summer months. The average winter temperatures are pleasant with highs of 50℉ and lows of 40℉.

Need a break from winter’s chilly grasp? Then pack up the RV and head toward the east coast to warm your toes in the sand. Here are some of the many attractions you will not want to miss:

Shopping:

The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is a landmark on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Adults will remember visiting this eclectic gift shop when they were children. Founded in 1946, this multi-level, glass front building has not changed much over the years. If you are looking for a souvenir of your trip or just want to browse the unbelievable amount of “goodies” then you are in luck. The Gay Dolphin is open year round.

Sightseeing:

The Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel is one of the largest ferris wheels in America reaching a towering height of 187 feet. You will be seated in a climate-controlled, enclosed gondola that holds up to 6 adults. This exciting and dramatic arial trip is a great way to view the beach and attractions along the sandy shoreline. It is especially popular around sunset and you are sure to be rewarded with a magical, twinkling view of Myrtle Beach as it gears up for the night life.

Food:

If you are planning on trying one of the local restaurants during your stay, then the Sea Captain’s House is a must. This restaurant is far from the typical “beach” restaurants found on every corner.  Housed in a 1930’s cottage, the atmosphere is more like dining in a friend’s home than a popular, local restaurant. While you wait for a table you can sit in a cozy den and have a drink in front of the fireplace. Each section of the restaurant is a “room” in the house, but the favorite of guests is the glass enclosed porch that parallels the ocean. The Sea Captain’s House has been a landmark in Myrtle Beach for more than 50 years, so they must be doing something right!

Strolling: 

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was completed in May 2010. It consists of 1.2 miles of boardwalk that meanders from the 14th Avenue North Pier to the southernmost point at the 2nd Avenue Pier. The boardwalk itself is divided into 3 sections. The northernmost part is more for walking

Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach, SC

and viewing the ocean while the middle section has more of an amusement park atmosphere with oceanfront dining and businesses. The southernmost section has a large oceanfront park. The entire family will enjoy walking down the boardwalk and discovering endless treasures. The ocean views are breathtaking.

Native South Carolinians are proud of their little piece of paradise. Wouldn’t you like to visit and find out why?

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