Myrtle Beach Guide

Myrtle Beach boardwalk


The Myrtle Beach Board Walk, rated one of the top three boardwalks in the country after only three years. Myrtle Beach is considered the number one golf destination in the United States, but those who have visited the ‘Grand Strand’ know that is also a premier vacation destination. With its beautiful beaches and countless attractions, everyone can find something to keep them occupied.

The Grand Strand refers to a large stretch of beaches on South Carolina’s northern coast extending from Little River to Georgetown. It consists of 60+ miles along an essentially uninterrupted arc of beach land, beginning around Little River and terminating at Winyah Bay.

The Grand Strand’s economy is dominated by the tourist industry, with tourism bringing in millions of dollars each year. Hotels, motels, resorts, restaurants, attractions, and retail developments exist in abundance to service visitors. Hosting over 14.6 million visitors annually, The Grand Strand is home to an array of tourist attractions, and the area receives a large influx of visitors during all seasons.

In addition to more than forty miles of sandy beachfront the Grand Strand offers travelers close to a 100 golf courses and more live entertainment then virtually any other metropolitan area south of New York. To enhance the oceanfront experience Myrtle Beach opened its version of the boardwalk in 2010 and the 2 mile long boardwalk has already been recognized as the nation’s #3 boardwalk by National Geographic and one of the best US boardwalks by Travel + Leisure magazine.

On the north end of the Grand Strand you will a number of fishing villages including Little River. Don’t be deceived thinking that Little River is all about fishing, true they offer some of the best seafood you will find, but on the waterfront you will find several must see pubs with outstanding entertainment nightly and for the gambler in you, two different gambling boats depart from the docks daily.

The Southern Strand is a bit more laid back but if you have an itch to experience some serious fishing then the Murrells Inlet waterfront is the place to cast your line. With several outstanding charter boats docking in the Marina along the Marsh Walk you can find just about any kind of fishing that you want.


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MYRTLE BEACH AIR TRAVEL GUIDE Myrtle Beach International Airport is growing at an unbelievable rate, each year bringing more and more people to one of the nation’s premier vacation destinations. Each year over 750,000 people fly in and out of Myrtle Beach on nine different airlines, plus outstanding general aviation services for those of you with your own planes.

Myrtle Beach International Airport serves travelers from across the country with scheduled non-stop service from major airports including Atlanta’s Hartsfield International, New York’s LaGuardia, Chicago’s O’Hara, and Washington-Dulles. To get more information on individual carriers or fight information just click on the following links.

Currently Myrtle Beach International has seven airlines that provide direct service to and from Myrtle Beach. With many of the major airlines now offering flights in and out of Myrtle Beach you can get connecting flight from virtually anywhere in the continental US. To get more details about flight schedules click on the individual airline links.

Airline Non Stop Flights Reservation Number
Allegiant Airlines Knoxville KY, Fort Wayne IN, Huntington WV, Youngstown OH, Allentown PA 702-505-1212
Delta Airlines Atlanta GA, New York La Guardia 800-221-1212
Porter Airlines Toronto ON 888-619-8622
Spirit Airlines Atlanta GA, Detroit MI, Latrobe PA, Charleston WV, Niagara Falls NY, New York LaGuardia, Plattsburgh NY, Boston MA, Atlantic City NJ, Washington DC (Reagan), Ft Lauderdale FL, Chicago IL 800-772-7117
United Airlines Newark NJ, Chicago IL 800-525-0280
US Airways Philadelphia PA, Charlotte NC, Washington DC 800-428-4322
Vision Airlines Springfield IL, Louisville KY, Cincinnati OH, Indianapolis IN, Columbus OH, Cleveland OH 877-359-2538



Our car rental companies are located in our baggae claim area, so that you can grab your bags (and perhaps your golf clubs!), secure your car, and be on one of our beautiful area golf courses or even the beach in no time. Or if you prefer, our Ground Transportation Coordinator can assist you in securing a taxicab to your final destination. Many hotels offer free shuttles from MYR – please contact them directly for more information!

Rental Company Hours of Operation Reservation Number
Alamo Rental 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week 800-462-5266
Avis Rental Cars 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week 800-331-1212
Budget Rental Cars 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week 843-445-6225
Dollar Rental Cars 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week 866-434-2226
Enterprise Rental Cars 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week 800-736-8222
Hertz Rental Cars 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week 800-654-3131
National Rental Cars 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week 800-227-7368
Thrifty Rental Cars 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week 800-847-4389
U-Save Car Rental 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week 800-441-3741



Various taxi companies service the Myrtle Beach International Airport and are available to transport passengers. They are located outside from the baggage claim area. Free shuttle service is also available from several area hotels.


If flying is not an options, and you are planning to drive to Myrtle Beach, then we have a useful tool for your to find the shortest route to Myrtle Beach from any city in the United States and even Canada. Start by clicking on the following Google Drive Map Link, then substitute your city of origin for Chicago. Our Google Drive Map Link will provide you with a personalized driving map that you can print or send to your email or Iphone. No matter where you are coming from, drive carefully and be sure to check out Myrtle Beach Destination map to help you navigate the area streets and get you to your courses on time.