Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach's miles of pristine sands are one of the most popular summertime activities in South Carolina. There are as many traditional seaside delights to choose from here as there are beautiful beaches. A 10-minute ride on the SkyWheel provides a bird's-eye view of the beach and boardwalk while the Carolina Opry puts on musical performances.

The state's most extensive entertainment and shopping complex, Broadway at the Beach, features a pedestrian-only area around Lake Broadway with rides, mini-golf, Ripley's Aquarium, movies, specialty shops, and dining. Water parks and significant hotels are also popular destinations for families looking to spend the day because of their water slides, splash rides, and swimming pools.