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Highlights in North Myrtle Beach
- Alligator Adventure
- Watersports on the Intracoastal Waterways
- SkyWheel North Myrtle
- Championship golf courses
- The Atlantic Beach Bikefest
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Vacation Rentals in North Myrtle Beach
Wake up in the morning to enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean as you breakfast on the balcony or terrace of a beach house or apartment in North Myrtle Beach. You will find plenty of choice in self-catering accommodation along the Grand Strand, where every beach house or apartment is fully-equipped with everything you need for romantic breaks or fun-packed beach vacations with family and friends.North Myrtle Beach Cabin Rentals
The countryside surrounding North Myrtle Beach is dotted with rustic cabins. Your wood-clad cabin may look quaint on the outside but inside, you will find all the modern amenities you could want in a vacation rental. Riverside walks or country trails will be right on your doorstep while many vacation cabins have their own swimming pools or hot tubs.
Holiday in North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach has a laidback personality with a family atmosphere that makes it perfect for vacations. Located in South Carolina, this small town was formed in 1968 when four local communities were merged together. Although now joined as one, the four communities of Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive, Cherry Grove, and Windy Hill still have their own individual characters. The town's beach is part of the long stretch of sandy coastline known as the Grand Strand.A 'sweet' place to be
The area now known as North Myrtle Beach was first settled by the Winyah and Waccamaw Native American tribes who named it Chicora or 'the land'. The name Myrtle Beach comes from the Sweet Myrtle Tree or crape myrtle which is native to the area. Grand Strand, the stretch of beach of which North Myrtle Beach is a part, got its name later in history. A journalist Claude Dunnagan first used the name in 1949 when writing his newspaper column.Getting there
Myrtle Beach International Airport is served by national airlines and is located approximately 15 miles south of the town's border. Bypass Highway 17 provides a direct route from the airport to North Myrtle Beach. Visitors arriving by car will use Interstate 95 before joining Highway 9.
Sunbathing on family-friendly sandy beaches or swimming in safe waters are the major attractions of North Myrtle Beach while more energetic visitors can enjoy watersports such as jet skiing, banana boat rides, and parasailing. Also popular with summer visitors are deep sea or sports fishing.A golfer's destination
North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas are rich in golf courses from championship-level open greens to beautifully pristine and challenging semi-private courses designed by world-class golfing pros. In fact, the area is home to over 100 courses. Wherever you choose to enjoy your round of golf, the green will be set in stunning countryside or coastal scenery.A spectral destination
The Ghosts and Legends Theater at Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach has become an integral part of any visit to town. The whole family can enjoy spooky history while meeting Alice, the Gray Man and other local spirits in an award-winning live show that brings the haunted history of Grand Strand to life. If the theater has whetted your supernatural appetite then take the lantern-lit Myrtle Beach Ghost Walk one evening for more creepy tales.
Vanna White, best known as the Wheel of Fortune hostess was born in Myrtle Beach.
Top 5 things to do in North Myrtle Beach
At Alligator Adventure you come face to face with some of the earth's fiercest animals from crocodiles and alligators to hyenas. It also houses one of America's largest reptile collections.2. The Ingram Planetarium
Just a short drive over the border into North Carolina is the Ingram Planetarium where space-themed movies and laser light shows are followed by live star-gazing experiences.3. Take to the skies
Take a ride 200-feet above the ocean in one of the glass-walled gondolas of the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach. You will enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.4. See the world with different eyes
Get a whole new perspective on the world at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach. This amusement park has over 100 interactive amusements designed for all ages including its famous upside-down attraction and the gravity-defying Inversion Tunnel.5. Cruising on the water
Take a scenic daytime cruise or romantic evening dinner cruise on the Barefoot Princess as she navigates her way through the Intracoastal Waterway.
North Myrtle Beach is a favorite weekend destination for bikers at any time of the year but Memorial Day sees them gather in their hundreds for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest. Along with motorcycle racing and bike parades, onlookers and participants can enjoy music and al fresco dining.