Visitors have flocked to the sandy shores of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, since the 19th century. Now a booming resort community playing host to nearly 14 million people each year, Myrtle Beach offers vacationers more than just an endless stretch of white sand beach. With golf courses, water parks, shopping malls, daiquiri bars and clubs and T-shirt shops, it’s a rowdy good time. Check out a musical variety show at the Carolina Opry, or sail out onto the Atlantic Ocean in time to watch the sun set from one of the area's casino cruises.
Love it or hate it, Myrtle Beach means summer vacation, American-style. Bikers take advantage of the lack of helmet laws to let their graying ponytails fly in the wind, bikini-clad teenagers play Pac-Man and eat hot dogs in smoky arcades, and whole families roast like chickens on the white sand. North Myrtle Beach, actually a separate town, is slightly lower-key, with a thriving culture based on the ‘shag’– a jitterbug-like dance invented here in the 1940s.
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