Myrtle Beach (pronounced murr-tul) is a coastal resort city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. It is the de facto hub of both the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area and the Grand Strand, a complex of beach towns and barrier islands stretching from Little River to Georgetown, South Carolina. Arising from a getaway for lumber workers from Conway, Myrtle Beach has rapidly developed into a major tourist destination in the Southeastern United States. As of 2006, the metro area of Myrtle Beach had an estimated population of 299,353.
The Market Common
The Market Common: a place where you can experience exceptional shopping and dining in a beautifully-designed village setting. From the nation’s most celebrated names in retail to ice cream and pizza for the kids, and from one-of-a-kind restaurants to the most comfortable movie theater at the beach, The Market Common is always worth your time. Located along Farrow Parkway between 17 Bus. & 17 By-Pass.
Come enjoy a fun, family-friendly outing to this minor league team’s home field. Formerly the farm team for the Atlanta Braves, great excitement is anticipated for this season, as the team falls under their new parent club, The American League Champion Texas Rangers. Games are affordable and relaxed events and run all summer long.
A “must see” and National Historic Landmark…Considered the finest outdoor presentation of American figurative sculpture in the world, Brookgreen Gardens was created in 1931 on the site of four former rice plantations. Brookgreen Gardens is home to more than 900 works (550 currently displayed) by 300 of the greatest names in American sculpture, past and present. In addition to the Sculpture Garden, visitors can explore the Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve, containing acres of native plants and animals, and the E. Craig Wall, Jr. Lowcountry Center, featuring exhibits and educational programs focusing on the area’s rich history. Guests can visit varied ecosystems and historic sites via boat or overland aboard Springfield tidal creek excursions and Trekker back-roads excursions.
Battleship North Carolina
Ready for a day trip…the Battleship North Carolina beckons…Standing with quiet dignity and majesty across the river from downtown Wilmington, NC, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA invites visitors to walk her decks and envision daily life as well as fierce combat that her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
Children’s Museum of South Carolina
Invites children and families, both local and visitors to the area, to “Come Touch, Explore, and Play…” while learning about the world through the interactive exhibits and programs at The Children’s Museum of South Carolina. Their commitment to education & fun can be experienced in all exhibits and educational programs. Thousands of visitors from schools, day care centers and other groups in Myrtle Beach and surrounding communities, along with tourists from around the world, enjoy our Museum every year. Special programs offered by the Museum, such as Toddler Tuesday and Starlab, are extremely popular with the adults and children who visit the Museum.
Myrtle Beach State Park
Great for families and just a few minutes down the beach from Springmaid….Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Program, Myrtle Beach State Park was the first state park to open to the public. Because of this, the maritime forest was declared a Heritage Trust Site. This popular,
312-acre Park includes a nature center inhabited with snakes, turtles and marine animals, as well as a backyard wildlife habitat featuring a captivating butterfly garden and birdhouses. The Myrtle Beach State Park known to be one of the best bird-watching locations on the East Coast. The Park frequently features family-friendly educational nature sessions of native animal life, flora and fauna. Check the Springmaid Front Desk or with the Park for details.
Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk
Located in the heart of the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk is a beautiful way to enjoy the beauty, wildlife and spectacular scenery of the community of Murrells Inlet’s saltwater estuary. Built along the marshes dotted with picturesque seafood dining establishments, the Marshwalk offers not only a freshly quaint environment, but also a chance to embark on seafaring adventures like boating/fishing excursions and watersports.