Grand Strand, South Carolina
Everything Is Grand on the Grand Strand!
Imagine a golfer’s paradise, a couple’s romantic getaway, a fisherman’s dream catch and a family’s ultimate getaway. Every year thousands of travelers flock to the crown jewel of South Carolina, The Grand Strand. The 60-mile span of golden beach towns that stretches from Little River to Georgetown is the main attraction for vacationers, with Myrtle Beach being perhaps the most famous beach resort town of the buunch. IThe Strand’s coastal beauty, heavy saturation of golf courses, wealth of activities and affordability have it ranked as one of the top destinations in the world, beckoning travelers of all types with its year-round sunshine and warm, semi-tropical climate. The Grand Strand, technically a manmade island by the Intracoastal Waterway, is one big playground peppered with abundant water sports, plentiful fishing, oceanfront dining with freshly drawn seafood from Murrells Inlet, indulgent shopping and entertainment complexes, and a wealth of activities both on and off the water, including more than 100 championship golf courses that dubbed the area the “Seaside Golf Capital of the World.” Stretching from the North Carolina Border south to Georgetown and the central hub, Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand is made up of Garden City Beach, Litchfield Beach, Little River, Pawleys Island, Surfside Beach, Conway, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet. With its silky, hard-packed sand perfect for biking, shelling, strolling and jogging, the Strand is the place for mega beach vacations, with so many diverse areas and activities to satisfy even the most discerning travelers. Many of the most memorable beach family getaways start on the Grand Strand!
There’s certainly no shortage of activities on the Strand. You can simply relax, sunbathe, do some shelling, get your adrenaline pumping with numerous high-energy water sports on the beach, take a bike ride or enjoy an early morning run that may also find dolphins playing in the waters. Beyond the beaches, there’s also rich historical tours, NASCAR-style racing, thrill-seeking water parks, rounds of miniature golf, unique shopping, entertainment complexes like Broadway at the Beach, a variety of sightseeing, gambling cruises, deep-sea or inshore fishing, Jeep tours through the plantations and salt marshes, two ocean-side state parks to explore, South Carolina’s largest Ferris wheel at Family Kingdom, the world’s largest collection of American sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens and so much more. This East Coast oasis of tranquility, relaxation and tons of family fun on and off the water, day and night could be your greatest family getaway ever!