Many people have heard of Myrtle Beach, and more than 1.5 million people visit its world-famous beaches.

Why not make Myrtle Beach your family’s 2018 vacation destination?

If you need some convincing, here are some reasons a trip to Myrtle Beach should not be skipped:

World-Renowned Beaches

Myrtle Beach has 60 miles of fun, pristine beaches where families can swim, surf, kayak, paddleboard, lounge, play volleyball or Frisbee or take in a hike or a boat tour of the local ecosystem.

The Grand Strand Beach has often been referred to as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

World-Famous Golf

Myrtle Beach has been labeled as the “Golf Capital of the World” with more than 100 world-class golf courses, most of which were designed by some of the greatest players of the game.

Amazing Food

With its many miles of coastline, Myrtle Beach has been called the “seafood capital of the South.” If seafood isn’t your thing, chances are, you’ll find the cuisine you’re craving at one of the area’s 1700 restaurants.

Great Year-Round Weather

The hot, balmy 90-degree weather attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area every summer. Even in the winter, temperatures drop to a chilly, though manageable 50 degrees. The average temperature of Myrtle Beach is 77 degrees, making it warm, but comfortable.

Diversified and Abundant Wildlife

In Huntington Beach State Park alone, there are more than 270 species of birds, with some rare species that can only be found in certain places of the world.

It is Full of History and Unique Attractions

Myrtle Beach was the home to the first-ever hotel in the U.S., the Seaside Inn, which was built in 1901. Now there are more than 89,000 lodging options in the area ranging from resorts to timeshares to campsites.

The famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk features the Myrtle Beach Skywheel, one of the tallest Ferris Wheels on the East Coast.

One of the premier live entertainment venues in the area, the Alabama Theater is located in Myrtle Beach and features a regular rotation of classic shows and visiting musicians.

Myrtle Beach is home to the Big M Casino, which isn’t your ordinary casino. The Big M is on a cruise ship, transporting gamers and gamblers along the scenic Carolina coastline. Of course, what casino isn’t complete without a buffet? A full buffet is available for Big M patrons who need food and drink refreshments.

North Myrtle Beach is where you’ll find 710 North Myrtle Beach, a fun, family-friendly restaurant featuring a variety of games including darts, table tennis, billiards, foosball, basketball, corn hole, an assortment of board games, and of course bowling.

There is a diverse menu to satisfy even the pickiest eater and a full bar to calm and relax worn-out parents.

Numerous Year-Round Events

While most visitors and tourists visit during the summer, there are hundreds of community and cultural events happening here year-round, including numerous fine arts events.

Fun Attractions and Activities for Kids (and Adults) of All Ages

The beaches and golf courses may be the most popular attractions, but Myrtle Beach offers visitors so much more.

Whether your family consists of little ones, teenagers or adults, Myrtle Beach has something for everyone.

Some of the top attractions include:

  • Alligator Adventure
  • Barefoot Landing Entertainment Center
  • The Area’s Many Nightlife Options
  • Ripley’s Aquarium
  • Brookgreen Gardens
  • Watch the Myrtle Beach Pelican Minor League Baseball Game
  • Guided Nature Tour

A family Myrtle Beach vacation isn’t to be missed. The great weather, world-class golf courses and beaches, amazing food, endless entertainment and diverse food options as well as unique history, attractions and wildlife will make for vacation that your family will not soon forget.