Myrtle Beach Tourism

A beach town along the East Coast seldom misses the radar of college students looking for some spring break debauchery, but that’s not all Myrtle Beach is about. Families too like to vacation here, bask in the sun, walk along the boardwalk and sight-see- quite opposite to what spring breakers would do actually. Playing host to two different types of vacationers, Myrtle Beach is one of the best destinations if you primarily just want to relax and take a step back as life passes by you.

Apart from the vast expanses of the sun, sand, water and everything else in between, there’s more to Myrtle Beach. In addition to the umpteen number of family theme parks, the city also has its fair share of museums and heritage that is most definitely worth seeing.

Essential travel information and Myrtle Beach tips for your visit

  • Stock up on sunscreen and hats to shield yourself from the sun. You want to be seen sporting a nice tan, not drastically alter your natural skin.
  • Whilst you’re on the beach, watch out for jellyfish. Usually there’ll be signs put up but even if they’re not, exercise some caution. If you are stung, wash the area with salt water and go see the lifeguard.
  • The people of Myrtle Beach are known for the southern hospitality; if someone greets you, take time to engage in some conversation, even if it’s small talk.
  • Visit Myrtle Beach’s tourism board or visitors centres and pick up coupons that will allow you discounts at restaurants, attractions, shopping etc.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Myrtle Beach

  • Know the pollution level of Myrtle Beach before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.17 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Myrtle Beach for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Myrtle Beach.

    • Burglary and Theft 47.37 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.25 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 61.25 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.25 (High)
    • Attacks 44.74 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.25 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.75 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.25 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Myrtle Beach is 182.82 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 44.09 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 90.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.01 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 59.14 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.31 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.72 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 104.17 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Myrtle Beach

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.81 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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