By Lyndsay Bahn-Trimble
Myrtle Beach
South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach has been at the forefront of South Carolina's tourism for decades with its miles of beautiful, velvety white sand beaches, bustling nightlife and some of the finest golf courses in the United States. Palmetto trees that line the roadways and the sea breeze from the ocean provide the beach feel regardless if you are sunbathing on the sand or browsing the area's many unique shopping areas. Myrtle Beach has been widely known as a family-friendly vacation spot that offers hundreds of options for activities on any budget, making it a perfect location for a long weekend or a full summer or winter getaway.

EscapeWizard.com has many options for booking your next travel package to Myrtle Beach, from your flight, to transportation and accommodations. Myrtle Beach has a centrally-located airport in the southern end of the city within minutes of some of the area's finest hotels and attractions. You can book your flight today on EscapeWizard.com by visiting the following URL (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). While browsing the site, feel free to research and find your perfect accommodations. Whether you decide on oceanfront hotels or a more conservative option, EscapeWizard will have everything you need by visiting our website at (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Once you arrive in Myrtle Beach, you are sure to be surrounded by thrilling entertainment and options to please even the harshest critic. The heartbeat of downtown Myrtle Beach includes the newly-built boardwalk, constructed in 2010. The boardwalk spans from 14th Avenue North down to the 2nd Avenue Pier, and includes over a mile of shops, cafes, restaurants, and of course, beautiful South Carolina beach access. Summer activities on the Boardwalk include weekly fireworks extravaganzas, games, performers and activities for the kids. Ocean Boulevard is also a popular spot to cruise or simply stroll along and browse the many shops or carnival rides along the Boulevard. 

If shopping is your forte, Myrtle Beach offers the best in unique shops, boutiques and upscale locations of many national brands. Broadway at the Beach offers 350 acres of locally-owned businesses including over 100 shops and countless lounges, restaurants, coffee shops and more. There is also plenty for the kids, if games and rides are what they seek! The Market Common District is a new complex of mixed-use within the City of Myrtle Beach as well, offering not only shops, boutiques and upscale shopping, but also a movie theater, grocery store, restaurants and condominium accommodations!

Though your journey may bring you to Myrtle Beach to check out one of America's 100 Best Golf Courses ranked by Golf Digest, you simply cannot visit the area without taking a long walk on one of the area's beaches. Myrtle Beach State Park, as well as Huntington Beach State Park offer some untouched beauty, with serene bird-watching amongst the flora and fauna unique to the South Carolina shores. You may witness a bald eagle fishing for its next meal, or watch a school of dolphins playing in the ocean as the surfers ride in the waves. Myrtle Beach's public beaches also offer easy access to many of the oceanfront hotels and lounges available in the area. Be sure to catch the sunrise and moonrise over the ocean during your visit – the light show is spectacular!

The Grand Strand, or the area surrounding the City of Myrtle Beach, has plenty to offer as well. Surfside Beach, just south of the City of Myrtle Beach, has plenty of ice cream shops, restaurants and even a water park to keep you cool in the dog days of the summer, while Garden City Beach hosts surfing contests and championships during the summer and fall. Festivals and community-based activities occur year-round from the north end of the Grand Strand with Little River's Blue Crab Festival to the Pawley's Island Jazz Festival on the south end, so be sure to check out the festivals and event calendars available for the various areas along the Grand Strand before you book your trip.

All told, Myrtle Beach offers the casual, laid-back atmosphere that all beachgoers look for in a relaxing vacation near the seashore, making it the ideal location for kicking back and taking in all that it has to offer!
Hotels in Myrtle Beach
By Tekisha Slack
Hilton Garden Inn Myrtle Beach
2383 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC
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At the Hilton Garden Inn Myrtle Beach/Coastal Grand Mall hotel, the busy executive as well as the leisure traveler will be pleased to find everything necessary to make their trip to sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina relaxing and enjoyable.

Each of the 112 beautifully appointed guest rooms are warm and inviting, yet elegant and functional. These rooms have all the amenities to guarantee your stay will be productive as well as pleasurable. The in-room microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker will help you feel right at home. Enjoy your stay while viewing the 32-inch LCD television, ordering room service or just relaxing while watching an in-room movie. This hotel also offers the latest technology and ergonomic comfort to ensure you are as productive on the road as in the office. Each guest room offers a spacious work desk area, complimentary Wi-Fi/ internet access, two telephones, data port connection and voicemail services and in room printing to the hotel’s 24-hour business center.

The Hilton Garden Inn Myrtle Beach/Coastal Grand Mall hotel has a wide array of hotel amenities and services to make your stay relaxing and convenient. Enjoy the complimentary airport shuttle service. All guestrooms also include complimentary access to the facility’s indoor pool, fitness center and business center. This property is also just minutes from the many businesses and attractions in the area. Enjoy delicious cuisine in a casual atmosphere at the Great American Grill where complimentary Starbucks coffee is served every morning. Satisfy your hunger any time of day with take-out selections from the Pavilion Pantry. Open 24 hours a day, the Pavilion Pantry sells a variety of snacks, beverages, prepared foods, and microwavable meals. Or, enjoy a quiet dinner in the privacy of your room if you feel like staying in.

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Hotels in Myrtle Beach
By Shaina Amienyi
Holiday Inn
1601 N. Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC
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The Holiday Inn Oceantfront at Surfside Beach is minutes south of Myrtle Beach and six miles from the Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR). Several corporations--Pepsi Cola Bottling, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and AVX Corporation to name a few--are situated in or around Surfside Beach. Once you check in at 4pm, you may make your way to one of 133 guest rooms, but be sure to check out by 11am on the day you depart.

Guest rooms present comfortable accommodations; guests can relax in the comfortable chair or the king or double bed. Guest can watch cable with premium channels on the 27-inch TV or listen to music or news on the stereo. Select rooms include a microwave, refrigerator, tea maker, and coffee maker. One of the best parts about the Holiday Inn's guest rooms is the private balcony that offers ocean or city views.

Shoreline Restaurant opens from 7am to 10am, serving breakfast items such as bacon, eggs, and French toast. It opens again from 5:30pm to 9pm and offers American-style food including steaks, pizzas, and sandwiches. Remember that at kids under age 12 eat free at the Holiday Inn. The Tiki Bar, open from 5pm to 9pm, is where guests can go for spirits, frozen cocktails, hamburgers, and snacks. Seasonally, guests can enjoy live entertainment at the poolside Tiki Hut while sipping delicious frozen drinks.

You may feel the need to exercise after eating savory food at the hotel. No worries. The hotel provides an on-site fitness center with treadmills and other machines to help guests stay fit. There is an outdoor pool to play and exercise in, and there is always the ocean and beach. If you are looking for adventure, try one of the water sports offered adjacent to the hotel. You can try jet skiing, deep sea fishing, parasailing, and more.

The conveniently located Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach is an excellent choice for those visiting the Myrtle Beach area. Guests at this hotel benefit from being close to major corporations, popular attractions, the airport, and best of all, the beach. Visit EscapeWizard.com to reserve your room at this Holiday Inn; to do so, simply follow the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Myrtle Beach
By Joanna Lee
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC
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Start your vacation at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel, conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Myrtle Beach International Airport. There is a variety of transportation available: grab a taxi, rent a car, or take the local bus to the hotel.  Check-in begins at 4 p.m., and check out at 11 a.m. with luggage storage provided.

With 400 guest rooms and suites to choose from, there’s a match for every preference.  All rooms are provided with high speed Internet access, personalized climate control, an in-room safe, and a work station. Fall asleep on exclusive Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds and cribs. Upgrade your room and amenities when you book a Club Level, Starwood Preferred Guest Level, or Sheraton Club guest room.  The Sheraton Club guest room allows you to access the Club Lounge, where you can sit back and relax or take care of business, with a complimentary breakfast provided. You can also book a Junior Suite, which comes with a private balcony; an Executive Suite; or the Presidential Suite. Disability accessible rooms are available.

You can enjoy your day out on the beaches or the golf courses of Myrtle Beach, or spend your day at the Sheraton Hotel. Decompress at the spa or with a refreshing massage, and stay in shape at the Sheraton Hotel’s fitness facility and heated indoor pool. Dine at the many restaurants located at the hotel, like the Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse, Krispy Kreme Donuts, and the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. If you’re staying to attend a convention, look no further than the adjoining hotel itself. The Sheraton offers other amenities and services; some charges may apply for facilities and services. Self-parking facilities and a valet service are available for a small fee. Video check-out is available.

Come stay at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel to explore Myrtle Beach, or kick back for some R&R. Click the link to get started: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).