Families first began vacationing in Myrtle Beach (originally called New Town) more than a century ago, making
their way from inland locales by horse and buggy, and then ferrying over the Waccamaw River to reach the undeveloped coast.
Oceanfront development began in the early 1900s. Today, the Myrtle Beach area boasts hundreds of hotels, restaurants, attractions, retail stores, and other hospitality businesses.
An aerial view of the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina, often called the Grand Strand because it stretches for 60 miles.