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Area Information ~ Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach are on the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of the Grand Strand. With miles of pristine South Carolina beaches, excellent services, temperate climate, many restaurants and attractions nearby, Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach are popular places to vacation.

With more than 200 sunny days and a temperate year-round climate, the Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach areas are a paradise for beach goers, offering endless hours of swimming, and other sun and sand favorites. Sports enthusiasts will fall in love with our 108 (and counting) championship golf courses. Fishing opportunities abound, whether you prefer to stay on land and cast off from one of the seven piers that line our coastline, or take the deep-sea challenge through one of the Grand Strand's many fishing charters.

After a long hard day at the beach, delight in an almost unlimited amount of dining choices. The Grand Strand conveniently boasts nearly 1,700 restaurants serving up all sorts of delectable cuisine, including some of the world's finest seafood.

After dinner take advantage of the Grand Strand area's nightlife offering everything from popular nightclubs to quiet walks along moonlit ocean piers. Make sure to take in a show at one of our 11 live-entertainment theaters hosting big-name performers, country music concerts, and Broadway revues.

Pack your most comfortable shoes - you'll need them for the shopping spree that could take you through literally hundreds of outlet shops, specialty stores, trendy boutiques, and magnificent malls.

No matter what activity appeals most to you and your family, you'll find plenty of it in the South Carolina beaches of Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach areas.

 

Myrtle Beach Accolades and Awards

Best-of-the-Best: Why Myrtle Beach Area Is A Great Vacation Rental Spot 

SAMANTHA BROWN
BEST OF SAMANTHA BROWN, TRAVEL CHANNEL (2013)
Samantha Brown, well known for her travel programs on The Travel Channel ranked Myrtle Beach #1 on her list 
of Best Travel Spots on her show’s website. This list was out of five other locations and included places such as 
Los Angeles, Miami and Nantucket. 
 
FLIPKEY
BEST FAMILY VACATIONS (2013)
FlipKey, the vacation rental company of leading travel website TripAdvisor.com, ranked Myrtle Beach as one of 
the best family vacation spots. 
 
USA TODAY
BEST BOARDWALKS FOR FOOD ACROSS THE USA (2013)
USA Today chose the top 25 boardwalks around the country based on reflection of region, price, and quality of 
ingredients. Myrtle Beach ranked 12th on the list.
 
HIGHLIGHTS MAGAZINE
TOP 10 AMERICAN PLACES KIDS WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT (2013)
To celebrate the re-launch of Which Way USA, its popular puzzle club that delivers a state-by-state adventure 
though the U.S., Highlights for Children polled kids to discover their most-desired vacation destinations. Myrtle 
Beach, SC, ranked no. 3 on the top 10 list.
 
TRIP ADVISOR
TOP 25 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS (2013)
Chosen by millions of travelers, Myrtle Beach was ranked one of the top 25 travel destinations by TripAdvisor.
com. 
 
CONVENTIONSOUTH
TOP SOUTHERN HOT SPOT FOR WINTER MEETINGS & EVENTS (2013)
ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for planning events that are held within the South, 
asked readers and Facebook fans to vote for the cities they felt were the best places to hold a meeting or event 
during the winter months. Voters were directed to a Facebook ballot and were given a selection of 50 
destinations across the Southeast and the Caribbean Seas region to select from. Myrtle Beach ranked no. 11 on 
the list.
 
FLIPKEY
TOP EAST COAST BEACHES (2013)
FlipKey is the vacation rental company of leading travel website, TripAdvisor.com. Through traveler feedback 
and industry research, Myrtle Beach was recognized as one of the Top East Coast Beaches based on a variety of 
factors, including access to restaurants, attractions, lifestyle and of course scenery.
 
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
BEST RESTAURANT CITIES (2013)
The Huffington Post ranked the Myrtle Beach/Florence market as number 6 of 15 restaurant crazy cities based 
on the number of restaurants per capita in the area. HuffPost Food used data from The NPD Group's annual 
ReCount survey, which takes a yearly census of the number of restaurants in the country, to rank United States 
metropolitan areas by the number of restaurants per capita. The group sites the area having over 1700 
restaurants and 24 restaurants per 10,000 restaurants. 
 
Information provided directly from the MBACC - Accoldaes Press Kit.

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