How to pick the perfect vacation rental in Myrtle Beach
Ranked as the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is at the center of the 60-mile stretch of beach called the Grand Strand. While most people travel to Myrtle Beach to enjoy its beaches found in all corners of the region, visitors can also enjoy the Myrtle Waves water park, extensive shopping options, and over a hundred courses in the “Golf Capital of the World.”
Follow these tips to help you pick the perfect Myrtle Beach vacation rental for your travel plans.
- Where to stay near the beach. At least 14 million visitors flock to Myrtle Beach annually to enjoy it’s warm weather and extensive beaches; there are so many access points to choose from. Families should look for homes in South Myrtle Beach, which is both closer to the airport, more economical, and close to Myrtle Beach State Park and Family Kingdom. Couples should look in Central Myrtle Beach, which is the more residential region of the city, if they want a relaxing vacation that’s still in close proximity to the boardwalk. Folks with a bigger budget and hoping for a more upscale vacation should look for rentals in North Myrtle Beach.
- Where to stay to golf at the Grand Dunes and Whispering Pines. There are approximately 95 golf courses to choose from in and around Myrtle Beach, so it’s no surprise that the city is known as the “Golf Capital of the World.” Some golfers aim to head north, away from the bustle of the touristy side of Myrtle Beach, and stay in the Dunes neighborhood for access to the Grand Dunes courses. Others, however, stay near the Myrtle Beach International Airport and golf at the Whispering Pines. There are also several courses along the coast and Ocean Boulevard.
- Where to stay near Myrtle Waves. One of the largest water parks on the east coast, Myrtle Waves is located west of Highway 17 and north of Highway 501. It’s also located in close proximity to the Broadway Grand Prix and Hollywood Wax Museum.
- Where to stay to go shopping. Myrtle Beach is one of the largest shopping areas in the southeastern United States and boasts five major malls in the city. Stay in west Myrtle Beach near the airport to shop at the 170 stores located inside the Coastal Grand Mall. Stay in far north Myrtle Beach to enjoy the Myrtle Beach Mall, the Tanger Outlets, and Barefoot Landing. Folks can also stay near Highway 17 in Central Myrtle Beach to catch some entertainment as you shop at the Broadway at the Beach mall.
- How to choose your own Myrtle Beach rental experience. There’s something for everyone in Myrtle Beach. More frugal families should look to South Myrtle Beach for more economical rentals and easy access to state parks and the Market Common. Folks who want a little bit of everything—easy access to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk while still living like a local—should look for condos in Central Myrtle Beach. Visitors ready to upgrade their vacation should stay in North Myrtle Beach, in the prestigious Dunes Club neighborhood, and enjoy all the entertainment options the north side has to offer.