Myrtle Beach, SC
The Grand Strand, copyright Myrtle
Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
It doesn't get wilder, crazier, or tackier than this vacation playground, which has been entertaining beachgoers since the 40s with its big-time boardwalk and continuous carnival atmosphere.
These days, you can scream on thrill rides, see alligators, watch live acts, hunt for bargains at the outlets, or putt-till-you-drop at one (or all) of the town's 47 miniature golf courses. There's so much to do, you may never get to the beach.
Most of the attractions are located along Ocean Boulevard (U.S. 17) and the 17 Bypass. And about those 47 mini golf courses -- Myrtle Beach may be the Miniature Golf Capital of the World, but serious golfers will find 110 regulation courses to practice their swings.