Navigating the US: Getting Around in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Along the long stretch that is the Grand Strand rests Myrtle Beach, one of America’s best kept secrets. From its famous boardwalk and the Mrytle Waves water park to the Carolina Opry and Medieval Times, Myrtle Beach has tons of attractions for visitors of all walks. Let’s take a look at some of the best tips for getting around in Myrtle Beach!
Recommended Modes of Transportation
The Coast RTA (www.CoastRTA.com) is the affordable way to go in Myrtle Beach. Their fleet consists of more than 80 busses and travels 22 routes throughout Coastal Carolina. Whether you’re there for a short stay or a longer one, consider the Lymo bus your closest ally.
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Taxis are available with rates starting at $2.80 a mile. Additional passengers are an extra dollar a mile, and the rate for a crawl across the Grand Strand can run as much as $50. According to Wikitravel, Yellow Checker Cab Taxi (843-606-1000) and Ocean Checker Taxi Cab (843-606-1001) serve the whole of Myrtle Beach. For those needing taxi service on the North Strand, there’s Absolute Taxi (843-333-3333), Yellow Cab of North Myrtle Beach (843-420-1200), and North Myrtle Beach Taxi Cab (843-421-3662).
Due to the nature of the roads and those who drive them, driving through Myrtle Beach is almost universally not recommended. It is advised that, if you absolutely have to drive, you plan your trip out ahead of time and take routes with as little traffic as possible.
Major Highways and Roadways to Know
According to VisitMyrtleBeach.com, Ocean Boulevard and Kings Highway/Business Hwy. 17 are the best ways to move north and south along the Strand.
The best routes into North Myrtle Beach are Highways 9, 22, and 501 (west), and Kings Highway from north or south.
Carolina Bays Parkway (S.C. 31) will take you along a scenic route from 9 to 501.
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To travel from 62nd Avenue North to Harrelson Boulevard near the M.B. International Airport, take the Robert M. Grissom Parkway.
For more comprehensive directions for getting around, check out Myrtle Beach Golf Secret.
Airports and Car Rentals
If you’re flying in to Myrtle Beach on anything other than a private jet (if you are, you’ll be arriving at Grand Strand Regional), your destination will be Myrtle Beach International Airport.
Car rentals are available from companies such as Alamo, National Car Rental, Avis, and Budget.
Hotels and Attractions
- Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
- Mrytle Waves water park
- Family Kingdom Amusement Park
- Broadway at the Beach
- Pavilion Nostalgia Park
- The Carolina Opry
- Medieval Times
- Barefoot Landing
- Huntington Beach State Park
- Myrtle Beach State Park
- The Breakers Resort Hotel
- Breakers Boutique
- Cabana Shores Hotel
- Camelot by the Sea Resort
- Captain’s Quarters Family & Golf Resort
- The Caravelle Resort
- Caribbean Resort & Villas
- Carolina Dunes Association
- Carolina Winds Resort
- Aol Travel
- Trip Advisor
- U.S. News & World Report Travel
Have any tips of your own for getting around in Myrtle Beach? Leave us a comment and let us know!
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