North Myrtle Beach From A to Z

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A is for Alligator Adventure, a zoological park at Barefoot Landing with thousands of gators, crocs, reptiles and other unusual critters.

B is for Barefoot Landing, the entertainment, dining and shopping capital of North Myrtle beach.

C is for Calabash-style seafood, made famous by the city just north of the Carolina border but available at seafood buffets throughout North Myrtle Beach.

D is for Dancing, a popular pastime in North Myrtle Beach. In fact, South Carolina's state dance, the shag, was popularized in the clubs of Ocean Drive in the 1950s and ‘60s.

E is for Entertainment, which North Myrtle Beach has in spades. Catch live music at the Alabama Theatre, House of Blues or the clubs along Ocean Drive.

F is for Fat Harold’s, the famous shag club in downtown Ocean Drive where visitors have been shagging for more than 50 years.

G is for Golf, the No. 1 sport in North Myrtle Beach. Some of the Grand Strand’s top courses are located in an around the area.

H is for House of Blues, the national chain that brings national touring acts from all musical genres to town.

I is for Intracoastal Waterway, the inland river that runs through North Myrtle Beach and offers lots of fishing, boating and watersports opportunities.

J is for Jetpack Adventure, a new attraction at the North Myrtle Beach Sports and Rec Complex that lets patrons blast off over a lake and fly high over the water.

K is for Kids, the ones North Myrtle Beach caters to the most. From thrill rides to water slides, North Myrtle Beach has lots of fun in store for the little ones.

L is for Lost Treasure Golf, one of many miniature golf courses in North Myrtle Beach. The city is the home of the Masters of Minigolf and the US Open of Prominigolf tournaments.

M is for Main Street, the center of the downtown district. The street is host to lots of restaurants and shops, as well as the MayFest on Main and Music on Main concert series.

N is for Nightlife, featuring plenty of dance clubs, hangouts and music venues located throughout North Myrtle Beach.

O is for the Ocean, the No. 1 reason to visit North Myrtle Beach. Go swimming, surfing, scuba diving, parasailing or just relax beside it and listen to the waves roll in.

P is for Pier Fishing, and the Cherry Grove Pier, home to numerous record-setting catches, is one of the best on the East Coast.

Q is for Quality Accommodations, and North Beach Plantation has many to choose from. At our oceanfront resort we have it all, from the luxury of The Bridge to the vacation rental Cottages.

R is for Restaurant Row, the dining headquarters of the Grand Strand. Located between Myrtle Beach and the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach, this is the place to head when you’re hungry.

S is for Shopping, a popular activity among North Myrtle Beach visitors. Hit Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlet Stores, or the new Coastal North Town Center for some serious retail therapy.

T is for T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, a free nature exhibit at Barefoot Landing that gives guests a small taste of the outfit’s famous 50-acre park.

U is for the Underwater, where many of North Myrtle Beach’s best-kept secrets reside. Pirates once patrolled the waters just off the coast, leaving behind numerous shipwrecks and treasure.

V is for Vanna White, North Myrtle Beach’s most famous native and the longtime letter-turner on “Wheel of Fortune.”

W is for Waites Island, a small barrier island just off the coast of Cherry Grove. This protected island is home to diverse wildlife and a Coastal Carolina University marine science outpost.

X is for Xtreme Sports, and North Myrtle Beach has plenty to get the adrenaline pumping. Soar over the ocean on a parasail trip or sail through the trees on a zipline at Go Ape Treetop Adventure.

Y is for Year-Round Fun. Once considered a ghost town from Labor Day to Memorial Day, North Myrtle Beach has blossomed into a year-round vacation destination.

Z is for Zzzz, as in the sound you will make while relaxing and recovering from all the fun things North Myrtle Beach has to offer.


(Posted: 10/7/14)