The great beach vacation is as American a summer tradition as baseball games and regrettable decisions with fireworks. Family trips to the shore are the stuff of endless childhood nostalgia, full of taffy and soft serve ice cream, midway rides, and Ferris wheels.
It is for kids anyway. Because kids don’t have to pay for any of that. Moms, dads, and other adults, however, have to plunk down their credit cards for all that seaside serenity. Which, if you’re at all budget conscious, can make your relaxation riddled with anxiety.
No beach vacation is ever free, sure. But in Myrtle Beach, you can do all the stuff you vacation at the seaside for at a fraction of the price. The place they used to call the Dirty Myrtle has cleaned itself up in the past decade but hasn’t jacked up prices to go with its new image, making it the best value beach destination anywhere in America.