Why Do People Come to Myrtle Beach?

Myrtle BeachDid you know that Myrtle Beach is considered the Seaside Golf Capital of the World? And that it’s the second most popular summer vacation destination in America which equates to 17+ million annual visitors?

So why do tourists come?

According to studies commissioned by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the number one reason is the restaurants. I am a little surprised and thought beach would be number one but here is the list of those that answered when booking their vacation.

foodRestaurants 93%
Beach 90%
Shopping 87%
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk 76%
Miniature golf 34%
Live entertainment theaters 31%
Amusement parks 26%
Festivals/events 19%
Historical sites 19%
Marshwalk 15 %
Water park 14%
golfState parks 14%
Surf/pier fishing 13%
Golf 12%
Art/cultural facilities 9%
Fishing trip 6%
Sporting events 5%
Gambling/gaming 4%
Other 9%

Does this list surprise you?  I would have guessed that golf would have scored higher. I guess the trips were all planned by the wife booking for a family vacation.

So where do they come from?

Carolinas 37%
Mid Atlantic 17%
Northeast 8%
OH/PA/TN 17%
Midwest 4%
Southwest 10%
Canada 4%
Other 3%


Thank you to Donna Tyson for the beautiful beach photo.

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