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Myrtle Beach is located between North Myrtle Beach and Garden City. The area boasts hundreds of restaurants and numerous attractions. Myrtle Beach hot spots include Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach State Park and many award-winning golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in the industry. This resort city is home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball team, The Carolina Opry and Ripleyâ€™s Aquarium.
Myrtle Beach is positioned on a barrier island in Long Bay, surrounded by the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. This area is considered to be the central metropolitan area of upper South Carolina. The climate is mild and subtropical. Afternoon rain showers are common throughout the summertime and tend to cool off the hot beaches.
Myrtle Beach has won numerous awards including the 2011 Worlds Best Beach award from TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice and ranks #6 by U.S. News & World Report for 2011-2012 Best Family Vacations in the USA. Defender Resorts has three premium resorts in Myrtle Beach including Ocean Forest Colony, The Beach Club at Montego Inn and Beach House Golf & Racquet Club.
Navigating around Myrtle Beach is easy. Ocean Boulevard, Kings Highway and Bypass 17 are the most frequently traveled throughways in the area. These roads run north and south throughout Myrtle Beach and both run parallel to the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the great Myrtle Beach restaurants are located off of Ocean Boulevard, Kings Highway and Bypass 17. For more information about navigating around Myrtle Beach click here or visit www.visitmyrtlebeach.com.