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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Crown Jewel of the Grand Strand, which stretches from Georgetown, South Carolina, to Calabash, North Carolina, Myrtle Beach sits in the center of a 60-mile crescent of beautiful beaches. For years, the area’s tranquil qualities have drawn tourists from around the world and have made Myrtle Beach one of the top retirement destinations in the country.

Myrtle Beach got its name from the indigenous wax myrtle shrub that thrives in the area’s sandy soil. The first documented landing in the area was in 1526 by the Spanish sailing out of Hispaniola. However, the conquistadors did not find the area to their liking and left shortly thereafter, preferring the more southern latitudes of Florida for their base of operations.

Myrtle Beach is rapidly becoming the entertainment center of the East Coast…