Some of the Best Towns to Explore Near Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a famously popular tourist destination. Visitors from all across the world flock to the area during the warm summer months to experience a little sun, sand, and sea. But did you know that there are some incredible towns to explore near Myrtle Beach that are perfect for day trips or a night out? From quaint seaside villages to historic downtown areas, we’ve got the perfect suggestions for day trips around Myrtle Beach.
Before you head out to these great towns to explore near Myrtle Beach, grab a delicious breakfast! Download our Vacation Guide to get suggestions for great restaurants in the area. When you’re hungry, the last thing you want to do is search for a place to eat. Our Vacation Guide takes all the guesswork out of finding an incredible meal.

The Best Towns to Explore near Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach

Looking for the best of the places near Myrtle Beach to stay? If you want a quiet alternative to bustling Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach is the perfect option for you. This family-friendly town is still on the Grand Strand, so you’ll have plenty to do and see, and is ideal for anyone who wants a more serene, relaxing experience. When considering Myrtle Beach vs. North Myrtle Beach, the choice is obvious! With a wide selection of oceanfront homes from Seaside Vacations and clean, gorgeous beaches, North Myrtle Beach is your perfect vacation destination! 

Pawley’s Island

Just 22 miles south of Myrtle Beach is the quaint, picturesque town of Pawley’s Island. It’s one of the oldest resort areas of the East Coast. There are only 200 year-round residents in this beach community, but thousands of visitors and part-time residents come to the area to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere. When you visit, be sure to tour the historic churches, shops, and grab a meal at any of the great restaurants!

Murrell’s Inlet

A little further out is Murrell’s Inlet, a historic fishing village. If you want to get incredible seafood, take a day trip to Murrell’s Inlet. In the 1800s, steamboats would travel the Intracoastal Waterway to this town. These steamboats became well known for the tasty meals they served onboard. Many of the former steamboat cooks settled in Murrell’s Inlet and opened restaurants, establishing a tradition of hearty and rustic food that is continued today.

Surfside Beach

Eight miles southwest of Myrtle Beach is Surfside Beach, a small seaside town. This is one of our favorite small towns near Myrtle Beach, with its small-town, child-friendly environmental. It’s also a popular place for retirees, as its quiet beaches, temperate climate, and active community have made it a haven for those looking to settle. Check out the town-owned fishing pier, water park, mini golf courses, and restaurants during your visit.


Conway was founded in 1734 and is one of the earliest settled towns in South Carolina. It’s just a 15-minute drive from Myrtle Beach and features a downtown area with a unique array of shopping, dining, and scenic views. You’ll love touring Conway Riverwalk, the best way to experience the city’s historic past.

Return to a Condo from Seaside Vacations

After a day of touring our favorite towns to explore near Myrtle Beach, return to one of our beautiful rentals in North Myrtle Beach. Our oceanfront homes and condos are perfect for families or couples looking for a quiet alternative to the noisy city.
Consider renting a condo in Hyperion Towers. It’s nestled in the heart of Cherry Grove, one of the popular neighborhoods in North Myrtle Beach. You’ll see amazing, panoramic views from the private oceanfront balconies. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and a dryer, and luxuriously comfortable beds. This rental also has an oceanfront pool and large wooden deck, perfect for relaxing after a busy day.
Browse the rest of our amazing rentals and book today! We look forward to having you.

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